Unleash your â€œWeapons of War,â€ as author Bill Hamon reveals how to wage spiritual warfare against the enemy. Plus, CBN News delivers a refugeeâ€™s story of empowerment that even the Queen of Sweden wants to hear about.
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- [Gordon] Coming up, arefugee's story of empowerment.
- It's about us.
- [Gordon] And even the Queen of Sweden
wants to hear about her journey.
- God loved me and he was in my life
from the beginning.
- [Gordon] Plus, unleashyour weapons of war.
Bill Hamon reveals howto wage spiritual warfare
against the Enemy.
And one woman's greatest birthday present.
- It was 100% clear.
- [Gordon] Completedeliverance from years of pain.
- I know that God cares about all of us.
- On today's 700 Club.
Welcome to the 700 Club.
President Trump is meetingwith Congressional leaders
from both parties again today
but it doesn't look likethere's any resolution in sight
to the battle over funding forthe President's border wall.
- The meeting comes afterthe President brought out
border patrol agents to helpmake his case for a wall.
Jennifer Wishon brings usthe story from Washington.
It's day 14 of the partialgovernment shutdown.
While talks remain open,both sides are dug deep
into their respective trenches.
In a surprise appearanceto the White House
Press Briefing room.
- Happy New Year to everybody.
- [Jennifer] PresidentTrump brought firsthand
witnesses to back up his case.
Border patrol agents willing to suffer
through a shutdown togain a physical barrier
at the border.
- I promise you that if youinterview border patrol agents
they will tell you that walls work.
I worked in Naco, Arizona for 10 years.
We didn't have physical barriers in Naco
and illegal immigration and drug smuggling
was absolutely out of control.
- You all gotta askyourself this question.
If I come to your home,do you want me to knock
on the front door, ordo you want me to climb
through that window?
- [Jennifer] The Presidentfollowed up by tweeting
this dramatic video thatincludes a past message
from Senate MinorityLeader, Chuck Schumer.
- Illegal immigration iswrong, plain and simple.
- [Jennifer] The shutdown is only because
of the 2020 Presidential election.
For them strictly politics,the President tweeted,
feeling emboldened by his base.
- I have never had so much support
as I have in the last week
over my stance for border security,
for border control and forfrankly, the wall or the barrier.
- [Jennifer] Across town,Nancy Pelosi reclaimed
the Speaker's gavel for thefirst time in eight years.
Her new House majority passed legislation
to reopen most of the government
and buy more time to negotiate funding
with the White Housefor Homeland Security.
But for now, Democrats aren'tbudging on the President's
demands for wall funding.
- [Reporter] The President- The fact is
a wall is an immorality.- [Reporter] to cut a deal.
- It's not who we are as a nation.
- [Jennifer] The Houselegislation is nearly
identical to what the Senatepassed before Christmas
but Senate Majority Leader,Mitch McConnell says
that's now, out the window,
because it won't pay for the wall.
- The Senate will not take up any proposal
that does not have areal chance of passing
this Chamber and gettinga Presidential signature.
- As the standoff continues,on day one of the new Congress,
two veteran House Democratsintroduced Articles
of Impeachment against President Trump.
While new Muslim CongresswomanRashida Tlaib of Michigan,
the first PalestinianAmerican woman in Congress
cursed the President inher call for impeachment.
And in an interview withNBC News, Speaker Pelosi
says, she won't rule out thepossibility of impeachment
or indictment, but says she's waiting for
Special Counsel RobertMueller's final report.
Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington.
- Welcome to a New Year in Washington.
And the division seems to be even wider.
And the radicalizationseems to be even stronger.
But there is a new player.
Back in the Speaker's chair,and here's what her daughter
had to say.
This is a quote fromNancy Pelosi's daughter.
She can cut off your head and you won't
even know you're bleeding.
So, we're in for a wholenew two-year run here,
until the 2020 elections.
Will the governmentstay shut down for that
period of time?
I don't know but I don't see any solution
in any kind of near term.
Now, more than ever, we needto pray for our government.
And pray that the divisionsthat are so obvious
somehow get healed.
I don't see any solution otherthan an absolute miracle.
Well in other news, the economywas very strong in 2018.
The jobs report out todaywas absolutely fantastic.
But there's another reportthat says the outlook
may not be as good for the coming year.
John Jessup has that story from
our CBN News Bureau in Washington.
- That's right Gordon, another sign
of an economic slowdown as a key index
for American manufacturers and factories
grew at the slowest rate in two years.
The drop in the index isstill another indication
that slower growth in China and Europe
is also hurting the US economy.
The weaker economy in Chinais sending other signals
like fewer iPhone sales.
The Stock Market has beenfalling in recent weeks
with investors anticipating aslowdown in the months ahead,
even though for now,the economy seems strong
with unemployment still very low.
Well, a new president tookpower in Brazil this week
and he's promising to do whatever it takes
to put a dent in the country's years long
Chuck Holton visitedRio de Janeiro and went
on patrol with an elite team of Brazilian
Special Operations Policewho are leading the move
to take down the drug gangs.
- [Chuck] Rival drug gangsbattling for territory
across Brazil have driven its murder rate
to more than 60,000 per year.
In the poorest communities called favelas,
a young man there is morelikely to die by gunfire
than a soldier in an active war zone.
This young mother of two askedthat we not reveal her name.
- [Translator] Our mainproblem is all the violence.
Sometimes I can't eventake my kids to school
or even my baby to thehospital if he's sick.
When we're at the house andthe shooting starts outside,
I'm already teachingmy children to lie down
on the floor and not move.
Stray bullets are very common here.
- [Chuck] Fed up with the violence,
in October, 2018, theBrazilian people elected
a new president, JairBolsonaro, a former Army Captain
who promised to take atough stance on crime.
Bolsonaro is committed tostepping up enforcement
in the worst neighborhoods,even sending troops
into the favelas to take on the gangs.
One of the most elite andwell-armed police units
is known as Bope.
- [Translator] Themission of Bope is to act
in situations where thelocal police cannot.
For example, hostage situations,combating drug dealers
and protecting the population
through specialized operations.
Despite being a militaryforce, we are actually
part of the police and we use
specialized equipment and weapons.
- This favela thatthey're training in today
is one that they'vealready cleared so we know
that it's safe.
But you can see the tactical way that they
learn to move and that's because
you don't really know whothe bad guys are until
they're shooting at you.
And as you can see, thereare women and children
in here and they have to goright by all these civilians.
And the level of training that it takes
to keep from shooting peoplethat don't need to be shot,
is really high.
- [Translator] Our firstpriority is to always
protect the lives of the citizens,
we must be very aggressivehowever, because the
shear amount of violence inthe areas where we operate.
Victory for us is goinginto battle against these
gangs who often bring superior numbers
and winning without losing any of our men.
- [Chuck] But for the peopleliving in these favelas
victory might simply looklike making it home safely
one more day.
From Rio de Janeiro, I'mChuck Holton for CBN News.
- Chuck, thank you.
Well, in Israel, politiciansare forming new alliances
in preparation for earlyelections coming up in a few
months in April.
The turmoil could alsoaffect US-Israeli relations
and President Trump's yetto be revealed peace plan.
CBN News Middle East BureauChief, Chris Mitchell,
looks at what to expectfrom the upcoming changes.
- Israel's political system is gearing up
for the April elections.
- So there's lot of musicalchairs in Israeli politics,
lots of parties splinteroff, form new parties.
- [Chris] One shift, EducationMinister, Naftali Bennett
and Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked
are starting a religious secular party
called the New Right.
Another key member, they're not joined
by author and columnist, Caroline Glick.
The biggest surprise came on live TV
when Labor Party leader, Avi Gabbay, ended
his alliance with TzipiLivni's Hatnuah Party
in what some called a divorce.
One goal unites left-wingparties, defeat Netanyahu.
According to Professor Eugene Kontorovich,
that's not likely to happen.
- When you look at thepolls, there's really no way
any left wing coalitioncan form a government.
But I think, very likely,the results of the elections,
when all is said and done,are going to be a continuation
of very much somethinglike the current coalition.
- A wild card could beif Netanyahu is indicted
before the electionson corruption charges.
Legally, he can still run, and if indicted
after the elections, wouldnot be forced to step down.
It's hard to know howthat might affect voting.
According to ProfessorEfraim Inbar, the Israeli
swing to the right is largely due
to the failed peace process.
- After the Oslo peace process failed,
as the Israeli electoratebecame more cautious
and blames basically,the Labor and the Left.
- [Chris] Early electionswill likely further delay
details of President Trump'sIsraeli-Palestinian Peace Plan.
- President Trump'splan is very optimistic.
He's taking a shot but I think the chances
that the Palestinianswill accept this plan
are basically zero.
They've said so already.
So it doesn't mattertoo much what government
there is in Israel whenany Palestinian government
is going to reject it.
- The Palestinians have Hamas.
The only deal they are ready to accept is
the Jews in the Sea.
So they want to destroy the Jewish state.
What kind of deal can we make
when part of the nationalPalestinian movement
has this type of attitude?
- [Chris] Though unnamedsources indicate Trump
prefers a Netanyahu led government,
analysts agree, US-Israel relations
should remain strong in any case.
- Netanyahu was successful having a bumpy
but correct relationshipwith President Obama.
So we will adapt ourselfto whatever government
is arisen in Washington.
- One of the most importantthings about this election
is if 2020 brings withit a different president,
who is likely to have a much more critical
policy towards Israel,much more resembling
that of President Obama,having a government
that is prepared to stand up to that,
to not buckle under the great pressure
that they will undoubtedly be placed in,
will be very important.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, Jerusalem.
- Gordon, it's hard tobelieve, but with all the
shifting alliances, it makesthe politics here in the US
look rather tame.
- I don't know how tamepolitics is here in the US
but Israeli politics isremarkably complicated.
And a whole politicalsystem that has multiple
parties and multiplealliances and things just
keep getting reformed and remade.
The good news is thisupcoming April election
will be free of US interference.
The last time the stood for election,
Obama was activelycampaigning against Netanyahu.
He wanted to get a peacedeal done before the end
of his presidency and he thoughtNetanyahu was in the way.
So he was trying to gethim removed from office.
So that's not going to happenbut we'll see what happens.
The prediction is the governmentis going to stay as is.
The Coalition may change,but Netanyahu will stay in
as Prime Minister andwe'll see if that happens.
- Well, up next, meet apastor in Sweden who's led
more than 1,500 Muslims to Christ.
And hear how she wasonce a Muslim herself,
trapped in an abusive marriage.
Her story is coming up.
- The huge numbers ofMuslims immigrating to Sweden
have become a seriousproblem for the nation.
But one of those immigrantsis now the Christian pastor
of two churches and she's led more than
1,500 Muslims to Christ.
Dale Hurd brings us herstory from Stockholm.
- [Dale] No one would havethought a Muslim woman
in Iran simply trying tostay alive in an abusive
marriage would one day leadtwo churches in Sweden,
lead more than a thousandformer Muslims to Christ
and be invited to speakbefore the Queen of Sweden.
As a young woman in a Muslim culture,
Annahita Parsan waspowerless and insignificant.
Her only hope was that she might one day
find a good husband.
And she did.
But he died suddenly in anaccident and she found herself
trapped in a second marriage so violent,
she expected to die.
- I didn't know anything.
It was darkness.
It was a really bad life.
- [Dale] Although shewrites about the abuse
in her book, Stranger NoMore, Parsan doesn't like
to talk about it.
- It's not easy about, speak about that.
- [Dale] You were beaten with a shovel?
- [Dale] As a batteredwife, living with bruises
and cuts all over herbody, Parsan eventually
tried to kill herself with pills.
But she was revived at a hospital.
Annahita's daughter, Roksana remembers,
when her dad threatened to slit her throat
when she was just a small child.
- I remember we had gotten cookies,
my mom baked cookies, we got cookies.
And then we went for another turn,
we wanted more cookies.
And we ran up and we're like,
more cookies, more cookies.
And he came up with a knife
put it to my throat
and he said, ask for cookies again.
She was trying to just survive for us.
Just survive to make a better life for us
and maybe that was somethingGod had implanted in her
so that she would havesomething to hold onto.
- Annahita Parsan's journeyto Christ and across
two continents, is thestuff of Hollywood movies,
and one that would includeseveral brushes with death.
Parsan, her husband andtwo children fled Iran
through the mountains to Turkey, in 1984,
where she and Roksana facedmore brushes with death
before landing in Turkey'snotorious Ahgree Prison.
They would finally make it to Denmark
where she divorced herstill abusive husband
and she heard the gospelfor the first time.
Then she moved to Swedenwhere she and her two children
would walk into a church and announce
that we are Christians from now on.
Annahita entered the ministry in 2012
and has led more than1,500 Muslims to Christ.
She not only leads two churches,but trains other churches
on how to reach and discipleformer Muslims like these
who fill her church each Sunday, hungry
for the God who loved.
Parsan believes this wasforetold in Jeremiah chapter
49, verse 39.
- It is about Elam and Elam is Persia.
When I read that, I know it's about us,
it about our life and it's amazing.
God told Jeremiah, that timeand it's happen just now.
- [Dale] But Muslimimmigration is also made Sweden
a home for dangerousradicals and Parsan told us
she's received death threatsand lives with the knowledge
she could be killed.
- It's a free countrybut it's dangerous too.
- [Dale] Were you sayingthat sometimes you wonder
if it's your last day?
- As a young woman,living what's seemed like
a hopeless existence inIran, Annahita Parsan
saw no plan and no purposein her abusive marriage,
only random violence.
But God had a plan, aplan for her to one day
be a leading pastor in Sweden.
- I think God loved meand he was in my life
from the beginning.
He's my everything.
I think it's wow, it's beautiful.
- [Dale] Dale Hurd, CBNNews, in Stockholm, Sweden.
- What a wonderful story,what a wonderful legacy.
But God is always with us, and he
always fulfills his promise.
He watches over his word to perform it.
And what a wonderfulprophecy, to read in Jeremiah
and say this is for me.
Here's something that you may not know,
if you have a quiz, here's the quiz.
What nation has the fastestcrowing Christian population?
And I'm not talking about total numbers,
if you're talking total numbers,then you're talking China.
But in terms of percentageof the population,
how many are coming to become Christians.
The number one nationin the world is Iran.
So revival is happening there.
When you see all thesehorrible headlines coming out,
all their threats against Israel, look up
because their redemption is drawing nigh.
Well, Annahita Parsan's bookis called Stranger No More.
And it's availablewherever books are sold.
- Well, coming up a serious ear infection
threatens to ruin a woman's vacation.
- It was really, really painful.
That was just devastatingto me because that was
our whole trip.
We had planned everythingaround scuba diving and fishing.
- [Terry] See how she'ssupernaturally healed
just in time to make thebest dive of her life.
- Well, many of youhave sent us your prayer
requests for 2019 and we'regoing to be praying for them
in just a few minutes.
You may have receivedthis booklet in the mail
called God's Promises for the Days Ahead.
It's filled with inspiringscriptures and we wanted
to encourage you throughoutthis upcoming year.
If you haven't received the booklet,
go to CBN.com or you cancall us at 1-800-700-7000.
And when you contact us,just tell us how we can
pray for you.
Right now, we want to show you an amazing
answer to prayer.
Susan O'Daniel and herhusband had been planning
their vacation all year long.
They were both looking forwardto scuba diving and fishing.
But the day before theywere supposed to leave,
pain drove Susan to seeher doctor and he quickly
put the brakes on her vacation plans.
- Many, many years ago, in1987, had a really, really
bad car accident and I hadpunctured right ear drum.
That led me to consistentproblems throughout the years.
The pain was a deep pain.
It goes deep inside my headand causes me to be dizzy.
So I lose my balance a lot.
And then every now andthen it will get to be
an infection kind of a situationwhere it's quite painful.
It started to get probablythe worst infection I've had.
Truth be told, I didn'twant my husband to know
how bad it was 'cause therewas a vacation coming.
I would just kind of goalong with, it was fine.
We were leaving for ourvacation the last day of June
and it was the 29th ofJune, that all of a sudden
it came on with fury.
And it was really, really painful.
In fact the doctor, hesaid this is serious
and there's a problemwith your eustachian tube.
I really need you to see an ENT.
And I explained we wereleaving the next day
and I said we'd beenplanning this trip all year.
And scuba diving is our thingand we really want to go.
And he said, no, I do notrecommend you scuba dive
'cause it can cause permanent damage.
And that was just devastating to me
because that was our whole trip.
We'd planned everything aroundscuba diving and fishing.
And it was my birthday too.
It was our huge vacation thatwe planned all year long.
It was the only time we had to get away.
And so I go there, we didgo fishing on my birthday
and had a wonderful time, but
I was in so much pain that day,
but I knew that as soon as I got home
I was gonna have to tell him
I need to cancel the trip tomorrow.
I can't do it.
So, we got home that day from fishing
and we sat down on the couchand the 700 Club came on.
And at the end of the show,Gordon was on that day
and he was going to pray for people.
- Now Terry and I are going to pray.
I want you to pray with us.
If you have a need.
- So I took my husband's hand
and we held hands and I held my other hand
over my ear.
And I thought oh, please God,
I just want to go diving.
And as silly as thatsounds, in the big picture,
it's an earache on my birthday.
But to me, I know thatGod cares about all of us.
And so I held hands and Iheld my hand over my ear.
And Gordon immediately said,
- Now, someone else withproblems with the eustachian tube
in your right ear, a blockage,
it's affected your hearing,it's affected everything,
God's just cleansing all of that out.
He's opening it up now.
In Jesus' name, be healed.
Be made whole.
- My pain was probably 75% gone.
I said, well I think, maybeI'll be able to dive tomorrow.
Well, I went to bed that night.
And I woke up in the morningand it was 100% clear.
I felt perfect.
And I have not had an issue since then.
We went ahead and went on the trip.
We had a dive master go downwith us to show us around.
And we had two of the best, best dives
we've had in our wholetime diving together.
There is a Bible verse that says,
God is good to all, his mercy is over all
that he has created.
And that includes even the little things
as well as the big miracles.
- You know sometimes, wefeel like we can't ask God
for things that seem littleto us because he's busy
running the universe.
But he already knows your needeven as he knew Susan's need.
And God is so faithful.
He's so generous, so kindand so merciful in every way.
And so today, we want to read
some requests that have come in.
Right where you're at,even if you haven't sent
your request in, we wantto pray for you today.
So, pray with us as we moveforward with all of this.
Gordon, here's someoneasking for God's protection
and strength for allChristians in the Middle East
who are experiencing persecution.
Someone saying, praythat my husband be saved
and delivered from alcoholism.
Another request that my18 month old granddaughter
be healed from complicationsfrom spina bifida.
And then healing fromcongestive heart failure.
What do you have there?
- I've got total healingfor me and my daughter
after knee surgeries on January 2.
And then healing from 20 yearsof debilitating migraines.
God wants to heal.
Just get that set, God wants to heal.
What is he waiting for,what is he looking for?
Well, he's always looking for faith.
The eyes of the Lord go toand fro over the whole earth
to show himself strong for who?
For those whose hearts are loyal to him.
Now, no matter how small the problem is,
no matter how big the problemis, God is the answer.
And don't be afraid of comingto him with your requests.
He wants to be your loving Father.
He wants to supply your every need.
He wants to be your all in all.
All he's looking for isfor you to say yes, Daddy.
I need this, I need your help.
I need it now, I can't do this on my own.
You can do it, would you help me?
And when you have that faith,just like a little child,
to say I know Daddy wants to help,
I know he want's to be with me,
I know he loves me.
When you have that faith, wellthat's what he responds to.
So in an act of faith, doexactly what Susan did.
She laid a hand on that areaof the body that needs healing.
And Terry and I are going to agree.
And here's a wonderful verse.
When two or more agree touching anything,
it shall be done for themby my Father in heaven.
These are the words of Jesus.
And you can count on them,you can depend on them.
So we're gonna do that.
If there's somebody with you,
ask them to hold your hand.
Ask them to lay hands on you too.
Let's agree touching it andlet's see what God will do.
Lord, we just lift theneeds of the audience
to you right now.
And as people in an act of faith,
depending on you, lay theirhands on that area of the
body that needs healing.
We come into agreement with them.
And we say over their bodiesnow, we say it out loud,
be healed and be made whole.
In the name of Jesus.
My body is healed rightnow by the stripes,
by the blood and by thesacrifice of Jesus Christ.
I believe it, I receivein now into my body.
And I am completely wholefrom this day forward.
I declare it now and I receive it now.
In Jesus' name.
There's someone, your name is Jerome,
you've got your hand over your left ear.
You've had punctured eardrum and God is healing you
and restoring your hearing,restoring everything about it.
All of that pain just leftyou now, and you're feeling
like a breeze go over your ear.
Right now, in Jesus' name,receive it and be made whole.
- There's someone else, you have a problem
with calluses, specifically on your hands
and your feet.
It's due to work that you didwhen you were much younger.
But it affects yourability to feel strongly
so you walk with instability
and your hands aren't able to do some
of the things they could.
God's healing thatcondition for you right now.
You're just gonna havethat agility and mobility
and sense of touch back again.
- There's someone, you'vegot excess calcium deposits
in your spine and it'sparticularly a problem
in your neck and you've gotyour right hand over the right
side of the back of your neck.
In Jesus' name, be healed.
Calcium levels, be normal now.
In the name of Jesus, movement, come back.
All muscle tension and alltrauma, be relieved now.
Let there be no morepain, no more discomfort
and free movement, nowin the name of Jesus.
- And someone else, you havean issue with your eyes,
almost like a thin film that you can't
see through very clearly.
God is just removing thatright now and your vision's
gonna be restored to normal.
- Lord, we just thank you.
We thank you that you are the healer,
you are the restorer,you are the deliverer.
You set the captive free.
And we just declarefreedom over everyone now,
Freedom from fear, anxiety, depression.
In Jesus' name, behealed and be made whole.
If you have been touched byGod share your good report.
Let us know what Godhas done for you today.
Call us 1-800-700-7000.
And realize we're herefor you and we believe
in prevailing prayer.
That's the prayer that gets an answer.
That's the prayer that doesn't give up.
So if you need prayer, we're here.
It's our honor, ourprivilege to pray for you.
All you have to do is call us.
- Well still ahead, theAustralian who's known as
the hottest Christian children'sentertainer in the world
talks about his favorite cartoon.
- [Shawn] Kids are captivated by things
that are entertaining and that's
what I love about Superbook.
It's visually engaging butalso presents great truth.
- [Terry] See how Shawn W.Smith is using Superbook
to tell the stories of the Bible
to half a million children worldwide.
- Welcome back to Washingtonfor this CBN Newsbreak.
Schools and governmentmonuments across the country
are deleting God from their buildings.
The state of Mississippi has other plans.
The state's new licenseplates now display the words,
In God We Trust.
Republican Governor, PhilBryant announced the move
last may in a tweet.
He continued saying,
Bryant told residents toexpect to see the new plates
sometime this year.
Well, Operation Blessingis helping a single mother
of four put food on the table.
Tiffany was working longhours as a hairdresser
and taking as many clients as she could
but it still wasn't enoughto always feed her family.
Then she found OperationBlessing's school lunch program.
Now, not only were herchildren able to get assistance
buying lunch at schoolever day, but during breaks
and over weekends.
Operation Blessing teamshanded out bags of groceries
to bring home.
Tiff says thanks to Operation Blessing
they now always havebreakfast, lunch and dinner.
Well, you can find out moreabout Operation Blessing
by visiting its website at OB.org.
Gordon and Terry will beback with more of today's
700 Club right after this.
- Well, you may not befamiliar with Shawn W. Smith
but half a million kidsworldwide know exactly
who he is.
Shawn specializes in connectingchildren with the Bible
in entertaining ways thatcaptivate their interest.
And recently he's beenusing CBN's Superbook
to help him to just that.
- [Reporter] Shawn W.Smith is an internationally
acclaimed speaker andmusician from Australia
who's been called thehottest Christian children's
entertainer in the world.
- Working with children is wonderful.
They've got joy, they're full of hope
and I can see why Jesussaid, you can't enter
the Kingdom of Heaven unlessyou think like a child,
you've got the heart of a child,
where you're willing to just believe.
- [Reporter] Last year, thisworld renowned entertainer
began including excerptsfrom CBN's Superbook
in his appearances.
- I just love Superbookfor my kids and our family.
And so I want to show youa little clip of Superbook
up on the screen.
- Hi, we're back.
- Kids are captivated bythings that are entertaining
and that's what I love about Superbook.
It's visually engaging butalso presents great truth.
It doesn't just present the Bible story
but it presents the practical application
with Chris and Joy, how tooutwork in my day-to-day life?
And kids learning the heart of generosity
through episodes ofSuperbook, learning courage,
learning to stand up for what's right.
I think that's the power of Superbook.
It readies your kids tobe battle ready for life.
- [Reporter] In fact, Shawngives out free Superbook DVDs
at his appearances.
- I'm not sponsored bySuperbook, I just love it.
Everywhere I go, I will tell people,
if you don't have Superbook,you need to go check it out.
- [Reporter] Shawn saysnow is the time to tell
the world about Jesus.
And he's thankful thatSuperbook is helping
him do just that.
- I definitely believe that children
can be led to Christ through Superbook.
We did a couple of bigoutreaches and we went
into many public schoolsand we had hundreds
and hundreds of families come
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- Well, up next, a call to arms.
Dr. Bill Hamon showsChristians how to take up
God's weapons of war when we come back.
- Well, Bill Hamon has prophesied to more
than 50,000 people, he'sprovided training in prophetic
ministry for more than250,000 and his latest book
is a call to arms for the people of God.
Take a look.
- [Reporter] Bishop BillHamon is the founder
of Christian InternationalMinistry Network
and serves as the bishop to300,000 ministers and churches.
For more than 60 years,he's trained others
in activating the giftsof the Holy Spirit.
In his latest book, God's Weapons of War,
Bishop Hamon identifies the challenges
facing believers todayand shares how we can rise
up together in a fight against the Enemy.
- Please welcome back to the 700 Club,
our dear friend, Bill Hamon.
Bill, it's an honor to have you with us.
- Good to be here man.
You're doing a great job.
- Well, so are you.
You've got a new bookout, God's Weapons of War.
I always take a step back
when prophets are out there
saying we need to get weapons of war
'cause it makes me wonder,okay what's the battle to come.
What are you seeing in the future?
- We've in 2008, thethird reformation began,
2016, God activated thechurch from on the defensive
and neutral to activatedto be on the offensive.
It's now time for the Army of the Lord
to arise and to begin todemonstrate and fulfill
all the end time prophecies.
And I've gone to over 30 nations,
led them in corporate warfare.
This is the first bookout on corporate warfare,
that's where saintsgather together and use
the greatest weapon of warfare that Jesus
has given us, which is the shout of faith.
And when I go into thenations, I teach them first
to first unite on Jesusbeing a mighty man of war.
And that Jesus is a fighter.
And he'll fight for us.
And all of that wasfor when you was in the
land of Canaan mainly, topossess all the kingdoms
and all the nations in the land of Canaan.
They had to make the kingdoms of Israel,
of Canaan, the kingdoms of God.
And just like we're commissionedto make the kingdoms
of this world, the kingdomof our Lord and his Christ.
And in order to do that,he had to go to war.
Now, Israel was in bondage for 400 years,
like we were in a thousand year Dark Age,
but then Moses became the deliverer
and through the blood ofthe Lamb and all that,
they brought us out,
Israel out of Egypt andeach one of their steps
portray the restoration movements of God.
And the church was originally in bondage
during the thousand year Dark Age,
from 500 to 1500.
Well, then God startedthe second reformation,
which was the restoration of the truths
and ministries that werelost during the Dark Age.
And the ones that dead theologians,
dead in the works, all that we enjoy
and the people that youminister to and I minister to
in the church today.
None of that was availableduring the Dark Age.
You weren't, they didn'tteach about born agan,
you weren't baptizedin water by immersion,
you weren't sanctifiedholy, you weren't filled
with the Holy Spirit, you didn't prophecy,
you didn't move in the gifts.
None of that was thereand it took God 500 years
to restore those.
But we started and the first reformation
was the birth the church, establish it,
spread it to the end of the earth.
The second reformation wasto restore back to the church
all the truths and ministriesthat the Devil stole
and the dead theologiansmade dead works out of it.
And so then, in 1500 Godstarted the second reformation.
And so we had the historicProtestant movement, 1500.
We had the Anabaptists,evangelical movement in 1600.
The holiness movement in 1700.
Then we had the divinehealing movement, 1880.
Then we had the Pentecostalmovement in 1900.
And then we had the restorationmovement in 1948, 50s.
And then we had the charismatic renewal,
that gave everybody a chance to catch up.
The Catholic would get born again.
And baptized in water.
And sanctified holy, healed, delivered,
had hands laid on him, prophesied to him,
and moving against theSpirit, all in a week.
And it took the Holy Ghost500 years. (laughing)
But then the faith movement came in 1970s.
And in 1980s we had theprophetic movement birth.
At CI in 1988 is an oldprophet, 64 years old then.
He's young now that I'm 84.
And he said, Bill, howmany said in five years,
there's gonna be a move of God take place
at your conference that'sgoing around the world.
In 1988, four years later,the prophetic movement
was birthed at Christian International.
And then we had theapostolic and the prophets
and apostles had to berestored, I had prophesied that.
And then after all fiveformal ministries restored,
we could activate the saintsand do what we're supposed
to do in ministry.
So we had the saints movement, 2007.
Then in 2008, God showedme the third and final
church reformation hasbegun, as the instituted
upon the earth.
And now we're in the third reformation.
The first reformationwas establish the church,
bring it into being,
Take it to the ends of the earth.
Second's restore it backto be the full church
God intended it to be.
And now in the third reformation,
all that's gonna be fulfilledis end-time purposes.
The third reformation is,
the second was to raise up thechurch, restore the church.
'Cause Jesus said, I will build my church.
Not just birth it and say,hand till Jesus comes again.
But he built the church,and most evangelicals
and Pentecostals have nopurpose for the church
except to win more to thechurch until you can get
raptured out to go to heaven.
But God built the churchto accomplish his work.
When Jesus was here,he was the body of God
to fulfill God's purpose onthe earth, through that body.
Then when Jesus was resurrected,went back to heaven,
he sent the Holy Spiritand birthed the church
and the church is now the body of Christ.
Paul calls it the body of Christ.
And as Jesus, first thebody was the body of God
to fulfill God's will, nowwe're the body of Christ
and we're God's delegatedauthority for doing God's
will and fulfilling God's purpose.
Now we're in the third reformation,
and now the first move ofGod in the third reformation
is the Army of the Lord.
- How would you tell apastor watching right now,
how would you instruct him toactivate corporate warfare?
- In my book, I giveall the ways to do it.
This is my 65th year of ministry.
And I've done propheticand apostolic and warfare
most of my life.
Like in 1992, God spoke tome to go to the Pacific Rim
nations and do warfareto stop the Devil's plans
for World War Three.
I did that about everyother year, I started out
with Korea, Japan, and Philippinesand Indonesia, Malaysia.
And Singapore is where wedid the most but we also
went to Australia and New Zealand.
And California and I had to find out where
all the Pacific Rim nations were.
And did warfare on all of those.
And God said, thesethree nations are trying
to come together to forma tri-lateral agreement
like Germany, Italy and Japandid to take over the world.
A east-west war.
So I did that warfare.
In Singapore we did it.
I got a 100 ministers onthe platform and I taught
them about the shout of faith.
It's the greatest weapon of warfare
'cause when you let God arise,
when Moses, was in thewilderness and the cloud
started moving, the fire started moving,
he would start off bysaying, let God arise
and his enemies scatter.
And I tell people whenyou do the shout of faith,
in the name of Jesus, by thepower of the Holy Spirit,
when you shout, you letthe Christ in you arise
and when he rises, his power goes forth.
And I bring out thatone could put a thousand
to flight, two could put10,000, Deuteronomy 32:30.
But so that means if Ishout, I produce 1,000
volts of Holy Ghostlight power against the
powers of darkness.
You join me, we'll do 10,000.
One more joins, we do 100,000,
a fourth joins, we do a million.
And then a billion, a trillion, quad ever,
every fourth again, is a nother illion.
But six tillion is 18zero one plus 18 zeros.
But a 100 produce 1 plus 300 zeroes.
I tell people and we shouta hundred, two hundred.
When I was in Bogota, Columbia,with Ricardo Rodriguez,
had 20,000 people there.
We shouted and to the and I told them
we would go expose a drug lord.
And then the demonicforces had been hiding him.
I said we're gonnablast their forces away.
And the police are gonna get him.
Two days later, it came out in the paper,
they captured him, he's in jail today.
We have the power, we areGod's delegated authority
to execute his purposes on earth.
Just as Jesus's body wasa body that would execute
God's purposes on the earthfor that period of time.
So we are the delegatedauthority, body of Christ
and we've been given allpower, all authority over
all the power of the Enemy.
And now as a nation, as thechurch goes, so the nation goes.
I've been telling them the last 10 years
with all the problemsthat the United States
been going through, the churchis the determining factor.
You have to win thewar in the spirit realm
before you can really see it manifest
in the natural realm.
And the police and thegovernment has to fight it
but we fight it in thespirit realm and we do have
weapons of war.
The challenge to preachersis, the Bible says,
we have weapons of war forpulling down strongholds
and for tearing downprincipalities and powers
and it's not against fleshand blood but against
these armies of demon spirits,spirit works of darkness
and all that and but theydon't know how to use it.
The saints don't know how to use them.
But we've entered thewar, we're at Jericho.
The church is not anywhere back here.
They're in Jericho.
We've crossed overJordan, we're at Jericho,
we're in the militarybattle and if you get tired
of fighting might as well goget you little sweet church
and get your lollipop,hand till Jesus comes,
hope you make it.
A best defense is a good offense.
And we're on the offense now
to make the kingdom of thisworld the kingdom of our Lord.
Well, Bill Hamon's book, it'scalled God's Weapons of War
and it'll make you shout.
It's available where books are sold.
And also check out oursocial exclusive interview
with Bill on our Facebook page.
Just go to Facebook.com/700Club.
Bill, thank you.
- God bless you, man.
- God bless you.
We'll be back to answer a couple questions
right after this.
- Well, we always get interestingemail from all of you.
Here's one we'd like to share today.
This is Susan, Gordon, who says,
- Susan, the confusion shouldn't be there.
It's what's the source?
What's the source of the word?
Psychics are sayingthat they're consulting
with the dead.
Psychics say they'reconsulting with the spirits.
Well, the Bible's real clear on that,
that those are demonicvoices and they're designed
to destroy you.
That's what demons come to do.
They want to kill and steal and destroy.
So don't listen to that.
Don't go to the Tarot cardreader, don't go to the
astrologer, don't go to the psychic.
It's real clear.
Now, on the Christian side,on Christian prophets,
you got to look at motivation.
If they're prophets likeBalaam and they're motivated by
money or they're trying toget some kind of prestige,
there are plenty offalse prophets in Israel.
Just read the Book ofJeremiah and you see them.
So what do you do whenyou get a prophetic word?
Well, the first thing you dois you look for confirmation.
And God always wants toconfirm it so he'll give you
two or three witnesses to back it up.
That's the test andthat's what you look for.
It's not a sin to question it
and when you get words,even when you get a word
from angels, it's okay to say,well here's my fleece Lord,
I want to make sure this is from you.
And he honors that.
He always backs up his word to perform it
and he'll stand the test.
Well, we leave you thesewords from Corinthians.
For all of us here, God bless you.
We'll see you again next week.