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The 700 Club - October 6, 2017

The monk who stood up to the Holy Roman Empire and changed the world. Best-selling author Eric Metaxas takes us inside the life of Martin Luther. Plus, a five hundred mile journey that forged a friendship and strengthened faith. Read Transcript


Gordon: THE MONK WHO

STOOD UP TO THE HOLY ROMAN

EMPIRE AND THEN CHANGED

THE WORLD.

ERIC METAXAS TAKES US

INSIDE THE LIFE OF MARTIN

LUTHER.

> THEN...TWO FRIENDS

EMBARK ON A 500-MILE

JOURNEY.

HOLD ON, YOU'RE IN FOR

A WILD RIDE.

Gordon: WATCH AS THEY

TEST THE LIMITS OF HUMAN

ENDURANCE.

THERE WERE MOMENTS

WHERE WE LITERALLY

THOUGHT, WE'RE DONE.

Gordon: AND THEY

STRENGTHEN THEIR FAITH

ALONG THE WAY.

GOD WAS WITH US EVERY

STEP OF THE WAY.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE MAN WHO WENT ON THE

SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN LAS

VEGAS MAY HAVE CONSIDERED

OTHER TARGETS AS WELL.

BOSTON AND CHICAGO.

THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE

CLUES AUTHORITIES HAVE

FOUND AS THEY CONTINUE

THEIR INVESTIGATION.

Terry: MANY PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM

THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING

WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK.

AND SOME OF THE SURVIVORS

HAVE RELIED ON THEIR FAITH

IN GOD.

STEPHANIE RIGGS BRINGS US

THIS STORY FROM LAS VEGAS.

Reporter: THE MOTIVE

BEHIND THE LARGEST MASS

SHOOTING IN U.S. HISTORY

REMAINS A MINISTRY.

BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY

PREMEDITATEED.

ALTHOUGH STEPHEN PADDOCK

SHOT AND KILLED HIMSELF,

IT PLANNED LIK SOUNDS LIKE HE PLANNED

TO SURVIVE HIMSELF.

HE HAD 60 POUNDS OF

TANERITE, USED IN

EXPLOSIVE RIFLE TARGETS.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING

INTO WHETHER HE SCOPED OUT

OTHER TARGETS HERE IN LAS

VEGAS AND CHICAGO BEFORE

DECIDING ON THE 32nd

FLOOR OF MANDALAY BAY, AND

22,000 UNSPU UNSUSPECTING SOULS.

HE HAD RENTED ROOMS

OVERLOOKING "THE LIFE IS

BEAUTIFUL SHOW" AND THE

HEAVILY TENDED LOLAPALOOZA

CONCERT.

THE EXPERTS WONDER IN THE

64-YEAR-OLD SUFFERED FROM

A BRAIN ABNORMALITY OR HAD

A TERMINAL ILLNESS THAT

LED HIM TO DO THE

UNTHINKABLE.

PEOPLE GATHER OUTSIDE OF

MANDALAY BAY, AND FILL LAS

VEGAS BLOOD BANKS AND

CHURCHES, OFFERING

SUPPORT.

MY HEART IS WARMED BY

AS MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE

COMING TOGETHER RIGHT NOW,

EVEN AT THIS CHURCH.

IT IS JUST AMAZING.

Reporter: AND HOW DO

YOU FEEL ABOUT THE GUNMAN?

I DON'T THINK ITS HIS

FAULT.

I DON'T THINK IT'S HIS

FAULT.

HE'S NOT RIGHT.

IT WASN'T GOD.

IT WASN'T HIM.

IT WAS ANOTHER THING.

IT WAS AN EVIL THING.

I FORGIVE HIM.

Reporter: LAS VEGAS

IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS

SIN CITY, BUT SOME LOCALS

ARE RENAMING IT SINCERE

CITY OR GRACE CITY,

REVEALING A SIDE OF THIS

PLACE WE HAVE NOT SEEN

BEFORE.

IN LAS VEGAS, STEPHANIE

RIGGS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, WE'RE

ALL ASKING, WHY DID THIS

HAPPEN?

I'M NOT SURE WE'LL EVER

GET A DEFINITIVE ANSWER TO

THAT.

AND NOW WE'RE STARTING TO

ASK, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT

THAT?

WELL, AFTER THE SHOOTINGS,

THE DEBATE OVER GUN

CONTROL IS NOW CENTER

STAGE ON CAPITOL HILL.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, GORDON.

AND THE MAIN FOCUS OF THAT

DEBATE IS BANNING OR AT

LEAST REGULATING A

POTENTIALLY GUN ACCESSORY

THAT WAS USED IN LAS

VEGAS.

JENNA BROWDER HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE GUN

CONTROL STALEMATE IN

WASHINGTON COULD BE NEAR

AN END AS REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO AGREE

ON LEGISLATION THAT WOULD

BAN BUMP STOCKS.

THE GUN ACCESSORY USED BY

THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTER

ALLOWS A SEMI AUTOMATIC

WEAPON TO FIRE

CONTINUOUSLY, LIKE AN

AUTOMATIC.

GET DOWN!

Reporter: RIGHT NOW

THEY'RE LEGAL AND ONLY

COST ABOUT $100.

THE GOAL IS TO PROHIBIT

THESE DEADLY DEVICES THAT

CAUSE SO MUCH DEATH AND

DESTRUCTION IN LAS VEGAS

EARLIER THIS WEEK.

Reporter: CARLOS

CAPELLO SAYS HE WILL

INTRODUCE A BIPARTISAN

BILL IN THE HOUSE TO PUT A

TOTAL BAN ON BUMP STOCKS,

SIMILAR TO A BILL PROPOSED

BY DEMOCRATS IN THE

SENATE.

WE HAVE TO ACT NOW, AND

WE'RE NOT GOING AWAY.

WE HAVE TOLD THE FAMILIES

WE HAVE TO PASS SOMETHING.

Reporter: BUT NOT ALL

LAWMAKERS ARE ON BOARD,

LIKE REPRESENTATIVE STEVE

SCALISE WHO WAS SHOT AT A

REPUBLICAN BASEBALL

PRACTICE IN JUNE.

HE IS CONCERNED THAT A BAN

ON BUMP STOCKS WOULD LEAD

TO WIDER REGULATIONS ON

GUNS.

SENATOR JOHN KENNEDY

AGREES.

I DON'T THINK THAT THE

80 OR 90 MILLION AMERICANS

WHO EXERCISE THEIR SECOND

AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO OWN A

GUN SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR

THE ACTS OF ONE EVIL

PERSON.

Reporter: AS FOR THE

PRESIDENT...

President Trump:

WE'LL BE LOOKING INTO THAT

OVER THE NEXT SHORT

PERIOD.

Reporter: SO FOR NOW,

THE FUTURE OF THIS REMAINS

IN THE HANDS OF CONGRESS.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY HAS REACHED OUT

TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS,

WARNING THEM OF POSSIBLE

COPYCATS.

IN WASHINGTON, JENNA

BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

John: PRESIDENT TRUMP

REPORTEDLY ANNOUNCED THAT

HE WILL DESER DE CERTIFY THE

DEAL WITH IRAN.

THE ACTION COULD

EVENTUALLY LEAD TO

RESTARTING U.S. SANCTIONS

AGAINST IRAN.

> THE NATIONAL MALL HERE

IN WASHINGTON HAS SEEN

MANY LARGE GATHERINGS, BUT

NEVER ONE FOR WORSHIPPING

THE CREATOR OF MANKIND.

Reporter: THEY SAY

WASHINGTON HAS NEVER SEEN

ANYTHING LIKE IT,

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE, MORE THAN 50 TENTS

COVERING THE NATIONAL MALL

ALL WITH ONE PURPOSE: TO

WORSHIP THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO

14th, RIGHT THERE IN

FRONT OF THE MONUMENTS,

THERE IS GOING TO BE A

TENT CITY.

SO EVERY STATE WILL HAVE A

TENT, AND EVERY TENT WILL

BE FILLED WIN WORSHIP AND

PRAYER 24 HOURS A DAY.

Reporter: DAVID

BRADSHAW IS THE VISIONARY

AND THE ORGANIZER OF THE

EVENT CALLED "AWAKEN THE

DAWN."

WE WANT TO THROW THE

BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF

JESUS' WORTH.

EVERY ONE OF THESE TENTS

IS GOING TO SHOUT TO THIS

NATION THAT JESUS IS ALIVE

AND HE IS WORTHY.

Reporter: CHRISTIAN

LEADERLEADERS LIKE BRADSHAW SAY

THEY HAVE RECEIVING

PROPHECY FOR YEARS ABOUT A

NATIONAL GATHERING, LIKE

THIS.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE PART

OF A JESUS MOVEMENT LIKE

WOODSTOCK.

OUR PRAYER IS EVERY

GENERATION, YOUNG AND OLD,

WOULD HAVE A FRESH

ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS'

PERSON.

WE WANT TO CALL AMERICA

BACK TO CHRIST.

THE LORD BLESSES THE

PEOPLE THAT BLESS HIM.

Reporter: THERE IS

ALSO ONE CALLED "DAVID'S

TENT."

HE BELIEVES WHAT "AWAKEN

THE DAWN" IGNITES COULD

AWAKEN THE WHOLE NATION.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO A

NATION THAT SEEKS HIS

FACE, FROM ESTABLISHMENT

OF YOUR BORDERS, THE

HEALING OF

RELATIONSHIPS --

Reporter: THE BIBLE

SAYS THAT GOD EN HABITS INHABITS THE

PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.

WE BELIEVE HE WILL MOVE IN

POWER.

Reporter: " AWAKEN

THE DAWN" ENDS ON COLUMBUS

DAY.

IT WILL ASK MILLIONS OF

WOMEN TO RISE UP AND PRAY

THEM INTO THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

A WHOLE GENERATION IN

THE LATE '60s WAS

PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS AND

REBELLION, GOING OFF THE

LEDGE.

AND WHAT HAPPENED?

A MILLION MOMS FELL ON

THEIR FACES AND SAID, NOT

MY SON, NOT MY DAUGHTER,

GOD, POUR OUT YOUR SPIRIT,

AND HE DID.

Reporter: THEY WANT

TO SEND TEAMS IN FUTURE

MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME

WORSHIP AT DAVID'S TENT SO

PEOPLE CAN KEEP PRAISING

GOD THERE FOR DECADES TO

COME.

AND THEY WANT TO TAKE THIS

WORSHIP MOVEMENT INTO ALL

OF THE NATIONS.

OUR GOAL IS TO GO TO

EVERY STATE CAPITAL AND

HUNDREDS OF UNIVERSITY

CAMPUSES WITH PUBLIC

WORSHIP GATHERINGS

INTENTS.

Reporter: AND THEY'RE

PRAYING EVEN BEFORE

"AWAKEN THE DAWN" BEGINS

THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

WOULD BE SAVED.

NOT ONLY THE FOUR DAYS,

BUT THEN OUT OF IT, AS WE

GO TO THE STATES.

Reporter: WHAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN HERE ON

THE NATIONAL MALL STARTING

OCTOBER 6th WILL ONLY

LAST FOUR DAYS, BUT THOSE

INVOLVED WITH IT HOPE ITS

IMPACT WILL RIPPLE ON DOWN

THROUGH THE YEARS AND THE

GENERATIONS.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, THE

NATIONAL MALL.

John: THANKS, PAUL.

AND WE'LL HAVE A REPORT ON

" AWAKEN THE DAWN" FOR YOU

NEXT WE'RE.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO ATTEND, WE HAVE MORE

INFORMATION.

JUST GO TO cbnnews.com.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HE

IS THE MONK WHO GAVE US

THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

TODAY.

BUT MUCH OF WHAT WE THINK

WE KNOW ABOUT MARTIN

LUTHER IS MYTH.

"NEW YORK TIMES"

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, ERIC

METAXAS, SETS THE RECORD

STRAIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: WELL, 500

YEARS AGO, ON

OCTOBER 31st, 1517,

MARTIN LUTHER POSTED A

LITTLE NOTE ON THE DOOR OF

A CHURCH IN WHITENBURG,

GERMANY, AND IT ROCKED THE

WORLD.

Reporter: HAVE YOU

EVER WONDERED WHY MOST OF

WESTERN CULTURE BELIEVES

IN EQUALITY, RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, AND DEMOCRACY?

MARTIN LUTHER PLAYED A

POWERFUL ROLE IN SHAPING

THESE IDEOLOGIES.

IN 1517, HE POSTED HIS 95

ESSAY.

NUMBER ONE "NEW YORK

TIMES" BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

ERIC METAXAS BRINGS THIS

SIDE TO LIFE IN HIS LATEST

BOOK, "MARTIN LUTHER."

IT CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE

VIEWED THEMSELVES, THE

SOCIETY, AND THEIR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

Gordon: PLEASE

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB," ERIC METAXAS, WHAT

IS WITH YOU AND GERMAN

THEOLOGIANS?

I DON'T KNOW.

MY MOTHER IS GERMAN.

I HAVE TO CARE ABOUT THESE

THINGS.

I'LL WRITE A BOOK ABOUT

GREECE NEXT YEAR.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT TO

HONOR FOR FATHER AS

WELL --

MY DAD IS WAITING.

BUT WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT

THAT TODAY.

TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

MAMARTIN LUTHER.

IT IS THE 500th

ANNIVERSARY.

AS USUAL WITH MOST OF MY

BOOKS, I KNEW VERY LITTLE

GOING INTO IT.

AND WHAT I DISCOVERED

ACTUALLY STUNNED ME, SO

I'M HAPPY TO SAY IT IS

IMPORTANT AND EXCITING.

Gordon: WELL, ONE OF

THE THINGS YOU POINT OUT

IN YOUR BOOK ON MARTIN

LUTHER IS THE IMPACT STILL

TODAY, THAT SOME OF THE

CORE THOUGHTS, WHETHER

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY OR JUST

THE CONCEPT OF INDIVIDUAL

FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF

CONSCIENCE --

THIS IS WHAT IS KIND OF

CRAZY BECAUSE PEOPLE MAY

NOT REALIZE IT -- AND I

HOPE I COMMUNICATE IT IN

THE BOOK -- THERE IS NO

WAY WE WOULD HAVE AMERICA

AND AMERICAN FREEDOM IF

THIS MAN HAD NOT DONE

EXACTLY WHAT HE DID 500

YEARS AGO.

NOW, I CONFESS, I DIDN'T

KNOW THAT.

I HAD FRIENDS TWISTING MY

ARM.

I DEDICATE --

Gordon: YOU WEREN'T

TAUGHT THAT IN SCHOOL?

THE POINT IS, IF YOU'RE

TAUGHT IT --

Gordon: IT WAS

DRILLED INTO --

BUT YOU WERE FROM

VIRGINIA, BUDDY.

Gordon: ACTUALLY, I

LEARNED IT AT YALE.

IF THERE WASN'T MARTIN

LUTHER AND THERE WASN'T

THE GREAT AWAKEN OF

1735 --

WHO IN THE WORLD DID

YOU STUDY UNDER AT YALE --

Gordon: MORGAN.

GUESS WHAT, I MISSED

THAT CLASS.

ONCE YOU LEARN IT FROM

SOMEBODY WHO UNDERSTANDS

IT, YOU'LL NEVER FORGET

IT.

Gordon: HE WANTED TO

LEAVE THAT STAMP, THAT YOU

HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE

HISTORY OF IDEAS AND HOW

IMPORTANT THESE IDEAS

WERE.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, AS

I SAY, I MISSED THAT.

AND IT THRILLS ME THAT

SOMEBODY GETS THIS.

BECAUSE WHEN I UNDERSTOOD

THIS, I THOUGHT, IF I

DIDN'T GET THIS, NOT

EVERYBODY GOT THIS.

Gordon: BUT THEY CAN

READ YOUR BOOK --

BUT THEY CAN READ MY

BOOK.

ONCE I UNDERSTOOD THIS,

LITERALLY, EVERYTHING WE

TAKE FOR GRANTED AS PART

OF THE GOOD MODERN WORLD,

THE WEST -- AND SOME OF

THE BODY -- BUT THE

PLURALISM, THE IDEA THAT

PEOPLE CAN LIVE TOGETHER

IN A FREE SOCIETY AND EACH

HAVE THEIR OWN IDEAS AND

THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE

AFRAID OF WHAT THE POWER

IS GOING TO DO, CRUSH

THEM -- THE KIND OF STUFF

WE COMPLETELY TAKE FOR

GRANTED DID NOT EXIST

UNTIL THIS MAN STOOD UP,

VERY BRAVELY, AND

DECLARED, THIS IS WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS.

WHAT HE DID ABSOLUTELY

CHANGED THE WORLD.

THAT'S WHY I PUT IT IN THE

TITLE.

HE DIDN'T DISCOVER

ANYTHING NEW.

HE HAD DISCOVERED WHAT HAD

BEEN HIDDEN OVER 15

CENTURIES OF TRADITION,

AND PEOPLE HAD LOST SIGHT

OF THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING IN THE WORLD, WHICH

IS THE GOSPEL, WHICH IS

THE IDEA THAT JESUS CAME

TO SET US FREE, AND TO BE

FREE FROM WHAT?

FROM THE FEAR OF POWER,

FROM THE FEAR OF HELL,

THAT GOD WANTS US TO KNOW

THAT WE REALLY ARE HIS AND

THAT HE HAS GIVEN HIMSELF

TO US AND HE HAS GIVEN

SALVATION TO US.

IMAGINE LIVING IN A WORLD

WHERE NOBODY REALLY KNOWS

THIS, EVEN THOUGH

EVERYBODY GOES TO CHURCH.

LUTHER DID SO MUCH, IT IS

REALLY IMPOSSIBLE IN A FEW

MINUTES TO SAY IT.

BUT I HAVE TO SAY, AS WITH

MANY OF MY BOOKS, BY

WRITING IT, I DISCOVERED

THESE THINGS, AND THEN I

HAVE A PASSION TO TELL THE

WORLD BECAUSE IT IS

EXCITING, TO BE HONEST.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT SOME THINGS THAT

WERE IN THE BOOK THAT

WEREN'T IN MY EDUCATION,

AND THAT IS THE LINK THAT

THERE IS SOME REAL

INTERESTING DIVINE

COINCIDENCES.

THIS IS HUGE.

MONEY, TO MY KNOWLEDGE,

HAS EVER NOTICED THIS

BEFORE.

SINCE EVERYBODY KNOWS I'M

A SPIRIT-FILLED, JESUS

FREAK -- I REALIZED HE WAS

BORN ON NOVEMBER 10th,

AND THE NEXT DAY HE IS

BAPTIZED IS ST. MARTIN'S

DAY.

BUT I FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT

NUDGE ME, LOOK AT

ST. MARTIN.

I LOOK HIM UP.

HE WAS A ROMAN CITIZEN.

HE SERVED IN THE ROMAN

ARMY.

BUT THEY HAD NEVER SEEN

ANY ACTION.

HE WAS A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN.

AND HIS PARENTS WERE UPSET

ABOUT THIS.

AND AT SOME POINT THEY'RE

IN A TOWN SOME PLACE IN

THE ROMAN EMPIRE, AND HE

IS CALLED TO BATTLE.

AND HE REFUSES AS A

CHRISTIAN, I WILL NOT

FIGHT.

I WILL GO INTO THE BATTLE,

BUT I WILL NOT KILL.

BECAUSE OF HIS CHRISTIAN

CONVICTIONS, HE STOOD

BEFORE THE EMPIRE AS A

CHRISTIAN.

IN THIS TOWN, HE COULD

HAVE BEEN KILLED FOR THIS.

IT WAS AN INCREDIBLY BRAVE

CHRISTIAN STAND.

WE ONLY KNOW HIS NAME

TODAY BECAUSE OF WHAT HE

DID IN THIS TOWN,

MORBINATINAGOS.

SO I LOOK IT UP, AND WHAT

DOES THAT MEAN?

MODERN DAY WORMS GERMANY.

I THOUGHT, THIS IS A JOKE.

IT IS PRECISELY THE PLACE

WHERE 11 CENTURIES IN THE

FUTURE MARTIN LUTHER WOULD

STAND BEFORE THE HOLY

EMPEROR AND BECAUSE OF HIS

CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONS FACE

DEATH.

IT IS THE MOST BIZARRE

PARALLEL.

AND WHEN I DISCOVERED

THIS, I SAID THIS IS

CALLED THE HAND OF GOD IN

HISTORY.

Gordon: IT IS LIKE

"HACKSAW RIDGE."

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

Gordon: AND LET'S

FAST FORWARD TO MODERN

TIMES, MARTIN LUTHER KING,

JR. HAVING HIS NAME -- YOU

GO FROM 400 A.D.TO 1500 TO

MODERN DAY, AND THE SAME,

WE'RE GOING TO STAND --

IT WAS ANOTHER ONE OF

THE THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW.

IT IS THE FIRST PART OF

THE INTRODUCTION.

THERE WAS A MAN NAMED

MICHAEL KING, AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BAPTIST

MINISTER.

MICHAEL KING GOES TO THE

HOLY LAND AND THEN GOES TO

GERMANY, AND THIS IS IN

THE 1930s, I BELIEVE.

AND HE DISCOVERS THE STORY

ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER IN

GERMANY, AND IS SO MOVED

BY THE CHRISTIAN COURAGE

OF THIS MONK, MARTIN

LUTHER KINGMARTINLUTHER, THAT THIS ADULT

MINISTER CHANGES HIS NAME

FROM MARTIN KING TO MARTIN

LUTHER.

AND HIS SON DECIDES TO

CHANGE HIS NAME TO MARTIN

LUTHER KING, JR.

AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF,

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT AN

IMPACT.

IMAGINE SOMEBODY HAVING

SUCH AN IMPACT ON YOU THAT

AS AN ADULT YOU CHANGE

YOUR NAME.

SO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

DID WHAT HIS DAD DID.

HIS FRIENDS CALLED HIM

MIKE.

HIS NAME REALLY WAS

MICHAEL.

WHEN I DISCOVERED THAT, I

SAID, I'VE GOT TO PUT THAT

IN THE FRONT OF THE BOOK

BECAUSE THAT'S ANOTHER

THING I HAD NEVER HEARD IN

MY LIFE.

Gordon: THE RIPPLES

KEEP GOING.

TALK ABOUT THE DREAM THAT

FREDERICK OF SAXONY HAD

BECAUSE HAD IS AN UNTOLD

STORY.

THIS GUY KNOWS MORE

ABOUT LUTHER THAN I DO.

Gordon: I READ YOUR

BOOK.

I PUT THAT IN THE

APPENDIX OF THE BOOK.

I SAID THIS IS SO

FASCINATING, THAT I DON'T

WANT TO LEAVE IT OUT.

BUT WE ALSO DON'T KNOW HOW

MUCH OF IS IT TRUE -- HARD

TO SAY.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS

THERE WAS THIS LEGEND IN

THIS STORY TOLD OVER AND

OVER, THAT THE PRINCE WHO

PROTECTED LUTHER,

FREDERICK THE WISE OF

GERMANY, THAT HE HAD A

DREAM THE NIGHT BEFORE, OR

THE FEW DAYS BEFORE

OCTOBER 31st, 1517, 500

YEARS AGO, SORT OF

PROPHECYING EVERYTHING

THAT WAS TO COME.

IT IS SO CRAZY AND SO

COLORFUL, I SAID, I'VE GOT

TO PUT IT IN THE BOOK.

I PUT IT IN THE APPENDIX

BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE

THINGS WE DON'T KNOW

ABOUT.

Gordon: IT IS

CONTEMPORANEOUS.

THE ACCOUNTS OF THE DREAM

ARE CONTEMPORANEOUS, AND

THE CURIOUS THING ABOUT

THE DREAM IS IT

PROPHESIZED THE RESISTANCE

TO THE PEN IS ACTUALLY

GOING TO MAKE THE PEN

STRONGER.

THAT'S THE EXPRESSION, THE

PEN IS MIGHT TEA MIGHTIER THAN THE

SWORD.

THE PEN IS 800 MILES

LONG, REACHING ALL THE WAY

TO ROME, IT IS A QUILL

PEN.

THERE ARE A LOT OF REALLY

INTERESTING NUGGETS.

ONE THING I DON'T WANT TO

FORGET TO SAY, THERE IS A

LOT OF HILARIOUS STUFF.

THIS GUY WAS SO OUTSPOKEN

AND SO BLUNT, AT TIMES I

HAVE SAID HE MAKES DONALD

TRUMP LOOK LIKE MIKE

PENCE.

Gordon: HE WAS ONE OF

THE FIRST CELEBRITIES.

HE WAS LITERALLY, I

THINK THE FIRST CELEBRITY

IN HISTORY THAT SPOKE FOR

THE PEOPLE.

BUT HIS OUTSPOKENNESS MORE

AT THE END OF HIS LIFE

MAKES HIM SUCH A CULTURAL

FIGURE THAT THERE IS A LOT

OF HUMOR --

Gordon: AND THERE IS

ALSO SOME BAD STUFF.

WHAT HE WROTE ABOUT THE

JEWISH PEOPLE --

YES.

AND THE ONLY THING THAT

COMES OUT OF THAT HORROR

IS IT MAKES US REALIZE

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JRMARTIN LUTHER WAS A

SINNER.

WHAT HE WROTE AT THE END

OF HIS LIFE, AMONG OTHER

THINGS, PROVES THERE WAS A

DARKNESS, AND THAT THE

ENEMY WAS WORKING ACTIVELY

TO BRING HIM DOWN, TO FIND

THE CHINKS IN HIS ARMOR,

AND WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE

JEWS IS A BLACK MARK

FOREVER ON THE LEGACY OF

ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN IN

HISTORY.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO UNDERSTAND MORE, ERIC'S

BOOK IS CALLED, "MARTIN

LUTHER: THE MAN WHO

CHANGED THE WORLD."

READ THIS BOOK, AND YOU'LL

GET SOME INSIGHTS THAT YOU

DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE.

IF YOU UNDERSTAND

LITERALLY HOW WE GOT THE

RIGHTS THAT WE TAKE FOR

GRANTED TODAY, FREEDOM OF

CONSCIENCE -- ALL OF THE

FREEDOMS WE ENJOY, YOU

NEED TO TRACE IT BACK TO

THE SOURCE, AND THE SOURCE

IS THE REFORMATION, MARTIN

LUTHER.

AND WE HAVE A SOCIAL

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

ERIC ON OUR Facebook

PAGE.

TO WATCH THAT GO TO

Facebook.com/700club.

ALWAYS A PLEASURE.

WE'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU

BACK.

ALWAY MY PLEASURE.

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

A FIVE-WEEK PILGRIMAGE AND

A 40-YEAR FRIENDSHIP.

I SAID, HEY, DO YOU

WANT TO GO ACROSS

500 MILES OF NORTHERN

SPAIN WITH ME, AND HIS

ANSWER WAS, YEAH.

IT WAS ONE MORE

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD MORE

MEMORIES.

Terry: WATCH THESE

FAST FRIENDS RELIVE THEIR

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: JUSTIN AND

PATRICK HAVE BEEN FRIENDS

FOR 40 YEARS.

SO WHEN JUSTIN DECIDED HE

WANTED TO PLEAT A 500-MILE

HIKE, PATRICK WAS EAGER TO

GO, AND HE SAID INSTANTLY,

I'LL PUSH YOU.

IF YOU HAVE THOSE

MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE WHEN

YOU JUST KNOW INSIDE AND

OUT IT'S SOMETHING YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO DO -- I JUST

KNEW.

I JUST KNEW.

Reporter: FOR JUSTIN,

IT WOULD BE THE EPIC

ADVENTURE THAT HE AND

FRIEND PATRICK RAY, HAD

TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS.

A 500-MILE TREK ON THE

CAMINO EL SAN SANTIAGO.

FROM THE FOOT OF THE

FRENCH PYRENEES TO THE

CATHEDRAL ON THE WEST

COAST OF SPAIN.

EVER YEAR ROUGHLY 250,000

HIKE THE TRAIL, BUT VERY

FEW DO IT IN A WHEELCHAIR.

I SAID, HEY, DO YOU

WANT TO GO ACROSS

500 MILES OF NORTHERN

SPAIN WITH ME?

AND HIS ANSWER WAS, YEAH,

I'LL PUSH YOU.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY OTHER

THOUGHT BUT, I'LL PUSH

YOU.

BECAUSE WE JUST SHARED SO

MUCH OF LIFE TOGETHER, AND

IT WAS JUST ONE MORE

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD MORE

MEMORIES.

Reporter: IT IS A

FRIENDSHIP THAT STARTED 40

YEARS AGO.

TOGETHER THEY HAVE

SUPPORTED ONE ANOTHER

THROUGH TOURNAMENTS,

GRADUATIONS, MILESTONES,

AND EVEN DISEASES.

JUSTIN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE THAT

HAS SLOWLY ROBBED HIM OF

HIS MOTOR SKILLS AND WILL

EVENTUALLY TAKE HIS WIFE.

BUT PATRICK DIDN'T GIVE IT

A SECOND THOUGHT.

WE DIDN'T THINK ABOUT

THE CHALLENGE.

WE HAD NO IDEA HOW

DIFFICULT IT WAS GOING TO

BE.

IT WAS JUST, OKAY, THE

DECISION HAS BECAUSE MADE.

IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HIM,

SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT.

Reporter: THE HIKE IS

A FIVE-WEEK TREK THAT

TRAVERSES MOUNTAINS,

RIVERS, AND DESERTS.

THEY OVER CAME THE DOUBT

THAT CREPT IN EVERY NOW

AND THEN TOOK PRAYER.

PAT WOULD BE COMPLETELY

FREAKED OUT.

I WOULD BE MORE CALM AND

KIND OF LIKE OKAY, WE'RE

GOING TO GET THEW THIS.

AND THEN I WOULD BE

FREAKED OUT AND HE WOULD

BE CALM.

LUCKILY WE WERE NEVER IN

THE SAME CYCLE TOGETHER.

WE WERE LIKE TWO

HAMSTERS ON WHEELS.

BUT WE HAD NEVER PRAYED

SO HARD, EVER, TOGETHER.

Reporter: THEN IN

JUNE OF 2014, THEY SAID

GOOD-BYE TO THEIR FAMILIES

IN BOY BOISE, IDAHO, AND

BOARDED THEIR FLIGHT TO

PARIS, FRANCE.

WITH THEM WAS A FILM CREW,

DOCUMENTING THEIR JOURNEY

TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR

JUSTIN'S DISEASE.

TWO DAYS LATER, AS THEY

MADE THEIR WAY UP THE

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS,

REALITY SET IN.

THE TRAIL CONSISTENTLY

PITCHES ONE WAY OR THE

OTHER.

SO JUSTIN IS CONSTANTLY

HAVING TO MOVE BACK AND

FORTH TO SHIFT HIS WEIGHT

WHILE COMMUNICATING TO ME

WHAT HE IS GOING TO SEE

COMING UP.

COME ON.

WE HAD SOME VERY STEEP

DECLINE.

WE HAD SAFETY HARNESSES

ATTACHED TO ME, AND TWO OR

THREE PEOPLE HAD TO GET

BEHIND PATRICK.

PAT, STOP.

STOP.

MY WHEELCHAIR WEIGHS

ABOUT 250 POUNDS, WITH ME

IN IT, AND THE WEIGHT OF

GEAR AND THE CHAIR ITSELF

AND WHATNOT.

SO IT IS QUITE HEAVY.

IT WILL PULL YOU STRAIGHT

DOWN THE HILL.

AND IT IS VERY SLOW-MOVING

GOING UP.

THERE WERE MOMENTS

WHERE WE LITERALLY

THOUGHT, THIS MIGHT BE IT

FOR THE DAY.

WE'RE DONE.

MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

IT IS HARD NOT TO FEEL

LIKE A BURDEN IN THIS.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO LET

SOMEBODY DO THAT FOR YOU.

BUT AS ONLY GOOD

FRIENDS CAN, THEY KEPT

EACH OTHER GOING.

THE DYNAMICS THAT WE

KIND OF JUST EMBRACED,

ACCOUNTABILITY, BEING

HONEST TO EACH OTHER --

KIND OF UNABASHED HONESTY

ABOUT WHERE WE'RE AT, AND

THROWING IT ALL OUT THERE

AND (A) SAYING IT AND (B)

RECEIVING IT.

IT CREATES THIS DYNAMICS

WHERE THERE IS NO FEAR --

THERE IS NO FEAR IN OUR

RELATIONSHIP.

AND GOD HAS BEEN ABLE TO

MOLD US INTO KIND OF ONE

UNIT.

WE BOTH TOOK OUR

EXPECTATIONS OFF THE

TABLE.

AND HOWEVER THAT PLAYED

OUT IS HOWEVER IT PLAYED

OUT.

IF HE JUST NEEDED A

LISTENING EAR, JUST BE A

LISTENING EAR.

IF HE NEEDS SOMEBODY TO

LAUGH WITH, YOU LAUGH WITH

HIM.

IF HE NEEDS SOMEBODY TO

CRY WITH HIM, YOU KI WITH CRY WITH

HIM.

Reporter: BUT THEIR

HONESTY AND TRUST WASN'T

THEIR ONLY THING THAT GOT

THEM THROUGH THE JOURNEY.

GOD IS WITH US EVERY

STEP OF THE WAY.

THE SUN WILL SHOW UP,

OUT OF NOWHERE.

WHETHER THEY'RE ANGELS

ARE NOT, I DON'T KNOW.

WE MET PEOPLE FROM 27

COUNTRIES, AND WE HAD OVER

100 PEOPLE HELP US.

SO WE HAD AT LEAST 100

MOMENTS OR PERIODS OF TIME

WHERE PEOPLE WERE PLACED

IN OUR PATH FOR A REASON.

Reporter: WITH GOD

AND THE HELP OF COMPLETE

STRANGERS, JUSTIN AND

PATRICK FINISHED THEIR

PILGRIMAGE IN 35 DAYS.

LOOKING BACK, THEY HAVE

COME TO APPRECIATE THEIR

FRIENDSHIP EVEN MORE.

FOR THEM, IT IS NOT ABOUT

SACRIFICE OR HUMILITY,

IT'S ABOUT LOVE.

THIS WHOLE JOURNEY HAS

REVEALED TO ME THE TRUTH

THAT WE ARE SO MUCH BETTER

TOGETHER THAN WE ARE

ALONE.

WE'RE MEANT TO LIVE

LIFE TOGETHER, AND THAT'S

WHERE GOD CALLS US TO BE.

IT'S WAY MORE EXCITING,

WAY MORE FUN.

IT PUSHES YOU IN WAYS YOU

NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD GO

OR WHO YOU COULD BE AS A

PERSON.

SO OFTEN THE BEAUTY

THAT GOD WANTS US TO SEE

IS WITHIN ONE ANOTHER.

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR

PROVISION IS WITHIN ONE

ANOTHER.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO

EXPERIENCE GOD'S LOVE IS

THE LOVE FROM OUR WIFE OR

OUR CHILDREN OR OUR

COMMUNITY.

EMBRACING OTHERS AND

LOVING THEM IN A

PASSIONATE WAY.

Reporter: SINCE

RETURNING PARTICULA FROM SPAIN,

JUSTIN AND PATRICK

ESTABLISHED AN

ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS

PEOPLE REALIZE THEIR

DREAMS.

AND THEY ARE EAGERLY

AWAITING THE DOCUMENTARY

APTLY TITLED, "I'LL PUSH

YOU," WHICH WILL BE

RELEASED THIS OCTOBER.

YOU CAN SEE GOD AT

WORK.

YOU CAN SEE GOD AT WORK

RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

WHEN YOU ASK GOD TO TAKE

CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, HOLD

ON BECAUSE YOU'RE IN FOR A

WILD RIDE.

Terry: BOY, THAT'S

ANOTHER LEVEL OF CONTROL

THAT MOST OF US HAVE NEVER

EXPERIENCED.

PATRICK'S BOOK IS CALLED

"I'LL PUSH YOU," AND IT'S

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

AND YOU CAN SEE A SPECIAL

ONE-NIGHT EVENT IN SELECT

THEATERS ON

NOVEMBER 2nd.

IT IS A DOCUMENTARY CALLED

"I'LL PUSH YOU," AND A

JOURNEY OF 500 MILES, TWO

BEST FRIENDS, AND ONE

WHEELCHAIR.

THAT'S ON THURSDAY,

NOVEMBER 2nd.

IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING

WE SHOULD ALL TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF SEEING.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION, GO TO

cbn.com WHAT A STORY.

CBN.COM.

WHAT A STORY.

WHAT A FRIENDSHIP.

Gordon: WHAT A

POWERFUL STORY OF HOW GOD

SEES YOU THROUGH.

HE WANTS US IN

RELATIONSHIPS WHERE WE'RE

FORCED TO BE DEPENDENT ON

ONE ANOTHER.

AND I'LL CONFESS, I'M

DEPENDENT ON TERRY ALL OF

THE TIME.

Terry: I'LL PUSH YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: SHE HAS

SUSTAINED ME.

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, 19

YEARS?

Terry: SOMETHING

SCARY LIKE THAT.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

A PRO BASEBALL PLAYER GETS

A CAREER-THREATENING

INJURY.

PLAYERS ARE A DIME A

DOZEN, AND IF THEY HEAR

YOU'RE INJURED, IT COULD

COST YOU YOUR JOB REALLY

QUICK.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

SLUGGER IS SUPERNATURALLY

HEALED.

THAT'S COMING UP.

THAT'S COMING UP.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

TROPICAL STORM NATE HAS

POUNDED CENTRAL AMERICA

WITH HEAVY RAIN.

IT IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE

U.S. GULF COAST THIS

WEEKEND, POSSIBLY AS A

HURRICANE.

THE STORM HAS KILLED MORE

THAN 20 PEOPLE IN CENTRAL

AMERICA.

COSTA RICA HAS DECLARED A

STATE OF EMERGENCY.

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

TEAM IN HONDURAS IS

MARKING THE ONE-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY OF A PROGRAM

THAT TARGETS MOSQUITOS

THAT CAN CARRY THE ZIKA

VIRUS AND OTHER DISEASES.

HONDURAS IS PRONE TO

MOSQUITOS DUE TO ITS

LOCATION AND TROPICAL

CLIMATE.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

LAUNCHED A PROGRAM TO

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF

CERTAIN TYPES OF MOSQUITOS

BY USING NATURAL MOSQUITO

DETERRENTS, LIKE TURTLES.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

THAT'S COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: TODAY J.D. IS

A HAPPY, HEALTHY BABY BOY.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, HE

NEARLY CHOKED TO DEATH,

ALL BECAUSE HIS PARENTS

CONE AFFORD THE SURGERY

THAT HE DESPERATELY

NEEDED.

Reporter: J.D. WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE.

HIS 3-YEAR-OLD BROTHER,

JAVON, WONDERED WHY.

HE SAID, MAMA, THE

BABY'S MOUTH IS BROKEN.

CAN YOU FIX IT?

Reporter: J.D.

STRUGGLED TO DRINK FROM A

BOTTLE, TO SWALLOW, AND

OFTEN HE A AS PIRPIRATED

FORMULA.

ONE TIME HIS LIPS WENT

BLUE AND I THOUGHT HE HAD

DIED.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

WORKED HARD TO SAVE FOR AN

OPERATION, BUT THEY NEVER

SAVED ENOUGH.

THE KIDS GOT SICK, SO

WE HAD TO USE THE MONEY

FOR DOCTORS AND

PRESCRIPTIONS.

Reporter: J.D.'S MOM,

AMY, LEARNED ABOUT CBN

THROUGH A FRIEND AT

CHURCH.

WE ARRANGED FOR J.D. TO

RECEIVE FREE CLEFT PALATE

SURGERY.

WE WENT BACK TO VISIT J.D.

ON HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY.

HE CAN EAT WELL AND

BREATHE EASILY NOW.

MY FEARS ARE GONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CBN.

YOU WERE GOD'S ANSWER TO

OUR PRAYERS.

Terry: I CAN'T

IMAGINE THE JOY THIS

COUPLE MUST HAVE FELT WHEN

THEY LEARNED THIS CHILD

COULD HAVE THIS SURGERY,

HAVE IT FOR FREE, AND LIFE

WOULD BE FOREVER CHANGED

FOR ALL OF THEM IN A

POSITIVE WAY.

THANK YOU, "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS.

THIS IS THE KIND OF

LIFE-CHANGING THING YOU'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD,

AND IT IS ALL DONE IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

FOR JOINING "700 CLUB."

BECAUSE WHEN WE ALL

PARTNER TOGETHER, THAT'S

HOW WE CAN DO THIS KIND OF

WORK IN COUNTRIES ALL

AROUND THE GLOBE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

BECOME A PART OF THAT AND

YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY JOINED

"THE 700 CLUB," TODAY IS A

GREAT DAY TO DO IT.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

WE HAVE LOTS OF CLUB

MEMBERS YOU CAN JOINT AT,

BUT THAT'S A GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP, $20 A MONTH.

CALL NOW AND SAY, I'D LIKE

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

LET THEM TELL YOU ABOUT

THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS THEY

HAVE, AND THEN TELL THEM

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO.

WHEN YOU CALL, BY THE WAY,

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU FOR CARING ABOUT

OTHERS, IT IS TO SEND YOU

PAT'S LATEST.

IT'S CALLED "ASK

ANYTHING."

THESE ARE SOME OF LIFE'S

MOST PROBING QUESTIONS,

AND HE ANSWERS THEM FROM

THE WORD OF GOD.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

SO WILL YOU CALL OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

AND JUST SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE SAY THANK YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, UP

NEXT, LEARN HOW TO

ACTIVATE YOUR ALL-ACCESS

PASS TO THE POWER OF GOD.

PASTOR AND AUTHOR KATHRYN

SHOWS YOU HOW TO DEVELOP A

LIFE-CHANGING RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO

STAY WITH US.

Gordon: WELL, KATHRYN

HAS AN INTERNATIONAL

MINISTRY WHERE THE HOLY

SPIRIT MOVES IN PROPHECIES

AND HEALINGS.

AND IF YOU'RE A BELIEVER

TO JESUS CHRIST, YOU HAVE

ACCESS TO THE SAME POWER.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: IMAGINE

BEING AT A CONCERT AND

WEARING A BADGE WITH FULL

ACCESS INTO ALL AREAS.

KATHRYN SAYS THAT KIND OF

ALL ACCESS POWER IS

AVAILABLE TO US WHEN WE

PRAY.

KATHRYN AND HER HUSBAND,

TOM, PASTOR A CHURCH IN

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.

AND TODAY THEY'VE SEEN

MIRACLES HAPPEN AROUND THE

WORLD.

IN HER BOOK, "LIFE WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT," KATHRYN

SHARES HOW GOD MOVES IN

OUR LIVES.

Gordon: PLEASE

WELCOME KATHRYN BACK TO

"700 CLUB."

IT GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

IT IS LOVELY TO BE

HERE.

Gordon: IF YOU LIVE

IN VIRGINIA BEACH, TONIGHT

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

SPECIAL HEALING SERVICE, A

NIGHT OF HEALING AT THE

REGENT UNIVERSITY CHAPEL,

FROM 7:00 TO 11:00 p.m.

COME OUT AND YOU CAN SEE

KATHRYN IN PERSON.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT

THAT.

COME, HOLY SPIRIT.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THAT ALL ACCESS

PASS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT

AND HOW DO YOU GET IT?

I BELIEVE THAT EVERY

BELIEVER IS CALLED NOT

JUST TO SURVIVE BUT TO BE

SO FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT WE IMPACT THE

WORLD AROUND US.

PEOPLE READ IN THE BOOK OF

ACTS ABOUT PETER'S SHADOW

HEALING THE SICK, AND WE

THINK, WOULDN'T THAT BE

WONDERFUL.

BUT I BELIEVE THERE IS A

DIVINE INVITATION WAITING

IN THE SCRIPTURE, LOOKING

FOR US TO RESPOND TO.

AND SAY, HOLY SPIRIT, I

WANT YOU TO FILL ME UP AND

SATISFY EVERY NEED THAT I

HAVE, AND FILL ME TO

OVERFLOWING SO I CAN BE

USED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF

THE WORLD AROUND ME.

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS

THAT GOD WAS EXCITED --

JESUS WAS EXCITED TO GO

AWAY SO THE HOLY SPIRIT

WOULD COME, SO THE GLORY

OF THE LORD WOULD COVER

THE EARTH.

AND THE SAME SPIRIT THAT

WAS UPON HIM IS UPON US.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY.

IN YOUR BOOK, "LIFE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT," YOU TOOK

ABOUT TWO AREAS THAT HAD

AN IMPACT ON YOU.

EPHESIANS -- I PRAYED

IT.

I WAS SUCH AN INSECURE

PERSON.

I CAME FROM THE BACKGROUND

OF ABUSE AND ABANDONMENT

AND REJECTION.

AND I WAS ALWAYS FEELING

SO INSECURE.

BUT I READ THAT THE

PERFECT LOVE OF GOD CASTS

OUT FEAR.

AND I READ WHATEVER I ASK

ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF

GOD, I CAN HAVE.

I SAW THIS PRAYER AND I

THOUGHT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY

THE WILL OF GOD.

I CAN BELIEVE THAT GOD

WILL GIVE ME THIS.

SO I PERSONALIZED IT AND I

PRAYED IT.

LORD, FILL ME UP TO OVER

FLOWING, GIVE ME HOLY

SPIRIT STRENGTH TO BE ABLE

TO COMPREHEND THIS LOVE,

AND FILL ME UP TO OVER

FLOWING.

AND I DISCOVERED THAT IT

IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT A

ONE-OFF REVELATION BUT A

CONTINUOUS THING, THAT HE

WANTS TO SATISFY OUR DEEP

NEED FOR LOVE, TO THE

POINT THAT IT BEGINS TO

ACTIVATE OUR FAITH AND

CAST OUT ALL FEAR AND

CAUSE US TO BECOME NEW

CREATIONS, ABSOLUTELY

DIFFERENT PEOPLE, WHERE

WE'RE NOT SELF-ABSORBED,

BUT OVERFLOWING WITH THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

AND THEN THERE IS THIS

OTHER PRAYER IN EPHESIANS

1, ABOUT KNOWING THE

SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND

REVELATION.

THE FATHER GIVING US THE

HOLY SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND

REVELATION IN THE

KNOWLEDGE OF HIM BECAUSE

THE HOLY SPIRIT REVEALS

THE FATHER TO US, REVEALS

THE SON, SO WE CAN KNOW

HIM.

AND IN KNOWING HIM, WE GET

TO KNOW THE HOPE OF OUR

CALLING.

BECAUSE HE SAYS, AS HE IS,

SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD,

WHICH IS STUNNING.

A LOT OF PEOPLE COULD READ

THAT, BUT ACTUALLY

BELIEVING IT -- I FEEL

LIKE THERE IS AN AWAKENING

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

Gordon: AND

EXPERIENCE IT.

EXPERIENCE WHAT IT

LOOKS LIKE AND TO KNOW HIM

AND BELIEVE THAT BY HIS

GRACE, BY HIS POWER, HE

HAS MADE US NEW SO WE CAN

DO GREATER THINGS.

IT IS NOT JUST A BIG, HIGH

DREAM.

IT IS A REAL THING THAT

GOD WANTS US TO

EXPERIENCE, EVERY ONE OF

US.

SO THAT THE WORLD AROUND

US, WHICH IS GROANING AND

LONGING, I THINK, FOR

PEOPLE TO WAKE UP AND SEE

THIS -- LONGING TO SEE

CHRIST MA MANIFESTED THROUGH

US, HIS CHILDREN.

Gordon: YOU HAD

ANOTHER THING THAT

HAPPENED THROUGH YOUR

DAUGHTER, WHERE YOU HAD A

REVELATION HOW JUDGMENT

CAN ACTUALLY BLOCK THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

OH, WOW, YEAH.

I HAVE THREE CHILDREN, AND

MY ELDEST DAUGHTER WALKED

AWAY FROM GOD IN HER

TEENAGED YEARS.

AND IT WAS DEVASTATING.

Gordon: IT HAPPENS TO

ALITY OA LOT OF US.

AND I THOUGHT, NOT MY

FAMILY.

AND I CRIED AND CRIED AND

PRAYED AND CRIED.

AND THE LORD WAS SO KIND.

HE SAID AT ONE POINT, AS I

WAS IN HER ROOM, PREPARING

THAT SHE WAS GOING TO COME

HOME, AND HE SAID, I

PREPARED A ROOM FOR MY

CHILDREN, TOO.

I THOUGHT, LORD, WHAT DOES

IT LOOK LIKE?

WE HAD AN AMAZING THING

HAPPEN, WHERE SOME OF OUR

YOUNG PEOPLE WERE LED BY

THE HOLY SPIRIT TO

MINISTER TO HER OUT ON THE

STREET, NOT EVEN KNOWING

WHO SHE WAS.

AND BIT BY BIT, SHE BEGAN

TO COME BACK TO US AS A

FAMILY AND TO THE LORD.

BUT INITIALLY, WHEN SHE

STARTED COMING BACK, I

WOULD LOOK AT THE THINGS

ON THE OUTSIDE, THE WAY

SHE WOULD DRESS AND I

WOULD THINK, I WOULD TRY

TO BE NICE, BUT ON THE

INSIDE, I WOULD THINK, I

DON'T LIKE YOUR DRESS OR

YOUR ATTITUDE.

BUT EVERY TIME I WOULD

HAVE THESE THOUGHTS, I

WOULD SEE HER REACT.

AND ONE DAY THE LORD SPOKE

TO ME AND HE SAID, YOUR

THOUGHTS ARE DEFINING HER.

AND I SAID WHAT?

AND HE SAID, YOU'RE THE

ONLY REPRESENTATION OF GOD

THAT SHE SEES AT THE

MOMENT.

AND IF YOU'RE JUDGING HER,

SHE THINKS GOD IS JUDGING

HER.

HE CHALLENGED ME TO START

SEEING HER.

SEEING HER, IMAGINING HER

AS THE WOMAN OF GOD SHE IS

CALLED TO BE, AS A

BELIEVER, AND START

TREATING HER AND

INTERACTING WITH HER AS

THOUGH SHE WERE ALREADY

SAVED, ALREADY SOMEBODY

THAT I WOULD HAVE GREAT

RESPECT FOR.

THE MOMENT I STARTED DOING

THAT, AND SEEING HER AS

SHE WAS GOING TO BE, HER

HEART JUST SOFTENED.

NOW WE'RE LIKE BEST

FRIENDS.

IT IS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL.

SHE IS IN CHURCH EVERY

WEEK.

AND JUST DROPPING THOSE

WALLS OF JUDGMENT AND ALL

OF THOSE THINGS.

IT BOTHERED ME INITIALLY

BECAUSE I THOUGHT, WELL,

IF I'M NOT LETTING HER

KNOW THAT I DON'T APPROVE,

THEN HOW IS SHE GOING TO

KNOW THAT IT IS WRONG.

AND I HAD A DREAM.

AND IN THE DREAM, I TOOK

MY DAUGHTER TO THE DOCTOR.

AND THE DOCTOR BROUGHT OUT

ALL OF THESE PRESENTS AND

GAVE THEM TO HER.

AND I WAS LOOKING AT THE

DOCTOR, GOING, WHAT ARE

YOU DOING TREG I'M HER?

I'M HERE SO YOU CAN FIX

HER.

AND THE DOCTOR LOOKED AT

ME AND HE SAID REALLY

STERNLY, YOU DON'T KNOW

HOW SPECIAL SHE IS.

AND WHEN I WOKE UP, I SAID

TO THE LORD, WHAT ARE YOU

SAYING?

AND HE JUST REMINDED ME

THAT I DON'T NEED TO BE

WORRIED ABOUT TRYING TO

CORRECT HER AS AN ADULT

CHILD.

I DON'T NEED TO BE TRYING

TO JUDGE HER.

I NEED TO JUST LAVISH LOVE

ON HER AND TRUST HIM.

AND IT WAS THE GOODNESS OF

GOD THAT LED HER TO

REPENTANCE, AND IT WAS SO

SWEET.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE EXPECT,

FOR GOD TO TELL US OFF,

AND HE WILL SAY, I LOVE.

AND WE SAY, SERIOUSLY,

DEAL WITH ME.

AND HE'LL SAY, I LOVE YOU.

AND THEN I GIVE UP AND

START BELIEVING IT.

AND WHEN I BELIEVE IT, I

DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING

WRONG.

HE IS SO WISE.

Gordon: WE WANT TO

PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS IN JUST A FEW

MINUTES.

BUT FIRST HERE IS A STORY

OF MIRACULOUS HEALING.

DERRICK PYLE IS A

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL

PLAYER, AND HE KNOWS WHEN

YOU'RE INJURED, YOU CAN BE

RELEASED VERY QUICKLY.

SO WHEN DERRICK HURT HIS

HIP, HE KEPT IT TO HIMSELF

UNTIL IT HURT SO MUCH, HEE

BECAME DESPERATE FOR

RELIEF.

Reporter: AT 27 YEARS

OLD, DERRICK PYLES WAS

LIVING HIS CHILDHOOD

DREAM.

I STARTED PRAYING WHEN

I WAS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD.

I ALWAYS KNEW I WANTED TO

BE A PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL

PLAYER.

I FEEL LIKE I WAS BORN TO

DO THAT.

Reporter: DERRICK WAS

IN HIS SEVENTH SEASON WITH

THE TRIPLE "A" CLUB WHEN

HIS RIGHT HIP STARTED

HURTING.

THE CONSTANT WEAR AND

TEAR, IT STARTED GETTING

WORSE AND WORSE.

Reporter: AS AN

OUTFIELDER AND DESIGNATED

HITTER, DERRICK RELIED ON

HIS SPEED, AND THE PAIN

WAS SLOWING HIM DOWN.

STILL, HE CONTINUED TO

PLAY AND NEVER TOLD ANYONE

ABOUT THE INJURY.

PLAYERS ARE A DIME A

DOZEN.

IF THEY HEAR YOU'RE

INJURED, IT COULD COST YOU

YOUR JOB REALLY QUICK.

BUT I KNOW IT WAS A

CONSTANT NAGGING INSIDE

THE BACK OF MY MIND,

KNOWING THAT THIS IS BAD.

KNOWING THAT I REALLY

HADN'T TOLD THE COACHES.

KNOWING THAT, YOU KNOW, I

WASN'T AT MY VERY BEST.

IT WAS JUST REALLY

FRUSTRATING.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

WHILE ON THE ROAD, DERRICK

WENT TO HIS HOTEL ROOM

AFTER TOUGHING OUT ANOTHER

GAME.

BUT THIS TIME HE KNEW HE

COULDN'T PLAY THROUGH THE

PAIN MUCH LONGER, AND

FEARED THIS COULD BE THE

END OF THIS SEASON AND

POSSIBLY HIS CAREER.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME,

I WAS DESPERATE.

AND I WAS JUST, LIKE,

LORD, IF YOU DON'T DO

SOMETHING, I'M GOING TO BE

GOING HOME FOR THE SUMMER.

IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO

EITHER DO SOMETHING OR I

WAS GOING TO BE IN REALLY

BIG TROUBLE.

I FLIPPED ON THE TV, AND

I'VE SEEN "THE 700 CLUB"

BEFORE, AND IT WAS JUST

THERE AND IT SEEMED LIKE

THE PERFECT TIMING.

Reporter: AS HE

WATCHED, GORDON AND TERRY

STARTED PRAYING.

Gordon: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE PROBLEMS IN YOUR

RIGHT HIP AND THERE IS

GRINDING IN THE JOINT.

GOD IS JUST GOING TO GIVE

YOU BACK THAT HIP JOINT.

NO PAIN, NO DISCOMFORT IN

ANYTHING THAT YOU DO.

I REALLY FELT HIS POWER

BEGIN TO MOVE ON THAT PART

OF MY BODY.

Gordon: JUST RECEIVE

IT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THAT'S WHEN, YOU KNOW,

I JUST KNEW THAT THAT WAS

A TRUE WORD FROM THE LORD.

IT WAS FOR ME.

MY PAIN LEVEL THE

FOLLOWING DAY WAS PRETTY

MUCH NOTHING.

WITHIN ABOUT A DAY AND A

HALF, I NOTICED IT WAS

COMPLETELY BETTER.

I DIDN'T FEEL IT POPPING

OUT OR THE GRINDING OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

Reporter: DERRICK

PLAYED HIS NEXT GAME AND

THE REST OF THE SEASON

PAIN-FREE.

THE FACT I WAS ABLE TO

FINISH THE SEASON WAS A

BIG DEAL.

IT WASN'T JUST ABOUT ME.

I REALLY WANT TO GO OUT

EVERY YEAR AND REALLY DO

WELL AND MAKE THINGS

BETTER FOR MY FAMILY EACH

YEAR, TOO.

Reporter: BUILDING ON

THAT SUCCESSFUL SEASON,

DERRICK'S CAREER HAS

CONTINUED TO PROGRESS.

HE USES EVERY OPPORTUNITY

TO WITNESS TO TEAMMATES

AND FANS ABOUT GOD'S POWER

TO HEAL.

WE CAN PRAY BIG AND

PRAY SMALL AND REALLY

BELIEVE GOD FOR SMALL

THINGS AND PRAY FOR BIG

THINGS AND PRAY FOR

MIRACLES.

AS LONG AS OUR HEART IS

RIGHT, TO REALLY HONOR THE

LORD WITH IT AND REALLY

GIVE HIM ALL THE GLORY.

THEN GOD WILL DO GREAT

THINGS WITH OUR LIVES.

Gordon: ALL WE HAVE

TO DO IS BELIEVE.

BELIEVE THAT IT IS FOR

YOU.

BELIEVE THAT JESUS CAME

FOR YOU, THAT HE DIED ON

THE CROSS FOR YOU.

AND THAT BY HIS STRIPES

YOU ARE HEALED.

NOW, KATHRYN AND I ARE

GOING TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

AMEN.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU,

AND WE COME BELIEVING.

WE CLAIM THE WORD, WHEN

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE.

YES, LORD.

Gordon: SO IN AN ACT

OF FAITH, IF YOU'RE IN THE

AUDIENCE RIGHT NOW AND YOU

NEED HEALING, REACH FORTH

YOUR HAND AND TOUCH THAT

AREA.

KATHRYN AND I AGREE NOW

WITH YOU, TOUCHING IT, AND

THEN SAY OUT LOUD OVER IT,

IN JESUS' NAME BE HEALED

AND BE MADE WHOLE.

GOD JUST GAVE YOU

SOMETHING.

GOD, I THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR THOSE THAT ARE

WATCHING.

I THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT,

THAT WHAT THEY'RE SENSING

RIGHT NOW, LORD, IS A GIFT

OF FAITH THAT YOU'RE

RELEASING IN THEIR HEART.

I THANK YOU FOR HEALING.

I THANK YOU FOR SOMEONE

WITH A LUNG CONDITION

RIGHT NOW BEING HEALED.

I THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE WITH

AN ULCER AND SOMEONE WITH

CANCER -- IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, I THANK YOU FOR THE

POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

RIGHT NOW TOUCHING THEM

AND SETTING THEM FREE.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

I THANK YOU.

DOES GOD WANT TO HEAL ME?

YES, HE DOES.

RIGHT NOW HE IS PRESENT TO

HEAL.

NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU

FROM HIS LOVE.

RIGHT NOW I SPEAK AND

DECLARE THE POWER OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT TOUCHING AND

HEALING AND RESTORING.

SOMEONE'S BACK IS REALLY

MESSED UP THROUGH AN

ACCIDENT.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I

THANK YOU FOR THAT BROKEN

BACK HEALED NOW IN THE

NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

HALLELUJAH.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

Gordon: I ECHO THAT.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOUR

BACK IS LITERALLY BEING

STRAIGHTENED.

YOU'RE SAYING, I CAN'T LAY

HANDS ON IT, BUT GOD IS

LAYING HANDS ON IT RIGHT

NOW AND IT IS BEING

STRAIGHTENED.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH BELL'S

PALSY ON THE LEFT SIDE OF

YOUR PAIN, AND THERE IS

NERVE PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH

IT, AND GOD IS TAKING ALL

OF THAT AWAY NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

PAYE HALLELUJAH.

Gordon: IF YOU HAVE

BEEN TOUCHED, WE WANT TO

SHARE YOUR GOOD REPORT

WITH THE WORLD.

GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A WORD FROM

MATTHEW: "HEAL THE SICK,

CLEANSE THE LEPERS, RAISE

THE DEAD, CAST OUT DEMONS,

FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED;

FREELY GIVE."

FROM ALL OF US HERE, GOD

BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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