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The 700 Club - April 5, 2018

You asked for it. You got it. Get ready for a super-sized session of “Your Questions, Honest Answers.” Plus, hear from those still on the scene after the double hurricane strike in Puerto Rico last year. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING IS PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Wendy: TODAY...MONTHS

AFTER A DOUBLE HURRICANE

STRIKE, PUERTO RICO IS

STILL TRYING TO REBUILD.

WE ARE BEING TREATED AS

SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS.

Wendy: HEAR FROM THE

PEOPLE THAT WERE FIRST ON

THE SCENE.

THEY WERE LIKE TROOPS

ON THE GROUND.

Wendy: AND THEY'RE

STILL THERE AFTER EVERYONE

ELSE LEFT.

PEOPLE WERE SAYING, WE

WANT TO BE HERE AND BE

INVOLVED.

Wendy: PLUS...YOU

ASKED FOR IT AND YOU'VE

GOT IT.

GET READY FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS AND HONEST

ANSWERS ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Terry: HELLO, AND

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SIGNED

A DIRECTIVE ORDERING

NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO

THE MEXICAN BORDER.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS ILLEGAL

CROSSINGS INTO THE UNITED

STATES HAVE REACHED WHAT

HE CALLS A POINT OF

CRISIS.

GARY LANE HAS THIS STORY.

Reporter: IT WAS THIS

MASS MOVEMENT OF CENTRAL

AMERICANS TRAVELLING

THROUGH MEXICO TO THE

U.S., AND FRUSTRATIONS

OVER A LACK OF

CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING OF A

BORDER WALL, THAT LED

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO

AUTHORIZE TOUGHER

MEASURES.

THE PRESIDENT SAID THE

UNITED STATES HAS HAD VERY

BAD LAWS FOR THE BORDER.

AND IN ADDITION TO

BUILDING A WALL, HE

INTENDS TO DO SOMETHING

ELSE.

President Trump:

WE'RE GOING TO BE GUARDING

OUR BORDER WITH THE

MILITARY.

THAT'S A BIG STEP.

WE REALLY HAVEN'T DONE

THAT BEFORE, CERTAINLY NOT

VERY MUCH BEFORE.

Reporter: PRESIDENTS

GEORGE BUSH AND BARACK

OBAMA SENT NATIONAL GUARD

TROOPS TO TH THE BORDER, BUT

ONLY IN A LIMITED ROLE,

PROVIDING SURVEILLANCE AND

SUPPORT FOR THE U.S.

BORDER CONTROL.

FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS USE

OF ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS FOR

LAW ENFORCEMENT INSIDE THE

UNITED STATES.

HOMELAND SECURITY

SECRETARY KIRSTJEN NIELSEN

SAYS THE NUMBERS ARE STILL

TO BE WORKED OUT, BUT SOME

GUARDSMEN COULD BE IN

PLACE AS EARLY AS TODAY.

IT WILL BE STRONG.

IT WILL BE AS MANY AS IS

NEEDED TO FILL THE GAPS WE

HAVE TODAY.

Reporter: BORDER

STATE GOVERNORS WILL

CONTROL THE BORDER IN

THEIR STATES.

THE U.S. BORDER PATROL

ALSO BACKS THE PRESIDENT'S

ACTION.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

NEEDED, ESPECIALLY OUT

HERE IN ARIZONA, WHERE

WE'RE STILL RESPONSIBLE

FOR CLOSE TO 50% OF ALL OF

THE DRUG SEIZURES IN THE

ENTIRE COUNTRY.

WE NEED THAT SO THE AGENTS

CAN TAKE THE TIME TO

PATROL AREAS OF THE FIELD.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT WANTS MEXICO DO

DO MORE TO PREVENT ILLEGAL

CROSSINGS INTO THE UNITED

STATES.

HE SAID IT WILL BE A BIG

PART OF RENEGOTIATIONS OF

NAFTA.

President Trump:

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH NAFTA,

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

INCLUDE SECURITY IN NAFTA.

Reporter: SO THE

PRESIDENT'S BORDER

SECURITY PLAN IS SHAPING

UP.

FOR NOW IT INCLUDES

BUILDING PART OF A NEW

BORDER WALL, ALONG WITH

SECURITY MEASURES REQUIRED

IN A NEW NAFTA AGREEMENT,

AND A WALL OF TROOPS ALONG

THE BORDER.

THE COST TO TAXPAYERS: NO

DOLLAR AMOUNT AT THIS

TIME.

BUT WHEN PRESIDENTS BUSH

AND OBAMA TOOK SIMILAR

ACTIONS IN 2006 AND 2010,

THAT TOTAL PRICE TAG CAME

IN AT MORE THAN A BILLION

DOLLARS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Terry: THANKS, GARY.

WELL, AS YOU HEARD IN HIS

REPORT, THIS ISN'T THE

FIRST TIME WE'VE SENT THE

NATIONAL GUARD TO THE

BORDER.

IT HAS BEEN DONE TWICE IN

THE LAST 10 DECADES, NOT

AS SIGNIFICANTLY AS THIS

TIME.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN

TALKING ABOUT MAKING

AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

IT IS TIME THAT WE MAKE

AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.

DOESN'T THAT SEEM

PRACTICAL?

I DON'T KNOW.

I LOOK AT ALL OF THIS, AND

I THINK MAYBE ALL OF THESE

THOUSANDS COMING TO THE

BORDER ARE ACTUALLY GOOD.

> IN OTHER NEWS, ISRAEL

IS FACING SERIOUS PROBLEMS

ALONG ITS BORDER.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THAT

STORY.

George: THANK YOU,

TERRY.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

THE LEADERS OF HAMAS SAY

THEY'RE PROTESTS AGAINST

ISRAEL HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL,

BUT CRITICS SAY THE HAMAS

ASSAULT ON ISRAEL'S BORDER

IS PART OF A LARGER WAR

AGAINST THE JEWISH STATE.

AS MY COLLEAGUE, CHRIS

MITCHELL, EXPLAINS,

THEY'RE GETTING PLENTY OF

HELP FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES

IN THAT WAR.

Chris: LAST WEEK 18

PALESTINIANS DIED WHEN

HAMAS OPERATIVES AND THEIR

SUPPORTERS IGNORED

WARNINGS BY ISRAEL AND

CHARGED THE BORDER WITH

GAZA.

THIS WEEK YOUNG GAZANS ARE

COLLECTING THOUSANDS OF

TIRES TO BURN.

THEY KNOW ISRAEL PLANS TO

USE LIVE FIRE TO PROTECT

THE BORDER, AND THE GOAL

IS TO ENGULF THE AREA IN

SMOKE AND FLAMES AND

OBSCURE THE SOLDIERS'

VISION.

WHY WOULD THEY RISK THEIR

OWN LIVES WHEN THEY HAVE

NO CHANCE OF PHYSICALLY

TAKING BACK THE ARAB

VILLAGES LOST IN THE 1948

WAR AGAINST ISRAEL?

ITZAMAR IS DIRECTOR OF THE

PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH.

TRAGICALLY WHAT THEY

HAVE LEARNED IS THAT DEAD

PALESTINIANS MAKE FOR GOOD

P.R. FOR THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY AND THE HAMAS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS

ALL ABOUT.

THEY WANT ISRAEL TO BE

FORCED TO FIRE.

THEY WANT THEIR PEOPLE TO

CROSS THE BORDER INTO

ISRAEL, TO THREATEN THEM,

AND TO BE SHOT AND KILLED

BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WINS

THE WAR FOR THEM.

Chris: HAMAS COULDN'T

POSE SUCH A THREAT TO

ISRAEL WITHOUT HELP, SO

WHO IS HELPING THEM?

MIDDLE EAST ANALYSTS SAY

LOOK FIRST TO TURKEY AND

IRAN.

THERE ARE TURKISH

ORGANIZATIONS THAT COLLECT

MONEY FOR HAMAS.

WE KNOW THAT THE IRANIANS

ARE ALSO SENDING MONEY IN

SUITCASES, MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS, IN ORDER TO HELP

HAMAS SURVIVE A DIFFICULT

ECONOMIC PERIOD.

Chris: MIDDLE EAST

ANALYST EFRAM SAYS TURKEY

HAS A SUNNI CONNECTION

WITH HAMAS, WHICH WAS

FOUNDED BY THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

THE IRANIANS, AS WELL

AS THE TURKS, UNDERSTAND

THE MILITARY POWER OF

ISRAEL, AND THEY

UNDERSTAND THAT HAMAS

CANNOT OVERCOME THIS

MILITARY POWER.

THEY WANT THE ISRAELIS

EVENTUALLY TO GET TIRED,

AND THEIR DREAM IS THE

ISRAELIS WILL LEAVE THE

COUNTRY.

Chris: AND THE

PALESTINIANS ALSO HOPE TO

CHARGE ISRAELI LEADERS

WITH WAR CRIMES IN THE

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL

COURT.

THEY'RE BACKED BY THE ARAB

LEAGUE IN THAT EFFORT.

MARCUS SAYS THE

PALESTINIANS HAVE ANOTHER

HELPER: INTERNATIONAL

MEDIA OUTLETS WHO DON'T

REPORT THAT HAMAS IS A

TERROR GROUP COMMITTED TO

ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION.

AND HE DRAWS AN

INTERESTING PARALLEL

BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

DECISION TO SEND TROOPS TO

THE MEXICAN BORDER AND

ISRAEL'S CLASH WITH HAMAS.

WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT

HERE IS THAT THE MEXICANS

WHO ARE GOING TO BE FACING

ARMED NATIONAL GUARDS NOW,

THEY'RE NOT COMING TO

COMMIT TERROR.

THEY'RE COMING JUST TO GET

A JOB, JUST TO GET A

BETTER LIFE.

THE ONES COMING IN FROM

GAZA, THEY'RE COMING TO

COMMIT TERROR.

THEY SAY, WE WANT YOUR

COUNTRY, THE SO-CALLED

"MARCH OF RETURN."

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: THANK YOU,

CHRIS.

> BACK HERE AT HOME, FOR

THE FIRST TIME THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY HAS CONFIRMED IT

HAS DETECTED EVIDENCE OF

MOBILE SNOOPING DEVICES IN

AND AROUND WASHINGTON,

D.C.

DEVICES THAT COULD TRACK

CELL PHONES AND SPY ON

THEIR CALLS AND MESSAGES.

ERIK ROSALES TELLS US MORE

ABOUT THIS DISCOVERY AND

WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR

AMERICA'S NATIONAL

SECURITY.

Reporter: WHEN WE

MAKE A PHONE CALL WITH OUR

CELL PHONE, WE DON'T THINK

OTHERS ARE LISTENING TO

OUR CONVERSATIONS.

BUT WITH THE HELP OF THESE

DEVICES, CALLED STINGRAYS,

ANYONE CAN LISTEN IN.

NOW THE DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND SECURITY HAS

ACKNOWLEDGED IT HAS FOUND

SEVERAL HERE IN THE D.C.

METRO AREA.

FOR THOSE WORKING IN

GOVERNMENT, THAT MEANS THE

ENEMY COULD BE LISTENING

IN AND LEARNING OUR

SECRETS.

THE ISSUE CAME TO LIGHT

AFTER A DEPARTMENT OF HOME

LAND SECURITY RESPONDED TO

A RECENT INQUIRY FROM RON

WIDEN.

CBN NEWS OBTAINED THE

LETTER THAT CHRISTOPHER

CREPT SENT BACK TO THE

SENATOR, CONFIRMING THAT

D.H.S. HAS DETECTED

ACTIVITY CONSISTENT WITH

THESE DEVICES.

IT APPEARS TO BE

CONSISTENT WITH

INTERNATIONAL MOBILE

SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY

CATCHERS.

THE LETTER GOES ON TO SAY

THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND SECURITY HAS NOT

BEEN ABLE TO PINPOINT WHO

IS BEHIND THEM.

I THINK IT IS A GUY WHO

USED TO SERVE IN THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND

THE ARMED SERVICES -- I

ALWAYS KNEW MY CELL PHONE

COULD BE MONITORED, AND

FROM INTELLIGENCE

ORGANIZATIONS, PRIMARILY

RUSSIA AND CHINA, AND A

VARIETY OF OTHER COUNTRIES

OUT THERE.

Reporter: DON BACON

SAY WITH THOUSANDS OF THE

M.S.A., THE C.I.A., AND

THE REST OF THE NATIONAL

SECURITY COMMUNITY LIVING

AND WORKING IN THE

WASHINGTON AREA, FINDING

THESE UNITS IS A THREAT TO

U.S. ECONOMIC AND NATIONAL

SECURITY.

MOST PEOPLE KNOW NOT TO

TALK ABOUT SECRETS ON

THEIR CELL PHONE, BUT A

LOT OF TIMES YOU STILL

GIVE AWAY SECRETS THROUGH

A ROUNDABOUT WAY.

YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR

SCHEDULE AND MEETINGS THAT

YOU'RE HAVING.

Reporter: THE DEVICE

WORKS BY ACTING AS A FAKE

CELL PHONE TOWER, AND THE

DEVICE OPENS THE DOOR FOR

OTHERS TO SNOOP ON

CONVERSATIONS.

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS

COMMISSION FORMED A

TASKFORCE ON THE SUBJECT

SOME FOUR YEARS AGO, BUT

IT NO LONGER PRODUCES A

REPORT OR MEETS REGULARLY.

SHUTTING DOWN STINGRAYS

WOULD REQUIRE WIRELESS

NETWORK UPGRADES.

OFFICIALS SAY WE NEED MORE

FUNDING AND RESOURCES TO

DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO

DETECT THESE DEVICES IN A

PARTICULAR AREA.

EVERY EMBASSY HAS THESE

DEVICES INSTALLED ON THEIR

ROOFS.

HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS

THEIR RUSSIAN'S IS SO

POWERFUL, IT CAN TRACK A

CELL PHONE ABOUT A MILE

AWAY.

ERIK ROSALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

George: THANK YOU,

ERIK.

LET'S JUST HOPE THE WRONG

PEOPLE ARE NOT LISTENING

INTO OUR CONVERSATIONS.

Terry: THE LIKELIHOOD

OF THAT HAPPENING IS

LIKELY SLIM, GEORGE.

THE LONG-TERM INDICATIONS

CAN BE SCARY.

HERE ARE SOME PRAYER

POINTS FROM OUR NEWS TO

CONSIDER, HOW ABOUT

TECHNOLOGY SECURITY WITHIN

OUR COUNTRY FOR US AS

CITIZENS ANDS U AND AS A NATION.

AND HOW ABOUT SECURITY AT

THE BORDER.

> HURRICANE SEASON IS

STILL A FEW MONTHS AWAY,

THANKFULLY.

BUT PUERTO RICO IS STILL

RECOVERING FROM THE LAST

ONE.

WE ARE BEING TREATED AS

SECOND-CLASS U.S.

CITIZENS.

I GUARANTEE YOU THAT IF

MASSACHUSETTS OR FLORIDA

HAD A POWER OUTAGE LIKE WE

HAVE IN PUERTO RICO, IN

THREE MONTHS, TOPS, IT

WOULD BE 100% AGAIN.

Terry: HEAR HOW AN

UNLIKELY GROUP IS HELPING

THE ISLAND GET BACK ON ITS

FEET IN MORE WAYS THAN

ONE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: THE ISLAND OF

PUERTO RICO TOOK MASSIVE

HITS LAST FALL WHEN IT WAS

STRUCK BY TWO DEADLY

HURRICANES IN ONE MONTH.

TODAY IT'S RACING THE

CLOCK TO REBUILD BEFORE

THE NEXT HURRICANE SEASON

STARTS IN JUNE.

HEATHER SELLS RECENTLY

VISITED THE U.S.

TERRITORY, AND BRINGS US

THIS LOOK AT A KEY PLAYER

IN ITS RECOVERY: THE

CHURCH.

Heather: PUERTO RICO

IS STILL ON THE ROAD TO

RECOVERY, BUT MANY ARE

GIVING CHURCHES AND

FAITH-BASED GROUPS A LOT

OF CREDIT FOR WHAT HAS

HAPPENED SO FAR AND WHAT

IS STILL NEEDED.

CHURCHES AND

FAITH-BASED GROUPS, THEY

HAVE BEEN REALLY GREAT.

THEY WERE ACTUALLY THE

FIRST IN LINE WHEN THE

STORM HIT.

Heather: FEROCIOUS

HURRICANE MARIA BLASTED

PUERTO RICO

SEPTEMBER 20th, JUST TWO

WEEKS AFTER HURRICANE

IRMA.

WITHIN HOURS IT FLOODED

THE ISLAND, DESTROYED

BUSINESSES, AND KNOCKED

OUT 80% OF THE POWER

LINES.

FOR ROLONDO TORREZ AND HIS

NEIGHBORS OUTSIDE OF SAN

JUAN, IT MEANT LOSING

THEIR HOMES.

EVERYTHING CHANGED, HE

SAID.

THE UNTOLD STORY AFTER

MARIA, HOWEVER, CENTERS

AROUND THE CHURCH.

IT WAS LOCAL BELIEVERS AND

FAITH-BASED GROUPS QUICKLY

RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS.

THE FIRST RESPONDERS

WERE REALLY NOT -- IT WAS

REALLY NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

IT WAS THE CHURCHES, YOUNG

PASTORS, THE YOUNG CHURCH

PLANTERS, ALL OVER THE

PLACE, JUST WORKING

TOGETHER.

THEY WERE LIKE TROOPS

ON THE GROUND.

THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR

PEOPLE.

THEY WERE HELPING.

THEY WERE DISTRIBUTING

FOOD.

Heather: THE NEEDS

AFTER MARIA WERE MASSIVE

AND COMPOUNDED BY THE

CONSTRAINTS OF A PUERTO

RICAN GOVERNMENT THAT ONLY

FOUR MONTHS BEFORE HAD

DECLARED BANKRUPTCY.

TODAY THE ISLAND CAN BEST

BE DESCRIBED AS FRAGILE.

EVEN IN SAN JUAN, THE

DESTRUCTION FROM MARIA IS

PAINFULLY OBVIOUS.

ACROSS PUERTO RICO, DOWNED

LINES REMIND EVERYONE OF

CONTINUING POWER PROBLEMS.

THOUSANDS DON'T HAVE

RUNNER WATER, AND AN

UNTOLD NUMBER OF HOMES

STILL NEED A ROOF.

THE PUERTO RICAN

GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS

RIPPED IT OFF.

HOWEVER, WE ARE BEING

TREATED AS SECOND CLASS

U.S. CITIZENS.

I GUARANTEE YOU THAT IF

MASSACHUSETTS OR FLORIDA

HAD A POWER OUTAGE LIKE WE

HAVE IN PUERTO RICO, IN

THREE MONTHS, TOPS, IT

WOULD BE 100% AGAIN.

Heather: FACED WITH

THIS SLOW RECOVERY AND

ANOTHER HURRICANE SEASON

QUICKLY APPROACHING, THE

ROLE OF CHURCHES AND

FAITH-BASED GROUPS BECOMES

EVEN MORE CRITICAL.

WITHOUT THEM, MANY, LIKE

ROLONDO AND HIS FAMILY,

HAVE NOWHERE TO TURN.

COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS HAVE

STRUGGLED TO REBUILD

BECAUSE MOST RESIDENTS

DON'T HAVE THE CORRECT

PAPERWORK TO SHOW THAT

THEY OWN THEIR PROPERTY.

AND WITHOUT THAT

PAPERWORK, FEMA WILL NOT

HELP.

IN ROLONDO'S NEIGHBORHOOD,

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

REBUILDING HOMES.

HE SAYS WITHOUT THE HELP,

HE AND HIS FAMILY WOULD BE

IN THE STREETS.

IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, IT

IS SUPPLYING WATER FILTERS

TO ENSURE CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

LOCAL CHURCHES, LIKE

PASTOR GABRIEL'S, CONTINUE

TO DISTRIBUTE FOOD AND

WATER.

AND TEAMS FROM THE

MAINLAND, LIKE THE

SOUTHERN BAPTIST NORTH

AMERICAN MISSION BOARD,

ARE WORKING ACROSS THE

ISLAND.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

ARE GETTING A HEART FOR

PUERTO RICO.

Heather: DAVID

MELBURG SAYS HE EXPECTS

MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO COME

HERE WILL HAVE A

TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE.

COLLEGE STUDENTS WILL

GO SERVE IN THE AREA AND

GET A HEART FOR THE

PEOPLE.

AND MANY WILL SAY, AFTER

COLLEGE, I'M GOING TO GET

A JOB AMONG THOSE PEOPLE,

AND I'M GOING TO PLANT MY

LIFE THERE.

Heather: AND IT IS

NOT JUST PHYSICAL HELP

PROVIDED BY THESE GROUPS.

ALBERT SAYS THE FAITH

COMMUNITY ARE EXTENDED

ARMS.

THEY HELP US WITH A

WORD OF FAITH, A WORD OF

HOPE.

AND THEY HELP NOT ONLY

RECONSTRUCT THE MATERIAL

SIDE, BUT THEY HELP

RECONSTRUCT THE SPIRITUAL

SIDE, THE EMOTIONAL SIDE,

OF OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THAT'S A HOMERUN FOR

US.

Heather: THAT HOMERUN

IS SOMETHING DESPERATELY

NEEDED AS ISLANDERS

PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE

SEASON SOME FORECASTERS

ALREADY PREDICT WILL BE A

BAD ONE.

REPORTING IN SAN JUAN,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Terry: THE FAITH

COMMUNITY BRINGING HOPE,

THAT'S A COMMODITY YOU

CAN'T PUT A PRICE TAG ON.

WELL, IF YOU YOU WOULD WOULD LIKE

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

WHAT "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS DOING IN PUERTO RICO,

YOU CAN VISIT THEIR

WEBSITE AT ob.org.

> COMING UP, YOUR

QUESTIONS WITH A TWIST:

THIS TIME THOSE ASKING THE

QUESTIONS ARE FACE TO FACE

WITH THE HOST.

STAY TUNED FOR A SESSION

OF "CHAT WITH PAT."

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: IN ONE INDIAN

VILLAGE, A BABY NAMED

THANVISH WAS STARVING, AND

NONE OF HER NEIGHBORS WERE

WILLING TO HELP.

THEY THOUGHT SHE WAS

CURSED BECAUSE SHE WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP.

Reporter: WHEN

THANVISH WAS BORN WITH A

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE, HER

PARENTS KNEW THEIR

NEIGHBORS WOULD BLAME

THEM.

IN OUR VILLAGE, THEY

SAY IF YOU'RE PREGNANT AND

YOU VIEW A SOLAR ECLIPSE,

THEN YOUR CHILD WILL BE

BORN WITH SOMETHING WRONG

WITH THEIR LIP OR HAND.

AFTER SHE WAS BORN, MY

HEART BROKE WHEN I SAW HER

CLEFT LIP.

I KNEW SHE WOULD HAVE A

HARD LIFE.

Reporter: THANVISH

COULDN'T DRINK FROM A

BOTTLE, SO THEY FED HER

WITH A SPOON.

SHE BARELY GOT ANY MILK

THAT WAY, SO SHE WAS

ALWAYS MALNOURISHED AND

SICK.

SHE COUGHED A LOT.

SHE HAD A FEVER ALL THE

TIME.

IT MADE ME SO SAD.

Reporter: THANVISH'S

DAD WORKS AS A DAY LABOR LABORER

AND COULD NEVER SAVE

ENOUGH FOR SURGERY.

I THOUGHT OF SELLING

MYSELF AS A SLAVE TO GET

THE MONEY FOR MY

DAUGHTER'S SURGERY.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT THANVISH, WE

SAID WE WOULD PAY FOR THE

BABY'S SURGERY.

SOON SHE GOT THE OPERATION

SHE SO DESPERATEE DESPERATELY NEEDED.

WE WERE VERY HAPPY.

SHE LOOKED SO PRETTY.

Reporter: NOT LONG

AFTER THE OPERATION,

THANVISH WAS BACK HOME AND

EATING WELL.

SHE USED TO BE SICK ALL

OF THE TIME, BUT NOT

ANYMORE.

NO MORE CHOKING OR

COUGHING, AND NO FEVER.

CBN HAS HELPED US SO MUCH

WHEN WE WERE IN NEED.

I WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK

YOU TO THEM.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THIS

LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE WOULD

HAVE BEEN QUITE MISERABLE.

SHE HAD NO HOPE FOR A

FUTURE.

SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN MOCKED

ALL OF HER SCHOOL YEARS,

IF SHE EVEN WOULD HAVE

BEEN ALLOWED TO GO TO

SCHOOL WITH OTHER

CHILDREN.

SHE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN

ABLE TO MARRY OR HAVE A

FAMILY.

REALLY AND TRULY NOT ONLY

DID YOU CORRECT HER LIP

PHYSICALLY, BUT YOU GAVE

HER A HOPE AND A FUTURE.

"700 CLUB" MEMBERS, WE

WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

BECAUSE YOU HAVE A WAY

THIS POSSIBLE AND OTHER

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

AND IT IS HAPPENING ALL

OVER THE WORLD EVERY DAY.

IN ADDITION TO CLEFT LIP

AND PALATE SURGERIES,

WE'RE DOING HEART

SURGERIES.

VISUAL NEEDS ARE BEING MET

SURGICALLY.

CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR

PEOPLE.

RESTORATION AFTER NATURAL

DISASTERS.

ALL KINDS OF THINGS ARE

HAPPENING, AND WE'RE

BRINGING HOPE BECAUSE YOU

CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

TO THE REST OF YOU WHO

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> COMING UP, FOR THE

FIRST TIME, VIEWERS LIKE

YOU GET TO CHAT WITH PAT

VIA SKYPE.

STAY TUNED TO HEAR HIS

ANSWERS.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME

BACK.

TODAY WE HAVE AN EXCITING

NEW FEATURE FOR YOU.

WE'LL BE TAKING YOUR

QUESTIONS, THROUGH

Facebook, VIA SOMETHING

CALLED SKYPE.

Terry: IT IS YOUR

CHANCE TO CHAT WITH PAT

FACE TO FACE, AND ASK HIM

YOUR QUESTIONS DIRECTLY

ABOUT FAITH, FAMILY,

FINANCES, AND MORE,

WHATEVER IS ON YOUR MIND.

SO LET'S GET STARTED.

FIRST UP IS ALICE.

WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION FOR

PAT?

GOOD MORNING, PAT.

MY QUESTION THIS MORNING

IS: WHY DO BAD THINGS

HAPPEN TO GOD PEOPLE?

Pat: YOU KNOW, PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN ASKING THAT

QUESTION, ALICE, FOR

CENTURIES.

WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN

TO GOOD PEOPLE?

I BELIEVE THAT, FRANKLY,

THERE IS A DEVIL.

AND I THINK THAT HE IS OUT

TO DESTROY GOOD PEOPLE.

LOOK AT JOB.

JOB WAS A RIGHTEOUS MAN,

BUT THE DEVIL SAID TO GOD,

HE SAID, LISTEN, IF YOU

LET ME TEST JOB, HE'LL

CURSE YOU TO HIS FACE.

AND GOD SAID, OKAY, HAVE

AT HIM, BUT JUST DON'T

TAKE HIS LIFE.

AND THE DEVIL DID

EVERYTHING HE COULD TO

TEMPT JOB.

AND JOB STOOD FIRM.

IN A SENSE, HE WAS EXHIBIT

"A."

I THINK GOOD PEOPLE ARE

EXHIBIT "A" TO GOD'S RIGHT

NUSRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THERE

IS EVIL IN THE WORLD.

Terry: RIGHT NOW IT

IS TIME FOR AMY'S

QUESTION.

HI, PAT.

WELL, I HAVE BEEN WALKING

WITH THE LORD FOR 20 YEARS

NOW, AND I KNOW THAT THE

WORD SAYS THAT WE CAN HAVE

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.

BUT I HAVE YET TO BE ABLE

TO MASTER THE FRUIT OF

SELF-CONTROL.

HOW CAN I OBTAIN THE FRUIT

OF SELF-CONTROL?

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS,

HOW CAN A YOUNG MAN

CLEANSE HIS WAY.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS BY

TAKING HEED THERETO

ACCORDING TO THY WORD.

I THINK WE HAVE TO SPEND

TIME IN THE BIBLE.

WE HAVE TO SPEND TIME IN

PRAYER.

THE BIGGEST THING TO DO --

YOU SAY SELF-CONTROL.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE

OVEREATING OR IT'S SEX OR

WHATEVER YOU'RE INTO --

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

SELF-CONTROL ISSUES.

BUT WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO

IS COME BEFORE THE LORD,

CONFESS THIS, AND ASK

FORGIVENESS, AND THEN DAY

BY DAY BY DAY -- YOU KNOW,

YOU DON'T SAY, WELL, I'M

NOT GOING TO DRINK FOR THE

NEXT FOUR MONTHS.

I'M NOT GOING TO DRINK

TODAY.

TODAY I'M NOT GOING TO

OVER EAT.

TODAY I WON'T DO IT.

AND TOMORROW I WON'T DO

IT.

AND EACH DAY.

IT TAKES 21 DAYS TO FORM A

HABIT.

21 DAYS, AND SO YOU

EXERCISE SELF-CONTROL FOR

21 DAYS, AND SUDDENLY IT

BECOMES A HABIT INGRAINED

IN YOU NOT DOING THAT.

IT IS NOT THAT HARD.

OKAY.

Terry: THANKS, AMY.

NEXT UP IS MATT.

WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION FOR

PAT?

HI, DR. ROBERTSON.

THIS IS MATT.

HOW DOES ONE KNOW WHEN HE

OR SHE HAS MET THAT ONE

PERSON GOD INTENDED HIM OR

HER TO BE WITH?

Pat: I'M NOT SURE I

HAVE A BIBLICAL ANSWER FOR

THAT ONE PERSON.

YOU KNOW, THERE IS SUCH A

THING AS LET THE PEACE OF

GOD BE AN EMPIRE IN YOUR

HEART.

IF THAT PEACE LIVES -- YOU

THINK, I WANT TO MARRY

SUSIE, OR WHATEVER HER

NAME IS -- I THINK SHE IS

THE ONE, AND IN YOUR

SPIRIT YOU DON'T HAVE

PEACE -- LET THE PEACE OF

GOD BE AN UMPIRE.

I THINK THAT THAT PEACE

WILL LEAD YOU.

AND THEN THERE ARE ALL

KINDS OF WAYS YOU CAN

DISCERN WHAT IS RIGHT AND

WRONG.

YOU CAN HAVE WISE COUNSEL.

YOU CAN LOOK AT THE BIBLE.

YOU CAN DO PRAYER

YOURSELF.

BUT IT IS THE PEACE OF GOD

THAT IS THE DETERMINING

FACTOR.

SO YOU SEE SOMEBODY --

I'LL TELL YOU, THERE MAY

BE THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T

SEE.

THIS GIRL MAY BE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL, SWEET THING IN

THE WORLD, AND UNDERNEATH

IS A SIMMERING VOLCANO.

SHE MAY HAVE BEEN MOLESTED

WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD AND

SHE CARRIES SCARS AND IT

WILL COME OUT IN LATER

LIFE.

AND GOD WANTS TO PROTECT

YOU FROM THAT.

SO THAT'S HOW YOU DO IT.

Terry: DO YOU THINK

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON?

Pat: NO.

Terry: IT'S KIND OF

MORE ABOUT BEING THE RIGHT

PERSON.

Pat: FOR YOU, FOR

YOUR PERSONALITY, THERE IS

PROBABLY ONE THAT FITS IT

BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

SAMUEL, AND HE IS ASKING,

"WHEN DID YOU GIVE YOUR

LIFE TO GOD AND WHAT YEAR

WAS IT?"

Pat: WHAT YEAR?

I WAS BORN IN 1930.

AND I FOUND THE LORD WHEN

I WAS ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD.

I HAD BEEN PRAYING AS A

KID, AND THINGS LIKE THAT,

AND I'D BEEN TO CHURCH,

BUT I REALLY DIDN'T FIND

JESUS UNTIL I WAS 25.

SO THAT WAS 1955.

Terry: YEAH.

AND HOW DID YOU FIND HIM?

Pat: WELL, I WENT

THROUGH SOME RATHER

DIFFICULT TIMES.

AND I FELT REALLY BAD.

AND I WAS SEEKING

SOMETHING BETTER.

AND MY DEAR MOTHER, WHO

WAS A DEDICATED CHRISTIAN,

SAID WHY DON'T YOU SEE A

FELLOW THAT SHE MENTIONED.

AND I WENT TO SEE HIM AT A

VERY SWANKY HOTEL, AND IT

WAS DURING THAT DINNER

WHEN HE SAID, WELL, TELL

ME ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN YOUR LIFE.

AND I GAVE HIM ALL OF

THAT.

AND HE SAID, ISN'T THERE

SOMETHING MORE?

AND AT THAT MOMENT, I

SAID, YES, I BELIEVE THAT

JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR MY

SINS AND HE DIED FOR THE

WHOLE WORLD.

AND WHEN I SAID THAT, IT

WAS, LIKE, IF YOU CONFESS

WITH YOUR HEART, YOU WILL

BE SAVED.

THAT WAS IT.

I ACKNOWLEDGED JESUS AS MY

SAVIOR.

Terry: WE HAVE MORE

QUESTIONS IN THE CUE AS

OUR Facebook CHAT WITH

PAT CONTINUES RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

STAY WITH US.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

IN CASE YOU JUST JOINED

US, WE'RE TAKING QUESTIONS

FROM THE VIEWING AUDIENCE

TODAY.

Terry: SARA ASKS, "IS

THERE PURGATORY AFTER WE

DIE?

WHERE IN THE BIBLE IS IT

MENTIONED?

I AM CATHOLIC AND LOVE THE

LORD."

Pat: SARAH, I WANT

YOU TO KNOW THERE IS

NOTHING IN THE BIBLE THAT

TALKS ABOUT A PURGATORY.

THE IDEA THAT A PERSON HAS

TO BE PURGED -- I THINK

PURGATORY IS PURGING --

THAT YOU HAVE TO BE PURGED

BEFORE YOU'RE READY TO GO

TO HEAVEN -- THERE IS

NOTHING ABOUT THAT.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHETHER TO

DEPART AND BE WITH THE

LORD, WHICH IS FAR BETTER,

THAN TO REMAIN IN THE

FLESH.

JESUS SAID TO THE THIEF ON

THE CROSS, THIS DAY YOU

WILL BE WITH ME IN

PARADISE.

NOTHING ABOUT PURGATORY.

SO I DON'T THINK THAT'S A

BIBLICAL TEACHING,

ALTHOUGH THERE IS A VERY

IMPORTANT CHURCH THAT

BELIEVES IT STRONGLY.

Terry: IT ALSO GOES

AGAINST THE IDEA THAT

JESUS PAID IT ALL, RIGHT?

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

Terry: YOU CAN'T EARN

IT.

Pat: YOU HAVE TO HAVE

JESUS PLUS SOMETHING ELSE,

AND YOU'VE GOT TO BE

PERFECTED, AND THAT IS NOT

BIBLICAL.

Terry: THIS QUESTION

IS FROM JOSEPH, "HOW IS

YOUR LOVELY WIFE DOING,

PAT?"

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

WONDERING ABOUT THAT.

Pat: YOU KNOW, I HAD

A STROKE.

AND I WAS RUSHED TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND IN THE MERCY

OF GOD, THEY PUT SOMETHING

RIGHT HERE IN MY ARTERY,

AND IT DISSOLVED THE CLOG.

I'M STILL A LITTLE

UNSTEADY, BUT MOST

EVERYTHING ELSE IS OKAY.

AT LEAST I HOPE SO BECAUSE

I'M ON THE AIR.

Terry: YOU DIDN'T

HAVE ANY LONG-TERM

PERMANENT DAMAGE.

Pat: BUT SHE DID,

BECAUSE SHE WAS A COUPLE

OF HOURS FROM TREATMENT.

BUT SHE IS GETTING BACK

HER SPEECH.

SHE IS GETTING BACK HER

TASTE.

SHE IS GETTING BACK

FEELING IN THE SIDE THAT

WAS PARALYZED, AN AND THE ARM

THAT WAS BAD.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE HER

GETTING STRONGER AND

STRONGER AND STRONGER.

EVERYTHING IS WORKING.

BUT IT IS JUST A LONG

PROCESS.

AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

Terry: THIS IS RUFUS,

PAT, WHO SAYS, "ARE THE

SAINTS IN HEAVEN THE,

QUOTE, "GREAT CLOUD OF

WITNESSES?"

Pat: I THINK SO.

I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE GONE TO BE WITH THE

LORD ARE A GREAT CROWD OF

WITNESSES.

BUT I WANT TO BE CAREFUL.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE ARE

LOOKING DOWN ON US AND

WATCHING WHAT WE'RE DOING

HERE ON EARTH.

BUT I THINK THE IDEA OF A

GREAT CLOUD OF

WITNESSES -- THEY

WITNESSED THE EMERGENCE OF

THE CHURCH.

Terry: IS THAT STATED

ALMOST AS THEIR PRESENCE

SHOULD BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT

TO US TO RUN THE RACE WELL

AS OPPOSED TO THEM

WATCHING US?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

IT ENCOURAGES YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

Terry: HERE IS ANGIE.

SHE SAYS, "I'VE TRIED TO

FORGIVE A PERSON, BUT HER

ONGOING LIES HAVE PUT A

WEDGE BETWEEN ME AND MY

FAMILY.

EVERY TIME I REACH DEEP

INTO MY SOUL AND FORGIVE

HER, ANOTHER EPISODE

HAPPENS.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: YOU REMEMBER

WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT

FORGIVENESS, SEVEN TIMES

70, IT IS INFINITE.

AT THE SAME TIME, IF THE

PERSON CONTINUES TO ANNOY

YOU, TO DO THINGS THAT ARE

UNGODLY AND LYING AND ALL

OF THE REST OF IT, THERE

COMES A TIME THAT YOU

DON'T NECESSARILY HOLD

THEM WITHOUT FORGIVESNESS,

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO

ASSOCIATE WITH THEM

ANYMORE.

Terry: YOU DON'T HAVE

TO SUBJECT YOURSELF TO IT.

Pat: WHY SHOULD YOU

SUBJECT YOURSELF TO

SOMETHING THAT IS TEARING

YOUR HEART OUT.

Terry: IT IS HARD TO

FORGIVE WHEN SOMEBODY IS

DOING THAT, ISN'T IT?

Pat: IT IS.

YOU KNOW, I'VE GOTTEN TO

THE POINT WHERE I JUST

CAN'T HOLD A GRUDGE.

IF WE HOLD A GRUDGE, IT

HURTS US.

IT DOESN'T HURT THE OTHER

PERSON.

WE'RE FAR BETTER TO

FORGIVE AND TO GET THAT

OUT OF OUR SYSTEM AND GET

ON WITH LIFE.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY, THIS IS A VIEWER WHO

SAYS, "HOW DO I INCREASE

MY FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD

AND STOP LEANING ON MY OWN

UNDERSTANDING?"

WELL, THAT'S A LIFETIME

ENDEAVOR.

Pat: WELL, IT IS,

TERRY.

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

FAITH COMES BY HEARING,

AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF

GOD.

AS WE LET THE WORD OF GOD

BE PART OF OUR HEART.

I REMEMBER ONE CASE WHERE

WE WERE NEEDING MONEY, AND

THE LORD LED ME TO THIS

VERSE THAT TALKED ABOUT

ABRAHAM, WHO, YOU KNOW,

WAS ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD,

OR CLOSE.

HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY

CHILDREN.

HIS WIFE IS 90.

HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY KIDS.

AND THE BIBLE SAID,

AGAINST HOPE HE BELIEVED

IN HOPE.

AND THEN IT SAYS, BEING

FULLY PERSUADEDE PERSUADED WHAT GOD

HAD PROMISED HE WAS ABLE

TO PERFORM.

AND I SAID THAT OVER AND

OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL

I WAS FULLY PERSUADED.

AND THE LORD DID A

FINANCIAL MIRACLE WITHIN A

FEW HOURS AFTER THAT.

SO HOW DO YOU DO IT?

SAY IT OVER AND OVER.

GET A PROMISE IN THE

SCRIPTURE AND READ IT OVER

AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL IT

BECOMES A PART OF YOU.

Terry: OKAY.

WE HAVE A SKYPE QUESTION

FOR YOU NOW FROM JASON.

HI, JASON, WHAT IS YOUR

QUESTION?

HEY, TERRY, HEY, PAT.

I BELIEVE THAT TITHING IS

A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF A

CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.

AND GOD TALKS ABOUT, IN

MALACHI, HOW IT IS

SOMETHING THAT COMES WITH

A PROMISE, THE FACT THAT

HE'LL OPEN UP THE WINDOWS

OF HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING WE DON'T HAVE

ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THOUGH,

HE SAYS THOSE WHO DON'T

TITHE -- IN MALACHI HE

TALKED ABOUT HOW NOT TITHE

IS, LIKE, STEALING FROM

GOD.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN

WONDERING, WHEN IT COMES

TO OUR INCOME, ESPECIALLY

HERE IN AMERICA, WHERE WE

HAVE INCOME TAX.

IS IT STEALING FROM GOD IF

WE ARE TITHING ON OUR NET

INCOME AFTER INCOME TAXES

HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT?

OR SHOULD WE BE TITHING ON

THE GROSS?

LIKE I SAID, TITHING IS

SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT

TO ME.

SOMETHING I DEFINITELY

WANT TO BE IN GOD'S WILL

ON.

I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THAT.

Pat: I MET JAMES

BAKER, WHO AT THAT TIME

WAS TREASURER SECRETARY.

AND HE SAID RONALD REAGAN

BELIEVED IN ALLOWING A

DEDUCTION FROM THE GROSS

INCOME AND TITHE FROM THE

GROSS INCOME.

SO YOU CAN GIVE 50% OF

YOUR GROSS INCOME AND HAVE

IT DEDUCTED.

AND HE SAID THAT WAS

REAGAN'S POINT OF VIEW.

THE OTHER THING IS, IF

YOU'VE GOTTEN MONEY, AND

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY

TAKEN A BIG SHARE OF IT,

THEN I THINK -- I THINK

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

TECHNICALITY, AND I THINK

TECHNICALLY WHAT COMES TO

YOU AT THAT POINT IS WHAT

YOU WOULD TITHE ON.

YOU NEED TO BE LIKE RONALD

REAGAN OR --

Terry: PICK YOUR MAN.

Pat: PICK WHATEVER

YOU WANT, OKAY.

THAT'S DEFINITELY A

GREAT EXAMPLE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: THANK YOU.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'RE

GOING TO CONTINUE OUR

Facebook CHAT WITH PAT.

SO STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME

BACK TO THIS SPECIAL "G" "X" "Q"

AND "A" SEGMENT.

TERRY, WHO DO WE HAVE

NEXT.

Terry: NEXT WE HAVE

ARLENE ON SKYPE.

ARLENE, WHAT IS YOUR

QUESTION FOR PAT.

HI, DR. ROBERTSON.

MY QUESTION IS: I

REALIZED RECENTLY I HAVE

PUT A LOT MORE ENERGY AND

ATTENTION INTO SEEKING

FIRST A HUSBAND, THEN INTO

SEEKING FIRST CHRIST.

AND I REALIZED THAT

PROBABLY MEANS I'VE MADE

MARRIAGE INTO AN IDOL, AND

I'D LIKE TO SMASH THAT

IDOL.

AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW I

CAN DO THAT?

Pat: YOU KNOW, I WAS

READING TODAY, AS A MATTER

OF FACT, WHERE JESUS HAD

SAID, LOOK, THIS IS WHAT

THE GENTILES SEEK: FOOD,

SHELTER, CLOTHING, AND

OBVIOUSLY A MARRIAGE.

BUT HE SAID: SEEK FIRST

THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS

RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL OF

THESE OTHER THINGS WILL BE

ADDED UNTO YOU.

AND I BELIEVE IF WE FIRST

PUT OUR ATTENTION ON

SEEKING TO PLEASE GOD,

HE'LL GIVE YOU THE HUSBAND

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, THE

WIFE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR,

THE MONEY YOU'RE LOOKING

FOR, THE CLOTHES YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR, THE HOUSE,

THE FOOD, AND ALL THE REST

OF IT.

IF YOU LET HIM -- BECAUSE

HE'LL TAKE YOU AS HIS

CHILD.

AND IT'S, LIKE, I'M A

FATHER AND A GRANDFATHER

AND NOW A GREAT

GRANDFATHER, AND IT IS SO

NICE TO SEE MY

GRANDCHILDREN GETTING

MARRIED AND HAVING

CHILDREN AND SO FORTH.

BUT I DON'T DWELL ON THOSE

THINGS.

I LET GOD TAKE CARE OF IT.

AND HE'LL DO THE SAME

THING FOR YOU.

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM.

SAY, LORD, HOW CAN I

PLEASE YOU?

HOW CAN MY LIFE PLEASE

YOU?

AND IF YOU DO THAT, HE'LL

BRING YOU THE HUSBAND.

HE'LL GIVE YOU A HAPPY

MARRIAGE.

HE'LL GIVE YOU ALL OF THE

OTHER THINGS YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR.

ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS

WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.

THAT'S THE PROMISE OF GOD.

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM,

AND ALL THESE OTHER THINGS

WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: A GOOD WORD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: WELL, WE NOW

HAVE A CALLER ON THE LINE

PAT.

THIS IS SARAH.

HI, SARAH, WHAT'S YOUR

QUESTION?

HI.

MY HUSBAND BELIEVES THAT

GOD CALLED HIM TO PRACTICE

LAW, BUT I DON'T SEE HIM

THRIVING OR ENJOYING IT.

MY QUESTION IS: HOW

SHOULD I ENCOURAGE HIM?

Pat: DO YOU WANT TO

ENCOURAGE HIM TO GET OUT

OF LAW OR INTO LAW?

I DIDN'T QUITE UNDERSTAND

THAT.

Terry: SHE SAID HE

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE

ENCOURAGING -- OR ENJOYING

IT, OR BEING PARTICULARLY

INSPIRED BY IT.

Pat: WELL, HE OUGHT

TO CHANGE PROFESSIONS.

I WAS TRAINED AS A LAWYER.

I WENT TO LAW SCHOOL.

I'VE GOT A J.D. DEGREE

FROM YALE -- THAT'S A

PRETTY GOOD THING,

SUPPOSEDLY.

BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO

PRACTICE LAW, NO WAY.

Terry: WHY DID YOU DO

IT?

Pat: BECAUSE I

THOUGHT WHEN I WAS A KID

THAT GOING TO LAW SCHOOL

WAS AN IMPORTANT THING.

MY FATHER WAS A LAWYER.

HE WENT INTO POLITICS.

I THOUGHT I WAS SUPPOSED

TO BE A LAWYER.

BUT WHEN I GOT THERE,

THERE IS A LOT ABOUT BEING

A LAWYER YOU DON'T LIKE.

Terry: BUT ARE YOU

GLAD YOU DID IT?

Pat: I'M GLAD I HAVE

A LAW DEGREE.

IT GIVES YOU THINGS JUST

IN GENERAL IN LIFE, TO

UNDERSTAND WHY THESE

THINGS ARE AS THEY ARE.

SO MY LAW DEGREE WAS

EXTREMELY HELPFUL.

BUT I FIRST WENT INTO

BUSINESS, AND OF COURSE,

GOD CALLED ME INTO

MINISTRY AND BROADCASTING,

WHICH I NEVER DREAMED OF.

ENCOURAGE YOUR HUSBAND TO

SEEK WHAT WILL MAKE HIM

HAPPY, BUT REJOICE IN THE

FACT HE HAS A LAW DEGREE.

Terry: AND ENDURE.

SKYPING WITH US NOW IS

BENJAMIN.

WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION FOR

PAT?

MY QUESTION IS: IN THE

MIDST OF OUR DIVISIVE

POLITICAL CLIMATE, HOW DO

WE DISCERN THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN WHAT IS POLITICAL

AND WHAT IS BIBLICAL?

Pat: POLITICIANS WILL

LIE THROUGH THEIR TEETH.

AND PEOPLE ARE SO

GULLIBLE.

AND THE COMICS USED TO

CALL THEM USEFUL IDIOTS

BECAUSE THEY WOULD FALL

FOR THE COMMUNISTS' LINE.

HOW DO WE DISCERN IT?

FOR THOSE WHO REALLY KNOW

THE LORD, HE'LL GIVE US A

SPIRIT OF DISCERNMENT.

WE'LL BE ABLE TO DISCERN

BETWEEN WHAT IS GOOD AND

EVIL.

I THINK YOU JUST NEED TO

PRAY.

AGAIN, IF IT'S NOT

ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF

GOD, DON'T DO IT.

CHECK THE WORD.

YOU KNOW, JIM JONES

WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN AWAY

WITH THAT NONSENSE HE DID

AT JONESTOWN IF H PEOPLE

WERE REALLY CHECKING THE

WORD.

THAT GUY WAS ANYTHING BUT

A GODLY PERSON.

HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THE

BIBLE.

YOU CAN READ IN THE

BIBLE -- WHAT IS A

CHARLATIN, SOMEBODY WHO

DRAWS ATTENTION TO HIM.

A CHRISTIAN DRAWS

ATTENTION TO JESUS.

Terry: NEXT WE HAVE

ANDREA ON SKYPE.

HI.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

MY QUESTION IS: IF WE'RE

CALLED TO SERVE, THEN HOW

DO I KNOW IF I'M GOING TO

GIVE ENOUGH OF MYSELF TO

JESUS?

AM I SUPPOSED TO FEEL

EXHAUSTED?

BECAUSE I'M FINDING IT

REALLY HARD TO FIND A

BALANCE BETWEEN SERVING

AND GIVING MYSELF TIME TO

REST.

AND I FIND MYSELF IN A

REPETITIVE ROUTINE JUST TO

TRY TO FUNCTION.

Terry: SHE SAID, HOW

DO YOU FIND THE BALANCE

BETWEEN WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

SERVE AS FOLLOWERS OF

JESUS, BUT THAT BALANCE

BETWEEN SERVING AND HAVING

ENOUGH REST.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GET ON

THE WHEEL, LIKE THE GERBIL

GERBIL --

Pat: IT'S REAL

SIMPLE: LEARN TO SAY NO.

SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO

SAY NO, BUT THE ANSWER IS

NO.

JESUS TOLD HIS OWN

DISCIPLES, COME AND REST

FOR A WHILE.

WE NEED REST AND

RECREATION.

THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT

IT.

YOU'LL KILL YOURSELF.

YOU'LL BURN YOURSELF OUT.

JUST DECIDE WHAT IS

IMPORTANT.

THERE ARE ONLY CERTAIN

THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT.

WHAT REALLY IS IMPORTANT?

AND ESPECIALLY, WHAT IS

YOUR GIFT?

WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT?

AND ASK YOURSELF, WHAT AM

I GOOD AT?

WHAT CAN I REALLY MAKE A

CONTRIBUTION WITH WITH MY

LIFE.

IF YOU'RE A WILLING

WORKER, YOU'LL GET ASKED

TO DO EVERYTHING IN THE

WORLD, AND YOU'VE GOT TO

SAY NO.

Terry: YEAH.

Pat: INCLUDING ALL OF

THAT CHURCH STUFF.

THESE CHURCHES WILL RUN

YOU UNTIL YOUR TONGUE IS

HANGING OUT.

THEY'VE GOT MORE PROGRAMS

TO DO, THEY'VE GOT MORE

SUPPERS TO GO TO, AND --

Terry: AND PEOPLE

FEEL GUILTY SAYING NO.

Pat: DON'T FEEL

GUILTY.

JUST SAY NO.

LET THE LORD SHOW YOU.

YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AFTER

YOURSELF.

IF YOU KILL YOURSELF, THEN

WHAT GOOD ARE YOU FOR

ANYBODY ELSE?

Terry: PAT, WE NOW

HAVE EMMY ON THE LINE.

EMMY, WHAT IS YOUR

QUESTION FOR PAT?

HI, PAT.

MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS

ABOUT THE ANGELIC REALM.

MY QUESTION IS, I KNOW

THAT ANGELS EXISTENT, BUT

I'M WONDERING AS A

CHRISTIAN, DO I HAVE THE

AUTHORITY TO COMMAND THEM

TO BE RELEASED IN TIMES OF

TROUBLE, OR IF I SHOULD

JUST LET THEM DO THEIR

THING AND KNOW THEY ARE

PRESENT.

Pat: I DON'T THINK

YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO

COMMAND ANGELS, BUT YOU

CAN CERTAINLY ASK FOR

THEM.

WE USED TO ASK ALL OF THE

TIME, LORD, SEND THE

ARGELS.

AND PLEASE SEND THE ANGELS

TO PROTECT US.

SEND THE ANGELS TO COVER

US.

SEND THE ANGELS IN THESE

VARIOUS CITIES WE'RE GOING

INTO.

HE DOES THE SENDING.

AS FAR AS DEMONS, EARNED,

YOU HAVE ABSOLUTE

AUTHORITY TO COMMAND THEM

TO DO THINGS AND TO LEAVE

YOU ALONE AND SO FORTH.

BUT I THINK YOU LOOK AT

THEM AS FALLEN ANGELS.

BUT THE OTHER ANGELS, BY

ALL MEANS ASK FOR THEIR

HELP, AND GOD WILL SEND

THEM FOR YOU.

Terry: OKAY.

EMMY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR

QUESTION.

I THINK THAT'S ALL THE

TIME WE HAVE.

Pat: THANK YOU ALL.

THIS HAS BEEN FUN.

WE'RE GOING TO DO MORE OF

THESE ON "THE 700 CLUB."

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

POWER MINUTE: "IF ANY OF

YOU LACKS WISDOM, LET HIM

ASK OF GOD, WHO GIVES TO

ALL LIBERALLY AND WITHOUT

REPROACH, AND IT WILL BE

GIVEN TO HIM."

THANKS AGAIN.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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