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700 Club Interactive - August 24, 2017

Efrem Graham visits to discuss this week¹s top five trending stories in the world of entertainment. Read Transcript


Andrew: HIS CONDITION

IS CALLED THE SILENT

KILLER, AND HIS PROGNOSIS

WAS JUST AS GRIM.

SHE LOOKED AT ME, AND

SHE SAID, WHAT'S WRONG?

AND I SAID, HONEY, I'M

DYING.

Andrew: WATCH ONE MAN

BEAT THE ODDS.

I KNEW THAT WAS GOD'S

VOICE.

Andrew: PLUS...TO

BUILD A BETTER BRAIN,

WATCH WHAT YOU PUT IN ERY

BODY.

YOUR

BODY.

THE BIGGER YOUR BELLY,

THE GREATER YOUR RISK FOR

BRAIN DEGENERATION.

Andrew: ALL ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

MERE IS "STUDIO 5's"

EFREM GRAHAM WITH THIS

WEEK'S TOP TRENDING

STORIES.

AT NUMBER

FIVE...INTRODUCING UBER

FILTERS.

COMEDIAN JOHN CRISS IS AT

IT AGAIN.

HIS LATEST, CHRISTIAN

UBER.

EACH RIDE INCLUDES

PRAYER AND A HEDGE OF

PROTECTION.

NO SEAT BELT REQUIRED.

Efrem: YOU CAN SEE

THE FULL, FUNNY SPOOF ON

THE YouTube CHANNEL.

> AT NUMBER FOUR...

WHAT YOU REALIZED IS

THAT YOU WERE IN THIS

CONSTANT PUSH FOR

PERFECTION.

Efrem: THIS CHRISTIAN

AUTHOR APPEARS ON OPRAH'S

SUPER-SOUL SUNDAY TO

DISCUSS HER BOOK, "PRESENT

OVER PERFECT," WITH MORE

FOCUS AND FAMILY AND GOD.

AS A CHRISTIAN,

THEOLOGICALLY, I BELIEVE

IN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND

MY VALUE AND THE VALUE OF

EVERY HUMAN BEING.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...A DOZEN CLEVELAND

BROWNS PRAYING DURING THE

NATIONANATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE

MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME

AGAINST THE LINEBACKERS.

CHRIS LED THE PRAYER FOR

THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM

RACIAL AND SOCIAL

INJUSTICE.

HE SAID HE INTENDED NO

DISRESPECT FOR ANYONE, BUT

IT WAS TIME TO SPEAK OUT.

> AT NUMBER TWO...

I ASK, WHO PUT THE SUN

IN THE SKY?

SHE SAYS, GOD DID.

Efrem: THAT'S A SHORT

SAMPLE OF THE NEW SHOWTIME

DOCUMENTARY ON THE LIFE OF

MEGA STAR WHITNEY HOUSTON,

TITLED, "CAN I BE ME?"

WHITNEY SINGING AT 13,

THERE IS SO MUCH.

Efrem: THE DIRECTOR

SIFTED THROUGH ENDLESS

HOURS OF FOOTAGE IN SEARCH

OF THE STORY BEHIND ONE OF

THE GREATEST VOICES AND

THE PAST 50 YEARS.

YOU COULD JUST TELL SHE

WAS SOMEBODY PEOPLE LOVED

TO BE AROUND.

SHE WAS KIND AND GENEROUS

AND FUNNY AND FUN.

Efrem: THE FILM AIRS

ON SHOWTIME ON FRIDAY.

* AS I LAY ME DOWN

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...

GIVE ME LAND OR GIVE ME

FARMERS, DO THE MATH.

Efrem: "STUDIO 5" IS

ON THE RED CARPET FOR THE

PREMIER OF "ALL THINGS."

JOHN CORBETT STARS IN THE

TRUE STORY ABOUT HOW BURMA

REFUGEES BROUGHT NEW LIFE

TO A CHURCH.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS

FOR 30 YEARS, AND IT IS

GETTING HARDER AND HARDER

FOR ME TO LEAVE HOME FOR

FIVE AND SIX WEEKS AND

STAY AT A BEAUTIFUL

HOLIDAY INN NEXT TO THE

FREEWAY AND MISS MY TWO

DOGS AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE

THAT I'M WITH EVERY DAY IN

MY LIFE UNLESS I REALLY,

REALLY, REALLY LOVE THE

PROJECT.

THANKFULLY MY FRIENDS, WHO

WILL BE NAMELESS, READ IT

AND SAID, YOU'VE GOT TO DO

THIS.

AND I SAID, I DON'T KNOW,

MAN.

I PLAY ALL OF THESE GOOD

GUYS.

DENNIS LEERY CALLS ME

AMERICA'S BOYFRIEND

BECAUSE I'VE BEEN IN "SEX

AND THE CITY," AND

"SERENDIPITY," AND MOVIES

WHERE I'M A BOY RAISING

HELL WITH KATE HUDSON, OR

I'M THE BOYFRIEND ALWAYS.

I WANT TO TAKE IT ONE STEP

FURTHER NOW AND BE A

MINISTER.

CAN'T I PLAY A BAD GUY?

CAN'T I JUST HOLD SOMEBODY

HOSTAGE?

Efrem: "ALL SAINTS"

IS IN AMERICAN THEATERS ON

FRIDAY.

Andrew: DID YOU LIKE

"ALL SAINTS?"

Efrem: I ENJOYED THE

FILM.

IT WAS NICE TO BE ON THE

FARM TO BE WITH THE REAL

MICHAEL SPERLOCK, AND HIS

FIRST JOB OUT OF SEMINARY

WAS TO COME AND SHUT DOWN

THE CHURCH.

Andrew: OUT OF

SEMINARY, SHUT THE CHURCH

DOWN?

Efrem: THE CHURCH WAS

LOOLOOKING AT A $855,000

DEBT.

THEY WERE COLLECTING

$3,000 A MONTH, AND THE

MORTGAGE WAS $5500 A

MONTH.

HE WAS ASSIGNED TO SHUT

DOWN THE CHURCH.

AND THESE REFUGEES SHOW

UP, ABOUT 65, WHO ARE ALSO

FARMER MERS.

FARMERS.

AND THEY'VE COME, FLEEING

PERSECUTION IN BURMA, AND

THEY WANT HELP.

AND HE SAYS, THE CHURCH IS

CLOSING.

BUT HE OPENS THE DOORS,

AND THAT GETS THE BALL

ROLLING.

AND GOD SAID TO HIM, I

FENSENT YOU FARMERS.

AND NOW THERE ARE MORE

REFUGEES AT THE CHURCH

THAN THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS.

Andrew: JOHN HAS

ANOTHER SPOOF ABOUT THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY -- HE

IS A BELIEVER --

Efrem: HE IS A

BELIEVER.

Andrew: IT IS EDGEIER

AND EVEN FUNNIER.

Efrem: HE HAS DONE

THINGS ABOUT SPONSORING A

MILLENNIAL ON A LIFE OF

MISSIONS.

Andrew: THE

MILLENNIALS' CHURCH

SHOPPING.

Efrem: IT IS SET UP

LIKE HOUSE HUNTERS.

LET'S TOUR TWO OR THREE

CHURCHES AND PICK OUT THE

ONE THAT GOING TO FIT YOU.

VERY FUNNY.

WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO ME IS

WHEN CHRISTIANS EMBRACE IT

AND WE REALIZE MAKING FUN

OF US, JUST HOW INSULATED

WE CAN BE.

Andrew: LET'S SAY

YOUR DRIVER WILL BE

SOMEONE WHO DEFINITELY

PREFERS FOX NEWS OVER CNN.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

THAT'S HOW WE ALL LIVE.

I LOVE IT.

HE IS ACTUALLY COMING TO

THIS AREA SOON, AND, OF

COURSE, WE ARE TRYING OUR

BEST TO SIT DOWN WITH HIM.

Andrew: KLOVE WILL BE

IN THE CAR.

> OPRAH HAD A SPECIAL

GUEST ON HER RECENT

SUPER-SOUL SUNDAY.

Efrem: SHAUNA, I

FOLLOW HER AND LISTEN TO

HER POTCASTS.

I FIND LOTS OF LESSONS IN

THERE THAT I CAN TAKE

AWAY.

HER LATEST BOOK, "PRESENT

OVER PERFECT," AND THE

NAME SAYS IT ALL, BEING

PRESENT OVER PERFECT.

WE PROFESSIONALS SOMETIMES

GET SO BUSY, AND WE KNOW

WE CAN'T EARN SALVATION,

BUT WE JUST THINK WE HAVE

TO DO EVERYTHING GOOD.

WE'VE GOT TO DO EVERYTHING

PERFECT.

WE'VE GOT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING.

AND THE LESSON HERE IS,

LET'S NOT STRIVE TO BE

PERFECT AT EVERYTHING, BUT

TO BE FULLY PRESENT IN

EVERYTHING.

TO BE WHERE YOU ARE IN

THAT MOMENT.

I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING

WE CAN ALL EMBRACE.

PRESENT OVER PERFECT, IT'S

A GREAT BOOK.

AND SHE HAS A PODCAST THAT

IS ALSO VERY GOOD TO HEAR.

Andrew: CLEVELAND

BROWNS -- SOME OF THE

MEMBERS OF THE TEAM TOOK A

KNEE, AND HERE WE GO

AGAIN, THERE IS SOME

OUTRAGE, BUT THEY SAY IT

WAS TO PRAY.

Efrem: IT WAS TO

PRAY.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY

DID.

THE LINEBACKER THERE LED

THE PRAYER.

IT WAS TO PRAY FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

AND SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF

THE TEAM SAID, I CHOSE TO

TAKE A KNEE BECAUSE I WANT

BETTER FOR MY CHILDREN.

THE OTHER GOOD THING IS

THAT THIS WAS NOT A

SURPRISE.

THE COACHES WERE AWARE OF

IT.

THEY KNEW THIS WAS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM

HAD SPOKEN ABOUT THIS AND

PLANNED.

WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING;

WE NEED TO SPEAK OUT.

AND IT WAS EMBRACED.

AND I APPLAUD THE NFL'S

SUPPORT OF THEM AS WELL.

Andrew: AND SOME OF

THE PLAYERS NOT TAKING A

KNEE, THEY'RE STANDING IN

RESPECT, BUT YOU CAN TELL

THEY'RE ALSO PRAYING WITH

THEIR TEAMMATES.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

WHETHER WE'LL SEE MORE OF

THIS, WE DON'T KNOW.

BUT I ALWAYS APPLAUD WHEN

YOU USE YOUR PLATFORM

PROPERLY.

YOU GO ABOUT IT AND TAKE A

STAND FOR WHAT YOU

BELIEVE.

Andrew: SHOWTIME, A

NEW DOCUMENTARY ON WHITNEY

HOUSTON.

WILL WE LEARN ANYTHING NEW

REALLY?

Efrem: THIS IS ALWAYS

MIXED FOR ME.

I WENT BACK AND FORTH

WHETHER OR NOT TO INCLUDE

IT ON THE TOP FIVE.

NATURALLY, YOU'RE GOING TO

SEE ELEMENTS OF HER FAITH,

BUT WHENEVER WE HEAR OR

TALK ABOUT WHITNEY

HOUSTON'S LIFE, DYING AT

48, FIVE YEARS AGO, AND

HER DAUGHTER DYING THE

SAME WAY, IT IS A

DIFFICULT AND SAD STORY.

I'VE COVERED HER LIFE AND

TALKED TO FRIENDS WHO KNEW

HER, AND SHE DID HAVE A

DEEP AND ABIDING FAITH.

HER MOM STILL A CHOIR

DIRECTOR IN THE CHURCH SHE

GREW UP IN.

SO WE'LL SEE SOME OF THAT,

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, SHE

DIED TRAGICALLY, AND WE'LL

SEE MORE OF THAT AND WHAT

LED HER TO A LIFE OF

DRUGS.

THAT IS ALSO IN THERE.

BUT THE BRIGHT SPOTS OF

THIS FILM ARE THOSE WHO

RECEIVED WHITNEY AS A

CHILD IN CHURCH, WHERE WE

SEE HER MOM LEADING

WORSHIP.

AND THE FAMILY IS ALSO AT

WORK ON THEIR OWN

DOCUMENTARY.

AND I THINK THAT WILL

PROBABLY REVEAL MORE OF

HER FAITH.

Andrew: FOR ALL OF

THE LATEST IN

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, CHECK

OUT EFREM'S WEEKLY SHOW,

"STUDIO 5."

IT IS AVAILABLE ON ROKU OR

APPLE T.O TV OR WATCH IT YON

LINE.

THANK YOU.

Efrem: THANK YOU.

Andrew: UP NEXT,

PROTECTING YOUR BRAIN

STARTS IN AN UNLIKELY

PLACE, YOUR GUT.

KEEPING YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY

STARTS IN YOUR KITCHEN.

Andrew: INSIDE OUR

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM LIVES

TRILLIONS OF BACTERIA.

AND RESEARCHERS ARE

FINDING THAT THIS

MICROSCOPIC COMMUNITY

REDUCES INFLAMMATION,

MATCHES APPETITES, AND

JUST MAY BE THE KEY TO

KEEPING OUR BRAINS

HEALTHY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Gordon: YOU MIGHT

HAVE HEARD THE EXPRESSION

"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT."

WELL, TODAY CUTTING-EDGE

MEDICAL RESEARCH SHOWS A

STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN

THE FOODS WE EAT AND

CHRONIC ILLNESSES LIKE

HEART DISEASE, DIABETES,

CANCER, AND EVEN

ALZHEIMER'S.

SO PROTECTING YOUR BRAIN

STARTS IN A PRETTY

UNLIKELY PLACE: YOUR GUT.

WELCOME TO THE HUMAN

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

WHEN YOU EAT, FOOD IS

BROKEN DOWN AND PROCESSED

BY THE DIFFERENT ORGANS

THAT MAKE UP THIS VITAL

SYSTEM.

IT'S ALSO HOME TO A

COMMUNITY OF OVER

100 TRILLION MICROBES.

RESEARCHERS ARE

DISCOVERING THAT

EVERYTHING FROM YOUR

WAISTLINE TO YOUR MENTAL

STATE OF MIND IS

INFLUENCED BY THESE

BACTERIA LIVING IN YOUR

GUT.

IN A VERY REAL SENSE,

OUR BODIES ARE FULLY

INTEGRATEDED.

WHAINTEGRATED.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GUT

DRAMATICALLY AFFECTS BRAIN

FUNCTION, AS WELL AS THE

RISK FOR BRAIN

DEGENERATION YEARS FROM

NOW.

Gordon: PRACTICING

NEUROLOGIST FOR OVER 30

YEARS, DR. DAVID

PERLMUTTER WITNESSED THE

DEVASTATING EFFECTS

DISEASES LIKE ALZHEIMER'S

AND PARKINSON'S WERE

HAVING ON HIS PATIENTS,

AND TRAGICALLY HIS OWN

FATHER.

I FOUND MYSELF BEING

REALLY QUITE FRUSTRATED

BECAUSE WE WERE BASICALLY

TREATING THE SYMPTOMS OF

NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE.

BASICALLY FOCUSING ON THE

SMOKE AND IGNORING THE

FIRE.

Gordon: WHAT HE

DISCOVERED COMPLETELY

CHANGED THE WAY HE SAW THE

DISEASES THAT HE WAS

TREATING.

TODAY HE IS SHARING WHAT

HE HAS LEARNED THROUGH

THIS WEBSITE, AND A

POPULAR SERIES OF BOOKS

ABOUT BRAIN HEALTH.

IN HIS RECENT BOOK "THE

GRAIN BRAIN: WHOLE LIFE

PLAN," HE OFFERS A PLAN

FOR PROTECTING OUR BRAINS.

THINGS GOING ON IN THE

GUT ARE BEING MANIFESTED

IN BRAIN DISORDERS, HEART

DISORDERS, SKIN, YOU NAME

IT.

IT HAS A WIDE-RANGING

AFFECT THROUGHOUT THE

BODY.

DISRUPTION OF THE GUT

BACTERIA IS THE

CORNERSTONE OF CHRONIC

CONDITIONS.

Gordon: EVERYTHING WE

EAT, DRINK, AND ARE

EXPOSED TO DISTURBS THE

DELICATE BALANCE OF OUR

GUT BACTERIA.

IT CAN SET THE STAGE FOR

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION.

YOU GET BITTEN BY A

MOSQUITO, AND THE AREA

GETS RED, IT SWELLS, IT

BECOMES PAINFUL AND IT

LOSES FUNCTION.

THAT EXACT FUNCTION GOES

ON IN THE BRAIN.

AND HERE IS WHAT IS REALLY

THE EMPOWERING PART OF

THAT NOTION, AND THAT IS,

THE SET POINT OF

INFLAMMATION IN YOUR BODY

IS GOVERNED BY THE LEVEL

OF HEALTHY BACTERIA THAT

LIVE WITHIN YOUR GUT.

WHO KNEW?

Gordon: IT TURNS OUT

STAYING HEALTHY BEGINS IN

THE KITCHEN.

WE ALL NEED TO STOCK UP ON

FOODS THAT WILL KEEP OUR

BODIES STRONG AND GET RID

OF THE FOODS THAT ARE

MAKING US SICK.

START WITH SUGAR.

SUGAR IS TOXIC FOR YOUR

BRAIN.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

KIND OF SUGAR YOU WANT TO

TALK ABOUT.

WE'RE MAKING MORE INSULIN,

AND THAT IS DEVASTATING

FROM A NEUROLOGICAL

PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE THE

BIGGER YOUR BELLY, THE

GREATER IS YOUR RISK FOR

BRAIN DEGENERATION.

Gordon: BECOME A

SMART SHOPPER.

BUY FOODS AS CLOSE TO THE

WAY GOD MADE THEM.

THE BIGGER THE LIST OF

INGREDIENTS ON ANY ITEM

YOU BUY, THE BIGGER THE

RISK TO YOUR BRAIN.

WE KNOW WHAT IS IN AN

AVOCADO.

WE KNOW WHAT IS IN A HEAD

OF BROCCOLI.

LOOK FOR COLOR.

COLOR REALLY DOES

TRANSLATE INTO HEALTHFUL

FOR YOU.

REDS THAT YOU WOULD SEE IN

RED BELL PEPPER, FOR

EXAMPLE, GREENS IN KALE

AND IN CHARD AND EVEN

THINGS LIKE DANDELION

GREENS, WONDERFUL FOOD

BECAUSE THEY'RE ACTUALLY

RICH IN PREBIOTIC FIBER.

Gordon: PREBIOTIC

FIBER IS THE FOOD OUR GUT

BACTERIA NEED TO THRIVE.

ADD CARROTS, ASPARAGUS,

ONIONS -- EATING THESE

FOODS WILL HELP KEEP YOUR

GUT HAPPY.

WE ALSO LIKE TO

RECOMMEND FERMENTED FOODS,

THINGS LIKE KIMCHI AND

EATING CULTURED FOODS LIKE

YOGURT.

WHY?

BECAUSE THEY'RE FULL OF

HEALTHY BACTERIA.

IT IS LIKE TAKING A REALLY

GOOD PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT

TO REESTABLISH GUT HEALTH

AND IN THE LONG WRONG,

HELP REDUCE INFLAMMATION.

Gordon: SO ADD A BOWL

OF YOGURT TO YOUR

BREAKFAST.

AND ENJOY SOME EGGS, TOO.

EACH EGG IS AN INCREDIBLE

SOURCE OF PROTEIN,

VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND

HEALTHY FATS.

EGGS ARE A WONDERFUL

FOOD FOR YOUR HEART AND A

WONDERFUL FOOD FOR YOUR

BRAIN.

WE'VE REALLY GOT TO SHIFT

THE MENTALITY HERE AND

WELCOME HEALTHY FAT BACK

TO THE TABLE.

ALL THESE YEARS WE WERE

TOLD THAT FAT SHOULD BE

DEMONIZED.

BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT FAT

IS WONDERFUL FOR YOUR

BODY, IT IS TERRIFIC FOR

YOUR BRAIN, AND IT IS

POWERFULLY GOOD NUTRITION.

WHY?

BECAUSE GOOD FAT REDUCES

INFLAMMATION.

Gordon: WHAT'S ONE OF

THE BEST SOURCES OF

HEALTHY FAT?

OLIVE OIL.

THIS STAPLE OF

MEDITERRANEAN COOKING

NEEDS TO BE A PART OF YOUR

DIET IF YOU WANT TO

PROTECT YOUR BRAIN.

NEXT, YOU CAN LIVEN THINGS

UP BY ADDING SOME HEALTHY

SPICES.

EMBRACE THE NOTION OF

GOING FROM SWEET TO SPICY.

WELCOME BLACK PEPPER, RED

PEPPER, A LITTLE HIMALAYAN

SEA SALT.

AND TURMERIC IS A

WONDERFUL SPICE.

NEW RESEARCH HAS

DISCOVERED HOW POWERFUL

AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IS.

Gordon: SURPRISINGLY,

FASTING IS ALSO GOOD FOR

YOUR BRAIN.

A STUDY AT JOHNS HOPKINS

FOUND THAT LIMITING

CALORIC INTAKE FOR A

COUPLE OF DAYS SHOWED

PROMISING RESULTS IN

ALZHEIMER'S.

IT COULD BE SKIPPING

BREAKFAST, OR LIMITING THE

TIME BETWEEN MEALS FOR A

TOTAL OF 12 TO 16 HOURS.

IT IS REALLY GOOD FOR YOUR

BRAIN.

IT ALLOWS YOU CLARITY AND

ALSO AMPLIFIES YOUR SENSE

OF GRATITUDE.

Gordon: ONE OF MY

FAVORITE PSALMS SAYS "THIS

IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS

MADE.

I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD

IN IT."

BE GLAD YOU HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO

PROTECT YOUR BRAIN AND

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH.

THERE IS NO TIME LIKE THE

PRESENT, AND YOU'LL BE

REJOICING AT HOW GOOD YOU

FEEL.

Andrew: ALL RIGHT,

GORDON, THANK YOU.

THAT WAS PART FOUR OF OUR

"PROTECT YOUR BRAIN"

SERIES.

WE'VE GOT A D.V.D. FOR

YOU, AND IT CONTAINS ALL

FIVE SEGMENTS.

AND THE EXPERTS ON THE

D.V.D. WILL TELL YOU HOW

YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK

OF DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S,

REDUCE YOUR CHANCE OF

STROKE, DISCOVER THE

SECRET TO A YOUNGER BRAIN,

AND CHANGE DANGEROUS

HABITS THAT THREATEN YOUR

HEALTH.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE.

JUST CALL US AT

1-800-700-7000, OR SIMPLY

GO TO cbn.com..

> WELL, STILL TO COME,

DURING SURGERY TO SAVE HIS

LIFE, THIS MAN HAD A

VISION.

I WAS IMMEDIATELY

ENVELOPED IN A GOLDEN

MIDST.

AND A SET OF HUGE GOLDEN

HANDS JUST COME TOWARDS

ME.

IT WAS LIKE AN INFUSION OF

HEAT.

I KNEW THAT IT WAS GOD AND

HIS ANGELS TAKING CARE OF

ME.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

TO SEE HOW HE SURVIVED

Andrew: ABDOMINAL

AORTIC ANism I ANEURYSM IS ALSO

CALLED THE SILENT KILLER.

80% NEVER MAKE IT TO THE

HOSPITAL.

OF THE 20% OF THEM THAT

MAKE IT TO THE HOSPITAL,

DIE ON THE OPERATING

TABLE.

IT WAS A HOT MORNING

BECAUSE IT WAS IN APRIL.

AND WE WERE OUT TRIMMING

OR A AZ ZALEAS.

I FELT A LITTLE

NAUSEOUS, AND I SAID, I'M

GOING IN THE ROOM IN CASE

I DO HAVE TO THROW UP.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, SHE

HAD WALKED IN THERE, AND

SHE SAID, WHAT'S WRONG?

AT THIS TIME, I HAD SEMI

PASSED OUT.

AND I HAD FALLEN BETWEEN

THE COMMODE AND THE WALL.

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME, AND

SHE SAID, WHAT'S WRONG?

AND I SAID, HONEY, I SAID,

I'M DYING.

Andrew: CAROL CALLED

9-1-1 AND THEN FRIENDS AND

FAMILY TO ASK FOR PRAYER.

HER NEXT CALL WAS TO THE

PRAYER CENTER AT CBN.

SHE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN

TO PRAY FOR ME.

SHE KNEW IT WAS A SERIOUS

THING.

AND SHE QUOTED SCRIPTURES.

Andrew: JERRY WAS

RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN

FORT WALTON, WHERE DOCTORS

DISCOVERED AN ARTERY HAD

BURST IN HIS STOMACH.

IT IS KNOWN AS THE SILENT

KILLER.

THE DOCTOR CAME OUT,

AND THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

CAME OUT, AND EVERYTHING

THEY WERE SAYING TO ME WAS

HE WASN'T GOING TO MAKE

IT.

I SAID TO THE DOCTORS, IN

THEIR EYES, RIGHT IN THEIR

FACE, YOU DO EVERYTHING

YOU KNOW TO DO, YOU DO

EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO,

BECAUSE WE'RE BELIEVERS,

AND WE'RE BELIEVING FOR A

FULL RECOVERY.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING

"FULL RECOVERY."

Andrew: JERRY NEEDED

TO BE LIFE-FLIGHTED TO A

LARGER HOSPITAL, BUT HAD

TO BE TRANSPORTED BY

AMBULANCE INSTEAD BECAUSE

OF THE WEATHER.

THE DOCTOR GAVE THE FAMILY

ONE FINAL PIECE OF ADVICE.

HE HAD ALL OF MY FAMILY

AND EVERYBODY LINED UP IN

THIS HALLWAY WHERE THE

AMBULANCE IS GOING TO COME

IN.

AND HE SAID, TELL HIM

GOOD-BYE AS HE GOES BY,

EVERYBODY, BECAUSE THIS

MIGHT BE THE LAST TIME YOU

SEE HIM.

Andrew: CAROL AGAIN

REACHED OUT TO PRAYER,

THIS TIME TO SEVERAL AREA

CHURCHES.

JERRY WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN

HE WENT IN SACRED HEART

HOSPITAL, AND WHEN HE WAS

ON THE OPERATING TABLE,

JERRY SAYS HE HAD A

VISION.

I WAS IMMEDIATELY

ENVELOPED IN A GOLDEN

MIDST.

AND A SET OF HUGE GOLDEN

HANDS HAD COME TOWARDS ME.

AND EVERY PLACE HIS

FINGERS OR HANDS OR

ANYTHING TOUCHED MY BODY,

IT WAS LIKE AN INFUSION OF

HEAT.

AND THEN HE SAYS, DON'T

WORRY.

HE SAID, IT'S GOING WELL.

YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE A

LONG TIME.

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE

ANY PAIN FROM THIS.

AND I KNEW THAT WAS GOD'S

VOICE.

I CAN'T TALK ABOUT THIS

WITHOUT STARTING TO CRY.

AND I'M 83 YEARS OLD

ALMOST NOW, AND I STILL

CRY EVERY TIME I GO

THROUGH THIS BECAUSE I

KNEW IT WAS GOD AND HIS

ANGELS TAKING CARE OF ME.

Andrew: JERRY MADE IT

THROUGH THE SURGERY, JUST

AS PROMISED.

HE HAD BEATEN THE ODDS BY

THE NARROWEST OF MARGINS.

AORTIC ANEURYSM IS

STILL A TOP 10 KILLER.

80% DON'T MAKE IT TO THE

HOSPITAL AND PERISH AT

HOME OR ON THE WAY.

OF THE 20% THAT MAKE IT TO

HOSPITAL, HALF OF THEM

PERISH ON THE OPERATING

TABLE OR IMMEDIATELY

POST-OPERATIVELY.

WE WERE PRAYING AS HARD

AS WE COULD AND SAYING,

THANK YOU.

WE WERE PRAISING GOD FOR

GETTING JERRY BACK.

Andrew: DURING

SURGERY, ONE OF JERRY'S

KIDNEYS WAS BADLY DAMAGED

AND CONSIDERED DEAD.

CAROL CONTINUED TO PRAY

FOR HIS FULL RECOVERY.

AT THE TIME OF HIS

DISCHARGE, HE HAD ONE

KIDNEY THAT WAS NOT

FUNCTIONING AT ALL.

IT FINALLY BEGAN MAKING

SOME PROGRESS.

AND OVER AND ENSUING

MONTHS, IT COMPLETELY CAME

BACK TO NEAR FULL

FUNCTION.

SO THAT'S A MIRACLE IN

ITSELF.

Andrew: TODAY JERRY

LEADS AN ACTIVE LIFE IN

FLORIDA, AND HE AND CAROL

ARE QUICK TO TELL OTHERS

ABOUT A GOD WHO STILL

ANSWERS PRAYERS TODAY.

HE WANTS THE BEST FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE WELL.

I BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING

CAN BE DONE IN PRAYER.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE ALL

CREDIT FROM CREDIT IS DO.

NOT TO US MORTAL

PHYSICIANS THAT KNOW SO

LITTLE THAT WE CAN'T EVEN

CURE A COMMON COLD.

BUT TO SOMEONE THAT IS

OBVIOUSLY THE GREAT

HEALER, GREAT PHYSICIAN.

MIRACLES COME WHENEVER

YOU ASK FOR THEM AND

REALLY BELIEVE.

I 100% BELIEVE THAT GOD

CAN DO ANYTHING BECAUSE HE

PROVED THAT TO ME.

Andrew: WE CELEBRATE

THE MIRACLE IN JERRY'S

LIFE.

WE HAVE A FEW MINUTES LEFT

IN THIS PROGRAM, AND

PERHAPS YOU NEED A

MIRACLE.

PERHAPS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES

ARE SO HEAVY RIGHT NOW YOU

DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

PRAY.

BUT I WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

AND LET'S JUST TAKE A

MOMENT AND DO THAT NOW FOR

WHATEVER YOUR CONCERNS

ARE.

LORD JESUS, WE KNOW FROM

YOUR WORD THAT IF WE ARE

BURDENED AND WEARY, YOU

GIVE US REST.

FATHER, WE LAY OUR BURDENS

AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS.

AND WE THINK OF THE

ACCOUNT IN LUKE, WHERE THE

WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN

BLEEDING FOR 12 YEARS

WANTED TO JUST TOUCH YOUR

CLOAK IN THE MIDST OF THE

CROWD.

AND SHE REACHED OUT IN

FAITH AND SHE DID SO.

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THAT

CROWD, JESUS, YOU FELT

THAT TOUCH.

AND YOU SAID, WHO HAS

TOUCHED ME?

AND THE PEOPLE SAID, LORD,

THERE ARE SO MANY HERE.

IT IS JUST THE CROWD

BUMPING INTO YOU.

AND YOU SAID, NO, I FELT

POWER GO OUT FROM ME.

LORD, WE ARE REACHING OUT

FOR YOUR HEALING TOUCH.

WE PRAY THAT THAT HEALING

POWER FLOWS NOW IN YOUR

HOLY NAME, FATHER.

YOU KNOW OUR CONDITION,

AND, LORD GOD, WE REACH

OUT IN FAITH.

BECAUSE YOU TOLD THAT

WOMAN HER FAITH HAD MADE

HER WELL.

WE CLAIM THAT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH MARK

10: 37: "JESUS LOOKED AT

THEM AND SAID WITH MEN, IT

IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT NOT

WITH GOD, FOR WHAT GOD,

ALL THINGS ARE

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