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The 700 Club - May 3, 2013

Author Samuel Rodriguez discusses the connection between Godly obedience and service to others. Plus, after being born at only 26 weeks, Miracle's survival lived up to her name. Read Transcript


Gordon: BORN AT 26

WEEKS.

THEY JUST LOOK AND

STARE.

Gordon: WEIGHING A

POUND AND A HALF.

SHE WAS BARELY BIGGER

THAN A DOLLAR BILL.

Gordon: BORN WITH HEART

PROBLEMS.

HOW HER PARENTS GOT A

MIRACLE.

I WILL BELIEVE THE REPORT

OF THE LORD.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE

SUSPECTS IN THE BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBINGS HAD A

DIFFERENT TARGET IN MIND.

NOT THE MARATHON, BUT AN

ATTACK ON THE UPCOMING 4TH

OF JULY CELEBRATION.

Terry: THE GOVERNMENT

IS HOPING TO FIND MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT THE

BOMBERS FROM A NOTEBOOK

COMPUTER THAT THEY'VE

RECOVERED.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE BOSTON

PLOT CONTINUES TO UNRAVEL.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE

SURVIVING SUSPECT, DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV, TOLD INVESTIGATORS

THAT THE ORIGINAL TARGET WAS

A BOSTON 4th OF JULY

CELEBRATION.

BUT HE AND HIS BROTHER

FINISHED BUILDING THEIR

BOMBS SOONER THAN EXPECTED,

AND THAT'S WHEN SHE DECIDED

TO ATTACK THE BOSTON

MARATHON.

AND FEDS SAY THEY HAVE

RECOVERED DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV'S LAPTOP.

THREE OF HIS FRIENDS HAVE

BEEN ACCUSED OF THROWING

AWAY AND WITHHOLDING

EVIDENCE.

I'M NOT SURE A

19-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE STUDENT

UNDERSTANDS THE GRAVITY OF A

SITUATION LIKE THIS.

AND THEY DID NOT

INTENTIONALLY OR KNOWINGLY

DESTROY EVIDENCE.

Reporter: THE THREE

FRIENDS FACE A MAXIMUM

SENTENCE OF BETWEEN FIVE AND

EIGHT YEARS IN JAIL IF

CONVICTED.

HE IS A GOOD KID.

DEFINITELY A GOOD KID.

I GUARANTEE YOU HE MOST

LIKELY HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF

WHAT HE WAS DOING.

HE MADE A STUPID DECISION

BECAUSE HE KNEW THE GUY.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

INVESTIGATORS HAVE A NEW

LINK TO RADICAL ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS.

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV CONFESSED

HE AND HIS BROTHER WATCHED

INTERNET VIDEOS OF ANWAR

AL-AWAKI.

AND THEY SAID TAMERLAN MET

WITH MILITANTS WHILE HE WAS

THERE.

AND THERE WAS A POST-BOMB

PHONE CALL HE MADE TO HIS

WIFE, CATHERINE RUSSELL, AND

SHE DENIES HAVING ANY

KNOWLEDGE OF THE ATTACKS.

Gordon: THIS CASE KEEPS

GETTING MORE CURIOUS AS THE

DETAILS COME OUT.

YOU WONDER IF THE BOMBS HAD

GONE OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF A

JULY 4 CELEBRATION, HOW MUCH

WORST CARNAGE WOULD HAVE

BEEN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PROMISES HE

IS NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT

FOR NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: THE PRESIDENT SAYS

THE DEFEAT OF THE MOST

RECENT GUN CONTROL BILL WAS

THE FIRST ROUND IN A LONGER

FIGHT.

THE PRESIDENT SAID IN MEXICO

ON THURSDAY THAT IT TAKES

TIME TO GET THINGS DONE IN

WASHINGTON, AND HE BELIEVES

THE MEASURE WILL PASS

EVENTUALLY.

BUT MANY REPUBLICANS AND

SOME DEMOCRATS ARE SOLID

OPPONENTS OF NEW GUN-CONTROL

LAWS.

THE U.S. ISCALLING ON NORTH

KOREA TORELEASE A

KOREAN-AMERICAN SENTENCED TO

15 YEARS OF HARD LABOR.

KENNETH BAE IS A DEVOUT

CHRISTIAN FROM WASHINGTON

STATE.

PART OF OUR CONCERN HERE,

AND WE'VE HAD LONG-STANDING

CONCERNS ABOUT THE LACK OF

TRANSPARENCY IN THE NORTH

KOREAN LEGAL SYSTEM.

WE URGE THE KOREAN

AUTHORITIES TO GRANT MR. BAE

AMNESTY AND RELEASE.

Lee: HE IS ACCUSED OF

COMMITTING WHAT NORTH KOREA

DESCRIBES AS HOSTILE ACTS

AGAINST THE STATE.

BUT IT IS BELIEVED HIS

SENTENCING IS NOTHING MORE

THANA POLITICAL PLOY BY THE

NORTH KOREAN REGIME.

BAE IS THE SIXTH AMERICAN

HELD THERE SINCE 2009.

RHODE ISLAND IS THE 10th

STATE TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

GOVERNOR LINCOLN CHAFFE

SIGNED THE BILL.

GAY MARRIAGE IS ALREADY

LEGAL IN ALL OF THE OTHER

NEW ENGLAND STATES, AND

WE'LL HAVE AN INDEPTH LOOK

AT THE FUTURE OF MARRIAGE IN

AMERICA IN A FEW MINUTES.

THURSDAY MARKED THE 62nd

NATIONAL ANA ANNUAL DAY OF

PRAYER.

THE MAIN EVENT TOOK PLACE IN

THE HALLS OF THE U.S.

CAPITAL, AND JOHN JESSUP WAS

THERE.

Reporter: FROM NEAR AND

FAR --

WE FLEW IN FROM L.A.X.

AIRPORT IN LOS ANGELES.

I'M FROM A CALGARY

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, WHICH IS A

SMALL, PRIVATE SCHOOL IN NEW

JERSEY.

Reporter: PEOPLE PACKED

INTO THE U.S. CAPITAL IN

WASHINGTON TO PRAY FOR

AMERICA, THE MODEL FOR THIS

YEAR'S ANNUAL OBSERVANCE.

* YOU ARE HOLY

* HOLY

Reporter: IT STARTED 62

YEARS AGO HERE IN THE

STATES, AND ORGANIZERS SAY

IT HAS NOW GROWN TO INCLUDE

MORE THAN 42,000 PRAYER

GATHERINGS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

IN THIS CROWD, VANETTE

BRIGHT, AND THE LEGENDARY

PAT BOONE.

GOD, WE CRY OUT TO YOU.

Reporter: TOGETHER THEY

PRAYED FOR REPENTANCE,

BLESSING, AND FOUR OUR

LEADERS IN THE MILITARY AND

THE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT.

BARRY BLACK, CHAPLAIN OF THE

SENATE, URGED PEOPLE TO STOP

PRAYING FOR JUST THEMSELVES

AND TO START PRAYING FOR

THEIR LEADERS, EVEN IF THEY

DISAGREE WITH THEIR

POLITICS.

PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE

BECAUSE OUR BLESSED LORD

DESIRES ALL MEN AND WOMEN TO

BE SAVED.

Reporter: MANY VOICED

CONCERNS ABOUT A CULTURE

SLIPPING FURTHER AWAY FROM

ITS CHRISTIAN ROOTS.

A TOPIC ADDRESSED BY GREG

LAURIE, PASTOR OF HARVEST

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.

PROVIDE YOUR WORK, AS YOU

DID IN DAYS GONE BY, SO IS

YOUR POWER TO SAVE US.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO

PRAY, LORD, DO IT AGAIN.

Reporter: BUT GAY

RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DENOUNCED

LAURIE'S PARTICIPATION,

CITING HIS, QUOTE,"BLATENT

ANTI-L.E.D. MESSAGE."

BUT SUPPORTERS SAY LAURIE IS

ONLY GUILTY OF PREACHING THE

BIBLE.

IN SPITE OF WHAT THEY

SAY, PEOPLE HERE SAY THEY

HAVE HOPE BECAUSE OF PRAYER

AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO THE

FUTURE.

COMING BACK TOGETHER TO PRAY

AGAIN THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Lee: IT IS ALWAYS A

GREAT EVENT, GORDON.

Gordon: IT IS.

AND WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

PRAY, NOT JUST ON THE

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, BUT

ON A DAILY BASIS.

PRAY FOR AMERICA.

PRAY FOR OUR LEADERSHIP.

PRAY FOR OUR CULTURE.

I THINK NOW, MORE THAN EVER,

WE ALL NEED TO JOIN TOGETHER

IN PRAYER.

Terry: COMING UP, HE

HAS BEEN CALLED UNAMERICAN

BY ONE TV HOST AND A LIAR BY

ANOTHER.

SO WHO IS HE AND WHY IS HE

SO CONTROVERSIAL?

YOU'LL FIND OUT NEXT.

Gordon: AMERICA MAY BE

ON THE BRINK OF REDEFINING

ONE OF ITS MOST FUNDAMENTAL

INSTITUTIONS, MARRIAGE.

BUT EVEN AS SOME ACTIVISTS

TRY TO CHANGE IT, A NEW

GENERATION IS STANDING UP TO

DEFEND TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: SUPPORTERS OF

GAY MARRIAGE HAVE REACHED A

MAJOR GOAL, TWO CASES BEFORE

THE SUPREME COURT.

THAT PLATFORM AND RECENT

WINS ON THE STATE LEVEL

PROVIDE NEW MOMENTUM FOR

THEIR CAUSE, BUT A YOUNGER

GENERATION IS EMERGING TO

DEFEND TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE.

RYAN ANDERSON IS MAKING THE

CASE AT THE INFLUENTIAL

HERITAGE FOUNDATION, WHERE

HE ARGUES THAT REDEFINING

MARRIAGE MAKES IT MORE ABOUT

ADULT DESIRES THAN

CHILDREN'S NEEDS.

HE RECENTLY DEFENDED HIS

VIEWS ON CNN.

IF YOU REALLY, REALLY

UNDERSTOOD WHY THE

GOVERNMENT DOES NEED TO GET

INVOLVED, WHY IT DOES NEED

TO BE LEGAL ON A FEDERAL

LEVEL, IF YOU REALLY

UNDERSTOOD THAT, THERE IS NO

WAY YOU WOULD SIT THERE AND

SAY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING

RIGHT NOW.

WHY DO YOU ASSUME THAT

I'M IGNORANT.

BECAUSE YOU SAID --

I DON'T ASSUME ANYTHING

BADLY ABOUT YOU.

I THINK WE DISAGREE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HIMSELF HAS

SAID THERE ARE PEOPLE OF

GOODWILL AND SOUND MIND ON

BOTH SIDES OF THIS ISSUE.

I AGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT.

Gordon: WELL, RYAN

JOINS US NOW TO TALK ABOUT

THE DEBATE OVER REDEFINING

MARRIAGE.

THAT WAS AN INTERESTING

EXCHANGE.

AND SUZIE WAS REALLY COMING

AFTER YOU.

SURE.

Gordon: WHY THE -- YOU

CAN'T HELP BUT WATCH THAT

PIECE AND SEE HOSTILITY

THERE IN TRYING TO DEMEAN

THE OPINION THAT YOU YOU

HOLD ABOUT MARRIAGE.

WHY IS THAT?

IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

VIEW IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE,

MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A

WOMAN, IT MUST MEAN YOU'RE

ANTI-GAY OR SOMEHOW YOU'RE

AGAINST SOMETHING ELSE.

AND EVEN THE FIRST QUESTION

THAT PIERC PEERS MORGAN WAS

WHY I'M AGAINST GAY

MARRIAGE.

BUT THERE IS A TYPE OF

RELATIONSHIP TO BE MOTHER

AND FATHER TO THE KIDS THEY

CREATE.

THERE IS SOMETHING UNIQUE

AND ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT

ABOUT THAT TYPE OF

RELATIONSHIP, AND I THINK

PARTLY IT IS THAT DURING THE

PAST 40 YEARS,

HETEROSEXUALS, ACTING BADLY,

HAVE MADE A MESS OF MARRIAGE

IN AMERICA.

WHEN YOU SEE HOW MARRIAGE IS

FALLING APART, YOU SAY, WHY

CAN'T WE DO ONE STEP FURTHER

ON DISSOLVING MARRIAGE.

PRE-MARITAL SEX, DIVORCE --

START THE LIST, AND THERE

ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT

HETEROSEXUALS HAVE DONE TO

DAMAGE THE MARRIAGE

TRADITION.

AND PARTICULARLY FOR THE

WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN, FOR

OUR WELFARE STATE, FOR ALL

SORTS OF THINGS, THAT HAVE

BEEN NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY

THE COLLAPSE OF MARRIAGE.

Gordon: WHY DON'T WE

LEARN THE LESSONS FROM

HISTORY?

YOU GO BACK IN HISTORY, AND

YOU LOOK AT GREEK CULTURE.

GREEK CULTURE WASN'T AN

ANTI-GAY CULTURE.

AND YET IN PLATO'S SIM

SYMPOSIUM.

HE SAYS GAYS DON'T MARRY

BECAUSE THAT'S NOT A

FAMILY.

I'M PARAPHRASING, BUT HE

SAYS GAYS DON'T MARRIAGE.

THEY DON'T DO THAT.

SO WHY HAVE WE SORT OF

ABANDONED THAT AS A -- I

GUESS A POINT IN OUR

ARGUMENT THAT TRADITIONAL

FAMILY AND FAMILY UNITS ARE

THE GROUND WORK OF ANY

SOCIETY.

WE SIT CITE THAT IN OUR

BOOK.

WE POINT OUT THAT PLATO AND

ARSTOTTEL, AND EASTERN

THINKERS, THEY DISAGREED

ABOUT A LOT, BUT THEY ALL

AGREED THAT MARRIAGE WAS A

MALE-FEMALE RELATIONSHIP,

BECAUSE THE UNION OF A MAN

AND WOMAN CAN PRODUCE A

CHILD, AND A CHILD NEEDS A

MOTHER AND A FATHER.

THEY AGREED THAT WHAT

MARRIAGE IS ABOUT UNITING A

MAN AND A WOMAN, A HUSBAND

AND A WIFE, A MOTHER AND A

FATHER.

Gordon: THE SUPREME

COURT HAS TAKEN THIS ISSUE

UP.

DO YOU HAVE A PREDICTION OF

HOW THEY'RE GOING TO RULE.

A FOOL PREDICTS WHAT THE

STREARMSUPREME COURT.

BUT THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD

UPHOLD PROP 8 AND THE

DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT.

MARRIAGE LAWS THAT REFLECT

THE TRUTH OF WHAT MARRIAGE

IS ARE WHOLLY

CONSTITUTIONAL.

AND CITIZENS HAVE THE

AUTHORITY TO VOTE ABOUT WHAT

MARRIAGE IS.

UNELECTED JUDGES SHOULD NOT

BE REDEFINING MARRIAGES.

Gordon: BUT HASN'T

THERE BEEN A WHOLE LINK OF

SUPREME COURT CASES, GOING

ALL THE WAY TO GRISWALD,

ONCE YOU FIND THE PRIVACY

AROUND SEX, AFTER THE

SUPREME COURT RULED THAT

HOMOSEXUAL SEX IS PROTECTED

AS WELL, DOESN'T THAT DEAN

LEAD TO SINCE IT IS

PROTECTED ACTIVITY, SO IF

THEY WANT TO MARRY, THAT IS

CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED?

I DON'T THINK THAT

FOLLOWS.

THEY'RE NOT ASKING FOR THE

FREEDOM TO LIVE AND TO LOVE

HOW THEY WANT TO.

THEY ALREADY HAVE THAT.

IN ALL 50 STATES, TWO PEOPLE

OF THE SAME-SEX CAN LIVE

WITH EACH OTHER AND LOVE

EACH OTHER.

THEY CAN GO TO A LIBERAL

CHURCH AND HAVE A CEREMONY

PERFORMED, AND THEY CAN WORK

FOR A LIBERAL BUSINESS AND

HAVE BENEFITS.

IT IS VERY MUCH A LIVE AND

LET LIVE.

WHAT THEY'RE ASKING IS FOR

THE SUPREME COURT TO

REDEFINE MARRIAGE, AND HAVE

GOVERNMENT USE THE COERCIVE

POWER OF LAW TO FORCE PEOPLE

LIKE YOU AND ME AND OUR

BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES,

TO RECOGNIZE THE SAME-SEX

RELATIONSHIP AS IF IT IS A

MARRIAGE.

SO THE COERCION ASPECT WORKS

IN THE EXACT OPPOSITE

DIRECTION.

YOU SEE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND

FLORISTS AND IN KEEPERS --

Gordon: IF THE SUPREME

COURT DOES RULE THERE IS A

CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION

FOR THIS, DO YOU SEE IT

OPENING THE DOOR AGAIN TO

POLYGAMY?

WHAT THEY NOW CALL

POLLYAMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS,

AND THOSE PEOPLE RECOGNIZED

AS MARRIAGE.

Reporter: JUSTICE

SODAMEYER ASKED THAT OF THE

OPPOSING LAWYER, AND HE

DIDN'T HAVE A PERSUASIVE

RESPONSE.

SHE SAID, IF THERE IS A

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO

MARRIAGE, WHAT LIMITS COULD

THE STATE PLACE ON THAT

UNION?

AND SHE ASKED THE QUESTION

OF THE NUMBER OF

PARTICIPANTS.

BECAUSE IF MARRIAGE IS JUST

ABOUT A COMMUNITY OF LOVE,

WHATEVER CONSENTING ADULTS

CHOOSE TO LOVE, THAT CAN

COME IN AS MANY SIZES AND

SHAPES AS CONSENT COMES IN.

SO IF YOU CAN MARRY THE

PERSON YOU LOVE, WHY NOT THE

PEOPLE YOU LOVE.

IF JUSTICE DEMANDS MARRIAGE

FOR THE SAME-SEX COUPLE, BUT

WHY ABOUT FOR THREE

PEOPLE?

WE HAVE -- WE CAN GIVE AN

ANSWER IF YOU AGREE IT IS

ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN --

THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO MON

MONOGAMY, BUT ONCE YOU SAY

THAT IS IRRATIONAL, IT IS

NOT CLEAR HOW YOU KEEP IT TO

MONOGAMY.

Gordon: UTAH WASN'T

ALLOWED TO BE A STATE UNTIL

THEY OUTLAWED POLYGAMY.

SO IF WE GET AWAY FROM THAT

PRINCIPLE, WHERE DO YOU SEE

THIS GOING?

THERE IS A LAWSUIT RIGHT

NOW IN UTAH, ARGUE FOR A

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO

PRACTICE POLYGAMY.

AND I WAS AT NEW YORK

UNIVERSITY A COUPLE OF WEEKS

AGO DEBATING ONE OF THE

PROFESSORS THERE.

AND SHE SAYS IT IS

HYPOCRITICAL THAT WE

CRIMINALIZE POLYGAMY.

AND THERE WAS AN ARTICLE IN

A MAGAZINE ARGUING IN FAVOR

OF POLYGAMY.

ONE OF MY FEARS IS THAT THE

SLIPPERY SLOPE ISN'T EXACTLY

A SLOPE.

IT IS ACTUALLY A LEVEL

PLAYING FIELD.

MORE OR LESS EVERYTHING ELSE

ABOUT MARRIAGE FALLS BY THE

WAYSIDE.

Gordon: THE BOOK IS

"WHAT IS MARRIAGE, MAN AND

WOMEN, A DEFENSE," AND

RYAN'S BOOK IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: COMING UP, A MOM

TO BEEN FINDS OUT THAT HER

BABY'S SKULL HAS NOT FUSED

PROPERLY, AND THE NEWS JUST

GETS WORSE FROM THERE.

HEAR HOW THIS INFANT

SURVIVES AGAINST THE ODDS.

THAT'S NEXT ON "THE 700

CLUB."

Terry: WELL, TODAY IS

THE FINAL DAY OF OUR SPECIAL

WEEK OF PRAYER.

AND SO FAR WE'VE RECEIVED

MORE THAN 104,000 PRAYER

REQUESTS.

AND EACH DAY AT NOON WE'VE

BEEN PRAYING OVER ALL OF

THEM.

YESTERDAY WE WERE JOINED BY

THE MAN THAT REINHARD BONNKE

HAS CHOSEN TO SUCCEED HIM,

DANIEL COLENDA.

YOU ALREADY HAVE FAITH.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

IN FACT, IN ROMANS IT SAYS

THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO EVERY

MAN A MEASURE OF FAITH.

THAT MEANS YOU HAVE A

FAITH.

THAT MEANS I HAVE FAITH.

AND JESUS SAID EVEN IF YOU

HAVE FAITH AS A GRAIN OF

MUSTARD SEED, YOU CAN SAY TO

THIS MOUNTAIN, BE REMOVED

AND CAST INTO THE SEA, AND

IT WOULD OBEY YOU, AND

NOTHING WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE

TO YOU.

SO THAT BRINGS UP THE BIG

QUESTION: IF MUSTARD SEED

FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS,

AND I CAN'T EVEN MOVE

MARBLES, THEN WHAT'S THE

PROBLEM?

I PROPOSE TO YOU THIS

AFTERNOON THAT THE PROBLEM

IS NOT THAT YOU HAVE FAITH.

THE PROBLEM IS YOU HAVE

SOMETHING ELSE YOU NEED TO

GET RID OF.

AND IT IS CALLED UNBELIEF.

Gordon: WE PRAY NOW FOR

THESE NEEDS.

FOR THOSE THAT NEED

FINANCES, FOR THOSE THAT

NEED EMPLOYMENT, PROVIDE ALL

THEIR NEED ACCORDING TO YOUR

RICHES AND GLORY.

AND SO WE DECLARE NOW THE

VICTORY BREAKTHROUGH FOR

HEALING.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: WELL, WE WANT

YOU TO PRAY ALONG WITH US

TODAY.

AND YOU CAN DO THAT BY

HEADING TO OUR WEBSITE.

IF YOU JUST GO TO cbn.com

AT NOON EASTERN AND WATCH AS

WE STREAM OUR CHAPEL

SERVICE.

THAT IS LIVE TODAY.

RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO SHOW

YOU AN AMAZING STORY OF HOW

PRAYER WORKED WONDERS IN A

FAMILY, AND HOW A BABY NAMED

MIRACLE LIVED UP TO HER

NAME.

IT WAS A LONG ULTRASOUND.

THEY JUST LOOKED AND THEY

STARED.

SO THAT KIND OF MADE A RED

FLAG.

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

Reporter: THIS COUPLE

CAME TO THE DOCTOR'S

APPOINTMENT EXCITED TO SEE

THE IMAGE OF THEIR SECOND

BABY.

THEY NEVER IMAGINED THE

ULTRASOUND WOULD REVEAL

ALARMING NEWS.

DO YOU SEE THAT OPENING?

LOOK AT HER HEAD.

ALL THE BONES ARE NOT FUSED

TOGETHER.

Reporter: THE TWO

OPENINGS IN THE SKULL WERE

JUST THE BEGINNING OF BAD

NEWS.

THERE IS A HOLE IN THE

HEART BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO

OUTLETS THAT THIS BLOOD IS

RUNNING THROUGH, AND THERE

SHOULD ONLY BE ONE.

Reporter: AND THE FINAL

BLOW, THE ULTRASOUND SHOWED

THAT THE BABY'S SPINE WAS

CURVED.

I SAID TO MYSELF, NO.

WE ARE CHRISTIANS.

I'M A PASTOR.

THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO

HAPPEN TO ME.

Reporter: KNOWING THEIR

CHILD FACED MULTIPLE HEALTH

PROBLEMS, THE COUPLE PUT

THEIR FAITH IN GOD THAT

THEIR BABY WOULD BE BORN

HEALTHY.

JUST HANGING ON TO GOD

THAT YOU CAN'T DISAPPOINT

US.

AND ALL OUR EGGS ARE GOING

TO BE IN YOUR BASKET.

WE HAVE NOTHING ELSE.

I HAD A CHOICE TO MAKE.

I'M GOING TO BELIEVE GOD,

THAT GOD IS GOING TO TURN

THIS AROUND FOR HIS GLORY.

Reporter: BUT TO

COMPLICATE MATTERS, MIRACLE

CAME THREE MONTHS EARLY,

WEIGHING ONLY ONE POUND,

SEVEN OUNCES.

A TEAM OF SPECIALISTS

QUICKLY WENT TO WORK TO SAVE

MIRACLE'S LIFE.

I WAS PICTURING THE

LORD'S HAND, WORKING WITH

THE DOCTORS, GUIDING THEM,

AND JUST WATCHING OVER HER.

SHE WAS BARELY BIGGER

THAN A DOLLAR BILL.

SHE WAS THAT TINY.

I TOLD MY HUSBAND, IS SHE

BREATHING?

AND HE SAID YES.

AND I SAID, IS SHE OKAY?

HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW, BUT

SHE IS REALLY TINY.

Reporter: MIRACLE'S

PROGNOSIS WAS BLEAK.

SHE HAD DIFFICULTY BREATHING

AND HAD A HOLE IN HER

HEART.

HER SKULL WAS NOT FUSED, A

CONDITION KNOWN AS

ENSELFELSO.

AND HER SPINE WAS CURVED.

PROBABLY WITH HER

PROBLEMS, THE CHANCES OF

GETTING THROUGH ALL OF THAT

WERE PROBABLY LESS THAN

10%.

Reporter: AS DAYS

TURNED TO WEEKS, THE DOCTORS

SAID EVEN IF MIRACLE LIVED,

SHE FACED SEVERAL SERIOUS

HEALTH PROBLEMS.

EACH DAY, WHEN WE WENT TO

VISIT WITH MIRACLE, THERE

WAS A DOCTOR SAYING I'M NOT

SURE HOW MUCH SHE'LL BE ABLE

TO DO, HOW UPRIGHT SHE'LL BE

ABLE TO STAND.

THEY EVEN QUESTIONED MENTAL

RETARDATION.

Reporter: THEY REFUSED

TO BELIEVE THE DOCTORS'

REPORTS.

I KNOW OF ANOTHER DOCTOR

THAT HAS NEVER LOST A CASE.

HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST.

SO WHEN THEY CAME WITH THEIR

NEGATIVE REPORTS, WE NEVER

SAID ANYTHING.

WE JUST LISTENED TO THEM

BECAUSE UNDERNEATH OUR

BREATH WE KEPT SAYING, I

WILL BELIEVE THE REPORT OF

THE LORD.

I WILL JUST TALK TO HER,

HONEY, I'M FIGHTING AND

DADDY IS FIGHTING, BUT I

NEED YOU TO FIGHT BECAUSE

THIS IS A BATTLE WE CAN ALL

WIN.

JUST HANG IN THERE.

JUST HANG IN A LITTLE

LONGER.

WE'LL GET THERE.

WE'LL GET THERE.

Reporter: THEY

CONTINUED TO PRAY FOR A

MIRACLE EVERY DAY, AND SO

DID THEIR FRIENDS AND

FAMILY.

PEOPLE THAT WE ASKED TO

PRAY FOR MIRACLES, WE KNEW

THEY WERE PRAYING PEOPLE.

WE WERE NOT LOOKING FOR

SOMEBODY THAT WOULD APPEAL

US AND SAY, DON'T WORRY, GOD

WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER ONE.

WE KNOW GOD WILL GIVE US

ANOTHER ONE, BUT WE WANT

THIS ONE TO LIVE.

Reporter: ONE OUNCE AT

A TIME, MIRACLE GOT

STRONGER.

THE TURNING POINT FOR US,

FOR ME, WAS WHEN THE TUBES

STARTED COMING OFF.

WHEN THEY WERE ABLE TO WEAN

HER OFF THE VENTILATOR, AND

THEY TOOK OUT HER FEEDING

TUBE, AND SHE HAD STARTED

GAINING WEIGHT.

AND I THINK THE MOST

EXCITING DAY THAT TURNED

THIS WHOLE HOUSE UP SIDE

DOWN WAS WHEN THEY CALLED

AND SAID, YOU CAN BRING

CLOTHES FOR MIRACLE.

SHE CAN WEAR CLOTHES NOW.

Reporter: FOUR MONTHS

LATER, MIRACLE WENT HOME.

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL

MONTHS, SHE HAD TWO

SURGERIES, ONE TO FIX THE

HOLE IN HER HEART, AND ONE

TO FIX HER SKULL, AND HER

SPINE STRAIGHTENED ON ITS

OWN.

YOU THINK IN THE BACK OF

YOUR MIND, THEY WERE RIGHT

IN THEIR STRONG BELIEFS, AND

THAT SURELY HAD SOMETHING TO

DO WITH IT AS WELL.

Reporter: THE LITTLE

GIRL WHO WASN'T SUPPOSED TO

LIVE A NORMAL LIFE IS A

HEALTHY 6-YEAR-OLD.

IT WAS JUST PURE JOY,

WATCHING HER DO WHAT OTHER

KIDS DO, AND WATCHING HER DO

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAID SHE

PROBABLY WON'T BE ABLE TO

DO.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH.

ONE OF THE DOCTORS SAID

IT BEST.

HE SAID, WOW, YOU KNOW, THAT

NAME MIRACLE, IT'S REALLY

WORKING FOR HER.

SHE IS A MIRACLE.

AND WE JUST SAY, WE SERVE A

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

Terry: YOU KNOW, SOME

MIRACLES HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY,

AND SOME MIRACLES HAPPEN

OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

BUT I LOVE WHAT MIRACLE'S

MOTHER SAID.

I KNOW ANOTHER PHYSICIAN,

ANOTHER DOCTOR, ONE WHO'S

NEVER LOST A CASE.

NOW, WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

TODAY.

AND ISN'T THE KIND OF

DOCTOR, THE KIND OF PERSON,

THAT YOU WOULD LIKE

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS IN YOUR

LIFE, LISTENING TO YOUR

PRAYER, ANSWERING WHAT YOUR

NEED IS, COMING RIGHT INTO

THE MIDST OF YOUR

CIRCUMSTANCES.

SOMEBODY WHO HAS NEVER LOST

A PATIENT, ALWAYS BEEN

THERE, AND ALWAYS HAD THE

ANSWER, THE POWER TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THAT'S OUR GOD.

Gordon: I LOVE THE

MOTHER BY THE SIDE OF THE

BED SAYING, I'M FIGHTING,

DADDY IS FIGHTING, BUT I

NEED YOU TO FIGHT, TOO.

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF

FAITH.

SO OFTEN WE GIVE UP IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE BATTLE, NOT

REALIZING THAT JESUS HAS

ALREADY WON IT FOR US.

HE HAS ALREADY WON IT FOR

US.

AND WHAT HE IS IS LOOKING

FOR IS FOR US TO HAVE THE

FAITH TO BELIEVE THROUGH, TO

FIGHT THROUGH.

ABRAHAM HAD THAT FAITH.

HE DIDN'T CONSIDER THE

DEADNESS OF HIS OWN BODY,

BUT HE WAS FULLY PERSUADED

THAT HE WHO HAD PROMISED WAS

ABLE.

WAS ABLE.

SO WHATEVER REPORT YOU'VE

BEEN GIVEN, JUST CAST IT ALL

ASIDE.

TAKE ALL YOUR UNBELIEF AND

THROW IT AWAY, AND SAY I

WANT TO BELIEVE.

AND YOU CAN EVEN ASK GOD TO

HELP YOU WITH THAT.

LORD, I BELIEVE, AND HELP MY

UNBELIEF.

DON'T JUST HELP IT, BUT GET

COMPLETELY RID OF IT.

LET ME SEE YOU.

LET ME HEAR YOU.

LET ME KNOW THAT YOU ARE

WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, HE'LL

ANSWER.

HE'LL ANSWER.

HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

LET HIM CAST OUT ALL DOUBT

SO THAT YOU CAN BELIEVE

THROUGH FOR YOUR MIRACLE.

WE'VE GOT 100,000 -- OVER

100,000 PRAYER REQUESTS

BEFORE US.

WE'RE GOING TO READ SOME OF

THEM.

EVERY DAY AT CHAPEL WE'VE

BEEN PRAYING FOR THEM.

WE WANT TO PRAY ON EVERY

SHOW THIS WEEK.

PEOPLE ARE CRYING OUT FOR

ANSWERS.

AND JUST REALIZE GOD WANTS

TO ANSWER.

JUST LOOK AT THE CROSS AND

SEE HIS LOVE, AND SEE THAT

BY HIS STRIPES YOU ARE

HEALED.

SEE THE BLOODSHED FO BLOOD

SHED FOR YOU SO THAT YOU

DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH

THIS ANYMORE.

HE HAS ALREADY PAID THE

PRICE FOR IT.

WE HAVE SCOTT WHO IS IN

URGENT NEED FOR A LIVER

TRANSPLANT.

HE IS A YOUNG FATHER OF

TWO.

HE IS NOT AN ALCOHOLIC.

THERE IS NO HEPATITIS,

ANYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT HE

HAS LIVER SCLEROSIS.

AND HOW THAT HAPPENED, I

HAVE NO IDEA.

BUT HE NEEDS A MIRACULOUS

HEALING, SO WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY FOR HIM.

AND WE HAVE A REQUEST FOR A

HUSBAND, HEALING FROM

PARKINSON'S DISEASE, AND THE

WIFE, HEALING OF FOUR

BULGING DISCS.

SAFETY FOR MY SON AND FAMILY

OVERSEAS WITH THE MILITARY.

AND THEY NEED A FINANCIAL

MIRACLE.

A HUSBAND WAS WITH A COMPANY

FOR 34 YEARS.

AND THE COMPANY ISNOW

DISSOLVING.

HIS PENSION'S GONE.

HIS HEALTH INSURANCE IS

GONE, AND THEY NEED A

FINANCIAL MIRACLE.

Terry: HERE IS SOMEONE

SAYING I NEED HEALING FROM

TWO KINDS OF CANCER, AND A

RARE DISEASE SIMILAR TO

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.

AND SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS

DELIVERANCE FROM DEEP GRIEF

AND LONELINESS AFTER LOSING

SIX LOVED ONES IN A

SIX-MONTH TIMEFRAME.

SOMEONE IS SAYING, I AM

ASKING FOR SALVATION FOR MY

SON AND WIFE AND MY SIX

GRANDCHILDREN.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY, AND

JOIN WITH US.

IF YOU HAVE A NEED IN YOUR

LIFE, JUST LAY A HAND ON

THAT AREA OF THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING, AND WE'LL

AGREE WITH YOU.

IF YOU NEED A FINANCIAL

MIRACLE, I BELIEVE IN THE

POWER OF TOUCH.

SO TAKE OUT YOUR WALLET, AND

JUST LAY HANDS ON YOUR

CHECKBOOK AND SAY, LORD, I

NEED A MIRACLE HERE.

IF IT IS A NEED IN YOUR

FAMILY, IF YOU'VE GOT A

PICTURE OF THEM, LAY HANDS

ON THEM.

LET'S AGREE TOGETHER.

IF TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT SHALL

BE DONE.

SO LET'S BREAKTHROUGH TO

THAT WONDERFUL PROMISE.?

LET'S FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

OF FAITH, TO BREAKTHROUGH

AND SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO

TODAY.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND, LORD, WE WANT TO BOLDLY

COME TO THE THRONE OF GRACE

AND RECEIVE THE REVELATION

OF YOU AND THE GREATNESS OF

YOUR POWER WORDS US, WHO

BELIEVE.

SO WE COME BEFORE YOU.

AND WE JOIN WITH THE PRAYERS

OF THE AUDIENCE NOW.

AND WE REALIZE NOW THAT

JESUS IS ALSO JOINING WITH

OUR PRAYER, FOR HE EVER

LIVES TO GIVE INDECES

SESSIOINTERCESSION FOR US.

LORD, WE COME, AND WE HAVE

TWO OR MORE AGREEING.

AND WE SAY BE HEALED NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

BE RESTORED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

LOVED ONES RETURN HOME NOW.

COME TO THE REALIZATION OF

WHO THEY ARE AND WHO THEY

ARE IN YOU.

LORD, SEND MESSENGERS AFTER

YOUR OWN HEART TO CHASE DOWN

THE PRO PRODIGALS AND LET

THEM KNOW THE GOOD NEWS,

THAT THEY CAN COME HOME.

LORD, FOR THOSE WHO NEED

JOBS, FOR FINANCIAL

MIRACLES, FOR RESTORATION,

FOR CANCELLATION OF DEBTS,

WE JUST JOIN INTO AGREEMENT

WITH THEM AND SAY SUPPLY ALL

THEIR NEED, ACCORDING TO

YOUR RICHES AND GLORY.

YOU DESIRE US TO PROSPER,

EVEN AS OUR SOULS PROSPER.

YOU DESIRE US TO BE IN GOOD

HEALTH.

AND SO WE JUST ASK THAT,

THAT THAT DESIRE OF YOUR

HEART WOULD BE FULFILLED IN

THEIR LIVES, THAT YOUR WILL

WOULD BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT

IS IN HEAVEN.

WE JOIN WITH THEM NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE -- YOU HAVE AN EYE

ISSUE.

AND IT IS ACTUALLY

THREATENING TO YOUR VISION,

AND YOU'RE SO FEARFUL ABOUT

THAT.

WE JUST NOW, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, BREAK THE BACK OF

THAT SPIRIT OF FEAR, AND WE

SPEAK HEALING AND WHOLENESS

TO YOUR EYE IN EVERY AREA OF

YOUR EYE.

THAT THERE WOULD BE AN

ALIGNING WITH THE PERFECT

WILL OF GOD AND RESTORATION

IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH CARTILAGE

DAMAGE IN YOUR RIGHT KNEE,

AND THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU

CARTILAGE NEVER HEALS.

AND JESUS SAYS YES IT DOES.

AND ALL OF THAT PAIN JUST

LEFT YOU.

YOU CAN WALK NORMALLY

AGAIN.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A CURVED SPINE, AND

AS YOU LISTENED TO THE STORY

OF THAT BABY, YOU ARE A

GROWN PERSON, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOUR SPINE FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW AND JUST

REALIGNING IT.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE OUR

HEALER.

YOU ARE OUR PROVIDER.

YOU ARE OUR SAVIOR.

LET US NOT TRUST IN ANYTHING

THAT WE DO, BUT LET US TRUST

IN WHAT YOU HAVE ALREADY

DONE.

WE PROCLAIM IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE LOVE THESE STORIES,

SO SHARE IT WITH US.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

YES, THIS IS A SPECIAL WEEK

OF PRAYER, BUT WE BELIEVE IN

PRAYER 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN

DAYS A WEEK.

AND SO IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY

TO AGREE WITH YOU, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS CALL US.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, YOU'VE

HEARD THE PHRASE, "THE LION

WILL LIE DOWN WITH THE

LAMB," BUT ANYONE WHO HAS

STUDIED POLITICS LATELY,

THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS

LESS LIKELY FOR THE DONKEY

TO LIE DOWN WITH THE

ELEPHANT.

WE HAVE A REVEREND WHO TELLS

US HIS PLAN TO BRIDGE THE

GAP BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

MARYLAND IS THE LATEST STATE

TO ABOLISH THE DEATH

PENALTY.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR MARTIN

O'MALLEY SIGNED A BILL ON

THURSDAY REPEALING THE LAW,

AND REPLACING IT WITH LIFE

IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE.

MARYLAND IS THE 18th STATE

TO BAN THE DEATH PENALTY IN

THE U.S.

THE FIRST SOUTH OF THE MASON

DIXON LINE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING AFRICAN FARMERS BUY

LIVESTOCK.

IT IS ALL PART OF AN ANIMAL

FATTENING PROJECT SUPPORTED

BY "OPERATION BLESSING."

EVENTUALLY SHE WAS ABLETO

SELL HER FATTENED COW AT A

PROFIT.

AND SHE COULD PLANT CROPS

LIKE PEANUTS, CORN, MILLET,

AND BEANS.

SHE PLANS TO BEGIN HER OWN

BUSINESS SELLING SPICES.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND TERRY

WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: AFTER HE

RETIRED, AN ELDERLY MAN IN

CAMBODIA HAD TO SURVIVE ON

JUST A FEW DOLLARS A MONTH

FROM A GOVERNMENT PENSION.

AND THAT MONEY HAD TO

STRETCH EVEN FURTHER WHEN HE

STARTED TAKING CARE OF HIS

GRANDSON.

Reporter: AFTER

10-YEAR-OLD HAN CHEN WAS

ABANDONED BY HIS MOTHER, HE

CAME TO LIVE WITH HIS

GRANDFATHER.

BUT GRANDPA WAS BARELY ABLE

TO SUPPORT HIMSELF.

I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE

MONEY TO BUY MY GRANDSON

FOOD.

I AM TOO OLD AND SICK TO GO

BACK TO WORK.

I FEEL SO SORRY FOR HIM.

Reporter: GRANDPA HAS

BEEN LIVING ON A FEW DOLLARS

A MONTH, A SMALL GOVERNMENT

PENSION.

HE TRIES TO TEACH HAN CHEN A

LITTLE AT HOME SINCE HE

CAN'T AFFORD TO SEND HIS

GRANDSON TO SCHOOL.

I REALLY DO WANT TO GO TO

SCHOOL, SO THAT I CAN LEARN

MANY THINGS AND GET A GOOD

JOB SOME DAY.

I WANT TO HELP MY

GRANDFATHER.

Reporter: SO WHEN

GRANDPA HEARD ABOUT A

FEEDING PROGRAM AT A NEARBY

CHURCH SUPPORTED BY CBN, HE

ASKED THE PASTOR IF HAN CHEN

COULD TAKE PART IN IT.

SO NOW HAN CHEN ENJOYS A

HOT, NUTRITIOUS MEAL EACH

DAY.

AND THAT MEANS GRANDPA HAS

FOOD, TOO.

AND TO HELP HAN CHEN BE ABLE

TO GO TO SCHOOL, CBN HAS

PAID ALL OF HIS FEES FOR HIS

UNIFORM AND HIS SCHOOL

SUPPLIES.

I'M NOT HUNGRY ANYMORE,

AND I'M SO HAPPY THAT I CAN

GO TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT WONDERFUL

FAMILY IN CAMBODIA.

WE REACH OUT WITH HANDS OF

LOVE AND COMPASSION AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND IT'S ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD, TO

HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

SO IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT,

JUST CALL THE NUMBER.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

WELL, IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH,

65 CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT SAY, YEAH, I

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD TODAY, I WANT TO

HELP PEOPLE.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THERE IS NO CHECKS TO WRITE,

NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s

BACK TO YOU CALLED "POWER

FOR LIFE."

SO IF YOU WANT THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL, OR JUST LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND ON THE GIVING

PAGE, WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY,

YOU AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

DO IT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE

NATION'S LARGEST HISPANIC

CHRISTIAN GROUP, AND ONE OF

AMERICA'S NEW EVANGELICAL

LEADERS.

DANIEL RODRIGUEZ JOINS US

LIVE AFTER THIS.

*

Terry: AS A LEADING

VOICE IN THE HISPANIC

EVANGELICAL CIRCLE, SAMUEL

RODRIGUEZ HAS BEEN RECORDED

BY BOTH REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS.

AND WHILE BOTH SIDES HAVE

TRIED TO GET HIM TO SUPPORT

THEIR AGENDAS, RODRIGUEZ

SAYS THERE IS ONLY ONE

AGENDA HE IS IN FAVOR OF,

THE LAMB'S.

Reporter: THE REVEREND

SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ IS THE LEAD

SPOKESPERSON FOR HISPANIC

EVANGELICALS.

AND HE HAS SPOKEN AT THE

WHITE HOUSE AND

CONGRESSIONAL MEETINGS ON

HISPANIC-AMERICAN ISSUES,

AND GAVE THE BENEDICTION AT

THE 2012 REPUBLICAN

CONVENTION.

HE SERVES AS PRESIDENT OF

THE NATIONAL HISPANIC

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE, WITH

38,000-MEMBER CHURCHES.

IN HIS BOOK "THE LAMB'S

AGENDA," RODRIGUEZ REVEALS

THE CURE FOR OUR AILING

NATION: OBEDIENCE TO GOD AND

SERVICE TO OTHERS.

Terry: REVEREND SAMUEL

RODRIGUEZ IS HERE WITH US

NOW.

AND WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: IN ABOUT 40

YEARS THE HISPANIC CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY WILL MAKE UP MOST

OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

IS THE CHURCH AWARE OF

THAT?

ARE THEY PREPARED FOR THAT?

I DON'T THINK THE CHURCH

IS COMPLETELY AWARE OF

THAT.

I THINK WE'RE HELPING TO

RAISE THE LEVEL OF

AWARENESS.

EVEN THIS CURRENT

CONVERSATION REGARDING

IMMIGRATION REFORM, WHEN I

EXPLAIN TO MY NON-LATINO,

EVANGELICAL BROTHERS AND

SISTERS, I FRAME IT IN THE

FOLLOWING LENS, THIS

COMMUNITY MAY BE THE

SALVATION OF AMERICAN

CHRISTIANITY.

IT MAY VERY WELL BE THE

FUTURE OF AMERICAN

EVANGELICALISM.

SO WE WHEN TALK ABOUT

DEPORTING ALL OF THESE

INDIVIDUALS, WE MAY VERY

WELL BE DEPORTING THE

CHRISTIANS.

WE NEED TO WELCOME THEM IN

THE SPIRIT OF MATTHEW 25,

AND WE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO

EATSOME CARNE ASADA.

MAYBE NOT IN THAT ORDER.

Terry: SIGN ME UP.

I WANT YOU TO ADDRESS WHAT

THE CONCERNS OF THE HISPANIC

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ARE?

WHAT ISSUES ARE THEY

CONCERNED WITH?

BECAUSE WHEN WE GO THROUGH A

POLITICAL YEAR, LIKE WE

HAVE, ALL OF THAT POLITICAL

STUFF COMES TO THE

FOREFRONT.

BUT WHAT IS IN THE HEART OF

THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY?

IT IS A PRO-LIFE

COMMUNITY.

IT IS FAMILY AND

STRENGTHENING FAMILY.

IT IS PASSIONATE

EVANGELISM.

IT IS JUSTICE, AND UNDER

JUSTICE IS SEX TRAFFICKING,

AND ALLEVIATING POVERTY IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

THE WAY THAT I SEE IT, THE

LATINO COMMUNITY IS THE

CONVERGENCE OF BILLY GRAHAM

AND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING.

IF YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER AND

PUT SALSA ON TOP, YOU HAVE

LATIN EVANGELICALS.

I WANT TO SEE A COMMUNITY

NOT MARRIED TO ONE POLITICAL

IDEOLOGY.

I WANT TO SEE A COMMUNITY

EXCLUSIVELY MARRIED TO THE

AGENDA OF THE LAMB.

THE ONLY AGENDA THAT CAN

SAVE AMERICA IS NOT THE

DONKEY OR THE ELEPHANT, BUT

IT IS THE LAND'S AGENDA.

IT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND

JUSTICE, SANCTFICATION AND

WORSHIP.

AND TO EXPAND OUR HANDS OUT

IN COMPASSION.

THAT'S THE LAND OF THE

LAMB.

Terry: SAMUEL, WE

SHOULD KNOW THIS AS A

CHURCH.

HAVE WE FALLEN ASLEEP?

WE HAVE STOOD DIVIDED.

BETWEEN THE FOLLOWERS OF

BILLY GRAHAM'S MESSAGE OF

SALVATION, WHICH IS THE

PRIMARY MESSAGE, AND THE

FOLLOWERS OF DR. KING,

HORIZONTAL JUSTICE.

WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE

EITHER OR.

WHY CAN'T IT BE BOTH.

WE NEED A NEW CHRISTIAN

MOVEMENT, AND THAT CHRISTIAN

MOVEMENT NEEDS TO RECONCILE

BILLY GRAHAM'S MESSAGE AND

DR. KING'S SMARTS.

WHERE WE WILL SING THERE IS

ROOM AT THE CROSS, AND WE

SHALL OVERCOME ONE DAY.

Terry: AND MEAN IT.

AND MEAN IT.

IT IS HOLISTIC

CHRISTIANITY.

WITHOUT SACRIFICING TRUTH ON

THE ALTER OF POLITICAL

EXPEDIENCY.

Terry: YOU TOOK IN YOUR

BOOK, "THE LAMB'S AGENDA,"

ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF

THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL

ELEMENTS OF THE CROSS, AND

AT THE POINT WHERE THEY

INTERSECT IS THE STRONGEST.

Reporter: THAT'S WHERE

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE

MEET.

WE RECONCILE THE OPTICS OF

REDEMPTION WITH THE METRICS

OF CONCILIATION.

WE'RE SANCTFICATION MEETS

SERVICE, AND THE IMAGE OF

GOD MEETS THE HABITS.

I WANT TO SEE A CHRISTIAN

CHURCH MOVEMENT FOR MY

CHILDRENAND MY CHILDREN'S

CHILDREN'S SAKE.

THAT DEMONSTRATES COMPASSION

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EITHER

OR.

IT CAN BE BOTH.

AND THAT'S THE LAMB'S

AGENDA.

I DO BELIEVE THE BEST IS YET

TO COME.

I KNOW WE LIVE IN VERY

DIFFICULT TIMES, BUT I

BELIEVE THAT THE BEST FOR

THE CHURCH IS YET TO COME.

Terry: TALK ABOUT THAT

A LITTLE BIT.

BECAUSE IN THE PAST, WHEN

THERE HAS BEEN CRISIS IN OUR

COUNTRY, IT HAS BEEN ALMOST

AN AUTOMATIC THING PEOPLE

TURN TO GOD.

IN THE DAY WE LIVE IN, IT IS

LIKE WE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHO

HE IS, AND WE'RE ONLY

INTERESTED IN GETTING A

ANSWER FROM HIM --

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT

TEACHING THE WORD.

Terry: AND WE'RE NOT IN

THE WORD.

THIS IS A GENERATION OF

GREAT SPIRITUAL AND

LITERACY.

THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IN

AMERICA IS NOT MORE

RELATIVISM AND CULTURE DEC

DECCADANCE.

IT IS A CHURCH THAT IS

SLEEPING.

WE NEED TO PREACH THE WORD

IN AND OUT OF SEASON.

WE MAY BE OUT OF SEASON

RIGHT NOW, ACCORDING TO THE

CULTURE, BUT WE STILL NEED

TO PREACH THE WORD.

IT IS A SIMPLE MESSAGE.

JESUS SAVES, HE DELIVERS.

HE HEALS, AND HE IS COMING

BACK AGAIN.

Terry: SO, SAMUEL, WHAT

DO WE DO?

DO WE PRAY FOR A MIGHTY MOVE

OF GOD?

IT IS PROBABLY NOT ONE

THING.

IT IS PROBABLY ALL OF THE

ABOVE.

I GUESS WHAT I'M ASKING YOU

IS WHAT IGNITES THAT

SLEEPING CHURCH?

REPENTANCE.

IT IS COMING BEFORE THE FACE

OF GOD AND SAYING WE'RE

SORRY WE FAILED YOU.

WE SACRIFICED TRUTH ON THE

AUTHOR OF POLITICAL

EXPEDIENCY.

AND AFTER REPENTANCE,

REACHING OUT IN UNITY.

WE NEED TO SEE THE CHURCH

COMING TOGETHER LIKE NEVER

BEFORE.

THE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST

COMING TOGETHER WILL USHER

IN A BRAND NEW, FRESH

AWAKENING IN AMERICA.

I DO BELIEVE BY FAITH IN

JESUS' NAME WE STAND AT THE

PREFPREFESOUS OF A NEW

AWAKENING.

Terry: INSTEAD OF

SAYING THAT THE PARTY ITSELF

IS FAILING OR THE CHURCH IS

FAILING, WE NEED TO LOOK

INSIDE INDIVIDUALLY?

ABSOLUTELY.

THE ANSWER IS NOT GOING TO

BE POLITICAL.

WE NEED TO BE ENGAGED

POLITICALLY, BUT IN

ACTIVISM.

MY NUMBER ONE SECURITY IN

WAKING UP IN THE MORNING IS

THAT CHRIST IS STILL ON THE

THRONE.

Terry: AMEN.

AND WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING, THE OPTICS THAT

GUIDE ME, I'M NOT LATINO

FIRST.

I'M NOT AN AMERICAN FIRST.

I'M A BORN AGAIN CHILD OF

GOD.

I HAVE BEEN BORN BY THE LAMB

OF GOD.

WE'RE NOT CALLED TO ENGAGE

OUR CULTURE.

WE'RE CALLED TO REFORM THE

CULTURE.

THAT'S WHAT THE LAMB'S

AGENDA PROVIDES THE

FRAMEWORK FOR US TO ACHIEVE

AT THE END OF THE DAY.

Terry: YOU JUST

MENTIONED THE TITLE OF THE

BOOK.

IT IS A MUST READ.

"WHY JESUS IS CALLING YOU TO

A LIFE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND

JUSTICE."

IF YOU WANT TO HEAR MORE

FROM SAMUEL, GO TO

CBN.COM.

HE IS OUR FEATURED SPEAKER

AT TODAY'S CHAPEL.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR A

MESSAGE THAT WILL STIR YOU.

AND YOU YOU CAN WATCH THAT

STREAM LIVE ONLINE AT 12

NOON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: COMING UP NEXT,

YOUR QUESTIONS FROM OUR

IN-BOX, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

WE'LL GET TO THOSE IN A

MOMENT.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

GET YOUR CHILDREN AND

GRANDCHILDREN THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE, JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

IT IS JUST $25 EVERY TIME A

NEW EPISODE COMES BACK WE'LL

SEND OUT NOT JUST ONE COPY,

BUT WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES.

YOU CAN BE SECURE IN KNOWING

THAT YOU'RE HELPING TO

PRODUCE THE SERIES FOR THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

OUR GOAL IS FOR 300 MILLION

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD TO

SEE THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

NOT IN ENGLISH, BUT IN THEIR

OWN LANGUAGE.

SO WE'RE TRANSLATING IT INTO

38 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

EVERYTHING FROM HINDI AND

URDO TO ARABIC, HEBREW,

TURKISH, OBVIOUSLY SPANISH,

FRENCH, PORTUGUESE.

THE MAJOR LANGUAGES OF THE

WORLD.

38 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND

IMAGINE YOU CAN BE PART OF

THAT.

AND WHEN YOU'RE PART OF

THAT, YOU GET THE LATEST

EPISODE.

AS SOON AS IT IS RELEASED,

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST ONE

COPY, BUT WE'LL SEND YOU

THREE.

1-800-759-0700.

WE STARTED THE SECOND

SEASON.

WE'VE COMPLETED THE FIRST

SEASON.

THE SECOND SEASON IS KICKED

OFF WITH THE STORY OF JONAH,

AND IT IS A WONDERFUL

STORY.

AND YOU'LL LOVE THE GRAPHICS

IN THIS.

WE TRIED TO MAKE IT AS BEST

AS WE CAN.

GET A COPY.

JOIN THE CLUB.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

IN THE PAST EPISODES, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND THERE IS A

PLACE WHERE YOU CAN ORDER

EACH INDIVIDUAL EPISODE OF

SEASON ONE.

IT IS TIME FOR "BRING IT

ON."

Terry: THIS IS A

VIEWER, GORDON, WHO SAYS IN

JOHN 1: 31: JOHN THE BAPTIST

STATES "I, MYSELF, DID NOT

KNOW HIM.

DO YOU THINK THAT JOHN AND

JESUS KNEW EACH OTHER?

IS THERE ANY DOCUMENTATION

OUTSIDE OF THE BIBLE THAT

TELLS US THIS?"

Gordon: THERE IS NO

DOCUMENTATION, BUT I THINK

IT IS OBVIOUS.

THERE WAS A POINT IN TIME

WHEN JESUS WAS DOWN IN

EGYPT, BUT THEN HE

RETURNED.

WE KNOW FROM THE BIBLE THAT

HE WENT TO THE TEMPLE FOR

HIS BARMITZVAH.

SO IF JOHN IS SIX MONTHS

OLDER THAN JESUS, THEY WOULD

HAVE GOAF GONE TO THE MAJOR

FEASTS, THE FEASTS OF

TABERNACLES, PASSOVER, AND

THEY WOULD HAVE GONE TO

JERUSALEM, AND BECAUSE

THEY'RE COUSINS, THEY

PROBABLY WOULD HAVE MET.

BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION,

WE NEED TO LOOK AT EXACTLY

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE

VERSE YOU QUOTE, JOHN 1: 29:

"THE NEXT DAY JOHN SAW JESUS

COMING TOWARD HIM AND SAID

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD WHO

TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE

WORLD.

THIS IS HE, WHOM I SAID

AFTER ME COMES A MAN WHO IS

PREFERRED BEFORE ME FOR HE

WAS BEFORE ME.

THEN HE SAYS, I DID NOT KNOW

HIM, BUT THAT HE SHOULD BE

REVEALED TO ISRAEL.

THEREFORE I CAME BAPTIZING

WITH WATER."

AND JOHN BORE WITNESS

SAYING, "I SAW THE SPIRIT

ASCENDING FROM HEAVEN ABOVE,

AND I DID NOT KNOW HIM, BUT

HE WHO SENT ME, TO BAPTIZE

WITH WATER, YOU SEE THE

SPIRIT DESCENDING ON HIM.

AND I HAVE SEEN AND

TESTIFIED THAT THIS IS THE

SON OF GOD."

IF WE CAN GO BACK TO THE

PART THAT SAID "I DID NOT

KNOW HIM, BUT THAT HE SHOULD

BE REVEALED TO ISRAEL," THAT

IS THE KEY POINT HERE.

THAT EVEN THOUGH JOHN WAS

JUST SIX MONTHS OLDER THAN

JESUS, EVEN THOUGH THEY

PROBABLY KNEW EACH OTHER

GROWING UP, HE SAYS, "I

DIDN'T KNOW HIM."

BECAUSE YOU CAN MEET

SOMEBODY, YOU CAN GROW UP

WITH THEM EVEN, BUT THE

REVELATION THAT HE

PRE-EXISTED JOHN DIDN'T

HAPPEN UNTIL THE SPIRIT OF

GOD REVEALED UPON WHOM YOU

SEE THE SPIRIT COMING AND

DESCENDING, THAT'S THE ONE.

THEN THE GREAT REVELATION

CAME TO JOHN, SAYING THIS IS

HE WHO PRECEDED YOU -- EVEN

THOUGH HE WAS BORN AFTER

YOU, HE EXISTED BEFORE YOU.

THE GREAT REVELATION THAT

JESUS IS THE ALPHA AND

OMEGA, THAT IN THE BEGINNING

HE WAS WITH GOD AND HE WAS

GOD.

THAT IS PROFOUND.

AND THAT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU

GET GROWING UP WITH

SOMEBODY.

THAT'S A REVELATION THAT

COMES FROM THE SPIRIT OF

GOD.

SO JOHN REVEALS IN THE VERY

VERSE THAT YOU QUOTE: "I DID

NOT KNOW HIM, BUT THAT HE

SHOULD BE REVEALED TO

ISRAEL."

SO WHEN YOU GET THAT

UNDERSTANDING THAT HE SHOULD

BE REVEALED TO ISRAEL --

THERE IS A WONDERFUL GREEK

WORD FOR REVEALED THERE.

IT COMES BY REVELATION, AND

THE GREEK REALLY CAN BE

TRANSLATED -- IT IS LIKE

TURNING THE LIGHT ON.

THE SCALES FALL OFF YOUR

EYES, THAT YOU FINALLY,

THROUGH REVELATION,

UNDERSTAND JESUS IS THE SON

OF GOD.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 JOHN: "THE

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS

SON CLEANSES US FROM ALL

SIN."

LET THE REVELATION OF CHRIST

COME TO YOU TODAY.

REALIZE THAT HE IS THE ALPHA

AND OMEGA.

HE IS GOD.

AND HE IS YOUR SALVATION.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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