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The 700 Club - June 23, 2017

Steve McQueen, the “King of Cool," has a side you didn’t see in his films. Plus, Rory Feek remembers his late wife Joey, and their story that inspired millions. Read Transcript


Wendy: HE WAS THE

KING OF COOL, AND

AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE MOVIE

STAR.

NOW SEE A SIDE OF STEVE

McQUEEN THAT YOU DIDN'T

SEE IN HIS FILMS.

STEPHEN McQUEEN

REALIZED HIS NEEDED

CHRIST, SO THE KING OF

COOL NEEDED THE KING OF

KINGS.

Wendy: THEN, THEY

WERE THE COUNTRY MUSIC

POWER COUPLE.

RORY REMEMBERS HIS LATE

WIFE ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE DEBATE OVER REPEALING

AND REPLACING OBAMACARE

HAS STARTED IN THE SENATE.

REPUBLICANS HAVE FINALLY

UNVEILED THEIR OWN HEALTH

CARE PLAN, BUT THEY CAN'T

KEEP THE TROOPS IN LINE.

SOME G.O.P. SENATORS SAY

THEY CAN'T VOTE FOR IT, AT

LEAST NOT YET.

Terry: AND OTHERS SAY

THE BILL IS ONLY A

STARTING POINT, AND

THEY'LL WORK TO PUT

TOGETHER A PLAN THAT CAN

PASS THE SENATE.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US THE STORY FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

Reporter: PROTESTORS

TOOK ACTION THE MINUTE

SENATE G.O.P. LEADERSHIP

RELEASED THEIR VERSION OF

THE HEALTH CARE BILL.

[YELLING]

Reporter: OVER 70

DISABLED PEOPLE BLOCKED

MITCHELL McCONNELL'S

OFFICE, FORCING STRONG

OPPOSITION AGAINST

MEDICAID CUTS IN THE

PROPOSED BILL.

CAPITOL HILL POLICE FIRST

ASKED PEOPLE TO STOP

DEMONSTRATING, AND THEN

BEGAN ARRESTING AND

CARRYING AWAY THOSE WHO

REFUSED.

NOT MANY REPUBLICANS HAVE

STRONGLY SUPPORTED THE

BILL AS IT STANDS, BUT

THEY SAY IT IS A START.

I'M REALLY GLAD WE HAVE

A BILL TO LOOK AT.

IT IS A REALLY GOOD

BEGINNING TO THAT PROCESS.

WE NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY

BECAUSE THE OBAMACARE

SYSTEM IS FAILING AROUND

US.

Reporter: THE (

PRESSURE IS ON TO GET A

REPEAL AND REPLACE BILL

PASSED AS A GROWING NUMBER

OF INSURANCE COMPANIES

ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PULL

OUT OF OBAMACARE

EXCHANGES.

RIGHT NOW SOME COUNTIES IN

MISSOURI, OHIO, INDIANA,

AND WASHINGTON WILL HAVE

ZERO HEALTH CARE OPTIONS

IN THE OBAMACARE MARKET

NEXT YEAR.

THE OBAMACARE IS A

DIRECT ATTACK ON THE

MIDDLE CLASS, AND AMERICAN

FAMILIES DESERVE BETTER

THAN ITS FAILING STATUS

QUO.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO MEDICAID CUTS, THE

BILL'S FIRST DRAFT

INCLUDES ENDING

OBAMACARE'S PENALTIES FOR

INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT

ENROLL IN A HEALTH CARE

PLAN, AND DEFUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

IT DIFFERS WITH THE HOUSE

VERSION IN A FEW PLACES,

SUCH AS PROVIDING

INCOME-BASED TAX CREDITS

TO GIVE SOME FINANCIAL

SUPPORT TO PEOPLE WITH

LOWER INCOMES.

AND THE MEASURE DOES AWAY

WITH WAIVERS THAT WOULD

ALLOW INSURANCE COMPANIES

TO RAISE PREMIUMS ON

PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING

CONDITIONS.

DEMOCRATS ARE STRONGLY

OPPOSED TO WHAT SENATOR

MARK WARNER SAYS SHOULDN'T

EVEN BE REFERRED TO AS A

HEALTH CARE BILL.

FOR A LONG TIME YOU HAD

ONE SIDE SAY REPEAL, AND

ONE SIDE SAY DON'T CHANGE

A WORD, AND NOW WE HAVE

THIS EFFORT THAT -- IT

APPEARS THAT IT IS MORE

ABOUT SAYING THEY REPEALED

OBAMACARE THAN ACTUALLY

FIXED HEALTH CARE.

I THINK THAT IS

DISAPPOINTING.

Reporter: WARNER TOLD

CBN HE WANTS TO SEE BOTH

PARTIES COME TOGETHER TO

FIX HEALTH CARE.

I THINK A NUMBER OF MY

REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AT

LEAST PRIVATELY AGREE.

THEY SAW WHEN THE

DEMOCRATS TRIED TO WRITE A

BIG HEALTH CARE BILL WITH

JUST DEMOCRATS, IT ENDED

UP NOT BEING A GOOD

POLICY.

Reporter: WITH NO

DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT, SENATE

REPUBLICANS CAN ONLY

AFFORD TWO VOTES AGAINST

IT, AND THERE ARE ALREADY

MORE THAN THAT.

SENATORS RAND PAUL, MIKE

LEE, TED CRUZ, AND RON

JOHNSON RELEASED A

STATEMENT SAYING THEY ARE

NOT READY TO VOTE FOR THE

BILL, BUT ARE OPTO OPEN TO

NEGOTIATON.

PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED

THAT HE IS VERY SUPPORTIVE

OF THE SENATE HEALTH CARE

BILL, AND LOOKS FORWARD TO

MAKING IT REALLY SPECIAL.

President Trump: WE

WILL HOPEFULLY GET

SOMETHING DONE, AND IT

WILL BE SOMETHING WITH

HEART AND VERY MEANINGFUL.

Reporter: SENATE

G.O.P. LEADERS HOPE TO

BRING THE MEASURE TO THE

FLOOR FOR A VOTE BEFORE

THE JULY 4th RECESS.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IF IT IS A

CONTEST IN PAGES, REMEMBER

OBAMACARE WAS OVER 2,000

PAGES.

HERE IS 142 PAGES --

Terry: READABLE --

Gordon: WELL, I THINK

IT MIGHT PUT YOU TO SLEEP.

JUST THE TITLE, "BETTER

CARE RECONCILIATION ACT OF

2017."

IT IS MEMORABLE.

MAYBE IT IS McCONNELL

CARE.

WE'LL FIND OUT.

AND CAN REPUBLICANS STAY

IN LINE TO PASS IT?

THE DEBATE BEGINS, AND

WE'LL SEE WHERE THIS GOES.

A LOT OF POLITICAL FUTURES

ARE AT STAKE.

> IN OTHER NEWS, NORTH

KOREA IS DENYING THAT IT

TORTURED THE YOUNG

AMERICAN STUDENT WHO DIED

THIS WEEK AFTER BEING HELD

IN THAT COUNTRY FOR MORE

THAN A YEAR.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWER BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, GORDON.

THE NORTH KOREAN REGIME

INSISTS IT TREATED OTTO

WARMBIER ACCORDING TO

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS,

BUT WARMBIER WAS RETURNED

TO THE UNITED STATES IN A

COMA SHORTLY BEFORE HE

DIED.

THE 22-YEAR-OLD UNIVERSITY

OF VIRGINIA STUDENT WAS

LAID TO REST ON THURSDAY.

NATIONAL SECURITY

CORRESPONDENT ERIC

GONZALES REPORTS ON HIS

FUNERAL AND THE

GOVERNMENT'S ATTEMPTS TO

PUT MORE PRESSURE ON CHINA

TO REIN IN THE DICTATOR.

Reporter: A COMMUNITY

REMEMBERING ONE OF THEIR

OWN, AN AMERICAN COLLEGE

STUDENT KEPT IN A KOREAN

PRISON FOR 1 17 MONTHS.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD AT

HIS HIGH SCHOOL.

OUR STORY LINE INCLUDES

SOMETHING INCREDIBLE.

AS A GROUP, WE'RE STRONGER

THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: THE DREAMS

OF A YOUNG MAN DESTROYED

BY DUBIOUS CHARGES FROM A

RUTHLESS REGIME.

WILL YOU SAVE MY LIFE?

WILL YOU THINK OF MY

FAMILY?

Reporter: NO MEDIA

WERE ALLOWED INSIDE THE

WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL GYM,

BUT WARMBIER'S PARENTS

RELEASED THESE PHOTOS.

PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF THEIR

LATE SON LAY NEATLY ON A

TABLE, HIS PHONE,

PASSPORT, EVEN THE BLAZER

HE WORE TO NORTH KOREA.

PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN'T

ATTEND THE FUNERAL, BUT

HAS BLASTED WARMBIER'S

DEATH AS, QUOTE, "A

DISGRACE."

THE MOST ACUTE THREAT

IN THE REGION TODAY IS

POSED BY THE DPRK.

WE BOTH CALL FOR COMPLETE,

VERIFIABLE AND

IRREVERSIBLE

DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE

KOREAN PENINSULA.

I WOULD POINT OUT TO

YOU THAT CHINA'S END STATE

ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA,

IN TERMS OF NUCLEAR

WEAPONS, IS THE SAME AS

OURS, AND WE CONTINUE TO

WORK TOWARDS THAT END

STATE.

Reporter: AS THE

UNITED STATES URGES CHINA

TO EXERT GREAT PRESSURE ON

NORTH KOREA, U.S. SPY

SATELLITES HAVE DETECTED

NEW ACTIVITY AROUND THE

REGIME'S NUCLEAR TEST

SITE, LEADING TO

SPECULATION THAT PYONGYANG

MAY BE GETTING READY TO

CONDUCT YET ANOTHER ROUND

OF MISSILE TESTS.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

John: AMERICAN

FOOTBALL IS RISING TO A

NEW LEVEL IN ISRAEL.

18 MEMBERS OF THE HALL OF

FAME, THE NFL

COMMISSIONER, AND THE

LEAGUE'S MOST SUCCESSFUL

OWNER TRAVELLED TO THE

JEWISH STATE THIS WEEK ON

A GOODWILL TOUR TO

COMMEMORATE A NEW SPORTS

COMPLEX OPENING IN

JERUSALEM.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Chris: ON THE

OUTSKIRTS OF JERUSALEM, A

NEW MULTI-LEVEL STADIUM IS

TAKING SHAPE.

NOW PILGRIMS OF A

DIFFERENT SORT, SPORTS

PLAYERS AND HEROS, WILL BE

MAKING THEIR WAY HERE TO

THE FIRST REGULATION-SIZED

FOOTBALL FIELD IN

JERUSALEM AND THE MIDDLE

EAST.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS'

OWNER ROBERT PARTNERED ON

THE STADIUM IN JERUSALEM.

I'M BRINGING THE LOVE

OF JERUSALEM AND THE LOVE

OF FOOTBALL AND BRINGING

THEM TOGETHER.

Chris: KRAFT SEES THE

CENTER AS ANOTHER PART OF

ISRAEL'S RESTORATION.

IT IS AMAZING TO ME, IN

OUR LIFETIME, OUR PEOPLE

HAVEN'T BEEN HERE FOR

2,000 YEARS.

AND THEN WITH THE

REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM

50 YEARS AGO, I'M SO

HONORED.

IT IS A HUGE HONOR FOR

HOSTING IT, AND IT'S AN

HONOR TO HAVE THE FOOTBALL

FIELD AND THE KRAFT NAME

IN IT.

THE CONNECTION TO FOOTBALL

AND THE KRAFT FAMILY.

Chris: 18

HALL-OF-FAMERS JOINED

KRAFT, MANY VISITING FOR

THE FIRST TIME.

THE HIGHLIGHT IS SEEING

EVERYTHING I'VE SEEN,

TAKING PICTURES OF GREAT

IMAGES AND THINGS OF THAT

NATURE, AND KNOWING I'M IN

THE CITY, IN THE HOLY LAND

WHERE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR

WALKED.

IT IS SOMETHING I'VE

WANTED TO DO FOR A LONG

TIME.

I GREW UP IN A CATHOLIC

CHURCH, AND PRACTICED MY

FAITH THROUGH THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH, AND SO THIS IS A

CHANCE TO BE IN JERUSALEM

AND ALSO IN BETHLEHEM.

THE PLACE OF JESUS CHRIST.

WATCHING THE BOYS,

THEIR FIRST REACTION,

GOING TO SOME OF THE

HOLIEST PLACES IN THE

WORLD -- WE'VE BEEN HERE

ONCE BEFORE, SO I'M TRYING

TO LET THEM EXPERIENCE IT

FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND

WATCHING THEIR EXPRESSIONS

AND WATCHING THEIR

QUESTIONS HAS BEEN

GRATIFYING FOR US.

Chris: DESPITE A

TENSE RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE

OF THE PATRIOTS' CONVERSE,

THE NFL COMMISSIONER

JOINED KRAFT FOR THE

CEREMONY.

WELL, THIS MEANS A

GREAT DEAL FOR ME AND THE

KRAFT FAMILY, WHAT THEY'RE

DOING HERE, AND THE

IMPORTANCE OF ISRAEL TO

THE WHOLE FAMILY.

AND THE FACT THAT HE IS

USING THE AMBASSADORS AND

GREAT HALL-OF-FAMERS TO

PROMOTE THE GAME OF

FOOTBALL IS A REAL

IMPORTANT BENEFIT.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, KRAFT

FAMILY SPORTS COMPLEX IN

JERUSALEM.

John: GORDON, ISRAEL

AND AMERICAN FOOTBALL, WHO

WOULD HAVE THUNK IT.

Gordon: IT IS AN AN

UNLIKELY ALLIANCE, BUT

JUST LISTEN TO THOSE

FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHEN THEY

TALK ABOUT VISITING THE

HOLY LAND.

IT IS A TRIP THAT WILL

CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

IT WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH WHEN YOU WALK THE

STREETS WHERE JESUS

WALKED.

Terry: UH-HUH.

COMING UP, STEVE McQUEEN

WAS A MOVIE STAR AND A

RACE CAR DRIVER, BUT THERE

WAS ONE THING THE KING OF

COOL WANTED TO O HAVE

DONE.

HE SAID, MY ONLY REGRET

IN LIFE IS NOT BEING ABLE

TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT

CHRIST DID FOR ME.

Terry: PASTOR GREG

LAURIE REVEALS THE HIDDEN

SIDE OF STEVE McQUEEN,

AND THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: NEARLY 40

YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH,

MOVIE STAR STEVE McQUEEN

IS STILL OFTEN REFERRED TO

AS "THE KING OF COOL."

HIS RAGS-TO-RICHES LIFE

STORY STILL FASCINATES US.

BUT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT

ONE VERY IMPORTANT CHAPTER

OF THAT STORY.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THIS LOOK

AT HIS JOURNEY TO FAITH.

Reporter: MOVIES,

MOTORCYCLES, AND

MODEL-LIKE STYLE, PAINT A

PRETTY PICTURE OF STEVE

McQUEEN.

BUT THE "KING OF COOL"

OVER CAME A LOT TO BECOME

THE HOLLYWOOD BOY WONDER

OF THE '60 AND '70s.

HE HAD NO FATHER, AND

HIS MOTHER REALLY DID NOT

RAISE HIM.

SHE WAS A RAGING

ALCOHOLIC.

I TRACKED THAT PART OF THE

STORY, BECAUSE I, TOO, HAD

AN ALCOHOLIC MOTHER, AND I

NEVER KNEW MY BIOLOGICAL

FATHER.

Efrem: IN ADDITION TO

LEADING CALIFORNIA'S

HARVEST CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, GREG

LAURIE IS QUITE THE STEVE

McQUEEN FAN.

I MUST FIRST STATE I

HAVE A BULLET MUSTANG.

YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS,

RIGHT?

Efrem: I DO.

THERE WAS A FILM THAT

STEVE McQUEEN MADE IN

THE '60s CALLS "BULLET,"

AND HE PLAYS A DETECTIVE

CALLED FRANK BULLET.

AND HE DRIVES THIS 1960

GREEN MUSTANG.

PRETTY MUCH THE GREATEST

CAR CHASE MADE WAS IN THAT

FILM.

SO I HAVE A REPLICA OF

THAT CAR.

Efrem: STEVE

McQUEEN'S RESUME BY

HOLLYWOOD STANDARDS TODAY

COULD BE CONSIDERED

RELATIVELY SHORT, BUT HE

IS AN AMERICAN ICON.

WHY DO YOU THINK WE'RE SO

FASCINATED WITH HIM?

I DON'T KNOW THE

ANSWER.

NOT EVERYBODY FROM HIS

GENERATION IS AN ICON.

BUT JAMES DEAN IS AN ICON.

ELVIS IS AN ICON.

THE BEATLES ARE IK ICONIC.

CERTAIN PEOPLE BECOME

ICONIC CHARACTERS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

MAKES THEM AN ICON IS WHEN

THERE IS SORT OF A

TIMELESSNESS ABOUT THEM,

IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN NEW

GENERATIONS CAN DISCOVER

THEM.

I READ THIS ARTICLE IN IS

A MEN'S MAGAZINE, AND IT

ASKED THE QUESTION, WHO

WAS COOLER, STEVE

McQUEEN OR JAMES DEAN?

AND THEY WERE EXAMINING

THEIR LIVE ON THE BASIS OF

THE COOL CARS THEY DROVE,

THE MOVIES THEY MADE AND

KIND OF THEIR FASHION

SENSE.

THE CONCLUSION WAS

McQUEEN WAS COOLER THAN

DEAN.

I WOULD SURE LIKE TO

GET UP IN A PULPIT AND

SOUND OFF.

Efrem: BEYOND HIS

STYLE POINTS AND HIS CAR,

THERE IS AN EVEN BIGGER

McQUEEN STORY.

LAURIE

SPENT TIME CHASING.

I STARTED DELVING INTO

STEVE'S LIFE MORE, AND I

HEARD HE HAD BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, AND I BELIEVED

THAT BE TRUE BUT I NEVER

CHECKED IT OUT.

I SEEN A FILM, AND IT

TALKED ABOUT THE WORSE

CHILDHOOD IMAGINABLE AND

HIS RISE TO SUPERSTARDOM.

AND HOW HE WALKED AWAY

FROM HOLLYWOOD AND BECAME

A CHRISTIAN.

I THOUGHT, IS THIS TRUE.

I STARTED WITH A GOOGLE

SEARCH.

AND THE NAME POPPED UP,

LEONARD DEWIT.

LEONARD WAS THE PASTOR WHO

LED STEVE TO CHRIST.

I WONDERED IF THIS GUY IS

STILL ALIVE.

SO I TRACKED HIM DOWN.

AND I SAID, ARE YOU THE

LEONARD WHO PRAYED WITH

STEVE McQUEEN?

AND HE SAID YES.

Efrem: LAURIE SHARES

THE DETAILS OF THE MEETING

BETWEEN DEWIT AND

McQUEEN IN HIS BOOK,

"THE SALVATION OF AN

AMERICAN ICON."

ONE OF THE SURPRISES TO ME

WAS THE BILLY GRAHAM

CONNECTION.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

I DID KNOW THE STORY,

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THE

DETAILS.

I ASKED BILLY ABOUT IT,

AND HE CONFIRMED THE STORY

WAS TRUE.

Efrem: THE STORY:

DOCTORS DIAGNOSED

McQUEEN WITH AN

AGGRESSIVE CANCER MERE

MONTHS BEFORE HE ACCEPTED

CHRIST.

BEFORE HE FLEW TO MEXICO

FOR SURGERY, HE MET BILLY

GRAHAM, AND BILLY GRAHAM

GAVE HIM HIS BIBLE.

Reporter: STEVE

McQUEEN WENT DOWN AND

HAD THE SURGERY DONE, AND

IN THE WAITING ROOM, HE

DIED AND HE WENT INTO THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

THEY CAME IN TO FIND

STEVE, AND THEY PULLED THE

SHEET BACK, AND HE WAS

HOLDING ON TO THAT BIBLE.

THAT WAS INDEED BILLY

GRAHAM'S BIBLE HE WAS

HOLDING ON TO, MAYBE

READING IT BEFORE THE LORD

CALLED HIM UP.

ONE THING STEVE SAID WAS,

MY ONLY REGRET IN LIFE WAS

NOT BEING ABLE TO TELL

PEOPLE WHAT CHRIST DID FOR

ME.

AND SO I WROTE A BOOK THAT

IS OUT NOW, AND I'M DOING

THIS DOCUMENTARY FILM

BECAUSE I WANTED TO RIGHT

THAT WRONG.

FOR ME THE TAKE-AWAY FOR

PEOPLE WATCHING RIGHT NOW

IS THERE IS NO ONE WHO IS

EVER BEYOND THE REACH OF

GOD.

STEVE McQUEEN, THE KING

OF COOL, REALIZED HE

NEEDED CHRIST.

SO THE KING OF COOL NEEDED

THE KING OF KINGS.

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, ARIZONA.

Gordon: "STEVE

McQUEEN: THE SALVATION

OF AN AMERICAN ICON" IS

AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES

AND ONLINE.

AND A SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY

WILL BE SHOWN AS A ONE

NIGHT FATHOM EVENT ON

SEPTEMBER 28th.

YOU CAN SEE THE TRAILER

ON cbnnews.com.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT,

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE

HEARTBREAKING STORY THAT

CAPTURED A NATION.

RORY TAKES US INSIDE HIS

LIFE AND ABOUT THE WOMAN

WHO CHANGED IT FOREVER.

Terry: TOGETHER, RORY

AND JOEY FEEK RELEASED

SEVEN STUDIO ALBUMS,

EARNED A GRAMMY,

COLLABORATED WITH SOME OF

THE BIGGEST NAMES IN

COUNTRY MUSIC, AND ALONG

THE WAY THEY SHOWED THE

WORLD THE POWER OF LOVE

THROUGH ADVERSITY.

Reporter: IN 2013,

COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITER

RORY FEEK AND HIS WIFE,

JOEY, SHOT A MUSIC VIDEO

FOR A SONG THEY LOVE

CALLED "WHEN I'M GONE."

IN THE VIDEO, THEY PAINTED

A PICTURE OF THE WORLD

WHERE JOEY PASSES AWAY AND

RORY IS ALONE.

THEY HAD NO IDEA THAT

STORY LINE WOULD COME TRUE

IN REAL LIFE.

IN 2014, AFTER GIVING

BIRTH WITH THEIR DAUGHTER,

JOEY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

CERVICAL CANCER.

TWO YEARS LATER, DOCTORS

WEREN'T GIVING THEM MUCH

HOPE FOR HER SURVIVAL.

IN HIS BOOK, "THIS LIFE I

LIVE," RORY SHARES THEIR

LOVE STORY THAT TOUCHED

MILLIONS ALONG THE WAY,

AND HOW HIS GREATEST JOY

AND GREATEST PAIN ARE

WRAPPED UP IN ONE

TERRIBLE, BEAUTIFUL THING.

Terry: WELL, RORY

FEEK IS WITH US NOW.

AND WE WELCOME YOU TO THE

SHOW.

THANK YOU.

Terry: I WANT TO TALK

ABOUT YOUR BOOK AND BOWER ABOUT

YOUR STORY, AND ABOUT

JOEY.

IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE OVER

A YEAR SINCE SHE WENT TO

BE WITH JESUS.

HOW DID YOU MEET?

SHE MET ME BEFORE I MET

HER.

SHE WAS AT A SONGWRITERS'

NIGHT IN NASHVILLE, AND

SHE SAW ME PERFORMING.

I DIDN'T KNOW IT AT THE

TIME, BUT SHE SORT OF HAD

THIS FEELING, THIS MOMENT

WHERE SHE KNEW WE WERE

GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF

OUR LIVES TOGETHER.

WE DIDN'T MEET FOR TWO

YEARS AFTER THAT.

BUT ONE OF THE FIRST

THINGS SHE EVER SAID WAS

THAT, WE'RE GOING TO SPEND

THE REST OF OUR LIVES

TOGETHER.

Terry: THAT HAD TO BE

A LITTLE STARTLING.

I WAS USED TO TRYING TO

CHASE SOMEONE LIKE THAT.

I'M IN OVERALLS.

SO THAT IS PROOF THERE IS

A GOD.

AMAZING.

Terry: WHAT DID YOU

LOVE MOST ABOUT HER?

I KNOW THERE ARE MANY

THINGS, BUT IF YOU HAD TO

PICK SOMETHING --

SHE WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL,

BUT THE PERSON INSIDE WAS

10 TIMES MORE BEAUTIFUL

THAN ON THE OUTSIDE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD

FOLKS OUT THERE, BUT SHE

WAS INCREDIBLY SPECIAL ALL

THE WAY THROUGH.

FROM THE BEGINNING, WHEN I

MET HER, TO THE VERY END,

SHE WAS ALWAYS ROCK SOLID.

Terry: SHE HAD A LIFE

IN HER, IT SEEMED, THAT

JUST SPARKLED.

AS I READ YOUR BOOK, IT

WAS REALLY JOEY WHO GOT

YOU INVOLVED IN SOCIAL

MEDIA IN THE BEGINNING,

RIGHT?

SHE WANTED YOU TO WRITE A

BLOG ABOUT LIFE AS YOU ALL

KNEW IT?

SORT OF.

I WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO

CHAMPION HER AND SHE WAS

ALWAYS TRYING TO CHAMPION

ME.

WHEN WE TOOK A YEAR OFF

BECAUSE WE WERE GOING TO

HAVE A BABY, SHE

ENCOURAGED ME TO WRITE A

BLOG.

BECAUSE WE WEREN'T WRITING

SONGS.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF SHE

KNEW WHAT A BLOG WAS, BUT

SHE KNEW I WANTED TO

DOCUMENT OUR STORY.

Terry: AND IT WAS

THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA THAT

PEOPLE REALLY FOLLOWED

YOUR BATTLE WITH CANCER

TOGETHER, AND THAT PEOPLE

WERE SO TOUCHED AND SO

MOVED BY THAT.

HOW DID JOEY'S FAITH

IMPACT YOU AND YOUR FAITH?

WHEN I MET JOEY, I WAS

AT THE BEGINNING OF

GROWING A FAITH.

I HAD -- I TELL PEOPLE I

WANTED TO BE WITH AN

EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN, BUT

IT TURNED OUT I NEEDED TO

BE AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN

BEFORE HE WOULD GIVE ME

ONE.

Terry: ONLY THAT WE

WOULD ALL UNDERSTAND THAT.

IT TOOK A LONG, LONG,

LONG TIME.

WHEN SHE CAME INTO MY

LIFE, SHE CONTINUED TO

INSPIRE ME EVERY DAY BY

HER CHOICES.

MOST OF THEM WERE LESS.

SHE KNEW HOW TO CUT

THROUGH ALL OF THE NOISE,

AND SHE KNEW WHAT

MATTERED.

AND IT HELPED ME

UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERED.

AND, ALSO, ALL THE WAY

THROUGH THE TO VERY END,

FOR HER TO HAVE THE FAITH

SHE HAD WHEN OUR DREAMS

ARE COMING TRUE AND MUSIC

IS DOING SO WELL -- THAT'S

ONE THING.

BUT THEN WHEN YOU HAVE ALL

OF THOSE TRAGEDIES AND YOU

STILL HAVE THE SAME

FAITH -- MAYBE STRONGER --

THAT'S A DIFFERENT THING.

SO IT WAS HARD NOT TO BE

INSPIRED BY HER.

Terry: A TALK A

LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE VIDEO

YOU ALL DID, "WHEN I'M

GONE."

YOU SAY LIFE IMITATING

ART, BUT TALK ABOUT HOW

THAT HAPPENED.

MY WIFE HAD A FRIEND

WHO WROTE A SONG THAT WE

RECORDED, CALLED "WHEN I'M

GONE," ABOUT A MAN WHO'S

WIFE PASSED AWAY AND HE

WAS LEFT WITHOUT HER.

AND WE RECORDED THE

SOPPING.

IT WASONG,AND IT WAS VERY SPECIAL.

AND WE ENDED UP MAKING A

MUSIC VIDEO AT OUR FARM.

ALTHOUGH I WAS NERVOUS

ABOUT DOING IT, WAS

RE-IMAGINING AS IF JOEY

WASN'T WITH ME AND I HAD

TO GO ON WITHOUT HER.

AND THE ONLY DIFFERENCE

WAS RATHER THAN BEING LEFT

ALONE AT THE FARM, I HAD A

2-YEAR-OLD AND I HAVE A

3-YEAR-OLD NOW.

Terry: A 3-YEAR-OLD

WHO IS ABSOLUTELY

PRECIOUS.

I KNOW IT WAS SUCH A --

NOT A SURPRISE IN YOUR

LIFE, BUT JOEY, FOR A LONG

TIME, DIDN'T WANT

CHILDREN.

SO HERE YOU WIND UP WITH

THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE

GIRL.

HOW DID SHE CHANGE YOUR

LIVES?

WHEN I MET JOEY, SHE

LOVED GOD SO MUCH, BUT

THERE WAS ONE THING SHE

WAS NOT GOING TO GIVE HIM

CONTROL OVER, AND THAT WAS

HAVING A BABY.

SHE TRUSTED HIM WITH

EVERYTHING ACCEPT FO EXCEPT FOR

THAT.

BUT IN THE END, SHE DID

TRUST HIM.

GOD WAS SO GOOD TO HER AND

TO US, AND SHE JUST SAID,

I CAN'T WIT WITHHOLD ANYTHING

FROM HIM.

AND THE BABY -- OF COURSE,

HE HAS DOWN SYNDROME, AND

SHE BECAME A DIFFERENT

BABY.

BUT WHAT WAS HER GREATEST

TERRIFYING FEAR WAS HER

BIGGEST JOY, I MEAN

BIGGEST JOY.

I MEAN, TO THE VERY END.

IT IS UNIMAGINABLE IF SHE

HAD PASSED AWAY AND NOT

GOT TO HAVE EXPERIENCED

THAT.

WHAT A GIFT.

I WISH SHE WERE HERE

TALKING TO YOU -- THAT

WOULD BE EVEN BETTER --

BUT SHE DID GET TO

EXPERIENCE SOMETHING SO

SPECIAL.

Terry: WE THINK WE

KNOW OURSELVES AND WE HANG

ON TO THINGS WE DON'T WANT

TO DO SO TIGHTLY, OR THAT

WE WANT TO DO AND DON'T

RELEASE TO HIM, WHEN ALL

ALONG HE KNOWS THE JOY IT

WILL BE BRING.

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO

TAKE AWAY FROM THE STORY

OF YOU AND JOEY AND NOW

INDIANA, WHO IS PART OF

HER LEGACY?

JOEY AND I BELIEVED

THAT GOD WOULD GIVE US A

GREAT STORY.

AND AS THE BOOK SHARES, IT

HAS BEEN AN AMAZING STORY.

IT IS A GREAT STORY,

STILL.

BUT I THINK BECAUSE I'VE

HAD SUCH A LONG JOURNEY TO

GET TO THIS SEAT NEXT TO

YOU AND THE ALTER NEXT TO

HER, THAT IT'S POSSIBLE

FOR ANYBODY.

THAT THAT WOULD BE AN

ENCOURAGING THING, IF

PEOPLE COULD SAY, THIS

ISN'T JUST SOME PERFECT

STORY.

IT'S SOMETHING EVERYBODY

CAN HAVE.

Terry: IT IS THE

STORY OF -- IT IS APTLY

TITLED, "THE STORY I

LIVE," BUT IT IS A STORY

OF GETTING TO WHERE YOU

ARE TODAY.

YOU'RE A REALLY GOOD

WRITER, NOT JUST OF SONGS.

THANK YOU.

Terry: I HOPE THIS

WON'T BE YOUR LAST BOOK

BECAUSE I THINK YOU HAVE

MUCH TO SAY.

AND YOU WRITE IT IN A WAY

THAT PEOPLE CAN GRAB HOLD

OF AND INGEST AND GO

SOMEWHERE.

WHAT'S IN THE FUTURE FOR

YOU?

I'D LIKE TO WRITE SOME

MORE BOOKS.

I'M KIND OF WORKING ON

SOME OF THAT.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I

SPENT A YEAR AND A FEW

MONTHS -- I'M TAKING IT

ONE DAY AT A TIME,

CONCENTRATING ON TRYING TO

BE A BETTER FATHER EACH

DAY AND A BETTER FRIEND.

AND ALSO CREATIVELY, WHAT

DOES GOD HAVE IN STORE FOR

ME MUSICALLY OR WHATEVER.

I DON'T KNOW.

IT WILL REVEAL ITSELF.

HE'LL LET ME KNOW.

Terry: TIME IS

SOMETHING WE'RE ALL

TRAPPED IN, BUT YOU SEEM

TO HAVE MASTERED BEING

ABLE TO MAKE IT WORK FOR

YOU.

IT IS JUST AN AMAZING

STORY.

THE SUBTITLE: "ONE MAN'S

EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY

LIFE AND THE WOMAN WHO

CHANGED IT FOREVER."

IT IS FILLED WITH ALL

KINDS OF TRUTH AND

INSPIRATION AND COMEA CHALLENGE

FOR ALL OF US, ABOUT HOW

TO TAKE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN

US AND LIVE IT WELL.

GET THIS NEW BOOK CALLED

"THIS LIFE I LIVE," AND I

THINK YOU WILL REALLY

ENJOY IT.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME

HERE.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

INSIDE A SWELTERING SCHOOL

WHERE TEMPERATURES

ROUTINELY TOUCH 100.

NOW SEE WHY STUDENTS IN

THIS VILLAGE CAN'T WAIT TO

GET TO THE CLASSROOMS.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ENDED

A MONTH LONG GUESSING GAME

OVER WHETHER HE RECORDED

HIS PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS

WITH FORMER F.B.I.

DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY.

THE PRESIDENT TWEETED: "I

DID NOT MAKE AND DO NOT

HAVE ANY SUCH RECORDINGS."

BUT HE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED

OTHERS COULD HAVE MADE

TAPES WITHOUT HIS

KNOWLEDGE.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS HELPING SINGLE MOTHERS

IN HONDURAS.

THEY OFTEN LIVE IN EXTREME

POVERTY.

THEY TRY TO FIND WORK IN

THE FIELDS, TO PLANT AND

HARVEST, BUT MEN ARE

USUALLY GIVEN PREFERENCE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" SAW

THIS NEED AND DECIDED TO

BUILD HER A CHICKEN COUP,

GIVE HER 10 LAYING EGGS

AND PROVIDED FOOD FOR THE

CHICKENS.

AND THE STAFF TAUGHT HER

HOW TO DEVELOP A SMALL

BUSINESS SELLING EGGS TO

HER COMMUNITY.

SHE NOW HAS A BUSINESS TO

GROW FOOD AND PROVIDE FOR

HER FAMILY.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THE WEBSITE,

ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IN ONE

HONDURAN VILLAGE, CLEAN

WATER IS NON-EXISTENT, AND

THE FAMILIES WHO LIVE

THERE ARE FORCED TO DRINK

THE SAME SALUTED WATER AS

THEIR ANIMALS.

Reporter: EVEN WHEN

THE TEMPERATURES REACH

100 INSIDE THEIR

TEMPORARY CLASSROOM,

8-YEAR-OLD ARIELLA AND HER

CLASSMATES STILL HAVE TO

ATTEND SCHOOL.

IT WAS SO HOT AT OUR

SCHOOL I COULDN'T EVEN

STUDY.

Reporter: THE WALLS

ARE MADE OF BLACK PLASTIC

SHEETING.

IT IS THE ONLY MATERIAL

THAT THE COMMUNITY COULD

AFFORD IN THIS AREA OF

HONDURAS.

OUR CLASSES ARE

SUPPOSED TO GOA GO FROM 8:00

TO 3:00.

BUT WE CAN'T STAND THE

HEAT.

I HAVE TO SEND THEM HOME

EARLY.

Reporter: TO MAKE

MATTERS WORSE, THE SCHOOL

HAS NO CLEAN WATER.

SO THEY HAVE TO GET IT

FROM THIS POND, WHICH IS

POLLUTED WITH BOTH HUMAN

AND ANIMAL WASTE.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

PROVIDED SOME HELP.

FIRST WE BUILT THE

CHILDREN A BRAND NEW

SCHOOL, USING CONCRETE

BLOCKS WITH WINDOWS THAT

STRETCH ACROSS TWO ENTIRE

WALLS TO PROVIDE

VENTILATION.

THIS SCHOOL IS MUCH

BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE.

AND THE HEAT DOESN'T

BOTHER US ANYMORE.

Reporter: NEXT, WE

DISCOVERED AN UNDERGROUND

MOUNTAIN SPRING NEAR THE

VILLAGE.

WE THEN RAN A PIPE TO IT

TO A HOLDING TANK WE ALSO

BUILT.

AND WE RAN PIPES TO EACH

HOME AND THE SCHOOL.

NOW WE HAVE FRESH,

CLEAN WATER AT HOME.

AND MY LITTLE GIRL DOES

NOT GET SICK ANYMORE.

Reporter: AND, OF

COURSE, THE KIDS AT SCHOOL

ARE GLAD THEY HAVE CLEAN

WATER, TOO.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

BECAUSE YOU BUILT OUR

SCHOOL AND BROUGHT CLEAN

WATER TO US.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

YOU'RE BRINGING CLEAN

WATER.

YOU'RE BRINGING HELP TO

PEOPLE.

AND IT'S NOT JUST IN

CENTRAL AMERICA.

IT'S AROUND THE WORLD, IN

INDONESIA, INDIA, AFRICA

AFRICA -- YOU'RE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU TO JOIN.

IT'S REAL EASY.

JUST GO TO THE PHONE,

1-800-700-7000, AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH.

THAT BREAKS DOWN TO 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, THAT WANT TO

HELP PEOPLE, WANT TO SEE

PEOPLE HAVE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

RIGHT NOW: 1-800-700-7000.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT IS "MIRACLES,"

EXPERIENCE GOD'S POWER IN

YOUR LIFE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL D.V.D.

TEACHING FROM MY FATHER

WITH REAL-LIFE STORIES OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE

EXPERIENCED MODERN-DAY

MIRACLES.

IT WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH.

AND THERE IS A TEACHING

HOW TO RECEIVE MIRACLES,

HOW TO HAVE THE FAITH FOR

MIRACLES.

ALL YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN,

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

Terry: AND SPEAKING

OF WITNESSING MODERN-DAY

MIRACLES, A MAN WHO HAS

MINISTERED IN OVER 100

NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD,

AND WITNESSED THE HEALING

POWER OFED GOD FIRSTHAND.

FIRSTHAND.

LIFELINE INTERNATIONAL'S

VERNON SCOTT JOINS YOU

LIVE.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: WELL, BACK IN

THE 1970s, VERNON FALLS

WAS ON A BUSINESS TRIP IN

CALIFORNIA.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR A

PARTY.

INSTEAD, A STRANGER

DIRECTED HIM TO A LOCAL

CHURCH.

THE NEXT DAY VERNON WAS

BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT, AND SINCE THEN, HE

HAS SEEN GOD MOVE IN MORE

THAN 100 NATIONS AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND, VERNON, IT IS ALWAYS

AN HONOR TO O HAV HAVE YOU HERE.

IT IS GREAT TO BE WITH

YOU, BROTHER GORDON.

Gordon: WHEN YOU

FIRST EXPERIENCED THE HOLY

SPIRIT, YOU FELT LIKE

YOU'D BEEN CHEATED.

IT WASN'T SOMETHING YOU YOU

HAD EVER HEARD ABOUT

BEFORE.

WHY DID YOU FEEL CHEATED?

BECAUSE AFTER RECEIVING

THE HOLY SPIRIT, I SAID,

WOW, THIS IS WHAT I'VE

BEEN MISSING.

THIS IS WHAT I NEED.

AND, SURE, I WENT TO A

CHURCH, BUT THERE WAS NO

HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKING IN

TONGUES.

AND WHEN I GOT TO A

CERTAIN AGE, I DIDN'T GO

TO A CHURCH ANYMORE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS REALLY

CHEATED.

NO ONE EVER TOLD ME ABOUT

BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT AND SPEAKING IN

TONGUES.

Gordon: WHY DO YOU

THINK THAT IS?

WHY DID THE CHURCH SORT OF

LOSE THAT?

YOU'LL STILL FIND IT

TODAY, CHURCHES WHO DON'T

PREACH THE BAPTISM.

WELL, THIS WAS A

TRADITIONAL CHURCH.

AND ANOTHER THING, TOO, I

HAD IN MY FAMILY

CHARISMATIC CHRISTIANS.

THEY WERE FILLED WITH THE

HOLY SPIRIT, BUT THEY

NEVER TOLD ME HOW TO GET

SAVED, THEY NEVER TOLD ME

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES.

ONLY, BE GOOD AND THE LORD

DON'T LIKE UGLY.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: THIS IS THE

FIRST THAT I HEARD THAT

WITHIN YOUR FAMILY THERE

WERE CHARISMATIC

CHRISTIANS.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: DO YOU HAVE

ANY PASTORS IN YOUR

FAMILY?

NO, NO PASTORS THAT I

KNOW OF.

THEY WERE SPIRIT-FILLED,

BUT THEY WERE IN CHURCHES

WHERE THEY DID NOT

PRACTICE SPEAKING IN

TONGUES.

AND THEY NEVER TOLD YOU

HOW TO GET SAVED.

JUST BE GOOD.

Gordon: ONCE YOU GOT

FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT, YOU WERE

DEFINITELY ON FIRE.

OH, YES, DEFINITELY.

Gordon: WHAT WAS THE

NEXT STEP IN THE JOURNEY?

FIRST OF ALL, IT TOOK

ME THREE YEARS TO

COOPERATE WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

Gordon: YO YOU HAVE TO

BREAK THAT DOWN.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY, YOU

HAVE TO COOPERATE WITH THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

I DIDN'T COOPERATE WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT AT FIRST.

I WENT BACK TO MY CITY.

WHEN I WENT BACK TO MY

CITY, I WAS RIGHT BACK

INTO THE THINGS OF THE

WORLD.

SO IT TOOK THREE YEARS TO

SAY, OKAY, LORD, I'LL GO

WHEREVER YOU WANT ME TO

GO, I'LL DO WHAT YOU WANT

ME TO DO, I'LL ANSWER MY

CALLING.

THE DAY I SAID THAT, THE

VERY NEXT DAY MY CAR

BURNED UP.

THE NEXT DAY MY HOUSE

CAUGHT ON FIRE.

AND THE THIRD DAY I STUCK

A NAIL THROUGH MY FOOT,

BUT I KNEW I WAS ON THE

RIGHT TRACK.

Gordon: A LOT OF

PEOPLE WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP

AND SAY, I'M ON THE WRONG

TRACK HERE.

WHAT MADE YOU SAY, NO, I'M

ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

I KNEW IT WAS THE DEVIL

DOING THAT, TRYING TO STOP

ME IN GOING FORTH IN GOD.

HE TRIED TO STOP ME MANY,

MANY WAYS DURING THAT

PERIOD OF TIME.

BUT YOU HAVE TO COOPERATE

WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND

SAY, OKAY, LORD, I'LL DO

WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO.

Gordon: A LOT OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING

THROUGH TROUBLE ARE

SAYING, HOW DO YOU GET

THROUGH IT?

HOW DO YOU GET THAT TO

POINT WHERE YOU REALIZE

THAT THE BREAKTHROUGH IS

JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE.

WHAT WAS IT FOR YOU?

FOR ME IT WAS SOMETHING

I KNEW ON THE INSIDE.

IT'S NOTHING THAT WAS

MENTAL, INTELLECTUAL.

IT WAS ON THE INSIDE.

AND IT WAS THE LEADING AND

THE GUIDING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT WORKING IN US TO DO

THIS WILL IN GOOD

PLEASURE.

Gordon: ONE OF YOUR

SIGNATURES IS THAT YOU

SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN

PRAYER AND IN PRAYER

SPECIFICALLY IN TONGUES.

YES.

WH Gordon: WHY DO YOU DO

THAT?

BECAUSE PRAYING IN

TONGUES IS REFRESHING.

NOT ONLY IS IT REFRESHING,

IT IS FAITH.

WHEN A MAN SPEAKS IN AN

UNKNOWN TONGUE, HE IS

SPEAKING TO GOD AND NO ONE

ELSE.

THE SPIRIT HELPS US

ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF

GOD.

BUT I'M PRAYING THE

PERFECT PRAYER TO GOD.

GOD IS GIVING ME THE

PERFECT WORDS TO FULLY

EXPRESS MYSELF TO HIM

CONCERNING ANY ISSUE I'M

PRAYING ON BECAUSE I'M

PRAYING ACCORDING TO THE

WILL OF GOD.

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE CHEAT

THEMSELVES BY NOT PRAYING

IN TONGUES.

REALLY CHEAT THEMSELVES.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT TO

BREAK THAT DOWN.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY

PRAYING IYOUCHEAT YOURSELF.

PRAYING IN TONGUES

HELPS RELEASE THE GIFT OF

THE SPIRIT IN YOUR LIFE.

NUMBER THREE, WHEN YOU

PRAY IN TONGUES, YOU

ALWAYS HAVE THE PRESENCE

OF GOD.

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

IT IS JUST SO, SO GOOD.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: NOW, YOU'VE

SEEN THIS WORK OUT WHERE

IN YOUR MEETINGS YOU HAVE

ANGELS SHOW UP --

YES.

Gordon: -- YOU HAVE

INCREDIBLE DEMONSTRATIONS

OF THE POWER OFED GOD, OF GOD,

THROUGH MIRACLES AND

HEALINGS AND THROUGH ALL

OF THE SIGNS AND WONDERS,

THROUGH PROPHECY.

IS THAT TIME AND PRAYER

THE KEY TO ALL OF THAT?

THAT TIME AND PRAYER

BEFORE THE SERVICE, BEFORE

GOD, IS THE KEY.

IT'S THE REAL KEY.

Gordon: ON AVERAGE,

HOW MANY HOURS?

FOR ME, I PRAY THREE OR

FOUR HOURS A DAY IN

TONGUES, BUT I PRAY

THROUGHOUT THE DAYS.

I HAVE MY TIME WHEN I GET

UP AND GO FOR A QUICK,

LONG ONE, AND THEN I GO

FOR IN BETWEEN ONES AND

THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

DEVELOP THAT?

WELL, THE LORD

DEVELOPED THAT IN ME.

BECAUSE EVEN WHEN I WAS IN

SIN, BORN AGAIN AND FILLED

WITH THE HOLY GHOST, THE

LORD WOULD PUT IT ON MY

HEART FOR DEVOTIONAL TIME.

SO I WOULD GO SUPPLIES SOME PLACE

QUIET IN MY HOME.

AND THAT FUNNY LANGUAGE

WOULD JUST START COMING

UP, AND I WOULD JUST PRAY

IN THAT FUNNY LANGUAGE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS

OR ANYTHING.

THE LORD STARTED LEADING

ME IN DEVELOPING A

DEVOTIONAL LIFE, PRAISE

AND WORSHIP LIFE, AND A

WORD LIFE.

IT IS ALL THE HOLY SPIRIT

WORKING IN US TO DO GOD'S

WILL AND GOOD PLEASURE.

Gordon: AMEN.

A PRAYER LIFE, A

DEVOTIONAL LIFE AND A WORD

LIFE, AND THAT GOES ALL

THE WAY BACK TO THE

APOSTLES.

RIGHT.

BECAUSE THE SPIRIT AND THE

WORD AGREE.

IF YOU'RE JUST PRAYING AND

PRAYING AND PRAYING AND

YOU DON'T HAVE ANY WORD

IN, YOU BETTER GET SOME

WORD IN YOU.

Gordon: THE VERSE I

WAS READING THIS MORNING

WAS THEY WANTED TO

ELIMINATE EVERYTHING ELSE

IN THEIR LIVES SO THEY

COULD DEVOTE THEMSELVES TO

PRAYER AND THE STUDY OF

THE WORD.

PRAYER AND THE WORD,

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT IN

VIRGINIA BEACH, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL FOR

YOU.

A NIGHT OF PROPHECY AT THE

REGENT UNIVERSITY CHAPEL.

VERNON AND HIS WIFE WILL

BE OUR SPECIAL GUESTS FOR

THE EVENT.

I KNOW HE IS GOING TO BE

PRAYED UP.

SO IT RUNS TONIGHT FROM

6 p.m. TO 11 p.m..

AND OUR GOAL IS THAT

EVERYONE CAN COME AND GET

A WORD.

> COMING UP NEXT, WE'LL

BE ANSWERING YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Gordon: WELL, IT IS

Gordon: WELL, IT IS

TIME FOR "BRING IT ON."

WE'VE GOT SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS FROM YOU.

Terry: THIS VIEWER

ASKS, "I KNOW AND BELIEVE

IN MY HEART THAT CHRIST IS

THE ONLY WAY TO GOD.

YET I'VE READ IN THE BIBLE

THAT GOD ENABLES US TO

COME TO CHRIST.

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

HOW DO I KNOW THAT GOD

ENABLED ME TO COME TO

CHRIST?"

Gordon: WELL, IF

YOU'RE IN CHRIST, YOU KNOW

GOD ENABLED YOU.

THAT IS ONE SIMPLE ANSWER.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON.

HE IS THE GIVER OF CHRIST.

HE IS THE ONE WHO GAVE US

THE SAVIOR.

AND THAT IS WHAT HE DID TO

ENABLE US.

THERE IS ALSO SOMETHING

ELSE THAT BOTH THE HOLY

SPIRIT AND GOD THE FATHER

WILL DO.

HE WILL DRAW US TO CHRIST.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL

SPECIFICALLY WITNESS OF

CHRIST.

SO THE WHOLE TRINITY IS

INVOLVED IN YOUR

SALVATION.

AND REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN

CHOSCHOSEN BY GOD.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE WITH

HIM FOR ALL ETERNITY.

IT IS A WONDERFUL THING.

YOU'VE BEEN ELECTED.

HE HAS POINTED YOU OUT IN

ALL OF THE UNIVERSE TO

SAY, YOU'RE THE ONE.

I CAME JUST FOR YOU.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT IDEA

FULLY THROUGH YOU, IT'S

ABSOLUTELY TRANSFORMATIVE.

HE LEAVES THE 99 TO GO

AFTER THE ONE.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT DEEP

IN YOUR HEART, YOU ARE

FULLY IN HIS FAMILY.

HE CAME SEARCHING FOR YOU,

IT WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE

YOU.

YOU NO LONGER THINK THAT

YOU'RE UNWORTHY.

YOU NO LONGER THINK THAT,

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT GOOD

ENOUGH.

YOU JUST WALK THROUGH LIFE

CONFIDENT.

I'VE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD

FOR THE TASKS THAT HE HAS

FOR ME.

Terry: THIS IS ANN

WHO SAYS, "I HEARD THIS

QUESTION POSED: IF A

BELIEVER COMMITS ADULTERY

AND DIES BEFORE HE HAS A

CHANCE TO REPENT, WILL

THAT PERSON GO TO HEAVEN?

I TEND TO BELIEVE IF A

PERSON DIES IN HIS SINS,

HE WON'T MAKE IT TO

HEAVEN.

AM I RIGHT OR WRONG?"

Gordon: I REALLY

DON'T LIKE THESE

HYPOTHETICALS,

PARTICULARLY OF WHO IS

GOING TO HEAVEN AND WHO IS

GOING TO HELL.

I THINK IT IS AN ABSOLUTE

MISTAKE TO START

PRETENDING THAT WE'RE GOD.

I LOVE THAT I'M NOT GOD.

AND HE'S GOT SOME REALLY

HARD DECISIONS.

AND I'M GOING TO LEAVE

THOSE HARD DECISIONS TO

HIM.

IN THE MEANTIME, I'M GOING

TO PREACH THE GOOD NEWS,

THAT IF YOU ARE IN

ADULTERY, THERE IS A WAY

OUT FOR YOU.

AND YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN,

AND YOU CAN BE RESTORED,

AND THE JOY OF YOUR

SALVATION CAN COME BACK TO

YOU.

YOU CAN HAVE ALL OF THESE

THINGS.

HAVE YOU TO LEAVE SIN.

YOU CAN'T STAY IN SIN.

I DO UNDERSTAND THE WORDS

OF THE APOSTLE PAUL.

DON'T BE FOOLED.

DON'T BE DECEIVED.

ANYONE COMMITTING AND

CONTINUING IN SEXUAL

IMMORTALITY -- I

UNDERSTAND THOSE RULES,

BUT I AM NOT YOUR JUDGE.

AND I DON'T EVER WANT TO

BE IN THAT POSITION.

IT'S NOT MY POSITION.

LEAVE THAT TO GOD, AND

LEAVE THOSE HYPOTHETICALS

TO GOD.

PREACH THE GOSPEL.

PREACH THE GOOD NEWS.

Terry: OKAY.

THIS IS JOYCE WHO SAYS, "I

WAS ALWAYS RAISED TO

FORGIVE AND FORGET.

NINE YEARS AGO MY SON'S

FATHER TOOK HIM AND NEVER

BROUGHT HIM HOME.

I'VE CONTACTED THE POLICE,

BUT THEY'VE BEEN NO HELP.

I MISS MY SON EVERY DAY

AND HAVE NOT GIVEN UP

FAITH THAT ONE DAY I WILL

FIND HIM.

BUT I AM WORRIED I'LL

NEVER FORGIVE HIS FATHER

FOR STEALING MY SON.

COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT I

SHOULD DO?"

Gordon: JOYCE, MY

HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.

I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT.

THAT IS ABSOLUTELY

HORRIBLE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU

BEING DEPRIVED OF YOUR

CHILD.

THAT'S A TOUGH ONE.

HOW DO YOU FORGIVE IN THAT

KIND OF SITUATION?

I HAVE FOUND THAT IN MY

LIFE, THAT WHEN I GET INTO

SITUATIONS WHERE I'M RIGHT

AND THE OTHER PERSON IS

WRONG, IT SEEMS TO SOMEHOW

CREATE A BARRIER TO

FORGIVENESS.

AND I'VE LEARNED THAT I

NEED TO ASK JESUS FOR HELP

IN THIS.

AND HERE IS JESUS, AND HE

IS COMPLETELY RIGHT, AND

THE ROMAN SOLDIERS WHO ARE

CRUCIFYING HIM ARE

COMPLETELY WRONG.

AND YET IT FINDS IT IN

HIMSELF TO SAY, "FATHER,

FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW

NOT WHAT THEY DO."

CERTAINLY WHAT YOUR

HUSBAND DID WAS WRONG.

AND YOUR JUSTIFIED IN

BEING ANGRY.

YOU'RE JUSTIFIED IN BEING

HEARTBROKEN IN LOSING YOUR

CHILD.

ASK JESUS FOR THAT SPECIAL

GRACE WHERE YOU CAN SAY,

FATHER, FORGIVE HIM.

HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE

HAS DONE TO ME.

HE DOESN'T KNOW THE DAILY

PAIN THAT I GO THROUGH.

AND SEE IF THAT WILL HELP.

GOD DOESN'T TEST YOU

ANYMORE THAN YOUR ABLE TO

BEAR.

AND THAT CAN BE SOME

COMFORT HERE.

I'D CONTINUE TO GO OUT AND

GO SEARCHING FOR HIM.

AT SOME POINT IN TIME, HE

IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO

LEAVE HIS FATHER, AND IT

WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO LOOK

FORWARD TO THAT

REUNIFICATION.

Terry: I KNOW YOU

HATE HYPOTHETICALS, BUT

HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE.

Gordon: IT'S MY

SPECIAL DAY.

.

Terry: "LET'S SAY I

ACCEPTED JESUS AS MY LORD

AND SAVIOR, BUT I HAVE

DOUBTS ABOUT MY SALVATION.

WILL I STILL GO TO

HEAVEN?"

Gordon: GET COMFORT

FROM THE GREAT FATHERS OF

THE FAITH.

YOU CAN GO BACK TO

AUGUSTTINE.

HE HAD DOUBTS.

HE WROTE WHOLE CONFESSION

ABOUT HIS DOUBTS.

LORD, GIVE ME CHASTITY,

BUT NOT JUST YET.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: I DON'T THINK

YOU'RE HUMAN UNLESS YOU

HAVE DOUBTS.

WE ALL NEED TO KEEP IN

MIND, GOD IS INVISIBLE.

AND HE ACTUALLY HIDES WHAT

HE DOES.

ISAIAH HAD A GREAT

REVELATION.

HE SAW THE LORD LIFTED UP

IN THE TEMPLE.

HE HAD AN INCREDIBLE

REVELATION.

AND THEN HE SAYS, "SURELY

YOU ARE THE GOD WHO

HIDES."

EVERY ONE OF THE PROPHETS

HAD THEIR MOMENT OF DOUBT.

ELIJAH HAD A DOUBT AS TO

WHAT IS HAPPENING.

IT IS JUST PART OF THE

FAITH JOURNEY.

KEEP LOOKING FOR HIM.

KEEP LISTENING TO HIS

WORD.

AND BE ENCOURAGED THAT HE

HAS CHOSEN YOU.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM 1 JOHN:

"BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF

LOVE THE FATHER HAS

BESTOWED ON US, THAT WE

SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN

OF GOD."

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