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The 700 Club - Nov. 27, 2013

CBN News shares the true story behind the first Thanksgiving. Plus, author Lisa Robertson chats with Terry Meeuwsen about the significance of the Advent season. Read Transcript


THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE

FIRST THANKSGIVING.

NOBODY EXPLAINED IT AT

THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

AND HE BROUGHT 99 BRAVES.

BUT IT WASN'T ALL

FESTIVE.

THEY TALK ABOUT TWO OR

THREE PEOPLE DYING A DAY.

SO HALF THEIR COMPANY WAS

DEAD.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT LOOKS LIKE TOMORROW IS

TURKEY DAY AND IT IS POURING

RAIN IN THIS PART OF THE

COUNTRY.

POURING SNOW IN OTHER PARTS

OF THE COUNTRY.

AND WENDY JUST GOT BACK FROM

WEST VIRGINIA, AND I

UNDERSTAND THERE WAS EIGHT

INCHES IN SOME OF THE

MOUNTAINS.

Wendy: IT DID SNOW A

LITTLE BIT.

I WAS IN WHITEFIELD SPRINGS,

AND THERE WAS NO SNOW, BUT I

KNOW IN HOT SPRINGS, WHERE

YOU HAVE A HOME, THERE WAS

SNOW.

Pat: IT WAS 1°.

IT GETS VERY COLD UP THERE.

YOU INTERVIEWED OUR GOOD

FRIEND, CARLTON VIRER.

Wendy: MR. COLOR IS HOW

HE IS KNOWN.

HE IS GOING TO TAKE US ON A

TOUR OF THE GREENBRIAR AND

TEACH US ALL OF THE HISTORY

OF THE GREENBRIAR, THIS

INCREDIBLE RESORTS.

Pat: HE IS DECORATED

FOR EVERYBODY.

HE IS FUN.

Wendy: HE IS

TREMENDOUS.

Pat: WELL, WHAT THEY

CALL OBAMACARE IS IN SERIOUS

POLITICAL TROUBLE, AND

ANOTHER ASSAULT MAY BE

COMING UP.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS

GOING TO SUCCEED, BUT HOBBY

LOBBY IS SUING, TO SAY,

LOOK, THIS MANDATE SHOULDN'T

FORCE US TO PAY FOR

CONTRACEPTIVE-STYLE DRUGS.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

CHRISTIAN BUSINESSES ARE

CHALLENGING THE OBAMACARE

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

BECAUSE THEY SAY IT VIOLATES

THEIR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: HOBBY LOBBY

FOUNDER DAVID GREEN OUNCE

THE OKLAHOMA-BASED CHRISTIAN

ARTS AND CRAFTS STORE, AND

SHARING THE GOSPEL, HE SAYS,

IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND

THIS QUEST FOR SUCCESS.

THERE ARE SO MANY

DECISIONS WE HAVE TO MAKE

THAT WE CAN'T MAKE WITHOUT

GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT,

GUIDING US.

IT HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT

FOR US AND OUR FAMILY TO

LEAN ON THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Reporter: GREEN

EMPLOYEES 13,000 FULL-TIME

EMPLOYEES, AND DOES HIS BEST

TO CARE FOR THEM.

HE HAS RAISED THE MINIMUM

WAGE TO $11 AN HOUR, AND

CLOSED THIS STORES ON SUNDAY

TO ALLOW HIS EMPLOYEES TIME

WITH FAMILY.

HE OBJECTS TO THE OBAMACARE,

THE PART THAT SUBSIDIZES

BIRTH CONTROL.

HE OPPOSES BIRTH CONTROL

THAT PREVENTS THE

IMPLANTATION OF A FERTILE

FERTILEIZED EGG.

THE SUPREME COURT WILL

DECIDE IF THE RELIGIOUS

VIEWS OF COMPANY OWNERS CAN

TRUMP A GOVERNMENT MANDATE.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST

TIME THAT THE SUPERIOR COURT

HAS EVER RECOGNIZED THAT

CORPORATIONS ARE PROTECTED

IN THEIR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,

IN THE SAME WAY THAT LIVING,

BREATHING HUMAN BEINGS ARE.

Reporter: JAY CARNEY

SAYS THE HEALTH CARE LAW

PUTS WOMEN AND FAMILIES IN

CHARGE OF THEIR HEALTH CARE,

AND NOTES THAT CHURCHES ARE

EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATE.

THE LOWER COURTS ARE DIVIDED

ON THE ISSUE, GIVING THE

SUPREME COURT EVEN MORE

REASON TO WEIGH IN.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: JAY SECLO, OF THE

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE, IS WITH US.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS

ONE.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT

ABORTION, ALTHOUGH PEOPLE

THINK THAT MORNING-AFTER

PILL IS A TYPE OF ABORTION.

RIGHT.

Pat: IT IS BEING

PRESENTED AS AN OPPOSITION

TO CONTRACEPTION, WHICH IS A

LOSING GAME.

YEAH.

AND THAT'S NOT REALLY WHAT

THE ISSUE IS.

THE GROUPS THAT ARE OPPOSED

TO WHAT HOBBY LOBBY AND

OTHERS ARE DOING -- BY THE

WAY, WE'VE HAD SEVEN OF

THESE CASES, AND WE'VE

GOTTEN INJUNCTIONS ON ALL

SEVEN.

WE HAVE ONE IN COURT ON THE

ISSUE, BUT WE GOT THE

INJUNCTION IN PLACE.

THE QUESTION IS THIS: DO

CORPORATIONS HAVE THE RIGHT

TO EXERCISE THE RIGHT OF

FREE RELIGION.

CAN THEY PUT FORWARD IN

THEIR COMPANY THEIR FAITH.

THE CONSTITUTION SAYS THE

FIRST AMENDMENT APPLIES TO

CORPORATIONS.

NOW IT IS DOES THE FREE

EXERCISE CLAUSE APPLY TO

FREE ENTERPRISE.

WHILE THE OTHER SIDE IS

SAYING IT IS ABOUT

CONTRACEPTION, AND IT IS

REALLY NOW.

YOU'VE GOT A SITUATION WHERE

BUSINESS OWNERS LIKE HOBBY

LOBBY SINCERELY OBJECT TO

THIS PORTION OF THE MANDATE,

OF WHAT THEY CONSIDER, AS

YOU MENTIONED, THE

MORNING-AFTER PILL.

THEY'RE SAYING THEY DON'T

WANT TO PAY FOR THEM.

I THINK THE COURT IS GOING

TO BE VERY CLOSELY DIVIDED.

THE KEY VOTE TO LOOK FOR IS

JUSTICE KENNEDY.

HE TENDS TO DECIDE THESE

CASES TENDING TOWARDS

LIBERTY.

I THINK THE LIBERTY

INTERESTS OF THE OWNERS OF

THESE COMPANIES TRUMP

ANYTHING ELSE.

CAUTIOUSLY OPTMISTIC, BUT IT

IS GOING TO A VERY, VERY

CLOSE, AND QUITE FRANKLY, A

VERY COMPLEX CASE.

Pat: IT IS BEING

PITCHED BY THE OPPOSITION

THAT THIS WILL DENY WOMEN

THE FREEDOM TO HAVE

CONTRACEPTION.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING.

NOBODY IS DENYING IT.

THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO PAY

FOR IT.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

I WAS CNN DEBATE, AND I SAID

WHAT ABOUT THE PRE-EXERCISED

RIGHTS OF THE BUSINESS

OWNERS.

AND THE COUNTER WAS WHAT

ABOUT THE REPRODUCTIVE

RIGHTS OF THE WOMEN?

WE'RE NOT INTERFERING WITH

THAT.

WE'RE SAYING WE JUST DON'T

FEEL THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD

COMPEL US TO PAY FOR IT.

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT BE IN

A POSITION TO COMPEL A

BUSINESS OWNER TO VIOLATE

THEIR CONSCIENCE.

I THINK AT THE END OF THE

DAY, THE ANSWER IS NO, AS IT

HAS BEEN IN OUR SEVEN

CASES.

THE ARGUMENTS WILL BE

SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY --

FEBRUARY, MARCH -- AND A

LIKELY OUTCOME THE END OF

JUNE.

CAUTIOUSLY OPTMISTIC, BUT A

VERY CLOSE CALL.

Pat: YOU'VE BEEN SUING

THE I.R.S., AND THE I.R.S.

DID SOME BAD THINGS UNDER

LOIS LEARNER.

WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO DO

NOW?

ARE THEY TRYING TO LIMIT

FREE SPEECH AGAIN?

CHANGE THE RULES IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE GAME.

SO WE'VE GOT LITIGATION

PENDING RIGHT NOW WITH 41

CASES.

NOT JUST TEA PARTY GROUPS,

BY THE WAY, BUT OTHER

CONSERVATIVE AND CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS.

AND THE I.R.S. IS PROVIDING

A RULE CHANGE IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE PROCEEDINGS.

AND PAT, YOU'RE ONE OF THE

MAIN ARCHITECTS OF THIS

REVITALIZATION OF

CONSERVATIVE AND CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THE

DISTRIBUTION OF

ORGANIZATIONS, OR EVEN

"GET-OUT-THE-VOTE" COMPAIGNS

ARE NOT SOCIAL OBSERVANT.

IT IS BASICALLY A POST HOCK

JUSTIFICATION FOR THEIR

ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED ILLEGAL

BEHAVIOR.

I THINK THE COURTS WILL SEE

RIGHT THROUGH IT, IF THIS

BECOMES THE REGULATIONS, BUT

THEY'VE GOT THROUGH A LONG

PROCESS THROUGH THE

REGULATORY REVIEW.

YOUR AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IS GOING TO BE

FILING COMMENTS.

YOU CAN BET ON THAT.

Pat: IS THIS BEING

DRIVEN BY THE WHITE HOUSE?

IT IS OBVIOUSLY

IDEOLOGICAL.

AND THAT WHOLE THING THAT

WAS GOING ON BEFORE, IT WAS

RIGHT OUT OF THE WHITE

HOUSE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS

ONE?

ABSOLUTELY.

THEY'VE GOT THE TREASURY

DEPARTMENT WHO ISSUED THESE

PROPOSED REGULATIONS, YOU

KNOW THEY'RE IN CONSULTATION

WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH

THE PRESIDENT AND THE STAFF

OR THE CHIEF-OF-STAFF.

THESE PROPOSED REGULATIONS

SAY A GET-OUT-THE-VOTE DRIVE

IS DEEMED TO BE POLITICAL

ACTIVITY, IN THEIR VIEW, NOT

QUALIFYING FOR SOCIAL

WELFARE BENEFIT.

HOW IS IT GETTING PEOPLE TO

EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE

NOT A BENEFIT TO THE SOCIAL

COMMUNITY?

I DON'T GET THAT.

THE I.R.S. IS APPLYING THE

30-DAY AND 60-DAY

DISTRIBUTION FOR VOTER

GUIDES.

THEY TRIED THAT, AND THOSE

HAVE ALL BEEN STRUCK AS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THIS IS AN ONGOING SAGA OF

AN I.R.S. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE

OF SELF-CORRECTING.

Pat: THEY'VE GOT TO

TAKE OVER THIS MONSTROUS

HEALTH CARE LAW.

HOW CAN THA DO IT?

THEY POSSIBLY CAN'T.

THAT'S THE REAL CONNECT YOU

HAVE TO DRAW.

AND YOU DID IT SO WELL.

THE I.R.S. IS THE

ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE FOR

OBAMACARE.

THAT MEANS THOSE I.R.S.

PEOPLE WHO ARE SHARING

INFORMATION WITH OTHER

AGENCIES ARE GOING TO HAVE

YOUR MORE SENSITIVE DATA,

YOUR HEALTH DATA, AND

THEY'RE GOING TO BE IN

CONTROL OF IT FROM ALL OF

THIS ECONOMIC SHARING.

THAT SHOULD BE CAUSING THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE A LOT OF AND

NERVENESS.

WITH THE ROLLOUT BEING SUCH

A DISASTER, WITH THE

healthcare.gov NOT

OPERATING, THE IDEA THAT THE

I.R.S. IS GOING TO BE THE

EQUIVALENT OF THE POLICE IN

ENFORCING THIS SHOULD BE

SENDING CHILLS UP EVERYONE'S

SPINES.

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY DECIDED

TO LET THE I.R.S. DO IT.

AND IN LIGHT OF ALL OF THESE

PROBLEMS, YOU WOULD THINK

THEY WOULD HAVE FIGURED OUT

ANOTHER WAY.

Pat: HOW IS THE CASE

THAT YOU'VE GOT, OR THE ACLJ

HAS GOT AGAINST THE I.R.S.,

HOW IS THAT PROCEEDING?

PAT, WE JUST FILED A

RECENTLY AMENDED COMPLAINT,

ADDING ADDITIONAL PARTIES,

ADDITIONAL COUNTS.

IN FACT, THESE PROPOSED

GUIDELINES ACTUALLY HELP US

IN THE SENSE IT PROVES THAT

WHAT THE I.R.S. WAS DOING

BEFORE WAS TARGETING, AND IT

WAS ILLEGAL.

SO I'M REALLY OPTMISTIC.

THE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE IS

NOT DUE UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF

DECEMBER.

SO WE'LL GET THEIR RESPONSE

IN THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER.

THEY'VE GOT BOTH THE

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TAX

DIVISION, AS WELL AS OUTSIDE

COUNSEL, DEFENDING THESE

INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE

EMPLOYED BY THE I.R.S. IN

THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND

OFFICIAL CAPACITIES.

SO THERE ARE A LOT OF

LAWYERS INVOLVED.

IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

SUITS WE'VE EVER HANDLED.

BUT, PAT, THEY'VE

ACKNOWLEDGED THE WRONG-DOING

HERE.

THEY CAN CORRECT THIS, BY

THE WAY, VERY QUICKLY.

BUT THEY'RE JUST INCAPABLE

OF DOING IT.

THOSE APPLICATIONS THAT WERE

PENDING FOR THREE YEARS ARE

STILL PENDING.

AND BEFORE THE IMPOSED FAKE

GUIDELINES -- REMEMBER IF

YOU'LL DO 40% OR LESS OF

YOUR ACTIVITY THAT IS DEEMED

POLITICAL, WE'LL

AUTOMATICALLY GIVE YOU THE

OPTION.

IT USED TO BE 49%.

NO ONE IS BUYING ANY OF

THESE.

THIS IS A BIG CASE, BIG

REPERCUSSIONS.

AS YOU KNOW, MY FIRST JOB

OUT OF LAW SCHOOL, THAT'S

WHAT I DID.

I WAS AN I.R.S. LAWYER.

AND ONE OF MY CO-COUNSEL IN

THE CASE WAS ACTUALLY IN MY

SAME OFFICE AT THE I.R.S.

AND HIS NAME IS JULIAN

FORTUNA.

AND WE'VE GOT FORMER U.S.

ATTORNEYS VOLVE.

THE A-TEAM IS LITIGATING

THIS CASE.

Pat: OBAMA WANTS TO

PACK THE D.C. CIRCUIT, PUT

THREE MORE JUDGES ON THE

CIRCUIT THAT DOESN'T NEED

ANYMORE JUDGES.

ALL LIBERALS.

ALWAYS ON FEMINIST CAUSES.

WILL THIS CASE COME BEFORE

THE D.C. CIRCUIT WITH THAT

RECONSTITUTED BODY?

IT DOES.

THE INITIAL IS BEFORE THE

TRIAL COURT.

IF IT WERE TO GO AGAINST US,

WE'LL APPEAL IT.

IF IT GOES AGAINST THE

GOVERNMENT, THEY'LL APPEAL

IT.

YES, IT WILL GO BEFORE THE

D.C. CIRCUIT, AND IT DEPENDS

ON WHO THE PANEL IS.

IF YOU HAVE AN ENTIRE COURT

REVIEW, YOU'LL END UP WITH

ALL OF THESE NEW JUDGES.

I KNOW ONE OF THE JUDGES

VERY WELL, WHO WAS AN

ASSISTANT SOLICITOR GENERAL

OF UNDER BUSH'S TERM AND

UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.

SHE IS A VERY BRIGHT

LAWYER.

BUT THE FACT IS, THAT'S NOT

THE QUESTION.

THE QUESTION IS: ARE THESE

JUDGES NEEDED?

AND WHEN I TESTIFIED BEFORE

SENATOR SESSION'S COMMITTEE

ON THE COURTS, THERE WAS A

REAL QUESTION AS TO THE

WORKLOAD OF THESE COURTS

THAT ARE ALL-TIME LOW IN THE

LAST 10 OR 15 YEARS.

THAT THE 11th CIRCUIT,

WHICH HAS FEWER JUDGES AND A

HIGHER CASE LOAD, THEY'RE

NOT BEHIND.

THE JUDGES ARE NOT BEHIND AT

THE D.C. CIRCUIT.

THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF

COURT PACKING.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WANTS

TO REMAKE THE JUDICIARY, AND

HE IS GOING TO DO THAT.

BUT, PAT, WHAT IS GOOD FOR

THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE

GANDER.

THAT MEANS WHAT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN, WHEN THE REPUBLICANS

ARE BACK IN CONTROL, WHICH

WILL HAPPEN ONE DAY, IN THE

SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE,

LOOK OUT WHO IS GOING TO BE

APPOINTED.

THERE SHOULD BE NO HOLDS

BARRED ON THE JUDICIAL

APPOINTMENTS.

Pat: THE GANDER BETTER

WIN ELECTIONS.

THANK YOU.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO

YOU, TOO, PAT.

Pat: THE NORTHEAST IS

GETTING HIT WITH A MASSIVE

WINTER STORM.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, FROM

FLORIDA TO MAINE, MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE ALONG THE EASTERN

SEABOARD ARE DEALING WITH

SNOW, SLEET, AND RAIN TODAY

FROM A NASTY STORM SYSTEM.

IT IS THREATENING

THANKSGIVING PLANS ON ONE OF

THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS OF

THE YEAR, WITH DANGEROUS

ROADS AND HUNDREDS OF

DELAYED OR CANCELLED

FLIGHTS.

IN NORTH CAROLINA, POSSIBLE

DAMAGE AFTER A POSSIBLE

TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN,

DAMAGING HOMES, KNOCKING

DOWN POWER LINES, AND

INJURING SIX PEOPLE.

SIX MONTHS AGO, MERCY CHEFS

TRIED TO MAKE THE FIRST

THANKSGIVING AFTER THE STORM

A MEMORABLE ONE FOR THE

COMMUNITY SOUTH OF OKLAHOMA

CITY.

MARK MARTIN HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE MASSIVE

EF-5 TORNADO INJURED NEARLY

400 AND TOOK THE LIVES OF 23

PEOPLE, INCLUDING SEVEN

CHILDREN AT PLAZA TOWERS

ELEMENTARY.

210 MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS

DESTROYED THE SCHOOL.

A MEMORIAL OF SEVEN CROSSES

HONORS THE LIVES OF THE

STUDENTS.

THE TWO-MILE WIDE TORNADO

ALSO LEVELLED BRIARWOOD,

ELEMENTARY.

TEACHER DONNA GOODMAN

HUNKERED DOWN UNDER A DESK

WITH 15 STUDENTS WHEN THE

TORNADO HIT.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I SAW

DAYLIGHT, AND I REALIZED

THAT THE ROOF WAS COMING

OFF.

I JUST REMEMBER SHUTTING MY

EYES REALLY TIGHT, HOLDING

ON TO THE KIDS I COULD

TOUCH, AND TELLING THEM IT

WAS GOING TO BE OKAY.

WE WERE GOING TO MAKE IT.

Reporter: A HOT

THANKSGIVING MEAL PROVIDED

BY VIRGINIA-BASED MERCY

CHEFS, AND SOUTH GATE

BAPTIST CHURCH IN MOORE

HELPS A COMMUNITY THAT HAS

BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH TO

HEAL.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE HOPE

THEY DON'T EXPERIENCE IS THE

FEELING OF JUST BEING IN

ANOTHER LINE FOR A HANDOUT.

WE WANT TO SET A TABLE OF

HOSPITALITY.

WE WANT THEM TO FEEL

WELCOMED AND VALUE.

WE WANT TO SERVE THEM.

FORGET ABOUT THEIR

PROBLEMS FOR A WHILE.

IT IS NICE TO SEE THAT

EXPRESSION ON THEIR FACES

WHEN THAT LEVEL OF ANXIETY

LEAVES THEIR FACE, LEAVES

THEIR BODY FOR A MOMENT.

AS MUCH AS ANYTHING ELSE,

I LOVE TO SEE THE CHURCH BE

THE CHURCH, AND TO SEE

PEOPLE FROM ALL KINDS OF

BACKGROUNDS, ALL

DENOMINATIONS, WERE ABLE TO

COME TOGETHER AND SERVE AND

HAVE ONE DIRECTIVE AND ONE

MOTIVE, AND THAT IS TO CARE

FOR PEOPLE AND TO SHARE AND

SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS

CHRIST.

WE'RE ALWAYS THANKFUL FOR

OUR FAMILIES, FOR OUR HOMES,

FOR THE GOD WHO SAVED US.

BUT THIS YEAR PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO REALIZE WHAT THEY

WERE SAVED FROM.

PEOPLE WERE SAVED FROM

DEATH.

PEOPLE WERE SAVED FROM

DESTRUCTION.

PEOPLE WERE PULLED OUT FROM

RUBBLE WHERE THEY SHOULD NOT

HAVE SURVIVED.

AND IT MAKES YOU MORE

THANKFUL FOR THE LIFE THAT

YOU HAVE.

Reporter: IN THIS

SEASON OF THANKSGIVING,

SURVIVORS OF THE MOORE,

OKLAHOMA, TORNADO SHARE A

MEAL PREPARED BY GENEROUS,

MERCIFUL HANDS.

IT IS A BOOST TO THOSE WHO

HAVE SUFFERED GREAT LOSS AND

PRESS ON TO REBUILD.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Reporter: PAT, I WAS

THERE ON THE GROUND

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STORM

IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA, AND I

HAVE TO SAY SOME OF THOSE

PEOPLE ARE THE MOST

RESILIENT PEOPLE YOU'LL

MEET.

Pat: IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

BUILT A HOUSE OUT THERE FOR

SOMEBODY.

IT'S GORGEOUS.

AND MERCY CHEFS DO A

TREMENDOUS JOB.

THEY'RE LOCATED RIGHT HERE.

THE HEAD CHEF IS ONE

FABULOUS COOK.

HE CAN REALLY -- HE IS CAJUN.

IN ANY EVENT, FOLKS, A FEW

DAYS AGO I SHOWED YOU THE

SOTHEBYS CATALOG, AND IT

SHOWED THE FIRST BOOK THAT

WAS PRINTED IN AMERICA.

IT IS THE BAY BOOK OF

PSALMS, PUBLISHED IN THE

YEAR 1640, IN THE EARLY DAYS

OF OUR NATION.

WELL, IT WENT UP FOR AUCTION

YESTERDAY.

AND OOH, THE PRICE IS A

SHOCKER.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, THAT'S

RIGHT.

THE TINY BOOK OF PSALMS

PUBLISHLY NEARLY 400 YEARS

AGO HAS SET A RECORD FOR A

BOOK SOLD AT AUCTION.

GOING FOR $14.2 MILLION AT

SOTHEBY'S IN NEW YORK.

THE BAY PSALM BOOK IS

BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST

BOOK PRINTED IN WHAT IS NOW

THE UNITED STATES.

THE BOOK WAS ONE OF TWO

OWNED BY BOSTON'S OLD SOUTH

CHURCH.

THE CHURCH SOLD IT TO

INCREASE ITS GRANTS AND FUND

IT'S MINISTRIES.

AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND

FIL PHILANTHROPIST DAVID

RUBINSTEIN BOUGHT IT.

I COULD HAVE SWORN YOU WERE

GOING TO ASK DEE DEE ABOUT

PLACING A BID FOR THAT

BOOK.

Pat: WELL, YOU KNOW HOW

SHE IS, SHE IS SO

CONSERVATIVE.

Wendy: $14 MILLION?

Pat: ONE BOOK.

YOU'RE GOING TO PUT IT IN

YOUR LIBRARY.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK IT

IS WORTH IT?

Pat: IT IS THE FIRST

BOOK PRINTED IN AMERICA.

SURE IT IS.

Wendy: WHAT IS IT WORTH

FOR YOU?

Pat: IT IS WORTH WHAT

SOMEBODY WILL PAY FOR HIM.

DAVID IS A WEALTHY GUY, AND

TO HIM IT IS A PRICELESS

TREASURE.

BUT THE FIRST THING PRINTED

WAS THE BIBLE.

KEEP THAT IN MIND.

IT IS THANKSGIVING AND

TURKEY DAY.

Wendy: ALMOST.

COMING UP, THE REAL STORY

BEHIND THE FIRST

THANKSGIVING.

WHERE THE PILGRIMS WERE

SIMPLY THANKFUL TO BE

ALIVE.

I FINALLY LOOKED AT HIM

AND HE SAID I CANNOT WAIT

UNTIL YOU FOOLS DIE AND I

CAN DUMP YOUR BODIES IN THE

OCEAN.

THE NEXT WEEK HE DIED, AND

THE PILGRIMS DUMPED HIS BODY

IN THE OCEAN.

Wendy: WE'LL HEAD TO

PLYMOUTH ROCK FOR A STORY

YOU WON'T FIND IN THE

HISTORY BOOKS.

AND WE'VE GOT THE BEST SEAT

IN THE HOUSE FOR THE PREMIER

OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON -- YOU

GUESSED IT, THE MACY'S

PARADE, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

SEC LOW

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Pat: THERE WAS A FOX

PROGRAM THAT GOES ON A AT

5:00 IN THE AFTERNOON CALLED

"THE FIVE."

AND THEY'VE GOT A

DISCUSSION, AND ONE SAID

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, ONE

OF THE THINGS HE GAVE TO OUR

COUNTRY WAS THE LAST

THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER, WHICH

IS THANKSGIVING.

AND SOMEBODY SAID, NO, IT

WAS ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

THE TRUTH IS IT WAS WAY

BEFORE THEN.

Wendy: GEORGE

WASHINGTON?

Pat: WAY BEFORE HIM,

TOO.

400 YEARS AGO THE PILGRIMS,

UP IN MASSACHUSETTS,

CELEBRATED WHAT WE THINK IS

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING IN

THE NEW WORLD.

WE HAD ONE UP AT FLORIDA

100, OR ONE OF THOSE PLACES

UP THE JAMES RIVER THAT HAD

A THANKSGIVING SIMILAR TO

THAT, VERY EARLY, IN THE

1600s.

BUT WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW IS

WHY THEY WERE SO THANKFUL.

IT WAS BECAUSE GOD BROUGHT

SO MANY MIRACLES TO KEEP

THEM ALIVE DURING A TERRIBLE

TIME THAT MAY HAVE WELL

KILLED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM.

PAUL STRAND BRING US THAT

STORY FROM PLYMOUTH,

MASSACHUSETTS.

Reporter: HERE AT

PLYMOUTH PLANTATION, NEAR

THE SITE OF THE ACTUAL

PILGRIM SETTLEMENT,

REENACTORS PORTRAY THE

SETTLERS AFTER THEY ARRIVE.

IT IS DISPLAYED IN A

RE-CREATION OF A SUNDAY

SERVICE.

LET THY SPIRIT GUIDE US.

Reporter: BUT YEARS

BEFORE, IT TOOK MIRACLE

AFTER MIRACLE FOR THE

PILGRIMS TO SURVIVE THEIR

FIRST FEW MONTHS IN THE NEW

WORLD AND MAKE IT TO THE

FIRST THANKSGIVING.

LEO MARTIN GIVES TOURS IN

THE MUSEUM.

HE SAYS THESE RELIGIOUS

SEPARATISTS WERE NOT TO BE

TRIFLED WITH.

HE FINALLY LOOKED AT THEM

AND SAID, I CANNOT WAIT

UNTIL YOU FOOLS DIE AND I

CAN DUMP YOUR BODIES INTO

THE OCEAN.

AND THE NEXT WEEK HE DIED,

AND THE PILGRIMS PUT HIS

BODY IN A SHROWD AND DUMPED

HIS BODY INTO THE OCEAN.

Reporter: WHEN THEY

LANDED OFF-COURSE TO THE

NORTH, THE CRUEL, HARSH

WINTER KILLED MORE THAN HALF

OF THESE PILGRIMS.

THEY STARTED TALKING

ABOUT TWO OR THREE PEOPLE

DYING A DAY.

SO HALF THEIR COMPANY IS

DEAD.

Reporter: NEARLY OUT OF

FOOD, THEY WERE LIVING ON A

RATION OF JUST FIVE KERNELS

OF CORN A DAY.

MOST OF THE MOTHERS PERISHED

BECAUSE THEY GAVE THEIR

PORTIONS TO THEIR STARVING

CHILDREN.

THOSE 18 MARRIED WOMEN,

14 DIED THE FIRST WINTER,

SACRIFICING THEMSELVES FOR

THE FIRST GENERATION.

BUT EVEN IN THE MIDST OF

ALL OF THIS, THE GUIDANCE OF

GOD WAS EVIDENCE.

THEY FOUND HERE, ABOVE THE

FAMOUS PLYMOUTH ROCK, A

PLACE THAT

PERFECTLY,

MIRACULOUSLY MET THEIR

NEEDS.

A RIVER OF FRESH, CLEAN

WATER, STREAMING WITH FISH,

AND THEN A HIGH HILL, THE

PERFECT LOCATION FOR THEIR

CANNON, SET TO WARD OFF

SPANISH, FRENCH, OR NATIVE

ENEMIES.

AND THEY DESPERATELY NEEDED

A LARGE, PLOWED FIELD NO

LONGER CLAIMED BY ANYONE.

THEY FIND THREE ACRES OF

CLEARED FARMLAND, WHICH THE

NATIVES HAD ABANDONED.

Reporter: BECAUSE THE

PLAGUE KILLED MOST OF THEM.

SO NOW THEY'RE WIPED OUT

BY A PLAGUE, SO NO OTHER

INDIANS WOULD COME ON THE

PROPERTY.

Reporter: AN UNKNOWN

INDIAN WOKE UP AND SPOKE

ENGLISH.

HOW YOU DOING?

YOU'VE GOT A BEER?

Reporter: HE LED THEM

TO A SQUAD, LED BY THIS MAN,

OF THE NEARBY WA WANPANOG

TRIBE.

AND HE TAUGHT THE

PILGRIMS HOW TO PLANT THE

NATIVE MAZE OR CORN.

IT DID SAVE THEM BECAUSE

THE WHEAT AND BARLEY

WOULDN'T TAKE TO THE SANDY

SOIL.

THE CORN DID.

Reporter: AND HE SHOWED

THEM HOW TO USE THE

PLENTIFUL FISH IN THIS RIVER

AS FERTILIZER.

B.

BY THE NEXT FALL, THE CROP

HAD THRIVED ENOUGH, THE

PILGRIMS DECIDED TO GIVE

THANKS TO GOD, AND INVITED

THE MASSASOYA TO HAVE DINNER

WITH THEM.

AND THE NATIVES FEASTED AND

CELEBRATED SIDE BY SIDE.

BUT THE PILGRIMS DIDN'T

FORGET THAT STARVING TIME

THAT KILLED HALF THEIR

NUMBER.

HE PUT FIVE KERNELS OF

CORN ON EVERYBODY'S PLATE,

AND ASKED EVERYBODY TO GIVE

HIM FIVE THINGS THEY WERE

THANKFUL FOR THAT FIRST YEAR

IN PLYMOUTH.

Reporter: PLYMOUTH

HONORS THE PILGRIMS

YEAR-ROUND, WITH SUCH THINGS

AS A NATIONAL MONUMENT,

TOPPED BY THE FEMALE FIGURE

ENTITLED "FAITH."

AND LINCOLN, WHO IN 1863,

MADE THANKSGIVING A NATIONAL

HOLIDAY.

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS

THE ALMIGHTY DEALS WITH US

AS NATIONS, AS WELL AS

INDIVIDUALS.

Reporter: AND MUCH OF

THE NATION MAKES ITS

GRATITUDE KNOWN EVERY

THANKSGIVING TO THE GOD,

WHO'S DIVINE HAND, GUIDED

THESE BRAVE PILGRIMS.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM PLYMOUTH,

MASSACHUSETTS.

Pat: WE HAD A PRAYER

MEETING HIS MONDAY, AND I

LED THE PRAYER MEETING OF

THE STAFF.

I SAID, JUST GIVE ME WHAT

YOU'RE THANKFUL FOR.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT I WAS

THANKFUL FOR?

I WAS THANKFUL FOR THIS

PLANET.

Wendy: REALLY?

Pat: JUST THINK OF IT.

Wendy: HOW GOD HAS JUST

GIVEN US EVERYTHING THAT WE

NEED.

Pat: WE'VE GOT SOIL.

WE'VE GOT THE SUN.

WE'VE GOT FRESH WATER.

WE'VE GOT SEEDS.

YOU JUST ASSUME YOU CAN DIG

UP A PLANT AND STICK IT IN

THE GROUND AND IT WILL GROW

AND FLOURISH.

BUT WHY WOULD IT?

IT IS THERE BECAUSE GOD HAS

MADE US -- WE'RE JUST THE

RIGHT DISTANCE FROM THE SUN,

WE HAVE A MOON THAT KEEPS US

STABLE.

WE HAVE AN INTERNAL CORE OF

MOLTANT LAVA THAT KEEPS US

STRAIGHTENED OUT IN TERMS OF

OUR COMPASSES.

IT PUTS A SHIELD AROUND US

TO KEEP SOME OF THE NASTY

THINGS FROM HITTING U US

FROM SPACE.

WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.

WE GET UP AND THE SUN IS

SHINING.

Wendy: WE REALLY,

REALLY DO.

IF THE SUN WAS A LITTLE

CLOSER, WE WOULDN'T BE

HERE.

Pat: WE WOULD BE

SCORCHED TO DEATH.

AND IF IT WAS A LITTLE

FARTHER AWAY, WE WOULD BE

FROZEN.

THAT WAS MY THANKSGIVING.

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL PRAYER

MEETING.

WHEN YOU SIT AROUND THE

TABLE, DON'T JUST SAY, I

THANK GOD FOR GRANDMA --

THAT'S NICE, BUT HOW ABOUT

THE BIG THINGS GOD HAS DONE

FOR YOU.

Wendy: I'M REALLY

THANKFUL FOR MY FAMILY.

I'M THE OLDEST OF FIVE, AND

EVERYBODY IS DOING WELL AND

HEALTHY.

Pat: YOU GET TOGETHER

THANKSGIVING?

Wendy: OH, YEAH, WE'RE

GOING TO GET TOGETHER AT MY

SISTER'S HOUSE IN

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.

STEELER'S COUNTRY.

Pat: WE HOPE ROTH

ROTHSBERGER IS IN GOOD

HEALTH.

Wendy: GEORGE

WASHINGTON PROCLAIMED A

NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING

WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT, AS

DID AB ABRAHAM LINCOLN, AND

ALSO, AS PAT MENTIONED,

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

BUT THESE DAYS, MANY PEOPLE

DON'T NEED A PRESIDENTIAL

PROCLAMATION TO RING IN THE

HOLIDAY.

THEY JUST NEED ONE THING:

THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY

PARADE.

Reporter: THE MACY'S

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

DRAWS MILLIONS TO THE

STREETS OF NARCOTIC.

IT HA NEW YORK.

IT HAS BEEN A STAPLE IN THE

AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS SINCE

1945.

THIS IS ONE OF THE

LARGEST PUBLIC GATHERINGS IN

THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS THE OPENING ACT FOR

THANKSGIVING DAY FOR A LOT

OF AMERICAN FAMILIESMENT.

Reporter: FOR MOST OF

US, THE PARADE LASTS JUST A

FEW HOURS.

BUT FOR SOME MACY'S

EMPLOYEES, THE PARADE NEVER

ENDS.

A TEAM WORKS YEAR-ROUND

CREATING THE FLOATS AND

BALLOONS THAT LINE BROADWAY

EACH NOVEMBER.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT GOES BY

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, BUT

THERE IS A WHOLE YEAR OF

GETTING IT TOGETHER.

Reporter: THE

THANKSGIVING PARADE IS LIKE

THE THANKSGIVING DINNER,

WHICH TAKES HOURS TO CREATE

AND MINUTES TO DEVOUR.

WE HAVE ALL OF THE

TECHNICAL STUFF IN ORDER TO

MAKE THE GIANT FLOATS AND

BALLOONS.

Reporter: THE TEAM ALSO

COOKS UP NEW IDEAS EACH

YEAR.

WE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF

NEW CHARACTERS THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE INCREDIBLE NEW

FLOATS THIS YEAR.

Reporter: THEY DON'T

HAVE TO START COMPLETELY

FROM SCRATCH.

A FEW ITEMS ALWAYS MAKE THE

MENU.

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME

OF THE THINGS THAT ARE

TRADITIONAL, LIKE TURKEY.

WE ALWAYS HAVE OUR TURKEY

FLOAT.

AND WE ALWAYS HAVE SANTA AT

THE END.

Reporter: MANY

GENERATIONS OF MACY'S

EMPLOYEES HAVE LABORED TO

CREATE A RECIPE FOR

SUCCESS.

AND MANY MORE WILL FOLLOW.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO BE

THE GUARDIANS OF THIS

INCREDIBLE TRADITION.

SOMETHING VERY BELOVED IN

AMERICA, AND WE'LL BE VERY

HAPPY TO PASS IT ON TO THE

NEXT GENERATION WHEN THAT

TIME COMES.

Wendy: LOVE IT.

UP NEXT, A BUSY MOM WHO'S

THANKSGIVING PLANS WERE PUT

IN JEOPARDY.

HE COULD NOT GET A FULL,

DEEP BREATH BECAUSE THE PAIN

WAS SO SHARP.

I WENT TO THE E.R. THAT

EVENING.

WHEN I CAME HOME, WITHIN TWO

DAYS, I WAS WORSE.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS

WOMAN GOT A THANKSGIVING

MIRACLE.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

AS A WORKING MOM, MARY

WOODS HAS HER HANDS FULL, SO

WHEN HE HURT HERSELF RIGHT

BEFORE THANKSGIVING ONE

YEAR, MARY'S LIFE CAME TO A

STAND STILL, BUT NOT FOR

LONG.

WATCH THIS.

WHO WANTS ORANGE JUICE

AND WHO WANTS MILK?

Reporter: MARY WOODS IS

A SUPER BUSY MOM WITH TWO

YOUNG DAUGHTERS AND A

FULL-TIME JOB.

I GET UP AND WAKE MY

GIRLS AT 7:15, TO GET READY

TO GET OUT OF THE DOOR AND

NOT BE LATE FOR SCHOOL.

Reporter: BUT HER

ABILITY TO KEEP THE

HOUSEHOLD RUNNING CAME TO A

STAND STILL DAYS BEFORE

THANKSGIVING WHEN MARY

INJURED HER SIDE WHILE

LIFTING A PIECE OF

FURNITURE.

IT WAS INTENSE, ALMOST AS

IF YOU COULD NOT GET A FULL,

DEEP BREATH BECAUSE THE PAIN

WAS SO SHARP.

I WENT TO THE E.R. THAT

EVENING, AND THEY TOLD ME IT

WAS A PULLED MUSCLE AND THAT

THERE WAS NOT MUCH I COULD

DO BUT ALLOW IT TO HEAL.

WHEN I CAME HOME, WITHIN TWO

DAYS I WAS WORSE.

Reporter: MARY

CANCELLED HER THANKSGIVING

PLANS AND STAYED ON THE

COUCH TO REST.

THAT'S WHEN SHE PRAYED WITH

"THE 700 CLUB," AND ASKED

GOD FOR HEALING.

PAT SPOKE A WORD, WILL IS

SOMEBODY THAT HAS PAIN IN

THEIR LEFT SIDE.

Pat: SOMETHING HAPPENED

AMERICAN STOC -- SOMEBODY'S

STOMACH, I WAS GOING TO SAY

IT WAS AN ULCER, BUT IT IS

NOT.

I FELT INSTANTANEOUSLY

THAT THE LORD WAS TOUCHING

ME.

TEARS STARTED COMING DOWN MY

EYES.

I WAS ABLE TO BREATHE AND

MOVE AND BEND WITHOUT PAIN.

THE LORD HAD INSTANTANEOUSLY

HEALED ME.

Reporter: MARY COOKED

HER THANKSGIVING MEAL

PAIN-FREE.

I THINK THAT WAS PROBABLY

ONE OF THE BEST THANKSGIVING

DINNERS I MADE BECAUSE I WAS

SO HAPPY TO BE MOVING AND TO

BE FREE OF PAIN, AND TO BE

ABLE TO ACTUALLY MAKE THE

MEAL THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE

BEEN ABLE TO HAD THE LORD

NOT HEALED ME.

I AM SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL

TO GOD'S MERCIES AND GRACE,

FOR REACHING OUT HIS HAND

AND TOUCHING ME.

Wendy: WELL, MAYBE LIKE

MARY, YOU NEED A

THANKSGIVING MIRACLE, TOO.

THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD CAN DO

ANYTHING.

HE IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

WHAT HE DID FOR MARY, HE

WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.

DIANE OF GLENDALE, KENTUCKY,

DEVELOPED AN IRRITATION IN

HER RIGHT EYE.

IT CAUSED HER TO HAVE

TERRIBLE HEADACHES ON A

REGULAR BASIS.

SHE TRIED TAKING OÙ

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE,

BUT IT DIDN'T HELP.

PAT, YOU GAVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID YOUR EYE IS

IRRITATED LIKE CRAZY.

GOD HAS TOUCHED YOU AND

HEALED, AND SHE CLAIMED THAT

FOR HERSELF.

AND, PAT, YOU GAVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE FOR PEOPLE WITH

TERRIBLE HEADACHES.

DIANE CLAIMED THAT WORD, TOO

AND SHE WAS HEALED.

AND THE HEADACHES HAVE NOT

RETURNED.

Pat: WE DON'T KNOW HER,

BUT GOD KNOWS DIANE.

AND GOD KNOWS LISA, IN NORTH

CAROLINA, WHO HAS A CYST ON

HER SIDE.

THE MOTHER CALLED "THE 700

CLUB" AND ASKED FOR PRAYER

FOR HER DAUGHTER'S

CONDITION.

WHEN SHE RETURNED FROM THE

DOCTOR WITH A FOLLOW-UP

APPOINTMENT, THE CYST WAS

GONE.

THE DOCTOR SAID, QUOTE,"IF

YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, YOU

GOT ONE."

HALLELUJAH.

FOLKS, WE BELIEVE IN

MIRACLES.

WE BELIEVE IN GIVING YOUR

THANKS TO THE LORD, AND LET

YOUR REQUESTS BE KNOWN WITH

YOUR THANKSGIVING.

WE PRAISE GOD FOR ALL OF HIS

MERCIES.

WENDY AND I ARE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS TOGETHER, AND

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW GOD WANTS TO GIVE

YOU A MIRACLE.

FATHER, I JOIN HANDS WITH MY

SISTER IN CHRIST.

AND TOGETHER WE BELIEVE FOR

THOSE IN THIS AUDIENCE WHO

ARE SUFFERING.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

RECEIVE A MIRACLE.

Wendy: I'M HEARING

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SUFFERING

WITH THAT RIGHT NOW,

ESPECIALLY WITH THE

WEATHER.

AND SO, LORD, I JUST THANK

YOU RIGHT NOW THAT ANYBODY

WHO HAS THAT, THAT THEY CAN

JUST REACH UP AND CLAIM

THEIR HEALING FROM YOU.

YOU ARE HEALING RHEUMATOID

ARTHRITIS NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: YOU'VE GOT A

SWELLING IN YOUR ABDOMEN,

AND IT IS A TUMOR THAT IS

THERE.

YOU THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE GAS,

BUT IT IS NOT.

IT IS A TUMOR.

AND GOD IS RIGHT NOW --

YOU'LL FEEL LIKE FIRE, AND

TOUCH THAT AREA OF YOUR

BODY.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

MADE WHOLE.

Wendy: LORD, I'M

HEARING FINGERS AND TOES,

PEOPLE WITH PAIN OR NUMBNESS

IN YOUR FINGERS AND TOES.

THE LORD WANTS YOU TO KNOW

HE IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: SHORTNESS OF

BREATH, I THINK YOU'VE HAD

A-FIB, AND GOD IS CHANGING

THE CHEMISTRY IN YOUR HEART,

AND YOUR HEART IS

REGULATING.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, THE

SHORTNESS OF BREATH WILL

LEAVE YOU.

AND MANY WITH HEADACHES, THE

HEADACHES ARE LEAVING YOU AS

WE SPEAK.

Wendy: I WAS HEARING

HEADACHES, TOO, A LOT OF

STRESS HEADACHES.

GOD, YOU'RE JUST RELIEVING

MIGRAINES.

FATHER, I PRAY RIGHT NOW YOU

WOULD DO A MIRACLE AND TAKE

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: LORD, WE THANK YOU

FOR ALL OF YOUR GOODNESS.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE WE

HAVE.

THANK YOU FOR HEALTH.

THANK YOU FOR FREEDOM.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BOUNTY,

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

GIVE US A CALL.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

IF YOU'VE HAD SOMETHING

HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE.

CALL US IF YOU NEED FURTHER

PRAYER.

CALL US.

WE'RE HEAR 24 HOURS A DAY.

1-800-759-0700.

Wendy: THAT'S FUN.

WELL, THE HOLIDAYS ARE THE

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE

YEAR, AND THEY'RE ALSO THE

MOST STRESSFUL.

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE.

STILL AHEAD, WE'LL REMEMBER

THE TRUE MEANING OF THE

SEASON BY HONORING A

TRADITION MORE THAN A

THOUSAND YEARS OLD.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY MANY

CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE ADVENT

WHEN WE COME BACK.

THEY STARTED TALKING

ABOUT HOW THERE IS SOMEONE

OUT THERE WITH A FOOT

PROBLEM.

Terry: YOU HAVE A

CONDITION WITH THE ARCHES OF

YOUR FEET.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

PUT ONE FOOT ON THE

GROUND, THEN THE OTHER, NO

PAIN, NOTHING.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS MADE A

HOLIDAY APPEAL TO IRAN FOR

THE RELEASE OF THREE

AMERICANS, INCLUDING PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI.

JOSH ERNEST SAYS PRESIDENT

OBAMA BROUGHT UP THE

PRISONERS DURING A PHONE

CONVERSATION WITH IRANIAN

PRESIDENT ROUHANI.

THEY ASKED THE IRANIAN

REGIME TO CONSIDER RELEASING

THE AMERICANS ON

HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS.

THE CHRISTIAN OWNERS OF A

BED AND BREAKFAST IN ENGLAND

WHO REFUSED TO RENT A ROOM

TO A GAY COUPLE HAVE LOST

THEIR APPEAL.

PETER AND HAZEL WERE SUED

AND ORDERED TO PAY DAMAGES

FOR TURNING AWAY A MALE

COUPLE AT THEIR

ESTABLISHMENT.

THE BOWLES APPEALED TO THE

SUPERIOR COURT, ASKING FOR

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF

THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

THEY SAY THEIR POLICY IS

BASED ON THEIR CHRISTIAN

BELIEFS THAT MARRIAGE IS

BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.

THE COURT DISMISSED THE

CASE, SAYING IT AMOUNTED TO

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

DISCRIMINATION.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: FOR MANY, THE

PERIOD BETWEEN THANKSGIVING

AND CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT

SHOPPING.

THINK BLACK FRIDAY.

AND, OF COURSE, SETTING UP

DECORATIONS.

BUT FOR CHRISTIANS, IT IS

ALSO KNOWN AS ADVENT.

AND RECENTLY MY OLDEST SON'S

WIFE, MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW,

LISA, SHARED WITH TERRY

ABOUT WHY WE CELEBRATE THIS

ADVENT SEASON.

Terry: WELL, CHRISTMAS

IS ALMOST UPON US, AND IF

YOU'RE HOME IS LIKE MINE,

I'M ALWAYS THINKING OF WAYS

TO MAKE THE SEASON REALLY

MEANINGFUL.

MY FRIEND, LISA ROBERTSON,

IS JOINING ME RIGHT NOW

BECAUSE WE WANT TO TALK TO

YOU ABOUT ADVENT, AN AGE-OLD

TRADITION BUT ONE THAT STILL

HAS MEANING TODAY.

SHARE A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT

ADVENT IS.

ADVENT IS THE SEASON IN

THE CHURCH CALENDAR THAT

BEGINS FOUR WEEKS BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

IT IS A TIME OF PREPARATION,

AND IT IS THE TIME OF

TALKING ABOUT THE COMING OF

CHRIST AS AN INFANT IN A

MANGER, AND ALSO WHEN HE

COMES THE SECOND TIME IN

GLORY.

IT IS ALL ABOUT COMING

TOWARDS.

Terry: THIS IS A VERY

SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN YOUR

HOME.

I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR MANY

YEARS, AND I KNOW YOUR

FAMILY CELEBRATES THIS EACH

DAY OF THE FOUR WEEKS.

THERE IS A SENSE OF

ANTICIPATION THAT COMES WITH

THIS IN THE FAMILY?

ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE

ABOUT ADVENT IS I FEEL LIKE

IT IS GOD'S GIFT TO US.

IT IS A TIME WHEN WE CAN

PAUSE AND REFLECT AND THINK

ABOUT WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY

IS.

IT IS A LOT MORE THAN THE

CHAOS WE COME TO EXPECT.

WE PUT THE WREATH ON OUR

CHRISTMAS TABLEMENT AND WE

LIGHT ONE CANDLE THE FIRST

WEEK AND TWO CANDLES THE

SECOND WEEK AND LEARN ABOUT

WHAT ADVENT IS.

Terry: LET'S TALK ABOUT

WHAT THIS MEANS BECAUSE THIS

ISN'T JUST A PRETTY WREATH.

THERE IS ARE SYMBOL TO ALL

OF THIS.

IT IS AR VERY

SIGNIFICANT.

THE WREATH IS ROUND BECAUSE

IT SYMBOLIZES ETERNAL LIFE,

AND THAT'S THE LIFE WE HAVE

IN CHRIST.

IT IS GREEN BECAUSE THATLIES

ITHAT ALSO AN IMAGE OF

ETERNAL LIFE.

AND THE BERRIES OF RED

BECAUSE THAT SYMBOLIZES THE

BLOOD CHRIST SHED FOR US.

Terry: SOME OF THIS IS

ALIVE, AND YOU GOT IT OUT OF

YOUR YARD.

WHICH PEOPLE CAN BE VERY

CREATIVE DOING.

AND SOME OF IT YOU ADDED

ON?

YES.

SOME YEARS I HAVE HYDRANGES

AND SOME YEARS I DON'T.

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT IS

GROWING IN MY GARDEN.

Terry: IT LOOKS

BEAUTIFUL.

BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS ISN'T

THE SIZE OR THE BEAUTY OF

THE WREATH.

IT IS THE MESSAGE BEHIND

IT.

IT COMES OUR WAY THROUGH THE

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES EACH

WEEK.

TALK ABOUT THE COLOR OF THE

CANDLES AND WHAT THAT

MEANS.

THE COLOR PURPLE IS THE

MAIN ADVENT COLOR.

IT REPRESENTS THE ROYALTY OF

CHRIST.

PURPLE IS A ROYAL COLOR.

AND PURPLE IS ALSO THE COLOR

OF REPENTANCE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

IS IMPORTANT IS NOT JUST TO

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND

PREPARE OUR HEARTS, BUT TO

REALLY THINK ABOUT THE

THINGS IN OUR LIFE, TO

REFLECT AND ASK THE LORD TO

HELP US BECOME MORE WHO HE

WANTS US TO BE.

THE THIRD REASON PURPLE IS

IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE ONE OF

THE SYMBOLS OF ADVENT IS

LIGHT.

AND RIGHT BEFORE THE SUN

COMES UP, YOU'LL HAVE A

PURPLE SKY, AND AN

PROCLAMATION OF THE SUN THAT

IS JUST ABOUT TO RISE.

I THINK THAT IS VERY

SIGNIFICANT.

THE PURPLE WILL BE

PROCLAIMING CHRIST COMING.

THE PINK IS -- SOME PEOPLE

CALL IT THE MERRY CANDLE.

IN THE BIBLE IT TALKS ABOUT

PINK BEING THE ROSES.

AND THE WHITE REPRESENTS THE

PURITY OF CHRIST.

Terry: YOU SAY THIS IS

THE LAST ONE THAT YOU

LIGHT.

EACH OF THESE -- YOU BEGIN

WHERE?

FOUR WEEKS OUT --

FOUR WEEKS BEFORE

CHRISTMAS, YOU BEGIN WITH A

PURPLE CANDLE.

I WOULD PUT A WREATH ON THE

TABLE AND WE WOULD SIT DOWN

AT DINNER TAME AN TIME AND

LIGHT ONE CANDLE FOR THE

ENTIRE WEEK.

THE FIRST WEEK WE TALK ABOUT

THE PROPHECIES.

THERE ARE OVER 400

PROCLAIMING THE COMING OF

THE CHRIST.

SO WE WOULD PREPARE OUR

HEART AND LEARN ABOUT THE

PROPHECY OF THE COMINGP

CHRIST.

COMING OF CHRIST.

AND THE SECOND WEEK WE READ

ABOUT THE HOPE THAT IS IN

CHRIST.

THE THIRD WEEK WE LIKE THE

PINK CANDLE, THE JOY CANDLE,

AND WE TALK ABOUT THE JOY

THAT CHRIST BRINGS US.

AND THE FOURTH WEEK, WE

LIGHT THE LAST CANDLE AND

TALK ABOUT WORSHIP AND LEARN

ABOUT -- ONE OF THE THINGS

IMPORTANT ABOUT WORSHIP IS

WE THINK IT IS SOMETHING YOU

DO IN CHURCH.

BUT WORSHIP IS A WAY WE

SHOULD LIVE.

AND WE LEARN ABOUT JUST

WORSHIPPING THE LORD IN JUST

VERY SIMPLE AND INTIMATE

WAYS.

Terry: SO THEN ON

CHRISTMAS MORNING, YOU WOULD

LIGHT ALL OF THESE --

ALL OF THEM.

Terry: AND THE CHRIST

CANDLE?

YES.

BUT WE REALLY LIGHT THE

CHRIST CANDLE ON CHRISTMAS

EVE.

UNLESS WE'RE TOO BUSY, THEN

WE LIGHT IT ON CHRISTMAS

MORNING.

AND THEN YOU HAVE A WREATH

LIT UP, REPRESENTATIVE OF

THE LIGHT OF JESUS COMING

INTO THE WORLD.

Terry: YOU'VE PUT

TOGETHER A GREAT LITTLE

ADVENT BOOK THAT HAS

ACTUALLY DAILY DEVOTIONS

THAT PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW EACH

DAY.

SO YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO

THINK UP THIS STUFF.

LISA HAS DONE THE WORK FOR

YOU.

IN 50 SECONDS OR LESS.

Terry: AND IT ALSO HAS

GOT SOME ADVICE ON HOW YOU

CAN PUT A SIMPLER WREATH

TOGETHER, IF YOU LIKE.

THIS WREATH CAN BE OF YOUR

OWN CREATION.

BUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT

IS THE FAMILY TIME SPENT

TOGETHER, FOCUSING ON

CHRISTMAS, THE CHRISTMAS

MESSAGE, AND ANTICIPATING

CELEBRATING THE COMING OF

CHRIST.

LISA, THANK YOU.

I LOVE YOU THE MESSAGE THIS

BRINGS, THE MESSAGE OF HOPE

AND CELEBRATION.

THANK YOU.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Terry: AND TO YOU,

TOO.

AND TO YOU.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP UT IN

FRONT OF BEST BUY OR

WAL-MART TO GET THE BEST

DEAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

THAT'S BECAUSE CBN PARTNERS

ARE GOING TO MATCH ANY GIFT

THAT YOU GIVE TO OUR

MINISTRY DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO YOUR DONATION WILL BE

ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE GET EVEN

MORE FOOD, WATER, AND

MEDICAL SUPPLIES ALL AROUND

THE WORLD.

IT IS PART OF A NATIONAL

CAMPAIGN CALLED "GIVE BACK

TUESDAY," WHICH RUNS FROM

NOW UNTIL THE TUESDAY AFTER

THANKSGIVING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GIVE

US A CALL, 1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND, AGAIN, YOU

CAN BE A DOUBLE BLESSING TO

A FAMILY IN NEED THIS

CHRISTMAS.

SO THAT IS A COOL WAY TO

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS.

Pat: IT REALLY IS.

IT IS SOMETHING TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF.

MY GOODNESS, YOU DOUBLE YOUR

MONEY.

QUESTIONS?

Wendy: TYLER -- TIME TO

"BRING IT ON."

TYLER WRITES, "I'VE BEEN

HAVING PAIN IN MY LEFT SIDE

FOR MONTHS.

I WENT TO THE DOCTORS, THEY

RAN THE GAMUT OF TESTS, YOU

NAME IT.

AND IT ALL CAME BACK NORMAL,

BUT I'M STILL IN PAIN.

SOMEONE SAYS THE PAIN MAY BE

CAUSED BY A GHOST WHO HAS

ATTACHED ITSELF TO MY BODY.

HOW CAN I REMOVE IT?

I NEED YOUR HELP?"

Pat: WELL, I DON'T

BELIEVE IN GHOSTS, AND I

DOUBT VERY SERIOUSLY IF

THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

BUT THERE IS A THING AS A

SPIRIT OF DEMONIC, AND THEY

CAN CAUSE PAIN.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSES

YOU'RE.

BUT I HAVE REBUKED SPIRIT OF

INFIRMITY IN THE PAST.

Wendy:

SUSAN

WRITES, "A

PERSON TOLD ME TO REPENT FOR

BELIEVING THAT JESUS IS

GOD.

SHE KEEPS FEEDING MY

CONTRADICTARY INFORMATION.

DOES IT SAY IN THE BIBLE

THAT JESUS IS, IN FACT,

GOD.

LOV?

LOVE YOUR PROGRAM, BY THE

WAY."

Pat: YOU REMEMBER

DOUBTING THOMAS, AND HE IS

AN ORTHODOX JEW, AND HE WAS

THERE WITH JESUS, AND HE

WANTED TO FEEL THE NAIL

PRINTS IN HIS HANDS.

AND JESUS SAID, OKAY, DO

IT.

TOUCH ME.

AND WHEN HE WAS FINISHED,

THOMAS SAID, MY LORD AND MY

GOD.

SO HE ACKNOWLEDGED HIM AS

GOD.

JESUS HIMSELF SAID, IF

YOU'VE SEEN ME, YOU'VE SEEN

THE FATHER.

AND SO HE TOOK UPON HIMSELF

THE ADORATION THAT WAS DUE

TO GOD BECAUSE HE WAS.

AND HE SAID, IF I DENY WHAT

I AM, I'LL BE AS BIG A LIAR

AS YOU ALL ARE.

SO THE ANSWER IS, YOU READ

THE BIBLE VERY CAREFULLY,

AND THERE IS NO QUESTION

ABOUT THE FACT, IN THE

BEGINNING WAS THE WORD.

THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND

THE WORD WAS GOD.

READ THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

JESUS WAS THE WORD.

HE WAS GOD.

THE BIBLE IS FULL OF IT.

WHOEVER IS GIVING YOU THIS

OTHER INFORMATION DOESN'T NO

WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT

OR UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE.

Wendy: KIMBERLY WRITES,

"A FEW YEARS AGO A NEIGHBOR

OF MINE CAME TO OUR HOUSE,

AND HE SAYS HIS FATHER

KICKED HIM OUT.

I TOLD HIM HE COULD STAY

WITH US.

HE WAS VERY THANKFUL AND

POLITE WHILE STAYING WITH

US, BUT I LEARNED HE WAS A

MUSLIM, AND I HEARD HIM

PRAYING TO ALLAH IN MY

HOME.

I WAS OKAY WITH IT, BUT ONE

DAY I FELT AN EVIL PRESENCE

IN MY KITCHEN WHILE

COOKING.

I TOLD HIM TO LEAVE.

BUT I FEEL HORRIBLE LIKE I

VIOLATED MATTHEW 25-46.

DID I DO THE RIGHT THING?

I DON'T FEEL LIKE I

SHOULDN'T ONLY SEND CHARITY

TO OTHER CHRISTIANS.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: NO, YOU SHOULDN'T

JUST SEND CHARITY TO OTHER

CHRISTIANS, BUT IT DOESN'T

MEAN YOU NEED TO BRING A

DEMONIC SPIRIT IN YOUR

HOME.

IF SOMEONE IS WORSHIPPING A

DEMONIC PRESENCE, IT WILL

INVADE YOUR HOME.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

YOU SAID YOU FELT A

PRESENCE.

SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE

VERY OBJECTIVE.

AND IT IS HARD TO SAY WHAT

IT IS.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO OFFER

HOSPITALITY TO A COVENT OF

WITCHES.

Wendy: I AGREE.

SHARON WRITES, "AT A LOCAL

HOSPITAL THEY HAVE A

MACHINE, WHERE THEY SCAN

YOUR HAND TO VERIFY YOU'RE

THE RIGHT PATIENT.

I'M TERRIFIED.

I THINK IT HAS THE MARK OF

THE BEAST WRITTEN ALL OVER

IT.

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?"

Pat: NOT OF THAT.

IT IS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL THE

HOSPITALS USE.

THIS ISN'T THE MARK OF THE

BEAST.

THE BIBLE SAYS YOU WON'T BE

ABLE TO BUY OR SELL WITHOUT

THAT IDENTIFYING MARK.

BUT I DON'T THINK SOME

HOSPITAL SCAN IS IT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE SCARED OF

SOMETHING, I'D BE SCARED OF

EXCESS X-RAYS, WHICH COULD

LEAD TO CANCER, BUT THAT'S A

DIFFERENT ISSUE.

Wendy: AND THE MARK OF

THE BEAST IS STILL,

HOPEFULLY, A WAYS OFF.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW HOW

FAR OFF IT IS, BUT THAT

AIN'T IT.

Wendy: AL WRITES, "WHEN

YOU PRAY DURING THE SHOW YOU

SEE PEOPLE AND HEAL THEIR

AILMENTS.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS

SOOTHSAYERS ARE EVIL AND

STAY AWAY FROM IT.

IF YOUR WORDS ARE FROM GOD,

DOESN'T THAT CONTRADICT

GOD?"

Pat: I DON'T SEE

ANYBODY.

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 1 14,

AND IT LISTS THE

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE

SPIRIT.

THE WORD OF WISDOM, THE WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

IT IS A WORD BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT OF SOMETHING THAT

ISN'T PERCEIVED BY THE

SENSES.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

I'M ALL AGAINST FORTUNE

TELLING AND SOOTHE SAYING

BECAUSE THAT THE IS DONE OF

THAT IS DONE BY DEMONIC

PEOPLE.

WE'RE NOT SOOTHSAYERS OR

FORTUNE-TELLERS.

Wendy: IT IS THE SAME

WAY GOD SPEAKS TO US ABOUT

ANYTHING.

HE MA.

HE MAY SAY GO LEFT INSTEAD

OF RIGHT.

Pat: GOD SPEAKS TO HIS

PEOPLE TODAY, AND WE HAVE TO

ACKNOWLEDGE IT.

THE OTHER STUFF IS

COUNTERFEIT.

Wendy: I WOULD LIKE TO

ADD ONE THING TO MY OTHER

FAVORITE VERSE ABOUT HEARING

FROM GOD, JESUS SAID "MY

SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE."

IF WE BELONG TO HIM, WE'RE

GOING TO HEAR FROM HIM.

Pat: WE SHOULD.

IF WE DON'T, WE'RE NOT HIS.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING OUR

PROGRAM TODAY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

LAST QUESTION COMING FROM

ISAIAH 44: 3: "I WILL POUR

WATER ON HIM WHO IS THIRSTY,

AND FLOODS ON THE DRY

GROUND.

I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT ON

YOUR DESCENDENTS AND MY LEFT

LEG ON YOUR OFFSPRING."

AND I'M TELLING YOU AS A

GREAT GRANDFATHER, AND A

GRANDFATHER OF 14, I'VE SEEN

THAT BLESSING ON MY

DESCENDENTS.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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