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The 700 Club - May 14, 2018

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel with a look back at “Independence Day,” May 14, 1948. Read Transcript


70 YEARS AGO TODAY.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN ISRAEL.

THIS IS A GOOD DAY.

THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE.

A DAY OF CELEBRATION.

EVERYBODY WHAT IS CHEERING

IN THE

STREET.

AMIDST THE DRUMBEAT OF WAR.

A NATION IS REBORN ON TODAY'S

"700

CLUB".

*

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN

OF TO THE "700 CLUB".

JERUSALEM IS MARKED AS THE

EMBASSY IN

OVER 70 YEARS.

PALESTINIANS ARE

PROTESTING IN GAZA.

CHRIS MITCHELL IS ON LOCATION

AT THE

NEW EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM.

IT'S VERY EXCITING HERE AT

THE SITE

OF THE NEW U.S. EMBASSY AS

THE POST

WOULD SAY, PROMISES MADE

PROMISES

KEPT, THANK YOU, MR.

PRESIDENT.

THERE ARE DOZENS OF U.S.

SENATORS,

CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN HERE

ATTENDING

THE CEREMONY AS WELL AS

PRESIDENT

TRUMP EVANGELICAL ADVISORY

BOARD.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF WILL

BE MAKING

A VIDEO PRESENTATION DURING

THE

CEREMONY.

ALL OF THIS EXCITEMENT COMES

70 YEARS

TO THE DAY AFTER U.S.

PRESIDENT HARRY

TRUMAN WAS THE FIRST WORLD

LEADING TO

RECOGNIZE THE STATE OF

ISRAEL. AND

CHRISTIANS AND JEWISH LEADERS

TODAY

SAY IT WILL BE A BLESSING TO

THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT AND ISRAEL.

THE BIBLE MENTIONS

JERUSALEM AND

ZION ALMOST 1,000 TIMES AND

ALSO BEEN

THE CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE FOR

3,000 YEARS.

THIS HAS BEEN A THEME IN

OUR

SPIRITUAL DNA.

AND, THEREFORE WHEN THE

PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES MOVES THE

U.S.

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM AND

RECOGNIZES

JERUSALEM AS THE U.S. CAPITAL

HE IS

DRESSING -- ADDRESSING THE

CORE OF

THE JEWISH IDENTITY.

HE MADE IT HIS CAPITAL.

AND 400 YEARS LATER, THE

JEWISH WERE

EXPELLED TO BABYLON AND THEN

TO KING

CYRUS.

TRUMP'S MOVE MIGHT COMPARE

TO THAT

BIBLICAL KING.

IT WAS A HUGE CHARITABLE

ACT ON HIS

PART AND NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP

IS MOVING

THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM PUTS

HIM IN A

DIFFERENT CATEGORY AS THE

KING OF

PERSIA.

BACK TO THE 6-DAY WAR WHEN

ISRAEL

REUNITS JERUSALEM INTO

SOVEREIGNTY.

AND IN THE 1980 MAKING

JERUSALEM THE

CAPITAL.

IT PROVIDEDED A NEW UNIQUE

MOMENT

WHERE THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE

WILLING

TO ACCEPT THE HAND OF

FRIENDSHIP.

DAVID PARSONS IS WITH THE

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN

EMBASSY

JERUSALEM. AS A LAWYER HE

HELPED DRAFT

THE JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT

PASSED BY

CONGRESS IN 1985 MANDATING

THE EMBASSY

MOVE TO JERUSALEM.

NOW 22 YEARS

THE SCRIPTURE IS REALLY

CLEAR ON

THAT.

THE ENEMIES ALWAYS THOUGHT

ON THE

PROPAGANDA ARGUMENT WORDS

THAT ISRAEL

WAS ILLEGITIMATE.

PRESIDENT TRUMP PLAYED THE

TRUMP

Pat: ISRAEL IS SEEING

WARFARE IN

GAZA. STAY WITH CBN.COM FOR

COVERAGE.

WE HAVE LIVE COVERAGE ON OUR

FAITH

NATION PROGRAM.

LATER IN THIS SHOW WE'LL TAKE

YOU BACK

TO 1948 WHEN ISRAEL DECLARED

INDEPENDENCE AND THE ARAB

NATIONS

SURROUNDING THEM MOVED TOWARD

WAR.

FIRST, THOUSANDS OF

PALESTINIAN

PROTESTERS ARE AROUND THE

GAZA BORDER.

THANK YOU, PAT.

THAT IS RIGHT.

IT'S BEING CALLED THE

BLOODIEST DAY IN

PROTEST.

THEY RESPONDED WITH KILLING

SCORES OF

PROTESTERS.

EARLIER, THEY DROPPED

LEAFLETS WARNING

THAT APPROACHING THE FENCE

PUTS THEIR

LIVES IN JEOPARDY.

CBN'S GORDON ROBERTSON

CELEBRATED

IN ISRAEL SUNDAY NIGHT

CREATING THE

DOCUMENTARY TO LIFE

HIGHLIGHTING

HUMANITARIAN WORK AROUND THE

WORLD.

Gordon: YOU HAVE TO LOOK

VERY

CAREFULLY TO WHAT ISRAEL IS

DOING

BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING

SOMETHING

RATHER EXTRAORDINARY.

NO OTHER NATION IS DOING AS

MUCH AS

THEY ARE GIVEN THE SIZE OF

THEIR

POPULATION. HERE A COUNTRY

THE SIZE OF

NEW JERSEY, THAT STAFF 140

COUNTRIES

HAVE RECEIVED AID FROM ISRAEL

SINCE

1980.

CORRESPONDING ISRAEL'S

70TH SUMMIT.

IF THERE WAS POMP AND

CIRCUMSTANCE,

MANY SCHOOLS CELEBRATED AND

REGENT

UNIVERSITY WAS ONE OF THEM.

THOUSANDS

GOT TO WALK AND SHAKE PAT'S

HAND. HERE

IS SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS

SPECIAL

COMMITMENT CEREMONY.

IT WAS A PERFECT SPRING

MORNING AS

REGENT UNIVERSITY CLASS OF

2018

PROCEEDED TO THEIR GRADUATION

CEREMONY. REGENT'S 39 CLASS,

1900

STRONG WITH A VARIETY OF

GRADUATE

PROGRAMS.

THE SPEAKER, DR. CRANDALL.

THAT YOU ARE SPECIAL SET

APART FROM

THE WORLD AND DIFFERENT THAN

WHAT THE

WORLD CAN OFFER. YOU WILL BE

RECOGNIZED AS THE RELIABLE

ONE, THE

HONEST ONE, THE

NON-REBELLIOUS ONE AND

AS A SUPPORTIVE INDIVIDUAL.

YOU

POSSESS NOW SOMETHING OF

GREAT VALUE.

SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD

NEEDS, AND

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS JESUS

CHRIST

TODAY.

[ APPLAUSE ]

KNOWN FOR CHRISTIAN VISION

AND

EXCELLENCE, REGENT OFFERS 129

ONLINE

AND ON CAMPUS FIELDS OF STUDY.

REGENT HAS DRAWN 29 COUNTRIES

AND

79,000 ALUMNI.

OFFERING VARIETY OF PROGRAMS

IN CYBER

SECURITY AND NURSING AND

MANAGEMENT.

YOU KNOW WHEN THE DARK

CRASHES YOU

AND YOU NEED A WHOLESOME

LIFE.

Pat: THE LORD'S CHARGE IS

FEAR NOT.

DO NOT BE AFRAID.

IT'S WONDERFUL BECAUSE GOD IS

THE

FUTURE.

GOD WHO LOVES YOU IS THE

FUTURE.

FINALLY, THE MOMENT THEY

WAITED

YEARS FOR.

YOU CAN NOW FLIP YOUR

TASSELS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

YAY!

PAT, YOU WERE RIGHT THERE.

YOU HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT.

IT WAS A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR

YOU, SIR.

Pat: IT WAS GREAT.

1950, I THINK IT WAS.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. I

LOVE THE

MESSAGE FOR THE STUDENTS.

FEAR NOT.

FEAR NOT.

I DON'T HOLD THE FUTURE, I

AM THE

FUTURE. WHEN YOU STEP OUT

ONTO THE

FUTURE, YOU STEP OUT ONTO

GOD. I

WANTED TO TELL THEM, DON'T BE

AFRAID.

BY THE WAY, IF YOU ARE

INTERESTED,

WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS NEW

SCHOOL OF

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT,

NURSING,

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OF

NURSING, MASTER

OF NURSING, DOCTORATE OF

NURSING AND

THE NAVY SIGNED ONTO A

PROGRAM. WE ARE

EDUCATING THEM. WE GOT A

BEAUTIFUL

LETTER FROM THE NAVY

DEPARTMENT THAT

WE ARE QUALIFIED TO TRAIN IN

CYBER

SECURITY.

IT'S THE MOST SOPHISTICATED

THAN ANY

UNIVERSITY IN AMERICA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION.

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

PEOPLE ARE BEING ENROLLED.

THERE ARE EIGHT TIMES DURING

THE YEAR

WHEN YOU CAN SIGN UP.

IT'S REALLY FANTASTIC. IT'S

GREAT TO

BE WITH THEM.

I SPEAK TO EACH OF THE

GRADUATING

CLASSES.

SO, I HAD TO GIVE ABOUT 8

MESSAGES

DURING THE DAY.

AND IT'S JUST A THRILL TO SEE

LAWYERS

AND PSYCHOLOGIST, AND

BUSINESS PEOPLE

AND YOU KNOW, LEADERS AND

VARIOUS

FIELDS.

IT'S REALLY A GREAT THING.

WHAT'S THE MOTTO?

EDUCATION TO

CHANGE?

CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO

CHANGE THE

WORLD.

AMEN.

IT'S A WONDERFUL SCHOOL.

IT'S NOT EASY, YOU KNOW, THE

GRADE

POINT AVERAGE IS SOMETHING IN

EXCESS

OF 3.1 OR 2.

IT'S A HIGH LEVEL. AND WE'VE

GOT AN

HONOR'S PROGRAM WITH A NUMBER

OF

PEOPLE WITH 4.0 AVERAGES.

IT'S REALLY TOP, TOP, TOP.

OKAY, WHAT'S NEXT?

WHAT'S NEXT, 2,000 YEARS

IN THE

MAKING.

ISRAEL'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

EVERYBODY WAS CHEERING IN

THE

STREETS AND DANCING IN THE

STREET. HE

SAID THE PEOPLE ARE DANCING

HERE WHAT

THEY DON'T KNOW BECAUSE

TOMORROW WE

HAVE THE WAR.

WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO

1948 AS

ISRAEL EXPERIENCES THE TASTE

OF BIRTH

AND THE FEAR OF DEATH IN THE

SAME

MOMENT.

Pat: FOR JEWISH LEADERS IN

1948, THE

DECISION TO DECLARE A

STATEHOOD WASN'T

AN EASY ONE.

THEY KNEW THAT INDEPENDENCE

ALSO MEANT

INSTANT WAR.

GET THAT, INSTANT WAR.

FOR A MOMENT THEY BRACED FOR

THE

BATTLE PLANS AFTER THE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF

ISRAEL HAD BEEN REBORN.

WITH FIVE DIFFERENT ARMIES

SURROUNDING

PALESTINE, THE JEWISH

NATIONAL COUNCIL

HAD JUST 24 HOURS TO PREPARE

FOR A DAY

THAT HAD BEEN 2,000 YEARS IN

THE

MAKING. COUNCIL MEMBERS MADE

A

TELEPHONE CALL TO THE LEADER

IN NEW

YORK FOR SUPPORT FOR THE

STATE. WHEN

HE VOTED FOR STATEHOOD, HE

EXPLAINED

IN YIDDISH, WHAT ARE THEY

WAITING FOR,

THE IDIOTS.

THAT SAME DAY, HE WAS ORDERED

TO FLY

TO JERUSALEM TO MEET WITH

OUTGOING

BRITISH LEADERS. SHE WANTED

TO STAY IN

TEL AVIV AND ATTEND THE

PROCLAMATION

BUT WAS ADAMANT.

SO SHE FLEW OVER THE HILLS

AND THE

ENGINE MALFUNCTIONED AND THE

PILOT WAS

FORCED TO TURN BACK TO TEL

AVIV.

GOLDA GOT HER WISH FOR A SEAT

TO THE

CEREMONY. THERE WERE LEADERS

AND

RABBIS.

DARK FESTIVE ATTIRE WAS

REQUESTED.

THE INVITATION STIPULATED

THAT THE

TIME OF THE CEREMONY WAS TO

BE KEPT

SECRET. THE COUNCIL DECIDED

TO HOLD

THE CEREMONY IN THE TEL AVIV

ART

MUSEUM.

IT WAS A MODEST BUILDING,

SMALL ENOUGH

TO BE EASILY GUARDED AND PART

BELOW

GROUND LEVEL IN CASE OF AN

AIR RAID.

THE COUNCIL MET FOR THE LAST

TIME TO

GO OVER THE WORDING OF THE

DECLARATION

WHICH HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY A

GROUP OF

LAWYERS. RELIGIOUS MEMBERS

REFUSED TO

SIGN THE DOCUMENT UNLESS IT

CONTAINED

A MENTION OF GOD. WHILE

OTHERS REFUSED

TO SIGN ANYTHING THAT

MENTIONED GOD.

THEN THEY CAME UP WITH A

COMPROMISE.

TO THE FINAL LINE OF THE

DECLARATION

HE ADDED "WITH TRUST IN THE

ROCK OF

ISRAEL".

A PHRASE THAT SATISFIED BOTH

SIDES,

BUT STILL NOT HAPPY WITH THE

LANGUAGE

OF THE PROCLAMATION, SO THAT

EVENING

IN HIS HOME HE WROTE THE

ENTIRE SPEECH.

WHILE LESS THAN TWO MILES

AWAY, THE

TEL AVIV ART MUSEUM WAS BEING

PREPARED

FOR THE CEREMONY.

TWO CARPENTERS WORKED THROUGH

THE

NIGHT TO BUILD A SMALL STAGE.

THE ENTIRE BUDGET FOR THE

EVENT WAS

JUST $200. SO THEY BORROWED

HUNDREDS

OF CHAIRS FROM CAFES AND

BORROWED MANY

ITEMS FROM THE MARKET AND

THEY USED

FLAGS THAT HAD BEEN USED AT

THE

ZIONIST COUNTER 50 YEARS

EARLIER. THE

PAINTINGS IN THE MAIN HALL

WERE

REPLACED WITH ARTIST LIKE

MARK SEGAL

AND DANIEL HERBERG.

THE STAGE WAS SET.

ON THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 14,

SEVERAL

COUNCIL MEMBERS MET TO

APPROVE THE

FINAL DRAFT OF THE

DECLARATION.

THE TEXT WAS APPROVED

UNANIMOUSLY, BUT

JUST HOURS BEFORE IT WOULD BE

READ,

THE NEW STATE STILL DIDN'T

HAVE A NAME.

HISTORICAL NAMES LIKE ZION

AND JUDEA

WERE PROPOSED AND REJECTED.

IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE NAME

WOULD BE

SIMPLY ISRAEL. THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

ONE HOUR BEFORE THE CEREMONY,

COUNCIL

MEMBERS RUSHED HOME TO CHANGE

THEIR

CLOTHES.

WHILE A SECRETARY QUICKLY

TYPED OUT

THE DECLARATION.

WITH JUST MINUTES TO SPARE,

ZEPH

SHEREEF, THE MAN CARRYING THE

FINAL

COPY COULDN'T GET A TAXI.

THEN HIS CAR GOT PULLED OVER

FOR

SPEEDING AND THE POLICEMEN

TRIED TO

WRITE HIM A TICKET AND HE

SAID IT

WOULDN'T BE ENFORCED.

PLUS HE ADDED IF YOU KEEP ME

ANY

LONGER THERE WON'T BE A NEW

GOVERNMENT

BECAUSE I'M THE ONE THAT'S

HOLDING THE

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

THE POLICEMEN WAVED THEM ON,

AND JUST

ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE

CEREMONY,

SHEREEF HANDED THE SPEECH.

DESPITE THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR

SECRECY,

THE NEWS HAD LEAKED OUT AND A

LARGE

CROWD GATHERED OUTSIDE THE

MUSEUM.

JEWISH LEADERS WERE NOW

RACING THE

SUNSET TO FINISH THE CEREMONY

BEFORE

THE SABBATH BEGAN AT 5:00.

AT 4 P.M., DAVID CALLED

THE MEETING

TO ORDER.

THE CROWD ROSE AND SANG.

HATIFA.

THEN HE READ THE DECLARATION

ALOUD.

ISRAEL WAS THE BEST PLACE

OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

HE CLAIMS THIS STATE TO

STATEHOOD

CREATION OF VALUES OF

NATIONAL AND

UNIVERSAL SIGNIFICANCE AND

GAVE TO THE

WORLD THE ETERNAL BOOK OF

BOOKS.

THUS WE HEREBY DECLARE THE

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE JEWISH

STATE IN

ISRAEL TO BE KNOWN AS THE

STATE OF

ISRAEL.

WE APPEAL TO THE ARAB AN

HABITANTS OF

ISRAEL TO DECLARE PEACE AND

PARTICIPATE IN THE UP

BUILDING OF THE

STATE ON THE BASIS OF FULL

AND EQUAL

CITIZENSHIP.

WE APPEAL TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT THE DIASPORA, TO

RALLY

AROUND THE JEWS OF ISRAEL AND

TO STAND

BY THEM IN THE GREAT STRUGGLE

FOR THE

REALIZATION OF THE AGE OLD

DREAMS, THE

REDEMPTION OF ISRAEL PLACING

OUR TRUST

IN THE ROCK OF ISRAEL.

WE ETHICS OUR SIGNATURES TO

THE

PROCLAMATION OF THE SIGN OF

THE HOME

LAND AND THE CITY OF TEL

AVIV, ON THIS

SHABATH OF THE 14TH OF MAY,

1948.

Gordon: AFTER EACH MEMBER

OF THE NEW

GOVERNMENT SIGNED THE

PROCLAMATION,

THEY SANG HATIFA AGAIN AND

DECLARED

THE STATE OF ISRAEL IS

ESTABLISHED.

THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

IT HAD TAKEN JUST 32 MINUTES

TO BRING

INDEPENDENCE TO A PEOPLE WHO

HAD BEEN

WITHOUT A COUNTRY FOR 2,000

YEARS.

OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM,

HUNDREDS OF

PEOPLE DANCED, WHILE OTHERS

-- WEPT.

THAT NIGHT HE WROTE --

THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY'S JOY OF CELEBRATION,

I FEEL

LIKE THE BEREAVED AMONG THE

REJOICEERS.

EVERYBODY WAS DANCING IN

THE

STREETS AND HE WAS STANDING

BACK THERE

AND HE WAS ASKED, THIS IS A

GREAT DAY,

THIS IS YOUR DREAM COME TRUE.

2,000 YEARS, YOU WANT THE

PEOPLE, YOU

WANT THE STATE. HE SAYS WELL

THE

PEOPLE THAT ARE DANCING HERE

DON'T

KNOW THAT TOMORROW WILL BE A

WAR. WE

ARE GOING TO PAY A BIG PRICE.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE HE

WAS PROVEN

RIGHT.

IN THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE, HE

OFFERED THE ARABS AN EQUAL

STATE. BUT

THAT NIGHT HE IS ANSWERED BY

A WAR.

AT 1 MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT

THEY WERE

BOMBED AND ARAB ARMY JOINED

ISRAEL AND

THEY FACED BIRTH AND THE FEAR

OF DEATH

IN THE SAME MOMENT.

A YEAR LATER IN 1949, ALL

SIDES HAD

GROWN WEARY OF FIGHTING.

EGYPT,

LEBANON AND JORDAN AND SYRIA

SIGNED ON

WITH ISRAEL. THE JEWISH STATE

HAD

SURVIVED THE FIRST OF MANY

CHALLENGES

TO HER EXISTENCE.

THE STORY OF MODERN ISRAEL

IS

ESSENTIALLY THE STORY OF THE

RETURN TO

THE ANCESTRAL HOMELAND AND

INSECURITY

AND FEAR. IN QUEST OF

FREEDOM,

HUMANITY, INDEPENDENCE AND

PEACE.

HE USED TO TELL US, I

NEVER

REALIZED WHAT JOHN HANCOCK

MEANS UNTIL

I SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE.

2 DAYS AFTER ISRAEL

DECLARED

INDEPENDENCE, GOLD MAYOR WAS

SENT BACK

TO AMERICA TO RAISE MORE

FUNDS FOR THE

ISRAELI ARMY. SHE RECEIVED

THE FIRST

PASSPORT EVER ISSUED.

1 MONTH LATER, SHE BECAME

ISRAEL'S

FIRST AMBASSADOR TO THE

SOVIET UNION.

SHE LATER SERVED AS THE

MINISTER OF

LABOR AND FOREIGN MINISTER.

IN THE 1960s SHE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH

LYMPHOMA AND THEN AFTER THE

RETIREMENT

OF LEBESCO IN 1959, SHE WAS

CHOSEN TO

REPLACE HIM.

SHE HELD OFFICE UNTIL 1964

UNTIL THE

YOM KIPPUR WAR. SHE DIED OF

LYMPHOMA A

FEW YEARS LATER AT THE AGE OF

80.

2 DAYS AFTER INDEPENDENCE,

CHOSEN TO

BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW

STATE OF

ISRAEL.

A POSITION HE HELD UNTIL HIS

DEATH.

IN HIS FIRST OFFICIAL ACT, HE

MET WITH

PRESIDENT TRUMAN TO ASK FOR

FUNDS TO

BUILD A NEW COUNTRY.

FROM THAT MEETING, HE SECURED

AN

IMPORT EXPORT LOAN OF $100

MILLION.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES AND

THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS

COUNTRY FOR ALL

THEY HAVE DONE IN MAKING PART

OF

ISRAEL A REALITY.

THE WISE MAN INSTITUTE

FOUNDING IN

1984 BECAME A WORLD LEADER IN

SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL

RESEARCH.

IN 1952, WHITES MAN DIED AT

THE AGE OF

77 LEAVING BEHIND A LEGACY AS

ISRAEL'S

FIRST GREAT DIPLOMAT.

HIS FIRST NAME WAS CHIM.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

PRONOUNCE IT.

I CALLED HIM CHIM TO HIS FACE

AND HE

LIKED IT.

WE HAD A LONG LONG

CONVERSATION. HE

EXPLAINED HIS SITUATION FROM

HIS

VIEWPOINT AND I LISTENED TO

HIM VERY

CAREFULLY AND AT THE SAME

TIME THEY

SAT DOWN TO TALK TO ME FOR A

LONG LONG

TIME. WHEN IT WAS THROUGH, I

SAID ALL

RIGHT.

YOU JEWS HAVE PUT IT OVER ON

ME AND

I'M GLAD YOU HAVE.

AFTER TALKING WITH

WHITESMAN

PRESIDENT TRUMAN ANNOUNCED A

PARTITION

WITH PALESTINE WHICH THEY DID

RELUCTANTLY AND IN 1948 THEY

ANNOUNCED

THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

THE UNITED STATES

RECOGNIZE THE

STATE OF ISRAEL.

THEN GAVE THE PRESIDENT A

SCROLL AS

A SYMBOL OF ISRAEL'S

GRATITUDE.

TRUMAN'S RESPONSE, THANKS,

CHIM. I

HAVE ALWAYS WANTED ONE OF

THESE. IN

REGARDS TO ISRAEL, TRUMAN

SAID, I AM

CYRUS.

WHEN HE RECOGNIZED THE

STATE OF

ISRAEL, THE WORDS THAT CAME

OUT OF HIS

MOUTH WAS "I AM CYRUS".

HE WAS THE ONE WHO HELPED

ISRAEL

REBUILD AND HE WAS THE ONE

WHOSE

HISTORY WAS IN THE RIGHT

PLACE AT THE

RIGHT TIME.

ISRAEL WAS FORTUNATE, THE

PEOPLE WERE

FORTUNATE. HE WAS A TRUE

HERO.

I BRING TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE THE

WARM GREETINGS OF THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL

AND OUR GRATITUDE FOR THE

UNFAILING

SYMPATHY OF AMERICA FOR THE

INDEPENDENCE AND

REGENERATION.

HE BECAME THE FIRST PRIME

MINISTER

OF ISRAEL AND NAMED ONE OF

THE 100

MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE OF THE

UNITED

STATES.

AND FOR OUR BIBLE AND

HISTORY THAT

ELEVATE THE DIGNITY OF MEN

AND THE

PRINCIPLE OF JUSTICE AND

COMMANDING

THE LOVE OF OUR NEIGHBOR.

WHEN HE RETIRED, HE MOVED

TO THE

DESERT WHERE HE SPENT HIS

FINAL YEARS

WRITING THE HISTORY OF

ISRAEL. IN

NOVEMBER OF 1973 BENGORIAN

SUFFERED A

CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE WHICH

TOOK HIS

LIFE. LATER ON, HIS GRANDSON

WAS STILL

RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS

INJURIES.

I KNEW ABOUT HIM.

HE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ME.

WHEN HE ASKED ABOUT IT.

SOMEONE BROUGHT ME A SMALL

TV, I WILL

NEVER FORGET IT.

WE SAW THE FUNERAL THROUGH

THE

TELEVISION BLACK AND WHITE.

SOMEONE CAME TO ME. THE

DOCTOR SAID

IT'S THE END OF AN ERA.

SINCE ITS REBIRTH, ISRAEL

HAS

SURVIVED WARS, TERROR ATTACKS

AND

POLITICAL OPPOSITION TO ITS

VERY

EXISTENCE.

AT THE TIME OF INDEPENDENCE

IN 1948,

THERE WERE JUST 650,000 JEWS

LIVING IN

ISRAEL.

TODAY, THAT NUMBER HAS GROWN

TO MORE

THAN 6 MILLION. EVERY YEAR,

THOUSANDS

MORE FROM AROUND THE WORLD

ARE COMING

HOME.

Pat: A MIRACLE OF THE

FULFILLMENT OF

THE BIBLICAL PROPHECY. TO

CELEBRATE

THIS ANNIVERSARY, CBN HAS

PREPARED A

NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED "TO

LIFE" HOW

ISRAEL VOLUNTEERS TO CHANGING

THE

WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR

GIFT OF $10

OR MORE. JUST CALL, TOLL-FREE

PHONE

NUMBER: 1-800-700-7000.

YOU CAN SHARE THIS DVD WITH

YOUR

FAMILY, AND IT'S VERY

INTERESTING.

WENDY, IT'S A MIRACLE. I HAVE

BEEN

THERE SO MANY TIMES AND I

HAVE SEEN

THAT NATION RISE AND AGAINST

INCREDIBLE OPPOSITION.

AND THEY ARE DOING WHAT THE

BIBLE SAY.

THEY ARE A BLESSING TO THE

WORLD.

Wendy: THEY ARE, PAT, IT'S

SUCH A

MAGNIFICENT PIECE.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR

BIRTHDAY,

ISRAEL. ALL RIGHT.

Wendy: COMING UP, A YOUNG

WOMAN WHO

HAD AN 18-POUND TUMOR SITTING

ON HER

UTERUS AND GETTING A MESSAGE

FROM GOD.

EVEN THOUGH IT WASN'T

NATURAL AND

YOU ARE GOING TO DIE, THE

LORD WAS

TELLING ME, NO, YOU ARE NOT

GOING TO

DIE.

SEE HOW HER FAITH HELPS

HER DELIVER

MIRACLE AND MIRACLE. PLUS

WE'LL BE

PRAYING FOR YOU. SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

AWAY.

A FAMILY OF SUICIDE

BOMBERS I AM

EXPIRED BY ISIS ATTACK THREE

CHURCHES

IN INDONESIA. IT HAPPENED

ABOUT 500

MILES FROM THE CAPITAL OF

JAKARTA.

TWO BROTHERS TARGETED ONE

CHURCH WHILE

THE MOTHER AND TWO DAUGHTERS

SET UP

EXPLOSIVES IN ANOTHER.

THE FATHER THEN BOMBED A

THIRD CHURCH.

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE DIED AND

ABOUT 40

WAS WOUNDED.

CBN INTERNATIONAL IS BRINGING

FRESH

WATER TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

IN INDIA.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAVE TO

USUALLY

WALK FAR FOR WATER.

THEY ARE CHANGING THAT. SO

FAR THIS

YEAR THEY HAVE DUG 80 WELLS

AND

PROVIDED DRINKING WATER TO

20,000

PEOPLE. THEY PLAN TO DIG 500

WELLS

ACROSS INDIA THIS YEAR. YOU

CAN FIND

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NATALIE WAS NOT

PREGNANT BUT MANY THOUGHT SHE

WAS

BECAUSE SHE HAD A MASS TUMOR

GROWING,

BUT INSTEAD, NATALIE SAID SHE

WOULD

FOLLOW A PROMISE FROM GOD.

I WAS PAIN THAT TOOK ME TO

THE

FLOOR.

DOCTORS COULDN'T FIGURE

OUT THE

SOURCE OF NATALIE'S ABDOMINAL

PAIN.

RIGHT BEFORE HE WEDDING, ONE

OF THE

ATTACKS SENT HER TO THE ER

WHERE

DOCTORS FOUND A TUMOR ON HER

UTERUS.

SHE TOLD ME IT HAPPENS ALL

THE TIME

AND SHE DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT IT

AND I

DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

THE TUMOR WAS CAUSING

MONTHS OF

DISCOMFORT AND SHE WENT TO

HAVE IT

REMOVED AND WAS TOLD THAT THE

TUMOR

HAD GROWN FROM 3 CENTIMETERS

TO 15.

SHE SHOWED ME A FEW PHOTOS

AND IT

LOOKED LIKE THE SIZE OF A

CANTALOUPE.

AND SHE SAID THERE WAS THIS

LITTLE

BUMP ON HER UTERUS AND THIS

IS THE

TUMOR COMPLETELY ENCOMPASSING

THE

TUMOR.

THERE IS NO WAY TO REMOVE THE

TUMOR

WITHOUT REMOVING THE UTERUS.

THEY STOPPED THE PROCEDURE

AND

DISCUSSED WHETHER TO GO

THROUGH WITH

THE HYSTERECTOMY AND THE

DOCTOR SAID

IT WAS HER ONLY OPTION.

DON'T HOLD HOPE TO HAVING

CHILDREN.

IT IMPOSSIBLE.

THE TUMOR NEED TO BE REMOVED.

IT'S VERY DANGEROUS. WE NEED

TO DO THE

HYSTERECTOMY.

RIGHT WHEN SHE TOLD ME, I WAS

MAD, I

WAS ANGRY.

I DIDN'T LIKE THAT THAT WAS

BEING

TAKEN AWAY FROM ME. I WENT TO

THE LORD

RIGHT AWAY AND SAID, GOD,

WHAT IS YOUR

WILL IN THIS? WHAT DO YOU

WANT TO DO.

I TOLD NATALIE, I BELIEVE

THE LORD

CAN TAKE THIS HUMOR

COMPLETELY AWAY,

WHATEVER WAY HE'S GOING TO DO

IT. YOU

HAVE TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELF

WHAT TO

BELIEVE FOR AND I WILL

BELIEVE WITH

YOU.

THEY SAW IN PSALM 28, THE

BLESSING

AT HER WEDDING. SHE LOOKED IT

UP AND

READ IT HERSELF.

SHE WILL SEE HER CHILDREN

AROUND

THE TABLE LIKE OLIVE PLANTS.

I SAID,

THAT IS FOR ME. I HELD ONTO

IT AND I

DIDN'T LET IT GO.

NATALIE DECLINED THE

HYSTERECTOMY.

FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS, THEY

TRIED TO

GET PREGNANT AS THE TUMOR

CONTINUED TO

GROW AND PEOPLE THOUGHT SHE

WAS

PREGNANT.

I SAID, NO I'M NOT

PREGNANT.

IT'S A FIBROID TUMOR AND THEY

WOULD

SAY SORRY, AND I SAID NO.

I KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

I'M WAITING

FOR A MIRACLE AND GOD

PROMISED ME THAT

I WOULD HAVE A CHILD.

MEANWHILE DOCTORS KEPT

TRYING TO

CONVINCE HER TO HAVE THE

PROCEDURE

BECAUSE NOW IT WAS CAUSING

KIDNEY AND

HEART FAILURE.

WITH CONTINUED PRAYER FROM

HER FAMILY,

SHE ASKED FOR GOD'S GUIDANCE.

HE KEPT TELLING ME KNOW. I

HAD

TIMES WHEN IT WAS REALLY HARD

AND I

WENT BEFORE THE LORD UNTIL I

GOT PEACE

AGAIN. WHEN I GOT THAT PEACE,

I WAS SO

CONFIDENT THAT THE LORD WAS

IN THIS.

IT'S NOT EASY, IT NEVER IS

WHEN

IT'S WALKING BY FAITH AND THE

LORD IS

DOING IT THROUGH YOU AND THE

LESS AND

LESS YOU REALLY CONSIDER YOUR

ABILITIES AND JUST RELY ON

HIM.

THEN AT CHURCH, SHE SAYS

HER PASTOR

REVEALED SOMETHING TO HIM.

THIS GIRL DOESN'T EVEN

KNOW ME BUT

WHEN I SHOOK HER HAND, SHE

WAS

PREGNANT.

HE SAID, NATALIE, THIS IS FOR

YOU AND

HE SAID NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

WITH

HIM.

THEN IN APRIL 2011, WHILE

OUT WITH

PAUL ON HER BIRTHDAY, NATALIE

BELIEVED

THE IMPOSSIBLE HAD COME TRUE.

SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, I

THINK I WANT

TO GO HOME. AS A MATTER OF

FACT, LET'S

STOP BY THE RITE AID AND GET

A

PREGNANCY TEST. I SAID WHAT?

PREGNANCY TEST.

I WAS ECSTATIC.

THEN WITH THE TUMOR

PUTTING NATALIE

AT HISTORIC, SHE WENT TO A

SPECIALIST

TO DISCUSS WHAT THOSE RISKS

WERE.

WE WOULD LOSE THE BABY OR

HAVE A

PREMATURE BABY OR HAVE THE

COMPLICATION OF NATALIE WHERE

SHE

CAN'T CONTINUE THE PREGNANCY

AND WE

NEED TO DELIVER THE BABY TO

SAVE

NATALIE'S LIFE.

THEN AT 20 WEEKS, ONE OF

THE MOST

COMMON COMPLICATIONS AROSE

WHERE

NATALIE DEVELOPED A BLOOD

CLOT IN HER

LEG.

IT WAS LARGE ENOUGH WHERE

SHE CAN

DIE FROM A PULMONARY EMBOLISM.

THAT WAS VERY CONCERNING AT

THE TIME.

EVEN THOUGH ALL OF THESE

THINGS ARE

GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU

ARE GOING

TO DIE, IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

THE LORD

IS TELLING ME, NO, YOU ARE

NOT GOING

TO DIE.

YOU ARE HEALTHY, YOU ARE

WHOLE.

DR. MONTGOMERY DECIDED TO

TRANSFER

NATALIE TO ICU MEDICAL CENTER

TO BE

MONITORED IN CASE THE BLOOD

CLOT GREW

AND PUT HER ON A MILD BLOOD

THINNER.

HE TOLD ME HE DIDN'T WANT

M TOE DIE

BUT THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKED

LIKE. I TOLD

HIM, DOCTOR, I'M NOT GOING TO

DIE.

I DIDN'T COME THIS FAR TO BE

THIS WAY.

NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME, I WILL

BE

HOLDING MY BABY.

MEANWHILE HER HUSBAND

STOOD FAST

WAITING TO HOLD HIS CHILD.

I KNOW WHAT THE LORD IS

SAYING,

WHAT THE DOCTOR IS SAYING AND

I'M

FEELING THE TUG OF THIS FEAR.

THEN THE DOCTOR CAME WITH

AN

ULTRASOUND AND THE CLOT WAS

GONE.

SHE TOLD ME THAT MUST HAVE

WORKED.

YOU TOLD ME IT WOULD NOT

TAKE THE

BLOOD CLOT AWAY.

IT WOULD JUST KEEP FROM

GETTING

BIGGER.

SHE SAID, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT

HAPPENED.

I SAID, I KNOW.

IT WAS GOD.

ON APRIL 19, 2011.

SHE WAS BORN BY C-SECTION

WEIGHING 3

POUNDS, 11 OUNCES.

IT WAS SO SURREAL. THIS

WAS DONE

COMPLETELY BY HIS PROMISE.

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE IN THE

NATURAL, BUT

IN THE SPIRIT, IT WAS

POSSIBLE.

JUST BEING A FIRST TIME

DAD BEING

WITH A LITTLE GIRL IT WAS

AWESOME.

2 MONTHS LATER, NATALIE

HAD THE

HYSTERECTOMY WITH THE TUMOR

THAT HAD

GROWN TO BE 18 POUNDS.

IT WAS UP TO 5 YEARS TO

THEN TAKE

ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS SHE

HAD TO

TAKE AND SHE BUILD MY FAITH

DOING THIS.

HEAVEN IS A HEALTHY LITTLE

GIRL WHO

LOVES JESUS. FOR NATALIE AND

PAUL, SHE

IS THE LIVING PROOF THAT GOD

HEARS

PRAYERS.

HE DID IT IN JESUS AND HE

SAID,

JUST BELIEVE ME, JUST TRUST

ME AND SEE

ME AND KNOW ME BECAUSE WE

CAN'T DO IT

ON OUR OWN.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER TO

EVERYTHING.

BECAUSE I TRUSTED HIS

PROMISES, I

TRUSTED HIM ALL THE WAY.

HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN

PULL YOU

THROUGH THIS.

THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD

PULL YOU

THROUGH. IS THAT CRAZY?

Pat: IT'S ABSOLUTELY

IMPOSSIBLE BUT

THE LORD DID IT. WE ARE GOING

TO PRAY

FOR PEOPLE. ALICIA WHO LIVES

IN

FLORIDA WAS HAVING PROBLEMS

WITH HER

JAW.

WENDY, YOU HAVE THE WORD THAT

SEVERAL

PEOPLE WHO NEED HEALING IN

YOUR MOUTH

AND YOUR JAW YOU ARE HOLDING

YOUR HAND

ON YOUR JAW AND AFTER THAT

WORD,

ALICIA WAS HEALED.

Wendy: I WAS WATCHING ABOUT

A WEEK

AGO AND PAT HAD THIS

KNOWLEDGE OF

SOMEONE WHO HAD FEAR AND I

WAS BOUND

BY -- FEAR FOR DECADES AND

SOMEONE HAD

A WORD AND I CLAIMED THAT

PROMISE.

THANK YOU.

Pat: WE ARE GOING TO PRAY

FOR YOU,

FOLKS.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, WE ARE

GOING TO

BELIEVE A MIRACLE AND BELIEVE

GOD FOR

YOU.

WHATEVER IT IS, WENDY AND I

WILL JOIN

HANDS AND WE'LL BELIEVE GOD

TOGETHER.

FATHER, I JOIN IN HANDS WITH

MY SISTER

IN CHRIST AND PRAY FOR ALL IN

THIS

AUDIENCE WHO BELIEVE GOD AND

WITH YOU,

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. YOU

EXCEED THE

ABUNDANCE AND WE COME TO YOU

AT THIS

MOMENT, LORD, SOMEONE IS EVEN

THROWING

UP BLOOD RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS AN -- ULCER AND IT'S

RUPTURED.

SOMEONE IS THROWING UP BLOOD

RIGHT NOW.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND YOU ARE

HEALED IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

Wendy: SOMEONE IS NEEDING

GOD AND

HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT

PEACE.

PEACE IS THE BAROMETER.

TRUST HIM.

Pat: YOU HAVE A SHAKING

RIGHT NOW

AND IT'S NOT PARKINSON'S BUT

IT'S LIKE

PARKINSON'S.

RIGHT NOW GOD IS REACHING

INTO YOUR

BRAIN AND BURNING OUT THE

THINGS THAT

ARE CAUSING THAT PROBLEM.

YOU ARE BEING HEALED RIGHT

NOW.

YOUR SHAKING WILL STOP IN THE

NAME OF

JESUS, RIGHT NOW.

Wendy: THERE IS SOMEONE

WITH A SKIN

RASH THAT'S ALL OVER YOU.

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO

FIGURE OUT

WHAT IT IS, BUT GOD IS TAKING

THAT

AWAY.

YOU ARE HEALED.

JUST START PRAISING THE LORD.

Pat: YOU HAVE NIGHT SWEATS

AND THE

LORD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW, AND

YOUR BLOOD IS GOING TO BE

COMPLETELY

CLEAN IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

LORD, FOR ALL THOSE IN THIS

AUDIENCE

WHO ARE SUFFERING, WHO ARE

CRYING OUT

TO YOU FOR ANSWERS AND NEED

FINANCIAL

HELP AND NEED PEACE, I GIVE

IT TO YOU,

NOT THE LORD'S PEACE BUT I

GIVE YOU

PEACE FROM THE LORD, IN THE

NAME OF

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AMEN,

AMEN.

WRITE TO US AND WE'LL HEAR

YOUR

REPORTS.

THIS IS A STORY FROM

JESSICA WHO IS

MARRIED TO A MAN.

WE BOTH HAVE A PAST OF

CHEATING BUT

SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN

COMMITTED

TOGETHER AND THE CHEATING IS

HAUNTING

ME DAY BY DAY AND I DON'T

KNOW HOW TO

MOVE PAST IT. I WANT TO LEAVE

THIS IN

THE PAST. HOW DO I DO THAT?

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE

ARE TO

HAVE OUR CONSCIOUS CLEAR.

GOD DOES NOT WANT TO BEAT US

UP FOR

WHAT WE USED TO DO.

THERE IS NOT 1 PERSON SITTING

HERE

THAT HASN'T BEEN A SINNER.

WE'VE ALL SINNED CALLED SHORT

OF THE

GLORY OF GOD. IT SEEMS LIKE

YOU HAVE

RELATIONSHIP ISSUES THAT YOU

NEED TO

TAKE CARE OF.

ARE YOU MARRIED TO THIS MAN?

I

COULDN'T QUITE UNDERSTAND.

SHE'S MARRIED AND THIS IS

HAUNTING

HER.

DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP.

AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY TO

HAVING OUR

CONSCIOUS CLEANSE TO SERVE

ONE LIVING

GOD.

ONE OTHER QUESTION.

CANOE -- OTHER PEOPLE

KNOW THE

TRUE MOTIVES OF ONE HEART, IS

THAT

TRUE?

I DON'T THINK SO.

I THINK GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART

AND YOU

KNOW YOUR HEART, BUT I'M NOT

SURE THAT

GOD IS SHARING ALL THE

INFORMATION

WITH YOUR BUDDIES. ALL RIGHT.

WE LEAVE

YOU WITH TODAY'S POWER MINUTE.

"THUS SAYS THE LORD: 'I HAVE

HEARD

YOUR PRAYER, I HAVE SEEN YOUR

TEARS;

SURELY I WILL HEAL YOU.'"

(KINGS 20:5,

NKJV) WELL, TOMORROW, THEY

ARE THE

PILGRIMS WHO RISKED

EVERYTHING TO

RETURN TO THEIR HOMELAND.

MEET THE

BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE

THE FIRST

CITIZENS OF ISRAEL.

FROM WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. BYE,

BYE.

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