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700 Club Interactive: Catch The Fire Music - August 21, 2013

Catch The Fire Pastor and Director Benjamin Jackson shares his story and performs a song from his latest album “Closer.” Read Transcript


QUESTION ABOUT IT, I CAN

GIVE YOU A VALID SCIENTIFIC

ANSWER.

Gordon: HE FINDS THE

TRUTH IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE.

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.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT QUESTION

FOR YOU TODAY: CAN SCIENCE

AND RELIGION CO-EXIST.

SOME SAY THE TWO ARE

SEPARATE, WHILE OTHERS

BELIEVE THEY CAN OVERLAP.

Terry: FOR SCIENCE

TEACHER BRIAN JEFFREY, THAT

DEBATE WASN'T GOING ON IN

HIS CLASSROOM.

IT WAS GOING ON IN HIS

MIND.

THERE WASN'T ONE THING

THAT MADE ME AN ATHEIST.

IT WAS JUST A COMPILATION OF

SO MANY BEHAVIORS OF OTHER

PEOPLE, POOR ATTITUDES,

SEEING THE WORLD AS A WHOLE,

AND ALL OF THE NEGATIVE

BEHAVIORS, AND HOW WE TREAT

EACH OTHER.

IT JUST MADE ME THINK THERE

IS NO SUCH THING AS THIS

GREAT GOD THAT EVERYBODY

PROFESSES TO BELIEVE IN.

BECAUSE IF HE WAS SO GREAT,

WHY DO I SEE ALL OF THIS

PAIN AND SUFFERING AND

HYPOCRISY ALL AROUND ME.

IF THERE IS THIS GOD, THEN I

THINK HE IS A JOKE.

MY NAME IS BRIAN JEFFREY,

I'M A HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE

TEACHER IN ATLANTA,

GEORGIA.

IT WAS CHRISTMAS MORNING.

AND MY GIRLFRIEND AT THE

TIME HAD CALLED ME AND SAID

THAT MY TWO FRIENDS HAD DIED

IN A CAR ACCIDENT.

AND AS A 14-YEAR-OLD, YOU

DON'T REALLY KNOW HOW TO

PROCESS THAT.

IT WAS LIKE A PART OF ME WAS

MISSING.

WHEN I ASKED THE QUESTION

ABOUT WHY DID THIS HAPPEN, I

COULD NEVER GET A SOLID

ANSWER.

AND SO THAT'S -- EARLY ON I

REALIZED PEOPLE CAN'T GIVE

ME THE ANSWERS I WANT.

AND THE ANSWERS I WERE

GETTING WERE VAGUE, GENERAL,

AND NEVER GAVE ME A SENSE OF

INTERNAL RELEASE.

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT

THAT'S WHERE THE ANGER

STARTED BUILDING INSIDE OF

ME.

I FELT A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST

KIND OF GAVE ME A RUN

AROUND, MAYBE THROW SOME

COMPLICATED BIBLICAL VERSES

AT ME TO CONFUSE ME, SO I

SAY THAT SOUNDS GOOD

ENOUGH.

LOOKING BACK AT IT, I

REALIZE EVERY TIME IT WAS

BROUGHT UP, I WAS EXCITED TO

TRY TO BREAK DOWN THE GOD

THEY BELIEVED IN.

BECAUSE YOU ASK ME A

SCIENTIFIC QUESTION ABOUT

IT, I CAN GIVE YOU A

SOMEWHAT VALID SCIENTIFIC

ANSWER.

I THINK AT THAT POINT,

THAT'S WHAT LED ME TO

ATHEISM BECAUSE IT WAS A

VERY EASY STANCE TO TAKE.

AS AN ATHEIST, YOU'RE

ALONE.

YOU'VE ALMOST ISOLATED

YOURSELF, NOT BECAUSE PEOPLE

HAVE PUSHED YOU AWAY,

BECAUSE YOU'VE ALMOST BUILT

WALLS AROUND YOU.

BECAUSE YOU THINK EVERYBODY

IS INTRINSICALLY EVIL.

AND EVERYTHING IS LEADING

TOWARDS THE DEMISE, AND

THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO

TO STOP IT.

SO WHY BE HAPPY.

WHY REVEL IN THAT, YOU

KNOW?

SO THAT'S REALLY WHERE I

WAS.

WHEN I STARTED GOING TO

CHURCH -- AND I HAVE NO

PROBLEM SAYING THIS, I WENT

KICKING AND SCREAMING WITH

MY WIFE.

AND AT THE TIME, IT WAS

BECAUSE WE WANTED TO CREATE

A BETTER LIFE AND

ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR

DAUGHTER.

WHEN WE FOUND OUT WE WERE

PREGNANT, WE WOULD ALWAYS

JUST STAY UP AT NIGHT

TALKING ABOUT WHAT KIND OF

SETTING DO WE WANT TO CREATE

FOR HER, WHAT KIND OF AN

ENVIRONMENT?

AND THAT WAS A HARD

CONVERSATION FOR ME BECAUSE

I KNEW THAT WE HAD TO CREATE

SOMETHING BETTER.

AND I KNEW I WAS NOT, AT

THAT TIME, THE BEST ROLE

MODEL.

BECAUSE I WAS AN ANGRY

PERSON.

I ALWAYS HAD THIS BELIEF

THAT GOD WAS A CHANGER OF

LIFE ONLY FOR THE NEGATIVE.

BUT I NEVER EVEN STOPPED TO

THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE

POSITIVES THAT CAN COME FROM

GOD.

AND SO I FOUND MYSELF

WANTING AND CRAVING TO HEAR

MORE ABOUT IT.

I STARTED FEELING DIFFERENT,

LIKE MAYBE -- YOU KNOW,

MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING

THERE.

AND I SARTED FEELING

DIFFERENTLY IN MY HEART.

AND I REALIZED FOR THE FIRST

TIME THAT I ADMITTED ALL OF

MY FAULTS AND THAT I WAS A

BROKEN PERSON.

AND I WAS EVEN CLOSE TO THE

PERSON THAT I WANTED TO BE.

AND THAT'S WHEN I ADMITTED

TO MY WIFE, IT IS TIME FOR

ME BE TO BAPTIZED BECAUSE IT

IS TIME FOR ME TO FINALLY

STAND UP AND BE THE PERSON I

WANT TO BE, THE FATHER, AND

OBVIOUSLY THE HUSBAND, I

WANT TO BE.

I WAS BAPTIZED ON FATHER'S

DAY.

THE FACT THAT IT WAS ON

FATHER'S DAY WAS UNIQUE,

VERY UNIQUE TO ME.

THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOME

SORT OF SYMBOLISM THERE,

THAT FINALLY I'M ACCEPTING

MY FATHER ON FATHER'S DAY.

AND SO NOW I'M NOT OFFENDING

MY GOD ANYMORE.

I FEEL DIFFERENTLY IN TERMS

OF MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A

GOD, AND THAT I WAS ONCE

THEM.

AND NOW I'M A BELIEVER, AND

MY LIFE IS COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT.

AND JUST BECAUSE MAYBE ONE

CHRISTIAN RUINED IT FOR YOU,

DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY'RE

ALL LIKE THAT.

I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN

THAT EARLIER.

I JUST ENCOURAGE PEOPLE,

DON'T BE AP FRAYE AFRAID OF

YOUR CHRISTIANITY.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO HELP

PEOPLE.

BE BOLD IN YOUR FAITH, IN

TERMS OF YOU BELIEVE AND YOU

STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU

BELIEVE IN, AND DON'T BE

AFRAID OF OFFENDING OTHER

PEOPLE.

Gordon: IF YOU LET

PEOPLE OFFEND YOU AND CAUSE

YOU TO MISS THE MARK, WELL,

THEN, YOU'RE THE ONE THAT

HAS LOST OUT.

THE BIBLE PROMISES THAT

OFFENSES WILL COME.

AND THINGS HAVEN'T CHANGED

SINCE THE FIRST CENTURY,

WHERE YOU HAVE THE APOSTLE

PAUL WRITING TO THE CHURCH

AT CORINTH, AND TALKING

ABOUT ALL OF THE DIVISIONS

THAT EXIST IN AND AMONG

THEM, AND THE FACTIONS, AND

WHO WAS GOING AFTER WHO.

AND WHAT HE SAID TO THEM IS

PROFOUND.

DID I DIE FOR YOU?

WAS I CRUCIFIED?

WHY IS THERE A PAULINE

FACTION?

WHY ARE THESE THINGS

HAPPENING?

I DIDN'T DIE FOR YOU.

REALIZE IT'S JESUS THAT DIED

FOR YOU.

AND HE IS THE ONE WHO ROSE

AGAIN FROM THE GRAVE.

AND THAT IS AN HISTORICAL

FACT, BACKED UP BY DOCUMENTS

OUTSIDE THE BIBLE.

THE ROMANS RECOGNIZED

SOMETHING REALLY UNUSUAL

HAPPENED HERE.

EVEN THE JEWS, JOSIFAS, HE

RECOGNIZED THERE WAS

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

AND THAT'S WHO WE PROCLAIM.

NOW, I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO

ARGUE ANYONE INTO THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO

POINT TO SOME MATHEMATICAL

FORMULA THAT THIS PROVES GOD

EXISTS.

THE PROPHET ISAIAH LAMENTED

SURELY YOU ARE THE GOD WHO

HIDES.

JESUS, HE DID IT.

HE REVEALED HIMSELF.

HE REVEALED HIMSELF TO HIS

DISCIPLES.

HE REVEALED HIMSELF TO A

SAMARITAN WOMAN AT A WELL.

BUT THEN HE HID HIMSELF.

AND HE DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE

PROCLAIMING THE WONDERFUL

MIRACLES THAT HE WAS DOING.

HE HAD A TIME.

HE HAD A PURPOSE.

THERE WERE SOME HE REVEALED

AND SOME HE CONCEALED.

AND IT IS A GREAT MYSTERY TO

ME.

BUT I DO KNOW THIS, THAT IF

YOU PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, AND YOU

REALLY MEAN IT, HE'LL SHOW

UP FOR YOU, BECAUSE THAT'S

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.

HE CAME TO SEEK AND TO SAVE

THOSE WHO ARE LOST.

AND THE PRAYER IS VERY

SIMPLE.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU'RE REAL, COULD YOU SHOW

ME?

COULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

AND BE A SAVIOR TO ME?

NOW, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

WHEN WE SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF

OUR HEART, THEN WE'LL FIND

HIM.

THAT'S WHEN THE REVELATION

COMES.

AND CHRISTIANITY IS UNIQUE.

AMONG ALL OF THE RELIGIONS

OF THE WORLD, WHERE ALL OF

THE OTHER RELIGIONS ARE HOW

CAN WE DO GOOD?

HOW CAN WE THINK RIGHT?

HOW CAN WE PERFECT

OURSELVES?

HOW CAN WE DENY OURSELVES?

HOW CAN WE GET TO A POINT

WHERE SOMEHOW GOD IS GOING

TO PAY ATTENTION TO US?

CHRISTIANITY SAYS, NO, I'LL

TAKE CARE OF THAT.

I WILL BE YOUR SAVIOR.

I WILL BE YOUR SALVATION.

I'LL PROVIDE THE PERFECT

SACRIFICE FOR YOU SO YOU

WON'T HAVE TO.

GOD COMES TO YOU.

HE IS EMMANUEL.

AND UNTIL YOU GET THAT

REVELATION, UNTIL YOU HAVE

THAT FOR YOURSELF, YOU'RE

CONSTANTLY GOING TO BE

WORKING TO SOMEHOW PROVE

THAT YOU'RE GOOD ENOUGH.

BUT WHEN YOU GET THE

REVELATION, AND YOU

UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS HAS

DONE IT ALL, AND HIS LOVE IS

POURED OUT, AND IT IS POURED

OUT INTO YOUR HEART, AND IT

ENABLES YOU TO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, WHERE

HE OPENS YOUR EARS, YOU CAN

HEAR HIS VOICE.

HE OPENS THE HEART OF YOUR

UNDERSTANDING SO YOU CAN

SENSE HIS PRESENCE.

AND THEN YOU UNDERSTAND IN

HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND

HAVE OUR BEING.

WHEN YOU GET ALL OF THAT,

THAT'S WHEN THE CHANGE

COMES.

AND IT'S A CHANGE FROM THE

INSIDE, INSIDE.

BASED ON THE INSIDE, THAT

JESUS GIVES YOU.

IF YOU WANT THIS, PRAY THAT

PRAYER.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU'RE REAL, IF YOU'RE

REALLY THE SAVIOR, CAN YOU

REALLY FORGIVE ME?

CAN YOU REALLY CHANGE ME?

WILL YOU SHOW ME?

NOW, IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

THAT PRAYER, CALL US.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT'S ON THE SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU

THINK ARE BLOCKING YOU, THAT

YOU'VE DONE THINGS THAT NO

GOD COULD EVER FORGIVE,

WELL, I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU.

JESUS HIMSELF SAYS IN THAT

DAY MANY SINS WILL BE

FORGIVEN.

ALL OF THEM WILL BE

FORGIVEN.

HIS DESIRE FOR YOU IS SO

GREAT, HE WON'T LET ANY SIN

GET IN THE WAY.

HIS LOVE WON'T FAIL YOU.

SO IF YOU NEED TO GET

SOMETHING CONFESSED -- I

BELIEVE IN CONFESSION.

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE

WILL BE FAITHFUL AND JUST TO

FORGIVE US AND CLEANSE US

FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,

AND THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, COMING UP, WE'RE GOING

TO CATCH THE FIRE WITH MUSIC

ARTIST BEN JACKSON.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THIS.

Terry: CATCH THE FIRE

MINISTRIES IS COMING UP ON

THEIR 20th ANNIVERSARY,

AND TODAY'S GUESTS HAS BEEN

A PART OF THIS MOVEMENT FROM

THE BEGINNING.

AT JUST 11 YEARS OLD, BEN

JACKSON SAW HIS CHURCH

CHANGED BY THE LOVE OF GOD,

THROUGH THE INFLUENCE OF THE

TORONTO BLESSING.

IT WAS FROM THAT POINT

FORWARD THAT BEN WAS ABLE TO

DISCOVER HIS ONE-OF-A-KIND

PURPOSE.

Reporter: WHAT MAKES

SOMEONE SPECIAL?

WHAT SETS THEM APART FROM

THE CROWD?

SURE, WE'RE ALL UNIQUE, WITH

OUR OWN TALENTS, BUT HOW CAN

WE INSPIRE THOSE AROUND US?

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE PUT

OUR AMBITION AND CREATIVITY

INTO GREATER HANDS?

CATCH THE FIRE PASTOR AND

DIRECTOR BEN JACKSON SAYS

THAT WE SHOULD GIVE

EVERYTHING TO GOD, ALL OF

OUR ENDEAVORS AND DECISIONS,

WHETHER BIG OR SMALL.

IT'S ONLY THROUGH GOD THAT

WE FIND OUR ONE-OF-A-KIND

PURPOSE.

AND SUCCEEDING AT GOD'S PLAN

IS BY FAR THE GREATEST

IMPRESSION WE CAN EVER HOPE

TO MAKE.

Terry: WELL, PLEASE

WELCOME BEN JACKSON AND

JONATHAN CLARK.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH

WITH US.

AND, BEN, IN THAT PIECE YOU

SAID THAT IT'S ONLY THROUGH

GOD THAT WE CAN FIND OUR

ONE-OF-A-KIND PURPOSE.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO PEOPLE

WHO ARE SAYING, I WANT TO

KNOW THAT FOR MY LIFE?

HOW DO YOU GET THERE FROM

HERE?

YEAH, I THINK THAT IS

PROBABLY EVERYONE'S

QUESTION, IN I ISN'T IT?

I THINK THE THING IS WHEN WE

DON'T REALLY KNOW THE LOVE

OF GOD, WE SPEND ALL OF OUR

LIFE SEARCHING FOR ALL THESE

THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO

IMPRESS OTHER PEOPLE AND DO

WHAT THE WORLD IS EXPECTING

US.

I THINK FOR ME, WHEN I

REALIZED HE LOVES ME SO

DEEPLY, IT WAS SO EASY TO

HEAR FROM HIM.

THIS IS FOR YOU, AND THIS

ISN'T FOR YOU.

Terry: HOW DID YOU FIND

THAT DEPTH OF LOVE?

HONESTLY, IT JUST COMES

FROM BEING IN HIS PRESENCE.

YOU'RE JUST SPENDING TIME

WITH HIM.

PART OF THAT WAS ACTUALLY

EVEN COMING TO TORONTO,

COMING TO "CATCH THE FIRE"

FOR ME, AND I GUESS JUST

EXPERIENCING THAT LOVE.

I DON'T KNOW.

IT IS SO HARD TO SAY THE

WORDS, ISN'T IT?

Terry: FOR EACH PERSON,

IT IS INDIVIDUAL --

ABSOLUTELY.

YOU KNOW WHEN GOD HAS GOTTEN

BELOW EVERYTHING ON THE

SURFACE AND DEEP INTO YOUR

HEART.

Terry: CON NAN, IT

JONATHAN, IT'S BEEN A WHILE

SINCE "CATCH THE FIRE," --

WE DID A WHOLE BUNCH OF

ALBUMS A LONG TIME AGO, BUT

ONE OF OUR SPIRITUAL

FATHERS, HE CHALLENGED US

AND HE SAID YOU KNOW, MUSIC

AND WORSHIP CARRIES THE

HEART OF A PLACE, DOESN'T

IT?

AND IT KIND OF ENGAGES

STRAIGHT WITH THE HEART.

Terry: IT KIND OF DRAWS

PEOPLE TO WHAT BEN WAS

TALKING ABOUT.

EXACTLY.

SO WE FELT THE CHALLENGE.

WE HAD STARTED WRITING A

WHOLE BUNCH OF HOME-GROWN

SONGS, AND WE THOUGHT, WE

NEED THE HEART OF "CATCH THE

FIRE" TO BE PUT FORWARD.

Terry: IT WAS REALLY

THE HEART OF "CATCH THE

FIRE," THAT CAUGHT YOUR DAD,

ISN'T IT?

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: WHAT HAPPENED?

IT IS CRAZY.

SO MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER IT

AS THE HOLY SPIRIT MOVING,

BUT IT CARRIES THE VALUES OF

THE FATHER'S LOVE AND THE

HEALING AND ALL OF THE STUFF

THAT CAME ALONG WITH IT.

AND SO YOU HAVE THE WILD

SIDE THAT PEOPLE REMEMBER,

BUT THERE WAS SUCH A DEPTH.

AND THAT REALLY IMPACTED OUR

FAMILY AND OUR CHURCH

FAMILY, AND ALL OF THAT.

Terry: AND THE BEAT

GOES ON?

ABSOLUTELY.

IT IS DEFINITELY ENDURING.

Terry: I REMEMBER THIS

IS CALLED "CLOSER," AND

THAT'S THE SONG YOU'RE DOING

TODAY, RIGHT?

YES.

Terry: TELL ME ABOUT

THAT.

EVEN THE LYRICS SAYS,

"YOU'RE BY MY SIDE; YOU'LL

NEVER LEAVE."

AND WE DON'T HAVE TO ASK HIM

TO BE THERE.

HE ALWAYS IS.

AND THIS IS AN INVITATION

FOR GOD, SAYING MY HEART IS

WIDE OPEN, AND I'M READY FOR

SOME MORE OF YOU.

Terry: MAY THE SPIRIT

OF GOD FALL ON US AS YOU

SING IT.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ON "CATCH THE

FIRE" MINISTRIES, AND THEIR

LATEST ALBUM, CALLED

"CLOSER," GO TO

700clubinteractive.com, AND

NOW HERE IS BEN AND JONATHAN

SINGING THE TITLE SONG,

"CLOSER."

[APPLAUSE]

[INSTRUMENTAL]

* I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THE

WAY I CAME *

* I MUST HAVE YOU

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* LORD, I'M RUNNING TO YOUR

LOVE *

* THERE IS NO PLACE I'D

RATHER BE *

* THAN DEEP IN YOUR

PRESENCE *

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* I HEAR YOUR VOICE

* I'M IN YOUR PRESENCE

* YOU'RE BY MY SIDE

* I AM ALL YOURS

* I'M FALLING DEEPLY TO

YOU *

* HOLD ME CLOSE TO THIS

PLACE *

* ALL I REALLY WANT IS TO

SEE YOUR FACE *

* I MUST HAVE MORE OF YOU

* LORD, COME CLOSER TO ME

* LORD, I'M RUNNING TO YOUR

LOVE *

* THERE IS NO PLACE I'D

RATHER BE *

* THEN DEEP IN YOUR

PRESENCE *

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* I AM DESPERATE FOR YOU,

GOD *

* ONCE I CHASED EVERYTHING

* NOW I'M HERE IN YOUR

PRESENCE *

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* LORD

*

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* YEAH

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* OH, I'M DESPERATE FOR YOUR

PRESENCE, LORD *

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* LORD, I'M RUNNING TO YOUR

LOVE *

* THERE'S NO PLACE I'D

RATHER BE THAN HERE IN YOUR

PRESENCE.

*

* COME CLOSER TO ME

* I AM DESPERATE FOR YOU,

LORD *

* AND ONE TOUCH CHANGES

EVERYTHING *

* HERE IN YOUR PRESENCE

Gordon: THE BOY YOU'RE

ABOUT TO MEET IS JUST

12 YEARS OLD, AND HE HAS

ALREADY BEEN IN THE PRESENCE

OF ANGELS.

HIS EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE

HAPPENED FOUR YEARS AGO.

TODAY HE AND HIS FAMILY WILL

NEVER FORGET IT.

MY NAME IS ILAM, AND I'M

12 YEARS OLD.

I GOT INTO THIS TRAGIC

JETSKI ACCIDENT.

I HEARD GOD'S VOICE, AND HE

SAID, PUT YOUR HAND UP, JOS

SIGHIA.IAH.

ON THAT FOURTH OF JULY

WEEKEND, THEY WERE HAVING A

GREAT TIME.

THEY ALWAYS DID WATER

SPORTS.

HE AND MY SON-IN-LAW WERE ON

THE JETSKI TOGETHER.

I WAS DRIVING IT, SO I WAS

IN THE FRONT.

I STARTED GUNNING IT, AND I

WAS GOING TO WHIP IT AND

SPIN.

AND THERE WAS THIS BLUE BOAT

LINE, WHERE YOU TIE YOUR

BOAT UP TO.

AND WE WERE GOING BACK, AND

WE JUST WENT STRAIGHT INTO

IT.

I WAS UPSTAIRS IN THE HOUSE,

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I JUST

HEAR A LOT OF COMMOTION.

A FEW SECONDS BEFORE WE

HIT IT, LIKE, THE SKY JUST

LIT UP AND THE TIME JUST

FROZE.

IT WAS AMAZING.

AND THE SKY JUST LIT UP WITH

ANGELS.

THE ANGELS WERE NOT NO

COUPE CUPID LITTLE ANGELS

WITH THE BOW AND ARROWS.

THEY HAD FLAMING SWORDS, AND

THEY WERE JUST HUMONGOUS.

THEY WERE, LIKE, BRUTE

STRENGTH GUYS.

THEY WERE BIG.

I HEARD GOD'S VOICE, AND HE

SAID, PUT YOUR HAND UP,

JOSIAH.

I SEE MY SON-IN-LAW

LIFTING MY SON OUT OF THE

WATER.

AND HE IS JUST VERY LIMP.

YOU COULD TELL IT WAS

SERIOUS.

AND MY HUSBAND WAS OVER

THERE AT THAT POINT.

AND HE JUST HAD JOSIAH WITH

HIS HEAD ON HIS LAP.

HIS NECK WAS TORN OPEN, AND

YOU COULD TELL IT WAS REALLY

DEEP.

AND THERE WERE BUBBLES

COMING OUT, AND YOU COULD

HEAR THE AIR AND THERE WAS

BLOOD.

IT WAS JUST REALLY, REALLY

SCARY RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT.

AND MY HUSBAND WAS JUST

REASSURING HIM THE WHOLE

TIME.

AND HE SAID, JOSIAH, DON'T

WORRY ABOUT IT, EVERYTHING

WILL BE OKAY.

IT WAS VERY CHAOTIC, AND

FOR HIM TO SPEAK THAT PEACE

AT THAT MOMENT WAS JUST

REALLY NEAT.

THEY HAD TO PUT HIM IN, YOU

KNOW, A COMA FOR 24 HOURS,

UNTIL THE SWELLING CAME DOWN

BECAUSE IF THEY DIDN'T, HIS

AIRWAY WAS SHOT.

I BROKE TWO FINGERS.

THIS WAS ALL -- THIS IS ALL

SCAR TISSUE NOW.

THEY TOLD US JOSIAH

LIFTED HIS HAND AT THE LAST

SECOND.

WHEN THE ROPE HIT HIS

FINGERS AND HIS ARM, IF HE

WOULDN'T HAVE LIFTED HIS

HAND, IT WOULD HAVE GONE

RIGHT INTO HIS NECK AND IT

WOULD HAVE DECAPITATED HIM.

YEAH.

EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS CUT

OPEN AND I BROKE A COUPLE OF

FINGERS, I'M HAPPY THAT I'M

STILL ALIVE.

WELL, FOR THE FIRST FOUR

DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE

COULDN'T SPEAK.

WHEN THEY CAME IN ONE

DAY, MY MOM WAS WITH ME, AND

I WAS, LIKE, MOM, AND SHE

WAS, LIKE, YOU CAN TALK

NOW.

AND I WAS, LIKE, YEAH.

HEY, I SAW ANGELS.

AND I KNEW RIGHT THEN

WHEN HE SAID THAT, HE

STARTED TELLING ME HE HEARD

GOD'S VOICE.

WHEN HE TOLD ME THAT, I WAS

JUST, LIKE, WOW.

GOD WAS THERE.

LIKE, THAT WAS THE FIRST

TIME I EVER HEARD GOD'S

VOICE.

AND THAT SAVED MY LIFE.

WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL, I MEAN I WAS JUST

TELLING EVERYBODY MY STORY.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, PEOPLE

WANTED ME TO PRAY FOR THEM.

HE WOULD JUST LAY HANDS

ON THE KIDS, AND HE WAS VERY

BOLD IN HIS PRAYER.

AND HE WAS SPEAKING THINGS

THAT GOD WAS SHOWING HIM.

THERE WAS A MISSION TRIP

COMING UP TO BALTIMORE, AND

I GO.

I SAW THIS GUY ON A

WHEELCHAIR.

HE WAS WHEELING BY IN HIS

WHEELCHAIR.

AND HE WAS HOMELESS.

I JUST WALKED OVER TO HIM,

AND I WAS, LIKE, WE HAVE TO

PRAY FOR HIM.

I WALKED OVER TO HIM, AND I

JUST STARTED PRAYING.

AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE

COULD MOVE HIS LEGS.

I MEAN, THAT'S COOL.

I LIKE THAT.

BUT, GOD, CAN WE MAKE HIM

WALK.

LET'S JUST MAKE HIM WALK.

THE THIRD TIME I PRAYED FOR

HIM, HE GOT OUT OF THE CHAIR

AND HE WALKED.

AND MY HUSBAND WENT TO

THE YOUTH PASTOR AND SAID,

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND HE SAID, LOOK, PEOPLE

ARE GETTING HEALED.

WHEN HE GOES UP THERE AND

GIVES THE WORD AND PRAYS FOR

PEOPLE, THEY'RE GETTING

TOUCHED AND MOVED ON BY

GOD.

AND HE IS, LIKE, THIS IS

REAL.

BEFORE I GOT INTO THE

JETSKI ACCIDENT, I KNEW

THERE WAS A GOD UP THERE.

ALL I THOUGHT IS GOD WAS

LIKE A JUDGE.

YOU'RE DONE, GO TO HELL.

THAT'S ALL I THOUGHT GOD

WAS, AND HE WASN'T VERY

NICE.

HE IS MORE THAN THAT.

GOD LOVES ME SO MUCH.

AND HE DOESN'T WANT HIS

CHILDREN TO DIE, SO HE CAME

DOWN AND HE SAVED ME.

IT HAS BEEN REALLY COOL,

AS HIS MOM, TO SEE THAT, YOU

KNOW, GOD CAME OFF THE PAGES

OF THE BIBLE AND BECAME

REALLY REAL IN HIS LIFE.

AND IS INTERACTIVE.

Gordon: GOD CAME OFF

THE PAGES OF THE BIBLE.

REALIZE THAT GOD IS THE

MESSAGE.

HE'S THE LOGOS.

AND BIBLE TRANSCRIBED WHAT

HE DID 2,000, 3,000, 4,000

YEARS AGO.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

IS IT REVEALS WHAT HE WANTS

TO DO TODAY.

AND THE MESSAGE IS THE

SAME.

LET THE WORD, LET THE

MESSAGE BECOME FLESH IN YOU

TODAY.

THAT'S THE GREAT

REVELATION.

THAT EMMANUEL, GOD, WANTS TO

DWELL IN YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE THE

TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE THE

SAME REVELATION JOSIAH HAD.

DO THE SAME THINGS THAT

JOSIAH DONE.

DO THE SAME THING, AND EVEN

GREATER THINGS, THAN JESUS

DID.

AND THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS.

NOW, SOME OF YOU ARE

HURTING.

SOME OF YOU HAVE HAD MANY

PRAYERS PRAYED OVER YOU.

BUT TODAY I WANT YOU TO JUST

HAVE THE FAITH OF A CHILD,

THAT JUST SAYS, YES, I TRUST

YOU DADDY.

I TRUST YOUR UNFAILING

LOVE.

I TRUST THAT WHAT YOU HAVE

PROMISED YOU ARE ABLE TO

PERFORM.

I TRUST IN YOUR UNFAILING

LOVE.

NOW, IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT'S THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY YOUR HAND ON YOUR

HEAD.

AND TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

GREE.

AND WE'R AGREE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CLAIM THE

GREAT PROMISE THAT BY HIS

STRIPES, WE WERE HEALED AND

ARE HEALED.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

RECEIVE IT.

LET THAT WORD BECOME FLESH

IN YOU.

RIGHT NOW.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE TO YOU, AND

AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE COME

INTO AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

AND WE SAY OVER THEM NOW, BE

HEALED AND BE EVERY BIT

WHOLE.

BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS

CHRIST, WE ARE HEALED.

WE ARE SET FREE.

WE ARE DELIVERED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS

PRAYING FOR A HEART

ARRHYTHMIA, AND YOU'RE

WORRIED ABOUT A STROKE.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU.

HE IS RESTORING THE

ELECTRICAL STIMULUS IN YOUR

HEART.

AND YOUR HEART WILL BEAT

NORMALLY, AND YOU'LL GET NEW

STRENGTH AND NEW BREATH AND

NEW ENERGY NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH MIGRAINES,

AND IT CAUSES YOU TO SEE

FLASHING LIGHT, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'VE BEEN A BELIEVER AND

HAVE ALLOWED YOURSELF TO GO

INTO THE AREA OF ATHEISM,

AND GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU BACK

TODAY.

WELCOME HOME.

JESUS RESTORE HIS

SALVATION.

Gordon: THANK YOU,

LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BE TOUCHED BY GOD,

SHARE IN YOUR REPORT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM ACTS: "BUT MY

LIFE IS WORTH NOTHING,

UNLESS I USE IT FOR DOING

THE WORK ASSIGNED TO ME BY

THE LORD, JESUS.

THE WORK OF TELLING OTHERS

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT GOD'S

WONDERFUL KINDNESS AND

LOVE."

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