Archive for May, 2012
Sid: We want everyone everywhere to do what Jesus said is your inheritance, now what I said, what he said, “You will so the same works that I have done and even greater.” Those that get on the internet and they’re so upset that we have people on the air that pray for the sick and they get healed. What are you going to do with Jesus’ words? “Those who believe will do the same works I have done and even greater.” My guest Steven Brooks on yesterday’s, I was drinking some water, I was starting to take a gulp and I was so glad I hadn’t I just casually said to Steven the first fast you went on do you remember it, how long was it? And he just rattles off, “forty days.” Now Steven, did you see any specific fruit, results from that forty day fast. And by the way he was quick to say he doesn’t do things like that now or advise it to people unless God tells you to, but go ahead.
Steven: Well, one of the things that came out of that was just a deep peace, I felt after the fast was accomplished that any anxiety or wanting to rush things with the Lord was just gone. I felt in my heart that I knew that the things God had planned for my life were going to unfold and that God’s hand was on my life and everything was going to be fine. Sometimes we can say, when God when, and to rush God is actually to find fault with God. So I just had such a peace that overwhelmed my life that even things that use to maybe irritate me before it was just gone and now I could find myself that I could smile at it, things wouldn’t phase me.
Sid: You know what it sounds like to me like you tasted a little bit of? In Hebrews it talks about there’s a day, and this day is called the day of the Sabbath rest. And it sounds to me like you entered into it.
Steven: Yes, it felt like every day was a Sabbath rest, even when working I just felt the joy, I just felt like God’s hand was on my life. And I knew that also the Lord had heard my prayers and that although the Lord never came and talked to me personally in a sense during this fast, I never had any spectacular type thing happen I did have a deep witness in my Spirit that God had heard my prayers and at the right time and at the right way they would be answered and that everything was going to be just fine.
Sid: I have your new book and it’s called “God’s Nuclear Power.” And candidly most Christians know about prayer and fasting, most people realize we’re instructed to do this. Most people see the great power that the apostles had, that Jesus walked in and He did things and they did these things but most people don’t want to do it, why?
Steven: I don’t think that they understand the great rewards waiting on the other side. And it says in the Bible that God is rewarder of those that diligently seek Him, that’s in Hebrews and that word rewarder actually means “wage payer.” God has these wages that He can pay and they’re so off the chart, and I’m not talking about a monetary wage, we might get a pay check every two weeks, because the Lord doesn’t pay every two weeks. He might pay every six months or He may come around at certain seasons in our life, but when He come with the revelations and the blessings after we have had seasons of seeking Him, my goodness you wouldn’t want to trade it for anything, it’s priceless what He can do.
Sid: Paint me a picture that God does when people fast, and in particular you point out in your book and don’t just fast which could be an extreme diet, but fast and pray; you put the two together.
Steven: I’ll just give you one example, I went to do a meeting one time in the state of Pennsylvania, and I went into the meeting with three days of prayer and fasting, I dialed the food down to hardly amounts of food. I had a few cashews and I had a few peanuts so I was definitely hungry, but I dialed the food intake down and just drank water, drank a little bit of juice, went into a meeting. And when I got to the meeting something had happened at the church that was hosting where there was a missed communication and there was a very small turn out. I was told before I came that we would have about three hundred people in the meeting and when I got there there was only about eight people.
Sid: Oh no.
Steven: And so the first thing I felt like the enemy tried to discourage me with thoughts by saying “You sought the Lord, you did all this preparation for these meetings and you completely wasted your time”, and I said, “Lord I could go in and preach to these eight people or however show up as if there were 8 or 10,000.” And by the time the meeting did start we had swollen up to the large size of 15 people and so, I just went out and ministered and had a good time. And the Spirit began to move and after I preached a message there was some ladies in the meeting who had seen my itinerary and noticed that I was in town. They came to the meeting and they brought a very nice African American lady with them, and she was in her mid-forties and they said, “Brother Steven, pray for our friend that she has recently become a Christian, but she feels that she’s under such a heavy darkness all the time.” And I said, “Okay,” and so the lady stood in front of me, I begin to pray for her and I saw that she was under bondage to a former spirit of religion, and it was a very dark religion that she had come out of. And I rebuked that and it left her and when I touched her, the Lord Jesus filled her with the Holy Spirit and she fell out on the floor. Now this lady been a Muslim all of her life, but recently became a believer and she fell out on the floor.
Sid: But she still had that baggage chasing her around even though she was a Christian.
Steven: Yes, there was no question and she was born-again, her heart belonged to the Lord but she had the baggage and instantly the Lord Jesus baptized her in the Holy Spirit and she fell out on the floor, began to prophesy. And the very next day she told us that when she fell on the floor she had a vision where the Lord Jesus walked up to her and said, “I have filled you with My Spirit, now walk in my power.” But also when she woke up the next morning, now this lady was in her mid forties, when she woke up the next morning and went outside, she was shocked, for the first time in her life she saw that the sky was blue, she had no idea that the sky was blue Sid, she thought all of her life as a Muslim that the sky was grey. And when she became saved…
Sid: It’s almost scales over her eyes to see the beauty of what God’s done.
Steven: Yes, when I returned from this trip and I was back in my local hometown I went to get a coffee, and I ran into a friend of mine who emigrated from Iran, now lives in America and I share with him the experience of this lady. He said, “Oh yes, that’s very common in the Arab world that when a person experiences a genuine conversion and get’s filled with the Holy Spirit the former Muslims, they get saved and the grey scales come off and then their able to see everything in color the way that God intended them to.
Sid: Tell me rattle off a few things that you’ve have seen in your own life that has happened to you because you have done a fast, or prayed and fasted.
Steven: I had a piece of property for sale, my ministry owned this land and we tried to sell it, we put it on the market for three years and in three years only one person came and looked at it, didn’t really have an interest. And you know it was a beautiful piece of property, even the Realtor said, she said, “Steven this is a fabulous piece of property and there’s nothing wrong with your property but it’s just that there’s no property selling right now; banks are not lending money on land, we’ve had the economic recession.” So she said, “It’s almost impossible to sell land right now.”
Sid: Now you realize right now, that want to sell their house, their land a lot of someone’s, but go ahead.
Steven: Sure, but for three years no body interested in it, couldn’t sell it, I actually thought I don’t even know if I could give this land away. I said, “Lord if I tried to give it away, I don’t know if anybody would take it.” That’s how negative the situation looked, but I said, “Lord, I’m going to seek You and I believe You can help me sell this land.” So I pulled out all the stops and I fasted and I prayed for ten days, didn’t eat any food for ten days, drank some water, drank apple juice, some other types of juice. And on the tenth day the Lord spoke to me and said, “I’m going to help you now sell that land.” And so I sent out an email again saying that I’ve got a piece of property for sale. I’ve sent out emails before, I put out brochures and I sent out one email and instantly overnight I had eight people wanting to buy the property. It didn’t make any sense in the natural, I actually had to pray and ask God “Who do you want to buy it?” And the person that the Lord said, “I want this person to buy it,” was a person who’d never even seen the land. They actually never even got the original email; somebody else received the email and forwards it to that person. They ended up buying the property at the full asking price, sight unseen.
Sid: Let me ask you a question, yesterday we talked about you don’t encourage long fasts unless God Himself tells you to. You said something about three days, but that’s still very intimating to people that have never fasted before, three days. Would it do any good, here’s my question for you, “If someone fasted one meal?”
Steven: I think that the Lord would be greatly impressed with that, the Lord responds to all of our actions to seek Him. He takes note of the slightest thing, whether it’s studying your Bible at lunch time, during work, and these extra things we do.
Sid: The gospels grace, it’s not works!
Steven: Your correct it’s not by works, but even as James said, “If we do have faith, there will be works to go along with that.” Now we’re not doing works to try to earn something because Jesus already earned it for us at Calvary. But what we’re trying to do is we are trying to back down the Adamic nature that so often tries to interfere and override our spiritual authority of who we really are.
Sid: And you know to me one of the greatest values of fasting, is to put down the flesh so that your spirit can gain ascendency.
Steven: That is correct and now you know the perfect will of God, now your ability to learn and discern what God would wants you to do is so sharp and so clear that the rewards that come out of that are fabulous. And so that’s why I would encourage a person whether it’s one day or three days…
Sid: What about someone that goes to work and they’re not going to have energy?
Steven: That’s a great question, so what you have to do is you’ve got drink a lot of juice. If you just drink water…
Sid: I’ll tell you what, we’re out of time right now, I want to pick up on that question on tomorrow’s broadcast. But Mishpochah, when you see literally the nuclear power that is released in every arena of your life because you are fasting. When you see the miracles operating, when you see the down loads of supernatural wisdom that you need in your life right now, that marriage that you’re struggling with right now; you need some wisdom from God. When you see the gifts and callings of God that activated in your life, even some prophecies you’ve been waiting for…
Sid: We want everyone everywhere because today is the beginning of Purim from the Book of Esther; we want everyone everywhere to romance the King; to have intimacy with God. There is not a more important subject. Now my guest all this week has been Brian Lake, we’ve been featuring his book “Romancing the King,” but as a result of romancing the King in Brian’s life, we found out yesterday that he has uncommon favor. He’s given such wisdom in the business area by God; as a matter of fact I understand you don’t take a real large salary for ministry do you.
Brian: Actually I don’t take any salary from the ministry.
Sid: I know you don’t, and I believe that one way that God has extended His favor because you have learned the secret which is the most important secret in the Kingdom of romancing the King; God has so blessed your family. I am very intrigued how each member of your two children and your wife, move in extraordinary gifting. In fact you minister in churches as a family. Tell me just briefly about your wife and your two children.
Brian: Absolutely, well let me back up a little bit and say this that I see a lot of ministers go out you know and minister and let their family behind and I’ve seen that and that can you know wreck a family because the Father’s never home. And I wanted to take my family with me because I wanted us to be a family together. There is a lot of people out there CEO’s, managers and stuff that manage you know that manage hundreds of people but they can’t even manage their own home, three people, five people or whatever. And I believe that if we take our family with us to different places they’re in that revival, they’re in that presence of God and they see God you know healing people and setting people free. So that’s why you know 99% of the time I take my entire family with me. I actually have three children, my youngest is four which is Melanie and she actually prays for people and we’ve seen the power of God hit people, you know they fall on the floor and begin to manifest and touched. But my wife, Pamela she has a compassion you know for other countries, the poor, the orphans and we’ve done a lot of support with orphanages; and we’ve done that but we’ve seen a lot of healings and miracles take place through…
Sid: Let’s just take each member of your family; let’s start with your wife, Pamela. What is her unusual strong gifting?
Brian: Well, again her gifting is compassion. I mean she’ll take whether we’re at a big conference and there’s thousands of people there, she’ll take time out for that one person and begin to minister to that person. And she has a strong anointing for people that have problems with their minds, thoughts, you know oppression and different things like that and we’ve seen a lot of testimonies through that. Jordan, he carries the fire of God, I mean he goes into a place, the fire of God comes on him, he begins to throw the fire.
Sid: How old is Jordan?
Brian: Jordan will soon be fifteen years old here, and you know he’ll get up there and he’ll have words of knowledge and begin to give out words of knowledge. And sometimes in services it’s just like it hits him and it’s like a machine gun going off as far as words of knowledge and he’ll have people actually stand up during the service and just call them out and people are getting healed without him even touching them sometimes.
Sid: Now what happens when he says “Fire” and touches someone?
Brian: Well, many times people will just, if they need healing they’ll get healed and a lot of times though they’ll fall on the floor manifesting in the glory and the fire of God.
Sid: Now tell me about Molly, she’s twelve I believe.
Brian: Molly’s twelve years old and she kind of the, she has an anointing like Kathryn Kulman and she ministers a lot in healing. She’ll have words of knowledge on healing, and she has many testimonies of people even getting healed from cancer. And a strong anointing that’s on her life is that many times when she prays for people they’ll actually smell the fragrance of the Lord. They’ll smell in the natural.
Sid: One of the things we spoke about yesterday was the uncommon favor in your life and as far as I’m concerned and if it were just your family it would be enough; but in the financial arena you have really uncommon favor. And you pray for people for anointing for financial breakthroughs; have you seen good results?
Brian: We have and when we go to different places we’ll release the impartation for a financial blessing; even as a family we’ll release the family anointing on people. And we have seen tremendous testimonies of people’s businesses begin to prosper; for an example one time we were in actually Guatemala and this family their business got broken into, stolen, they lost all their money. We prayed over them for financial blessing, we got reports back that they started another business and their business began to flourish basically overnight. We’ve even went into business’s, walked into their business here in America where there business was failing you know not very much business, revenues was down, walk in there, begin to pray over their business and the next day it begins to flourish and begins to prosper again. So we have testimonies like that, just God blessing people.
Sid: I’m going to have you pray at some point this week for financial breakthroughs but it seems to me that the gifting that you have it extends to families, it extends to romancing the King. I don’t know of a more important subject than romancing the King, do you?
Brian: No, that is the most important thing that we can do to have that intimate relationship with the King, we have to spend time with Him, we have to live out of the secret place instead of just going into the secret place, we have to live out of that place. Because it’s in that place, in His presence there’s everything that flourishes in His presence. That’s, we need to go in there because the Bible says that God knows the plans that He has for us, you know for our destiny, for our purpose in life. And a lot of people don’t know what their destiny and purpose is but they are never going to find out unless they get to know the King who knows the plan over their life. And it’s in that place of the secret place that fellowshipping with Him, that getting to know what His desires is; and once you know His desires they become our desires.
Sid: You had a vision of what God will be doing in America or actually in the whole world as far as pouring out spiritual and natural blessings; but in this vision you saw how people were going to lose these blessings, tell me about that.
Brian: Right, what I’d seen was, God showed me this in a vision and what happened was, I’d seen the hand of God go out over His people and begin to pour out blessing after blessing, you know natural, spiritual anointing and just financial wealth and pour all these wonderful things out to His people. And I’d seen in this vision the people were so excited, you know they were rejoicing and so happy that God was just giving them all this stuff. But then after all…
Sid: You know what you’re describing? You’re describing the way America is now, we’ve been given all this stuff, we are the most blessed nation in the world at this point. You know it’s almost on a double level, its individuals but you’re describing America to me.
Brian: Absolutely, absolutely, and what I’ve seen next was, I’ve seen the hand of God go back out over the same people, but I’ve seen His hand instead of pouring out the blessing, I’ve seen His hand turn and begin to motion for those people to come to Him. And what I’ve seen next was very disturbing to me because all those people that had the blessing, you know were happy and excited, but when He motioned for them to come, only a rare few begin to come to Him. And that motioning to Him was a call of intimacy with Him relationship, He was saying, “Hey, I gave you all this stuff, now do you want Me?” And only a rare few begin to come to Him, and the people that did not come to Him, their blessing begin to dry up. And I believe that’s where we’re at now, the blessings are about to dry up and the people that actually came to Him, they’re blessing begin to flourish even more.
Sid: So what you’re saying is even if things get very rough in the United States of America, we can walk in the most blessed time in history because things aren’t contingent on the economy, their contingent on our intimacy with God.
Brian: Absolutely, that’s totally correct, and this is for me is probably one of the most exciting times for me and I’m not looking at the economy, it’s an important time for us right now because God is shifting the wealth to the people that know Him. This is the time for that out pouring, I mean if people out there listening right now are close to Him and have that intimate relationship with Him, He is going to bless them more than they can every imagine. So this is a critical time for people, this is a time that actually God spoke to me and told me. He said, “Brian, in the next three months, which we’re coming to the end of that when He spoke to me in January here.” This is a critical time that we need to seek Him like we’ve never sought after Him before and He’s going to reveal you know instructions to us and tell us what to do, and line things up in our life. But it’s a critical time that we seek Him like we’ve never sought after Him before.
Sid: Is there a period of time that you try to carve out every day to just be with God?
Brian: Absolutely, because…
Sid: And how much is that time?
Brian: Well, it varies, you know for everybody I believe it may look different, it may not be the same with everybody, but for me you know I enjoy my time in the evening and early in the morning too, I enjoy that. You know and I’ll spend you know sometimes Sid you know if I really want to get into His secret place I’ll even spend you know eight hours a day at times. But on average you know I might spend a couple hours every morning. In the evening I’ll spend more time and like I said, it may look different for everyone else but you know I’ll get my Bible and I’ll begin to read my Bible, I’ll listen to teaching tapes and then one of the most important things we can do is just sit and listen for His voice for Him to speak to us.
Sid: Sid Roth here with L.A. Marzulli. L.A., we’re talking about the Bible codes, which are fascinating. But what if you took another large book, like say, “War and Peace”, and looked for predictions in that using the Bible code? What would you find?
L.A.: It doesn’t work, plain and simple. It just doesn’t work.
Sid: But there are things predicting the future. For instance, Prime Minister of Israel, Rabin. Tell me about.
L.A.: There was a Bible code that was done with Yitzhak Rabin. And in a very tight grouping of letters, “Yitzhak Rabin, assassin will assassinate.” This was done primarily before the event.
Sid: That’s pretty specific. It even gets wilder than that. Someone found it and went to the Israeli authorities, but obviously they didn’t pay any attention. What about the Bible predicts there will be strange signs in the skies. Tell me a few.
L.A.: Well certainly we’re looking at objects around the sun that NASA seems to redact those images from the Soho twin satellites. Redact, meaning they brush them out several hours after researchers would look at them.
L.A.: Good question. I don’t know the answer to that.
Sid: Tell me about the moon.
L.A.: When you look at films from YouTubers all over the planet who were looking up at the moon, filming the moon and going, hey, I’m not an astronomer or anything, but I’m looking at this body and it’s not where it should be. It looks different. It looks weird. Well if one person says that you kind of dismiss it. But from all over the globe, people are reporting the same phenomena. So we did some research on it, my partner and I, Richard Shaw. And what we discovered was a paper by an Italian scientist by the name of Lorenzo Iorio, and he wrote a paper called, “The Eccentricity of the Lunar Surface”. He thinks that there’s a large body coming into the solar system, which is perhaps making the moon act in an erratic way.
Sid: There was actually a Torah code about the moon in that particular year. Explain that.
L.A.: Well the Torah code, which is really interesting, because when this was all happening, my partner Richard Shaw sent it to the rabbis. And so they did a Torah code, and it said, “The moon will be observed in the day,” basically 2011. Anomalies in the lunar surface will be observed in 2011. So the Torah code sort of corroborated what we had been investigation, which I found absolutely fascinating.
Sid: He has an ending of the Mark of the Beast I’ve never heard before, and it rings true. I think it’s historic what you’re going to share. Will you do that right now?
L.A.: I’d love to. Thank you for allowing me to do this. We see in Matthew 24, Yeshua states something, “As in the days of Noah so will be the son of man returns.” We alluded to that before. What differentiates those days are the presence of the fallen angels. But there’s also some other dynamics in that passage which we overlook. One of them in particular is the length of lifespan, five, six, seven, 900 years old people lived, and I believe that’s literal. They lived to 900 years or older. Hold that thought. Then jump over to the Book of Revelation. It says, we all get this one, that, “Anyone who takes this mark will not be able to buy, sell or trade.” That’s an easy one. But then we find out that anyone who takes this mark, whatever this thing is, grievous sores will appear over the body. Then we find out in the Book of Revelation also, anyone who takes the mark is immediately thrown into the lake of fire. There is no grace. There is no mercy. It’s just, you got the mark, bam, you’re in the lake of fire. Not my words. Those are the words of Yeshua and those are in the Book of Revelation. A little further on we read something which is not necessarily tied into the Mark of the Beast. But here’s the deal. It says that in those days, the days of the mark, men and women will seek death and not find it. How can that possibly be? I’ve held a chip from Dr. Lear in my hand. I’ve asked him point blank, what is this thing doing? It’s changing the DNA. This thing, and this is how they’re going to do it.
Sid: This is the chip that people going into flying saucers, have the surgery.
L.A.: Right. These are prime contacts.
Sid: By the way, did this doctor find that these people were loonies?
L.A.: No, not at all. All these people that had been abducted, most of them, I would say well over 90 percent do not want any notoriety. In fact, they seek anonymity. They’re not interested in any type of [unintelligible].
Sid: Why doesn’t the U.S. reveal all the information they have on flying saucers? Other nations have done it.
L.A.: Well the other nations have done it. Greece, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, they’ve all released what were one time top secret documents. We don’t do it and I think the reason is simply this. They fear some sort of a backlash, religious backlash. What happens if people all of a sudden find out that maybe the God we’ve all believed in isn’t. This is what I call the great deception, and I believe it’s been orchestrated for thousands of years.
Sid: Okay. Let’s go back to this changing the DNA thing. Why would someone want a chip inside of them?
L.A.: Here’s the scenario. Let’s say there’s an upcoming war in the Middle East and we see some sort of a nuclear holocaust. Remember, this is just a scenario. Okay. So we see a nuclear event in the Middle East, perhaps in this country, and all of a sudden, mile-wide UFOs begin to manifest, begin to appear all over this planet. How is that going to affect everyone? They’ll come with two things. They’ll come with a free energy source and they will come with a chip, and this goes right back into what Matthew 24 states. They will come with this implant which when you take it will usher you, bring you into as a member of a new world order. And when they scan this thing, not only will it have its medical records, but it will change and correct your DNA. That’s what we’ll be told, correct your DNA.
Sid: So it will allow you to live longer.
L.A. You’ll live to 500 years, disease-free. All this…
Sid: So who’s going to say no? Only someone that knows the Lord. Only.
Sid: And you can see why they’d be enemies of the world…
L.A.: We’d be look at as Neanderthals. How can you possibly believe in this ridiculous mythos of a Judeo-Christian God? Why not just take this mark and live disease-free for 500 years. It sounds like a great deal. Look, I’ve held it in my hand and this is what I think is coming. And it’s the only thing which fulfills all that criteria, which we just spoke about that’s found in the Book of Revelation.
Sid: And as far as timing, isn’t it interesting in this whole scenario of what we see shaping up right now with the nations coming against Israel, is on the horizon with Obama’s name in the secret code. It shows you how soon it will be that the Messiah is going to return. Tell me about the rapture vision you had, real brief, because there is a blessed hope.
L.A.: I didn’t seek this in any way. I was getting ready to go in the shower. So unlike our last guest I didn’t fast or pray or any of that stuff. I was just getting ready to go in the shower. I was not in the body or out of the body. I can’t tell you, just like Paul says. All I know, I was snatched up. I found myself in the heavenly scene. I was there for three seconds, one second, two seconds, three seconds, bam, back again. Second one, I look around and I can see that we’re not sandwiched in like sardines, that there’s 20 to 30 feet between myself and other people. We are all looking in the same direction. That’s second one. Second two, there was a holy reverential silence which permeates the entire scene. You can hear a pin drop. No one is asking, gee, where are we? There’s none of that. Everyone knows exactly what’s happened. It’s a holy, I can’t even describe it, the best words, holy reverential sound. The stillness is unbelievable. Second three, I realize to my utter amazement that my sin nature, what I mean by that, is all the little nasty stuff that we do that crops up even though we don’t want it to. It just crops up and sort of eats at us, our anger or our bitterness, whatever it is, all that was gone and I was liberated. That’s in three seconds and bam, I was back and I wept.
Sid: Let me tell you something. This has never happened to me before. But a few days before this interview I woke up from a dream, and this is what I was saying in the dream, “Jesus is coming soon. Jesus,” I said it three times, Jesus is coming soon. I say to you, Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready?