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700 Club Interactive - June 20, 2017

Emily Thomes called herself a Christian but lead a life of homosexuality, drug use, and rebellion. Curious, she googled Bible verses and discovered some that changed her life. Read Transcript


Gordon: SHE LED A

LIFE OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND

REBELLION UNTIL SHE

STARTED LEARNING ABOUT

GOD.

HE NO LONGER LOOKED

LIKE THIS GOB IN THE SKY.

GOD GREW IN MY MIND.

Gordon: PLUS, A MAN

WITH A CHRONIC SORE THROAT

THAT HIS DOCTORS COULDN'T

CURE.

WATCH HOW HE

SUPER-NATURALLY HEALED IN

AN INSTANT.

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THIS SHOW.

Terry: IT WILL,

QUOTE, "LIKE THE WONDER

YEARS," BUT WITH JESUS.

A NEW NETWORK SHOW IS IN

THE WORKS FROM JIM G.

COHEN.

HE RECEIPTED "ORANGE IS

THE NEW BLACK," AND

"WEEDSIERAWEEDS.

THE JEWISH PRODUCER TOLD

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER THE

LATEST PROJECT ALREADY HAS

SOME PEOPLE NERVOUS.

SHE SAYS, QUOTE, "WE HAD

TO TAKE TERRORISM

INSURANCE OUT ON OUR

BUILDING.

THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF

THINGS WHERE WE CROSS THE

LINES, AND THERE ARE

CRAZIES OUT THERE."

Gordon: YOU'RE

ESSENTIALLY GOING TO BE

MAKING UP THINGS.

THERE IS NOTHING RECORDED

BY THE TEEN YEARS.

Terry: BUT ANYTHING

FOR THE PUBLICITY.

Gordon: YEAH.

EVERYTHING FOR A VIEWER.

Terry: THAT'S RIGHT.

> WELL, DO YOU EVER FEEL

ATTACKED WHEN YOU'RE JUST

TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT

THING?

THAT'S WHAT RECENTLY

HAPPENED TO THE LANDSMAN

CENTER FIELDS AS THEY

PREPARECENTERSISTERS AS THEY PREPARED

FOR A MISSIONS TRIP.

THEY MADE THEIR FIRST

PURCHASE BUYING AROUND

$3,000 WORTH OF SUPPLIES.

WE ARE ABOUT TO GET

THIS.

STAY TUNED AND WE'LL SHOW

YOU THE LIST.

ONLY THREE MORE ITEMS

CAN BE ADDED BEFORE

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ITEMS

ALLOWED ARE REACHED.

[INAUDIBLE]

Gordon: WELL,

UNFORTUNATELY, WHILE THEY

WERE AT THE NEARBY

RESTAURANT, SOMEONE LOOTED

THEIR CAR, STEALING THEIR

GEAR AND DAMAGING THE

VEHICLE.

BUT THE SISTERS AREN'T

LETTING THIS HOLD THEM

BACK FROM THEIR MISSION.

SOME GOOD NEWS OUT OF

THIS: THE C.E.O. OF THE

RESTAURANT OFFERED TO

REIMBURSE THE SISTERS FOR

EVERYTHING THAT WAS

STOLEN.

AND ALSO R.E.I. IS GOING

TO HONOR ALL OF THE SALE

PRICES WHEN THE SISTERS

REPLACE THE SUPPLIES.

AND THAT IS A GOOD THING.

Terry: THAT IS GOOD

NEWS.

Gordon: IT IS A GOOD

GO FUND ME PAGE TO GO

VISIT TO ENCOURAGE THEM.

Terry: WHAT AN

ADVENTURE THEY'RE ON.

11 MONTHS OF MOVING AROUND

AND SAYING, I'M AVAILABLE

TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE

DOING GOOD THINGS.

Gordon: WELL, MISSION

TRIPS WILL CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

Terry: THEY WILL.

Gordon: THEY

DEFINITELY CHANGED MINE.

A SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP

TURNED INTO FIVE YEARS AND

COMPLETELY CHANGED ME.

AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE

GETTING OUT OF THE UNITED

STATES AND UNDERSTANDING

WHAT IT IS LIKE FOR

SOMEONE TO LIVE UNDER A

DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS

BELIEF.

WHAT DOES THAT DO FOR THE

CULTURE?

WHAT DOES THAT DO FOR THEM

PERSONALLY?

AND, BOY, DOES IT EVER

WANT TO MAKE YOU PREACH

THE GOOD NEWS.

THERE IS A GOD WHO LOVES

YOU AND WHO DIED FOR YOU

AND DIDN'T STOP THERE.

HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE

GRAVE.

IT'S REALLY A MESSAGE THE

WHOLE WORLD NEEDS.

Terry: WELL, HERE IS

A STORY FOR YOU: DESPITE

SLUMPING SALES, FALLING

STOCK PRICES, AND

1.5 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNING

A PLEDGE NOT TO SHOP AT

TARGET, THE RETAIL GIANT

HAS NO PLANS TO CHANGE ITS

BATHROOM POLICY.

AND FOR THE SECOND TIME

HAS LAUNCHED A HASHTAG

TAKE PRIDE CAMPAIGN.

THEY WILL SEND PR PRO-LGBT

PRODUCTS TO SHOW

INITIATIVE.

Gordon: TARGET'S

PROFIT HAS DROPPED.

AND THE HASHTAG BOYCOTT

TARGET CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

TO GROW.

TIM WILDMAN OF THE

AMERICAN FAMILY

ASSOCIATION DELIVERED

ANOTHER 500,000 SIGNATURES

TO TARGET HEADQUARTERS IN

MINNEAPOLIS RECENTLY.

AND I JUST GOT AN E-MAIL

TALKING ABOUT YET ANOTHER

WOMAN WHO WAS VIOLATED IN

A BATHROOM.

A MAN COMING IN TRYING TO

VIDEOTAPE HER.

IT'S A WONDER TO ME THAT

CORPORATE AMERICA HASN'T

GOTTEN THE MESSAGE THAT

THIS SHOULDN'T BE PART --

WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO

CHANGE THINGS SOCIALLY?

WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO

ADOPT AN AGENDA HERE ON

GENDER?

WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO DO

THAT.

YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE A

STORE WHERE PEOPLE CAN

COME SHOP AND SHOP SAFELY.

SO IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

SENSE.

AND IT'S DEFINITELY

HURTING THEIR STOCK PRICE.

SO THE BOYCOTT IS WORKING,

BUT THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE

ABLE TO RESPOND TO IT.

Terry: IT IS REALLY

UNFORTUNATE.

I AGREE WITH YOU

WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

I MEAN, I LIKE THE STORE.

BUT IF THE WAY FOR ME TO

LET YOU KNOW I DON'T LIKE

THE POSITION YOU'RE TAKING

IS TO NOT SHOP THERE, THEN

I'M NOT GOING TO SHOP

THERE.

BUT WHY WOULD THEY WANT

PEOPLE TO DO THAT?

SELL SHOES, SELL CLOTHES,

SELL GROCERIES --

Gordon: IT DOESN'T

SEEM TO BE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU LOOK AT THE TECH

COMPANIES, YOU LOOK AT

WHAT NEWS MEDIA IS DOING

RIGHT NOW, AND THEY'RE

DEFINITELY TAKING

POSITIONS.

AND THEY ARE DEFINITELY

TAKING NAMES.

AND LOOK AT EVERY ONE OF

THE SUPPORTERS FOR PROP 8

IN CALIFORNIA.

ONCE THAT LIST OF DONORS

GAME PUBLIC, IT THEN

BECAME THE TARGET LIST,

WHERE YOU LOST YOUR JOB IF

YOU GAVE MONEY.

AND EVEN IF YOU WERE A

TECH INNOVATOR, YOU LOST

YOUR JOB.

THE GUY THAT CREATED ONE

OF THE TOP BROWSERS IN THE

WORLD CAN NO LONGER HAVE A

JOB IN TECH AS A RESULT OF

SUPPORTING PROP 8.

Terry: WE NEED TO

CHANGE OUR STYLE.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: YOU KNOW,

IT'S BECOME SO PERVASIVE.

I MEAN, DO YOU NOT BUY

APPLE PRODUCTS BECAUSE OF

THEIR SUPPORT.

DO YOU NOT BUY AT AMAZON

BECAUSE OF THE REPORTING

OF THE "WASHINGTON POST"?

WHERE DO YOU GO WITH THIS.

> WELL, IT IS A

CONTROVERSIAL QUESTION,

AND IT'S A BIG ONE: ARE

SOME PEOPLE BORN GAY?

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT IS

STILL UNDECIDED, BUT

AUTHOR LANDON SHOTT SHARES

WHAT CHRISTIANS COULD KEEP

IN MIND.

I'M LANDON SHOTT,

AUTHOR OF "GAY AWARENESS."

DISCOVERING THE HEART OF

THE FATHER AND THE MIND ON

SEXUALITY.

I GET ASKED ALL OF THE

TIME, ARE PEOPLE BORN GAY?

THEY EX I ASK IT FOR TWO

REASONS.

NUMBER ONE, THEY'VE HAD

SAME-SEX ATTRACTIONS FROM

THEIR EARLIEST MEMORIES.

SECOND, IS THE ENTIRE

WORLD TELLS PEOPLE THEY'RE

BORN THIS WAY.

POP ARTISTS WRITE SONGS

ABOUT IT, THE PRESIDENT

TWEETED OUT ABOUT IT.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT IS

UNCLEAR.

A REPORT COMES OUT ONE

WEEK AND SAYS THERE IS A

GAY GENE.

ANOTHER REPORT COMES OUT

THE NEXT WEEK AND SAYS

THERE ISN'T.

HERE IS WHAT WE DO KNOW:

WE'RE ALL BORN OF SIN.

WE HAVE THE SIN GENE.

THE PSALMIST SAYS, "WHEN I

WAS IN MY MOTHER'S WOMB, I

WAS IN SIN."

WE'RE ALL BORN OF SIN, IN

NEED OF A SAVIOR.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

YOUR TEMPTATION IS.

YOU HAVE TO RESPOND TO

GOD'S WORD TO YOUR

TEMPTATION.

THE ENEMY ATTACKS US FROM

OUR EARLIEST STAGES.

WHEN JESUS WAS IN HIS

MOTHER'S WOMB, HAROD SENT

PEOPLE TO DESTROY BABIES

COMING OUT OF THEIR

MOTHERS.

THE ENEMY WILL ATTACK YOU

FROM YOUR EARLIEST STAGES

IN YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES.

HE COMES TO KILL, STEAL,

AND DESTROY.

SO WHEN WE'RE ASKING THE

QUESTION: ARE WE BORN LIKE

THIS?

REALLY IT COMES DOWN TO

JOHN 3, WHICH SAYS, IT

DOESN'T MATTER HOW YOU

WERE BORN, BUT WE ALL MUST

BE BORN AGAIN.

WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS, IT

MEANS THIS: THAT WE LAY

DOWN OUR LIVES, THAT WE

PICK UP A CROSS, AND WE

FOLLOW JESUS WITH

EVERYTHING IN US.

AND OUR NEW IDENTITY IS

SIMPLY THIS, WHAT THE

BIBLE TELLS US: A SON OR

DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH

GOD.

WHEN WE GIVE OUR LIVES TO

THE LORD, THAT'S THE

IDENTITY THAT WE PICK UP.

THAT'S WHAT WE BECOME: A

CHILD OF GOD.

WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING

WITH HOMOSEXUALITY AND

CHRISTIANITY, WE MUST

REMEMBER THIS: WE HAVE TO

BE UNRELENTING WITH OUR

LOVE FOR PEOPLE AND

UNWAVERING IN OUR LOYALTY

TO GOD'S WORD.

Gordon: AMEN.

AND AMEN.

THE RABBIS SAY IT VERY

SUCCINCTLY.

WE ARE ALL BORN WITH AN

INCLINATION TO EVIL.

AND THAT INCLINATION IS

ALWAYS A DECISION FOR US:

DO WE GIVE INTO IT OR DO

WE BREAK FREE TO THE

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS

THAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO.

WE TEND TO HAVE A

Terry: WELL, GOD USES

MANY THINGS TO GET OUR

ATTENTION.

FOR EMILY TOMES, HE USED

GOOGLE.

EMILY SAID SHE WAS A

CHRISTIAN, BUT THE WAY SHE

LIVED DIDN'T REALLY SHOW

IT.

THEN ONE NIGHT SHE USED

THE ONLINE SEARCH ENGINE

TO LOOK UP BIBLE VERSES,

AND IT CHANGED HER LIFE.

MY PARENTS DIVORCED

WHEN I WAS FOUR, BUT THEN

THEY BOTH REMARRIED THREE

TIMES.

I LIVED WITH MY MOM UNTIL

I WAS 15 YEARS OLD, AND

THEN I MOVED IN WITH MY

DAD.

I GOT IN TROUBLE ALL OF

THE TIME.

I ALWAYS PUSHED THE

BOUNDARIES.

WHATEVER THE RULE WAS,

WHATEVER THE LINE WAS, I

HAD TO TAKE TWO OR THREE

STEPS AHEAD OF IT.

I REMEMBER IN JUNIOR HIGH

THINKING I WAS ATTRACTED

TO GIRLS.

I REMEMBER THINKING, IF I

FEEL THIS WAY, IT MUST

MEAN I'M GAY.

WHEN I WAS 15, I STARTED

SEEING SOMEONE.

FROM THAT MOMENT FORWARD,

THE WAR BETWEEN ME AND MY

PARENTS WAS ON.

SO, OF COURSE, I JUST

PUSHED HARDER AND REBELLED

EVEN MORE.

Reporter: AT 18,

EMILY MOVED OUT SO SHE

COULD LIVE THE WAY SHE

WANTED.

I WAS CONVINCED THAT I

WAS OKAY.

I VIEWED IT LIKE A CIVIL

RIGHTS-TYPE THING.

I THOUGHT I WAS DOING THE

RIGHT THING THE WHOLE

TIME.

AND I BELIEVED THAT I WAS

DEFENDING MY PERSONHOOD,

NOT JUST A BEHAVIOR.

I NEVER QUESTIONED IT AS

BEING WRONG.

AT 18 I WAS NO LONGER

AFRAID OF GETTING IN

TROUBLE.

I WASN'T TRYING TO PLAY

NICE, I GUESS, ANYMORE

WITH IT.

WHICH CAUSED ME TO ACT

REALLY, REALLY WILD.

I DRANK A LOT.

I WENT TO A TON OF

PARTIES.

AND I SMOKED WEED ALMOST

EVERY DAY FOR A FEW YEARS.

I DATED DIFFERENT WOMEN.

I WAS SO FAR OFF.

IT'S UNRECOGNIZABLE, EVEN

TO ME NOW.

I JUST LET MYSELF GO AND

SAID THIS IS WHO I AM.

Reporter: ONE DAY

EMILY'S AUNT INVITED HER

TO A BIBLE STUDY.

AND I WAS READING ABOUT

THE DIFFERENT ATTRIBUTES

OF GOD THAT I HAD NEVER

CONSIDERED.

HE NO LONGER LOOKED LIKE

THIS BLOB IN THE SKY.

HE WAS HOLY AND GOOD AND

LOVE, BUT ALSO JUST AND

RIGHTEOUS.

GOD GREW IN MY MIND FROM

BEING THIS LIVE AND LET

LIVE FIGURE TO A CREATOR

WHO HAD A PURPOSE AND WHO

WAS INVOLVED AND CARED

ABOUT OUR DAY TO DAY.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

SHE TRIED, EMILY COULDN'T

STOP THINKING ABOUT WHAT

SHE WAS LEARNING ABOUT

GOD.

I LOOKED TO MY BEST

FRIEND, AND I SAY, WHAT IF

THEY'RE RIGHT?

WHAT IF THIS IS TRUE?

SHE TOLD ME I WAS KILLING

HER HIGH AND SHE LEFT.

AND I IMMEDIATELY WENT AND

GOT THE BOOK.

AND AT NIGHT I WAS READING

ABOUT WHAT THE BOOK CALLS

A SALAD BAR RELIGION.

WHERE YOU PICK AND CHOOSE

DIFFERENT PARTS.

YOU CAN PICK SOME FROM THE

BIBLE, IN NEW-AGE STUFF,

AND SOME FROM WHEREVER.

I REALIZED THAT'S EXACTLY

WHAT I WAS DOING.

I WAS COMBINING WHAT I

LIKED, DISREGARDING WHAT I

DIDN'T LIKE.

I GOOGLED VERSES ON

HOMOSEXUALITY.

I COME ACROSS "DO NOT BE

DECEIVED... ".

BUT YOU'VE BEEN WASHED,

YOU WERE SANCTIFIED, YOU

WERE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

I REALIZED I WAS NOT A

CHRISTIAN.

I REALIZED I WASN'T

SUBMITTED TO HIM AT ALL.

I REALIZED THAT MY

RELIGION WAS WEIGHTLESS

BECAUSE IT HAD NO WORKS,

NO ANYTHING.

I IMMEDIATELY WANTED TO

OBEY HIM AND WANTED MY

LIFE TO LOOK LIKE A LIFE

SHOULD LOOK.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

DESCRIBE ANYTHING.

I JUST SAID, I CAN'T BE

GAY ANYMORE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M

GOING TO DO, BUT I KNOW

WHAT I CAN'T DO ANYMORE.

IT IS RIGHT HERE.

IT IS VERY CLEAR.

AND THAT'S OKAY.

I DON'T NEED TO HAVE

ANYTHING.

I'M ALIVE AND HE HAS

FORGIVEN ME.

AND THAT'S BETTER THAN

ANYTHING.

AND I DON'T DESERVE IT.

WHEN I FIRST GOT SAVED, I

THOUGHT, OH, WELL I SHOULD

GO OUT AND DATE A BOY.

AND THAT'S NOT THE FIX.

OF COURSE THAT'S NOT THE

FIX.

IT'S GOD.

IT IS NOT JUMPING FROM

HOMOSEXUALITY TO

HETEROSEXUALITY AT ALL.

IT IS HOLINESS.

I HAD TO UNDERSTAND THAT

MY IDENTITY HAS TO BE IN

CHRIST, NOT IN DATING A

CHRISTIAN BOY OR ANYTHING

ELSE LIKE THAT.

I NEEDED TIME TO GROW, YOU

KNOW, AND TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS.

Reporter: EMILY TOOK

ADVANTAGE OF HER TIME

ALONE, LEARNING MORE ABOUT

GOD AND WHAT IT MEANS TO

BE A CHRISTIAN.

AFTER SOME TIME, SHE MET

SOMEONE.

BEN'S MOM INTRODUCED

US.

BUT HE ALREADY KNEW MY

TESTIMONY.

SO HE ALREADY KNEW

EVERYTHING.

AND HE WAS TOTALLY COOL

WITH MOVING FORWARD WITH

ME.

AND WHAT IS COOL ABOUT BEN

IS THAT HE KNOWS HIS OWN

NEED FOR GRACE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

HE UNDERSTANDS IT

BIBLICALLY, WHICH IS THAT

WE ARE ALL BROKEN.

I MAY HAVE LOOKED MORE

BROKEN OUTWARDLY THAN BEN,

BUT HE UNDERSTANDS THAT HE

IS IN JUST AS MUCH NEED OF

GOD AND FORGIVENESS AND

REDEMPTION AS I AM.

SO ON THE TWO-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY OF ME GETTING

SAVED, BEN AND I ACTUALLY

GOT TO MARRY.

LOOK AT SCRIPTURE.

LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND BE

AS FAIR AS YOU CAN AND

SAY, DO I LOOK LIKE A

REDEEMED PERSON?

SOMEONE WHO BOWS TO SIN,

BUT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN

REDEEMED.

I STILL STRUGGLE WITH SIN.

I STILL STRUGGLE WITH

DIFFERENT ATTRACTIONS OR

WITH THE DESIRE TO LIE IF

IT IS EASIER, BUT THAT

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE WHAT MY

IDENTITY IS IN.

MY IDENTITY IS IN HIM.

HE SAVED ME.

Terry: I LOVE EMILY'S

CANDOR.

I LOVE HER SOUL-SEARCHING.

I LOVE HER WILLINGNESS TO

HONESTLY RECEIVE A MESSAGE

THAT DIDN'T LINE UP WITH

HER OWN PERSONAL AGENDA,

THAT DIDN'T LINE UP WERE WITH

WHAT SHE THOUGHT.

YOU KNOW, SHE WAS OPEN TO

FINDING OUT WHAT GOD HAD

TO SAY ABOUT THINGS.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHY WE

CALL WHAT WE DO IN OUR

RELATIONSHIP GOD

SURRENDER.

HE SAYS, I'M DIFFERENT

THAN YOU.

MY THOUGHTS ARE HIGHER

THAN YOUR THOUGHTS.

MY WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN

YOUR WAYS.

AND HE CALLS US TO HIS

WAY.

PART OF THE SURRENDER, A

BIG PART OF IT -- MOST OF

IT IS SAYING, ARE YOU

WILLING TO LET GO OF WHAT

YOU WANT, WHAT'S BEEN

INGRAINED IN YOU, WHAT HAS

BEEN A SIN CHOICE ON QUOR

PARYOURPART TO EMBRACE WHAT I'M

OFFERING YOU.

WHAT IS HE OFFERING YOU?

AN OPPORTUNITY TO

UNDERSTAND WHO HE IS, WHY

WE WERE CREATED, AND TO

HAVE HIM ACTUALLY TAKE UP

RESIDENCE INSIDE OF US.

I MEAN, HOW AMAZING IS

THAT?

THAT THE GOD WHO CREATED

THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO LIVE

IN YOU AND ME.

LOVES US.

LOVES US IN OUR SIN, BUT

LOVES US TOO MUCH TO LET

US STAY THERE.

HE'S GOT A BIGGER, BETTER

WAY.

AND THAT CAN HAPPEN FOR

YOU, TOO.

YOU KNOW, SO MANY TIMES IN

THE WORLD TODAY WE LET

OTHER PEOPLE AND OTHER

JONATHAN Gordon: JOHN EGAN

COULDN'T DRINK, COULDN'T

EAT, AND COULDN'T SLEEP.

DOCTORS COULDN'T HELP HIM,

SO JOHN TRIED A DIFFERENT

TYPE OF TREATMENT.

Reporter: JOHN DIDN'T

KNOW WHY HIS THROAT WAS

CONSTANTLY HURTING.

ALL HE KNEW WAS THAT AT

TIMES IT WAS UNBEARABLE.

YOU TRY TO TALK TO

PEOPLE AND GET INTO A

CONVERSATION, AND YOUR

VOICE JUST STOPS.

IT IS EMBARRASSING AND IT

IS RIDICULOUS.

WHILE I WAS SLEEPING, I

WOULD WAKE UP BECAUSE YOU

START TO FEEL A LOT OF

PAIN IN YOUR THROAT, AND

IT WOULD DRY UP SO MUCH,

EVEN WHEN YOU TAKE A SIP

OF WATER, THAT WOULD HURT.

I HAD TO GET UP AND GO

INTO THE BATHROOM AND

START GARGLING AGAIN AND

GET IT LOOSENED UP SO I

COULD GET A COUPLE HOURS

OF SLEEP.

AND ANOTHER HOUR LATER,

THE SAME THING WOULD

HAPPEN AND I WOULD HAVE TO

GET UP AGAIN.

Reporter: JOHN'S

DOCTOR DIDN'T FIND

ANYTHING WRONG.

HE PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS,

BUT THEY DIDN'T HELP.

I FELT LIKE I WAS

GETTING A LITTLE OLDER,

AND I DON'T HEAL AS FAST,

AND I NEED TO DEAL WITH

THIS PROBLEM.

Reporter: ONE DAY HE

WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

TERRY MEEUWSEN BEGAN TO

PRAY FOR VIEWERS.

THEY ASKED YOU TO PUT

YOUR HAND ON YOUR

AFFLICTION BEFORE THEY

START.

MINE WAS MY THROAT, SO I

PUT MY HAND ON MY THROAT.

I'M THINKING, WOULDN'T IT

BE NICE IF THEY MENTIONED

MY AFFLICTION.

Terry: IT IS LIKE A

RASPINESS IN THE BACK OF

YOUR THROAT, AND IT IS SO

ANNOYING, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT FOR YOU NOW

AND IT IS GOING TO START

GOING AWAY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN MY HAND

STARTS TO GET WARMER.

AND IT STARTS TO MOVE FROM

MY HAND INTO MY THROAT.

AND SHE'S EXPLAINING MY

PROBLEM.

I KNEW IT WAS SOME KIND OF

SUPERNATURAL THING

HAPPENING HERE.

AND THEN EVERYTHING

DROPPED.

ALL OF THE PHLEGM AND THE

MUCOUS IN THE BACK OF MY

THROAT WAS GONE.

IT WAS INSTANTANEOUS.

IT WASN'T THAT NIGHT OR

THE NEXT DAY.

IT HAPPENED INSTANTLY.

Reporter: FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN MONTHS, HE

COULD ENJOY THINGS HE ONCE

TOOK FOR GRANTED, LIKE

MEALS WITH FAMILY.

I COULD SWALLOW.

I COULD BREATHE AGAIN.

I COULD TALK.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, I

COULD TALK.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS

HE KNOWS IT WAS GOD WHO

HEALED HIM.

HE KNOWS YOUR PROBLEMS

BEFORE YOU EVEN GET THEM.

HE KNOWS YOUR SICKNESSES

BEFORE YOU EVEN GET THEM.

AND HE KNOWS THE MOST

SPECIAL, PERFECT TIME TO

ANSWER IT AND HEAL YOU.

Gordon: HE KNOWS YOU

BY NAME.

HE NUMBERS THE VERY HAIRS

ON YOUR HEAD.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO

BREAKTHROUGH FOR YOU SO

THAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE

THE SAME THING THAT JOHN

DID.

> WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND BEFORE WE PRAY, I WANT

YOU TO DO WHAT JOHN DID.

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT'S IN YOUR THROAT,

LAY YOUR HANDS ON YOUR

THROAT.

IF IT IS IN YOUR BACK, TRY

TO REACH AROUND AND LAY

YOUR HANDS THERE.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

YOU, ASK THEM TO COME AND

PRAY.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE

FOR THEM.

SO WE'RE GOING TO

APPROPRIATE THAT VERSE.

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE IT.

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE

THAT JESUS HAS HEARD, HE

HAS ALREADY ANSWERED, HE

HAS ALREADY PROVIDED THE

WAY.

AND WE'RE GOING TO PRAY

FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU, AND AS PEOPLE ARE

LAYING HANDS ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING, WE JUST JOIN WITH

THEM, AND WE DECLARE OVER

THEM THAT BY YOUR STRIPES

WE ARE HEALED, WE WERE

HEALED.

IT'S HAPPENING NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

SO IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW AND

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING.

IF YOU COULDN'T MOVE YOUR

ARM, IF YOU COULDN'T

STAND, IF YOU COULDN'T

HEAR, REACH OUT AND TRY TO

HEAR, TRY TO SEE, TRY TO

STAND, TRY TO MOVE, AND

RECEIVE HEALING INTO YOUR

BODY.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE AND YOU'RE SAYING,

IT IS NONE OF THOSE THINGS

FOR ME.

I HAVE AN AFFLICTION AND

IT IS EMOTIONAL.

IT IS ANXIETY, IT IS

DISCOURAGEMENT.

JUST RIGHT NOW YOU ARE SET

FREE BY JESUS.

LIFT UP YOUR HANDS AND

RECEIVE THE JOY OF THE

LORD AS IT REPLACES ALL OF

THAT IN YOUR LIFE.

LET IT GO AND GRAB HOLD OF

GOD.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEBODY NAMED GREY, AND

YOU'RE TRYING OUT, DOES

GOD EVEN SEE ME?

DOES HE EVEN KNOW ME?

AND THE ANSWER FOR YOU IS,

YES, HE KNOWS YOU.

HE KNOWS YOU BY NAME.

AND HE IS COMING TO YOU

RIGHT NOW WITH THIS WORD,

JUST FOR YOU.

BE RESTORED IN YOUR SOUL.

BE MADE WHOLE THROUGHOUT

YOUR BODY.

WHATEVER YOU NEED, CRY OUT

RIGHT NOW AND LET JESUS

COME AND HEAL YOU.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH AN

ARKING OF LIGHT IN YOUR

EYES AND IT IS GONE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM ROMANS: "WE KNOW FOR

THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, ALL

THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR

GOOD FOR THOSE WHO ARE

CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS

PURPOSE."

"PROMOS," JUNE 19, 2017.

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