SID: Hello, Sid Roth your investigative reporter here with Rafaela Silveira. Now, Rafaela is a young woman that has a hunger for God and she went to Ghana with the Gary Oates ministry. She had been fasting for forty days, and all of a sudden the presence of God came upon her and, what happened next?
RAFAELA: Well I was telling you, I felt like this pressure coming on me, and I fell in the floor, and that was the first time that I was touched by God that way. Because I was shaking violently, and I never thought that God would touch somebody, you know, like that kind of violent way. But I was putting; really I was putting God into a box. I was telling Him, “Okay Lord, you deal this way with me, don’t deal with me.” But I was glad God did that way, because
SID: Who are we to put God into a box?
RAFAELA: I know! I know!
SID: We’re really a prideful group called humans, aren’t we?
RAFAELA: I was so glad God did that to me, because I needed to be set free from that. So I was on the floor, and I started to shake violently and I heard like a storm was going on, but I knew we were in such a warm place, that there was no storm happening, but I heard like a thunder noise, and lightening, for the first time I was conscious, and for the second time, I was still conscious, when I heard it the third time, I felt literally like my spirit was leaving my body and the only thing I saw was like gates opening in front of me, huge gates, and I went to this place where there was so much lightening, noise and thunder, and there was an angelic being on my right, but I couldn’t see his face, because I didn’t look. The only place I could look was just to the throne of God, and I saw the throne of God in front of me and I saw God, but I couldn’t see His face, and He was kind of far away from me. Somehow we were talking, it was just thoughts, like I was not opening my mouth or saying any words they were just thoughts. And God was saying to me, “Come,” and I was telling Him “I want to get there Lord, but I can’t,” because there was such a pressure, there was so much, I don’t know, it was so heavy, you know, the place was just, I don’t know, we don’t see this here, it is just hard to explain. And I wanted to get closer to God, but I couldn’t. You know, I was afraid of the supernatural. And that was such a short period of time that I was there but the people that were in the church they say that it was for hours, because they carried me out of the meeting to the bus, out of the bus into my hotel
SID: Did you know you were being carried out?
RAFAELA: No, because like I told you, after the third like thunder noise, I was gone, I was out of my body. And after several hours I came to my body and I talked to Gary, I said, “Gary, I think I failed because I was close to the throne of God and I couldn’t get closer, because I was afraid of the supernatural.” So Gary said, ” Rafaela, I think you should pray and tell the Lord that you are repenting of that and tell God that you want to see him, that you are don’t want to be scared of the supernatural.” So I prayed again, and the next day you know, it was “Oh Lord, please, you know how hungry I am for You. I was fasting, and I want more of You. I’m sorry, Lord, that I was afraid, please give me another chance.” So the next day and angel came, you know, to my room; and he came on my right side. And as soon as he came I felt this tingling feeling on my right arm, and I felt like as you pick a tissue, like he was pulling my spirit out of my body like this, and I started to go up, and as I started to go up I was scared again, believe it or not.
SID: I believe it!
RAFAELA: And I said, “No, God, I’m not ready, you know, and I went back into my body again. And then I repented again that day. It is a long story, but making it short, I had several encounters with God where you know like I was going up, and I felt scary, and I came back, to the point that I wasn’t scared of the supernatural anymore and I was able to see God and also not only go there but having God come to me, you know here in earth, because I believe we were created to have fellowship with God, so we are created to be able to go there and also to have His visitation here
SID: You know what the bottom line is, anyone can have an experience but I want to know, what was the fruit of that experience? Afterward you started praying for people, what did you see?
RAFAELA: Well, right after that first experience where I said I was shaking violently the next day we were in a kind of outreach meeting and there were a couple, there is a lot of children there in Ghana, Africa, and they were deaf. The reason why they were deaf was because of malaria. And I had a lot of love and compassion for them, I really felt a lot compassion for those kids, and I was like, “Oh Lord, help me, help me to have enough faith to pray for them and use me to do something, Lord.” But as a result of that experience the power of God was so strong in my life that the only thing I had to do with three kids that night was just to place my fingers inside their ears and I said, “Be healed, in Jesus name,” and three kids were healed of deafness that night.
SID: What did that do for you? I know what it did for them!
RAFAELA: Oh, my God. It changed my life because it was the first time I prayed for somebody that was deaf and that person was healed.
SID: We have a short of time. You went to a friend of mine in Mozambique and you prayed for, I believe it was, a man. Tell me about him, and how many people came to the Lord.
RAFAELA: Yes. Well, first I saw Heidi preaching there and the way Heidi preaches is, she goes, “Okay, do you guys want to see the power of God? Is anybody here deaf or blind? Come here because we will pray for you and you will be healed and everybody else will see that Jesus is the Messiah; that Jesus heals. So as she preaches she does that, I mean I have seen her do that. So the next day I was supposed to preach, we were doing outreach and there was about 1500 to 2000 people there that had never heard about the name of Jesus. So we played “The Passion of Christ” movie and after that I got the mike and I started to preach and I thought, “Okay, I can go bold and do the same thing that Heidi did, but Lord, I need you to back me up and show Your power to these people.” And I really felt, you know God you know told me to do it, you know, test me. So I was like, “Is anybody deaf here? I want you to step forward, you know come to the front. So this guy, this man which was about forty years old came to the front and he was deaf in both ears, he was deaf from birth, he came from the front, and I just did the same thing, I just went like, “Lord Jesus, show Your power, show to the people that you are the Messiah, that You are Jesus the healer, the Son of God.” And I said to that man, “Be healed, in Jesus name.” And he started, I had an interpreter, even though they speak Portuguese, but they also speak Macua, the tribal language. So the interpreter was interviewing him, and he was like, he could hear. And afterward I asked who wanted to give their life to Jesus, and I believe if it was not 100% it was at least 90% that raised their hand and gave their life to Jesus.
SID: About how many people would you say?
RAFAELA: 1500 to 2000 people
SID: Did you hear this? She gave up a wonderful career in business. But 1500 to 2000 people because of one miracle turned their life over to God. This sounds abnormal to you, but I tell you this is normal, and it is going to be getting more normal the more you watch this program you will become normal. You are abnormal right now, but you are going to receive such an endowment of power by the Holy Spirit your faith is going to zoom just as Rafaela ‘s has. All you have to do is surrender to God, repent of your sins, tell God you’re sorry for your sins, believe the blood of Jesus has washed them clean, and then ask God, in the name of Jesus, to live inside of you, become your Lord. Surrender to Him; make your life count. You have one life and then comes the judgment. It’s not a fear; it’s a want to. Rafaela, there is nothing to compare to the love of God. Experience it yourself. It is not a platitude, there is nothing to compare to experiencing God’s love yourself. Do it now.
SID: Hello, Sid Roth your investigative reporter here with Rafaela Silveira; she’s from Brazil. She has such a hunger to see miracles. She saw miracles as a youngster on an exchange program in Las Vegas of all places, and they went on a trip and she actually prayed for someone and she saw miracles. Then she went home and even went to what are, quote, “Sprit-filled” churches where they are supposed to have miracles, but they didn’t have any miracles. Then she found out about a man by the name of Randy Clark who walked in miracles and that hunger for the miraculous that she had almost felt, “I don’t know if I will ever see it again,” it quickened, and she became a translator for someone on his team. And what did you see, Rafaela?
RAFAELA: Well, I started to see like a lot of miracles. Miracles like I had never seen before even when I did that mission trip to Mexico. Because on that trip when I was translating for somebody on Randy Clark’s team, I saw a deaf person being healed, and I saw kind of, that is like a bump, a tumor, that somebody had on his wrist disappearing, as I was the interpreter for someone on that trip. After that, I just fell in love with the ministry. You know, I fell in love with God’s power to heal. I wanted to see more of that. But on that trip, you know where I was translating, I was like, “Lord, you know, I have got to see more of this.” And I got a call before I was invited to translate for them from somebody at my church and this person said, ” Rafaela, I see you are working with this American ministry and God is going to open up a door for you. Just say yes and go and take the chance, what ever God opens up for you, say yes.” And after that trip Randy and his international vice-president called, Tom Rutolla, they invited me to work for them for Global Awakening, working in Brazil. And I was like, “Yes Lord,” that is the chance that I wanted because then I get to see the miracles more and more often. And then God really took me above and beyond what I asked or prayed for because I wanted to see the miracles and God started using me to pray for people, you know, pray for people and see the miracles happening through my hands
SID: Tell me some of the ones you started seeing with your own hands laying on people.
RAFAELA: Deaf people being healed, you know. I loved it. The year 2003 I went to Ghana with Gary Oates and he is one of my mentors.
SID: Well, Gary Oates we had on the show and boy, does he pack a miracle.
RAFAELA: Yes. Gary is like one of my mentors and so we went to Ghana, Africa, and there I had my first experience with the supernatural, you know. Before that trip I was so hungry for God I went on my first forty day fast and I was really trusting to see God in the supernatural realm. I heard Gary’s testimony and it stirred up such a hunger in my heart. I was like, Lord, if there is a man on this earth that sees you, and see your face, I believe because you are a good father, you don’t have like, special children, you know. I believe that if we ask we shall receive and I do want to see you too. So, in one of Gary’s meeting in Ghana, in one of his meetings, I was just hit by the power of God, I was knocked on the floor
SID: For those who don’t understand, what do you mean by hit by the power of God?
RAFAELA: Well, its
SID: If you were talking to some of your friends, that are Catholic and have not seen this sort of thing, how would describe it?
RAFAELA: Okay. Well, I think I would say there was this pressure, you know, that came on me, and I felt like so much power coming on me, like in my legs started to shake, and my body started to shake. I could not control my body, you know, it was something like I don’t know, I just could not control what was happening with my body. So I went to the floor, I just fell
SID: You know what? I have an idea how we can explain that to you. We have a miracle cam of a woman who was minding her own business at a meeting, I believe it was in Brazil?
SID: And she, it was Gary Oates daughter, had what is known as a word of knowledge, and the word was her name. And the word was not only her name, but her age. And so she knew it was her, she had this condition, a horrible gastritis condition and even though this is with subtitles the presence of God is so strong you are going, some backs are going to be healed, your hips, you are going to receive a presence of God for healing and you are going to feel what Rafaela felt. Let’s go to that clip with Raquel.
SID: Now I believe that many of you experienced the presence of God. Many of you have already had miracles. I want you to send in a one to three minute home video of the miracle in your life. Go to our web page, you will find out about it. But we are going to be back in a moment and you are going to find out about this encounter that Rafaela had that literally took her out of this realm. We’ll be right back.
SID: Hello, Sid Roth investigative reporter here with Rafaela Silveira. What could possibly cause a woman that graduates top woman in her college, has a successful business, to give it all up for miracles? This is an unusual show. You see, most shows you just sit back and kick off your shoes and you want to be, you say, so entertain me and if I don’t like you, “click”. I know what you’re thinking but that is not like that. You see, this is an interactive show where what we talk about right here will occur in your home. Literally, it will go from us into your house. Watch, you will see. Rafaela, you are from Brazil and you were an exchange student at what, how old, 15?
RAFAELA: When I was 15 years old, yes.
SID: And you went to of all places, Las Vegas! And you were Catholic, I guess, or Christian at that time?
RAFAELA: Yeah, Catholic background.
SID: And you went into a Protestant home and you saw something you had never seen before. Tell me about it.
RAFAELA: Well, it was the great experience because I went to a church that was very Spirit-filled, and when I got there somebody asked me, “Well have you ever prayed and received Jesus as your Savior?” And I go, like, “Well, I’m already a Christian.” You know, I didn’t know you had to pray to receive Jesus in your heart. But I was like “Yes, if I have to do that prayer, of course I will do it. I would love to do it.” So I did and right after I saw some people like pray in tongues, you know like tongues like I never heard before. And I go, “What is this other language?”
SID: Yeah I know, coming from a Jewish background, we Jews and Catholics have a lot in common and when I heard people speaking in a language they had never been taught I though that was the neatest thing I had ever heard. Were you freaked out, or did you think it was neat?
RAFAELA: Ah, I don’t know, I think I thought it was neat, but I thought what is this thing? I had never seen it before. But I was curious about it and I thought if this is God, then I want it. And I remember that I asked somebody there to pray for me because I said,
“Are you sure this is God? And they said, “Yes, it is in the Bible.” And I said, “Okay, so I want it. And they prayed for me and I was baptized with the Holy Spirit, you know, and I started speaking with other tongues too. And a couple of days later, actually I think it was more that days, a couple of weeks later they were going to have a mission trip to Mexico, and I was like, I want to go on this mission trip. And on that mission trip I had my first encounter with God and seeing His power to heal.
SID: Tell me about that.
RAFAELA: It was great. There was a lady there that had a very severe, you know, injury in her back. She could not bend over she was in so much pain. I was translating for them, you know Spanish and English, and I got to see, you know, the people that were sick, and what they wanted and what they needed healing for. And I thought you know, instead of translating for this one, I want to pray for her. I wanted God to use me, so I touched her back, and
SID: Now wait a second, when you touched her back, did you really think she was going to be healed?
SID: I didn’t think so.
RAFAELA: But I wanted to, I wanted to experience it.
RAFAELA: I was just curious.
RAFAELA: I was hungry for God and I wanted to experience it. I was like, I’m going to touch her back and let’s see what happens. I did not even know how to pray for this thing. But some people who were close to me were saying, “Come Holy Spirit.” You know, “Come with your healing power.” And I’m like just repeating, you know, hearing them and repeating what they are saying.
RAFAELA: And the lady got healed! And she started crying. I mean, first I didn’t know she was getting healed, she was just crying, weeping, sobbing. And her son started to cry too. And then she started to jump up and down, bend over, and I’m like, “What’s happening?” And she goes, fire, fire, fire, she was talking about this fire going through her body, and she was healed. I thought that was the neatest thing, and
SID: You are still a kid, but you were really a kid that day
RAFAELA: I know, 15 and then I had to go, I spent about a year in Las Vegas, ten months approximately, and then I had to go back to Brazil. So when I went back to Brazil I decided to go to another church, a Protestant church, one that was more Spirit filled, more than the place I was going to before. But then I wasn’t seeing any miracles, I wasn’t seeing what I saw in Mexico and I was really hungry for God, and I was hungry to see more healings happening. But I didn’t see healings for years, for almost, I don’t know, about seven years, I didn’t see any healings. Well, I saw like maybe colds, or of somebody that had like a fever, or a cold getting healed
RAFAELA: But I wanted to see the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see
SID: Sure. Well, that’s what we read about. You know, I believe that is normal and I believe what most people settle for is pathetic.
RAFAELA: Yeah I know, if you read this in the Bible, or like if you did this before, then you’ve got to do this now too. I believe it, you know. So I was like, “Lord, just use me, you know, to take healing to people, and Lord, if you cannot use me, if for some reason, like at that time I felt like I was really going through some issues, like can God use me, you know, like or is he looking for like prophets, or pastors. But I was like just let me be able to see you, Lord. Later on, I saw the Lord wants to use every single one of us. You know, independent of what we do.
SID: Did you catch that? Rafaela just said the Lord wants to use you. Wait until you find out the miracles happening from Rafaela. They are libel to happen right now to you. Don’t go away, we will be right back after this word.
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Denny Cramer. And I love the fact that Denny’s calling is to demystify prophesy so you all can prophesy. That’s not original. That’s right in the Bible. But demystifying it, Denny, tell me about the miracle at Mulberry.
DENNY: Just an outstanding example, Sid, of the power of prophecy. One man called prophecy “a miracle of utterance”. Now we get excited about miracles in finances and miracles of feeling, and miracles of deliverance. Prophesy is a miracle, but just a miracle of utterance. I was speaking at a Methodist pastured by a spirit-filled guy at a Methodist church, a church full of Methodists, Sid. And I stood up to demonstrate the prophetic. He said, “Don’t speak in tongues. It will freak them all out, but stand up and prophesy over our membership.” So I stood up. A young married couple, they had never been in a prophetic meeting, didn’t know what a prophet was, what one did, but I stood them up. They were at that time in their mid to late 30s. They had been married 17 years. And when I stood them up I saw barrenness over on top of her. It was like a film, a cloud, a haze over her.
SID: How did you know the film and the cloud, and the haze meant barrenness?
DENNY: Because I’ve done it for so many years. I knew what that meant. I knew what it symbolized. So I said, among other things, “And I rebuke the barrenness off of you. You will be fruitful and multiply and I will come back to this church one day and hold your babies, plural, in my arms.” Well the church erupted because I had found out after the meeting they had been married 17 years. They had gone through several regiments of therapy for barrenness. All had failed. And they had resigned to the fact that they had to adopt children. So this prophet walks in, rebukes barrenness and predicts that she would have children. That night, went to bed, woke up the next morning and her body discharged from her female parts a mass. It came out of her body. She had never had a normal menstrual cycle ever. Within 24 hours after the prophecy the mass left her body. She began to have monthly cycles, and two and a half years later she conceived, carried the twin boys full term. She had a very difficult delivery, almost costing her her life. The boys had a very difficult delivery. The father and mother hung on to that prophesy, and now Nathan and Benjamin are four and a half years old, healthy. And I went back after that prophesy and I held those twin boys in my arms. So there is one, at least one Methodist church in Indiana that believes in prophesy.
SID: Out of curiosity, have you prayed for many people that have been barren that have had children?
DENNY: It is, curiously enough, it is the number one area of healing in my prophetic ministry. Women, couples all around the world have testified that they were healed and gave birth to children. Here’s a great story. There was a little gal in Connecticut, a Korean-American woman, in a meeting where I prayed for barrenness, and she said, “Oh no one is praying for me. I’m never going to be healed.” She left that meeting disappointed. In a dream that night, I appeared to her in a dream, prayed for her to be healed. She was healed and delivered a baby nine months later.
SID: Look into the camera and pray for people that are barren to have children.
DENNY: Father, in the name of Jesus, I rebuke barrenness over every couple viewing this broadcast today. I rebuke the spirit of barrenness, and I declare that you shall be fruitful and multiply in the name of Jesus.
SID: You know, every year God shows you key things that are going to happen. This year, God showed you 10 key things that were going to happen, and we have all 10 on our website for those that want to find out these words and study them in depth. But Denny, would you tell us a couple of the words that God showed you.
DENNY: In the order of their importance God gave 10 ten words, prophetic words for 2010. And the first one is “obey”. And I said, what’s that about? And He said that obedience for the believer, for this year, will be the key word to living in victory. In other words, I saw thousands of doors slamming. And I said, “Lord, what do these slamming doors mean?” And he said, “These are the doors that I’m gonna slam in the face of the enemy.” And I said, “How will you do that?” And He said, “If my children will only obey me.” In other words we don’t have to rebuke and cast out, and bind, and fast, and pray, and grunt and groan. The greatest weapon of our work here, Sid, is simple obedience to the will of God and the Word of God. And then he gave me a verse: “To obey is better than sacrifice and to hearken or to listen than to offer religious sacrifice.” The first word for the church for this year is “obey”.
SID: What’s the second word?
DENNY: The second word was as exciting. The second word He gave me was “secrets”. And He led me to Amos where the Bible says, “The Lord God does nothing unless He reveal His secret to his servants the prophets.” And the Lord spoke to me that for this year the prophets will begin to operate at a higher level of revelation than ever, and that secrets would begin to be revealed to them, both for individual and for churches. And that’s happened for me so far this year. I just came from a series of meetings and the pastor said, “You’ve never operated on this high a level of secrets.”
SID: Denny, you are called to demystify prophecy. I am called to demystify religion. It’s simple. There’s no other name given unto man in which we must have an encounter with God. We must be saved. And that’s the name of Jesus. I prayed his name out loud and my life has never been the same. There is so much power. His Hebrew name is Yeshua. His English name is Jesus. He knows all languages. If you will cry out in sincerity, “Yeshua, become real to me. Jesus, I want to know you. I’m sorry for my mistakes. I believe your blood washes all my mistakes away. I ask you to come inside of me. I ask you to be my Lord. I need your peace. I need to know you, God.” Say that now out loud. He’s waiting for you. He loves you. Yes.