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The 700 Club - April 5, 2013

Bernie Miller was a radio fixture of the 70's and 80's Mo-Town scene, but he was missing peace in his life. Read Transcript


I HAD BEEN IN HORRIBLE,

EXCRUCIATING PAIN, FOR FOUR

STRAIGHT MONTHS.

JOHN TESH TELLS ALL.

THE PAIN IS REAL.

PEOPLE ARE, TAKE A PAIN

PILL.

THAT'S LIKE TAKING AN

ASPIRIN WHEN YOU BROKE YOUR

LEG.

SHE CAUGHT ME ON THE FLOOR

ABOUT 2:00P THE MORNING AND

I COULDN'T BREATHE.

JOHN TESH MAKES A

STUNNING CONFESSION ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

IT PUTS EVERYTHING INTO

PERSPECTIVE.

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S TOP STORIES,

LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.

Wendy: GORDON, WHILE

SOME STATES ARE PASSING NEW

CONTROL LAWS, OTHERS ARE

GOING IN THE OPPOSITE

DIRECTION, BY PASSING NEW

MEASURES THAT GIVE GUN

OWNERS MORE RIGHTS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THIS LOOK

AT HOW DIFFERENT STATES ARE

GOING OPPOSITE WAYS.

STARTING WITH THE NEW GUN

CONTROL ACTIONS IN

CONNECTICUT AND MARYLAND.

Reporter: THEY'RE BEING

CALLED SOME OF THE STRONGEST

AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUN

LAWS IN THE NATION.

IN MARYLAND, A BILL THAT

WOULD FORCE YOU TO SUBMIT

FINGERPRINTS TO BUY A

HANDGUN.

THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE

JUST PASSED THE BILL,

SENDING IT TO MARTIN

O'MALLEY, WHO PROPOSED THE

LEGISLATION.

GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES SAY

THE FINGERPRINTING ADVOCATE

WILL SAVE GUNS FROM

CRIMINALS.

IT IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION IN TERMS OF TRYING

TO COMBAT THE PURCHASING OF

ILLEGAL GUNS.

Reporter: IN

CONNECTICUT, THE GOVERNOR

SIGNED A 130 PAGE GUN

CONTROL LAW INTO BILL.

LAWMAKERS THERE ARE STILL

FEELING THE LAWS OF THE 26

PEOPLE IN SANDY HOOK.

THE BILL EXPANDS THE CURRENT

STATE BAN ON ASSAULT

WEAPONS.

IT REQUIRES BACKGROUND

CHECKS FOR ALL FIREARM

SALES.

IT ALSO BANS THE SALE OR

PURCHASE OF MAGAZINES THAT

WOULD HOLD MORE THAN 10

ROUNDS, AND THE BILL

ADDRESSES MENTAL HEALTH AND

SCHOOL SECURITY MEASURES.

IT CERTAINLY WILL HELP US

HERE IN CONNECTICUT FEEL

SAFER AND MORE CONFIDENT

THAT THIS WON'T HAPPEN

AGAIN.

Reporter: CRITICS ARGUE

IT DOES NOTHING TO STOP

SOMEONE LIKE ADAM LANZA, WHO

WAS NOT A LAW-ABIDING

CITIZEN, AND STOLE THE GUNS

HE USED.

MAKING IT MORE ONEROUS,

MORE CUMBERSOME ON

LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS IN OUR

STATE IS NOT THE SOLUTION.

Reporter: THIS YEAR

FIVE STATES HAVE PASSED LAWS

STRENGTHENING GUN

RESTRICTIONS.

BUT THE MARCH TO EXPAND GUN

RIGHTS HASN'T EXACTLY SLOWED

IN THE WAKE OF THE SANDY

HOOK MASSACRE.

MANY PRO-GUN LAWS ARE

GAINING GROUND.

10 STATES HAVE PASSED LAWS

THAT WEAKEN GUN

RESTRICTIONS, INCLUDING

ARKANSAS, SOUTH DAKOTA,

TENNESSEE, AND KENTUCKY.

A RECENT CBN NEWS POLL SHOWS

47% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT

STRICTER GUN CONTROL LAWS,

DOWN FROM A PEAK OF 57%,

JUST AFTER THE SANDY HOOK

SHOOTING.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS,

EPHRAIM.

A NEW GROUP IS HELPING

ABORTION WORKERS GET OUT OF

THE INDUSTRY.

THE GROUP IS CALLED "AND

THEN THERE WERE NONE

"THEY'RE OFFERING HELP AND

SUPPORT FROM THOSE WHO WANT

TO WALK AWAY FROM THE

BUSINESS OF ABORTION.

SINCE 2012, MORE THAN 45

ABORTION CLINIC WORKERS HAVE

LEFT THE INDUSTRY THROUGH

THIS GROUP.

FOR MORE ON "EXITOUS 2013" I

SPOKE WITH ABBEY JOHNSON.

SHE WAS A FORMER ABORTION

WORKER, AND I ASKED HER HOW

SHE WENT FROM THAT POSITION

TO BEING A PRO-ADVOCATE.

I LEFT THE INDUSTRY AFTER

WITNESSING A LIVE ABORTION

PROCEDURE.

AN ULTRASOUND WAS USED

DURING THE ABORTION, AND I

SAW A 13-WEEK-OLD UNBORN

CHILD FIGHT AND STRUGGLE FOR

HIS LIFE DURING THAT

ABORTION PROCEDURE.

AND I KNEW THEN, AFTER

SEEING THE HUMANITY OF THE

TINY CHILD, THAT I HAD TO

LEAVE AND I HAD TO GET OUT

OF THE ABORTION INDUSTRY.

Wendy: I ALSO ASKED HER

HOW THE PROGRAM IS HELPING

TO ADVANCE THE PRO-LIFE

CAUSE BY GIVING ABORTION

WORKERS A WAY OUT.

WE DON'T EVER WANT MONEY

TO BE THE REASON THAT

SOMEONE STAYS INSIDE OF THE

ABORTION INDUSTRY.

SO WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE

THEM FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AND

HELP GET THEM IN CONTACT

WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP

THEM FIND EMPLOYMENT.

WE PROVIDE EMOTIONAL

SUPPORT, LEGAL SUPPORT FOR

THEM, AND ALSO SPIRITUAL

SUPPORT.

Wendy: AND YOU CAN SEE

THAT ENTIRE INTERVIEW BY

GOING TO CBNNEWS.COM.

NORTH KOREA HAS ONCE AGAIN

BEEN NAMED THE MOST HOSTILE

PLACE FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE

WORLD.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE

ANNUAL WORLD-WATCH LIST,

FROM THE OPEN DOORS

ORGANIZATION.

THE LIST RANKS THE 50

COUNTRIES WHERE CHRISTIAN

PERSECUTION IS MOST SEVERE.

NORTH KOREA TOPS THE 2013

LIST.

IN A COUNTRY OF 20 MILLION,

THERE ARE ABOUT 400,000

CHRISTIANS, ABOUT 25% OF

THOSE ARE BELIEVED TO BE

IMPRISONED IN LABOR CAMPS

BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH.

KIDNAPPERS ARE TARGETING

CHRISTIANS IN THE SOUTHERN

PROVINCE IN EGYPT.

MORE THAN 150 CHRISTIANS

HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED FOR

RANSOM IN THE PROVINCE OF

MINIA OVER THE PAST TWO

YEARS.

CHURCH LEADERS SAY THE RISE

OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS

PARTLY TO BLAME.

THAT'S BECAUSE CRIMINALS ARE

EMBOLDENED BY PREACHING THE

PREACHING OF ISLAMIC CLERICS

WHO DECLARE CHRISTIANS

SECOND CLASS CITIZENS.

AND THE CHRISTIANS DON'T

BELIEVE THE POLICE WILL HELP

THEM.

AND THAT ENCOURAGES MORE

CRIME.

HERE AT HOME, ECONOMISTS AND

INVESTORS ARE HOPING THAT

THE ECONOMY WILL KEEP UP ITS

SLOW RECOVERY.

ONE POSITIVE SIGN, HOUSING

PRICES HAVE BEEN IMPROVING

STEADILY.

A NEW REPORT SAYS HOME

PRICES ARE UP OVER 10% IN

THE LAST YEAR.

AND DESPITE QUESTIONS ABOUT

THE HEALTH OF THE JOB

MARKET, SOME BUSINESS

LEADERS SAY IT LOOKS LIKE

THE ECONOMY IS ON THE MEND.

THERE REALLY IS A SENSE

THAT THINGS ARE RECOVERING,

AND WE FEEL THAT, TOO.

SO DESPITE MAYBE WHAT SOME

OF THE NUMBERS SAY, I THINK

THERE IS JUST A BETTER, MORE

POSITIVE FEELING OUT THERE.

Wendy: MANY ECONOMISTS

ALSO PREDICT THE LOW BUT

STEADY RECOVERY WILL

CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF

THE YEAR.

A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT

WALKING CAN BRING YOU THE

SAME HEALTH BENEFITS AS

RUNNING.

BUT YOU HAVE TO WALK MORE IN

ORDER TO GET THE SAME

BENEFITS.

THAT'S BECAUSE RUNNERS USE

ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH ENERGY

AS WALKERS.

BUT WALKING IS EASIER FOR

MANY PEOPLE, THAT'S FOR

SURE.

AND EITHER ACTIVITY CAN

REDUCE THE RISK FOR HIGH

BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH

CHOLESTEROL, DIABETES, AND

HEART DISEASE.

RESEARCHERS SAY THAT

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS GOOD NO

MATTER WHAT THE INTENSITY

LEVEL.

AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP

STORIES FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: COMING UP...

I WAS A DISEMBODIED

VOICE.

Wendy: A RECORD

EXECUTIVE WHO WORKED WITH

THE JACKSONS AND LUTHER

VANDROSS.

BUT COULDN'T KEEP HIS OWN

LIFE IN TUNE.

I WORKED ALL THESE YEARS

TO GET HERE, AND THERE IS

SOMETHING MISSING.

Gordon: MARTY MILLER

WAS A MUSIC PRODUCER WHO

BLEW THROUGH MONEY AS FAST

AS HE MADE IT.

HE SAYS HE WAS EMPTY INSIDE,

UNTIL ONE MORNING WHEN HE

WAS ALONE IN HIS HOTEL ROOM,

AND HE TURNED ON THE TV.

Reporter: BERNIE

MILLER'S LOVE FOR RADIO

STARTED WHEN HE DELIVERED

THE NEWSPAPER TO RADIO

STATION IN BALTIMORE.

HE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF

JAMES BROWN AT WEBB, WHO

ASKED BERNIE TO RECORD A

PUBLIC SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENT.

BERNIE WAS ONLY 15, AND HE

WAS HOOKED.

I WAS A DISEMBODIED

VOICE.

I LOVED BEING BEHIND THE

MICROPHONE AND NOT BEING

SEEN, AND DOING THINGS AND

SAYING THINGS IN A CERTAIN

WAY THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE.

Reporter: BY HIS 20s,

BERNIE WAS LIVING OUT HIS

WILDEST RADIO DREAMS AND

WORKING FOR A TOP THREE

MARKET IN CHICAGO.

HE WAS SWEPT UP IN A

WORLD-WIND OF SUCCESS,

MONEY, GLAMOUR.

MY LIFESTYLE, WHEN I WAS

IN THE RADIO WORLD, WAS FAST

LANE.

IT DEALT WITH A LOT OF DRUGS

AND A LOT OF GROUPIES, AND A

LOT OF MONEY, TOO, CAN BE

MADE.

AND WHAT YOU DO WITH THE

MONEY IS ONE THING.

AND WHAT YOU DO WITH THE

GROUPIES IS ANOTHER THING.

IT WAS CALLING UP

PROSTITUTES AND HAVING

PEOPLE COME OVER AND ABUSING

DRUGS.

IT IS A DOG EAT DOG WORLD,

AND I HAD TO GET ACCLIMATED

TO IT.

AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, YOU

USE THINGS TO GIVE YOU A

BOOST.

AND I USED COCAINE TO GIVE

ME A BOOST.

I USED MARIJUANA TO RELAX.

IT IS SUCH A VICIOUS CYCLE.

Reporter: BERNIE'S

CAREER SKYROCKETED.

HE WAS OFFERED A JOB IN NEW

YORK, ANOTHER TOP THREE

MARKET.

DURING THAT TIME, HE BEGAN

TO WRITE MUSIC, WITH CREDITS

SUCH AS "I CAN'T STAND THE

RAIN," MAY FAMOUS BY AN AN

ANN PEOPLES AND TINA

TURNER.

I REMEMBER A ROYALTY

CHECK OF $19,000, AND I HAD

NEVER SEEN THAT MUCH MONEY

IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I USED EVERY DROP OF IT ON

DRUGS.

Reporter: IN 1987, SONY

OFFERED BERNIE A POSITION AS

P.B. OF A AND R.

THIS SIX FIGURE SALARY AND

MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET WAS

ALL HE THOUGHT HE EVER

WANTED.

BUT ONE DAY BERNIE REALIZED

THAT IT WASN'T ENOUGH.

I WOKE UP, AFTER BEING

THERE FOR A YEAR, AND I

SAID, IS THIS IT?

I WORKED ALL THESE YEARS TO

GET HERE, AND THERE IS

SOMETHING MISSING.

AND THERE WAS A VOID IN MY

LIFE.

AND THE NIGHT BEFORE I KNEW

I WAS WATCHING AN X-RATED

MOVIE.

I DON'T KNOW IF I ROLLED

OVER ON THE REMOTE

CONTROL -- I DON'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED, BUT I WOKE UP THAT

MORNING AND I TURNED THE TV

ON, AND IT WAS "THE 700

CLUB."

AND THERE WAS SOMEONE ON

THERE SAYING THERE IS

SOMEONE WHO IS STRUGGLING

RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU ARE AT A POINT IN

YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU HAVE

MADE IT, YOU'VE DONE ALL OF

THE THINGS YOU WANTED TO DO,

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT

IS MISSING.

AND I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT

THAT SOMETHING MISSING IS

JESUS.

AND HE PURPOSELY PUT A

CHRIST-SHAPED VACUUM IN YOUR

LIFE.

THE NEXT THING I KNEW, I WAS

ON MY KNEES, ASKING THE LORD

TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND TO

SAVE ME.

IT WAS A TOTAL PERSONALITY

CHANGE, SO TO SPEAK.

I FOUND MYSELF NOT WANTING

TO DO THE THINGS I USED TO

DO.

I ASKED THE LORD TO TAKE THE

TASTE OF CIGARETTES AND

ALCOHOL AND ANY OTHER

SUBSTANCES OUT OF MY

TASTEBUDS, AND HE DID.

AS I THINK ABOUT THAT

MOMENT, THINGS HAD CHANGED

IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER BERNIE

GAVE HIS LIFE TO CHRIST, HE

FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO

CONTINUE HIS WORK WITH THE

RECORD LABEL.

THE NEXT YEAR, SONY DECIDED

NOT TO RENEW HIS CONTRACT,

AND BERNIE MILLER MOVED TO

CHATTANOOGA TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN RADIO ANNOUNCER.

EVENTUALLY, BERNIE ATTENDED

SEMINARY AND BECAME A

FULL-TIME PASTOR.

ALL OF THE GOLD RECORDS,

AND ALL OF THE FAMOUS PEOPLE

THAT I'VE KNOWN, MEAN

NOTHING TO ME COMPARED TO

THE RELATIONSHIP I FOUND BY

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND ANYONE WHO IS HURTING,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WANT

JESUS.

AND WHEN I WAS AT THE TOP OF

MY CAREER, DIDN'T REALLY

NEED ANYTHING, BUT THERE WAS

A VOID IN MY LIFE.

AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY,

YOU'RE VERY SUCCESSFUL, BUT

ALL OF THOSE THINGS DON'T

MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU

STILL HAVE A VOID IN YOUR

LIFE, AND THAT VOID IS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

THAT'S THAT SAME VOID THAT I

HAD.

AND YOU WON'T BE HAPPY UNTIL

YOU DO WHAT I DID, AND THAT

IS ASK HIM TO BE YOUR LORD

AND SAVIOR.

Gordon: MAYBE YOU'RE

LIKE BERNIE, AND YOU JUST

SORT OF STUMBLED ACROSS THIS

SHOW.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING, CAN

THAT BE TRUE?

IS REALLY THE SOLUTION TO

THE EMPTINESS IN MY LIFE --

IS THAT REALLY TRUE?

THE BIBLE SAYS -- YOU'LL

FIND IT IN ECCLESIASTES,

KING SOLOMON WROTE IT.

HE SAID THAT GOD HAS PUT

ETERNITY IN OUR HEARTS.

AND YOU MAY BE TRYING TO

FILL THAT UP WITH SOMETHING

ELSE.

YOU MAY BE TRYING TO SAY

I'LL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS I

CAN, OR I'LL FILL IT UP WITH

MONEY, OR I'LL FILL IT UP

WITH DRUGS, FILL IT UP WITH

ALCOHOL, FILL IT UP WITH

RELATIONSHIPS, TRY TO FIND

SOME KIND OF MEANING IN ALL

OF THAT.

AND YOU KNOW, IF YOU'VE BEEN

THERE -- YOU KNOW THERE IS

NO MEANING.

BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS A

CONTINUAL CHASE, THAT YOU

NEVER REALLY FIND WHAT

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

YOU NEVER FIND THAT

SATISFACTION.

YOU NEVER FIND PEACE.

YOU NEVER FIND REST FOR YOUR

SOUL.

YOU DON'T FIND IT.

BUT JESUS IS SAYING TO YOU,

AND HE IS DOING IT RIGHT

NOW, COME TO ME, ALL WHO ARE

WEARY AND HEAVY-LADEN, AND I

WILL GIVE YOU REST.

YOU CAN FIND PEACE FOR YOUR

SOUL.

YOU CAN FIND IT IN HIM.

WHY?

BECAUSE YOU WERE MADE FOR

IT.

THE REASON HE PUT ETERNITY

IN YOUR HEART IS SO THAT HE

COULD FILL IT UP.

AND IT'S WHEN YOU FIND THE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM THAT

YOU FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING

FOR.

NOW, THE WORLD WILL TELL YOU

THAT RELATIONSHIP MEANS THAT

YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE UP A

BUNCH OF THINGS.

AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE FUN

AGAIN.

WELL, I'M SURE TO ASSURE YOU

IT IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE

YOU CAN EVER HAVE.

WHERE YOU COME TO KNOW YOUR

CREATOR.

YOU CAN HEAR HIS VOICE.

YOU CAN HAVE HIS GUIDANCE IN

YOUR LIFE.

AND IF YOU LIVE FOR HIM --

NOT LIVE FOR YOURSELF, BUT

IF YOU LIVE FOR HIM, AND IF

YOU SEEK HIS RULES, HIS

KINGDOM, FIRST, THEN ALL OF

THIS OTHER STUFF GETS ADDED

UNTO YOU AND YOU FIND THE

JOY, YOU FIND THE PEACE, AND

LIFE BECOMES A GREAT

ADVENTURE.

AND EVERY DAY, YOU START

WAKING UP, GOD, WHAT DO YOU

WANT ME TO DO TODAY?

WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO MEET

TODAY?

HOW CAN I INFLUENCE SOMEBODY

TODAY?

WHAT GOOD THINGS DO YOU HAVE

FOR ME TODAY?

WHEN YOU HAVE THIS

RELATIONSHIP, HE COMES AND

IT IS A DAILY THING.

HIS MERCY IS NEW EVERY

MORNING.

YOU CAN BE A NEW CREATION

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

YOU CAN HAVE JOY.

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE.

AND YOU CAN HAVE LIFE, MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

YOU WANT TO LEAVE WHAT

YOU'RE DOING NOW AND FIND

HIM, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK.

AND HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

JESUS: "BEHOLD I STAND AT

THE DOOR AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE" -- THAT'S YOU,

ANYONE -- "HEARS MY VOICE

AND OPENS THE DOOR, I'LL

COME IN."

SO IF YOU'RE ANYONE, DON'T

CHANGE THIS CHANNEL.

DON'T SPEND ANOTHER DAY.

YOU ALREADY KNOW IT'S NOT

GOING TO LEAD YOU ANYWHERE.

FIND HIM, AND HE'LL LEAD YOU

WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

AND HE'LL GIVE YOU THE

DESIRES OF YOUR HEART IF YOU

JUST LET HIM.

SO RIGHT NOW DON'T TURN

AWAY, DON'T CHANGE THIS

CHANNEL.

BUT RIGHT NOW BOW YOUR HEAD,

PRAY A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER,

AND LET JESUS DO ALL OF THE

REST.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND I

HEAR THAT YOU CAN CHANGE MY

LIFE, THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME

PURPOSE, THAT YOU CAN GIVE

ME PEACE.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I OPEN

THE DOOR AND I ASK THAT YOU

COME IN AND THAT YOU MAKE ME

NEW AGAIN.

AND, JESUS, YOU KNOW THE

THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE

WRONG.

AND I ASK RIGHT NOW THAT YOU

FORGIVE ME.

AND FOR ANYONE WHO HAS HURT

ME, I FORGIVE THEM.

AND I SET THEM FREE BECAUSE

I WANT TO BE FREE.

JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART,

CHANGE MY LIFE, GIVE ME

PEACE, LET ME FIND REST FOR

MY SOUL.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT THEY WOULD KNOW

THAT THEIR PRAYER HAS BEEN

HEARD AND HAS BEEN ANSWERED

TODAY.

FILL THEM WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT, FILL THEM WITH

LOVE.

AND GIVE THEM THE PEACE THAT

THEY LONG FOR.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF

YOU'LL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS DO

THAT.

JUST TELL SOMEBODY.

I MADE IT EASY FOR YOU.

YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE A

TOLL-FREE PHONE CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

THAT'S THE NUMBER.

AND CALL AND JUST TELL

SOMEBODY, I JUST PRAYED.

I JUST ASKED JESUS INTO MY

HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT A

FREE PACKET FOR YOU, AND

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND THERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

ON HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE, WHAT DO YOU DO NOW.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COPY OF THE BIBLE AND START

READING IT, START WITH THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

AND READ IT EVERY DAY.

IT IS THROUGH HIS WORD THAT

YOU HAVE A RENEWING OF YOUR

MIND, A RENEWING OF YOUR

SPIRIT.

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

JOIN A LOCAL CHURCH.

GO THROUGH WATER BAPTISM.

IT STARTS WITH THAT PHONE

CALL.

IT STARTS WITH TELLING

SOMEBODY RIGHT NOW, I JUST

PRAYED.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, SHE

WAS KNOWN AS THE MADAM OF

MUSTANG, A MULTI-MILLION

DOLLAR BROTHEL OUTSIDE

VEGAS.

I WAS ALL ABOUT THE

MONEY, THE POWER.

I FIGURED ANYONE COULD BE

BOUT.

SO IF I WAVED A $100 BILL,

YOU WOULD DO WER WHAT I

SAY.

Terry: SEE WHY THIS

MADAM QUIT THE BUSINESS.

THAT'S COMING UP.

*

Terry: AS THE MADAM TO

500 PROSTITUTES, SHARNEL

SILLVI WAS THE HEIDI FLEISS

OF NEVADA IN THE 1990s.

FOR YEARS SHE LIVED AN

EXTRAVAGANT LIFESTYLE, AND

SUDDENLY IT WAS ALL STRIPPED

AWAY, AND SHARNEL WAS LEFT

WITH NOTHING.

Reporter: TUCKED AWAY

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LAS

VEGAS IS THIS MULTI-MILLION

BROTHEL.

THE FIRST OWNER, JOE, WAS

INSTRUMENTAL IN LEGALIZING

PROS SUBSTITUTION IN THE

1970s.

SHARNEL WAS THE MADAM, AND

SHE WAS ALSO JOE'S MISTRESS,

AND LIVED EXTRAVAGANTLY.

TOGETHER THEY RAN THE MOST

PROFITABLE BROTHEL IN

NEVADA.

I WAS ALL ABOUT THE

MONEY, THE POWER.

I FIGURED ANYONE COULD BE

BOUGHT.

SO IF I WAVED A $100 BILL,

YOU WOULD DO AS I SAY.

Reporter: HER

TRANSITION INTO THIS

POWERFUL SEX INDUSTRY

STARTED AS A YOUNG GIRL.

HER MOTHER WAS A BACK JACK

BLACKJACK DEALER, AND HER

BROTHER HAD PARTIES ALL OF

THE TIME.

SHE WAS INTRIGUED BY THE

OLDER BOYS UNTIL THE DAY

THEY RAPED HER.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT

HAPPENED.

I FELT FOULED, I FELT

SHAMEFUL, I FELT GUILTY.

I FELT LIKE I DID THIS.

Reporter: AS 16,

SHARNEL DECIDED TO RUN AWAY,

AND HITCHED A RIDE WITH A

TRUCKER, NOT CARING WHERE

SHE WOULD END UP.

I HAD NO CLUE WHAT I WAS

GETTING INTO.

WHEN I WENT TO THE TRUCK

STOP AND KNOCKED ON THE DOOR

AND GOT IN WITH HIM, I

DIDN'T HAVE A PLAN.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WOULD BE

THE ULTIMATE RESULT OF WHAT

I CHOSE.

Reporter: WHAT SHARNEL

DIDN'T KNOW IS THE TRUCKER

EXPECTED HIM TO SLEEP WITH

HIM AND HIS FRIENDS.

THEY HAD THIS PARTY, AND

THEY ALL CAME INTO THE ROOM,

AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

THEY'RE ALL TAKING TURNS,

ONE AFTER THE OTHER, ON ME.

UNTIL THIS DAY, THAT REALLY

HAS JUST RIPPED MY HEART

OUT.

TO THINK THAT MEN -- EVEN

THOUGH I COULD LOOK AT MY

PAST AND KNOW THAT I LOOKED

OLDER -- WHATEVER -- I WAS

MORE MATCH SURE, BUT TO

MATURE, BUT TO KNOW THAT NOT

JUST ONE MAN, BUT FIVE MEN,

COULDN'T MAKE A DECISION

THAT THIS WAS A YOUNG GIRL.

THIS COULD BE YOUR

DAUGHTER.

Reporter: SEVERAL YEARS

LATER, SHARNEL MET JOE, THE

BROTHEL OWNER.

WHEN HE OFFERED HER A

POSITION AT THE BROTHEL, SHE

JUMPED AT THE CHANCE.

SHARNEL BECAME THE MADAM OF

MUSTANG, YET BEHIND THE

MONEY AND POWER, SHARNEL

SUPPRESSED A HUGE AMOUNT OF

SHAME.

I FELT A LOT OF DISGUST.

I HATED MYSELF.

Reporter: IN 1999, JOE

WAS CONVICTED OF TAX EVASION

AND FLED THE COUNTRY.

THE I.R.S. CLOSED THE RANCH,

AND SHARNEL LOST

EVERYTHING.

I WAS AT THE END OF MY

ROPE.

TIRED OF FIGHTING ALL MY

LIFE.

AND EVERYTHING BEING SO BAD

ALL MY LIFE.

I COULDN'T SEE WHY -- I

MEAN, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE

FOR ME TO BE ALIVE?

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE FOR ME

TO CONTINUE LIVING IN THIS

WORLD IF I CONSTANTLY HAVE

TO BATTLE?

SO WHAT I DID WAS I TOOK A

BRAND NEW PRESCRIPTION

BOTTLE OF 100-MILLIGRAM

ELAVIL.

I SLIT MY WRISTS AND WAS

HOPING TO CALL IT QUITS.

Reporter: THE SUICIDE

ATTEMPT PUT SHARNEL IN A

COMA FOR EIGHT DAYS.

WHEN SHE AWOKE, SHE HAD ONE

THOUGHT.

I WAS SO MAD THAT I HAD

TO STAY ON THIS PLANET AND

CONTINUE FEELING PAIN AND

PEOPLE HURTING ME.

Reporter: DOCTORS SENT

HER HOME TO RECOVER ON BED

REST.

ONE DAY WHILE WATCHING TV,

SHE STUMBLED ON A MAN

TELLING HOW HE ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST AS HIS SAVE

SAVIOR.

HIS STORY INTRIGUED

SHARNEL.

I TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE.

NOTHING HAS WORKED.

AND THERE IS NOTHING OUT

THERE THAT I WANT BECAUSE I

DON'T WANT TO BE HERE

BECAUSE I'VE TRIED IT ALL.

SO I'VE GOT TO TRY THIS ONE

LAST THING.

I'VE GOT TO TRY.

Reporter: SHARNEL ASKED

FOR FORGIVENESS, AND INVITED

JESUS CHRIST INTO HER LIFE.

I FELT RENEWED,

REFRESHED, HOPEFUL, FREE.

EVERYTHING FROM MY PAST THAT

WAS FOUL, THAT WAS PAINFUL,

THAT WAS DEATH, THAT WAS

HUMILIATING, THAT WAS SHAME,

THAT WAS GUILT, HE WIPED IT

ALL AWAY.

HE WASHED IT AWAY BY THAT

PRAYER OF ME ASKING HIM INTO

MY HEART.

Reporter: SHARNEL FOUND

A CHURCH HOME AND SURROUNDED

HERSELF TO CHRISTIAN

FRIENDS.

GRATEFUL TO BE DELIVERED

FROM THE SHAME AND PAIN

CONNECTED WITH THE SEX

INDUSTRY, SHE WAS INSPIRED

TO START HER OWN MINISTRY.

SHARNEL NOW REACHES OUT TO

OTHERS IN THE INDUSTRY,

SHARING HER STORY.

NOTHING THAT THEY'VE DONE

IS TOO BIG FOR GOD TO

HANDLE.

NOTHING THAT THEY'VE DONE IS

SO SHAMEFUL THAT GOD WON'T

FORGIVE THEM.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN

GIVE ME WHAT CHRIST GAVE ME

WHEN I ASKED HIM INTO MY

HEART.

Terry: YOU KNOW, A

GREAT SAINT IN THE BODY OF

CHRIST, CORY TINBALM, SAID

THERE IS NO PIT SO DEEP THAT

GOD IS NOT DEEPER STILL.

SO WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCES

YOU FIND YOURSELF IN --

MAYBE YOU'RE FED UP WITH THE

WHOLE JOURNEY HERE, TOO.

MAYBE YOU'VE THOUGHT OF

TAKING YOUR OWN LIFE.

WHAT'S THE POINT OF BEING

HERE, YOU'VE ASKED?

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

YOU KNOW, GOD CREATED US

WITH A DIFFERENT PLAN AND

PURPOSE IN MIND THAN LIFE

PRESENTS US ITSELF.

IT WAS A LIVE IN A BEAUTIFUL

GARDEN AND TO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP EVERY DAY.

TO KNOW HIM, AND FOR HIM TO

KNOW US, WHOLLY AND

COMPLETELY.

WE MESSED THAT UP A LONG

TIME AGO.

BUT HE LOVED US SO MUCH THAT

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO MAKE A

WAY TO HAVE THAT FELLOWSHIP,

THAT RELATIONSHIP, WITH MY

CHILDREN, THE ONES I'VE

CREATED.

SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN TO

US THAT ARE NOT OF OUR

DOING.

AND THEY MAR OUR SOULS.

THEY MAR HOW WE SEE

OURSELVES.

SATAN IS CALLED THE DECEIVER

AND THE FATHER OF LIES

BECAUSE IT IS HIS PLEASURE

TO MAR US, IT IS HIS

PLEASURE TO PUT US UNDER A

BURDEN OF SHAME AND

DISGUST.

SOMETIMES THAT HAPPENS

BECAUSE WE MAKE POOR CHOICES

OURSELVES.

BUT, LISTEN, HERE IS THE

GREAT NEWS: YOU GET A

STARTOVER WITH JESUS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO EARN IT.

YOU CAN'T GET GOOD ENOUGH.

YOU JUST CAN'T GET GOOD

ENOUGH.

THAT'S WHY HE CAME.

HE PAID THE PRICE FOR ME AND

FOR YOU.

HE DIDN'T DO IT BECAUSE

WE'RE WORTHY OF IT.

HE DID IT BECAUSE HE IS

MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS AND

LOVING.

HE DID IT BECAUSE HE WANTS

TO RESTORE US TO OUR

POSITION OF CHILDREN OF

HIS.

SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THE FULL

INHERITANCE OF WHO HE IS AND

HIS POWER AND HIS PRESENCE

AND ETERNITY WITH HIM.

IT'S ALL GOD'S PLAN FOR

YOU.

SO HERE IS THE QUESTION: HE

IS WILLING TO REACH DOWN

INTO THE PIT THAT HAS BECOME

YOUR LIFE, WILL YOU REACH UP

AND GRAB HIS HAND?

WILL YOU SAY YES TO HIM

TODAY?

WILL YOU TAKE THE NEW

BEGINNING THAT HE OFFERS

YOU?

IT IS THERE FOR THE ASKING.

THAT'S NOT THE QUESTION.

THE QUESTION IS YOU.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT?

YOU SAY, WHAT DO I HAVE TO

DO?

WELL, YOU JUST SAY YES.

YOU SAY YES AND YOU HUMBLE

YOURSELF TO SAY I NEED YOU.

YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF TO SAY

I'M WILLING TO PUT ASIDE

EVERYTHING THAT IS OF ME,

THAT'S BEEN DONE TO ME,

EVERYTHING THAT I AM,

BECAUSE I WANT ALL THAT YOU

ARE.

WHEN WE COME TO CHRIST, WE

GIVE HIM ALL THAT WE ARE,

AND IN RETURN HE GIVES US

ALL THAT HE IS.

DO YOU WANT TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW?

YOU CAN HAVE IT NOW, THIS

MOMENT.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

JESUS, I'VE KNOWN YOUR NAME,

I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

YOU.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

HOW TO DO THIS, BUT I'M

COMING TO YOU IN DESPERATE

NEED, FILLED WITH SHAME AND

DISGUST OVER WHAT I'VE

BECOME.

FILLED WITH BITTERNESS

BECAUSE OF WHAT HAS BEEN

DONE TO ME.

FILLED WITH SELF-HATRED AND

LOATHING BECAUSE OF WHAT

I'VE DONE.

I NEED A FRESH BEGINNING.

I'M TAKING YOU AT YOUR WORD

TODAY, AND I'M ASKING YOU TO

GIVE ME THAT NEW START.

JESUS, WILL YOU BE MY

SAVIOR?

OH, I KNOW I NEED YOU.

I KNOW I'M A SINNER.

I'M CONFESSING ALL OF MY SIN

TO YOU TODAY.

EVERY BIT OF IT.

EVERY DARK CORNER OF MY

LIFE.

I WANT YOU TO TAKE IT ALL.

WASH ME CLEAN.

GIVE ME A FRESH BEGINNING.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS AND HOW

TO LIVE FOR YOU.

BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL OF

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS

BELONGING TO YOU.

I WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT

THAT MEANS, WHAT IT MEANS TO

BE FORGIVEN.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LOVED

AND TO BE ABLE TO LOVE

FREELY AND WHOLLY, TO BE

HEALED COMPLETELY.

I WANT EVERYTHING YOU HAVE

TO GIVE ME, AND IN RETURN,

LORD, I GIVE YOU EVERYTHING

THAT I AM, AND ALL THAT I

HAVE.

THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR

ME.

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME SO

MUCH THAT YOU STOOD BY, EVEN

IN MY DEEPEST NEED, WAITING

FOR THIS MOMENT.

I SAY YES TO YOU.

YES, IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, THEN YOU'VE BEGUN

THE RELATIONSHIP.

YOU'VE MADE THE COMMITMENT.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

WE'VE PUT A FREE PACKET

TOGETHER FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY," AND

IT'S FILLED WITH INFORMATION

ABOUT HOW TO GROW IN YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

GOD.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

THIS IS IS YOURS FOR THE

ASKING.

THIS IS YOURS FREE.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE SCREEN

RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, SAY I PRAYED

THAT PRAYER AND I WOULD LIKE

THE "NEW DAY PACKET," AND

WE'LL GET IT OUT TO YOU

RIGHT AWAY.

THERE IS IS LOTS MORE TO

COME ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Wendy: COMING UP

LATER...

I HAD BEEN IN HORRIBLE,

SCHRUSH Y'ALLING

EXCRUCIATING PAIN FOR FOUR

STRAIGHT MONTHS.

THE PAIN IS REAL.

PEOPLE ARE, LIKE, TAKE A

PAIN PILL.

UH-UH.

IT'S LIKE TAKING AN ASPIRIN

WHEN YOU BROKE YOUR LEG.

THAT STUFF DOESN'T WORK.

Wendy: YOU'LL NEVER

BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

SHE CAUGHT ME ABOUT 2:00

IN THE MORNING AND I

COULDN'T BREATHE.

Wendy: JOHN TESH MAKES

A STUNNING CONFESSION.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

NEARLY ONE WEEK AFTER THE

HOLIDAY, EASTER FESTIVITIES

CONTINUE AT THE WHITE

HOUSE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE

PRESIDENT BIDEN ARE

PARTICIPATING IN THE ANNUAL

EASTER PRAYER BREAKFAST

TODAY.

THEY JOIN CHRISTIAN LEADERS

FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO

PRAY, REFLECT, AND CELEBRATE

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS

CHRIST.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

CONTINUES TO HELP THOSE HURT

BY THE TSUNAMI IN JAPAN IN

2011.

THE COMMUNITY OF FUKUSHIMA,

HOME OF A NUCLEAR POWER

PLANT, WAS HIT ESPECIALLY

HARD BECAUSE OF CONCERNS

OVER RADIATION.

RECENTLY A KINDERGARTEN AND

AFTER-SCHOOL CENTER ASKED

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO

SUPPLY FOOD AND DRINKS FOR

THE CHILDREN.

O.B. TEAMS DECIDED TO DO

MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" GAVE

THE CENTER THE SNACKS THEY

NEEDED, AS WELL AS A BUS,

COMPLETE WITH A BEAUTIFUL

NEW LOGO, DESIGNED BY A

LOCAL ARTIST.

THAT REALLY IS PRETTY.

WELL, YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE

AT OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IN MANY ARAB

COUNTRIES, PEOPLE WITH

DISABILITIES OFTEN SPEND

THEIR LIVES AS OUTCASTS,

WITH LITTLE CHANCE OF GOING

TO SCHOOL OR FINDING A JOB.

THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE

CASE FOR A PALESTINIAN GIRL

NAMED TAMARA WITHOUT HELP

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING."

Reporter: TAMARA ALSO

WALKS AROUND ON HER TOES,

LIKE A LITTLE BALLERINA.

SHE WAS BORN WITH A

DISABILITY THAT AFFECTS HER

FEET.

SO WHEN SHE WAS

ONE-WEEK-OLD, HER MOTHER

ABANDON HER.

IAN TOOK HER IN.

I LOVE HER.

I'M RAISING HER AS MY OWN

DAUGHTER AND I'M DOING

EVERYTHING I CAN TO GIVE HER

A BETTER LIFE.

SHE'S MY BABY.

IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

Reporter: SHE KNOWS HER

DAUGHTER NEEDS EXPENSIVE

SURGERY, BUT EHAM DOESN'T

HAVE A STUDY JOB OR A

REGULAR INCOME.

I COULD DO CRAFTS AT

HOME, BUT I DON'T HAVE THE

MONEY TO GET STARTED.

Reporter: IN THE

KITCHEN, THEIR CUPBOARDS ARE

BARE.

SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT

HOW DIFFICULT MY LIFE IS,

AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE

ANYMORE.

BUT I GO TO CHURCH AND I

PRAYE PRAY FOR MY

DAUGHTER.

Reporter: HER BIGGEST

WORRY IS ABOUT WHAT WILL

HAPPEN TO TAMARA.

RIGHT NOW SHE IS TOO YOUNG

TO KNOW SHE IS DIFFERENT

FROM ANYONE ELSE.

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: HERE IN THE

WEST BANK, GROWING UP WITH

JUST A MINOR DISABILITY LIKE

THIS ONE WOULD MEAN IN

SCHOOL OTHER CHILDREN WOULD

TEASE AND MAKE FUN OF HER

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND WHEN SHE GOT OLDER, IT

WOULD BE HARD FOR HER TO

FIND WORK OR GET MARRIED AND

HAVE A FAMILY OF HER OWN.

BUT WHAT THIS PRECIOUS

LITTLE GIRL DOESN'T REALIZE

IS THAT TODAY "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS GOING TO CHANGE

HER LIFE FOREVER.

BYE.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" PAID

FOR SURGERY TO FIX TAMARA'S

FEET.

AND WE BOUGHT EHAM ENOUGH

FOOD TO FILL HER CABINETS

AND DRAWERS.

AND WE GOT HER SET UP WITH

EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS TO MAKE

JEWELRY AT HOME.

AND WE GAVE TAMARA A COZY

NEW BED AND BLANKETS THAT

SHE LOVED.

JUST A FEW MONTHS AFTER HER

SURGERY, TAMARA WAS LEARNING

HOW TO WALK NORMALLY.

SOON SHE'LL BE RUNNING AND

JUMPING WITH THE REST OF THE

KIDS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

HER LIFE.

TAMARA IS DOING REALLY

WELL.

SHE WALKS AND JUMPS AND

DANCES A LOT.

AS A MOTHER, I'M VERY

EXCITED.

NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW

HAPPY I AM.

I THANK GOD FOR ANSWERING

OUR PRAYERS.

I ALSO THANK GOD FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

EVERYONE THAT HELPED.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Gordon: AND GOD BLESS

YOU AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE NOT JUST A TV SHOW.

WE WANT TO REACH OUT TO

PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN WITH US.

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IS IT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB"?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH,

THAT'S JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

AND YOU JOIN TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

YOUR GIFT IS SENT IN

AUTOMATICALLY EVERY MONTH.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT BACK TO YOU, "POWER

FOR LIFE" MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

AND IF YOU WANT TO GIVE A

SPECIAL GIFT TO HELP PEOPLE

IN ISRAEL, WE'RE REACHING

OUT, WHETHER IT IS ON THE

WEST BANK OR IN ISRAEL,

WHETHER THEY'RE CHRISTIAN OR

MUSLIM OR JEWISH OR NONE OF

THE ABOVE, WE WANT TO HELP

PEOPLE IN ISRAEL.

IF THAT'S YOU, IF YOU WANT

TO BE A BLESSING TO ISRAEL,

YOU CAN GIVE TO "OPERATION

BLESSING" ISRAEL, OR YOU CAN

WRITE US CBN CENTER, PUT ON

THE MEMO OF THE CHECK,

"OPERATION BLESSING"

ISRAEL.

AND THERE IS A PLACE ON

cbn.com WHERE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO

ISRAEL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, JOHN

TESH REVEALS HIS BIGGEST

SECRET.

WHEN YOU GET TAKEN DOWN

LIKE THAT, IT PUTS

EVERYTHING INTO

PERSPECTIVE.

Terry: SO WHAT KNOCKED

HIM DOWN.

OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

JOHN TESH IS NEXT.

PLUS WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO STAY

WITH US.

*

Terry: WELL, FANS OF

JOHN TESH KNOW HE SUFFERED

FROM BACK PAIN NOT LONG AGO,

BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD

IT WAS.

NO ONE KNEW.

FOR MONTHS, TESH STRUGGLED

THROUGH UNBEARABLE PAIN, AND

AS HE TOLD SCOTT ROSS, THAT

PAIN NEARLY CAUSED HIM TO

TAKE HIS LIFE.

Reporter: HIS OBITUARY

WOULD HAVE READ "CELEBRITY

JOHN TESH COMMITS SUICIDE BY

DROWNING OFF THE JERSEY

SHORE."

WHEN PAIN TAKES YOUR

FAITH AWAY -- IT REALLY

CAN -- THE ONLY THING THAT

IS LEFT IS THE PEOPLE WHO

BELIEVE IN YOU AND CAN HELP

YOU KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO

GOD.

Reporter: HE ALWAYS HAD

THE MIDAS TOUCH.

HIS CAREER IN BROADCASTING

AND ENTERTAINMENT HAS

GARNERED HIM A HOST OF

ACCOLADES.

THREE GOLD RECORDS, TO

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS, SIX

EMMYS, AND AN ASSOCIATED

PRESS AWARD FOR

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM,

JUST TO NAME A FEW.

EVERYBODY REMEMBERS HIM AS

THE POPULAR CO-HOST OF

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.

HE STUNNED A LOT OF VIEWERS

BY LEAPING OUT OF

BROADCASTING INTO HIS FIRST

PASSION, MUSIC.

I'M THE POSTER BOY FOR

QUIT YOUR JOB, FOLLOW YOUR

DREAMS.

Reporter: NOW HE IS

PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE AND

SPEAKING OVER THE AIRWAVES

FROM HIS OWN RADIO SHOW,

"INTELLIGENCE FOR YOUR

LIFE."

WHEN I SAT DOWN TO CATCH UP

WITH JOHN, WE TALKED ABOUT A

WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS, FROM

SOCIAL NETWORKING TO

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF.

SO I WAS SHOCKED WHEN FOR

THE FIRST TIME PUBLICLY JOHN

BROUGHT UP HOW A BACK INJURY

TOOK HIM ON A DARK JOURNEY

OF EXCRUCIATING PAIN AND

HOPELESSNESS.

YEAH.

I HAD A PIECE OF DISC

MATERIAL IN MY SPINE CAME

OFF AND LANDED ON MY NERVE

ROOT, AND PARALYZED ME.

SO I STARTED A NEW JOURNEY.

Reporter: AS THE PAIN

GOT PROGRESSIVELY WORSE,

JOHN DID HIS RADIO SHOW ON

HIS BACK.

HE TRIED KEEPING HIS

SUFFERING IN PERSPECTIVE.

NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT

OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TO GO

THROUGH, BUT THE PAIN IS

REAL.

AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE, TAKE A

PAIN PILL.

UH-UH, IT IS LIKE TAKING AN

ASPIRIN WHEN YOU BROKE YOUR

LEG.

THAT STUFF DOESN'T WORK.

I WAS IN ONE OF THESE PAIN

CENTERS, AND THIS LADY, I

LATER FOUND OUT, HAD BEEN IN

PAIN FOR 20 YEARS.

SHE LOOKS OVER AT ME AND SHE

SAYS, OH, YOU'RE SUCH A

YOUNGSTER AT THIS.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOUR

SPINE FIXED, YOU'LL BE OUT

OF HERE, AND I'M STILL GOING

TO BE HERE IN PAIN.

CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY.

CONSIDER YOURSELF BLESSED.

I'M GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU.

AND I'M THINKING, THIS WOMAN

IS GOING TO BE LIVING IN

EXCRUCIATING PAIN, AND SHE

STILL HAD THE ENERGY TO PRAY

FOR ME.

I FELT HORRIBLE AT THAT

MOMENT.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS

PAIN WAS THE FOCUS OF HIS

LIFE.

I COULDN'T TAKE PAIN

PILLS, THEY JUST DIDN'T

WORK.

CONNIE IS SUCH A TROUPER,

BUT I DON'T THINK SHE KNEW

HOW BAD IT WAS UNTIL SHE

CAME IN AND SHE CAUGHT ME.

I HAD NEVER HAD AN ANXIETY

ATTACK BEFORE, AND I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT IT WAS.

SHE CAUGHT ME ON THE FLOOR

ABOUT 2:00 IN THE MORNING

AND I COULDN'T BREATHE.

AND SHE KNEW WHAT TO DO.

SHE GRABBED A PAPER BAG.

SHE HAD ME BREATHE INTO THE

PAPER BAG.

I WAS HYPE

HYPERVENTILATING.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS HE

KNEW OTHER PEOPLE IN THE

PAIN CENTER WERE FAR WORSE,

AND HE HAD SUPPORT FROM HIS

WIFE, CONNIE, AND Facebook

FANS OFFERED PRAYERS.

STILL, THE PAIN SCREAMED

LOUDER.

AND I HAD BEEN IN

HORRIBLE, EXCRUCIATING PAIN

FOR FOUR STRAIGHT MONTHS.

I LOST THE USE OF MY LEFT

LEG.

I WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR.

I COULDN'T PLAY MUSIC

ANYMORE.

Reporter: JOHN

CONVINCED HIMSELF THE ONLY

WAY TO STOP THE PAIN WAS TO

TAKE HIS OWN LIFE.

HE PLANNED TO GET DRUNK AND

LET THE OCEAN TAKE HIM

UNDER.

WHAT IT WAS IS THE DOCTOR

SAID YOU CAN'T GO IN THE

WATER BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T

BE ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT.

I DOWNED ABOUT A HALF BOTTLE

OF VODKA, AND I'M IN A

WETSUIT, HEADING TO THE

OCEAN, ON THE JERSEY SHORE,

GOING TO GO FOR A SWIM.

WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO IS

KILL MYSELF BECAUSE I JUST

COULDN'T TAKE THE PAIN

ANYMORE.

DAD!

DAD!

Reporter: JOHN'S

SUICIDE ATTEMPT ENDED IN THE

ARMS OF HIS SON, GIBB.

HE GRABBED ME AND SAID,

YOU WANT TO GO FOR A SWIM,

AND I SAID YEAH.

HE TOOK ME AND HELD ME IN

THE WATER AS THE WAVES

WASHED OVER ME AND THE TEARS

CAME DOWN.

I REALIZED THAT WAS -- I HAD

A LOT TO LIVE FOR.

Reporter: A SUCCESSFUL

BACK SURGERY EVENTUALLY

RESTORED JOHN'S HEALTH.

WHEN YOU GET TAKEN DOWN

LIKE THAT, IT PUTS

EVERYTHING INTO

PERSPECTIVE.

Reporter: AND YOU'RE

HEALED NOW?

I AM.

Reporter: SO THE PRAYER

WORKED?

THE PRAYER WORKED.

AND EVERYBODY WAS PRAYING

FOR ME.

Reporter: WHAT DID YOU

LEARN IN THAT KIND OF

SUFFERING?

I LEARNED THE POWER OF

INTERSESESORY PRAYER, AND

YOU CAN NEVER DO IT ALONE.

Reporter: AND YOUR

FAITH IS INTACT NOW?

MORE THAN EVER.

MORE THAN EVER.

I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING, AND

THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS

FOR ME IS JESUS CHRIST.

I GUARANTEE YOU AT 58 YEARS

OLD, I HAVE TRIED

EVERYTHING.

NEW-AGE THIS, THAT,

WHATEVER.

THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS IS

A CONNECTION TO GOD.

Terry: HE IS THE SOURCE

OF EVERYTHING.

HE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL THAT

IS CREATED, THE SOURCE OF

POWER THAT HEALS US, THAT

MOVES IN OUR LIVES, THAT

EMPOWERS US.

WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OTHER

ANSWERS TO PRAYERS WITH

YOU.

THIS IS DAVID, AND HE

DEVELOPED A HERNIA IN HIS

CHEST IN 2005.

AND THAT ACTUALLY PO PER

TRUDED AND COULD BE SEEN.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO FACE AN

OPERATION, SO HE ENDURED

THIS CONDITION FOR THE NEXT

SEVEN YEARS.

AND THEN LAST JANUARY HE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM, AND,

GORDON, YOU SPOKE THIS WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID, "IN AN ACT OF

FAITH, LAY YOUR HAND ON THE

AREA THAT NEEDS HEALING, AND

SAY OUT LOUD, BY HIS STRIPES

I AM HEALED, AND THEN ACT

IT."

DAVID DID THIS, AND HE SAID

WHEN HE LOOKED THE THE

MIRROR, HE COULD NOT LONGER

SEE THE KNOT IN HIS CHEST

AND SINCE THAT DAY HAS HAD

NO PROBLEMS WITH IT.

Gordon: BEE BEATRICE

WENT TO THE DOCTOR WITH AN

EAR INFECTION.

HE PRESCRIBED HER WITH

MEDICATIONS.

AFTER TWO MONTHS, THE

MEDICINE WAS NOT RELIEVING

HER SYMPTOMS, AND SHE WAS

EXPERIENCING LOSS OF HEARING

IN THAT EAR.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

"SOMEONE HAS AN EAR

CONDITION, WHERE YOU HAVEN'T

BEEN ABLE TO HEAR OUT OF

YOUR RIGHT EAR.

THAT IS OPENING FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW, AND YOU'RE GOING

TO HEAR A CRACKLING IN THAT

EAR AS GOD THAT RESTORES

THAT FOR YOU."

BEATRICE PUT ONE HAND ON HER

EAR, AND SAID BY JESUS

STRIPES, I AM HEALED.

HER EAR BECAME WARM, AND ALL

OF THE PAIN AND CRACKLING

WERE GONE, AND SHE COULD

HEAR.

SHE HAS HAD NO MORE SYMPTOMS

SINCE THAT DAY.

I BELIEVE WHEN WE DO THE

THINGS THE BIBLE SAYS TO DO,

WE GET THE SAME RESULTS THE

BIBLE SAYS WE'LL GET.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING -- THESE ARE THE

WORDS OF JESUS.

IF TWO OR MORE AGREE,

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT SHALL

BE DONE.

AND THE REASON PETER SAID

"BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE

HEALED," IS THAT IT HAS

ALREADY HAPPENED.

THE CROSS IS AN ESTABLISHED

FACT.

SO YOU, IN AN ACT OF FAITH,

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

AND WHETHER YOU'VE HAD PAIN

FOR TWO MONTHS OR SEVEN

YEARS OR TWO MINUTES, LET'S

BELIEVE GOD.

LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

AND LET'S BELIEVE THAT BY

HIS STRIPES WE WERE HEALED.

IT'S ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED.

WE JUST HAVE TO RECEIVE IT.

WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE TO

RECEIVE IT.

NOT SOME HOPE FOR, NO SOME

KIND OF PRETEND, BUT

UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S THERE,

THAT HE CAN BE TOUCHED WITH

YOUR IN TIR IN INFIRMITY.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEAR

IT ANY LONGER.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY, WE COME TOGETHER WITH

THEM.

TOGETHER WE SAY OUT LOUD BY

HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED.

AND IN JESUS' NAME BE HEALED

AND BE SET FREE FROM PAIN

AND FROM DISEASE AND FROM

CANCER AND FROM IN

INFIRMITY, BE RESTORED.

JESUS CAME THAT YOU MIGHT

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

JESUS CAME TO SET THE

CAPTIVE FREE.

JESUS CAME THAT YOU MIGHT BE

HEALED, BODY, SOUL, AND

SPIRIT.

SO BE HEALED NOW IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH A LEFT

SHOULDER INJURY, AND IT IS

CAUSING YOU NUMBNESS DOWN

INTO YOUR FINGERS, AND GOD

IS JUST HEALING AND

RESTORING IT.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT ARM.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

DO IT NOW AND RECEIVE

HEALING INTO THAT SHOULDER.

TERRY?

Terry: THIS IS FOR

MULTIPLE PEOPLE, NOT ONE

PERSON, BUT YOU HAVE BEEN

HAVING ANXIETY ATTACKS SO

TERRIFYING TO YOU.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE

ANOTHER ONE AGAIN.

AND YOU'VE FELT THE MOVE OF

GOD UPON YOU WHEN GORDON WAS

SPEAKING THOSE SCRIPTURES.

JUST RECEIVE THE PEACE OF

CHRIST.

Gordon: THERE ARE MANY

PEOPLE WITH BACK PROBLEMS

BEING HEALED NOW.

BEGIN TO MOVE, BEGIN TO

TWIST, BEGIN TO BEND OVER

AND RECEIVE HEALING INTO

YOUR BACK NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

WE ALSO REJOICE.

IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO SHARE

A TESTIMONY WITH, GIVE US A

CALL, 1-800-759-0700.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT

WEEK.

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