A former SEAL medic is engulfed in a blazing inferno, facing months of recovery IF he survives. Plus, discover how Israeli innovators are arming the arsenals of freedom around the world.
- [Narrator] The followingprogram is sponsored by CBN.
- [Gordon] Coming up.
- You have no choice but touse the one thing you have.
- [Gordon] Israeliinnovators are unleashing
new weapons of defense.
- A technology that existsnowhere else in the world.
- [Gordon] And they're arming the arsenals
of freedom around the world.
- Where did all of this come from?
- [Gordon] Plus, a blazing inferno.
- The whole flame justenveloped my whole body.
- [Gordon] And a former SEALmedic is rushed to the ICU.
- It was kind of a shock to see
how extensive the burns were.
- [Gordon] How he emerged from the flames.
- God answers prayers.
- On today's 700 Club.
Well, welcome to The 700 Club.
Airbnb is taking sides in theIsraeli-Palestinian dispute
and it's discriminatingagainst Jewish land holders
in Judea and Samaria.
- Airbnb de-listed Jewish vacation homes
in the biblical heartland.
As Chris Mitchell explains,the one-sided policy
has some charging antisemitism.
- [Chris] This is Villa Herodi in Tekoa,
about 15 minutes south of Jerusalem,
owned by American IsraeliLewis Weinger and his family.
It's one of some 200properties affected by Airbnb's
West Bank boycott.
The Weinger's host eventsand can sleep up to
14 people in their luxurious home.
It has a spectacularview of the Judean hills
and it's listed onAirbnb, but not for long.
- I think it's crazy.
It just doesn't make any sense
that I can't list my property but
Mohammed down the street in Bethlehem
can list his propertyand call it Palestine.
- [Chris] Airbnb operates in 191 countries
and 81,000 cities, but itsaid in a press release,
"When we applied ourdecision-making framework,
"we concluded that weshould remove listings
"in Israeli settlementsin the occupied West Bank
"that are at the core of the dispute
"between Israelis and Palestinians."
- It's obviously taking aposition, a political position
that I believe isdiscriminatory and antisemitic.
- I think our reaction should be
that we could boycott Airbnb.
Anybody who cares aboutIsrael, the Jewish people,
is willing to fight antisemitism
should fight against Airbnb.
- [Chris] Israeli governmentminister, Michael Oren,
says the Airbnb boycottcould be just the beginning.
- It sends a signal notjust to Jewish companies
and Judean Samaria can be boycotted,
but the Jewish day can be boycotted.
We've known throughout historythat ways of antisemitism,
most recently the Naziantisemitism in the 1930's, 1940's,
began with a boycott of Jewish goods.
This is the way it begins.
- Airbnb's policydiscriminates grossly against
people of the Jewish faith
and people of the Jewish ethnicity.
They treat Jews living in the West Bank
different from any other group.
- [Chris] ProfessorEugene Kontorovich said,
"Out of the whole world, Airbnbchose to make a point here."
- There is indeed a politicaldispute about the West Bank,
but they're not sayingwe're not taking listings
from the West Bank.
They're saying we're not taking listings
from Jews in the West Bank.
That's not just a double standard.
That's naked discrimination.
- [Chris] Weinger'sneighbor, Rabbi Eitan Levy,
explained the Jewish roots of the area.
- Takoa itself was thehome of the prophet Amos,
and the ninth chapter of Amos says that
God will return his people to Israel.
They will rebuild their concrete cities.
They will sink down theirroots and nevermore be uprooted
from the land and right here,
you can come to the modernTakoa and here we are.
We're living out those prophecies today.
- [Chris] For now, Weingersays he doesn't know
what impact being unlisted on Airbnb
will have on his business,but whatever happens,
Levy says God will provide.
Chris Mitchell, CBN News, Jerusalem.
- I hope you're as concernedabout this as I am.
This is something that weneed to let Airbnb know
how we feel, that if they'regoing to discriminate
against Jewish owners of property,
well that is just unacceptablein our culture today.
But there's a rise of antisemitism
and you look at Europe.
It's absolutely incredible what's going on
in that continent andalso here in America.
It's more than to the horrificshooting in Pittsburgh.
It's more than peoplepainting swastikas on a
professor's office wall.
It's more than that.
Here's something that a TempleUniversity professor said.
His name is Marc Lamont Hill and he spoke
at the UN just yesterday.
Here's his statement.
"Free Palestine fromthe river to the sea."
So, here is a professorat Temple University
coming out and saying Israeldoesn't have a right to exist.
That's what that phrase means.
A free Palestine fromthe river to the sea.
That's from the Jordanto the Mediterranean.
And that has been a rallyingcry for the Arabs since 1948.
They wouldn't accept the state of Israel.
They declared war as soonas the state of Israel
declared its existence.
There was a peace.
Transjordan, what wenow call the West Bank,
was called Transjordan,Jordan occupied it.
And they've been beatingthat drum beat ever since!
It's been now 70 yearsof Israel doesn't have
a right to exist.
And to have that repeatedat the UN yesterday,
have that applauded at the UN,
it just boggles your mind.
The rise of antisemitism,the rise of anti-Israel
statement rhetoric,it's deeply disturbing.
Why it's allowed to continue,why people are still allowed
to say Israel doesn'thave a right to exist,
I just don't understand it.
There must be a spiritual cause here
and we, as Christians, we need to realize
now more than ever, stand with Israel.
Well, in other news,the media is in a frenzy
over reports that thePresident's former attorney
lied to Congress.
John Jessup has more from ourCBN News room in Washington.
- Thanks Gordon.
Michael Cohen is nowcooperating with Special Council
Robert Mueller's Russia investigation
after pleading guilty to lying to Congress
about a Trump Corporationreal estate deal.
The question now,
will the fallout dodamage to the President?
CBN News Senior Washington Correspondent,
Jennifer Wishon, is following the story.
- He once said he'd take abullet for President Trump.
Now, Michael Cohen isworking with Robert Mueller,
the man many Americans believe is unfairly
targeting the Commander in Chief.
- What he's trying to dois get a reduced sentence.
So he's lying about a projectthat everybody knew about.
- [Jennifer] The President'sformer attorney says he lied
to lawmakers about aproposed Trump real estate
project in Moscow.
Cohen told them theproject was abandoned in
January of 2016 beforethe Republican primary
Now, he says projectplanning continued into June,
deep into the presidential campaign.
The President says heput a stop to the project
because of his run for the White House.
- There would be nothingwrong if I did do it.
I was running my businesswhile I was campaigning.
There was a good chancethat I wouldn't have won,
in which case, I would'vegotten back into the business,
and why should I loselots of opportunities?
- [Jennifer] Some fearCohen's testimony may have
put the president in a perjury trap,
but Trump attorney, Rudy Giulani,
says the president'swritten answers to Mueller
about the Moscow projectmatch Cohen's version.
The president todaytweeting that he was open
about this business dealingsduring the campaign.
"Lightly looked at doing abuilding somewhere in Russia.
"Put up zero money, zero guarantees
"and didn't do the project.
While the mainstreammedia has had a field day
with these latest developments,
CBN News Chief PoliticalAnalyst, David Brody,
had this take on Faith Nation.
- This is a big whopper of a non story.
This is about a Trump Tower deal in Moscow
that was never a deal, by the way,
and Michael Cohen lied to Congress.
OK, that's a problem, but forDonald Trump and collusion?
What in the world doesthis have anything to do
But if you look at themainstream media network,
you would think it's the end of the world,
it's the smoking gun.
- [Jennifer] FormerTrump campaign manager,
Corey Lewandowski, and formerdeputy campaign manager,
Dave Bossie, tells CBNNews Cohen's lies have
nothing to do with the president.
- Michael has his own legalissues that he's created.
They have nothing to do withthe outcome of the election.
They have nothing to do with some type of
fake Russian collusion story.
- Meanwhile, the Presidentcanceled a planned meeting
with Russian President, Vladimir Putin,
at the G20 Summit, citingongoing disapproval
of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington.
- Thanks Jennifer.
The Russia-Ukraineconflict could overshadow
the G20 meeting in Argentina this weekend.
An important item onthe President's calender
is a Saturday meeting withhis Chinese counterpart.
The two plan to discussa possible agreement
on trade negotiations thatcould lower the temperature
in an ongoing trade dispute.
This morning, Mr. Trumpsigned a trade deal
with the leaders of Canada and Mexico,
replacing the North AmericanFree Trade Agreement.
Well, the Trump administrationis investing $100 million
in the global war against HIV and AIDS.
It's a continuation of George W. Bush's
popular program called PEPFAR.
As CBN's White Housecorrespondent, Ben Kennedy,
shows us, the funds will help faith-based
and community groupsfight the dreaded disease.
- Faith based groups areleading the fight to combat
this epidemic withprayers, funding, research,
and treatment, teamingup with the White House
here behind me, lawmakersand groups around the world,
to bring an end to this disease.
- Our administration is proud to partner
with faith-basedorganizations across Africa
and around the world.
- [Ben] The U.S.'sPresident's emergency plan
for AIDS relief or PEPFAR
has helped save morethan 16 million lives.
PEPFAR began 15 years agounder President George W. Bush,
funding treatment for 14 million people.
The initiative even helpedsome 2.2 million babies
who were born HIV freeto HIV positive mothers.
- We ought not to allowourselves to be caught up
in the numbers 'causewe're talking about people.
We're talking about real lives.
- We are going to win this battle,
primarily because of the faithin the Lord, Jesus Christ.
- [Ben] The Circle OfHope in Zambia teamed up
with PEPFAR to help more than3,000 people this year alone.
- We want to reach out wholeheartedly
so that they can enjoy a good life
and naturally experience the hand of God
in their lives through PEPFAR.
- If you want to end this pandemic,
you've got to bring thefaith based community
to churches, especially in Africa.
- [Ben] On Capitol Hill,Congressman Chris Smith,
introduced a five-year $30billion extension of PEPFAR,
which had bipartisan support in the House
and just passed the Senate Wednesday.
- It could come back with a vengeance
unless there's ongoingexpansion of best practices
to reach the greatest number of people.
- And do you feel like withfaith-based organizations
and with lawmakers like yourself,
we could possibly end this epidemic?
- Oh, I believe that this is doable.
- Now, AIDS-related deathshave been cut in half
since its peak in 2004
and new HIV infections have declined
by nearly 50% because ofinitiatives like PEPFAR.
Ben Kennedy, CBN News, the White House.
- Thanks Ben.
A new report says life expectancyin the U.S. is dropping.
Suicides and drug overdosesare behind the continuing
decline in the number of years
Americans are expected to live.
The CDC says overall, morethan 2.8 million people
died in the U.S. last year,
nearly 70,000 more than in 2016.
It is also the mostdeaths in a single year
since the government startedcollecting those figures
more than 100 years ago.
Many deaths can beattributed to our aging,
country's aging population,but the death rate among
younger people and middleaged people is also up.
A big factor is the growingnumber of drug overdoses,
but even more alarming, thesuicide death rate in 2017
was the highest in at least 50 years.
Regent University's Dr. Corne Bekker says
the numbers show people aredesperate for fulfillment.
- The answer's out there and the culture
is not working for people.
We were not created for sin.
We were created forholiness and ultimately,
sin will break your heart.
It cannot fulfill you andI think this is indicative
of people saying there's notenough here in this world
apart from Christ, apart from God,
that can fulfill me.
- And Gordon, Dr. Bekkeralso said the reports
should cause the churchto reexamine this message
to today's culture.
- I think it should cause usto preach the gospel even more.
It reminds me of whatPeter wrote so long ago.
This is the second Peter,chapter two, verse 19.
"They promise freedom, but they themselves
"are slaves of sin and corruption.
"For you are a slave towhatever controls you."
When you look at thecurrent opiate epidemic
in our country, it'sliterally controlling people
and they don't see a way out.
They don't see a hope, a future.
They don't understand that there is a God
and without God, you are without hope.
He's got a hope and a future for you.
You just have to grab hold of that
and leave these other things behind.
If you're a slave to anything,
any kind of compulsionthat's controlling you,
please get free from it.
The only way you find freedom,
the only true freedom is in Him.
- Well, up next, a worldleader in developing
high tech weapons.
- Israel is at the forefrontof missile defense technology,
whether it's the arrow or the iron dome,
which everyone is familiar with.
Israel's a world leaderin drone technology.
Israel builds its own tanks.
Israel is leading in cyber warfare.
- [Terry] So, how did such a tiny country
in such a short amountof time become a global
military super power?
You'll find out after this.
- Since its creation in1948, the nation of Israel
has been surrounded by enemies
and in order to survive,the Jewish state needed
a strong military andsophisticated weapons.
Well today, it's aglobal superpower with a
missile defense systemthat's astounded the world.
Middle East Bureau ChiefChris Mitchell sat down
with the author of a bookabout how the Israelis
achieved such tremendous success
in such a short amount of time.
- [Chris] When it comes tostate of the art weapons--
- The Israeli military hassucceeded in such a short time,
in under 70 years,
in establishing what'sthe most formidable,
powerful militaries in the world
and possibly the most innovativemilitary in the world.
- [Chris] Jerusalem post-editor in chief,
Yaakov Katz co-wrote The Weapon Wizards:
How Israel Became a High-TechMilitary Superpower.
- Israel is at the forefrontof missile defense technology,
whether it's the arrow or the iron dome,
which everyone is familiar with.
Israel's a world leaderin drone technology.
Israel builds its own tanks.
Israel's leading in cyber warfare.
Where did all of this come from?
How did such a tiny littlecountry in such a short
amount of time manage toachieve such great success?
- [Christ] Katz says onereason Israel achieved this
level of success is simply survival.
70 years ago, five Arabnations attacked Israel
the day it was born, a country with only
one natural resource.
- What was the one naturalresource that Israel had?
The Jewish brain.
Those brains were what wasused to be able to survive.
When you have thisamazing recipe of threat,
of this threat matrix, ofyour back up against the wall,
you have no choice but touse the one thing you have,
which is your brain andyou have to innovate.
- And Israel did just that.
Case in point, Israel'santi-missile defense system.
The iron dome has shotdown hundreds of rockets
fired out of Gaza behind me into Israel.
- That's how Israel said one second.
We're facing missiles thatare coming at us from Iraq.
From Syria, from Gaza, wehave to come up with a system
that doesn't exist in today's world.
That's how they came up with the arrow
which can intercept ballistic missiles
and with David's Sling which can intercept
medium range missiles and with Iron Dome
which can intercept it as proven
to intercept over 85% ofthe missiles that are fired
from the Gaza strip and that's how Israel
has developed this amazing technology
that's still highly classifiedto detect the tunnels
that Hamas is digging underthe border between Israel
and the Gaza strip, atechnology that exists
nowhere else in the world
because Israel's at theforefront of warfare
and because of thesethreats, it has no choice
but to innovate and to create.
- [Chris] Not all ofIsrael's power comes from
It also includes its people,
especially how the army producesa culture of independence.
- We all think aboutthe United States army.
Everyone's dressed intheir uniforms, right,
people take things very seriously.
Sir, ma'am, all these terms.
Israel's completely different.
The ranks that you carry on your shoulder
are meaningless to thein between soldiers.
That enables free thinking.
It allows the Chief of Staff to speak
with a low grunt soldier andbe able to talk about things.
When you can talk about things,
when you can have that freeflow of information and ideas,
you can create, you can innovate.
People aren't afraid to speak their minds.
That's a huge advantageof national proportions
that I think you'll find nowhereelse in the world but here.
- [Chris] While the U.S.provides major weapon systems
to Israel, America'smilitary also benefits
from the real lifetesting of its equipment.
- One of the things that theU.S. benefits from is that
Israel is the first country
that has operational F35's today.
So now, imagine Israel's flying its F35's
and engaging in combat with it,
whether it's in Syria orsomewhere else in the region.
That information isn't shared with the
United States Air Force.
- [Chris] Katz says whileIsrael has shared a friendship
with America, along theway, it's also had a
helping hand from above.
- I'm a believer myself andI think that it can't just be
that it's all on its own, right?
The hand of God, I thinkwe see here almost daily
in this country, in this region.
The ingenuity, the entrepreneurship,
the innovation is incredible.
But there's that hand behind us
that is pushing us along the way.
- [Chris] Katz agrees weaponstechnology and innovation
are the centerpieces of his book,
but there's more to the overall story.
- Yes, it's about weapons.
But it's also a story about,it's the tale of Israel.
It's a story of an ancient people
that returned to their historic homeland
and against all odds, notjust survived but persevered.
And that is the storyof the state of Israel.
That's the essence of the state of Israel.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, Jerusalem.
- Well, to learn more about the story,
the book is called The Weapon Wizards:
How Israel Became a High-TechMilitary Superpower.
You can find it wherever books are sold.
- Coming up, a retiredNavy Seal who almost died
in his own backyard.
- I used some accelerantwhich was gasoline,
which was a huge mistake.
When I lit it, a gust of wind came up
at that opportune time andthe whole flame just enveloped
my whole body.
- [Terry] See this man'samazing survival story
when we come back.
- Well, we have a new DVD.
It's called Christmas: TheStory Behind the Traditions,
and today, we have a previewof one of those stories
for you to watch.
This one is about a tradition that many
of us will be following this Christmas
right up until some of us,right up until Christmas eve.
So let's take a look at thestory behind our tradition
of Christmas shopping.
- [Narrator] Up until theindustrial revolution,
children were a vital partof the family economy.
The family was an economic unit.
The industrial revolution changes that.
Women's work becomes muchmore centered on the home.
Children are not needed in the factories.
Factory reforms forbid womenand children from working,
so children are now given anextended period of innocence
that they didn't have before.
You treat them well, you give them toys,
you're not necessarilyrunning them down a chimney
with a brush to bring home a few pennies.
So, a festival centering on the child
fits in with the view of thefamily early in the 1800s.
It's also a time whenthe Industrial Revolution
is abusing mass, cheap goods.
So now, you can buy presents.
- [Gordon] The rise ofthe department store
made Christmas shopping even easier.
People could buy just aboutanything all under one roof.
- [Narrator] These places became literal
not just palaces of consumption,
but cathedrals of consumption.
They wanted to make itlook like a gothic church.
- Macy's particularly weregoing crazy for Christmas.
This spread and this grew.
They gave us the firstmoney-back guarantee in January.
- [Gordon] In England,the famous retailer,
Harry Selfridge, came upwith the idea of counting the
number of shopping days until Christmas
and long before BlackFriday and Cyber Monday,
stores found other waysto keep people spending.
- [Narrator] They opened late.
They made their employees workuntil they literally dropped
and so, department storeshad a shop early campaign.
Buy your stuff early inDecember in order that our
poor clerks not falldead on December 24th.
- That's just a short exampleof what you'll find in this
wonderful documentaryabout how did we get here?
How did we get all theseChristmas traditions?
Where did Santa come from?
Where did the wholegiving presents come from?
There's a lot more in thisand I want ya to have it,
but I wanna also invite you to be part of
a Robertson family tradition
and this is something I grew up with
where Mom and Dad wouldtake the amount of money
that we were going tospend on a holiday meal
and whether that'sThanksgiving or Christmas Eve
or Christmas day and take anequivalent amount of money
and say we want to give to those in need.
So, we're inviting you.
If you wanna get this wonderfulDVD of Christmas traditions,
be part of our Robertsonfamily Christmas tradition
and say I'm going to give to others.
So, for a gift of $25 or more,
we'll send it to you andnot just that one DVD,
also a CD, my fatherreading A Christmas Carol.
All yours when you call us.
1-800-700-7000 and say yes,
I wanna give $25 or more.
- Well, Fred Colebergis a retired Navy Seal
Special Ops medic.
He's traveled to the mostdangerous parts of the world,
been shot at and underimminent threat of attack.
In his wildest dreams, Frednever imagined that he would
almost die in his own backyard.
- Finished working outand had a big woodpile
that needed to get burnt down.
I used some accelerant,which was gasoline,
which was a huge mistake.
When I lit it, a gust of wind came up
at opportune time and--
I mean, it happened instantaneously.
The whole flame justenveloped my whole body.
- [Narrator] Training andinstinct told Fred Coleberg
to drop and roll.
His clothes didn't catch fire,
but the retired Navy Sealmedic knew it was bad.
- I saw my skin hanging fromboth my arms and my legs.
The only thing that was onmy mind at that moment was
I gotta get to the hospital.
- [Narrator] Fred stumbled to his house
and called his wife, Julie,
who was at their farm 10 minutes away.
- When I got up to thehouse, I was looking around.
I was ready to drive out to the field
to where the big fire was burning
and then he walked outta the house.
I was like, whoa, OK.
He's really burnt.
- [Narrator] They wrappedhis burns before starting out
for the hospital in nearbyPetersburg, Virginia.
- The pain was so excruciating,
it was focus on gettingto the hospital safely
and getting into the emergency room
for the docs to start working.
- [Narrator] Not equipped totreat burns of that severity,
doctors gave orders tohave Fred air-lifted
to the Virginia CommonwealthUniversity Burn Center
After watching her husbandloaded into the helicopter,
Julie started to pray.
- I was mainly just prayingthat he would be OK.
- [Narrator] At BCU, Fred,who was still conscious,
was taken to the ICU in critical condition
with second and third degree burns
on 22% of his body.
- Assessing the extent of my burns
and more IV lines in, gettinga camera down my throat
to make sure I had no inhalation injury.
- It was kind of a shock to see how much,
how extensive the burns were.
- [Narrator] Doctors mainconcern was loss of circulation
of the burn sites,especially in his right arm.
Lack of blood flow couldcause kidney failure,
which could lead to death.
- I was just afraid he was gonna die.
I knew God was there but
I was just praying thewhole time he'd be OK.
- [Narrator] Amazingly,Fred's lungs and airway were
unharmed by the fire ball andafter 48 hours in the ICU,
circulation in his body had much improved.
- The first few days, thewounds looked really good
and it was looking so goodthat they were telling me
that he would probably be going home.
Like the end of the week.
- [Narrator] Fred's return home, however,
would be delayed.
The burn tissue on his armsand legs became infected.
Medical staff had to scrub
and treat the underlying skin constantly.
- Didn't matter how much they scrubbed.
They couldn't scrub hard enough.
They couldn't get deep enough.
It just kept gettingworse and worse and worse.
- [Narrator] The infectionwas so deep that doctors
decided to cut out the infected tissue.
Friends from churchjoined Julie in prayer.
- They actually cameup and prayed with him
before going into surgery as well.
- The support, it's reallyhard to put into words.
It is so uplifting.
- [Narrators] Doctors had to operate twice
to remove all the infection.
Once completed, they immediately started
the long, painfulprocess of skin grafting.
Fred was simply grateful to be alive.
- It was really hard for me to accept
that I almost died untilI actually realized
how close I was.
I could've died right in my backyard
and Julie wouldn't haveknown probably for hours
and that's the wholereason for this right here.
It is to let everybody knowthat God answers prayers
and he wants to heal.
- [Narrator] By all reports,Fred's body healed more
quickly than expected.
A week and a half afterhis last skin graft,
he was cleared to return home.
- They said it couldbe two to three months
in the hospital.
And we found out that that following week
that they were going to discharge me.
- [Narrator] After amonth of physical therapy,
Fred was released togo back to work at his
premiere medical trauma andtactical training company.
- And here we're thinking that OK,
I'm gonna be outta workfor six months to a year.
What are we going to do?
There's another miraclethat God performed.
- [Narrator] When he's not at work,
Fred spends a lot of time with Julie
working on their farm.
While his wounds havehealed, the scars are a
reminder of God's faithfulnessand the prayers that
brought them through.
- Prayer can be so powerfulbecause it can give you
such peace when you need it,
strength when you needit, to help you through
situations when you need it.
- John 14, "Whatever you ask in my name,
"that I will do that theFather may be glorified
"in the son.
"If you ask anything in my name,
"I will do it."
- Well, there's a word foryou for today, isn't it?
If you ask anything in my name,
I will do it.
I know there are many ofyou who are watching today
who may not be in the same circumstances
as Fred and Julie were,but you have a need
and you're looking forGod to meet you right at
that point of need.
We wanna take some timeto pray with you today,
asking in Jesus' name forthat exact thing to happen.
- Here is an amazing miracle.
This is Dan from Lompac, California.
He was born legally blind.
Eye surgery brought some restoration,
but he had to wearsunglasses at all times.
Then, just this past November 5th,
Daniel was watching The 700 Club
and Terry said, "There's someone,you have an eye condition.
"I really don't know what it is,
"but you know it's you because you
"wear sunglasses all the time
"and you have to have theside part of your peripheral
"vision covered, and your eyesare tearing up constantly.
"God is healing that eye condition.
"You're going to be ableto see clearly and freely."
Immediately, after hearingand receiving the word,
Daniel went outside,took off his sunglasses.
He is healed!
- What joy.
- Ya know, you didn't know Daniel.
Who knows an eye conditionthat only sunglasses?
Who knows that kinda thing?
But God does and he wants to heal.
- It is amazing.
This is Gladys.
One day, she was watching this program
when she heard you, Gordon, say,
"There's a woman named Gladys,
"you are saying please saydeterioration in the spine,
"loss of bone in the spine, and Gladys,
"just for you, He is calling you by name
"to let you know that Heis healing that for you.
"He is restoring the bone in your spine,
"whatever you couldn't do before do now
"and realize God has donea great work for you,
"and you are healed and setfree from all of that pain.
"In Jesus' name, be restored."
She was healed that very day.
Praise the Lord.
- God knows your name.
He numbers the very hairs on your head.
He is desperately concerned about you.
He loves you so much.
He is willing to move Heavenand earth on your behalf.
Honor that love that he has for you
by just believing in,
believing in it.
Don't think that you'vegot to clean up first
or you've gotta do so many good things
so that you earn browniepoints with God, no.
You're His child.
He loves you infinitely.
He wants to do wonderful things for you.
So, let's believe andlet's come to Him right now
and realize that He is the healer.
All we have to do is believe.
Lord, we lift the needsof the audience to you
and as people are reaching to you,
we just declare over them thekingdom of God is at hand,
that it is within ourreach, the kingdom of God
is literally within us.
So Lord God, stretch forthyour hand to do miracles.
As people need healing, stretchforth your hand, Lord God.
And perform wonders today.
Heal their disease, take away their pain,
restore their lives.
Bring them joy again.
For we ask it in Jesus' name.
There's someone, you havea mass in your right lung
and you're deeply concerned.
You're deeply worried.
There's so many worries in your mind
about your future, about your family,
about your children.
God is taking that mass out now
and you're being fullyand completely restored.
It's like he's givingyou a new set of lungs.
Just receive it now in Jesus' name.
- There's a woman who, justlike the woman in scripture,
has an issue of blood.
They can't seem to figureout why you have this.
It's almost a nonstop issue for you.
There's sometimes clotting involved.
God's healing you from that right now.
Just put your hand on your abdomen.
You're gonna feel a warmth come over you
as he sets everythingin your body in order.
In Jesus' name.
- I think that word isfor anyone right now
with a fibroid tumor.
God is healing.
He's able to restore.
He's able to remove.
He's able to heal.
Just receive it now.
Someone, you've got extremepain in your left ovary
and God has healed that.
He's able to take away the cyst.
He's able to take awayall the issues with it
and he's able to completelyheal, completely restore.
Someone also, problems in your right jaw
and some kind of injury thatalso involves the right eye.
God's healing all of thatarea for you right now,
taking away all the pain now.
- Someone else, you've had atrauma to your shoulder blades.
I don't know what that is,but there's just such a huge
aching in the upper part of your back
and even up into your neck.
God is setting you freefrom that right now.
All those muscles are just going to relax
and any swelling that you have there
is going down.
It's all healed in Jesus' name.
- Someone else, you've got neck pain.
Goes into the rightside and right shoulder.
God's just healing all of that.
Lord, we thank you.
We thank you for what youhave done, who you are,
the greatness of your powertowards us who believe.
We just receive all that you have for us
in Jesus' name, amen.
If you have been healed, let us know.
Give us a call, 1-800-700-7000
and if you need prayer, webelieve in prevailing prayer,
the prayer that doesn't give up,
the prayer that says I needan answer, I need it now.
Call us if you ever need prayer.
It's our honor, ourprivilege to pray for you.
- Well, still ahead,meet an American mother
forced to hide for fearof the Russian mafia
and who also faced arrest,
all in pursuit ofadopting her forever son.
- And welcome back to The 700 Club.
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Gordon and Terry are backwith more of today's 700 Club
coming up right after this.
- In 2003, Kim de Blecourtwas on a mission's trip
when she visited an orphanage in Ukraine.
Then and there, she decidedthat when the time was right,
she and her husband wouldadopt a Ukrainian child.
Little did she know howdifficult that decision
would turn out to be.
- [Narrator] Kim de Blecourtis an award-winning author
and founder of Nourished Hearts,
an organization that workswith orphans in the Ukraine.
But she never dreamed that her own family
would be caught in themiddle of corruption,
forcing them to hidewhile adopting their son.
Despite those difficulties,
Kim says caring for thefatherless is a privilege
and shares personal storiesin her book, I Call You Mine.
- Please welcome to The700 Club Kim de Blecourt.
It's great to have you here.
- Thank you Terry.
- Kim, talk a little bit aboutwhy you've decided to adopt.
You're on this missions trip.
Had the thought occurred toyou earlier in your life?
- It had.
I kind of always knewthat adoption somehow was
gonna be a part of my story.
- You encountered, I mean,there are always obstacles
with international adoption along the way,
but yours were a bit extreme.
Talk about some of theobstacles you went through
in this process.
- Well, our story is byno means the normal story.
- Don't be fearful, people.
- No, don't be.
Don't let it stop you.
There was a prosecutor, ayoung aggressive prosecutor
who was very Moscow-leaning.
He decided that he didn'tthink it was a good idea
to adopt children fromUkraine to United States
at that point.
So, he was being a real stickler
and it just became a personalvendetta between him and I.
- Because technically, you had approval
from the local officials that you needed,
but he just wouldn't let up,
he or she, was it a she or he?
- It as a he.
Yeah, as a matter of fact, wehad already processed our son
legally out of the orphanage.
So, you know the processthat's involved in that, right?
But he got somebody toaccept an appeal late
and that was the beginningof our year long struggle
to get our son home.
- What an ordeal.
Anywhere along the way, did you ever say,
"Maybe I'm not supposed to do this?"
How did you keep the faith?
You must have had such a word from God
that had sustained you.
- I did, I really did.
There were people who said you know,
perhaps Kim, this is a closed door
and you're family's alreadyback here in America.
Perhaps you should be with them.
What are you doing staying there?
God doesn't call us to the comfortable.
- [Terry] Amen.
- And I believe thatwhen you've been called
of God to do something,you see it through,
He will give you that strength.
I was by no means the perfectposter child for this.
I struggled greatly during that year apart
from my family.
- Talk a little bitabout what happened when
you came home because you know,people see adopted families
out and about and they just think oh,
what a wonderful experience
and it is wonderful in its very own way.
But it's fraught withall kinds of challenges
and hoops to jump through.
What did you experience when you finally
brought your son home?
- Well, he had a lot ofsensory deprivation issues.
So, there was a lot of offand on with the light switch,
on and off fascination with water,
flushing the toilet constantly,
flushing things downthe toilet constantly.
There were, ya know, there'sjust some things that you,
perhaps you don't expect,
but every time something would happen,
I would feel this little nudge from God.
"I kinda know how thatfeels with you, Kim."
And that's what thechurch is missing out on
if they're not involvedin work with vulnerable
and orphaned children.
- This is the last day of the national
month of adoption.
What should the church'srole be in all of this
because there are childrenwho are so hurting.
I mean, you and I bothhave children who are
in the very small percentage of orphans
that will find a family.
Many will not but more could.
Talk about the church's role.
- I believe the churchhas always been called
to the role of caring for the fatherless
way back with the Jewishpeople and through today.
I tend to think we look at it as more
of a governmental concern,
but the church's role inthis care has never been
done away with.
I hope that this book canreally make that clearer
for people that just can't see it yet.
- Ya know, what you talkedabout sharing just a
little of the challenge ofwhat your son went through
and normalizing, ifyou will, once he came,
you know, really onlysomeone who knows the Lord
can be patient in theunderstanding of that
because God spoke to your heart.
But that would be a huge irritation
if you didn't know that God was in it.
I mean, your faith playeda huge part in this.
- Oh, certainly.
It certainly did.
But I also think that alot of adopted parents
feel that they're alone in it.
- Yes, oh it's such a lonely place to be.
- It can be and with foster care,
really any care ofvulnerable children like that
or even going into public can bring on
added stress, right?
- So, God's word is always there for us.
Faith is a huge part of this for me.
- When you went to getyour son and then finally
brought him home, did youknow that these things
Did you feel prepared as an adoptive mom?
- You know, I didn't feelprepared for what we went through,
no, 'cause we were toldwe'd be home in four weeks.
At the outset, maybe six.
And 50 weeks is a little bitdifferent than that, right?
- [Terry] Just a tad.
- The thing that I loved about it though
is that God took things from my life
all the way leading up to that point
to enable me with himbeside me, of course,
to be able to do this, tobe able to see that through.
There's no way I could'vedone it without God.
But I do see parts of mylife where he helped me.
- And you also talk soeloquently about the fact
that we are adopted as well
and that adoption is actually a picture
of what God has done for us.
- It is.
He is the ultimate.
He is the model adoptive parent.
He sacrificed his only child
so that we could join his family.
That just becomes aneven richer experience
and a richer part of yourfaith when you're involved
in caring for thefatherless, don't you think?
- Absolutely, absolutely.
And that's why I justwanna say to those of you
who might have adopted,maybe you're in the process
of adopting, maybe you'resomeone who is at a point
that Tim and I were both at at one point,
just considering whetherthis is God's call for you,
you need to read this book.
It's I Call You Mine and it's available
where books are sold.
If you'd like to hear more from Kim,
check out our Facebook interview with her.
Just go to Facebook.com/700club.
You don't have to be alone or feel alone
and this book will guide you through some
deep water sometimes.
Thank you so much, Kim.
So great to have you with us.
- Thank you, Terry.
- Well, Ulia was an orphan in Kyrgyzstan
with three strong desires.
She longed for a Mom and Dad,for a brother, and a dog.
Today, this happy littlegirl has all three
and it's thanks to thegenerosity of people like you.
To 12 year old Ulia of Kyrgyzstan,
happiness is having a new home.
- I have food, I haveclothes, and I am loved.
- [Terry] But just three years ago,
Ulia was neglected and abusedby her alcoholic mother.
- My mother didn't feed me.
She would scream at me and then beat me.
Sometimes my punishmentwas to kneel in the corner
in a pile of salt.
- [Terry] When socialworkers of Kyrgyzstan
heard about the cruelty endured by Ulia,
they placed her in a girl's home
supported by CBN's Orphan's Promise.
Leah Bova, a caretaker in the home,
remembers when nine-year-old Ulia arrived.
- Ulia came to us as a traumatized child.
Her eyes, they are very sad
and she cried often.
- [Terry] But after several months,
Ulia wasn't crying anymore.
- The people in the home were so kind.
They cared for me as ifI was their own child.
They introduced me to Jesus.
He's my friend.
- [Terry] As Ulia's relationshipwith Jesus grew stronger,
she asked him to fulfill thedeepest desire of her heart.
- I asked Jesus to sendme a family of my own,
a mother and a father, abrother, and even a dog.
- [Terry] In a nearby city, a young couple
who worked with Orphan'sPromise was praying too,
to adopt a child.
When they visited Day Spring Girl's Home,
they knew that child was Ulia.
- I had a feeling at oncethat they wanted to adopt me
and then it happened!
- [Terry] Now, Ulia haseverything she prayed for.
Loving parents, a babybrother, and her own dog.
- My mom and dad are good and kind.
They love me.
We play together andthey read a Bible to me.
- Our prayers were answeredtoo when God gave us Ulia.
- We want Ulia to know through joy
and all the love and rolesour family can provide.
Thank you for making this possible.
- Thank you for helpingme at the children's home
and for helping me find my new parents.
I have my own family now and it's forever.
- I love Ulia's story becauseit so mirrors scripture.
The word says God putsthe lonely in families.
So, today, I just wanna say to you,
if you're a 700 Club member,you're a part of all of this,
this is just one ofthe things you're doing
all around the worldbut it's life-changing.
The work that 700 Clubmembers do is life-changing
whether it's surgeries, feeding programs,
education programs, safehousing for kids who are
orphaned or vulnerable,that's what you do.
It's 65 cents a day, 20 dollars a month
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Couldn't be easier to join.
Our number's toll free.
Listen, when you join today,our way of saying thank you
is to send you Miraculous Blessings.
I love this teaching that Pat has done.
There are some amazingtestimonies of God's blessing
in the lives of people in need on here.
But also great teaching abouthow we can align ourselves
with the will of God andreceive the blessings of God.
We want you to have it.
Orphan's Promise is CBN's outreach
to vulnerable and orphanedchildren around the world.
If you'd like to be a part of that,
you can designate your gift to that.
But do something todayto make a difference.
Go to your phone and call, 1-800-700-7000.
We're gonna be back to answer some of your
email questions right afterthis, so stay with us.
We wanna take these lastminutes to answer some
of your questions.
This first one comes from Randall.
Gordon, he says, "Mypastor has been sick for
"a very long time.
"When I was praying for him,I heard a voice in the back
"of my head say quitpraying for his healing
"and start thanking me for his healing.
"A few weeks back, he passed away.
"I do not understand why God took him,
"when I know what I heard.
"What do you do when youstand in the gap for someone,
"and they still pass away?"
- Randall, my heart definitelygoes out to you on this one.
I've experienced it myselfwith a dear friend of mine.
This is, oh boy, over two decades ago.
He had cancer.
We all prayed in agreement.
He got a clean bill of health,he was completely cancer free
and then he went on amission trip into India
and got typhoid andweakened his immune system
and suddenly, the cancercame roaring back.
Well, we prayed.
We prayed, as far as I know how to.
I got a word, ya know,you are going to live
and the cancer is going to die.
So, I delivered that word tohim and he received it gladly.
Then, he passed on.
I had to go have a realserious talk with God.
What just happened?
It was interesting how God responded
and he said his symptomswere screaming at him.
That really, ya know, I'mnot here to condemn anyone,
do you have enough faith ornot but sometimes in life,
the symptoms can overwhelm words of faith.
Where do you go with that?
How do you deal with that?
You don't stop praying.
You don't stop believing.
You don't change your theologybecause of your experience.
Just leave it with God's hands.
He'll tell you.
Here's a word from Romans, chapter eight.
"For you did not receivethe spirit of bondage
"again to fear, but youreceived the spirit of adoption
"by whom we cry out."