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Sid: My guest is red hot for the Messiah her name Sharon Allen. She’s one of the 10 Jewish people that I put in my book that God directed me to write. It’s called “They Thought for Themselves.” We found out all this week Sharon who was raised in an observant Jewish home went to the West Coast, she married a man that wasn’t Jewish, but they were members of a very religious Jewish synagogue. Her husband participated; it was time now for him to convert to Judaism, and everything was going fine, but because this was an Orthodox group of Jews he had to renounce Jesus. He said “I’m not willing to do it” and Sharon was shocked. She knew he came from a Christian background, but he never went to church, he never read the Bible, his god was money he was in Real Estate business. So to prove that he was, as she put it “mashugah,” that’s a Hebrew word for “crazy.” She started reading the scriptures, and reading, the more she read the more convinced she was that Jesus was in fact the Messiah. Then she said “I’ll know what I’ll do I’ll read all the Jewish commentaries. So she got quite a library; she read all the Jewish commentaries she could get her hands on. Then she started reading what are called anti-missionary books. These are books written by rabbis, or Jewish people that want to prove Jesus is not the Messiah. She got into quite an exchange with a man that wrote one of the more famous anti-missionary books his name is Gerald Sigal. On yesterday’s broadcast you said that you would argue with him because now you had read the scriptures for yourself, and he would make statements that were untrue. You wouldn’t leave it alone, for instance, he said “Jesus could not be the Messiah because there’s no women in Jewish genealogies, and what did you say?
Sharon: Well in 1st Chronicles, in the Hebrew scriptures in the book of Chronicles, 1st Chronicles, there are most definitely are women in that Jewish genealogy. There were things like that that kept occurring.
Sid: But Sharon, I mean it’s overwhelming, everything you’re doing is pointing to as you call Him, “That Man,” Yeshua, Hebrew for Jesus. Why didn’t you just believe in Him, what’s stopping you?
Sharon: To me it was the most important decision that anyone could ever make, and because of my background I was so concerned about making a mistake that there was just no way I was going to believe in something that I felt was “goyisha.” So I just could not understand, you know, how this confusion could even happen because if Jesus is for the Jewish people why wouldn’t the rabbis have understood that? Of course, I was always raised to respect my rabbis, to believe what my rabbis would say, and this is the most important decision in anyone’s life is God, making a choice for God. So it was just so difficult for me, but it’s true. Everywhere I looked, everywhere I turned, everything I heard, everything read, everything I saw kept pointing me into the direction that what they say about Yeshua is true.
Sid: Now, your daughter of course, as you explained earlier this week, is going to what you would expect the Hebrew academy, a nice Jewish school. You find out they’re having a meeting at this school with a very famous rabbi. Tell me what was this meeting?
Sharon: Well my rabbi, Rabbi Mendel Duchman, had called me and he had said “You know at Alisa’s school there’s going to be this very famous deprogrammer. He is actually an internationally known deprogrammer by the name of Rabbi Immanuel Schochet. He’s going to be speaking at Hebrew Academy, and maybe you can go and maybe at some point you can ask him to help you.” So Ron and I, and Alisa decided we would go. We were very excited about going, we were comfortable about going because this is my daughters school we know everyone there. Before we went we had devised a plan, and this was the plan we would go we would sit very quietly in the audience, we wouldn’t say a word. Then after the meeting was over, and only after everyone was leaving then I would quietly go up to the rabbi and ask him if he would please help me. So we went, we went that evening; we sat up front because this was Alisa’s school we were very comfortable there, and Alisa was on one side of me, and Ron was on the other, and we sat there. We listened to the rabbi, the rabbi spoke about Israel, a little bit about the Jewish people, and traditions. This was really being used as an outreach to the Jewish community so that those that were not sending their children may decide “Yes” they would like to send their children to a Hebrew day school like Hebrew Academy. When the rabbi was finished speaking he opened it up to the audience. The first person raises their hand and says “I have a question. You know I don’t know what we’re going to do about the missionaries who are in the area.” The rabbi said “You don’t have to worry about the missionaries in the area you just have a Jewish home and you don’t have to worry.” He said “Does anyone else have any questions?” The second person raises their hand, says “Rabbi you don’t understand these missionaries are having meetings with our children in the area, and we don’t know what to say to them.” The rabbi said “Look if you send your children to a Jewish day school like Hebrew Academy you don’t have to worry.” Now the third person raises their hand and says “Rabbi you don’t understand the situation there are missionaries that are having Bible studies with our children, and our children are bringing home scriptures that we don’t understand.” Well at that point the rabbi became quite animated he was standing on a platform, and he had a podium in front of him. He grabbed the sides of the podium, and he sort of brought his body up over the podium and loomed out into the audience, and he shouted “Never ever under any circumstance does any knowledgeable Jew who has a Jewish home who understands Yiddish kite, who knows their Judaism ever turns to ‘That Man!’” I was in shock because I thought he’s talking to me, and so I grabbed Alisa’s hand and I said “Do you think I should say something?” Alisa said “Yes mommy” and I grabbed Ron’s hand, and I said “Do you think I should say something?” Ron said “Yes.” So I said to the rabbi “What do you say to somebody like me I have a Jewish home, I know Yiddish kite, I am a Jewish woman who understands Judaism, but when I read my Bible,” and I had brought my Hebrew Bible with me and I was holding it in my hand. Then I said “But when I read my Hebrew Bible I see ‘That Man.’” Well from that moment until the end of the evening, which was about 12 midnight…
Sid: Now you’re pretty bold Sharon. I mean up until this point… now you’re publicly saying something.
Sharon: I couldn’t help myself. After the third person asks the same question and the rabbi was so emphatic with his answer. My daughter said “Yes,” and my husband said “Yes” I felt I had to say something. When I said that from that moment on the rabbi and I were in direct dialog the rest of the evening, until about 12 midnight. During the course, during the course of the discussion between he and I, both my husband and I would say “Maybe we should let someone else talk.” The audience themselves would say “No we’re interested in what you’re saying, and what you’re talking about.” Because the rabbi and I were talking about scripture, we were talking about Jewish history, we were talking about Yiddish kite, we were talking about traditions that the Orthodox Jewish people keep, which seems to point to the idea that we do need to sacrifice even if we don’t have the temple any longer. Because the Orthodox Jews we still have certain traditions that we do. Such as on Yom Kippur before Yom Kippur the Orthodox Jewish people, for the man they take a rooster and 3 times they turned the rooster over their head, they swirl the rooster over the head say “May this rooster, may my sins be put onto this rooster.” If it’s a woman…
Sid: Well you know Sharon my father was raised in Poland his father, my grandfather, used to do the same thing because you see the Talmud says “You can’t even have Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement, without the shedding of blood.” Let’s pick up here on tomorrow’s broadcast.
Sid: My friend Roy Fields who is a worshiper of God and he feels God’s pleasure when he worships. I’ve been in his meetings some that had 100,000 people came to various meetings all in total because there was such a God hunger. Roy on yesterday’s broadcast I asked you about children in different states that see the same angel when you worship. Tell me what they told you.
Roy: Yeah, it was the craziest thing they came back to the CD table and I only heard one of them because I saw a video, but the other three told my staff to get a message to me that during the worship we had about 8,000 people in the arena most of those nights. And they said “They looked up and behind me was standing something like a 14 foot angel waving a sword on fire.” And when I first heard it I thought “Wow, that’s awesome.” Because I’ve never seen anything, I’ve heard things in the past but when two – three weeks went by and another child from another state said the exact something, and then another child and then another child; Sid there had to be an angel waving a sword on fire behind me while I was leading worship.
Sid: And at some of the meetings where they reported the angel did you notice anything unusual that went on with say the salivations, or healings?
Roy: Oh yeah, there was a couple nights healings broke out where there wasn’t even a word of knowledge people just started screaming out in the middle of the meeting and all of a sudden they would be coming up to the platform. Nobody touched them, nobody gave a word of knowledge they were just healed; I remember particularly in the beginning weeks of the revival that there was a 15 year old kid who had a burn-mark on the right side of his leg, or the left side, of his leg and in the worship it disappeared. And he came up and pulled up his pant leg and showed it and that got my attention; that really got my attention. I was like “Wow!” There’s one thing of being, what’s the word, there’s one thing of being addicted to His presence it’s a whole other thing about being healed because of His presence.
Sid: I have a question for you here’s a statement you’ve made a quote from you Roy, “When we worship it activates us to believe.” I’ve always seen that with certain evangelists if they’re smart they have worship before they teach and then pray for the sick. But in your meetings people get healed just while they’re worshiping. What causes that?
Roy: Well the statement that I made that activates belief is because when you’re going through life and you wake up in the morning the typical American, or typical person around the world goes to work and they have to go provide and make money and then come home. It’s kind of a monopolist thing and yet it’s a necessary thing. And when they come into a service where Jesus is being lifted up worship; when you’re singing about God; when you’re singing to Him, mainly to Him not about Him your heart begins to line up with your words and you’re words begin to line up with your heart and now you can all of a sudden believe because you’re in that atmosphere. Do you know what I mean it’s kind of like when you hear soaking kind of music you automatically feel peace because it’s about the Lord. It’s just music is very universal and powerful Sid; it’s the only thing I’ve seen besides laughter or even speaking in other languages that everybody understands immediately when you play the first few notes. It’s so powerful. When David you know you think of David when he played his harp why did the demons leave King Saul? Because music is so powerful and when you add a heart to music and not just a heart but a heart to God it is extremely powerful.
Sid: Tell me about your song “In the presence of Angels.”
Roy: “In the Presence of Angels” was written around December 2007. I was in this person’s house a friend of ours who is a boat Captain and he’s got a dolphin cruise off the Gulf Coast of Florida and one night we had this small little meeting where I led worship and then preached and then that night I just couldn’t stop singing to God I just continued going on through the night. In the middle of the night probably about 1:00 in the morning while I was worshiping God I heard this melody I wasn’t trying to work out a melody, some people try to write stuff, I really try to hear; I head this (Singing) “Dada da, dada da, da da da, da-da-da and I felt like I had a brunch from Heaven. I felt like I was seeing angels dancing around in formations and stuff and around the throne kind of thing and it just came to me (Singing) “Holy, holy, holy, holy” I heard it over I must have played that song that night probably about 2 hours straight and it’s 4 chords. So you think it would be monopolist but it wasn’t it was just like…I looked down at my watch and I thought there is no way I’ve been playing this for 2 hours, that’s how that came about.
Sid: Now, do you believe you actually heard the angels singing?
Roy: I do, I do today; I probably didn’t 10 years ago but I definitely do today and I’m not afraid to say that.
Sid: What was their worship like?
Roy: It causes you to have to fall on your face.
Sid: Well okay if you’re driving I suggest you pull to the side of the road.
Excerpt: “In the Presence of Angels”
Sid: That was “In the Presence of Angels” by Roy Fields. He got this song from angelic help; it came from Heaven. When people go into his meetings the anointing is so strong because there’s a hunger and expectancy for revival. I mean Roy you have been blessed you’ve been with so many men of God that have moved in revival it’s kind of contagious. You’ve been with Rodney Howard-Brown, recently with Reinhardt Bonkheke, and I imagine when you lead worship for these people whatever anointing they’re moving in it kind of falls back on you and you capture it. Then when you do your own meetings you see the same results people in your meetings experience the fire of God, the love of God; the breakthrough, the develop deep hunger for God.
Sid: I’ve got a woman that has witnessed with her very eyes, along with her husband, some of the greatest miracles we have ever seen on planet earth. Certainly has seen more miracles than any human alive, her name Francis Hunter. Francis in your book you talk about you talk about a man by the name of Gene Lilly, tell me about him.
Frances: The story of Gene Lilly is an incredible story because he had multiple sclerosis, he had diabetes, he had high triglycerides, he had high cholesterol, and the doctors had told him he was dying. He read…
Sid: Multiple sclerosis… I’m reading multiple sclerosis, paralyzed, diabetic…
Sid: I mean it’s… dying you say?
Sid: Okay and what happened?
Frances: And he read a book “How to Heal the Sick.”
Sid: I know that book we’re offering it this week. (Laughing) What a cue.
Frances: Hallelujah. He read the book and found out where we were going to be, and they brought him there. Now his children had never seen him out of a wheelchair. So when he came to the service we have a tremendous number of words of knowledge, and this happened at Disneyland of all places. We had a lot of word of knowledge, it seemed like it went right down his line, but it jumped over him. So finally I said “Well now if there’s anybody that still needs healing you just come forward.” He crawled on his hands and knees because he left his wheelchair home that night, and he thought “I’m gonna be healed so I won’t need a wheelchair.” He crawled down the aisle, and the ushers picked him and stood him up and I laid hands on him and I commanded all those things to be healed in Jesus name. He fell out under the power of God. While he was under the power of God he began to get feeling in his feet again for the first time in years. So finally the ushers picked him up again, and he crawled back down the aisle. Now I always say to people “I’m not moved by what I see here, feel, taste, touch, or smell. I am moved by what the word of God says. The word of God says ‘When I lay hands on the sick they shall recover.’” I want you to know 24 hours later Gene Lilly was totally healed of everything that was wrong with him.
Sid: What happened to his MS?
Sid: What about his diabetes?
Frances: That was gone.
Sid: He was paralyzed, could he walk?
Frances: Yes! That was the first time his children had ever seen him walk. First time they had ever seen him out of a wheelchair. He went to the doctor the next morning, who was not a believer. He said to him “I got healed of diabetes last night” because he took his sugar the next morning and it was perfectly normal. The doctor said “Who healed you?” He said “Jesus” and the doctor said “Jesus who?” (Laughing) So he said “Jesus Christ the Son of God.” Now that was 34 years ago and Gene Lilly is a Bishop in the Episcopalian Church in the Philippines.
Sid: Tell me in chapter 11 of your book you talk about healing through the use of prayer cloths. You talk about a baby’s grandmother that got ahold of one of your prayer cloths because her grandchild’s head was much larger than it was supposed to be, it was a water head.
Frances: Yes. You know the funny thing is, it’s the most amazing thing what will happen when people will just put their faith out enough to believe. In Acts 19:11, 12 God tells us that “God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs and aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.” Now we send prayer cloths out of our office every single day. I mean anybody that writes to us that they’re sick we send them back a little prayer cloth and tell them, I always tell them to put it next to their heart. Because every time their heart beats the power of God will go through that little cloth into their bodies. Every once in a while we have these unusual things, and a grandma wrote us from England I guess it was. She was telling us about a grandchild that had a water head, and had no hip sockets. So we prayed over this little prayer cloth and we always send out pink 2×2 little prayer cloths. Now remember it has to go from our office to the post office, to New York, then it flies across the ocean, but it doesn’t lose its power, that’s the thing people have to remember. The power of God is incredible, and of course we always end every pray in the name of Jesus, and the name of Jesus is above every disease that there is. So the grandma happened to be babysitting with the baby when the prayer cloth came. So she put the prayer cloth on the baby’s head and the water head went “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.” I don’t know how to really make the sound that a water head would make…
Sid: You did a good job.
Frances: Did I do a good job? Okay and the water head totally disappeared. Here’s the interesting thing, 6 weeks later she took her baby back to the clinic and they got so mad at her because they said “This isn’t the same baby you’ve been bringing in here because this baby doesn’t have a water head, he has perfect hip sockets.” All from a little prayer cloth that went across an ocean and was laid on… well the baby has little fists, you know how they sleep with their little fists up?
Frances: She put that little prayer cloth in the inside of that little fist and that baby was totally healed of everything that was wrong with him. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. You know the thing we all need to remember is that is true that name of Jesus carried power 2000 years ago and it carries that much power today.
Sid: Yes Francis, but you’re special you have all sorts of gifts of healing the average person can’t do that. Can they?
Frances: I don’t think I’m special, well I am special because I’m 90 years old and not many people get to be that old. God’s word says “Every believer” it makes no exceptions, “Every believer shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.”
Sid: Listen here’s what I believe, and I’m gonna put you on the spot.
Sid: You put people on the spot so I can do the same with you. Would you pray over every box of books that you send to me?
Sid: And would you pray that the same anointing that was on that prayer cloth for that little child, that baby’s head and the hip socket, would you pray that same healing anointing would be on every one of your books “How to Heal the Sick” that we will then send out to those that are listening?
Frances: You know we’ll do more than you even ask. I won’t pray over every box; we will open every box and lay hands on every book.
SID: Hello. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally, it is naturally supernatural. How would you like to have every one of your prayers answered? I mean all of them. Would you really like that? Would you? Would you like all your prayers answered? Well my guest has gone through and learned how faith operates the hard way. I don’t want any of you to go through what she went through. But as a result of the process, she saw the most amazing supernatural answers to prayer, and through revelation, God has taught her how to teach you to have your prayers answered. You want it? Now I know Jennifer LeClaire as the news editor with a major Christian publication, “Charisma Magazine”. But it wasn’t always that way, Jennifer. In fact, when you were three years old you came from a non-Christian home. You actually could see something. You saw a spirit of fear and it has plagued you, it plagued you most of your life.
JENNIFER: It did. I saw that spirit of fear, Sid, in my bedroom. I didn’t know what it was, of course, at the time, being three years old. My mother thought it was my imagination and would come in with a broom and try to chase it away. But it was. It was a spirit of fear that targeted me from a very early age to destroy my destiny.
SID: Now you had a boyfriend you were living with and you had an altercation, and you called 911, and the police came. And then you decided this is going too far, don’t want to do it. And so the police officer didn’t like what you did. There were some charges filed because you didn’t want to file something against your boyfriend, and they haul you off to jail. But then they release you, but you’re not allowed to change cities without notifying them. And everything is going along fine. You then eventually marry this boyfriend and you’re married, and you have a child. And he says, “I’m going on vacation for two weeks.” And you say, “Okay, bye-bye honey.” And then he never shows up. And so she files for divorce. Her attorney in searching things finds out that the paperwork she was supposed to have filed, which she did, to change cities, since she was on probation, she didn’t do. And then in the middle of the night, minding her own business, the police show up at her door. What happened?
JENNIFER: Yeah, they did. I was falsely accused seven years earlier. And I thought it was cleared. I thought it was done. I had done my paperwork. I had done my duty. And sure enough, the police come knocking on my door in the middle of the night. Now I had hired a defense attorney who told me this is a paperwork issue, don’t worry about it, we’re going to take care of it, and I believed him. Then long not before I had a maid who tried to actually extort money from me. She wanted to be paid more than what I was willing to pay her, and she had seen the paperwork from the attorney, and decided, you know what, if I can’t get what I want from you, I’m going to call the police on you, and that’s what she did.
SID: Okay. So now you’re taken away in the middle of the night. You’re put in jail. You have five years of hard time facing you. You’re worried about what’s going to happen to your three-year-old. Your husband has totally disappeared. And some evangelists come to the jail and they start telling you the Good News. Coming from the background you came from, how could you just simply become a believer? Wasn’t that was called jailhouse religion?
JENNIFER: That’s what a lot of people thought when I got out of jail, Sid. But you know, the testimonies, there’s such power in the testimonies, and the testimonies were so powerful. One of the women had been delivered from heroin. She was a heroin addict. And my best friend at the time was a heroin addict. And when I saw what God had done in this woman’s life it so touched my heart. The Holy Spirit, the conviction fell on me, and I decided, you know what, I’m going all the way with Jesus
SID: You went all the way in the world and now you’re going all the way with Jesus. She gets a Bible and for the first time in her life, she devours the Bible. And then the Spirit of God talks to her and says, you’ll be out in 40 days. Now you tell people you’ll be out in 40. Why was it impossible to be out in 40 days?
JENNIFER: It was impossible. First of all, they denied me bail three times, even with an ankle bracelet and even with home arrest, despite the fact that I was working for a Fortune 500 company at the time. So it was incredible that I couldn’t get out. But nevertheless, the judge was going to be on vacation on the 40th day. There was no way I could even stand before the judge on day 40.
SID: Well day 40 comes and what happened?
JENNIFER: Day 40 came. I was waiting to see another judge, sitting in a cell by myself for hours, where it seemed like hours. I get a phone call from my attorney and he said, “Jennifer, you don’t have to stand before the judge. This has all been taken care of. Get ready to go home. You’re walking free and clear.”
SID: Forty days! There’s something about the number 40. Okay. But what about all the pills you were on for depression and for anxiety? How many years were you on these pills?
JENNIFER: At that time, about 11 years.
SID: Well what happened with that addiction?
JENNIFER: Well you know, they came to give me my medicine and after I got saved they still wanted me to take these medications, and I said, I don’t need this medicine, Jesus. I had joy in my heart for the first time ever. I was free. And they said, you have to take this medication. You know, we went back and forth. Eventually I decided I’d just better do what they say. So I took it. My body rejected it. They didn’t like what they saw next, and they said, okay, you don’t have to take that medicine any more.
SID: Yes, but what happened to your anxiety and your fear, and depression?
JENNIFER: That all went away. I still had a battle to face with fear, but the depression was gone.
SID: And you didn’t take the pills?
JENNIFER: I never took the pills again.
SID: Not only that, she learned faith to such a degree, and I don’t know how you pulled this off, when they let her out in 40 days, all the records were erased. It’s almost like what the Messiah does to our sins. How did that happen?
JENNIFER: You know, there’s just no record of it.
SID: I tell you what. We’re going to come back and I want you to learn how to pray like she prays. I want you to learn how to exercise faith like she exercised faith. Be right back.
Sid: My guest is Bill Morford I’m speaking to him at his home Lexington, South Carolina. Several years ago I got ahold of his Bible translation it is called “The Power New Testament” subtitled “Revealing Jewish Roots.” When I saw that he had an explanation for such things as the Jewish roots, the Jewish idioms, the Jewish customs, even the tenses of the language that I had never seen in any other Bible before. It is like when the New Testament was written it was written in a Jewish land for Jewish people, and there was no need for explanation of these idioms; no need for explanation of these customs because all of the Jewish people that heard these letters that were read to them from congregation to congregation they understood it. Today a lot of the culture of Christianity has distorted the original meaning of the words in the New Testament. So Bill I am so grateful to the Lord that you invested your life in this “Power New Testament.” Out of curiosity what do you mean by the “Power New Testament?”
Bill: When I was translating Greek, when I was studying Greek, I saw that in the New Testament that the Greek had a lot of power. It was actually a good language for the Jewish authors to use, not as good as Hebrew but it could be just as powerful as Hebrew. But the power was not translated by the scholars that do our ordinary translation. I had no idea that I would eventually publish, but it just irritated me whenever I ministered. I would use the power and bring out the power that the authors had put into the New Testament. So when the Lord told me to get serious with it, and I knew I was going to publish I just translated literally what the authors had written. They often said things like “You must do this immediately,” or “You must continually do this.” Jesus gave stern rebukes at times. It’s just awesome the power that’s in there that’s just missed.
Sid: There are so many things we want to discuss that each one of these things… This is the amazing thing to me Bill, each one of the points that we’ll be discussing this week is enough to change someone’s destiny. For instance, one of my favorite words that you translate, and the way you translate it is the Greek word for “sickness.” Why did you translate that “evil” and perhaps you can give me a scripture where it is used?
Bill: Here’s an example of it in Matthew 4:24, “And His reputation spread through all Syria, and they brought to Him all those having various evils and various diseases, and being tormented and possessed by demons, and being moonstruck, and paralytics, and He healed them.” The word there translated “evils” is translated “sickness” in most translations.
Sid: Okay this is a good point to find out the revelation that God gave you personally about healings some 25 or more years ago. Tell me about that.
Bill: Well it was interesting He forced it on me, of course I believed in it, but it was night at 3:00 in the morning. One of my sons and I were driving back from New England to South Carolina at 3:00 in the morning on a Pennsylvania interstate that was really torn up, and it was shaking the car. The right lane was blocked off for resurfacing, my son was asleep in the backseat. A semi came up right on my back bumper with those big headlights shining and I had a pounding headache that wouldn’t quit. Nowhere to go couldn’t even slow down, so I cried out to Jesus and the headache vanished on the spot. Within a minute it came back and I just said “Oh no, oh no Jesus come back” and the headache left, and I haven’t had a headache since.
Sid: What about other sickness with you?
Bill: None, I haven’t had a sore throat, upset stomach…
Sid: Bill how old are you?
Bill: I’m 75.
Sid: And you’re telling me that you have not had to battle even diseases, and headaches, and stomachaches for how many years?
Bill: Well more than 25 even for headaches. My last prescription was given in 1956.
Sid: Hmm. So you must have some great insight into healing, but to me once you realize that sickness and disease is evil, and evil doesn’t come from God, I imagine that alone helps you resist.
Bill: It sure does.
Sid: Is there any other insight that comes to mind about healing that has helped you remain in divine health?
Bill: No I’m just determined that he’s not gonna do it. If I get sniffles or something before I went to bed I rebuke it. Haven’t had any discomfort and no problem at night with a stuffy nose in the winter, or whatever.
Sid: Now I love your translation. I’m looking here at Matthew 5:1 many call it the Beatitudes, and you say “Blessed.” Your footnote here says “The Greek word translated “blessed” throughout the Beatitudes is “makarios,” and it means ‘Blessed and happy, or the repentant.’” Where did you get the word repentant?
Bill: That’s a Hebrew idiom that’s in there. That’s the poor in spirit.
Sid: I’ve heard so many people try to explain what that means, but it’s impossible to explain what that means if you don’t know the Hebrew idiom.
Bill: That’s right. I don’t know of any translation that translates the Hebrew idioms in there.
Sid: Okay, we were talking earlier about the title of your New Testament called “The Power New Testament.” Give me an example of that.
Bill: Okay, Mark 11:23 is one of my favorites.
Sid: That’s one of my favorites too. I’m so glad you’re gonna read that. Here by the way I’ve got a copy, and those that are listening will have one very soon, but until you do I’m gonna turn to follow you that because I mean I have preached from your translation of this. Would you read that for our audience?
Bill: I surely will. “Truly I say to you that whoever would say to this mountain. ‘You must immediately be removed and you must immediately be cast into the sea,’ and would not doubt in his heart but would believe that what he is say is happening, it will be to him. Because of this I say to you, you must continually pray for everything, then for whatever you are asking, believe that you have taken it, and it will be there for you.”
Sid: You know the word that really gets me is when you say “believe that you have taken it.” I have actually preached in healing meetings I want you to reach into that invisible world for your healing, for whatever you need and just take it, grab it. I mean is that the way the Greek expresses it?
Bill: It is. It’s take and our polite translators say “receive” instead of “take.” See Jesus said, He didn’t say “Receive the Holy Spirit,” He said “Take the Holy Spirit.” We’re are supposed to be eager for all of the things of God, and just reach out and take it.
Sid: Let me tell you, I mean there’s just so much were gonnahave to talk about this week. I’ll tell you another favorite in your translation of mine that has opened… Every one of these nuggets Mishpochah open up a whole new realm of understanding from the idioms to the power behind these words, to the tenses, to the Hebrew roots, but in Matthew 18:18 let me read Bill’s translation “Truly I say to you: whatever you would bind upon” then in the footnote you explain “To bind is a Hebrew idiom meaning to forbid. Binding and losing refer specifically to the dietary, Sabbath, and other regulations, including civil law, as well as to spiritual things.” So “Truly I say to you: whatever you forbid upon the Earth will already have been forbidden in heaven with ongoing effect.” In other words, when the Lord prayed “Thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven” it’s already been done in Heaven, that’s what this translation is telling me Bill.