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The 700 Club - November 17, 2017

“Chainbreaker” Zach Williams and his wife Crystal share how they broke free from their pasts. Plus, go behind the scenes of the new Christmas Movie, The Star. Read Transcript


Gordon: TODAY, BEHIND

THE SCENES OF THE NEW

CHRISTMAS MOVIE...

IT'S ANOTHER APPROACH

THAT ALLOWS US ANOTHER WAY

IN TO BE INSPIRED BY AN

AGELESS, TIMELESS STORY.

Gordon: HEAR FROM THE

ACTORS AND THE ANIMALS IN

"THE STAR."

> PLUS...THE CHAIN

BREAKER, ZACH WILLIAMS AND

HIS WIFE, CRYSTAL.

I ALREADY STARTED DOING

DRUGS WHEN I WAS 10.

I STARTED QUESTIONING,

IF I DIED TOMORROW, WOULD

I GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS CALLED "PAY TO

SLAY."

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

IS GIVING MONEY TO THE

FAMILIES OF TERRORISTS WHO

KILL ISRAELIS, AND GUESS

WHERE THAT MONEY IS COMING

FROM?

YOUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

Wendy: NOW BOTH

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

IN CONGRESS ARE SAYING NO

MORE.

THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS

COMMITTEE HAS VOTED TO CUT

OFF FUNDING TO THE

PALESTINIANS IF IT DOESN'T

END THE PRACTICE OF "PAY

TO SLAY."

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE.

Chris: WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY IF YOU FOUND OUT YOUR

TAX DOLLARS WERE

INDIRECTLY GOING TO PAY

PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS TO

MURDER ISRAELI JEWS AND

OTHERS?

THAT'S JUST WHAT'S

HAPPENING.

SINCE 2003, IT HAS BEEN

PALESTINIAN LAW TO REWARD

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS IN

ISRAELI JAILS WITH A

MONTHLY PAYCHECK.

PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP

ALSO PAYS THE FAMILIES OF

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS AND

SUICIDE BOMBERS.

THESE POLICIES INCENTIVIZE

TERRORISM.

Chris: THE

21-YEAR-OLD TERRORIST

BEHIND THE BRUTAL STABBING

WAS KILLED BY POLICE, BUT

HE WAS PRAISED BY THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

GOVERNMENT.

AND HIS FAMILY WAS GIVEN

LIFE-LONG FINANCIAL

COMPENSATION.

KINDS OF COMPENSATION

INCLUDE PENSION FOR LIFE,

TRIPLE THE AVERAGE SALARY

IN PALESTINIAN AREAS, FREE

TUITION, HEALTH INSURANCE,

AND A CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

FOR LIFE, AND A FREE

MONTHLY STIPEND.

AND THAT'S WHERE THIS

CURRENT LEGISLATION DRAWS

THE LINE.

CONGRESSMAN ED ROYCE,

CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE,

SAYS STOPPING THAT

PRACTICE, COUR COURTESY OF

$300 MILLION U.S. TAX

DOLLARS EVERY YEAR IS WHAT

IS BEHIND THE "TAYLOR

FORCE ACT."

WITH THIS LEGISLATION,

WE'RE FORCING THE P.A. TO

CHOOSE BETWEEN U.S.

ASSISTANCE AND THESE

MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE

POLICIES.

Chris: DESPITE

EARLIER PRESSURE FROM

CONGRESS TO STOP THESE

PAYMENTS, THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY HAS ACTUALLY

INCREASED THE AMOUNT PAID

TO TERRORISTS WHOM THEY

CONSIDER MARTYRS.

THE PAYMENTS ARE ON A

SLIDING SCALE.

THE MORE SUCCESSFUL THE

ATTACK, THE BIGGER OF

PAYOFF.

IN THE 2017 P.A. BUDGET,

MONEY TO TERRORIST

PROPOSITIOPRISONERS INCREASED BY

13%, AND 4% MORE WENT TO

THEIR FAMILIES, MORE THAN

30,000 RECIPIENTS IN ALL.

THIS YEAR DIRECT FUNDING

OF TERRORISM HAS REACHED

$355 MILLION, AND YET THE

P.A. IS LARGELY FUNDED BY

U.S. TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY CLAIMS TO ITS

PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE A

RIGHT TO KILL ISRAELIS,

LITERALLY A RIGHT TO KILL

ISRAELI CIVILIANS, WOMEN

AND CHILDREN AND BABIES,

AND THEY CLAIM A U.N.

DECISION FROM THE 1970s,

WHICH SAID THAT THE

PALESTINIANS HAVE THE

RIGHT TO USE ALL MEANS TO

GAIN THEIR RIGHTS, MEANS

THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KILL

ISRAELIS.

Chris: ITIMAR MARCUS

SAYS WHILE ISRAEL HAS

MEANS TO CRACKDOWN ON

TERRORISTS, THE WEST CAN

PLAY A MAJOR ROLE.

THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY IS SO DEPENDENT

ON FOREIGN AID -- THE

UNITED STATES GIVES THEM

FOREIGN AID, AND MOST OF

THE WESTERN EUROPEAN

COUNTRIES GIVE THEM

FOREIGN AID.

AND THEY HAVE THE ABILITY

TO STOP THAT.

Chris: THE MEASURES

ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THE

FULL HOUSE AND GO ON TO

THE SENATE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gordon: WE NEED TO

MOBILIZE VOTES FOR THIS,

VOTES WITHIN THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, AND THEN

IN THE SENATE.

AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS

PRESENT A PETITION TO OUR

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES SO

WE CAN LOBBY FOR THE

PASSING OF THIS ACT.

I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT

THIS.

WE'VE BEEN ON THE

FOREFRONT ON THIS ISSUE OF

HOW THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY IS REWARDING

TERRORISTS WITH THESE

LIFE-LONG INCOME STREAMS,

A MONTHLY STIPEND FOR

LIFE, NOT JUST TO THE

TERRORISTS, BUT TO THEIR

FAMILIES.

IT IS CALLED THE "PAY TO

SLAY" PROGRAM.

AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.

MAHMOUD ABBAS, THE

PRESIDENT OF THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,

STOOD UP IN THE WHITE

HOUSE THIS YEAR AND LIED

TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,

TOLD THEM HOW THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

TEACHES CHILDREN TO

RESPECT PEACE, AND THEY'RE

INSTRUCTING THEM IN PEACE.

NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER

FROM THE TRUTH.

THEY ARE REWARDING

TERRORISTS.

THEY'RE NAMING THEIR TOWN

SQUARES AFTER TERRORISTS.

THEY'RE NAMING SOCCER

TEAMS AFTER TERRORISTS.

THEY'RE HAVING JUST THE

PROMOTION OF THE SHAEV,

THE MARTYR, WHEN THEY GO

AND KILL ISRAELIS.

AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP.

BECAUSE THE MONEY IS

COMING FROM YOU AND ME.

THE MONEY FOR PAYING

TERRORISTS IS COMING FROM

OUR TAX DOLLARS, AND IT

NEEDS TO STOP.

SO WE NEED TO SEND A

STRONG MESSAGE TO

CONGRESS.

IF YOU WANT TO GET

INVOLVED, GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

AND JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF THIS LOBBYING

EFFORT TO CONVINCE THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AND THEN THE SENATE.

THERE IS A PETITION YOU

CAN SIGN ON cbnnews.com

CBNNEWS.COM/FAITH IN

ACTION.

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND SAY

YOU WANT TO SIGN UP FOR

IT, WE'RE GOING TO SEND

YOU A WINDOW CLING, "STOP

TAX DOLLARS FOR

TERRORISM."

WE'LL SEND IT ABSOLUTELY

FREE.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS GET

THE WORD OUT THAT WE NEED

TO STOP THIS AND STOP IT

NOW.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

HOUSE HAS PASSED ITS TAX

REFORM BILL, AND NOW IT IS

UP TO THE SENATE TO ACT.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY FROM THE CBN

NEWSROOM.

EFREM?

Efrem: GORDON, HOUSE

REPUBLICANS DID DELIVER ON

THEIR PROMISE TO REFORM

TAXES, APPROVING THE

LANDMARK LEGISLATION BY A

VOTE OF 227 TO 205.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS SEE IT

AS A BIG WIN FOR PRESIDENT

TRUMP, WHO DID SOME

LATEST-MINUTE LOBBYING FOR

THE BILL.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY

FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

NOW THE SENATE GETS TO DO

THEIR JOB.

Efrem: REPUBLICANS

BELIEVE THEY CAN PASS THE

MEASURE AND THAT CONGRESS

CAN GET A BILL TO THE

PRESIDENT TO SIGN BY THE

END OF THE YEAR.

> TODAY MARKS THE GRAND

OPENING OF THE MUSEUM OF

THE BIBLE IN OUR NATION'S

CAPITAL.

IT COVERS EIGHT FLOORS AND

430,000 SQUARE FEET.

OUR JOHN JESSUP IS HERE TO

GIVE US A TOUR OF THE

BUILDING, DESIGNED TO SHOW

THE IMPACT AND HISTORY OF

THE WORD OF GOD.

John: WALK PAST THE

BRONZE GATES AND INTO THE

GRAND LOBBY, AND THE VERY

FIRST THING YOU'LL SEE IS

THIS 140-FOOT LONG DIGITAL

L.E.D. DISPLAY, BOASTING A

BREATHTAKING, COLORFUL COLORFUL COLORFUL

PICTORIAL GALLERY.

DIGITAL SCREENS VIRTUALLY

TRANSPORT GUESTS TO

ANCIENT ISRAEL, A

PREPARATION OF WHAT YOU'LL

FIND ON THE FIFTH FLOOR:

POTTERY, JEWELRY, WEAPONS,

AND OTHER RELICS FROM

ANCIENT ISRAEL, INCLUDING

THIS ONE-TON STONE FROM

JERUSALEM'S WESTERN WALL.

SOME OF THE PIECES DATE

BACK 1700 YEARS BEFORE THE

BIRTH OF CHRIST.

WHILE MOST VISITORS WILL

PROBABLY WANT TO SEE THE

COLLECTION OF DEAD SEA

SCROLL FRAGMENTS, THERE IS

SO MUCH MORE, INCLUDING AN

ENTIRE FLOOR DEDICATED TO

THE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE,

WHERE YOU CAN EXPLORE

GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS

THAT TRACE THE ORIGINS AND

EVOLUTION OF THE GOOD

BOOK.

YOU CAN ALSO BROWSE

THROUGH THE MUSEUM'S

COLLECTION OF BIBLES,

TRANSLATED INTO MORE THAN

600 WRITTEN LANGUAGES.

NO OTHER BOOK HAS HAD

SUCH AN IMPACT ON

CIVILIZATION, PARTICULARLY

WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

IT IS EXCITING TO KNOW

WE'RE A PART OF EXPOSING

THIS BOOK AND GETTING

PEOPLE ENGAGED FROM ALL

WALKS OF LIFE.

John: THE IMPACT

FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS THE

BIBLE'S AFFECT ON CULTURE,

SCIENCE, MUSIC, FILM, AND

MORE, AND CHRONICLES HOW

IT SHAPED AMERICA'S

FOUNDING AND STILL

REVERBERATES TODAY.

AND THERE IS EVEN A

CHILDREN'S AREA, THAT

ALLOWS KIDS TO WALK

THROUGH STORIES OF THE

BIBLE AND FOLLOW THE

COURAGEOUS DECISIONS OF

PEOPLE LIKE ESTHER,

JOSEPH, DAVID, AND NOAH.

AND SPEAKING OF RESTING --

THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE, I

WAS TAKING A QUICK BREAK.

THIS IS THE NARRATIVE

FLOOR, WHERE YOU GET TO

SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR

PEOPLE TO LIVE DURING THAT

TIME.

HERE YOU'LL GET TO SEE,

EXPERIENCE, AND EVEN HEAR

THE SOUNDS OF WHAT PEOPLE

IN THE FIRST CENTURY IN

NAZARETH EXPERIENCED.

THE MUSEUM HAS TAKEN A

DECIDEDLY NON-SECTARIAN

APPROACH, SAYING ITS

MISSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE

ENGAGE WITH THE BIBLE AND

BRING ITS RICH STORIES TO

LIFE.

WITH A $500 MILLION

INVESTMENT AND GLOBAL,

CULTURAL AND SCHOLASTIC

PARTNERSHIPS, IT HOPES

THAT MISSION TRANSLATES

INTO MORE PEOPLE READING

AND APPRECIATING THE

BEST-SELLING BOOK OF ALL

TIME.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: AND YOU CAN

FIND OUR SPECIAL THE

BEHIND THE SCENES COVERAGE

OF THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

AT cbnnews.com.

> THE LARGEST CHURCH

CONGREGATION IN INDIA

MEETS IN CALGARY TEMPLE.

THE CORNERSTONE OF THE

CHURCH WAS LAID ON

NOVEMBER 11, 2013.

OUR GORDON ROBERTSON WAS

ON HAND FOR THE FOURTH

ANNIVERSARY OF THIS

MASSIVE CHURCH THAT WAS

BUILT ON A PROMISE FROM

GOD IN JUST 52 DAYS.

Reporter: WHEN THIS

PASTOR ANNOUNCED THAT GOD

HOLD HIM TO BUILD A CHURCH

AS LARGE AS A STADIUM IN

JUST 52 DAYS, HE WAS MET

WITH DISBELIEF.

BUT THE PASTOR AND HIS

CHURCH CHOSE TO TRUST GOD.

AS I STARTED THE CHURCH

IN 2005, THERE WAS 25

PEOPLE, AND IN 2010, WE

HAD 30,000 PEOPLE.

AND IN 2011, WE HAD 50,000

PEOPLE.

GOD SAID TO ME, IF YOU

BELIEVE THAT I'M GOING TO

BUILD THIS CHURCH IN 52

DAYS, TRUST ME AND LAY THE

FOUNDATION STONE.

Reporter: ON

NOVEMBER 11, 2012, THEY

LAID THE CORNERSTONE OF

THE CHURCH AND BUILT IT IN

52 DAYS, EXACTLY AS THE

PASTOR HAD FELT GOD TOLD

HIM.

IT IS THE LARGEST CHURCH

CONGREGATION IN INDIA.

I REACH THE WORD OF

GOD.

PREACH THE WORD OF

GOD.

AND I TRUST THAT THE WORD

OF GOD HAS POWER TO

ATTRACT PEOPLE.

THAT IS WHAT I'M DOING

FAITHFULLY ALL THESE

YEARS.

Reporter: THIS

NOVEMBER 11, THE CHURCH

MARKED THEIR FIFTH

ANNIVERSARY.

GORDON ROBERTSON ATTENDED

THE JOYOUS CELEBRATION.

Gordon: THIS IS AN

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WORK OF

GOD.

IT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST

CHURCHES IN THE HISTORY OF

THE WORLD TO BE RIGHT HERE

IN HEDROBED, TO GROW FROM

25 PEOPLE TO 180,000

PEOPLE IN JUST A LITTLE

BIT MORE THAN A DECADE --

A DECADE AND A HALF --

THAT'S A MIRACLE.

MY PRAYER FOR CALGARY

TEMPLE IS THAT THIS CHURCH

WOULD MULTIPLY.

I PRAY FOR MULTIPLICATION,

THAT THERE WOULD BE 30,

60, 100-FOLD

MULTIPLICATION.

THAT KIND OF

MULTIPLICATION COMES FROM

GOD, AND IT IS GOING TO

COME HERE TO CALGARY

TEMPLE.

Reporter: CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" WAS INTRODUCED

TO THE CHURCH, AND GORDON

PRESENTED THE PASTOR WITH

THIS SPECIAL GIFT.

Gordon: IT IS MY

HONOR TO GIVE YOU THE

ENTIRE SEASON ONE OF

"SUPERBOOK" IN YOUR

LANGUAGE, FOR YOUR CHURCH.

AND MY PRAYER OVER THIS

CHURCH IS THAT GENERATIONS

OF CHRISTIANS WILL COME IN

THIS SMALL SEED THAT IS

PLANTED IN SO MANY LIVES,

IN YOUR CHURCH HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

HAS A NEW VISION: TO SEE

THE WORD OF GOD PREACHED

AT 40 MORE MEGA CHURCHES.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE

EVERY INDIVIDUAL WILL HAVE

IT'S OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR

THE GOSPEL.

AND THEY WILL KNOW THEY'RE

CHILDREN OF GOD.

THAT'S MY PRAYER.

Efrem: A BEAUTIFUL

TESTAMENT OF WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU TRUST GOD.

GORDON?

Gordon: IT WAS A

WONDERFUL TRIP.

AND THAT WAS JUST THIS

PAST WEEKEND, AND WHAT A

WONDERFUL CONGREGATION, A

WONDERFUL MOVE OF GOD.

IT IS EASY TO GET

DISCOURAGED THESE DAYS.

YOU READ THE HEADLINES AND

YOU JUST WONDER.

BUT GOD'S ON THE MOVE.

AND WE NEED TO REALIZE

THAT WE'RE IN THE GREATEST

HARVEST THE CHURCH HAS

EVER SEEN.

MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING TO

JESUS, AND THE KNOWLEDGE

OF HIM TODAY, THAN THEY

EVER HAVE IN THE WHOLE

HISTORY OF THE CHURCH.

SO IT IS A WONDERFUL TIME

TO BE ALIVE.

WE NEED TO REALIZE WE'RE

IN A GREAT HARVEST.

WENDY?

Wendy: I'VE NEVER

SEEN A CHURCH THAT BIG, I

DON'T THINK.

150,000 --

Gordon: 180,000

MEMBERS.

THEY HAVE FIVE SERVICES.

DR. COMIN KUMAR PREACHES IN

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

I THOUGHT I WAS BUSY.

AND THEY'VE GOT NOW THREE

CAMPUSES.

THEY DO A SATURDAY, AND

THEY DO FIVE SERVICES ON

SUNDAY.

HE IS INVOLVED IN ALL OF

THEM.

AND HIS DREAM IS TO GO TO

40 CHURCHES, JUST LIKE THE

ONE THERE.

Wendy: I HOPE HE WILL

BE SIMULCASTING THOSE.

Gordon: IT IS ALL

ABOUT REPRODUCTION.

Wendy: THAT'S

AMAZING.

GOD BLESS THEM.

> UP NEXT, THE NEW

ACROSS MOVIE "THE STAR."

WE HAD TO FIND A WAY TO

PRESENT IT IN A FRESH

WAYMENT AND THAT'WAY.AND THAT'S WHEN WE DE CIDED

TO TELL IT FROM THE POINT

OF VIEW OF THE ANIMALS.

Wendy: WE GO

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE

GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD,

UNTIL NOW.

Gordon: WELL, JUST IN

TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, WE

HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

"SUPERBOOK" SONGS.

THERE IS A C.D. THAT YOU

CAN SING ALONG TO, AND

THERE IS A D.V.D., WHERE

YOU CAN HAVE THE LYRICS

COME UP ON YOUR SCREEN SO

YOU CAN DO YOUR OWN

KARAOKE.

IT IS GREAT FOR KIDS.

YOU'LL HAVE KIDS SINGING

WONDERFUL SONGS, THE

SALVATION POEM.

IT IS FOR A GIFT OF $10.

IT IS FREE SHIPPING.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE AN

EXTRA STOCKING STUFFER,

ORDER NOW SO YOU CAN GET

IT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

JUST CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, THE HOLIDAY

MOVIE SEASON IS BEGINNING

THIS WEEKEND WITH A UNIQUE

TWIST ON THE STORY OF

JESUS' BIRTH.

"THE STAR" IS ABOUT THE

ANIMATED ANIMALS IN THE

NATIVITY.

I EXPECTED A LEFT TURN

TWO PHEASANTS AGO.

Efrem: YOU MIGHT CALL

THIS THE GREATEST STORY

NEVER TOLD.

OH!

Efrem: "THE STAR"

GIVES US A LOOK AT THE

VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE

ANIMALS.

CREATE A DISTRACTION.

IT IS A STORY WE'VE

HEARD SO MANY TIMES, SO WE

HAD TO FIND A WAY TO

PRESENT IT IN A FRESH WAY.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE

DECIDED TO TELL THE STORY

FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF

THE ANIMALS.

Efrem: ANIMATOR

TIMOTHY RECORD DIRECTS THE

FILM, AND THE STAR-PACKED

CAST OF VOICES.

IT IS THE WISE MEN.

HIDE QUICKLY.

THE OTHER WAY.

THE OTHER LEFT.

DEBRA, ARE YOU OKAY?

Efrem: INCLUDING

TYLER PERRY, TRACY MORGAN,

AND OPRAH WINFREY AS

CAMELS.

THE NEW KING IS IN

DANGER.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

THE NEW KING IS IN

DANGER.

HE NEEDS A LITTLE

WELL-PLACED STRETCHES.

WHOEVER THOUGHT TO WRITE

THIS FROM THE POINT OF

VIEW OF THE ANIMALS, IT IS

ANOTHER APPROACH THAT

ALLOWS US ANOTHER WAY IN

TO BE INSPIRED BY AN

AGELESS, TIMELESS STORY.

MARY, YOU'RE IN DANGER.

YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO WHAT

I'M ABOUT TO SAY EXTREMELY

CAREFULLY.

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE

HE IS TRYING TO TALK TO

US?

Efrem: GINA RODRIGUEZ

IS THE VOICE OF MARY.

WHERE DO YOU GO TO PLAY AN

ANIMATED MOTHER OF JESUS?

WHERE DO YOU RESEARCH

THAT?

WHERE DO YOU RESEARCH

THAT?

YOU KNOW, I GREW UP WITH

THE NATIVITY STORY, SO I'M

VERY AWARE OF THE STORY.

IT'S INGRAINED IN ME.

I HAD SEEN SOME VERSION OF

IT EVERY CHRISTMAS WITH MY

GRANDMOTHER OR MY MOTHER.

SO FOR ME THE STORY WAS

SECOND-NATURE, IF YOU

WILL.

PLAYING MARY WAS PLAYING

MY GRANDMOTHER, PLAYING MY

MOTHER, PLAYING MY

SISTERS.

SO IT WAS VERY EASY TO

PULL FROM MY REAL LIFE.

Efrem: IT SEEMS THAT

IT WAS A BIT OF A TRIBUTE

TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER?

I WOULD SAY EVERYTHING

IS A TRIBUTE TO MY

GRANDMOTHER, BUT

DEFINITELY THIS IS A

TRIBUTE FOR MY

GRANDMOTHER.

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

MY WHOLE FAMILY TO GET

TOGETHER AND WATCH A

PROJECT THAT I'VE DONE.

FOR MY GRANDMOTHER TO BE

THE LAST MATRIARCH OF MY

FAMILY, IT IS MY GIFT TO

HER TO KIND OF, LIKE,

OVERSEE ALL THAT WE'VE

DONE, AND SHE HAS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH ALL

OF US.

Efrem: AND YOU

WATCHED HER LIVE OUT HER

FAITH?

I MEAN, EVERY DAY, AND

SHE STILL DOES.

I'M JOSEPH.

I'M IN A BAD MOOD.

IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE

ME?

Efrem: ZACHARY LEVY

IS THE VOICE OF JOSEPH.

WHERE DO YOU GO TO

PREPARE?

THE SOURCE MATERIAL IS

ALL YOU HAVE TO WORK ON.

AND ALL YOU HAVE IS A LOT

OF BULLET POINTS.

BUT IT IS KIND OF A FUN

LICENSE TO CREATE.

IT IS NOT LIKE A CHARACTER

LIKE PAUL, WHICH THERE IS

A BUNCH OF SOURCE MATERIAL

ON, AND SO EVERYBODY WILL

HAVE THEIR TWO CENTS ON

WHO THEY THINK HE WAS.

WITH JOSEPH, YONG.

I DON'T KNOW.

THE GUY IS A CARPENTER AND

HE MARRIED MARY.

WE HAD AN IDEA OF WHAT OUR

LIFE WAS GOING TO BE, AND

THEN IT WASN'T.

AND IT WASN'T NOT BECAUSE

WE DID SOMETHING, BUT

BECAUSE SOMETHING ELSE HAS

HAPPENED TO US, AND THEN

WHERE DO WE GO?

TYPICALLY WE START

BECOMING VERY FRUSTRATED,

AND PERHAPS EVEN ANGRY,

GOING, WHAT IS THIS?

WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?

I'VE BEEN GOOD.

I'VE DONE THIS AND THAT,

AND I HAVEN'T DONE THOSE

OTHER THINGS.

BUT WE CAN ALL STILL

IDENTIFY WITH THE HUMAN

LEVEL OF THAT FRUSTRATION

AND THAT WRESTLING WITH

GOD.

AND ALSO AS A PERSON OF

FAITH, KNOWING WHAT IT IS

LIKE TO WRESTLE WITH THE

CREATOR AND ALSO TRYING TO

FIND PEACE BEYOND

UNDERSTANDING.

CAN YOU HELP ME?

I'VE GOT YOU.

TRY WAITING.

I KNOW, I'LL SING YOU

FREE.

*

THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

Efrem: IN TERMS OF

TELLING THIS STORY,

PERSONALLY WHAT HAS IT

MEANT TO YOU?

BECAUSE WE ALL GREW UP

WITH THIS STORY, AND NOW

YOU GET TO POSSIBLY

CONTRIBUTE A HOLIDAY

TRADITION TO MANY

FAMILIES?

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP,

WE HAD A BOX OF TAPES WE

WOULD TAKE OUT AND WATCH

EVERY CHRISTMAS.

AND NONE OF THE TAPES THE

KIDS WANTED TO WATCH WERE

ACTUALLY ABOUT THE BIRTH

OF JESUS.

WE HAD LOTS OF SANTA CLAUS

FILMS.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO BE

PART OF BRINGING A MOVIE

INTO EXISTENCE THAT I

DIDN'T HAVE AS A KID,

WHICH I WISH I DID.

DO YOU WANT A BELLY

RUB?

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

Gordon: IT IS AN

AMAZING MOVIE, AND AN

AMAZING STORY OF HOW IT

WAS PUT TOGETHER.

THEY PUT TOGETHER A DREAM

LIST OF VOICES FOR THE

CHARACTERS, AND THEY PUT

IT OUT THERE HOPING.

AND TO THEIR ABSOLUTE

AMAZEMENT, EVERYONE SIGNED

UP AND SAID, YES, I WANT

TO BE A PART OF THIS.

IT HAS THE TERRY MEEUWSEN

SEAL OF APPROVAL.

SHE TOOK HER GRANDCHILDREN

TO A PREVIEW SHOWING, AND

THEY ALL CAME BACK AND

LOVED IT.

IT IS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

MOVIE OUT THAT ACTUALLY

CELEBRATES THE BIRTH OF

JESUS.

YAY!

Wendy: YAY!

> COMING UP, A WOMAN

WITH AN ABUSIVE PAST.

I ALREADY STARTED DOING

DRUGS BY THE TIME I WAS

10.

YOU KNOW, DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL AND SEX WERE JUST

THINGS.

I WASN'T HAVING BIRTHDAY

PARTIES AT CHUCK E.

CHEESE.

Wendy: THE WIFE OF

SINGER/SONGWRITER ZACH

WILLIAMS TELLS HOW SHE

BROKE THE CHAINS OF HER

DESTRUCTIVE CHILDHOOD,

NEXT.

Gordon: TODAY CRYSTAL

AND HER HUSBAND, ZACH

WILLIAMS, ARE RAISING A

HEALTHY FAMILY TOGETHER.

BUT THAT WASN'T ALWAYS THE

CASE FOR CRYSTAL WHEN SHE

WAS GROWING UP.

RAISED BY DRUG-ADDICTED

PARENTS, SHE WAS EXPOSED

TO ALL SORTS OF EVIL.

UNTIL YEARS LATER SHE

FINALLY FOUND PEACE.

TO HAVE YOUR INNOCENCE

TAKEN AWAY, IT DEFINITELY

CHANGES A WOMAN.

Reporter: CRYSTAL

WILLIAMS WAS SEXUALLY

MOLESTED BY A RELATIVE

WHEN SHE WAS FOUR YEARS

OLD.

IT HAPPENED AGAIN WHEN SHE

WAS 12.

HER CHILDHOOD AND IDENTITY

SEEMED TO BE DEFINED BY

PREDATORY ADULTS WHO WERE

MEANT TO PROTECT HER,

RATHER THAN ABUSE HER.

I DO FEEL LIKE IT

CHANGED HOW I PERCEIVED

THINGS, HOW I VIEWED

THINGS.

THINGS WEREN'T AS SACRED

AS MAYBE WHAT THEY SHOULD

HAVE BEEN.

Reporter: HER MOTHER

SUFFERED ABUSE WHEN SHE

WAS YOUNG AND DISTANCED

HERSELF FROM GOD.

SOMEHOW CRYSTAL HAD A

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T

KNOW GOD, I KNEW AND I

WANTED -- I DIDN'T WANT TO

BECOME BITTER AND

RESENTFUL, LIKE SHE WAS.

Reporter: BOTH OF

THEIR PARENTS SPENT THEIR

TIME FEEDING THEIR

ADDICTION TO METH.

CRYSTAL FELL INTO THE SAME

LIFESTYLE.

I HAD ALREADY STARTED

DOING DRUGS BY THE TIME I

WAS 10.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

SELF-WORTH OR -- YOU KNOW,

I DIDN'T HAVE A CHILDHOOD.

YOU KNOW, DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL AND SEX WERE JUST

THINGS.

I WASN'T HAVING BIRTHDAY

PARTIES AT CHUCK E. CHEESE

OR ANYTHING.

I BECAME NUMB.

I LIVED MY LIFE VERY MUCH

LIKE A SURVIVOR.

Reporter: ONCE SHE

HIT HER TEENS, CRYSTAL

LEFT HOME, MOVED TO

ANOTHER TOWN, AND SOLD

DRUGS TO SUPPORT HERSELF.

AT THAT POINT, IT GAVE

ME VALUE IN MY LIFE.

I WAS SOMEBODY THEN.

I FELT LIKE I HAD CONTROL.

OF MY LIFE THEN.

Reporter: CRYSTAL GOT

INTO THE RAVE PARTY SCENE.

SHE WAS HEADED INTO THE

CLUB ONE NIGHT WHEN

SOMETHING UNUSUAL

HAPPENED.

AS SOON AS I WALKED IN,

THE MUSIC JUST STOPPED.

AND EVERYONE TURNED

TOWARDS ME.

I KNEW IN THAT MOMENT GOD

WAS TELLING ME TO GET OUT.

I RAN HOME THAT NIGHT AND

I JUST STARTED PRAYING.

AND I WAS, LIKE, GOD, JUST

SHOW ME SOMETHING RIGHT

NOW.

AND REALLY FOR THAT NEXT

YEAR, I KEPT TO MYSELF.

I GOT OFF THE DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL AND REALLY JUST

TRIED TO REALLY TAKE THAT

TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHO

YOU.

Reporter: CRYSTAL

STAYED CLEAN AND SOBER.

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF

TROUBLED RELATIONSHIPS,

SHE MET A PROMISING

SINGER/SONGWRITER NAMED

ZACH.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

LIVE RIGHT.

HE WAS STARTING A ROCK AND

ROLL BAND.

Reporter: SIX MONTHS

AFTER THEY MET, THEY

MARRIED.

ZACH'S PARENTS WERE

CHRISTIANS AND THEY PRAYED

FOR THEM.

IT WAS THE FIRST TRUE

EXAMPLE OF A CHRISTIAN

FAMILY THAT I HAD EVER

BEEN AROUND.

SO IT WAS DIFFERENT, BEING

AROUND A HEALTHY FAMILY

SITUATION.

Reporter: IT WASN'T

LONG BEFORE ZACH WAS

PULLED AWAY BY THE BAND

FOR A EUROPEAN TOUR.

WHILE HE WAS TRAVELLING

FOR A GIG, GOD BEGAN

SPEAKING TO HIM THROUGH A

SONG.

I GOT OVER THERE AND

HEARD A SONG, AND I SAID,

I'M GOING TO QUIT THIS

BAND AND WE'RE GOING TO

START GOING TO CHURCH.

I STARTED QUESTIONING, IF

I DIED TOMORROW, WOULD I

GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL?

AND I COULDN'T ANSWER

THAT.

CRYSTAL WAS READY TO MAKE

A CHANGE.

I KNEW WITHOUT ME SETTING

AN EXAMPLE AND BEING THE

HEAD OF THE HOUSE, THAT

CHANGE WOULD NEVER HAPPEN

IN OUR FAMILY.

Reporter: AT CHURCH

AND FROM HER IN-LAWS,

CRYSTAL WAS LEARNING MORE

ABOUT GOD'S LOVE FOR HER.

I MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD

THE BEST PHYSICAL PARENT,

BUT I'VE ALWAYS HAD A

FATHER BEFORE I HAD A

PHYSICAL FATHER.

HE'S ALWAYS BEEN HERE WITH

ME.

AND THAT WAS WHEN I

FINALLY SURRENDERED AND

JUST GAVE EVERYTHING TO

HIM.

AND IT WA IT WAS JUST LIKE ALL

OF THE WEIGHT AND ALL OF

THE GENERATIONAL SIN AND

EVERYTHING THAT HAD BEEN

WEIGHING ME DOWN ALL THESE

YEARS -- IT WAS SO EASY

FOR ME TO GIVE AWAY.

I WAS JUST, LIKE, GOD,

JUST SAVE ME.

I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN HERE

WITH ME THIS WHOLE TIME.

AND I KNOW YOU DIED FOR MY

SINS.

Reporter: CRYSTAL AND

ZACH BOTH GAVE THEIR LIVES

TO CHRIST IN 2012.

I FELT LIKE I COULD

BREATHE.

IT REALLY JUST --

EVERYTHING JUST WASHED

AWAY.

AND I WAS FORGIVEN.

JESUS SAVED MY LIFE.

I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE

HERE -- I DON'T THINK I

WOULD HAVE STILL BEEN

MARRIED, AND I DON'T THINK

I WOULD HAVE A FAMILY.

ONCE WE BOTH GAVE OUR

LIVES TO CHRIST, WE

ACTUALLY BECAME A FAMILY

THEN.

Reporter: CRYSTAL HAS

TWO CHILDREN FROM A

PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP, AND

TODAY SHE AND ZACH ARE

REARING THEIR CHILDREN.

ZACH IS A SUCCESSFUL

CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER AND

PERFORMER, AND CRYSTAL

HOME-SCHOOLS HER KIDS.

AND SHE IS THANKFUL HER

MOTHER NOW HAS A RENEWED

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.

AND SHE IS GRATEFUL FOR

HER NEW IDENTITY IN HIM.

HE TOOK ME IN AND TOLD

ME MY CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NO

WHAT DEFINES ME.

THAT IS NOT WHO I AM.

AND HE SEES ME AS

PRICELESS.

HE SEES ME AS CLEAN AS THE

DAY I WAS BORN.

Gordon: HE SEES YOU

THAT WAY.

HE SEES YOU AS WORTH A AN

INFINITE AMOUNT.

IF YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE

TO EVER BELIEVE, JESUS

WOULD HAVE STILL COME JUST

FOR YOU.

THAT'S HOW MUCH HE LOVES

YOU.

HE LEAVES THE 99.

ALWAYS, HE WILL LEAVE THE

99 TO GO FOR THE ONE.

AND THAT'S YOU.

NOW, IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

YOU'VE DONE.

JESUS SAYS THERE IS NO SIN

THAT CAN'T BE FORGIVEN.

ANY SINS OUT THERE, HE'LL

TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THEM.

SO OFTEN WE THINK WE HAVE

TO CLEAN OURSELVES UP OR

WE'VE GOT TO MAKE IT RIGHT

BEFORE GOD WILL TAKE AN

INTEREST IN US.

BUT WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU WERE MADE BY HIM,

THAT HE IS YOUR FATHER,

THAT YOU ARE HIS CHILD,

WELL, THEN YOU GET IT.

AND YOU GET HOW MUCH HE

LOVES YOU.

AND THAT LOVE IN

UNCONDITIONAL.

THERE IS NOTHING -- NO

REQUIREMENTS ON IT.

ALL HE WANTS IS TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

AND HE IS WAITING.

WHAT IS HE WAITING FOR?

HE IS WAITING FOR YOU TO

GIVE HIM SOME SIGN THAT

YOU'RE WILLING.

FOR CRYSTAL, YOU HEARD HER

PRAYER.

GOD, COULD YOU SHOW ME?

COULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

AND IT WAS IN A MOMENT OF

DESPERATION.

SHE WAS CAUGHT

LITERALLY -- SHE LITERALLY

TURNED AROUND IN A CLUB

AND SAID, I'VE GOT TO GET

OUT OF HERE.

AND THAT NIGHT SHE PRAYS,

LORD, COULD YOU SHOW ME?

COULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

AND THAT'S ALL HE NEEDS,

THAT TURN THAT IS SAYING,

COULD YOU BE MY MESSIAH?

COULD YOU BE MY SAVIOR?

COULD YOU BE MY FATHER?

COULD YOU BE MY DADDY?

THAT'S ALL HE WANTS.

AND THEN YOU'LL FIND THIS

INCREDIBLE OCEAN OF LOVE

WAITING TO GUIDE YOU,

WAITING TO PUT YOU IN A

FAMILY, WAITING TO GIVE

YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE, A

DESTINY, A PURPOSE.

IT'S ALL THERE FOR YOU.

WE THINK THAT SOMEHOW

FOLLOWING JESUS MEANS WE

GIVE UP THINGS.

NO.

YOU GAIN EVERYTHING.

AND YOU GET A LIFE OF

ADVENTURE, THINGS THAT YO YOU

HAD NEVER THOUGHT YOU

COULD DO.

FOR WITH HIM, ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE.

IF YOU WANT THIS, RIGHT

NOW DON'T CHANGE THE

CHANNEL, DON'T TURN AWAY,

BUT TODAY MEET JESUS.

MEET HIM FOR YOU.

YOU'VE HEARD THE STORIES,

YOU'VE SEEN THE STORIES,

YOU KNOW OTHER PEOPLE THAT

HAVE TURNED AND HAVE FOUND

HIM.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE

YOU DO THAT.

AND JESUS BECOMES REAL FOR

YOU.

NOT SOMETHING YOU HEAR

ABOUT.

BUT A PERSON THAT YOU

EXPERIENCE, WHERE HE'LL

TALK WITH YOU, HE'LL GUIDE

YOU.

HE'LL LEAD YOU THE WAY TO

EVERLASTING LIFE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

FOR IT.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW

YOUR HEAD.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND LET JESUS DO

ALL THE REST.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

ASK RIGHT NOW THAT YOU

WOULD SHOW UP FOR ME.

I HEAR THE STORIES, I SEE

WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR OTHER

PEOPLE, AND I WANT THAT

FOR ME.

SO, JESUS, I OPEN THE DOOR

OF MY HEART AND I ASK THAT

YOU COME IN.

I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME OF

ALL THE THINGS THAT I'VE

DONE WRONG.

SET ME FREE FROM THE

THINGS THAT CHAIN ME, THE

COMPULSIONS I'VE HAD, SET

ME FREE FROM THEM.

AND LET ME LIVE A LIFE

THAT'S PLEASING TO YOU.

SO, JESUS, COME IN.

BE WITH ME.

BE MY SAVIOR.

FOR I ASK IT IN YOUR NAME.

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A

BAPTISM IN YOUR LOVE.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED TODAY.

FILL THEM WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

ENABLE THEM TO LIVE A LIFE

FOR YOU.

I ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

THERE IS ONE MORE THING

THAT I WANT YOU TO DO.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN

YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

SO I WANT YOU TO DO THAT.

I WANT YOU TO TELL

SOMEBODY THAT YOU JUST

PRAYED.

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WENDY, OVER TO YOU.

Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

> STILL AHEAD...PEOPLE

CALLED THIS CHILD A

MONSTER BECAUSE OF HIS

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE.

WHAT IS WORSE, DOCTORS

SAID HE WOULD DIE WITHOUT

SURGERY.

SEE HOW HIS LIFE WAS

SAVED, LATER ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

MINNESOTA DEMOCRAT SENATOR

AL FRANKEN IS APOLOGIZING

FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

WITH A PERFORMER IN 2006.

THE PAIR WENT ON A TOUR IN

THE MIDDLE EAST BEFORE HE

WAS A SENATOR.

SHE SHOWED FRANKEN GROPING

HER AS SHE SLEPT ON A

PLANE.

NOTHING LIKE THAT IS

EVER FUNNY.

Efrem: HE SAYS NOW

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR HIS

BEHAVIOR, AND HE FEELS,

QUOTE, "DISGUSTED WITH

HIMSELF."

AND HE CALLED FOR AN

ETHICS INVESTIGATION INTO

HIS ACTIONS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

STILL AT WORK, HELPING

PEOPLE TO REBUILD IN

TEXAS.

HURRICANE HARVEY HIT THE

LONE-STAR STATE, CAUSING

NEARLY $200 BILLION IN

DAMAGE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

STILL THERE, HELPING

FAMILIES IN NEED,

INCLUDING DONALD AND HIS

WIFE.

THE RECOVERY JOB WAS

IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO DO

ALONE.

THANKFUL "OPERATION

BLESSING" WAS THERE TO

HELP.

A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS

ARRIVED TO LEND A HELPING

HAND.

THEY GUTTED DONALD'S HOME,

REMOVING WATER-LOGGED

MATERIALS.

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

HELP LIFTED A BURDEN, AND

DONALD SAYS IT, QUOTE,

"HAS GIVEN HIM A SENSE OF

HOPE."

YOU CAN ALWAYS LOREN MORE LEARN MORE

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GORDON AND WENDY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB," COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: ZAI FU WERE

YOU BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP

AND PALATE THAT WAS SO

SEVERE PEOPLE CALLED HIM A

MONSTER.

HIS PARENTS COULDN'T

AFFORD TO PAY FOR THE

SURGERY THAT WAS

DESPERATELY NEEDED, SO HIS

BIG BROTHER WENT TO WORK

TO HELP.

Terry: WHEN ZAI ZIN

HEADS OUTSIDE, IT IS NOT

TO PLAY WITH FRIENDS.

HE WORKS, AND HAS SPENT

MONTHS PLANTING AND

SELLING TREES TO HELP

RAISE MONEY FOR HIS LITTLE

BROTHER, ZAI FU, WHO WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE.

WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, I

KNEW I HAD TO DO

SOMETHING.

WE WANTED SURGERY.

HE COULDN'T EVEN SLEEP

BECAUSE HE COULD NOT CLOSE

HIS MOUTH.

Terry: ZAI FU CAUGHT

COLDS EASILY AND HAD LUNG

PROBLEMS, AND SO HE ENDED

UP IN THE HOSPITAL A LOT.

MY SON WAS TROUBLED

WITH SICKNESS.

THE HOSPITAL BECAME HIS

SECOND HOME.

I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT HOW

COULD I PAY FOR ALL OF

THIS BY MYSELF.

Terry: EVERY DAY ZAI

ZIN ASKED HIS MOTHER HOW

MUCH MORE MONEY THEY

NEEDED FOR HIS BROTHER'S

SURGERY.

THEY WEREN'T EVEN CLOSE.

AND MRS. LEE COULDN'T GET

A LOAN FROM THE BANK.

SO ZAI ZIN DECIDED TO DROP

OUT OF SCHOOL TO HELP HIS

MOTHER.

HE ASKED ME TO BUY MORE

CORN SEED SO HE COULD

PLANT IT, SO WE WOULD HAVE

A BIGGER CROP TO SELL.

I WOULD BE DEVASTATED

IF ZAI FU DIED, SO I WOULD

GIVE EVERY PENNY IN MY

POCKET FOR HIM.

IT DIDN'T MATTER HOW HARD

IT WOULD GET FOR ME.

I WANTED MY BROTHER TO BE

HEALTHY AND HAVE THE

SURGERY.

Terry: BUT ZAI FU'S

LIP AND HEALTH GOT WORSE.

HE COULDN'T WALK OR TALK.

AND SOON PEOPLE AROUND

TOWN STARTED MAKING FUN OF

HIM.

THEY CALLED HIM A

MONSTER.

Terry: THEN MRS. LEE

HEARD THAT CBN WAS

CO-SPONSORING CLEFT LIP

AND PALATE SURGERIES FOR

POOR CHILDREN.

SO SHE SIGNED ZAI FU UP

RIGHT AWAY.

ZAI ZIN COULDN'T WAIT TO

SEE HIS BROTHER.

WHEN I FINALLY SAW HIM,

I WAS AMAZED.

HE WILL HAVE NO

PROBLEMS SWALLOWING.

I CAN'T HELP SMILING EVERY

TIME I SEE HIM.

IT IS LIKE A DREAM COME

TRUE.

WHEN MY BROTHER GROWS

UP, I'LL MAKE SURE THAT IT

WAS PEOPLE AT CBN WHO

HELPED HIM.

Wendy: GOD LOVES THAT

LITTLE BOY SO MUCH THAT HE

SENT YOU, OUR CBN

PARTNERS, TO MAKE HIM ALL

BETTER.

AND LOOK AT HIM TODAY.

HE IS SMILING.

HE IS HAPPY.

HE IS GOING TO LIVE.

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GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, DO

YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND

MORE ABOUT THE END TIMES?

THEN YOU NEED TO

UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE

JEWISH NATION.

AUTHOR JOH JONATHAN BERNIS

EXPLAINS SOME OF THE

PROPHET HISTORIES OF

Gordon: JONATHAN

BERNIS HAS BEEN IN

MESSIANIC MINISTRY FOR

MORE THAN 35 YEARS.

AND NOW EVERYWHERE HE

GOES, PEOPLE ARE

WONDERING, ARE WE IN THE

LAST DAYS?

TAKE A LOOK.

ONE TINY NATION, AND IN

GOD'S EYES, IT IS THE MOST

IMPORTANT NATION ON EARTH.

IT IS WHERE BIBLICAL

PROPHECIES REGARDING THE

END OF THE AGE WILL

UNFOLD.

TO UNDERSTAND THESE LAST

DAYS, ONE MUST FIRST

UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD IS

DOING WITH ISRAEL.

IN HIS NEW BOOK,

"UNLOCKING THE PROPHETIC

MINISTRIES OF ISRAEL,"

JONATHAN BERNIS UNVEILS

THE SEVEN KEYS TO

UNDERSTANDING ISRAEL.

Gordon: JONATHAN,

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Gordon: WHY THE

INTEREST NOW IN THE END

TIMES?

IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS

ACCELERATING.

WELL, IT IS.

AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE

LOOKING AROUND AND SAYING,

WOW, SOMETHING IS GOING ON

HERE.

IT'S JUST BUILDING UP

MOMENTUM.

AND WHERE IS THIS HEADED?

I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING

FOR HOPE, ALSO.

THINGS ARE SPIRALLING OUT

OF CONTROL.

THE WORLD HAS SO RADICALLY

CHANGED IN JUST THE LAST

DECADE, IT'S CRAZY.

I'VE DONE NINE FLIGHTS

THIS PAST WEEK, AND

THINKING EVERY TIME I GO

THROUGH ALL OF THE

SECURITY ISSUES THAT 9/11

CHANGED EVERYTHING

COMPLETELY.

SO WE'RE JUST -- PEOPLE

WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS

AHEAD.

THIS IS SPIRALLING OUT OF

CONTROL, AND WHAT DOES

THIS MEAN FOR ME AND MY

FAMILY.

Gordon: OKAY.

LET'S TURN TO YOUR BOOK,

"UNLOCKING THE PROPHETIC

MYSTERIES OF ISRAEL."

I'VE KNOWN FOR DECADES,

BECAUSE OF MY FATHER, THAT

ISRAEL IS GOD'S TIME

CLOCK.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ISRAEL,

YOU'RE LOOKING AT

PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT.

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: WHY IS ISRAEL

SO KEY?

ISRAEL IS AT THE CENTER

OF EVERYTHING.

THE U.S. IS NOT THE CENTER

OF BIBLE PROPHECY.

SOME AMERICANS MAYT MAY THINK

SO, BUT THE WHOLE STORY

UNFOLDS IN ISRAEL, IN THIS

LITTLE SLIVER OF LAND,

THAT IS REALLY

INSIGNIFICANT.

JERUSALEM IS

INSIGNIFICANT.

IT IS THE HOTTEST REAL

ESTATE IN THE WORLD.

IT IS INSIGNIFICANT EXCEPT

FOR GOD DECLARING THIS IS

GOING TO BE THE LAND THAT

I TOUCH, AND THIS IS GOING

TOB THE PEOPLE THAT I USE.

THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL,

WHICH WERE CONNECTED TO A

LAND, AS GOD DECREED IN

GENESIS 12, ARE GOD'S EPIC

PLAN FOR THE RESTORATION

OF MANKIND.

SO, GORDON, THIS IS NOT

SOME ISOLATED PEOPLE GROUP

THAT NEED TO BE REACHED.

THIS IS CENTER STAGE OF

THIS EPIC TO REDEEM THE

WORLD FROM THE FALL.

Gordon: I'VE ACTUALLY

HEARD IT SAID THAT ISRAEL

IS PROOF OF GOD'S

EXISTENCE, THAT THE

RESTORATION OF ISRAEL IS

PROOF THAT THE BIBLE IS

REAL.

ABSOLUTELY.

MARK TWAIN SAID THAT.

HE SAID, IF YOU WANT PROOF

OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD,

LOOK AT THIS LAND AND

PEOPLE.

LOOK AT THESE PEOPLE THAT

HAVE SURVIVED.

WE HAVE A FUNNY SAYING

AMONG JEWISH PEOPLE AT

EVERY HOLIDAY THEY TRIED

TO KILL US, WE WON, LET'S

EAT.

WE'VE HEARD THIS MANY

TIMES.

Gordon: AND THEY SAY

EVERY GENERATION DOES

THAT.

THAT THE RIGHT.

Gordon: EVERY

GENERATION, THERE IS A

RISE IN ANTI-SEMITISM.

TO MY AMAZEMENT, WE'RE

SEEING IT AGAIN TODAY.

AND WHY?

WHY IS IT THAT THROUGHOUT

HISTORY THE JEWISH PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN SINGLED OUT TO

BE DESTROYED?

WHY HAVE THEY BEEN THE

TARGET OF SO MANY EVIL

PEOPLE?

AND THE ANSWER IS EVIL.

EVIL EXISTS.

THERE IS A LITERAL SATAN,

AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE

KEY TO A PLAN, TO A

REDEMPTIVE PLAN, THAT

SATAN DOES NOT WANT TO

ALLOW TO HAPPEN.

I TAKE IT, IN THE BOOK,

BACK TO GENESIS 3: 15,

WHICH IS THE FIRST

PROMISE, THE FIRST KEY,

WHERE AFTER THE FALL, IN

THIS TERRIBLE STATE OF

DEATH AND SEPARATION FROM

GOD, YOU HAVE THE GLIMMER

OF HOPE THAT THE SEED OF A

WOMAN WILL COME AND

DESTROY THE HEAD OF THE

SERPENT.

SO SATAN HAS BEEN UNDER

THIS DEATH SENTENCE.

AND, GORDON,

ANTI-SEMITISM, CONTRARY TO

WHAT MOST SCHOLARS SAY,

THAT IT IS ILLOGICAL, THAT

IT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL,

IS ACTUALLY SYSTEMATIC.

IT IS VERY LOGICAL.

IT IS CALCULATED BECAUSE

WE WRESTLE THAT AGAINST

FLESH AND BLOOD, THE

PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS.

AND THERE IS A LITERAL

SATAN THAT IS TRYING TO

DESTROY THE PLAN OF GOD,

DESTROY THE STORY OF GOD,

DESTROY THE PEOPLE OF GOD,

AND ULTIMATELY TO KEEP

THIS DEATH SENTENCE, THE

CRUSHING OF HIS HEAD, FROM

HAPPENING.

AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE

AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL.

AND THE ONLY REASON

THEY'VE SURVIVED TODAY IS

BECAUSE GOD DECLARES I'LL

PRESERVE THEM SOVEREIGNLY

AS A NATION.

Gordon: DO YOU SEE

ANY PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE

TO 70 YEARS?

NEXT YEAR WE'RE GOING TO

BE CELEBRATING 70 YEARS

SINCE ISRAEL -- CAN A

NATION BE BORN IN A DAY?

ISRAEL WAS BORN IN A DAY,

MAY 14th, 1948.

SO THE 70th IS COMING UP

IN 2018.

DO YOU SEE ANYTHING TO

THAT?

WELL, I DO.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

AND IT COMES ON THE HEELS

OF JERUSALEM'S 50th

ANNIVERSARY, SO THEY'RE

BACK-TO-BACK, WHICH IS

REALLY UNIQUE, I THINK.

YOU HAVE THE 50th,

BECAUSE IN 1967 ISRAEL --

GREAT JOB ON THE

DOCUMENTARY, BY THE WAY.

WHAT A GREAT PIECE OF

WORK.

THE RESTORATION OF

JERUSALEM CHANGED HISTORY.

IN 1967, WHEN JERUSALEM

CAME BACK UNDER THE

CONTROL OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE, IT RELEASED

REVIVAL IN THE WORLD.

AND PART OF THAT REVIVAL

WAS JEWISH PEOPLE

BEGINNING TO COME TO GOD

AS THE BLINDNESS CAME OFF

OF THEIR EYES.

SO A MODERN MESSIANIC

JEWISH MOVEMENT OF JEWS

BELIEVING IN JESUS BEGAN,

I BELIEVE, AS A RESULT OF

1967.

SO MOVE AHEAD TO NEXT

YEAR, THE 70th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE

OF ISRAEL -- THIS HAS TO

BE THE GENERATION.

JESUS SAID, THIS JEN

GENERATION WILL NOT PASS

UNTIL ALL THESE THINGS BE

FULFILLED.

IT IS A PROPHETIC

NUMBER -- I'M NOT GOING TO

PROPHESY WHAT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN NEXT YEAR, BUT

THERE IS SOMETHING IN MY

SPIRIT THAT HAS GROWING

EXCITEMENT ABOUT THIS

BEING THE 70th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE

OF ISRAEL.

BY THE WAY, A LAND THAT

WAS SUPPOSED TO BE

DESTROYED WITHIN DAYS,

RIGHT?

Gordon: RIGHT.

THE ARABS THOUGHT, THIS

WILL TAKE US WEEKS.

STAY OVER HERE, WE'LL PUSH

THE JEWS INTO THE SEA, AND

YOU CAN COME BACK HOME.

70 YEARS LATER, THEY'RE

NOT ONLY SURVIVING,

THEY'RE THRIVING --

Gordon: AND BEING A

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS.

AND BEING A LIGHT TO

THE NATIONS.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS FOR ME, IN TERMS OF

UNFULFILLED PROPHECY, THAT

WE'RE WAITING FOR, WHEN

YOU LOOK AT EZEKIEL 36,

37, AND 38, IT IS THE BIG

WAR, AND EVERYBODY WANTS

TO GET TO 38, BUT WE

HAVEN'T FINISHED.

SHOULD ISRAEL BE LIVING AT

PEACE WITH ITS NEIGHBORS?

IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN?

ARE WE GOING TO SEE THAT?

I DON'T THINK THAT

THERE IS A PEACE PLAN THAT

CAN WORK ORCHESTRATED BY

MAN.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS

A PEACE PLAN, BUT IT IS

ENACTED BY THE PRINCE OF

PEACE, JESUS.

AND I SEE IT LIVED OUT IN

ISRAEL, WHEN YOU HAVE

ARABS AND JEWS THAT ARE

BORN AGAIN.

THEIR FOCAL POINT IS

JESUS, AND THEY'RE

ACTUALLY DWELLING TOGETHER

IN UNITY.

THAT'S THE ONLY O PLACE PLACE I'M

AWARE OF IT.

I GO TO CONFERENCES WHERE

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS

ARE WORSHIPPING THE LORD

TOGETHER AND THEY LOVE

EACH OTHER.

IT IS AN AMAZING THING TO

BEHOLD.

THAT IS GOD'S PEACE PLAN.

IT WILL COME TO PASS.

THE BIBLE SAYS IT, THE END

OF THE STORY HAS ALREADY

BEEN WRITTEN.

BUT HOW WE GET THERE, I

DON'T KNOW.

IT WILL TAKE TIME.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

MORE, JONATHAN'S BOOK IS

CALLED "UNLOCKING THE

PROPHETIC MINISTRIES OF

ISRAEL."

AND WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN ON

OUR Facebook PAGE.

JUST GO TO

Facebook.com/700club.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

JOSHUA: "BE STRONG AND OF

GOOD COURAGE, FOR THE

LORD, YOUR GOD, IS WITH

YOU WHEREVER YOU GO."

YOU WHEREVER YOU GO."

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