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Our Guest Steven Brooks

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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…

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