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700 Club Interactive: God’s Word Works - Oct. 16, 2013

Join Gordon Robertson as we discuss how God’s word works! Read Transcript


Gordon: A RAPPER IS

PROMISED FAME AND FORTUNE.

ONE DUDE CAME UP AND HAD

A WAD FULL OF MONEY AND

SAID, DON'T YOU WANT TO MAKE

THIS MONEY.

Gordon: IF ONLY HE

WOULD SELL HIS SOUL.

I WOULD LITERALLY HAVE TO

BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP SATAN.

Gordon: HOW HE GOD THE

SUCCESS HE WAS ALWAYS

SEARCHING FOR 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: WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

IT'S A DEAL YOU WOULD NEVER

WANT TO MAKE.

SELLING YOUR SOUL TO THE

DEVIL FOR FAME AND FORTUNE.

FOR ARTIS MINISTA, I IT WAS

A PROPOSITION PRESENTED TO

HIM BY HIS FRIENDS, BUT NO

ONE WAS READY FOR THE POWER

HIS RESPONSE WOULD BRING,

NOT EVEN HIM.

MY NAME IS MINISTA.

I GREW UP ON THE STREETS OF

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA.

BASICALLY WHERE I'M FROM, MY

GRANDDAD OWNED THE NIGHTCLUB

ON ONE SIDE OF THE STREET,

AND MY DAD OWNED THE

NIGHTCLUB ON THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE STREET.

DURING MY CHILDHOOD, MY MOM

WAS ADDICTED TO CRACK, LIKE

BASICALLY MY ENTIRE

CHILDHOOD.

SOMETIMES WHEN SHE WAS OFF

OF HER BINGES, SHE WOULD

ATTEMPT TO GO TO THE LOCAL

CHURCH AND, YOU KNOW, TRY TO

GET PLUGGED IN.

BUT IT WASN'T REALLY LIKE

LIFE IN THAT CHURCH.

IT WAS MORE RELIGION AND

TRADITION.

AND SO THE SAME THING JUST

KEPT ON HAPPENING.

IT WAS A REPEAT PATTERN.

AT AGE 13, I STARTED SELLING

MARIJUANA.

AGE 17, I ENDED UP CATCHING

LIKE THREE STRONG-ARM

ROBBERY CHARGES.

IT WAS IN AND OUT OF

JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER.

HOUSE ARREST, PROBATION.

WAS AT JUVENILE BOOTCAMP,

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, AND

HAD A LOT OF RUN-INS WITH

THE LAW.

I STARTED RAPPING PROBABLY

IN 1996.

DURING THIS TIME, I WAS

LISTENING TO A LOT OF

GANGSTA MUSIC, AND I HEARD

THE RAPPERS TALKING ABOUT

SELLING THEIR SOULS.

I HEARD THIS RAPPER TALKING

ABOUT HOW HE WAS TALKING

BACK AND FORTHWITH THE

DEVIL, AND THE DEVIL WAS

PROPOSITIONING HIM FOR

FAME.

I GOT MY FIRST RECORD

DEAL WHEN I WAS 17.

I WAS EATING ECSTASY.

I MEAN, THE DRUGS, I WAS

JUST ADDICTED.

IT WAS JUST A PARTY

LIFESTYLE BASICALLY 24/7.

ONE NIGHT I WAS IN MY HOME

STUDIO RECORDING WITH A

BUNCH OF PEOPLE I KNOW, A

LOT OF MY FRIENDS.

THERE HAD TO BE EIGHT TO 10

PEOPLE IN THE STUDIO THIS

NIGHT.

AND IT WAS WEIRD TO ME.

I KNEW SOMETHING JUST FELT

DIFFERENT.

I HAD HEARD SOME OF MY

FRIENDS SAYING THE SAME

THING THAT I HEARD SOME OF

THESE RAPPERS SAYING, IN

SOME OF THE SONGS THAT I WAS

LITERALLY RAPPING ON WITH

THEM.

THEY WERE SAYING THEY WERE

SELLING THEIR SOULS AS

WELL.

BUT, YOU KNOW, BEING LOST,

YOU THINK IT IS A LOT OF

WORD PLAY.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE

LITERALLY SELLING THEIR

SOULS.

IT CAME DOWN TO IT, THAT A

DEMONIC SPIRIT ACTUALLY

BEGAN TO SPEAK THROUGH SOME

OF MY FRIENDS.

ONE DUDE ACTUALLY CAME UP

AND HAD A WAD FULL OF

MONEY.

AND HE SAID, MAN, DON'T YOU

WANT TO MAKE ALL OF THIS

MONEY.

IT WOULD GO FROM PERSON TO

PERSON, LIKE SITTING AROUND,

AND THE DEVIL WOULD BEGIN TO

JUST SPEAK THROUGH EACH

PERSON, TELLING ME IN ORDER

FOR ME TO TAKE MY CAREER TO

THE NEXT LEVEL, I WOULD

LITERALLY HAVE TO GIVE

MYSELF OVER, BOW DOWN AND

WORSHIP SATAN.

FIRST OF ALL, I WAS SCARED.

I KNEW IF THIS WAS

HAPPENING, SATAN WAS REAL, I

KNEW THAT JESUS WAS REAL AND

THAT GOD WAS REAL.

I HAD MY PAD OUT, AND WE HAD

A BEAT IN THE BACKGROUND,

BECAUSE WE WAS WRITING.

I BEGAN TO JUST APOLOGIZE TO

GOD FOR THE LIFESTYLE I WAS

LIVING.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW I GOT

TO THE POINT WHERE I KNEW I

HAD TO REPENT.

I JUST KNEW I HAD TO.

AS I BEGAN TO REPENT, I

WOULD JUST READ THAT APOLOGY

OUT LOUD, AND APOLOGIZE TO

GOD FOR THE WAY I WAS

LIVING.

AND EVERY TIME I WOULD DO

IT, A PERSON WERE LITERALLY

GET UP AND LEAVE MY HOUSE.

I RAPI RAPPED ALL OVER MY

HOUSE.

I HAD A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN I

WOULD SLEEP WITH.

I GOT IT FROM UNDERNEATH MY

MATTRESS, AND I WAS GOING TO

COMMIT SUICIDE BECAUSE I

DIDN'T SEE A WAY OUT.

BUT I HEARD A VOICE SAY, YOU

NEED TO GO TO YOUR MOM'S

HOUSE.

I THINK IT WAS AN ANGEL, BUT

I'M NOT REALLY SURE.

MY MOM WAS NOT ON FIRE FOR

GOD, BUT WHEN I CAME IN AND

SHE SAW THE GUN AND I

STARTED TO TELL HER WHAT I

WAS GOING ON AND WHAT I WAS

EXPERIENCING, SHE SAID, BOY,

YOU BETTER PRAY.

HE WENT IN THE ROOM AND SHE

PULLED OUT THE BIBLE, AND

SHE OPENED IT UP TO THE

23rd PSALM.

ALL I SAW WAS "THE LOD IS MY

SHEPHERD -- THE LORD IS MY

SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT

WANT."

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY REPENTED

AND ASKED JESUS TO BE MY

LORD AND MY SAVIOR.

FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS, I

CONTINUED TO HEAR DEMONIC

VOICES, IN THE VOICES OF MY

FRIENDS, STILL

PROPOSITIONING ME TO SELL MY

SOUL.

I DIDN'T KNOW NOTHING, BUT I

KEPT STANDING ON PSALM 23,

"THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I

SHALL NOT WANT."

AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, I

WAS COMPLETELY DELIVERED.

ONE OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT

JUMPED OUT WAS 18: 21.

I STARTED REALIZING THE

DEPTH THAT I WAS NOT ONLY

BRINGING UPON MYSELF BY THE

THINGS I WAS SPEAKING, AND,

OF COURSE, LIVING, BUT ALSO

THE DEPTH I WAS BRINGING ON

OTHER PEOPLE JUST BY THE

MUSIC I WAS CREATING.

AS FAR AS MUSIC WAS

CONCERNED, I WAS THROUGH.

BUT AS I BEGAN TO SEEK GOD,

I STARTED GETTING IN THE

WORD AND STARTED PRAYING,

AND HE BEGAN TO REVEAL

HIMSELF TO ME.

AND HE ALSO STARTED TO

REVEAL MYSELF TO ME IN

CHRIST.

HE TOLD ME -- HE WAS, LIKE,

YOU ARE GOING TO BE MY ECHO

IN THE EARTH.

SO WHATEVER I SAY TO YOU,

YOU JUST GO AND YOU PREACH

IT ON THE ROOFTOP.

AT THE TIME, I WAS A RAPPER

BY THE NAME OF SINISTER.

AND HE JUST SAID, YOU CHANGE

THAT "S" INTO AN "M," AND

YOU GO FOR ME.

GOD'S WORD WILL NEVER PASS

AWAY.

HIS WORD WORKS.

AND HIS WORD CHANGED ME.

AND I KNOW IT WILL CHANGE

OTHER PEOPLE.

SO I STICK TO THE

SCRIPTURE.

Gordon: HIS WORD DOES

LAST FOREVER BECAUSE HE IS

THE WORD.

THAT'S WHAT JOHN SAID.

THE APOSTLE JOHN WROTE THAT,

THAT THE WORD BECAME FLESH.

NOW, WHAT DID HE DO?

WHAT HE DID IS CANCEL ANY

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL.

THE DEVIL CAME.

HE LIED TO ADAM AND EVE.

HE CONVINCED THEM TO EAT OF

THE FRUIT THAT GOD SAID

DON'T EAT OF THIS.

BUT JESUS CAME, AND HE SAID,

I'M GOING TO CANCEL ALL OF

THAT.

I'M GOING TO PAY ALL OF THAT

DEBT.

AND THE WONDERFUL NEWS --

AND IT TRULY IS WONDERFUL

NEWS -- YOU CAN'T UNDO

THAT.

YOU'VE BEEN REDEEMED BY THE

BLOOD OF THE LAMB.

I DON'T CARE WHAT PACT

YOU'VE MADE, HOW MANY TIMES

YOU'VE TURNED AWAY FROM

HIM -- MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE

PETER AND YOU'VE DENIED

HIM.

BUT JESUS COMES AND HE SAYS,

DO YOU LOVE ME?

AND IF YOU DO, WILL YOU

TURN?

WILL YOU CHANGE?

WILL YOU LET ME HELP YOU?

IF THAT'S FOR YOU, IF THAT'S

WHAT YOU WANT TODAY, DON'T

LET ANOTHER DAY GO BY.

BUT TODAY, LET TODAY BE THE

DAY OF YOUR SALVATION, WHERE

YOU COME TO REALIZE THAT,

YES, HE IS THE KING OF

KINGS.

YES, HE IS THE SAVIOR.

YES, HE DIED JUST FOR YOU.

AND, YES, HE IS COMING

AGAIN.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, JUST

GIVE US THE CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

THERE IS NO OBLIGATION.

NOTHING -- YOU DON'T EVEN

HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME IF

YOU DON'T WANT TO.

JUST CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO FIND

JESUS TODAY.

I WANT TO KNOW IF I'M SAVED,

IF I'M REDEEMED.

I HEAR THIS, BUT I WANT TO

KNOW IT FOR MYSELF TODAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT'S A FREE PACKET.

IT'S A C.D. TEACHING ON WHAT

DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT, GIVE

US A CALL.

IT'S ALL FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, COMING UP, A WAITER

GETS A SUDDEN INCREASE IN

TIPS.

GRATUITY IS ALREADY

INCLUDED IN THE CHECK, BUT

PEOPLE WERE GIVING ME

ANYWHERE FROM, LIKE, $25 TO,

LIKE, $40 OVER.

Gordon: THIS WAITER

SHARES HIS SECRET WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Gordon: IN ONE YEAR,

SEAN REILLY PAID OFF $12,000

OF CREDIT CARD DEBT, ON A

WAITER'S SALARY.

HERE IS HOW HIS STRATEGY CAN

WORK FOR YOU.

Reporter: SIX YEARS

AGO, SEAN REILLY MOVED TO

MIAMI LOOKING FOR A BETTER

JOB.

BUT HIS $12,000 OF DEBT

FOLLOWED HIM.

IT WAS CREDIT CARD DEBT

THAT I KIND OF, YOU KNOW,

RACKED UP FROM WHEN I WAS IN

COLLEGE.

I GUESS I ALWAYS FIGURED

WHENEVER I'M MAKING A LOT OF

MONEY, I WOULD PAY IT OFF.

AND ALL I COULD AFFORD WAS

TO PAY THE MINIMUMS, AND I

WOULD HAVE TO PAY MY OTHER

BILLS, MY LIVING EXPENSES.

I GUESS I ALWAYS MEANT TO

PAY IT OFF, BUT IT WAS NEVER

HAPPENING.

Reporter: AND THE

BURDEN OF THE DEBT WAS

TAKING A TOLL.

IT'S LIKE YOUR PEACE IS

GONE.

YOU'RE ALWAYS WONDERING,

MAN, IS THIS EVER GOING TO

END?

IS IT EVER GOING TO STOP?

AND IT WASN'T UNTIL I JUST

GOT ON MY KNEES, PLEASE, I

WANT THIS TO STOP.

HELP ME.

Reporter: SEAN WAS

FAMILIAR WITH GIVING TO GOD,

BUT HE HADN'T BEEN REGULARLY

GOING TO CHURCH OR TITHING

IN YEARS.

IN 2005, HE BEGAN GOING TO A

CHURCH THAT ENCOURAGED HIM

TO STUDY HIS BIBLE.

I ALWAYS HAD EVERYTHING

OUT OF ORDER.

I REMEMBER I WAS READING A

SCRIPTURE I HAD READ

PROBABLY A THOUSAND TIMES.

IT IS LIKE A WISE MAN SAVES,

BUT A FOOL SPENDS ALL HE

HAS.

AND I CAME ACROSS THAT

SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS THE

BORROWER IS A SLAVE TO THE

LENDER.

AND THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING

STARTED CHANGING, WITH THE

WAY I LOOKED AT MONEY, HOW I

SPENT MONEY.

AND SO GOD SENT ME ON THIS

PATH TO BECOME DEBT-FREE.

Reporter: THE PATH ALSO

INCLUDED A COMMITMENT TO

TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

SO HIS CHURCH HELPED GUIDE

THE WAY.

I HEARD ABOUT HOW WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO GIVE 10% TO

GOD.

AND ONCE I GOT BACK ON TRACK

AND STARTED TITHING AGAIN,

THEN I COULD SEE EVERYTHING

HAPPENING.

Reporter: AT THE TIME,

SEAN WAS WORKING AS A WAITER

IN AN UP-SCALE MIAMI

RESTAURANT.

HE BEGAN TO SEE A DRAMATIC

INCREASE IN THE TIPS HE

RECEIVED.

GRATUITY IS ALREADY

INCLUDED IN THE CHECK, BUT

PEOPLE WERE GIVING ME, LIKE,

ANYWHERE FROM, LIKE, $25 TO,

LIKE, $40 OVER.

Reporter: SEAN ALSO

CHANGED HIS SPENDING HABITS,

WHICH HELPED WIPE OUT HIS

DEBT.

I LIVED CHEAPLY.

I WAS WORKING TWO FULL-TIME

JOBS.

I WAS DOUBLING UP ON MY

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.

BUT I WAS STILL TITHING AND

OFFERING.

Reporter: PART OF HIS

GIVING INCLUDED PARTNERING

WITH "THE 700 CLUB."

"THE 700 CLUB" IS

ABSOLUTELY DOING GOD'S

WORK.

THEY'RE SAVING LIVES.

THEY'RE CHANGING LIVES.

THEY'RE WORLD-CHANGERS, AND

I'M GLAD TO BE A PART OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND WHEN I SEE THOSE

TESTIMONIES ON TV, IT WARMS

MY HEART SO MUCH.

Reporter: IN LESS THAN

ONE YEAR, SEAN ERASED ALL

$12,000 OF DEBT.

TODAY HE IS EXCITED ABOUT

HIS LATEST JOB, AS A SEAPORT

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AT THE

PORT OF MIAMI.

HE IS AMAZED BY GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS IN THIS

JOURNEY.

GOD WANTS US TO BE THE

PROSPEROUS.

HE WANTS US TO BE WEALTHY.

HE WANTS TO GIVE IT TO US.

IT IS RIGHT THERE FOR US.

THAT'S HIS PROMISE.

THAT'S HIS PROMISE.

SO TAKE IT.

TAKE IT.

Gordon: IT IS HIS

PROMISE.

HE PROMISES THAT HE WANTS TO

WATCH OVER US.

DOES HE PROMISE, YOU KNOW,

THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE

MILLIONAIRES?

NO.

BUT WHAT HE DOES PROMISE IS

THAT HE'LL TAKE CARE OF US.

THAT HE'LL SUPPLY ALL OF OUR

NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES

AND GLORY.

SO IF YOU WANT TO TEST HIM

ON THIS, IF YOU WANT TO TRY

IT, GIVE US A CALL AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO BE A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S WHAT SEAN DID, AND

YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED WITH

HIM.

SEE IT, TEST IT, AND SEE

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH YOU.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

1-888-777-1999.

AND JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE IS NOTHING TO MAIL IN,

NO CHECKS TO WRITE, AND NO

STAMPS.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK, AND WE SAVE SO MUCH ON

THE PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

"POWER FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

UP NEXT, A CANCER PATIENT IS

TOLD HE HAS JUST FIVE YEARS

TO LIVE.

HE SAID EVEN IF IT WENT

INTO REMISSION, THE LEVEL

THAT IT IS AT, THE

AGGRESSIVENESS THAT IT IS

AT, THAT IT'S GOING TO COME

BACK.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHY

THIS MAN IS STILL ALIVE

AFTER STOPPING TREATMENT.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: MEDICALLY

SPEAKING, JACOB BOGART

SHOULD BE DEAD.

MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO, HE

WAS GIVEN FIVE YEARS TO

LIVE.

JACOB TRIED ALL SORTS OF

CHEMOTHERAPY, AND THEN ONE

NIGHT HE DECIDED TO STOP THE

MEDICINE AND WAIT FOR A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: JACOB BOGART

HAD SEVERE HEADACHES, WATERY

EYES, AND FELT FATIGUED ALL

OF THE TIME.

M.R.I.s SHOWED A TUMOR

BEHIND HIS EYES.

A SUBSEQUENT BIOPSY REVEALED

EVEN MORE, CANCER.

THE CANCER HAD PROGRESSED

THROUGH THE FIRST STAGE, THE

SECOND STAGE, AND THE THIRD

STAGE, AND BY THE TIME WE

DID THE BIOPSY, I WAS IN A

FOURTH STAGE, GIVEN LESS

THAN A 10% CHANCE TO LIVE.

THE CANCER WAS EATING A HOLE

IN MY SKULL AND HEADED

TOWARDS THE BRAIN.

Reporter: HE NEEDED

RADIATION AND HIS DOCTOR

TOLD HIM ABOUT THE SIDE

EFFECTS.

IT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU

STERILE.

YOUR SALIVA GLANDS WILL BE

DESTROYED.

THE RADIATION THAT WILL GO

WITH THIS TREATMENT WILL

TOTALLY DESTROY YOUR HAIR

FOLLICLES.

YOU'LL NEVER HAVE HAIR ON

THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD

AGAIN.

Reporter: AND JESSICA

WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND AT THE

TIME.

I REMEMBER I WAS DRIVING

HIM HOME FROM THE

RESTAURANT, AND HE SAID, THE

DOCTORS TOLD ME I'M NOT

GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE

CHILDREN.

I REMEMBER THAT MOMENT AND

THE TEARS ROLLED DOWN HIS

CHEEK WITH ME.

Reporter: JACOB STARTED

HIS TREATMENTS IMMEDIATELY.

HIS DOCTOR SAID HE WOULD

LIVE ONLY FIVE MORE YEARS.

HE SAID THAT FOR THE FIVE

YEARS THAT I WOULD BE

BATTLING THE CANCER.

EVEN IF IT WENT INTO

REMISSION, THE LEVEL THAT

IT'S AT, THE STAGE FOUR THAT

IT'S AT, AND THE AGGRESSIVE

THAT IT IS AT, IT IS GOING

TO COME BACK.

ONE OF THE WARNING SIGNS HE

GAVE ME IS IF I EVER WAKE UP

OR THROUGH THE DAY HAVE

CEREBRAL FLUID COMING OUT OF

MY NOSE, WHICH IS A CLEAR,

SALTY KIND OF FLUID, JUST

RUSH TO THE HOSPITAL.

BUT YOU'RE DONE AT THAT

POINT.

Reporter: AND THEN IT

HAPPENED, JUST AS HIS

ONCOLOGIST HAD WARNED HIM.

ONE NIGHT, IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE NIGHT, I WOKE UP

BECAUSE THERE WAS FLUID ON

MY LIPS.

AND I KIND OF TASTED IT, AND

IT WAS THAT SALTY SOLUTION.

AND I IMMEDIATELY REMEMBERED

IF THE DOCTORS SAID IF YOU

EVER HAVE THAT HAPPEN,

YOU'RE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL

IMMEDIATELY.

RUSH TO THE HOSPITAL.

Reporter: THE DISCHARGE

STOPPED.

JACOB WENT TO THE HOSPITAL

AND CONTINUED HIS

TREATMENTS.

SO I DID THREE MONTHS OF

CHEMOTHERAPY, AND THEN I

WENT INTO A RADIATION

TREATMENT.

AND AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEKS OF

THAT, I'M DETERIORATING.

MY BODY IS DETERIORATING.

OVER A COURSE OF TWO MONTHS,

I LOST 60 POUNDS.

AND MY FAITH IS BEING TRIED

AT THAT POINT.

Reporter: JACOB WAS A

CHRISTIAN AND BELIEVED GOD

WOULD HEAL HIM.

I WAS CONSTANTLY

LISTENING TO TEACHING ON

HEALING.

I WAS CONSTANTLY IN MY

BIBLE, AND I WAS IN PRAYER.

AND I WOULD TELL GOD, GOD,

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT BY HIS

STRIPES I AM HEALED.

SO I BELIEVE YOUR WORD.

YOU TELL ME TO STOP TAKING

THESE TREATMENTS, AND I'LL

STOP TAKING THESE TREATMENTS

BECAUSE MY FAITH IS IN YOUR

WORD.

Reporter: JACOB SAYS

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

I WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE NIGHT ONE NIGHT, AND

JUST AS CLEARLY AS I'M

SPEAKING TO YOU RIGHT NOW, I

HEARD GOD TELL ME, IT IS

OVER.

IT'S FINISHED, IT'S DONE.

STOP TAKING THE TREATMENTS.

AND THE PEACE OF GOD WAS ON

ME.

I SAID, GOD, YOU TOLD ME TO

DO IT, SO THAT'S EXACTLY

WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.

FOR A MOMENT, I THOUGHT,

OH, WOW, THAT'S A BIG DEAL.

BUT THEN I ALWAYS WENT BACK

TO I KNOW HIM.

I KNOW HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD IS THE REAL DEAL.

I KNOW THAT HE KNOWS HOW TO

HEAR FROM GOD.

AND I TRUSTED IN HIM THAT HE

COULD HEAR FROM GOD.

I TRUSTED IN HIS FAITH IN

GOD.

BUT THAT DAY I WALKED IN,

AND I TOLD HIM, DOCTOR, I'M

DONE.

AND HE TREATED ME WITH

RESPECT, AND I APPRECIATED

THAT.

AND I SAID, WILL YOU GO BET

ME ONE MORE M.R.I.

AND I SAID I WILL.

HE SCHEDULED IT THAT DAY.

HE WASN'T KIDDING AROUND.

THREE DAYS LATER, I GO BACK

INTO HIS OFFICE, AND HE PUTS

THE FILMS UP ON THE BOARD

AND SAYS, THIS IS WHERE THE

TUMOR WAS.

THIS IS THE AGGRESSION.

THIS IS HOW BIG IT IS.

AND THIS IS THE NEW FILM.

AND THERE IS NO TUMOR.

HE SAID YOUR TUMOR

VANISHED.

MEDICALLY SPEAKING, THESE

CANNOT BE THE SAME PERSON.

NOT UNLIKELY, BUT THEY

ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE THE

SAME PERSON.

THERE IS NO SCAR TISSUE.

THE BONE HAS BEEN REPLACED.

ALL FRESH BONE.

NO SCAR TISSUE THERE.

THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO

EVIDENCE THAT CANCER HAD

EVER BEEN IN MY BODY.

HE SAID NOTHING WE DID COULD

HAVE CAUSED THIS.

WE DON'T MAKE TUMORS

VANISH.

THE BONE THAT HAD ERODED

AWAY HAS BEEN REPLACED.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT YOUR

MIRACLE.

I SAID, YES, SIR, I GOT

MY MIRACLE.

SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAS

HAPPENED.

THERE IS NO QUESTION.

SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENED

ON THE M.R.I.

Reporter: THE TUMOR AND

THE CANCER WERE COMPLETELY

GONE, AND JACOB WAS ON THE

MEND.

IT TOOK ABOUT SIX

MONTHS.

MY WEIGHT CAME BACK.

MY HAIR GREW BACK.

MY SALIVA STARTED FLOWING

AGAIN.

AND ALSO DURING THAT TIME MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH NOW MY

WIFE, JESSICA, WAS

FLOURISHING AS WELL.

I ASKED HER TO BE MY WIFE

SIX MONTHS AFTER I STOPPED

TAKING THE TREATMENTS.

AND, REMEMBER, THEY TOLD ME

I WASN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO

HAVE ANY BABIES.

AND MY WIFE KNEW THAT GOING

INTO IT.

AND WE GOT MARRIED.

BUT NOW I HAVE THREE PERFECT

LITTLE BOYS.

A 6-YEAR-OLD, ROMAN, A

3-YEAR-OLD, JUDAH, AND A

1-YEAR-OLD, JUSTICE, AND

THEY'RE DOING JUST FINE.

NOT BAD FOR NOT BEING ABLE

TO HAVE BABIES.

I JUST KNEW THAT GOD WAS

A MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

IF HE SAVED JACOB FROM STAGE

FOUR CANCER TO LIVE AND BE

STRONG AND FOR US TO HAVE A

LIFE TOGETHER, HE WOULD MOST

DEFINITELY GIVE US THE

DESIRES OF OUR HEART, WHICH

WAS TO HAVE A FA. FAMILY.

THIS ISN'T A STORY OF

JACOB BOGART GETTING

HEALED.

THIS IS A LOVE STORY.

GOD LOVES HUMANITY SO MUCH,

HE WANTS TO HEAL THEM.

HE WANTS TO RESTORE THEM.

HE WANTS THEM FREE FROM

DEPRESSION.

FREE FROM ADDICTION.

FREE FROM SICKNESS AND

DISEASE.

PRAYER IS VERY POWERFUL.

WHEN YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE C.E.O. OF THE

UNIVERSE, YOU CAN GET SOME

THINGS DONE.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN

HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP, AND

YOU CAN GET SOME THINGS

DONE.

ALL IT TAKES IS FOR YOU TO

BE JUST LIKE A LITTLE CHILD

AND BELIEVE.

AND WHEN GOD SPEAKS TO YOU,

OBEY WHAT HE SAYS.

I NORMALLY DON'T TELL PEOPLE

TO NOT LISTEN TO THEIR

DOCTORS AND NOT TAKE THE

MEDICINE THE DOCTORS

PRESCRIBE.

USUALLY I SAY FOLLOW WHAT

YOUR DOCTOR SAYS.

BUT IF YOU HEAR DIRECTLY

FROM GOD THAT YOU CAN STOP

THAT TREATMENT, WELL, THEN

OBEY THAT VOICE.

AND YOU'RE FOLLOWING ONE OF

THE GREAT SECRETS.

YOU FIND IT IN MATTHEW 13,

WHICH IS A TREMENDOUS

CHAPTER ON THE EFFECT OF THE

WORD AND WHAT DOES IT TAKE

ON OUR PART TO HEAR AND TO

UNDERSTAND.

IT'S THE PARABLE OF THE

SOWER, WHERE SOME SEED FALLS

ON GOOD GROUND, AND IT COMES

BACK IN A HARVEST.

AND THEN JESUS EXPLAINS IT,

"LEST THEY SHOULD SEE WITH

THEIR EYES AND HEAR WITH

THEIR EARS, AND TURN AND I

WOULD HEAL THEM."

SO OFTEN FAITH IS BASED ON

MENTAL ASSENT, THAT WE AGREE

THAT THERE ARE HEALING

VERSES IN THE BIBLE.

BUT FAITH IS SOMETHING

MORE.

WHERE IT IS THE SUBSTANCE OF

THINGS HOPED FOR, WHERE YOU

KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU

KNOW.

AND YOU HEARD JACOB.

I KNEW IT WAS DONE.

THAT MOMENT.

HE WASN'T WAITING FOR HIS

SYMPTOMS TO GO AWAY.

HE WASN'T WAITING FOR THE

WEIGHT TO COME BACK.

HE WASN'T WAITING FOR THE

HAIR TO GROW.

HE JUST SAID I KNEW IT WAS

DONE.

I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE

LORD.

I SAW HIM AND I HEARD IT,

AND NOW I KNOW.

GOD WANTS TO DO THAT FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE THAT

REVELATION.

HE WANTS YOU TO SEE IT.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

LOOK TO JESUS, THE AUTHOR

AND THE FINISH NERER OF OUR

FAITH.

STOP LOOKING TO YOURSELF.

STOP LOOKING TO YOUR OWN

MERIT, THE THINGS THAT YOU

MAY HAVE DONE GOOD OR THE

THINGS THAT YOU MAY HAVE

DONE BAD.

STOP LOOKING AT HERE ARE THE

THINGS THAT I COULD DO IF I

WERE HEALED.

THOSE DON'T GENERATE FAITH.

WHAT GENERATES FAITH IS

LOOKING TO JESUS, THE AUTHOR

AND THE FINISHER OF YOUR

FAITH.

AND IF HE HAS BEGUN IT, AND

HE'S THE ONE THAT IS GOING

TO FINISH IT, THEN HE IS

GOING TO DO A GOOD JOB.

SO LOOK TO HIM.

LOOK TO HIM AS THE ONE WHO

WAS PROPHESIED THROUGHOUT

THE OLD TESTAMENT.

LOOK TO HIM TO FULFILL THOSE

PROPHECIES.

LOOK TO HIM ON THE CROSS,

BEARING ALL OF YOUR SINS.

LOOK TO HIS STRIPES, AND

REALIZE BY THOSE I AM

HEALED.

IT IS NOT ANYTHING THAT I

DO.

IT IS BY THOSE STRIPES THAT

I'M HEALED.

AND THEN LOOK TO HIM RAISED

FROM THE DEAD.

YES, HE PAID THE PRICE, BUT

NOW HE IS RAISED FROM THE

DEAD.

AND HE IS PRAYING FOR YOU.

HE EVER LIVES TO GIVE

INTERCESSION FOR YOU.

FOR YOU.

SO IF ALL OF THAT IS GOING

FOR YOU, THEN WHAT CHANCE

DOES DISEASE HAVE IN YOUR

BODY?

NONE AT ALL.

SO NOW LET'S JUST AGREE

TOGETHER AND LET'S CLAIM

THIS VERSE: IF TWO OR MORE

AGREE TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE BY MY FATHER

IN HEAVEN.

THOSE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS, AND YOU CAN COUNT ON

THEM.

SO I'LL AGREE WITH YOU, YOU

AGREE, AND IN AN ACT OF

FAITH LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT

AREA OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING, AND LET'S COME INTO

AGREEMENT FOR YOU.

AND LET'S HAVE A SPECIAL

PRAYER FOR STEVEN IN OHIO,

WHO HAS A BAD BACK.

FOR ALL OF THOSE IN THE

CHATROOM, AND FOR EVERYONE

IN THE AUDIENCE THAT NEEDS

PRAYER.

IF YOU DON'T NEED HEALING,

JOIN WITH US.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT CIRCLE

OF PRAYER.

AND LET'S BELIEVE GOD FOR

MIRACLES TODAY.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, WE JUST COME TO YOU,

AND WE JUST DECLARE THAT

YOU'RE THE AUTHOR AND YOU'RE

THE FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.

AND SO RIGHT NOW I ASK FOR

THE GIFT OF FAITH TO BE

SPREAD ABROAD, THROUGH

EVERYONE LISTENING RIGHT

NOW.

FILL THEM WITH FAITH.

OPEN THEIR EYES THAT THEY

MAY SEE.

OPEN THEIR EARS THAT THEY

MAY HEAR.

AND LET THEM TURN SO THAT

YOU COULD HEAL THEM.

AND NOW WE SPEAK TO THESE

BODIES, AND WE SAY TO THEM

OUT LOUD, BE HEALED NOW.

FOR EVERYONE LAYING A HAND

ON THAT AREA THAT NEEDS

HEALING, WE SAY TO IT, PAIN

BE GONE.

BE RELEASED NOW FROM THOSE

BODIES.

LET THERE BE NO MORE PAIN,

NO MORE SUFFERING, NO MORE

SICKNESS.

NO MORE INFIRMITY.

FROM THE TOP OF THEIR HEADS

TO THE SOULS OF THEIR FEET,

LET THEM BE PAIN-FREE.

DISEASE-FREE.

AND LET THEM BE EVERY BIT

WHOLE.

WE ASK IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED, WE

WANT TO SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM CHRONICLES: "I

KNOW MY GOD THAT YOU EXAMINE

OUR HEARTS AND REJOICE WHEN

YOU FIND INTEGRITY THERE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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