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Our Guest Dean Sikes

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SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Dean Sikes. What happens if you’re in another country, Australia, and you’re in debt and you have no way of getting out? But God showed Dean how to get out. Tell me about that.


DEAN: You know, I had gotten to Australia on a Tuesday, was there for like 11 days and I had Saturday afternoon off. I was sitting in a little bitty home at the end of a little bitty street in a small city in South Australia. And I was thinking about, Lord, how did I get into this mess? And He spoke to me and He says, “I’m gonna show you a key today that will change the rest of your life. And He took me to 1 John 5:14. Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us, and if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask we know that we have the petitions that we’ve asked of Him, and that petition’s word leaped off the page. What is a petition? And the Lord spoke to me. He said, “It’s a legal binding document between you and me. It’s my word on the line here, and I’m gonna show you how to take my word and change your world.” And He did. And for the next four hours I wrote my very first petition based on Romans 13:8: “Owe no man anything but to love. For he who loves another has fulfilled the law.” And the Lord said, “Here’s how you do this. You write this petition. You confess it out loud. You continue your tithing, your giving to your local church and then you sow your seed to other ministries of people that I show you to.” And those three steps, tithing, giving, speaking God’s word totally radically changed our life.


SID: What happened to the debt situation?


DEAN: It went away.


SID: How long did it take?


DEAN: Eighteen months.


SID: How long did it take you to get in debt?


DEAN: Ten years.


SID: But this isn’t just for money from what God told you.




SID: What does it cover?


DEAN: It covers every aspect of your life. Our son would not sleep in his own bed when he was much younger. None of us were getting a good night’s sleep. And I went to the Lord about it and He says, “Well write a petition.” I said, “You’re kidding.” He said, “No. Go to the Word.” And in Proverbs it says, “When you lie down you will not be afraid. Yes you will like down and your sleep will be sweet.” That was the foundational verse from our petition for my son to sleep in his own bed. I wrote a petition. We did what the Lord told us. Our little boy has slept in his bed every night since.


SID: Okay. At the time you got out of debt your wife throws a curve at you. She wants her dream house, but she doesn’t understand the facts of life. I mean, when you are in such a bad debt situation your credit will not allow you to buy your dream house. Don’t you understand that? Isn’t that what you told her?


DEAN: I tried to. But you know what, her faith cancelled my fact, and as a result she called me one day. I was on the road somewhere ministering. She says, “I found the house.” I said, “Honey, we have a house.” She says, “No, I found THE house.” And sure enough we looked at this house and when we drove into the neighborhood and into our driveway the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “It’s your house.” I said, “Lord, but the debt, the bad credit, the bad choices.” He said, “If you keep talking this way you will talk yourself out of what I’m doing my best to give you.” Well there’s a verse in the Bible that says, “Even a fool when silent is considered wise.” So I just shut up and I went, and I wrote that petition. And guess what?


SID: What.


DEAN: We put a “For Sale By Owner” sign in our home where we were living on a Friday afternoon at 5:30. The following Monday at 6:30 the house sold. 72 hours. I said, “Lord, this better be you ‘cause I just sold the house.” He said, “You didn’t sell anything. Your petition, my word sold the house. Get ready to move.”


SID: Well you know, as wonderful as what God showed him, this tool of how to implement God’s word through petition, what is the number one thing people are asking you as you travel throughout the world?


DEAN: Why am I here? What’s my vision? Why did God put me on the earth? A lot of people just don’t know. Maybe today you don’t know. Maybe you’re seriously wondering, why am I here? Why did life not turn out the way I thought it was going to? And the Lord showed me the answer. It’s the third verse in the Bible. God said, “Let there be light and there was light.” He translated it. It actually says, “God said, ‘Light be and light was.’” What does God say about light in the Word? Light dispels darkness but it enables vision. What’s it say about vision? Without a vision people perish. Could God be saying today wherever you are on the planet vision be? See, our vision is not ours to decide. It’s ours to discover, and when we discover God’s destiny for our life we apply the principle of petitioning God to see that petition come into light and that destiny come to light we win.


SID: Tell me about that man that heard your teaching on destiny. As you’re hearing Dean right now and this man had a big problem. He was grossly overweight, 350 pounds. Tell me about him, Dean.


DEAN: One of the most enjoyable testimonies I can share with you. This young man had a dream. He discovered that his destiny was to be a pilot and he was overweight. And with all due respect to him, at that point in his life he literally could not fit in the cockpit of the airplane. But he said, “This is my destiny, Dean. God has shown it to me. He’s revealed it to me.” And you know what?



SID: What.


DEAN: Within 18 months, again there’s the number 18, 18 months that young man went from that amount of weight all the way down to 180-some-odd pounds and literally began the process of becoming a pilot, all because he caught the revelation of what God had caught him to do. He saw the plan on how to get there. Was there some work involved? Yeah, there is work involved. But it’s absolutely a matter of our believing what God says is possible.


SID: Okay. Tell me about someone that you know that was in dire financial straits and he used the power of petition.


DEAN: Absolutely. There’s a man that I could tell you about right now that when I met him he was in debt, he couldn’t sleep, he was on sleeping pills, his marriage was in trouble. And the Lord spoke to me that “He’s a king of finance in my kingdom.” I said, “What does that mean?” He said, “There’s three kinds of people. There’s kings, there’s priests, there’s armor-bearers. Kings create wealth. Priests do what we do, minister. Armor-bearers help support.” He said, “This man is a king of finance. Go minister to him. Teach him what I’ve taught you.” And I sat down with him and I said, “You’re a king of finance.” He said, “What does that mean?” I said, “You’re called to give to bring provision for vision.” He said, “I love to give.” I said, “I know.” He said, “I don’t have anything to give though.” I said, “Oh wait. God gives seed to the sower.” I said, “If you’ll let me teach what I’ve been taught.” And as we began to process about two or three months into the process the Lord said to me, “This year I’m gonna prove myself strong to him. He’ll make a million dollars.”


SID: Now that’s putting your prophetic gift on the line. You put a time limit, this year.


DEAN: Yes. And he was broke.


SID: Yes. Do you put time limits sometimes on things?


DEAN: When the Lord tells me a specific time, yes sir, absolutely.


SID: Okay.


DEAN: ‘Cause then you know them by their fruit.


SID: So what happened to him?


DEAN: He made a million-25 that year.


SID: A million-25.


DEAN: God gave him an increase. He’ll always do a little bit more.


SID: I love that. But God showed you, you needed an airplane.


DEAN: He did. You know, I was driving home from Florida one day and I was having a pity party. And God rarely shows up at those things. But for whatever reason he showed up at that one today. And I said, “Lord, I’m so tired. I’ve been driving all these miles.” And an airplane shot across the sky. He says, “Why don’t you have an airplane?” I said, “Why don’t I have an airplane?” He said, “You’ve not given me anything to work with. Remember–”


SID: I’ll tell you what, hold that thought. Let’s find out what happened to that airplane. I know you’re not gonna go away. I’ll be right back after this word.

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