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700 Club Interactive - June 21, 2018

When doctors tell parents their daughter will die before birth, a couple believe God will give her life. Read Transcript


WE WERE SO EXCITED, AND

THEN YOU JUST GET HIT.

Gordon: THEIR BABY'S

BRAIN WAS OUTSIDE HER

BODY.

MY HEART SANK.

Gordon: AND DOCTORS

TOLD THEM TO BRACE FOR THE

WORSE.

HE SAID, IN MY 30-YEAR

PROFESSION, I'VE NEVER

SEEN A CASE LIKE THIS MAKE

IS TO BIRTH.

THAT WAS THE TIME WE CAME

TOGETHER AND JUST MADE A

DECISION.

Gordon: THAT AND MORE

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

> ISRAEL CONTAINS SOME

OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST

ARCHEOLOGICAL TREASURES,

AND ARCHEOLOGISTS OFTEN

LINK THEIR FINDS DIRECTLY

TO THE BIBLE.

LWELL, NOW YOU DON'T HAVE

TO BE A SCIENTIST TO MAKE

THOSE CONNECTIONS.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL

EXPLAINS, THERE IS A NEW

GUIDE TO MATCH ANCIENT

ARTIFACTS WITH SCRIPTURES.

Chris: DURING A VISIT

TO THE HOLY LAND, LISSETTE

BRODY VISITED THE MUSEUM.

AND SHE LOOKED FOR A

CATALOG, AND SHE COULDN'T

FIND ONE ANYWHERE.

SO SHE DECIDED TO WRITE

ONE HERSELF.

THAT WAS 18 YEARS AGO.

HER DECISION AND YEARS OF

HARD WORK LED TO "ETCHED

IN STONE: ARCHEOLOGICAL

DISCOVERIES THAT PROVE THE

BIBLE."

THIS IS NOT A BOOK ON

ARCHEOLOGY.

IT REALLY IS MORE ABOUT

THE BIBLE, AND THEN A

LITTLE BIT OF ARCHEOLOGY,

JUST TO SHOW THAT THE

STORIES WITHIN THE PAGES

OF THE BIBLE ARE

HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL.

Chris: SHE SAYS EVEN

BIBLE BELIEVERS MAY NOT

KNOW WHAT MAS BEEN

DISCOVERED.

I DON'T THINK THAT A

LOT OF CHRISTIANS REALIZE

HOW MUCH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

THERE IS TO STORY THE

SCRIPTURES.

Chris: ONE FAMOUS

PIECE, OR MORE ACCURATELY,

THOUSANDS OF PIECES OF

EVIDENCE, ARE THE DEAD SEA

SCROLLS HOUSED HERE.

THIS IS A LAB WHERE

EXPERTS EXAMINED THOSE

SCROLLS, AND DISCOVERED 70

YEARS AGO THAT REVEALED

THE TREASURE WRITTEN 2,000

YEARS AGO.

WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT

SUPPORTED THROUGH

ARCHEOLOGY, CRITICS WILL

JUMP ON IT AND SAY, YOU

SEE, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE,

THEREFORE THE STORY IS NOT

TRUE, AND THE BIBLE IS

WRONG.

WHAT THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

SHOWED US IS THAT OUR COPY

TODAY IS ALMOST EXACTLY

IDENTICAL.

IT PROVES THAT WE CAN

TRUST THE VERSION THAT WE

HAVE TODAY BECAUSE IT IS

SO CLOSE TO WHAT WAS THERE

THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO.

Chris: IN ALL, THE

BOOK PROVIDES 70

DISCOVERIES THAT DOCUMENT

THE HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF

THE SCRIPTURES.

IT DID NOT HAPPEN IN A

VACUUM.

AND THEY'RE NOT MADE UP.

AND THE WAY WE KNOW THIS

IS BECAUSE WE HAVE

PHYSICAL PROOF, AND WE CAN

THANK ARCHEOLOGY FOR THAT.

Chris: EACH YEAR,

DOZENS OF EXCAVATIONS GO

ON LIKE THIS ONE IN

BIBLICAL SHILO.

TO ARCHEOLOGIST WHO

DISCOVERED PHYSICAL PROOF

OF THE BIBLE ARE ALOTT

BAZAAR AND DEBBIE.

THIS IS UNHEARD OF, TO

COME AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN

IMAGINE TO A BIBLICAL

FIGURE, NOT TO MENTION

SUCH A KING AS KING

HEZEKIAH.

> SO TO FIND HIS SEAL

IMPRESSION, IT IS ALMOST

TOUCHING HIM.

Chris: BARKAI

UNCOVERED TILES AND COINS

FROM THE SECOND TEMPLE

PERIOD DESCRIBED IN THE

NEW TESTAMENT.

IN THE BOOK OF ACTS AND

IN JOHN, THERE IS THE

MENTIONING OF THE FLOORS,

UPON WHICH THE COINS WERE

ROLLING WHEN JESUS TURNED

UPSIDE DOWN THE TABLES OF

THE MONEY CHANGERS.

Chris: THERE ARE

PLACES BOUT THE MIDDLE ABOUT THE MIDDLE

EAST.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE

ISRAEL BRINGS THE BIBLE TO

LIFE.

AND I THINK THAT IS PART

OF WHAT MAKES ISRAEL SO

SPECIAL.

WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT DAVID

BEING IN THE WILDERNESS,

AND YOU SEE WHAT THE

WILDERNESS LOOKS LIKE

THERE, THAT NARRATIVE

MAKES MUCH MORE SENSE.

AND I WANTED EVERYTHING TO

BE VERY ACCESSIBLE, VERY

EASY TO FIND WHILE

FLIPPING THROUGH.

EVEN WITHIN EACH ARTIFACT,

THERE IS AN INFORMATION

BOX, WHERE THE ARTIFACT

WAS FOUND, WHO FOUND IT,

WHEN DID THEY FIND IT, AND

WHAT EXACTLY IT IS.

Chris: SHE FEELS IT

IS A GREAT WITNESSING TOOL

FOR BOTH DOUBTING

CHRISTIANS AND SKEPTICS.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE

BIBLE, IT IS SO ABSTRACT

TO MANY PEOPLE.

BUT ANY TIME YOU HAVE

PHYSICAL PROOF, IT IS

GOING TO SUPPORT WHAT

YOU'RE SAYING.

AND ARCHEOLOGY IS THE SAME

WAY.

NOW THAT THERE IS PHYSICAL

EVIDENCE, I THINK IT MAKES

THE BEST WITNESSING TOOL

OF ALL BECAUSE YOU CAN'T

REALLY QUESTION SOMETHING

THAT IS SITTING RIGHT IN

FRONT OF YOU, THAT YOU CAN

SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES.

Chris: AND SHE ALSO

HOPES THE BOOK WILL BRING

THE BIBLE TO LIFE.

THAT WAS ONE OF MY

GOALS, IF THEY READ THIS

BOOK, OR EVEN PARTS OF

THIS BOOK, THEY'RE GOING

TO WALK AWAY HAVING

LEARNED SOMETHING, LEARNED

SOMETHING ABOUT THE BIBLE,

ABOUT GOD, ABOUT JESUS.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

BIBLICAL SHILO.

Gordon: THE

ARCHEOLOGY IN ISRAEL DAY

IS LITERALLY PROVING THE

BIBLE, PROVING IT IS AN

HISTORICAL DOCUMENT AND

YOU CAN TRUST WHAT IS

WRITTEN DOWN, FROM AN

HISTORICAL BASIS YOU CAN

TRUST WHAT WAS WRITTEN

DOWN.

TO FIND A SEAL MENTIONING

KING OF JUDAH, HEZEKIAH,

ANOTHER SEAL SAYING THE

NAME ISAIAH, THE PROPHET

ISAIAH -- THESE THINGS ARE

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, AND

ALMOST ON A WEEKLY BASIS

WE'RE FINDING NEW

ARCHEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE

FROM ISRAEL.

IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE

TO GO TO ISRAEL, DO IT.

IT WILL ABSOLUTELY CHANGE

YOUR LIFE.

AND IT WILL CHANGE YOUR

PERCEPTION OF THE BIBLE.

> WELL, SUMMER IS THE

PEAK SEASON FOR YOUNG

ENTREPRENEURS SETTING UP

LEMONADE STANDS.

BUT FOR 9-YEAR-OLD EMERY,

HE WANTS ALL OF THE MONEY

TO GO TO SOMEONE ELSE.

HIS LITTLE BROTHER, DILLON

IS BATTLING A RARE AND

ALMOST FATAL NEUROLOGICAL

CONDITION.

SO ANDREW DECIDED HE WAS

GOING TO MAKE MONEY FOR

DILLON'S MEDICAL EXPENSES.

HIS LEMONADE STAND MADE

ALMOST $6,000 IN JUST TWO

HOURS.

ANDREW'S PARENTS ARE

BELIEVING GOD, AND

BELIEVING THAT GOD WILL

HEAL THEIR SON.

MELISSA EMERY SAID WE

NEVER IMAGINED THAT GOD

WOULD GIVE US SOMETHING SO

DIFFICULT TO ENDURE.

BUT THEN SHE GOES ON TO

SAY, PLEASE CONTINUE TO

PRAY FOR A MIRACLE, IF

THAT'S GOD'S WILL.

IF NOT, PLEASE PRAY FOR

MERCY.

WE HAVE FAITH THAT GOD IS

IN CONTROL, AND WE KNOW

THAT DILLON IS HIS BABY

FIRST.

> THE EMERYS HAVE SET UP

A GO FUND ME PAGE IN

DILLON'S NAME, AND SO FAR

HAVE RAISED NEARLY

$40,000.

LET'S PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL

WOULD BE DONE.

WE KNOW GOD'S WILL.

WHEN YOU LOOK IN HEAVEN,

NOBODY HAS A NEUROLOGICAL

CONDITION.

IN HEAVEN, THERE IS NO

SUCH THING AS SICKNESS.

SO WE SEE THAT, WE SEE

GOD'S WILL.

JESUS TOLD US TO PRAY THAT

HIS WILL WOULD BE DONE ON

EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

SO PRAY WITH CONFIDENCE.

AND LET'S PRAY THAT DILLON

RECOVERS QUICKLY, AND WE

FIND A CURE FOR THAT

HORRIBLE DISEASE.

> WELL, REANIN IS 13

YEARS OLD, THE DAUGHTER OF

A SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATOR

IN PENNSYLVANIA.

SHE DECIDED TO BLESS SOME

LOCAL SPECIAL-NEEDS GIRLS

BY ORGANIZING HOSTING A

BEAUTY PAGEANT.

HER DESIRE WAS TO SEE

GIRLS OF ALL AGES AND

ABILITIES HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE

WHO THEY ARE.

MY DAD TEACHES SPECIAL

NEEDS AT A SUBURBAN HIGH

SCHOOL.

I VISITED CLASS A COUPLE

OF TIMES ASSOCIATION I

KNOW, LIKE, HOW IT IS.

IT IS JUST HEART-WARMING.

GIVING THESE GIRLS THE

OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE IN

A PAGEANT, AND FOR THEM TO

REALIZE HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY

ARE AND HOW TALENTED THEY,

IT IS AMAZING TO SHARE

THIS OPPORTUNITY WITH

THEM.

I'M SURE THEY'RE GOING

TO HAVE A BLAST.

THEY'RE GOING TO DRESS UP,

HAVE THEIR HAIR AND MAKEUP

DONE, AND THIS WILL BE

SOMETHING THEY'LL NEVER

FORGET.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL IDEA.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING TO

DO, TO HONOR THEM.

TO SAY, YES, LET'S

CELEBRATE YOUR BEAUTY.

> HERE IS AN UPDATE TO A

STORY WE BROUGHT YOU BACK

IN NOVEMBER.

THAT'S WHEN ROBERTA HOSKI

LOST A $10,000 CHECK.

A HOMELESS MAN FOUND THE

CHECK AND TRACKED HER DOWN

TO RETURN IT.

ROBERTA WAS SO MOVED BY

HIS HONEST, SHE PROMISED

TO HELP.

ROBERTA, WHO WAS ONCE

HOMELESS HERSELF, NOW OWNS

A REAL ESTATE SCHOOL.

SHE PAID SIX MONTHS RENT

FOR ELMER, AND GOT HIM

FREE CLASSES AT HER

SCHOOL.

AND ELMER NOW IS PAYING IT

FORWARD.

PEOPLE ARE DOWN AND

DEPRESSED -- I TELL THEM

AND TALK TO THEM, AND I

LET THEM KNOW, I WAS THE

ONE RIGHT THERE, TOO.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

SHE IS GOING TO TAKE THAT

PROJECT TO ANOTHER STEP,

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

THAT'S WHERE WE AT RIGHT

NOW.

Reporter: SO YOU'RE

WORKING WITH HER TO HELP

MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE

HOMELESS, IS THAT RIGHT?

I BELIEVE SO.

DO THE RIGHT THING, LIKE I

ALWAYS SAY.

Gordon: WELL-SPOKEN,

DO THE RIGHT THING, AND

RIGHT THINGS WILL COME TO

YOU.

> COMING UP, THE RISING

GO-TO MEDIA GROUP FOR

CHRISTIAN ATHLETES.

IN THE WORLD OF ESPN

AND THE WORLD OF FOX AND

THE WORLD OF CNN, THEY'RE

DOING THEIR BEST TO KEEP

THE NAME OF JESUS OUT

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE

POLITICALLY CORRECT.

BUT WITH US, WE'RE

ACTUALLY BRINGING THE NAME

OF JESUS BACK INTO THE

CONVERSATION.

WE WANT IT THERE.

Gordon: HEAR MORE

ABOUT SPORTS SPECTRUM, AND

HOW THIS FORMER ESPN

PRODUCER IS EXPANDING THE

BAND.

BRAND.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: THIS PAST

SUNDAY, FAMILIES ACROSS

AMERICA CELEBRATED

FATHER'S DAY.

SADLY, MANY CHILDREN AND

THEIR FATHERS ARE

SEPARATED BY BROKEN

RELATIONS.

AND JASON COULD RELATE TO

THAT.

BUT A SPEAKING GIG, A

CAREER SHIFT, AND A BOOK

DEAL CHANGED EVERYTHING.

CAITLIN BURKE SPOKE TO THE

FORMER ESPN PRODUCER, WHO

IS NOW WITH SPORTS

SPECTRUM.

Reporter: A SMALL

ORGANIZATION IS BEATING

OUT MAJOR NETWORKS LIKE

ESPN WHEN IT COMES TO

CHRISTIAN ATHLETES WITH A

STORY TO TELL.

IT IS CALLED "SPORTS

SPECTRUM."

WELCOME TO THE SPORTS

SPECTRUM PODCAST, WHERE

FAITH AND SPORTS C COLLIDE.

IN THE WORLT O WORD OF ESPN, IN

THE WORLD OF FOX OR CNN --

THEY'RE DOING THEIR BEST,

IN MY OPINION, TO KEEP THE

NAME OF JESUS OUT BECAUSE

THEY WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW,

POLITICALLY CORRECT.

BUT WITH US, WE'RE

ACTUALLY BRINGING THE NAME

OF JESUS BACK INTO THE

CONVERSATION.

WE WANT IT THERE.

Reporter: AND SO DO

THE ATHLETES.

THEY GO TO SPORTS SPECTRUM

SO THE MOST IMPORTANT PART

OF THEIR STORY GETS OUT TO

THEIR FANS.

THESE ATHLETES ARE

COMING TO US, SAYING, WE

WANT TO TELL THIS STORY,

BUT JESUS IS A PART OF WHO

WE ARE, THAT'S THE CENTER

OF WHAT WE ARE, AND WE

WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT

THAT'S IN THE

CONVERSATION.

SO WHEN AN NFL PLAYER

COMES TO US AND WANTS TO

ANNOUNCE HIS RETIREMENT,

AND DOES IT THROUGH SPORTS

SPECTRUM, THE REASONING IS

BECAUSE HE WANTS THAT

FAITH ELEMENT LEFT IN

THERE, NOT TAKEN OUT.

Reporter: WHILE ITS

MAGAZINE IS OFTEN

DESCRIBED AS A CHRISTIAN

"SPORTS ILLUSTRATED", THEY

SERVED A RATHER SMALL

AUDIENCE.

IN ORDER TO CAPTIAL

MANAGEMENCHANGE THAT,THEY LOOKED TO ESPN A
ND

LOOKED TO ROMANO TO EXPAND

THE PROGRAM.

WHEN I LEFT, I WAS ABLE

TO TELL THEM ABOUT THIS

THING CALLED SPORTS

SPECTRUM AND WHAT WE WERE

DOING.

Reporter: ROMANO

SHARES THEIR FAITH STORIES

WITH THE WORLD.

HE KNOWS THE TYPE OF

VULNERABILITY HE IS ASKING

OF THEM BECAUSE HE HAS

GONE PUBLIC WITH HIS OWN

JOURNEY.

IN 2014, FOR THE VERY

FIRST TIME I WAS ASKED TO

SPEAK TO A MEN'S GROUP

ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM MY

HOUSE HERE IN BRISTOL,

CONNECTICUT.

THAT WAS THE VERY FIRST

TIME I EVER SHARED.

FROM THAT, A COUPLE OF

OTHER SMALL SPEAKING

THINGS OPENED UP.

THROUGH THOSE SMALL

THINGS, I STARTED TO SHARE

STORIES, INCLUDING THE

STORY OF MY FATHER AND

FORGIVENESS.

Reporter: IN TALKING

ABOUT HIS OWN LIFE, ROMANO

REALIZED THE GIFT OF TRUE

STORY-TELLING.

WHEN WE SHARE OUR

STORIES, IT ALLOWS SOLDER

PEOPLE TO FEEL AND

UNDERSTAND AND RELATE.

IT ALLOWS THEM TO HEAL IN

THEIR OWN BROKENNESS.

Reporter: IT IS A

CONCEPT HE TRIES TO GET

ACROSS WHEN INTERVIEWING

ATHLETES.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT

YOUR FAITH FOR A MINUTE,

WHERE THAT STARTED.

WHEN YOU CAN PULL THAT

OUT OF THEM OR ASK THE

RIGHTRIGHT QUESTION OR QUET GET THEM

TO OPEN UP, IT LEADS TO A

DISCUSSIONS THAT A

POWERFUL.

I CAN'T TELL YOU THE

AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

E-MAILED ME AND SAID, YOU

DON'T KNOW HOW THIS AS

HELPED ME.

THIS IS AMAZING.

Reporter: ROMANO FELT

COMPELLED TO TAKE HIS OWN

STORY ONE STEP FURTHER:

FROM SPEAKER TO AUTHOR.

GOD HAD A BIGGER PLAN

THAN ME JUST SHARING A

LITTLE STORY ABOUT MY DAD.

FROM THAT, OPPORTUNITIES

CAME TO SPEAK MORE, AND

THEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO

WRITE A BOOK CAME ABOUT.

Reporter: THE BOOK IS

CALLED "LIVE TO FORGIVE,"

WHICH CHRONICLES HIS

STRUGGLE WITH HIS DAD.

I BECAME A CHRISTIAN IN

2001, AND I GAVE MY LIFE

TO CHRIST AND I STARTED

WALKING WITH HIM.

EVEN BEFORE THAT, I KNEW

FORGIVE WAS THE CRUX OF

WHAT JESUS DID ON THE

CROSS, FORGIVING US OF OUR

SINS, AND YET, I TOLD

PEOPLE ABOUT THAT, AND YET

IN MY OWN PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY DAD,

I COULDN'T EXTEND THAT

FORGIVENESS TO HIM.

Reporter: UNTIL HIS

FATHER REACHED A POINT SO

LOW HE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

IT WAS THEN ROMANO SAW GOD

AND HIS DAD IN A NEW

LIGHT.

GOD LOOKS AT MY DAD ON

THE SAME PLAYING FIELD,

EVEN LOVES HIM JUST THE

SAME AS HE LOVES ME.

AND THAT WAS THE MOMENT

WHEN I HAD THIS EMPATHY

TOWARDS HIM AND SAW HOW

CHRIST TRULY DOES EVERY

SINGLE ONE OF US WHEN I

HAD TO FORGIVE HIM.

Reporter: THAT SET

HIM FREE, AND HE SEES

PEOPLE UNDERGO A SIMILAR

EXPERIENCE AFTER THEY HEAR

HIS STORY AND THOSE OF THE

ATHLETES HE INTERVIEWS.

TO BE ABLE TO SHARE

THAT FAITH TOGETHER, IT'S

WHAT YOU WANTS.

Reporter: WHILE

ROMANO NEVER FELT CALLED

TO BE A STORY-TELLER, GOD

CLEARLY HAD OTHER PLANS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT.

Gordon: IT IS A

LESSON FOR ALL OF US, TO

LEARN TO FORGIVE.

JASON HAD TO DO THAT THE

HARD WAY.

HE COULD HAVE HELD ON TO

BITTERNESS AND

RESENTMENT -- COULD HAVE

HELD ON TO A LOT OF THINGS

AGAINST HIS FATHER, BUT HE

CHOSE TO FORGIVE.

AND IN THAT, HE FOUND

LIBERATION FOR HIMSELF.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A

ROUTINE ULTRASOUND REVEALS

A BABY WITH AN OPEN SKULL

AND AN EXPOSED BRAIN.

AND I REMEMBER MY

HUSBAND SAYING, WELL, WHAT

ARE THE CHANCES THAT SHE

IS GOING TO MAKE IT

THROUGH THIS?

IF THERE IS A

PERCENTAGE, GIVE ME A

PERCENTAGE.

AND HE IS, LIKE, NONE.

Gordon: SEE HOW THEIR

CHILD BEAT THOSE

IMPOSSIBLE ODDS NEXT, WHEN

Gordon: WHEN SEAN AND

SANDY LEARNED THEIR BABY

GIRL WASN'T GO TO LIVE

PAST BIRTH, THEY WERE

ADVISED TO ABORT.

INSTEAD, THE COUPLE

DECIDED TO PRAY AND CLING

TO A PROMISE FROM GOD.

Reporter: SANDY

WINGER WAS SIX WEEKS INTO

HER FIRST PREGNANCY, WHEN

SHE SAID HE HEARD GOD TELL

HER HER BABY WAS A BABY

GIRL AND TO NAME HER ZOE.

AT THAT MOMENT, I

THOUGHT, SHE IS GOING TO

HAVE THE GOD KIND OF LIFE,

YOU KNOW, JOYFUL.

I HAD NO IDEA AT THE TIME

WHAT WOULD UNFOLD THE

FOLLOWING MONTHS.

Reporter: SANDY'S

HUSBAND, SEAN, REMEMBERS

AT THEIR 20-WEEK

ULTRASOUND THE DOCTOR SAID

THERE WAS A PROBLEM.

ZOE'S SKULL HAD NOT

CLOSED, AND 40% OF HER

BRAIN WAS OUTSIDE THE

SKULL.

THEY CALLED IT A POST-

POST-TORIOR ENCEPHAL,

WHERE THE BRAIN WAS

OUTSIDE HER SKULL.

THE SAME DAY, YOU'RE SO

EXCITED, AND THEN YOU JUST

GET HIT.

I REMEMBER MY HUSBAND

SAYING, WELL, WHAT ARE THE

CHANCES OF HER SURVIVING?

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT

SHE IS GOING TO MAKE IT

THROUGH THIS?

AND HE SAID, IN MY

30-YEAR PROFESSION, I HAVE

NEVER SEEN A CASE LIKE

THIS MAKE IT TO BIRTH.

I THINK I ASKED AGAIN, SO

IF THERE IS A PERCENTAGE,

GIVE ME A PERCENTAGE.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, NONE.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

RECOMMENDED THEY ABORT

ZOE.

SANDY AND SEAN DECIDED

OTHERWISE.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO

IT.

WE SERVE TOO BIG OF A GOD.

LIFE, IN WOMB, FOR EIGHT

MONTHS, IT'S LIFE.

IT IS NOT OURS TO TAKE

AWAY.

Reporter: WE BEGAN TO

TALK AND SHARE SCRIPTURES.

WE REALLY BELIEVED THAT

ZOE MEANS LIFE.

AND THE ENEMY COMES TO TRY

TO STEAL AND TAKE HER

POTENTIAL AND TAKE HER

LIFE, AND WE'RE GOING TO

TAKE GOD'S WORD, THAT

CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING OF

THE LORD.

HE LOVES HER MORE THAN WE

DO.

SO WE PUT OUR FAITH AND

CONFIDENCE IN HIM, DESPITE

OF WHAT WE FELT, DESPITE

OF WHAT THE DOCTOR'S

OPINION WAS OR HIS

THOUGHTS WERE.

THAT WAS THE MOST CRITICAL

TIME BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN

WE CAME TOGETHER AND JUST

MADE A DECISION.

Reporter: FOR MONTHS,

THEY HELD ON TO HOPE AND

PRAYED FOR A MIRACLE.

FAITH IS THE ONE THING

THAT PLEASES GOD.

SO OUR PART IS JUST SIMPLY

TO BELIEVE.

OUR PART ISN'T TO PERFORM

THE MIRACLE.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE

COULD DO.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE

DOCTORS COULD DO.

REMEMBER WHAT GOD SPOKE

TO ME SIX WEEKS ALONG?

HE KNEW HER NAME WOULD BE

ZOE FOR A REASON.

HE KNEW SHE WOULD HAVE

LIFE.

HE KNEW THE OUTCOME BEFORE

WE EVEN KNEW THE DIAGNOSIS

OR THE PROBLEM.

HE KNEW EVERYTHING THAT

WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND SO WE CLUNG ON TO THE

FACT THAT WE KNEW WHAT GOD

HAD SPOKE.

BUT HE SAID SHE WOULD HAVE

THE GOD KIND OF LIFE.

AND THE GOD KIND OF LIFE

IS JOY AND PEACE AND LOVE.

SO I HELD ON TO THAT WORD

VERY TIGHTLY.

Reporter: DESPITE ALL

ODDS, ZOE MADE IT TO TERM.

DURING DELIVERY, ONCE MORE

THEIR FAITH WAS PUT TO A

TEST.

THE FIRST THING I SAW

OF ZOE WAS HER BRAIN.

THERE WAS NO SKULL IN THE

BACK OF HER HEAD.

SO FOR ME, IT WAS REALLY

HARD.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF HE WOULD

MAKE IT.

I JUST REMEMBER

REMEMBER...LOOKING IN THAT

LITTLE INCUBATOR, AND SHE

LIFTED HER LITTLE HEAD.

AND I JUST KNEW, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE FINE.

AND I DIDN'T QUESTION, IN

THAT MOMENT, WHETHER SHE

WOULD CONTINUE TO LIVE,

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.

JUST LIFTING UP HER LITTLE

HEAD, AND SHE WAS SO

PERFECT TO ME AND SO TINY.

AND THEY HAD EVERYTHING

BANDAGED AND COVERED, BUT

I JUST KNEW GOD HAS HUGE

PLANS FOR YOU.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT

WOULD BE, EVERYTHING THAT

WOULD HAPPEN IN HER LIFE,

BUT I KNEW SHE WAS THE

MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY I HAD

EVER LAID MY EYES ON.

AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO

JUST PICK HER UP AND TO

HOLD HER.

Reporter: TWO DAYS

LATER, ZOE HAD SURGERY TO

REMOVE BRAIN MATTER AND

CLOSE THE HOLE IN HER

SKULL.

AND JUST FIVE DAYS LATER,

SHE WAS RELEASED FROM THE

HOSPITAL.

SEAN AND SANDY SAY GOD

CONTINUED TO ANSWER

PRAYERS AND PROVIDE

HEALING AND LIFE BEYOND

WHAT ANYONE THOUGHT

POSSIBLE.

ZOE ABSOLUTELY IS A

BLESSING.

SHE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

JOYS OF MY LIFE.

SHE IS NINE YEARS OLD

TODAY.

SHE IS FULL OF LIFE.

SHE IS FULL OF ENERGY.

I THANK GOD THAT WE CHOSE

TO BELIEVE.

AND THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAD

SURROUNDING US WERE PEOPLE

OF FAITH.

WHAT A MIRACLE SHE IS,

AND A TESTAMENT OF GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS AND HIS

GOODNESS.

WHAT HE SAYS IS TRUE, AND

HIS WORD IS TRUE.

AND HE'S NOT GOING TO SET

YOU UP FOR NAI FAILURE.

EVERY DAY I'M HEALED.

HE'S A GOOD GOD.

HE WANTS TO SHOW HIMSELF

BIG.

HE WANTS TO DO HUGE

THINGS.

HE IS JUST LOOKING FOR

PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO

SAY, I TRUST YOU.

Gordon: EVERY DAY I'M

HEALED, AND THAT'S MY

STORY.

THOSE ARE WORDS OF FAITH.

AND HOW DO YOU FIND THAT

FAITH, WHEN IT SEEMS

IMPOSSIBLE.

WHEN THE DOCTORS' REPORTS

ARE ALL NEGATIVE.

THERE IS A ZERO PERCENT,

IS WHAT THAT FAMILY WAS

TOLD, ZERO PERCENT.

AND HOW DO YOU PRAY

THROUGH THAT?

HOW DO YOU GET PAST THAT?

WELL, FOR THAT WONDERFUL

FAMILY, IT WAS IN THE

CHILD'S NAME, ZOE.

AND THE ECHOES OF WHAT

JESUS SAID: "I CAME THAT

YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND

HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY."

HOW DO YOU GET TO THAT,

THOUGH?

I KNOW FOR MANY PEOPLE

WATCHING, MAYBE YOU'VE

GIVEN UP THAT YOU CAN HAVE

A MIRACLE, THAT THIS CAN

HAPPEN TO YOU.

I SAID EARLIER IN THE

PROGRAM THAT WE NEED TO

LOOK AT HEAVEN.

AND WHEN WE SEE HEAVEN, DO

WE -- IS THERE ANYBODY

SICK?

IS THERE ANYBODY IN NEED?

IS THERE ANYBODY HAVING

SOME KIND OF NEUROLOGICAL

DISORDER?

AND THE ANSWER IS NO.

SO YOU LOOK AT HEAVEN, AND

JESUS SAYS THAT WE SHOULD

PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL WOULD

BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS

IN HEAVEN.

SO WE SEE GOD'S WILL IN

HEAVEN.

WE SEE WHAT HE INTENDS,

WHAT HE WANTS, WHAT HIS

IDEAL IS.

AND THEN WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

PRAY IT DOWN HERE ON

EARTH.

AND THAT PRAYER THAT SAYS,

I DON'T CARE WHAT THE

SYMPTOMS ARE, I DON'T CARE

WHERE THE DOCTOR'S REPORT

IS, I'M GOING TO HOLD TO

THE WORD OF GOD.

I'M GOING TO HOLD TO HIS

WILL.

AND I'M GOING TO PRAY THE

KINGDOM DOWN.

AND I'M GOING TO DO THAT

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

WELL, THAT'S THE PRAYER

THAT BLIND BARTEMAUS HAD,

AND HE SAID, SON OF DAVID,

HAVE MERCY ON ME.

HE KEPT SAYING IT AND

SHOUTING IT.

THE CROWD AROUND HIM TOLD

HIM TO BE STILL, TO BE

QUIET, THAT HE WAS

DISTURBING THINGS, THAT HE

WASN'T ACTING NORMALLY.

THEY WERE TRYING TO SHUT

HIM UP.

BUT THAT MADE HIM CRY OUT

THE EMPLOYER.

SON OF DAVID -- HE WAS

CALLING ON THE TITLE OF

JESUS, THAT AS THE SON OF

DAVID, AS THE MESSIAH, HE

COULD PROVIDE HIS HEALING.

SO LET'S DO THAT RIGHT

NOW.

LET'S PRAY THAT.

AND LET'S SEE WHAT GOD

WILL DO FOR YOU.

PRAY WITH ME.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THOSE

IN THE AUDIENCE WHO ARE

CRYING OUT FOR NEEDS.

WE LIFT THOSE CHRONIC

CASES, THE ONES THE

DOCTORS SAY THERE IS NO

HOPE.

AND WE JUST PRAY OVER

THEM, SON OF DAVID, HAVE

MERCY ON THEM.

LET YOUR POWER SHINE

THROUGH.

LET YOUR LIGHT COME TO

THEM.

YOU CAME THAT THEY MIGHT

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

SO WE ASK THAT THE KINGDOM

OF HEAVEN WOULD COME TO

THEM, THAT THE DOMINION OF

GOD AND GOD'S WILL WOULD

BE DONE IN THEIR BODIES

NOW.

WE COME AGAINST ANY

DIAGNOSIS.

WE COME AGAINST ANY

ILLNESS NOW.

WE SAY BE HEALED, BE

RESTORED, AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

AND WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME, THE SON OF DAVID.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

WE BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

CHRONICLES: "HONOR AND

MAGESTY SURROUND HIM,

STRENGTH AND JOY FILL HIS

DWELLING."

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