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CBN NewsWatch: December 11, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Dec.11th: It's a tale of two extreme weather stories out West - wildfires continue to ravage Southern California; Alabama voters must decide tomorrow whether to send Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to Washington; ... Read Transcript


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I'M MARK MARTIN.

IT'S A TALE OF TWO EXTREME

WEATHER

STORIES. OUT WEST WILDFIRES

CONTINUE

TO RAVISH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE OF THEM

ALL NOW

BEING CALLED THE FIFTHS

LARGEST IN

STATES HISTORY AND OUT EAST,

THERE IS

SNOW.

JENNIFER BROWDER REPORTS.

Reporter: FIRE AND THICK

CLOUDS OF

SMOKE. DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS

HOW THE

WILDFIRES ARE RAGING UP THE

SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA COAST AND STILL

GROWING.

LOOK AT HOW BIG THAT IS,

LOOK AT

HOW DANGEROUS THAT IS.

THE STORM OF FLAMES

SCORCHING MORE

THAN 300 MILES AND FORCING

EVACUATIONS

IN SANTA BARBARA AND VENTURA

COUNTIES.

IT'S SO SCARY.

THIS FIRE HAS FORCED MORE

THAN

200,000 PEOPLE FLEE FROM

THEIR HOMES

AND 50,000 FIREFIGHTERS

DEPLOYED.

WITH DRASTIC WIND CONDITIONS

AND 10%

CONTAINMENT.

BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MANY

PEOPLE

ARE DEALING WITH ICE A SNOW.

LAKE-EFFECT SNOW FROM INDIANA

TO NEW

YORK. THUNDER SNOW HITTING

COMMUNITIES

LIKE THIS ONE AND IN BUFFALO,

NEAR

WHITE OUT CONDITIONS FOR THE

GAMES

INDIANAPOLIS AND THE COLTS.

AND THE

USUALLY MILD SOUTH IS STILL

SHUTTLING

OUT TOO.

ROUGHLY 143,000 PEOPLE WERE

WITHOUT

POWER.

THIS IS POPPING ALL OVER.

BECAUSE OF THIS, ANOTHER

BIG CHILL

ON THE WAY FOR A HUGE STRETCH

OF THE

COUNTRY.

IN CALIFORNIA, THEY ARE

PRAYING FOR

RAIN, BUT NONE IS IN THE

FORECAST FOR

NEXT WEEK AS FIREFIGHTERS

FACE AN

UPHILL BATTLE TO CONTAIN AND

PUT OUT

AS MUCH AS THEY CAN.

BE PRAYING FOR THOSE

PEOPLE IN

CALIFORNIA AND THE EAST COAST.

IN WASHINGTON BOTH SIDES

SEE THE

RACE AS A DEFINING MOMENT IN

AMERICAN

POLITICS AND MOST SEE A

CHANCE TO BEAT

AT THE ELITES TO AMERICA AND

THOSE

HEADING INTO THE MID-TERMS.

JONES HAS

BEEN CAMPAIGNING ACROSS THE

STATE

WHILE MOORE IS KEEPING A LOW

PROFILE

AND HIS BE THE SAYING HIS

CAMPAIGN

SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO HIDE.

IT'S GOING TO BE A SENATE

INVESTIGATION. BUT IF THERE

IS, JUDGE

MOORE WILL BE FOUND TELLING

THE TRUTH.

RICHARD SHELBY, THE SENIOR

SENATOR

FROM ALABAMA SAYS HE DID NOT

VOTE FOR

MOORE, INSTEAD HE WROTE AND

DECLINED

TO REVEAL.

IT'S GOING TO BE A BUSY

WEEK FOR

DONALD TRUMP AND CONGRESS AS

THE

LAWMAKERS WILL TRY TO PASS A

NEW TAX

CODE.

THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO PASS

OBAMA'S TAX

LAW LAST YEAR. REPUBLICANS

ARE ALSO

WORKING WITH DEMOCRATS TO

AVOID A

HOLIDAY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

THEY ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE

HOW MUCH

SHOULD BE SPENT ON THE

MILITARY AND

DOMESTIC AGENCIES.

MANY ISSUES CONTINUE TO

CHANGE

BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND THE

CAPITAL

OF ISRAEL.

IN LEBANON, AN ANGRY CROWD

PROTESTED IN BEIRUT CALLING

FOR

TRUMP'S DECISION TO BE

REVERSING.

AND IN TURKEY CALLED ISRAEL A

TERRORIST STATE AND MORE.

WE WON'T LEAVE JERUSALEM

TO THE

CONSCIOUS OF A STATE THAT HAS

NO VALUE

OTHER THAN OCCUPATION AND

PLUNDER.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE

WITHIN

LAW AND DEMOCRACY AND

DETERMINATION.

NIKKI HALEY, US AMBASSADOR

REJECTED

THE DECISION.

THAT'S WHAT THE PRESIDENT

DID WITH

THIS.

HE SAID THIS IS TIME WE

ACKNOWLEDGE

REALITY. IT'S BEEN 22 YEARS

IN THE

MAKING. IT WAS TIME.

NOT ONLY THAT, IT'S THE RISE

THING TO

DO.

ISRAEL SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT.

ON SUNDAY A TERRORIST

SEVERELY

WOUNDED A SECURITY GUARD IN A

STABBING

ATTACK. PROTEST CONTINUED IN

BETHLEHEM

AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WEST

BANK BUT

WITH SMALLER CROWDS. ISLAMIC

GROUPS IN

GAZA FIRED SEVERAL ROCKETS

INTO

SOUTHERN ISRAEL. DURING A

PRESS

CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENT

NETANYAHU

WHILE THEY CONDEMNED THE

ATTACKS AND

NETANYAHU DEFENDED JERUSALEM.

JERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL OF

ISRAEL AND

HAS BEEN FOR 3,000 YEARS AND

CAPITAL

OF THE JEWISH STATE FOR 7

YEARS. WE

RESPECT YOUR CHOICES AND WE

KNOW THAT

AS FRIENDS YOU RESPECT OURS.

THE ARAB LEAGUE MET ABOUT

TRUMP'S

DECISION AND THE UPCOMING

TRIP TO

ISRAEL. A DEMONSTRATION IN

BETHLEHEM

SAID THAT PENCE SHOULD NOT

VISIT

JERUSALEM.

> IN IRAQ, VICTORY TOWARDS

ISIS.

THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE CLAIMING

SATURDAY

SAYING THE FORCES ARE NOW

INCOMPLETE

CONTROL OF THE IRAQI-SYRIAN

BORDER

BEFORE IRAQI SECURITY FORCES

MOVED IN

EM BOLDED BY US LED

CAMPAIGNS.

> UP NEXT, A U.S. CHAPLAIN

REVEALS

WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED

DOORS.

WE'LL HEAR FROM HIM RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

> JENNIFER SAT DOWN WITH

SENATE

CHAPLAIN BARRY BLACK.

HE'S PASTED ALL 100

SENATORS AND

COUNSELING THEM AND

PERFORMING

MARRIAGES AND EVEN FURNL

FUNERALS.

GIVE US MORE LEGISLATORS

WHO ARE

NOT AFRAID TO CALL SIN BY ITS

RIGHT

NAME. I AM AN INTER ASSESSOR

AND

PRAYING FOR THOSE.

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE AWAY FROM

HOME,

THERE IS A PAST HERE IN THE

SENATE

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET TO

THEIR

PASTOR. AS THE PASTOR SEE'S

THE

CHALLENGES OF THE PRECIOUS.

TODAY HE OFFERED THIS PRAYER

AFTER

THEY TRADED POLITICAL

DECISIONS WITH

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

LORD, PROVIDES US WITH

MORE

PATRIOTS WHO WILL STAND FOR

RIGHT

REGARDLESS OF THE

CONSEQUENCES.

SO I'M INVOLVED IN THEIR LIFE.

EZEKIEL SAID I SAT WHERE THEY

SIT AND

I DO, AND MY PRAYERS REFLECT

THEIR

ASPIRATIONS, THEIR DREAMS,

THEIR

DESIRES, THE CHALLENGES THAT

THEY ARE

FACING. THE SOLUTIONS THAT

THEY WANT

TO THE PROBLEMS THAT THEY ARE

GRAPPLING WITH.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF

AMERICANS FEEL

LIKE PRAYER IS DEAD IN THE

HALLS OF

POWER IN AMERICA. THEY FEEL

LIKE GOD

IS NOT WELCOME.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THESE

FOLKS?

THE IDEA BECAUSE PEOPLE

ARE

INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENT, THEY

DO NOT

HAVE A CONNECTION WITH THE

TRANSCENDENT AND I THINK

THAT'S A

FAULTY ONE.

THEY BELIEVE IN PRAYER, THEY

FAST AND

PRAY.

THERE ARE SOME LAWMAKERS WHO

ONCE WERE

INTERESTED IN PURSUING THE

MINISTRY.

THERE ARE LAWMAKERS WITH

DIVINITY

SCHOOL DEGREES WHO ARE

ORDAINED

PREACHERS AND THERE ARE

LAWMAKERS

WHOSE DUALITY FORTS MY OWN.

14 IN THE SENATE AND 27 IN

THE NAVY

WHERE HE ROSE TO ADMIRAL.

HIS MOTHER REWARDED HIM AND

HIS

SIBLINGS.

IF YOU WERE IN MY

MINISTRY, YOU

WOULD HAVE THESE FIVE VERSUS.

YOU BROUGHT THE HOUSE

DOWN AT THE

NATIONAL BREAKFAST.

THE HOLY SPIRIT BROUGHT

THE HOUSE

DOWN.

MY SPIRIT IS NOTHING LESS

THAN

JESUS' BLOOD AND

RIGHTEOUSNESS. I

CANNOT TRUST THE SWEETEST

FLAMES BUT

WHOLLY LEAN ON JESUS' NAME.

ON CHRIST

THE SOLID ROCK.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE

PRAYING FOR ME.

TEN SENATORS GOT TOGETHER

BEFORE I GOT

UP AND SAID, LET'S PRAY FOR

THE

CHAPLAIN. MY WIFE, BASICALLY

TOLD ME

WHEN SHE REALIZED HOW MUCH

INTERCESSION WAS GOING ON ON

MY BEHALF

BEFORE I SPOKE, SHE SAYS

THERE IS NO

WAY YOU COULD HAVE BOMBED

THIS TIME.

HE SAYS WHAT MANY

AMERICANS MAY NOT

REALIZE IS THERE ARE HUNDREDS

OF

INTERCESSORS ON CAPITOL HILL.

SOMETIMES GROUPS COME BY

ALL THE

TIME LAYING HANDS-ON ME. MY

STAFF

KNOWS WHEN A GROUP COMES IN

AND THEY

LEAVE, AND MY BOW TIE IS

CROOKED, THEY

KNOW I WAS WORKED OVER.

THEY ARE HERE TO DEMONSTRATE

TO THE

FORCES OF EVIL YOU CAN WIN.

GREATER IS HE WHO IS WITHIN

US THAN

WHO HE IS OUT IN THE WORLD.

AMEN.

COMING UP, FAMILIES WHO FACE

$1,000 A

MONTH IN THEIR HEALTH

PREMIUMS UNTIL

THEY HEAR ABOUT THIS FAITH

SOLUTION.

> FINDING AFFORDABLE

HEALTHCARE IS

JUST A DREAM FOR MANY

JUST A DREAM FOR MANY

AMERICANS.

CHRISTIANS ARE TURNING TO A

FAITH

BASED SOLUTION.

MANY AMERICANS ARE TAKING

MATTERS

INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.

I WANTED SOMETHING THAT

WASN'T

GOING TO BE THE SAME TRAP

THAT I HAD

BEEN IN.

ATTORNEY STEVEN AND HIS

WIFE

JENNIFER HAVE THREE YOUNG

BOYS AND A

BABY ON THE WAY. 2 YEARS AGO

THEY PAID

$500 FOR HEALTH INSURANCE AND

NOW

PAYING $1500 A MONTH.

WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THE

BEST

DEALS AND THEY WERE GOING UP

AND UP

AND ACCORDING TO OUR

INSURANCE BROKER

EVERYBODY'S WAS GOING UP

BECAUSE OF

OBAMACARE.

THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE $15 A

MONTH

WHICH WASN'T MUCH SAVINGS.

THEY TOOK A LEAP OF FAITH

BY

APPROACHING HEALTHCARE IN A

MORE

BIBLICAL WAY. A CHRISTIAN

HEALTH SHARE.

YOUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST

HAVE

COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO BE

PART OF

THIS FAMILY THAT LOVES YOU

ENOUGH THAT

SAY I'M GOING TO HELP YOU

OUT.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF

CHRISTIAN

HEALTH MINISTRIES AND LIBERTY

HEALTHCARE.

META SHARE, A HEALTHCARE THAT

COLLECTS

MEMBERSHIP AND SHARES WITH

THOSE THAT

THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR.

WE SHARE AND WE KNOW OUT

OF OUR OWN

POCKETS WE ARE GOING TO BE

RESPONSIBLE

FOR $5,000 WORTH OF OUR OWN

HEALTHCARE

COST WHICH IS OUR OWN

RESPONSIBILITY

THAT WE WILL BE IN CHARGE OF.

THEY NOTIFY THEIR

HEALTHCARE

PROVIDERS AND RECEIVE A CHECK

FOR

PROVIDERS.

THEY ARE MAKE THING A

COMMITMENT TO

HELP ME MEET THOSE

RESPONSIBILITIES

THAT EXCEED $5,000.

BEING PART OF A CHRISTIAN

HEALTHCARE ALLOW THEM TO

LEARN THE

TEACHINGS SPREAD OUT BY THE

CHURCH AND

BIBLE AND LIVE THEM OUT.

IN ACTS TWO, THE CHURCH

SHARES

EVERYTHING IN COMMON AND MAKE

SURE

THAT EVERYBODY IS TAKEN CARE

OF AND

WHEN THERE IS A NEED, YOU

NEED IT AND

TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR

HOUSEHOLDS.

SO WHAT I SEE IS CHRISTIAN

HELP SHARE

HELPS YOU DO BOTH OF THOSE

THINGS.

HE SAYS TWO THINGS REALLY

STAND OUT

TO THEM AS BEING PART OF THIS

MINISTRY. FIRST, THEY

RECEIVED PRAYER

WHEN CALLED TO ASK A QUESTION

AND

RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT

THEIR

COVERAGE.

IT'S REALLY UP LIFTING AND

ENCOURAGING AND NOT A MOMENT

YOU WOULD

EVERY ASSOCIATE WITH

HEALTHCARE OR

INSURANCE.

EACH MONTH THEY RECEIVE AN

E-MAIL

ABOUT THOSE BEING HELPED BY

THEIR

SHARE AND INCLUDED A NOTE OF

ENCOURAGEMENT ON THEIR

BEHALF.

IT HELPS ME UNDERSTAND IN

MY HOUR

OF NEED WHEN MY FAMILY NEEDS

IT.

THEY ARE GOING TO WANT TO DO

THE SAME.

THERE ARE LIMITATIONS.

MEMBERS HAVE

TO AGREE TO ABIDE BY A

CHRISTIAN

LIFESTYLE.

FAILURE COULD LEAD TO

UNCOVERED

MEDICAL COST. FOR INSTANCE,

IF YOU

WERE INVOLVED IN A CAR

ACCIDENT AFTER

DRINKING, YOU WOULD HAVE TO

PAY FOR

YOUR OWN MEDICAL BILLS, AND

HAVING

CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK IS

NOT

COVERED. HE HOPES TO STAY IN

THIS

PROGRAM EVEN IF THERE IS A

LOWER

PREMIUM AND BETTER COVERAGE.

I FEEL AS THOUGH I AM

CONTRIBUTING

TO THE UNITY OF CHRIST THAT I

CAN'T DO

THROUGH SELF INSURANCE. I

CAN'T IGNORE

THE NEEDS OF MY BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

CBN NEWS, VIRGINIA.

> ACTORS AND ENTERTAINERS

ARE

REACHING OUT TO A MIDDLE

SCHOOL

STUDENT WHO WAS BEING

BULLIED.

JENNIFER POSTED THIS PHOTO OF

HER SON.

WHY DO THEY DO IT, WHAT'S

THE POINT

OF IT? INNOCENT PEOPLE.

IT BREAKS YOUR HEART.

THE YOUNG BOY SAYS STUDENTS

CALL HIM

UGLY AND MAKE FUN OF HIS

LOOKS AND

POURED MILK ON HIM.

THEY ENCOURAGED HIM ON SOCIAL

MEDIA.

EVAN WHO PLAYS CAPTAIN

AMERICA INVITED

HIM TO THE PREMIER.

GOOD FOR THEM. THAT'S HARD TO

WATCH.

DEFINITELY TAKING A STANCE

AGAINST

BULLYING. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH

MORE CBN NEWSWATCH. DON'T GO

AWAY.

CHILDREN KNOW ALL ABOUT IS

CHILDREN KNOW ALL ABOUT IS

EIGHT

TINY REINDEERS AND THE SHOP

IN THE

NORTH POLE, BUT THERE IS MORE

TO SAINT

NICK AND THE NIGHT BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

THE NEXT MORNING, PRESENTS

UNDER

THE TREE AND STOCKED WITH

GOODIES. FOR

MOST AMERICANS, THIS IS SANTA

CLAUS.

BUT THE HISTORY AND TRADITION

SURROUNDING THE JOLLY OLD ELF

DATE

BACK TO NEARLY 1500 YEARS

TAKING US

BACK TO A CHURCH.

NICK WAS BORN HERE AND

GROWING UP HE

LIVED A LIFE PURSUING GOD.

WHEN NICK'S

PARENTS DIED, HE WAS LEFT

WITH AN

INHERITANCE AND HE CLOTHED

THE NAKED

AND FED MANY.

ONE ITEM WAS HE WAS HELPING

MANY.

HE CAME UPON A FAMILY WHO

COULDN'T PAY

THEIR DEBT . HE PUT GOLD

UNDER THEIR

TREE. SEEING HOW MUCH HE

SACRIFICED

FOR OTHERS, THE CHURCH

ELECTED

NICHOLAS BISHOP OVER THE

REGION.

WHAT CAME OVER THE REGION

WAS

EMPEROR AND HE WAS FIGHTING

CONTROL OF

HIS REGION HAD HIS FAMILY

DREAM VISION

OF THE WORDS.

IN THIS SIGN, YOU SHALL

CONQUER.

PERSECUTION ENDED AND

NICHOLAS WAS

FREE.

AFTER HIS RELEASE,

NICHOLAS RESUMED

HIS POSITION AND BECAME ONE

OF THE TOP

LEADERS OF HIS EMPIRE. HE

HELPED UNIFY

THE CHURCH. NICHOLAS

CONTINUED TO FACE

DEATH THREATS THROUGHOUT THE

REST OF

HIS LIFE, BUT HE NEVER

STEPPED AWAY

FROM HIS FAITH.

THIS IS THE VERY SPOT FROM

WHERE

NICHOLAS PREACHED AND HE DIED

DECEMBER

6, 343.

ANDEN TOMBED RIGHT AROUND THE

CORNER.

IT WAS THE ACT OF GIVING

GIFTS ON THE

ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH THAT

HE THEN

BECAME POPULAR. IN NICHOLAS

DAY PEOPLE

BELIEVED THAT ANGELS WROTE IN

THE BOOK

OF LIFE AND THEELVES KEEPING

A RECORD

OF WHO WAS NAUGHTY OR NICE.

NICHOLAS

GOT AROUND RIDING A REINDEER.

THE EIGHT TINY REINDEERS THAT

WAS

MOORE'S EDITION OF IT WAS THE

NIGHT

BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THE NEW

JERUSALEM

BECAME SAINT NICHOLAS' HOME

AND

WORKSHOP AT THE NORTH POLE.

SO, MANY

OF OUR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

COME WITH

THE SAINT.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM SAINT

NICHOLAS?

NO ONE, WE SHOULD ALWAYS

STAY FOCUSED

ON GOD AND ALWAYS BETTER TO

GIVE THAN

TO RECEIVE. AFTER ALL, THAT'S

THE WAY

NICK LIVED HIS LIFE AS AN

EXAMPLE OF

JESUS CHRIST.

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