Sid: I have to tell you I’ve been looking forward to this interview for a long time. I have a friend that many of you have heard of his name is Rick Joyner. And Rick and I were in his airplane one day and I said “Rick who do you suggest that I interview on my show.” And without blinking an eye he told me about Aliss Cresswell. And she’s from United Kingdom, Chester and he said “I’ll tell you what if you get her to come to the US I will have her speak at my place.” And I said “You got a deal Rick.” And then the more I found out about her Aliss, approximately when you pray for nonbeliever’s and you pray for non-believers all the time what percent get healed would you say?”
Aliss: “Oh, gosh maybe something like 90% I would say.?”
Sid: That’s outrageous, you realize that don’t you.
Aliss: I know it’s amazing.
Sid: You know what I believe that anything Aliss does you can do and maybe you can get to that 100%. And Aliss when you were 11 you saw your first miracle, tell me about that.
Aliss: I did, well I was in my church in Chester and we had an evangelist came to speak to our church. And there was a boy and he was the son of the Pastor and I knew him fairly well, he was younger than I was but he had something wrong with his leg. And his leg was twisted and it was deformed; he leg was too short and he had what we call calapost like a metal brace on his leg. And he couldn’t walk properly; and the evangelist called him to the front and he called all of us children and young people to come up to the front and he said “You’re going to witness a miracle.” And so it was so good because he asked us all to pray; so he got all of us young people and children praying for this young boy. And right in front of my eyes I witnessed my first miracle. The boy took the brace off of his leg and I just saw his leg it twisted back into position where it should be and it grew out quite a few inches and it was right in front of me. And from that day I knew that Jesus loved to do miracles.
Sid: And at 15 you got your first word of knowledge; I have to tell you I didn’t become a believer coming from a traditional Jewish background until I was 30. So you had a head start on me. Tell me about that first word of knowledge and what you do with it? I know with my first word of knowledge I didn’t even know what to do with it.
Aliss: Well, what happened was it was nearly a tease; I’d been in the city of Chester I was a teenager. I was going back home on the bus and I was just sitting looking out the window next to an older lady. And I really felt like God was saying to me “Talk to the woman sitting next to you.” And in my head I was thinking “Oooh I can’t do that, I was actually quite a teenager; so I said in my head “Okay God I will speak to her if You give me something to say to her.” And I didn’t think that God was going to answer to me but He did. And straight away I had the impression that she had a daughter who had a problem with her stomach and she was very ill. So I said to her I said “Excuse me.” Now she was so deaf she couldn’t hear me very well so I had to shout and everybody was watching me and I was so nervous. But I said, I said again “I believe that…I’m a Christian and I believe that God has just told me that you have a daughter that has a problem with her stomach.” And she said “Oh yes, that is true.”
Sid: Now wait a second, when you said that you’re just 15 years old; you must have been trembling.
Aliss: I was so scared and I was a very shy teenager; I didn’t like anybody looking at me or anything. But she said to me “Yes, she’s very sick.” And I said…I didn’t know what to do then. I just felt like well if God’s given me this word for the daughter I’m going to have to pray. So I just grabbed her hand and everybody was looking at me but I didn’t care.
Aliss: I prayed out and I said “God please heal her daughter.” And then I looked up and I saw that it was my bus stop so I had to jump off I said “I’ve got to go bye.” And off I went; so I never knew whether she was healed or not but at least I stepped out in obedience.
Sid: Well, you had a breakthrough and there was a key to your breakthrough and I want to make this so clear to those that are listening to us right now. You told me that you spent 12 years crying out to God for the gift of miracles; for more of God. Tell me exactly what you did during those 12 years.
Aliss: Well, what happened was I was reading the gospels and I read that Jesus says to go and tell people about Him in Mark Chapter 16. And that when we place our hands on the sick that they would get well. I was reading scriptures. I was reading about past revivalists you know about Smith Wiggles-worth and Maria Woodsworth Etter and people like this. And I was just getting so hungry reading the scriptures; reading about these past revivalists. And I would pray and I say “God, please use me; please send me and you know I want to go and I want to heal the sick; I want to raise the dead; I want to cast out demons just like You told us to do.
Sid: Now again I’m kind of I have this type of mind I really know that you can’t put God in a box. But I just want to know did you pray that once, did you pray that once a day, did you pray that 10 times a day; what were you doing?
Aliss: Well, I didn’t count but it was very often. And sometimes I would remember I would be up in the night; I would just be crying. I would go into a separate room and I’d be on my knees and I would be praying and I’d be crying out. I would be fasting, it was just like an ongoing thing over those 12 years. I saw some almost miracles but they didn’t quite happen. But what I found was that I you know a lot of people would you know give up. Whether it’s contending for your own healing or whether you want to see other people get well when you pray for them; whether you’re contending for your own business or science or what every it is people often give up to easily. But what I found was because I kept going and I was contending for 12 and it was 12 very long years I did not give up. I would not let…
Sid: Why didn’t you give up, that’s what I want to understand.
Aliss: Because I want to do what God says, because I have a very simple faith; I don’t complicate things. I read some thing that God can do it that He can use me; that He wants to use me; I read that other people could do it. And I thought “Why no me, why not now; I’m going to do it and I just did not give up.” And what I found was you know eventually the breakthrough happened and when you do have a breakthrough and you’ve been contending all of those years you know for whatever how long it is. But not only do you step into that breakthrough but the door is wide open for other people to step into that breakthrough too.
Sid: Well, there’s 2 things going on; number one what I’ve noticed is if let’s suppose you’ve had a healing for a tumor on the brain you have faith to pray for anyone that has a tumor on the brain to be healed. The same principal you’ve had your breakthrough and when you pray for people they get their breakthrough. But there’s another thing going on; heaven is coming closer to earth than ever before in history. We are as the Traditional Jewish Rabbis’ say “We are in the footsteps of Messiah; He’s ready to return.” So everything is happening quickly I believe.
Aliss: Yes. Yeah, that’s true and it’s speaking up.
Sid: Okay, now you don’t know this but Aliss and her husband have started Cafe’s and Gift Stores. And I love it in the display window what does the sign say in your stores.
Aliss: It says “Free today, healings and miracles.
Sid: And you would think that no one would pay attention to that sign but that’s not true is it?
Aliss: It’s incredible the amount of people that come into the store just by walking past and they see the sign and they come in and they say “Tell, me about the miracles.” They say “How much is it for a free miracle; how long will it take? (Laughing)
Sid: (Laughing) Okay, in 2009 you opened a Cafe and you know with this sign in the window and the miracles started. Now tell me was it gradual or was it just an explosion that happened?
Aliss: Well, it happened with one teenager; and it happened to be the teenager that the police had warned us about. Because our Cafe was opened it was in a deprived area with lots of crime and drugs. And so this guy comes in and so we got a word of knowledge for him and then he’s freaked out by the word of knowledge. And then I noticed that he was limping and I asked him what he had done? And he was climbing a roof of a house and fell off. Because often these people that we have in our cafe are trying to break into houses or they’re involved in crime. And he’d broken his ankle but he didn’t go to the hospital because they would find out what he’d been up to. So we just prayed for his ankle and told the bones to reconstruct and come back into place. And instantly the bones did as they were told by the Name of Jesus he was healed. He walked off and he said “Thank you very much I’m fine now.” And he walked out without a limp; completely healed by Jesus.
Sid: And you knew that…did you sense this was the beginning of something big?
Aliss: Well, that was after 12 years, if you could imagine I had been praying after 12 years without seeing miracles and then suddenly that happened. And then the next week during that week you know we open the cafe and more bones were healed; we had just…it really took off instantly and it hasn’t stopped and that was 5 years ago.
Sid: You know when I study the scriptures the New Testament in particular and the life of Jesus what I see is that Jesus said follow me and do what I do. Well, that’s what you’re doing Aliss. And you have 2 books, one book is called “A Diary of Miracles Part One.” The other is Part Two. And you have 2 CD’s entitled “Moving in the Power of Healing and Miracles.” And I believe that as people read your life and I mean your life it reads like the book of Acts. I mean some of these things are so amazing; and of course we’re told if everything in the book that Jesus did was in the Bible there wouldn’t be enough books to contain it. I believe that as people walk along with you through your books and your CD’s and your special prayers of impartation they’ll do the same things that you do.