Monthly Archives: April 2018

Our Guest Jim Richards



JIM:  But, man, you’ve got the most polished speakers in the world. You’ve got this one guy up there and you’re just looking at him like “What?” Man, he walks up. And he was funny. His glasses were sliding down his nose. And he was always making all these weird faces trying to get his glasses up. And all these other guys, you know they would preach for like 90 minutes, you know? He gets up and speaks about 15, 20 minutes. I’m going to tell you something. From that day to this day I have never struggled with faith. Never! And the verse that he taught on was from the Book of Philemon, Philemon 6, where it says “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing that’s in you in Jesus.” Now if you just took that at the King James translation that’d be enough to change your world! And that’s what he did! He… and, and he just basically said, Look, if you want the communication, the living, the sharing, the functioning of your faith to become effective, start acknowledging all the good things that are in you in Jesus. Man, that was, that was monumental in 1975! And I remember the very next day I, you know, I was, I was doing my undergraduate work in theology. Man, I’m telling you the next day we got together, we’d, we’d have a big chapel service every morning, there’d be several hundred of us get there, get together and pray. I’m walking around saying Father, I thank you that I’m the righteousness of God in Christ. I thank you that I am an overcomer. I’m more than a conqueror. I mean I’m going through this stuff. And I notice it’s getting quieter and quieter in the room and finally nobody’s praying but me! And you know I don’t care so I’m going to just keep on. Finally when I get through praying I look and the whole class had stopped praying and they were all standing on this side of the room looking at me. And basically one of the guys that had… you know, was, was, was a senior went to one of the pastors and said you need to talk with Jim. He’s got an ego problem.




JIM:  And they called me and they said what, what is this you’re doing in prayer? And I said I’m doing what the Bible says. I’m acknowledging the good things that are in me in Jesus. And, and I mean…. honest… They gave me the nickname “Mr. Self-Sufficient” because from their perspective you, you needed to be talking about what all was wrong with you. You need to be, you know, you know whining and crying about whatever was wrong with you. And let me tell you something. That doesn’t change anything. Now yeah, you got to own that stuff. But I, I don’t want to live in the realm of what’s wrong with me. And that’s not what I, see that’s not what I share with Jesus. I shared that with Him when we died together. But when I got raised up with Him we left that in the grave.

Our Guest ISki Abla

SID: Okay. I can’t wait to hear this. She has no gas, she travels, what, four or five hours in a car on empty, gets to this total stranger’s house. He only knew about her because his church was praying for her and he felt prompted to call her. So he speaks in tongues. It turns out to be perfect Turkish and he states all of the sins in her life, and then what happened?


ISIK: Well I was so committed. I was weeping and he did this like, “Sister,” and he started speaking to me. I just passed out. But when I came back I was a completely different person. I was transformed completely and all these lies and deception of Islam left me. I felt like tons of demons left me at that very moment.


SID: And she had a supernatural hunger for more and more, and more of God, and God met it. One day you go to church and they talk about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and being able to speak in a language such as you just heard in your own tongue. He didn’t speak one word of Turkish.


ISIK: Then I was so hungry after that. I was like, wow, I am serving a God that nothing is impossible, so I cannot put him in a box anymore. So I started going to a spiritual church and believing everything the Bible said about God, and he did. And then pastor, one night, made an altar call: “If you want to be filled with the Holy Spirit, just come to the altar.” Before he even made the altar call, I threw myself to the altar. I want to be filled with the Lord’s spirit! Before I even finished, boom, a fire of God, just like a liquid poured down on me. My knees were shaking. It was like electrical power of God. And I opened my mouth in obedience and it just started flying. Butterflies were coming from my mouth and I started speaking in tongues. And it changed my life, ministry, everything.


SID: You know, with the background you came from tell me how you have such joy, such peace. Tell me how.


ISIK: That joy is supernatural because we should have the joy of the Lord as believers, and it’s one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. And I started seeking God’s joy in my life because I hadn’t known joy. I was a believer, I had some joy, but it was not real always. And then I pursued God to release his joy in my life and he did it. But it wasn’t only receiving it, I learned to keep it and exercise that joy every single day, and it happened with freedom in Christ, accepting and receiving my identity in Christ, because I was feeling ugly and stupid. I was called and I started every morning declaring I am fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s own image. And the Word of God started bubbling up within me. So that joy comes from making an agreement with the Word of God. I hold hands with God and I say yea and amen to his Word for me.


SID: You have some six million followers on Facebook, mostly Muslim. I imagine a lot of these women that are being abused in Muslim countries relate to you. You also do television.


ISIK: Yes.


SID: Tell me the type of women that correspond with you from when they hear you talk?


ISIK: Well they start seeing glimpse of hope and end of the darkness, and they say, I want to have the joy you have. I want to laugh. I never laughed in my life. And I want to tell you, until I came to America I never laughed in my life. Then after Jesus, I started laughing out loud, because in my culture, only prostitutes or bad woman laughs out loud. And now I don’t even care. I just laugh. God gives me that joy.


SID: Well I’ll tell you what, there are so many women watching right now in other countries, but also in the United States of America that are maybe not as abused as you, but they are abused and they think there is no way out. Talk to them.


ISIK: Well I just want to speak to you right now. If you are lacking joy in your life, you’ve been through trials, tragedies, maybe even rape, maybe even a raping family, and you are looking at your circumstance, and you are saying no good will come out of my life and I can never laugh. You have such anguish and sorrow in you. And I am here to tell you, not coming from a perfect background, but coming from a mess, coming from tragedies myself, that God can restore your joy right now in this very moment because the God that I serve is God of hope. And I am speaking to someone right now that whose one breast is removed because you have cancer and you lost your joy after cancer. You overcame that cancer, but you have no joy. You were not abused, but life really treated you very badly and the enemy was there. And I just want to speak, maybe you’ve been through divorce right now and you feel so much this label and weight on you. And God wants to remove that weight from your shoulders and say to you right now, you’re not labeled as cancer patient. You are not labeled as a divorcee. You are not labeled as a raped person. You are an overcomer. If you receive my Son and his joy right now at this very moment, I release this joy to you. In the name of the Son, Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, be filled with Holy Spirit’s joy.


SID: And for those that have said I’m sorry of my sins, Jesus, wash them away, make me clean, come inside of me. Anyone that has said that prayer or saying it as I’m speaking right now, you pray the fire of God on them right now.


ISIK: Amen. I speak fire right now from top of your head to the bottom of your feet that you will be filled with Holy Ghost in the name of Jesus Christ right now. Your latter will be greater. The best is yet to come. You are not defeated or put down. You are more than a conqueror right now. Be filled with that fire in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.


SID: I’ll tell you something, when you read her book, “I Dreamed of Freedom,” you won’t just dream of freedom. Whatever prison you’re in, you’re going to be set free.


ISIK: Amen.

Our Guest Ryan LeStrange

SID: Ryan, you don’t know how blessed you are. When you were just a young man, you had a vision of the Throne Room. That provokes me to jealousy.


RYAN: Yes. I had a life-changing encounter and my story was I was bound in darkness. I got radically set free. Now, I’m really pursuing God. I say I’m in hot pursuit. And all of a sudden, I’m taken into the Throne Room, and when I’m taken into the Throne Room I’m literally in the Glory of God. I see the Glory cloud. I see the feet of the Lord. It’s like I am just this little tiny creature looking up at this skyscraper kind of sized entity. But I was swallowed in the Glory. Right after that happened, Sid, I went somewhere to minister and the most remarkable thing, I think perhaps I never saw this since then in this manner, I was ministering. The Glory came in, as I told what happened, and every single person, all of a sudden through the course of the meeting, was knocked down in the floor in the power of God. And that’s one thing, but the other thing was—


SID: How does a teenager handle that kind of power?


RYAN: You know, I think you’re just so shocked because you’ve been in the Throne Room. It’s real to you. So when it’s happening, this is an extension of what you saw in private, but now it’s happening, and people were being miraculously healed. You know, it’s one thing to have an encounter like that, but I always want to ask, okay, what is the result? And the result was people were delivered and healed, and set free.


SID: You recently had a vision of the lightnings of God. What do you mean by lightnings of God?


RYAN: Well this was one of the most stunning visions I’ve had, and I’m seeing it come to play in America, but I believe it’s for the nations. I saw this huge Glory cloud. I knew it was a Glory cloud because I know enough about that to know. But inside of this cloud were storm systems, if you will. There was tornadic activity. There were lightnings. There were rain clouds. As far as the lightnings, the lightnings, they are different things. They’re revelation. Light in the Bible represents revelation, but also, they’re moments and types of ignition. After I saw this I realized what the Lord was saying, “I’m literally going to release my lightning strikes in dry territories,” and they are going to become ablaze with the power and the fire of God.


SID: And you know, the drier the area is, the greater the fire. So there’s hope.


RYAN: And maybe, Sid, they’re like, well I’m in such a dry place, what can happen? But you know what, God is setting you up for a lightning strike that’s going to shift your life, your city, the people around you. We need to get out of this demonic haze of saying it’s hopeless and it’s impossible. The Glory storms are coming, the supernatural is upon us and it is time for the church of Yeshua, the Lord Jesus Christ, to step into her prophetic destiny, not later, but right now.