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700 Club Interactive: The Power of Words - March 1, 2013

Joyce Meyer, bestselling author and motivational speaker, discusses the power of words in her new book "Change Your Words Change Your Life." Read Transcript


ONE THE TOP RETWEETS IN

AMERICA.

AS CHILDREN OF GOD, WE

SHOULD LEARN TO IMITATE OUR

HEAVEN FATHER.

HE USES WORDS TO CREATE, AND

WE NEED TO DO THAT, TOO.

Gordon: JOYCE MEYER ON

THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN

WORD, ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH AND EXPLORE TOPICS

THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THIS SHOW.

IT HAS BEEN SAID BY MANY A

MOTHER THAT IF YOU HAVE

NOTHING NICE TO SAY, THEN

DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.

AND TODAY'S GUEST HAS

WRITTEN A WHOLE BOOK ABOUT

THIS.

IT'S CALLED "CHANGE YOUR

WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE,

WHAT YOU SAY CAN ACTUALLY

DETERMINE HOW YOU LIVE YOUR

LIFE."

Terry: "NEW YORK TIMES"

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, JOYCE

MYERS, ONE THE LEADING BIBLE

TEACHERS, BELIEVES THAT THE

KEY TO HAPPINESS IS IN THE

SPOKEN WORD.

NO ONE APPRECIATES ME.

I'LL NEVER GET THAT

PROMOTION.

I AM SO STRESSED OUT.

NO ONE EVER NOTICES ME.

I'M NOT RESPECTED.

I NEVER HAVE ENOUGH

TIME.

NOTHING I DO IS RIGHT.

I'M A FAILURE.

I HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER.

NO ONE WILL EVER FIND ME

ATTRACTIVE.

I WISH I WAS...

BETTER.

SMARTER.

SKINNIER.

NO ONE WILL EVER LOVE

ME.

I WILL ALSO BE ALONE.

WHAT DO YOUR WORDS SAY ABOUT

YOU?

CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE

YOUR LIFE.

Gordon: JOINING US NOW

VIA SKYPE IS INTERNATIONAL

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND

TEACHER JOYCE MEYER.

IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE

YOU ON THE SHOW.

THANKS.

IT IS GREAT TECHNOLOGY WHERE

I CAN STAY HERE IN MY TOWN

AND BE IN YOURS.

Gordon: BUT THIS

TECHNOLOGY IS GETTING US IN

TROUBLE.

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT THE

TALK ON THE INTERNET,

PARTICULARLY ON MESSAGE

BOARDS AND TWEETS, IT TENDS

TO BE VERY NEGATIVE, AND

PEOPLE TAKE ALL OF THE

FILTERS OFF AND REALLY SORT

OF LET IT RIP.

WHY IS THAT?

I THINK THE WORLD IS

NEGATIVE, BUT GOD IS NOT.

AND HIS PEOPLE SHOULD NOT

BE.

SO WE HAVE A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY IN THE MIDST OF

A NEGATIVE ATMOSPHERE TO BE

EVEN MORE POSITIVE THAN

EVER, AND TO SHOW PEOPLE THE

DIFFERENT FRUIT THAT YOU CAN

BEAR WHEN YOU KEEP A GOOD

ATTITUDE.

IN YOUR BOOK, "CHANGE

YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR

LIFE," YOU HAVE A WHOLE

SECTION ON SELF-TALK.

AND IF PSYCHIATRISTS ARE

RIGHT, MOST OF US ARE

TALKING TO OURSELVES, AND

ARE TALKING TO OURSELVES IN

VERY NEGATIVE TERMS AND

DOING THAT PRETTY MUCH ON A

CONSTANT BASIS.

WHY IS THAT?

WHY IS THAT COMING OUT IN

OUR HEARTS, EVEN ABOUT

OURSELVES?

WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

GOD HAS GOT A GREAT PLAN FOR

OUR LIVES, BUT WE HAVE TO

HAVE OUR MIND RENEWED IN

ORDER TO EXPERIENCE THAT

PLAN.

BEFORE I REALLY LEARNED THE

WORD, I ONLY KNEW ONE WAY TO

THINK.

AND WE TALK HOWEVER WE

THINK, AND THAT WAS

ACCORDING TO WHAT MY

CIRCUMSTANCES HAD BEEN,

WHICH HAD NOT BEEN GOOD, AND

ACCORDING TO WHAT I SAW

OTHER PEOPLE DOING.

BUT AS I LEARNED THE WORD OF

GOD, I BEGAN TO HAVE MY MIND

RENEWED.

I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY YOU'LL

NEVER HAVE WHAT GOD WANTS

YOU TO HAVE UNLESS YOU LEARN

TO SPEAK LIKE GOD SPEAKS,

AND THINK LIKE GOD THINKS.

WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR

SOMETHING TO JUST COME UP

FOR US TO SAY.

WE CAN CHOOSE OUR WORDS AND

CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS AND WE

SHOULD DO SO VERY CAREFULLY

BECAUSE WORDS ARE CONTAINERS

FOR POWER.

I'LL USE A GLASS AS AN

EXAMPLE.

I CAN FILL IT FULL OF TASTY

LEMONADE OR FILL IT FULL OF

MUD.

IT'S UP TO ME.

AND MY WORDS AND YOUR WORDS

AND EVERYBODY'S WORDS

CONTAIN POWER.

THEY CAN CONTAIN GOD'S

POWER, CREATIVE,

LIFE-CHANGING POWER, OR THEY

CAN CARRY THE POWER OF THE

DEVIL, WHICH IS NEGATIVE.

JESUS SAID I CAME THAT YOU

MIGHT HAVE AND ENJOY YOUR

LIFE, HAVE IT IN ABUNDANCE,

UNTIL IT OVERFLOWS.

SO WHEN WE LEARN TO CHOOSE

OUR WORDS AND CHANGE OUR

WORDS, WE CAN REALLY SEE A

LIFE CHANGE.

Gordon: I LIKE TO TELL

PEOPLE YOUR WORDS TODAY

ACTUALLY CAN DETERMINE YOUR

TOMORROW.

YOU LITERALLY CAN PROPHESY

OVER YOURSELF.

AND YOU CAN PROPHESY DOOM OR

YOU CAN PROPHESY GOOD

THINGS.

TO A DEGREE, IT IS LIKE GOD

HAS GIVEN CHILDREN LOADED

FIREARMS TO DETERMINE OUR

OWN FUTURE.

WHY ARE WORDS SO POWERFUL?

WELL, GOD'S WORD IS WHAT

CHANGES OUR LIFE.

AND GOD WAS THE FIRST ONE

WITH WORDS.

HE SAID, LET THERE BE

LIGHT.

GOD SAID, "LET THERE BE

LIGHT."

HE DIDN'T JUST THINK IT.

HE DIDN'T JUST IMAGINE.

HE SAID, "LET THERE BE

LIGHT," AND THERE WAS

LIGHT.

HIS WORD WAS SO FULL OF

POWER THAT IT CREATED

SOMETHING THAT WE STILL

ENJOY TODAY, WHICH IS

LIGHT.

SO WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE IN THE

VERY BEGINNING OF THE BIBLE

THAT WHAT WE SAY HAS POWER.

WE KNOW THAT FROM BEING

RAISED BY NEGATIVE PARENTS,

IF WE HAVE NEGATIVE WORDS

SPOKEN EVER US FOR LOTS OF

YEARS, IT IS GOING TO AFFECT

US IN A NEGATIVE WAY.

IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY WHO HAS

HAD A LOT OF ENCOURAGEMENT,

A LOT OF POSITIVE THINGS

SPOKEN TO THEM AND ABOUT

THEM, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO

HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME

OVERCOMING THEIR PAST

BECAUSE THEY HAD A GOOD

BEGINNING.

AND SO AS CHILDREN OF GOD,

WE SHOULD LEARN TO IMITATE

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

AND HE USES WORDS TO CREATE,

AND WE NEED TO DO THAT,

TOO.

I DO THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

TO SAY THAT WE CAN'T JUST

PROPHESY ANYTHING WE WANT

AND GET IT.

I'M CERTAINLY NOT TRYING TO

GO BACK TO WHAT SOME PEOPLE

CALL THE "NAME IT, CLAIM IT

GOSPEL."

I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT.

BUT I BELIEVE WE CAN SPEAK

GOD'S WORD AND SEE GOD'S

WORD COME TO PASS.

GOD SAYS, FOR EXAMPLE, EVERY

DAY IS A NEW BEGINNING.

SO I CAN GET UP AND SAY AND

BELIEVE, AND I DON'T HAVE TO

BE BE AFFECTED BY

YESTERDAY'S MISTAKES.

TODAY IS THE DAY THE LORD

HAS MADE AND I WILL REJOICE

AND BE GLAD.

AND ALL OF MY NEEDS ARE MET

ACCORDING TO GOD BY CHRIST

JESUS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT

THE WORD TELLS ME TO SAY.

WE CAN INCREASE OUR OWN JOY

BY SPEAKING ACCORDING TO THE

WORD OF GOD.

OR WE CAN DECREASE OUR JOY.

WE CAN LET OUR JOY LEAK OUT

BY SAYING NEGATIVE THINGS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ASK THE

QUESTION, WELL, I HAVE A

NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCE.

IF SOMEBODY SAYS TO ME HOW

ARE YOU, HOW CAN I STAY

POSITIVE AND NOT LIE TO

THEM?

AND BASIC MANY WHAT I JUST

TELL THEM IS YOU NEED TO PUT

THE BEST CONNOTATION ON IT

AS YOU CAN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY MY

LIFE IS A MESS AND THIS AND

THAT.

I CAN SAY I'M GOING THROUGH

A ROUGH TIME RIGHT NOW, BUT

GOD IS HELPING ME.

HE IS ON MY SIDE.

I BELIEVE HIS WORD IS TRUE,

AND I KNOW THIS IS NOT GOING

TO LAST FOREVER, THAT I'VE

GOT A GREAT FUTURE.

SO THERE ARE WAYS TO DEAL

WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO DEAL

WITH.

AND I'M NOT SUGGESTING WE

IGNORE REALITY.

BUT I AM STRONGLY

SUGGESTING, BASED ON THE

BIBLE, THAT WE BEGIN TO SEE

THINGS FROM A STANDPOINT OF

FAITH, RATHER THAN SEEING

THINGS FROM THE STANDPOINT

OF THE WAY THE WORLD WOULD

LOOK AT IT WITHOUT GOD'S

WORD.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

SPEAK THINGS THAT GRIEVE THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

WHY DO CERTAIN WORDS SEEM TO

DO THAT.

EPHESIANS 4, WHERE IT

SAYS "DO NOT GRIEVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT."

AND THE FEW VERSES BEFORE IT

AND THE FEW VERSES AFTER IT

ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT ANGER

AND BITTERNESS AND THE WAY

THAT PEOPLE TALK TO ONE

ANOTHER, UNKIND WORDS, HARSH

WORDS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND IT DOES VERY MUCH MUCH

GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN

GOD'S CHILDREN DON'T GET

ALONE.

WHEN THEY'RE MEAN TO ONE

ANOTHER.

WHEN THEY GOSPEL ABOUT ONE

ANOTHER.

AND WHEN THEY WON'T FORGIVE

ONE ANOTHER.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS BECOME

USEFUL AND KIND TO ONE

ANOTHER.

I LIKE TO TEACH PEOPLE, AND

I'M SURE YOU, DO, TOO, IF

THERE ARE EIGHT THINGS ABOUT

SOMEONE YOU DON'T LIKE AND

TWO THINGS THAT YOU DO, THEN

DON'T TALK ABOUT THE EIGHT

THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE,

BECAUSE THAT'S NOT GOING TO

MAKE THAT PERSON CHANGE.

IT IS ONLY GOING TO ACTUALLY

DRIVE THEM FURTHER INTO THE

PROBLEM.

BUT ENCOURAGE THEM WITH THE

TWO THINGS THAT YOU DO

LIKE.

BUILD THEM UP, EDIFY THEM,

AND MAGNIFY THE THINGS YOU

DO LIKE, AND GIVE GOD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON THE

THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE.

I THINK MOST OF THE WAY WE

GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH

OUR WORDS -- I THINK EVEN

BEING NEGATIVE ABOUT YOUR

FUTURE IS GRIEVEING TO THE

HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE IT IS

PUTTING US WHERE WE'RE NOT

GOING TO HAVE THE PLAN GOD

WANTS FOR US.

HE WANTS US TO SAY WHAT IS

GOING TO HELP US, NOT WHAT

IS GOING TO HURT US.

I THINK ALSO WHAT GRIEVES

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WHEN

PEOPLE DON'T TALK TO ONE

ANOTHER AND TREAT PEOPLE

KINDLY.

GOD DOES NOT TAKE KINDLY TO

US WHEN WE MISTREAT OTHER

PEOPLE.

HE WANTS US TO TREAT OTHER

PEOPLE AS IF THEY HAVE VALUE

AND THEY'RE PRECIOUS.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

TELL SOMEBODY WHO'S SELF

TALK IS NEGATIVE, THEIR

OUTWARD TALK IS NEGATIVE,

THEY'VE BEEN UNKIND TO

OTHERS?

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM

WOULD BE THE FIRST STEP TO

START THE PROCESS OF

LITERALLY CHANGING HOW THEY

THINK, CHANGING THEIR HEART,

SO THAT THEIR WORDS COME

INTO ALIGNMENT WITH WHAT

GOD'S WORD IS.

WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP?

I THINK I WOULD START BY

REPENTING, WHICH MEANS TO

ADMIT WHERE YOU'RE AT AND BE

WILLING TO GO IN ANOTHER

DIRECTION.

I WOULD PRAY, AND RECEIVE

GOD'S FORGIVENESS FOR ALL OF

THE NEGATIVE THINGS I HAVE

SAID IN THE PAST.

AND I WOULD ASK GOD TO HELP

ME, AND GIVE ME MY

UNDESERVED GRACE TO GO

FORWARD.

WE CAN'T CHANGE WITHOUT

GOD'S HELP.

DAILY I WILL PRAY, GOD, HELP

ME WITH MY WORDS TODAY, PUT

A SWATH OVER MY MOUTH LEST I

SAY BAD THINGS.

DON'T EVER TRY TO DO

ANYTHING WITHOUT GOD'S

HELP.

AND THEN STUDY WHAT THE WORD

OF GOD SAYS ABOUT WORDS.

IT IS AMAZING, IF YOU'RE

WILLING TO GO THROUGH PRO

PROVERBS, AND IF YOU

UNDERLINE WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS ABOUT IT, YOU BEGIN TO

GET THAT PRINCIPLE DOWN IN

THE INSIDE OF YOU OF HOW

IMPORTANT THAT SUBJECT IS IN

THE WORD OF GOD.

IT IS REALLY ALL OVER THE

BIBLE.

THAT WE NEED TO USE WISDOM

IN WHAT WE SAY.

IF YOU WANT TO SAY WHAT GOD

SAYS, YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT

GOD SAYS.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT

IS TO BEGIN TO STUDY HIS

WORD.

I ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE, IF

YOU'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING,

THEN DON'T LOOK AT

EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED TO

CHANGE ALL AT ONE TIME.

PICK AN AREA.

BEGIN SMALL.

STICK WITH IT UNTIL YOU GET

A BREAKTHROUGH.

AND THEN KEEP AT IT.

CHOOSE SOMETHING ELSE.

WE NEED TO FORM NEW HABITS.

IN SOME WAYS, TALKING

NEGATIVELY HAS JUST BECOME

HABITUAL IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THEY, FIRST OF ALL, DON'T

KNOW IT IS HURTING THEM.

AND, SECONDLY, IT IS JUST A

HABIT.

THAT'S WHAT THE WORLD DOES;

IT IS JUST A HABIT.

WE CAN MAKE NEW HABITS.

WE CAN ACTUALLY BREAK BAD

HABITS BY MAKING GOOD

HABITS.

THE BEST THING TO DO,

GORDON, IS JUST START.

I WOULD PRAY AND ASK THAT

THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD SHOW

YOU EACH TIME THAT YOU ARE

BEING NEGATIVE, BECAUSE

INITIALLY WE'RE JUST DOING

THINGS AND DON'T EVEN

REALIZE THAT WE'RE DOING

THEM.

SO PRAY THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT

WOULD SHOW YOU EACH TIME YOU

ARE BEING NEGATIVE AND ASK

HIM TO HELP YOU BE

POSITIVE.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

JOYCE, GREAT ADVICE.

THE BOOK IS CALLED, "CHANGE

YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR

LIFE."

IT IS AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE TOLD.

IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION

ON HER, GO TO OUR WEBSITE,

700clubinteractive.com, AND

WE'LL LINK YOU OVER TO

JOYCE.

THANK YOU, JOYCE.

BYE.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

YOUNG BOY'S PRAYERS FOR HIS

GRANDMOTHER ARE ANSWERED IN

AN UNUSUAL WAY, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: IN INDIA,

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HAS BEEN

WORKING HARD TO BRING RELIEF

TO CHILDREN WHO ARE

SUFFERING THERE.

CHILDREN LIKE JASKERAN AND

SIMRON.

WATCH THIS.

AN ORPHANAGE WAS THE LAST

PLACE THEY WANTED TO BE.

BUT THEIR GRANDMOTHER WAS

SICK AND COULDN'T TAKE CARE

OF THEM ANYMORE.

HER ONLY CHOICE WAS TO BRING

THEM HERE, A CHRISTIAN

CHILDREN'S HOME IN DEHLI,

INDIA, SPONSORED BY

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

I USED TO BE VERY SAD AND

CRIED A LOT.

I WANTED TO GO HOME TO MY

GRANDMA.

AND WHAT MADE IT EVEN HARDER

WAS THAT ALL OF THE KIDS

HERE WERE CHRISTIANS, BUT MY

SISTER AND I WERE SIKHS.

Terry: JASKERAN REFUSED

TO DO HIS SCHOOL WORK AND

WOULDN'T PLAY WITH THE OTHER

KIDS.

HE ALSO WORRIED ABOUT HIS

GRANDMOTHER, AND PRAYED TO

THE SIKH GOD TO HEAL HER.

BUT SHE DIDN'T GET ANY

BETTER.

I WAS ANGRY WITH MY GOD

FOR HEALING MY GRANDMOTHER.

THE OTHER CHILDREN AT THE

HOME SAID JESUS COULD HEAL

ANYBODY.

SO I DECIDED TO SEE IF WHAT

THEY SAID WAS TRUE.

I PRAYED TO JESUS FOR MY

GRANDMA'S HEALTH.

Terry: IT WASN'T LONG

BEFORE THEY RECEIVED GREAT

NEWS.

I FOUND OUT THAT MY

GRANDMA WAS COMPLETELY

HEALED.

I RAN AND SHARED THIS WITH

THE OTHER CHILDREN.

THEY REMINDED ME ABOUT MY

CHALLENGE TO GOD, AND I

AGREED TO ACCEPT JESUS

CHRIST AS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.

THEN I STARTED TO PRAY AND

READ THE BIBLE.

Terry: JASKERAN

COULDN'T WAIT TO SHARE WHAT

HE HAD LEARNED WITH HIS

SISTER.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO WAS

CRUCIFIED FOR ALL OF OUR

SINS.

I HAD NEVER HEARD ANYTHING

LIKE THAT BEFORE.

I CRIED, AND LATER I

ACCEPTED THE LORD JESUS AS

MY PERSONAL SAVIOR.

Terry: JASKERAN AND

SIMRON ARE DOING WELL IN

SCHOOL, AND HAVE MADE LOTS

OF FRIENDS.

I THANK GOD FOR BRINGING

ME TO HIS HOME.

I GET GOOD FOOD TO EAT AND

NEW CLOTHES TO WEAR.

BUT WHAT MATTERS THE MOST IS

I NOW HAVE JESUS IN MY

LIFE.

Terry: JASKERAN IS A

WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN, AND

THAT PLACE IS A WONDERFUL

HOME.

AND IT IS YOUR GIVING THAT

MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO

COME ALONGSIDE OF THE PASTOR

AND HIS WIFE WHO RUN THAT

HOME FOR THESE CHILDREN AND

TO HELP THEM.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THEM.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE

BEDS AND MATTRESSES.

YOU ARE MAKING THAT KIND OF

OUTREACH TO CHILDREN IN NEED

AROUND THE WORLD AVAILABLE.

MOST OF ALL, THE MESSAGE OF

THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT THEY

HAVE A FATHER WHO LOVES

THEM, WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE

THEM OR FORSAKE THEM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF THE WORK THAT

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS DOING

IN COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE

WORLD, WITH CHILDREN WHO

HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND,

ABANDONED, BECAUSE OF DRUGS,

ILLNESS, WAR, POVERTY, YOU

CAN DO THAT BY GIVING AND

CALLING THIS NUMBER TO GIVE

YOUR GIFT: 1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN GIVE TO "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" BY LOGGING ON TO

CBN.COM.

Gordon: COMING UP, A

CAMPER FALLS OFF A CLIFF AND

LANDS IN A RIVER 60 FEET

BELOW.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG, AND I LOOKED UP, AND

CARTER WASN'T TO BE SEEN.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, I

THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW HE

SURVIVED THE FALL.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: CARTER WAS ON A

CAMPING TRIP WITH FRIENDS,

AND THEN A FREAK ACCIDENT

CENTER HIM FLYING OFF THE

CLIFF AND INTO THE FRIGID

WATERS 60 FEET BELOW.

Reporter: COLLEGE

BUDDIES CARTER AND PATRICK

WENT CAMPING IN ALABAMA WITH

A FEW FRIENDS.

I FOUND THIS PERFECT CAMP

SITE OVER THIS 60-FOOT

VALLEY.

I THOUGHT IT WAS PERFECT.

Reporter: THE TENTS

WERE UP AND THE CAMP FIRE

WAS BURNING.

THEN THE CAMPFIRE STARTS

TO GO DOWN.

Reporter: AND THE GUYS

SPLIT UP TO LOOK FOR MORE

FIREWOOD.

I HAD A BIG PIECE ON THE

FIRE, AND I WAS JUMPING ON

TOP OF IT TO TRY TO GET IT

TO CRACK.

ONE OF TWO THINGS HAPPENED,

EITHER IT ACTED AS A

SPRINGBOARD, OR IT BROKE

BEFORE I WAS EXPECTING IT

TO, AND THEN IT CRACKED AND

I FELL BACKWARDS AFTER

LOSING MY BALANCE.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

I LOOKED UP, AND CARTER

WASN'T TO BE SEEN.

I KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHAT HAD

HAPPENED.

Reporter: CARTER FELL

60 FEET INTO THE RIVER

BELOW, BOUNCING OFF A

SMALLER LEDGE ON THE WAY

DOWN.

I TOLD MILLER TO

IMMEDIATELY GO GET CELL

PHONE SERVICE AND CALL FOR

HELP.

IT TOOK ME TWO MINUTES TO

GET TO THE SMALLER LEDGE AND

REALIZED HE WASN'T THERE.

I IMMEDIATELY BACK TRACKED.

I MADE MY WAY BACK TO THE

RIVER.

Reporter: CARTER WASN'T

FLOATING, SO PATRICK

SEARCHED UNDER THE WATER.

AFTER TWO OR THREE TIMES,

I KICKED SOMETHING.

A MOVABLE OBJECT, AND I KNEW

WHAT IT WAS.

I BROUGHT CARTER TO THE

SURFACE, AND IT DIDN'T EVEN

LOOK LIKE CARTER.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, I

THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD.

Reporter: PATRICK AND

KEITH PULLED CARTER TO THE

EDGE OF THE WATER.

PATRICK STARTED C.P.R.

EIGHT MINUTES PASSED AND

I WAS GETTING TIRED.

KEITH AND I SWAPPED

POSITIONS.

I HELD HIM UP ON THE ROCK

AND HELD HIS NECK STABLE,

AND HE BEGAN A CHEST

COMPRESSION.

AFTER A FEW MORE MINUTES, WE

SWAPPED AGAIN.

AND THEN WE HEARD THIS

GURGLING NOISE, AND IT

SOUNDED ALMOST LIKE A DRAIN,

WATER GOING DOWN A DRAIN.

Reporter: THEY DID

C.P.R. FOR 12 MINUTES, UNTIL

CARTER STARTED TO BREATHE.

THEN HE ONLY TOOK ONE

SHALLOW BREATH PER MINUTE.

CARTER'S SHOULDER BLADE WAS

VISIBLE, HIS EAR WAS

PARTIALLY TORN OFF, BUT THE

MOST LIFE-THREATENING INJURY

WAS TWO COLLAPSED LUNGS.

THE PARAMEDICS AND THE

HELICOPTER ARRIVED 45

MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

AT THE HOSPITAL, THE DOCTORS

HAD HIS PARENTS FILL OUT

ORGAN DONOR FORMS.

THE SURGEON BASICALLY

TOLD US THAT HIS CONDITION

WAS GRAVE AND THAT HIS

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL WERE

SLIM.

WE'RE GUESSING THAT HE WAS

OXYGEN DEPRIVED SOMEWHERE

BETWEEN 20 MINUTES OR MORE.

SO IT'S A LONG TIME.

THE GUIDANCE THAT WE WERE

BEING GIVEN FROM THE MEDICAL

STAFF EARLY ON WAS THAT SOME

LEVEL OF SERIOUS COGNITIVE

IMPAIRMENT WAS TO BE

EXPECTED.

Reporter: CARTER MADE

IT THROUGH THE NIGHT, BUT

PATRICK AND CARTER'S DAD

KNEW PRAYER WAS THEIR ONLY

HOPE.

RIGHT WHEN WE GOT THERE,

MR. CRUSHFIELD LED US IN A

PRAYER.

HE STARTED A POSTING AT A

WEBSITE CALLED "CARING

BRIDGE."

WHERE HE POSTED CARTER'S

UPDATES AND PUT SPECIFIC

THINGS TO PRAY FOR.

WE ONLY PUT FOUR OR FIVE

SPECIFIC REQUESTS EACH

UPDATE.

BUT HERE IS WHERE THE

MIRACLE WAS, IS THAT EACH --

AND I'M GOING TO GET

EMOTIONAL BECAUSE BETWEEN

EACH UPDATE THE SPECIFIC

REQUESTS WERE BEING

ANSWERED.

SO THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT

HE WAS HEARING -- HE WAS

ANSWERING OUR PETITIONS.

EVERY SINGLE PRAYER,

EVERYTHING HE SAID TO PRAY

FOR ACTUALLY MIRACULOUSLY

CAME TRUE.

I THINK I LOOKED ONE TIME,

AND HE HAD BEEN POSTING IT

FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, AND

THERE WAS OVER 1300

RESPONSES.

THERE WAS THIS INTIMACY

THAT I CAN ONLY ENVISION AS

BEING WHAT HEAVEN IS GOING

TO BE LIKE IN SOME WAY,

RIGHT?

BECAUSE YOU JUST HAD THIS --

YOU KNEW THAT THESE PEOPLE

WERE PRAYING FOR YOU AND FOR

YOUR FAMILY, AND THERE WAS

THE COMMON BOND OF CHRIST

THAT WAS CEGHTIN CONNECTING

US.

Reporter: AFTER TWO

WEEKS, CARTER WOKE FROM THE

COMA.

HE WAS HIMSELF WHEN HE

WOKE UP.

IT WAS, FROM OUR

PERSPECTIVE, MIRACULOUS.

I FEEL LIKE IT REALLY WAS

A MIRACLE.

JUST THE SIMPLE STATS THAT

THE DOCTOR GAVE, AND THE

CHANCES THEY GAVE ME FOR

SURVIVAL, AND FALLING 60 TO

65 FEET OFF A CLIFF AND

SURVIVING, I FEEL LIKE JUST

THE FACT THAT GOD ALLOWED ME

TO SURVIVE AND KIND OF GAVE

THAT OPPORTUNITY TO ME IS A

MIRACLE.

GOD HEARD THE PRAYERS OF

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ON OUR

BEHALF TO PRAY FOR OUR SON.

AND HE ANSWERED THEM.

AND TO HIS GLORY.

Gordon: IT IS ALWAYS TO

HIS GLORY.

TO HIM BELONGS ALL OF THE

POWER AND THE GLORY, THE

KINGDOM FOREVER AND EVER.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO ACCESS

INTO THAT?

JUST FAITH.

FAITH LIKE A LITTLE CHILD

THAT BELIEVES WHEN DADDY

PROMISES, HE IS ABLE AND

WILL DELIVER AT THE TIME

THAT HE SAYS HE IS GOING TO

DELIVER.

AND SO THEY TOOK GOD AT HIS

WORD.

NOW, THEY COULD HAVE TAKEN

THE DOCTORS AT THEIR WORD.

THOSE WORDS ARE VERY

POWERFUL, THE WORDS OF A

DOCTOR, AND A DOCTOR'S

DIAGNOSIS CAN BE VERY

POWERFUL.

AND IT CAN LITERALLY TURN

INTO AN OWNERSHIP, WHERE YOU

START SAYING, MY CANCER, OR

MY DISEASE OR MY INFIRMITY,

AND YOU START TO OWN IT,

INSTEAD OF REJECTING IT,

SAYING, THAT'S NOT GOD'S

PROMISE OVER ME.

GOD'S PROMISE OVER ME IS

THAT HE HEALS EVERY

DISEASE.

HE HAS TAKEN AWAY ALL OF MY

PAIN, ALL OF MY INFIRMITY.

AND BY HIS STRIPES, I AM

HEALED.

THAT'S GOD'S REPORT.

SO LET'S BELIEVE THAT.

AND JUST AS THAT WONDERFUL

FAMILY DID IN THAT STORY,

LET'S JUST BRING OUR

PETITIONS TO GOD.

KNOWING THAT IF WE PRAY IN

IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL,

AND WE KNOW HIS WILL IS TO

HEAL, SO IF WE PRAY IN

ACCORDANCE WITH THAT, WE

KNOW HE HEARS.

AND IF HE HEARS, WE KNOW WE

HAVE WHAT WE'VE REQUESTED.

SO THEY DID IT

INCREMENTALLY.

THEY SAID, HERE IS WHAT WE

NEED RIGHT NOW, SO THEY DID

THAT.

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED NEXT,

AND SO THEY PRAYED AND THEY

GOT THAT.

SO JUST BE LIKE A LITTLE

CHILD AND BELIEVE.

IF YOU'RE SICK, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE, DIMITRI IS HERE, AND

SHE'S GOING TO AGREE, AND

WE'VE GOT A GREAT VIEWING

AUDIENCE, AND THEY'RE GOING

TO AGREE.

WE'RE GOING TO CREATE A

GREAT CIRCLE OF PRAYER AND

CLAIM THIS WONDERFUL VERSE.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF GOD

AND JESUS.

"IF TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT SHALL

BE DONE."

WE'RE NOT MAKING IT UP.

YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE

BIBLE, "IF TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCH ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE."

SO LET'S AGREE AND TOUCH AND

LET GOD DO THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE COME TOGETHER IN

AGREEMENT, AND WE LIFT UP

THE NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE

AND, LORD, WE'RE BOLD ENOUGH

TO HOPE AGAINST HOPE, TO NOT

CONSIDER THE DEADNESS, TO

NOT CONSIDER THE DOCTOR'S

REPORT, AND TO NOT CONSIDER

EVEN THE ORGAN DONATION

REPORT, BUT WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT TOUCHING, AND WE

SAY, BE HEALED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

WE SAY TO THE BARREN, BE

FRUITFUL NOW AND CONCEIVE

AND HAVE A CHILD.

WE SAY TO THOSE WITH BRAIN

INJURY, BE HEALED.

BE RESTORED.

WE PRAY FOR THOSE WITH

NERVOUS AFFLICTION, FOR

PARKINSON'S, FOR M.S., WE

COME INTO AGREEMENT FOR THEM

AND SAY BE HEALED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY, WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO

YOU?

Terry: AND ALSO PEOPLE

WITH LUPUS AND FIBROMYALGIA,

AND EVEN AS GORDON WAS

PRAYING THAT, THERE IS AT

LEAST ONE PERSON, YOU'RE

LISTENING WITH US RIGHT NOW,

AND YOU'VE BEEN STRUGGLING

WITH INFERTILITY, SAY DO I

EVEN DARE TO BELIEVE, WHEN

DOCTORS HAVE SAID NO, THAT

GOD WOULD DO THIS FOR ME?

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PLEA, AND

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A

CHILD.

Gordon: LORD, WE JUST

COME INTO AGREEMENT, AND WE

SPEAK OVER THAT COUPLE, THE

POWER TO GIVE LIFE, TO BEAR

LIFE THROUGH FULL GESTATION,

AND TO HAVE A WONDERFUL,

HEALTHY, NORMAL CHILD.

GIVE THEM THE PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

AND WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE BEEN

TOUCHED BY GOD, WE WANT TO

SHARE IN YOUR GOOD REPORT,

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IT IS OUR HONOR TO PRAY WITH

YOU.

SO IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO

AGREE WITH YOU, JUST GIVE US

A CALL.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PROVERBS: "A

CHEERFUL HEART IS GOOD

MEDICINE, BUT A BROKEN

SPIRIT SAPS A PERSON'S

STRENGTH."

BE CHEERFUL TODAY.

GO OUT AND SMILE AT THE

WORLD, AND TELL PEOPLE THAT

YOU LOVE THEM, AND TELL THEM

THAT GOD LOVES THEM, TOO.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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