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700 Club Interactive: Who You Truly Are - May 3, 2013

Spoken word artist Janette McGhee shares her story and a few of her rhymes with 700 Club Interactive. Read Transcript


Gordon: HER WORDS ARE

HEARD ALL OVER THE WORLD.

BUT I WILL NOT IDENTIFY

YOU BY ANY SPECIAL MARKS --

Gordon: MEET THE REAL

MYSTERIOUS JEANETTEA ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THIS SHOW.

IN 2011 AN UNKNOWN SPOKEN

WORD ARTIST, HER NAME

MYSTERIOUS GENETICS.

SHE STOOD UP AT A CONFERENCE

TO SHARE HER LATEST POEM.

THAT VIDEO WAS UPLOADED TO

YouTube.

TWO MILLION HITS LATER, SHE

HAS BECOME A VOICE FOR

ABSTINENCE, SELF-WORTH, AND

PURITY.

AND GOD SAID, IT WAS NOT

GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE, SO

HE CREATED YOU.

BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE

LINE, SOMEONE CHANGED YOUR

PERSPECTIVE AND SHIFTED YOUR

VIEW.

LIKE EVE, YOU LISTENED TO

THE WRONG VOICE.

IT TOOK A HUGE, TASTY BITE

OF DECEPTION.

AND NOW YOUR STOMACH IS

UPSET BECAUSE YOUR SPIRIT

WON'T DIGEST IT.

NO LONGER THE WOMAN WHO

WALKS IN CONFIDENCE, SUBMIT

YOUR NAME CHANGE, AND WE'LL

CALL YOU COMPROMISED.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

THE GOSPEL IS ACCORDING TO

WHOEVER SITS ATOP OF YOUR

PLAY LIST, AND THE MEDIA HAS

BECOME YOUR BIBLE.

THE SUBSCRIPTIONS OF MAG

TEENS TO BE TOLD YOU, BUT

YOU ARE NOT HER, AND SHE IS

NOT YOU.

BECAUSE WE ARE CALLED TO SO

MUCH MORE THAN MAKEUP, HAIR,

CLOTHES AND SHOES, AND

DROPPING IT LIKE IT'S HOT,

EVEN IF WE'RE ABLE TO.

WE ARE WOMEN OF A DIFFERENT

STATUS.

31 TO BE EXACT.

WE ARE CONTENT WITH NOT

LOOKING LIKE ANYONE ELSE.

BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR

DIFFERENCES ARE NOT A REASON

TO BE JEALOUS, BUT GOD'S

FINGERPRINT.

DON'T RUN AROUND TALKING

ABOUT HOW THERE ARE NO GOOD

MEN.

WE KNOW IF WE PUT HALF AS

MUCH EFFORT ON THE INSIDE AS

WE DO OUTSIDE, WE WILL STOP

DRAWING THE WRONG

ATTENTION.

SEEKING PURPOSE IN OUR

GOD-GIVEN VISIONS COME TO

FRUITION.

WE EAT, WE LIVE, WE BREATHE

AND GIVE AND WE EVEN SWEAT

LOVE.

ALWAYS READY TO HEAR FROM

THE WOMEN.

SEEDS HAVE BEEN SOWN, AND

THEIR WISDOM SATURATES OUR

SOIL.

WE SERVE IN OUR

COMMUNITIES.

USE MY GIFTS AND TALENTS AS

MY ALL GLORY TO GOD

OPPORTUNITY.

WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH

THE MOST HIGH ON OUR MIND.

CONSTANTLY BEING REFINED TO

BE THE EXACT OF OUR

ARCHITECT'S DESIGN.

WE HAVE NO HEARTS.

WHERE IS THE ANSWER BEFORE

THE QUESTION.

ANY MAN WHO HAS A HEART WILL

GO TO CHRIST, KNOWING IT IS

IN HIS POSSESSION.

YES, WE ARE BEAUTIFUL, AND

THEREFORE IN THE KITCHEN OF

GRACE.

JESUS IS WHO WE CRAVE.

AWAITING TO COME TO FULL

TERM SO WE CAN USE WHAT IS

DEPOSITED.

KNOWING WELL ONE DAY WE ALL

WILL BE AUDITED.

MERCY GIVES US SECOND

CHANCES.

WE NEEDED AN INTERVENTION.

CHRIST CAME TO DO LOVE

PREVENTION.

ON THE CROSS HE WAS FULLY

EXTENDED.

AND WE WERE GIVEN AN

EXTENSION.

HEAR ME, AN EXTENSION.

HEAR ME.

BECAUSE HIS PRICE WAS WORTH

A LOT MORE THAN YOUR FINEST

MONEY.

I KNOW WE CAN CHANGE THE

THINGS WE DON'T LIKE WITH A

SIMPLE COST, BUT WE'VE GOT

NOTHING BUT WAS ACCOMPLISHED

ON THAT CROSS.

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T IMPLANT IN

YOURSELF A NEW SPIRIT.

YOU CAN'T LAP-BAND YOUR

ADDICTIONS OR PRESCRIBE AWAY

YOUR ADDICTIONS.

DON'T BE AFRAID OF WHAT IS

ABSTRACT.

LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD BE

WHAT ATTRACTS.

WE ARE WOMEN OF A DIFFERENT

STATUS.

WE ARE WOMEN OF A DIFFERENT

STATUS.

31, TO BE EXACT.

Gordon: WELL, YOU'VE

SEEN HER VIDEO, AND NOW

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE

WOMAN BEHIND THE POET.

MEET THE REAL JANET McGEE

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: BEFORE TH THE

BREAK, WE SAW THE LATEST

VIDEO FROM MYSTERIOUS

GENETICS.

BUT WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER,

SHE WAS PHYSICALLY ABUSED

AND NEARLY SUFFERED A MENTAL

BREAKDOWN.

*

Reporter: JANET McGEE

EXPRESSES HER HEART IN

MUSIC, DANCE, AND SPOKEN

WORD POETRY.

I DON'T HAVE TO IDENTIFY

YOU BY ANY SPECIAL MARKS

BECAUSE HIS WORD WILL BE

PADDED ALL OVER YOUR HEART.

Reporter: SHE ALSO

FINDS HEALING FROM THE

WOUNDS OF HER PASTOR.

> PAST.

YOU START HEARING THE

BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN YOUR

PARENTS.

AUTOMATICALLY, YOU'RE LIKE

WHERE IS THIS GOING TO GO

AND HOW FAR IS IT GOING TO

GO.

Reporter: AS A LITTLE

GIRL, JANET McGEE NEVER

KNEW WHEN IT WAS GOING TO BE

ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS TURNED THE

DAD SHE LOVED INTO A

STRANGER SHE FEARED.

SHOULD I GO GET A KNIFE?

WHAT DO I DO?

YOU HAVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS

THAT MADE YOU FEEL

HELPLESS.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

Reporter: THERE WERE

GOOD MEMORIES OF HIM, TOO.

HE WAS A MUSICIAN.

AND HE HAD A BEAUTIFUL

VOICE.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS THIS

REALLY COOL GUY.

IT JUST SEEMED LIKE HE HAD A

STRUGGLE WITHIN HIM.

EVEN WITH ALL OF THAT, I

KNEW HE LOVED ME.

THAT'S THE CRAZY THING ABOUT

IT.

I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD GET

TO THE EXTENT WHERE THIS GUY

IS REALLY GOING TO KILL ME.

Reporter: HER DAD

WASN'T THE ONLY FAMILY

MEMBER JANET HAD TO WORRY

ABOUT.

HE WAS OUR BABY-SITTER.

THINGS WOULD START OUT AS

LITTLE GAMES.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING

ON, BUT IN MY SPIRIT I KNEW

IT WAS BAD.

Reporter: HE MOLESTED

HER FOR A YEAR AND A HALF,

AND THEN HER DAD CROSSED

THAT LINE.

HEY, JANET.

IT WAS A COMPLETE SHOCK.

IT WAS COMPLETELY SCARY.

IT WAS WHAT DO I DO, OTHER

THAN KIND OF JUST GO WITH

WHAT IS GOING ON?

I REALLY TRUSTED HIM AS MY

DAD.

Reporter: JANET SAYS HE

HAD FAITH IN GOD, EVEN AS A

LITTLE GIRL.

HER MOM AND GRANDMOTHER WERE

GODLY WOMEN WHO TAUGHT HER

THE BIBLE.

WHEN SHE FINALLY TOLD HER

MOM ABOUT THE FAMILY MEMBER,

HE NEVER BABY-SAT AGAIN.

BUT SHE NEVER SAID ANYTHING

ABOUT HER DAD.

SHE DIDN'T WANT TO ADD TO

HER MOM'S BURDEN.

SO HE MOLESTED HER TWO MORE

TIMES AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED

HER FOR YEARS.

ALWAYS THE STRUGGLE OF

NOT HAVING ANY CONFIDENCE IN

WHO I WAS.

WHY THIS HAD TO BE MY

FAMILY.

LOOKING AT OTHER FAMILIES,

AND WHY DOES SHE GET TO HAVE

A GOOD DAD.

AND YOU JUST FEEL LIKE YOUR

ANGRY WITH GOD.

BECAUSE IT'S JUST LIKE THAT

DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO

ME.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY OR

WHAT SIN I COMMITTED.

Reporter: WHEN JANET

WAS 15, HER FATHER BECAME

DEATHLY ILL AND ASKED FOR

HER FORGIVENESS.

I RESPONDED TO HIM

HORRIBLY BECAUSE I WANTED

HIM TO HURT LIKE I HURT.

AND HE WAS LIKE I REALLY

NEED YOU TO FORGIVE ME.

WHEN I HEARD "NEED," I TOOK

THAT TO MY ADVANTAGE, AND I

SAID, NO, I WILL NOT.

MY PLAN WAS, I'LL TELL HIM

NO NOW, AND AFTER HE SUFFERS

LONG ENOUGH, I'LL TELL HIM.

BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT

WAY.

Reporter: HE DIED A FEW

DAYS LATER.

I FELT HORRIBLE.

Reporter: AND SHE WOULD

FOR YEARS.

THOUGH JANET NEVER AGAIN HAD

TO FACE ABUSE, SHE DID HAVE

TO DEAL WITH ITS

CONSEQUENCES.

SHE WAS LONELY AND WITHDRAWN

THROUGHOUT HER TEENS.

KEEPING HER SICKENING

MEMORIES TO HERSELF.

WHEN JANET WAS 22, HER

ROOMMATE CAME HOME ONE DAY

AND TRIGGERED HER BREAKING

POINT.

I HEARD MY GARAGE DOOR

OPEN, AND IT KIND OF

IMMEDIATELY FLIPPED ME BACK

TO BEING IN THAT HOME.

AND, YOU KNOW, MY DAD

SENDING MY MOM OUT AND

WATCHING MY MOM LEAVE, AND

THAT IMMEDIATE TERROR OF

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN

SHE'S NOT HERE.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

HAVE TO CHECK INTO A MENTAL

INSTITUTION.

AND I WAS TERRIFIED.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO TELL

ANYBODY.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I WAS JUST

COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY

EMBARRASSED.

Reporter: SHE FINALLY

DECIDED THAT GETTING HELP

WAS WORTH THE

EMBARRASSMENT.

SHE TOLD EVERY DETAIL TO A

FRIEND AT CHURCH.

FINALLY I FELT SO MUCH

MORE FREE BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE THIS THING THAT WAS

KEEPING ME BOUND.

AND NOT HAVING THE FREEDOM

TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT

THINGS CAN REALLY, REALLY

WEIGH YOU DOWN.

Reporter: SHE ALSO TOLD

HER MOM, WHO WAS LIVID.

I DIDN'T TELL MY MOM

ABOUT MY DAD UNTIL MY DAD

PASSED AWAY.

I KNEW THAT WOULD TEAR HER

APART.

Reporter: WITH A COUPLE

OF YEARS OF BIBLICAL

COUNSELLING, JANET STARTED

TO HEAL INSIDE.

THE ONE WAY THE ENEMY

DEFEATS US IS IN OUR MIND.

MAKING US THINK WE'RE ALL

ALONE, AND NOBODY ELSE

UNDERSTANDS, AND THERE IS

NOBODY ELSE YOU CAN TALK

TO.

THAT'S HOW HE KEPT ME BOUND,

BY MAKING ME FEEL I WAS

FILTHY AND DIRTY, EVEN

THOUGH THEY WEREN'T MY

FAULT.

THE GLORY OF CROSS IS THE

RESURRECTION, BUT YOU CAN'T

JUST SKIP THE CROSS.

THERE IS LIFE AT THE END OF

THE TUNNEL.

YOU MAY NOT SEE IT, BUT HE

SEES IT CLEAR.

BUT SOME OF US ARE RUNNING

HAPHAZARDLY IN THE DARK.

Reporter: JANET SAYS

THAT HER MUSIC AND POETRY

ALSO ALLOWS HER TO LEAD

OTHERS OUT OF THEIR SECRET

PAIN.

AS FOR HER DAD -- HAVE YOU

COME TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU

HAVE FORGIVEN HIM NOW?

DEFINITELY.

ONLY THE LORD CAN POISE THAT

INSIDE OF YOU.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN

HAPPEN THAT GOD DOESN'T

ALLOW TO HAPPEN.

SO EVEN THE THINGS THAT SEEM

HORRIBLE IN THIS CRAZY,

SINFUL WORLD, THAT WHICH IS

MEANT FOR EVIL WILL TURN OUT

TO BE FAR BETTER.

JUST KNOWING THAT GOD HAS

HAD ME EVERY SINGLE STEP OF

THE WAY, AND HE HAS NOT

FORGOTTEN ME EVER.

Gordon: HE HAS NOT

FORGOTTEN YOU.

JANET'S STORY IS ALL TOO

COMMON IN TODAY'S WORLD.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

STATISTICS, AND YOU FIND

THAT THEY'RE HUGE NUMBERS OF

WOMEN WHO WERE ABUSED WHEN

THEY WERE YOUNG.

AND THE ENEMY TRIES TO TELL

YOU THAT YOU'RE ALL ALONE,

AND THAT YOU CAN NEVER TALK

ABOUT IT.

AND THAT SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER

YOU CAN NEVER BE FREE OF

IT.

LEARN FROM JANET'S STORY.

LEARN THAT, YES, YOU CAN BE

FREE.

AND YES, YES, YOU CAN HAVE

THAT TURN, WHERE YOU

UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAN TALK

ABOUT IT, AND YOU CAN GO

BACK TO THAT POINT AND YOU

CAN FIND HEALING.

NOW, IT IS GOING TO BE

DIFFICULT.

I'M NOT SAYING IT IS SOMEHOW

EASY.

IT'S NOT.

JUST COMING TO THE POINT

WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY TALK

OUT LOUD ABOUT IT CAN BE

VERY, VERY HARD.

BUT LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU

THAT YOU CAN.

AND YOU CAN FIND FREEDOM.

AND YOU CAN FIND FREEDOM IN

JESUS.

THAT'S RIGHT, JESUS.

THEN YOU'LL FIND HIM DYING

FOR YOU ON THE CROSS SO THAT

YOU COULD BE FREE FROM

THIS.

THAT'S WHY HE WENT THROUGH

ALL OF THAT PAIN, FOR YOU.

FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS,

IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO TALK

TO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL

US YOUR NAME.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE ANY

INFORMATION.

YOU CAN JUST SAY I WANT TO

TELL SOMEBODY; I'VE NEVER

BEEN ABLE TO TELL ANYBODY.

AND I WANT TO START NOW.

I WANT TO TELL WHAT HAPPENED

TO ME.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO

CONDEMNMENT WE'RE HERCONDEMN.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU GOD

LOVES YOU.

HE HAS A PLAN A PURPOSE FOR

YOUR LIFE.

AND HE CAN TAKE WHAT THE

ENEMY MEANT FOR EVIL, AND HE

CAN TURN IT INTO GOOD, IF

YOU JUST LET HIM.

SO JUST CALL HIM.

1-888-777-1999.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR

PEOPLE.

WE COUNT IT AS OUR HONOR AND

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

SO IF YOU NEED HELP, IF

YOU'RE STRUGGLING, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK, SO YOU CAN WRITE THAT

NUMBER DOWN.

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN WE COME BACK, A YOUNG

GIRL HIDES A HEART CONDITION

FROM HER FRIENDS.

FIND OUT HOW YOU MADE IT

POSSIBLE FOR HER TO GET THE

HELP SHE NEEDED, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: TODAY WE'RE

GOING ALL THE WAY TO CHINA,

WHERE A LITTLE GIRL NAMED

DING LU LIVES WITH HER

GRANDMOTHER.

A FEW YEARS AGO, LU WAS

ABANDONED BY HER OWN PARENTS

BECAUSE SHE WAS DYING.

Reporter: DING LU OF

CHINA IS 11.

LIKE MOST LITTLE GIRLS HER

AGE, SHE KEEPS HER SECRETS

IN A DIARY.

SHE SHARED ONE OF HER

SECRETS WITH US.

MY DREAM IS TO BE A

TEACHER.

BUT IF I DON'T GET HELP

SOON, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

Reporter: LU WAS BORN

WITH A SERIOUS HEART

DEFECT.

IT COST HER PARENTS SO MUCH

MONEY THAT THEY GAVE UP AND

ABANDONED LU.

SINCE THEN, HER GRANDMA HAS

RAISED HER.

BUT SHE IS TIRED, POOR, AND

WEAK HERSELF, AND VERY

CONCERNED ABOUT HER

GRANDDAUGHTER.

YES, MY LU HAS A HEART

ATTACK, I AM ALWAYS SO

SCARED.

SHE MIGHT NEVER WAKE UP.

I COULD LOSE HER FOREVER.

AND I DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY

FOR SURGERY.

Reporter: LU FAINTS ALL

OF THE TIME, AND SHE REFUSES

TO TELL HER FRIENDS WHY.

I AM AFRAID THAT IF THEY

KNOW ABOUT MY DISEASE THEY

WON'T WANT TO PLAY WITH ME.

I GET SO SAD THAT SOMETIMES

I DON'T EVEN WANT TO LIVE

ANYMORE.

Reporter: WITHOUT

MEDICAL ATTENTION, LU COULD

DIE AT ANY MINUTE, BUT HER

AUNT HAHN REFUSED TO LET

THAT HAPPEN.

I TOLD LU NOT TO WORRY,

THAT I WOULD GO TO THE CITY

AND FIND A JOB, AND MAKE

ENOUGH MONEY FOR SURGERY.

Reporter: WORKING IN A

RESTAURANT FOR $100 A MONTH

WOULD NEVER BRING IN ENOUGH

MONEY FOR THE OPERATION LU

NEEDED.

THEN AUNT HAHN HEARD ABOUT A

VOLUNTEER MEDICAL TEAM IN

TOWN, IT WAS SPONSORED BY

CBN.

AUNT HAHN IMMEDIATELY

BROUGHT LU TO THE CLINIC,

AND CBN OFFERED HER HEART

SURGERY.

IT WAS WONDERFUL.

SOMEONE FROM FAR AWAY WAS

GOING TO HELP US.

Reporter: LU'S SURGERY

WAS A SUCCESS.

DOCTORS MENDED HER HEART SO

NOW HE CAN RUN AND PLAY WITH

HER FRIENDS.

SHE WAS SO HAPPY, SHE WROTE

A LETTER OF THANKS TO CBN.

I USED TO THINK MY DREAM

WOULD NEVER COME TRUE.

BUT NOW, WITH THE WAY CBN

TREATED ME AND GAVE ME THE

SURGERY, IT MADE ME FEEL

LIKE I REALLY AM A SPECIAL

GIRL.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR

CBN.

YOU SAVED OUR LU.

SHE IS ALIVE AND BRAND NEW.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

SAVING THAT WONDERFUL GIRL.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

IT IS REAL SIMPLE.

JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

I WANT TO BE PART OF

EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH.

THAT'S JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

SAY, YES, WE WANT TO HELP

PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO THE

WORK OF "OPERATION BLESSING"

TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

CBN INTERNATIONAL, TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING, IT

IS REAL SIMPLE: JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S AN ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s TO

YOU CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

TIME TO TAKE MINISTRY

CALLS.

HERE IS HAROLD FROM

ARIZONA.

HI, HAROLD.

Caller: YES, SIR.

Gordon: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU?

Caller: GORDON, I HAD

AN OPERATION YEARS AGO IN MY

LEFT SIDE, AND THEY TOOK

SOME MEAT OUT.

AND IT IS BEGINNING TO

BOTHER ME NOW PRETTY BAD.

Gordon: OKAY.

ARE YOU IN PAIN NOW?

Caller: WELL, IT'S

SORE, YES.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY FOR

YOU.

LORD, WE JUST PRAY FOR THIS

AREA OF HAROLD'S BODY.

WE PRAY FOR HIS LUNGS, AND

WE PRAY AGAINST THE SORENESS

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

AND WE JUST ASK FOR YOUR

PEACE TO COME TO HAROLD, AND

YOUR HEALING TO COME TO

HIM.

AND ALL OF THAT PAIN AND

THAT SORENESS NOW, IN JESUS'

NAME, LEAVE.

AND WE SPEAK HEALTH AND

WELLNESS TO HIS BODY.

AND, LORD, I ASK FOR A

RENEWING OF HIS A ENERGY.

THTHAT THINGS WOULD JUST BE

MADE NEW FOR HIM NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RESTORED.

WE ASK IT ALL IN THE NAME

ABOVE ALL NAMES, JESUS, THE

MESSIAH, THE ANOINTED ONE.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

HAROLD, TAKE A DEEP BREATH

FOR ME.

HOW DOES THAT FEEL?

Caller: PRETTY GOOD.

PRETTY GOOD.

Gordon: GOOD.

Caller: GORDON?

Gordon: YES, SIR.

Caller: I SENT $25 TO

CBN.

AND I MEANT TO BOOK ON

THERE, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED TO IT.

BUT IT WAS ABOUT A WEEK

AGO.

Gordon: OKAY, HOW ABOUT

WE TRACK IT DOWN AND WE'LL

LET YOU KNOW.

Caller: TRACK IT DOWN

AND GIVE IT TO SOME KIDS.

I'M TOO OLD TO BE WATCHING

STUFF LIKE THAT.

MY GRAND KIDS ARE GROWN.

AND I'M OLD, SO I DON'T NEED

NO BOOKS.

I DID THAT FOR THE KIDS.

Gordon: OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR CALLING.

Caller: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, GORDON.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT

IN-BOX QUESTIONS.

DENISE WRITES, "I'VE BEEN

MARRIED FOR LESS THAN A

YEAR, BUT I DISCOVERED MY

HUSBAND HAS LYING TO ME.

FIRST HE TOLD ME HIS FATHER

WAS DEAD, BUT HIS FATHER IS

ALIVE.

THEN HE TOOK MY CAR AND

DISAPPEARED FOR NEARLY A

MONTH.

SO I THREW HIM OUT.

BUT SOME PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME

THAT I SHOULD TAKE HIM

BACK.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

DENISE, ON THIS ONE THERE IS

SOMETHING CALLED THE PAULINE

EXCEPTION, IF YOU WILL.

YOU'RE GETTING COUNSELLED

BASED ON WHAT JESUS SAID IN

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, THAT

UNLESS THERE IS SOME SEXUAL

SIN, YOU'RE MARRIED.

THE PAULINE EXCEPTION IS

BASED ON ABANDONMENT, AND IT

SAYS, IF THE UNBELIEVERS

LEAVE, LET THEM.

I DON'T BELIEVE IN MARRIAGES

WHERE YOU JUST SORT OF

DISAPPEAR, AND THEN YOU'RE

ABLE TO COME BACK AND

EVERYTHING IS OKAY.

SO I WOULD SAY YOU'VE GOT

THE GRACE UNDER WHAT IS

CALLED THE PAULINE EXCEPTION

TO SAY, I CAN'T BUILD A

FUTURE WITH YOU BASED ON

LIES.

I CAN'T BUILD A FUTURE WHERE

YOU GET TO DISAPPEAR AND

THEN COME BACK.

THAT'S NOT A MARRIAGE.

SO HE LEFT, AND YOU'RE OKAY

TO SAY, OKAY, I'M GOING TO

STAND ON THE PAU PAULINE

EXCEPTION.

I WOULD SAY GRACE TO YOU.

I'M SORRY THIS HAPPENED TO

YOU.

BUT I WOULD DISAGREE WITH

THOSE WHO SAY YOU HAVE TO

TAKE HIM BACK.

LET'S GO TO JOSEPH IN THE

CHATROOM.

WE HAVE KATHLEEN WHO

SAYS, "I'M ABOUT TO GRADUATE

AND I WANT TO JOIN THE AIR

FORCE.

MY DAD IS COMPLETELY AGAINST

IT, EVEN THOUGH HE SERVED,

AND BOTH OF MY BROTHERS ALSO

SERVED IN THE MILITARY.

I KNOW IT IS BECAUSE I'M HIS

DAUGHTER, BUT I THINK IT IS

NOT FAIR.

SHOULD I ENLIST ANYWAY?

IT FEELS LIKE IT IS WHAT I'M

SUPPOSED TO DO."

Gordon: I ALWAYS

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FOLLOW

THEIR HEART'S DESIRE, BUT AT

THE SAME TIME, YOUR DAD

KNOWS A WHOLE LOT MORE ABOUT

THE MILITARY, AND HE MIGHT

BE TRYING TO SPARE YOU FROM

SOME THINGS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW WOMEN

HAVE BEEN TREATED IN THE

MILITARY -- AND I KNOW

THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT

BETTER, AND THEY'RE TRYING

TO MAKE FOR A COMPLETE

PROCESS FOR SEXUAL

HARASSMENT THAT IS SECURE

AND MAKE IT MORE SECURE FOR

WOMEN TO SERVE IN THE

MILITARY, BUT YOUR DAD MAY

BE TRYING TO SAVE YOU FROM

SOMETHING.

I WOULD REALLY SPEND A LOT

OF TIME IN PRAYER ON THIS.

AND IF THERE IS A WAY YOU

CAN FOLLOW YOUR DAD'S

ADVICE, I WOULD ENCOURAGE

YOU TO DO THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, IF YOU

PRAY ABOUT IT AND YOU FEEL

GOD'S GOING TO BE WITH YOU,

AND THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTS

YOU TO DO, THEN GO FOR IT.

WELL, WE'VE GOT ANOTHER

IN-BOX QUESTION.

THIS IS RACHEL, "IF I THINK

IT WILL SPARE SOMEONE'S

FEELINGS, IS IT OKAY TO LIE,

OR IS IT STILL A SIN?"

RACHEL, THE BIBLE SAYS SPEAK

THE TRUTH IN LOVE.

SO DON'T LIE -- SPEAK THE

TRUTH.

BUT THE IN LOVE PART NEEDS

TO BE IN THERE.

IT IS JUST NOT GOOD TO JUST

INSULT PEOPLE.

SO IF YOU CAN, FIND A WAY TO

SPEAK GOOD ABOUT SOMEBODY,

DO IT.

I LOVE WHAT BILLY GRAHAM

DOES.

HE SAYS IF I CAN'T SPEAK

SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT

SOMEBODY, I'M NOT GOING TO

TALK AT ALL.

SO IN AN INTERVIEW, HE WAS

ASKED, WELL, CAN YOU SPEAK

SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT THE

DEVIL.

AND HIS RESPONSE WAS, WELL,

HE'S A REALLY GOOD LIAR.

SO FIND A WAY THAT YOU SPEAK

THE TRUTH.

AND DON'T LIE.

AND ALWAYS SPEAK GOOD ABOUT

OTHER PEOPLE.

LET'S GO BACK TO JOSEPH FOR

ANOTHER CHAT QUESTION.

WE HAVE ANN, AND SHE

SAYS, "I'M IN MY MID-20s

AND I'VE NEVER HAD A SERIOUS

BOYFRIEND.

MY PARENTS ACT LIKE THIS IS

A BAD THING.

BUT I DON'T THINK I NEED A

BOYFRIEND TO DEFINE ME.

STILL, I DON'T LIKE THE WAY

MY FAMILY MAKES ME FEEL.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

Gordon: AGAIN, FOLLOW

YOUR HEART ON THIS ONE.

IF YOU'RE SAYING I WANT TO

REMAIN SINGLE AND NOT MARRY,

THEN GREAT.

SINGLENESS IS A UNIQUE

GIFT.

AND NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO

MARRY AND HAVE CHILDREN,

HAVE A FAMILY.

AND SO IF YOU WANT TO SAY,

FOR MY LIFE I WANT TO REMAIN

SINGLE, THEN GREAT.

AND I'M REALLY AGAINST THIS

WHOLE CONCEPT THAT A

BOYFRIEND DEFINES YOU.

THAT'S ACTUALLY WRONG.

YOU DEFINE YOURSELF.

AND MARRIED OR UNMARRIED,

YOU NEED TO REALIZE THAT.

WHEN YOU MARRY, YOU ARE

CERTAINLY GIVING UP A WHOLE

LOT.

I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW SELFISH

I WAS UNTIL I GOT MARRIED.

AND THEN I REALLY DIDN'T

REALIZE HOW SELFISH I WAS

UNTIL I HAD CHILDREN.

AND THEN SUDDENLY THAT GROUP

OF PEOPLE HAD A VERY

DEFINITE, RIGHTEOUS CLAIM TO

MY TIME, MY ADVICE, MY

COUNSEL, MY MENTORING, MY

FINANCES, MY LIFE.

AND SO IF YOU WANT TO SAY I

DON'T WANT THAT, I DON'T

WANT THAT.

FROM MY STANDPOINT, I WANT

TO LIVE SINGLE, GO FOR IT.

BEA WRITES IN, "I'M A

CHRISTIAN, BUT I HAVE A VERY

DIFFICULT TIME LOVING

MYSELF.

I LIVE IN FEAR, EXPECTING

THE WORST FROM MOST

SITUATIONS.

I'M CONSTANTLY READING MY

BIBLE, BUT SOMEHOW I DON'T

FEEL I DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

BEA, WHAT I WOULD ENCOURAGE

YOU TO DO IS START THINKING

ABOUT YOURSELF THE WAY GOD

THINKS ABOUT YOU.

I THINK THIS IS A COMMON

PROBLEM IN CHRISTIANITY,

WHERE WE'RE DIRTY WORMS

BEFORE A RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY

GOD.

AND THEN WE GET SAVED, AND

WE GET CLEANSED AND

FORGIVEN, BUT WE STILL

MAINTAIN THE WORM

MENTALITY.

AND SO NOW INSTEAD OF BEING

A DIRTY WORM, WE'RE NOW A

CLEAN WORM.

AND WE NEVER RISE UP TO WHAT

GOD PROMISES US, THAT WE'RE

HIS FRIENDS.

THAT WE'RE JOINT HEIRS WITH

JESUS CHRIST.

THAT WE'RE HIS BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

THAT HE LOOKS AT US AS HIS

EQUAL, THAT WE'RE MADE IN

HIS IMAGE.

AND WE CAN HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH HIM.

WHEN YOU START THINKING

THOSE THOUGHTS, IT WILL TURN

YOU AND CHANGE YOU.

SO INSTEAD OF READING THE

BIBLE, JUST SORT OF --

EITHER RANDOMLY OR ON

PURPOSE, TRY TO FIND THOSE

VERSES WHERE HE SAYS THESE

ARE THE THOUGHTS I'M

THINKING ABOUT YOU, THIS IS

WHAT I THINK ABOUT YOU.

AND SAY, IF GOD THINKS THAT

WAY ABOUT ME, I NEED TO HAVE

THE MIND OF CHRIST SO THAT I

THINK THE SAME THING.

AND THAT WILL CHANGE YOU.

WHEN YOU START TO UNDERSTAND

HOW GREAT GOD THINKS ABOUT

YOU, WHY DID JESUS DIE FOR

YOU?

IT WAS BECAUSE HE THINKS SO

HIGHLY OF YOU.

HE THINKS YOUR PRECIOUS.

HE THINKS YOU'RE WORTH EVERY

DROP OF BLOOD THAT HE SHED.

IF HE THINKS THAT, WE OUGHT

TO THINK THAT.

AND IT IS TRANSFORMATIVE.

AND THEN WE HAVE THAT WELSH

WELL SPRING OF LOVE THAT

SPRINGS UP FROM OUR THOUGHT

PATTERNS.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM ZEFANIA: "FOR THE

LORD YOUR GOD IS LIVING

AMONG YOU.

HE IS A MIGHTY SAVIOR.

WITH H HIS LOVE, HE WILL

CALM ALL YOUR FEARS.

HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU

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