Yes, fruit bearers rejoice, indeed! All four of your great TBN networks are growing WORLDWIDE! Praise the Lord! In a moment, I will give you yet another key to your need, whatever it may be — yes, get ready to receive even that "secret desire" of your heart. The key to that unanswered prayer just may be contained in this letter and word from the Lord!
But first, the GOOD NEWS! Through exploding technology we are now feeding TBN, The Church Channel, and JC-TV WORLDWIDE! Our Spanish language Enlace network has been covering all of Latin America, Spain and Europe for several years. I will try in simplest layman terms to thrill you with the multi-satellite trail that literally puts a footprint over the whole wide world!
From California up to INTELSAT 701 — from there over the Pacific to Australia and New Zealand, plus numerous islands also pick it up. In the north Pacific: the Philippines, China, India and the rest of Asia are covered (I hope your eyes are not glossing over, so please stick with me!). Singapore picks up 701 and sends it back to INTELSAT 906, which covers Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Down again to Madrid, Spain and back up on HOT BIRD 6, then down to millions of little home dishes all over Europe and the Middle East.
Did I lose you? I surely would have if I had tried to name all the other regional satellites in places like southern Africa, Indonesia, Taiwan, sub-Saharan Africa and on and on! So get ready to shout — WORLDWIDE, 43 great satellite footprints now cover all of mother earth! But the awesome news I want to be sure you understand is that our CHURCH CHANNEL and JC-TV YOUTH CHANNEL will now be carried on most of the DTH (direct-to-home) little dishes around the world! Praise the Lord!
WOW! Talk about FRUIT BEARING — our branches are hanging heavy just as the Scripture predicted: "EVERY BRANCH THAT BEARETH FRUIT, HE PURGETH IT, THAT IT MAY BRING FORTH MORE FRUIT!" St. John 15:2
And now for that KEY that just may open your closed door, that could be the answer to that prayer you have been praying for years; yes, even as I said, the answer to that secret desire of your heart. Oh, how we all love to pray and stand on the promise of Jesus —
"IF YE ABIDE IN ME, AND MY WORDS ABIDE IN YOU, YE SHALL ASK WHAT YE WILL, AND IT SHALL BE DONE UNTO YOU" ( St. John 15:7). I often ask those who are claiming this precious promise a penetrating question — ARE YOU BEARING FRUIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD? Many will say, "I am abiding in Him."
Or, "I am reading the Word, I pray, I go to church, but still my prayer goes unanswered — why?" Ah, dear Partner, read that whole 15th chapter of St. John — only FRUIT BEARERS can claim the promise:
"YE SHALL ASK WHAT YE WILL, AND IT SHALL BE DONE UNTO YOU." St. John 15:7
Recently I received a letter from a dear TBN viewer. This person said:
"Thank you for being there. You inspire me, you help me take courage in these days. You have taught me, I laugh with you, I cry with you, you are my family, I worship with you. I love you all. God bless you all."
On the Internet form this person was responding to several questions that are asked — one of them is: "ARE YOU A FINANCIAL SUPPORTER [OF TBN]?" This dear viewer answered, "No, I do not support TBN financially." The letter pierced my heart as I realized, again, how few of the 70 million American viewers actually support this great Voice called TBN! I may be preaching to some of the choir since I am sure that most of you dear Partners that read my monthly newsletters ARE supporting YOUR TBN — and Jan and I love you with all of our hearts for your years of faithfulness. What a reward awaits us as we reach heaven's gates with millions of sheaves to lay at the Master's feet!
Dear Partners, there are many ways to bear fruit for our Master: Supporting our churches, witnessing to lost friends and neighbors, ministering to the needy, and on and on. One way I know for sure is helping keep this great international Voice called TBN ON THE AIR! Over 27 million souls that we know of have prayed the sinner's prayer through TBN. Talk about FRUIT BEARING! And I'm sure that this is only a fraction of the number since multitudes were not able to call in, or mail in, or contact us in some way to let us know of their salvation. Only when we get to HEAVEN WILL WE KNOW — Oh, Praise the Lord!
One final KEY I will leave you with is this from the Holy Word of God —
LET HIM THAT IS TAUGHT IN THE WORD COMMUNICATE UNTO HIM THAT TEACHETH IN ALL GOOD THINGS." Gal. 6:6
The Living Bible translates it this way:
"THOSE WHO ARE TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD SHOULD HELP THEIR TEACHERS BY PAYING THEM!" Gal. 6:6
Precious Partner, there are many keys to open different kinds of spiritual and physical doors; but one of them is being a FRUIT BEARER! The moment you begin to share in TBN, YOU BECOME A FRUIT BEARER!
Try it and then claim:
"ASK WHAT YE WILL AND IT SHALL BE DONE UNTO YOU." St. John 15:7
Jan and I love you 31 years strong and will rejoice with you when your answer comes!
TBN is now on 43 mighty satellites—
their “footprints” cover the WORLD!
Channel 13 in the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts & Nevis
signed on the air in 1984. This was TBN’s very first foreign
station fed by satellite. Now there are more than 5,700
foreign TV affiliates worldwide!
Guests — especially those from other countries —
visiting TBN’s Southern California broadcasting facilities
are often curious to see our TBN master satellite uplink
which feeds the whole wide world!
Our direct-to-home (DTH) satellite now covers all of
North America on both DirecTV and the Dish network.
TBN was the first Christian broadcaster to access DTH