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The 700 Club - May 11, 2011

Pat Robertson continues his Secret Kingdom teachings with a study on the Law of Use and Randy Geissler struggled with alcohol and tobacco in his life until The 700 Club got his attention one night.


If you want to find out how to be successful in the Kingdom of God, this is the way to do it. It's called the eighth wonder of the world. This is a fundamental principle of human growth and development. Discover the law of use . . . . The most important law of human development. . . . . and learn how to make it work for you. You'll lose what you don't use. Well, welcome to The 700 Club. The president is putting the issue of illegal immigration back on the table. He, of course, blames Republicans for blocking it in Congress. In fact, Pat, they say that any reform bill has to make sure America's borders are secure. Jennifer Wishon has that story. For the first time since becoming president, Mr. Obama stood along the US border with Mexico. He says it's more secure than ever and argues it's now time to reform the nation's immigration laws. What we really need to do is to keep up the fight to pass genuine comprehensive reform. That's the ultimate solution to this problem. That's what I'm committed to doing. The president proposes holding businesses that exploit undocumented workers accountable, streamlining the nation's process of legal immigration, and requiring immigrants who enter the US illegally to take responsibility. So they broke the law. And that means they've got to pay their taxes. They've got to pay a fine. They've got to learn English. And they've got to undergo background checks and a lengthy process before they get in line for legalization. That's not too much to ask. The president's strategy is to rally public support, putting more pressure on Congress where, at least among Republicans, there are no plans to tackle immigration. The president will have to present a plan that takes amnesty off the table and focuses instead on making a real commitment to border and internal security. Republicans say they're focused on cutting federal spending. To counter concerns that illegal immigrants are a drain on public resources, President Obama argues reform will help the economy grow by bringing illegal immigrants out from an underground economy, raising wages for the middle class, and spurring innovation among immigrants who attend American colleges. The jobless rate continues to haunt the president. Despite bailouts and stimulus packages, unemployment has hovered around nine percent for years. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis tells CBN News bringing illegal immigrants out of the shadows will only help the economy grow. When you have someone that's brought in and working under conditions, not being paid their regular wages or overtime or have any of the safety and protections, that obviously disadvantages that other business that is playing by the rules. So we want to get at the root of that cause and eliminate it. President Obama won 67 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2008. They're voters he's working to motivate once again and increasing an influential part of the American electorate that's growing impatient. Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington. Thanks, Jennifer. Without question, we've got to settle the problem of immigration. There are about 12 million so-called illegals in our country. These people work. Many of them, of course, pay taxes. They take care of their families. They're good folks. And we need to work out some way where they can be given a path of citizenship. But the Republicans are saying if they've broken the law and come in illegally, they shouldn't necessarily be given, quote, "amnesty." Well, there's got to be a solution to it. But without doubt, the president is playing politics. The Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of our population, very influential people, and he wants to get their votes. So that's what this is all about. It's not so much a noble cause, but it is, "I'm running again for reelection, and I need your help." Well, Lee Webb has the rest of our top stories from the CBN Newsroom. Lee. Pat, once again Democrats are proposing new taxes to help cut the deficit, and once again Republicans are saying "no." Democratic Senator Kent Conrad suggested the idea of a surtax on millionaires and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called for an end to tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. But House Speaker John Boehner's office said that would be the equivalent of a tax increase and it would be felt at the gas pump. Republicans are pushing major spending cuts as part of any deal to raise the government's debt limit. They still seem to be at odds, Pat. Well, isn't it interesting, these leftists, progressives, whatever they're called, have run the country into a huge deficit. They have spent money like drunken sailors. And then they're saying to the productive sector of our economy, "Well, you've got to pay the bill. We're going to send you the bill. We're going to surtax you." Nonsense. It's not going to do the job. It isn't going to. If we want to really raise taxes, we've got to go after the middle class, because that's where the money is. And this other is just posturing and it's ridiculous. It's not going to work. Well, you were shocked, as I was. Can you imagine "Bull" Halsey listening to the fact that you've got two gay sailors getting married on one of his ships? Whew! He'd turn over in his grave. Lee. Well, Pat, speaking of that, the Navy is putting the brakes now on a plan to train chaplains to perform gay marriages. The chief of Navy chaplains says his decision has been suspended pending a legal review. The reversal comes after 63 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter of protest to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. They say the plan to sanction gay marriages violates the Defense of Marriage Act. That's the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The lawmakers say, "We find it unconscionable that the United States Navy, a federal entity sworn to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States, believes it is their place alone to train and direct service members to violate federal law." The raging Mississippi River has crested in Memphis and left flood damage estimated at more than 320 million dollars. Now four million people downstream are bracing for record flood levels. The river is moving at more than twice its normal speed. The flood surge swallowed riverboat casinos and homes in Tunica, Mississippi and forced some families to ride it out in shelters. And we're going to do whatever it takes to stay there. The velocity is much faster than is typical. And also, a lot of the landmarks that we're used to seeing are not here. Further south in Carter, Mississippi, one family anticipates its 3,500 acres of crops to be wiped out. That's cotton and corn country down there. And Vidalia, Louisiana, residents have been warned to start working on an evacuation plan. Rivers in the state of Arkansas are among the many that feed the Mississippi. They, too, are overflowing. The floodwaters there have poured into both homes and churches. Members of one congregation came back to their flooded church Sunday, and as Mark Martin, their faith remains strong. Pastor Jerald Dean tries to encourage his congregation during this time of uncertainty and loss. The Elnora Freewill Baptist Church in Pocahontas, Arkansas, is meeting in a different building because floodwaters from the Black River, nearly four feet high inside the church, destroyed the interior. The people just couldn't believe it. They just could not believe that the water could get that high in that area. But it did, so we're making history. Throughout the service, many church members could not hold back their tears. Dean says they did not have flood insurance, and it will be long time before the church can get back to normal. I said, I don't know what we were going to do. It's just devastating to our congregation. I mean, they were so proud of that building. But despite the devastation, church members sang out praise to God. In Des Arc, Arkansas, the White River is the ominous one, reportedly cresting at the highest level in recorded history. Gospel Mission Church there has fed and housed around 1,000 people. If it hadn't been for our church, we wouldn't know what to do right now. The Cobbs' house is about a half mile from the White River, and they do not have flood insurance. In Des Arc, even the shelter volunteers are displaced. I can't get to it unless I go by boat. Yet residents here and in Pocahontas refuse to give up hope. The Lord's going to take care of us, and we're going to be better than before. We believe that. Mark Martin, CBN News. Amen. Americans have an insatiable appetite for diets. People are always looking for the quick and easy; but as Lorie Johnson reports, one of the latest diet fads is unusual and could be dangerous. The new HCG Diet claims to make you lose a lot of weight fast, so what's not to like about that? Well, for starters, it involves getting a shot every day containing the HCG hormone that's produced in pregnant women. The idea is your body thinks it's pregnant, so your burn fat, not muscle. Dr. Lionel Bissoon charges 1,500 dollars for 30 days worth of injections and says his patients love it. I've seen people lose weight, people who have failed diets, people who have failed pretty much everything; and we have seen HCG makes a big difference for them. The HCG Diet also involves cutting calories to, in some cases, 500 a day. Psychologist Guldal Caba is one satisfied customer. She has already lost 23 pounds. This is an opportunity to train the body to eat smaller portions, eat healthy foods, and learn what works for you. But in a recent survey of 23 doctors from various sub specialties, none said there is any scientific evidence that the HCG diet is an effective weight loss tool and add there are risks, including blood clots, pulmonary embolism, depression, and headaches. The question is permanence or impermanence of the weight loss with this plan when the injections stop. The FDA has not approved the use of HCG hormones for weight loss. Lorie Johnson, CBN News. What will they think of next, Pat? Well, I tell you, making somebody like a pregnant woman is about as nutty as anything I've ever heard. Don't do it, unless you want to have a baby, and I really don't want to have one, to tell you the truth. I think this is crazy. But they did fen phen. That was the latest thing. It was so popular. Everybody was into fen phen. Then it turned out that it was making heart lesions and having all kinds of problems with you. And they, of course, banned it and brought off the market. But it was a fad, and doctors were prescribing it and putting their patients on this. And you just wonder, well, what are these doctors thinking about? What they need is to get back to good old fashioned nutrition, eat fresh vegetables, eat fresh fruit, and exercise about an hour a day. And if you do that, like Kristi, you lose weight. Well, good, I'm glad you threw me in there. I threw you—I was just waiting to dump you in. I know. But I will say this. You said it, Pat. It really is basic. Listen, there are so many schemes out there, and there are so many plans. If you get this shot, eat this food, do this, do that. It's basic. If you eat what God grew, what came out of the ground or came off of a tree and run to it, and run back home, you'll be fine. Run is an exercise. Yes. And if you don't have a field to run to, you run around your house. Exactly, exactly. But it's true. Thin people, you put a pedometer, and they do so many more steps. They're on the go all the time. And more sedentary people burn less calories. It's just real simple but, oh my. We've got another one, too, and I disagree with the experts on this one. Lee. Pat, the latest debate over childhood obesity involves a possible ban on chocolate milk in schools. Flavored milks can contain high amounts of sugar, some as much as an eight-ounce can of soda. But many nutritionists warn against such bans. Even flavored milk contains nine essential nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D. The superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, the second-largest school district in the US, is pushing the ban, but other school systems have backed off the idea. So, Pat, you don't think a ban is called for here? No way. I want those children getting their calcium and their vitamin D and their milk protein. It's good for them. And the idea, if a little bit of chocolate makes them happy, good for them. I'm a fan of chocolate. I'm not a fan of chocolate candy as such. I'm not a fan of milk chocolate. But I am a fan of dark chocolate, a little bit of it. It opens your arteries, and it's good for your heart, a little. Well, I'm an equal opportunist chocolate connoisseur. I believe in white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate milk, chocolate pie, chocolate cake, brother. If you were chocolate, I'd like you, too. I'm sorry. I've got white genes. It's just the way it is. All right. So much for that little contretemps What's next? Coming up, a look at the farm of the future. If you take the greenhouse, and you stack one greenhouse on top of the other, you have a vertical growing system, going 5 stories, 10 stories, even 20 stories high. We could grow 10 times what we can grow right now per acre. So could this be the answer to feeding the world? Well, find out after this. 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Well, scientists predict that the earth's population could be as high as nine billion within 30 years. So how will the world produce enough food to feed everyone? Well, our Chuck Holton went out and looked at some amazing possibilities. It's the bane of civilized society in the 21st century: urban sprawl. Millions of people around the world move into cities each year looking for work and a better way of life. What they often find is pollution, traffic, and a high cost of living. A hundred years ago, around half of all Americans lived on farms. Today, that number has dwindled to less than two percent, with almost all food production taking place on super efficient industrial farms. Add to this the growing population worldwide and the potential shortage of land for growing the food these people will require. Pollution and climate change only make the problem worse as farmers struggle with declining harvests on existing farms. To address these challenges, researchers at the University of Arizona in Tucson are experimenting with futuristic alternatives to traditional agriculture. With the concerns of increasing world population, reduction in farmlands, food security issues, food safety issues, I think there is a huge demand for systems such as controlled environment agriculture to produce good quality, safer produce with less use of energy, water, and labor. What we are doing here in the controlled environment agriculture center, we are focusing on resource savings on the systems. We are trying to save energy, save water, and fertilizer to produce a high yield. These new theories are already gaining traction in Latin America. It's springtime here in Panama, and it's the season for harvesting watermelons. These ones are probably headed off to America or even Europe. And they've been harvesting them this way for maybe 100 years. But that may be about to change if one man has his way. It's very simple. We have to do something, because the way traditional farming is, we're not going to be able to feed the world population over the next 30 to 50 years. David Proenza has been growing and exporting produce for more than a decade. Panama's climate, canal, and business-friendly government have allowed it to become a crossroads for international shipping. But there are problems here as well. The climate is changing constantly. We find in our fields more and more of this problem with mildew. And it is created due to the weather, the rain. Growing in a climate controlled environment solves many problems being faced by farmers around the world. But the shortage of land is also becoming an issue. Extreme weather conditions such as cold snaps and droughts can also cause shortages and higher food prices. Proenza hopes to tackle these agriculture problems in the future. One potential solution, the world's first vertical urban farm. Everybody knows what a greenhouse is, and around the world they have environmentally controlled greenhouses where they control everything. And they produce a much better quality food with less chemicals and some even organic. Now if you take a greenhouse and stack one on top of the other, you have a vertical growing system. Obviously, what we want to do is we want to put it into a building, 5 stories, 10 stories, even 20 stories high. We can grow 10 times what we can grow right now per acre. We can maximize the yield in the space, as well as produce a healthier, more nutritious food for the customers. The plan is to use high-tech methods to build these urban vertical farms around the world. If that sounds expensive, consider the cost savings of growing locally. A lot of the fruits and vegetables that you have in the United States come from Latin America. And there's a substantial cost in the transportation. With a vertical farm right there in the city, there is no transportation cost. So you have a lot of savings right there alone. Proenza hopes his vertical farm will be the first of many to crop up in urban areas like this one around the globe. And if that happens, the farmer of the future may very well go to work in a high rise like that one. Urban vertical farms are going to be built around the world. It's going to happen. Somebody's going to do it, so we figure it might as well be us. Chuck Holton, CBN News, Panama City, Panama. That is far out. It's far out, but it's cool. Yes, it is. I'm digging it. I think it's a great idea. In those science fiction things, they always had some domed city that was under a dome, and then they have all these interesting things going on. But the Japanese did the hydroponic farming forever, and they had all kinds of delicious vegetables growing on very small plots of lands. The Israelis have pioneered what's called "drip agriculture." It's been very successful. They allow just a little bit of water dripping. They don't just flood these fields, a little bit of water drip. And it keeps the plants moist without depleting the water supply. So everybody is trying, and our hats are off to them. Absolutely. Interesting. Well, tomorrow, you're going to meet America's most influential farmer. He's the man who started a food revolution right in his own backyard. See Joel Gallatin on tomorrow's 700 Club. Kristi. But today, Pat, we have actually a story about a man who was enslaved by addiction for 18 years. It was almost like an obsession. I tried the patch. I tried cold turkey. And a lot of times when I would try to, I'd get the shakes. I'd break out in sweats. So watch how he finally kicked his habit overnight with no withdrawals. We're going to tell you about his story when we come back. What makes the miracles of Jesus even more miraculous? Standing where they happened, in Israel. Come visit Capernaum where Jesus restored a paralytic's helpless legs. 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That drive to go for the tobacco was just so intense all the time. But it wasn't until I was watching The 700 Club, and Pat comes on and he says, "I want to pray for those who want to be delivered from addiction." Some are enslaved to nicotine. And I thought, "Well, Lord, I'm going to pray and seek you to help me." And Pat prayed and I prayed with him. Once he was done, I turned the TV off, laid down, and I went to sleep. The very next morning, I kind of had a lack of a taste for it, if that's a proper way of saying it. So I just stuck it in my pocket and I walked out and I headed down to the shop. That whole day I had no desire to chew it. None. And I realized I'm not doing this on my own, because I've never had any willpower or ability to do it by myself before. I said something's going on here. I had no shakes, no headaches, no stress of any kind. I wasn't breaking out in sweats and snapping at people. I wasn't jittery and shaky. It was like it was totally gone. And to this day, I have not touched the stuff. I was like, "Thank you Lord. It's all you. I give you all the glory; give you the entire honor for what you've done, because it had nothing to do with me." When you allow God to intervene in your life, to take over, it is so much easier. Do you know, I love the fact that God delights Himself in the desires of our hearts. And that means even in our prayers, that God delights Himself when we pray. We rely on Him, because He wants to do a miracle. My wife as you probably have heard, is a registered nurse. She used to be a professor of nursing. When we first came down here, she was working as a nurse in a local hospital. And there was an elderly woman in the hospital who was dipping snuff. And my wife was there, and this lady didn't want to let her know that she was dipping snuff. And so when my wife came into her room, she had to swallow all this stuff. And they began to wonder, "Why is this woman getting so sick?" Oh, exactly. Throwing up. She didn't want Mrs. Robertson to see her dipping snuff. It's a filthy habit. It is a filthy habit. But listen, we want to encourage you. Just like Randy who was healed, you can be healed, too. In fact, there is another Randy. It must be the name, Randy from North Carolina. He was unable to walk, because there was swelling and pain in his left toe and foot. On January 31st he saw an orthopedic surgeon. He was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and a swollen toe. The doctor said it should take about six months to heal. March 29, terrible pain. He was unable to walk. He was watching The 700 Club. Pat said, "Someone has a big toe that has swelled up. You mashed it somehow, and it's swollen, and it hurts like crazy. Right now, the swelling is going down. The pain is leaving, and you are going to be absolutely whole. There is a dramatic miracle, in Jesus' name." Guess what? That's exactly what happened. Immediately, Randy's toe became cold, then it became hot. Later in the day, there was no pain. How did he know? Because he walked about a mile or a fourth of a mile without the pain. And he is back to work on his farm. How cool is that? Praise God. It's pretty cool. Barbara in Kenner, Louisiana, had been suffering with pain down the right side of her body and was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and compressed vertebrae. Her doctor prescribed shots for the pain and inflammation, but she continued to suffer from throbbing headaches and pain radiating all the way down from her ear. Then one day, she heard you, Kristi, you, said, quote, "Someone is having a throbbing headache behind your ear that keeps your equilibrium off. Put your hand behind your ear, because God is healing it." Instantly, the throbbing stopped and the healing manifested all over her right side. Her ear, eyeball, shoulder, sinuses, head, and equilibrium were all healed. Amen. God is good, isn't He? That's awesome. All right, folks. Now is the time. Now is the time for you. Now is the day of salvation. Now, we're going to pray for you. And we're going to believe God for you. The Bible says if two of you would agree on earth as touching anything that they'll ask; it will be done for them by My Father which is in Heaven. Now, Kristi and I are going to join hands for you. And we're going to believe for you. Now, will you pray with us now? Wherever you are, whatever the deal is, whatever is going on, whether it's an addiction, whether it is a sickness, whether it is a chronic illness, whether it is arthritis, or whether it is joint disease, or whether it's diabetes. Whatever it is, God can and will heal it. Now, we're going to pray. Join with us right now. "Father, in Jesus' name, we agree together. And in the name of Jesus, let the power of God come down now and touch people's lives." Somebody is throwing up, just from deep in your insides. You've just been vomiting. You cried out, "God, will you ever stop this?" Well, the answer is He stopped it right now, and you are completely healed. Kristi. There is a young person who has a premature case of arthritis in your hand. And it's scaring you right now. Place your other hand on that hand, and you're going to feel a warmth. And the Holy Spirit is healing that right now. What you could not do before, you do it now. Thank you, Lord. There is a swollen tongue. You've got a swollen tongue, and you've got all kinds of like sores on it. And it's just terribly painful. Right now, just put your hand on your mouth, and in the name of Jesus that tongue is going down. Those lesions are healed, in Jesus' name. Your tongue and your mouth will be totally whole. Kristi. The Lord is healing an eye infection right now, in the name of Jesus. Also, someone, ringing in their ears. The Lord is healing that in the name of Jesus. Someone else has a scalp issue. I can't describe it. There's just a scalp issue. You put your hand on your scalp in the name of Jesus, and whatever that issue is, the Lord is healing you. Thank you, Father. There's a family. You've got five children. And you're contemplating a divorce. You say, "I just can't live this way any longer." Well, God is going to make a way, and He's going to bring harmony where there's disunity. Those children need you. In the name of Jesus, there is peace coming into your life. Now we speak the word that the power of God will be present in your life, that you might know healing, that you might know deliverance, that you might have the ability financially you need, in Jesus' name. Receive an answer. Amen. Amen. And amen. Wow! Go to your phones. Tell us what God has done. We'd love to hear from you. And it will bless you as you give testimony. Jesus healed a bunch of lepers and only one of them came back. And He said, "Ten of them were healed. Where are the nine?" Only one came back to thank Him. So call and tell us what God has done in your life. And keep on praying. If you need further prayer, it's 1-800-759-0700. Now, we've got something special for you. We do. More specialness. Well, still ahead, it's called "the eighth wonder of the world." Well, find out what it is and how it can actually work for you. How are you going to do this? Well, you're going to find out when Pat talks about the secret Kingdom. That's later on, on today's 700 Club. Brenda, you've got to see the video I saw on The 700 Club. I pray God will do the same awesome work in your life. Go to CBN.com to, "I saw it on The 700 Club," for a fast, easy way to see and share your favorite videos. My name is Roger Stump, and I'm a cancer survivor. The surgeon said it's inoperable. "It's already in your liver." My wife, Brenda, sat there and cried; and I'm thinking, "I can't die right now. I'm only 52 years old." I was so distraught. 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According to a new Pew Research poll, two-thirds say they want society to strictly follow the Islamic holy book, but only 30 percent have a favorable view of Islamic fundamentalism. The Pew results are based on face-to-face interviews with thousands of Egyptians. It is the first credible poll of Egyptians since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. A Muslim man in Oklahoma wants to block that state's constitutional amendment that bans the use of Islamic holy law. The amendment prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases. Muneer Awad claims the ban violates the religious rights of Muslims. State attorneys say that Awad has not shown how the proposed amendment negatively affects his Muslim faith. You can always get the latest from CBN News by going to our website at CBNNews.com. Pat and Kristi will be back with more of The 700 Club, after this. Have you ever heard the expression "good as gold?" 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I have to go to all the bathrooms and get the laundry. . . . . all 21 of them. I never dreamed in a million years that all this would happen. Go behind the scenes with the stars of 19 Kids and Counting. It's been a lot of hard work, but much joy, much, much joy. Tomorrow on The 700 Club. When monsoon rains flooded Pakistan, more than 1,500 people were killed. Whole villages were destroyed and crops washed away. Survivors were left starving, until Operation Blessing arrived on the scene. Two and a half million people living in Pakistan were left homeless after the floods. Most still live in tent cities. Many families barely have enough food to survive. And with reports of deadly Taliban attacks against foreign aid workers, it's difficult to get to the hardest hit areas. But Operation Blessing partnered with Shelter Now International to bring in enough food for 2,000 people. As we entered each refugee camp, crowds of hungry men, women, and children surrounded our truck to receive bags of rice. One was an 85-year-old woman who told us she had never seen such a disaster in her life. Before we arrived with food, she was afraid that she would die in her tent. At the end of our trip, we prepared a specially cooked meal in one of the villages. It helped them understand that during their time of suffering, there are many people who care. That simple gesture brought hope into thousands of people's lives. It doesn't matter what the politics are. What matters is the fact that human beings are there and they suffer. And all over the world they're suffering. Wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, causing tremendous suffering. And we're there with Operation Blessing to help them. And if you want to participate with us in helping the poor and the needy and the suffering around the world, it's real simple. You pick up the phone. You call 1-800-759-0700. Or you can log on to CBN.com and say, "You can count on me." We want you to be a part of this important ministry. So please call. Kristi, what's next? Up next, we have some amazing teaching, Pat. Check this out. It's the most important law of human growth and development, but do you know what it is? And do you have it working for you? Well, if not, you're about to find out from Pat in this segment of The Secret Kingdom. The Kingdom of God, what's it like? Well, there's something I'd like to submit to you. It's sort of upside down. It isn't like what we assume here in the world. The greatest virtue in the secret Kingdom is a reverse of the greatest sin. The greatest sin was pride, and pride really has no place in the Kingdom of God. But the reverse of that is humility. And the Lord Himself, when He came to earth, the Bible says He humbled Himself, and He took on the form of a servant. He came to serve. Now, He is King. He is King of the Kingdom, Jesus. And yet when He came to earth and when He lived among us, He lived as a servant. As a matter of fact, in what was called the Last Supper, you remember He laid aside His cloak, and He took a towel and He wrapped it around Himself and a basin of water and began to wash the feet of His disciples. That was the work of a slave. And He says, "Now, you see what I'm doing." He said, "I'm your Lord, but I am among you as one who serves." And He said, "This is the way you should do for your fellows. I am a servant." And as a result, He gave us the key to the Kingdom. The Kingdom is one of humility and service, not of self seeking and pride and trying to get the best of other people. But the Kingdom is one of service, because our King has said, "Here is the way to do it. I'm washing feet. You wash feet. I'm taking role of servant, you take role of servant." And the amazing thing about it is, though, in the Kingdom of God, the best leader is the one who is the servant, which is precisely what Jesus said. It's kind of upside down. He said, "The kings of this earth lorded over people. And these people, they call them benefactors." But He said, "It's not supposed to be that way with you." He said, "He that is great among you shall be servant, and he that is the greatest shall be the bond slave of the servant of all." Now, that doesn't make any sense, does it? It's upside down. You want to be a big shot, and you want to be lifted up. And the Lord said, "No, that's not it. You want to be great in My Kingdom, you get down, and I'll lift you up." And in business and in the military and in various other activities of human beings, it's discovered that the servant leaders are the ones who are the most successful. The greatest general is the general who serves his troops. The greatest businessperson is the one who serves his customers. He is fanatic about serving his customers. I know Wal-Mart came from a little dry goods store in Bentonville, Arkansas, and has become the biggest corporation, I believe, of its nature in the whole world. And the guiding principle is a fanatic observance to service. They do everything they can to cut prices, to make sure that they can serve their customers with the lowest possible prices that they can get. And they're always, always, always attacking their cost structure so that they can have lower prices to serve the general public who come to shop in their stores. And as a result, they have been enormously successful, because they follow the principle of the Kingdom. But you see, it seems to be upside down. You say, "Oh, no. You want me to be a leader? Well, I've got to be sitting up on a horse or in some exalted position and have people saying, ‘Yes, sir,' and ‘No, sir,' and bowing and scraping before me." That's not it. You're going to follow Jesus; you'll be like one who serves. And if you are like Him, and the greatest of all, the greatest is the one who serves the most people. So you look at somebody like Thomas Edison, or you look at somebody like Henry Ford, or I mentioned Wal-Mart, or whatever, the greatest ones are the ones that serve the most. So if you want to be a great servant, reach out to serve many. If you want to find out how to be successful in the Kingdom of God, this is the way to do it. Now, as I said earlier, there are several principles that I call the laws of the Kingdom. And I want to talk about what's probably the most important, the most important law of human growth and development. And I call it the law of use, the law of use. How does that work, this law of use? There was a story that Jesus told about a nobleman who called his servants to him and gave them certain sums of money, and then he went into a far country, and he said, "You occupy with these until I come back." The first one he gave 10 talents; to another one he gave 5 talents, to another one, 1 talent. Now, he says, "I'm going away. And I'm going to come back, and you occupy with what I've given you until I get back." So he left and left these people to their own devices. The one who got 10 talents took his master's money and he began to trade with it. He bought goods, took them on a caravan ride to the next country, sold them at a profit, bought additional goods, brought them back, sold them at a profit, traded back and forth, until such time as he had doubled his lord's money. So now instead of 10 talents, he's got 20 talents. The one who had 5 talents did the same thing. He exercised what had been given him. He used the money and he made deals. He invested in the stock market. He bought merchandise. He perhaps bought a small business. He did all these things. And when he finished the work he was doing, he doubled his lord's money. Now the five had become 10. The next one took the one talent that was given him and he said, "My master is a tough guy. He is about as hard nosed a businessman as I'm aware of." He said, "He gathers where he didn't straw and he reaps where he doesn't sow. And I don't want to run afoul of his nasty cruelty. And so what I'm going to do is dig a hole in the ground and put that money in the hole, and cover it up, and then every so often I'm going to come back and look at and make sure it's still there. And when he comes back, I'll give him his own like I got it. I haven't lost anything." So the lord came back. He had received the kingdom that he had gone to get. And he called the servants to him, and said, "Okay, I'm interested in what you did with my money? What did you do with the trading that I gave you?" So the one with the 10 talents, he came, and he said, "Well, I doubled your money." And the lord said, "Well done, good and faithful servant. I'm going to put you in charge of 20 cities. You are in charge of something. You have shown that you are responsible, and you used my possessions well." The one with 5 talents came, and the lord said to him, "What did you do?" And he said, "Well, I traded with your money. I took risks. I had caravans go over the desert. They bought goods. They sold goods. And over a period of time, I have doubled your money. So you now have 10 talents." And the lord said, "Well done, good and faithful servant. I'm now going to put you in charge of 10 cities." The last one came to him, and he says, "All right, tell me what you did." And he said, "I knew you are a hard man." He said, "I knew that you gathered where you didn't straw and that you reaped where you didn't sow. And I was afraid. I was afraid." And so he said, "I took your money, and I dug a hole in the ground, and I put it in it, and I'm now taking it out. And I haven't lost anything." You know what the lord said about him? It's amazing, because it's in the Bible, by the way. He said, "You wicked and slothful servant." Wicked and slothful. Wicked. Wicked, because he didn't invest his lord's money. He was wicked because he didn't use what had been given to him. And he said, "Take that away from him and give it to the man that had the 10 talents." And there was a gasp in the audience. And they said, "My goodness, this other guy has got 10 and he doesn't have anything. You're taking it away from him." And then the lord gave this principle. He says, "Unto him who has, more will be given. And he that has not, even what he thinks he's got will be taken away from him." Now, I was looking at that and contemplating the full significance. And I was introduced to what is called the exponential curve, which is a mathematical phenomenon that is simply inexorable. It works in our world. And how does it work? Well, it's the law of compound interest. Baron Rothschild called compound interest the eighth wonder of the world. Why? Well, because if you take a given amount of money and you compound the interest, in other words, each year you get the interest and you add it to the principle, and then you take that again and compound it and compound it, over the years, you will have an enormous amount of money. If you take 100 dollars and let's assume that you doubled it. That's 100 percent, and not everybody is going to get that, very rarely. But let's assume that you do enough business that you can double 100 dollars. So next year you have 200. The next year you have 400. The next year you have 800. The next year 16, the next 36, the next 72, then 14,000, then 28,000 and so forth. At the end of 20 years, what do you think you'll have? One hundred dollars, double it every year for 20 years. You will have 50 million dollars, in just 20 years. So if you're 30, by the time you're 50 you'll have 50 million dollars, if you can double 100 dollars every year. If you double it some more, at the end of about 25 years, you'll have 1.6 billion dollars. And if you double it for 50 years, you'll have about 12.8 quadrillion dollars, so you'll have more money than there is in the whole world. One hundred dollars, law of use. You occupy. Now, this is a fundamental principle of human growth and development. But just take, for example, your arm. Assume that you lift your arm, have a weight on your arm. And day by day or week by week you add a little bit of weight. Say you're doing five pounds and then you go to seven pounds and then you go to 10 pounds. And then little by little. And before long, believe it or not, you'll have arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger, big, strong. And the ladies say, "I don't want arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger." Well, you'll have beautifully shaped arms, whatever. But on the other hand, you take your arm, and you bind it against your chest and you don't use it for say eight months. You don't lift anything. When you get through, you won't have the strength to lift a teacup. You will have lost what you have. And that's exactly what Jesus said. "Unto him who has, more will be given. And he that has not, even what he thinks he's got will be taken away from him." You lose what you don't use. It is the law of use. It is the fundamental law of human growth and development. If you use what's there, if you have musical talent and you use it and train it, you'll get more. If you have intellectual prowess and you use it and train it and explore more and add and you get compounded and you move into new realms, new realms, new realms, it will grow enormously. But if you don't use your mind, if you don't use your talents, if you're a singer and you don't sing, you'll lose it. You'll lose your voice. You'll lose your ability. It's true at every aspect of life. The more you exercise something, the more opportunity you have to get into a new level, because you move up, and then you move out more, and then you get out more and more until you can accomplish amazing things. The law of use. The fundamental law. And this is a law of the Kingdom, because Jesus Christ said, "Unto him who has, more will be given. And he that has not even what he thinks he's got, it will be taken away from him." Amen. Well, those are some good nuggets of truth. We're learning about humility, being a servant, and the law of use. And I'm sitting here thinking, "What kind of talents do I have?" And I'm not sure, so I'll have to figure that one out, because I don't want to lose them. I want to use them. I've got to figure out what I have first. You don't sing, do you? I sing. But in the weeks to come, we're going to be bringing you more segments from The Secret Kingdom. So if you'd like to watch the segment that we just saw again or you'd like to share it with a friend, all you have to do is just log on to CBN.com. And I tell you what, not only will you be blessed, but many others will be blessed. That share button on CBN.com is really cool thing. I learned principles. I prayed for about five years that the Lord would show me some secrets. And this is it. And I wrote a book. And it transforms lives, and it transformed my life, my understanding of how things work. And it's just so profound. I think the thing that's so cool about the Lord is that He is a mystery, but He's not. So it seems like there are secrets, but there are not, because He is like, "Here it is for you." Do you know what I'm saying? Does that make sense?" It's there all along, but not many people have found it. Yes. So it's hidden. Well, speaking of hidden, we have stuff that's not hidden right now. Those are some of the questions that we want to bring to you real quick. Please, go for it. We only have a couple of minutes, so we're going to have some fun with some viewer questions. The very first one starts out with a viewer who says, "In these uncertain economic times, it's tempting to hide your money under the mattress. What suggestions do you have for investments?" Well, that's timely. Well, as I've said over and over again, the population is growing. The amount of money is expanding dramatically. The value of the dollar is going down year after year after year. And so you can't get any interest on your money if you put it in a bank. It's like that guy that buried his talent in the ground. So I'm recommending, and I have, that investment be in natural resources. And I just really believe gold and silver, sure they go up and down, they fluctuate. But over the long haul, gold has gone from 30 to 40 dollars an ounce up to 1,500. So it will be the place, in my opinion, to go with natural resources. Next question. Okay. Let's hop on to the next one. It starts with, "Is there a special way that God talks to people?" Sure He does. The main thing out of His Word, we have a sure Word of prophecy. He will also send angels. He will speak to us through dreams and visions. And He will speak by His voice. You will hear a voice in your ear when you turn to the right or the left saying, "This is the way. Walk ye in it." So God will also speak to us through the advice of godly friends. There are many ways. He will order circumstances to lead us. He will speak to us through numbers. There are a lot of ways that God will speak as to what is going on. So you just have to have your ear attuned to listen to what He has to say. That's true. Okay, really quick, last one, Dee writes in and says, "If our sins are forgiven, and God says that they're forgotten, do we still have to stand before God at the Judgment Seat?" If you read John 5:4, He says, "He that has faith in Me and believes that God has sent me shall not come into judgment, but is passed from death into life." If we trust in Jesus and we have received Him and we believe God sent Jesus Christ, then He says, "You are going to be passed from death into life." That's what's going to happen when you accept the Lord, so no, you're not going to have to account for your sins anymore, but I think there are going to be some rewards. Paul said, "We stand before the Bema, the Judgment Seat of Christ." Well, that's all the time we've got for those. Tomorrow, we take you behind the scenes with the stars of 19 Kids and Counting. And today we leave you with these words from Nahum . . . . . . . . "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble. And He knows those who trust in Him." See you tomorrow. Bye, bye. Here at CBN, we see amazing things happen when we stand together. 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