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Sid Roth welcomes Hank Kunneman

SID: Hello, Sid Roth here with Hank Kunneman. And you know, I was thinking something in the last segment, and I didn’t say it. And during the break, Hank said to me what I was thinking because he picked it up in his spirit; because he was thinking the same thing. And I was talking about “God is speeding up your breakthrough.” And Hank, someone was just healed. Someone’s neck was just healed and someone’s back was just healed. Test it. You’ll see. What did God show you about time being compressed?

HANK: God is suppressing time. And here’s the encouraging thing for you that are watching. What would take a year is not taking a year. It’s taking a day. What took a day is taking an hour. What took an hour is taking a second. And I want to encourage you in this new decade that we are in, in this new millennium, I want to encourage you to reach forward now; and get that determined spirit that says, you know what, it is my hour, it is my season for the breakthrough in my body. If you need healing or maybe your finances, it’s my hour for that breakthrough to begin to come! And it’s those who have a determined spirit that says, you know what, it’s my now! It’s like that woman with the issue of blood the Scripture talks about, that pressed into the crowd and grabbed a hold of what she knew was her promise. And when she did, her breakthrough came and her issues went away. That’s the kind of determination you will have.

SID: And you cannot be like Lot’s wife. It’s a new season in your life. Do not look back to the old. It’s time for the new. And speaking of the new, Hank, God is showing you what’s going on with youth in particular. Explain.

HANK: Well 2006, the Lord gave an interesting prophesy. And I was even on this show before telling you about a regime change that would come in Iran. And I thought, God, how are you going to do this? The prophecy said, in 2006, He said, watch me shake Egypt first. And He said, “And the youth shall arise with the dissatisfaction that shall topple government’s dictators and change a nation in a day.”

SID: Okay. But what about some…a country like China? We saw what happened at Tiananmen Square. What did God show you? – Its Supernatural!

HANK: I had something happen just about two weeks ago in my church at Sunday night service. The worship team was praising, and there’s such an open Heaven in my church anyway. All of a sudden, I felt this literal wind blow in through the service. It about knocked me over on my side. The ushers almost had to grab me because of the force of this wind. The Lord said this. He said, “Discern this wind.” I said, “What is this?” He said, “It’s the wind of change over the nations.” And He talked about five nations. He didn’t necessarily name all of the nations that were going to begin to have regime changes. And He said, “One such place, watch China; Tiananmen Square.”

SID: He said Tiananmen Square?

HANK: Yes, yes he did. And so I think we need to really pray. Because what God wants is sheep nations – nations that go the way of the Messiah, not goat nations, where you get the wrong leader in and they turn away from the principles of God. Or turn away from God, and begin to put the people in bondage. So there’s a window now as these nations are toppling and these leaders are toppling. We’ve got to pray for the right people to sit into those seats of authority.

SID: What is being spoken about is Matthew 25. And I was telling Hank that Matthew 25:40…see in that chapter, it talks about the virgins, the smart ones and the stupid ones. It also talks about dividing the nations. There will be goat nations and sheep nations in the last days. The issue is determined at Matthew 25:40, in which Jesus says, “As you have done unto the least of these my brethren,” and in the Greek, the word “brethren” means “from the womb”. Who were his brethren from the womb? The Jewish people. So what will hinge on a nation being a goat nation or sheep nation will be what they do to the physical Jew. What did God tell you about Israel, and in particular, Jewish people?

HANK: I’m telling you, I had a dream just recently where and it was very simple. I saw the homes in Israel and they had the lights off. All of a sudden, light started springing forth in houses all over Israel. And the Spirit of the Lord said to me, “Hank, look at this.” He said, “This is an awakening that is coming for my people, Israel.” And He even said back in 2006, with the prophecy about Egypt and Iran, and these other nations, He said, “When you see this with Egypt, know that it marks a season where I’m going to bring a separation.” And there has been natural separation to prove a point. There’s a spiritual separation that God is going to release favor over Israel. New discoveries are about to come in Israel. Oil is going to be discovered in Israel. And you know why? The Lord said it to me this way. He said, “Where did the first outpouring of the spiritual oil come?” Israel. He said it’s going to happen once again.

SID: In other words, what He started with, He’s going to end with.

HANK: Right. Some things go full circle. And there’s going to be natural gas and oil. God is going to make Israel self-sufficient. And what we need to do is pray because some of the finest things are about to be brought to the surface. As the Holy One is unveiling, not only the Messiah, but He’s unveiling these natural resources to bring His people into such incredible blessing. There’s also something that I see happening, too, Sid. There is a humoring that God is going to bring over Israel. The enemies of Israel are conspiring in secret. Sid Roth taught me that  God is listening. He’s listening. God hears everything. He’s listening to you. If you live in Israel or you love Israel, listen to me, God said, “I’m going to show my protective power over Israel.” In fact, you know how He’s going to do it? He said, “Let me humor them. I’m going to use the elements again.” Remember how God did it back in the day of the Exodus?

SID: Of course.

HANK: He used the wind. He used the elements. And God said, “Once again, I am going to use the elements to protect Israel and to speak forth through those elements to show them they are my apple of my eye.” And I think He’s going to do this where, let’s say somebody rises up to attack them and God uses the wind to frustrate their purpose or something.

SID: But this has happened many times in Israel’s wars.

HANK: It’s going to happen again. Watch this, though.

SID: But this is going to happen. I think God is going to display His power. Remember, He did this to show Pharaoh and his people of His favor on Israel.

HANK: That’s right.

SID: He’s going to do it one more time.

HANK: That’s the season they’re coming into. And that’s what’s going to bring this awakening. Watch the youth of Israel as they begin to march in the streets, and they are going to start declaring the name of Yeshua. Not only that, but I’m talking about music now. Whenever God does something in the earth, there’s always a sound. In every generation, the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, new millennium, to mark a new generation, listen to the sound. Listen to the music. It changes to mark the new moves coming or the new generation. Watch the sounds that start coming out of Israel. You will hear a great sound of worship in music again, and how it’s going to touch even the secular.

SID: Give me just one clue, if you will, of how I can have…and how you can have your breakthrough.

HANK: The key for breakthrough, and I want to encourage you that are watching, is the key for breakthrough is, again, a determined spirit that refuses to take no for an answer.

SID: And because of time, what do you see as a breakthrough in the White House? What is God showing you?

HANK: One of the things that’s coming, and I want to encourage you, look to the Statue of Liberty. It’s a mystery over the nation. A woman is going to rise up in this land. The season of it is coming. We’re not too far away from it, but we will have a woman in the White House. But also, listen to this, this is powerful. A friend of Israel is being hand-selected of God to once again come and bring such a beautiful relationship and peace. We’re going to have an understanding of the land and an understanding of the covenant that God made with them, and they’re going to be a friend of Israel.

SID: And what about women in the White House, in the presidency? What did God show you?

HANK: It’s coming. In fact, one of the things the Lord said in one of the last elections we had, He said, “Watch. There will be one removed as the Speaker of the House, and when you see the one removed as the Speaker of the House,” He said, “I’m going to raise up other women.” And He said, “You’re coming into the season where a woman will reign in the land as president.” And of course, people always to guess who that is. I’d like it if God just chooses and put His…and appoints it.

SID: Okay, 30 seconds. I want you to pray for a breakthrough for all those watching.

HANK: I would love it. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, as I stretch my hands into that camera, in to that lens, into that city, into that nation, into the very place in your living room or wherever you’re at, I decree now, let the heavens be open over your life. Let angels now come at the sound of my voice and cause you to come into your breakthrough. I command healing in your body. I command the pressure that is upon you in the financial realm to be open now and let a freedom begin to flow in your financial life, your business. And I even declare the depression that has come against you, the mind-altering things. I declare now peace into your mind…

SID: If God is for you, – Its Supernatural!

HANK: …in Jesus name.

SID ROTH: …who can be against? If God is for you, He is.

Sid Roth welcomes Rebecca Greenwood

Sid:  I’m concerned because there are so many open doors to the demonic and as many Christians as non-Christians because they don’t have discernment are walking into these doors.  This is why I have Rebecca Greenwood on the telephone and we’re talking to her about her full course based on her brand new book just off the press called “Let Our Children Go”.   And Rebecca, just to kind of whet the appetite a little bit it seems as though there is a such a hunger among our young people to see movies about vampires.  Frankly, I don’t get it it must be a supernatural energy if you will that is drawing them like a pied piper.  For instance, I wasn’t aware of this until you told me about it because I don’t watch movies like this but there is a whole series of books and movies called “Twilight,” explain what that is. – Its Supernatural.

Becca:  Absolutely, there is a series out that is called “Twilight” and it is like the rage of the book industry and the movie industry and it is a story that is literally steeped in vampires and werewolves and it really tires to paint vampires in this beautiful light.  And so there is this vampire that is like the lead vampire and his name is Edward and I don’t watch movies like this or read books like this as well.  But in being involved in deliverance ministry like we are and praying for children and teens we are seeing this repeatedly as we’re ministering to youth when they come to receive prayer from us that they’ve watched these movies and for many it’s become a point of fear or an open door in their life.  And it paints this, there’s a seduction I guess is the best word for me to put behind it.

Sid:  That is the word there, okay I understand how the world is seduced, but how do parents allow their children to read these books and to go to these movies?  That I don’t understand, maybe they don’t realize what’s going on with their children. – Its Supernatural!

Becca: You know a lot of them don’t and then a lot of them just think that it’s a harmless book series, it’s a harmless movie series.  And what grieves me the most about this Sid is how many Christian children are reading these books and watching them.

Sid:  What is, I mean just briefly speak to a parent as to why this is dangerous for their child.

Becca:  It is absolutely dangerous because it paints this evil world of vampirism as a beautiful and a chaste thing.  And it paints these vampires, who they say are vegetarians and because they drink animal blood not human blood.  And it paints this as a beautiful thing, the woman that wrote this series, she purposely painted the vampires in a way to make them look like beautiful beings; and they’re not.  They are the demonic realm, they are of the demonic world and what it does if we allow our children to read these books and watch these movies it then begins to numb them to the influences of the world and they in their mind begin to think that it’s okay and we can do this, we can watch this.  But what happens is it becomes that open door to seduction.  There are eight year old girls that will walk up to Robert Paddison, the actor that starred in this and they will walk up to him, he was a vampire and they’ll say, “Please bite me, please bite me; make me a vampire like you.”

Sid:  Now what, I don’t quite get this, through the way that they have presented it the person in charge that put this together says they can put the children in a suicidal state faster than anything I know.

Becca:   Absolutely.

Sid:   Explain that.

Becca:  Literally what they did when they produced the movie they chose music groups and when they chose music groups, is it okay for me to say those groups?

Sid:  Sure.

Becca:  One of them is called “Marjorie Fair” and the other is called “My Chemical Romance” and they are music groups that they’ve chosen as the background music of the movies.  And she chose them, the author of the series chose those music groups because she said they will put you a suicidal state faster than anything else or it will make you want to go out and kill somebody.

Sid Roth:  And you know just going and jump into another area, something that concerns me greatly is that I get on airplanes, or even go to a restaurant and I see these kids just mesmerized by violent video games.  How dangerous is that?

Becca:  It’s greatly dangerous with these violent video games, what this does and what we’ve have learned and we’ve talk about even in the book it literally teaches the player whose playing these violent video games repeatedly that they develop positive attitudes towards the use of violence.  And they even get this expectancy that others are going to be aggressive to them that violence is a way to solve their problems.  And you know I’ve put this quote in the book, you know we teach our kids like to play basketball Sid Roth, and they shoot and they make the baskets repeatedly and woo everyone is all excited.  And the same thing happens with playing these violent video games and shooting and killing other people.  What happens is that if we can good at shooting baskets and scoring those two points repeatedly than if we can get good with killing people on video games and it teaches us that violence is a normal way of solving our problems in everyday life.  And many times when we have ministered to youth and to young people even young adults who have been steeped in these violent video games there will be many of them will be suffering with depression.  Many of them will have violent tendencies, they begin to pull themselves out of relating to other youth and they literally will become steeped in this game culture where they will play these games all night long on their computes with out kids across the internet.

Sid:  Tell me about the scientific studies, two in particular that were published in the journal of personality and social sociology on April 23, 2000.  Tell me about that.

Becca:  Yeah, let me read those to you, I’ve got them right here.  It literally says like, what I was saying, the player develops positive attitudes towards the use of violence.  The player develops expectations that others will behave aggressively, they assume that others have similar attitudes of aggression.  They become to believe that violence solutions are affective and appropriate for solving problems.  Listen to this, this one really gains my attention.  A player develops a total disregard for social norms, property rights and even the general value of other lives.

Sid:  We’re seeing society undermined with our youngest generation now; they’re growing up with this as normal.  As a matter of fact, I couldn’t believe the statics that you talk about of the next generation that will be evangelical Christians.  What percent did you say, it’s amazing.

Becca:  Four percent, statistics say that only four percent of this next generation will be the evangelical Christians.

Sid:  And what did they also say in reference to these young people looking at the wrong thing on the internet such as pornography, and occult, etc…Its Supernatural.

Becca:  Yes, I mean this is actually a huge, this is actually a huge issue and with them looking to pornography and what really grieves me is not only with the pornography, but there is even a new form of pornography out that is called gonzo pornography.  And this is actually a form of pornography that takes a viewer into the realm of the sexual act.  And what is happening with this gonzo pornography is that this is actually the form of pornography that is being used in and is being viewed by adults and even young children.  Most of them start watching or viewing pornography around the age of like eleven to twelve years old.  But the young people that are using this gonzo pornography are the children that are kidnapped, not even internationally but domestically into the human sex trafficking industry.  And so these young generations, they literally start watching and viewing pornography at the age of eleven to twelve.  That literally, even statistics for the church is 70% of Christians view pornography and they…

Sid Roth:  This internet that was supposed to be used for Godly purposes is saturating the home and some of the examples, Mishpochah you must understand that when you violate spiritual laws you give access to the demonic realm and they’ll hang around your children.  Children will be in fear and depression, additions, rejection…

Our Guest Mark Virkler

Sid Roth:  Now if you were to go in the average church of America and give them a test how many of you really and truly have intimacy with God?  I think you would find that in some churches 98% – 99% of the people would say no.  If you were asked how many of you hear God’s voice on a regular basis?  How many of you are like Jesus who said, “I only do what I see my heavenly Father doing; I only do what I see my heavenly Father doing.”  Very few, well I have a guest who teaches people on how to hear God’s voice and says it works 100% of the time.  His name is Mark Virkler and Mark my audience and myself we’re all ears because the whole purpose of life is to hear God’s voice and be obedient as far as I’m personally concerned.  Its Supernatural! And sometimes I say to God, “God, I don’t want this multiple guess work, I’m to pragmatic just tell me what to do and I’m going to do it.”  I’ve actually said that to God, does that sound familiar to you Mark?

Mark:  It sounds very familiar to me, and it lines up with my own frustration for the first eleven years of my Christian life I could not hear God’s voice.  And I had no idea why I couldn’t hear it and I was frustrated as could be and it was eleven years of complete frustration.

Sid:   Did you ever reach a point and there is a whole section of the Body of Messiah that’s reached a point where they’ve said, “I’ve tried and tried and I haven’t heard His voice, so I guess He just doesn’t do it that way anymore.”  Did you kind of justify your deafness?

Mark:  Well, I actually got saved in a church that told me “God didn’t do it that way anymore,” it said, “God doesn’t speak” and so I believed that initially.

Sid:  Well, why did you change your mind?

Mark: Well, my heart was hungry it said, “I want to experience God” and I ended up leaving that church and I joined a Spirit filled church that did experience God.  And I would ask them, I’d say “What does God really sound like?”  And well they’d say, “Well, they would just say that you just know, that you know, that you know.”  And I would just say, “Well, I don’t know that’s why I’m asking you.”

Sid Roth:  You know, there is so many books that the implication is that you know, that you know, that you know, but we really are not taught how to hear God’s voice.  That should be part of basic discipleship.

Mark:  Well, it should if anyone could define what His voice sounds like, you know.  I was listening inside for a voice because I assumed it would be a voice and I didn’t hear any voices.  All I heard inside was thoughts.  And I said, “Well, there is no voice here, and I said, “I’m not going to pretend there is a voice here because all that is inside of me a thought.

Sid:  And you must have thought that a lot of them were your own thoughts.

Mark:  Well, I thought that they were all my own thoughts; except I did accrue a few to Satan because they were pretty negative because I have some of Satan’s stuff some of mine.  But you know what?  It never crossed my mind hey, if Satan can talk to me as spontaneous thoughts that light up on my mind, I’ll bet when the Holy Spirit speaks to me it also sounds like spontaneous thoughts that light up on my mind.  I never said that to myself, well I finally learned.

Sid:  So, you go through the first eleven years of your life as a believer in this limbo, actually knowing there’s something more, but not being able to grasp it.  What changed this?

Mark:  Well, what changed is the thought came to me and said “Why don’t you spend a year of your life focused on learning to hear God’s voice?”  And I objected and said, “I don’t spend a year learning anything, I read a book in a week and go on to the next book.”  And I had a second thought say, “Well you’ve spent ten years in defused time for you didn’t get through, if you spend one year in focus effort and got through would be the best year of your life.”  And I said, “Good point.”  So I decided to risk one whole year learning one lesson which was how to hear God’s voice.

Sid:  Out of curiosity what did your wife think of this thing of taking a year off?

Mark:  Well, that was okay I mean I would still pasture a church and preaching and reading my Bible and income and so I was still doing a job.

Sid:  Okay, so this is your goal tell me what it was like, “What did you do first?”

Mark:  Well, focus effort for me means for every extra hour during the week I have I will focus on trying to learn this.  So I read everything in the Bible on hearing God’s voice, I read every book on prayer I can buy, I experiment with hearing God’s voice, I go to conference on hearing God’s voice.  And that year God taught me four very simple things which opened up His voice in two way prayer where I could write out a page or two of what God was saying to me and what I was saying back to Him.

Sid:  Now you’ve literally had God speak to you in an audible voice and give you directions, what did He say?

Mark:  Well, the only time I’ve actually heard Him an audible voice was when I woke up in the middle of the night with a audible voice saying, “Get up saying I want to teach you to hear My voice.”  And I laid back down and said, “You can teach me in bed.” He said, “No, get up.”  And so I got up, went over to my office which is next to the parsonage and I sat down and I began to journal and that’s when the first time that I really learned to hear His voice which normally for me comes as spontaneous thoughts that light up on my mind when my eyes are fixed on Jesus.

Sid:  You know for myself, I have heard God’s audible voice, but it’s been so infrequent it’s almost like, “God, why do You wait so long in between with Your audible voice?”  I mean I have to tell you, that I know that God speaks through our thoughts, but I’m so pragmatic I just wish it was audible all the time. – Its Supernatural.

Mark:   Well, I think we all do and I think we all have the same frustration you have and which I have.  And I think I’ve heard God’s audible voice once, “You can’t build an intimate love relationship with one conversation.”  I mean I hear my wife’s voice everyday and God wants to speak to you and I every day, that’s what the Garden of Eden was all about; walking with God in the cool of the day.  So every single day we can hear God’s voice and since I learned these four keys I’ve been able to hear God’s voice every single day and write out a page or two or more of what God is saying to me.  And you can too and every single listener can, I promise they can.  Ha-ha.

Sid:  And now to me, I can’t picture any true Bible believer that would not give anything to be able to hear God’s voice every single day.  But I have to ask you, how do you know that its God’s voice verses your thoughts or the Devil?

Mark:  Well, there’s a couple of really easy things to do the Bible says that “Every Rhema, attest to all things, hold fast to what is good, and in the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact.  And the word in the Greek is “Every Rhema is established.”  So a Rhema word is a spoken word, when God speaks into your heart what I teach people to do and what I do is I take it to my two or three spiritual advisors and I say, “Here’s what I felt God was saying to me, does your heart bear witness this came from God?”  And if my three spiritual advisors say “Yes Mark, I think that’s God.”  Then I’m willing to say that’s God, because it’s confirmed the way that God told me to confirm it, which wasn’t in the brilliance of my brain, it was by the mouth of two or three witnesses.  So I encourage everyone establish two or three spiritual advisors, take your journaling to them, particularly for the first few days.  I mean the first day I journaled I took it to my wife, after half hour of writing and I said, “Patti would you read this and she read this?” And she read it and I said “What do you think?”  And she said, “Well, I believe that’s God” and I said, “Really” and she said, “Yes,” and my faith leapt and I went back and journaled  thirty more minutes and I took that to Patti and she said, “I believe that’s God too and my faith leapt again.  And I went back and journaled thirty more minutes and I took it to Patti and she minutes and I took it to Patti and she said, I believe that’s God” and my faith leapt again.  I spent five hours that first day I learned to hear God’s voice I spent five hours writing down what God was saying to me and having it confirmed by one of my spiritual advisors every thirty to sixty minutes.  So that’s the best way that I know is to have it bounce it off from two or three spiritual advisors, of course you know that it has to line up with the Word of God, it has to be full of the Spirit of God; love, joy, peace, mercy, faith.  It’s got to be full of that and your heart you know should be comfortable and true and if I get a spontaneous thought that came when my eyes were not fixed on Jesus then I will go ahead and I’ll test it bay fixing my eyes on Jesus, presenting that spontaneous thought to Him.  And I’ll see if in the picture if He looks uneasy like He wants to move away and if He wants to move out of it and edge out of the scene and then it’s an indication that the thought didn’t really come from Jesus.

Sid Roth:  Now itt seems to me that we in the west are the decided disadvantage as opposed to people in the east, why is it so hard for us here in the west?

Mark:  Well, we’ve been influence in 1200 AD with rationalism which swept through the European Universities and it’s swept into our culture and it’s the God that we worship, everything must funnel through my little reasoning brain.  And I looked up every verse in the Bible on reason you know and I’ve found God never even told me to reason.

Sid:  Sometimes I wish that I didn’t have a brain and I could just live 100% out of my spirit, wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Mark:  Well, it would then you know…

Sid:  You know my spirit knows everything, my pea brain knows only what I put into it.

Mark:  Well, that is the exact truth and when you teach this to kids, like in Sunday school they can all do this effortlessly, quiet themselves down, fix their eyes on Jesus.

Sid:  You mean become like a little child like Jesus said?

Mark:  You know that’s what Jesus said and you know what I tell people that when you are there with Jesus in a vision why don’t you picture yourself as an eight year old kid.  I tell them that every weekend when I go out and teach, because if you picture yourself as an eight year old kid it takes you out this adult frame work; it takes you back to your childhood and lets you approach God as your suppose to and your brain is out of the way.