Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sid Roth


Sid: I’m so excited Mishpocha because I’ve got finally after almost a year a copy of my latest book “The Last Lap” subtitled “The Emergence of the One New Man.” A lot of people wonder where I got the subtitle the One New Man. Well you don’t have to wonder anymore it’s in the atmosphere, it’s happening, people are talking about this having nothing to do with my book, nothing to do with my teaching. They’re talking about it all over the world. I believe it’s a foretaste of the greatest move of God’s Spirit in history.

Everyone is looking about the problems that are going on in the United States and in the world. Because we’re in a time in which nothing will ever be the same, but we’re in a time in God in which nothing will ever be the same. We’re going to see the greatest revival, the greatest outpouring of God’s Spirit in history.

Well Ephesians chapter 2 verse 14 – 16 explains the One New Man. It’s been a long time coming I’m sure when Paul wrote to the Ephesians he had no idea it would take so long. It says in the 2nd chapter the 14th verse “For He Himself is our peace who has made both one.” Who’s both? The Jew and the Gentile, “has made both Jew and Gentile one and has broken down the middle wall of separation.” So why did Yeshua, that’s Hebrew for Jesus, come? To break down a separation between Jews and Gentiles and this is how He did it in the 15th verse, “Having abolished in His flesh enmity that is the law of commandments contained in ordinances so as to create in Himself one new man,” that’s the One New Man. Create in who? Himself. Who’s Himself? Yeshua. “To create in Himself one new man from the two thus making peace.” Do you know what the Hebrew word for peace is? Shalom. “Thus making completeness.” That’s why Messiah came He came to establish Mishpocha, He came to establish family to make Jews and Gentiles One New Man. The Jew needs the Gentile, the Gentile needs the Jew otherwise no shalom. What is shalom? Completeness, there’ll only be completeness when the spiritual eyes come off of Jewish people and they’re grafted back into the church.

16th verse, “That He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross thereby putting to death the enmity,” and the word enmity means a positive hatred. See at the time Paul wrote this there was a hatred between Jews and Christians. The Messiah came to break this wall of separation down just as He came to… you know the curtain between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place when Yeshua died the veil was rent in two. He wants to rent that in two so there can be intimacy with God. There’s a connection between Jewish people being grafted into the church, and intimacy with God. There’s a connection with the spiritual scales coming off of the eyes of the Jewish people and the connection the intimacy with God.

It says in Ephesians in the 2nd chapter the 14th verse “That Messiah came to break down this wall of separation.” Well there was a big wall of separation back then. There was no way a Gentile was going to fellowship with a Jew and Jew was going fellowship with a Gentile. It would take a great miracle and a great miracle occurred and the wall of separation was broken down, but today we have even a greater wall of separation. I mean a Jewish person looks at a Christian and says “I don’t see anything Jewish in your religion. As a matter of fact, I like mine better than yours.” A Gentile Christian looks at a Jew and says “I don’t see anything Christian about your religion. As a matter of fact, I like my religion better than yours.” There’s a bigger wall of separation today than there was 2000 years ago. That’s what Jesus came for.

Now to really understand the Jewish connection you have to turn to the book of Romans the 11th chapter. I’m going to read some selected passages from the 11th chapter. Paul says “I say then has God cast away His people? Certainly not.” Another translation says “Oh God forbid,” and then he says, 7th verse, “What then Israel has not obtained what it seeks but the elect have obtained it and the rest were blinded.”  11th verse “I say then, have they (the Jewish people) stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not but through their fall to provoke them to jealousy salvation has come to the Gentile.”

So first God says the Gentile has had a revelation of the Messiah, has had their sins washed away, has been grafted in to the Jewish olive tree for a purpose. What is the purpose? Many Christians are running up to prophets and saying “Tell me what my purpose is.” God is saying to you right now, why would you go to a flaky prophet when you won’t even follow what My word says? Romans 11:11 says “But through their fall to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy salvation has come to the Gentile.” So if you’re non-Jewish and you’re a believer in Jesus and you say “What is my call?” God is saying in Romans 11:11 “Salvation has come to the Gentile to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy.” Now here’s the reason why, and maybe you never understood it. You know we don’t even have to understand it if God say to do it we’ve got to do it, but there’s a reason and God gives a reason in the 12th verse of Romans 11. “Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentile, how much more their fullness?” Was it a rich blessing that you came to know the Messiah coming from a non-Jewish background? Of course it was, but it says there’s something even greater coming to the church with their fullness.

The 15th verse, “For if they’re being cast away (and catch this now), for if the Jewish people being cast away is the reconciling of the world.” (Laughing) And it was now that Gentiles could be saved, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? What happens when a dead person comes to life, the resurrected? Do you realize what kind of power it takes for resurrection? The same spirit that rose Messiah Yeshua from the dead is living with us. There will be release, this is what God’s word is saying, there will be a release of resurrection power, life from the dead power. The power of God that we read about in the Bible, the power of God that we dream about, the power of God we believe, but the power of God we haven’t seen.

Well the word of God says when that wall of separation comes down, When Gentiles start fulfilling their God ordained destiny of provoking Jewish people to jealousy. If it was a rich blessing that the Jewish people rejected their Messiah, how much greater blessing when they receive their Messiah because it will cause a miracle to occur. See why the devil is trying so hard in the supernatural realm to separate, put up a wall of separation between Jews and Gentiles. But Messiah came yeah the set time, the set time to favor Zion has come. This is God’s set time. Just as the secular commentators are saying nothing will ever be the same again. In the spirit nothing will ever be the same again because I can tell you based on the prophetic word of God, based on what’s going on in current events we are in the set time to favor Zion. Before judgment comes there’s always a warning but can you see why the stakes are so high? Because there will be such a release of the supernatural power of God for evangelism, and I’ll be speaking on that tomorrow, such a release.

You can go to most churches, let’s face it we’ve become so religious. I mean we’re just like the game of telephone. Did you ever play it as a kid? One person whispers to another person who whispers to another the 3rd, and the 4th, and the 5th by the time it comes to the 6th person it’s so different than what the first statement of fact was it’s just over time.

That’s called (singing) tradition, we Jewish people have a lot of it then I became a believer in the Messiah and got into the church and I found that we have something called (singing) tradition. It’s a people problem and this (singing) tradition gets in the way, in the way of the power of the living God.

But we’re at a set time to favor Zion, we’re at a time that we’re going to see life from the dead resurrection power enter the church. There is a battle going on but the battle is not ours. God says “Stand still and watch the salvation of God.” I believe this is the set time for my latest book “The Last Lap,” subtitled “The Emergence of the One New Man.” This is the set time, I mean God says that we’re to pray that His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. I believe that this book is His will.

Are you feeling a little bored, that’s the word, bored with normal religious Christianity? Have you felt inside there’s got to be something more? Have you wondered why there’s so few miracles going on in churches in the United States? Have you had questions about how Christianity has deviated from Biblical patterns? Have you wondered about the Shabbat, that’s Hebrew for Sabbath? Is it Saturday, is it Sunday? How has it changed? Does it have anything to do with salvation? Does have anything to do with righteousness? Have you wondered why Jews distrust Christians? You’re probably not aware of something called the “Rabbinic Conspiracy.”

Many Christians are confused on who is Israel. You wonder what the glorious church, I mean the book of Ephesians talks about a church so filled with the glory of God. What this glorious church is going to look like? What about Messianic Judaism? What about Gentile Christianity what is their future? What is going to be the catalyst to release the greatest and last revival on planet earth?

Our Guest Jonathan Maracle

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Sid: I have on the telephone a member of the First Nations. He is from the Mohawk Tribe the Tyendinaga Territory of Ontario, Canada. Jonathan Maracle I was talking on yesterday’s broadcast on February 1999 there was a transfer of anointing from your dad to yourself. Your father walked in a tremendous miracle anointing. And I don’t know all of this anointing includes but I do know that when you speak people begin weeping. Why is that?

Jonathan:  I believe that would be the passion that God has given me to see lives healed and changed. Some of the greatest healings that we’ve seen has been people who have been restored, self-respect and dignity and recognizing that God loves them who they are.

Sid: In 1999 you went to Israel but you didn’t just go to Israel you went with your full regalia of your ancestors dress and describe what you looked like?

Jonathan: Well I have 3 feathers on the top of my head that are eagle feathers.  I have on a piece called a Kostowa and it’s kind of like the headpiece that you would wear as an ambassador or somebody going to represent the Mohawk people. I had all buckskin or deerskin clothing that were traditional to my people.

Sid: Why did you go to Israel?

Jonathan: I went to Israel because I wanted to get connected to God’s people to the chosen ones, you know the chosen of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Because I serve the same God they serve I wanted to go and honor them and to love them.

Sid: But you had no idea, at least I assume you had no idea, that when you went there in your full regalia the Rabbis told you about a prophetic word 21 years ago.  Tell me about that.

Jonathan: Yeah it was a prophetic word actually it was one of the guys that was with our team his name is Richard Nunez. And Richard has been really a student or a lover of the Jewish people for a long long time. He went… we were at the wall and he went to the some of the Rabbi’s and he began to ask them “You know if it was okay for us to come in our regalia and to pray at the wall because our regalia the word regalia means royal robes. And when we wear regalia it’s because we’re coming with a heart of respect and dignity and honor.  So as we asked could we come to the wall in our royal robes so to speak, and the Rabbis’ welcomed us to come. So they told us that there was at the time 1999 there was a prophesy that they said that came out in 18 years before had been spoken that when First Nations people come to the wall in their regalia it was going to be a sign of the end times. When we came to the wall I mean it was amazing just 100’s of Jewish people came around us and began to ask us “What are you doing? Why are you here?” And we began to share our hearts with them that we were there to bless and to honor the Jewish people and to honor the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It was absolutely an incredible incredible time. From that we were asked and we were welcomed to go to the Knesset and we went before Avraham Burg. Protocol among First Nations People is one of the most important things and protocol to our people is giving. Whenever we go to another man’s place or another man’s territory we always carry with us gifts, we always carry gifts to honor. And they aren’t just like token gifts but they’re something special to us. And Israel as we went there and we were before Avraham Burg it was all of the people, all of our First Nations people were showering him with gifts, I mean he received eagle headdresses, he received pottery, and beautiful basket work, and bead work, and regalia, and just a whole bunch of things. And I took off my Kastowa, which is my headpiece of my people, and the Kastowa had the basic frame of my father’s Kastowa on it. And my father had always been a lover and always been one who prayed for the peace of Jerusalem. And his desire was to go to Jerusalem but he died before he could get a chance to go to Israel. And I had the privilege and the honor of carrying his Kastowa and giving it to the Chairman of the House of Israel.  So I had the chance to do that and he accepted it and we sang before them. We were they called us Warrior of Peace in the Jerusalem Post and in CNN they said there was First Nations People.  And he said “You keep referring to yourselves as warriors and he said “When I think of warriors,” he says “I think of people with guns doing battle.” But when I look at you he said it means Warriors of Peace.”  And so this was his declaration over us that we were “Warriors of Peace.” And while we were in Israel we had some other very interesting things happen. We had one of the Generals of the Israeli Defense Forces contact us and asked us if we would sing on our drum for the Defense Forces across the radio network of all of the defense forces outposts all across you know whether it was Lebanon, or Jordan, or Israel, or wherever they were. And we sang right in their Renaissance Jerusalem Hotel we set up our drum and we sang over the radio to all of the Israeli Defense Outposts everywhere.

Sid: Jon off of your CD “Rise Up Mighty Warrior.” This is what the Israeli Defense Forces might have heard.

Our Guests Bob & Jayne Griffin

Bob Griffin

Sid: My guest is red hot for the Messiah he’s a Prophet his name is Bob Griffin. I’ve caught up with him in Charlotte, North Carolina where he’s speaking at a church there and this broadcast is being done on April 10th the day before April 9th Bob Griffin had a revelation from God that the world will never be the same. What did God show you?

Bob: Well it actually it literally began Sid probably about 8 weeks ago and the Lord began to during the time of the prophetic word a date came out and you know we’ve seen so many people that have given dates about different things and the one thing that we don’t want to do is we don’t want to cause people to stumble, but we do have to lean to His understanding when He’s beginning to speak something out and so…

Sid: You know even before you tell us what God showed you God has used you with specific dates with people in the past give me one example.

Bob:  Well here’s an example and this is a fresh one so it’s a testimony that’s on the tip of my tongue.  I received a phone call a few days and somewhere around 6 or 7 weeks ago I came into a meeting I began prophesying to an individual and it was a very lengthy prophecy probably close to 15 minute long specific word.  Which a lot of people at times will wonder why doesn’t the Lord speak to me that way but God chose to speak to this man in length.  During that specific word I gave him a date and I said “On March 13th your life will begin to take a new turn, it will begin to change God’s going to open up several doors of effectual ministry that are going to change your life and it’s what you’ve been believing God for” and I gave him some other details. Well that was about the end of it he came up afterwards and said “Boy you have no idea what you ministered to me.” And I hear that every single night because the accuracy is there and the fruit is there. And suddenly I get a phone call from him and he said “Do you remember prophesying to me about March 13th, and I said “Yes.” And he said “Could I give you a testimony?” And I said “Sure.” So he just called me up and this is fresh and he just said “He said I’m endeavoring to be a film maker in Hollywood and he said “I’m endeavoring to write scripts and he said on the morning of March 13th the Holy Spirit woke me up and there was a heavy anointing on me and he said “I sat down and I wrote an entire script for a Hollywood production and I wrote it all in one day.” He said “I’d been dreaming about this for nearly 20 years and he said “I’ve never had the anointing to do it but I woke up that morning and he said it just blossomed.”  That afternoon I receive a phone call from a producer in Hollywood with a production company, that I won’t mention but very major production company, and they called him up and said “We’ve heard that you’re endeavoring to do some work and do you have any scripts that you can show us?” And he said “As a matter of fact I do.” That was the end of it until just a few days ago he called me again and he said “I’m meeting with this Hollywood production company who is also meeting Paul Crouch and we’re endeavoring to do some stuff together. So as we begin to do these things together would you please be holding me up in prayer?”  Now I gave him a specific date of March 13 his life is radically turned. He had mentioned he had no intention of traveling anywhere for 6 months until he gets the call from a Hollywood producer that said “Get on the plane I want to meet you in Las Vegas.” He’s actually there on this very day the day that we’re speaking he’s there right now.

Sid: Now I’m going to take you back a few weeks ago and you bumped into the producer of my television show Janie DuVall and in the midst of conversation you said to her that “There would be a dramatic change of some sort in the ministry of Messianic Vision or my ministry on April 9th.”  And then the Lord started expanding what would happen on April 9th.

Bob: Yes.

Sid: Take it from there.

Bob: It was actually very special when I began ministering to her out of my spirit this date came forward and I’m sometimes hesitant you know we don’t realize what we’re saying when we’re under the anointing and we’re foretelling and were spilling out. When that day came out I really didn’t know what it was but I had time to go on and reflect and say “Okay Lord, what is about to change?” And what happened is I had a supernatural dream, I have dreams and I know that they are supernatural dreams that you know come from the Spirit of the Lord. Here’s what began to take place, I had a dream that I almost throughout I thought “This might be junk mail I thought that I would just throw it out.”  And it wouldn’t go away and I woke up one morning I dreamed that I was walking along side of a building and I was heading from a westerly direction to the east.  All of a sudden I looked and I was with 4 other people whose faces I didn’t know and I was walking along and suddenly I was taken out of myself, carried up to a high mountain and I was looking down at myself walking with these 4 people.  Suddenly the whole group of 5 made a left hand turn around the building and there was a river coming out from beneath this building and a bridge.  And the 5 of us began to cross over and as we began to cross over we turned and knocked on a door and the door opened. And when the door opened a woman was standing inside and we made another left hand turn and when we made this other left hand turn all of a sudden these 5 women were in there preparing for a great big meeting.  And they did something very unusual and I’ll try to hurry this up but they began to dance and one of them said “All we want to do is see Him and she motioned to the heavens and pointed to her eyes and she said all we want to do is hear Him, and all we want to do is feel Him in this place.” Suddenly she said “Get ready, get ready and suddenly the whole building began to shake, the floor was shaking and vibrating the floor, everything was just moving with this sound and it was an Israeli Jewish sound that was coming into this building. Suddenly she said “There must be one here, there must be one here” and I turned around to see what they were pointing at and she said “Are you Jewish?” And she said “Yes, she said “This sound is coming for you.” And I suddenly realized in this dream that I thought I was going to a meeting that was going to last 10 minutes or so and then it was going to be over but suddenly this sound was happening and it was something very pivotal.  Well when I was coming through the doorway the woman standing there at the door said “18, 19, 20, 21.” And I thought “What is that?”  I woke up from the dream and I started to throw it away and the Lord said “I want you to take a look at this.” And I began to realize that the Lord was speaking to me about the 5 fold ministry, there were 5 of us we were walking from the west which represents grace, the east which represents the law and God was having us turn around in the 5 fold ministry and look at once more towards the east towards Jerusalem.  Suddenly we made a left hand turn we crossed over a river. I began to study Ezekiel the water that comes out from underneath the temple it flows from the west to the east I began to crossover the bridge.  As we’re crossing over the Lord saying the 5 fold ministry is beginning to cross over the church is going to begin to make a major turn. The Spirit of the Lord is saying right now as we begin to make this major turn the church is going to begin to turn their eyes once more towards Jerusalem and suddenly we knocked on the door when the door opened up all of a sudden realized that something was happening.  I woke up from the dream and I began to count as I began to count we made three left hand turns, we made three right hand turns, we made a left hand turn and all of a sudden I realized that cadence was happening your left, your left, your left right left, it was a countdown three lefts, two rights a left. Three to one this is a countdown for the church for the church to turn back towards Israel. And this is shift that we’re talking about on the April 9 I believe that God is saying look again. And its no coincidence that at this time Colin Powell is visiting getting ready to form an alliance that will come in and help Israel. I believe that the Lord is saying that even as a nation we’re to turn and look. Even as the church were to turn and look and the Lord is telling us to embrace Him for the storm. God spoke to me yesterday and He said “I want my people to embrace me for this storm; I want them to come close to me before these things take place.” And I suddenly realized that the Lord is crying out for intimacy and in the midst of that 3-2-1 countdown the Lord began to take me to Revelation 3:21.  When I looked at it He said “I’ll grant you to sit on the thrones with Me and then I looked at the 18, 19, 21. I counsel you buy from me gold refined in the fire. I counsel you to get white garments that you’ll be clean and I counsel you to get eye salve for your eyes.  I believe God is saying that this is the time that the Gentile church is the Christian church will begin to turn around and not be anti-Semitic but to turn around and begin to look towards the holy roots, begin to look and realize that we’ve all been grafted in and then God is doing something very powerful and it’s a time for us to turn around.   I believe that the water mark that the Lord was speaking about April 9th and I believe in addition to that that we’re going to see some incredible things happening in our nation and the Middle East.

Sid: Tell me what we’re going to see and again Mishpocha this is being done on April 10th 2002.

Bob: Well I believe that the Lord is saying right now that we are to look towards the Middle East and toward Saddam Hussein during the mouth of June that we are to look up. Several weeks ago the Lord woke me up from a dream and He said “There’s going to be a big earthquake.” I went into a service that night and I announced it I said “The Lord said there’s going to be a big earthquake.” Well four days later we had one in Afghanistan.  Two weeks later goes by the Lord says “More earthquakes.” We had 2 more then we had another in the Philippines. And then the Lord said “Another earthquake coming and God says “I’m going to shake Baghdad.”  The Lord said the governments of this age are not going to do this work but the governments of God are going to begin to do this work.” And the Lord began to show me “Look back towards that 1040 window again.”  Well I know when the Lord begins to redirect my path He’s saying “You’re doing but I want you to turn around and look at what I’m doing and where I’m going.” And so I hope that I’m sensitive enough to start turning where He’s going and walk where He’s going.

Sid: Is there…there’s going to be an outpouring of God’s Spirit we know this; what kind of shaking will occur in America as well as the Middle East?

Bob: Well it’s interesting in 1992 the Lord began to prepare our ministry.  I asked Him one day there was so much speculation about oh tribulation, rapture and everything.  I said Lord this is just so confusing I’m a new Spirit Filled believer I don’t know what to believe and I heard the Lord say “Prepare to go through tribulation.” He didn’t say we’re going to go through it He said “Prepare to.” And so we began to dig in and we began to get ready.” And so when I hear the Lord say “Embrace for the storm.” I believe He’s telling us I want you to embrace and that there’s a lot more getting ready to happen. And so I believe that He’s telling us that to get close to Him, get sensitive to Him let Him speak to us with this outpouring that He’s giving to us so that we are in our right position.

Sid:  Are we going to see more disasters in America?

Bob: There’s no doubt in my mind that we’re going to see more I regret that I wish that we weren’t but I believe that the prayers that came forth in 9/11 averted much catastrophe.  And I believe that unfortunately we’re coming back to a place of complacency and lethargy and apathy and when we do we’re not pressing in. But I believe that the Spirit of God is for us to come back to Him right now.

Sid: …People that have taken the course of yours have they been able to understand dreams and visions?

Bob: Oh absolutely we just got a phone call less than an hour ago from a woman who said “I’ve never had any dreams and visions we came to the conference I’ve been having visions all days the impartations was caught; the oil of the Holy Spirit is upon her and she’s understanding.  My children I have little children who have been having drams and visions because they have been under this anointing. And my little daughter Jasmine when she was 4½ years old began having dreams.  She began speaking in tongues and baptized in the Holy Spirit and she began to have…

Sid: Bob we’re out of time.

Our Guest Peter Gammons


Sid:  Now Mishpochah this is not hard to believe for a Bible believer that believes in the Bible, but it’s hard to believe for a normal American Christian that my guest who I will introduce you to in a moment in one campaign in Brazil 45 deaf and dumb people instantly were healed, 45 many born that way.  My guest Peter Gammons I’m speaking to him in Orlando, Florida where he’s pastor of Cathedral of Faith. Peter this is so mind blowing that if God hadn’t done that through your ministry would you have difficulty believing that this is going on today?

Peter: Not really when I came to Christ and I discovered Jesus heals the sick today Jesus said “You’ll do greater things than I did because I go to the Father.”

Sid: Well He said that but you know where the rubber meets the road here in America if one person that was deaf and dumb got instantly healed it would make headlines.

Peter: Yeah it makes headlines it’s made headlines in Brazil in the cities where we’ve seen it happen. There’s not been one person they say that doesn’t know about the miracles that have taken place it’s shaking cities.

Sid: Peter did you come from a good Christian family?

Peter: No I didn’t.  I wasn’t raised in a Christian home the only time I ever heard the name Jesus was in blasphemy.

Sid: As you know I come from a Jewish background and the same was true for me but normally I don’t think of someone that’s not Jewish being raised in that type of environment in this day and age.  So coming from that environment where did you first start having a spiritual appetite?

Peter: What happened was I was born 11 years after my brother and my parents after my brother was born and nearly died at birth were told that they couldn’t have anymore children. And so for 11 years they were thinking that they couldn’t have any more children and then suddenly I appeared.  And my mother said “Lord we give this one to You” she wasn’t spiritual but she just felt that it was a miracle baby and said “I give this one to you.” From as young as I can remember I was searching for God. I involved in the music business at a young age and actually joined the local church choir just to get voice training but it was not an evangelical church and I never heard the gospel preached there but I attended for many years and was going to the 8:00 service, the 10:00 service and the 6:00 service as an unsaved person.

Sid: But why did you?

Peter: I knew that there was a God and I wanted to know Him but I didn’t know how to find Him and I even considered entering the priesthood but the priest advised me against it and said that he wouldn’t recommend it to anybody (Laughing.) I just was searching for God and then one day I was invited along to a meeting to a meeting with a group of young people and I went along to the service. And there was a young man that talked about how he met with Jesus personally and how Jesus had taken him out of a life as a gang leader. Which h I wasn’t in anything terrible like but I went away and they gave me a little booklet called “Journey into life.” And I went home and it talked about how I could know Jesus personally and there was a prayer to receive Christ as my Savior.  And I prayed that prayer and there was no flash of light and there was no angels floating around the bedroom.  But I had a peace inside that God had forgiven me and that Jesus had saved me and now I was just so excited I met with Jesus personally and I wanted to tell the whole world. And that’s how I got the fervor to be an evangelist.

Sid:  And now I notice something else that we had in common that in additional to being raised in a household where Jesus name was predominately a curse word, I had as a young child a tremendous fear of death.

Peter: Hm.

Sid: And I remember having a conversation with myself one time that went something like this I as home and alone and the conversation was “What happens when you die?” There was just a question popped into my heard I don’t even know why and I started as a young child trying to visualize and I could only come up with the cease to exist scenario and that was so objectionable I just blocked it from my mind.  Why did you have such a fear of death?

Peter:  Yeah what happen was one day I was walking home from a club where I had been performing a nightclub where I had been performing and I noticed that this man was following me everywhere I went he followed me and he was getting closer and closer and I could hear his footsteps behind him and in the end I stopped and I turned to him and said to him “Why are you following me?” And he said “I’m going to kill you.” And I said “Why and he said “I don’t like you.” And he’d been watching me all night and I’d had friends all around me and was having a lot of fun and he was a strange character just standing in a corner watching. What happened I regarded as a miracle but my mother had been at home and she had been feeling very uneasy and she decided she was just going to drive around and see if she could see me anywhere and she pulled up alongside me as I’m standing there with this man. And she wound down the window and said “Get in the car.” And so I jumped in the car and then she just sat there thinking that it was a friend of mine that I was talking to and waiting for him to get into the car. (Chuckling.)

Sid:  Hm.

Peter: And I just said “Go go he’s going to kill me” and she said “Well we’re going to call the police.” And I said he’s got brothers who are bigger than him. And what happened was he ended up stabbing a policeman. But it left me with a terrible fear of death and I started was music and my whole life was a singer.  I started singing about having guard dogs and bars at the window and suddenly what I thought was going to be freedom and happiness and success became my prison.  And I used to have a single prayer I prayed “Don’t let me die, don’t ley my cat die, don’t ley my grandma die, don’t ley my mother die, and don’t let me die” and that was my whole prayer life I was afraid of death. And the night that I received Jesus I got the Bible that my grandmother had given me many years earlier though I’d never read it before. And I didn’t know where to look in the Bible but I just opened it up and it fell open in Philippians chapter 1 and I read these words “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” And I said “How can anybody say that to die is gain? And I thought well the night I was saved I thought I’m only going to be with Jesus what could be better?  And for the first time I turned the light off and I went to sleep. I used to sleep with the light on because I was afraid someone was going to get me I had my bed in the middle of the room.

Sid: Hm. A lot of children do that.

Peter:  I had a knife beside my bed and I even got myself a gun and that’s how afraid of somebody killing me I had this phobia.

Sid:  And so the fear was surrounding you and instantly it disappeared?

Peter: As instant as this I turned the light off and went to sleep and I’ve never had problems sleeping since. I’ve had problems waking up but no problems going to sleep since.

Sid: (Laughing) Yeah I noticed something else in your bio that intrigued me and there came a point in your life where you wanted God’s power desperately tell me about that point.

Peter: Hm.  What happened was I had a year as a Christian after I was born again. I had a whole year of trying to win people for Jesus I’d tell them about Jesus and they were not interested. And I couldn’t work this out because I was so desperate to know God and I couldn’t work out how everybody wasn’t. And then…

Sid:  I had that same problem when I became a believer my biggest shock is very few Christians were Christians.

Peter: Yeah yeah it’s amazing and of course living in England which I was born and raised there and only moved to America 3 years ago so I was far more cynical in anti-Christian environment and with very few evangelical Christians.  And so here I was in a situation where I tried evangelizing I tried praying and I didn’t know how to pray.  I heard someone talk about anything but they never said that tithing had anything to do with money it just said we need to give 10%. So I thought it meant 10% of my time and I thought I had to pray 10% of my time. And so I tried giving God 2 hours and 40 minutes and if you can imagine as a new Christian trying to give God 2 hours and 40minutes within 2 minutes I run out of ideas what to pray about so I got under total condemnation that I as a useless Christian and in the end I just got to the point where one point I lay in bed and I said “God I don’t know how to live this Christian life I’m messing it up if I were you I’d take me home now because I’m only going to let You down.”  And I said “I’m going to count to 10” and I was very serious I said “I’m going to count to 10 and if I’m still here when I get to 10 I’m going to live for you.”And I began to count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.” When I got to 10 I was still there and I’m going to live for You but I’m going to need something and I don’t know what I need.” So I went along to a service where I heard that they prayed for people afterwards and at the end I went forward I didn’t listen to a word that the minister had prayed it was a charismatic service and they’d have people that were hopping around and dancing in the service and I thought that this was terrible and I thought they should be reverent and this kind of thing. And I never seen the enthusiasm on people alive for Jesus.  But they prayed for people at the end and I went forward and I said “I just need something in my life I just need power.” And the man showed me in Acts chapter 1:8 where it says “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you’ll be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” And he showed how when the power of the Holy Spirit came on the early disciples it turned them into preachers and people were saved 3000 saved the first day and he said “You need the Baptism.” He said “Have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit?” I said “I’ve never heard of it before and he said “You need it.” And I said well if I need it I’ll have it. And so he prayed for me to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and I just felt such power I felt twice as tall as I walked out of the meeting.  And the preacher said to me “Have you spoken in tongues yet?” Who had been preaching and I said “I’ve never heard about that I’ll have to read a book on that subject.”

Sid: (Laughing)

Peter: But I knew that there was a power in my life so I got this book that was by Rita and Dennis Bennett called “The Holy Spirit in You.” About the revival that took place in the Episcopal Church and I got as far as page…as far as the second chapter and I said “Lord I can’t wait and tried to speak in tongues. And I thought that the Holy Spirit was going to come and take control but God never possesses you have to cooperate with Him and take a step of faith and speak out by faith. But I didn’t understand all of that then and I was expecting God to do something but it said “They spoke in tongues it didn’t say God did.”

Sid: Peter hold that thought we’re going to pick up here on tomorrow’s broadcast…