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700 Club Interactive - September 7, 2017

Pastor and author Robert Jeffress will discuss the most frequently asked questions about heaven and how we can prepare now for this spectacular destination God has for us. Read Transcript


Gordon: HE IS ONE OF

THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORS

ON FAITH, AND HE SHARES 10

SURPRISING TRUTHS ABOUT

HEAVEN.

DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS JOINS

US IN THE STUDIO.

> PLUS...THESE CHILDREN

SHARE THEIR DRINKING WATER

WITH DIRTY COWS.

HOW CBN STEPPED IN TO STOP

THE SUFFERING AND SAVE

LIVES.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD

HAS PUT ETERNITY AT THE

HEARTS OF MANKIND, BUT

PASTOR ROBERT JEFFRESS

BELIEVES MANY OF US KNOW

VERY LITTLE ABOUT HEAVEN.

Reporter: YOU MIGHT

RECOGNIZE DR. ROBERT

JEFFRESS AS A FOX NEWS

CONTRIBUTOR.

AND HE ALSO PASTORS A

13,000 MEMBER CHURCH IN

DALLAS, TEXAS.

HE SAYS THROUGHOUT HIS

FREQUENT TRAVELS AROUND

THE WORLD, HE THINKS ABOUT

ONE TRIP THAT WILL LAST

FOR ETERNITY.

IN HIS BOOK, "A PLACE

CALLED HEAVEN," HE SHARES

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR

ALL OF US TO FOCUS ON

HEAVEN, AND HOW THINKING

ABOUT THE NEXT LIFE CAN

MAKE US MORE EFFECTIVE IN

THIS ONE.

Gordon: DR. JEF ROBERT

JEFFRESS JOINS US NOW.

IT IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE

YOU.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: WHY IS IT

MOST OF US DON'T THINK

ABOUT HEAVEN.

I WOULDN'T GO ON VACATION

WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE

BROCHURE.

BUT I THINK MOST OF US

DON'T UNDERSTAND HEAVEN.

WHY?

WELL, I THINK PEOPLE

THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE

BORED TO DEATH FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

OR EVEN WORSE, AN UNENDING

CHURCH SERVICE, WHICH

SOUNDS LIKE HELL TO A LOT

OF PEOPLE INSTEAD OF

HEAVEN.

THE FACT IS WE'RE GOING TO

DO A LOT OF THINGS IN

HEAVEN.

WE'RE GOING TO WORK IN

HEAVEN.

WE'RE GOING TO BE THE SAME

PEOPLE IN HEAVEN AS ON

EARTH WITHOUT THE SIN

FACTOR.

I THINK IF WE REALLY KNEW

WHAT HEAVEN WAS LIKE,

THERE WOULD BE MASS

SUICIDES OF PEOPLE TRYING

TO GET THERE AS QUICKLY AS

WE COULD.

IN THE BOOK, "A PLACE

CALLED HEAVEN," I ANSWER

PEOPLE'S 10 MOST

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT HEAVEN.

SUCH AS: WILL WE KNOW ONE

ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?

WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?

IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE THE

SAME FOR EVERYONE?

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE WORK.

I THINK THAT IS A SURPRISE

TO CHRISTIANS, THAT WE'RE

ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE

THINGS TO DO.

THE ULTIMATE SITUATION

IS NOT FLOATING UP THERE,

BUT BE ON A NEW CREATED

EARTH.

WORK WAS NOT A CURSE -- IT

GOD HARDER AFTER THE FALL,

BUT IT WAS NOT A CURSE.

GOD IS A WORKER.

AND WE'RE MADE TO BE

WORKERS.

THE ONLY REASON WE DON'T

ENJOY OUR WORK RIGHT NOW

MAYBE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE

TIRED BODIES OR

INTERPERSONAL

RELATIONSHIPS, ALL OF THE

EFFECTS OF SIN, WHICH WILL

BE REMOVED.

I THINK IN THE NEW HEAVEN

AND THE NEW EARTH, WE'RE

GOING TO CONTINUE OUR

WORK.

THINK ABOUT IT, GORDON,

GOD DIDN'T JUST GIVE US

GIFTS FOR THIS LIFE ONLY.

I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF

OUR WORK IN HEAVEN DIDN'T

SOME HOW RESEMPLE WHAT

WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.

WE RETAIN OR NAMES AND OUR

GIFTS AND OUR

PERSONALITIES.

SO THAT MAY BE A CLUE

ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO

BE DOING IN HEAVEN.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS IN YOUR BOOK, "A

PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"

WHICH I THINK A LOT OF

AMERICANS DON'T REALLY

REALIZE IS THERE IS A

REALLY NARROW GATE.

I'VE SEEN SURVEYS OF

AMERICANS, AND 90% OF US

THINK, I'M GOING TO

HEAVEN.

YES.

Gordon: AND IT IS

ACTUALLY THE OTHER WAY

AROUND.

YEAH.

Gordon: WHY DON'T WE

GET THAT MESSAGE MORE

OFTEN?

BECAUSE IT GOES AGAINST

THE POLITICALLY CORRECT

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM OF THE

DAY THAT ALL ROADS LEAD TO

HEAVEN.

AND I WROTE A BOOK LAST

YEAR THAT NOT ALL ROADS

LEAVE TO HEAVEN.

I TOOK A YOUTH TRIP TO THE

SOVIET UNION, AND IT WAS

DURING THE COLD WAR.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THE

NIGHT WE WERE READY TO

LEAVE.

I SENT ALL OF THE KIDS

THROUGH PASSPORT CONTROL

AT THE AIRPORT, MY WIFE

WENT THROUGH, AND I WAS

THE LAST ONE.

AND I REACHED FOR MY

PASSPORT, AND NO PASSPORT.

I SEARCHED FRANTICALLY.

I EXPLAINED TO THE SOVIET

GUARD I WAS ON THE FLIGHT.

HE COULDN'T HAVE CARED

LESS.

NO PASSPORT, NO EXIT OUT

OF HERE.

FINALLY A FRIEND ON THE

OTHER SIDE PICKED OUT

PASSPORT, HE WAVED IT,

SAYING HE HAD TAKEN IT AS

A JOKE FROM ME.

Gordon: NOT A GOOD

JOKE.

NOT A GOOD JOKE.

BUT THE RELIEF I FELT

GOING THROUGH THAT

TURN-STYLE, I'LL NEVER

FORGET THAT.

THE BIBLE SAYS AT THE END

TIME, AT THE JUDGMENT DAY,

MANY PEOPLE WILL BE

PLEADING TO ALLOW ENTRANCE

INTO HEAVEN.

DIDN'T WE DO THIS AND

DIDN'T WE DO THAT?

HE'LL SAY APART FROM ME, I

NEVER KNEW YOU.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PASSPORT

TO HEAVEN, AND THAT IS THE

ONE GIVEN BY JESUS CHRIST.

Gordon: WHY DO YOU

SAY IN SOME RESPECTS WE'RE

NOT GOING TO REMEMBER THE

FORMER THINGS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE --

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS

A LOT OF CHRISTIANS ARE

CONCERNED WITH IS HOW MUCH

WILL I REMEMBER OF MY

FORMER LIFE?

AM I GOING TO REMEMBER THE

BAD THINGS?

WE TALK ABOUT THAT IN

THE BOOK.

I DON'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE

GOD DOES A MEMORY WIPE

WHEN WE GET INTO HEAVEN.

I THINK WE HAVE A NEW

PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS WHEN

WE GET INTO HEAVEN.

PEOPLE SAY, IF MY LOVED

ONES ARE IN HELL PERISHING

AND I'M AWARE OF IT, HOW

CAN I BE HAPPY IN HEAVEN?

THE FACT IS THE JOY OF

HEAVEN WILL NOT BE

EXTINGUISHED BY THE FLAMES

OF HELL.

WE'RE GOING TO UNDERSTAND

WHY EVERYONE IN HELL

DESERVES TO BE THERE.

SO I DON'T THINK THERE IS

A MEMORY WIPE.

I THINK IT IS A NEW

PERSPECTIVE.

Gordon: WHAT DO WE

GET TO TAKE WITH US TO

HEAVEN?

.

THE ONLY THING THAT

GOES WITH US IS WHAT WE'VE

DONE FOR CHRIST ON THIS

EARTH.

THERE IS AN INTERESTING

PHRASE I USE IN THE BOOK,

WHAT WE DO ON EARTH

REVERBERATES IN THE HALLS

OF HEAVEN FOREVER.

I ADDRESS THAT IN A PLACE

CALLED HEAVEN.

HEAVEN IS NOT GOING TO BE

THE SAME FOR EVERYBODY.

EVERYBODY THINKS IT WILL

BE A SOCIALISM, WHERE WE

ALL GET THE SAME SIZED

HOUSE AND THE SA SAME PLOT OF

LAND.

NO.

OUR GOOD WORKS ARE

WORTHLESS TO SECURE OUR

PLACE INTO HEAVEN.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT

REWARDS ARE IN HEAVEN.

HERE IS THE PARADOX,

GORDON, AS BRIEF AS OUR

TIME HERE ON EARTH IS, 70,

80 YEARS, WHAT WE DO IN

THESE FEW FLEETING YEARS

DETERMINES THE KIND OF

ETERNAL HEAVEN WE'RE GOING

TO EXPERIENCE.

Gordon: AND IT HAS TO

DO WITH HOW MUCH

RESPONSIBILITIES WE HAVE.

IT WILL BE SPECIAL

RESPONSIBILITIES, SPECIAL

ACCESS TO THE TREE OF

LIFE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL OF

THE FORMS THE REWARDS WILL

TAKE, BUT PAUL SAID

WHATEVER THEY ARE, THEY

ARE WORTH SACRIFICING FOR

IN THIS LIFE.

Gordon: THE EYE

HASN'T SEEN, THE EAR

HASN'T HEARD, AND OUR

HEART DOESN'T KNOW ALL OF

THE THINGS HE HAS IN STORE

FOR US.

IN THE BOOK, "A PLACE

CALLED HEAVEN," WILL HAVE

A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR ETERNAL HOME, AND,

MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW TO

GET THERE.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHERE

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

THANKS, GORDON.

Gordon: WELL,

DESPERATE TIMES AND NO

WATER LEFT THESE VILLAGERS

DRINKING SOMETHING

UNIMAGINABLE.

DON'T MISS HOW CBN BROUGHT

HOPE TO UGANDA, WHEN WE

RETURN.

Gordon: THERE IS A

VILLAGE IN AFRICA K WHO'S

NAME LITERALLY MEANS

HEATWAVES.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, FRESH

WATER THERE IS HARD TO

COME BY.

BUT THAT CHANGED AFTER A

TEAM FROM CBN AND

INNOVATION AFRICA ARRIVED.

THANKS TO SOLAR

TECHNOLOGY, THE SAME SUN

THAT SCORCHED THEIR

VILLAGE IS NOW DELIVERING

CLEAN WATER AND SAVING

LIVES ALONG THE WAY.

Reporter: AS THE SUN

RISES OVER KARAMUJA,

UGANDA, YOUNG AND OLD

DANCE WHILE PRAYERS OF

RELIEF AND GRATITUDE ARE

LIFTED TO HEAVEN.

AMONG THOSE CELEBRATING IS

TACOF, A WELL-RESPECTED

ELDER IN HER VILLAGE.

LIKE MANY, SHE PRAYED FOR

THIS DAY FOR A VERY LONG

TIME.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I

EVER HAD CLEAN WATER.

FOR YEARS I'VE BEEN IN

PAIN FROM DRINKING DIRTY

WATER.

NOW, AT LAST MY PAIN IS

GONE.

Reporter: WE FLEW TO

THIS REMOTE CORNER OF

AFRICA, CROSSING A WIDE

EXPANSE OF BARREN

LANDSCAPE, AND MET UP WITH

THIS MAN FRO.

WE HAVE BEEN IN AFRICA

FOR TWO YEARS, ALMOST TWO

DECADES.

THERE IS KNOW DOUB NO DOUBT THAT

HERE THE NEED IS MUCH

GREATER THAN ANY OTHER

PLACE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THERE IS A FAMINE IN THE

LAND.

WATER IS LIGHT, AND

WITHOUT IT, WE CANNOT DO

ANYTHING.

Reporter: BEFORE THE

WELLS WERE DRILLED HERE,

DAILY DESPERATION CONSUMED

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THEY DID WHAT THEY NEEDED

TO SURVIVE AS DEATH CREPT

AROUND EACH HOME.

EACH MORNING SOME STARTED

FIRES, OTHERS CLEANED

THEIR HOMES, AND OTHER

CHOPPED WOOD.

BUT EVERY FAMILY HAD ONE

MAIN GOAL FOR THE DAY:

FINDING WATER.

WE HAD TO GO VERY FAR

IN SEARCH OF WATER.

THE WATER IS ALWAYS DIRTY.

MY WHOLE FAMILY HAS BEEN

SICK BECAUSE OF IT.

Reporter: MANY ARE

FORCED TO SHARE THEIR

WATER SOURCES WITH

ANIMALS.

AFTER CHOPPING WOOD ALL

DAY, I WENT TO OUR STREAM

TO DRINK WATER.

BUT THE COWS TRAMPLED THE

WATER.

IT WAS TOO DIRTY TO DRINK.

AS I WALKED BACK HOME, I

ALMOST FAIPTED. FAINTED.

Reporter: OUT OF

OPTIONS, SHE WENT BACK AND

DRANK MUDDY WATER SHE

SHARED WITH THE CATTLE.

SOMETIMES THERE ISN'T EVEN

MUDDY WATER.

THIS REGION IS CALLED A

NAME THAT LITERALLY MEANS

HEATWAVES.

WE ALL TRY TO GROW

CROPS, BUT AT A TIME LIKE

THIS, THERE IS NOTHING WE

CAN DO.

THE SUN BURNS IT ALL.

THEY DON'T KNOW FROM

WHERE TO GET WATER.

THERE IS NO WATER TO BE

FOUND.

AND IF THEY'RE ABLE TO

FIND SOME WATER, MOST OF

THE TIME IT IS SO

CONTAMINATED, AND THEY

KNOW MOST LIKELY IT WILL

MAKE THEIR KIDS SICK.

MANY OF THEM ARE PRAYING

THAT THEIR CHILDREN WILL

NOT DIE FROM THE

CONTAMINATED WATER, BUT

THEY HAVE NO CHOICE.

I REMEMBER WALKING AND TO

FIND WATER.

I SEARCHED HOURS WITHOUT

FINDING IT.

IT TOOK ME EIGHT HOURS TO

GET HOME.

I SAID, PLEASE HELP ME, I

AM THIRSTY, BUT THEIR

CHILDREN HAD ALREADY

FINISHED IT.

MY THROAT WAS TOO DRY, SO

I WHISPERED A PRAYER TO

GOD FOR WATER.

Reporter: WHEN THE

CROPS FAIL AND THEY HAVE

NOTHING TO EAT, PEOPLE

PICK TREE LEAVES.

SO THIS IS WHAT THEY

SUBSIST ON.

IT HARDLY HAS ANY

NUTRITIONAL VALUE AT ALL,

AND IT DOESN'T TASTE LIKE

MUCH OF ANYTHING.

IT IS JUST SORT OF BITTER.

MOST OF THE TIME THEY'LL

BOIL THIS IN MUDDY WATER

AND SALT.

AND WHEN THERE IS NO WATER

AT ALL, THEY'LL BOIL THIS

IN COW URINE.

INSTEAD OF COMING HOME

EMPTY-HANDED, WE BRING

HOME THE COW URINE.

AFTER YOU DRINK IT, YOU

FEEL LIKE VOMITING, BUT

WHEN YOU VOMIT, NOTHING

COMES UP BECAUSE YOU ARE

STARVING.

Reporter: MANY SUFFER

FROM A CONDITION FROM

EATING CONTAMINATED FOOD.

ONE OF MY CHILDREN LOST

ALL OF HIS HAIR AND HAD

SORES ON HIS HEAD.

I KNEW IT IS BECAUSE OF

THE URINE AND DIRTY WATER.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE

ARE REALIZING HOW HARSH IT

IS FOR SO MANY PEOPLE.

THE STARVATION IS FORCING

PEOPLE TO EAT LEAVES,

MICE, DRINKING THE BLOOD

OF THEIR ANIMALS, JUST TO

SURVIVE.

WE DRINK THE BLOOD OF A

COW.

WE DON'T NORMALLY DO THAT,

BUT WHEN THERE IS NOTHING

ELSE, WE HAVE TO.

Reporter: THE COWS

DON'T DIE FROM THE BLOOD

LETTING, AND THEY'RE NOT

KILLED FOR THEIR MEAT.

THEY ARE KEPT SO DRINKING

BLOOD CAN ALWAYS BE A LAST

RESORT FOR THEIR SURVIVAL.

MANY, INCLUDING LUCIA,

HAVE DEALT WITH DEATH.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS

PREGNANT, I WAS CARRYING

WATER HOME FROM THE

CONTAMINATED STREAM.

I HAD BEEN SICK FROM DAYS

FOR DRINKING THE WATER.

A TERRIBLE PAIN TORE MY

INSIDES, AND I REALIZED I

WAS HAVING A MISCARRIAGE.

IT FELT LIKE MY LIFE WAS

OVER.

I KNOW IT HAPPENED BECAUSE

OF THE WATER.

Reporter: CEVON SAW

FIRSTHAND WHAT HAPPENS TO

THE ELDERLY IN TIMES OF

DROUGHT AND FAMINE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND,

WHAT?

HE IS HELPLESS.

HE IS ABOUT TO DIE OF

HUNGER.

WHEN I ARRIVED, I

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

AND WHEN I WENT TO THE

FIRST VILLAGE, I SAW

ELDERS THAT WERE DYING

FROM HUNGER.

I FELT HOPELESS AT THAT

POINT.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

LIKE IT.

ONLY IN THE PAST FEW DAYS

WE HAVE HEARD OF 37 PEOPLE

WHO HAVE DIED OF THIRST.

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY

THAT DIED IN HER HOUSE.

SHE WAS AS THIN AS A REED.

SHE WAS DEAD FOR THREE

DAYS BEFORE ANYONE FOUND

HER.

SHE WAS SO DRIED UP, WE

DIDN'T EVEN SMELL HER

BODY.

Reporter: DURING

THESE TIMES, ONLY THE

STRONG CAN BEAR IT.

ELDERS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

SUFFER THE MOST.

IT PAINS ME TO SEE MY

GRANDCHILDREN THIRSTY AND

GOING HUNGRY.

SOMETIMES I AM TOO WEAK TO

GET UP.

I GIVE MY FOOD TO THE

CHILDREN AND THEN I KNEEL

DOWN AND MAKE THE SIGN OF

THE CROSS, AND GOD COMES

AND TAKES MY HUNGER AWAY.

AS A MOTHER OF THREE

CHILDREN, IT IS

HEARTBREAKING WHEN I SEE

THE CHILDREN SUFFERING.

BUT EVEN WORSE IS WHEN I

LOOK AT THE MOTHERS, AND

HOW THEY ARE HOPELESS

BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SAVE THEIR

CHILDREN.

I WENT ON MY KNEES AND

SAID, GOD, YOU ARE THE ONE

WHO GAVE ME THESE

CHILDREN.

WHY HAVE YOU GIVEN THEM TO

ME ONLY TO TAKE THEM AWAY?

THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN

HELP US, APART FROM YOU.

Reporter: THEN ONE

MORNING, TACO AND THE

OTHERS HEARD A SOUND

ALMOST LIKE THUNDER

OUTSIDE THEIR VILLAGE.

TWO LARGE TRUCKS ARRIVED.

AS THEY STARTED DRILLING,

THE NEWS SPREAD QUICKLY.

THEIR LACK OF WATER WOULD

SOON BE A THING OF THE

PAST.

CBN TEAMED UP WITH

INNOVATION AFRICA AND

DRILLED NOT ONE, BUT FOUR

WELLS IN THIS REGION.

WHEN WATER ERUPTED FOR THE

FIRST TIME, ANIMALS FROM

FAR AWAY SENSED IT AND

WALKED MILES TO DRINK.

CHILDREN PLAYED AND PEOPLE

GATHERED FROM A DOZEN

VILLAGES.

MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE

NOW HAVE FRESH, CLEAN

WATER.

IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'VE

BEEN WAITING FOR US, AND

THEY KEEP SAYING THAT THEY

KNEW WE WOULD BE COMING

BECAUSE THEY WERE PRAYING

TO GOD.

AND THEY KNEW WE WOULD BE

COMING, AND THEY WOULD BE

SAVED.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

IN 30 YEARS THAT I DON'T

HAVE TO FETCH FOR WATER.

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

JUST AS GOD RESCUED DANIEL

FROM THE LION'S DEN, HE

HAS RESCUED US TODAY.

Reporter: WITH THE

DRILLING COMPLETE, WE

BUILT TOWERS AND HOISTED

TANKS TO STORE THE WATER.

THROUGH THE USE OF ISRAELI

TECHNOLOGY, SOLAR PANELS

PROVIDE THE ENERGY NEEDED

TO POWER DEEP WELL PUMPS.

THE SAME SUN THAT IS

MAKING THEM THIRSTY, THE

SAME SUN THAT IS DRYING

THEIR LAND, IS TODAY THE

SAME SUN THAT IS PROVIDING

THEM WITH WATER.

IT IS THE ENERGY FROM THE

SUN THAT IS NOW SAVING

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

Reporter: AS THE

SOLAR PANELS ARE BEING

INSTALLED BACK HERE, ALL

OF THE WOMEN OF THE

VILLAGE HAVE TURNED OUT TO

SING SONGS, THANKING THE

PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND

PRAISING GOD FOR BRINGING

WATER TO A PLACE WHERE IT

WAS DESPERATELY NEEDED.

IN FACT, THIS BARREN

CORNER OF AFRICA ALMOST

BECAME THE NEW JERUSALEM.

IN 1903, THIS LAND WAS

OFFERED TO THE HOMELESS

JEWS FROM EUROPE.

THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE

HOME OF THE JEWS.

Reporter: TODAY, MORE

THAN 100 YEARS LATER, CBN

AND INNOVATION AFRICA HAVE

COME TO SHARE THE SAME

ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY THAT IS

TRANSFORMING THE DRY

DESERTS OF ISRAEL INTO

FERTILE FARMLAND.

I BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL

IS NOTHING SHORT OF A

MIRACLE.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL

OF THE INNOVATIONS THAT

ARE COMING OUT OF THIS

SMALL COUNTRY.

AS ISRAELIS, WE FEEL A

SENSE OF CRIME TO COME

HERE, NOW THAT WE ARE

STRONG, TO BE ABLE TO

SHARE THE BLESSINGS OUT OF

ISRAEL.

IT IS EMOTIONAL FOR US.

AND I'M HAPPY THAT WE HAD

THIS OPPORTUNITY,

ESPECIALLY WITH CBN, TO

COME TOGETHER AS

CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND TO

BE ABLE TO HELP.

WITHOUT US COMING TOGETHER

HERE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

WOULD HAVE DIED.

ABSOLUTELY, NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

[CHEERING]

I CANNOT BELIEVE MY

GRANDCHILDREN ARE REALLY

ENJOYING THE WATER.

NOW THEY CAN DRINK WATER

WHENEVER THEY WANT.

I LOVE DRINKING THE

WATER.

IT TASTES SO GOOD.

IT IS PRICELESS, WHEN

WE ARE SEEING THE JOY AND

THE EYES OF THE MOTHERS,

THE HOPE WHEN WATER IS

FLOWING.

IT'S WORTH EVERYTHING.

AND I WISH THAT THE DONORS

COULD SEE IT AND

UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT THAT

THEY ARE MAKING IN THE

LIVES OF SO MANY PEOPLE.

Reporter: WE GAVE ALL

OF THE FAMILIES HERE SEEDS

TO START NEW GARDENS.

WE'RE ALSO GIVING THEM

FOOD TO HELP THEM GET BY

AS THEIR CROPS BEGIN TO

GROW LUSH AND STRONG.

JUST AS GOD HAS BLESSED

THE WATER, HE WILL BLESS

THE SEEDS YOU HAVE

BROUGHT.

Reporter: THE TOWERS

AND TANKS PROVIDE ENOUGH

PRESSURE TO PUMP THE WATER

TO NEARBY VILLAGES.

PEOPLE GLADLY WORK

TOGETHER TO DIG TRENCHES

AND LAY PIPES SO OTHERS

CAN HAVE CLEAN WATER, TOO.

LUCIA AND HER FAMILY EVEN

WELCOMED A HEALTHY BABY

BOY INTO THE WORLD.

HAVING WATER HAS

CHANGED OUR LIVES.

EVERYTHING IS BETTER.

WE CAN FINALLY GROW OUR

OWN VEGETABLES, AND EVEN

SELL THEM AT THE MARKET.

ONCE THEY HAVE ACCESS

TO WATER, EVERYTHING

CHANGES.

PEOPLE CAN WASH

THEMSELVES.

THEY ARE NO LONGER

THIRSTY.

THEY GROW FOOD.

CHILDREN CAN GO TO SCHOOL.

PEOPLE ARE HEALTHIER.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL

BEING CLEAN.

BEFORE, WE ONLY WASHED

DURING THE RAINY SEASON.

WHEN THE SEASON ENDED, WE

STAYED DIRTY, SOMETIMES

FOR NINE MONTHS.

NOW I BATHE EVERY DAY.

I'M SO GRATEFUL.

Reporter: JUST HOURS

AFTER THE FIRST TAPS WERE

OPEN, PEOPLE DID LAUNDRY

AS CLEAN CLOTHES WAVED IN

THE WIND, POTS BOILED, AND

STREAMS OF PEOPLE GATHERED

WATER TO TAKE HOME.

I KNOW THAT GOD HAS

ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS.

THE GRANDCHILDREN OF MY

CHILDREN WILL NOT SUFFER

LIKE WE HAVE SUFFERED.

WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE,

IT'S NOT ONLY FOR NOW, BUT

IT IS FOR MANY GENERATIONS

TO COME.

IT IS THE BEGINNING OF A

BETTER FUTURE FOR EVEN

CENTURIES TO COME.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING

US WATER AND FOOD.

I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

GOD IS SO GREAT.

HE HAS ANSWERED OUR

PRAYERS THROUGH THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL AND CBN.

THANK YOU!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

[CHEERING]

Gordon: AND THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT

WONDERFUL PROJECT,

BRINGING FRESH DRINKING

WATER TO 10,000 PEOPLE IN

UGANDA.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU RIGHT NOW TO

JOIN WITH US AND SAY, YES,

I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB"?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH.

THAT BREAKS OUT TO ONLY 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND YOU'RE JOINING WITH

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

NOW, FOR THOSE WELLS, EACH

ONE OF THOSE WELLS IS

ROUGHLY $35,000 A PIECE.

THAT'S A $130,000 PROJECT

TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

BUT WHEN WE ALL COME

TOGETHER AND DO OUR PART,

THEN WE CAN LUMP ALL THAT

TOGETHER AND WE CAN MAKE

THESE KINDS OF THINGS

HAPPEN.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS

KIND OF THING, JOIN WITH

US.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING," GOES INTO THE

WORK OF CBN HUMANITARIAN

INTERNATIONALLY, GOES INTO

PREACHING THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

A PORTION GOES TO

"SUPERBOOK" AS WELL.

IT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

CARE TO GIVE.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

NOW: 1-800-700-7000.

AND WE HAVE A WELL

-DRILLING PROGRAM.

IF YOU WANT TO DESIGNATE

YOUR GIFT JUST TO DRILLING

WELLS AROUND THE WORLD,

ALL MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE GIVE, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO cbn.com

THERE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU

CAN DESIGNATE A GIFT TO

DRILLING WATER WELLS.

1-800-700-7000.

> UP NEXT, COUNTLESS

AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH

SHAME.

EVANGELIST CHRISTINE CAIN

TELLS US HOW YOU CAN TURN

SHAME ON YOU TO SHAME OFF

Gordon: SHAME CAN

TAKE ON MANY FORMS.

IT CAN HIDE IN THE SHADOWS

OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL,

CONFIDENT, AND

HIGH-ACHIEVING PERSON, AS

WELL AS IN THE HEART OF

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED

OR ABANDON.

SHAME CAN TOAL HOLD US BACK IN

WAYS WE DON'T EVEN

REALIZE.

BUT EVANGELIST CHRISTINE

CAIN SAYS WE CAN ALL BE

SHAME-FREE.

TAKE A LOOK.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS

BORN, I WAS LEFT IN A

HOSPITAL, UNNAMED, AND

UNWANTED.

I EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ABUSE

AT THE HANDS OF MANY

DIFFERENT MEN FOR OVER A

DECADE OF MY LIFE.

I WAS A YOUNG WOMAN THAT

WAS FULL OF UNFORGIVENESS,

THAT WAS FULL OF

BITTERNESS, THAT WAS FULL

OF SHAME AND GUILT AND

CONDEMNATION.

I WAS SO ANGRY.

I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT I

COULD GET PAST MY PAST.

BUT THEN I ENCOUNTERED THE

REALITY OF A RELATIONSHIP

WITH JESUS CHRIST.

AND I DISCOVERED THAT MY

PAST DOES NOT NEED TO

DEFINE MY FUTURE.

THAT I AM NOT THE

WORKMANSHIP OF SOMEONE

ELSE'S MISTAKE, BUT THAT I

AM GOD'S WORKMANSHIP.

WE ARE GOD'S WORKMANSHIP

RECREATED IN JESUS CHRIST

JESUS, FOR GOOD WORKS THAT

GOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND,

THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN

THEM.

I WAS ABLE TO MAKE WHAT

JESUS DID FOR ME GREATER

THAN WHAT ANYONE ELSE HAD

DONE TO ME.

BECAUSE OF THE REDEMPTIVE

WORK OF JESUS CHRIST ON

THE CROSS, BECAUSE OF THAT

BLOOD THAT WAS SHED AT

CALVARY, I AM ABLE TO MOVE

BEYOND THE ABUSE AND THE

PAIN AND THE STRUGGLE AND

THE UNFORGIVENESS AND THE

BROKENNESS OF MY PAST INTO

THE AWESOME FUTURE THAT

JESUS CHRIST DIED TO GIVE

ME.

HE CAME NOT JUST SO THAT I

COULD EXIST, BUT SO WE

COULD HAVE LIFE AND LIFE

MORE ABUNDANTLY.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU,

NO MATTER WHAT HAS

HAPPENED TO YOU, NO MATTER

WHAT FAILURES YOU HAVE

MADE, I WANT YOU TO KNOW

IF YOU WOKE UP THIS

MORNING AND THERE IS STILL

BREATH IN YOUR LUNGS, IT

IS NOT TOO LATE.

YOUR LIFE IS NOT OVER.

GOD HAS A PLAN.

HE HAS A PURPOSE.

HE HAS A DESTINY FOR YOU.

THE ENEMY IS A LIAR, BUT

HE IS VERY LOUD.

YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE

LOUD LIES OF THE ENEMY

WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD.

YOU WERE NOT AN ACCIDENT.

YOU WERE CREATED ON

PURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE.

YOU ARE GOD'S WORKMANSHIP.

YOU ARE CREATED IN THE

IMAGE OF GOD, AND FILLED

WITH GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE AND

DESTINY.

THE SAME JESUS THAT CAME

TO THIS UNNAMED, UNWANTED,

BROKEN, ASHAMED YOUNG

WOMAN, WASHED AWAY THE

MESS OF MY PATH AND GAVE

ME A WHOLE NEW FUTURE.

I WANT TO DECLARE WHAT

JESUS CHRIST DECLARED OVER

YOUR LIFE.

HE SAME SHAME OFF YOU.

THE WORLD SAYS SHAME ON

YOU, BUT I'M DECLARING

SHAME OFF YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: TO THOSE THAT

BELIEVE ON HIM, TO THEM HE

GIVES THE POWER TO BE THE

CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH

GOD.

REALIZE YOUR PLACE IN THE

KINGDOM.

REALIZE YOUR PLACE IN

HEAVEN.

AND IN THERE THERE IS NO

SHAME.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM EPHESIANS: "FOR BY

GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED

THROUGH FAITH, AND NOT OF

YOURSELF.

IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD, NOT

OF WORKS, LEST ANYONE

SHOULD

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