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700 Club Interactive - July 14, 2017

A former Satanist who was abused and bullied as a child finds love and a future after 33 years of drugs and hate. Read Transcript


Gordon: ABUSED AS A

CHILD AND IN AND OUT OF

JAIL AS AN ADULT, BRIAN

TURNED TO SATANISM TO

INTIMIDATE THOSE AROUND

HIM.

I HATED PEOPLE ALL MY

LIFE.

AND IF I COULDN'T USE YOU,

YOU MEANT NOTHING TO ME AT

ALL.

Gordon: THEN A SIMPLE

BIBLE VERSE CAUGHT HIS

ATTENTION.

JESUS SAID, I AM THE

WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE

LIFE.

AND HE ALREADY STARTED

CHANGING ME.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

Terry: MUSLIM-TURNED

CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST,

NABEEL, HAS ATTRACTED

ATTENTION FOR HIS VIDEOS,

SHARING HIS BATTLE WITH

CANCER.

HE RECENTLY HAD A 12th

ROUND OF CHEMO, AND ON THE

WAY TO THE DOCTOR, HE WAS

TALKING TO HIS UBER DRIVER

ABOUT HIS TREATMENTS.

THE DRIVER OFFERED HIM

KIND WORDS AND

ENCOURAGEMENT.

NABEEL SAID IT TOUCHED HIS

HEART AND THAT CHRISTIANS

TO MAKE KINDNESS A PART OF

THEIR DAILY LIVES.

BE KIND, UNNECESSARILY

KIND.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO REASON

TO BE NICE OR TO SAY WHAT

YOU HAVE TO SAY TO GIVE

HOPE, LET'S JUST DO IT.

AND LET'S BE THE

TREND-SETTERS IN THAT.

BECAUSE CHRIST TOLD US

THAT THEY WILL KNOW US BY

OUR LOVE.

JUST BE LOVING AND SAY

PRAYERS FOR PEOPLE, AND

SAY KIND WORDS TO THEM.

Terry: THANKS FOR

THAT REMINDER, NABEEL.

THAT'S A WORD FOR ALL OF

US.

AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW

WE'RE STILL PRAYING FOR

YOU.

A LITTLE WORD, JUST A

SIMPLE ENCOURAGEMENT, CAN

MEAN SO MUCH.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT

SOMEONE IS GOING THROUGH.

Gordon: YOU NEVER

KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING

THROUGH.

JUST THAT KIND WORD IN A

SEASON CAN REALLY MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

> WELL, IT'S A STORY A

LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING

TO WRAP THEIR MINDS

AROUND: SAME-SEX COUPLE

CHRISTIAN AND BIFF ARE

EXPECTING A CHILD

TOGETHER, BUT THEY'RE NOT

ADOPTING THIS TIME.

CHRISTIAN IS A TRANS MAN

AND IS PREGNANT, AND IS

DUE TODAY, JULY 14th.

THIS IS BIFF, AND WE

ARE A COUPLE.

WE HAVE TWO ADOPTED KIDS.

I AM A TRANSGENDER MAN.

I WAS BORN FEMALE AND I

KEPT ALL OF MY ORIGINAL

PARTS.

AND THEN I STARTED TAKING

TESTESTOSTERONE, SO I COULD

CARRY A BABY.

I'M KIND OF WRAPPED UP IN

HOW COOL IT IS, AND BY NOW

I KNOW SO MANY OTHER TRANS

MEN WHO HAVE BABIES THAT

IT DOESN'T FEEL AS MUCH TO

ME LIKE I'M DOING THIS

THING THAT IS FOR WOMEN

ONLY.

IT FEELS MORE, LIKE, HERE

IS THE THING THAT MOSTLY

WOMEN DO, AND SOME MEN

HAVE DONE AS WELL.

Gordon: WELL, THE TWO

ARE USING THEIR SOCIAL

MEDIA PRESENCE TO PUSH FOR

CHANGES IN HOW MEDICAL

CARE WORKERS HANDLE WHAT

THEY CALL NON-TRADITIONAL

FAMILIES.

AND RECOMMEND DOCTORS AND

NURSES CHANGE HOW THEY

SPEAK TO ALL OF THEIR

PATIENTS, LIKE SAYING

PREGNANT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF

PREGNANT WOMEN.

WELL, I'M NOT SURE THAT'S

GOING TO TAKE HOLD IN

TODAY'S CULTURE, BUT YOU

NEVER KNOW.

IT'S ONE OF THESE HOW IN

THE WORLD DOES THIS

HAPPEN?

AND HERE IS A PERSON WHO

IS BORN FEMALE, BUT

IDENTIFIES MALE, STARTS

TAKING ALL OF THE

HORMONES, TAKES

TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS

AND IS ABLE TO GROW A BEER

AND APPEAR ABEARD AND APPEARS AS A MAN

IN LIFE, BUT DECIDES TO

KEEP -- I GUESS THE ORGANS

THAT ALLOW FOR HIM/HER TO

BECOME PREGNANT.

SO ARE WE GOING TO SEE

MORE OF THAT?

AND IS THAT GOING TO STILL

BE UNUSUAL FIVE TO 10

YEARS FROM NOW?

PROBABLY NOT.

Terry: HERE IS THE

OTHER FACT, I GUESS YOU

COULD SAY, ABOUT THIS: MEN

ARE NOT HAVING BABIES.

IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE

ORIGINAL PARTS, YOU WON'T

BE HAVING A BABY.

SO BEING PREGNANT AND

HAVING BABIES IS STILL

SOMETHING THAT WOMEN DO.

AND JUST BECAUSE WE CHANGE

WORDS IN HOW WE DEFINE

PEOPLE DOESN'T CHANGE THAT

FACT.

I MEAN, IT'S JUST A

CURIOUS SCENARIO.

I THINK THE PRESSURE IS

BEING PUT ON CULTURE AND

SOCIETY TO CHANGE

DEFINITIONS SO THAT PEOPLE

WHO MAKE PERSONAL CHOICES

CAN FEEL INCLUDED.

Gordon: I THINK EVEN

MORE THAN THAT IS THE

MEDICAL SCIENCE ADVANCES

THAT JUST A FEW DECADES

AGO YOU COULDN'T FIND

TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS,

BUT NOW YOU CAN.

AND THEY'RE EASILY

AVAILABLE.

SO YOU CAN ELECT TO START

TAKING THEM.

BUT IF YOU DON'T CHANGE

THE UNDERLYING B BIOLOGY,

THE ORGANS, YOU'RE CAPABLE

OF DOING BOTH.

Terry: I HOPE THE

BABY IS HEALTHY AND

NORMAL.

Gordon: AND WE LOVE

BABIES.

BABIES ARE WONDERFUL.

Terry: WELL, IT'S NOT

TOO UNUSUAL FOR TWO FAMILY

MEMBERS TO SHARE

BIRTHDAYS, BUT HOW ABOUT

THREE?

WHAT ARE THE ODDS ABOUT

THAT.

THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE

MIDDLETON FAMILY ARRIVED

THREE WEEKS EARLY, BUT THE

FAMILY THINKS HE IS RIGHT

ON TIME BECAUSE HE SHARES

A BIRTHDAY WITH HIS

FATHER, CONNOR, BORN ON

JULY 1st, 1990, AND HIS

GRANDFATHER, BORN ON

JULY 1st, 1975.

Gordon: THERE IS A

GENERATION OF A LEGACY.

YOU WONDER WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN TO THAT BABY?

THERE SEEMS TO BE

SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT

HERE.

> NEW RESEARCH IS

LINKING SLEEP PROBLEMS

WITH THE BRAIN DISEASE

THAT ROBS MORE THAN FIVE

MILLION AMERICANS OF THEIR

MEMORY AND ABILITY TO

THINK.

RESEARCHERS HAVE SU SURVEYED

AROUND 100 PEOPLE AT HIGH

RISK OF DEVELOPING

ALZHEIMER'S, WHO CURRENTLY

HAVE NORMAL THINKING AND

MEMORY ABILITIES.

AND PARTICIPANTS ALSO

PROVIDED A SPINAL FLUID

SAMPLE.

RESULTS SHOW THAT PEOPLE

WHO REPORTED HAVING SLEEP

PROBLEMS HAD MORE

BIOLOGICAL MARKERS FOR

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN

THEIR SPINAL FLUID THAN

DID THOSE WHO DID NOT

SUPPORT SLEEP PROBLEMS.

HOWEVER, THIS IS POSSIBLE

THIS IS A CHICKEN AND EGG

SCENARIO.

COMPLETE RESULTS CAN BE

FOUND ONLINE AT THE

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY.

LET ME UNDER LINE FOR YOU

FROM MY OWN PERSONAL

EXPERIENCE -- I WENT

THROUGH SOME PRETTY SEVERE

SLEEP ISSUES, WHEN I WAS

AVERAGING THREE HOURS OF

SLEEP A NIGHT, AND HAD TO

ELIMINATE ALL CAFFEINE

FROM MY DIET, HAD TO LOOK

AT REGULAR EXERCISE, BUT

IT WORKED A NUMBER ON ME.

AND THE BIGGEST THING THAT

HAPPENED WAS PRETTY RAPID

WEIGHT GAIN.

AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE IN

OUR SLEEP, ALL KINDS OF

WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN.

THAT'S WHERE MEMORIES ARE

FORMED, SHORT-TERM

MEMORIES ARE FORMED, IN

OUR SLEEP PATTERNS.

THE BRAIN LITERALLY

REPAIRS ITSELF WHEN WE

SLEEP.

AND A GREAT BIT OF OUR

METABOLISM HAPPENS IN OUR

SLEEP.

IF YOU'RE NOT GETTING GOOD

SLEEP, AND A LOT OF

AMERICANS AREN'T -- WE'RE

A STRESSED OUT CULTURE --

SO DO YOURSELF A FAVOR,

GET RID OF ALL OF THE

CAFFEINE.

FIND A WAY.

YOU NEED AT LEAST SEVEN

HOURS A NIGHT.

IT DOES WONDERS FOR YOUR

BRAIN, WONDERS FOR YOUR

MOOD, WONDERS FOR YOUR

HEALTH.

Terry: HE IS MUCH

MORE FUN TO BE AROUND.

Gordon: I AM.

BACK TO THE OLD ME.

NOW IF I COULD JUST LOSE

THE WEIGHT, I'D FEEL

PRETTY GREAT.

Terry: WELL, THERE

ISN'T A PERSON WATCHING US

RIGHT NOW WHO HASN'T BEEN

TOUCHED IN SOME WAY BY

CANCER.

BUT NOW AS LORIE JOHNSON

TELLS US, A NEW CANCER

DRUG IS PROVIDING HOPE TO

PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING

FROM THIS DREADED DISEASE.

Lorie: SCIENTISTS AT

RAPHAEL PHARMACEUTICALS

BELIEVE THEIR NEW DRUG IS

A BREAKTHROUGH FOR PEOPLE

SUFFERING FROM SOME OF THE

MOST DEVASTATING TYPES OF

CANCER, SUCH AS

PANCREATIC, LYMPHOMA, AND

LUNG.

THIS IS A VIAL OF CPI613,

AND ITS ADMINISTERED TO

CANCER PATIENTS

INTRAVENOUSINTRAVENOUSLY IN A

HOSPITAL.

EACH INFUSION LASTS UP TO

TWO HOURS.

CANCER CELLS HAVE

DIFFERENT NUTRITIONAL

NEEDS THAN HEALTHY CELLS.

CPI613 TARGETS CANCER

METABOLISM, WHICH IS A

RELATIVELY NEW WAY OF

TREATING THE DISEASE.

I THINK AT RAPHAEL,

WE'RE REALLY ON THE CUSP

OF SOME VERY EXCITING

TIMES AHEAD.

Lorie: THE DRUG HAS

PERFORMED VERY WELL IN

CLINICAL TRIALS, AND COULD

BE ON THE MARKET AS SOON

AS NEXT YEAR.

BUT PEOPLE WHO NEED IT

RIGHT NOW MIGHT QUALIFY

FOR WHAT'S CALLED

COMPASSIONATE USE.

SO WE CURRENTLY DO NOT

CHARGE FOR COMPASSIONATE

USE.

WE ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN

HELPING, AND SO WE

CURRENTLY GIVE OUR DRUG

WITHOUT CHARGING ANYTHING

FOR COMPASSIONATE USE.

Lorie: CPI613

REPORTEDLY HAS FEWER SIDE

EFFECTS THAN OTHER CANCER

DRUGS.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Terry: WELL, I HOPE

THAT'S A MAJOR

BREAKTHROUGH.

IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

Gordon: IT WOULD BE

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

IT IS SOMETHING WE'VE LONG

DREAMED OF, A CURE FOR

CANCER.

IF YOU CAN STARVE THOSE

CANCER CELLS BY DEPRIVING

THEM OF ALL OF THEIR

NUTRITION, THEN WHAT A

WONDERFUL THING, WHAT A

WONDERFUL BREAKTHROUGH.

Terry: IF YOU MISSED

IT EARLIER THIS WEEK, YOU

CAN WATCH THE INTERVIEW

WITH DR. ROBERT SHORE AND

HOWARD JONAS ON

cbnnews.com.

Gordon: IT IS

WONDERFUL THAT ONE OF THEM

IS A RABBI.

> UP NEXT, AN INMATE WHO

WANTED TO BE FEARED, SO HE

BECAME A FAKENIST.

I LOVED THAT PEOPLE

WERE SCARED OF ME.

THAT REALLY FED THAT EGO.

Gordon: BUT THERE WAS

ONE PERSON WHO WASN'T

AFRAID OF HIM.

FIND OUT WHO IT WAS AND

HOW SHE CHANGED HIS LIFE,

UP NEXT.

Gordon: BRIAN COLE

ROBBED MORE THAN 200

HOMES.

HE SHOT AT MAN AT

POINTBLANK, CAUSED A MAN

TWMANTO BE BURNED TO DEATH, AND

SERVED AS A DEVOUT PAGAN

PRIEST.

STILL, NO MATTER WHAT HE

DID OR WHO HE GOT INVOLVED

WITH, HIS MOTHER NEVER

STOPPED PRAYING FOR HIM.

I HATED PEOPLE ALL MY

LIFE.

IF I COULDN'T USE YOU, YOU

MEANT NOTHING TO ME AT

ALL.

Reporter: BEING A

SHORT KID WITH BUCKED

TEETH, BRIAN COLE WAS THE

PERFECT TARGET FOR

BULLIES.

BUT NONE OF HIS

CLASSMATES' TEASING

COMPARED TO THE PHYSICAL

AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE HE

RECEIVED FROM HIS OWN

FATHER.

I HAD THIS IDEA ALL

THROUGH LIFE, THAT UNTIL I

GOT TO THE AGE WHERE I

COULD TAKE MY DAD ON, I

COULD NEVER BEEN RIGHT

WITH HIM.

I HATED HIM.

I HATED HIM.

Reporter: AS BRIAN

GREW, SO DID HIS HATRED.

AND BY FIFTH GRADE HE

BEGAN STEALING AND PICKING

FIGHTS IN SCHOOL AND

CHURCH.

I WAS GETTING THE

FINGER POINTING AND YOU'RE

A LITTLE TROUBLE-MAKER,

YOU'RE A NOBODY, YOU'RE

NOTHING, YOU'RE A SINNER

AND YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.

HERE I WAS NINE YEARS OLD

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO BE AT

HOME AND I DON'T WANT TO

BE AT SCHOOL AND I DON'T

WANT TO BE AT CHURCH.

Reporter: BUT ONE

PERSON WAS DIFFERENT THAN

THE REST, HIS MOTHER,

DOROTHY.

I ALWAYS TOLD HIM I

LOVED HIM.

AND I WOULD SAY, NO MATTER

WHAT YOU DO, YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO TURN MY LOVE

AWAY.

Reporter: THEN BRIAN

MET SOME OLDER KIDS FROM

THE NEIGHBORING HIGH

SCHOOL.

THEY OFFERED HIM A

CIGARETTE AND FRIENDSHIP,

AND HE ACCEPTED BOTH

GLADLY.

THEY STUCK UP FOR ME.

SO NOW THE TABLES GOT

TURNED.

I REMEMBER REALIZING THAT

AND SAYING TO MYSELF, NOW

IT'S MY TURN.

Reporter: EMBOLDENED

BY HIS NEW FRIENDS, BRIAN

BECAME WHAT HE HATED MOST,

AND PRETTY SOON EVERYBODY

KNEW HIS NAME.

I WAS A BIG-TIME DRUG

ADDICT, SELLING MARIJUANA,

SELLING PORNOGRAPHY IN

SCHOOL, BREAKING INTO

CHURCHES AND STEALING

THEIR SOUND EQUIPMENT AND

TRASHING THE PLACE.

I LOVED IT.

I LOVED THAT PEOPLE LOOKED

UP TO ME.

I LOVED THAT PEOPLE WERE

SCARED OF ME.

I WAS THE MAN.

Reporter: WHEN BRIAN

WAS 14, HIS FATHER TURNED

HIM IN FOR DEALING POT.

FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS,

HE WAS SHUFFLED AROUND

GROUP HOMES, TREATMENT

CENTERS AND PSYCH WARDS,

WHILE CONTINUING TO SELL

DRUGS AND STEAL.

STILL, HIS MOTHER REFUSED

TO GIVE UP ON HIM.

I TRIED MY BEST.

IT WAS JUST ONE THING

AFTER ANOTHER.

IT WAS HARD.

I WAS HAPPY WHERE I WAS

AT.

AND YOU COULDN'T CHANGE

ME.

THE DRUGS WERE MY LIFE.

Reporter: AT 18,

BRIAN AGED OUT OF THE

SYSTEM AND HIS PARENTS

DIVORCED.

SHORTLY AFTER A STING

OPERATION LANDED HIM IN

JAIL.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH

BURGLARIZING 250 HOMES AND

SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN

PRISON.

WHILE IN MAXIMUM SECURITY,

BRIAN TOOK UP A NEW HOBBY

HE BELIEVED WOULD FURTHER

HIS REPUTATION, SATANISM.

BY THEN I WAS HEAVY

INTO THE SPUTERS, AND

HEAVY INTO L.S.D.

SEEING THE FEAR IN

PEOPLE'S EYES, KNOWING

WHAT I WAS INVOLVED IN,

EVEN THE GUARDS, BOY, THAT

REALLY FED THAT EGO.

Reporter: THEN

SHORTLY AFTER HIS RELEASE

IN 1994, BRIAN'S NEW

GIRLFRIEND CHEATED ON HIM

WITH HER SOON TO BE

EX-HUSBAND.

BRIAN BROKE INTO THE MAN'S

HOME AND SHOT HIM

POINTBLANK.

THE MAN SURVIVED, AND A

TIP LED TO BRIAN'S ARREST.

THAT TIP CAME FROM HIS

MOTHER.

OF COURSE I BLAMED MY

MOM.

YOU'RE GOING TO DO ME LIKE

THAT?

AT THAT POINT, I

DECIDED THERE IS NOTHING

MORE I COULD DO FOR HIM.

I HAD TO PRAY FOR HIM.

THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT

I COULD DO.

Reporter: AFTER

SERVING 12 YEARS, BRIAN

WAS A FREE MAN.

HE RECONNECTED WITH AN OLD

FRIEND AND CUSTOMER WHO

TURNED HIM ON TO A NEW

ADDICTION, METH.

ONE NIGHT AFTER GOING ON A

SIX-DAY BINGE, HIS FRIEND

PASSED OUT ON A MATTRESS

NEXT TO A HEAT REGISTER.

IT CAUGHT FIRE AND HE

BURNED TO DEATH.

A YEAR LATER, BRIAN WAS

ONCE AGAIN BEHIND BARS.

I WAS IN MY 40s AND I

JUST DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE

ANYMORE.

I KNEW I WAS RESPONSIBLE.

Reporter: DESPERATE

TO GET CLEAN, BRIAN JOINED

WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A

FAITH-BASED DRUG AND

ALCOHOL PROGRAM.

I FOUND OUT YOU HAD TO

HAVE A BIBLE IN ORDER TO

DO THE HOMEWORK.

AND I'M, LIKE, OH, MAN.

IT WAS ALL FILL IN THE

BLANKS FROM SCRIPTURE.

SO AS I'M FILLING IN THE

BLANKS, I SAW THIS PSALM

51: 7, AND IT SAYS, I

SHALL BE CLEAN, WASH ME,

AND I SHALL BE WIDE WHITER THAN

THE SNOW.

AND IT WAS PART OF THE

RITUALS IN THE OCCULT.

AND I THOUGHT, WHAT'S THAT

DOING IN HERE?

THAT'S WHEN IT WENT FROM

FILLING IN THE BLANKS TO

NOW I'M READING SOME

STUFF.

THE LORD SAID, YOU SHALL

KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE

TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.

AND BECAUSE I WAS READING

TRUTH, IT WAS ALREADY

STARTING TO CHANGE ME.

INSTEAD OF ME FILLING IN

THE BLANKS, THE GOSPEL WAS

FILLING IN MINE.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, HE WAS GIVEN A NEW

ASSIGNMENT, WRITE TO

SOMEONE HA WHO HAD BEEN HURT

BY HIS ADDICTIONS.

BRIAN WROTE THIS MOTHER,

AND SHE RESPONDED WITH A

13-PAGE LETTER.

I DIDN'T EVEN GET PAST

A PAGE AND A HALF, AND I

WEPT.

I REALIZED THAT ALL MY

LIFE, I HAD HURT MY MOM UP

TO THE POINT WHERE SHE

WANTED TO JUST DIE.

Reporter: BUT IT WAS

AT THAT MOMENT, BRIAN

REALIZED HE HAD NEVER BEEN

UNLOVED.

SHE TOLD ME SHE HAD

BEEN PRAYING FOR ME EVER

SINCE I GOT LOST.

IT BLEW ME AWAY.

IT BLEW ME AWAY THAT FOR

33 YEARS MY MOM NEVER GAVE

UP ON ME.

THAT'S REAL LOVE.

THAT'S THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

Reporter: AS MUCH AS

BRIAN WANTED GOD'S LOVE,

ONE THING KEPT HOLDING HIM

BACK.

HOW COULD GOD FORGIVE

ME FOR THE THINGS I SAID

AND DOING AGAINST HIM

PERSONALLY.

THE OLD CHAPLAIN AT THE

JAIL, I TOLD HIM ABOUT

THAT, AND HE SAID, HAVE

YOU BEEN READING YOUR

BIBLE, AND I SAID, YES,

SIR.

AND HE SAID, DID YOU READ

THE PART ABOUT HOW FAR THE

EAST IS FROM THE WEST?

AND HE SAID GOD CHOOSES TO

FORGIVE.

ON JANUARY 22, 2009, I GOT

ON MY KNEES AND I SAID,

I'M ALL IN.

LORD, USE ME.

I NEVER IN THE WORLD

THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THIS

MIRACLE IN MY LIFE.

SO THERE IS A LORD.

Reporter: BRIAN

RENOUNCED SATANISM, AND

OVER THE NEXT 18 MONTHS

LEARNED TO FORGIVE AND BE

FORGIVEN.

AND BY HIS RELEASE IN

2010, THERE WAS ONLY ONE

PERSON LEFT HE NEEDED TO

MAKE PEACE WITH.

I WENT TO MY DAD

SHORTLY AFTER I WAS

RELEASED, AND I SAID, I

HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE ME.

AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT, HE

SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT,

BRIAN?

I LOVE YOU AND I'M PROUD

OF YOU.

AND I HAD NOT HEARD THOSE

TWO WORDS ALL MY LIFE.

Reporter: BRIAN, WHO

IS NOW A HUSBAND, FATHER,

AND PASTOR, HAS A NEW

PURPOSE: TO SHARE GOD'S

LOVE AND FORGIVENESS WITH

OTHERS.

I WANT TO BE A PICTURE

OF HOPE FOR ANYBODY,

ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVED

IN CRIMES AND EX-CONVICTS,

AND THEY'RE HURTING AND

MANIPULATED, THOSE COMING

OUT OF DRUGS, BECAUSE I

WANT THEM TO HAVE THE SAME

THING I'VE GOT.

I WANT TO SHOW THEM JESUS.

Gordon: I WANT TO

SHOW YOU JESUS.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE

SALVATION THAT I HAVE

FOUND, THE JOY, THE PEACE,

THE NEW LIFE.

ALL THE OLD THINGS HAVE

PASSED AWAY.

BEHOLD, ALL THINGS ARE

MADE NEW.

WHAT DID IT TAKE FOR

BRIAN?

WELL, IT TOOK OPENING THE

BIBLE.

AND A VERY UNUSUAL VERSE,

PURGE ME WITH HISSOP.

AND HE SAID, THAT'S WHAT I

USED TO DO IN THE RITUALS.

AND HERE THE BIBLE IS

TALKING ABOUT PURITY, A

PURITY THAT CAN COME NOT

FROM SOME CEREMONY, BUT

HAVE A LIVING GOD WHO CAN

CLEANSE YOU, WHO CAN

LITERALLY REMAKE YOU,

REGENERATE YOU FROM YOUR

INNERMOST BEING, SO THE

THINGS YOU USED TO DO, THE

COMPULSIONS THAT USED TO

CONTROL YOU, NO LONGER DO.

AND YOU CAN LIVE A LIFE OF

LOVE AND OF HELPING OTHER

PEOPLE AND OF DOING GOOD

THINGS, FEELING GOOD ABOUT

YOURSELF, YOUR PLACE IN

THE UNIVERSE, YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE WITH

GOD.

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE WITH

YOUR FAMILY.

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE WITH

THOSE YOU'VE HURT.

WHAT AN AMAZING THING.

AN AMAZING SALVATION.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

WELL, YOU HAVE TO DO THE

SAME THING THAT BRIAN DID.

FIRST HE SAID, I WANT TO

CHANGE.

I WANT TO TURN MY LIFE

AROUND.

AND HE STARTED GOING

THROUGH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A

12-STEP PROCESS.

AND HE SURRENDERED.

AND THEN THERE WAS

HOMEWORK INVOLVED IN THAT.

PART OF THAT HOMEWORK

REQUIRED HIM TO START

READING THE BIBLE.

READ THE WORD OF GOD.

LET IT GET DEEP WITHIN

YOU.

AND THEN THAT VERSE THAT

WAS QUICKENED TO HIM, THAT

CAUSED HIM TO SAY, I WANT

THIS; I WANT TO TRY THIS.

AND SO HE PRAYED, JESUS,

WILL YOU HELP ME.

WILL YOU CLEANSE ME?

WILL YOU PURGE ME?

WILL YOU MAKE ME NEW?

AND IF YOU'LL DO THAT,

HE'LL DO THE SAME THING.

THE SAME RESULT WILL

HAPPEN TO YOU.

GOD'S NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS, HE WILL DO FOR

YOU.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US.

IT IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-700-7000.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU,

THERE IS A GOD WHO LOVES

YOU AND WHO CAN CHANGE YOU

FROM THE INSIDE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO PRAY

THAT PRAYER, CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, I WANT

TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY

WITH US, BECAUSE AFTER

THIS BREAK, WE'RE GOING TO

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

BACK TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

WE WANT TO TAKE TIME TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

AND SOME PRAYER REQUESTS

HAVE COME IN FROM OUR

Facebook PAGE, AND TERRY

HAS THE FIRST ONE.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

TIFFANY WHO WRITES,

"CONTINUE TO PRAY WITH AND

FOR ME.

I WAS TOLD I CAN'T HAVE MY

OWN CHILDREN, BUT I SERVE

A BIG GOD.

I HAVE HAD THREE FAILED

ADOPTIONS, SIX

MISCARRIAGES, AND THREE

FAILED I.V.F. TREATMENTS.

I WILL CONTINUE TO TRUST

HIM, DESPITE MY

CIRCUMSTANCES."

OH, MY.

Gordon: AND THOMAS

WRITES, "I HAVE FALLEN

AWAY.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

I'M BACK IN A DARK HOLE

AND FEEL STUCK.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL

GIVE ME A NEW SPIRIT AND A

NEW HEART.

I FEEL LOST AGAIN."

Terry: AND BRANDON

WRITES, "PLEASE PRAY FOR

ME.

I WAS MOLESTED WHEN I WAS

10 YEARS OLD.

I FEEL LIKE I'LL NEVER GET

MARRIED OR HAVE A FAMILY

OR BE WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO

BE."

Gordon: JOIN WITH US.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT

CIRCLE OF PRAYER AND

REALIZE THERE IS A GOD WHO

ANSWERS PRAYER, WHO WANTS

TO WATCH OVER US, PROVIDE

FOR OUR EVERY NEED.

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I

SHALL NOT WANT.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT TIFFANY

TO YOU RIGHT NOW, AND AS

SHE HAS CRIED OUT, JUST AS

HANNA CRIED OUT, FOR A

CHILD, GIVE HER HER

REQUEST.

WE PRAY OVER TIFFANY NOW.

WE SPEAK DIRECTLY TO HER

WOMB, TO HER OVARIES, AND

GIVE HER THE POWER TO

CREATE LIFE.

GIVE HER HER HEART'S

DESIRE, LORD GOD.

AND WE DEDICATE THIS CHILD

TO YOU, AND TO YOUR

SERVICE.

HEAR HER CRY.

ANSWER IT NOW.

NOW, FOR THOMAS, WHO HAS

FALLEN AWAY, LORD GOD, WE

JUST ASK FOR HIM THAT YOU

WOULD RESTORE TO HIM THE

JOY OF SALVATION.

THAT HE WOULD KNOW THAT

YOU ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE

HIM AGAIN, AND THAT THE

STORY OF THE PRODIGAL IS

JUST FOR HIM.

YOU FORGIVE SEVEN TIMES

70, AND JUST RESTORE LIGHT

AND JOY.

TAKE HIM OUT OF THAT DARK

PIT, LORD GOD.

TAKE HIM OUT AND SHOW HIM

THE LIGHT.

AND NOW FOR BRANDON, THE

ONE WHO WAS MOLESTED AND

WHO IS DOUBTING HIS

FUTURE, CAN HE HAVE A

FAMILY?

CAN HE GET PAST THIS

TRAUMA?

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, HEAL,

HEAL HIS HEART.

HEAL HIS SPIRIT.

GIVE HIM A NEW MIND AND A

NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU'RE

ABLE TO CONQUER

EVERYTHING.

AND WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT

FOR EVIL, YOU'RE ABLE TO

TRANSFORM.

SO TRANSFORM HIM NOW,

RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT, A

RIGHT MIND, A RIGHT

OUTLOOK.

LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU

BELIEVE IN HIS FUTURE.

Terry: THANK YOU,

LORD.

Gordon: DO IT, LORD.

> AND NOW FOR THOSE WHO

ARE WATCHING, LET YOUR

GRACE, LET YOUR PEACE, LET

YOUR LOVE JUST FLOW OVER

THEM AND BE ALL AROUND

THEM AND IN THEM, BEHIND

THEM, BEFORE THEM, ABOVE

THEM, BELOW THEM.

IN THEIR INNERMOST HEART,

LORD GOD, LET YOUR PEACE

BREAK OUT AND MULTIPLE AND

INCREASE.

LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE

THEIR SHEPHERD, AND THEY

WILL NEVER WANT.

YOU WILL ALWAYS WATCH OVER

THEM.

YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE THEM.

YOU'LL NEVER NO FORSAKE THEM.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN, AND AMEN.

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:

"BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO

KEEP HIS TESTIMONY, WHO

SEEK HIM WITH THEIR WHOLE

HEART."

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