SID: I’m here with Andrea. Andrea, you were sabotaged. That’s all I can say. You should have never survived what you went through. You’re Swiss. Your mom was involved in … It’s like so many that are involved in searching for truth. Sometimes they get into the counterfeit. They get into witchcraft, new age, the occult. She was in all those things. Then she turned to drugs and alcohol. The marriage was bad. She gets pregnant at 21 with Andrea. And your father is abusive, even threatened to kill you. And at age three and a half she literally took you, escaped, and went to shelters, homeless-type shelters. I mean, you really were sabotaged. But when you were 11 years old you two were rescued. What happened?
ANDREA: So when I was 11 years old I played soccer in a club. And my best soccer friend ended up being a Christian, so he would tell me about Jesus and I always believed in supernatural things since my mom was involved in witchcraft and new age. I would always see visible creatures walking around in my room or audible voices talking to me. So I always knew that there was a spiritual world outside, but I wasn’t able to give a name to it. And my friend, he would tell me about this Jesus. And when we would have games, my mom would come and watch the games, and so did his mom as well. So they started to get to know each other, and we ended up becoming good friends with them. And since they lived right in the village next to where we were living, we ended up going to their house quite a lot.
And when I was 11 years old, they both asked us if we want to ask Jesus into our hearts. And we ended up saying, “Yes, of course.” And it was the best decision ever. So they both prayed for us. We ended up receiving Jesus. And I saw my mom as a young boy being completely transformed by the power and love of God in a very short amount of time. She was set free from everything. Really beautiful.
SID: But, you know, Andrea is young, and he wasn’t willing to give up the world. So you might say as we have a phrase here in America, one foot in the Lord and foot in the world. But he wanted to be a professional athlete, and you were involved in … in Switzerland they have something called floor ball, which you tell me is ice hockey is the closest to floor ball. And you were ready for the championship tournament, but it was better than the championship tournament. The scouts from the top pros were going to go watch him become a superstar, and the Hollywood movie script was going to be written out in his life. But that’s not the way it was written. He breaks his ankle. Tell me about that.
ANDREA: So I was supposed to play at the under-19 world championship that was taking place in Switzerland, and I was obviously training really hard in order to make the best out of that opportunity. And literally three days before that world championship would start, I broke my ankle. My ligaments were torn, and I was obviously really hurt and disappointed. So I was 17 years old when that happened, and I remember going home and just for the first time really opening up my heart to God telling him that, “I want to give my life completely to you.” I was looking for things. I was trying to have my identity anchored in things that I wasn’t supposed to do. And for the first time in my life I also admitted to Jesus that I was actually hurt not having a biological father next to me.
In just a couple of seconds something entered my room. Love entered in, and I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and the love—on the floor weeping for hours and hours. And that’s where my life really started to be transformed in an absolute beautiful, incredible way.
SID: And this love has driven him to revelations that frankly I haven’t heard other guests talk about, about operating in miracles. And this love allows him to operate in miracles, but that’s not what his passion is. His passion is, he says, anything God has given him, God has already given you. And his passion is to see you operating miracles but not for the miracles. He wants you to operate in miracles to grab the attention of a non-believer so that they too can experience being joined from above and knowing the Messiah of Israel. We’ll be right back after this, because I want him to explain these revelations to you.