The 700 Club – September 23, 2019

The 700 Club – September 23, 2019


>>>THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS
SPONSORED BY CBN.>>TODAY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
BACK WITH A CHILDREN’S BOOK THAT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS.
>>WE CAN SAY WHAT YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETIMES IN A DIFFERENT
FORM.>>FOLLOWED DONALD THE CAVEMAN
ON HIS LATEST ADVENTURE.>>PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR THAT.
>>THEN LIVE FROM THE MONEYBALL ACE.
THE CY YOUNG WINNER WHO SIGNED ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONTRACTS IN
THE SPORT UNTIL LIFE THROUGH HIM A CURVEBALL.
HERE THE RISE, FALL, AND RESURRECTION OF BARRY ON
TODAY’S 700 CLUB.>>WELCOME TO THE 700 CLUB.
IT LOOKS LIKE CHAOS IN ISRAEL. A SECOND ELECTION, A DONE DEAL
STILL UP IN THE AIR. ISRAEL’S PRESIDENT IS FACING A
MONUMENTAL DECISION FOR YOU SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE DETAILS FROM JERUSALEM.
>>Reporter: THE ISRAELI PRESIDENT MET WITH EACH PARTY
THAT WANTS SEATS IN THE ELECTION.
WE WANTED THE RECOMMENDATION OF WHETHER THE BLUE-AND-WHITE FOR
BENJAMIN SHOULD FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT BEFORE MAKING HIS
DECISION. HE RECEIVED ONE MORE
RECOMMENDATION AND MAKE IT THE FIRST CHANCE TO FORM A
GOVERNMENT. AFTER 10 MEMBERS OF THE JOINT
LIST, A COMBINATION OF PARTIES RECOMMENDED CAMPS.
>>THE WAY AHEAD IS NOT EASY, AND IT’S THE NUMBERS THAT TELL
THE CHALLENGING STORY.>>OF THE 120 SEATS IN ISRAEL,
A LEADER NEEDS 61 OF THOSE SEATS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT.
THERE ARE 55 SEATS ON THE RIGHT ALIGNED.
ON THE LEFT, THE BLUE-AND-WHITE HAS 44.
10 MEMBERS OF THE JOINT LIST COULD SUPPORT BLUE AND WHITE IN
A MINORITY COALITION. THAT ADDS UP TO 54 SEATS, BUT
STILL SHORT OF THE 61 MAGIC NUMBER.
THE PARTY HOLDS EIGHT SEATS, AND HE REMAINS UNCOMMITTED.
REGARDLESS OF WHO IS CHOSEN, IT MAY TAKE WEEKS TO GET A NEW
GOVERNMENT, AND IT’S EVEN POSSIBLE ISRAELIS COULD GO TO
THE POLLS FOR A THIRD TIME.>>CBN MIDDLE EAST-YEAR-OLD
CHIEF CHRIS MITCHELL IS WITH US.
CHRIS, IT LOOKS CRAZY. THE PRIME MINISTER HAS THE
LARGEST GROUP, BUT DID HE GO OVER THE LINE PUSHING FOR THAT
TAKEOVER?>>WELL, THAT’S A POSSIBILITY.
IRONICALLY, IT SEEMED LIKE PEOPLE DIDN’T TURN OUT AS MUCH
AS YOU WOULD HAVE EXPECTED. THAT IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT
RIGHT NOW I THINK THE BALL LIES IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESIDENT.
HE SAYS HE WANTS A BROAD AND STABLE GOVERNMENT.
HE IS GOING DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO PREVENT A THIRD
ELECTION, AND RIGHT NOW HE’S CALLING UP TO THE RESIDENCE.
IT’S JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND UP THE HILL FROM WHERE WE ARE
RIGHT NOW. I TALKED TO HIS SPOKESMAN
EARLIER TODAY, AND IT’S GOING TO BE CLOSE TO THE PRESS.
YOU ARE TRYING TO WONDER IF HE IS TRYING TO IMPLEMENT HOW
BLESSED IT IS WHEN BRETHREN GATHERING UNITY.
WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>DID NETANYAHU ASK HIM TO
FORM A GOVERNMENT? IS THAT THE DEAL?
>>WELL, HE’S ACTUALLY DONE IT TWICE.
HE DID IT RIGHT AFTER THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION LAST
WEDNESDAY. HE DID IT YESTERDAY AS WELL
ASKING FOR A UNITY GOVERNMENT. THE BLUE AND WHITE, PAT, REALLY
RAN, BASICALLY, ON A NO NETANYAHU ELECTIONS.
THAT WAS THEIR CAMPAIGN. THEY SAID THAT NETANYAHU IS
POTENTIALLY UNDER INDICTMENT AND HOW CAN YOU VOTE FOR A
PRIME MINISTER THAT MIGHT BE INDICTED?
THAT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THEIR NUMBER 1 CAMPAIGN PLATFORMS
THAT THEY HAVE. HE HAS SAID THAT HE WOULD LIKE
TO HAVE A UNITY GOVERNMENT, AND IT SEEMS LIKE HE MIGHT BE THE
ONE TO BRIDGE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO.
HE IS SORT OF A CEREMONIAL FIGURE FOR A LARGE PART, BUT IS
ONE BIG POLITICAL CHOICE HE HAS TO MAKE IS WHO IS GOING TO BE
THE CANDIDATE TO FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT, AND WE WILL SEE IF
HE IS ABLE TO BRIDGE THE GAP.>>NOW, HE DOESN’T WANT THE
ORTHODOX TO HAVE THE PREFERENCES THEY NOW DO.
HE USED TO BE A BODY OF NETANYAHU.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH HIM?>>WELL, ACTUALLY, HE WAS A
BUDDY WITH NETANYAHU. HE WAS HIS DEFENSE MINISTER.
IF YOU LOOK BACK TO HOW THIS ALL GOT STARTED, YOU’RE TO GO
BACK TO LAST NOVEMBER. HE LAST LEFT THE GOVERNMENT
THAT LED TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S AND WHY WE HAD
ELECTIONS IN APRIL AND WHY WE ARE HAVING ELECTIONS RIGHT NOW
BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONE HE HAD TO BRING INTO HIS GOVERNMENT
BUT THEY COULDN’T BRIDGE THE DIVISION BETWEEN LIEBERMAN,
ONCE A SECULAR ISRAEL, AND THE RELIGIOUS PARTIES.
THERE WAS A BILL ABOUT SERVING IN THE MILITARY.
THEY DIDN’T WANT THAT SIGNED. LIEBERMAN DID WANT IT, AND THAT
WAS UNABLE TO BRIDGE THAT DIVIDES.
IT ALSO RAISES UP SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY ONE OF THE MAIN
DIVISIONS IN THE ISRAELI SOCIETY RIGHT NOW IS THE
DIVISION BETWEEN THE SECULAR. THAT ALSO IS REPRESENTED IN THE
BLUE AND WHITE. LIEBERMAN’S PARTY AND THE
RELIGIOUS.>>IT’S NOT OUT OF THE RUM A.
IF HE CAN’T BRIDGE THE DIVIDE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
COULD HAPPEN. BUT WE WILL SEE.
YOU KNOW, ISRAELIS DON’T HAVE AN APPETITE FOR THAT.
RIGHT NOW THE ISRAELIS I TALKED TO REALLY HAVE AN APPETITE FOR
THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME SORT OF UNITY GOVERNMENT.
PAT, I JUST WANTED TO ADD THIS ONE THING.
I TALKED TO AN ISRAELI FRIEND OF MINE THIS MORNING, AND HE IS
A DRYCLEANERS AND HE SAID THIS IS SO COMPLICATED, HOW DO YOU
EXPLAIN THIS TO AMERICANS? HE THINKS THIS WILL WORK.
IT’S ALL COMPLICATED IN THE UNITED STATES YOU HAVE
REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT. IT HERE IN ISRAEL IT SORT OF
LIKE CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM.
HERE YOU HAVE CHOCOLATE, VANILLA, CHOCOLATE CHIP, AND
YOU TRY TO MAKE A SUNDAY OUT OF THAT, OR IN THIS CASE, A
COALITION GOVERNMENT. IT’S VERY DIFFICULT.
AND THEN WHEN YOU ADD THE POLITICS AND THE PERSONALITIES
OF ISRAELI POLITICS, IT GETS CAP LOCATED.
I THINK THAT’S WHY PEOPLE NEED TO PRAY THAT SOMEHOW ISRAEL
WILL HAVE A STABLE GOVERNMENT GOING FORWARD WITH ALL OF THE
THREATS FACING ISRAEL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A REGIONAL WAR
HERE IN THE REGION.>>WELL, WE WILL TAKE THAT AS
THE ICE CREAM SUNDAE SOLUTION TO THE ISRAELI PROBLEM.
THANK YOU, CHRIS. GOD BLESS YOU.
>>>IRAN’S PRESIDENT IS WARNING THE U.S. TO GET OUT OF THE
PERSIAN GULF.>>Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT.
PRESIDENT ROMANI SAID THE ISLAMIC REGIME CAN TAKE CARE OF
SECURITY IN THE PERSIAN GULF AND WESTERN NATIONS SHOULD STAY
OUT. HIS DECLARATION COMES IN
RESPONSE TO THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCEMENT IT’S SENDING MORE
AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS AND TROOPS TO SAUDI ARABIA.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS BLAME IRAN FOR A MILITARY
STRIKE ON THE LARGEST OIL FACILITY WHICH TEMPORARILY CUT
PRODUCTION BY HALF. SPEAKING ON FACE THE NATION,
THE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO SAYS HE’S LOOKING FOR
WAR.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I ARE
LOOKING FOR A DIPLOMATIC RESOLUTION TO THIS.
WE HAD A NATIONSTATE ATTACK ANOTHER NATIONSTATE.
I THINK IN ALL OF RECORDED HISTORY.
>>THE UNITED STATES IS FORMING A MARITIME COALITION WITH THE
UNITED KINGDOM, SAUDI ARABIA, AND OTHER GOLF NATIONS TO
PROTECT SHIPPING IN THE REGION. IRANIAN PROXIES ARE BELIEVED TO
BE BEHIND ATTACKS ON SEVERAL VESSELS.
>>YOU KNOW, WE LOVE THE IRANIAN PEOPLE.
THEY WANT TO HAVE A REGIME CHANGE.
WE KEEP SAYING WE DON’T WANT REGIME CHANGE.
WELL, THEY ARE IN THE GRIP. THEY’VE GOT THAT THEOCRACY THAT
IS RUNNING THE COUNTRY. WE NEED TO GET RID OF THEM.
THE PRESIDENT KEEPS SAYING, WE DON’T WANT REGIME CHANGE.
THERE HAS GOT TO BE REGIME CHANGE.
I THINK WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO CALL ON THE COLLEGE STUDENTS
AND CALL ON THE LABOR UNIONS OVER THERE TO RISE UP AGAINST
THAT GROUP AND TO SAY WE WILL SUPPORT YOU.
THE LAST TIME THEY HAD SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION DID NOTHING. THEY LET THAT CHANCE GO IDLY
BY. RIGHT NOW THERE’S A POSSIBILITY
OF DOING SOMETHING. WE HAVE GOT TO PUT PRESSURE ON
THEM, AND I THINK THEY CAN’T GET AWAY WITH THIS ATTACK.
THEY HAVE SOMETHING WHERE IT IS THE MAIN CENTER OF THEIR
PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. THERE IS NOTHING THAT SAYS WE
COULDN’T LAUNCH SOME CRUISE MISSILES RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE
OF THAT. IF WE DO, THEY WOULD PUT CHAOS
INTO THEIR SITUATION. I THINK WHAT WE ARE AFRAID OF
IS IF IT IS AS BAD AS THEY ARE AND PEOPLE HATE THEM, IF WE
STIR UP A SPIRIT OF NATIONALISM WHERE WE ARE BEING ATTACKED BY
THOSE FROM THE WEST AND THE OLD IRANIANS HAVE TO COME TOGETHER,
IF THEY PULL THAT PATRIOTISM CARD, SO IT’S A REAL CONUNDRUM
IN WASHINGTON. BUT SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE
DONE TO FEED THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT AND SURPRISE AND
SUPPORT TO THE UNDERGROUND IN IRAN TO THROW OVER THEIR
GOVERNMENT. WE NEED TO THINK IF THE REGIME
CHANGE, NOT SANCTIONS. JOHN QUESTION MIKE.
>>HERE IN WASHINGTON, DEMOCRATS ARE PLEDGING MORE
INVESTIGATIONS AND RAMPING UP TALK OF IMPEACHMENT OVER
ALLEGATIONS THE PRESIDENT PRESSURED A FOREIGN LEADER TO
INVESTIGATE 2020 CHALLENGER JOE BIDEN.
AS AMBER STRONG REPORTS, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THIS IS
ALL MORE FAKE NEWS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP
ADMITS HE DISCUSSED THE FORMER VP JOE BIDEN WITH THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UKRAINE BUT DENIES ON ANY WRONGDOING.
DEMOCRATS SAY THERE IS ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.
RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THAT PHONE CALL.
>>THE CONVERSATION I HAD WAS LARGELY CONGRATULATORY.
>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DEFENDING THE JULY 25th
CONVERSATION IN WHICH THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS MR. TRUMP
PRESSURED THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT ABOUT EIGHT TIMES TO
INVESTIGATE POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACCUSING THE FORMER VP OF
WORKING TO GET RID OF THE UKRAINIAN PROSECUTOR WHO WAS
REPORTEDLY LOOKING INTO A COMPANY WHERE JOE BIDEN’S SON
HUNTER SERVED AS A BOARD MEMBER.
>>HE KNOWS I WILL BEAT HIM LIKE A DRUM.
>>THE PRESIDENT DEFENDING THAT CONVERSATION CALLING THE REPORT
A MEDIA CON AND SAYING THERE WAS NO PRESSURE.
THE UKRAINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ALSO COMING TO MR. TRUMP’S
DEFENSE. THE INCIDENT COINCIDES WITH A
WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT THAT REPORTEDLY INVOLVES MR. TRUMP’S
PHONE CALL WITH A FOREIGN LEADER.
DEMOCRATS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN THAT COMPLAINT FROM THE
ADMINISTRATION BUT WANT TO SEE IF THE TWO INCIDENTS ARE
CONNECTED. THEY ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF
OFFERING A QUID PRO QUO TO THE UKRAINIANS AND THAT THAT
IMPEACHMENT MAY BE THE ONLY SOLUTION.
>>IF THE PRESIDENT IS WITHHOLDING MILITARY AID AT THE
SAME TIME THAT HE IS TRYING TO BE A FOREIGN LEADER INTO DOING
SOMETHING, THAT MAY BE THE ONLY REMEDY.
>>THAT SAME WALL STREET JOURNAL STORY SAYS THERE’S NO
MENTION OF A QUICK CROAK WALL AND OFFICIALS SAY IT’S HIGHLY
UNLIKELY.>>I WATCHED THIS PRESIDENT
EVALUATE HOW AND WHEN AND TO THE EXTENT WE SHOULD PROVIDE
SUPPORT TO UKRAINE. THOSE CONVERSATIONS HAVE ALWAYS
BEEN 100% APPROPRIATE.>>THE SPEAKER HAS ALWAYS BEEN
LUKEWARM ON THE IDEA OF IMPEACHMENT, BUT SHE IS GIVING
THE ADMINISTRATION TILL THURSDAY TO TURN OVER THAT
WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT OR FACE MORE INVESTIGATIONS.
CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>THANKS, AMBER.
BACK TO YOU.>>>THIS WHISTLEBLOWER,
SOMEBODY CLAIMED TO THAT HE HAD BEEN LISTENING TO THE
CONVERSATION, THE PERSON WHO SUPPOSEDLY DID THAT IS NOT
AVAILABLE. HE DIDN’T HEAR ANY SUCH
CONVERSATION. THIS WHISTLEBLOWER, WHO IS HE
AND WHAT DID HE POSSIBLY HERE? IS THERE SOMEBODY LISTENING IN
ON THE PRESIDENT’S TELEPHONE CALLS?
THAT’S THE WAY IT WAS PORTRAYED.
THE ANSWER IS KNOW, HE DIDN’T. BUT YOU SEE, BIDEN, WHO IS
CHAIRMAN OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE AT THE
TIME, HE WAS THE ONE WHO WAS TRYING TO WITHHOLD A
SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF AID IF THE IRANIANS PROSECUTED A
COMPANY THAT HIS SON WAS PRINCIPAL IN.
THAT’S THE DEAL. SO TRUMP HAD EVERY RIGHT TO
SAY, I WANT TO FIND OUT IF JOE BIDEN IS TRYING TO BENEFIT HIS
SON AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE OR
SECRETARY OF STATE AND SO FORTH.
THAT’S THE WHOLE DEAL. THE SO-CALLED WHISTLEBLOWER,
WHO IS GOING TO BLOW THE WHISTLE ON A TELEPHONE CALL
THAT HE WOULDN’T LISTEN TO FOR THE TELEPHONE OBSERVER CAN’T BE
FOUND BECAUSE HE DIDN’T EXIST. YOU ASK YOURSELF, HOW COME HOW
CAN SOMEONE BE A WHISTLEBLOWER WHO DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS
TALKING ABOUT?>>PEOPLE IN THE HOUSTON AREA
ARE DRYING OUT AND CLEANING UP AFTER DRENCHING RAINS BROUGHT
CATASTROPHIC FLOODING. PLACES AROUND THE CITY RECEIVED
UP TO 30 INCHES. IN ONE TOWN A HOSPITAL WAS
EVACUATED AND WATER INUNDATED SEVERAL HOMES AND BUSINESSES.
SOME SAY FLOODING MAY BE WORSE THAN 2017 STEADILY HURRICANE
HARVEY. OPERATION BLESSING IS ON THE
SCENE DELIVERING CRUCIAL SUPPLIES WORKING WITH LOCAL
CHURCHES. TEAMS ARE DELIVERING WATER AND
DISASTER RELIEF KITS AS WELL AS PRAYING AND OFFERING SPIRITUAL
COMFORT TO THE VICTIMS. PAT?
>>A LITTLE PITCH FOR OPERATION BLESSING.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP, AND I’M SURE YOU DO, THE TELEPHONE
NUMBER IS 800-700-7000. OPERATION BLESSING DISASTER
RELIEF FUND. OF COURSE, WE ARE ALWAYS ON
TRACK WHEN SOMEBODY IS HURTING, AND THEY ARE HURTING BADLY IN
HOUSTON. WHEN YOU THINK RUTAN WAS
UNDERWATER AND PEOPLE COULDN’T GET TO IT, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT HOUSTON, THAT GOES AROUND THE CITY.
THAT WAS UNDERWATER. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE.
ANYHOW, WE WANT TO HELP THEM. THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS HAVE REALLY
BEEN UNDERGOING A HUGE AMOUNT OF RAIN.
THEY’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT.
IT’S UNPRECEDENTED THE AMOUNT OF FLOODING THAT’S COMING TO
THE GREAT CITY. WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HELP
THEM. 800-700-7000 IS THE NUMBER TO
CALL. WELL, SOMETHING ELSE.
>>INDEED, HE’S BACK. DONALD, THE CAVEMAN, PART TWO.
AND THE GIRL TRYING TO STOP HIM.
WHY THIS CHILDREN’S BOOK IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS.
>>>AND THEN THE SUPERSTAR PITCHER AND HIS RECORD-BREAKING
$126 MILLION CONTRACT. WE TALK ABOUT THE STORY JOURNEY
TO THE TOP AND HIS DRASTIC FALL FROM GRACE.
AND YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HE ONCE DID TO TRY TO GET HIS
GROOVE BACK.>>>FIRST HE DRAINED THE SWAMP,
NOW HE’S BUILDING A WALL. DONALD THE CAVEMAN, A CARTOON
CHARACTER FROM A CHILDREN’S BOOK, BUT IT’S NOT JUST FOR
KIDS. DONALD BUILDS THE WALL.
>>DONALD THE CAVEMAN IS BACK WITH A NEW ADVENTURE.
>>YES, HE IS.>>WHAT’S HE UP TO?
>>WELL, IT’S KIND OF FUNNY. IT’S KIND OF TAKEN OFF.
IT’S A FUN IDEA BECAUSE YOU THINK OF THIS PRESIDENT AS KIND
OF A CAVEMAN. HE JUST DOES STUFF.
>>THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF BOOKS ABOUT DONALD THE CAVEMAN,
WRITTEN BY THE TEXAS. IT’S INTENDED AS A CHILDREN’S
BOOK WITH LOTS OF HUMOR FOR ADULTS.
>>THERE IS AN ANGRY LITTLE GIRL WHO LOOKS A LITTLE BIT
LIKE AOC. THAT COULD BE COINCIDENCE.
THERE’S AN ANGRY CRAZY OLD MAN WHO LOOKS A LITTLE BIT LIKE A
GUY NAMED BERNIE. IT’S REALLY COMEDY.
>>YOU MAY CATCH SOME HEAT FOR CALLING THE CHARACTER WHO LOOKS
A LOT LIKE AOC A LITTLE GIRL.>>I HOPE WE DO.
I HOPE WE DO. WHEN THIS CHARACTER DISCOVERS
THEY’VE INVENTED FIRE AND THEY ARE COOKING THEIR FOOD, THAT
CAN BE HEALTHY. SMOKE IS REALLY BAD.
IT’S REALLY TOXIC. SO SHE COMES UP WITH THIS IDEA
CALLED THE GREEN RAW DEAL, AND IT’S ABOUT RAW FOOD AND PEOPLE
SAY, BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY.
IT CAN COST A TON OF MONEY.>>IN HIS FIRST BOOK, DONALD
DIGGS A DITCH TO DRAIN THE SWAMP OF SOME CREATURES YOU MAY
RECOGNIZE, WHICH SETS UP HIS LATEST BOOK.
>>WHAT HAPPENS IS PROSPERITY KIND OF EXPLODES, SO THEY START
INVENTING THINGS. THEY INVENT FIRE.
THESE ARE KAY’S PEOPLE.>>BLUEBIRDS TWEET ABOUT ALL
THE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN THE NEW LAND OF THE FREE.
>>LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE COME, AND IT’S GREAT, BUT THEN
SOME PEOPLE, WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND FREEDOM AND WHO
AREN’T REALLY FANS OF THE IDEA OF FREEDOM.
>>LIKE A VICIOUS GANG THAT THE CAVE PEOPLE ARE EAGER TO KICK
OUT OF THEIR LAND.>>THE MSNBC GANG, THEY ARE
VERY VICIOUS AND THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THEM OUT.
>>SO DONALD THE CAVEMAN BUILDS, YOU GUESSED IT, A GIANT
WALL WITH A BIG, BEAUTIFUL DOOR.
>>YOU CLOSE THE BOOK BY SAYING, AFTER THAT IF SOMEONE
WANTED TO COME TO THE LAND OF THE FREE, THAT PERSON WOULD
KNOCK ON THE GATE. SOMEONE WOULD CHECK THEM OUT,
AND IF THEY WERE FREEDOM LOVING, THEY WOULD BE LET IN,
AND IF THEY WEREN’T, THEY WOULDN’T.
IT WAS THAT SIMPLE.>>OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS FOR KIDS,
SO YOU WANT TO MAKE IT REALLY SIMPLE, BUT IT IS KIND OF THAT
SIMPLE. WE LOST SIGHT OF THE BASICS OF
WHAT IT MEANS. IF YOU WANT FREEDOM, YOU HAVE
TO GUARD YOUR FREEDOM. YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE
PEOPLE WHO ARE PART OF YOUR NATION BUY INTO THAT IDEA OF
WHAT IT IS TO BE FREE, AND THESE ARE REALLY HEAVY IDEAS
THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE JUSTICE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, AND WE
KIND OF THOUGHT IN A CHILDREN’S BOOK IN A HUMOR BOOK, WE CAN
SAY WHAT YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETIMES IN THE DIFFERENT
FORMS.>>HUMOR, HE SAYS, IS OFTEN
WHERE HE TURNS WHEN HE WANTS TO DISCUSS TOPICS HE THINKS ARE
REALLY IMPORTANT. WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AT TRUMP
INTERNATIONAL HOTEL IN WASHINGTON.
HE THINKS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE RIGHT MAN FOR THIS MOMENT.
>>I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT HE IS THE ONLY POLITICAL LEADER IN
OUR LIFETIMES WHO HAS THE WILL, THE COURAGE TO DO THE THINGS
THAT EVERY OTHER POLITICIAN SAYS, WE CAN’T DO THAT, WE
CAN’T SAY THAT. HE SAYS, WE CAN SAY IT, WE WILL
SAY IT, I’LL SAY IT, HERE IT IS.
PEOPLE ARE REALLY HUNGRY FOR THAT.
SOMETIMES HE CAN BE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES, WHICH IS, YOU
KNOW, WHY I THINK IT’S FUN TO THINK OF HIM AS A CAVEMAN.
>>AND IF HE COULD, HE SAYS HE GIVE EVERY AMERICAN A COPY OF
THIS LATEST BOOK.>>I THOUGHT, WHEN I REALLY
UNDERSTOOD FINALLY THE LINK BETWEEN FAITH AND FREEDOM, IT’S
NOT JUST A RAW RAW. THE TWO ARE INEXTRICABLY
INTERTWINED. IF WE DON’T TEACH THIS TO A NEW
GENERATION OF PEOPLE, IT GOES AWAY.
AMERICA REALLY IS AN IDEA. IF YOU BUY INTO THESE IDEAS AND
WANT TO GOVERN YOURSELF, EVERYTHING WORKS.
IF YOU STOP TEACHING THAT TWO YOUNG PEOPLE AND WE BEGIN TO
FORGET IT, IT WILL GO AWAY.>>AND DESPITE THE HEAVINESS OF
THE MANY ISSUES FACING AMERICA TODAY —
>>I THINK WE NEED TO LAUGH MORE THAN WE ARE LAUGHING, LIKE
EVERYONE HAS GOTTEN SERIOUS AND OFFENDED ABOUT EVERYTHING.
I DO THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE SOME FUN.
>>AND IF YOU READ HIS BOOK, YOU CAN TELL HE HAD FUN WRITING
IT. CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.
>>MAN, WHAT A CHARACTER. THE BOOK IS CALLED DONALD
BUILDS THE WALL, AND YOU CAN GET IT WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.
I’M SURE THIS THING IS GOING TO SELL.
>>HE IS SO CLEVER.>>ISN’T THAT AMAZING?
WHO IS THE LADY WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BUILD FIRE BECAUSE FIRE
IS TOXIC? IT’S AVAILABLE.
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE GUY.>>>STILL AHEAD, HILL POUNDING
ON WINDOWS, POPPING SOUNDS LIKE GUNFIRE.
A TWISTER RIPPED THROUGH A TOWN TERRORIZING A MOTHER AND
DAUGHTER. THE HELP THEY NEVER SAW IT
COMING.>>>BUT FIRST, HE HAD THE
BIGGEST CONTRACT IN BASEBALL. SO WHY WAS HE KICKED OFF THE
WORLD SERIES ROSTER? BARRY ZITO IT REVEALS THE
INSIDE STORY BUT FROM BEHIND HIS FAMOUS CURVEBALL.
THAT’S COMING UP>>>WELL, THIS GRIP ON THE BALL
WAS UNIQUE. THAT’S HOW BARRY ZITO’S FATHER
KNEW HIS SON WAS DESTINED FROM GREATNESS.
HE WAS RIGHT. BARRY GREW UP TO SIGN A $126
MILLION CONTRACT WITH THE GIANTS.
THAT’S THE LARGEST EVER GIVEN TO A PICTURE AT THE TIME.
TAKE A LOOK.>>’S BARRY ZITO WAS A CY YOUNG
AWARD WINNER, BUT HE WAS CREEK TO CREDIT HIS WORK ETHIC AND
PERSEVERANCE FOR HIS RISE TO THE TOP.
OFF THE FIELD HE ENJOYED THE SPOILS THAT CAME WITH WORLDLY
SUCCESS. IT COMPLETED HIS IDENTITY AS A
BASEBALL PLAYER. IN 2007 AFTER SIGNING THE
RICHEST CONTRACT EVER GIVEN TO A PICTURE, HIS CAREER BEGAN TO
TAKE A DOWNSWING. THE GIANTS ADVANCED TO THE
WORLD SERIES, BUT HE WAS LEFT OFF THE POSTSEASON ROSTER.
FANS BEGAN TO TURN ON HIM. IN HIS BOOK CURVEBALL, BERRY
RECOUNTS THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF HIS CAREER AND HOW WE FINALLY
FOUND PEACE AND TRUE FULFILLMENT AFTER CHASING
FORTUNE AND FAME.>>PLEASE WELCOME TO THE 700
CLUB, BARRY ZITO. IT’S WONDERFUL TO HAVE YOU
HERE. WHAT A GREAT BLOCK.
BOY, THAT’S AN EFFORT I KNOW THAT WOULD OUTLINE A WHOLE LIFE
WORTH OF EXPERIENCE INTO ONE BOOK WHEN YOU’VE HAD SO MANY
EXPERIENCES. YOUR DAD REALIZED EARLY ON THAT
YOU HAD A UNIQUE GRIP. I HAVE A BASEBALL WITH ME.
SHOW US WHAT THE NORM IS AND WHAT YOUR GROUP IS.
>>I PICKED UP A BOOK WHEN I WAS SEVEN.
MY FATHER PUT IT IN FRONT OF ME CALLED THE ART OF PITCHING.
THERE WAS PICTURES OF CURVEBALL PICTURES.
I JUST GRIPPED IT LEFT-HANDED, SO I THINK I GRIPPED IT
BACKWARDS. THIS IS THE NORMAL WAY THAT
PEOPLE THROW A CURVEBALL, IF YOU WILL.
OR FOR A RIGHT-HANDER LIKE THAT.
BUT FOR ME, I GRIPPED IT THIS WAY, AND I SPLIT THE SEAM HERE,
AND I JUST HAVE BETTER CONTROL THE WHOLE TIME.
NEVER MET ANYONE FROM THAT TIME ON WHO THROUGH IT LIKE ME.
>>YOUR DAD KNEW THAT YOU WERE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.
THAT, CERTAINLY, WAS THE HOPE OF HIS HEART.
TALK ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DAD, BECAUSE IT WAS
COMPLEX.>>IT WAS.
MY FATHER WAS AN INCREDIBLE JAZZ MUSICIAN WHO CONDUCTED AND
ARRANGED. HE MET MY MOTHER AS A BACKUP
SINGER. HE LEFT NEW YORK AND BECAME A
TALENT MANAGER. EVENTUALLY, YOU KNOW, WAS
TELLING THESE PEOPLE HOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND, YOU
KNOW, HE KNEW THE CULTURE OF SUCCESS AND HE KNEW THE SIGNS
OF FAILURE AS HE TOLD ME, AND SO WHEN I CAME ALONG AT SEVEN,
WE LIVED IN SAN DIEGO, AND HE JUST KNEW HOW TO TEACH SUCCESS.
>>PASS THAT ONTO YOU.>>EVEN IF IT WAS SOMETHING HE
DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT. HE ALWAYS WAS TELLING ME, BE A
CHAMPION. YOU CAN BE A MILLIONAIRE.
YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT, AND SO THESE WORLDLY THINGS ARE
STARTING TO APPEAL.>>THAT’S THE DREAM OF THE
WORLD. SO YOU GET THIS INCREDIBLE
CONTRACT THAT YOU SIGN. ALL THE THINGS THAT YOUR DAD
TALK TO YOU ABOUT CAME. YOU HAD THE SUCCESS, THE MONEY.
WHAT DID THAT DO TO YOU?>>IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT,
BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE ANY FOUNDATION SPIRITUALLY GROWING
UP. SO BASEBALL IN A LOT OF WAYS
WAS MY GOD. I WAS DEFINED BY IT.
I EVEN FELT I HAD TO EARN MY FATHER’S APPROVAL AND LOVE FROM
PITCHING WELL. OF COURSE, HE DIDN’T MEAN THAT,
BUT THAT’S HOW I INTERPRETED IT.
SO WHEN I HAD THIS HUGE SUCCESS AS A YOUNG ADULT, I THOUGHT I
HAD CREATED IT ALL. I TOOK CREDIT FOR EVERYTHING,
BUT UNDERLYING WAS THIS FEAR OF HOW I REPEAT THIS.
>>AND FOR EVERY ATHLETE IT SEEMS THERE COMES A MOMENT
WHERE THE PERFORMANCE STARTS TO SLIDE A LITTLE BIT.
THAT HAPPENED FOR YOU. IT’S AMAZING TO ME, IN
ATHLETICS ESPECIALLY, HOW THE CROWD THAT RANTED AND RAVED FOR
YOU IS BOOING THE NEXT. IT’S PAINFUL TO WATCH THAT.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WALK THROUGH IT?
>>IT IS. IT IS TOUGH.
I THINK I TOOK IT ALL VERY PERSONAL.
LIKE THEY WANTED ME TO GO HOME AND HAVE A HARD NIGHTS SLEEP,
BUT I HAD AN ALL ABOUT ME MINDSET AS A KID AND GROWING UP
AND BEING TOLD, YOU ARE SO SPECIAL, YOU’RE DIFFERENT THAN
THE REST, WHICH IS GREAT SHORT- TERM GAME, BUT LONG-TERM I FELT
SUPERIOR TO OTHER PEOPLE KIND OF IN A SUBTLE WAY.
SO WHEN I HAD THIS HUGE CONTRACT AND ALL OF THIS
ATTENTION, I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO SHOULDER THE WEIGHT.
I WAS NEVER GRATEFUL FOR ANY OF IT.
I WAS LIKE, THIS IS ALL BECAUSE OF ME AND NOW I HAVE TO FIGURE
THIS OUT ON MY OWN.>>YOU TOOK SOME PRETTY DRASTIC
MEASURES TO GET YOUR MOJO BACK. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE
SCENARIO THAT YOU SHARE.>>SO I HAVE MANY SPIRITUAL
HEALERS GROWING UP AND AS AN ADULT.
LOTS OF THERAPISTS, UNTIL THEY DIDN’T WORK AND I GO TO THE
NEXT. I FOUND ONE, AND WE WENT TO THE
EAST COAST, AND WE INGESTED THIS PILL THAT HAD BEEN FROM
BACTERIAL EXCREMENT. IT HAD INGESTED GOLD AND IT WAS
THIS THING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO GROW MY BRAIN, STAGE IV BRAIN
GROWTH, WHICH WAS THIS NEW THING.
IT MADE ME FEEL VERY EUPHORIC. IT REMINDED ME OF CRAZY DRUGS I
USED TO DO IN HIGH SCHOOL. THAT WAS JUST ONE OF THE THINGS
I TRIED AS I WAS SEARCHING.>>IN 2010, YOU LEFT — YOU
WERE LEFT OFF THE WORLD SERIES ROSTER.
THAT HAD TO HURT.>>THAT WAS THE DEMISE OF MY
EGO IN A LOT OF WAYS AND MY SPIRITUAL PARADIGM CRASHING,
WHICH I THINK WE ALL NEED. WE NEED OUR SPIRITUAL PARADIGM
TO CRASH TO KNOW HOW SOLID THIS IS.
I WAS MAKING ALMOST $20 MILLION, MUCH MORE THAN ANYONE
ELSE ON THE TEAM, YET I COULDN’T PLAY.
I WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH. I WATCH THEM WIN A WORLD SERIES
THAT I ACTUALLY GOT PAID TO LEAD THEM TO, AND THAT KIND OF
WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END, BUT THEN THE BEGINNING REALLY
STARTED AFTER THAT.>>YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT THAT.
SOMETIMES THE THING THAT HAS FALSELY SUSTAINED US AND HELD
US UP HAS TO GO AWAY FOR US TO COME TO THE PLACE THAT YOU CAME
TO. HOW DID YOU FIND WHAT YOU WERE
ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR?>>SO I FOUND FOOTING INITIALLY
AFTER THIS DESTRUCTIVE EVENT IN MY LIFE.
I WENT HOME TO LOS ANGELES. NO ONE WAS CALLING.
NO ONE WANTED TO HANG OUT LIKE THEY DID FOR YEARS, AND I
ENTERED INTO A 12 STEP PROGRAM ACTUALLY FOR CODEPENDENCY.
I WAS OBSESSED WITH OTHERS OPINIONS OF ME BECAUSE I WAS
ALWAYS DEFINED BY MY FATHER’S OPINION, SO STEP TWO OF THAT
WAS WILLING TO ADMIT THERE IS A POWER GREATER THAN ME, AND THAT
SOMETHING I ACTUALLY NEVER COULD SAY BECAUSE I WAS RAISED
IN THIS KIND OF EASTERN I AM MY OWN GOD KIND OF THING.
>>SO HOW DID YOU FIND CHRIST?>>SO MY WIFE, AMBER AND I,
STARTED DATING THAT YEAR. I HEARD HER PRAYING TO A GOD
THAT WAS LIKE A FRIEND, LIKE A LOVING FATHER.
I HAD ALWAYS PRAYED TO A FORCE THAT WAS NO PERSONALITY, SO
THAT KIND OF PLANTED THE SEED AND ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS LATER I
WAS SURROUNDED WITH THE BARNES @THE BED LIKE I WAS FOR YEARS,
AND SHE SAID, HONEY, LOCK THE BOOKS UP AND READ THIS.
SHE GAVE ME A BIBLE.>>HAD YOU EVER READ IT BEFORE?
>>NO, NEVER READ IT. ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT IT.
STARTED ATTENDING BIBLE STUDIES WITH OUR CHAPLAIN AND WITH THE
GIANTS AND ABOUT THREE MONTHS LATER I CAME TO CHRIST.
AFTER TRYING PROBABLY 10 PRACTICES AND RELIGIONS THROUGH
THE YEARS, I FINALLY STOPPED AT THE TRUTH.
>>TODAY YOU AND AMBER ARE MARRIED.
YOU HAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL KIDS, AND YOU ARE PURSUING MUSIC.
I MEAN, THE GIFT FROM YOUR DAD WAS ACTUALLY PASSED ON.
>>IT WAS, YEAH. I’VE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE
TO GO INTO MUSIC, AND IT’S BEEN SUCH A GIFT TO BE ABLE TO
PURSUE SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION AND ALL THESE THINGS
I LOVE SO MUCH.>>YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED
DRAMATICALLY.>>MY LIFE HAS CHANGED.
I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING, GOD DELIVERED THIS 2012 WORLD
SERIES AFTER THAT WHOLE TURBULENT EXPERIENCE WHERE I
GOT TO PITCH IN GAME ONE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
AND TO LEAD MY TEAM. IT WAS SO FUNNY BECAUSE I SAID
BECAUSE I STOPPED NEEDING THE REDEMPTION OF THE WORLD, AND
WOULDN’T YOU KNOW, I FINALLY GOT IT.
IT’S JUST SO BACKWARDS HOW IT HAPPENED.
>>IT’S AN AMAZING STORY, FOLKS.
WE’RE JUST SKIMMING THE SURFACE.
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO IT. IT’S ALL RIGHT HERE IN HIS BOOK
JUST RELEASED LAST WEEK. BY THE WAY, CURVEBALL, GET A
COPY. A LOT OF WONDERFUL STORIES.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS TODAY.
>>>STILL AHEAD, WE’VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL.
CARMEN SAYS, MY DAUGHTER CLAIMS MY HUSBAND AND I ARE TOXIC FOR
THE GRANDKIDS. SHE REFUSES TO LET US SEE THEM.
WHAT CAN WE DO? WE HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS AND PAT
HAS SOME HONEST ANSWERS COMING UP.
>>>PLUS, LATER ON, HE WAS BORN ONE WAY BUT LATER ON BECAME
SAMOAN. THAT IS COMING UP.
>>WELCOME BACK. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS AT THE
UNITED NATIONS TODAY FOR A THREE DAY MEETING AT THE U.N.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE CENTERPIECE OF THIS YEAR’S
SCHEDULE IS A SESSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
THE PRESIDENT IS SKIPPING THAT AND INSTEAD PLANS TO SPEAK AT A
MEETING ABOUT THE GLOBAL PERSECUTION OF RELIGIOUS
MINORITIES, ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS.
>>>CHILDREN IN PERU WERE TREATED TO A BIG PARTY BY THE
CBN SUPER BOOK. IT WAS A TWO DAY EVENTS WHERE
THE SUPER BOOK PARTNERED WITH CATHEDRAL OF FAITH CHURCH AND
FEATURED SINGING, DANCING, AND A VISIT FROM THE CHARACTER
GIZMO. PARENTS AND CHILDREN HEARD A
PRESENTATION, AND THEY GAVE THE CHURCH A SUNDAY SCHOOL
CURRICULUM. IT USES CHARACTERS TO TEACH
BIBLICAL TRUTHS. FIND OUT MORE BY GOING TO
CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL. PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK
RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>>HALE POUNDING THE WINDOWS,
POPPING SOUNDS LIKE GUNFIRE, AND ABSOLUTE OUTER DARKNESS.
THAT’S WHAT LEFT NICOLE ELLIS AND HER DAUGHTER PARALYZED WITH
FEAR AS THEY HUDDLED TOGETHER IN THEIR BASEMENT.
A STRING OF DEADLY TORNADOES WAS RIPPING THROUGH THEIR
NEIGHBORHOOD, AND ALL THEY COULD DO WAS PRAY.
>>NICOLE ELLIS IS A SINGLE MOM WHO SHARES A SPECIAL BOND WITH
HER DAUGHTER.>>SHE IS THE BEST FRIEND I
EVER HAD. IT’S LIKE WATCHING MYSELF GROW
UP.>>THEY LIVE JUST OUTSIDE
DAYTON, OHIO. THEY HAVE SEEN MANY STORMS, BUT
ONE NIGHT AS NICOLE TUCKED HER DAUGHTER INTO BED, SOMETHING
FELT DIFFERENT.>>I HEARD THE HAIL HITTING THE
WINDOW RIGHT WHEN I WENT TO LOOK I HEARD JUST A CRACK.
>>THE POWER WENT OUT.>>I TOLD HER IT’S TIME TO GET
IN THE BASEMENT, AND WE ALL RAN STRAIGHT TO THE BASEMENT.
>>AND THEN IT HIT.>>MOMENTS LATER ONE OF THE
MANY TORNADOES THAT BROKE OUT AROUND DAYTON TORE THROUGH
NICOLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD.>>YOU COULD HEAR THE
TRANSFORMERS POPPING. IT ALMOST SOUNDED LIKE
GUNSHOTS.>>IT WAS REALLY SCARY.
IT’S KIND OF LIKE A MOVIE. IT’S A LOT TO TAKE IN.
>>BUT YOU REALLY DIDN’T KNOW HOW BAD IT WAS TILL WE WALKED
OUTSIDE AFTER IT WAS OVER.>>DESTRUCTION WAS EVERYWHERE.
LITTLE TRIES TO STAY STRONG FOR HER DAUGHTER, BUT IT ISN’T
EASY.>>YESTERDAY I WAS HAVING A
MELTDOWN. I WAS TALKING TO HER ABOUT IT.
I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN, AND THEN SHE SAID, NO MATTER WHAT,
EVERY DAY YOU HAVE ME AND I LOVE YOU.
TO THE MOON AND BACK. I’M SO PROUD OF HER.
>>WILL LOVE NICOLE AND HER DAUGHTER SHARE WILL GET THEM
THROUGH THIS, BUT THEY STILL HAD A YARD FILLED WITH DOWNED
TREES.>>I’VE NEVER IN MY 45 YEARS
BEEN THROUGH ANYTHING LIKE THIS.
>>THAT’S WHEN VOLUNTEERS FROM OPERATION BLESSING SHOWED UP IN
THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.>>THEY ARE JUST HERE TO HELP,
AND IT’S BEEN AN ABSOLUTE BLESSING.
>>I’M SO THANKFUL FOR YOU GUYS.
YOU GUYS ARE PICKING UP TREES, PICKING UP ALL THE DEBRIS.
I’M SO HAPPY.>>IT MADE ME TINGLE INSIDE,
BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST A GROUP OF PEOPLE HERE TO HELP, AND I JUST
FELT NOTHING BUT JOY ALL DAY. I THANK EVERYBODY WHO HAS EVER
DONATED TO OPERATION BLESSING. ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN DO MAKES
THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN SO MANY PEOPLE’S LIVES.
IT’S A GIANT ENORMOUS, AND I’M SO THANKFUL.
>>OPERATION BLESSING HAS BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME.
IT STARTED WITH JUST A SHORT 3 BY 5 GROUP OF CARDS.
PEOPLE MATCH THE NEED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY.
BUT NOW IT’S MULTI MILLION DOLLARS.
WE ARE HELPING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A 700 CLUB MEMBER AND HELP YOUR FELLOW
MAN, IT’S EASY TO DO. SIXTY-FIVE CENTS A DAY AND YOU
CAN BE A 700 CLUB MEMBER.>>I DON’T KNOW BECAUSE I DON’T
DRINK SODA.>>WHATEVER IT IS, IT’S A
COUPLE BUCKS PER CAN, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
SIXTY-FIVE CENTS, YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
NOW, WE WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING.
OUR PRODUCERS ARE VERY CREATIVE.
SHE SAYS, I WANT TO DO SOMETHING ON THE TRANSFORMING
WORD. I’D LIKE YOU TO READ THESE
VERSES FROM PROVERBS. I READ THEM, AND WE ALSO HAVE A
DVD OF ME DOING IT. IT’S GOT WORDS OF WISDOM,
FAVOR, AND ANOINTING. MUSIC FOR MEDITATION.
THIS IS VOLUME THREE. IT’S A TREMENDOUS THING.
YOU CAN WATCH AND LISTEN TO IT. THE TRASFORMING WORD COMES AS
OUR GIFT TO YOU. PICK UP THE TELEPHONE.
IT’S EASY TO DO.>>MY DAUGHTER CLAIMS MY
HUSBAND AND I ARE TOXIC AND REFUSES TO LET US SEE THEM
UNTIL THEY TURN 18 YEARS OF AGE.
SHE’S ANGRY AT US AND HAS USED THE GRANDKIDS AS PAWNS TO HURT
US. THE GRANDKIDS LOVE US AND WANT
TO SPEND TIME WITH US. IS THERE ANYTHING LEGAL OR
OTHERWISE WE CAN DO?>>I DON’T THINK THERE’S
ANYTHING LEGALLY. YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT,
UNFORTUNATELY. YOUR DAUGHTER IS A REBEL.
I WAS READING IN PROVERBS. GRANDCHILDREN ARE THE ADORNMENT
OF GRANDPARENTS. THEY REALLY ARE LIKE A CROWN.
I AM SO THRILLED FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE WONDERFUL,
AND THEN I HAVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND THEY ARE
WONDERFUL. YOU ARE JUST SO PROUD OF THEM.
TO DENY THOSE RELATIONSHIPS ARE JUST OUTRAGEOUS.
THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO, BUT YOU SURE CAN PRAY AND ASK
GOD TO GET THAT DAUGHTERS HEART RIGHT.
SHE IS REBELLIOUS. GOD IS GOING TO PUNISH
REBELLION. HE DOESN’T LIKE REBELLION.
THAT DAUGHTER IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.
ALL I CAN SAY IS JUST KEEP ON PRAYING AND KEEP ON LOVING
THOSE GRANDKIDS, OKAY QUESTION MIKE.
>>THIS IS JESSE WHO SAYS, IS IT OKAY TO HAVE A TWITTER
ACCOUNT? I CREATED ONE TO FOLLOW LOCAL
SPORTS TEAMS AND TO KEEP UP WITH CURRENT EVENTS.
IT’S A GREAT WAY TO STAY INFORMED, BUT THE MORE I USE
IT, THE MORE I SEE THAT THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAN
BE SUCH A NASTY PLACE. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON WHETHER
OR NOT USING THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS IS A GOOD IDEA.
>>I THINK IT’S A TERRIBLE IDEA.
I THINK PEOPLE ARE GIVING ALL OF THIS, FACEBOOK, THEY ARE
PUTTING PERSONAL STUFF ABOUT THEMSELVES.
THIS TWITTER STUFF, YOU CAN GO OUT OF YOUR MIND.
I’VE GOT TO CHECK MY E-MAIL. I MEAN, COME ON.
THERE ARE THOUSANDS. I ATE TWO EGGS FOR BREAKFAST.
AND THEN I’M GOING OUT FOR LUNCH TODAY.
I’VE GOT THIS AND I’VE GOT THAT.
YOU CAN SPEND ALL OF YOUR TIME READING THAT GARBAGE, AND THEN
THE STATEMENTS THAT THEY PUT ON THESE TWITTER ACCOUNTS AND
VARIOUS THINGS AND THE COMMENTS ARE SO NASTY AND TOXIC, I
WOULDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM.
THEY REALLY ARE A WASTE OF YOUR TIME.
SPEND YOUR TIME ON MORE IMPORTANT THINGS.
READ IMPORTANT BOOKS. READ THE BIBLE, AND SPEND YOUR
TIME HELPING PEOPLE.>>I UNDERSTAND THAT A PARABLE
IS AN EARTHLY STORY WITH A HEAVENLY MEANING, BUT WHAT’S
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PARABLE AND A STORY WHICH JESUS
TOLD. OUR A PARABLE AND A STORY THE
SAME? @>>IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A STORY
THAT HAS A MESSAGE. IT HAS A TRUTH IN IT.
JESUS SPOKE IN PARABLES SO THAT PEOPLE COULDN’T ARREST HIM.
THEY SAID THEY WOULD GET HIM FOR TREASON IF HE’S NOT
CAREFUL. SO HE TALKED ABOUT BIRDS COMING
IN THE AIR AND ALL OF THAT. HE TAUGHT IN PARABLES, AND THEY
SUPPOSEDLY GIVE ONE SPIRITUAL MESSAGE, SO YOU ARE TO BE
CAREFUL HERE. DON’T PUSH IT TO TOO MANY
THINGS. YOU READ ONE STORY AND PEOPLE
COME UP WITH ALL OF THESE SIDE MEETINGS.
IT’S SUPPOSED TO TEACH ONE TRUTH.
>>THIS IS JUST AND WHO SAYS I RECENTLY VISITED A CHURCH IN MY
COMMUNITY ON A COMMUNION SUNDAY.
THE ONLY PEOPLE TO BE SERVED COMMUNION WHERE THE MINISTERIAL
STAFF, DEACONS, AND DEACONESSES.
NO ONE ELSE PARTOOK IN THE LORD’S SUPPER, WE JUST
OBSERVED. THEY DRINK THE WINE BEFORE
EATING THE BREAD. AS IT — IS THIS PROPER?
>>HE TOOK THE BREAD AND BROKE IT, THEY HAD THE BREAD AND HAD
THE WINE AFTERWARDS. IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, I MEAN,
IT’S THE ECCLESIASTICAL PEOPLE. THEY PASS ALONG THIS TOGETHER.
IN THE EARLY TESTAMENT, THAT’S THE WAY IT WAS.
THEY HAD A MEETING TOGETHER AND THAT’S WHAT COMUNION WAS.
THEY ATE TOGETHER. YOU KNOW, THEY CELEBRATED THE
LORD’S SUPPER. PAUL SAID, EAT THIS BREAD AND
DRINK THIS WINE, AND SHOW FORTH THAT HE COMES.
I THINK IT DOES SEPARATE. THEY DID NOT NECESSARILY GET
THE CHANCE AT ALL THE SACRED THINGS OF THE PRIEST.
THAT’S THE DIFFERENT COMMUNIONS.
>>WELL, YOUR CHOICES WHERE YOU GO.
>>THANK YOU.>>WE THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR
QUESTIONS. WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
UP NEXT, HE HATED LIFE AS SAMUEL, BUT HE LOVED BEING
SIMONE. SO WHY DID THIS MAN STOP LIVING
THE TRANSGENDER LIFE? HE WILL TELL YOU HIMSELF AFTER
THIS.>>SAMUEL JORDAN CRAVED THE
ATTENTION HE GOT WHEN HE BECAME LIVING AS A WOMAN NAMED SIMONE.
HE WANTED TO SEE THE REVEAL OF HIS NEW IDENTITY BY HAVING
BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY. HE THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE NO
GOING BACK, BUT THERE WAS ONE THING HE NEVER SAW COMING.
>>I FELT BEAUTIFUL. I FELT ATTRACTIVE.
I KNEW THAT I WAS WANTED, BECAUSE THE MOMENT I WALKED OUT
THE DOOR, LIKE WOW.>>SAMUEL JORDAN WAS HIS GIVEN
NAME. SIMONE WAS HIS CHOSEN NAME, THE
ONE HE PICKED AT 19 WHEN HE COMMITTED TO LIVING HIS LIFE AS
A WOMAN.>>FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY
LIFE I ACTUALLY FELT LIKE I HAD FOUND THE PERSON I WAS SUPPOSED
TO BE.>>THAT WAS A FAR CRY FROM WHAT
HE WANTED TO BE AS A CHILD. GROWING UP IN A CHRISTIAN HOME
IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, HE LOVED GOD, CHURCH, AND DREAMED
OF ONE DAY BECOMING A PASTOR. ALL THAT CHANGED WHEN AT EIGHT
YEARS OLD SAMUEL WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY A FRIENDS FAMILY
MEMBER.>>HE STARTED SAYING THINGS
LIKE, WE ARE JUST ACTING. YOU KNOW, I’M GOING TO BE THE
MAN, YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE WOMAN.
THE INNOCENCE THAT I CARRY, THE LITTLE BOY THAT LOVED JESUS, I
FELT LIKE THAT WAS SNATCHED AWAY FROM ME.
>>AS THE ABUSE BECAME A NORMAL OCCURRENCE, HE STARTED TO ENJOY
AND SEEK OUT THE COMPLIMENTS.>>I WAS GOOD AT IT, EVEN
THOUGH IT WAS SO WRONG. IT WAS LIKE, MAYBE THIS IS WHAT
I’M SUPPOSED TO DO.>>SAMUEL NEVER TOLD HIS
PARENTS.>>SOON HE WAS EXPLORING
HOMOSEXUALITY WITH FRIENDS, AND BY 14 WAS ACTIVELY PURSUING GAY
RELATIONSHIPS. BUT AT CHURCH, GUILT AND SHAME
FILLED HIS HEART.>>I ASKED GOD, WHATEVER THE
SCALING IS, I NEED YOU TO TAKE THIS OUT.
IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I PRAYED IT, NOTHING REALLY
CHANGED.>>HE KEPT HIS SECRET WELL,
UNTIL HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED EXPLICIT NOTES FROM A MALE
CLASSMATE IN HIS BACKPACK.>>MY RELATIONSHIP WITH HER AT
THAT MOMENT TOOK A SHIFT. SHE TOLD ME, IF THIS IS HOW YOU
ARE GOING TO LIVE,I CAN’T TALK TO YOU, AND I LOVE MY MOM.
I LOVED HER. SHE TRIED FOR YEARS TO HAVE A
CHILD, SO I WAS LIKE HER BLESSING.
I BECAME HER CURSE. SO THE CHILD THAT SHE HAD, SHE
KNOW LONGER COULD LOOK AT ME.>>SAMUEL STOPPED HIS
PROMISCUOUS LIFESTYLE HOPING TO MAKE AMENDS WITH HIS MOM.
BUT THAT TIME NEVER CAME. TWO YEARS LATER SHE DIED FROM
CANCER DURING HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL.
HIS FATHER ALSO LEFT TO MOVE IN WITH ANOTHER WOMAN.
>>I FELT LIKE THAT LAST PIECE OF ME HAD LEFT THE EARTH.
THERE WAS A HOLLOWNESS IN MY HEART.
>>NOW IN COLLEGE, SAMUEL TURNED AWAY FROM GOD AND FOUND
HIS FULL IDENTITY IN THE GAY COMMUNITY.
>>I REALLY HATED SAMUEL. HE WASN’T ACCEPTED.
SAMUEL WAS DISOWNED. WHEN I FINALLY SAW A LIFESTYLE
AND FIND A SENSE OF BELONGING, I WENT AFTER IT.
>>EMPOWERED BY THOSE FEELINGS OF ACCEPTANCE, HE CHANGED HIS
NAME TO SIMONE AND BEGAN LIVING AS A TRANSGENDER.
>>SIMONE WAS THAT PERSON THAT EVERYBODY WANTED.
SIMONE WAS THAT PERSON THAT GOT THE LEVEL OF AFFIRMATION AND
LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE THAT SAMUEL NEVER GOT.
>>TRANSITIONING TO HIS NEW IDENTITY, SIMONE STARTED
WORKING AS AN ESCORT. HE ALSO HAD BREAST IMPLANT
SURGERY.>>IF I GOT IMPLANTS, I’D BE AN
ABOMINATION. GOD WOULD DEFTLY SAY HE IS
UNUSUAL. — UNUSABLE.
>>STILL IN COLLEGE, HE BECAME POPULAR AND DESIRED, BUT IN
TIME THE GUILT AND SHAME STARTED TO RESURFACE.
>>THOUGH I HAD BECAME THIS PERSON, I DIDN’T KNOW WHO I WAS
LOOKING AT. I JUST FELT LIKE MY INSIDE WHO
I REALLY WAS WAS NOW BEING DESTROYED.
>>HE DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AND MOVED HOME TO FORT MYERS WHERE
A FAMILY FRIEND ALLOWED HIM TO STAY WITH HER AREA SHE HAD ONE
CONDITION THAT IS SIMONE GO TO CHURCH WITH HER.
ALTHOUGH RELUCTANT AT FIRST, HE FINALLY AGREED.
>>I ALSO FELT LIKE MAYBE IF I GO TO CHURCH, MAYBE I WILL HEAR
SOMETHING THAT MAY GIVE ME A SENSE OF DIRECTION.
>>BUT IN CHURCH AS HE LISTENED TO THE WORSHIP, GOD SHOWED HIM
HE NEEDED MORE THAN JUST DIRECTION.
HE NEEDED A SAVIOR.>>BECAUSE I KNEW THAT I WAS
DESPERATE FOR SOMETHING. THAT WOMAN MADE SENSE.
I WAS DESPERATE FOR HELP AND I WAS LOST WITHOUT HIM.
AS HE BEGAN TO SING THAT, I BEGAN TO CRY.
YOU’VE IMPLANTS, YOU ARE A WHOLE ANOTHER PERSON.
YOU CAN’T GO BACK TO THIS PERSON, AND ON THE OTHER SIDE I
FELT LIKE GOD WAS TELLING ME THAT I’M DESPERATE FOR YOU TOO.
I WANT YOU TO COME BACK. I’VE BEEN WAITING ON YOU.
I DON’T CARE WHO YOU HAVE BECOME . I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE
DOLLARS IN YOUR BODY. I AM WILLING TO DO ANYTHING IT
TAKES TO BRING YOU OUT IF YOU’RE WILLING TO SAY YES.
I JUST SAY YES, YES, YES. I REMEMBER SLAMMING MY HANDS
AND SAYING, I’M FREE, AND FREE, AND FREE, I’M FREE.
AND AS I’M SAYING I’M FREE, I FEEL LIKE ALL OF THE SHAME,
EVERYTHING I LET GO, BECAUSE I AM FREE.
>>IN THAT MOMENT SAMUEL FELT THE GUILT AND SHAME FALL FROM
HIM.>>I WAS BLOWN AWAY THAT I
COULD BE SO WANTED AND SO ACCEPTED AND SO RECEIVED
WITHOUT ANY STRINGS ATTACHED.>>SAMUEL HAD HIS BREAST
IMPLANTS REMOVED AND MADE THE TRANSITION TO FALLING AS A MAN
AGAIN. MORE THAN HIS OUTWARD
APPEARANCE, GOD TRANSFORMED HIS HEART AND SHOWED HIM HIS TRUE
IDENTITY IN CHRIST.>>HE SAID, TELL ME YES, AND
I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU I’M GOD ENOUGH TO FIX IT.
I’VE GOT ENOUGH TO SHOW YOU THAT I CAN BRING YOU BACK.
THAT’S WHAT IT DID FOR ME. IT WON ME OVER.
>>WHAT AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION.
YOU KNOW, THE WORLD SAY EXCEPT @WHAT SIMONE HAS DONE, SIMONE
WANTS TO BE TRANSGENDER. LET SIMONE DO HER THING.
THAT’S WHAT THE WORLD TELLS YOU, AND THEN THE WORLD WANTS
TO SET UP A WHOLE SYSTEM OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT WOULD
SURROUND SIMONE WITH LEGAL PROTECTION SO THAT SHE COULD
KEEP ON DOING HER THING. BUT GOD SAYS, NO, I LOVE
SAMUEL. SAMUEL IS MINE.
YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE HIM. I WANT TO TAKE BACK WHAT
BELONGS TO ME. GOD HAS A CLAIM ON YOU THE WAY
HE MADE YOU, AND HE WANTS YOU THAT WAY.
THE BIG THING IS THAT SAMUEL SAID, I’M FREE, AND FREE, AND
FREE. AND I ASKED YOU RIGHT NOW,
WHATEVER YOU’VE GOTTEN INTO, YOU MAY THINK THAT YOU ARE A
WOMAN AND YOU WANT TO BE LIKE A MAN.
YOU THINK YOU ARE A MAN AND YOU WANT TO BE LIKE A WOMAN.
YOU THINK YOU ARE A MAN BUT YOU WANT TO BE ATTRACTED TO MEN
INSTEAD OF WOMEN. GOD SAYS, LOOK, YOU KNOW WHAT I
MADE YOU FOR, AND I LOVE YOU, AND I’M SOVEREIGN.
YOU BELONG TO ME. YOU ARE MINE.
AND GOD SAYS, I’VE GOT A CLAIM ON YOU, AND I’M NOT GOING TO
GIVE YOU UP TO THE DEVIL. I KNOW THAT THE WORLD WANTS TO
TAKE YOU AWAY. THE WHOLE WORLD WANTS TO
SURROUND YOU AND MAKE WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING SEEM TO BE RIGHT.
GOD SAYS, I HAVE FIRST PRIORITY IN YOUR LIFE.
YOU ARE MINE. THAT’S THE IDEA.
AND FOR SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE QUESTIONING.
I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.
LORD, I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR CLAIM OVER MY LIFE.
YOU MADE ME. YOU FORMED ME, AND I CONFESS
THAT I AM YOURS FROM THIS MOMENT ON.
THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU.
WELL, TODAY’S PRAYERS FROM SECOND CORINTHIANS.
IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATION.
ALL THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY. BEHOLD, ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME
NEW. THAT’S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE
GOT. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.
WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW. BYE-BYE.

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