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The 700 Club - March 16, 2018

A boating accident leaves one man gasping for air. Watch what saved his life. Plus, the story behind one of the most popular Christian songs of all time, “I Can Only Imagine." Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Gordon: COMING UP...

* I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Gordon: ...THE STORY

BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST

POPULAR CHRISTIAN SONGS OF

ALL TIME.

IF I'M TALKING ABOUT

IT, IT'S THERAPY.

Gordon: NOW IT IS A

MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.

GO INSIDE THE NEW FILM "I

CAN ONLY IMAGINE."

> THEN...A BOATING

ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE MAN

GASPING FOR AIR.

I THOUGHT I TOOK MY

LAST BREATH.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT

SAVED HIS LIFE ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

THERE IS ONLY ONE

REASON YOU'RE ALIVE:

G-O-D.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

EVER SINCE HE CAME TO

POWER IN TURKEY, RECEP

TAYYIP ERDOGAN HAS BEEN

TURNING HIS COUNTRY INTO A

HARDLINE ISLAMIC NATION.

AND IT IS SHOWING A

GROWING HOSTILITY TOWARDS

ISRAEL, INCLUDING A CALL

FOR AN ISLAMIC ARMY

AGAINST THE JEWISH STATE.

Wendy: ANALYSTS SAY

THAT TURKEY IS NO FRIEND

OF THE UNITED STATES, AS

IT HOLDS AN AMERICAN

PASTOR IN PRISON.

DALE HURD BRINGS US THIS

STORY.

Reporter: THE MAN WHO

FASHIONS HIMSELF AS THE

NEW SULTAN OF A REVIVED

OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAS BIG

DREAMS.

AND ONE OF THEM COULD WELL

BE TO BUILD AN ASLISTIC

ARMY AGAINST THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

A TURKEY NEWSPAPER ALLIED

WITH RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

AND HIS RULING PARTY

PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE IN

DECEMBER ENTITLED "A CALL

FOR URGENT ACTION."

IT IS THE BRAIN-CHILD OF

ONE OF ERDOGAN'S CLOSEST

ADVISORS.

IT LOOKS LIKE A BLUEPRINT

FOR AN ISLAMIC MILITARY

ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL.

IT CALLS ON THE 57 MUSLIM

NATIONS OF THE

ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC

COOPERATION, OR O.I.C., TO

LAUNCH A JOINT MILITARY

OPERATION AGAINST ARE ISRAEL.

THE O.I.C. NATIONS

TOGETHER MAKE UP MORE THAN

A BILLION AND A HALF

PEOPLE.

THE PLAN CALLS FOR STAGING

AREAS NEAR ISRAEL'S

BORDER, FROM WHICH AN

INITIAL FORCE OF 250,000

SOLDIERS WOULD ATTACK

ISRAEL.

BUT IS IT A REAL THREAT?

FORMER TURKISH PARLIAMENT

MEMBER ICON ERDAMAN TOLD

US HE IS SKEPTICAL.

I WOULD SAY THIS PIECE

HAS MORE TO DO WITH

DOMESTIC POLITICS THAN

WITH FOREIGN POLICY.

ERDOGAN IS A VERY COMPLEX

POLITICIAN, AND WHEN IT

COMES TO ISRAEL, HE

COMPARTMENTALIZES.

ON THE ONE HAND ISRAEL IS

OFTEN AT THE TOP OF HIS

TARGETS, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, ERDOGAN ALSO MANAGES

TO CONTINUE BILATERAL

RELATIONS OF TRADE AND

COOPERATION.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF

JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL

OF ISRAEL, ERDOGAN TURNED

UP THE ANTI-ISRAEL

RHETORIC, CALLING ISRAEL A

STATE OF OCCUPATION AND

TERRORISM.

HE HAS ALSO TURNED ON AN

OLD NATO ALLY, THE UNITED

STATES, ESPECIALLY OVER

U.S. SUPPORT FOR THE

KURDS, WARNING THE

AMERICANS COULD GET,

QUOTE, "THE OTTOMAN SLAP."

ERDOGAN CONTINUES TO

MAKE THREATS AGAINST U.S.,

ACCUSING U.S. TO BE KIND

OF THE MASTERMIND OF A

GLOBAL CONSPIRACY, ALL

SIDE JEWS, TO UNDERMINE

TURKEY.

Reporter: TURKEY

CONTINUES TO HOLD AMERICAN

MISSIONARY PASTOR ANDREW

BRUNSON ON CHARGES HE WAS

A MASTERMIND IN THE 2016

COUP ATTEMPT.

A CLAIM THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE, WHICH IS

ASSISTING BRUNSON, HAS

BRANDED RIDICULOUS.

ERDAMAN AGREES.

WE ARGUE THAT THE

PASTOR IS BASICALLY A

HOSTAGE, AND ERDOGAN USES

HIM AS A PAWN.

Reporter: ERDOGAN'S

ANTI-U.S. AND ANTI-ISRAEL

COMPAIGNS HAVE WORKED.

MOST TURKISH CITIZENS NOW

BELIEVE THE U.S. IS THE

NUMBER ONE THREAT TO

TURKEY, JUST AS AN

OVERWHELMING MAJORITY ARE

ANTI-SEMITIC AND

ANTI-ISRAEL.

WHETHER THE PLAN OF THE

MUSLIM ARMY TO MOVE

AGAINST ISRAEL IS A

SERIOUS THREAT OR NOT, THE

FACT THAT THERE ARE VOICES

CALLING FOR SUCH ACTION

ARE ALARMING.

THE FACT THAT IT COMES

FROM PERSONS CLOSE TO

ERDOGAN EVEN MORE

ALARMING.

AND THOSE VOICES IN THE

ISLAMIC WORLD ARE NOT

LIKELY TO GO AWAY.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IT LOOKS LIKE

ISRAEL HAS YET ANOTHER

ENEMY.

WE'VE ACTUALLY GOTTEN USED

TO THIS COMING OUT OF

IRAN, WHERE THEY'RE

TALKING ACTIVELY OF WIPING

ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.

AND THEY'RE ON A QUEST TO

ACQUIRE NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

THEY'RE TRYING TO CREATE A

LAND BRIDGE FROM IRAN

THROUGH IRAQ, THROUGH

SYRIA, THROUGH SOUTHERN

LEBANON DIRECTLY SO THEY

CAN INVADE ISRAEL.

AND NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER

PLAYER, TURKEY, ARRIVING ARISING

SAYING, WE WANT TO RESTORE

THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, WE

WANT TO RESTORE AN ISLAMIC

CALIPHATE.

WE WANT TO WIPE ISRAEL OFF

THE MAP.

LET'S GET A HUGE ARMY

TOGETHER AND ALLY

OURSELVES AND MARCH ON

ISRAEL.

WELL, YOU LOOK AT THE

BIBLE, YOU LIKE AT EZEKIEL

38, AND IT TALKS ABOUT

THINGS LIKE THIS.

WHEN ISRAEL IS AT PEACE,

WELL, THAT'S EXACTLY THE

TIME WHEN ITS NEIGHBORS

WILL RISE UP TO STRIKE.

AND LOTS OF BIBLICAL

SCHOLARS SAY THAT GOG AND

MEGOG LIFTED IN THAT

CHAPTER IS NOT RUSSIA;

IT'S TURKEY.

> THE DEATH TOLL IS

RISING AFTER THE TRAGIC

BRIDGE COLLAPSE IN

FLORIDA.

MARK MARTIN HAS THAT

STORY.

Mark: AT LEAST SIX

PEOPLE WERE REPORTED DEAD,

AND 10 MORE INJURED AFTER

THE BRIDGE COLLAPSED ON A

BUSY HIGHWAY IN THE MIAMI

AREA YESTERDAY.

AND THE CASUALTY TOLL

COULD GO HIGHER.

CREWS ARE WORKING

TIRELESSLY TO DIG THROUGH

THE RUBBLE.

AS JENNA BROWDER REPORTS,

WHAT WAS A RESCUE MISSION

IS NOW A SEARCH AND

RECOVERY EFFORT.

THERE ARE TWO CARS

UNDER THERE.

Reporter: THE SEARCH

IS ON AS CREWS CONTINUE TO

WORK TO GET ANYONE STILL

TRAPPED UNDERNEATH MASSIVE

SLAPS OF STEEL AND

CONCRETE.

THERE IS BLOOD

EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: A NEARLY

1,000 TON PEDESTRIAN

BRIDGE COLLAPSED THURSDAY

ON THIS BUSY HIGHWAY,

CRUSHING AT LEAST EIGHT

VEHICLES.

THIS BRIDGE WAS ABOUT

GOODNESS.

NOT SADNESS.

NOW WE'RE FEELING IMMENSE

SADNESS.

Reporter: THE BRIDGE

WAS CONSIDERED AN

ENGINEERING FEAT.

THE SCHOOL POSTING THIS

VIDEO OF IT GOING UP JUST

LAST WEEKEND.

IT WAS BUILT WITH A FASTER

CONSTRUCTION METHOD THAT

WAS SUPPOSED TO CUT RISKS

TO WORKERS AND

PEDESTRIANS.

BUT EXPERTS SAY THE METHOD

ALSO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR

THE BRIDGE TO FALL.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WERE

DOING A STRESS TEST ON THE

BRIDGE THURSDAY MORNING.

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

TWEETING THAT THE COLLAPSE

HAPPENED WHEN THE CABLES

WERE BEING TIGHTENED.

PART OF THE FUNDING IS

FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE

WHO WERE HURT AND DESERVE

TO KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG.

Reporter: THEY'RE

CONDUCTING AN

INVESTIGATION, TRYING TO

DETERMINE IF THE COLLAPSE

WAS CAUSED BY A DESIGN

ERROR OR FAULTY

CONSTRUCTION.

THE MAIN COMPANIES BEHIND

THE PROJECT HAVE FACED

QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR WORK

IN THE PAST.

FIGG BRIDGE ENGINEERS WERE

FINED IN 2012 IN VIRGINIA.

AND MUNILLA CONSTRUCTION

MANAGEMENT WAS ACCUSED UP

SUB STANDARD WORK IN A

LAWSUIT FILED EARLIER THIS

MONTH.

JENNA BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

Mark: THE U.S. IS

COMING DOWN HARD ON

RUSSIA, IMPOSING SANCTIONS

ON RUSSIAN CITIZENS AND

ENTITIES FOR ELECTION

MEDDLING AND CYBER

ATTACKS.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

ALSO BLAMED THE THE

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FOR

HACKING INTO THE U.S.

POWER GRID.

AND THE PRESIDENT IS

SUPPORTING BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER THERESA MAY, WHO

HAS BLAMED RUSSIA FOR

POISONING A FORMER SPY AND

HIS DAUGHTER EARLIER THIS

MONTH.

President Trump: IT

LOOKS LIKE IT.

I SPOKE WITH THE PRIME

MINISTER, AND WE'RE IN

DEEP DISCUSSIONS.

IT IS A VERY SAD

SITUATION.

IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE

THE RUSSIANS WERE BEHIND

IT.

Mark: THE EUROPEAN

UNION ALSO HOLDS RUSSIA

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

POISONING.

> MORE CABINET CHANGES

COULD BE COMING IN THE

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE.

THE PRESIDENT IS

REPORTEDLY LOOKING TO

REPLACE HIS NATIONAL

SECURITY ADVISOR, GENERAL

H.R. McMASTER.

BUT IT IS UNCLEAR WHEN

THAT MOVE WILL HAPPEN.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

REPORTS THAT TRUMP DOESN'T

HAVE A REPLACEMENT

CANDIDATE YET, AND LIKELY

WON'T PUSH McMASTER TO

LEAVE UNTIL HE HAD.

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

TWEETED LAST NIGHT:

"CONTRARY TO REPORTS,

THERE ARE NO CHANGES AT

THE NATIONAL SECURITY

COUNCIL."

> THE SENATE COULD SOON

PASS A BILL DESIGNED TO

PRESSURE THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY TO STOP GIVING

MONEY TO TERRORISTS AND

THEIR FAMILIES, INCLUDING

U.S. TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

THE MEASURE IS KNOWN AS

"THE TAYLOR FORCE ACT,"

NAMED AFTER AN ARMY

VETERAN WHO WAS STABBED TO

DEATH IN TEL AVIV TWO

YEARS AGO.

THE HOUSE ALREADY PASSED

THE MEASURE, BUT SOME

SENATORS DISAGREE ABOUT

PARTS OF THE BILL,

INCLUDING HOW MUCH MONEY

SHOULD BE PRESERVED FOR

HUMANITARIAN AID.

IT MIGHT BE PASSED AS PART

OF AN OVER ALL SPENDING

BILL NEXT WEEK.

MITCHELL McCONNELL TOLD

CBN NEWS THIS WEEK, "WE'RE

VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE

TAYLOR FORCE ACT, AND I

HOPE WE'LL BE ABLE TO

ENACT THAT INTO LAW ONE

WAY OR THE ANOTHER IN THE

VERY NEAR FUTURE."

> LET'S SEND IT BACK TO

GORDON AND WENDY.

Gordon: I HOPE WE

PASS THIS AS SOON AS

POSSIBLE.

IT HAS BEEN ON THE SENATE

CALENDAR FOR OVER TWO

MONTHS NOW.

AND WE DELIVERED 25,000

PETITIONS, SIGNATURES,

RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO

THE SENATE, URGING THEM TO

PASS THIS "TAYLOR FORCE

ACT."

WE'VE GOT TO GET THIS

THING MOVING.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM: THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

TAKES U.S. TAXPAYER MONEY

AND USES IT TO INCENTIVE

TERRORISM.

IT IS CALLED "PAY TO

SLAY."

AND PALESTINIAN GET

REWARDED, THEY AND THEIR

FAMILIES, BASED ON THE

SEVERITY OF THE ATTACK

AGAINST ISRAELIS.

I'M OUTRAGED OVER THIS,

THAT MY TAX DOLLARS WOULD

ACTUALLY GO TO FUND

TERRORISM.

AND IT DOESN'T SEEM TO --

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND

WHY THE U.S. SENATE

WOULDN'T BE OUTRAGED BY

IT.

AND TO SAY, WELL, WE NEED

TO HAVE PROTECTIONS FOR

HUMANITARIAN AID.

WELL, THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY NEEDS TO

UNDERSTAND WE'RE NOT GOING

TO SUPPORT THEM IN

TERRORISM.

AND THE SOONER WE TAKE A

STAND -- THIS IS JUST FLAT

EVIL.

AND LET'S STOP IT.

IF YOU WANT TO GET

INVOLVED, WE HAVE A

PETITION FOR YOU.

ALL YOU YOU HAVE TO DO IS

GO TO cbnnews.com, OR

YOU CAN CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

WHEN YOU SIGN THE

PETITION, YOU CAN GET A

WINDOW CLING WHERE YOU CAN

GET OTHER PEOPLE KNOW,

LET'S STOP OUR TAX DOLLARS

GOING TO TERRORISM.

LET'S END "PAY TO SLAY."

THERE IS A HASHTAG FOR

YOU.

LET'S GET THIS OUT ON

SOCIAL MEDIA.

LET'S PUT PRESSURE ON THE

U.S. SENATE.

I URGE YOU TODAY, CALL

YOUR SENATORS.

YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE TWO

CALLS.

WE'VE GOT A PHONE NUMBER

FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL:

202-224-3121.

THAT IS THE CAPITOL SWITCH

BOARD.

ASK FOR YOUR SENATORS BY

NAME.

YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE TWO

CALLS.

WE WANT YOU YOU T TO CALL BOTH

YOUR SENATORS, AND SAY,

LET'S GET "THE TAYLOR

FORCE ACT" ON THE FLOOR.

DO YOU SUPPORT MY TAX

DOLLARS GOING TO

TERRORISM?

LET'S END THIS, AND LET'S

END THIS NOW.

WENDY?

Wendy: I SURE PRAY

THAT SOME OF THE FIRE

YOU'RE FEELING GETS TO THE

SENATE, GORDON, AND

HOPEFULLY SOON.

> COMING UP, IT IS THE

ONLY CHRISTIAN SINGLE TO

REACH A DOUBLE PLATINUM

HIT.

AND NOW "I CAN ONLY

IMAGINE" COMES TO THE BIG

SCREEN.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT

WAS REALLY EMOTIONAL.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

EXPECT.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR

THAT?

Wendy: MERCY ME'S

BART MILLARD TALKS ABOUT

THE RELIEF STORY BEHIND

THE SONG, AND THE MOVIE,

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: "I CAN ONLY

IMAGINE" BY MERCY ME IS

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR

CHRISTIAN SONGS EVER

RECORDED.

WHAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS

BART MILLARD TURNED THE

MOST PAINFUL DAYS OF HIS

LIFE TO WRITE THAT SONG.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THIS LOOK

AT THE MOVIE "I CAN ONLY

IMAGINE."

* I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT

IT WILL BE LIKE *

* WHEN I WALK BY YOUR

SIDE *

Reporter: WITH MORE

THAN TWO MILLION

DOWNLOADS, MERCY ME'S MOST

POPULAR SONG IS A DOUBLE

PLATINUM HIT, THE ONLY

CHRISTIAN SINGLE TO REACH

THAT MILESTONE.

* WHAT WILL MY HEART

FEEL *

Reporter: LEAD SINGER

BART MILLARD'S LIFE STORY

INSPIRED THE LEA LYRICS NEARLY

20 YEARS AGO.

WHEN I TALK ABOUT IT,

IT IS ONLY FIVE MINUTES OF

THE SONG.

I DON'T SIT AROUND

THINKING MY LIFE STORY IS

SO FASCINATING I SHOULD

WRITE ABOUT IT.

IF I'M WRITING ABOUT IT,

IT'S THERAPY.

Reporter: TODAY

BART'S THERAPY IS A MAJOR

MOTION PICTURE.

WHAT'S THAT?

IT'S JUST JUNK.

BART, THAT'S GOOD.

I'M GOING TO TEACH YOU

SOMETHING, BART: DREAMS

DON'T PAY THE BILLS.

NOTHING GOOD COMES FROM

IT.

ALL IT DOES IT KEEP YOU

FROM ALL THIS.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT

WAS REALLY EMOTIONAL.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

EXPECT.

AND HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR

THAT.

I GUESS THAT DID A GOOD

JOB BECAUSE THEY STIRRED

SOME EMOTIONS I PROBABLY

SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE

TRYING TO BURY.

LET ME ASK YOU NOTHING,

BART: WHAT ARE YOU

RUNNING FROM?

MY DAD.

HE...HE...

HE BEAT YOU, DIDN'T HE?

YOU AIN'T GOT NO POKER

FACE, KID.

I CARRY THAT.

I HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT,

YOU KNOW?

I ALWAYS WILL.

THEN WRITE ABOUT IT.

STOP RUNNING FROM IT.

LET THAT PAIN BECOME YOUR

INSPIRATION, AND THEN

YOU'LL HAVE SOMETHING THAT

PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE IN.

Reporter: JON ERWIN

DIRECTS THE FILM,

ALONGSIDE HIS BROTHER,

ANDREW.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM ON

THE RED CARPET AT THE

FILM'S PREMIERE.

I NEVER ENJOYED

WATCHING A FILM WITH AN

AUDIENCE MORE THAN THIS

MOVIE.

I REMEMBER ASKING BART

EARLY ON, WHAT IS THE

EXPERIENCE OF THIS SONG?

WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE THIS

SONG?

AND HE SAID, I THINK IT IS

THE RUSH OF HOPE.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT

THE FILM DELIVERS.

WHAT IS THIS?

I WROTE YOU SOME

LETTERS.

DID YOU GET THEM?

YEAH.

I THREW THEM AWAY.

DID YOU READ THEM?

NOPE.

NO?

I THOUGHT THAT'S WHY YOU

CAME BACK LAST NIGHT.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE

A MEMORY.

Reporter: DENNIS

QUAID PLAYS BART'S ABUSIVE

FATHER.

WHEN I GOT THIS SCRIPT,

I HAD NEVER HEARD THE

SONG.

THEY GAVE ME A C.D. AND I

PUT IT ASIDE.

I DIDN'T KNOW IT.

WHAT HOLE WAS I IN.

I READ THE SCRIPT, AND IT

HIT ME SO PROFOUNDLY IN

THE HEART, IN A PLACE

WHERE YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE

WORDS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE SONG

DOES.

AND IT GROWS ON YOU, TOO.

* I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHEN

THAT DAY COMES *

* AND I FIND MYSELF

STANDING IN THE SON *

Reporter: THE SONG'S

STORY SURPRISED SOME OF

THOSE CLOSEST TO HIM, EVEN

AMY GRANT, WHO HE

ORIGINALLY WANTED TO SING

IT.

I HAD ACTUALLY RECORDED

THE SONG TWICE, BUT I WAS

IN A REAL TRANSITION IN MY

OWN LIFE.

AND NOBODY SINGS THAT SONG

LIKE BART.

EVERYTHING WORKED OUT THE

WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE.

Reporter: HOMEED

VIDEHOME VIDEOCAPTURED THE MOMENT AMY

GAVE THE SONG BACK TO

BART, INVITING HIM TO SING

AT HER CONCERT.

* I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

IT WAS THE SCARIEST

THING I HAD EVER DONE.

BUT IT WAS COOL.

AND SHE'S BEEN ONE OF MY

BEST FRIENDS EVER SINCE.

BART, YOU DIDN'T WRITE

THIS SONG IN 10 MINUTES.

IT TOOK A LIFETIME.

HOW DID YOU YOU DO THIS?

Reporter: EFREM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

Gordon: IT SHOULD BE

A WONDERFUL MOVIE.

IT OPENS TODAY, SO LOOK AT

YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS.

I'M SURE IT WILL BE A

THRILL.

Wendy: DENNIS QUAID

IS SUCH AN AWESOME ACTOR,

TOO.

> UP NEXT, A BOATING

ACCIDENT LEFT A MAN WITH A

FRACTURED LARNYX.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY A

LIFE-THREATENING INJURY

BECAUSE OF ITS AFFECTS ON

THE AIRWAY.

HIS VOCAL CHORD AREA

SWELLED.

AND WHEN YOU SWELL IN YOUR

AIRWAY, YOU DIE.

Wendy: SEE WHY HIS

DOCTOR SAID DIVINE

INTERVENTION SAVED THIS

MAN'S LIFE, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Wendy: DAVID BEEZER

AND HIS FAMILY HAD BEEN

BOATING ON THIS SAME

STRETCH OF WATER ON THE

COLORADO RIVER COUNTLESS

TIMES.

SO WHEN HE WENT FROM FULL

SPEED AHEAD TO A SLAMMING

DEAD STOP, H, EH?

STOP, HE KNEW HE AND

EVERYONE WITH HIM WERE IN

GRAVE DANGER.

I'M LAYING IN THE

AMBULANCE, AND I COULDN'T

BREATHE.

I COULDN'T PUSH AIR

ANYMORE -- IT WOULDN'T GO

THROUGH.

I LOOKED UP AT THEM AND

WIS SPERD, THIWHISPERED, THIS IS MY LAST

BREATH.

Reporter: DAVID

BEEZER LAY DYING IN THE

BACK OF THE AMBULANCE.

THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

COACH WAS IN NEED OF

SEVERAL MIRACLES AFTER A

BOATING ACCIDENT LEFT HIM

FIGHTING FOR LIFE.

I HAD BEEN UP AND DOWN

THROUGH THAT AREA

THOUSANDS OF TIMES.

EACH TRIP WE WOULD GO,

THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY TO

GET IN AND OUT TO WHERE WE

WERE CAMPING OR WHERE OUR

HOUSE WAS.

THE SUN WAS SETTING, AND

IT WAS COMING DOWN ON AN

ANGLE, AND THERE WAS A

GLISTENING SHIMMER ON THE

WATER.

Reporter: A SAND BAR

HAD DEVELOPED JUST INCHES

UNDER THE WATER'S SURFACE

SINCE THE LAST TIME DAVID

HAD CRUISED THIS STRETCH

OF THE RIVER.

HE DROVE HIS BOAT ON TO

THE SAND BAR AT NEARLY

40 MILES PER HOUR.

WE WENT FROM GOING FULL

SPEED, WITH A BOAT FULL OF

PEOPLE, HAVING A GREAT

TIME, TO ZERO WITHIN JUST

A FEW FEET.

THE FULL FORCE OF THE

COLLISION WAS RIGHT ON MY

NECK.

I HAD HIT THE STEERING

WHEEL RIGHT AT MY VOICE

BOX AND AIRWAY.

IMMEDIATELY I COULD FEEL

IT WAS BECOMING DIFFICULT

TO BREATHE.

MY FIRST CONCERN WAS MY

FAMILY, MY KIDS.

BUT THE INABILITY TO

REALLY -- I PHYSICALLY

COULDN'T REALLY DO

ANYTHING BECAUSE I WAS IN

REALLY BAD SHAPE.

AND I KNEW THAT I WAS IN

TROUBLE.

Reporter: WITHOUT

MEDICAL ATTENTION, HE KNEW

HE WOULD SOON BE UNABLE TO

BREATHE.

IT BECAME VERY

DIFFICULT TO BREATHE VERY

QUICKLY.

AND I COULD FEEL IT

TIGHTENING UP, AND I COULD

FEEL MY AIRWAY STARTING TO

CLOSE.

THAT WAS THE TIME THAT,

YOU KNOW, YOU REALLY CRY

OUT TO GOD AND SAY, I

CAN'T DO THIS.

AND I'M GOING TO NEED YOU

TO SEE US THROUGH THIS.

AND THE ONLY WAY THAT I

COULD HAVE PEACE WAS

KNOWING THAT I KNEW WHO

HELD MY FUTURE.

Reporter: DAVID AND

HIS FAMILY ARE CHRISTIANS.

AS THEY PRAYED, THEY SAW

GOD'S HAND IN THEIR TIME

OF NEED.

MY WIFE TRIED TO CALL

9-1-1, AND WE'VE BEEN IN

THAT AREA A LOT AND COULD

NEVER GET A CELL PHONE TO

WORK FROM THAT AREA.

AND WE TRIED MANY TIMES IN

THE PAST, TO TRY TO CALL

AND CHECK ON SOMETHING

BACK HOME, AND NEVER GOT

THROUGH.

THAT DAY THE PHONE CALL

IMMEDIATELY WENT THROUGH

TO 9-1-1.

Reporter: FIRST

RESPONDERS QUICKLY ARRIVED

AT A NEARBY BOAT RAMP, BUT

HAD TO WAIT FOR A

SHERIFF'S BOAT THAT WAS

STILL 20 MINUTES AWAY.

THANKFULLY AN OFF-DUTY

SHERIFF HEARD ABOUT THE

SITUATION AND RUSHED TO

THE SAND BAR IN HIS

OFF-DUTY BOAT.

IF THE OFF-DUTY SHERIFF

HAD NOT COME, WITH

CERTAINTY I WOULD HAVE

DIED ON THE BOAT IN FRONT

OF MY KIDS.

Reporter: WHILE IN

TRANSIT TO A HOSPITAL IN

YUMA, A ARIZONA, HE SENT A

TEXT TO A FRIEND IN

CHURCH.

I JUST SAID TO HIM I

WAS IN AN ACCIDENT, AND I

THOUGHT EVERYBODY ELSE WAS

GOING TO BE OKAY, BUT THAT

I WAS IN BAD SHAPE.

PRAY FOR E ME.

Reporter: HUNDREDS OF

PEOPLE BEGAN PRAYING FOR

DAVID.

BEFORE HE REACHED THE

HOSPITAL, HIS LUNG

COLLAPSED AND HE PASSED

OUT.

THE DOCTOR EXPLAINS THE

SEVERITY OF DAVID'S

CONDITION.

WHAT DAVID EXPERIENCED

IS CALLED AN LARYNGEAL

FRACTURE.

AND IT IS A

LIFE-THREATENING INJURY

BECAUSE OF ITS AFFECTS ON

THE AIRWAY.

HIS VOCAL CHORD AREA

SWELLED, AND WHEN YOU

SWELL IN YOUR AIRWAY, YOU

DIE.

Reporter: HE WAS

LIFE-FLIGHTED TO

ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL IN

PHOENIX.

HE WAS PLACED IN AN

INDUCED COMA FOR FIVE

DAYS, GIVING HIS AIRWAY

TIME TO HEAL.

THE FIRST TRAUMA

DOCTOR, WHEN I WOKE UP, HE

LOOKED AT ME AND SAID,

THERE IS ONLY ONE REASON

YOU'RE A LIVE: G-O-D.

AND I KNEW IT.

I HAD BEEN IN THAT

AMBULANCE, AND I KNEW I

NEEDED A MIRACLE TO MAKE

IT.

Reporter: AFTER HIS

RELEASE FROM THE HOSPITAL,

DAVID EXPERIENCED INTENSE

PAIN AND DIFFICULTY

BREATHING ONCE AGAIN.

HE WAS READMITTED FOR AN

EMERGENCY TRACHEOTOMY.

WE DESCRIBE IT AS PROUD

FLESH.

IT IS TISSUE THAT GROWS IN

THE SETTING OF HEALING.

IN A SMALL AREA LIKE THE

AIRWAY, THAT COUL CAN BE VERY

PROBLEMATIC.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

TOOK ANOTHER LOOK IN HIS

AIRWAY AND WERE SURPRISED

AT WHAT THEY DIDN'T SEE.

HE WENT IN WITH A

CAMERA, AND THE MASS WAS

GONE, AND HE HAD NEVER

SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT.

HE JUST LOOKED AT IT AND

SAID, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT

THERE.

IT PROBABLY WAS DIVINE

INTERVENTION.

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE

WERE PRAYING FOR DAVID,

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE

HOLDING HIM UP IN THEIR

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

DAVID WAS VERY FORTUNATE

THAT HIS GRANDULOMA DID GO

AWAY ON HIS OWN.

THAT SAVED A LOT OF TIME

AND AN ADDITIONAL

PROCEDURE.

IT IS AN EASY ONE TO

EXPLAIN.

GOD STILL DOES MIRACLES.

Reporter: A WEEK

LATER, DAVID HAD HIS TRACH

REMOVED, AND WAS CALLING

PLAYS FOR CHRISTIAN HIGH

SCHOOL IN SAN DIEGO,

THANKFUL FOR THE ANSWERED

PRAYERS AND THE HEALING

THAT KEPT HIM ALIVE.

I HAVE A WIFE AND KIDS,

AND HE'S GIVEN ME THE

ABILITY TO CONTINUE TO BE

A DAD.

I'M THANKFUL FOR MY

FRIENDS WHO RALLIED FOR ME

INCREDIBLY.

THE PRAYERS OF SCHOOL

FAMILIES, CHURCH FAMILY,

THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE.

YOU NEVER REALLY REALIZED

HOW MUCH YOUR LOVED UNTIL

YOU GO THROUGH A SITUATION

LIKE THIS.

THERE ARE TIMES WHERE YOU

KNOW THAT THE GAME IS

BEYOND YOUR LEVEL, AND

THIS SITUATION WAS

CERTAINLY -- I KNEW THAT I I

NIHAD NO ROLE IN STAYING

ALIVE.

IT WAS GOD'S MERCY ALONE

THAT WOULD KEEP ME ALIVE.

Wendy: I LIKE WHAT

HIS DOCTOR SAID, "THE ONLY

REASON YOU'RE ALIVE IS

G-O-D.."

WHAT A GREAT STORY.

Gordon: AND LEE FROM

GEORGIA, DEALING WITH

CHRONIC FOOT PAIN FROM

SEPTEMBER 2016 DOCTORS 2016.

DOCTORS SAID IT WAS

PLANTER FASCIITIS.

WENDY SAID, "DOCTORS HAVE

TOLD YOU YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS --

WELL, YOU'RE NOT.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU TODAY.

JUST RECEIVE IT RIGHT NOW

BY FAITH.

STARTING PRAISING GOD

BECAUSE YOU ARE TOUCHED BY

THE LORD AND YOU ARE

HEALED IN JESUS' NAME."

LEE CLAIMED THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, AND THE PAIN

WENT AWAY, AND HE HAS BEEN

PAIN-FREE SINCE THAT DAY.

AND HALLELUJAH.

Wendy: GARY, FROM

NORFOLK, NEBRASKA, WAS

COMPLETELY DELIVERED FROM

SMOKING IN 2009.

IN 2010 HE DEVELOPED

BREATHING PROBLEMS, AND

THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HIM

WITH C.O.P.D.

ONE DAY GARY TURNED ON

"THE 700 CLUB," AND HE

HEARD YOU GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE SAYING, "THERE

IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

SUFFERING FROM LUNG

DISEASE, AND IT IS RELATED

TO SMOKING, AND YOUR

BLAMING YOURSELF.

YOU'RE ACTUALLY LIMITING

GOD.

LET IT GO TO HIM RIGHT NOW

IN JESUS' NAME, AND TAKE A

DEEP BREATH AND REALIZE

GOD IS HEALING YOU OF THAT

RIGHT NOW."

GARY FELT THAT GORDON WAS

SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO HIM.

HE FELT THE PRESENCE OF

THE LORD IN THE ROOM,

CLAIMED THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

HE TOOK A DEEP BREATH, AND

THERE WAS IMMEDIATE

RELIEF.

HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO

BREATHE NORMALLY WITHOUT

MEDICATION SINCE THAT DAY.

GARY IS PRAISING THE LORD.

Gordon: HALLELUJAH.

WE'RE PRAISING THE LORD

WITH YOU, LARRY.

HERE IT IS, G-O-D, AND HE

IS YOUR HEALER.

LET HIM BE YOUR HEALER.

IT IS IN HIS VERY NATURE.

IF YOU'RE SITTING THERE

SAYING, I'VE GOT TO

BARGAIN FOR GOD, OR I'VE

GOT TO MAKE SOME KIND OF

ARRANGEMENT, OR IT IS ALL

ABOUT HOW MUCH I FAST OR

HOW MUCH I PRAY OR HOW

MUCH I READ THE SCRIPTURE,

YOU'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG.

LET YOUR FAITH BE IN HIM,

NOT IN YOU.

LET IT BE IN HIM.

HE'S THE ONE WHO SUFFERED

AND DIED.

JESUS CAME THAT YOU WOULD

BE FREE FROM THE AFFECT

THE SIN, THAT SIN AND

DISEASE WOULD BE TAKEN

AWAY.

AND WHAT HE DID ON THE

CROSS 2000 YEARS AGO IS

STILL AFFECTIVE TODAY.

AND HE IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

JUST LOOK TO HIM.

LET HIM BE THE AUTHOR AND

THE FINISHER OF YOUR

FAITH.

LOOK TO THE FACT THAT HE

DIED FOR YOU, AND THAT

GETS RID OF ALL OF THE

BARGAINING.

THAT GETS RID OF ALL OF

THE EFFORT.

AND NOW YOU'RE INTO BELIEF

IN WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

DONE.

JESUS SAID, WHEN YOU STAND

PRAYING, BELIEVE THAT YOU

HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED, AND

YOU WILL HAVE IT.

SO IT HAS ALREADY

HAPPENED.

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

2000 YEARS AGO.

WHEN WERE YOU HEALED?

2000 YEARS AGO.

AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS

HAVE IT BE RECEIVED BY

FAITH RIGHT NOW.

SO WENDY AND I ARE GOING

TO PRAY.

AND HERE IS A VERSE FOR

YOU: "WHEN TWO OR MORE

AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING..."

SO TOGETHER WE ARE GOING

TO PRAY FOR YOUR HEALING

RIGHT NOW.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU, AND WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THOSE WHO

NEED HEALING IN THEIR

BODIES RIGHT NOW.

AND WE JUST ASK THAT YOU

WOULD STRETCH FORTH YOUR

HAND TO DO MIRACLES, THAT

YOUR PRESENCE WOULD INVADE

THE ROOM THAT THEY ARE IN

RIGHT NOW.

AND THAT YOU WOULD JUST

ENVELOPE THEM IN YOUR

LOVE.

OPEN THE EYES OF THEIR

UNDERSTANDING, THAT THEY

MAY KNOW THE GREATNESS OF

YOUR POWER.

AND NOW, LORD, WE BELIEVE.

WE BELIEVE IN JESUS.

WE BELIEVE IN THE CROSS.

WE BELIEVE IN THE

BLOODSHED FOR US.

WE BELIEVE THAT BY YOUR

STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.

AND WE RECEIVE THAT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND IN OUR BELIEF, WE SAY

OUT LOUD TO OUR OWN BODY,

BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

HEALED RIGHT NOW.

> THERE IS SOMEONE,

YOU'VE HAD A SERIES OF

RECURRING HEADACHES

RELATED TO A HEAD INJURY,

AND IT IS LIKE THERE IS A

VICE AROUND YOUR HEAD, AND

IT IS PRIMARILY IN YOUR

FOREHEAD, BUT IT GOES ALL

THE WAY AROUND.

GOD IS HEALING YOU OF

THAT.

HE IS RELIEVING ALL OF

THAT PRESSURE RIGHT NOW.

JUST RELAX INTO HIS ARMS

AND RELIE REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN

SET FREE FROM THIS PAIN

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS JUST LIFTING OFF OF

YOU.

GOD IS JUST RELEASING HIS

MIRACLE POWER.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE

EVERYTHING THAT WAS

DAMAGED AND BRING IT INTO

NEWNESS OF LIFE.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

> THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'VE HAD A SPINAL CORD

INJURY, AND THERE IS

PARTIAL PARALYSIS, AND GOD

IS ABLE TO RESTORE.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

RECEIVE MOVEMENT RIGHT NOW

INTO THAT RIGHT SIDE.

IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME,

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

Wendy: GOD IS HEALING

LUNGS RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU'VE GOT ANY SORT OF

SITUATION WITH YOUR LUNGS,

PUT YOUR HAND RIGHT NOW ON

YOUR CHEST.

GOD IS TOUCHING PEOPLE

RIGHT NOW WITH ALL KINDS

OF LUNG PROBLEMS.

AND THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'VE GOT A CHRONIC CASE

OF LARYNGITIS, AND YOU

HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO TALK

FOR A WHILE.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

YOUR VOICE IS RETURNING IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: MANY PEOPLE

HAVE DEAFNESS, AND THERE

IS A PARTICULAR WORD FOR

DEAFNESS IN YOUR RIGHT

EAR.

IT IS NOW OPEN AND YOU CAN

NOW HERE 360, AND IT IS

WONDERFUL FOR YOU.

BEGIN TO PRAISE HIM FOR

WHAT HE HAS DONE.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'VE GOT SWELLING IN

THAT INNER EAR, ON THE

RIGHT SIDE, AND GOD IS

JUST HEALING THAT AND

TAKING ALL OF THAT

INFECTION AND SWELLING,

FLUID BUILDUP -- ALL OF

THAT AWAY FROM YOU RIGHT

NOW IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE SUFFERING

WITH A PAD CASE OF T.M.J.,

AND I BELIEVE IT WAS FROM

A VISIT TO YOUR DENTIST.

AND YOUR JAW HASN'T FELT

THE SAME.

THE LORD IS TOUCHING YOU,

AND YOU ARE HEALED IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR

EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING,

HOW YOU RESTORE -- WHAT

THE ENEMY HAS TAKEN AWAY,

YOU RESTORE, AND YOU BRING

NEWNESS OF LIFE TO US.

WE JUST RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

> THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'VE GOT A GROWTH ON

YOUR TONGUE, AND YOU'RE

VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT,

AND GOD IS JUST GOING TO

TAKE ALL OF THAT AWAY.

IN JESUS' NAME RECEIVE IT.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

GIVE US A CALL AND LET US

KNOW.

WE ALWAYS LIKE TELLING THE

WORLD THE WONDERFUL THINGS

THAT GOD IS DOING TODAY.

IT IS REAL SIMPLE.

JUST PICK UP THE PHONE:

1-800-700-7000.

AND WE BELIEVE IN

PREVAILING PRAYER, SO IF

YOU NEED HEALING,

PREVAILING PRAYER.

LET'S PRAY UNTIL WE GET

THE ANSWER.

LET'S KEEP KNOCKING, KEEP

SEEKING, KEEP ASKING UNTIL

WE GET THE ANSWER.

IF YOU YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

STAND WITH YOU IN PRAYER,

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

WENDY?

Wendy: STILL AHEAD, A

9-YEAR-OLD IS NOT ONLY

BULLIED BY HER CLASSMATES,

BUT ALSO BY HER TEACHER.

SEE HOW A SIMPLE OPERATION

TRANSFORMS HER LIFE, LATER

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Mark: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

DOCTORS SAY THEY'RE SEEING

MORE AND MORE CASES OF

PEANUT ALLERGIES IN

CHILDREN.

THEY ESTIMATE TWO KIDS IN

EVERY CLASS ARE

AFFECTEDED.

UNTIL NOW AVOIDING THEM

HAS BEEN THE ONLY OPTION.

DOCTORS ARE TESTING A NEW

EXPERIMENTAL PILL THAT

TRAINS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

NOT TO OVER REACT TO

PEANUTS.

WHAT IT DOES DO IS

MINIMIZE THEIR RISK FOR A

SEVERE, LIFE-THREATENING

REACTION IF THEY WERE TO

ACCIDENTALLY EAT PEANUTS.

Mark: PATIENTS WOULD

HAVE TO TAKE THIS

MEDICATION FOR LIFE.

THE PILL WON'T BE

AVAILABLE FOR A YEAR OR

TWO.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS HELPING BUSINESS OWNERS

IN HAITI AFTER A

DEVASTATING FIRE TORE

THROUGH ONE OF THE LARGEST

MARKET PLACES.

NEARLY 500 PEOPLE LOST

THEIR BUSINESSES IN THE

IRON MARKET FIRE AND

PORT-AU-PRINCE, WHICH

THRIVES ON TERRORISM.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

STEPPED IN AND SELECTED 20

BENEFICIARIES TO HELP

RESTART THEIR BUSINESSES.

THE RECIPIENTS ARE MOSTLY

SINGLE MOTHERS WHO RELY ON

THEIR BUSINESSES TO

PROVIDE FOR THEIR

CHILDREN.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PURCHASED NEW INVENTORY

FOR THE VENDORS, INCLUDING

FRUITS, VEGETABLES,

SPICES, AND TABLECLOTHS.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BITBY VISITING VISITING THEIR WEBSITE

AT ob.org.

GORDON AND WENDY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF TODAY'S

"700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Wendy: DULCE WAS

BULLIED AT SCHOOL, AND NOT

JUST FROM HER FELLOW

CLASSMATES, BUT HER

TEACHER AS WELL.

THAT'S BECAUSE SHE WAS

BORN WITH A CROSSED EYE,

AND HER PARENTS COULD

NEVER AFFORD THE SURGERY

TO FIX IT.

Reporter: 9-YEAR-OLD

DULCE LEFT SCHOOL LAST

YEAR FOR TWO REASONS.

FIRST, HER CROSSED EYES

MADE IT DIFFICULT TO

LEARN.

THE SECOND, BECAUSE THE

KIDS AND EVEN HER TEACHER

BULLIED HER.

HER TEACHERS TOLD DULCE

TO STAY HOME.

SHE TOLD ME THE SCHOOL

YEAR WAS OVER, BUT IT

WASN'T.

SO WE FELT LIKE WE HAD

TO TAKE HER OUT OF THAT

SCHOOL.

Reporter: DULCE WAS

BORN WITH THE CONDITION.

AND AS HE GREW, IT GOT

WORSE.

I REMEMBER ONE DAY SHE

GRABBED A MIRROR AND SHE

SAID, MOM, I AM UGLY.

Reporter: DULCE BROKE

DOWN AND CRIED AS SHE

REMEMBERED LOOKING IN THE

MIRROR THAT DAY.

IT BROKE MY HEART.

AND I SAID, GOD, WHY IS

THIS HAPPENING TO HER?

AND THEN S SHE SAID, DAD,

WILL YOU HAVE MONEY TO FIX

MY EYES THIS YEAR?

THAT MADE ME FEEL WORSE

BECAUSE I KNEW I COULD

NEVER AFFORD THAT.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED ABOUT DULCE'S

CONDITION, WE ARRANGED FOR

HER TO RECEIVE FREE

SURGERY TO REPAIR THE

MUSCLES IN HER EYES.

TWO MONTHS LATER WE WENT

TO VISIT HER, AND HER EYES

WERE IMPROVING NICELY.

WATCHING HER NOW

GETTING DRESSED, AND EVEN

LOOKING AT HERSELF IN THE

MIRROR, MAKES US SO

EXCITED AND HAPPY.

Reporter: DULCE

RECENTLY STARTED ATTENDING

A NEW SCHOOL, AND IS DOING

THINGS SHE COULD NEVER DO

BEFORE, LIKE RIDE HER

BIKE.

I CRIED GRATEFUL TEARS

AS I THINK ABOUT WHAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

DONE.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: LOOK AT THAT

SMILE.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER,

THEN YOU MADE THAT

POSSIBLE.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE ALL JOIN

TOGETHER, WE CAN DO SO

MUCH, CAN'T WE?

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH, IS ALL IT

TAKES TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO

THAT, THE NUMBER IS ON

YOUR SCREEN:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST GIVE US A CALL RIGHT

NOW.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com.

AND WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR

YOU WHEN YOU DO THAT.

IT IS PAT'S NEW TEACHING

CALLED "ANSWERED PRAYER."

THIS IS A VERY EXCITING

NEW D.V.D. THAT WILL

REALLY ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH.

I BELIEVE IT WILL HELP YOU

GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED,

TOO.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS OUR GIFT WHEN YOU

GIVE US A CALL.

GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, HEAR

HOW YOU CAN ACTIVATE THE

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND USE

THEM TO BENEFIT OTHERS.

AUTHOR MARY HEALY SHARES

PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FROM

"THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS"

HANDBOOK, RIGHT AFTER

Gordon: WELL, MARY

HEALY FIRST FELL IN LOVE

WITH JESUS AT THE AGE OF

SIX, WHEN SHE HAD A DREAM

ABOUT HIM.

THAT DREAM BEGAN A

LIFE-LONG JOURNEY OF

GROWING CLOSER.

AND IT LED HER TO DISCOVER

THE POWER OF THE GIFTS OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THAT

THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL

BELIEVERS.

Reporter: CATHOLIC

SCHOLAR MARY HEALY

BELIEVES THAT THE GIFTS OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE NOT

OPTIONAL FOR THE CHURCH.

THERE CAN BE NO NEW

EVANGELIZATION WITHOUT A

NEW OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

Reporter: AS

CO-AUTHOR OF "THE

SPIRITUAL GIFTS" HANDBOOK,

MARY REVEALS THE GIFTS FOR

SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

Gordon: MARY, IT IS

AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE.

Gordon: HERE YOU ARE

AGE SIX, AND YOU HAVE A

DREAM ABOUT JESUS.

WHAT WAS THE NEXT STEP FOR

YOU?

I GREW UP IN A FAMILY

THAT WAS WHAT YOU MIGHT

CALL SUNDAY CATHOLICS.

THE LORD DIDN'T HAVE A

CENTRAL PLACE IN OUR

LIVES.

UNTIL I WAS A TEENAGER,

AND HIGH PARENTS THAT A

DRAMATIC CONVERSION.

AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSED

WITH SEEING HOW THE LORD

WAS WORKING IN THEIR LIVES

AND HOW THEY CHANGED.

AS A TEENAGER, I WENT ON

RETREATS, AND I CAME TO

KNOW THE LORD MYSELF.

FROM THERE IT HAS BEEN A

LIFE-LONG JOURNEY.

AS THE LORD HAS REVEALED

HIS LOVE TO ME AND

REVEALED HIS POWER AND ME

WITH HIS HOLY SPIRIT.

AND I JUST WANT TO TELL

THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT HIM.

Gordon: WELL, GOOD.

YOU FIRST GOT A HUNGER FOR

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT AT A CATHOLIC

CHARISMATIC COMMUNITY.

I DON'T THINK A LOT OF

PEOPLE KNOW THERE ARE SUCH

THINGS, THAT YOU CAN GO

THERE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT

THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.

I FIRST JOINED THE

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC

RENEWAL IN THE 1980s.

AND I WENT TO A "LIFE IN

THE SPIRIT" SEMINAR.

IT IS A SEVEN-WEEK COURSE.

IT IS A VERY SIMPLE WAY TO

LEARN BOB HO ABOUT HOW THE HOLY

SPIRIT WORKS AND TO BE

PRAYED OVER AND TO BE

FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

THAT DRAMATICALLY CHANGED

MY LIFE.

Gordon: IS THAT

AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE?

IT IS AVAILABLE FOR

EVERYONE.

IT IS OFFERED IN MANY

PERISHES.

Gordon: FREE?

FREE, ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: WHERE DO YOU

GO TO GET THAT?

DO YOU GO TO YOUR LOCAL

PRIEST?

LOOK IT UP.

NOT EVERY LOCAL PRIEST

WILL EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT.

I WOULD LOOK IT UP.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

LOOK IT UP?

ONLINE.

LOOK FOR "LIFE IN THE

SPIRIT" SEMINAR.

OR THROUGH THE ALPHA

COURSE.

THERE IS A HOLY SPIRIT

WEEKEND DURING ALPHA

COURSE.

AND YOU CAN BE PRAYED OVER

THERE TO BE FILLED WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT, OR

THROUGH A PROGRAM CALLED

"CHRIST RENEWS HIS

PERISH."

ANOTHER PROGRAM CALLED

"CHRIST'S LIFE."

SO THERE ARE MANY

DIFFERENT WAYS AVAILABLE.

BUT THE KEY THING IS YOU

WANT TO FIND PEOPLE WHO

ARE SO FILLED WITH THE

HOLY SPIRIT THAT HE IS

JUST OVER FLOWING IN THEIR

LIVES.

IT IS OBVIOUS.

THAT THETHEY HAVE A JOY.

FIND THOSE PEOPLE AND GET

THEM TO PRAY WITH YOU.

Gordon: YOU SAY THIS

IS FOR ALL BELIEVERS, AND

I THINK THAT MAY BE A

STUMBLING BLOCK FOR SOME,

THAT THEY THINK YOU HAVE

TO BE OF A CERTAIN

HOLINESS OR HAVE THE

ATTAINED A CERTAIN LEVEL

IN YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK

BEFORE GOD WILL GIVE YOU

THESE THINGS.

THAT'S A BIG STUMBLING

BLOCK, ESPECIALLY FOR

CATHOLICS, BECAUSE WE HAVE

IN OUR TRADITION MANY

GREAT SAINTS WHO EXERCISED

MIRACULOUS GIFTS OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT, HEALING AND

PROPHECY, ETC.

AND SO WE ASSOCIATED THE

GIFTS ONLY WITH CANONIZED

SAINTS.

BUT IN FACT, THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH JESUS, AND JESUS

HIMSELF TAUGHT, THAT YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BE A SAINT

FOR THE LORD TO USE YOU

AND GIVE YOU MIRACULOUS

GIFTS BECAUSE IT IS NOT

ABOUT YOU.

IT IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE HE

WANTS TO TOUCH THROUGH

YOU.

Gordon: YOU JUST HAVE

TO BE A BELIEVER.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BE A

BELIEVER.

YOU HAVE TO ASK HIM WITH A

HUMBLE HEART, NOT FOR ANY

PERSONAL GAIN, NOT FOR ANY

SELF-SEEKING, PRIDEFUL

MOTIVE, BUT IF YOUR

PASSION IS TO BRING THE

LOVE OF CHRIST TO THE

WORLD, IF YOU WANT OTHERS

TO KNOW HIM, AND

ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A

HEART FOR THE BROKEN, THE

WOUNDED, THE LOST -- WHICH

WE'RE SURROUNDED WITH IN

HIS CULTURE -- ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS ASK, AND THE

LORD IS GOING TO GIVE YOU

MARVELOUS GIFTS.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT YOUR BOOK.

AND THE FIRST QUESTION

I'VE GOT TO ASK, HOW DID

YOU GET ASSOCIATED WITH

RANDY CLARK?

IT WAS REALLY THE WORK

OF THE LORD.

I HAD THREE DIFFERENT

FRIENDS, WHO DIDN'T EVEN

KNOW EACH OTHER, HE KEPT

SAYING, YOU NEED TO MEET

RANDY CLARK.

SO I WENT TO A CONFERENCE

THAT HE LED, AND I WAS

AMAZED AT THE HEALINGS THE

AND THE MIRACLES I SAW.

IT WAS A WEEKEND OF THE

SUPERNATURAL.

AND I CAME AWAY ABSOLUTELY

CONVINCED THAT GOD WANTS

THIS IN THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING

MARGINAL OR PERIPHERAL.

THIS IS GIVEN BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT TO THE BRIDE OF

CHRIST TO BE ABLE TO CARRY

OUT HIS MISSION.

Gordon: AND YOU WENT

ON A MISSION TRIP?

YES.

IT WAS TWO WEEKS OF LIVING

IN THE SUPERNATURAL.

EVER SINCE I WAS RUINED --

I COULDN'T GO BACK TO

LIVING THE OTHER WAY.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

MEAN YOU WERE RUINED?

I HAD A PASSION AND A

ZEAL TO SEE HEALINGS AND

MIRACLES, AND TO STEP OUT

IN FAITH, AS SCARY AS IT

IS.

I'M A SHY PERSON.

I DON'T DO THOSE KINDS OF

THINGS NORMALLY.

BUT I COULDN'T NOT SPEAK

OF WHAT I HAD SEEN AND

HEARD, AND I COULDN'T NOT

PRAY FOR PEOPLE WHENEVER

THE LORD GIVES ME THE

CHANCE.

Gordon: TASTE AND SEE

THAT THE LORD IS GOOD.

AND ONCE YOU HAVE IT, YOU

CAN'T GO BACK TO THE OLD

WAY.

YOU HAVE TO SAY THIS IS

WONDERFUL.

AND WHEN YOU SEE GOD

HEALING PEOPLE WHO WEREN'T

EXPECTING IT, DIDN'T THINK

THEY WERE WORTHY IN MANY

CASES, AND YOU SEE THEM

BEGIN TO WEEP, AND YOU SEE

THEIR HEARTS COME TO A

REVELATION OF THE LOVE OF

GOD DEEPER THAN THEY'VE

EVER HAD BEFORE, THAT

CHANGES YOU.

AND YOU YOU KNOW GO KNOW GOD WANTS

THAT.

HE WANTS IT FOR THE WHOLE

WORLD.

Gordon: THAT

CONVERSION IS NOT

INTELLECTUAL.

IT IS A CONVERSION OF

THE HEART.

Gordon: YES.

AND IN YOUR BOOK, YOU GO

INTO DETAILS ABOUT THE

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT, THE

PRESENCE OF THE SPIRIT,

AND WHAT I'LL CALL THE

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE

SPIRIT -- THAT THEY'RE

NOTHING KNEW.

I THINK IN CHARISMATIC

COMMUNITIES WE THINK THIS

IS ALL WITHIN THE LAST 100

YEARS, BUT YOU GIVE THE

DETAIL THAT, NO.

THE WHOLE SPIRIT HAS BEEN

ACTIVE IN HAVING THESE

MANIFESTATIONS THROUGHOUT

THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH.

WHY DO WE REACT AGAINST

THEM?

BECAUSE I THINK SOMETIMES

OF MANIFESTATIONS COULD

PUT PEOPLE OFF,

PARTICULARLY WHEN PEOPLE

APPEAR DRUNK OR THEY FALL

DOWN OR THEY GO INTO

TONGUES.

IT JUST SEEMS SO UNUSUAL

IT CAN KIND OF BE

OFF-PUTTING.

THERE ARE A VARIETY OF

REASONS.

ONE OF THEM IS, I THINK

WE'RE AFRAID OF LETTING

THE HOLY SPIRIT HAVE HIS

WAY.

WE'RE AFRAID OF LOSING

CONTROL, OF HAVING THINGS

HAPPEN THAT WE DON'T

EXPECT AND THAT WE CAN'T

CONTROL.

THE LORD IS A GOD OF

SURPRISES.

AND WHEN THE DIVINE POWER

OF GOD MEETS HUMAN

FRAILTY, AND OUR POVERTY,

OUR WEAKNESS, OUR

WOUNDEDNESS, SOMETIMES IT

CAN BE MESSY AS POPE

FRANCIS LIKES TO SAY.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS NEAT AND

TIDY.

Gordon: GLORIOUSLY

MESSY.

YES.

AND GOD DOES INCREDIBLE

THINGS SOMETIMES WHEN

PEOPLE ARE RESTING IN THE

SPIRIT.

BUT IT DOES SCARE PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO

SHOW IN THE BOOK THAT THIS

IS NOT SOMETHING NOVEL.

THIS IS SOMETHING THE HOLY

SPIRIT HAS BEEN DOING

THROUGH THE WHOLE HISTORY

OF THE CHURCH, AND EVEN

BEFORE, BEGINNING IN THE

OLD TESTAMENT.

THERE ARE MANIFESTATIONS

OF GOD THAT SHOW HIS POWER

IN THE WORLD BECAUSE HE

WANTS TO CONVINCE THE

WORLD THAT HE IS REAL, AND

THAT THE GOSPEL IS TRUE.

Gordon: FROM YOUR

PERSPECTIVE, WHY DO YOU

THINK IT IS SO IMPORTANT

FOR US TO SURRENDER

CONTROL TO HIM?

AND EVEN TO THE POINT

WHERE WE'RE WILLING TO

APPEAR FOOLISH?

IT IS ONE OF THE LAWS

OF THE LORD, ISN'T IT,

THAT YOU HAVE TO BE A

CHILD.

TO ENTER THE KINGDOM, YOU

HAVE TO BE WILLING TO BE

LIKE A CHILD, TO LOOK

FOOLISH SOMETIMES, TO SEEM

FOOLISH IN THE EYES OF THE

WORLD.

IT'S IN THIS SIMPLICITY OF

OUR HUMAN NEEDINESS AND

FULLNESS THAT GOD IS ABLE

TO SHOW HIS POWER.

HE WANTS TO HUMBLE HUMAN

PRIDE.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I THINK

THE LORD HAS MADE THE GIFT

OF TONGUES A DOORWAY TO

MANY OF THE OTHER GIFTS.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE

WILLING TO LOOK A LITTLE

FOOLISH, BUT IT IS A

SURRENDER TO THE HOLY

SPIRIT, WHERE YOU'RE

ALLOWING HIM TO MOVE

WITHIN YOU, TO PRAY WITHIN

YOU, TO WORSHIP GOD WITHIN

YOU IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS

GOD TO ACTUALLY MAKE USE

OF YOUR HUMAN FACULTIES.

AND I THINK THAT'S

SOMETHING PRECIOUS TO THE

LORD, IS THAT WE SURRENDER

OUR PRIDE, OUR CONTROL,

AND WE LET GO.

WE LET HIM ACT.

Gordon: AND THEN WAIT

FOR THE UNDERSTANDING.

YES.

Gordon: YOU HAVE TO

FIRST ACT.

AND THEN THE MORE I

EXERCISE THE GIFTS, THE

MORE I SAY, I'M GOING TO

HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS

LATER.

YES.

WE DON'T UNDERSTAND IN

ORDER TO BELIEVE.

IT'S THE OTHER WAY.

Gordon: JUST OBEY

WHATEVER IT IS HE TELLS

YOU, JUST DO THAT, EVEN IF

IT SEEMS OUTLANDISH.

JUST DO IT AND SEE WHAT HE

DOES.

EXACTLY.

Gordon: THERE IS AN

EVENT CALLED "MAKING

DISCIPLES FORMATION DAY."

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE

INVOLVED IN THAT, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO THE

CHURCH OF THE ASSESENTION.

FOR MORE DETAILS, GO TO

OUR WEBSITE, cbn.com

AND MARY'SBLOCK'S BOOK, WITH

RANDY CLARK, IS CALLED

"THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS"

HANDBOOK.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

MARY ON OUR Facebook

PAGE, JUST GO TO

Facebook.com/700club.

IT IS AN HONOR TO HAVE

YOU.

THANK YOU, GORDON.

Gordon: WE'LL BE BACK

TO ANSWER AN E-MAIL

QUESTION RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS AND SOME HONEST

ANSWERS FROM GORDON.

BRITTANY SAYS, "I'VE

ALWAYS BEEN TAUGHT THAT

YOU GO ONE PLACE OR THE

OTHER UPON JUDGMENT AFTER

DEATH.

HOWEVER, OTHERS SAY THE

PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED ARE

STILL IN THE GRAVE,

AWAITING THE SECOND COMING

OF CHRIST.

AT THAT TIME, CHRIST WILL

RAISE THE DEAD AND

ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF

HEAVEN ON EARTH.

WHICH IS CORRECT?

ALSO, WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL

OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED

BEFORE JESUS WAS SENT TO

EARTH?"

Gordon: THAT'S TWO

QUESTIONS IN 50 SECONDS.

THE ANSWER ON THE

RESURRECTION ARE BOTH

RIGHT.

WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE WE'RE

THREE-PART BEINGS.

WE'RE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD.

THAT MEANS WE HAVE A BODY,

WE HAVE A SOUL, WE HAVE A

SPIRIT.

WHEN WE DIE, OUR BODY GOES

TO THE GRAVE, AWAITING THE

RESURRECTION, BUT OUR

SPIRIT GOES TO BE WITH

HIM.

SO THAT'S THE REASON YOU

SEE SEEMINGLY CONFLICTING

STATEMENTS.

IN TERMS OF WHAT HAPPENED

TO PEOPLE WHO DIED, THE

DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IS

HE DESCENDED TO HELL AND

PREACHED THE GOOD NEWS TO

THEM THERE.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS: "IF YOU KNOW

HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO

YOUR CHILDREN, HOW MUCH

MORE WILL YOUR FATHER IN

HEAVEN GIVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT TO THOSE WHO ASK

HIM."

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