Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of "The Kathie Lee and Hoda Show," which is the fourth hour of NBC's "Today," is speaking out about February's viral TV moment when she began passionately witnessing while visiting the live set of "Megyn Kelly Today."
What's the history?
Gifford broke down during a February airing of "Megyn Kelly Today" while discussing the death of Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 99.
During her remembrance, Gifford began witnessing to Kelly and those in attendance at Kelly's taping, as well as those watching from home.
"What just happened for Billy, happened for my husband, happened for my mother, for my father," Gifford explained. "Everybody that dies in Christ ... goes immediately into the arms of Christ for eternity. That is the hope of the Christian faith."
Becoming increasingly passionate, Gifford added, "Yes, it gives us the tools we need to live in the world today while we are alive. But that's why I could hold my dead husband in my arms and rejoice, because I knew where he was.
"It gives you the peace that passes all understanding," she continued. "If we've ever needed peace in this world, we need it now, right?"
Gifford went on to detail why she couldn't keep her faith to herself.
"If you had the cure for cancer, would you keep it quiet? Or would you hold it and keep it a secret?" she asked. "I always say I have the cure for the malignancy of the soul. And he has a name ... and it's Jesus."
Gifford explained the privilege she feels in being able to share the good news and having a relationship with the Living God.
"We don't need more religion. We need more Jesus," she told the audience.
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What's she saying now?
In an interview with CBN News, Gifford revealed that she naturally began witnessing on "Megyn Kelly Today" due to the "anointing of the Holy Spirit."
"I just felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit that day on Megyn Kelly's TV show," she explained. "I'm not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For too many centuries we have been [ashamed]. We've shied away, we've been afraid, we don't want to be chastised, we don't want to be persecuted."
"Jesus said if you are my followers, you will be chastised,you'll be persecuted, you will be hated, but call it all joy," she added.