The 700 Club – September 10, 2019


>>>COMING UP —
>>ROTATION IS THE WORD THEY USED.
>>TOUCHDOWN TORNADO!>>IT IS COMING DIRECTLY FOR
OUR HOUSE.>>AND SHE IS SCRAMBLING FOR
COVER.>>SHE STARTED DESCRIBING THAT
THE PRESSURE CHANGE AND IT IS HERE.
>>A SURVIVAL.>>I HEARD MY WIFE SCREAMING.
>>FROM THE CENTER OF THE STORM!
>>THE DOOR IS SMASHING AND THE GLASS IS BREAKING.
>>OUR SEVEN DAYS ABLAZE CONTINUES.
>>I REMEMBER JUST SCREAMING JESUS!
>>ON TODAY’S CLUB>>>WELCOME TO THE 700 CLUB.
DINOSAURS USED TO ROAM THE EARTH.
THEY DON’T DO IT ANYMORE. SOMETHING HAPPENED TO KILL
THEM OFF. 66 MILLION YEARS AGO.
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THAT. BUT FIRST OUR ECONOMIC HOUSE IS
ON FIRE. THE BUDGET DEFICIT BREAKING A
TRILLION DOLLAR MARK AND CLIMBING, YET NO SURPRISE
HERE, DEMOCRATS STILL BEATING THE DRUM FOR IMPEACHMENT.
CAPITOL HILL REPORTER AVONDALE ROBERTSON HAS MORE ON THE
CRIPPLING DYSFUNCTION IN CONGRESS.
>>Reporter: REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE DOUG COLLINS IS
CRITICIZING HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN JERRY MEMBER FOR A
VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS CALLING IF
DEMOCRATS CONTINUED PUSH FOR IMPEACHMENT PITIFUL.
>>THEY KNOW THEY DON’T HAVE THE FULL VOTES REQUIRED.
>>Reporter: HE BELIEVES DEMOCRATS ARE CHANGING THE
RULES.>>THEY WANT TO MAKE IT LOOK
LIKE THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING THEY PROMISED THEIR BASE
BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN OUT PROMISES THEY WOULD GET THE
PRESIDENT. THE SAD PART ABOUT IT IS THEY
WANT BELIEVE TO BELIEVE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT TRUE.
>>Reporter: CONGRESS FACES THREE WEEKS ONLY TO STRIKE A
DEAL ON FUNDING AND THE SENATE WORKS ON PASSING HOUSE
APPROPRIATION BILLS BUT IT IS SAID HE IS DISAPPOINTED THAT
THE SUMMIT FAILED TO INTRODUCE A SINGLE APPROPRIATIONS BILL
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE DECADES, HIS
NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO BUILD THE WALL.
>>I THINK WHAT IS PRESIDENT IS DOING IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO,
BUT I THINK IF YOU TAKE AWAY THAT CONGRESSIONAL ABILITY TO
DECIDE HOW MONEY IS SPENT YOU REALLY TAKE AWAY THE BIGGEST
TOOL CONGRESS HAS IN THE UNIQUE BALANCE OF POWER OUR
CONSTITUTION CREATES.>>AFTER 53 PEOPLE DIED FROM
MASS SHOOTINGS IN THE U.S. IN AUGUST, DEMOCRATS ARE
RETURNING TO WASHINGTON WITH THE PRIORITY ON GUN CONTROL
>>ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. CONGRESS IS RETURNING TO
SESSION AND OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IN THE SENATE SHOULD
BE TO PASS THE HOUSE-PASSED BI- PARTISAN BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT.
FROM A POLICY PERSPECTIVE WE MUST CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE IN OUR
BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM TO MAKE OTHER GUN SAFETY LAWS
EFFECTIVE.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS ON THE
2020 CAMPAIGN TRAIL ARE ECHOING THAT CALL
>>GUN VIOLENCE IS LITERALLY LIFE AND DEATH.
>>IT HAS BECOME SO NUMBINGLY COMMON WE HAVE KIDS GOING TO
SCHOOL WONDERING IF THEY WILL BE PHYSICALLY SAFE.
>>Reporter: AND WITH THE GROWING DEFICIT IN DEBT STILL
NOT UNDER CONTROL, TRUMP HAS ANOTHER 2020 CHALLENGER FROM
HIS OWN PARTY.>>WE ARE HEADED TO THE MOST
PREDICTABLE FINANCIAL CRISIS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY AND
WE HAVE NEVER BEEN SO FINANCIALLY VULNERABLE FOR THE
SAKE OF OUR REPUBLIC, CIVIL WAR AND WORLD WAR II.
I CANNOT SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND NOT SPEAK UP AND ALL OF US
SHOULD FIND A WAY TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.
>>Reporter: MARK SANFORD SAYS THE CAMPAIGN WILL FOCUS ON
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY BUT REPUBLICANS IN MANY STATES
INCLUDING SOUTH CAROLINA VOTED TO ELIMINATE THEIR PRIMARY,
MAKING HIS CANDIDACY A LONG SHOT.
REPORTING FROM CAPITOL HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.
>>I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME DEMOCRAT IS CALLING ON THE
SENATE TO PROPOSE A SPENDING BILL.
THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WHERE
FISCAL BILLS ARE SUPPOSED TO ORIGINATE.
WE TURN TO THE TOP OF THE SHOW ON THE DEFICIT FEDERAL SPENDING
IS OUT OF CONTROL. HERE IS MORE.
THE GOVERNMENT’S TOTAL DEBT IS NOW MORE THAN $22 TRILLION.
THAT IS BIGGER THAN OUR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT AND NET
INTEREST PAYMENTS ON THE DEBT IS ESTIMATED TO BE $$332
BILLION THIS FISCAL YEAR. STEVEN MOORE, AN ECONOMIST
WITH THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION JOINS US FROM OUR WASHINGTON
BUREAU. STEVE, WHY DOESN’T THE
CONGRESS DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS DEFICIT?
INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT IMPEACHMENT AND GUN CONTROL AND
ALL THIS STUFF?>>WELL, PAT, YOU SAID IT
WELL THAT FEDERAL SPENDING IS OUT OF CONTROL AND THAT IS A
TRUISM IN WASHINGTON. I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS, PAT,
BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE JUST AS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFICITS
AS THE DEMOCRATS ARE. IT TURNS OUT POLITICIANS LOVE
TO PLAY SANTA CLAUS. WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THE
DEMOCRATS WANT TO SPEND MORE MONEY ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND
THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO SPEND MORE MONEY ON THE MILITARY SO
THEY SPEND MORE AND MORE ON EACH.
I WANT TO BE CLEAR ON ONE POINT.
I THINK THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT, PAT.
IT IS NOT A REVENUE PROBLEM. IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED,
EVEN AFTER THE TRUMP TAX CUTS WHICH REALLY REJUVENATED THE
AMERICAN ECONOMY, IN 2018 AND 2019, AS YOU KNOW THE FISCAL
YEAR FOR 2019 ENDS ON OCTOBER 1, THE FEDERAL TAX REVENUES
WERE AT AND ALL-TIME HIGH. NEVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF
THIS COUNTRY HAVE WE HAD HIGHER TAX REVENUES THAN IN 2018 AND
2019. SO, THAT TELLS ME, PAT, IT
IS NOT A REVENUE PROBLEM OR TAX CUTS, BUT THAT NEITHER PARTY
WANTS TO DO ANYTHING TO CUT OUT OF CONTROL GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
>>STEVE, YOU WROTE A COLUMN IN THE WARNING RECENTLY
>>FIRST OF ALL. I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST CAME TO
TOWN WE HAD $100 BILLION DEFICITS, NOW WE HAVE TRILLION
DOLLAR DEFICITS. I MEAN, IT IS AN OUTRAGE.
BUT I WILL SAY THIS, THINK OF HOW BIG OUR DEBT WOULD BE IF
INTEREST RATES WENT BACK, DO YOU REMEMBER IN THE 1970s WHEN
WE HAD 15% OR 16% INTEREST RATES UNDER JIMMY CARTER?
IMAGINE WE MOVE TOWARD ANYWHERE NEAR INTEREST RATES AS THEY
HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST, EVEN 6% TO 8% INTEREST RATE, THE
DEBT, THE BURDEN OF PAYING FOR THAT DEBT WOULD BE
ENORMOUS. WHILE WE HAVE THESE LOWEST IN
HISTORY INTEREST RATES, THE ARE RATE ON THE TEN YEAR
TREASURY BILL IS NOW 1.5% AND THE 30 YEAR TREASURY BILL IS AT
2%, LET’S LOCK THESE LOW INTEREST RATES IN, EVENLY 50
YEAR BONDS SO WE ARE NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO AN GIANT
INCREASE IN INTEREST RATES THAT WOULD SEND OUR DEBT EVEN MORE
INTO THE STRATOSPHERE.>>IF WE FLOOD THE MARKET CAN
THE MARKET SUSTAIN THAT KIND OF ISSUE WITH THE TREASURY?
>>THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION. WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE.
LET’S TRY IT AND SEE. YOU KNOW, THERE ARE OTHER
COUNTRIES, I THINK AUSTRIA IS ONE OF THEM.
THEY HAVE A 100 YEAR BOND OUT THERE.
I DON’T KNOW IF YOU BOUGHT ANY [ LAUGHING ] YOU KNOW WHAT THE
INTEREST RATE IS ON THAT? 1% PER YEAR.
THERE IS SO MUCH RISK AVERSION BY INVESTORS.
YES, I DO THINK PEOPLE WOULD BUY UP THESE BONDS.
LOOK THE SAFEST INVESTMENT IN THE WORLD OTHER THAN BUYING
GOLD IS BUYING A U.S. TREASURY BILL.
SO, YES, I DO THINK THERE IS THE DEMAND OUT THERE.
YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW — YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS, PAT,
SOMETHING LIKE $10 TRILLION OUT THERE IN THE WORLD ECONOMY
OF BONDS AT NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES.
YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT, NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES.
PEOPLE ARE BUYING BONDS AT RATES.
>>UNBELIEVABLE.>>YES.
IT IS UNBELIEVABLE. THAT IS WHY I THINK THE UNITED
STATES CAN DO THIS. I DON’T KNOW IF WE WILL GET
NEGATIVE RATES BUT WE COULD GET A LOW INTEREST RATE ON THE
BONDS AND HELP OVER THE NEXT 20 OR 30 YEARS SAVE A COUPLE
TRILLION DOLLARS AND EVEN IN WASHINGTON THAT IS REAL MONEY.
>>WHAT WILL MOTIVATE THE ECONOMY TO DO THAT.
YOU ARE CLOSE TO THESE FELLOWS. DON’T YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT
SHOULD TAKE A LEAD ON THAT?>>THANKS TO MY PIECE THAT YOU
MENTIONED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THE TREASURY IS GETTING
ON THIS AND THEY ARE ISSUING MORE LONG TERM DEBT WHICH IS
INTERESTING. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, TAKE A
WILD GUESS ON WHAT THE ANNA MARIA TURNOVER TURN AVERAGE
TURNOVER IS ON THE $220 TRILLION DEBT.
15 AND 20 YEARS. THAT IS ONLY PART OF THE
SOLUTION THOUGH TO LOCK IN THAT DEBT.
I WILL THROW THIS OUT TO YOU. SOMETHING THAT TRUMP HAS TALKED
ABOUT. HAVE YOU HEARD OF PENNY PLAN?
>>YES.>>FOR EVERY DOLLAR WE SPEND IN
WASHINGTON, NEXT YEAR INSTEAD OF THE AGENCY SPENDING A DOLLAR
THEY SPEND $0.99. THEN THE NEXT YEAR THEY SPEND
ONE PENNY LESS AND THE NEXT YEAR AGAIN, ONE PENNY LESS.
NOW, THIS IS WASHINGTON. DON’T YOU THINK THEY COULD SUCK
IN THEIR STOMACH, TIGHTEN THEIR BELTS AND SAVE A PENNY
EVERY YEAR? THEY MAY NOT SEEM LIKE A LOT OF
SAVINGS BUT IF YOU DO THAT FOR FIVE YEARS YOU CUT HAD DEFICIT
IN HALF BY CUTTING A PENNY A YEAR.
WHY NOT DO THAT?>>INCREDIBLE.
YOU REMEMBER THE OLD ROOSEVELT MENTOR TAX AND TAX AND SPEND
AND SPEND, AND THAT IS THE WAY THEY GET ELECTED.
DO YOU THINK ANYBODY WILL GET ELECTED BECAUSE THEY CUT THE
DEFICIT?>>THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION.
LOOK, I DON’T WANT TO BE TOO NEGATIVE HERE.
YOU ARE RIGHT, THIS DEBT IS OUT OF CONTROL.
I AM SO GLAD YOU PUT A SIREN ALARM OUT THERE ABOUT THIS
DEBT. BOTH PARTIES ARE IN ON THIS.
BOTH PARTIES ARE. BUT, UNDERSTAND, PAT, THIS
ECONOMY IS DOING REALLY WELL. IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN WORKER,
AND YOU ARE IN MY LIFETIME, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER
TIME TO BE LOOKING FOR A JOB THAN RIGHT NOW.
DID YOU KNOW, PAT, WE HAVE 7.3 MILLION UNFILLED JOBS IN
AMERICA. THAT IS MORE JOBS UNFILLED THAN
THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA.
SO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A ROBUST LABOR MARKET.
DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF CREATING THE JOBS THIS
ECONOMY NEEDS. WAGES ARE RISING.
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN INCOME IS UP $4,000 A YEAR SINCE TRUMP
TOOK OFFICE. I LOVE THIS PICTURE.
YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS, PAT, THE LOWEST BLACK
AND LOWEST HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT RATE EVER SINCE WE
STARTED KEEPING THESE RECORDS! AMAZING!
>>A LOT OF THESE NATIONS, ESPECIALLY IN EUROPE AND AROUND
THE WORLD IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. DO YOU THINK THEY WILL DRAG US
DOWN?>>THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION.
THIS IS SOMETHING KEEPING ME UP AT NIGHT.
THE REST OF THE WORLD, EUROPE IS FLAT.
THEIR ECONOMY IS NOT GROWING. GERMANY IS IN A RECESSION,
JAPAN IS KIND OF FLAT. CHINA, THERE WAS A BIG ARTICLE
IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL YESTERDAY, CHINA LIES ABOUT
THEIR ECONOMIC STATISTICS, SAYING THEY ARE GROWING AT 7%
BUT A LOT OF OOH ECONOMISTS THINK THEIR ECONOMY IS
CONTRACTING. SO THE BEST COUNTRY OF ALL THE
INDUSTRIALIZED BUBBA CUNNINGHAMS, PAT, ED
COUNTRYIES, DO YOU THINK IS DOING THE BEST?
>>THE U.S. .>>IF WE GET THIS TRADE DEAL
SIGNED, THIS IS A TOUGH FIGHT WITH CHINA, THEY ARE A MENACE
ON THE GLOBAL SEAT. IF WE CAN GET A TRADE DEAL
COUNTRY WITH CHINA WE WILL SEE THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, IT IS
LIKE TAKING A CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE, TAKING THE CORK OFF.
IN 2020 WE WILL HAVE A STRONG ECONOMY.
I DON’T CARE IN IT IS MAX SANFORD, ELIZABETH WARREN OR
MOTHER TERESA, THEY WON’T BEAT DONALD TRUMP ON A STRONG
ECONOMY.>>I LOVE IT.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US STEIN MOORE.
>>>AND IN OTHER NEWS NORTH CAROLINA HOLDS A SPECIAL
ELECTION TODAY AND THE OUTCOME COULD HOLD A CLUE PRESIDENT
TRUMP’S CHANCES. HERE IS MORE ON THE TOP STORIES
FROM CBN NEWS. HERE IS EFRON.
>>VOTERS IN NORTH CAROLINA GO TO THE POLLS TO FILL A VACANT
CONGRESSIONAL SEAT, A TIGHT RACE VIEWED BY SOME AT THE
REFERENDUM ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JOB PERFORMANCE.
THE PRESIDENT KNOWS NORTH CAROLINA IS AN IMPORTANT STATE
FOR HIM TO WIN IF HE IS TO BE RE-ELECTED IN 2020.
HE WAS IN FAYETTEVILLE MONDAY EVENING WITH A FINAL PUSH TO
RALLY THE TROOPS. HE REMINDED THE VOTERS WHAT HE
FEELS IN STAKE NOT ONLY FOR THE 9th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
BUT ALSO THE NATION.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS
THAT WANT TO DISMANTLE, DEMOLISH AND DESTROY EVERYTHING
YOU HAVE GAINED. THEY WILL DO IT AND IT WON’T
TAKE THAT LONG.>>NORTH CAROLINA’S 9th
DISTRICT IS TRADITIONALLY REPUBLICAN BUT ONE RECENT POLL
SHOWS DAN MCCREADY LEADING REPUBLICAN DAN BISHOP
BY 4 PERCENTAGE POINTS. BACK TO YOU, PAT.
>>>MORE STEPBACKS FROM PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON.
FOR THE SECOND TIME PARLIAMENT EJECTED HIS CALL FOR A GENERAL
ELECTION AFTER LAWMAKERS BLOCKED HISED BY TO LEAVE THE
EUROPEAN UNION IN OCTOBER, NOW WITHOUT A DEAL.
MEANWHILE IT PREVENTS THE U.K. FROM LEAVING THE EU WITHOUT AN
AGREEMENT COVERING TRADE, TRAVEL AND OTHER MATTERS.
JOHNSON SAYS HE PREFERS AN AGREEMENT BUT WILL LEAVE
WITHOUT ONE. PARLIAMENT WILL NOT BEGIN AGAIN
UNTIL LATE OCTOBER. THE
SUSPENDED AT JOHNSON’S REQUEST.>>PAT, IT IS A DISCOVERY THAT
HAS THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD TALKING.
EVIDENCE OF THE LAST DAYS OF THE DINOSAURS CAPTURES IN
PREHISTORIC LIMESTONE. ACCORDING TO NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC SCIENTISTS FOUND LIMESTONE CAPTURING THE MOMENT
66 MILLION YEARS AGO WHEN AN ASTEROID CRASHED OFFSHORE OF
MEXICO’S YUCATAN PENINSULA. X-RAY IMAGING AND OTHER
METHODS REVEALING EVIDENCE OF MASSIVE DESTRUCTION INCLUDING
WILDFIRES AND MASSEY SUE NAMICS TRIGGERING ITS IMPACT AND
FORESHADOWING THE DINOSAUR’S EXTINCTION.
THE SULFUR ROCKS BLOTTING OUT THE SUN AND GLOBAL COOLING THAT
DEVASTATED ALL KINDS OF LIVING THINGS.
PAT, SOUND FAMILIAR?>>FOLKS, AS MUCH AS I DON’T
LIKE TO CRITICIZE OTHER PEOPLE, I DO NOT THINK THE EARTH HAS
ONLY BEEN AROUND FOR 66 MILLION YEARS IS JUST NONINNOCENCE.
THEY WERE THERE AND NOW THEY ARE NOT THERE BECAUSE OF THAT.
THAT IS ONE OF THE DANGERS WE ALWAYS FACE.
THE AIR AROUND US IS FILLED WITH ALL THESE ROCKS AND THEY
ARE BIG AND THEY CAN HURT OUT. AND WHEN JESUS TALKED ABOUT THE
END OF THE DAYS IN A BOOK CALLED THE END OF THE AGE AND
IT TALKED ABOUT THE FACT OF AN ASTEROID HITTING EARTH, YOU
WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE A BIG ONE. ONE WAS .61 OF A MILE, ONE
KILOMETER, ENOUGH TO CAUSE GLOBAL DESTRUCTION.
SO THE THING THAT WE HAVE JUPITER OUT THERE, A GREAT BIG
PLANET THAT SUCKS IN A LOT OF THESE THINGS THAT WOULDN’T HIT
EARTH ORDINARILY, GOD HAS SPARED THIS EARTH BUT ALL IT
WOULD TAKE IS ONE OF THEM, JUST ONE OF THEM, THEY CALL
THEM EXTINCTERS TO WIPE OUT LIFE ON EARTH.
THE ONE THAT WIPED OUT THE DINOSAURS FINALLY CAME BACK.
THE ONE I HAD IN MY BOOK, THE END OF THE AGE, WAS .61-MILE,
SO MANY BILLION POUNDS AND IT CAME ROARING DOWN.
AND IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH. BUT WE ARE SO VULNERABLE.
THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO PRAY AND ASK THE MERCY OF GOD IS
KEEPING THIS PLANET ALIVE. TERRY?
>>>STILL TO COME, BOOM TIMES IN A COUNTRY WITH SOMETHING FAR
MORE PRECIOUS THAN BLACK GOLD. WHAT ARE THEY REALLY SEARCHING
FOR.>>>AND ALSO IN THE LONE STAR
STATE, A TEXAS-SIZED TWISTER. EXPLOSIVE SOUNDS ALL AROUND
THIS WOMAN RIGHT BEFORE THE KILLER STORM SUDDENLY SUCKED
HER RIGHT OUT OF HER HOUSE. YOU CAN’T IMAGINE HOW SHE
SURVIVED. THAT IS LATER ON TODAY’S SHOW.
>>>WELL, THE U.S. IS NOW AN ENERGY SUPER POWER THANKS TO A
PLACE IN TEXAS KNOWN AS THE PERMIAN BASIN, A REMOTE REGION
IN THE TEXAS DESERT. OIL PRODUCTION AT THE PERMIAN
HAS EXPLODED ALONG WITH THE POPULATION OF PEOPLE COMING IN
TO WORK IN THE OIL INDUSTRY. NOW SOMETHING UNUSUAL IS BEING
STOCKPILED NEAR THE BEHEMOTH OF BLACK GOLD.
HERE ARE THE INTRIGUING DETAILS.
>>Reporter: RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCORCHING DESERT
OIL IS STRIKING A POPULATION BOOM.
THE PERMIAN BASIN IS LEADING THE U.S. IN GAS AND OIL
PRODUCTION NOW BUT LEADERS SAY THEY SEE A SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL
IN THE FIELDS MORE STRATEGIC THAN A OIL AND GAS.
THIS PASTOR, JESSIE GORR, HAS MINISTERED IN ODESSA FOR
DECADES.>>WE ARE LOOKING AT A HUGE
INFLUX OF PEOPLE COMING IN WITH THE OIL PRODUCTION DOUBLING IN
THE NEXT DECADE.>>Reporter: HE IS LITERALLY
STOCKPILING BIBLES IN SMALL TRAILERS OUTSIDE OF MIDLAND.
>>THEY HAVE COME IN FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY JUST TO WORK
HERE BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW IS A CRAZY
TIME HERE IN MIDLAND, TEXAS.>>Reporter: PART OF THE
CRAZINESS IS WORKERS ON THE JOB 24/7.
IT IS A TOUGH POPULATION TO REACH WITH THE GOSPEL.
>>THE SCHEDULE IS ABOUT 80 HOURS A WEEK.
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT KIND OF WORKLOAD AFTER A EVENTUAL
PERIOD OF TIME THAT CAN REALLY TAKE A TOLL PHYSICALLY AND
SPIRITUALLY.>>Reporter: GORR AND BARRETT
ARE TWO OF THOSE WITH A VISION FOR REACHING THE POPULATION.
BARRETT STOCKPILES THE BIBLES TO GIVE AWAY TO THE OIL FIELD
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.>>IF YOU WANT TO GO OUT TO A
RIG AND HAND THEM BIBLES YOU REALLY COULD NOT DO THAT.
YOU ALMOST NEED TO BE IN THE OIL FIELD TO DO IT.
>>Reporter: HE AND OTHER BELIEVERS HERE ARE DISTRIBUTING
BIBLES HOWEVER THEY CAN. ONE HAS CONNECTED WITH THE SO-
CALLED MAN CAMPS WHERE THOUSANDS OF WORKERS LIVE.
OTHERS WORK SPECIAL EVENTS LIKE THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL OIL
SHOW, WHILE OTHERS HAND THEM OUT AT WORK.
GORE IS FINDING AN IN WITH OIL WORKERS BY ACCOMMODATING TO
THEIR SCHEDULES. HE ORGANIZED BIBLE STUDYS
AROUND LUNCH, ONE OF THE FEW TIMES WORKERS CAN TAKE A BREAK.
THIS FORMER SAFETY PROFESSIONAL ALSO OFFERS HIS SERVICES FREE
TO AREA COMPANIES AS LONG AS HE GETS THE LAST WORD.
>>I TELL THEM I GET THE LAST TEN MINUTES TO TELL THEM ABOUT
WHO CHANGED MY LIFE. I GET TO EVANGELIZE.
>>Reporter: AND THESE ARE LEADING TO SWEET GOSPEL
STORIES. ONE AFTER A WORKER DROPPED OFF
BIBLES AT A LOCAL BUSINESS.>>THE GUY CAME BACK TO THE
USED CAR DEALER AND SAID MAN, I CAN’T TELL YOU THANK YOU
ENOUGH. I WENT HOME LAST NIGHT, READ
ALL OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. MY WIFE DID THE SAME THING.
WE BOTH GOT ON OUR KNEES RIGHT THERE IN THE HOUSE AND PRAYED
AND ACCEPTED CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR AND WE ARE CHANGED
>>Reporter: A PAYOFF EVEN BETTER THAN THE RICH FLOW OF
OIL AND GAS IN THIS REMOTE TEXAS DESERT.
REPORTING IN THE PERMIAN BASIN, HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.
>>THERE IS NEVER A PLACE YOU CAN’T TAKE THE GOSPEL.
THAT IS SUCH GOOD NEWS. TERRY?
>>>WELL, COMING UP, AT NIGHT YOU MAY BE SLEEPING ON THE
CREATION OF A FORMER CRACK ADDICT.
30 MILLION OF US ALREADY ARE. SEE IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEM.
THAT IS AHEAD.>>>AND THE RIVETING STORY OF A
MOM CAUGHT IN A KILLER TORNADO. THE HORRENDOUS MONSTER
SHREDDED HER HOME AND ALMOST SUCKED THE LIFE OUT IS NEXT.
>>>WE ARE IN DAY TWO OF OUR CENTER ABLAZE CELEBRATION.
YESTERDAY GORDON ROBERTSON ICKED OFF THE EVENT.
>>Reporter: WE ALL KNOW THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS IN
THE TONGUE, BUT YOU CAN’T PROPHESY WITHOUT ANNOUNCING IT.
YOU CAN’T HAVE A MIRACLE WITHOUT PRAYING OUT LOUD.
GOD DOES NOT NECESSARILY RESPOND TO THE MEDITATIONS AND
THE SECRET WISHES WITHIN YOUR HEART.
HE IS LOOKING FOR YOU TO ACT. HE IS LOOKING FOR YOU TO
ANNOUNCE IT. SO IT IS A TWO-FOLD THING.
I BELIEVE, THEREFORE I SPOKE. IT IS WHEN THOSE TWO THINGS
LINE UP THAT AN INCREDIBLE MIRACLE POWER GETS RELEASED.
IT IS WHAT IS COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH THAT IS DETERMINING.
IT IS THE CERTAINTY IN YOUR HEART AND THEN SPEAKING IT
FORWARD THAT CAUSES THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN.
IT CAUSES MOUNTAINS TO MOVE>>WELL, WE WILL BE PRAYING
FOR YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS.
IF ANY OF YOU HAVE A NEED AND YOU WANT US TO PRAY FOR YOU
CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER AT (800)700-7000.
OR VISIT CBN.COM OR MAIL A REQUEST TO SEVEN DAYS ABLAZE.
SOME OF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THE MAILING YOU SEE
RIGHT THERE. THE ADDRESS IS CBN CENTER,
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA. YOU CAN CALL.
IF YOU DIDN’T GET THE MAILER WE WOULD STILL LOVE TO HEAR FROM
YOU BECAUSE IT IS THAT PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.
PLEASE LET US HEAR. WE HAVE A GREAT ANSWER TO
PRAYER COMING UP RIGHT NOW.>>WE SURE DO.
>>>TORNADOES. NATURE’S MOST BRUTAL STORMS.
EARLIER THIS YEAR A MONSTER TORNADO TRAVELED THROUGH TEXAS
DEMOLISHING EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH.
THE TERRIFYING TWISTER SHREDDED THE HOUSE OF A WOMAN
NAMED JEN COMEAUX, ALL ALONG INSIDE HER HOUSE.
>>I KNEW THERE WAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE STORMS
THAT WERE COMING, BUT NO IDEA WHAT THE EFFECT OF THOSE WERE
GOING TO BE>>YOU GO YOUR WHOLE LIFE GOING
THROUGH BAD STORMS, ESPECIALLY LIVING IN A PLACE LIKE TEXAS.
>>THE FORECAST FOR DAN AND JEN COMEAUX’S AREA CALLED FOR
SEVERE WEATHER AS IT HAD THE PRIOR WEEKEND.
JEN WAS PLANNING TO BE AT HOME WHILE HER HUSBAND WAS AT
WEEKEND RESERVE DUTY A FEW HOURS AWAY.
>>I WASN’T TOO WORRIED ABOUT IT.
IT WILL RAIN HARD, THE WIND WILL BLOW.
IT WILL BE OKAY.>>Reporter: JEN WASN’T
CONCERNED EITHER UNTIL AFTER DAN LEFT.
THEN SHE FELT A STIRRING IN HIS OR HER SPIRIT
>>I HEARD THE WORD IMPARTED TO ME, I NEED TO YOU PRAY OVER
THESE STORMS, SO I DID. I LISTENED TO THAT AND PRAYED
OVER THAT AND SANG HIS PRAISES AND ANOINTED THE HOUSE.
>>WE ARE FORECASTING SHOWER AND STORMS TODAY —
>>Reporter: THE NEXT MORNING JEN KEPT AN EYE ON THE WEATHER
REPORTS.>>I SAW THE RADAR STARTED
TRACKING ANOTHER STORM COMING THROUGH.
I STARTED TO GET A LITTLE CONCERNED THAT IT WAS GETTING
SO CLOSE.>>Reporter: SO SHE CALLED
DAN.>>I WAS ON RESERVE DRILL ON
SATURDAY AND SHE SAID DID YOU LOOK AT THE WEATHER?
I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED. SO I PULLED IT UP ON MY PHONE
AND THE RADAR WAS NOT LOOKING GOOD.
ROTATION WAS THE WORD THEY USED.
>>Reporter: IN FACT, A FUNNEL CLOUD HAD BEEN SPOTTED NEAR THE
COMEAUX’S TOWN.>>THE LAST THING I WANTED HER
WAS IN A VEHICLE IN A STORM BARING DOWN ON TOP OF HER SO I
THOUGHT THE SAFEST PLACE WAS IN OUR HOME.
DOG WAS OKAY. CELL PHONE CHECK.
>>Reporter: JEN TOOK CALLS FROM SEVERAL CONCERNED FRIEND,
THEN IN THE MORNING THE TORNADO HIT DOWNTOWN JUST ONE MILE FROM
THEIR HOME. DAN WAS CONCERNED, CALLED JEN
AGAIN WHO HAD GATHERED THE DOGS BY NOW AND TAKEN COVER IN THEIR
CLOSET. AND A SUDDEN STILLNESS CAME
OVER THE HOUSE>>YOU COULD FEEL THAT THE
TORNADO WAS THERE. YOU COULD SENSE THAT IT WAS
THERE WITHOUT SEEING IT. I STARTED PRAYING.
>>SHE STARTED DESCRIBING THAT THE PRESSURE CHANGED AND IT IS
HERE. THE HOLY SPIRIT PUT PSALM 91 IN
MY MIND. I PULLED IT UP ON MY PHONE
WHILE I WAS TALKING TO HER AND STARTED READING IT.
>>THAT IS WHEN I HEARD THE DOORS SMISHING AND THE GLASS
BREAKING ALL AROUND ME AND IT WASN’T JUST BREAKING, IT WAS
EXPLODING. AND MY EARS WERE POPPING AND
THE PRESSURE CHANGED IN THE ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT.
LOUDER THAN ANYTHING WAS THE SOUND OF ALL THE TIMBER
CRACKING AROUND THE HOUSE. IT SOUNDED LIKE A THOUSAND
TOOTHPICKS BEING SNAPPED.>>I COULD HEAR MY HOUSE BEING
SHREDDED OVER THE PHONE. I HEARD MY WIFE SCREAMING AND I
HEARD THE DOGS BARKING. NEVER HAVE I FELT SO HELPLESS
IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I WAS TERRIFIED.
>>I REMEMBER JUST SCREAMING JESUS.
I COULD REMEMBER ALMOST AS THE WORDS CAME OUT, I WAS BEING
TUMBLED OUT OF THE HOUSE, IT WAS THAT QUICKLY
>>Reporter: THEN ALL DAN COULD HEAR WAS COMPLETE SILENCE.
>>AND I WAS JUST SHOUTING, TRYING TO GET HER TO RESPOND.
>>ARE YOU OKAY? ANSWER ME.
>>FINALLY IN THE VERY FAINT DISTANCE I HEARD MY WIFE I
THINK SHOUTING HELP. AT THAT POINT THE HARDEST
DECISION TO MAKE WAS TO HANG UP TO START CALLING PEOPLE TO COME
HELP US.>>Reporter: DAN GOT AHOLD OF
FRIENDS FROM CHURCH WHO RUSHED RIGHT OVER TO TRY TO FIND JEN.
>>THIS EXPERIENCE PUT ME IN A POSITION OF COMPLETE AND UTTER
VULNERABILITY AND DEPENDENCY ON EVERYBODY ELSE IN GOD’S KINGDOM
TO ACTUALLY COME IN AND DO THINGS THAT I WAS COMPLETELY
INCAPABLE OF DOING AT THE MOMENT.
BOY DID THEY SHOW UP.>>Reporter: THE COMEAUX HOME
WAS DEMOLISHED BUT JEN WAS ONLY BRUISED AND THE DOGS WERE FINE,
TOO. SHE WALKED OUT TO THE ROAD,
FLAGGED DOWN A DRIVER AND GOT TO THE HOSPITAL TO BE CHECKED
OVER. ON THE WAY SHE USED A PHONE TO
CALL DAN>>WITHIN 20 MINUTES SHE WALKED
AWAY WITH THIS WITH A LITTLE BUMP ON THE HEAD AND A LITTLE
BIT OF ROAD RASH.>>Reporter: THE FRIENDS FROM
CHURCH BROUGHT HER HOME AND STARTED SALVAGING WHAT THEY
COULD FROM THE WRECKAGE.>>THEM TAKING CARE OF HER AND
BEING THERE ALLOWED ME THE ABILITY TO GET THERE AND NOT
PANIC FOR FIVE HOURS STRAIGHT. WE JUST WALKED UP TO EACH OTHER
AND EMBRACED. IT WAS JUST — WE WERE WHOLE
AGAIN, YOU KNOW?>>Reporter: NOW ALL SETTLED IN
ANOTHER HOME, THE COMEAUXS SAY GOD’S WORD AND PRAYER HAVE NEW
MEANING FOR THEM.>>I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE
SCARED IN MY LIFE, BUT ALSO MORE SURE IN MY LIFE THAN I WAS
GOING TO BE PROTECTED. THE POWER OF PRAYER IS OUR
PRAYERS ARE REAL. WHAT WE SAY MATTERS.
>>HE IS ALWAYS LISTENING, ALWAYS THERE AND ALWAYS
ANSWERED. EVERYTHING IN THE BIBLE IS
ABSOLUTELY REAL. HE DESERVES EVERY BIT OF PRAISE
AND EVERY BIT OF GLORY AND EVERY BIT OF HONOR FOR
EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE FOR ME BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THIS
STORM>>WELL, THE LORD WILL PROTECT
YOU IN THE MIDST OF THE STORMS. THE 91st PSALM.
THAT IS WHAT THE LORD WILL DO. HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.
YOU HAVE PRAYER REQUESTS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE?
>>SOMEBODY SAYING I NEED TO BE HEALED OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
AND THE BLINDNESS IT CAUSED. AND SOMEONE ELSE SAID THE
HEALING OF MY RIGHT KNEE FOR A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT COULD BE
CANCELED. AND SOMEONE’S EX-HUSBAND
THREATENING TO DESTROY HER. AND THE LORD’S WISDOM AND
BLESSING ON THEIR BUSINESS. SO PEOPLE NEEDING GOD.
>>AND HERE IS ONE. A PERSON WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN
INJURY. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.
SOMEBODY THAT SAYS THE LORD WOULD HEAL AMERICA, THAT WE
WOULD BE ONE NATION UNDERGOD. WHAT A WONDERFUL PRAYER REQUEST
THAT IS. AND HERE IS ONE THAT SAYS THAT
THE LORD WOULD RESTORE LOVE AND RESPECT IN OUR MARRIAGE.
AND FINALLY THIS ONE AFTER THAT, HERE, HEALING OF AN
INOPERABLE TUMOR IN MY SPINAL CORD.
FOLKS, WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US THOUSANDS OF REQUESTS THAT ARE
COMING IN. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE EXACT
NUMBER IS BUT IT COULD BE IN THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
WHO SAY PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.
BECAUSE GOD HIMSELF HEARS THE PRAYERS OF HIS PEOPLE.
TERRY AND I WILL JOIN HANDS WITH YOU AND PEOPLE ARE PRAYING
ALL OVER THIS NATION AND WE WILL BELIEVE GOD FOR YOU
BECAUSE WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
SO, WE JOIN TOGETHER, FATHER, I JOIN WITH MY SISTER IN CHRIST
AND MAY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT COME OUT OF THE PEOPLE’S
LIVES. MAY THEY SEE YOUR ANOINTING.
MAY YOU SEE YOUR BLESSING IN JESUS NAME.
THANK YOU, LORD. AND THAT WHOLE SPINAL
CONDITION, WE SPEAK TO THE WORD OF GOD IN JESUS NAME, BE
TOUCHED!>>I BELIEVE THAT THING IS JUST
AS UNUSUALLY AND QUICKLY AS IT CAME IT WILL SHRIVEL UP AND
GOOD GONE. THERE WILL BE NO DAMAGE TO YOUR
SPINE, TO YOUR ABILITY TO FUNCTION.
IT WILL JUST SIMPLY BE GONE IN JESUS NAME
>>THANK YOU, JESUS.>>THANK YOU, LORD.
SOMEONE HERE WITH AN ONGOING INJURY IN YOUR RIGHT WRIST IS
SO UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU TO DO THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE,
TAKE OFF A LID FROM A JAR, TURN THE KEY FROM THE VEHICLE.
IT IS INFLAMED. GOD IS HEALING IT FOR YOU NOW.
ALL THAT SWELLING, THE PAINFULNESS AND ICKINESS WILL
BE GONE. YOU WILL HAVE FULL MOBILITY.
>>AND A TUMOR IN YOUR ABDOMEN IS LIKE A BIG BALLOON.
PUT YOUR HAND THERE IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND SPEAK THE WORD.
DECLINE, DECREASE AND BE HEALED IN JESUS NAME.
AND FATHER, ALL ACROSS THIS NATION PEOPLE ARE PRAYING AND
THEY ARE SAYING LET US BE ONE NATION UNDERGOD.
LORD, THIS NATION NEEDS YOU. WE NEED YOU, LORD, AND WE ASK
THIS JESUS NAME, LORD, THAT YOU MAY COME IN AND TOUCH LIVES
AND HEAL, LORD, THIS LAND IN JESUS NAME WE ASK IT.
LET THERE BE A SPIRIT OF REVIVAL IN AMERICA WE PRAY IN
YOUR HOLE NAME, AMEN.>>AMEN
>>I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL US FOR
PRAYER. OUR PRAYER LINES ARE ALWAYS
OPEN. IT IS TOLL FREE (800)700-7000.
WE WILL BE CONTINUING TO PRAY FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT SENT IN
YOUR REQUESTS THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK.
>>>WELL, STILL TO COME, A JUNKY SO HIGH HIS CRACKED
DEALER STAGED AND INTERVENTION.
AND GET THIS, HE STAYED AWAY FOR 19 DAYS STRAIGHT.
NOW THIS MAN HAS HELPED MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITH
THEIR BEST SLEEP EVER. YOU WILL SEE WHY.
IT IS ALL COMING UP.>>>THEN LATER, YOUR QUESTIONS
AND SOME HONEST ANSWERS. MY SON’S WIFE LEFT HIM.
NOW HE WANTS TO TAKE HIS LIFE. WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP HIM?
PAT WILL WEIGH IN ON THAT AND SO MUCH MORE.
DON’T GO AWAY. WE WILL BE BACK.
>>>AND WELCOME BACK TO 700 CLUB.
THE U.S. COAST GUARD SAYS ALL THE MEN OFF THE SHIP THAT
OVERTURNED OFF THE COAST OF GEORGIA ARE SAFE AND ACCOUNTED
FOR. OFFICIALS RESCUED THE FOUR
MEMBERS TRAPPED INSIDE. RESCUE TEAMS WERE BATTLING
EXTREME TEMPERATURES TOPPING WHAT FELT LIKE 120 DEGREES ON
THE HOT HULL OF THE TANKER. OFFICIALS SAY THE MEN ARE IN
FAIRLY GOOD CONDITION CONSIDERING WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN
THROUGH. THERE WERE 20 OTHER CREW
MEMBERS ON BOARD THE GOLDEN RAY WHEN IT CAPSIZED BUT THE MEN
WERE RESCUED IMMEDIATELY.>>>ARCHAEOLOGISTS SAY THEY
HAVE DISCOVERED THE TRUE LOCATION OF AMAEUS.
JESUS APPEARED TO TWO OF HIS FOLLOWERS ON THE WAY TO AMAEUS.
IT IS A HILL OVERLOOKING JERUSALEM.
TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGISTS SAY THE
IMPORTANCE OF THIS SITE AND THE DOMINANCE IN JERUSALEM WAS FELT
AGAIN AND AGAIN IN TIME IN THE 8th CENTURY BC AND AGAIN AFTER
THE FIRST JEWISH REVOLT AND THE SACK OF JERUSALEM IN 70CE.
WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF TODAY’S 700 CLUB RIGHT AFTER
THIS.>>>YOU HAVE TO LIVE ON ANOTHER
PLANET NOT TO HAVE HEARD OF MY PILLOW.
OVER 30 MILLION OF THEM HAVE BEEN SOLD AND THE INFOMERCIAL
BEHIND THEM IS NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.
BUT YOU MAY NOT KNOW WHERE THE IDEA FOR MY PILLOW COME FROM?
>>Reporter: MIKE LINDELL, FOUNDER AND CEO OF MY PILLOW
HAS SOLD OVER 30 MILLION PILLOWS.
BT IN HIS EARLY DAYS HE WAS HIDING A SERIOUS SECRET, HE
WAS A CRACK COCAINE ADDICT. IN 2009 HE PRAYED FOR HELP AND
SURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO CHRIST. HIS DESIRE TO USE DRUGS WAS
TAKEN AWAY. TODAY HE USES HIS PLATFORM TO
HELP OTHERS FIND FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION AND FREEDOM IN CHRIST
>>MY PILLOW’S MIKE LINDELL IS HERE WITH US NOW.
WELCOME TO 700 CLUB.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON.
>>WE ARE KIND OF NEIGHBORS. YOU ARE FROM MINNESOTA AND I AM
FROM WISCONSIN. I RECOGNIZE THE ACCENT.
I KNOW YOU DON’T THINK YOU HAVE BUN BUT YOU DO.
>>RIGHT! [ LAUGHING ]
>>YOU HAVE SUCH AN INTERESTING HISTORY.
YOU ARE A COLLEGE DROPOUT. YOU GOT CANNED FROM A GROCERY
STORE WHERE YOU WORKED, DECADES HOOKED ON DRUGS,
HARDLY THE PICTURE OF SOMEONE THAT IS A SUCCESS STORY.
HOW DID THIS ALL HAPPEN?>>I MEAN, IT IS OUR GOD.
I THINK GOD WAS CHASING MY THROUGHOUT MY LIFE, EVEN WHEN
— I USED TO HAVE A BAR. I HAD A BAR FOR 13 YEARS.
NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR AN ADDICT. IT GOES BACK TO WHEN I WAS 7
YEARS OLD. MY PARENTS DIVORCED.
I WAS PUT INTO A NEW SCHOOL. I WAS ACTUALLY SHY.
I WAS DOING STUFF — I WOULD NOT TALK TO PEOPLE.
YOU GET REJECTED IF YOU DON’T TALK TO PEOPLE OR I WOULD LIKE
JUMP OUT OF A MOVING BUS WINDOW TO SHOW OFF, HEY, WATCH THIS!
[ LAUGHING ] THEN I GOT INTO COCAINE.
I WAS A VERY FUNCTIONING COCAINE ADDICT FOR YEARS.
I DID HAVE — I WAS MARRIED WITH FOUR KIDS.
WE WERE — ADDICTION EFFECTS EVERYONE, NOT JUST PEOPLE
HOMELESS AND LONELY OUT THERE. I SAID IT BEFORE.
ADDICTION EFFECTS ALL OF US, NO MATTER HOW MANY FORKS WE EAT
WITH. BUT I HAD THESE BARS, NOT A
GOOD PLACE FOR AN ADDICT. BUT I WAS ALWAYS AN
ENTREPRENEUR. THEN WHEN I INVENTED MY PILLOW,
I WAS TURNED DOWN EVERYWHERE. ABOUT THAT SAME TIME A COUPLE
YEARS PRIOR TO THAT I GOT INTO CRACK COCAINE.
IT IS A VERY PARANOID DRUG AND YOU ARE STARING OUT WINDOWS.
IT IS NOT A VERY SOCIAL DRUG AT ALL.
>>YOU WERE VERY INTO THE COCAINE WHEN MY PILLOW WAS —
>>INVENTED, YES. WHEN I FELT THAT WORD FROM GOD
— BY THE WAY, YOU ASKED ME BEFORE.
WHEN I WAS AT THE BAR, YOU KNOW, AFTERWARD WE WOULD ALL
GO OUT TO PARTY. I WOULD BE TELLING MY FRIENDS,
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO QUIT THIS.
I WOULD TELL THEM ABOUT THE BIBLE THAT I READ ABOUT WHEN I
WAS IN JAIL. THEY WOULD QUIT THAT DAY AND
FIND THE LORD AND I AM GOING WHAT DID I SAY IN?
I AM LOSING FRIENDS. BUT I WOULD BE TRYING TO TALK
MYSELF INTO IT. WHEN I INVENTED MY PILLOW,
IT WAS THE SAME TIME I WAS A FULL BLOWN CRACK ADDICT BUT I
SHIFTED MY ADDICTION. MY SON AND I WOULD SIT ON THE
DECK EVERYDAY TEARING UP DIFFERENT FOAMS FLYING AROUND
THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE WOULD NOT GIVE UP.
FINALLY WE HAD THE PILLOW INVENTED.
IT TOOK NINE OR TEN MONTHS. I WAS TURNED DOWN EVERYWHERE.
IT WAS A COMPLETE SHUTOUT. BOX STORES AND SHOPPING
CHANNELS. SOMEONE SAID MIKE, HOW DO YOU
DO A KIOSK. I WAS LIKE HOW DO YOU SPELL
KIOSK? [ LAUGHING ] BUT I DIDN’T GIVE
UP. I COULD NOT TALK TO PEOPLE
BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE 101. BUT IT WAS LIKE ONE OF THOSE
DAYS AND A GUY CAME UP AND BOUGHT A PILLOW FOR ME.
SELLING THAT FIRST PILLOW WAS AMAZING.
NO FEELING LIKE THAT IN THE WORLD.
HE BUYS THE PILLOW AND HE SAYS DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS CARD?
I SAID I AM ALL OUT. I WROTE MY NUMBER ON A PIECE
OF PAPER. I DIDN’T HAVE BUSINESS CARDS!
I WAS COMPLETELY BROKE. THE GUY CALLED ME IN JANUARY,
THE GUY THAT BOUGHT THE PILLOW. HE SAID THIS CHANGED MY LIFE,
IT CREATE ADMIRAL ED AD A MIRACLE IN MY LIFE.
IT CHANGED MY LIFE. THERE WAS A TABLE BETWEEN US.
I WOULD STEP OUT, I COULD NOT TALK.
GOD DID ONE THING THERE. HE BROUGHT PEOPLE BACK.
THE NEXT DAY, AND PEOPLE CAME IN DROVES.
THEY WOULD SAY I TRIED THE PILLOW AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE.
THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD. IT WAS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY BUT
HELPING PEOPLE. IT GAVE ME SELF WORTH.
I THINK SO MANY PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE SELF WORTH, YOU KNOW?
>>YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR BY NATURE.
YOU MENTIONED A DREAM THAT STARTED THIS.
TALK ABOUT THAT.>>YES.
I HAD THE DREAM. IT WAS THE NAME MY PILLOW,
FIRST. I GOT UP AND ON THE HOUSE I
WROTE MY PILLOW. I WAS ALL EXCITED.
I ALWAYS HAD PROBLEMS WITH PILLOWS, THEY ALL GO FLAT.
THIS IS WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD.
ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS WAS 11 OR 12 AND SHE SAID WHAT ARE YOU
DOING? I SAID I AM GOING TO INVENT
THIS PILLOW. I HAD A DREAM ABOUT THIS
PILLOW. SHE GRABBED HER GLASS OF WATER
AND SAID THAT IS REALLY RANDOM, DAD!
BUT THE DREAMS KEPT COMING AND YOU KNOW, WE WOULD GET TO A
POINT WHERE I WOULD HAVE A DREAM, ALL THEORY, IT WAS
FUNNY. THE ONE TIME THIS GUY CAME UP
AT THE STATE FAIR THE FIRST YEAR AND HE SAYS ARE YOU THE
GUY THAT INVENTED THIS PILLOW. HE SAID THIS WILL NEVER SEE BIG
RETAILER, EVER. HE SAID DID YOU EVER HEAR ABOUT
THE CARS THAT GET 200 MILES TO THE GALLON.
YOU DON’T HEAR ABOUT THEM. I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
HE SAID WE TESTED IT AND IT DON’T LAST TEN YEARS.
I SAID I AM GLAD YOU DID BECAUSE THIS IS A DREAM FROM
GOD. EACH YEAR WE GOT CLOSER TO THE
WARRANTY. IT WAS A LOT OF DIVINE
APPOINTMENTS. I WAS TURNED DOWN EVERYWHERE
BUT I WAS DOING HOME SHOWS. I LOST A 20 YEAR MARRIAGE.
I HAD PEOPLE TAKING THE COMPANY.
I HAD ALL THESE THINGS HAPPENING AND THE PILLOW
COMPANY WAS JUST A LITTLE PULSE, A LITTLE HEARTBEAT.
IN THE SPRING OF 2008 I HAD DRUG DEALERS DO AN
INTERVENTION ON ME. AND IN MINNEAPOLIS.
THERE WAS THREE OF THEM. THE GUY COME OUT AND THEY GO
YES, MIKE HAS BEEN UP FOR 14 DAYS.
EVERYBODY IS CUTTING HIM OFF. AND TWO OF THEM LEFT AND THE
ONE GUY, HE STAYED UP. HE SEEN HOW MUCH CRACK I HAD
LEFT. HE ENDED UP GOING TO SLEEP.
IT WAS 2:30 IN THE MORNING. HE WAS OUT AND I WENT OUT TO
THE STREETS OF HISPANIC. I CAME BACK UP AN HOUR STREET
LATER AND SAID I COULD NOT FIND CRACK ANYWHERE.
HE SAID YOU ARE TELLING ME THIS PILLOW COMPANY IS A PLATFORM
FOR DAD. WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET YOU DIE
ON US. I WOULD GET THESE DREAMS OF
COMING BACK TO HELP ADDICTS.>>YOU BUILT THIS COMPANY INTO
A HUGE COMPANY. NOW YOU HAVE SHEETS, YOU HAVE
ALL KINDS OF ITEMS, TOPPERS?>>YES.
IT IS REGARDING FOR ME. IT KEEPS ME OUT THERE IN THE
PUBLIC. I CAN USE THIS FOR MY
EEVANGELISM, MINISTRY AND HELPING ADDICTS.
I HAVE OVER 1,500 EMPLOYEES NOW.
WHEN I WENT FROM FIVE EMPLOYEES TO 500 IN 40 DAYS BACK WHEN I
DID MY FIRST INFOMERCIAL, IT IS LIKE MIKE, YOU NEED A
CORPORATE ATTORNEY, YOU NEED TO BE A CEO, YOU NEED AN HR
DEPARTMENT. I SAID THOSE THINGS SOUND
HORRIBLE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE PILLOWS,
YOU KNOW? [ LAUGHING ]
>>AND YOU HAVE. WE HAVE ONLY TOUCHED THE
SURFACE OF MIKE’S STORY. HIS BOOK WHAT ARE THE ODDS
COMES OUT IN DECEMBER. YOU CAN STREAM AN EVENT WE HAVE
COMING UP LIVE ON CBN.COM AT NOON EASTERN TIME.
SO, DON’T MISS THAT. GREAT TO MEET YOU.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU.
>>IT IS AN AMAZING STORY OF WHAT GOD HAS DONE.
>>I HOPE THE STORY BRINGS PEOPLE HOPE.
WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
>>AMEN, BROTHER! [ LAUGHING ]
>>>WELL, STILL TO COME. TIME TO TACKLE YOUR EMAIL
QUESTIONS. JOSH SAYS I KEEP HAVING ABUSIVE
TERRIBLE THOUGHTS ABOUT GOD. HOW DO I STOP?
WE HAVE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS.
DON’T GO AWAY.>>>WELCOME BACK TO 700 CLUB.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NAME THEM ONE BY ONE.
DO THAT. IT DOES SOUND — THOSE THOUGHTS
JUST DON’T SPRING FROM HUMAN EMOTION.
I THINK IT IS MORE SERIOUS THAN THAT.
>>YES. WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS HERE.
LEWIS SAYS MY SON IS SAVED. HIS WIFE LEFT THEM WITH THE
BABY AND THE RV. HE HAS BEEN WAITING NINE
MONTHS. HE IS DOWN SO DEEP NOW HE IS
WAITING TO TAKE HIS LIFE. HIS DADS AND I HAVE BEEN
PRAYING FOR HIM AND THEIR HOME. HE NEED AS MIRACLE FOR THEIR
MARRIAGE. WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?
WE ARE PRAYING.>>I THINK IN THAT CASE HE
REALLY NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING. THIS IS RIDICULOUS THAT HIS
WIFE LEFT HIM. HE HAS A BABY.
>>HE HAS BEEN WAITING NINE MONTHS.
>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE IS WAITING FOR.
FOR THE WHOLE THING TO BE RESTORED.
>>WELL, BIG DEAL. ANYHOW, I THINK WHAT YOU NEED
TO DO IS GET PEOPLE SURROUNDING HIM.
IF HE KEEPS THIS UP HE WILL BE SUICIDAL.
YOU NEED TO GET PEOPLE WITH HIM RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW TO TALK
TO HIM. HE NEEDS TO TALK THIS THING
OUT, TALK IT OUT. AND MAKE SURE OPENLY, THE
BIBLE SAYS>>THIS IS A VIEWER WHO SAYS I
THINK IT IS VERY DISCOURAGING. GOD DOESN’T HAVE A PLAN FOR
EVERYONE. WHY AM I PRAYING AND TITHING
IF GOD DOESN’T HAVE A PLAN FOR ME?
>>WELL, I WILL GO BACK IN TIME TO WHAT WAS ASKED ME.
IT WAS A TRICK QUESTION. SOMEBODY SWEEPED IN TO TRY TO
EMBARRASS ME. IT SAID IF GOD HAS A PLAN FOR
EVERYBODY, DOES HE ALSO HAVE A PLAN FOR THE BILLIONS OF PEOPLE
SUFFERING DISASTER AND SUFFERING UNDER DICTATORS.
THAT WAS THE QUESTION. AND THE ANSWER IS IS NO, THAT
IS NOT GOD’S PLAN. BUT I THINK WE DON’T UNDERSTAND
THIS WHOLE THING OF GOD’S PLAN. WHAT IS IT?
JESUS SAID I AM NOT PRAYING FOR THE WORLD.
I AM PRAYING FOR THOSE I BELIEVE IN ON THEIR WORD.
I DO THINK THERE IS A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE WHO
KNOW THE LORD AND SO YOUR QUESTION IS YOU LOVE GOD.
YOU WANT TO SERVE GOD, AND A LOT OF WHAT COMES ABOUT IS THE
PLAN OF GOD, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE THINGS YOURSELF?
HE HAS GIVEN YOU A MIND, A SPIRIT AND A CONSCIENCE AND HE
HAS GIVEN YOU OPPORTUNITIES. AND OUT OF THAT, YOU KNOW,
UNTO HIM WHO HAS MORE WILL BE GIVEN.
THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS. FROM PSALM, THE LORD IS YOUR
KEEPER, THE LORD IS YOUR SHADE AND YOUR RIGHT HAND.
THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

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  • My husband has one of these pillows; I don't. I sleep on a hodgepodge of random pillows (just moved; we're a mess now!). Anyways, when he gets out of bed, I shove the others away and sleep on his My Pillow. lol. Seems like I need to get one of my own. 🙂 Greetings from South Dakota, Midwest people! 🙂

  • Fake News Lie from CBN Altert! "The Republicans are as guilty as the Democrats." NOT TRUE! Democrats are openly for killing America via Debt.

  • I am not sure what Gordon was saying about praying out loud to recieve an answer to prayer/miracle. God understands the very groanings of our beings and answers.

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