Sid: We want everyone everywhere to having an encounter with the living God that no matter what the devil throws at you, no matter what the world throws at you nothing can shake you from your faith. My guest David Herzog another Jewish man that is red hot for Jesus, and I have his latest book is literally off the press, it’s called “The Ancient Portals of Heaven.” And David you talk about there’s keys to miracles, keys to the harvest, tell me some of these keys that you’ve found.
David: One of the keys that I talked about on the last radio program is again the presence and the glory of God. Everything comes from God so you don’t want to get a miracle apart from God, you want God so seek first His Kingdom I’d say His presence, His righteousness, His glory. Just seek Him and all these things will be added, miracles, finance, and open doors whatever. So we get into the presence and glory of God and as the glory begins to come then in that glory you start seeing…
Sid: You know as you’re talking about the glory the glory is beginning to come; are you sensing that?
Sid: It’s just the most, the most amazing thing all you have to do is talk about the glory and glory shows up. Go ahead.
David: So in that presence and in that glory suddenly you start seeing things in the Spirit, you get pictures in your mind, visions, you hear things. You start getting a sense, I feel this, I feel that, and you start going with that those things that God’s showing you or your sensing and as you go you feel led to pray for this or I feel someone has this. And you go by that direction in a cloud of glory amazing, amazing things begin to happen, healings, signs, wonders. If you try to do it dry, just “Okay we’re going to pray for everybody right now” and you know God can do it just by faith, but how much more if you had extreme glory with extreme faith.
Sid: You know there is so much glory right now and you have so much faith and I have so much faith that God wants to do some spectacular things. Tell me about that paralyzed boy because you did something I did every once in a while, you sang the prayer, explain.
David: Oh yeah, I was in a meeting this was years ago in Cottonwood, Arizona. It was actually a youth group, and I was there ministering and boy was paralyzed, he came in there and his hand was paralyzed and I just began to pray for him and Lord told me “Don’t lay hands on him the typical way, there are different ways to pray just start to worship me and sing his miracle into being.” So I began worshipping and singing unto God and then begin singing declaring his miracle and thanking God while worshipping. And such a heavy glory began to come and this boy suddenly began to be able to bend his arm and move it and lift it up and down and he was paralyzed previously and he couldn’t even move that arm at all. So something supernatural came in those few minutes of just worshipping Him, it’s kind of like a worship prayer so that was quite unusual.
Sid: Now give me an idea of when you’re speaking what do you do to enhance the outpouring of God’s glory; there’s certain things you normally do?
David: When I go to a place to speak especially if it’s a church or it’s a big campaign event in another country. I usually tell them first of all to do a fasting and a prayer chain because when they fast and pray something begins to happen it does something in the Spirit realm and it causes and acceleration and it causes faith. People start expecting God’s going to show up; fasting and praying you know Moses fasted forty days before he went up to the mountain, the glory of God. Daniel fasted twenty-one days and the angel visited him and even the Apostles fasted three days and God gave them direction where to preach. So I have them do it like a chain, you know if you get twenty one people each doing one day; it’s not too bad every day someone’s fasting. It seems to bulldoze all the demonic stuff out of the way, and by the time I get there there’s already an open heaven. There is just something that changes in the atmosphere and Jesus fasted before He started his miracle ministry; so I do that, of course we fast and pray too. Secondly we make sure there is really good praise and worship. We make sure that if there’s praise first then worship, Ruth Heflin taught a lot about this. But basically the fast songs, the praise until the Spirit of worship teams and then when you feel the breakthrough go to slow worship intimate songs the glory begins to come. So these are different little keys that I do when I go that I notice majorly accelerate and enhance the glory. Sometimes I even have some quiet worship playing in the background just to keep a flow going. Yeah, that is some of the things that we do in the meetings and there are other things too, but those are some of the main things to prepare before we come to a place.
Sid: Where in all of the world do you find the most open portal?
David: I’d say in Israel, Israel’s the most open portal certain places in Israel where just seems to be an open heaven there.
Sid: You know many times you go to Israel and having meetings, I’ve actually seen video footage from your meetings in Israel and some of these Israeli’s have instant weight loss tell me about one.
David: Yeah, one time we were having a meeting in Jerusalem and I gave a word of knowledge that somebody is losing weight right now, grab your pants and a woman’s pants began to drop dramatically. And she came up just laughing and just couldn’t believe it she had lost just so much weight that she was showing the whole audience. That’s one of the time times in Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles. So what’s interesting Jerusalem is a portal geographically, the Feasts are seasonal portals so basically He had a seasonal and a geographical portal at the time same time a double whammy; a double open heaven.
Sid: David in your book “The Ancient Portals of Heaven,” why would someone benefit to read this book?
David: Well when they read the book they’ll begin to get supernatural revelation that will tap them into the understanding of what the ancients knew, what did Enoch know, Elijah know, what did Solomon know, what did the apostles know, what is the revelation that they knew how to tap into the glory realm, open heaven encounters with God, visitation. What does it mean when they say “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day.” Or the visitation of Ezekiel, they’ll get to tap into things the average believer doesn’t usually tap into today that they did before. Ancient portals, ancient wisdom of what the people of God knew before that God wants to give back to us today.
Sid: Now one of the portals you found is blessing Israel, tell me about that.
David: Oh yeah, well it say it’s very clear in the Word of God that if we bless Israel there will be a blessing, but I noticed it’s not just like a physical blessing, but there’s a spiritual blessing that comes. We began going to Israel, let’s see, in 1994, and blessing Israel not knowing that it would totally transform my ministry. We went on a trip, shared the gospel; people got healed, people got saved and we came back home, our ministry just suddenly began to just literally skyrocket from almost nothing happening to just total favor open heavens, souls, we were on every, almost every, move of God that God was doing, we were on the cutting edge. And so it propelled us into the glory nonstop for the next five years just because we blessed Israel financially, spiritually and in every other way it caused an explosion to our ministry in our own personal life.
Sid: David, in your book you talk about the master keys to the harvest, explain.
David: Yeah, the master key to the harvest I usually Roman’s 11. Paul was a Master Apostle which most everyone would agree Jew or Gentile that he was a Master Apostle. He knew how to win the lost; he knew how to build the Kingdom of heaven. So basically he wanted to go to the Jews but God told him “No, your main call is to be to the Gentiles, you’re to an Apostle to the Gentiles.” So I taught on Roman’s 11 where he gives his secret. He says, “I magnify my ministry.” So that’s something everybody would love their ministry to magnified or be greater than it is now. And he says to things, number one, “I make my own people jealous.” You know even if they, people don’t get saved that are Jewish, but if they’re jealous for what you have you’ve already planted a seed, there’s a blessing that God will give you. And number two he says “And I tried to save some of them.” So he would always still sow and try to win the Jewish people to the Lord. And the few Jews he got saved, I believe caused a 1,000 fold return in the Gentile world. So he would go and a few Jews would get saved and he maybe got a 1,000 Gentiles in return. His ministry was probably one of the most powerful as far as all of the apostles. He wrote most of the New Testament and he says, “My secret is number one, I make them jealous and number two, try to say some of them.” And he goes on and he explains it that “If their fall is that they missed their Messiah, the Jewish leaders would reconcile the world, how much more their resurrection? If Jews come back into the Kingdom, if they fell and Gentiles got in how much more if they come back in?” It says, “It’ll cause a resurrection of the dead.” Literally resurrection power will come back on the Gentile Church if they will begin to pray and believe for Jewish people to be saved.
Sid: David, in your book you say that anti-Semitism has literally caused us to lose this ancient wisdom, explain.
David: Yeah, I believe that it’s the favor and the portal on the early church began to close right about the time of Constantine. You know the apostles were in Jerusalem, the church was growing, shook the entire Roman Empire. Paul even his goal was to go to Rome and he did and it really shook the entire known world at that time, the Roman Empire. And so the Roman’s got smart after awhile they see all these people receiving Jesus getting saved even at the point of death, ever Roman soldiers willing to die because they realized these believers are more bold and courageous than the Roman soldiers. So Constantine, I believe, was one of the ones used to close the portal. He finally made it a compromise with the church, he basically said, “Okay, we’ll become a Christian Empire, will stop persecuting Christians.” But basically his one condition was this as long as we have nothing to do with the Jews or the Jewish believers for that matter. So in 325 AD Constantine charted up basically his edict basically to all the churches telling them not to have anything in common with the Jews even telling them not to do the feasts, the Passover Feast. And especially not to do it during the seasonal portal that the Bible gives so basically he changed the date…
Sid: So the Church would then lose that great blessing of God promising to show up at His set feasts or His set appointments.
David: Exactly so they said, “Okay, we’ll do it we’ll still celebrate Jesus but we’ll call it Easter” which is pagan, totally pagan, Ishtar that’s another whole teaching. So a lot of Christians say well, as long as we’re celebrating His birth and resurrection any way we are okay, but what they don’t realize is that they are missing the actual date that the Bible show the exact date when He’ll show up every year. So by doing it on different day you’re missing the portal, you’re missing the season the exact time period where you could really get a bull’s eye in the Spirit and really get an incredible visitation.
Sid: And of course your book also shows that where as you can miss a blessing by missing the portal you can get a blessing by walking into that portal or that pathway, or that door into heaven. I mean I wouldn’t want to miss it for anything.