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The 700 Club - August 12, 2011

Lizza Lamb gets set free from addictions through power of Jesus, and find out how Winston Keene avoided surgery for the injuries he sustained to his knees after a fall.

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Latino music sensation, Lizza Lamb. The voice, the look. She's got the whole package. From grade school to the Grammys. And then boom, it's right there, and everything starts happening so, so fast. And why she walked away from a multi-million contract. I couldn't do it anymore. And then, conservative columnist Ann Coulter takes us inside the mind of the mob. Well, welcome to The 700 Club. The Republican candidates for president looked like they were ready to rumble last night. It was almost a cage match as they got feisty on Fox News, as the Republican presidential candidates took repeated shots at each other. The debate came just two days before an important straw poll in Iowa. David Brody has the story from Ames. In a sure sign that the presidential race is off and running, GOP candidates took their attacks beyond Barack Obama. Her record of accomplishment and results is nonexistent. Minnesotans Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann squared off, both fighting to be a top tier candidate and both finger pointing. Third, you said the era of small government was over. That sounds a lot more like Barack Obama if you ask me. She's got a record of misstating and making false statements, and that's another example of that list. Pawlenty also went after the front runner Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor’s healthcare plan. For Mitt or anyone else to say that there aren't substantial similarities, or they're not essentially the same plan. It just isn't credible. There are some similarities between what we did in Massachusetts and what President Obama did. But there are some big differences. Surprisingly, debate moderators didn't spend much time on the sagging economy, although some candidates threw zingers at Obama for failing to have an economic plan. If you can find Barack Obama's specific plan on any of those items, I will come to your house and cook you dinner. Newt Gingrich blasted the idea that a newly designed congressional super committee is going to help come up with a way to solve the country's debt crisis. What they ought to do is scrap the committee right now, recognize it's a dumb idea, go back to regular legislative business. The stock market roller coaster ride this week has Americans nervous, but the candidates focused more on their economic talking points. It used to mean something when you read “made in America.” We don't make things anymore in this country. I don't know one company that sits around the board room and talks about how we're going to stand still. It's about growth. Other candidates, like Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, sparred over Iran, especially when Ron Paul said the United States shouldn't enforce sanctions. Why would that be so strange if the Soviets and the Chinese have nuclear weapons? We tolerated the Soviets. We didn't attack them. Iran is not Iceland, Ron. Iran is a country that has been at war with us since 1979. And then Michele Bachmann, who has talked in the past about being submissive to her husband, was asked this: As president would you be submissive to your husband? What submission means to us, if that's what your question is, it means respect. I respect my husband. He's a wonderful, Godly man and a great father. And he respects me as his wife. Speaking of respect, Mitt Romney wasn’t getting any earlier in the day at the Iowa State Fair. Hold on just a moment. You know what, I get a chance. I can let you speak in a moment. You came here to listen to the people. No, no, no, I came here to speak, and you’ll get to ask your question. The path for Romney and the other Republican candidates is going to get far more interesting the next time all of them meet on stage. That will happen in September at the Reagan Library in California. By that time, Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to be in this race. He’s considered an immediate contender. He is going to bring his Texas swagger to shake up this GOP race. David Brody, CBN News, in Ames, Iowa. Well, get ready. This is going to be one of the most contentious presidential races, I think, in the history of our nation. And I hope at the end of all this “are you ready to rumble?” we can get down to “are you ready to govern?” Lee Webb has the rest of our top stories from the CBN Newsroom. Lee. Gordon, after one of the wildest weeks in Wall Street’s history, investors are hoping the markets will finally start to calm down. There is some good news for the economy, and Heather Sells has that story. This week the Dow has flopped, flipped, flopped, and flipped again. It may sound eerily reminiscent of 2008, but experts say there's a big difference between the crisis three years ago and this year's concerns. Unlike 2008, the system is functioning. The plumbing of the system is fine. In 2008, the plumbing got clogged, and therefore the system got very near to total breakdown. What's different this time, banks aren't weighed down by toxic mortgages and American banks have much higher reserves. But there is still great concern about Europe’s troubles. Many fear rumors of a credit downgrade in France will come true, and the country's banks could fail. The favorite of the day was, “Do you know how to say Bear Stearns in French?” And in Italy, the government is holding an emergency meeting to try and balance its budget and calm market concerns. The good news for the US economy right now: the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has fallen to the lowest level since April. Layoffs are easing in many states, and economists are predicting mild job growth. That helped the Dow close up over 400 points Thursday. The recent collapse in oil prices is also good news for consumers. Drivers should now see gas prices drop by as much as 50 cents a gallon over the next few weeks. Heather Sells, CBN News. The Pentagon has identified the victims of that Afghan helicopter attack last week. Seventeen of the men were killed who were members of the Navy SEALs. Five men were Navy Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs. Three were Air Force Special Operations personnel, and five were Army helicopter crew members. All but two of the SEALs were from Seal Team Six, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden. Military officials, though, say that none of the crash victims participated in that mission. For more on the victims and their individual stories, you can go to our website at CBNNews.com. Smartphones could soon be used just like credit and debit cards in the checkout line. USA Today reported that many leading banks and credit card companies are pushing digital wallet apps for smartphones. The app would hold debit or credit card information. When a person is ready to checkout, the app would connect your phone to the store's register. With one tap of a screen, the transaction is done. It could take years, though, before mobile payments are integrated into the mainstream, but already some have expressed security and privacy concerns about this process. Scientists have developed a tiny new computer that you can wear on your skin, a sort of electronic tattoo. It can monitor vital signs, like temperature and heart rate. It looks like a bandage and contains an antenna that can be used to transmit information. The inventors say they’re trying to blur the line between electronics and biological tissue. The monitor could lead to breakthroughs, though, in other areas, like tiny mobile phones or even very small personal computers. What do you think, Gordon? I tell you, that kind of stuff starts to scare you. You look at this and say, okay, it would be great in a hospital if you can remove the potential for mix-ups. You've got something on your body that is scanned every time a new tech or a new nurse or a new doctor comes to visit you, or you are transferred from one room to another. Your entire medical history goes with you, what you're taking, the dosage. All of these things can be tracked with you. But the other side of it is what if that same technology for smartphones, paying all your bills, goes into that, and all your personal information. And that now becomes the way you're ID’d at the border and ID’d before you go on an airplane, and ID'd as you buy and sell. Well, that gets very scary and of great concern. Terry. Well, coming up, what does the French Revolution have in common with the politics in America today? Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter shares the answer, and that's next. Have you ever heard the expression “good as gold?” Well, gold is on everybody’s minds these days, and rightfully so, having risen in value dramatically since 2001. 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The outside world certainly doesn't know what is going on, and very little from the inside comes out. . . . . where torture is part of the daily routine, and executions come without warning . . . . We're treated like a slave. Even animals are treated better. . . . . and its prisoners are lucky to get out alive. We just had to find a way to survive. Next week on The 700 Club. Ann Coulter has written eight books, all of them bestsellers, and all of them very controversial. Her latest is called Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America. She joins us now from New York to talk about it. Hi, Ann. Welcome. Thank you. It's so great to be here at last. You like to stir up controversy. Your title of your book does it just in the first word. What does “demonic” refer to? Well, your audience will understand. I was considering calling it Legion, or My Name is Legion, but I thought only a small slice of Christians would even understand that. So I went for the spicier Demonic. The book is about mobs and how dangerous mobs are, always destructive, and particularly in politics, starting with the French Revolution, the revolt of a mob, up to the mob behavior of today's American liberals. And you see it in the Bible. That obviously isn't the main message of the Bible, but I start with that scene from the Bible, with the possessed man running around, terrifying people, naked, and Jesus says to him, or to the demon inside him, “What is your name?” And he answers, “My name is Legion.” You just see it shot through not only the Bible but our own federalist papers, the founding of this country. Our Founding Fathers. The reason we have one federal government, instead of a loosely confederated group of states is in order to keep the mob down. It’s shot through the country’s history. As I say, you see it in the Bible. You see it in descriptions of mob behavior. Mobs are always destructive things, but when things are going well and the country is at peace, I think people aren't on guard against mobs, particularly law-abiding, peaceable Americans. They don't want to stir up trouble. You know, “Don't worry. Don't respond to the mob.” My argument is the reverse. You must always smash a mob, because they're dangerous. You did a lot of research on a French author, Gustav Labon. You’ve got me doing a little bit of research on him. He’s sort of the, I guess, if you will, the father of mob psychology. He is, I guess, the inventor of that. What specifically did you draw from his book to look at current behavior or at mob behavior? Well, it was stunning. I had the general idea that liberals are a mob, the party of the mob. There are slogans and chanting, and the “group think,” and all of the peer pressure liberals come under to take a particular position, much of which I go through in the book. So I started buying books on mobs, riots, financial panics, all that sort of thing. And I had already started writing the book. I had always heard of Gustav Labon when I ordered his book, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Minds. It’s a very slim, little book and gets right to the point. My mouth was agape. Every page describes modern, liberal behavior, their use of slogans, of repetition, their demonizing of opponents and thinking in very simple images, not in words. Labon says—and his book is a warning about mobs, and yet he was so influential, Mussolini and Hitler used his book in order to learn how to incite mobs. And it was just page after page, which I quote much of and then compare it contemporaneous liberal behavior. Mussolini liked it so much, he had it on his nightstand. He read it continually. He learned a great deal about how to influence public opinion based on the principles in that book. Isn't your, I guess, your book, you’re targeting liberal behavior, but can't you say that because the national socialist party used it, too, that it is a critique of all political movements, and particularly all political movements that are adept at manipulating media? Yes, though I consider the national socialist party on the left. Whether it is called “communism,” or “socialism,” or “anarchy,” what happened in the Russian revolution was copied in Nazi Germany, in Russia, in Cuba, in China, in Vietnam. It is the revolt of a mob, and it is a small group of elites, basically running the populous’s lives. Our revolution, and I contrast the French revolution with the American Revolution, which occurred at about the same time. And the two revolutions are lied about fairly consistently in the media, as if the French—“Bastille Day. It’s much like July 4th.” No, Bastille Day would be as if this country celebrated the Manson family murders or the LA riots. The revolutions could not be more opposite. Our revolution was a revolution of Christians, and that was shot through the revolution. Christian ministers played a huge part in our revolution. There are books of erudite Christian sermons explaining why we wanted independence from the British. It was a revolution of ideas and debaters and thinkers constantly writing about the reasons we wanted separation from the British. And our founding document and what we celebrate, the Declaration of Independence, and a written explanation of why we wanted separation from the crown. By contrast, the French Revolution—and I think you'll see the earmarks of much liberal behavior today—it was one random riot after another based on rumors. It was never clear what it was they wanted, exactly. It was especially viciously anti-Christian. Notre Dame was desecrated. It was mostly against the Catholic Church, because France was a majority Catholic country, but they got to the Protestants. And priests were slaughtered by the hundred—thousands of priests slaughtered. Women wearing crosses were banned by the French Revolution. Notre Dame was turned into the temple of reason. It was an aggressively anti-Christian revolution, and look what came of it, not freedom. The French people threw themselves into the arms of the dictator Napoleon as soon as it was over, and then they got a monarchy and then another dictator and then another monarchy. And 80 years later, they get something resembling a republic. Our revolution achieved freedom and the greatest prosperity ever known by mankind, but you note that our revolution doesn't get copied. It is the revolt of the mob that gets copied, because I guess if you get to be the leader, it’s more fun to be Mugabe than to be, oh, just one of many citizens in a representative democracy. The book is called Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America. Ann, thanks for the book. Thanks for being with us. Thank you. So great to be here. We’ll have more of The 700 Club, after this. Coming up later . . . . . . . . Latino music sensation Lizza Lamb. From grade school to the Grammys. And then, boom, it’s right there, and everything starts happening so, so fast. And why she walked away from a multimillion dollar contract. I couldn’t do it anymore. This is the information retailers don't want you to know, especially now. They don't want you to learn just how much money you've been giving away to retail markups on items you purchase for your home, all because you don't know how to buy like the insiders do at DirectBuy Club, the home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices. When you go to DirectBuy, you know that things are going to be a lot less than retail, and you don't have to worry about sales. It's just one price, and it's a low price, too. I would shop around and investigate; and without a shadow of a doubt, DirectBuy would have the lowest price. Members buy top-quality name brand merchandise from hundreds and hundreds of trusted manufacturers. So call the number on your screen now, and we'll rush you your free visitors pass to your local DirectBuy Club and your certificate for a free 30-day membership. This is a limited offer, so call now. When Lizza Lamb was a young girl, she turned to music as a way of escaping her pain. But after she became a star, Lizza’s music career was no longer a refuge from pain, it was the source of it. Lizza Lamb’s rising star in the Latin music world garnered her a Grammy nod in 1998, but behind the glamour, a toxic relationship threatened to destroy her. He would hit me, and I would hit him. It was like we were boxers boxing at each other. But it was just a very intense, very love-hate relationship. All through childhood, the love and attention Lizza craved from her father eluded her. His first love was getting drunk, going to the bars and drinking. And so that caused a big emptiness in me as his daughter. And then when he would come home, there would be such chaos. He would throw chairs at my mom, throw the table at her. I would just try to get on top of her and try to protect her. But Lizza had no one to protect her the day her uncle lured her to a park and sexually abused her. When Lizza got home, she told her mom everything. It really, really scarred me really deeply as a 12-year-old. And the hard part of all of it was once we started talking about it with the family, my dad decided that he didn’t believe me. He thought I was making it up. Lizza escaped those painful memories every time she performed on stage, first in school plays and pageants, then as the lead singer of a local Tejano music band. And I thought this is going to be a way to win my dad over so that he could see I can sing just like him, and then also become this big star where I can take my whole family and just give them a whole different life. Lizza pursued success at any cost. The only way I was going to get my career started was if I was involved with someone that already had a name and was already established. I was going to use anyone in any way to get what I wanted. She saw her chance when she opened for a popular Latin singer and record producer named Alex Montez. My first impression of Lizza was like, “Wow!” The voice, the look. She’s got the whole package. Alex produced her first demo. Soon after, Lizza landed a record deal and released her first album, Yo Quiero Soñar. BMG pushed the album, and the album did really, really well. We got gigs and tours, and we got on the road and started doing the career. It happened so fast. Here you are wanting it so badly, and then boom, it’s right there, and everything starts happening so, so fast. Meanwhile, Alex and Lizza’s relationship went from professional to romantic to volatile. He had multiple ladies in his life. He’s a rock star touring everywhere, and so I felt very threatened. I was so messed up, and with so many different things. There was already drugs going on, alcohol. I used to see my violence toward her when I hit her as like she provoked me to do it, but there was really something greater, darker working inside me. It ended because I made the decision to leave. I couldn’t do it anymore. Lizza refocused and went to work on her second album, Destino. She used cocaine to numb her pain over the breakup. It was an escape for me. And it was easy to get. When I was at the clubs, and I would be high, I would remember being in the bathroom stalls with my hands against the walls and just like, “What am I doing? How did I get here?” One day a couple of old friends invited Lizza out to eat. It was Alex’s brother and sister-in-law. They were very interested in how I was doing. And then he started talking to me about the love of Jesus. He started speaking to me about forgiveness that He has. And I said, “I need that. I was hurt as a child, hurt as a teenager, and an adult, and I don’t want to live like this anymore.” And he grabs me by my hands, and he starts praying with me and says, “Just repeat after me if you want Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.” And I did, and it was amazing, because at that moment I prayed, and I instantly felt just like Jesus’ arms embrace me and just completely received me. Everything was turned around after that. Lizza was determined to leave her old life behind. One day I was reading the Bible, and there was a Scripture that stuck out to me that I couldn’t live a double life. So I prayed and asked I God, “Help me.” Lizza met with the record label and decided to walk away from a 2.5 million-dollar record deal. Around the same time, she says Jesus healed her drug addiction, and her broken heart. I was really able to understand, to forgive the men that had hurt me in my life. Including Alex. When Lizza learned he had also become a Christian, they slowly built a friendship. Now after 14 years of marriage, they pastor a church together in Angleton, Texas. Now just having the incredible joy of her being my wife with the blessing of the Lord and of her parents and my family. God is amazing. I feel complete. And he’s a great dad to his kids and a great husband. We were headed for disaster, and the Lord stepped in, and only God can do those things. We’re very, very grateful and very humbled to the Lord. The couple recently returned the studio to record a new project: Renew Me, in English and in Spanish. Whenever Lizza gets the chance, she shares the love and healing she’s found in Christ through music. Freedom completely comes when you say the name of Jesus and receive Him, freedom in every area. So He is my lifeline. He is my protector. He is the Father that I’ve always wanted. And He'll be that for you. He’ll be your protector, your lifeline, the Father you've always wanted. He will do that for you. Now, maybe you're like Lizza, and you got abused, and nobody believed you. You tried to make up for it. You tried to do other things. You tried to fix it on your own, and it just got worse. And you got into things you never intended to get into. But you were just trying to get rid of that pain and get to a point where you could have some peace, some peace just being you. Well, the only thing that will bring that to you is a man, and His name is Jesus Christ. And He came. He was in Heaven, and He saw our need. He saw you. And He came, and He dwelt on the earth, and He lived the perfect life, and He died on a cross. And yes, He knows what it means to be beaten. He knows what it means to be rejected. He knows what it means to be despised. He knows what it means when people don't believe what you say. He knows all of that. And He took all of that for you. For you. And He did more than just die for your sins. He rose from the grave, and He is living today. And just like what happened with Lizza, when you ask, when you ask Him to come in, when you ask Him to take it, He does it immediately. Why? Because He is not off in Heaven somewhere. In Him we live, move, and have our being. He is right there with you, and He is reaching out to you to say, “Just take this offer. Just take what I have for you.” You can have peace. You can have joy. You can have righteousness. You can have all that guilt and shame be washed away, and you can be made new. Jesus specializes in taking the broken, the broken-hearted, and fixing them and putting them back together and healing them. And He'll do that for you if you just ask. So right now bow your head. Do what Lizza did. She bowed her head, she prayed, and Jesus answered. And He will do that for you. Pray with me. “Jesus.” That's right. Say it out loud. “Jesus, I come to you, and I ask that you come into my heart. I ask that you take away all the hurt, all the rejection, and replace it with your love. Jesus, I want a new beginning. I want a new day. And I want you. So come into my heart. Make me new again. Forgive me of all of the things that I’ve done wrong. And if you'll do this for me, I want to follow you all the days of my life. Hear my prayer, for I pray it in Jesus' name.” “Father, for those who just prayed, I pray a baptism in your love. I just ask now that your Holy Spirit would come and just fill them with joy and peace, and let them know right now that they're yours, that they're your child. I ask it all in Jesus' name. Amen.” If you prayed with me, the Bible says that if you'll believe in your heart and then confess with your mouth, you shall be saved. What I want you to do is make a toll-free call: 1-800-759-0700. And just say, “I prayed with that guy. I asked Jesus to come into my heart.” When you call, I’ve got something for you. I want you to have it. It's called “A New Day.” In here is a CD teaching. “What are the next steps? What I do now? I prayed the prayer. Now what do I do?” And it will tell you. It is a teaching. It’s about an hour long. It will tell you what the next steps are. We encourage you to get a Bible, and start reading with the Gospel of John. We also encourage you to join a local church and go to the pastor and say, “I need to be baptized. I’m a new Christian. I want to be baptized,” all part of being a Christian. But start with that phone call. Make it right now: 1-800-759-0700. Terry, over to you. Well, up next, dining out turned dangerous for this husband. Somewhere along the line, I had a slip and fall on some liquid that was on the floor, and I busted my head wide open. My kneecap was cracked. My tooth was knocked out. See how this man was healed without surgery. Plus, we're going to be praying for you and your needs when we return. I had chased the record deal for years with no results. And then I let it go, and I turned it over to Him, and there it is. I want people to know that you can't be bad enough for God to not love you or forgive you or to give you a second chance. He doesn't give you the right to judge you, so stop there and learn to love you the way He loves you. And then you can enjoy life more than you've ever enjoyed it before. This is what I used to look like, and this is what I look like now. Lifestyle Lift helps remove wrinkles, frown lines, and sagging skin. Get noticeable natural results with options that take as little as an hour. Call right now and get a free information kit. Looking younger feels great! And now for a limited time only, get a free laser treatment with purchase. A $950 value, yours free if you call now. This offer is for a limited time. Get a laser skin treatment free with your Lifestyle Lift. Welcome back to The 700 Club. Officials in Dixie County, Florida, are appealing to keep a Ten Commandments monument outside a local courthouse. A federal judge ruled the five-foot tall display must be moved by Sunday. But county residents say support for the monument is unanimous, and they accuse outsiders of trying to change their way of life. The American Civil Liberties union of Florida says the monument should be displayed elsewhere. Operation Blessing surprised a victim of the Joplin, Missouri, tornado with a home makeover. Mr. Charlie, as he’s known, was laid off from his job a few months before the tornado struck. He had just finished paying off his home, but he couldn't afford insurance yet. His roof, attic, and ceilings were badly damaged in the tornado, and he couldn’t do the repairs on his own. Operation Blessing and Home Depot installed a new roof, drywall, and carpet. They also painted and were able to replace some of his furniture. Without the help from Operation Blessing, Mr. Charlie says he would have lost his home. You can find out more about what Operation Blessing is doing by going to its website at OB.org. Gordon and Terry will be back with more of The 700 Club after this. Obamacare is not only going to ruin our health care system, but it’s going to put us so far in debt, we will never recover. Perhaps worst of all, it was concocted in an undemocratic process in locked rooms in the middle of the night. Obamacare was passed and rammed down the throats of the American people. In January after we delivered petitions to the House, they voted to repeal. Now the Senate is only four votes short of repeal as well. It’s critical that you call today and add your voice to the new U.S. Senate petition. Even if you’ve signed a petition or made a call, do it again and ask your friends to do it again. We don’t want them to ever think that we’re giving up so that they can give up. Call 1-800-488-8017 or go online to RepealItNow.org to sign the official petition. Together we can force Washington to repeal this costly and destructive law. Call 1-800-488-8017 now. 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Sincerely, J.D. Weber. Monday . . . . . . . . an exclusive look inside a North Korean labor camp, one the government says doesn't exist . . . . The outside world certainly doesn't know what is going on, and very little from the inside comes out. . . . . where torture is part of the daily routine, and executions come without warning . . . . We're treated like a slave. Even animals are treated better. . . . . and its prisoners are lucky to get out alive. We just had to find a way to survive. Next week on The 700 Club. Winston Keene had never watched The 700 Club until one morning when he was recovering from a bad fall. At the beginning of the show, Winston thought he was facing surgery, but by the end, he knew he was healed. We went out to the restaurant to eat. It was a beautiful meal. And somewhere along the line I had a slip and fall on some liquid that was on the floor. And I busted my head wide open. My kneecap was cracked. My tooth was knocked out. By the MRI, it showed that I had a fracture in my kneecap. I had to have the aid of a medical walker. They were treating it with painkillers, and they were planning to do surgery and whatever was necessary to correct my knee. One morning, I turned on the television and I saw The 700 Club, and I was watching for the very first time. And Gordon started to pray. There’s someone, you’re putting hands on your left knee, and there’s a pain just above the knee. And it’s just a deep pain. And you just felt something go through that right now. And I felt a cold rush through my body, and the pains immediately left. I was a little bit leery, because honestly, I did not believe that He was speaking to me, but some voice within me said, “Stand up.” When I stand up, there was no pain. And a sudden joy came over me, and I got on the telephone, and I called my pastor first. Then I called the assistant pastor. Then I called my wife. And I said, “Are you sure?” And he said, “Yes. There’s no pain.” And so when I came home, there he was walking all around. When I went back to the doctor, there was nothing that needed to be done, because God had healed my knees. And from that day to this day, I’ve never had a pain or a discomfort with that knee. The doctors make their decisions on their findings, but God has the last say so. There is nothing impossible with Him. He has touched me before, but for some reason this one really entered my soul, because He healed my knee. I love what Winston’s wife said, “God has the last say so.” And He really does. His Word says that He is our healer. His Word says that we can come to Him for anything. We love bringing you stories like this, of God in action in the lives of everyday people like you and me, who have a need. Sometimes they aren’t asking God to do it, and He in His graciousness and mercy just reaches down and touches them. We’ve got some other reports to encourage your faith before we pray for you. This is Ginger. She lives in Bristol, Tennessee. She had an infection of warts on her forehead. For more than a year, she prayed and believed that she’d be healed. Then one day she was watching this program, and Gordon, you had a word of knowledge. You said, “There is a lady who has warts on her forehead from a viral infection. God is taking them away right now.” Bristol claimed the word for herself, noticed the next day that one of the warts was gone. Within three days, all of the warts were gone, and they have never returned. I know some other people who have had this issue, and it is very hard, even with medical treatment, to get it to respond, because it is viral. God did an amazing work in her life. Praise the Lord. God loves His kids. You've got to just start believing that, that He loves you. Now, if you're a parent, and you notice something wrong with your child that the child doesn’t even know or is not even asking for, are you going to take care of them? You bet you will. How much more will our heavenly Father take care of us? All you have to do is just start understanding the love of God. Faith comes from that. Faith comes from looking to Him, and start understanding Him and His nature. When you get that, when you understand that, then faith gets really easy. If faith is dependent on what you do, how good do you pray, or have you been good that day, or have you been good—if you start thinking that, “Oh, no, I’m not good enough for God,” you start thinking all those thoughts, you're off His nature. His nature is He's a father, and He loves. And He loves unconditionally, and He forgives. You can't separate yourself from His love. There is nothing you can do that will separate you from the love of Christ. Nothing. There isn't a power on Heaven or earth that can do that. So just look to Him and look to His nature. What did He do? And start saying, “Well, He came. He died for me. He had Roman soldiers beat Him from me. And when you get that, and when you understand that, then faith gets real easy.” Here is another one. This is Tim from Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He had drainage from his left ear. It wasn't painful, but it was annoying. It was embarrassing. And then one day he was watching The 700 Club. Terry, you had a word of knowledge about someone with a chronic ear infection being healed. The next day he noticed that it had stopped, and it has never returned. Now, he wasn't asking. He wasn’t asking. But you ask. Let's come to Him, and let’s go boldly to the throne of grace knowing that Jesus has forgiven us. He has cleansed us. He has made us righteous. It is our righteousness. No. It is the righteousness of God in Christ. It is not based on anything we do. It is based on Him. So let's go, and let's ask. In an act of faith, lay your hand on that area of the body that needs healing. We'll pray. We'll agree, and we'll let God do all the rest. Pray with us. “Lord, we just lift the needs of the audience to you right now, and we proclaim over them your word, that you forgive all our iniquities, and you heal all our diseases, and you renew our strength. And so we claim all of that based on your word. And in Jesus' name, we proclaim out loud over these symptoms, over this pain, over this disease, be healed now, in Jesus' name.” There is a man, you walk with a cane. And you've got chronic weakness in your left leg, and it's in your knee. There is pain in your knee, and also weakness down the leg into the calf. God is healing you right now in Jesus' name. You just felt that. It just went through the knee and through the leg. In the name of Jesus, get up and walk and realize you don't need that cane anymore. You're healed now. Terry. Someone else, you have gallbladder problems. You’re going to know this is you, because you are assuming that you're going to have to have surgery for that, because it’s almost become like a hereditary thing. There is a pattern of that in your family. God is touching and healing you, and the line in the sand is being drawn. You will not have a problem with it anymore, nor will your children. Somebody else, you have an issue with your teeth and your gums. It is like the bone is deteriorating in a section along the side of your mouth. God is touching that and literally restoring that to you. There’s a man, you’ve got problems with your liver from chronic drinking. I actually see a scene where you're talking with your doctor, and he is showing you pictures of your liver, and he is pointing out various problems, various spots that are a problem with your liver. And God is able to heal you. And don't think for a minute that He is holding anything against you. He is not. He is able to heal you now, and He is doing that now just because He loves you. So in Jesus' name, be healed. Be made whole. Go back to the doctor, get rechecked, and you're going to be amazed. He is going to be amazed at the change in your enzyme levels. God is healing you. He is restoring you now. Just rejoice in what He is doing for you now in Jesus' name. Somebody else, you need your spine realigned. You're very tight, like everything is just restricted and constricted. And you're going to know you're healed because that is all just going to let go and loosen up. You're going to be limber again and have the freedom of movement that you've lost. I don't know if this is the same one. It's in the lower back, on the spine. And it’s like vertebra are wrenched and turned just above your tailbone. And they're being put back together in proper alignment right now. And that pain you're experiencing is gone. Do what you couldn't do before. Start moving it around, twisting, and realizing you're pain free, and God is healing you now, in Jesus' name. Someone named Ellison. I don’t know if that’s a first name or a last name, but you're praying something very specific. God has heard your prayer. The answer is coming. “Lord, we thank you, for you are the healer. When we receive you, we receive all that you have for us. We thank you for it in Jesus' name. Amen.” If you've been touched by God, we always rejoice in your good report about what God is doing today. So if you've been healed, give us a call, 1-800-759-0700. Just let us know. And of you need healing, if you need prayer, sometimes people get healed instantly, and sometimes it takes time, we're here for you. And we’re here to pray for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So if you're in pain, and you need somebody to agree with you, call us: 1-800-759-0700. Terry. Well, coming up, your questions from our chat room, so don't go away. We’ll be right back. 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So call us now: 1-800-759-0700. Or you can log on to CBN.com. Well, I think we've got time for some questions from the audience. What’s the first one? We do. This is from Bev, who says, “I hear you say that we should demand the Lord in His name to do things, but my husband tells me that it’s rude to demand anything from God.” Boy, I have never said demand from the Lord. That's not the way to approach it. God is not our messenger boy. He is still God. Now, I do encourage people to command disease to leave. I do encourage that, because disease isn't from God. And disease certainly isn't God, and it is not part of God's plan. When you look at Adam and Eve in the garden, did they have disease? And the answer is no. So God's dream is for us to be in a garden, to be in peace and to be in harmony. And so when you see things that are outside of God's will, you're empowered by Him as His ambassador to bring the Kingdom of God, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” And so as an ambassador of the King, you have authority to command things to come into alignment with God's will. But don't demand from God. God has already done His part. Do the Roman soldiers need to beat Jesus more? How much more does He need to show that He has done His part? And now He wants us to do our part and what He has commanded us to do. And what He has commanded us to do is go to all of the world and preach the good news, and the good news about Him and His nature and what He's done. So that's the proper way to look at it. You command sickness to depart, but you don't command God to do it. Here is a question from one of our viewers, “My son was born prematurely. His heart beat for only an hour, and then he died. Why did God choose to breathe life in him just to take him back so soon?” You look at the sovereignty of God. It is an overarching sovereignty. So He knows things are going to happen. But at the same time, the Bible says time and chance, it happens to us all, that there are circumstances in life that are outside of His control. Jesus was very specific that “Did the tower in Siloam fall, because somehow there were sinners on it?” And He says, “No.” This wasn't caused by God. So you’ve got to look at some of the, particularly, the really bad things that happen, and say, well, is God sovereign? Yes, but did He specifically cause that, and the answer can sometimes be no. And so when you start looking at it that way, that who is the agent of God on earth, that He has given us dominion. In His sovereignty He’s given us dominion. Well, then we’re the ones to take charge and do things? Did He grieve over the death of that child? You bet. Did He sorrow with you in that? You bet. So I wouldn't be blaming Him that he took the breath. That wouldn't be, in my view, a good theology to follow. This is a question from a viewer, “What is God's view on children born out of wedlock?” He loves them. That's what He does. He loves them. Why does He command us to wait for marriage? Is He trying to deprive us of sex? No. Sex is God's invention. And He pronounced it as good, and it is. But when you have sex out of wedlock, things happen. And pregnancy is one of the things that happen. And when you have children born out of wedlock, then there isn't a proper father and mother for that child to raise that child. The reason God hates divorce is He wants Godly children. And he is very specific with that with Malachi. So why does He command us to get married first? Because He wants Godly children, and He wants happy children. And psychologists tell us today the best way for a child to be well-adjusted in society is to have a biological mother and father in the same home raising them. If we do it that way, which is, coincidentally, God's way, we'll end up with a better culture. This is Rob, who says, “This summer I’m required to read a particular book where the main character practices Hinduism, Islam, and other religions. It cites that Christianity is false. I don't know how this book was allowed to be assigned or what I can do about it.” Rob, I would encourage you to go ahead and read it. It is one of those things when your faith is challenged, you then become much better at what the Christians call “apologetics.” If you're not able to defend, if you’re not able to give a good reason for what you believe, one of the things that helps is looking at how other religions view God, how other religions talk about God. When you start understanding that, you start understanding Christianity is a really good thing, because God came to us. We don’t have to go to Him. He comes to us. We leave you today with these words from Ephesians . . . . “For by grace you’ve been saved through faith and not of yourselves. It is the gift of God.” Monday . . . . . . . . an exclusive look inside a North Korean labor camp, one the government says doesn't exist . . . . The outside world certainly doesn't know what is going on, and very little from the inside comes out. . . . . where torture is part of the daily routine, and executions come without warning . . . . We're treated like a slave. Even animals are treated better. . . . . and its prisoners are lucky to get out alive. We just had to find a way to survive. Next week on The 700 Club. A humble Shepherd . . . . Who am I to lead your people out of Egypt? . . . . and an evil King . . . . Speak up, insect! . . . . battle over the future of a nation . . . . Tell your people I will never let them go! . . . . in the latest Superbook episode. “You must lead my people, Israel, out of Egypt.” Let my people go. Come explore with Chris . . . . Didn’t see that coming! . . . . Joy . . . . I’m not good in these kinds of situations. . . . . and Gizmo . . . . Maybe I should try my magic card shuffle. . . . . as they discover how God does amazing things through ordinary people. For your gift of $25 or more, you’ll receive Superbook’s newest DVD Let My People Go, the original Superbook Exodus episode and trading cards. Your gift will help create future Superbook episodes and bring God’s Word to the next generation. Cool! Alright! It’s super power for super kids.

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