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- [Correspondent] Coming up,you may not be in prison, but,
- [Voiceover] There is noone in the United States
over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted
for some federal crime.
- [Correspondent] Wehave laws for everything.
- [Man] It is literally a crime
to misuse the Smokey the Bear logo.
- [Correspondent] Andyou're guilty of something.
- 400 or 500,000 regulations
that carry criminal penalties.
- [Correspondent] How we'vebecome a nation of criminals.
Plus, the man behindthe Minneapolis Miracle
is taking his talentsto the Mile High city.
- God has me right where He wants me.
- [Correspondent] WhyBronco's quarter Case Keenum
says he's playing formore, on today's 700 Club.
- And I'm gonna give Him the glory for it.
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- Well welcome folks, tothis edition of The 700 Club,
it looked like the Senateconfirmation hearing room
was turned into a zoo yesterday,
fingers pointing at theSenate's top Democrat
of reportedly organizingsome of that chaos.
Protests, heckling, andconstant interruption,
44 interruptions during the first hour,
attempts to delay the proceedings
of this very important nomination.
- It was quite a showPat, despite the chaos
Judge Kavanaugh finally had thechance to speak for himself.
CBN Capitol Hill'scorrespondent Abigail Robertson
takes us inside the hearings.
- Those expecting a showdown
throughout judge Kavanaugh's nomination
were not disappointed Tuesday,
with a steady stream ofprotestors interrupting
often contentious opening statements
from both sides of the aisle.
- Mr. Chairman, I think we outta have
this loudmouth removed.
- [Abigail] The long-awaitedhearing kicked off
with about 90 minutesof Democrats complaining
about the availability of documents
from Kavanaugh's time workingfor the administration
of George W. Bush.
- What are we trying tohide, why are we rushing?
- [Abigail] Democrats called for a delay
until thousands of thosepages are available
for them to fully review.
- The fact that we cannottake a few days or weeks
to have a complete reviewof Judge Kavanaugh's record
is unfair to the American people.
- [Abigail] Republican senatorBen Sasse told CBN news,
"There is a record amount of information
"already available on Judge Kavanaugh."
- Judge Kavanaugh hadmore papers submitted
to our judiciary committeethan the last five
judicial nominees to theSupreme Court combined.
- [Abigail] Dozens werearrested, and during one outburst
Senator John Cornyn called for members
to take a deep breath andtreat the process with respect.
- I am disappointed
that despite his exemplary qualifications
and outstanding record,so many of our colleagues
across the aisle haveannounced their opposition,
even before he was nominated.
- [Abigail] Case in point,Democrat Kamala Harris,
who came down hard on Kavanaugh
saying she's deeply concerned
that he's too guided by partisanship.
- This nominee hasdevoted his entire career
to a conservative Republican agenda.
- [Abigail] Judge Kavanaughfinally got his chance
late in the afternoon, making his case
as a neutral, impartial judge.
- I do not decide cases based on personal
or policy preferences,I am not a pro-plaintiff
or pro-defendant judge,I'm not a pro-prosecution
or pro-defense judge,I am a pro-law judge.
- [Abigail] And in a positive development
for the razor-thin majority,Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
announced former Senator Jon Kyl
will fill the late SenatorJohn McCain's seat.
They plan to swear him in Wednesday.
Judge Kavanaugh will be in the hot seat
the rest of the week, fieldingquestions from both sides
on topics like abortion,executive privilege,
and gun control.
Republicans remain hopefulthey'll have him confirmed
before the Supreme Courtconvenes October 1.
Reporting from Capitol Hill,Abigail Robertson, CBN News.
- It's really disgraceful,
but that's the way thegame's being played.
The Wall Street Journal was suggesting
maybe that if the Democratswalked out of the committee
the committee wouldn't havethe appropriate quorum,
I don't know if that's the case,
and I don't know if thatwould shut them down,
but it's a pre-planned thing.
The idea that they have toget the sacred documents
that were made when Kavanaughwas a short-time counsel
for President George Bush is just absurd,
he has written hundreds ofvery important decisions,
they're all on public record,
the Democrats have allthe information they need,
and this is just a, it's an outrage.
Well CBN Chief Political Analyst
David Brody's joining us now,
David, have you found evidence
that somebody actuallyplanned this demonstration,
did it come from the top?
- Well, here's the evidence;Dick Durbin actually saying it,
when asked in thejudiciary committee hearing
he actually said yeah,we had a phone call,
Chuck Schumer on the phonecall along with Dick Durbin,
the two top Democrats in the Senate,
and a lot of these advocacygroups on the left,
so this was coordinated.
It was funny Pat, when Iwas watching this hearing,
which by the way, kinda feltlike a Jerry Springer show
run amok without the flying chairs,
there were no flying chairs,
but beyond that it feltlike a Jerry Springer show.
But I have to tell you thatthe protests were coming
eventually once every 10,12 minutes, eventually,
through the hour-and-a-half or so,
in that first hour-and-a-half,so this was coordinated,
not even a question.
There were some folks dressedup in this Netflix show,
or it's not Netflix,it's some sort of show,
The Handmaid's Tale, we're talking about,
anyhow, the point is isthat it was out of control,
and this is all Democratscan do at this point
'cause they can't stop Kavanaugh,they don't have the votes.
- Well, what's the deal,
what is this showing the American people?
Do these people running forpresident actually think
it's gonna enhance their chances?
- Yeah, they do, KamalaHarris, Cory Booker,
both expected to run for president,
Cory Booker saying the word traversed,
I traversed the country,
it was like it was his nominationspeech at the convention,
that's what it sounded like
in the judiciary committee hearing.
As a matter of fact, he actually sent out
a fundraising email whilethe confirmation hearing
was going on, which Ben Sasse,
Senator on the Republicanside, took him to task for that
and said how dare you,you don't go fundraising
during a committee hearing,so this was all coordinated.
There's been talk, by theway Pat, I wanna clear up
something about this Senate rule
that Democrats could've walked out,
or at least at twoo'clock in the afternoon,
there's a Senate Rule26 that basically says
if the majority leaderand the minority leader
don't come to an agreement,
then there should be nocommittee meetings after 2 p.m.
Technically that's true,
technically the Democrats could've said
there is no agreement,we're gonna be done.
A Senate judiciarycommittee spokesman told me
just this morning thatif they had done that,
Grassley would've justcontinued on on Thursday,
or excuse me, Wednesday, with the hearing
and there would've been noopening statements at all
for Democrats, so Democrats had to choose.
They could've stopped the hearing
but they wouldn't have hadany other opening statements,
so clearly soliloquies were more important
than anything else.
- So the truth is, they can't really block
the confirmation of this splendid man,
and it's just strictly for show.
Again, is their base happywith these shenanigans?
- Well, the base is happy,but that's an asterisk happy,
in other words they're gladthat the Democrats did something
but quite frankly there's aliberal wing, as you know,
of the Democrat party thatwanted these Democrats
to walk out, but a Senatejudiciary committee spokesman
also told me today that indeed
if Democrats decide to walk out,
and play all their shenanigans,and stop the hearings,
it doesn't matter because technically
there doesn't need to be a hearing,
and Grassley could justtake the whole thing
right to the Senate floorand that would be that.
- Is the rule they have to have a vote
of the judiciary committeebefore they take it
to the floor of the Senate, is that--
Technically no, what I'vebeen told by the Senate, no,
what I've been told by theSenate judiciary committee
is that technically, and once again
we're into arcane Senate rules,
but technically they can take this thing
right to the floor if they need to, Pat.
- The governor of Arizona has appointed
a guy who I've known, he'sa splendid Senator, Jon Kyl,
to fill out the term of thelate Senator John McCain.
He will be a reliable votefor Kavanaugh, won't he?
- He will, and we knew JohnMcCain would vote for Kavanaugh,
and obviously Kyl'sgonna vote for Kavanaugh,
but here's the difference going forward,
Jon Kyl has about a96% conservative rating
from the American Conservative Union,
John McCain had about an 82%,
so you're getting a moreconservative Arizona Senator,
that'll bode well forthe Trump administration,
obviously that'll bode well
for conservatives overall,so there's that at play too.
But let me just say one last thing
about the Kavanaugh hearings,
because it really hasbecome the Kava-no hearings
for the Democrats, and onceagain, they don't have the votes
so just to be clear, whateverybody needs to watch now
is is there a smoking gun,
which it doesn't appear thereis any smoking gun out there,
and whether or not SusanCollins and Lisa Murkowski,
the two pro-choice Senators, will go ahead
and somehow decide togo with the Democrats,
there's no indication that'sgoing to happen at all,
so at this point, and quite frankly Pat,
even if they did side with the Democrats,
and no one's expecting that,
you got the red state Democrats,
in other words the JoeManchin in West Virginia,
and Joe Donnelly in Indiana,
and Heidi Heitkamp inNorth Dakota, all Democrats
that are in red states that Trump won.
I have to tell you, they'vegot some pressure on them
because it's all aboutself-preservation for them,
if they vote for Kavanaugh
they'll have a betterchance at re-election,
they vote against Kavanaughand all bets are off.
- It looks, what do you figure,
they're talking October the 1
so they've gotta get this thing done,
do you think there's anyquestion, there's no question
that the Senate won'tvote for him, is there?
- No, this is gonna go on as scheduled,
once again, Senatejudiciary committee sources
telling me that Grassley'sgonna keep it moving
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
even if it has to go into the weekend,
but they're gonna get this thing done.
And look, it's funny,
the Democrats want all of these documents,
they already have a halfa million documents,
but they want, I don't know, 100,000 more,
and it's really interestingbecause they already
pretty much are saying they'regonna vote no on Kavanaugh,
so why do they want100,000 more documents,
to really vote no?
It just doesn't make any sense to me, Pat.
- David, thank you very much
for that insight.- You bet.
- And it's interesting, Wendy.
- Boy, it was tough towatch yesterday though.
- Oh, it was horrible.- Just with the animosity,
and the visceral.- You know,
the Supreme Court is supposedto be an all-gus body,
and with learned jurors,
it's supposed to be an impartial forum,
and now they have politicizedit like, it's just disgusting,
and Kavanaugh says, I'm not political,
I'm not conservative or liberal,
I'm going to interpret theConstitution as it's written,
which is what we're looking for,
Well coming up, in theU.S. there's a good chance
you'll commit a crimewithout even knowing it.
- It's probably more like400 or 500,000 regulations
that carry criminal penalties,
it is literally a crime tomisuse the Smokey the Bear logo
or the Woodsy the Owl logo,it's a crime to write a check
for under $1.
- [Wendy] More on thecountless federal regulations
that Americans break everysingle day, after this.
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- Ladies and gentlemen, thisnext feature's gonna shock you.
You see, the Democrats andthe liberals are this way;
if you don't agree with mewe're gonna put you in jail,
if you don't do exactlywhat we tell you to do
we're gonna lock you up.
Now, this is the kindof government they want,
and those who areconservative want freedom,
they want freedom from rules,
and especially unelected officials.
But unelected governmentbureaucrats are crafting rules,
hundreds of thousands of them,that have the power of law,
and they're putting unsuspectedcitizens behind bars,
that's the shock, andevery one of us has found
that if you think back abouteverything you've done,
I think breathing, andyou're breaking some law.
Jennifer Wishon brings us, therules are often so outlandish
that millions of people inAmerica without even knowing it
are committing a crime everysingle day, watch this.
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- [Jennifer] If you get out of bed today
there's a good chanceyou will commit a crime.
There is no one in the UnitedStates over the age of 18
who cannot be indictedfor some federal crime,
that is not an exaggerationsays John Baker,
a retired law professor from LSU.
Here at the Library of Congress,
this is the Federal Criminal Code,
its pages hold some 5,000criminal laws passed by Congress
and signed by presidents.
That's a lot, but it'sonly a drop in the bucket
when you consider thereare hundreds of thousands
of federal regulations thatcarry criminal penalties.
- I've seen the estimateof at least 300,000,
it's probably more like400 or 500,000 regulations
that carry criminal penalties.
For instance, it's literally a crime
to misuse the Smokey the Bear logo
or the Woodsy the Owl logo,it's a crime to write a check
for under $1, it's acrime to label malt liquor
- [Jennifer] Federalagencies are often given
tremendous power by Congressto create regulations
that carry criminal penalties,
and can drastically affect people's lives,
power that's been upheldby the Supreme Court.
Unelected bureaucratsare making regulations
that can land you in jail.
- Sure, and it's a huge number.
We all have one thingin common, me included,
which is at one time or another
we have probably violatedsome criminal regulation,
we just don't know it,and we were lucky enough
not to get caught and prosecuted.
- [Jennifer] So how does this happen?
Political gridlock and lack ofpolitical will in Washington
is actually empowering bureaucrats.
In order for members of Congressto get legislation passed
to reach compromises whileavoiding political pitfalls,
they're often vague, leaving the details
up to the agencies in chargeof the subject matter.
- There are so many of these regulations
no one knows how manythere are, where they are,
and of course these can includetraps for the unwary people
who are going about their business,
engaging in conduct thatthey would've had no idea
violated any law, muchless a criminal law,
and they can get trippedup and possibly prosecuted
for violating those laws.
- [Jennifer] And when thegovernment has a hammer,
Malcolm says it tends to use it.
This Twitter account tweetsa federal crime each day.
The project started in 2014and will not be completed
until the year 2848, that's aspan of more than 800 years.
And it's not just the federal government,
state agencies writecriminal regulations too.
- Feeding the homelessis a crime in many places
where people are doing it for a ministry.
- [Jennifer] John Whitehead,author of Battlefield America,
has spent decades representing people
in trouble with the lawfor simply exercising
their Constitutional rights.
- We had a case in Arizona where a pastor
wanted to have a Bible study in his home,
the regulation, as Iremember, was for 10 people,
he had 12 or 13, some neighbors called,
seven policemen entered his home.
He was finally arrested,
he ended up serving 60 days in jail,
this is for a Bible study,
and he was put on house arrest after that
with an electronic ankle bracelet.
- [Jennifer] Critics of federal agencies
crafting criminal penaltiessay most of the time
these violations could simplybe handled with a fine.
They're also skeptical many of the crimes
aren't actions most peopleconsider morally wrong,
instead they're crimes
because the government says they are,
which is why so many peopleunwittingly break them.
- If we end up criminalizing conduct
that your average personwould never have recognized
was wrong, then people willall of a sudden lose respect
for the rule of law.
By the way, did you know it's illegal
to walk your dog on federal land
on a leash that exceeds six feet?
- How's the Constitution start?
We the people, whoa, thinkabout that for a second,
we the people, that meanswe're the government.
The reason this is happening
'cause we're not taking action.
- You say the change isgonna have to trickle up
from local governments.
- I'm telling people get downto that local city council,
get these things changed,I mean, arresting a pastor,
60 days in jail for having a Bible study
with a few extra people in his home?
Is that a danger to society?
Well, I don't think so.
- It's all a contributing factor
to the United States havingthe largest prison rate
in the world.
Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington.
- We're gonna talk toProfessor James Duane
about some of these things,but ladies and gentlemen,
this is horrible, andit's got to be stopped.
You know the presidentcould stop all this,
the acts of Congress, that's one thing,
a few thousand laws passed by Congress
signed by the president into law,
these other are unelected,and the president
by a stroke of the pen, couldexonerate everybody from them
and also cancel them.
I don't think that the actionof these federal agencies
could withstand a presidential veto,
they could all be eliminated,
and I think it's time the president,
he could step up and do it,think what it would mean,
how much do these things cost?
How much money are we wastingby putting people in jail,
innocent people, like that pastor,
two more people, two extrapeople in a Bible study
and he's suddenly labeled a criminal?
- What was wrong withthe judge in that town
to okay that?
He should've had more sense.
- Well, he should've had more sense,
but nevertheless hemaybe is under the law,
he's got to abide by what's written,
and we've got these three strikes
and you're out kinda thing,
and all this business ofgetting tough on crime,
but it's not just tough on crime,
these bureaucrats want to force people
to do what they want you to do,
and if you don't do it, I mean,
Smokey the Bear for heaven's sakes,
or writing a check under a dollar?
I didn't know that was a law.
- And you know people have done that.
- Well, there's stocks on the market
that sell for less than a dollar,
and if you wanna buy one of 'em
you're gonna have to write acheck for less than a dollar.
I mean, the whole stock market,
they've got all these pennystocks, lots and lots of them,
and lots and lots of pennystocks, all that illegal.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is appalling,
and it's time the American people rise up
and notify the president, for example,
and I don't know the cost,
but it must be absolutely astronomical
how many people we're putting in jail,
and what it costs in human capital,
what it costs to put thesepeople, incarcerate them,
and those jails become schools for crime,
and they come out ofthere not better people,
they come out of there marred for life
because some crazy bureaucrat decides
he doesn't like their conduct.
That's outrageous, and it'stime we do something about it,
Wendy, I'm worked up
on this.- Yes, Amen,
we better change the subject.
Well, up next the quarterbackthat John Elway named
as the starting quarterbackfor the Denver Broncos.
- [Case] Kid, I wasJohn Elway for Halloween
three Halloweens in a row,
and I had my little 7jersey and I rocked it.
- [Wendy] Case Keenum talksabout the three best moments
of his life, right after this.
- Miraculous Blessingscoming up September the 17th,
you can get it then, but this is something
you really wanna have,you really do wanna know
how you're gonna get blessings,
and what I was readingabout David, he said,
"You've blessed me, Lord,sovereign Lord You've blessed me,
"and with Your blessingsI will be blessed."
And God said I'm gonnabless you and your children
beyond you, and David was thinking about
the miraculous blessing of God.
When God speaks a blessing,nothing in heaven and earth
can stop it, how do youget those blessings?
Well, we'll tell you September the 17th,
it's gonna be part of whatwe're gonna be doing, fun.
- It reminds me of thatsaying, one day of favor
is worth a lifetime of labor.
- That's great, I like that.
- It's not mine, but I like that saying.
- I don't know where you got that.
- Alright, Case Keenum, he isthe former Viking quarterback
who threw what's knownas the Minnesota Miracle
to beat the Saints in the 2017 playoffs,
but that incredible feat isonly the third best moment
of his life so far.
So what are the first and the second?
Take a look.
- [Football Announcer]Case on a deep drop,
steps up in the pocket--
- [Case] Sometimes the balljust comes out of your hand
just perfectly, and this one came out
really, really, really, really well.
- Are you kidding me?- What a miracle finish!
- It's a Minneapolis miracle!- No way!
- [Correspondent] NFLquarterback Case Keenum
remembers the joy ofthe Minneapolis Miracle,
a last-second touchdown tobeat the New Orleans Saints
in the 2017 playoffs.
- It was so much fun, so cool,
and I remember getting grabbedby the sideline reporter
Chris Meyers, he asked me,
"This has gotta be the bestmoment of your life, right?"
But I said no, this is notthe best moment of my life,
this is third, this isprobably gonna go down
as the third best moment of my life.
The first being when I gavemy life to Jesus Christ,
the second when I married my wife,
and this'll be third.
- [Correspondent] Caseexperienced the highest of highs
as a professional athlete,
yet manages to keep everyhighlight in perspective.
- Those things that we have in this world
that are of the world,and they don't last,
they're over, and if youcount on those things
to be everything for you,they're just gonna let you down.
Just like we had anincredible moment one week
and it let us down the next week,
but if you hold onto yourrelationship with Christ
and your relationship with your family
and those people that will be with you,
that care about you, that'swhat's most important.
- [Correspondent] Case's love for football
started with his father, a former coach
who modeled unconditionallove, win or lose.
- He started texting me,pray hard, play hard,
take care of the football, and have fun.
That's what I've prayed before every game,
no matter what happens I'mgonna play as hard as I can,
and I'm gonna give the glory to God,
that no matter what God,
I want my light to shine through You.
- [Correspondent] His NFL careerfaced early disappointments
as Case went undrafted
after a record-breaking college career.
Many people said hedidn't have what it takes
to make it in the NFL.
- Yeah, I heard all those things,
you're not tall enough,strong enough, your arm's,
you can't throw it far enough,
you don't have a strong enough arm,
but for me it was a lesson
and we gotta listen tothe people in your life
that really mean something,your family, your friends,
your coaches that believe in you,
but most of all you needto believe in your Savior,
in Jesus and His identity for you.
- [Correspondent] In hisbook Playing for More,
Case talks about the importance
of trusting God with his life
in the midst of the pressuresof professional sports.
- He has carried methrough those tough times,
and has been there more than anybody else
could possibly have even tried to be.
- [Correspondent] Thisoff-season Case was traded
to the Denver Broncos andnamed the starting quarterback.
- To have John Elway introduce me
as the starting quarterbackof the Denver Broncos
is incredible, and to remember that,
as a kid, I was John Elway for Halloween
three Halloweens in a row,
and I had my little 7jersey and I rocked it.
I know that God has meright where He wants me
and He's equipped me for thetime that He has me here.
- [Correspondent] Case looks to the future
with high expectations,knowing he's doing all he can
to be successful, andtrusting God with the outcome.
- I hold myself to avery, very high standard,
that I want to give everything I've got
every single play that I put up,
every single time I workout,
every day I come into my office here,
I'm giving it everything I've got.
I'm holding up my end of the bargain
as well as I can, and I know that God,
we know through Hispromises, through His Word,
that He's gonna hold upHis end of the bargain,
so I can rest easy in the results
and know that I'm doing everything I can,
I'm gonna give Him the glory for it.
- Amen, what a successfullife, such an inspiration.
Case Keenum just releaseda new book yesterday,
it's called Playing for More;Trust Beyond What You Can See,
and it's availablewherever books are sold.
Still ahead, we've got your email,
John says, I borrow moneyfrom private investors
to flip houses, should I tithe
on the total amount that I borrow?
Your questions, honestanswers, coming up next.
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- And welcome back to The 700 Club.
Tropical Storm Gordon slammedinto the Gulf overnight,
just barely under hurricane strength
with maximum sustainedwinds of 70 miles an hour
and heavy rains.
It's now downgraded toa tropical depression
as it moves northward.
The National HurricaneCenter said the storm
would bring life-threatening conditions
to parts of the region,
including a three tofive-foot storm surge.
Gordon turned deadly when atree fell on a mobile home
in Pensacola and killed a child.
The National HurricaneCenter forecasts Gordon
to quickly weaken as it moves inland
across Mississippi,Louisiana, and into Arkansas
Executives from majortech companies are set
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Facebook and Twitter execsare likely to face questions
about political content,antitrust concerns,
and consumer privacy.
Google's Larry Page issending written testimony.
Lawmakers from both sideswant the tech giants
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the 2018 midterm election process
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Conservatives contend Facebookoften censors their messages.
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Pat and Wendy are back withmore of today's 700 Club,
it's coming up right after this.
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- As you just heard,next week we invite you
to join us as we kick off 40days of prayer for America.
We'll also be praying foryou and your personal needs.
CBN partners, you can lookfor this envelope in the mail,
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or log on to cbn.com and wewill send you this packet
I like the bumper sticker,I think I'm gonna put this,
I have a red car,
so it'll match.- Let's pray for America,
You know ladies and gentlemen,
there's just nothing thatwon't be done with prayer,
God will answer prayer, and if His people
who are called by His namewill humble themselves,
and pray, and seek His face,
and turn from their wicked waysthen He'll hear from Heaven,
and He'll forgive theirsins and heal their land.
We've got a lot of problemsin America, we really do,
and one answer, the one answer,is the anointing of God,
God can do it, so don't hesitate to pray.
Now, there's a note of sadness
for all of you eagerbachelors in our audience.
This beautiful lady isno longer on the market,
she has been taken, andshe's wearing a gorgeous
piece of jewelry on her finger.
If you'd give me a closeup,please, on that hand.
- Wait, where is it?- Boy, that thing
is a sparkler.
May I find out what that means?
- Well, this means thatI am an engaged woman.
- And you're no longer available,
and all these guys are gonnabe sad across this nation,
who were hoping one day thatthey might win the fair lady.
You're gonna get married,
that's what it means.- Wow,
I actually hadn't heardsomeone say it just like that.
- Well congratulations,
that's beautiful.- Thank you so much,
yeah, I'm very excited, itwas a really fun proposal,
I was completely shocked,
it happened--- I hear you were climbing
the Old Rag Mountain here in Virginia,
which is a--- We were just hiking,
it was a foggy, veryhumid, we were sweaty,
we got rained on, we gotto the top of the mountain,
we were eating our sandwich.
I was just thinking about,it started to thunder,
I was thinking about let'sget down the mountain,
and he said, "I thinkI'll lighten my backpack
a little bit," and I'm not even thinking,
it's really the last thing on my mind,
and I look back and he'sholding it in his hand
and he said, "Could you carrythis down the mountain?"
and it was very romantic.
- I'll tell you, thatguy, that says a lot,
I really like that, I mean, sweaty hot
on top of Old Rag Mountainto propose, that's wonderful.
- Well, he said he knew thiswas one of my favorite places,
and of course it is, so.
- You'll make a very beautiful bride
and I congratulate you, that's nice,
we've been praying a long time, Wendy.
- Yes, I remember years ago I said, Pat,
pray for my left hand, he's like,
"What's wrong with your left hand?"
I said, nothing, but it needs a ring.
- Now you've got it.- And now it's happened,
so praise the Lord.- Well, congratulations dear.
Okay, let's take some questions.
- Yes, this one's from John, he says,
I borrow money from privateinvestors to flip houses.
Should I tithe on thetotal amount I borrow?
I get extra funds to live on
while houses are being rehabbed,
so I am taking some ofmy profit ahead of time.
Should I tithe on thewhole amount or at the end?
- I think it's your call,
you give according towhat's in your heart,
but I honestly believe, ifyou wanna get technical,
it's the profit, it'scertainly in the whole amount
that you borrow in order tobuy a house and then turn it,
I don't think that would be appropriate,
unless you wanna do it,
God'll bless whatever's in your heart.
But normally speaking thetithe would be on the profit,
not on the whole amount.
- Here's one from Gina,she says, hi Mr. Pat,
I'm an eighth grader in high school.
Recently my favoritesinger released a new song.
I like the beat to it, however,
I know the lyrics are sacrilegious.
Her music really helped methrough my parents' divorce
and I feel a special connection,
but I do not wanna go to hellfor listening to her music.
I also respect her advocacy for charity
and I don't want her to go to hell either.
What should I do?
- Well, I think you'renot under any obligation
to listen to anybody's music,
and if they're singing sacrilegious lyrics
you don't need to listento them, and I just think,
I don't understand why thissinger is singing stuff,
but some of the things that are out there
are really terrible, and youdon't wanna listen to them.
You're not going to hell
'cause you listen to somebody'smusic, you really aren't,
but nevertheless itwill destroy your faith,
and the stuff that hasbeen out on rock music
is just beyond measure,it's been horrible,
I don't know if this iswhat you're talking about,
but I don't care how blessed you were
by this particular artist's music,
I think that it's timemaybe to flip the dial
and go to something else.
- And there are so many greatChristian artists out there
with wonderful musicthat you can dance to,
so lotta choices.
Okay, Reba writes, I attend a church
where many speak in tongues.
I have prayed for God tobless me with this gift
because I've been toldthis is God speaking
directly to you.
Why can't I receive this gift?
Maybe I'm not Spirit-filled like others.
I wanna be close to God.
Does speaking in tonguesmean God is speaking to you?
- This is an expression of your spirit,
your spirit is speaking to God
and your understanding is not active,
so it's a communicationbetween you and the Lord.
The Bible says they spoke
as the Spirit gave utterance,
the Spirit gives the utterancebut you do the speaking,
and very frankly, you can'tspeak in the vernacular
and speak in anotherlanguage at the same time,
so if you continue to sayLord, bless me, bless me,
bless me, bless me, you arenot going to be speaking
in another language,you're gonna be speaking
in your vernacular.
So you wanna know the secret,is just shut your mouth
and let the Lord comeand give you the Word,
and then you speak as theSpirit gives utterance,
you wanna know what itis, that's what it is.
Jeremy says, what exactly is fasting?
- Well, fasting is doing without something
for a period of time.
You're withholding one meal a day,
you're withholding sweets,
you're withholding, whatthey say, pleasant bread,
you're withholding several meals,
you're only existing onwater, there's a lotta ways,
but it means you're giving something up,
and whatever that is thatyou say unto the Lord
I am giving this to You, Lord.
And David said, "I afflictedmy soul with fasting,"
and so if you're denyingyourself food, for example,
you're afflicting your body
so that your spirit can be free.
- Alright, Janet says, canyou not believe in Jesus
after you have acceptedHim into your heart,
is it possible to go back?
- Well yeah, people,the term is backsliding.
I remember my dean in seminary said,
"I belong in a denominationwho believes in backsliding
"and practiced it,"- Oh dear.
- But yes, you can go back,that's the terrible thing.
The Bible has a thing, a fear to fall,
we're walking with the Lord,
and there should always bein our heart a fear of God.
We walk with Him, we loveHim with all our heart,
but at the same timethere's a Godly reverence,
and we don't wanna presume on God,
I think of the idea of, Paulsaid that their condemnation
is just those who thinkthat they can get away
with all kinds of thingsand still know the Lord,
so the answer is keep your eyes on Jesus,
keep your eye on Him everyday, you're serving Him,
you're loving Him, andyou're surrendering to Him
every day, alright?
- Amen, thanks Pat, greatanswers and some great questions.
Well, let's move on to thisstory about Sukhwinder,
a single mom who makes a meagerliving in India by sewing,
but when her eyes beganto develop cataracts
she couldn't see how to thread a needle.
Without the help of people just like you
she would've lost her onlymeans of supporting her family.
- [Correspondent]Sukhwinder is a single mom.
Since her husband left two years ago
life has been very difficultfor her and her kids.
- [Translator] We had to moveback to my parents' house.
They are poor too andbarely have enough money
to take care of themselves.
After my father left noone did anything for us.
Our school fees were due butwe had no money to pay them,
so we were forced to drop out.
- [Correspondent] She earneda little bit of extra money
knitting sweaters and otherclothes she sells in the winter.
When I was in India itwas over 110 degrees,
and no one was buying sweaters.
To make matters worse she told me
she had a hard time knitting
because she was slowlygoing blind from cataracts.
- [Translator] I could not see the thread,
I knew something was wrong with my eyes.
I went to the hospital and they told me
I needed an operation.
I wanted the operationbut I could not afford it.
- [Correspondent] A nearbyhospital partners with CBN,
that's where Sukhwinder went
and got the surgery sheneeded free of charge.
Soon she was back homeand able to see again,
but we knew she stillneeded help earning money,
so we surprised the family witha brand new sewing machine.
- [Translator] Thank you, she can now work
the whole year round.
- [Correspondent] With a steady income
she can help her parentsand provide for her children
who are now able to go to school again.
- [Translator] I'm verythankful to you all
for giving me this machine.
I can see and I canwork, may God bless you.
- Sukhwinder can now see and she can work
thanks to you, if you're a CBNpartner you made that happen.
And maybe you're not apartner but you wanna be,
great, go to your phonesright now and just say yes,
I wanna join The 700 Club,CBN, it's just 65 cents a day,
$20 a month is all it takes,
and when you do, ask for Pledge Express,
that means that your giftwill go automatically to CBN
from your checking account,and when you do that
you save us some paperwork.
And we wanna send you this,
this is Pat and Gordon's monthly teaching
called Power for Life,
these teachings will reallyencourage your walk of faith,
this is yours when you join The 700 Club.
Well up next, a horse lover hurts her arm
moving bales of hay.
- I couldn't lift it up like this,
and I definitely couldn'tput it behind me,
it was a whole lot of pain.
I knew I couldn't come out here
and throw a saddle on a horse.
- [Wendy] Watch how shegets back in the saddle
(bright, uplifting music)
- Well, you're watching The 700 Club,
and I'm so happy to have you all with us.
Right now I want to show you something
that I think will warm your heart.
There's a lady whosename is Roseann Lobser
and she owns an Arabianhorse farm and riding school.
So when Roseann injured whatis known as the rotator cuff
she was at a loss of how tocare for the horses she loves.
Two weeks later Roseann was watching
the story of a man on The 700 Club
who had been supernaturally healed
from a rotator cuff injury.
That's when she said, yesLord, I want one for me.
Take a look.
- [Correspondent] Caringfor her seven horses
is a labor of love for Roseann Lobser.
In the fall of 2017 she was dragging
65-pound bales of hay into thebarn getting ready for winter
when something happened to her shoulder.
- And a couple of them,I felt a twinge of pain
because the bale was so heavy.
That evening though, Inoticed when I went to pick up
a pan to do something in the kitchen
there was a great deal of pain
and I had no strength in that shoulder,
and then I couldn't lift it up like this,
and I definitely couldn'tput it behind me,
it was a whole lot of pain.
The next day I went to my chiropractor
and he said it was partially out of joint
and there was a greatdeal of inflammation,
the rotator cuff was inflamed,
and actually when I wouldmove it it would pop.
Every time I tried to fastenmy seatbelt in the car
I was well aware thatthere's still a lot of pain
in that shoulder, and so I basically
had to just stop using it.
I was crying out to the Lord for healing
'cause it was quite painful,
I knew I couldn't come out here
and throw a saddle on a horse,
it just wasn't gonna happen,
lifting something with thisarm just wasn't happening.
- [Correspondent] Roseannbegan trusting God for healing.
- And that whole week I was going over
the healing Scriptures in the Bible,
and I had prayed forother people to be healed
and they'd get healed, butit was my turn to receive.
And so it was about a week later
I was watching The 700 Club,
and then Gordon had this word of knowledge
about a shoulder.
It was a testimony ofanother man's healing
of a rota-cuff shoulder injury,
and I perked up immediately,
and he was talking about how painful
the gentleman's shoulder wasand how long he'd been injured.
- There's someone, you'reasking please say rotator cuff,
you have a rotator cuffinjury in your right shoulder.
- And I thought, well,if it's a word of God
it never falls to the ground,
it's always active and energetic,
and there's power in a word from the Lord,
and so I did, I grabbed it, praised God,
I didn't want that pain any longer.
Well, after I grabbed thatword of knowledge by faith
and started praising God,
and I actually could raise it up like this
and there was no pain, and within an hour
all the pain was gone.
- [Correspondent] Roseann hasbeen pain free ever since.
- I can throw a saddle on ahorse, I can go riding again,
well I just rejoice thatGod loves me so much
He wants me pain free.
- Here's another one,her name is Paulette,
she lives in Griffin, Georgia.
She said she was diagnosed with cancer
that had spread to her uterus,
and she was having treatmentat Emory University,
and one day she and herhusband heard Wendy say, quote,
"There's somebody, you'vebeen diagnosed with cancer,
"you've found it hasspread to your lymph nodes,
"and God says, quote, 'Do not fear,
"'I'm going to stop thatcancer in its tracks.'"
Paulette and her husbandsaid that's for us,
we take it by faith,
she called our prayer center last month
and she is now cancer free.
- Praise God, that's awesome.- Isn't that wonderful?
- [Wendy] Wow.
Patricia of Deltona, Floridawas diagnosed with Lupus
in 2015 but had been sufferingfrom the symptoms since 2006.
One day she heard you givea word of knowledge, Pat,
saying, "Someone isbeing healed of Lupus."
Patricia felt an immediate response
and believed God was speaking to her.
After a few weeks her symptoms cleared,
her doctor did theblood work and confirmed
Patricia no longer has Lupus, praise God.
- Do you all have any ideahow the Word of God works?
How did it come about, howdid this world come to being?
God said let there belight and there was light,
let the earth comeforth and it came forth,
let the animals be on theearth and they were so.
He spoke and it was done,
that's how His Word iscommunicated, He speaks the Word,
you shall eat good, bythe fruit of your lips
you confess His goodness.
Now, we're going to confess for you,
we're going to pray for you right now.
Please join with us, and I'mgoing to join with Wendy,
the two of us are gonnahold hands together
and we're gonna greet with you.
Please pray with us right now,
there's nothing impossible.
Father, I hold before youthese people in our audience
who are suffering.
Lord, there are many people,they don't have enough money,
they've lost their jobs, thatthey're crying out to You,
they don't know what to do.
There's some women whohave been abandoned,
they've got children andthey've been abandoned,
and they don't know whatthey're going to do,
and they're crying outto You for the answer,
even as we're praying right now
their tears are coming down their cheeks.
And You Lord, have heard their prayers,
and we speak the word now
that the anointing of theHoly Spirit will come down
and the blessing of Godwill surround these people.
In the name of Jesus, receive an anointing
and a blessing from God,
receive an answer to your prayer,
may His touch be upon you.
And right now a uterus is being healed
by the power of God,you shall bear a child,
and the child will grow up in the wisdom
and the knowledge of theLord, in Jesus' name.
- Yes.- Wendy.
- Someone with symptomsof Lyme Disease, God,
is touching You right now,
and you are being restored completely
in the name of Jesus.
- Somebody has a broken pelvis,
and just reach down and touch that area,
it's a fracture, God will heal that,
in Jesus' name you'llfeel the power of God,
- Well, we leave youwith today's Power Minute
from the Book of James.
Confess your sins to one another
and pray for each otherso that you may be healed.
Well, that's all the time we've got.
For Wendy and all of usthis is Pat Robertson,
we'll see you tomorrow, bye bye.