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Christian World News - June 22, 2018

CBN’s exclusive interview with Anne Graham Lotz. She talks about revival, forgiveness, and the life of the man she called "daddy." The Canadian church that was "ground zero" for a revival that touched millions of lives. As the immigration ... ... Read Transcript


I BELIEVE MY FATHER'S

HOME GOING WAS A WAKEUP

CALL.

IT WAS A SHOT ACROSS THE

BOW.

AND JESUS IS SAYING, I'M

COMING, IT IS TIME TO GET

RIGHT WITH ME.

THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," CBN'S

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

ANNE GRAHAM-LOTZ.

SHE TALKS ABOUT REVIVAL,

FORGIVENESS, INTRALIF AND THE LIFE

OF THE MAN SHE CALLS

DADDY.

PLUS, THE CANADIAN

CHURCH THAT WAS GROUND

ZERO FOR A REVIVAL.

ONE THAT SPARKED AN

INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY AND

TOUCHED MILLIONS OF LIVES.

THOSE INVOLVED REMEMBER

THE MIRACLES AND ANSWER

THEIR CRITICS.

AND...AS THE

IMMIGRATION DEBATE WAGES

ON IN AMERICA, MANY ARE

USING THE BIBLE TO DEFEND

THEIR SIDE.

WE SPEAK TO BIBLICAL

SCHOLARS ABOUT HOW GOD'S

WORD SHAPED AND INSPIRE

THE MOST IMPORTANT

POLITICAL MOVEMENT IN

HISTORY.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

AND WE WELCOME BACK OUR

BROTHER FROM HIS TRAVELS

ABROAD.

THANK YOU.

IT IS GOOD TO HAVE YOU

BACK WITH US.

A SHOUT OUT TO MY MOM

AND DAD ALL THE WAY IN

INDIA.

THANK GOD SHE IS FEELING

WELL.

I APPRECIATE THE PRAYERS.

> WELL, THE CHRISTIAN

CHURCH IS CRYING OUT FOR A

REVIVAL SO GREAT IT WILL

TRANSFORM THE WORLD.

ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL

MOVES OF GOD IN THE LAST

FEW DECADES SPRANG FROM A

TORONTO CHURCH.

YES.

I LOVE THIS STORY.

EVEN THOUGH SOME

CRITICIZED THE TORONTO

REVIVAL, AS PAUL STRAND

SHOWS US, GOD REIGNED DOWN

MANY MIRACLES AND

TRANSFORMED MILLIONS OF

LIVES.

Reporter: RECENTLY A

GATHERING CALLED "LIGHT

THE FIRE AGAIN" ROCKED

THIS PLACE, WHERE THE

REVIVAL KNOWN AS "THE

TORONTO BLESSING"

HAPPENED.

RANDY CLARK MINISTERED

WITH PASTORS JOHN AND

CAROL ARNOTT, AND THE HOLY

SPIRIT TOTALLY TOOK OVER

THE SERVICE.

IT DREW PEOPLE FROM AROUND

THE WORLD.

HEIDI BAKER CAME FROM

MOZAMBIQUE, WHERE SHE WAS

A MISSIONARY AND SAW HER

LIFE RADICALLY TRANSFORMED

IN TORONTO.

I WAS A BURNED-OUT

MISSIONARY.

I WAS SO BURNED OUT THAT

EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A

Ph.D. IN STOMAC SYSTEMATIC

THEOLOGY, I DIDN'T WANT TO

TELLING THEOLOGY.

WORK AT THEOLOGY.

I WANTED TO WORK AT KMART.

THE FIRST THING THAT

HAPPENED IS I WAS

COMPLETELY HEALED.

AND THEN I SAW JESUS.

Reporter: NOW SHE

LEADS A GLOBAL MINISTRY

THAT HAS STARTED SOME

11,000 CHURCHES.

HE RIPPED THE "NO" OUT

OF ME.

NOW I'VE BEEN TO 109

NATIONS.

Reporter: HUNDREDS

WOULD BE KNOCKED TO THE

FLOOR AT THE SAME TIME.

YOU SEE, WE WERE USED

TO PEOPLE RECEIVING THE

HOLY SPIRIT, MAYBE FALLING

DOWN ONE AT A TIME.

I'D NEVER SEEN A WHOLE

ROOM FALL OUT.

Reporter: AS SOME

RELIGIOUS LEADERS HEARD OF

THESE EVENTS, THEY WARNED

THAT THE SIGNS AND

WEREN'TWEREN'TWONDERS WERE OF THE FLESH,

MAYBE EVEN THE DEVIL.

LOOKING BACK, THEY REALIZE

IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN

THAT?

NO, I HAVEN'T, HAVE

YOU?

NO.

WHAT IS GOING ON, LORD,

BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE IT

IS CHAOS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT

MEANS.

LET'S NOT TRY AND KILL IT.

LET JUST WAIT AND SEE IF

THERE IS GOOD FRUIT THAT

COMES OUT OF IT.

IT WILL ALWAYS GLORIFY

JESUS, AND THE FRUIT OF

THE ENCOUNTER WILL ALWAYS

BE GOOD.

Reporter: CLARK

WASN'T WORRIED BECAUSE HIS

EDUCATION TAUGHT HIM

AMAZING MIRACLES ARE

TYPICAL.

I LEARNED ABOUT THE

MANIFESTATIONS THAT ALMOST

ALWAYS OCCUR IN TIMES OF

REVIVAL.

THE SURPRISING THING TO

ME IS THAT NOT EVERYBODY

LIKED IT.

PROFESSING CHRISTIANS

DIDN'T LIKE IT.

Reporter: HE WAS HURT

OTHER SPIRITUAL LEADERS

WERE SAYING IT WAS

UNGODLY.

IT PUTS A FEAR OF

DECEPTION IN THE HEART OF

PEOPLE.

Reporter: WHILE

DOUBTERS MAY HAVE

QUESTIONED THE REPORTS OF

MIRACLES, HEIDI BAKER WAS

CERTAIN THAT HER

EXPERIENCES MOVED HER

CLOSER TO GOD.

I RUN TO THE ALTER, AND

I LIFT MY HANDS.

I START SCREAMING, YES!

AND THE FIRE OF GOD HIT

ME.

THERE WAS NO ALTER CALL.

AND RANDY CLARK, WHO I HAD

NEVER MET, DIDN'T KNOW WHO

I WAS -- HE SAID, GOD

WANTS TO KNOW, DO YOU WANT

THE NATION OF MOZAMBIQUE?

Reporter: AND THAT'S

NOT ALL GOD DID.

FOR SEVEN DAYS AND

SEVEN NIGHTS HE LEFT ME

INCAPACITATED.

I HAD TO BE CARRIED.

MY HUSBAND CARRIED ME.

ALL THESE PEOPLE HAD TO

CARRY ME.

THEN THEY'D HAVE TO CARRY

ME TO THE RESTROOM.

IT WAS THE MOST HUMBLING,

POWERFUL TIME OF MY WHOLE

LIFE.

Reporter: BAKER

LEARNED SHE HAD TO LOVE

AND DEPEND NOT JUST ON

JESUS, BUT HIS PEOPLE AS

WELL.

IT WAS COMPLETELY,

TOTALLY LIFE TRANSFORMING.

AND I'VE NEVER, EVER BEEN

THE SAME.

Reporter: IN THE FACE

OF SUCH MIRACLES, ARNOTT

SUGGEST PEOPLE NOT JUDGE

WHAT GOD CAN OR CANNOT DO.

I'M SORRY THAT NOT

EVERYBODY LIKED IT.

I'M SORRY ABOUT THE GUYS

THAT SPOKE AGAINST IT.

THEY MISSED THE GREATEST

THING THAT HAS EVER

HAPPENED TO THE CHURCH, IN

MY OPINION, IN THE LAST

100 YEARS.

AND SO...IF YOU WANT TO

MISS IT, MISS IT.

BUT I DON'T WANT TO MISS

IT.

Reporter: PAUL

STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM TORONTO.

PAUL, THANK YOU FOR

THAT.

> NEARLY 2,000

CONSERVATIVE ANGLICANS

FROM 50 COUNTRIES GATHERED

IN JERUSALEM THIS WEEK.

IT REPRESENTS ABOUT

50 MILLION ANGLICANS FORLD

WORLDWIDE, AND THEY FORMED

TO STAND FOR TRADITIONAL

CHRISTIAN TEACHING.

IN CONTRAST TO WESTERN

ANGLICANS WHO TOLERATE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND

HOMOSEXUALITY.

WE WOULD LIKE HIM TO

KNOW THAT A BIG CHUNK OF

PEOPLE HE IS LEADING ARE

COMPLAINING VERY BADLY

ABOUT HIS DIRECTION, HIS

TRAJECTORY.

AND SO WE WOULD LIKE HIM

TO CHANGE.

THAT IS TO SAY THAT THE

MOST DEFINITE STAND OF

REPENTANCE.

STRONG WORDS.

MANY CONSERVATIVE

ANGLICANS COME FROM ASIA

AND AFRICA, WHAT IS KNOWN

AS THE GLOBAL SOUTH, WHERE

CHRISTIANITY IS GROWING

RAPIDLY.

THE U.S. IS DROPPING

OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL.

SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE

POMPEO AND AMBASSADOR

NIKKI HALEY MADE THE

ANNOUNCEMENT ON TUESDAY.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

FROM JERUSALEM, IT IS ONE

MORE SIGN THAT THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION BELIEVES

THE GLOBAL BODY IS NOT

LIVING UP TO ITS ORIGINAL

PURPOSE.

Chris: SECRETARY OF

STATE MIKE POMPEO

EXPLAINED THE U.S.

DECISION.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS

COUNCIL HAS BECOME AN

EXERCISE IN SHAMELESS

HYPOCRISY, WITH MANY OF

THE WORLD'S WORST HUMAN

RIGHTS ABUSES GOING

IGNORED, AND SOME OF THE

WORLD'S MOST SERIOUS

OFFENDERS SITTING ON THE

COUNCIL ITSELF.

WHEN A SO-CALLED HUMAN

RIGHTS COUNCIL CANNOT

BRING ITSELF TO ADDRESS

THE MASSIVE ABUSES IN

VENEZUELA AND IRAN, AND IT

WELCOMES THE DEMOCRATIC

REPUBLIC OF CONGO AS A NEW

MEMBER, THE COUNCIL CEASES

TO BE WORTHY OF ITS NAME.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, THERE

IS THE MATTER OF THE

CHRONIC BIAS AGAINST

ISRAEL.

Chris: BOTH POMPEO

AND HALEY SAID THE U.N.

BODY HAD BECOME A VEHICLE

TO BASH ISRAEL.

THE COUNCIL HAS

CONTINUED IN

WELL-DOCUMENTED BIAS

AGAINST ISRAEL AND IT IS

UNCONSCIONABLE.

THEY HAVE ADOPTE ADOPTED MORE

RESOLUTIONS CONDEMNING

ISRAEL THAN THE REST OF

THE WORLD COMBINED.

Chris: THEY FAIRLY

SINGLE OUT ISRAEL FOR

CRITICISM AND

CONDEMNATION, THAT NO

OTHER NATION FACES.

AT EVERY SESSION OF

COUNCIL, THERE IS A DAY ON

ISRAEL.

THERE IS ONE DAY FOR ALL

NATIONS, AND THEN ONE DAY

JUST FOR ISRAEL.

ONLY TO CRITICIZE

SO-CALLED ISRAELI ITEMS.

THERE IS NO DAY FOR THE

GENOCIDE THAT HAPPENED IN

DARFUR.

ONLY ISRAEL GETS ITS OWN

AGENDA.

Chris: HALEY LEFT THE

DOOR OPEN TO RETURN TO THE

COUNCIL IF THINGS CHANGE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO

STRONGLY ADVOCATE FOR

REFORM OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS

COUNCIL.

SHOULD IT BECOME REFORMED,

WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO

REJOIN IT.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

COMING UP, WE EXPLORE

THE BEST WAYS TO FIND THE

TRUE MEANING FROM THE

BIBLE.

> AND ANNE GRAHAM-LOTZ

SHARES HOW HER FAMILY IS

HANDING HER FATHER'S

PASSING.

AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION

DEBATE WENT INTO OVERDRIVE

OVER A POLICY OF

SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM

PARENTS CROSSING THE

BORDER ILLEGALLY.

IMAGES OF CHILDREN

SEPARATED FROM THEIR

PARENTS SPARKED A

FIRESTORM.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL JEFF

SESSIONS CREATED MORE

CONTROVERSY WHEN HE CITED

THE BIBLE DEFENDING THE

POLICY.

EVENTUALLY THE PRESIDENT

SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER,

ENDING SEPARATING

FAMILIES.

JOHN JESSUP EXPLAINS

HOW THEIR ARGUMENTS

EXPOSED TACTICS USED

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, AND

THE BEST APPROACH TO FIND

TRUE MEANING AND

INSPIRATION IN THE BIBLE.

LET IT BE THIS WAY FOR

NOW.

Reporter: IN THIS

BIBLICAL STORY-TELLING

CLASS, STUDENTS DIVE INTO

SCRIPTURE.

AFTER JESUS WAS

BAPTIZED, JUST AS HE WAS

COMING UP OUT OF THE

WATER, HE SAW THE HEAVENS

OPEN.

Reporter: EXPLORING

WAYS TO HELP OTHERS

CONNECT WITH ITS STORIES,

THEMES, AND MESSAGES.

I CAN SAY IT IS VERY

BIBLICAL TO ENFORCE THE

LAW.

Reporter: IN

POLITICAL CIRCLES,

HOWEVER, THE BIBLE HAS

BEEN CONNECTED TO THE

RECENT IMMIGRATION DEBATE.

I WOULD CITE THE

APOSTLE PAUL AND HIS CLEAR

AND WISE COMMAND IN ROMANS

13, TO OBEY THE LAWS OF

THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE GOD

HAS ORDAINED THE

GOVERNMENT.

THOSE WHO SELECTIVELY

USE THE BIBLE TO JUSTIFY

THIS CRUELTY ARE IGNORING

A CENTRAL TENENT OF

CHRISTIANITY.

JESUS SAID, SUFFER THE

LITTLE CHILDREN UNTO ME.

HE DID NOT SAY LET THE

CHILDREN SUFFER.

I THINK THE BIBLE IS

ALWAYS SIGNIFICANT AND

ALWAYS RELEVANT.

Reporter: THIS

SEMINARY PRESIDENT, DAVID

WILSON, SAYS AVOIDING

AGENDAS IS THE BEST

APPROACH WHEN READING

SCRIPTURE.

ADDING THAT THAT ALLOWS

THE BIBLE TO TRANSFORM THE

READER BASED ON WHAT GOD

SAYS.

AFTER THE NEGATIVE

HEADLINES AND SOUND BYTES,

SOME WONDER IF THE TACTIC

MAY BACKFIRE BY TURNING

THE CURIOUS AWAY FROM THE

HOLY WORD.

IT SEEMS TO BE TEARING

PEOPLE RIGHT AND LEFT, BUT

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT

IS NEW TO AMERICAN

HISTORY, IS IT?

IT IS NOT.

AT THE MUSEUM OF THE

BIBLE, OUR MISSION

STATEMENT IS TO INVITE ALL

PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH THE

BIBLE.

WE DON'T TELL THEM HOW TO

ENGAGE.

SO THE FACT THAT THERE IS

A CONTROVERSY BUT THEY'RE

USING GOD'S WORD, THERE IS

SOME FORM OF ENGAGEMENT

THAT IS HAPPENING AS A

RESULT OF THAT.

Reporter: THE MUSEUM

WANTS TO SPARK THOSE

CONVERSATIONS BY

HIGHLIGHTING HOW AMERICANS

HAVE USED THE BIBLE

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, FROM

THE REVOLUTION TO THE

CIVIL WAR TO WOMEN'S

RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THE

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

NO MATTER THEIR POSITIONS,

MCCALLISTER-WILSON SAYS IT

IS IMPORTANT THAT AMERICAN

CHRISTIANS THINK OF

THEMSELVES AT DUAL

CITIZENS.

WE ARE VOTING MEMBERS

AND PARTICIPANTS OF A

DEMOCRACY.

SO THAT NECESSARILY PLACES

US IN A PUBLIC SQUARE.

BUT WE ALSO BELIEVE WHAT

JESUS SAID THE GOOD NEWS

WAS, WHICH IS THE KINGDOM

OF GOD IS AT HAND.

SO WE'RE ALSO CITIZENS OF

THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

SO IF WE ALLOW OURSELVES

TO BE BOUNDED BY OUR

COMMON KINSHIP AS CHILDREN

OF GOD, AND BOUND BY

ATTENTION TO THE BIBLE IN

ALL ITS COMPLEXITIES, AND

TO THE EXPERIENCE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT, WHATEVER THAT

MIGHT BE -- IF THAT'S THE

BOUNDARY OF OUR

DISCUSSION, I THINK WE'RE

GOING TO BE OKAY.

Reporter: JOHN

JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

THANKS, JOHN.

> COMING UP, THE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

ANNE GRAHAM-LOTZ.

SHE OPENS UP ABOUT THE

POWERFUL MESSAGE HER

FATHER GAVE HER 40 YEARS

BEFORE HE DIED.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

LAST FEBRUARY THE WORLD

MOURNED THE LOSS OF THE

REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM.

ESPECIALLY THE

EVANGELIST'S CHILDREN.

RECENTLY SCOTT ROSS

TALKED WITH THE SECOND OF

THE FIVE GRAHAM CHILDREN,

ANNE GRAHAM-LOTZ, ABOUT

HOW THE FAMILY IS HANDLING

THEIR LOSS AND ABOUT THE

CULTURAL RELEVANCE OF

ANNE'S LATEST BOOK, CALLED

"THE DANIEL KEY."

NOT ONLY ARE OUR SINS

FORGIVEN, NOT ONLY DOES HE

GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE, BUT

WE ENTER INTO A COVENANT

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

Reporter: WITH A

STYLE STRIKINGLY

REMINISCENT OF HER FAMOUS

FATHER, ANNE GRAHAM-LOTZ

HAS POWERFULLY PROCLAIMED

THE GOSPEL FOR 30 YEARS.

ON THE PERSONAL SIDE, ANNE

IS CALLED MOM BY THREE

GROWN CHILDREN, AND

GRANDMOTHER BY THREE YOUNG

LADIES.

IN 2015, HER BELOVED

HUSBAND OF NEARLY 50

YEARS, DANNY, DIED

UNEXPECTANTLY.

THESE DAYS ANNE CONTINUES

TO SPUR AUDIENCES AROUND

THE GLOBE TO DEEPER

DEVOTION TO CHRIST.

HER NEWEST BOOK IS "THE

DANIEL KEY."

ALL RIGHT, WHY DANIEL?

DANIEL WAS A REMARKABLE

MAN.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, HE

STANDS OUT FOR HIS

INTEGRITY, HIS LOYALTY,

THE STRENGTH OF HIS FAITH.

BUT ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO --

MAYBE A LITTLE LONGER -- I

ZEROED IN ON CHAPTER 9,

WHICH IS HIS PRAYER FOR

HIS PEOPLE.

IT IS A PRAYER THAT WORKS

AND IS VERY POWERFUL.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

AREAS YOU SPEAK ABOUT IS

THE FACT THAT IN PRAYER --

DANIEL GOT INTO THIS --

SPIRITUAL WARFARE.

WHAT IS SPIRITUA SPIRITUAL WARFARE?

WHEN WE GO INTO PRAYER,

THERE IS A SPIRITUAL

BATTLE THAT ENSUES, FROM

THE ENEMY, WHICH IS THE

DEVIL -- IF HE CAN'T KEEP

US FROM PRAYER, HE WANTS

TO DISTRACT US IN PRAYER

OR KEEP OUR ANSWERS FROM

COMING.

SO IT IS A BATTLE, BUT WE

HAVE THE VICTORY IN THE

NAME OF THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

THERE IS NO SPIRIT WE WILL

EVER FACE THAT IS GREATER

THAN THE AUTHORITY WE HAVE

GIVEN IN JESUS' NAME.

Reporter: AND WHEN WE

LOOK ACROSS OUR CULTURE

TODAY, DO YOU BELIEVE SOME

OF THE ISSUES WE'RE

DEALING WITH ARE SPIRITUAL

WARFARE.

I DON'T THINK OUR

CULTURE IS ACKNOWLEDGING

THAT, BUT, YES, I BELIEVE

THAT THE ENEMY HAS

UNLEASHED AN ATTACK ON

GOD'S PEOPLE, ON THE

LEADERS OF GOD'S PEOPLE,

ON THE CHILDREN OF GOD'S

PEOPLE.

AND IT GOES BACK TO OUR

CHOICES.

WE'VE MADE CHOICES AS A

NATION THAT HAVE TAKEN US

AWAY FROM GOD'S WORD,

TAKEN US AWAY FROM THE

TRUTH, TAKEN US AWAY FROM

FAITH, AND OUR FOUNDATION

OF FAITH IS CRUMBLING.

Reporter: THE SUPREME

COURT SAID, OKAY, GAMBLING

IS LEGAL ACROSS THE BOARD.

YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN

STONED, THE WAY I WAS

RAISED, FOR GAMBLING OR

EVEN PLAYING CARDS.

THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE.

SO ARE WE COMPROMISING OUR

VALUE SYSTEM?

I'M NOT SURE WE'RE

COMPROMISING IT OR JUST

THROWING IT AWAY.

WHAT I'M CONCERNED IS NOT

SO MUCH THE CULTURE OR THE

SECULAR WORLD.

I LOOK AT THE CHURCH.

WHEN THE CHURCH STARTS TO

THROW AWAY THE VALUES AND

GOD'S WORD, AND THEY

SUBSTITUTE PROGRAMS FOR

PRAYER AND ORTHODOXY FOR

OBEDIENCE AND ACTIVITY FOR

THE MOVEMENT OF THE

SPIRIT, THAT'S WHERE I'M

CONCERNED.

BECAUSE IF THE LIGHT IS

DIMMED, HIDDEN UNDER A

BUSHEL, OR THE SALT LOSES

ITS FLAVOR, HOW CAN WE

MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE NEXT

GENERATION.

Reporter: IN OUR

WORLD, OR OUR COUNTRY,

THREATS OF WAR -- JESUS

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

THEM -- SCHOOL SHOOTINGS,

AIRPLANE CRASHES -- ALL OF

THAT STUFF THAT IS GOING

ON RIGHT NOW, ARE YOU

HOPEFUL FOR THE UNITED

STATES?

OR IS IT GETTING SO DARK

THAT YOU'VE LOST HOPE?

I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS

HOPE IF GOD POURS OUT HIS

SPIRIT AND WE HAVE REVIVAL

IN THE CHURCH.

AND GOD'S PEOPLE WILL WAKE

UP AND THEY'LL START

LIVING FOR HIM AND LOVING

FOR HIM AND PAYING THE

PRICE FOR TAKING A STAND

FOR HIM AND SHARING THE

GOSPEL.

THEN I BELIEVE REVIVAL OF

THE CHURCH COULD GREATLY

IMPACT OUR NATION.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

DEFINE "REVIVAL"?

IS IT GETTING A TENT AND

HITTING THE ROAD?

REVIVING WHAT?

A DEAD PERSON CAN'T BE

REVIVED, SO IT IS NOT

EVANGELISM.

IT IS TAKING GOD'S PEOPLE

WHO HAVE RECEIVED CHRIST

BY FAITH, BUT HAVE BECOME

APATHETIC, COMPLACENT,

DORDORMANT, STAGNANT, AND THE

BLOOD IS APPLIED AND IT IS

PAINFUL, BUT THERE IS A

CLEANSING THAT COMES AND A

POWER AND A FRESHNESS.

AND THEN IT'S, LIKE, YOU

KNOW, WE DON'T CARE WHAT

OTHER PEOPLE THINK.

WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO

PLEASE OTHER PEOPLE.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE

POPULAR.

WE SIMPLY WANT TO LIVE OUR

LIVES TO PLEASE THE LORD,

WHO SHED HIS BLOOD TO TAKE

AWAY OUR SIN, TO GIVE US

THIS NEW LIFE.

AND WE COME ALIVE.

IF THERE IS NO REVIVAL OF

THE CHURCH, THEN MY HOPE

IS IN THE RETURN OF JESUS.

AND I BELIEVE JESUS IS

SOON TO COME.

IN FACT, I SAID IT AT MY

FATHER'S SERVICE.

I FELT THAT GOD HAD TOLD

ME A LONG TIME AGO, THAT

WHEN MY FATHER WENT TO

HEAVEN, THAT THAT WOULD BE

A SHOT ACROSS THE BOW AND

THAT WOULD BE A WAKEUP

CALL TO THE WHOLE WORLD,

AND THE GOSPEL WOULD BE

PREACHED TO THE WHOLE

WORLD, WHICH IT WAS.

Reporter: I DON'T

WANT TO GET TOO PERSONAL

WITH YOU, BUT YOUR HUSBAND

PASSED ON TO BE WITH JESUS

A FEW YEARS AGO, AND MORE

RECENTLY YOUR FATHER, WHEN

YOU SEE SICKNESS COMING OR

DISEASE OR DEATH, DO YOU

GET DESPERATE IN THOSE

TIMES, IN YOUR PRAYERS?

GOD, DO SOMETHING?

WHY DIDN'T YOU DO

SOMETHING?

MY HUSBAND, I FOUND HIM

IN OUR POOL, UNRESPONSIVE,

AND I CAN TELL YOU I HAD

DESPERATE PRAYERS.

AND GOD CHOSE TO HOLD HIM

FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, I

THINK SO WE COULD SAY

GOOD-BYE AND SORT OF CLOSE

THE DOOR, AND THEN GOD

TOOK HIM TO HEAVEN.

AND MY FATHER, HE WAS 99,

SO WE WERE EXPECTING IT

WOULD BE SOMETIME, BUT IT

CAUGHT US BY SURPRISE

BECAUSE HE WAS DOING SO

WELL.

HE WAS GETTING READY TO

HAVE BREAKFAST, TOOK A FEW

BREATHS, AND HE WAS IN

HEAVEN.

NO STRUGGLE, NO

PRE-WARNING, AND HE WAS

THERE.

SO THERE WASN'T A

DESPERATION WITH THAT.

Reporter: YOUR MOTHER

AND FATHER WERE AT ONE

TIME THE PATRIARCH AND THE

MATRIARCH, AND THAT MANTEL

IS NOW PASSED TO YOU.

YOU ARE MATRIARCH, AND YOU

HAVE YOUR SIBLINGS.

AND HOW IS THE FAMILY

DOING AFTER THE DEPARTURE

OF YOUR DAD MORE RECENTLY?

I THINK YEA WE'RE DOING ALL

RIGHT.

IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT IN

MANY WAYS.

WE'RE ALL SCATTERED.

I TALKED TO ONE OF MY

SISTERS LAST NIGHT, I

TALKED TO FRANKLIN THE DAY

BEFORE.

WE'LL STAY IN TOUCH, BUT

WITHOUT THAT HOME BASE, IT

IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT.

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

ONLY TIME WILL TELL HOW IT

FALLS OUT.

BUT I LOVE MY SIBLINGS.

AND I THANK GOD FOR THE

FAMILY IN WHICH WE WERE

PLACED.

Reporter: THERE IS A

GREAT PICTURE SOMEWHERE OF

IT, YOU SITTING AT HIS

KNEE, AND YOU WOULD SHARE

THE SCRIPTURES TOGETHER.

YOU WOULD READ THEM, AND

THEN HE WOULD EXPLAIN IT.

THAT'S VERY INTIMATE.

THERE ARE A MYRIAD OF

MOMENTS BETWEEN FATHER AND

DAUGHTER.

WHAT'S MISSING NOW?

WELL, OF COURSE, DADDY

IS MISSING.

AND TO THINK OF WHAT I

MISS THE MOST IS JUST

EVERYTHING.

SO I CAN'T PUT ONE THING.

IT'S KNOWING I CAN'T GO

HOME TO SEE HIM ANYMORE.

EVEN IN HIS LAST FEW

YEARS, WHEN HE WAS WEAK, I

LOVED TO SIT THERE AND

HOLD HIS HAND OR STROKE

HIS HEAD.

ESPECIALLY WHEN I WOULD

LEAN DOWN TO KISS HIM, HE

WAS JUST SO WARM AND HE

WOULD EMBRACE ME.

BUT HE LOVED GOD'S WORD.

AND I MISS HEARING HIS

COMMENTS.

BUT THE SWEET THING, I'VE

WRITTEN A NEW BOOK ON THE

HOLY SPIRIT THAT WILL COME

OUT NEXT SPRING.

AND I WAS THINKING, I WISH

I HAD DADDY TO TALK TO.

I WISH I COULD DISCUSS

THIS WITH DADDY.

AND I LOOKED UP IN MY

BOOKCASE, AND HE HAD A

BOOK ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

THAT -- I DON'T KNOW,

MAYBE IT'S 40 YEARS OLD.

I PULLED IT DOWN, AND HE

HAD WRITTEN THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL THING TO ME.

WHEN I READ IT, IT WAS

LIKE TALKING TO DADDY

ABOUT THE THINGS I WANTED

TO TALK ABOUT.

Reporter: YOU DON'T

GET ANGRY?

NO.

Reporter: NO, GOD,

YOU'VE LET ME DOWN.

NEVER.

Reporter: IS THAT

TRUE, NEVER?

THAT IS TRUE,

ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

BECAUSE GOD IS GOD.

AND WHO AM I?

AND I KNOW THAT GOD LOVES

ME.

AND I KNOW HE WANTS MY

BEST.

I KNOW HIS WILL FOR ME IS

PERFECT.

SO WHAT I TRY TO DO WHEN

HE DOESN'T ANSWER WHAT

I'VE ASKED IS SORT OF FALL

BACK.

GOD, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING

THAT I DON'T?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE

THAT I DON'T QUITE

UNDERSTAND?

AND I TRY TO SEE IT FROM

GOD'S PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE

HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.

BUT HE IS A GOOD GOD.

HE IS A GOOD HEAVENLY

FATHER.

AS A WIDOW AND AN ORPHAN

NOW, I CAN TELL UH-HUH IS YOU HE IS

A GOOD FATHER AND A GOOD

HUSBAND AND I TRUST HIM

COMPLETELY.

INDEED, HE IS.

YOU CAN WATCH MORE STORIES

ON THE MINISTRY OF BILLY

GRAHAM.

FIND IT ON cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

PROTESTORS FROM A

VARIETY OF CHRISTIAN

GROUPS CATTERE GATHERED OUTSIDE

THE WHITE HOUSE THIS WEEK,

CALLING ON PRESIDENT TRUMP

TO BRING AMERICAN PASTOR

ANDREW BRUNSON HOME.

HE HAS BEEN IMPRISONED

SINCE 2016, CHARGED WITH

EASE PEESPIONAGE AND HELPING

TERRORIST GROUPS.

THOSE CHARGES ARE FALSE.

HE HAS BEEN A MISSIONARY

IN TURKEY FOR MORE THAN 20

YEARS.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ON OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com.

WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR

HIM.

WELL, FOLKS, THAT IS IT

FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN

BLESSED BY ALL OF OUR

STORIES.

I CERTAINLY LOVE THAT

ANNE GRAHAM-LOTZ PIECE.

POWERFUL.

> UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

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