SID: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernaturally. I love the rarified air of Heaven and I love when God shows His name so strong. My guest, Kevin Basconi, spent 30 years as an abuser with what, alcohol, drugs.
KEVIN: Alcohol and all sorts of drugs, Sid.
SID: How does someone devote 30 years of their life in Hell and instantly get set free? How could God do such a wonderful thing? God must be more love than we can even fathom. Tell me about that day.
KEVIN: Well I believe it was the answer to my family’s prayers. But my brother invited me to a small church. To be honest with you I didn’t want to go to church. I thought Christians were all hypocrites. And I remember in the church service the pastor preaching, and I thought I can’t wait to get out of here so I can go find some way to get high. And something happened. As that man was speaking God touched my heart. I found myself at the altar. And when I knelt down and asked Jesus to become my Lord I was instantaneous delivered from 30 years of drug and alcohol addiction.
SID: But then what is wild to me is so many supernatural wonderful things started happening to you. Tell me a few.
KEVIN: Sid, I saw in the Bible where this man named Jesus fasted and prayed and I wanted to know if God was real, because really I wasn’t seeing Him in church. And I began to fast and pray, and read the Bible.
SID: Wait. You’re set free from 30 years of addiction.
KEVIN: This is true, but I wanted to know that God was real. And so I began to read the Bible, and then fragrances at times would begin to come from the binding of an old King James Bible that someone gave me. I began to have visitations of angels. God spoke to me on March 13, 2001 in an audible voice and told me to begin to reach out the lost in my city, which I began to do.
SID: Tell me about the time you were directed to a hospital.
KEVIN: Well I was in prayer and I began to have visions and I would see things, and I began to correlate that when I would do the things in the visions supernatural things would happen. And I was praying, God had crossed me a bit. And I had a small home, and I saw in the vision a hospital in our local city. I saw the hospital room with four women in there. So I said, well I need to go to that hospital. And Sid, when I did, I went into the room. The four women were there just like I saw in the vision. The Lord had given me a word of knowledge. I prayed for this woman.
SID: Wait. Just out of curiosity, did you just go from room to room to find these women?
KEVIN: No. I walked right to the room. It was 301, I believe. And I walked right in there and I said–
SID: How did you know which room? It’s a big hospital.
KEVIN: I saw it in a vision. I went in the room. I did what I saw in the vision. The woman was healed. She received Christ as her savior, and also the three women who were with her also received Jesus.
SID: Now this is normal. Do you believe this is supposed to be normal for every believer?
KEVIN: It should be normal for everyone, Sid. Everyone should know this.
SID: Tell me about the time you received your calling.
KEVIN: I was in a small church in Springville, Newfoundland, Canada, and the Lord opened up my eyes and I began to see the spirit. And I saw a portal open in the church sanctuary, and I began to see angels first, and then I saw the Lord and he stepped down into the church service, and He began to look at everyone in the meeting, and He looked into the hearts of the different people there, and I remember laying on the floor and I could feel the power and the glory of Jesus. I felt God’s unconditional love for us as human beings. He loves us all. And as I was watching Jesus he walked over to me and stood over me, and he spoke to me from the Bible, and he says, “I’m calling you,” and he said, “I want you to go into the whole world and preach the Gospel,” and he said, “I want you to baptize in the name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and I’ll be with you everywhere.” And then he touched my hand and he blew upon my hand, and it felt like warm oil rolled from my left hand down to my elbow. And I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t think. I just looked into the most beautiful eyes in the world, the eyes of Jesus, and he put my hand gently back upon my chest and that totally transformed my life, Sid.
SID: And there was a moment when he showed you some angels that were to accompany you your whole life, and he showed you one at a time. Tell me about that.
KEVIN: That happened a little bit later. I was in prayer and I saw the Lord. He was motioning to me to come to him like this, and I had a decision to make. Either I could go to Jesus or I could continue to pray to him in my little room. And so I chose to go to the Lord. And when I did it was like I was in a high speed elevator and I could feel myself being catapulted and my spirit, I believe, came out of my body, and I went up into the realms of Heaven, and I came to rest in the very presence of Jesus, and he was flanked by these four angels. He took his left hand and made a motion like this. He said, “Today, I’ve called you here to tell you who you are. I’ve called you to be an artist, an author and an evangelist, and I’m assigning these four angels to your ministry.” Now Sid, I was a new believer, so I didn’t know what to think, because I didn’t have a ministry. And almost as quickly as the vision or the encounter began it was over and I found myself back in my prayer closet just weeping uncontrollably. I weeped for weeks after that encounter.
SID: What was the first angel that you were introduced to?
KEVIN: Sometime later I had a similar experience where I was taken up into the realms of Heaven, and the Lord assigned an angel to me, and He said that this angel was assigned to release protection and provision. And it was very shortly after that that the Lord began to activate me or to loosen me to release this angel to help me and other people.
SID: Now just out of curiosity, here you’re coming from all these years of drug abuse and you decide I’d like a wife. I would like a house, but you got even more specific. You’re a fisherman. You wanted some bass at the house.
SID: What happened?
KEVIN: Actually, one of my friends and I were fishing. He says, “You know, God is answering all your prayers so supernaturally, you should pray for a wife.” I said I’m not gonna do that. But later that night I was in my home, my little house and I was praying. And I thought, you know, that’s a good idea. So I started praying. Sid, I prayed up the best wife, and to make a long story short I wanted her to beautiful. I wanted her to be intelligent. I wanted her to be kind. I wanted her to live on a house on a lake that had bass in it so I could go fishing. So I just prayed this wonderful list. And then God began to bring, for the next seven days, everywhere I went there would be at worship services and churches, the pastor or whoever happened to be leading the meeting would say, “Take the person’s hand next to you.” And it was always a beautiful young lady. And the Lord would speak to me and say, “You want this one for your wife?” And so finally after seven days I repented. I said, “God, I’m sorry, because I prayed a selfish prayer. I want to serve you.” And the Lord spoke to me and he said, “If you want to walk in the places I’ve preordained for you, you need to wait and let me pick the perfect wife for you.” So sometime later, three and half years later, I was in my home in Kansas City, in my hot tub on the back deck reading a book, and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and he says, “Kevin, where are you?” I said I’m in the hot tub. He says, “Where’s the hot tub?” I said, “It’s in my house.” And he says, “Who’s in the house?” And I said, “My wife.” And then he says, “Where’s the house?” I said, “It’s on the lake filled with bass.” And so I realized that the Lord in his mercy in His perfect timing gave me everything that I had prayed for three and a half years before, but in His way.
SID: Kevin, there is such a presence of God on this set right now. When we come back or as God directs, I believe when Kevin prays God’s going to answer your prayers. And even better, you’re gonna catch something off of this show. It’s contagious. It’s called the love of God. Don’t go away. We’ll be right back.
A note from one of our friends and she is a pastor, she said that a women in our church had a vision for you and she wrote it down during the service. It was written on the back of an offering envelope and it said “I saw the Lord send an angel to Dave”. The angel walked into his room, lifted up his head, like a mother would lift up the head of a baby and prayed for him and gave him courage. So in that moment, I realized it was a lot more than a singing nurse. It was actually an angel from the Lord and it explained the look on the face of that angel. If you could see what I see, you would not be afraid for a moment.
Sid: Now tell me the song that she sang to you and that you had been singing lightly under your breath.
Dave: Well, it’s a song by Kirk Franklin and the chorus says “I know that I can make it.” “I know that I can stand. No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands.”
Sid: Speak to someone right now that is going through a tragedy. Speak to them right now.
Dave: Oh, I will. I’ll speak to them in song. The angel turned the song around and sang this to me. “I know that you can make it. I know that you can stand. No matter what may come your way, your life is in His hands.” And it is. Your life right now is in the hands of the Lord. They are healing hands, they ‘re restoring hands, they’re courageous hands, they’ re hands that fought a war for you and won. And He’s holding you in those hands right now.
Sid: You know the presence of God is so strong, but I’m reminded of a scripture that God gave you it was Nahum Chapter 1:9 which says:
Dave: Which says: “This affliction shall not return a second time. “
Sid: Now you heard that, did it have that much meaning to you?
Dave: No, none at all.
Sid: Because you already had the affliction.
Dave: But the word came in preparation for a battle I was about to face and it came to me, the thought Nahum 1:9 came to me and to be honest, I wasn’t sure what Nahum 1:9 said off the top of my head. So, when I looked it up I read those words, this affliction will not come back a second time. The next day, one of my doctors came in and said “We’ve got this amazing report, it looks like leukemia is being cleansed from your body, but then he turned and said, we don’t want you to get your hopes up because often leukemia does this and it comes back a second time with a vengeance. So don’t get your hopes up”. He left the room.
Sid: What a wicked seed to plant in someone!
Dave: Ha, Ha, well he was just looking in the natural. But, that’s why we have been given spiritual eyes and that’s why Our Father speaks to us. Because, because there are other people talking to us all the time, there are all kind of words coming around us and opinions and fears and worries being spoken. But, His Word is just…
Sid: So, the doctor said that it could come back a second time and what did God say.
Dave: God said that, so this doctor’s opinion was the second opinion. God’s opinion was “this affliction will not come back a second time.
Sid: I believe that’s for someone who is listening right now because, there is such power in the testimony. And then right after that happens you get hit with where you almost died. Your temperature went up to over 105 degrees.
Dave: Yes, Yes.
Sid: I mean you get this good Word, from God and then boy, the devil just pulls the rug from under you.
Dave: That ‘s right, it’s truly a battle, were in a warfare and it’s not just one hit but there can be multiple hits.
Sid: So what are your thoughts about the people that listening to us right now that have leukemia, that have cancer. If you pray for them, what do you believe is going to happen?
Dave: I believe God is going to release healing anointing upon their life and I believe that their current…
Sid: Are you just saying that or do you really believe that Dave?
Dave: I really believe it. I really believe it. I believe that in the area that we have received some of our greatest attacks the Lord turns it around he comes and strengthens us to not only be personally comforted, but to become and be fortified. Come and strengthen others with the same comfort we received. So it just starts passing it on.
Sid: Okay, let’s pass it on. Cancer free zone right now come pray.
Dave: In Jesus name, we claim your promise for heaven coming to earth and you will being done just as it is in Heaven. You carried cancer to the cross and broke its power and now in Your Name Lord Jesus we break the power of cancer over lives of our friends that are listening in Jesus Name and release Your healing life to them. Amen, amen.
Sid: What a presence of God has been in the studio all week. Have you sensed that? I really believe that that anointing is greater than any cancer. I believe that we are in a cancer free zone right now. But, it’s not just cancer free, its sickness free, its demon free, its pain free. God is telling me that people are being healed in a dramatic fashion right now. There are people that have pains in their back, yeah, some people are actually getting new spines. Your spine is straightening right now. Some of you are getting new vertebrae. Any pain in your back area is being healed in the presence of God it’s going up it’s going up your neck right now and as it’s going up your neck that anointing is destroying the yoke. What do I mean by that, I mean if you have pain in your neck, you just move your neck you’ll see or bend your back right now. And there’s someone can’t even raise their arms above their head. But, if you will do that right now, that pain is gone. And, I heard the Holy Spirit say, that on the top of the neck is the head. And there are people with allergies right now and you are being healed of these allergies. But, I keep going back to back because so many backs are being healed. But, I can literally see that your sinuses passages are opening up where you could not breathe before, you are able to breathe. Anything that you need in your head you are being healed right now. I keep going back to that back area. I keep hearing that backs are being healed in a marvelous fashion. But now joints of all kinds are being healed especially in the fingers right now. Arthritis in the fingers ,I command that arthritis to leave in Yeshua’s Name. And people that were hopeless (ha ha) that hope is coming back into you. It’s a new day. It’s time for you to make Jesus really Lord of your life.
This is the Shabbat broadcast. “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord cause His countenance to shine upon you and be gracious to you. “ The Lord grant you His Shalom, a hip was just healed, in the Name of the SAR Shalom, the Prince of Peace, Yeshua Hamashiach Sekanu, Jesus the Messiah, our Righteousness.
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Dr. Caroline Leaf. And isn’t it amazing, Caroline, that the scientists like yourself have now come up with a conclusion that our brain was originally wired for love, not, this is an example of a toxic brain, that’s toxic thoughts. Do you know every time I look at that, Caroline, I’m gonna remember it and I am going to watch what I say, what I think and give no place to anything that’s gonna kill or steal, or destroy. So we’re wired for love. Tell me about that.
DR. LEAF: Well I just think it’s incredible. That’s a scientists’ term, by the way. They say “wired for love” and they therefore say that we learn fear, and that’s very significant, Sid, because God tells us not to fear, and we know that God is a God of love, so fear is the highjack. So that’s a spiritual principle, two opposite spiritual forces. But in science it’s the same thing. As humans we are wired for all the positive stuff. Therefore, we have like a little chemical factory in our brain. In order to grow these branches we have all this input going into our brains, which is like electricity. Then the brain will secrete chemicals and you have this electrical chemical reaction, and when that happens branches grow, and these branches are all holding the memory that’s related and it’s all grouped together in that tree. So that’s a whole network related to one kind of thought. And then to build that, there are needed chemicals. So now we’re wired for love, which means that we are, and that’s not just the love, love in terms of relationships. It’s love in terms of happiness, joy, peace, passion, excitement, truth, and all the wonderful stuff. We have chemicals we secrete for each of those. If I’m building a memory and it’s a great exciting thing, like now, building them now as we talk about what we’re interested in, what will happen is the brain would secrete excitement and passion chemicals. But now let’s say, for example, something negative happens and you shift out of excitement into negativity, some kind of negative thing, lack of excitement, lack of passion, the opposite. The brain doesn’t have a chemical for that. So it will take the closest positive and secrete more and more, and more, and more throw the brain out of disorder in order to try and find lack of excitement. And then you’ve got to have chemicals. So it takes too much of the good chemical. Still builds the tree, but now we have an electrical chemical imbalance in this area.
SID: So that’s why someone might get depressed.
DR. LEAF: Exactly, exactly, because when we have an electrical chemical imbalance around this, this is ugly. It causes inflammation in the brain. So around this area–
SID: Well what about when doctors test you for heart conditions and things and they say you have too much inflammation? Does that start in the thoughts that go to the brain, that affect the body?
DR. LEAF: Definitely, because spirit, soul, and body are linked. So the mind body connection, it’s very clear. And that’s why doctors say 87 to 95% of illnesses, cardiovascular, immune system, all the different disorders that can happen. And all of us will manifest differently, are a direct result of your thought life. Because what happens is that your body will take this thought in your brain and will translate this thought into a physical reaction in your body, and all of us will respond differently. Now wherever there is highjack in the body’s order, because God is a God of order, the body functions on the principles of order, and very, very, very organized. So when order is thrown out, when electrical chemical balance is thrown out the result will be inflammation. Inflammation causes the immune system to start sending out all kinds of cells to try and sort this out.
SID: These alternative health doctors and medical doctors, they have medicine and they have alternative things to treat inflammation. But all that’s doing is masking the symptoms that causes those thoughts.
DR. LEAF: Well it’s a combination. It is. The cause is the thoughts. You know, you have to, there are doctors that are saying, listen, you’ve got to deal with your thought life. There’s research showing that medication doesn’t even work that well unless you actually have your thought life under control.
SID: But wait a second. You said 95% is connected with that. So forget that 5%. That 95 is what concerns me. Now we’re wired for love, but most people are walking in fear. What happens when the body goes into fear or stress?
DR. LEAF: Well then what happens there is that fear is a choice that we’ve made. So when life is coming in at us we’re thinking building thoughts, and those thoughts are I’m scared, I’m anxious, I’m whatever, negative, and this incident happened, and it’s built and it’s wired in. Whenever you think so, there’s a physical structural change in your brain, if it’s in this negative direction, your body then, this thought thing, this state, is translated by your brain into physical reaction in our body. That is stress.
SID: Okay. You know, I have in my notes here that there are 1400 chemical and physical responses when you go into fear and stress.
DR. LEAF: Absolutely. What happens is–
DR. LEAF: That’s a lot. That’s a lot.
SID: How do we stop this? I mean, why did Jesus keep saying, “Fear not, fear not, fear not.” He knew he didn’t want you to know those 1400 chemical, physical responses that go immediately throughout your brain and your entire body.
DR. LEAF: The entire body. It throws your body into chemical chaos. You see, what you get is three stages of stress. Stage one is a normal stage. That’s what you use when you are alert, focused, building memory. So it’s a good positive thing. It’s called eustress. Those 1400 chemical reactions and the 30 different hormones that flow then, flow in order. So we have beautiful trees being built. You’ll have a healthy green tree being built. But when we go into the fear side, the hijack happens, we make a bad choice, then the brain is trying to secrete and find that chemical so it secretes the wrong amount. It throws the entire electrical chemical balance out. So those 1400 chemical reactions move from being a positive thing into a negative thing and we have chemical chaos.
SID: Okay. Is there hope for me? I mean, wait a second now. I got to where I am right now. It took me 70 hard years. You see the gray hair? It took me 70 years. How long would it take me to get that green tree? I mean, I would like to walk. This is my passion, as a matter of fact. I want to walk in love, not just for me. I want to do it because that’s what I’m created to do. You said I was wired for love.
DR. LEAF: Absolutely.
SID: It’s gonna take me 70 more years? I’ll have to live longer than Moses. How am I gonna rewire myself?
DR. LEAF: Let me give you the good news, and this is the supernatural element. We can make up for 70 years. It takes 21 days to rewire a tree.
SID: Okay. I’m putting you on the clock. We’ll be right back in a moment.