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700 Club Interactive - May 22, 2017

Hillsong Church co-pastor Bobbie Houston shares how to navigate the challenges of life, love and leadership. Read Transcript


Gordon: A DRUNK

DRIVER BLACKS OUT.

THEY SAID, YOU WERE IN

A BAD ACCIDENT.

YOU HIT A TREE.

Gordon: AND WAKES UP

A MURDERER.

I LOOKED AT THE

HEADLINES, AND IT SAYS

"CRASH VICTIM DIES."

Gordon: PLUS HILL

SON'S SENIOR PASTOR,

BOBBIE HOUSTON, SAYS IF WE

STAY ON GOD'S PATH, A

GRAND ADVENTURE AWAITS.

SHE JOINS US LIVE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

SHE'S KNOWN AS THE MOTHER

OF THE GLOBAL HILL SO HILLSONG

MOVEMENT.

AND AFTER FOUR DECADES IN

MINISTRY, BOBBIE IS JUST

GETTING STARTED.

Terry: SHE SAYS HER

AND HER HUSBAND

AREITIESINAREWITNESSING OCEANS OF SOULS

TURNING TO JESUS, AND

WORSHIPPING LIKE THERE IS

NO TOMORROW.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: BRIAN AND

BOBBIE HOUSTON ARE KNOWN

FOR THEIR MASSIVE

CONFERENCES AND LIVELY

MUSIC.

WITH MORE THAN 50 MILLION

PEOPLE SINGING THEIR SONGS

EVERY WEEK.

IN THE EARLY DAYS, THIS

WAS OUR CITY.

Reporter: THEIR

40-YEAR JOURNEY HASN'T

BEEN WITHOUT CHALLENGES.

BUT TODAY BOBBIE HAS

BLOSSOMED IN HER ROLE AS

THE HEAD OF THE

CONFERENCES FOR WOMEN.

HER BOOK, "STAY THE PATH,"

SHE HELPS US NAVIGATE THE

BENDS AND CURVES WE'LL

FACE IN OUR OWN LIVES.

Terry: WELL, BOBBIE

IS HERE, ALL THE WAY FROM

DOWN UNDER.

AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO

HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY.

I'M SO HAPPY TO BE

HERE.

YOU'RE GORGEOUS.

Terry: YOU'RE KIND.

> YOU HAVE HAD 40 YEARS

IN MINISTRY, 50 MILLION

PEOPLE SINGING YOUR MUSIC

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

DID YOU EVER HAVE A CLUE

IN THE BEGINNING THAT GOD

WAS GOING TO DO THIS?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

NO IDEA AT ALL.

AND IF YOU ASK BRIAN, HE

WOULD SAY THE SAME THING,

NO IDEA.

IT WAS FROM THE GRACE OF

GOD, AND EXCEEDING

ABUNDANT AND ABOVE WHAT WE

COULD IMAGINE.

Terry: WHAT WENT ON

IN THESE EARLY YEARS IN

THE 40 YEARS OF MINISTRY

THAT HAD HELPED YOU STAY

THE PATH?

I THINK AT THE END OF

THE DAY, WE NEVER HAVE

DEPARTED FROM WHAT IS THE

CONVICTIONS OF OUR LIFE,

WHICH IS TO LOVE GOD, LOVE

PEOPLE, AND LOVE LIFE.

WE HAVE A BANNER THAT

SAYS, LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART AND STRENGTH,

AND LOVE PEOPLE.

AND YOU NEED TO LOVE LIFE.

SOMETIMES THE CHURCH LENS

CAN GET TO BE A LITTLE

SERIOUS.

AND THERE ARE TIMES OF

REALITY, AND WE'RE NOT

SAYING THERE IS NOT SAD,

BUT THERE IS MORE JOY AND

WONDER THAN THERE IS THE

OTHER.

Terry: AND SOMETIMES

IN THE DIFFICULT TIMES,

YOU HAVE TO HAVE DEVELOPED

A HABIT OF LOOKING FOR

THAT WONDER.

BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS

THERE, BUT YOU KNOW

CIRCUMSTANCES CAN KIND OF

BLIND YOU FOR THE MOMENT

OR FOR A SEASON.

YOU TALK ABOUT SOMETHING

THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN

1999 THAT YOU SAY WAS THE

GREATEST BATTLE OF YOUR

LIFE PERSONALLY AND ALSO

OF THE CHURCH.

SHARE THAT.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT

SEASON.

I MEAN, IT REALLY WAS -- I

GUESS IT WAS THE SINS OF

BRIAN'S FATHER AND HIS

FAILINGS.

IT BECAME T CAME TO THE FOREGROUND.

HE, MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS

EARLIER, IN A BROKEN

PLACE, HE HAD ABUSED

CHILDREN, WHICH IS

UNACCEPTABLE.

SO THOSE ACCUSATIONS

BECAME KNOWN TO BRIAN AS A

SON, TO US AS A CHURCH,

AND TO A NATION.

AND THE REPERCUSSION OF

THAT AND THE FALLOUT OF

THAT WAS QUITE ENORMOUS.

THAT WAS A SEASON WE

NEEDED TO NAVIGATE.

AND IT WAS A FIERY SEASON.

Terry: HOW DO YOU

KNOW WHAT TO DO?

BECAUSE THAT IS SUCH AN

UNUSUAL SCENARIO.

IT WASN'T LIKE YOU WERE

PREPARED.

HOW DO YOU SEEK THE LORD?

HOW DID YOU NAVIGATE THOSE

TROUBLED WATERS DURING

THOSE YEARS?

I WAS -- I MEAN, YOU GO

INTO SHOCK AND YOU HAVE

ALL SORTS OF EMOTIONAL

REACTIONS TO THAT.

BRIAN ROSE UP AS A MAN OF

INTEGRITY AND TRUTH, AND

HE LED OUR FAMILY, OUR

CHURCH, AND THE MOVEMENT

HE WAS OVERSEEING AT THE

TIME, AND OUR NATION

THROUGH IT, AND I THINK HE

DID IT WITH GREAT

INTEGRITY.

AND I THINK ALL OF THESE

YEARS PEOPLE WOULD

ACTUALLY SAY THAT, ALSO.

FOR ME, I JUST THOUGHT TO

BE THE BEST WIFE THAT I

COULD.

IT IS LIKE ANYTHING, WHEN

YOU DO HAVE THINGS COME

THAT ARE UNEXPECTED, YOU

CAN EITHER IMPLODE AND

FALL OFF THE PATH, OR YOU

CAN LOOK UP AND YOU CAN

DRAW ON THAT WELL OF

SALVATION.

YOU CAN DRAW FROM THE

ENCOURAGEMENT OF THOSE

ALONGSIDE OF YOU, AND

THOSE WHO STAND WITH YOU

IN SEASON AND OUT OF

SEASON.

AND YOU DISCOVER THAT BY

THE GRACE OF GOD, THERE IS

MORE IN YOU THAN YOU

REALIZE.

I THINK THAT SOMETIMES IS

THE MIRACLE PATH THAT GOD

TAKES US ON.

HE GOES, I CAN ORCHESTRATE

THIS, AND I'M NOT THE ORCH

STRAIGHTER OORCHESSTRATER OF THIS, BUT

I CAN SHOW YOU.

Terry: YOU SAY,

LISTEN TO THE WIND WORDS.

I LOVE THAT.

FROM THE ORCHESTRA.

IT CAME FROM REVELATION,

SEVEN LEADERS AND SEVEN

CHURCHES, AND THE SAYS

LISTEN TO THE WIND WORDS

BLOWING THROUGH THE

CHURCHES, OR LISTEN TO THE

SPIRIT BLOWING THROUGH THE

CHURCHES.

I THINK THOSE SEVEN

LETTERS TO THOSE SEVEN

CHURCHES WERE PERFECT

WORDS TO THOSE CHURCHES IN

THE DAY, RIGHT?

Terry: THEY NEEDED

THAT.

AND I THINK TODAY WE'RE

LIVING IN AN ERA OF HIS

SPIRIT POURED OUT, AND I

BELIEVE GOD WANTS TO SPEAK

TO US.

HE WANTS TO HELP US.

HE GAVE US THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

I THINK THERE ARE WIND

WORDS BLOWING THROUGH THE

CHURCHES.

Terry: SO PUT

YOURSELF IN A PLACE WHERE

THEY'RE BLOWING OVER

YOU --

YEAH.

AND LISTEN FOR THEM.

BECAUSE GOD, HE WANTS TO

HELP US.

IT'S NOT A MYSTERY.

HE WANTS US TO WIN IN

LIFE.

HE WANTS US TO FINISH WHAT

HE HAS BEGUN IN US.

Terry: TELL ME ABOUT

THE WOMEN'S CONFERENCES

THAT YOU DO.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A SPECIAL

HEART FOR WOMEN.

I WANT TO HEAR WHAT GOD IS

DOING WITH THAT.

AGAIN, I THINK WE'RE

LIVING IN AN REMARKABLE

AGE, A GREAT CHAPTER IN

THE BODY OF CHRIST IN THE

CHURCH.

GOD IS JUST ALIGNING THE

CHURCH AND BRINGING IT TO

AS HE INTENDED.

WE HAVE MEN AND WOMEN

TOGETHER.

THE CONFERENCE ULTIMATELY

IS ABOUT PLACING VALUE

UPON WOM WOMANHOODMENT AND WOMANHOOD.

AND THERE IS A WELCOMING

OF THE FEMININE HEART SO

THAT THE CHURCH CAN

ACTUALLY BE WHO SHE NEEDS

TO BE AND SOCIETY CAN BE

WHO SHE NEEDS TO BE.

AND I THINK IT IS A GIVEN

THAT WITHOUT WOMEN AT THE

TABLE, SOCIETY LIMPS AND

THE CHURCH LIMPS.

I HAVE GIVEN MY HEART AND

SOUL TO THIS.

I RUN IT BECAUSE I FELT

GOD PUT IT ON MY HEART.

21 YEARS NOW.

SO WE HAD JUST COME OFF

THE BACK OF DOING NINE

CONFERENCES AROUND THE

WORLD FOR, LIKE, EIGHT OR

NINE WEEKS, BUT IT WAS

MARVELOUS.

Terry: YOU WANT TO GO

HOME, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE

BEEN BLESSED BY IT, I'M

SURE.

> THE TITLE, "STAY THE

PATH," AND SOMEONE MAY BE

WATCHING AND LISTENING

RIGHT NOW WHO SAYS, I'VE

GOTTEN SO FAR OFF THE

PATH, I DON'T KNOW IF I

CAN GET BACK ON IT.

IS IT EVER TOO LATE?

NEVER, EVER.

WE EMPHASIZE YOU'RE NOT

ALONE.

I WOULD SAY SWEETHEART,

STAND UP, SHAKE YOURSELF

OFF, FIND YOUR BEARINGS

AGAIN, FIND YOUR FOCUS,

AND GET BACK ON THE PATH.

AND SATURATE YOURSELF IN

THE WORD OF GOD.

READ THE PSALMS.

READ THEM ALOUD.

GET INTO GOOD, STRONG

FELLOWSHIP AND DON'T

ISOLATE.

BECAUSE THE ENEMY'S

STRATEGY IS ALWAYS TO

ISOLATE US.

Terry: WHEN WE'RE

ISOLATED, WE BELIEVE THE

LIES A LITTLE MORE

QUICKLY.

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: BOBBIE'S BOOK

IS RICH WITH HER WISDOM,

40 YEARS IN MINISTRY, AND

GOD IS STILL DOING AMAZING

THINGS.

IT IS CALLED "STAY THE

PATH: NAVIGATING THE

CHALLENGES AND THE WONDER

OF LIFE, LOVE, AND

LEADERSHIP."

THIS IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

YOUNG MAN MAKES A FATAL

CHOICE WHEN HE DECIDES TO

DRIVE DRUNK.

I LOOKED AT THE

HEADLINES, AND IT SAYS

"CRASH VICTIM DIES."

AND HERE I SIT AT 23 WITH

THE REALITY THAT I'M

RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING

SOMEBODY.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

MAN'S LIFE IS TRANSFORMED

BY FORGIVENESS FROM THE

FAMILY OF HIS VICTIM.

Gordon: NATHAN HARMON

WAS 23 YEARS OLD WHEN HE

MADE A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.

HE OPENED THE NEWSPAPER,

READ THE HEADLINES, AND

FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS

RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING

SOMEONE.

MY DAD SAT DOWN AND

LOOKED AT MY SISTER AND

LOOKED AT ME AND SAID,

YOUR MOTHER AND I ARE

GOING TO SEPARATE.

WE'RE GOING TO GET A

DIVORCE.

AND THAT BLINDSIDED ME.

Reporter: AT FIRST IT

DIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO

12-YEAR-OLD NATHAN WHY HIS

PARENTS DIVORCED.

IN HIS EYES THEY WERE GOOD

CHRISTIANS WHO RAISED

THEIR FAMILY TO LOVE AND

TRUST GOD.

LATER THE PIECES STARTED

COMING TOGETHER.

I BEGAN TO FIND OUT,

SLOWLY, THAT MY DAD

STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL,

AND MY MOM STRUGGLED WITH

ALCOHOL.

MY MOM HAS STRUGGLEMY DAD HAD STRUGGLED WI TH

SOME INFIDELITY.

IT BROKE ME BECAUSE I

THOUGHT OUR FAMILY WAS

THAT COOKIE CUTTER FAMILY

THAT WAS PERFECT.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AT THEM

BOTH, I'LL NEVER BE LIKE

YOU.

Reporter: HE FELT HIS

PARENTS WEREN'T THE ONLY

ONES WHO HAD BETRAYED HIM.

I BEGAN TO ATTACH MY

EMOTION AND THE BLAME A

LOT ON GOD.

AND SO I GOT ANGRY AT GOD.

Reporter: HE SLOWLY

TURNED AWAY FROM CHURCH.

BY MY JUNIOR YEAR, I

WAS A FULL-BLOWN

ALCOHOLIC.

I'M SMOKING MARIJUANA, I'M

SNORTING COCAINE, AND I'M

POPPING PILLS.

I WANT TO FEEL LOVED AND

ACCEPTED.

I'M TRYING TO FILL HURTS

AND PAINS, AND SO INSTEAD

OF NOW LEANING TOWARDS GOD

AND THE YOUTH GROUPS AND

THE BODY OF PEOPLE AROUND

ME WHO STILL CARE, NOW I'M

PLUGGING IT WITH ALCOHOL

AND GETTING HIGH.

Reporter: HIS SENIOR

YEAR HE WAS EXPELLED FOR

SKIPPING CLASSES AND

FAILING.

AFTERWARD HE JOINED THE

ARMY, SERIOUS ABOUT

CHANGING HIS LIFE.

I WAS, LIKE, I'M GOING

TO COME BACK FROM THE ARMY

AND I'M GOING TO BE

DIFFERENT AND A TOTALLY

BRAND NEW MAN.

Reporter: BUT AFTER

BOOTCAMP, HE FELL BACK TO

HIS OLD HABITS AND WAS

KICKED OUT OF ARMY FOR

DOING DRUGS AND GOING

AWOL.

HE SPENT HIS MONEY ON

ALCOHOL.

BY NOW, HE FELT EVEN GOD

WOULDN'T WANT HIM.

I BEGAN TO BELIEVE I

MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES,

AND THIS IS ALL THAT LIFE

HAS FOR YOU NOW.

IT WAS DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND

NOTHINGNESS.

IT IS HOPELESSNESS.

Reporter: THEN LATE

ONE FRIDAY NATHAN MET UP

WITH A FRIEND AT A BAR AND

THEY DECIDED TO GO TO A

PARTY.

I WAS REALLY DRUNK.

SHE JUST SHOWED UP, SHE

WAS SOBER, BUT THE PROCESS

OF LEAVING THE BAR AND

GETTING INTO THE JEEP,

SOMEHOW I GOT THE KEYS.

THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER

WAS HER JUST SCREAMING:

TREE!

AND I LOOKED RIGHT AND I

SEE HER BLONDE HAIR AND

HER FACE AND EVERYTHING

FROZE.

AND IT WAS BLACK.

I WOKE UP THEN AND I WAS

IN A HELICOPTER BE IT WAS

WINDY AND IT WAS COLD.

I WOKE UP IN A HOSPITAL

WITH POLICE OFFICERS OVER

TOP OF ME ASKING ME

QUESTIONS.

AND WAS ASKING, WHAT'S

GOING ON?

BECAUSE I'M CLUELESS.

MY ANKLE IS THROBBING.

IT'S BROKEN.

THEY SAID, WELL, YOU WERE

IN A BAD ACCIDENT.

YOU HIT A TREE.

Reporter: NATHAN

ASKED ABOUT HIS FRIEND BUT

GOT NO ANSWERS.

BY NOW HIS MOM WAS THERE

AND TOOK HIM HOME WITH

HER.

THE NEXT MORNING HE WENT

OUT TO GET THE PAPER.

AND I UNROLL IT AND I

LOOK AT THE HEADLINES, AND

IT SAYS "CRASH VICTIM

DIES."

AND MY WHOLE WORLD JUST

STOPPED.

SHAME, GUILT -- I CAN'T

EVEN FATHOM, HERE I SIT AT

23, WITH THE REALITY THAT

I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR

KILLING SOMEBODY.

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

LATER NATHAN HEARD THAT

THE WOMAN'S FAMILY ASKED

HIM TO CONTACT THEM.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

EXPECT.

HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN TO

PICK UP A PHONE AND CALL

SOMEBODY AND SAY I'M

SORRY?

BUT I DID.

AND THEY JUST RIGHT AWAY

SAID, NATHAN, WE JUST WANT

YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE IS

NO REASON THAT TWO LIVES

AND TWO FAMILIES ARE

DESTROYED FROM ONE POOR

CHOICE.

AND THIS FAMILY SAID, I

FORGIVE YOU.

I DIDN'T DESERVE A FAMILY

TO FORGIVE ME.

IF ANYTHING, I DESERVED TO

BE THE KID THAT GOT WHAT

HE FINALLY DESERVED.

I DESERVED THEM TO HATE ME

AND FOR THEM TO WANT ME TO

BE IN PRISON FOR THE REST

OF MY LIFE.

WHEN THAT FAMILY SAID THEY

FORGIVE ME AND THEY MEANT

IT, IT MESSED MY WORLD UP.

I COULDN'T EXPLAIN IT.

AND I COULDN'T KEEP FROM

HEARING FROM GOD.

Reporter: LATER

NATHAN WAS ARRESTED AND

CHARGED WITH RECKLESS

HOMICIDE.

HE REMEMBERS HIS FIRST

NIGHT IN JAIL, THE FIRST

NIGHT HE SURRENDERED HIS

LIFE TO CHRIST.

I SAID, GOD, I HAVE NO

IDEA WHAT IS AHEAD OF ME.

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG

I'M GOING TO BE GONE.

BUT REGARDLESS IF IT IS

FIVE YEARS, 10 YEARS, 20

YEARS, I NEED YOU IN MY

LIFE.

FORGIVE ME.

AND THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE

PRESENCE OF GOD SEEMED

LIKE IT SHOWED UP IN THAT

CELL.

AND I HAD SUCH A PEACE.

Reporter: NATHAN

SIGNED A PLEA AGREEMENT

FOR 15 YEARS WITH FIVE

SUSPENDED.

FROM THE START, HE USED

HIS TIME BEHIND BARS TO

SERVE GOD.

I BEGAN TO REALLY JUST

PURSUE EVERYTHING THAT GOD

HAD FOR ME, AND LETTING MY

LIFE NOW BE HIS LIFE, FOR

HIM TO USE IT, TO BE HIS

HANDS AND FEET.

TO TEACH YOU HOW TO LOVE,

LIVE, AND LOOK LIKE JESUS.

Reporter: NATHAN WAS

RELEASED AFTER JUST TWO

AND A HALF YEARS.

TODAY HE IS A PASTOR AND

SPEAKER, SHARING HOW GOD'S

GRACE CAN FREE YOU FROM

THE BURDENS OF YOUR PAST.

NO MATTER WHAT I DID,

THE PLAN WOULD FAIL, BUT I

NEVER GOT WHAT I DESERVED.

AND I WAS ALWAYS ABOUT

GRACE AND IT WAS ALWAYS

ABOUT MERCY.

GOD WAS JUST AFTER ME.

GOD IS AFTER ALL OF US.

JESUS IS JUST PURSUING US.

Gordon: AND HE IS

PURSUING YOU.

AND HE IS PURSUING YOU

WITH A LOVE THAT CAN NEVER

BE QUENCHED.

THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS THE

GOODNESS OF GOD THAT LEADS

TO REPENTANCE.

THAT WHEN YOU FINALLY

UNDERSTAND THAT HE LOVES,

LOVES YOU INFINITELY,

WANTS YOU TO BE WITH HIM

FOR ALL ETERNITY, THAT HE

HAS MADE YOU UNIQUELY, HE

HAS CREATED GOOD WORKS FOR

YOU TO DO, HE HAS CREATED

THINGS THAT WILL SATISFY

THE LONGINGS OF YOUR

HEART -- HE'S DONE ALL OF

THESE THINGS FOR US, AND

HE JUST WANTS THAT

BREAK-THROUGH MOMENT WHERE

YOU TURN AND SAY, NOT MY

WILL ANYMORE.

YOUR WILL BE DONE IN MY

LIFE.

NOW FOR NATHAN, I THINK IT

IS A STORY A LOT OF PEOPLE

HAVE IN AMERICA TODAY,

WHERE YOUR PARENTS DIVORCE

AND NOW YOU WONDER WHO YOU

ARE AND WHERE ARE YOU

GOING?

AND LIFE JUST SEEMS

HOPELESS.

AND YOU TURN.

YOU TURN TO ALCOHOL.

YOU TURN TO DRUGS.

YOU TURN TO THINGS THAT

YOU KNOW ARE WRONG, BUT

YOU'RE JUST LOOKING FOR

SOMETHING TO FILL THAT

VOID.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

YOU CAN GO TO YOUR DADDY.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

YOU CAN GO TO HIM.

AND HE WILL RAISE YOU UP.

HE WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY

TO GO.

HE'LL BE YOUR FATHER.

AND THAT'S WHY JESUS

INSTRUCTED US IN HIS GREAT

PRAYER, "OUR FATHER."

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT AND

HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP AND

KNOW THAT GOD WILL FORGIVE

ANYTHING YOU DO AND SET

YOU FREE FROM IT, WELL

THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO

PURSUE THOSE THINGS

ANYMORE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FOR

LOVE IN THE WRONG PLACE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO FILL UP

THAT EMPTINESS.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU

TRY TO FILL THAT UP WITH,

SUCCESS, MONEY, SEX, FAME,

DRUGS, ALCOHOL, ALL OF

THOSE THINGS -- YOU KNOW

ALREADY IT DOESN'T

SATISFY.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT

WON'T FILL IT UP.

THAT ETERNITY IN YOUR

HEART CAN ONLY BE FILLED

BY THE ETERNAL ONE.

BECAUSE HE MADE US AND HE

PUT THAT IN OUR HEARTS SO

THAT HE WOULD BE OUR ALL

IN ALL.

WE WERE MADE FOR HIM.

AND WHEN WE COME TO THAT

MOMENT, TO REALIZE I CAN

RELY ON YOU, THEN

EVERYTHING FALLS INTO

PLACE.

I PROMISE YOU THIS: HE

WILL SHOW YOU YOUR DESTINY

IN HIM.

HE WILL GIVE YOU A PURPOSE

AND A CALL.

AND INSTEAD OF KEEPING YOU

FROM THINGS, HE HAS A

GREAT SAD VENGE FO ADVENTURE FOR YOU,

IF YOU'LL JUST TAKE THAT

FIRST STEP.

HE IS JUST LOOKING FOR

SOME INDICATION, TO SAY,

GOD, I'M HERE AND I WANT

YOU IN MY LIFE.

FOR NATHAN, HE MADE THAT

PRAYER FROM JAIL.

YOU CAN MAKE THAT PRAYER

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BOW

YOUR HEAD WITH ME AND PRAY

A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER AND

LET JESUS DO ALL OF THE

REST.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW

YOUR HEAD.

LET'S PRAY.

AND LET'S SEE WHAT JESUS

HAS FOR YOU.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND,

LORD, I NEED FORGIVENESS.

I NEED CLEANSING.

I NEED RELEASE FROM ALL

THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

SO JESUS, FORGIVE ME.

MAKE ME NEW.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU'LL DO

THIS FOR ME, I WANT TO

FOLLOW YOU ALL THE DAYS OF

MY LIFE.

HERE MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT'S A FREE PACKET, AND

ITS CALLED A NEW DAY.

IN THERE IS A C.D.

TEACHING ON WHAT DO YOU DO

NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

THE PACKET IS FREE.

NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION AT

ALL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US AND SAY, I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV, AND I WANT

TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I DID

THAT.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, A WOMAN WHO SUFFERED

FROM EXCRUCIATING KNEE

PAIN.

AND THE DOCTOR SAID

THAT IT WAS BECAUSE THERE

WAS NO CARTILAGE LEFT.

SO WHENEVER I WOULD PUSH

DOWN, IT WOULD SEND A

SHARP PAIN.

Terry: SEE HOW SHE

WAS SET FREE FROM SEVEN

YEARS OF PAIN, AND IT ALL

Terry: WHEN SHANNON'S

DOCTOR TOLD HER THERE WAS

NO CARTILAGE IN HER KNEE,

SHE FEARED SHE WOULD NEVER

BE FREE OF PAIN.

AND SHE NEEDED NO

CARTILAGE IN HER KNEE.

AND WHEN SHE LEAST

EXPECTED IT, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT SHE GOT.

IT HURT CONSTANT.

THE PAIN HAS NEVER LET UP.

IN FACT, IT GOT WORSE.

Reporter: FOR YEARS,

SHANNON DEALT WITH PAIN IN

HER LEFT KNEE.

IF I HAD TO WALK OR

TAKING STEPS, I WOULD HAVE

TO PLAN OUT EVERY STEP

WITHIN MY HOME.

Reporter: BOTH OF HER

KNEES WERE DAMAGED IN A

2007 CAR ACCIDENT, AND HER

RIGHT KNEE NEVER

RECOVERED.

THE DOCTOR SAID THAT IT

WAS BECAUSE THERE WAS NO

CARTILAGE LEFT.

MY KNEE WOULD FEEL LIKE IT

WAS SEPARATED, LIKE THE

LOWER HALF OF THE JOINT

WASN'T CONNECTED AT ALL.

SO WHENEVER I PUSHED DOWN,

IT WOULD SEND SHARP PAINS.

Reporter: SHE TOOK

PAIN MEDS TO GET THROUGH

THE DAY.

SHE HAD TO STOP DOING

THINGS SHE LOVED, AND

EVENTUALLY HAD TO QUIT HER

JOB.

EVERY PORTION OF MY

LIFE HAD CHANGED, FROM

BEING AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER,

AND ALWAYS HOSTING PARTIES

AND THINGS TO PRETTY MUCH

JUST SURVIVING.

Reporter: AFTER

SEVERAL YEARS OF LIVING

WITH THE PAIN, SHARON

STRUGGLED TO BELIEVE SHE

WOULD EVER BEEN HEALED

FROM HER CONDITION.

I KNEW I STILL

BELIEVED, BUT I WASN'T

WHERE I USED TO BE.

I JUST DOUBTED EVERYTHING.

I DOUBTED I COULD HAVE NEW

CARTILAGE.

I DOUBTED THAT I COULD

FEEL BETTER, THAT GOD

WOULD EVEN WANT TO DO IT

FOR ME.

IT AFFECTED MY FAITH

COMPLETELY.

Reporter: IN 2014,

SHARON AND HER HUSBAND SAW

A STORY ON "THE 700 CLUB"

ABOUT A WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN

HEALED OF HEADACHES, WHEN

GORDON GAVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

SHE SAID SHE DIDN'T

BELIEVE.

SHE BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD

HAPPEN FOR OTHER PEOPLE,

BUT WHY WOULD GOD HEAL

HER?

AND I REALIZED HE DID IT

FOR SOMEBODY WHO WAS

ASKING, JUST LIKE I WAS,

AND WHO WASN'T BELIEVING,

JUST LIKE I WASN'T.

I WOULD STILL ASK THE

LORD, BUT I NEED NEW

CARTILAGE.

I NEED A WHOLE NEW KNEE.

IT WAS ONLY A FEW DAYS

LATER THAT I WAS WATCHING,

AND GORDON AND TERRY WERE

PRAYING.

AND THEN GORDON STARTED

TALKING ABOUT THAT THIS IS

FOR SOMEBODY WHO'S KNEES

HURT.

Gordon: SOMEONE WITH

DEGENERATIVE JOINT IN BOTH

KNEES, BOTH THE LEFT AND

THE RIGHT.

IT'S DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO

STAND UP.

IT'S DIFFICULT EVEN WHEN

YOU SIT DOWN.

THE PAIN JUST SEEMS TO BE

A CONSTANT.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

I'M STILL THINKING IN

MY MIND, THOUGH, BUT I

NEED NEW CARTILAGE.

AND THEN RIGHT THEN I

HEARD GORDON SAY --

Gordon: HE IS

RESTORING.

HE IS ABLE TO REBUILD

CARTILAGE.

HE IS ABLE TO PUT BACK

EVERYTHING THAT THAT JOINT

NEEDS.

AND I THOUGHT, OH, MY

GOODNESS.

I FELT BOTH MY KNEES JUST

TINGLING, LIKE A COOL

RUNNING WATER.

AND I GOT UP AND I WENT TO

TAKE MY COFFEE CUP TO THE

KITCHEN?

AND I TOOK ABOUT

FIVE STEPS, AND MY RIGHT

KNEE POPPED VERY LOUDLY,

AND IT ALMOST PUSHED ME

FORWARD, BUT IT DIDN'T

HURT AT ALL.

I STARTED LAUGHING, AND I

REALIZED IT WAS MY KNEE

BEING HEALED.

AND I JUST RAISED MY HANDS

AND THANKED THE LORD.

AND I WAS SO EXCITED, AND

I JUST KEPT TELLING HIM

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU.

Reporter: TODAY

SHARON IS STILL PAIN-FREE.

THE PAIN WAS OVER SEVEN

YEARS.

AND AFTER THAT DAY OF

PRAYER AND ACCEPTING THE

HEALING FROM THE LORD, IT

WAS HEALED.

IT WAS GONE.

AND I COULD WALK.

I COULD GARDEN AGAIN.

I COULD COOK.

I COULD HOST PARTIES AND

LIFT MY GRANDCHILDREN.

SO IT WAS GOD.

IT WAS ONLY BY GOD.

Terry: HE IS ABLE.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU,

TO TOUCH YOUR LIFE.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW THERE ARE MANY OF

YOU WHO HAVE SPECIFIC

NEEDS IN YOUR LIFE.

AND WHILE YOU DON'T HAVE

TO HEAR THEM CALLED OUT,

GOD'S HAND IS EXTENDED TO

YOU RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW AS WE WATCH WHAT

HE HAS DONE IN HER LIFE.

LET'S PRAY.

Gordon: LORD, WE JUST

LIFT PEOPLE'S NEEDS TO

YOU.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE PRAYING,

WE JUST LAY HANDS WITH

THEM ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

AND WE SPEAK HEALING.

BE HEALED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS A WOMAN NAMED

LYNETTE, AND YOU HAVE A

BACK CONDITION, AND GOD IS

HEALING EVERY SINGLE

VERTEBRA NOW.

BE RELEASED FROM THAT PAIN

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE HAD

INJURY TO THE AREA OF YOUR

SPINE, VERY CLOSE TO YOUR

BRAINSTEM.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW, TO COMPLETE

WHOLENESS.

IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: AND IF YOU

NEED PRAYER, WE'RE HERE

FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM PSALM 27: "WAIT FOR

THE LORD.

BE STRONG AND TAKE HEART

AND WAIT FOR THE LORD."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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