SID: Hello, Sid Roth, your investigative reporter here with Isaiah and Carol Reed. Isaiah and Carol in a very improbable, impossible, unrealistic miracle, get clean, drug free. Were you delivered instantly of drugs also?
ISAIAH: Yes sir. Absolutely!
SID: That’s going – you know if you’re stuck, that’s the best way – both of you were. And you weren’t going to marry him ‘cause you didn’t even really trust that he really was a new person.
SID: He was. But God came to you, told you to marry him, told you that the two of you would walk together serving Him and you did marry him. And I have to ask you, I know that you have a heart for prostitutes, you can understand them.
CAROL: You know there is such a desire when you have been brought from such a bad place you know, I thank God because He gave me a desire from where He took me out of, and I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the world and out of the country to South Africa and just to sit with young women who are prostitutes and have them look in my eyes and know that I have come from where they came from, it’s just so important.
SID: Pick one and describe that.
CAROL: I just came back from South Africa and there was a young girl by the name of Hanna Lou that I met and she was living in a box on a porch and the Lord just really tore my heart to go and minister to her and she wouldn’t go with anybody but me. And I said do you trust me? And she said I trust you. And I began to minister to her and she just laid on my chest and she just cried and cried. And it just touched my heart and she looked at me and I was crying and she said “Why are you crying?” And I said I’m crying for you. And it just made her cry. She said she had never had anybody cry for her. You know and I really have the heart that we need to be people that believe in people until they have the ability to believe in themselves. The Lord allowed me to go to Durbin, South Africa where I went to an area which is called The Point, it’s a red light district, and literally we had nine girls, nine prostitutes, leave the streets with me and stand on the pulpit with me before thousands of people claiming Jesus as their Savior. I mean what a greater gift is to tell people about the love of God, that their sin is not too great that God can’t forgive them. How awesome that is. And the realness is that I know it to be true because He brought me from a place where I thought I was completely unforgivable. But yet He still loved me. How great God is.
SID: Isaiah, you were in that place also yourself but now you literally go into mosques, you – twenty-five hundred Muslims came to the Lord. Is that true?
ISAIAH: Yes. What we have to understand is that sin doesn’t believe in whether you are Muslim, Jewish, or Christian. Your children still can be drug addicted; your children still can be murdered, so when the Jewish community, I mean the Islamic community heard that I was raised from the dead by my mother’s prayer, you have Islamic mothers that pray for their children. And so they asked me to come and share that about how she was tenacious and how I got raised from the dead. They really didn’t want to hear evangelical belief or promote the gospel or Judaism; they just wanted to know the love of a mother that could rescue a child. And as I was sharing I knew the mandate was to share about how my mother held on to my life and believed for me, but I also knew that God was going to do something special, I didn’t know what it was, so I submitted to the criteria, the format of the speaking engagement, and as I began to share how God brought me out of drug addiction and how He raised me from the dead, even being a sinner, the Spirit of God began to touch these Islamic young people, and not only before they even asked me to call down for prayer, it started beginning, slain in the Spirit. Now this was on their own territory –
SID: Now were you laying hands on them and –
SID: And they were falling over? They just fell over by the spirit of God?
ISAIAH: No. That was not the format; the format was for me to present being raised from the dead. That’s what they wanted to hear about. And the format was how my mother basically stood in the gap for me.
SID: Now this was in a mosque?
ISAIAH: In a mosque.
SID: And you’re saying the Spirit of God came to them and they were just falling to the floor?
ISAIAH: The Spirit of God came on them, and they didn’t have catchers or anything. They were just falling out and so the leadership after that was just kind of confused and so they told me they were having a heat stroke. And so they led us out and as we were going to our vehicles in the parking lot the people began to chase – run after us and some of the pastors took out their camcorders because we really didn’t know – was it a riot or what, and started filming it. And the young people wanted prayer, they wanted to be saved. And so we began to lead all those young people to receive Jesus in their heart and twenty-five hundred of them gave their hearts to Jesus that day.
SID: Now, how many children do the two of you have?
CAROL: We have five wonderful children.
SID: Tell me about your little daughter.
CAROL: Siania. Siania is my miracle baby. I had been believing for a little girl for so long and then at forty years of age I got pregnant with my last child. And I didn’t want a boy, I wanted a girl, and on the day that she was born they came to me that she was severe Downs Syndrome, then the next day the came and they told me that Siania was deaf and it devastated me. It devastated me to the point that I told God I wasn’t going to minister anymore. And the Lord told me, He said Carol, what you do for me is based on what I do for you? Haven’t I done enough? He said you know what; you are looking at a symptom and a symptom I can heal. He said if you go after souls like I told you to you will look back and those things that were meant to be a problem will disappear. And when I got mad at the devil and made a determination in my heart that I was going to go after souls, didn’t care about my own circumstances, nine months later the doctor came to me with a doctors report of all the complications Siania was supposed to have, and then she showed me the new doctors report, and she said this is not even the same baby. And my daughter is a living miracle. She has no signs of Downs Syndrome, she can hear in both of her ears, she’s a prayed for –
SID: Was she deaf before?
CAROL: They diagnosed her as deaf in both ears.
SID: And so God opened her ears?
CAROL: Absolutely healed; absolutely healed. What we do as people is we focus on our problems so much that we let our problems overwhelm us and we have to understand your problems is only a place of promotion, God wants to develop you into a person, but He needs to instill integrity in you. And if a problem can get you down it can keep you from your purpose and your goal and we have to stop looking at our problems. And so God said, don’t focus on your problem. Focus on Me. Why did My Son Jesus come into the world? To save sinners, and if you would go after souls everything that seems to be a problem when you look back over your shoulder, it will all be healed. And when I realized that, I said, you know what? I know how to get even with the devil; I’m going to win souls. That’s what I’m going to do.
SID: Let me tell you something, it is not a matter of religion.
CAROL: That’s right.
SID: It is a matter of you were created, hear me, you that have called out there must be something more, you were created for intimacy with God, to walk with Him, and talk with Him, and be so close to Him. There was a Jewish man by the name of Enoch, and it says he walked with God and then he was no more because God had taken him. I mean if you got to die, that’s not a bad way to die. but if you can encounter and experience and have your own intimacy with God – please hear what I’m saying – I am not talking about the things that have turned you off – I’m talking about the only one that can turn you on. I’m talking about the one that came and died and rose from the dead. Isaiah died and he literally rose from the dead, but he can’t change your life. This one can change your life, this one can give you purpose, this one can give you a song in your mouth, this one can give you joy no matter what’s going on in this crazy world, and it is crazy because there’s a devil running loose. But the only one that can give you – shalom – that’s what we Jewish people call it, completeness. God wants you complete. Get to know Jesus. You don’t need theology. All you need is a heart that wants to know truth. This is your moment, don’t miss it. DO – NOT – MISS IT!© Copyright 2010 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth