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- [Announcer] Coming up.
- The United States is under attack.
- [Announcer] America's newest enemy.
- Now we're starting to seereally aggressive behavior.
- [Announcer] And this one is waging war
on a different battlefield.
- These are not theoretical attacks.
- [Announcer] How these cyber soldiers
are lobbing digital grenades.
- This isn't a sideshow.
- [Announcer] Andthreatening to send us back
to the Dark Ages.
- We're able to turn offthe lights in those regions.
- [Announcer] On today's 700 Club.
- Welcome, folks, to thisedition of The 700 Club.
Wendy, let me ask you something.
What would you do if tomorrow morning
you found that all the powerin Virginia Beach was gone,
there was no more electricity?
- What would I do?
I would probably gooutside to dry my hair.
(Pat laughs)It's been very hot here.
The other day my breaker went off.
You know, sometimes at yourhouse you'll flip the switch
and the two rooms I need the most,
my bathroom and mybedroom light, no lights
and it was, you know, it was very,
an uncomfortable feeling, like,
what am I gonna do now?
- No power whatsoever.
That's the situation we're looking at
if there's an EMP blast,ladies and gentlemen,
it is one of the most crucialthings you can imagine.
A Congressional report has said
that in the event thatthe power grid in America
is disabled for a year,
90% of the American people would die.
That's what we're talking about.
We're not talking about drying our hair.
We're talking about not having any food,
not having any access to money.
It'll be a crisis.
Well, strong foreign cyber hackers
are plotting to take over our power grids
and other vital industrial networks.
A successful attack would causesuch chaos and destruction
that, as I said, one report indicates
it could lead to the death of 90% of
all the people in theUnited States of America.
- And these attackscould come from an enemy
who may never step on US soil.
CBN national securitycorrespondent Erik Rosales
investigates theseattempts to cripple America
and what's being done to prevent them.
- In just the past eight months
federal authorities have issued
several public warnings
about foreign hackerspenetrating the United States
power grid and othercritical infrastructure.
Cyber security experts say the intent
is to plant digitalgrenades in these systems
until they decide to pull the pin.
- Right now we're trackingaround eight different teams
that specifically targetindustrial networks.
- [Erik] Robert Leespent five years working
at the National Security Agency
and Pentagon Cyber Command
before forming his owncompany called Dragos.
He and his crew protectindustrial control systems
by acting like detectivesinvestigating a crime scene.
- They're leaving breadcrumbsthe entire way through
so they're giving us piecesto go and find those behaviors
until they get to that impact.
- [Erik] Working from awarehouse in Hanover, Maryland,
Dragos track foreignhacking groups in real time
then hunt them down toprevent damage to facilities
that produce oil, gas, and other energy.
- We've seen that these arenot theoretical attacks.
My team was actually involved
in the two different Ukraineattacks that happened
so the Ukraine 2015 and the Ukraine 2016,
a national level adversarycompromised portion
of the power grid and did exactly that.
We're able to turn off thelights in those regions.
- [Erik] Now Lee says the cyber enemies
are going way beyondcontrolling just light switches.
- Now we're starting to seereally aggressive behavior
or, well, I'm going to designthe capability to kill people.
Outside of conflict, outside of war,
to target civilian life.
- [Erik] And an attackon the United States
would create casualtieson a massive scale.
Research shows a cyberattack on the power grid
killing electricitywould potentially leave
millions of Americanswithout food, clean water,
access to money, healthcare, and more.
- Frankly, the UnitedStates is under attack,
under attack by entitiesthat are using cyber
to penetrate virtually every major action
that takes place in the United States.
- [Erik] The directorof National Intelligence
recently told Congress that cyber weapons
exist in the hands of not only countries
but also terrorists and other activists.
- While Russia, China,Iran, and North Korea
pose the greatest cyber threats,
other nation states (clears throat),
transnational criminal organizations,
and ever more technicallycapable groups and individuals
use cyber operations to achieve strategic
and malign objectives.
- This isn't a sideshow,you know, this is the way,
the primary way ourenemies would come after us
in a future war.
Cyber, physical sabotage,and nuclear via pit hacking.
- [Erik] Dr. Peter Pryworked on the US commission
assessing the threat of anelectromagnetic EMP attack
which would wipe out electrical systems.
As an example, he says acountry like North Korea
could target the UnitedStates by transporting
a nuclear weapon overthe south polar region,
then detonating it tocreate a high altitude EMP.
A Congressional reportshows such an attack
could wipe out thepower grid indefinitely.
That could lead to the deaths
of up to 90% of allAmericans within a year.
So how much would it costto secure our power grid?
In 2008, an EMP commission estimated
it would cost around two billion dollars
but former CIA director, JamesWoolsey, says today's amount
to strengthen the grid would likely
be in the tens of billions.
But Dr. Pry says the DCbureaucracy and political influence
prevent that from happening.
- The electric power industrydoesn't want to do it.
They have vast lobbyingresources on Kay Street.
They own basically the
US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
which recently defiedSecretary of Energy Perry
in his effort to come upwith a more secure grid,
actually defied the Secretary of Energy.
- [Erik] Another majorissue, while larger utilities
have beefed up cyber defense,smaller regional companies
often overlook the need for such security.
- Anywhere between 80% and 90%
of the criticalinfrastructure in this country
is held in private hands
and so other than the regulators,
there's no real controlover doing the things
that you need to do, the basic blacking
and tackling of cyberhygiene and so forth.
- [Erik] Since ourcritical infrastructures
depend on each other,
Homeland Security holdsexercises like Cyber Storm VI.
It simulates various cyberattacks simultaneously
on a variety of facilities,
forcing federal, state, and local agencies
to work with private companiesto quickly find solutions.
- The ability to exercisehow we coordinate,
how we collaborate, howwe share information,
because that is just as important,
as we've seen in every real-life incident,
as the actual technical meansof identifying who's doing it
and getting them off the computers.
- Bottom line, enemies bigand small want to plant
cyber sleeper weaponswithin our infrastructure
so they can eventually use themto destroy our way of life.
The challenge will beensuring a full team effort
between both the US governmentand private enterprise
to fully protect us.
Erik Rosales, CBN News, Washington.
- Thanks, Erik.
And what I also want to pointout, ladies and gentlemen,
is we mentioned this idea of an EMP blast.
A low level nuclearexplosion over Chicago,
say at 1,200 feet or1,500 feet, or 5,000 feet,
sometime like that, you launch a missile
and have it explode, onenuclear weapon over Chicago,
would shut down the gridfor the entire nation.
Just one of them.
If there's a solar flare that comes at us
and there's a surge from the sun,
it would just take one of those surges
to knock out our grid.
Now, we're talking about thedeath of 90% of Americans
and so it costs $10 million,er, costs $20 billion,
it costs $100 billion, wouldn'tmatter when we're looking
at a $10, $20 trillion dollareconomy, this is nothing.
It's something that Congressshould get on right away.
I mean, it is a crisisand it means that the grid
needs to get hardened andwe've got to make sure
that the nodes that connectthe various electrical plants
are connected and hardened
so that they can resist cyber attack,
that's one thing,
that's just manmade along the way,
but they can address the EMP blast
that could come at usfrom a number of sources,
but it's got to be done,ladies and gentlemen.
We're talking about crucial
and so absolutely we've got to do it.
Just think of that.
You have no power, yourrefrigerator doesn't work
so you don't have any frozen food
after a very short length of time.
The grocery stores don't function
because all of their frozen stuff
is no longer functional.
The trucks don't work.
The lights don't work.
Your 911 calls don't work.
Your police can't function.
We're talking about chaos in our society.
The whole society could break down
if we don't have electricity.
We're so dependent.
There was a time wedidn't need electricity.
People on farms hadtheir own way of living
and I remember years ago on a farm
we had a great big barrel
that was kind of like a storage battery
and that was the way they could
get a little primitive electricity
but we're talking about serious matter.
You can't get your money.
You can't have credit.
The stock market freezes.
All the way across thenation, it's just chaos.
- So stock up on kerosene.
(Wendy chuckles)- It's more than that, dear.
- I know.
- Up in my mountain, I'vegot a place in the hills,
I've got a hundred kilowatt generator.
We hear at CBN have severalgenerators, big generators,
that keep things going
so if we lose power off the grid
we can go to our own generators.
- Is this something average Americans
really need to prepare for?
Do we need to have supplies?
- Supplies, how can you supply for a year?
How can anybody do that?- Yeah, you can't.
- We're so dependent on our situation.
I mean, the grocerystores have got about two
or three days worth of supplies.
They figure on these big trucks coming in
day after day after day.
I guess one way, if peoplehave their own generators,
it's a good move, but my goodnesswe're talking about crisis
that can come about
and I don't want to be an alarmist
but if the government would just say,
look, we've got to fix this
and it's gonna take political will
but we need to do it.
I mean, this is a $10, $20trillion dollar economy.
We're talking about a few billion dollars,
$10 billion or $20 billion or whatever,
which is nickels and dimes compared
to the damage of what this thing could do.
So we need to give moneyto the private sector,
subsidize, if we have to,the electric utilities,
to make sure that allthose nodes are secure
against cyber and against EMP blast.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's got to be done.
All right, Wendy, go.
- Okay, coming up more fallout
from President Trump's meeting with Putin
even though the presidenthas walked back his remarks.
Hear what's happening withdamage control after this.
- Welcome back to The 700 Club.
President Trump is in damage control mode
walking back his controversial statement
about doubting Russia's interference
in the 2016 elections.
After an uproar from bothDemocrats and Republicans,
he's blamed it on a slip of the tongue.
As CBN's Jenna Browderreports from Washington,
some of his critics saythat's not good enough.
- President Trump iswalking back his comments
after huge pressure from Congress.
He said he misspoke when he appeared
to back Russian president, Vladimir Putin,
over his own intelligence agencies.
- I have full faith and support
for America's great intelligence agencies.
- [Jenna] Trump says hehad a slip of the tongue
when he made this statement.
- And a key sentence in my remarks,
I said the word would instead of wouldn't.
The sentence should havebeen I don't see any reason
why I wouldn't or whyit wouldn't be Russia.
- [Jenna] But he stillleft open the possibility
that Russia wasn't alonein targeting the election.
- Russia's meddling in the2016 election took place.
Could be other people also.
- A view supported byRepresentative Louie Gohmert,
who spoke to CBN News.
He's one of few lawmakers defending Trump.
- Both the US government,Department of Justice intel,
as well as the Russians,as well as other countries,
were trying to influence our election.
- [Jenna] Trump's clarification comes
after strong bipartisan criticism
but it isn't good enoughfor some Democrats.
- I don't accept thepresident's comments today.
If he wanted to make those comments
he should have had thestrength to make 'em
in front of Vladimir Putin.
- [Jenna] Senator ChuckSchumer is demanding notes
from Trump's private meeting with Putin
to know exactly what Trumpsaid behind closed doors.
And speaking in South Africa
before President Trump's clarification,
former President Obama hadthis thinly veiled criticism,
- We see the utter loss ofshame among political leaders
where they're caught in a lie
and they just doubledown and lie some more.
- [Jenna] So farRepublicans on Capitol Hill
are not responding toTrump's latest statement
but they are making clearPutin is no friend of America.
- We believe the EuropeanUnion countries are our friends
and the Russians are not.
- Vladimir Putin doesnot share our interests.
Vladimir Putin does not share our values.
- [Jenna] Conservativesare lining up behind a bill
written by Senator Marco Rubio
that would punish Russia forany 2018 election meddling.
- There are a lot ofus who fully understand
what happened in 2016
and it really better nothappen again in 2018.
- It's widely accepted Russia meddled
in the 2016 election
but in his clarification,
President Trump made sure to stress
his campaign did notcollude with the Kremlin.
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.
- Thanks, Jenna.
And also after the Helsinki summit,
Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready
to follow up on military agreements
by Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin, quote,
"in the sphere of international security,"
but the Trump administration, Pat,
hasn't said that anyagreements were even made.
- Well, they weren't,ladies and gentlemen,
we've got to take one thing into account.
Russia has an arsenal, a hugearsenal of nuclear weapons.
Between the two of us,we have maybe 80%, 90%
of all the nuclear weapons in the world
and if anybody decidesto start a shooting war
it'll destroy all of civilization
so making the Russians our friends
is not the worst thing in the world
and being hard nosed to Putin
isn't necessarily thebest thing in the world.
I know everybody wantyou to stand up there
and say, you know, youso-and-so, blah, blah, blah.
But Trump took a different tack
and he's been roundlycriticized because of it.
I think, again, what'sbeen pointed out by Jenna
and I think I want to reemphasize
that he had been accused ofcolluding with the Russians.
That was the charge, thatthere was a collusion
between his campaign and the Russians.
There was no collusion.
What he's trying to say, basically,
is I did not collude
but what they bought it to be
is that I did not worryabout his meddling.
Trump knows that the Russiansmeddled in the election
but he would personally, andhis campaign, didn't do it.
They weren't engaged in any of that.
You know, the interestingthing that Putin offered,
he said, okay, you justarrested some of our people.
By all means, bring 'em toRussia and get the facts
and we will be glad to cooperate with you
and you can investigate all you want to
and if they're guilty,we'll put 'em on trial
and put 'em in jail.
That was quite a concession.
We really, I mean, I'vedealt with the Russians,
and I've found them to bevery nice people to deal with.
I wasn't dealing withPutin on the other hand.
No, there was the Gorbachevregime and after that
but nevertheless, you know,
there are many people in Russia
who, you know, are Christian,they love the Lord,
and they aren't all enemies.
I think if we can get alongwith Russia it's not a bad thing
and I think the criticism for the press
has been over the top.
It's been unbelievably vicious.
When you look at the stuff that Obama
and Obama talks aboutthe leaders not lying.
He's the one that said ifyou like your healthcare,
you can keep it.
If you like your doctors,you can keep 'em.
He lied through his teeth inselling that health program.
Lied, lied, lied, lied.
It was on tape doing it
and yet he's criticizing the president.
I think the former intelligence group
that was under Obama
were absolutely horrible people.
They were horrible people.
And now you've got a guy like Jim Coates
who is a terrific guy incharge of our intelligence
and others and I think Trump is having
a little hard timeseparating the good guys
that are working for him
and the bad guys whowere working for Obama
so that's what we're dealing with.
But John, let's get on withthe program (chuckles).
- Pat, American PastorAndrew Brunson is on trial
in Turkey yet again
but some are optimistiche'll be freed today.
Brunson was jailed nearly two years ago.
One of the charges, Christianization
or spreading the gospel.
President Trump and members of Congress
have called for his release.
Some experts believethe pressure is working.
You can learn more about Brunson's case
on our website at cbnnews.com.
Well, turning now to the fight
over Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination
to the Supreme Court.
Democrats say they'll fight the nomination
in any way possible.
As Abigail Robertson reports,some judicial scholars
question their latest line of attack.
- Democrats are often the first to label
a questionable claim as conspiracy theory.
Now they are joining a bandwagon
accusing President Trumpof specifically choosing
Judge Kavanaugh inorder to protect himself
in the ongoing Mueller investigation.
- No investigation of a president.
Is it any wonder that PresidentTrump chose Kavanaugh?
- He chose the one person that has written
that he should have immunityfrom any investigation.
- [Abigail] This claimoriginates from an article
written in the Minnesota Law Review
back in 2009 by Kavanaugh.
In it he discusses his experience working
for independent counsel, Ken Starr,
as he investigated thenPresident Bill Clinton,
followed by his time workingfor President George W. Bush.
After witnessing the day to day challenges
faced by the president, it ledKavanaugh to raise questions
about investigationsof a sitting president.
He wrote, "We should notburden a sitting president
"with civil suits,criminal investigations,
"or criminal prosecutions.
"The president's job isdifficult enough as is.
"And the country loses when
"the president's focus is distracted."
Democrats argue this means Kavanaugh
would likely pardon the presidentin case of an indictment.
The White House disagrees,pointing out the judge
suggested Congress pass a law
that would defer civil suits
until a president leaves office.
- It's very important thatpeople understand this point.
He did not espouse aConstitutional viewpoint on this.
It was a legislative fixthat only Congress can do.
- [Abigail] Georgetown lawprofessor, Randy Barnett,
and other legal experts also refute this.
- I think this is preposterous.
- [Abigail] Barnett sayswhile Democrats are justified
in their concerns about a judge selected
by a Republican president,
this is mainly political theater.
- I think this is just whatyou might call the phony war
leading up to the real war
and the real war will start
when all the documentsare going to be produced
about his tenure in the Bush White House,
his tenure on the Starrspecial counsel's office.
- Senators will certainlybe looking for ammunition
as they comb through that paperwork
as well as the more than 300 opinions
written by Kavanaugh during his 12 years
as a district judge.
That will mean some long hours
if they hope to find anything
before the Senate hearingsstart in September.
Reporting from Capitol Hill,Abigail Robertson, CBN News.
- Thanks, Abigail.
Pat, as Abigail's story eludes to,
I don't think we've seen anything yet
as far as the campaignattacks on Judge Kavanaugh.
- Well, the grasping has started.
I think the Americanpeople are sick of this.
Kavanaugh is an absolutely superb judge.
He's a brilliant judge
and I say his opinions have been upheld
by the Supreme Court onabout 12 different decisions.
In other words, theyhave adopted his rhetoric
and when he made dissents,the Supreme Court
has picked it up as a majority decision.
He's a brilliant judge
and these attacks arejust without foundation
that he would somehow pardonTrump or do something.
It's ridiculous, utterly ridiculous.
What he said is exactly true.
A sitting president shouldn'tbe bothered by civil suits,
by all these things.
And while we're talking about it,
there's something I want to discuss
that I think that is so important.
You've probably read in the headlines
that judge in Hawaiiorders Trump administration
to do the following.
Well, this is a district court judge
and there are many of themall over the United States
and according to JusticeThomas, and I totally agree,
they do not have Constitutional authority
beyond the district where they're sitting.
They do not have national precedence
because the people involved,
the litigants, are not before them
and they are not permitted,
they should not be permittedunder the Constitution
or under our system of laws,
to judge the whole nation.
They don't have that authority.
The Supreme Court doesbut the various circuits
are in charge of a specificgeographical region
and district court judges
are in charge of that district.
For a district court judge,
one of the little, little,little lower judges,
to start issuing these rulings
it means that the decisions
are run up to the Supreme Court
where they have to be decided
before they're properly vetted,
before the cases are ripe,
if I could use that term,
and they're forced into the Supreme Court
when the normal procedure,
you'd have the case in the district court,
then it goes to the circuit court,
then there's a decision,or if there's a split
between the circuits or, you know,
difference in the circuits
then the Supreme Court'll answer it
but then you've gotthe cases in a position
where the Supreme Court can judge it
but to force them to haveto deal with multiple
district court decisions is absurd
and something's gotta be done.
Congress has got to pass a law
or the Supreme Court themselves
has got to rule and shut thesedistrict court judges down.
They have no authorityunder the Constitution
to do what they've been doing.
But the press just seems to applaud that.
Oh well, there was a judge
that put the kibosh on Trump'spolicy about immigrants
and their families.
Well, they have no authority to do that.
They have no authorityto order the president
to do anything and so I think it's time
we get this thing under control
and an out of control judiciary
is one of the greatestdangers to our democracy.
Now we're gonna see something interesting
that's happening in Virginia.
John, tell us about it.
- That's right, Pat.
A Virginia school districtnow allows teachers
to carry guns in the classroom.
The school board of ruralLee County, Virginia
approved the plan this week.
It requires armed teachersto pass a psychological test
and undergo training.
Over a dozen states currentlyallow teachers to carry guns.
Well, homeschooling across America
has seen tremendous growthover the last 20 years.
Now the sad trend of school shootings
could cause those numbersto go even higher.
Charlene Aaron brings us that story.
- School shootings havebecome much too common
with more than 20 in 2018 alone.
Following each event,the heated debate erupts
of how to best protectschools and those inside.
Still no answer.
After 17 died in theValentine's Day shooting
at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Florida,
thousands of young peoplemarched on Washington
demanding tougher federal gun laws.
Organizers here at theVirginia Homeschool Convention
say in light of recent school shootings
they're hearing from more parents
who are consideringteaching their kids at home.
- Any time there has been a tragedy
like the school shooting thatwe all have seen on the news,
we get lots and lots of phone calls,
more than ever before.
- [Charlene] For thatreason, Latoya Daniel
says she's already decidedher three year old daughter
won't be attending publicschool when the time comes.
- I'm very concernedbecause I have cousins
that their moms and them tellme that they're coming home
talking about guns in school
and they're also talkingabout, little kids,
they're talking about theywant to do things with them
that are very inappropriate.
- [Charlene] For parents who don't know
if they can homeschool,
Jim Mason of the HomeschoolLegal Defense Association
says it's become more accessible.
- Homeschooling today is available
in a way that it hadn'tbeen in years past,
even to people who may notbe able to do it themselves.
So for example, you know,retired grandparents
can homeschool your children.
There are a lot of online options.
- [Charlene] Cristina Truazteaches her four boys at home
because she says her top priority
is protecting them bothphysically and spiritually.
- I am thankful thatwe're able to stay home
and that they are safe in my care.
My school is always armed (laughs)
and I do appreciate that.
I'm thankful that I'm ableto have a good eye on them
and that it's not justabout their physical safety
but their spiritual safety.
I'm able to guard what isgoing inside their minds
and inside their hearts.
- [Charlene] CharleneAaron, CBN News, Richmond.
- Thanks, Charlene.
Pat, it is a sad reality for parents
and their school age children.
- Well, you know, when Iwent to school as a kid
I never thought about anybody shooting me.
I did think about them big boys
that wanted to fight after school
and I was engaged in several fistfights
but nobody was shooting at me (laughs).
- You were engaged.
Well, I hope you won.
- Of course I won.- Of course (laughs).
- If I didn't, I had somebig guys who were on my side
who were protecting me (laughs).
- It's a new day.
- It's part of school.
I mean, you know, you have fistfights
and that's, well, the way it is.
I mean, we used toplay, you know, football
and, you know, in ourbreak times and stuff.
I mean, that, we try to protect children
and we take away all the, you know,
the break time was so important
to let kids get out
and now they've started to limit that
because of, quote, lawsuits,
that they might getinjured on the playground.
That's tough luck.
I mean, that's part of life.
You get your nose broken?
That was part of growing up.
- Yeah, now everythingis about being protected.
- Yeah, it's ridiculous.
- Up next, Your Questions, Honest Answers.
Tina says, my 30 yearold daughter is bipolar
and unable to hold a job.
Would the money I spendto help support her
be considered a form of tithing?
Pat answers this question
and more of your emails when we come back.
- Welcome back.
It's time for your questions
and some honest answers from Pat.
Tina writes in, mydaughter is 30 years old,
suffers from bipolardisorder and depression,
and is unable to hold a job.
I help to support her by payingsome of her medical bills,
and I bought her a carto get to appointments.
I do give to a local charityas well as The 700 Club.
Would the money I spend tohelp support my adult daughter
be considered a form of tithing?
- You ask me a question.
I've got to tell you, technicallyit's not a form of tithing
but at the same time you dohave to look after your children
and God doesn't want us to give
if we don't have money available
and you do have to lookafter your bipolar child
and that's a good thing.
To consider it a tithe isnot technically correct
but, does the Lord want you to be forced
to give and to deny your child?
The answer is no.
You've got to look after your kids.
So that's where yourpriority has to be first
and then you do what the Lord gives you
out of your surpluses, all right?
Connie says, why was it unlawful for Herod
to have a relationship with Herodias
if she was married him?
- Well, Herodias was his brother's wife
and he took her away from his brother.
I mean, she was a married woman
and Herodias was, Herod said, you know,
you're gonna be my wife
so he's married to her
but he stole her away from his brother.
That's why it's unlawful.
- So it was kind of like adultery.
- It's his brother's wife, that's right.
- Okay, this viewer says,my sister is not a Christian
but believes and would like to become one.
She divorced her husbandover marital issues
and then remarried.
After her second husband drank
and was talking to otherwomen on the internet,
she divorced him too.
She's now remarried to her first husband.
She isn't sure what to do,
as some see beingremarried, as living in sin,
especially since she couldn'tprove her first husband
had cheated on her.
I've told her Jesus washes away all sin
and makes her new.
What should she do moving forward?
- Well, the Lord says he'llforgive all manner of sins
and blasphemy, you'll beforgiven out of the sins of man.
If you look at the Old Testament,
a man was told, all right,you divorced your wife.
You can't go back to her.
You've humiliated her, you know.
You get married and thenyou go back and remarry her
and it was forbidden becauseit would humiliate her
but that is the wife andshe wants to get married
back to her first husband
and, you know, do they wantto have another ceremony?
They could if they want to
since they were technically divorced.
It'd probably be a good thing to do it.
I would recommend that.
They can have another ceremony
and recommit their vow.
They don't have to go anywhere,
just commit 'em beforethe Lord, all right?
- Grass isn't always greeneron the other side, I guess.
- What's that?
- Grass isn't always greener.
- Exactly (chuckles).
- All right, this viewer says,
is the Son of God also God?
Well, you know, the wholedoctrine, the Trinity,
it's the Father, theSon, and the Holy Spirit.
The Father's God, the Son is God,
and the Holy Spirit is God.
This is my Son, My belovedin whom I am well pleased
but, you know, when youlook at doubting Thomas,
you remember Thomas who was a devout Jew,
looked at Jesus after the resurrection
and he said my Lord and my God.
So Jesus is considered to beGod as well as the Father.
God the Father, God theSon, God the Holy Spirit.
- Here's one from Amy.
I was talking with acouple of friends recently,
and we were all wondering.
What happens after the Rapture?
- Well, what I want to tell you,
there's a false doctrineof this so-called Rapture.
When Jesus comes back to earth again,
He says I will send out My angels
to the four corners of the earth
and I would gather My elect, you know,
and they will be calledup to be with the Lord.
That's the Rapture
and at the end it,
that's the end of the age.
The idea that there're gonnabe a whole bunch of people
who will get called up andthey'll be driving trains
and flying airplanes andriding along the road
and all the sudden allthat'll be left is their suits
and they'll be off to be with the Lord
and their car will crash,trains will run off the tracks,
the airplanes will fall out of the sky,
That isn't what the Bible says.
At the end of the age, afterthe Tribulation of those days,
then will appear the sightof the Son of Man in Heaven
and so forth and so on.
The so-called Rapturewill be at the end of time
when Jesus comes back
and at that point everythingwill be incorporated
in a new kingdom that He willbring to earth, all right.
- All right, Rose saysI have a family member
who is always convincedshe's going to hell.
She went to many psychiatristsfor help over the years,
and the only advice they giveis that hell doesn't exist.
The whole family hasbeen praying for years
seeking anything that will ease her doubt.
The current issue stems from the fact
that she left the faith for a few years
and now thinks that shecan never have salvation.
What can we do to convince her otherwise,
and what can we do to help her find peace?
- You know, great peacehave they that love thy law
and nothing shall offend them.
You need to show her the Word of God
and she needs to readsomething like John, 1 John,
first, second, and third John,
to see the love of God.
God is love and sheneeds to understand love
and she needs to understand forgiveness.
I recommend that sheread over and over again
the gospels and she sees the love of God
and she, if she wants to confesswhat she thinks she's done
let her confess it and then put it away
because all manner of sins and blasphemies
will be forgiven the sons of man.
God will forgive
and she needs to understand that
and then get on with her life.
You know, the Bible says that he wants us
to be free, our consciencefreed from dead works
that we might serve the living God.
He does not want people in constant fear
of torment and fear of going to hell.
I don't know who teaches that
but she's got to understand
that she's not one of them, all right?
One last question.
- Okay, this viewer saysI truly believe in God.
I know He is a healer.
I have prayed for healing in my body
so that I am able to conceive a child.
He has blessed both ofmy sisters with children
and between them they have seven girls.
I know He is able, I just don't understand
why He hasn't done it for me.
Please help me understand.
- (chuckles) I don'tknow what to tell you.
You look at people in the Old Testament
who were praying and, youknow, God answered their prayer
and brought children and the children
were considered a blessing of God
but given the medicaladvances we have today,
I really think that you'd be wise,
in addition to praying,to seek some medical help.
There may be some reasonthat you can't conceive.
It may be your husband isn't fertile.
There are a lot of things
that you have to decide and determine
and all that can be taken care of
in the medical field that we have today.
Go to somebody who's a specialist in that.
We've got 'em here in Tidewater.
The Jones Clinic is into allthat reproductive health.
I think you might find there's something
that's scientific that'llshow you the reason
why you're not conceiving
and I think that'swhere you start, really,
and, you know, one of the funny things
is, you know, over and over again people
who can't have children decide
they're gonna go ahead and adopt a child.
The minute they adopt achild, they kinda get relaxed
and the next thing you knowthe woman gets pregnant
and they have their own child.
- You hear that over and over, don't you?
- Over and over again.
I don't know what it is, but--
- Let go and let God, right?
- Thank you for your questions.
I appreciate 'em.
- Still ahead, scientificresearch that shows
praying in tongues boostsyour immune system.
Catch the fire as Patricia Bootsma shares
how prayer, prophecy,
and the Word promotedivine health and healing.
That's coming up lateron today's 700 Club.
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right after this.
- Brain specialist Dr. CarlPeterson conducted a study
researching the brains ofpeople who prayed in tongues.
He made a stunning discovery
that comes as no surpriseto our next guest
who understands the power of prayer,
prophecy, and the Word.
Take a look.
- [Reporter] PatriciaBootsma and her husband John
are senior leaders ofCatch The Fire in Canada.
For more than 20 years theyhave been teaching others
about the power of prayer.
- In the name of Jesus,straighten this spine.
- [Reporter] Patricia sayspraying is our connection
to the heart and power of God
but many won't take the time to do it.
In her book, A Lifestyleof Divine Encounters,
Patricia offers practical tips on praying
and inspires us toexperience God's presence
on a whole new level.
- And please welcome to The700 Club, Patricia Bootsma.
I love your last name.
It's fun to say.- So good to be here.
Thank you.- You look beautiful.
Let's start with that study
about the effects of prayingin tongues on the brain.
This is fascinating.
Is this true?
- It really is true.
There's two secretionssecreted in the human brain
by no other human activity,
only by (speaking foreign language),
or speaking on tongues.
It actually boosts ourimmune system 35% to 40%.
We're healthier and wefeel better as well.
And there's other studies aswell that have proven that.
There was one in the UK, for example,
of a thousand people studied
and those who spoke in tongues
or prayed in tongues weremuch more joyful with life
and enjoyed their life so much better.
- I guess that's what theapostle Paul says in the Bible,
that praying in tonguesedifies your own spirit, right?
- You've been experiencing the benefits
of praying in tongues sinceyou were 19 years old.
Tell us about that.
- Well, you know, this might be helpful
for anyone who thinksthis gift isn't for me.
I had prayer when I was17 and nothing happened,
like, in feeling the Holy Spirit.
I was thinking, oh no,it's only for a select few.
Not for me.
But that was really a lie that I believed
and then God began tojust really speak to me
as well as I had theseencounters in the night
that were very frightful.
I felt like it was sort of demonic stuff,
really, was going on.
When I was 19,
I was home for universityfor three weeks in a row.
I could not sleep.
And I realized I didn't have any power.
I didn't have any authorityto really, you know,
get rid of this stuff andso I cried out to the Lord
and said Lord, I really needwhat I read in the Bible
about the baptism of the Spirit,
about the infilling of Your power,
and I want speaking in tongues too.
I'm ready to be a fool for Jesus.
So anyways, I got prayer.
I felt fire in my body.
And you know what,
I just started to speak intongues then after that.
I went and said in the name of Jesus
whatever's tormenting me, go,
and it was the first timeI slept in three weeks.
- But you didn't get praying in tongues
the first time you asked for it.
You had to wait.- That's true.
- And I didn't either.
I really wanted it.
Yeah, I had to wait on the Lord.
I even heard the HolySpirit say, you know,
wait on the Lord and thenit came at the right time
so that is encouraging, I'msure, to a lot of people.
Patricia, what are the three things
that will bring us into
an intimate relationshipwith God on a daily basis?
- Yeah, you know, about living
a lifestyle of divine encounters.
This isn't just for aone off here or there.
This is for us to positionyourself before the Lord,
to have regular encounters with Him.
So prayer, our positioningourself to pray.
I love what Corrie ten Boom said.
She said have yourappointment with the King
and keep your appointment with the King.
In other words, schedule it in your day.
I'm gonna seek God's face.
I'm gonna come before Himin the place of prayer.
Which is really two way dialogue,
not just, like, I'm comingwith my laundry list
but also coming to listento what He's saying to me.
The most important way He speaksto us is through the Word.
Now I don't have a theology degree
but I love the Bible.
Now I do.
It was just so revolutionaryfor me years ago.
I actually smuggled Biblesinto a closed country
and I realized that these people were,
their lives were atrisk to receive a Bible
and I'm thinking, how manyBibles do I have at home?
Like five or six?
And they're collecting dust.
I was, like, determinedto say I'm gonna be
a woman of the Word
and I'm so grateful.
That was decades ago thatI made that decision.
I'm so grateful becausethat's the main way
that God wants to speak to us
and we want to be grounded in the Bible
and encounters come in the Bible
and in the prophetic, byhearing the voice of God,
dreams, visions, encounters, you know,
can see it in the spirit realm.
All these sorts of things.
Again, grounded in the Word.
We don't want anythingthat's extra Biblical
'cause then it's not God.
But these are things I believe
that should be normal life for all of us.
- Let's talk about prophecy.
Why should we desire that gift?
Is it for everyone?
You know, it says in 1 Corinthians 14:1
says to pursue love butto desire spiritual gifts,
Now that word desire's really,
it's (speaking foreignlanguage) in the Greek.
It's eager, it's intense,it's like, go after ardently.
So God's saying this about prophecy.
I believe that He knows the benefits
of leading a prophetic life.
Number one, relationship.
You know, it says in Song of Solomon 5:6,
it says my heart leaped up when he spoke.
You know, the greatestthing is passion for Jesus.
That's the great commandment.
- You really defined whatprophecy is in your book.
You said it's basicallyhearing the Word of God,
hearing his heart, andthen relaying the message.
- Yeah, as well as many of the things
that we receive prophetically
are not even supposed to be spoken.
It's about our relationship.
It's also our prayer life
because it also says in Jeremiah
that if there's a prophet among you,
let him make intercession.
So there's a call of prayer onthe prophetic mantel as well
but it is for all of us.
I just want to say that.
It's not just for a select few.
All of us can hear God.
All of us can, you know,live a life in the Word.
- Yeah, and Patricia, ALifestyle of Divine Encounters,
you also have,
you talk about the power
of decreeing blessings over your life
and I was reading some ofthose out loud last night
when I was reading your book
and that's so powerful, isn't it?
Why should we do that?
- Well, it's really livingthe lifestyle of blessings
because we want to remindourselves of who God says we are.
There'll be competing voices, isn't there?
There's negativity thatcan come in our minds
that ourselves or maybe people say or--
- What would a decree be thatwe would pray of ourselves?
- Like, some of it can be pure Scripture.
It's no longer I lives orit's Christ lives in me.
Or I am loved by God, I am a lover of God,
to Him who was able tokeep me from stumbling.
Those can be some of the decrees
but also it's like, whathas God spoken over you
or over those in your sphere of influence?
Like, I have decrees Isay every day over my kids
and my husband that they would live out
the fullness of their calling and destiny,
so a form of prayer.
- Well, we know that youare seeing so many miracles
up in Toronto and you talkabout those in your book.
I wish we had more time,but Patricia's book
is called A Lifestyle of Divine Encounters
and it's available wherever books are sold
and I really recommend this book.
You need to get it.
You can hear more from Patricia
in our social interview on Facebook
just go to facebook.com/700club.
Patricia, thank you so much.
God bless you.- Thank you for having me.
- Well Pat and I will be back to pray
for you right after this so don't go away.
- Once again we're sodelighted to have you with us
as members of theaudience of our 700 Club,
and we have, highlight of this broadcast
is the time we get to pray for you.
Your needs, your hurts,your joys, your triumphs,
whatever you want to do,
and we're going to pray
but I want to share a coupleof things with you first
and then we'll pray for you
and, Wendy, you got something that's good.
- Pat, Jacalyn from WestHazelton, Pennsylvania,
had been suffering witha growth on the inside
of her right knee for almost 30 years.
Jacalyn heard you give aword of knowledge, Pat,
saying you've got a cystunderneath your knee.
It's your right leg andthe cyst is down there.
It's very painful and inflamed.
Just reach down and touchyour leg wherever it is,
and in the name ofJesus, receive an answer.
Jacalyn was instantly healed.
- Isn't that fantastic?- Amazing.
- Wonderful.- Love it.
- Here's Amanda.
She lives in Hobart, Oklahoma.
She suffered for years with pain
from a deteriorating knee.
That's the second knee thing.
She heard you say last month
there are so many people,you have knee problems,
have just been healed.
You're putting your handson your knees right now
and you're crying out to the Lord
and the Lord is hearing you
and Amanda placed herhands on her swollen knees
and the knee was healed immediately.
- Amen.- You know, the spoken Word.
Now we're gonna pray right now.
We've only got a short while
but Father, I join with Wendy
and we pray together right now.
Let the anointing ofthe Holy Spirit be here.
Touch people's lives,we pray in Jesus' name.
Wendy, what do you--
- There's someone with,your neck, your neck's
been very painful and it's been cracking
and God's touching you right now
so someone with chronicmigraines being healed
in the name of Jesus.
- Somebody has had a terribledisappointment in your life.
You've been so disappointed
and you're grieving right now.
God is just reaching out to you
and embracing you and that disappointment
is going to turn into joy.
Let the Spirit of God work in your life
and He will heal you of the disappointment
and bring you joy and peace.
Thank you, Lord.
And for others in thisaudience, whoever you are,
may the power and theanointing of the Holy Spirit
come upon you, may the blessingof the Lord be upon you.
In Jesus' name, receive an answer.
- And Amen.
Well, we're so glad to be with you.
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Well, today's Power Minute
is from Psalm 90.
So teach us to number our days
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Tomorrow, you wannasee how a group of kids
called The Good News Gang ishelping Motown make a comeback.
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