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Tucker Carlson sets sail aboard the
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Plus, the unlikely champion.
- I run with all of my heart.
- [Announcer] Who should've died twice.
- [Dawn] God spared mylife twice in three days.
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- Well, welcome, folks, tothis edition of The 700 Club.
It's said to be thethird-most powerful storm
ever to hit the United States,
not just Southern Florida, but the US.
And we're gonna ask a man who's an expert,
what does this mean about the future?
Where'd it come from?
How come it came?
And we're gonna have atough winter because of it.
That's the story.
But this devastation, wedon't know the full extent,
but it's gonna be in thebillions and billions of dollars.
You see pictures out ofthe Florida Panhandle,
and it's just horrible what happened.
That storm, it was just devastating.
It tore up an Air Force base.
And it's moving up, ofcourse, into Georgia,
then Alabama, and then into the Carolinas.
And it'll come up this way, andit's moving very, very fast.
- Well, at least two people have died.
And Florida Governor Rick Scott says the
priority now is rescuing any survivors
that might be trapped in their homes.
As Jenna Browder shows us,
Tropical Storm Michaelis still on the move.
- Hurricane Michael torethrough the Florida Panhandle,
leaving behind a path of destruction
as it headed north toGeorgia and the Carolinas.
- [Man] It's gonna go, it's gonna go.
- [Jenna] 155-mile-per-hour winds sent
the roof of this hotel crashing down.
- It was terrifying, honestly.
- [Jenna] And drone video shows this
school torn apart by the storm.
The high winds tore houses from their
foundations and uprooted trees,
floodwaters from the stormsurge filling the streets.
- The dumbest thing I'veever done in 77 years
is to stay through a hurricane.
When they say "evacuate"again, pew, I'm outta here.
- [Jenna] Michael also ripped
through parts of Georgia and Alabama.
Now a tropical storm, it's moving north
toward the Carolinas, raising concerns
of more flooding and deadly tornadoes.
- We're talking about a muchweakened Michael right now,
a tropical storm that is jetting its way
off toward the north end ofthe east at 21 miles per hour.
But the impacts are far from finished.
We're still talking about gusty winds
and even some storm-surge flooding here
throughout the Big Bend, as we're looking
at one-to-three-foot storm surge.
Also here to the coastal Carolinas
with the onshore flow, that potential
of one-to-three-foot storm surge as well.
- [Jenna] Michael came so fast,
many people didn't evacuate in time.
In Florida, efforts are now focused
on saving those still in danger.
- As Hurricane Michaelcontinues its destructive path
through the Panhandle andleaves our state, we're turning
100% of our focus on searchand rescue and recovery.
- [Jenna] The storm also topof mind for President Trump.
- I wanna send our thoughts and prayers
of our entire nationto everyone in the path
of Hurricane Michael, especiallyin the Florida Panhandle,
where it's hitting and hitting hard.
- Amid the destruction,CBN's Operation Blessing
is on the ground preparingto bring relief to victims.
Just to put Michael into perspective,
it was the third-largest hurricane
to ever hit the US mainlandand the largest hurricane
to impact the Florida Panhandle.
Jenna Browder, CBN News.
- Jenna, Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster
for WeatherBELL Analytics.
Joe, thank you so much for being with us.
You were a little prescient in this
when you forecast somethingbad was gonna happen.
How'd you know about it?
- Well, (chuckles) thisis what I was made to do.
And I always tell people thatthe foundation you stand on
today was built yesterdayto reach for tomorrow.
And if you study weather patterns,
and look, I have no life besides
the good Lord, my family,and the weather, right?
So this is all I do.
If you go back and look at the past,
you can see the setupsfor these kinda things.
And back on July 16th,or, excuse me, September,
well, first of all, preseason forecast
called for a big in-close season,
in other words, very little activity
in the areas that got hit downin the Caribbean last year,
but all further north,and you see where all
the storms are going, they'reall further north this year.
And so what happens is this.
When we get closer, on September 16th,
I'm on the air with peoplesaying, I'll see you in October.
There's gonna be somethingcoming out of the Caribbean
up into the Gulf of Mexico,and I'll be on again.
And when we got to about10 days, 12 days away,
well, actually, September20th, modeling was showing
that the activity in the tropics,
and the global tropicalactivity would shift into the
Pacific and Atlantic basin,eastern Pacific and Atlantic.
So you can see this stuff moving across.
And once we put that together,
we started warning our clients.
And then we saw the bigridge build up again
over the Northeast United States.
Alberto, Gordon, and Florenceall came in when that ridge
went up over the Northeastand into Southeast Canada.
This is known as the Newfoundlandwheel by the old-timers.
I guess I'm getting to be one of them, 63,
(Pat laughs)and then men that came
before me, well, they taught me this,
that whenever you get high pressure built
in the Northwest Atlantic andthe Northeastern United States
in the hurricane season, folks,
what has to happen underneath?
Think about it.
There's gonna be a reduction of pressure.
And when the pressure isreduced in a large scale
over that warm water, you'regonna get development.
So it was right there.
So what happened?
By Sunday, we were forecasting a major
hurricane hit in the Florida Panhandle.
So, we had a three, perhaps aCategory 4 going into Florida.
From then, it was hardly evena tropical storm at that time.
We did the same thingwith Sandy, by the way.
October 21st had that.
And the reason is, it'snothing magical about it.
It has to do with trying to discern
the long-term patterns,understanding what happened before,
what's going on now, matching 'em up,
and then use the great tools that science
has developed to try to helpus in seeing things like this.
So that's what we did.
It gets very frustrating.
As you know, there's allsorts of distractions today.
The world is full of noise, right?
So, there's noise about theSupreme Court nomination
Sunday and Monday, somedia's not paying attention.
Tuesday, Nikki Haley resigns.
Media is, well, oh, yeah,there's a hurricane down there.
Yesterday, of course, yousaw the market crash 800.
And so by the time thehurricane made landfall,
you see the media goingto the market, right?
So what happens is, I think that
a lotta people got caught by surprise.
What happens when there's a surprise?
You gotta go look for something to blame.
Who do you blame?
It all just keeps movingalong in the same circle.
And so maybe I'm just one of these
guys that looks at linkage.
Actually, this is shameless advertisement.
I have a book out calledThe Climate Chronicles--
- [Pat] Oh, yeah.
- It describes what's going on today.
Very little about this is
actually about science and weather.
Most of it is about other things,
and that's what you see with these storms.
- Joe, I wanna ask yousomething about the winter.
Does this have anything to dowith the fact that we may have
a colder-than-usual winter,or that won't matter?
What does it say?- Yeah, and I'll tell you why.
I actually put this on Twitter.
People with my site, WeatherBELL,
they see all this stuff that's going on.
But my professors at PennState when I was back there
in the '70s said, you have to explain
the why before the what so whenit happens, people know why.
You gotta tell 'em before.
What happens is this, folks.
The same oscillations in the ocean
that you will see in September and October
cause enhanced tropical cyclone activity,
what we call theMadden-Julian oscillation.
It's indirectly caused by the
oceans and the state of the oceans.
If that repeats itself in the winter,
the same pattern that is causing this now
repeats itself in thewinter, what'll happen is,
the winter gets cold and stormy.
So, let's go back and look at when
there were major hurricanes from Florida
into the Gulf of Mexico in October.
You line up those years, youlook, it's got a cold winter.
The fact of the matteris that back last winter,
we saw something go on, and wesaid, look, there's gonna be
what we call Modoki ElNino for the next winter.
So this is nine months away.
Predict a big rainfallseason in California
in March and April, hencethe wildfire season.
You grow a lotta stuff inCalifornia 'cause of a lotta rain,
it dries out, they get big wildfires.
It also meant a hot summer, right?
So we have all this.
We move from one thing to another.
Wildfires, summer, the hurricane season
all point at this cold, stormywinter because all I do is
line up past years(Pat chuckles)
when that happens. So,we'll see if it happens.
Only God knows tomorrow.
- The rest of us--- That's right.
- No, that's absolutely,you guys, hey, listen.
- All right.- You know what?
It's the humility thing.
So, the atmosphere teaches youthat, and it's a good tool.
- Joe, you're terrific, thank you so much.
- All right, Pat--- Joe Bastardi--
- Thank you for having me.- Ladies and gentlemen.
Hey, you better hold on to your
fur coat, though, PETA notwithstanding.
- [Terry] Yeah.
- You know?
Because it may be a very cold winter.
So that's interesting, isn't it?
- Well, it's fascinating.
It is a very distinctive study,
isn't it?- Joe knew that thing
was coming, and nobodyelse, they all said,
well, as he said, therewas so much in the news.
There was Kavanaugh, there wasthis and that and the other.
And the stock market took a dip,
and so they weren't listening.
But now it's too late.
But it was devastating.
The third-worst in thehistory of the United States.
I mean, that millibarwent down and so forth.
But we haven't had a chance to get people
really out on the scene tofind out the full extent
of the damage and how muchthe recovery's gonna cost.
But as I saw some figures, there're about
eight or 900,000 people without power.
And they were adding 'em upbecause there'll be Alabama,
there'll be Georgia, andmaybe even North Carolina.
- Well, and this kind ofdevastation isn't something that,
it ends and you just fix it and recover.
I mean, you're talking about a long time.
- Well, our Operation Blessingis gonna be down there.
And recovery will take years,but our Operation Blessing
is already setting up to help.
And John Jessup has that.
- That's right, Pat.
CBN's Operation Blessing teamsare on the scene in Florida,
meeting with pastors and churches
to coordinate volunteerefforts to help those in need.
Here's OB's Tom Wiley from the Panhandle.
- I'm Tom Wiley with OperationBlessing Disaster Relief.
We sent an advancedteam here just yesterday
starting in Pensacola, andwe've been making our way
to Panama City to assess thedamage of this hurricane.
Operation Blessing Disaster Relief is
staging equipment andpeople and other resources
as we look at coming into this area
to help the residentsaffected by this storm.
We've been driving downnumerous highways today,
weaving through downedtrees and downed power lines
and seeing the damage firsthand.
This area has been hard-hit.
- Well, we've noticed a lotta trees down,
power lines down, metal flying,
truck lifting off the ground.
And man, we're just scared to death, man.
- Operation Blessing will continue
to work with our ministrypartners to get down
into this area to get to the right place
to provide the right-amount assistance
for the families and communitiesaffected by this disaster.
If you'd like to learnmore about volunteering,
please visit OperationBlessing's website at ob.org.
God bless you.
- Pat, Operation Blessingalways delivering
timely and much-needed help.- Always.
And they've got a mobile kitchen.
They're gonna feed asmuch as 2,000 meals a day.
We've got construction trailer filled
with tools to be used by volunteers
to help hurricane victims rebuild,
two box trucks full ofemergency relief supplies.
And I know it's not as much as you'd like,
but we're there sometimes in the point
of urgent need to help people.
So, if you wanna help in this time,
you can send your, quote,"thoughts and prayers,"
as the president said, but we can also
send some money and help them.
And it's Disaster Relief Fund,
CBN Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
And we don't wait for somebureaucracy to tell us to do it.
We just do it right away.
And we work with churches,
we work through relief organizations.
'Cause people in that Panhandle,
listen, folks, they're hurting.
They will have lost everything.
You look at those pictures.
They're absolutely devastating.
- Pat, in economic news,Wall Street is hoping
that the worst of a brutalcorrection will soon be over.
Wednesday's sell-off marks five
straight days stocks have been down.
The DOW fell 830 points, a little over 3%.
The S&P 500 was down just overthree-and-a-quarter percent.
And the technology-heavy Nasdaq
took the biggest hit,plunging more than 4%.
Some analysts are blaming rising
interest rates for the sell-off.
President Trump blasted the
Federal Reserve for raising those rates.
And Pat, other analysts say the
market was due for a correction.
- That has been keeping the rates
artificially low for so many years.
They had to bring 'em up.
But I'm telling you, it's really tough.
But remember that big, big market crash.
About a quarter of the DOW went down.
I mean, this is 3%.
So, I mean, it's not the end of the world.
It just sounds like a lotta numbers
because the DOW is up so big.
It's 26, seven, eight thousand points.
And you lose 800 out ofthat, it's not as much.
- You think it'll correct pretty quickly?
- Oh, I hope so.
I think the economy is so strong.
And I think those tech companies,they've just gone crazy.
I mean, Amazon and Netflix and
these others have gone up so high.
And they were due for acorrection, Google and others.
I mean, they're just,what do they call it?
I mean, there's so many.
But do I think so?
I would say yes.
I think we'll have it.
But the economy is basically strong.
You couldn't have asked for anything
better in terms of employment.
The unemployment is at record lows,
black unemployment, Hispanic unemployment.
It's really very, well,we'll see what happens.
We got less than 30 daysfor the midterm elections,
and a lotta stuff's going on.
Well, we've got a guest
now coming up.- We do.
- And Terry, tell us about it.
- Well, we do, Fox News hostTucker Carlson talks about
America's sinking Ship of Fools.
And he'll tell how we can getour country back on course.
That's all coming up after this.
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- Well, Democrats arestill asking themselves,
how in the world did DonaldTrump get elected president?
And, of course, HillaryClinton just came out
with a statement thatsaid, we must be uncivil.
As long as we're in theminority, we must resist.
As Trump said, she didn't get it.
And they still don't get it.
But Fox News host and author
Tucker Carlson says he's got the answer.
Take a look.
- [Narrator] Fox News hostTucker Carlson says it wasn't
Russian collusion that sweptDonald Trump into office.
It was an angry electorate tired
of being ignored by the elites,
a group whose power and wealthhas grown beyond imagination,
even as the rest of thecountry has withered.
In his new book, Ship of Fools,
Carlson offers a blisteringcritique of these new overlords.
Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes,
unaware that they'recaptains of a sinking ship.
In the signature andwitty style that viewers
of Tucker Carlson Tonighthave come to enjoy,
his book answers theall-important question,
how do we put the country back on course?
- Well, the book is called Ship of Fools:
How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing
America to the Brink of Revolution.
Tucker Carlson joins us now.
Tucker, it's good to see you.
Welcome, glad to have you with us.
- Thanks for having me, Pat.
- Hey, this whole thing, let me ask you
about this so-called middle class.
Who are they and what's happening to them?
The white middle class, where's it going?
- Well, the middle class isthe backbone of the country.
A vibrant middle class isessential for democracy.
And they're dying.
So, for my lifetime,yours, our grandparents',
for over a hundred years, the middle class
has been the majority in this country.
It's defined what the country is.
And in 2015, for the first time,
that group became a minority,less than 50% of the country.
This was a huge shift in our economy
and in our social fabric, and it was
almost unnoted by media organizations,
including, I'm ashamed to say, by me.
I wasn't even aware that it happened
until I started writing this book.
And yet it really tells you everything
you need to know about whythe president got elected.
If you're running a country as affluent
and successful and large as this one,
your main concern is making certain
that people who make $80,000 a year
have some security and some promise
that their children will do better
and some stake in the American economy.
You don't want a countrycomprised only of the very rich
and of the wholly dependent at the bottom,
welfare recipients andprivate equity moguls.
That's a very unstable model.
That's the Latin American model.
That's what happened inVenezuela, where all of a sudden,
a small group of peoplecontrolled everything.
And the populationrevolted with this radical,
left-wing populism of HugoChavez and now of Nicolas Maduro.
And they wrecked the country.
And so I guess I canbottom-line it in one sentence
by saying, whenever youhave a big populist movement
like the Trump movement, that's a sign
that the people in charge have failed.
They've made grave mistakes, and they need
to fix those mistakes rightaway, or it will get worse.
- Well, who are these elites
that are captains of the Ship of Fools?
Who are they?
Are they only on the coasts,East Coast, West Coast?
Is that where they are in that--
- Yes.- Coastal?
Yeah, go ahead.- Primarily.
In places I have lived.
And I just wanna be clear that I'm not
writing this book as a representative
of coal miners in West Virginia.
I'm not from West Virginia.
I'm from La Jolla,California, and Georgetown.
So I have a perspective, I think,
that's pretty informed on the question
of this group 'cause I'velived among them all my life.
And I'm not speaking simplyof our political elites,
but also of our economicand cultural elites,
the people who make our foreign policy,
the enormous nonprofitsector here in Washington
of policy people who figure out
what country we got toinvade next, et cetera.
And so I'm speaking of the people
who make the lion's share ofthe decisions in this country,
the 5% of the population that makes
90% of the significant decisions.
And by the way, everycountry has a ruling class.
People are hierarchical.
The Old Testament is the story
of ruling classes andthe decisions they made.
There's nothing wrong with it.
- What qualifications--- I'm arguing against--
- Have they got to be the rulers?
I mean, do they just take power?
I mean, is it given to them?
Is it because of howmuch money they've got,
or they went to Yale orGeorgetown or whatever?
- Well, sure, I mean,I would say that the,
I mean, strictly speaking,the SAT, standardized testing
is responsible for thesociety we now have.
We decided 50 years ago, 60 years ago
to sort people by intelligence,
that's what the SAT is,in fact, an IQ test,
and shunt them into a smallnumber of elite colleges,
and from there into a smallnumber of elite professions.
And they moved to a smallnumber of elite neighborhoods,
married each other, andrepeated the process
with their own children, et cetera.
So, you basically havea very insular group
running the country, very, very insular.
And they live in 20 ZIP codes,and they disproportionately
control the lives of everybody else.
I'm not even mad about that.
(Pat laughs)I just think that if you're
gonna have a group likethat, they better have
deep empathy for thepopulation of the country.
They better really care about the country,
and they better slow down and make sure
they're making wise decisions.
And when they mess up, as we all do,
they need to take responsibility
for their bad decisions andlearn something from them,
exactly what you wouldask of your own children.
- There's a--- And they haven't.
- Hypocrisy factor you've pointed out
in your book that's very well-taken
about where they sendtheir children to school.
Do you wanna talk about,the public schools
are pretty bad in most areas, but these
elites don't send their kids where--
- Of course they're not.- Where did Obama
send his children?
- Well, to Sidwell Friends,which is putatively Quaker
school here in Washington,where the children
of countless US senators and ambassadors
and titans of industryall send their children.
And look, I send mychildren to public school.
I raise them in the District of Columbia.
We have terrible public schools.
I'm not attacking anyone for that.
I'm merely saying that if you're in charge
of our political system and our economy
and you have outsizedpower in our society,
you oughta make sure that people
who aren't as fortunate as you
have access to decentschools for their kids.
And they're not.
They've given up on the public schools.
And instead, they have decided that
the future is in importing new people
from other countries into our country.
Okay, but what about thepeople who already live here?
What about them?
And, of course, nobodycares in Washington.
That's the point.
Nobody cares about themiddle of the country.
- They condemned, it wasamazing how the Democrats
refused to allow the school children
in Washington, DC, to have school choice.
- They insisted--- Exactly.
- They stay in that public school.
They were all failing.
I used to live in Washington for a time.
I mean, you know.
- But--- Of course.
Because it doesn't affect them.
It doesn't affect them at all.
I mean, their children aregonna be absolutely fine
and they're gonna get into Princeton
and they're gonna get jobs at McKinsey
and they're gonna be repeatingthe lives of their parents.
So, we have all of a sudden, I mean,
I grew up in a prettymiddle-class country,
where even rich people sortof mingled with everybody else
and went on vacation bycar and stayed in motels
and, you know what I mean,got lunch at McDonald's.
We don't live in that country anymore.
The rich live a very separateexistence from everyone else.
And that makes it very hard for them
to empathize with thepopulation and to make
decisions that benefit the population.
I mean, this happened in Rome.
This is a very familiar script
(Pat laughs)that we're seeing play out.
- Maxine Waters is sorta theposter child of the left.
I mean, she has beenacerbic against Trump.
She tells people to assaultRepublicans and so forth.
How much does her house cost?
You have that in your book.
- (laughs) Maxine Waters, who represents
or did represent SouthCentral Los Angeles,
where the riots took placein 1992, an impoverished area
in that city, lives in oneof the richest neighborhoods
in the city, a neighborhood that the left
would describe asnondiverse or segregated,
overwhelmingly white, and shelives in a $4 million house.
Now, look, I don't know how someone
who's spent her entire lifein so-called public service
in Congress could afforda $4 million house.
I asked the question and was (laughs)
dismissed as a bigot for doing it.
But I think it's a fair question.
But I also think it tells you a lot.
The people who are tellingyou that you're a bigot
because you're against diversity,
whatever that is, are living in the least
diverse neighborhoods in our country.
- You've got a section hereabout a guy that I never
even heard of who apparentlygot the Pulitzer Prize.
And he couldn't hold a job down
in several news organizations,and then suddenly
he's lionized by this great writer.
Talk about him, will ya?
- Well, I think you may be talking
about Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is--
- [Pat] Yeah, right, Coates.
- One of the most popularwriters on the left.
And I don't know him.
I have no personal animus against him.
But I decided to read, because he is
the recipient of so manyawards from our establishment,
he must be a brilliant writer,
so I actually read his major book.
And I found it deranged,not only badly written
and poorly argued and badly reasoned,
but also a screed againstanother ethnic group.
And so I grew up in a country where
you were not allowed toattack people on the basis
of their race or otherimmutable characteristics.
That was called racism.
Now Ta-Nehisi Coates inthe name of fighting racism
is committing it pretty openly,
not pretty openly,entirely, transparently,
writing a whole book about how people
are evil because of their skin color.
And I'm thinking, is this allowed now?
Are we for this?
I'm not for that, actually.
I don't think you shouldjudge people by their race.
I think it's immoral.
But it's commonplace on the left now.
- You also pointed outthat we worked so hard
to get integration in our schools.
- Yes.- I mean, it was a big deal.
I mean, you had to bringlittle black children
into the white schools and so forth.
Now there's a movement apparently
to have all-black sectionsof universities and so forth.
You've got an interesting,talk about that.
- Well, it's almost likethat scene in Animal Farm,
where the pigs repaintthe slogans on the barn
and make them the mirrorimage of what they once were.
You're absolutely right.
50 years ago, the crowning achievement
of American liberalism wasending school segregation.
Brown versus Board in '54, took 15 years,
really, to put it into effect.
But liberals when I was a kid would
always say, we desegregated the schools.
And I never liked liberals,but I agreed with them.
Good for you.
We shouldn't have segregated schools.
What is that?
Now liberals are leading theeffort to resegregate schools.
Harvard University last year had
an African American, ablack graduation ceremony.
And I'm thinking, well,why is that different
from Greenville, Mississippi, in 1955?
It's not, of course, except now
that liberals are pushing it.
It's almost bewildering.
It makes your head spin.
- Oh, (chuckles) last question.
You think it's gonna be a revolution,
there's such hatred and division
being created by this elite class
that there might be arevolution of some kind?
- Well, I hope no morethan we've already had.
I mean, the election of President Trump
was a form of revolution.
I mean, Republican voters voted
for someone the Republican Party despised,
and that terrified the Democratic Party.
And so that was a kindof political revolution.
I think in general, revolutions,
our American Revolutionbeing the great exception,
make things worse, that they're dangerous.
You don't know wherethey're gonna wind up.
And so I hope not.
What I pray for is stabilityand calm and continuity,
what we've had for a couple hundred years.
And I think the onlyway we get back to that
is if the people in chargestart paying attention
to the people whose lives they affect.
- All right, one last question.
One of the very attractive news people
in our department said,"Tucker used to wear the cutest
"little bow ties, and he'snot wearing 'em anymore."
I think I've gotta
get her answer.(Tucker laughs)
What happened to your bow ties, Tucker?
- It's very hard to walkthrough Penn Station in New York
wearing a bow tie withoutbeing challenged to a fight.
(Pat and Terry laugh)And I realized in the end,
it's not worth it.
It's too provocative.
- All right, well, I'llgive her that answer.
Thank you, sir.
(Tucker laughs)The book is called
Ship of Fools.
It's an amazing story.
And some of the stuff in here will
shock you in what they're doing.
But it's a best-seller, and you can
find it wherever books are sold.
Tucker, thanks for being with us.
God bless you.- Thanks so much
for having me.
- All right.- I appreciate it.
- Well, coming up, a woman who survived
two heart attacks in three days,
and then later went on to become
the fastest female 5Krunner in her age group.
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- I was able to tell peoplethat God saved my life.
I had had two heart attacks,and now I'm running.
And if I can do it, anybody can do it.
- Meet a running miracle after this.
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Today, Dawn Merila holds therecord as the fastest woman
for her age group inthe five-kilometer race.
But just three years ago,Dawn was on her deathbed
after suffering two heartattacks in three days.
- [Narrator] 62-year-old Dawn Merila
had come to Portland to celebrate
her daughter Elisabeth's birthday.
- [Dawn] I grabbed a holdof my daughter's hand
as they were wheeling me down the hall,
and I'm like, just keep praying.
- [Narrator] Now she wasbeing taken to surgery.
- Just keep trusting the Lord with me.
Keep trusting God with me.
I'll be all right.
Just keep trusting God.
- [Narrator] Elisabeth had driven her mom
to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
with what Dawn thought wasjust a bad case of heartburn.
It turned out she was wrong.
- I looked at the nurse,and I mouthed, heart attack.
And she nodded, and I went, whoa.
- [Narrator] Cardiologist Richard Sohn.
- In her case, she had a clot in the most
important artery of the heart.
It affected a big part of herheart, and if left untreated
would've been definitely life-threatening.
- [Narrator] Elisabeth calledher stepfather, Donald.
He was still at their 300-acre ranch
in Reedsport, Oregon, threeand a half hours away.
- A lot of fear goes throughya when you get news that says,
okay, she's having a heart attack,
and I don't know know if she's gonna live.
- [Narrator] Don began praying and
asked God to spare his wife's life.
- And the Lord speaks to me, and He says,
"She's gonna be strongerthan she's ever been before."
- [Narrator] As Dawn was wheeled
into surgery, Elisabeth was also praying.
- Jesus, you are the healer.
You are our great physician.
And you know what's going on here.
More of you, less ofme, I'm good with that.
- [Narrator] Dr. Sohn andstaff removed the blockage
and placed two stents in Dawn's artery.
- Well, this is a high mortality rate.
Fortunately, we've gotten very
good at opening these blockages.
The things that mightget in the way of that,
of course, is if the person has
a complication relatedto the heart attack.
- [Narrator] With the surgery a success,
Donald decided to wait for help to arrive
to take care of their livestockbefore driving to Portland.
He was on the road heading that
way when the hospital called.
- She suddenly developed much more severe
pain in her chest, and then her EKG
abruptly became very abnormal again.
It was definitely an emergency situation.
That's where our suspicionis that she's developed
another complete blockagein that same artery.
- I'm praying and crying out to God,
but everything that Hehad told me in the garden,
my faith just vanished at that point.
- [Narrator] Elisabeth had gonehome when she got the call.
- Now my faith was a little rattled.
Still trusting, but really confused.
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- As I was being wheeledinto the operating room,
I was praying, 'cause I knew I was going.
I was going.
And I was singing, uponsolid rock, I stand.
All other ground is sinking sand.
- [Narrator] As Dawn waslosing consciousness,
she asked God to do onething: spare her life.
- All of a sudden, out of nowhere,
I saw a huge, white wall.
And in this wall, Icould see gold threads.
And it was marble.
It was the most beautifulwall I'd ever seen.
And I realized in a splitsecond that there was no door.
And I believe to this day if I had
seen a door, I would have gone through it.
- [Narrator] In surgery, doctors removed
the new blood clot andput in a third stent.
Dawn's prognosis was unknown.
- If we had opened upthe blockages quickly
enough each time, then herprognosis would be excellent.
But if she had permanentdamage to her heart muscle,
then she might end upwith a weakened heart,
which would limit her ability to exercise
or do daily activitiesand would predispose
her to congestive heart failure.
- [Narrator] Finally, Donaldarrived at Dawn's side.
- She was very, verysick, incredibly sick.
I turned to the nurse and I said,
"That's about as sick a person can get
"and still be alive on this side."
And he said, "She's stillgot a lot of fight in her."
- I said, I'm not gonna bedrooling in a wheelchair.
I am not gonna be incapacitated.
And I was gonna go forward.
No matter what it took,I was gonna go forward.
- [Narrator] Amazingly,Dawn got stronger each day.
And after 10 days, she was released.
- We did an ultrasound of her heart
early in her hospitalization,
and her heart muscle looked quite weak.
And I was afraid that this is what
she was gonna have to live with.
What we found before she was discharged
from the hospital is that her heart muscle
had fully recovered itsstrength, which was amazing.
I was actually surprised,
but, of course, pleasantly surprised.
So, at that point, I felt very
confident that she was gonna do well.
- [Narrator] For two months, Dawn rested.
But once she started cardiacrehab, she was unstoppable.
- God spared my life twice in three days.
There's gotta be a reason.
And He wasn't done with me.
He just wasn't.
- [Narrator] Dawn would have that
reason a year and a half later.
In February of 2017, she ranher first 5K race and won.
It was the perfect stageto share her story.
- When I went to the race, I was able
to tell people that God saved my life.
I had had two heart attacks,and now I'm running.
And if I can do it, anybody can do it.
But it gave me a chance to tell people
that Jesus heals and thatGod is on the throne.
And when you put your trust in Him,
all things are possiblewith Him who believe.
- [Narrator] A year later,she had an even bigger stage,
when she won gold in the2018 Senior Olympics.
Today, she's considered one of the fastest
5K runners for a woman ofher age in the country.
- When He speaks to ya andhe tells you something,
even though it looks completely
the other way, it's a building block.
And it makes my faith stronger
to see that He was so faithful.
- God has shown me thatall things are truly
possible for those that love the Lord
and are called according to His purpose.
That's not just some notion
that we read about in the Bible.
That's a fact.
- The Lord has given me a heart to run,
and I run with all of my heart.
- [Pat] Wow.
- It's an amazing story, isn't it?
And I hope a very encouraging one--
- [Pat] Oh, extraordinary.
- You know, so often when we tell stories
of people's testimonies like this,
there is the place where God gives a word,
and it goes againsteverything that you can
possibly look at with your eyes.
And then we know it was Him, right?
Well, you've got something.- Well, Pat, this is an
Answer to Prayer from Hawaii.
Karen fell and injured her kneecap.
A bump formed, botheredher for week after week.
On September 25th thisyear, she was watching
this program and she heard you pray,
"Your left knee, the kneecap is loose.
"Just touch your knee right now.
"God's tightening up that kneecap.
"You'll be able to walk absolutely fine,
"and you won't stumble, you won't fall.
"Jesus has just touched you."
She believed God had healed her
and went on with her regular schedule.
When she returned from work,she realized the bump was gone.
The kneecap was normal.
- Praise--- After weeks
and weeks of pain.- God.
Well, here's Loretta, wholives in Elgin, South Carolina.
Loretta was in a seriousaccident 20 years ago.
It left her with an injured shoulder,
which the doctor said was permanent.
Loretta was watching this program,
and she heard Terry say this.
By faith, your shoulder is being healed.
And she said, that's for me.
And Loretta can now move her shoulder,
exercise without any problem.
And the report of the Lord was greater
than the report of the doctors.
Now, folks, it's time to pray.
And wherever you are, we wanna remember
that this is the time we'repraying for our nation.
There's a huge election comingup that is very important,
and we sure don't needan impeachment trial.
We sure don't need all these advances
we've had in our economy turned back.
We just don't need a host of new
regulations and new government agencies.
We just don't need that.
We need the Lord to continue the work
that is being done in this country.
So let's pray for revival.
Terry and I are gonna join hands.
Folks, you join with us wherever you are.
- [Terry] Jesus.
- Father, Terry and Iare joining together.
And you said if two of you would agree
on Earth as touching anything,
it would be done for them bymy Father which is in Heaven.
Now, we agree now in the name of Jesus,
and we ask, Lord, for the power of God
to come into the lives of people.
In Jesus' name, let healing be there,
may blessings be there,may answers to prayer.
Terry, you have something.
- I just feel like, I wannapray this before the Lord.
Lord, you say in your Word that
the outcome of righteousness is peace.
We would ask you for righteousness
and justice in our land, for just leaders
who are righteous in heart, God.
- Thank you, Lord.
And Lord, the Beatitudes, blessed are
the spiritual beggarswho are poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
And we pray, Lord, that you will give us
the spirit that cries outto you, that we hunger
and thirst after righteousness,so we wanna be your people.
And let revival come to this nation.
May we see revival, Lord--
- [Terry] Yes, God.
- And have your will donein our land, we pray.
And Lord, bless thepeople in this audience.
Somebody's coughing up blood right now.
You're having intestinal bleeding.
And I think you may have been taking
some medicine that's causeda rupture in your body.
Right now put your handon your abdominal area,
and we'll speak the Word,and that bleeding will stop.
In Jesus' name.
- There's someone else.
I don't know if this is the same person,
but you have a rasp in your voice
that is so uncomfortable,unpleasant to listen to,
and your doctors have saidthere's nothing more can be done.
God's healing that for you.
Your voice is going to return to normal,
and it will be clean and clear.
- [Pat] Thank you, Lord.
- Thank you, God.
- Now, Lord, let your faceshine upon people today.
Even as we're praying, mayyour face shine upon them
and be gracious underthem, and may the Lord
lift up His countenance uponyou and give you His peace.
In Jesus' name.
- Amen.- Amen.
- Well, coming up later,we have your questions
and some honest answers for you.
Catherine says, with Halloween coming up,
if I decorate with witches, scarecrows,
and jack-o'-lanterns, am I opening
the door to evil spirits in my home?
Pat will answer that question and more.
That's ahead on today's 700 Club.
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- Welcome back to The 700 Club.
Two astronauts, one from the United States
and the other from Russia,were forced to make
an emergency landing followinga booster rocket failure.
American astronaut Nick Hagueand Russia's Alexei Ovchinin
were headed for theInternational Space Station.
NASA said the Russian rocket suffered
an engine failureminutes after the launch.
The crew made an emergency landing
and are reportedly in good condition.
This failure marks another mishap
for the Russian spaceprogram, which has had
a string of launch failuresand other incidents.
Well, the FBI says the background
investigation of new Supreme Court Justice
Brett Kavanaugh followednormal procedures.
Democrats had complained the White House
constrained the FBI and worked with Senate
Republicans to limit the investigation.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said
the usual process was followed,
and the investigation was combined
with several otherprevious background checks.
Well, you can always get the latest
from CBN News by going toour website at cbnnews.com.
Pat and Terry will be back with more
of The 700 Club right after this.
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- Well, after more than 20 years
at the same company,Roger Jacobs lost his job.
Roger cut expenses.
He used credit cards to get by.
But there was one area that Roger
refused to cut back on, andthat made the difference.
- [Narrator] Life was goodfor the Jacobs family.
Roger had a great jobas a computer engineer.
His daughter, Michelle,had gotten engaged,
and Roger and his wife, Linda,
were planning on payingfor most of her wedding.
- [Michelle] The wedding's ours.
- We were all so excited.
It's like, oh my gosh,I'm just so happy for you.
- They were just like, hey,
when you get home, we get to celebrate.
- And we had it all figured out,
what we were able to do andwhat they were able to do.
- [Narrator] But a fewmonths after the engagement,
Roger's company of 21 years laid him off.
The six-figure salary he wasmaking was suddenly gone.
- I came into our livingroom and got down on my knees
and prayed and just said, "God, help me."
- We were having to putthings on credit cards.
And I thought, what is gonna happen?
Are we gonna lose our house?
- [Narrator] Roger triedto support the family,
but the only money he was making
came from odd jobs and unemployment.
To make matters worse,the Jacobs were locked
into a payment planwith the wedding venue.
- We called the weddingvenue and let them know
that he had lost hisjob, and we didn't know
if we were gonna be ableto continue the payments.
- [Narrator] Through itall, the Jacobs tithed
off of the little income they earned,
an act they say was nonnegotiable.
- I mean, that was justa point of faith for us.
Our tithing was a necessity,and that's how we framed it.
- [Narrator] One of theministries they supported was CBN.
- [Roger] I'm helping outin the best way that I know,
and that is to get food,help people rebuild,
get people back into their homes.
- [Narrator] Even as their money dwindled,
Roger and Linda continued to believe
that God would help them provide.
Meanwhile, their daughter found out
about a dream wedding contest.
The ceremony would takeplace at the exact same venue
where she wanted to get married.
On a whim, she enteredthe drawing and won.
- I started crying.
I'm like, how is this even possible?
- She's going, "We won, we won!"
And Linda and I, I thinkwe jumped up and down.
- I mean, you know God loves you.
But that he cares about every detail
of your life like that,it was like, oh my gosh.
- [Narrator] Since this weddingwas now totally paid off,
the venue reimbursed Roger and Linda
for every cent they had already put down.
- [Michelle] I have no doubt in my mind
that God did have Hishand in this entire thing.
- [Narrator] A fewmonths after the wedding,
Roger landed a brand-new jobas a corporate IT manager.
Now he's working fewer hours a week
and making more than he even asked for.
- I'm also a firm believer that God
has miracles every day in our lives.
You just have to look for 'em.
- It was unbelievable.
Our insurance was gonna be ending,
unemployment was gonna beending, and then he got the job.
- [Narrator] Looking back, the Jacobs say
these blessings are directly related
to their faithfulness through giving.
- Tithing in itself is a blessing
because God somehow putsthings in perspective.
To know He's there no matter what
is so comforting and inspiring.
- 'Cause the Bible say, give,and it'll be given unto you,
pressed down, good measure, running over
will men heap into your bosom.
What a story.
God bless you, Roger.
What a story of faith.
Look, folks, if you wannareceive the blessing of God,
I recommend that you helpthose less fortunate.
Help people who are suffering.
Help people who have need.
Help people who are hurting.
And as I might say, help us help them.
'Cause we're out helping people,
like the victims of this hurricane.
If you wanna participate, I wanna
give you something too that'll help you.
It's called Miraculous Blessings.
And we'll give this to everybodywho joins our 700 Club.
And how do you do it?
Well, it's a pledge of 65 cents a day.
It's just $20 a month.
And if you do that monthafter month after month,
before long, it getsto be a sizable amount.
And then if that's multiplied by
hundreds of thousands of people,
we'll have enough toreach out to the world.
Okay, we've got some questions coming up.
- We do.
This is Catherine, who asks,with Halloween coming up,
if I decorate with witches, scarecrows,
and jack-o'-lanterns, am I opening
the door to evil spirits in my home?
- Oh, I really think you are.
I think this is a night thathas been taken over by Satan.
And all this witchesand goblins and ghouls
and all that, that's a night for Satan.
It really is.
I mean, everybody just says,oh, it's just harmless fun.
I don't think so.
I think there're alotta things you can do.
You can have people bobbing for apples.
You can play pin the tail on the donkey
and all that kinda stuff.
There're all kinds of little party games.
There's no reason youcan't do that, period.
You don't have to get involvedin all that other stuff.
You really don't.
And I think churches needto have wholesome events
so their parishioners can participate
in what amounts to a Christian Halloween.
But it's All Saints' Eve, so make it
for the Lord, not forthe Devil, all right?
- Elizabeth wants to know,is bidding on eBay gambling?
- I don't think it is.
I mean, going to anauction isn't gambling.
You're just saying, I'mgonna pay this much money,
and somebody else is saying,I'm gonna pay this much.
So it's a contest.
It's not gambling, all right?
- Yeah, this is a viewerwho says, dear Pat,
do you know if Judgment Daywill only last for a day?
I know that I have to stand before God
for my rewards and positionin Heaven as a Christian,
but I'm looking forward to the words,
well done, good and faithful servant.
Thou hast been faithful over a few things.
I will make thee ruler over many.
Enter thou into the joy of the Lord.
- Well, you've got it right.
As I understand, there's gonna be
a Great White Throne Judgment.
And the Lord said, it's in John, He said,
he that hears my Word andbelieves in him who sent me
has everlasting life and shallnot come into the judgment.
You're not going toenter into the so-called
Great White Throne, but there will be
what's called a bema, which isthe judgment seat of Christ,
where we'll receive what'sbeen done in our body.
That's what the Bible teaches us.
So there'll be rewards, and there'll
be some tears, some punishment.
But how long that's gonna last, one day?
I mean, if God say it, it canhappen like that, you know?
It's so quick.
God doesn't need eternityto work it all out.
He can do it in a second.
All right, well, Today's PowerMinute is from the Psalms.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed ourtransgressions from us.
Thank you so much for being with us.
Terry will be back withyou tomorrow with Gordon.
- Yes.- I think he'll be here.
And I'll see you on Monday.
So until then, God bless you.
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