Sid: I can tell you Mishpochah there are times I’m just like you; there are times when I feel like I don’t want to do anything spiritual; I just want to zone out and watch a ballgame on television. But you know what? We are so close to the return of the Messiah and the Messiah is so good that the Holy Spirit is telling me something and I’m telling you. The Holy Spirit is saying to me that if I will discipline myself, I will achieve all that God has put on my plate to achieve. What about you? Well, here’s a… I’m just going to tell you what God is telling me and I’m going to suggest that you’re listening to me because God want you to do this. Here’s what God is telling me when I get home at night I eat with my wife; I try to unwind and relax a little bit. But what He’s saying is fine have your meal, enjoy your time with your wife; relax a little bit but then I want you to be so excited about what will happen next. What will happen next is that you’ll put a CD on of anointed music, music that causes your spirit to soar. And you may feel like “I don’t want to do anything spiritual; I just want to relax; I just want to zone out. Sound familiar saying “Sid how do you know what’s goes on?” Welcome to the human race. But if you will make it an act of worship; an act of sacrifice and you would do what king David says you would lift your holy hands, and those hands that you have they are holy they really are. Lift, why? Because they’re under the blood of Messiah; and when God sees you He has as much love for you as He has for His son Jesus. Why? Because Jesus, or his Hebrew name Yeshua, because Yeshua is in you. And when He sees you He sees Yeshua. And He loves you as much as He loves Yeshua. And you’re God’s workmanship created in His image for good works in the last days. And so lift those tired, weary but holy hands to God. Which is your reasonable service, or of course in the Greek that means sacrifice; which is your reasonable sacrifice. So raise those hands say “I worship You Almighty God. I praise Your Holy Name.” Now some of you will fill nothing when you do that. Right now I can tell you I feel the Shekinah Glory of God. It’s almost like my hand is passing through the kavod, the manifest presence of the living God as I’m doing this right now. But if I felt nothing I would still worship God and I would remember; bring to remembrance the things. Look what He rescued me from; look what He did for me; look what He did for you. And you know I want you to know something; it’s so wonderful that He rescued you from the kingdom of darkness and delivered you from the kingdom of His Son. And begin to thank Him and be grateful. Sometimes we’re not thankful enough. Thank you Almighty God; it would have been enough if You just revealed the reality of Yeshua to me; it would have been enough if You’d just took away my sins; it would have been enough if You just took me to Heaven. It would have been enough if You just lived inside of me; it would have been enough if You had provided for every one my sins and every one of my diseases. But you know what, it just keeps going. It would have been enough if You had just restored my marriage; it would have been enough if You had just given me my children back. It would have been enough… you follow? And begin to thank Him. And worship Him and before you know it you’ll forget about yourself; you’ll forget about your problems. The whole battle that is going on right now is a battle over intimacy with God. Because you see from this intimacy will come your ministry and it won’t be a ministry of good religious works, it will be a ministry of Spirit and truth.
Guess what happens Tuesday evening, May 25th? Shavuot? You say “Well, I don’t know what Shavuot is.” Well then let me help you it’s a Hebrew word and it means weeks. Or perhaps you know it by the Greek word; Pentecost which means 50. Because it’s 50 days from first fruits which and many people feel first fruits is part of Passover and many people. And many people feel that Pentecost or Shavuot is the completion of the whole Passover festivities. But you really need the two words; you need the Hebrew weeks and you need the Pentecost 50 to put the two together. It’s like God made it that way; you need the Greek and the Hebrew to understand everything that God did. Even in Passover there’s an amazing phenomena; you know in the Passover meal the Passover Seder. There is only one Greek word used in a traditional Passover Seder. You know what that Greek word is? Afikomen. Now how did a Greek word sneak into a Jewish Passover Seder that goes all the way back to the original exodus? I’ll tell you how the word Afikomen got snuck in. The word Afikomen is… you have 3 pieces of matzah and which stands for the Triune nature of God. And again that’s another good question “How did 3 pieces of matzah sneak into a Jewish Passover Seder?” Well, the Rabbi said it talks about the 3 groups of Jewish people, the Cohens, the Levites, and the Israelites. And the middle one is the Levites and we break that during a Passover Seder. But why would you want to break the Levite? What did a Levite ever do to you? No it stands for and that’s bread without leaven, matzah is bread without leaven. It represents the Triune nature of God. We Jews believe in one God; but our one God based on Torah has a Triune nature. God the Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All three are found in the first book of the Bible the book of Breishit, Genesis. And Genesis 1 it says God; Genesis 2 it says “His Spirit went over the earth.” In Genesis 3 it says “He spoke the word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.” So you have in the first 3 verses of the Bible “The Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.” So we break that middle matzah that unleavened matzah, then we bury it in a white linen to be brought out at the end of the Passover Seder and this is called the Afikomen. And guess what the word Afikomen means in English, “I came.” And our Messiah did come. So somehow you need the Greek and the Hebrew to understand everything that God did whether it’s a Passover Seder or whether it’s Shavuot of whether it’s Pentecost. And I believe those two represent the two loaves of bread in Shavuot. Well Pentecost, but we’ll get to that in a little bit. First you have to understand and book of Leviticus; the 23rd chapter gives us a preparation on all seven of the Biblical Feasts. And so few believers understand just Leviticus 23 verse 2 if you just understood this. And what happens is that then those that understand it get a religious spirit and mess it up for everyone else. But let me explain this to you first of all. The Leviticus chapter 23 lists 7 feasts and you know who these Feasts are for? They’re not for us; God says “These are My Feasts.” They’re God’s Feasts, and then in addition to the 7 Feasts it mentions the Sabbath or the Shabbat. Now whose the Sabbath or the Shabbat for? Well, the Messiah told us who the Sabbath is for. If the 7 Feasts are for God who’s the Sabbath for Mark 2:27. “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.” And if we have time and God directs I’ll explain a little bit about what God means about the Sabbath. It’s not the legalistic bondage where people think that they’re going to go to hell if they don’t observe the Saturday Sabbath. No, no, no it is the most wonderful blessing in the world. I’ll tell you what there’s a freedom in understanding your Jewish roots with a New Covenant understanding that has been denied. It’s a matter of blessing. Did you know that the Messiah had more miracles happen on the Shabbat, or the Sabbath, than any other day of the week? Did you know that every major event during the life of Yeshua occurred during major Feasts? Did you know that every major event about His return is covered in these feasts? Now I want to read to you Leviticus chapter 23 verse 2 with the understanding from the Hebrew. It begins “The Feasts and the Hebrew word for feasts is Moad and it means appointments or appointed times. So I’ll substitute the word appointments for feasts. “The appointments of the Lord,” now it you have a doctor’s appointment you’re not going to miss it. “The appointments of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations,” the word for convocation means rehearsals. “These are My Feasts.” So what is God saying? The appointed times of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy rehearsals; these are My Feasts! Well, we’re out of time today; we’ll pick up right here on tomorrow’s broadcast. Which tomorrow night begins Shavuot….
Sid: I have Randy Clark on the telephone because Randy I don’t know what the numbers are but how many people would you say that you have prayed for for impartation or healing over the last decade or so?
Randy: I don’t know either, I would say it’s into the 100’s of 1000’s.
Sid: I thing that you’re being conservative because of what I know about your ministry. But if anyone knows anything about healing that’s you and I want to find out a little bit about you. I understand at age 5 your Grandmother told you about an amazing physical healing that she had.
Randy: That’s correct Sid and that’s what actually caused my first interest in healing. I was with her and she was vacuuming and she just began to tell me I was in this bedroom and she was a new Christian and she hadn’t believed in Jesus for very long. And she had been a pretty wild sinner and she was saved and she heard the voice of God speak to her and she said “God in the other bedroom and pray and I’ll heal that large goiter that is in her throat.” She just obeyed; she’s illiterate and she’s a simple person; when into the bedroom prayed. And she said that “It felt like a hot hand went down my throat and it just disappeared. And that is what got me interested in believing, not only interested but in believing in healing.
Sid: You know you’re so blessed you had a Grandmother that at least was getting to know God and had a miracle. I’m thinking about when I was 30 and younger my big interest was the New Age because I didn’t know about the authentic I only knew the counterfeit; I didn’t even have an option.
Randy: Yeah, I’m glad that I’ve always known about the power of God. At 6 years old my mother went to heaven in her spirit and was there and for weeks she just wanted to…didn’t want to stay on earth anymore and it really scared my Dad. So the reality of heaven, the reality of the supernatural realm; the reality of God has always been a part of my family.
Sid: Okay, and this is hard for me to comprehend because I was talking about myself. When I was 30 I had an encounter with the devil; I had an encounter with God and I am not even I can’t relate to a backslider because I know what’s back there; that’s why I can’t relate to a backslider. But at16 you had a tragedy your Grandfather dies of cancer and your big question is why? And that opened the door and you backslid for a couple of years. Knowing everything you knew how did you backslide?
Randy: Well actually I backslide for 11 months and it was at the height of the Vietnam War and I was 18 years old and I got involved with the wrong crowd. I stayed in church 3 times a week; I still went to services but I was back-slidden and I actually had become a hypocrite. And then after 11 months of that I was just miserable and came back to God and 4 days after that I was almost killed in a car accident and ended up being healed.
Sid: Well, I mean that is…the question that I think you must have posed and you turned your life back over to God and 4 days later you had the accident. But I have to believe that was one of the most impactful healing in your life that was preparation for everything you’re doing today.
Randy: Oh, I know it was and you know that healing is what kept me because I went to college and majored and minored and took all my electives in religious studies. And then went to seminary and eventually got a Masters and then got a Doctorate. But it was in the Bachelor and Masters level studies and so much of it was so liberal it was my healing that kept me from losing my faith.
Sid: And you know with me it was that major encounter I had with God that that would have been enough for the rest of my life. But let’s I want to take you back to that; you rededicate your life and 4 days later your in a horrific car accident, your best friend dies; you end up in the hospital. What were the injuries?
Randy: I had 15% compression of the vertebra’s and the disk in the spurastic area and I had most of my vertebra’s were fractured. My face, the forehead felt like a washboard with so many cracks in it. I had 3 places the size of a quarter in my hairline that was crushed; my cheekbone was crushed; my jaw was fractured and my intestines were paralyzed. And I had so much pain from the spinal injury I was on 50 milligram of demurral a morphine derivative every 3 hours.
Sid: And then people began to pray and one thing after another you got healed. But the thing that got me that I had to ask you about is the doctors warned you that if you got out of bed or even moved just sat up on your own you could be paralzed the rest of your life; is that true?
Randy: That’s true. I couldn’t even have a pillow and for the first 15 days I got healed of the back was the last thing to get healed the pain. The jaw set itself, the…
Sid: Wait a second, how does a jaw set itself?
Randy: I don’t know, but and I had 3 specialists one of them came in to set my jaw and he said put your teeth together and he asked me that several times I did it. And he said “I don’t understand it I came here to set your jaw; it needs to be set but it already is.” And then after that the paralysis stopped, I was going to have to go to another hospital, a bigger hospital and my church prayed for me and the next morning when they checked me the paralysis was gone and they took the tube out that was feeding me and the tube that was pumping my stomach as well. And then it was the pain that left and that’s when I heard the not audible but the strong internal voice of the Lord that said “I’ve healed you get out of bed and walk.” And that’s when I knew I was really at risk because I had been told I wasn’t even to lift my head up; I couldn’t have a pillow as I said. And if I needed to move I had 3 nurses to come in and hold me at my knees, hips and shoulders to make sure that I didn’t move my spine. Because they said that “If I did I could become paraplegic or have charlie horses the rest of my life.
Sid: Now it seems to me that the first few healings you received while in the hospital gave you the faith and that was a major; to me that was a major decision for you to go against doctors advice and be a paraplegic the rest of your life. Did you count the cost or was it just you did it.
Randy: You know I don’t advise people to do that but I just felt so strongly that it was God that I did it.
Sid: Now I bet you did it very slowly.
Randy: I did.
Sid: And was there a point where you thought “Oh my God it’s not working?”
Randy: No, no I didn’t have any pain and you know I wanted to get out of the hospital right then at 15 days. And I was told I’d be in there 49 to 77 days my parents were told that. And this is the 15 day when the last part of the healing came and I wanted to go home but they wouldn’t release me until they could get a brace. And when I was around my mother I wore the brace but when I got away from her I took it off. Because I knew I’d been healed.
Sid: Now, did you ever go back to the doctors and show them what God had done?
Randy: No, but a revival broke out within one week at my church and then I ended up within a month of that being called into ministry at my little church of 125 people there. We ended up with 250 conversions and most of them were teenagers and people in their early 20’s just coming back from Vietnam.
Sid: Wait, when people say revival tell me exactly what you mean by that; what was going on actually.
Randy: It’s an unusual outpouring of the presence of God that makes you aware that you need Him as your Savior. It’s like a…like one guy came in and he was Presbyterian and he’d been to church Sunday School all of his life and except when he was in Vietnam and he had been a medic and he was really messed up bad now. And he had never been a service like this revival meeting. And he was sitting there thinking “I’m going to get up and tell them how good I am that I haven’t missed any church in so many years. And when he got up what he said was this “My name if (and he gave his name) and I’m a sinner and I’m glad I’m here and went to the altar and got on his knees and was saved.” People came in; the biggest pusher in our country came in and ended up getting delivered from drugs and saved instantly and both saved and delivered and became a preacher. People came in stoned and would go straight. It was just this presence of God that you could tangibly feel. And my Youth Pastor and he had a stroke and was 30 years old or 33 I think and that was my third thing I asked the Lord for 3 things to know if I was really called to preach. And the last thing was that he’d be able to play a piano again after he had a stroke and he couldn’t move his hand. And I said “He has to do it tomorrow night without pain; and if you do that it’s like a third sign like Gideon asking for signs I did the same thing.
Randy: And when he played the piano I asked him why did you do that? And he said “Well, I had a word I was sitting there and I couldn’t even move my hand and this strong impression came and said “If you’ll go and try to play the piano I’ll heal you.” And he said “The moment my hands hit the keys I was healed.” And so that’s when I stood up and said “I know that God’s called me to preach.”
Sid: Randy, I know our time is slipping away but we’ve put together the best materials you have. For instance this manual “Ministry Team Training Manuel.” Tell me what 1000’s of pastors that have gone through this manual say about it?
Randy: Well, I have several pastors that oversea churches of 30 to 100,000 members and overseas some of them 1000’s of pastors and they’ve told me that this is the best training manual that they’ve ever seen. And we now have it in over 14 languages and the last 42 pages deals with deliverance and the rest is about 150 or 80 pages I forgot now. But the rest of it deals with healing and it deals with how to get words of knowledge and how to….
Sid: And speaking about how to get words of knowledge we have these 4 DVD’s and your book “The Essential Guide to Healing.” I mean if you had had all of this information when you just started what difference would it had made?
Randy: I think I would have entered into things that it took me 20 years to enter into; I could have entered into within a year.
Sid: Okay, I don’t want you to take 20 years do you know why? You may not have it, Jesus may return before then.
Sid: Now where ever I go who ever I talk to the question comes up at some time “Do you think the Messiah Sid is returning in your life time? Do you think the Messiah is returning soon; what do you think? Well, something it just plain doesn’t matter what I think. It matters what the word of God has to say. And that’s why my guest, many of you are familiar with him he’s been a guest previously on the Messianic Vision. Perry Stone who is the President and Founder of Voice of Evangelism in Cleveland, Tennessee. He’s written his latest book which deals exactly with this question. The title is “Unlocking Secrets in the Second Coming Scrolls” subtitle “Searching for the Time of Christ’s Return.” Perry I assume you’re just like me people are constantly asking you this question. And you know when you have events such as 911 which happened just literally thrust the world into a new dimension of war against terrorism.
Perry: It creates even more interest in what is said in scripture or is this in the scripture or where does it go from here. So I think the interest in prophecy and what the scripture has to teach about the future is probably higher at this time than anytime I’ve ever seen it.
Sid: And as we were discussing before we went on the air about your favorite profit; your Dad.
Sid: He didn’t know when but he definitely has been having visions from the Lord about terrorism.
Perry: Well, Dad has been used by the Lord ever since he was 17 years of age in the area of dreams and visions. And he’s a very humble man, he doesn’t even like to discuss it publicly.
Sid: That’s probably why God is using him. (Laughing)
Perry: I’d say so, I’d say so. And that’s one thing that people mean by his humility and just real simplicity.
Sid: Well, he’s got a real…listen you guys have got to come here because my wife has said to me lately, “I want to see men and women of God that demonstrate humility. I hear a lot of preaching but I want to see someone that demonstrates it.
Perry: Well, he’s had 16 people that have been healed of cancer just at his prayer life of traveling the past 7 years. And some of it’s been pretty dramatic miracles; so he’s in that line. But I don’t ever, people could ask me “What has he seen?” I’ll always rather for him to describe it. But Dad has been in prayer up in West Virginia and has seen some things that he really feels are planned by the enemy which are future attacks on the United States. And we do know if we look at scripture one of the things that we talk about in our books is the weapons of mass destruction in prophecy. There are some very strange verses in the Bible that indicate that there’s going to be some type of weaponry used in the future that the prophets had no clue about possibly 50 years ago that we would had no clue about. But now we can look back and read the scripture and see how those particular things which are mentioned which are so bazaar could actually come to pass in our day and time. One of the things that we wrote about and this is where the whole interest came to me was you’ve probably heard this and I’ve heard this taught. That the oldest prophecy of the return of the Lord was given to Enoch. And the book of Jude says “Enoch the seventh from Adam said “The Lord will come with 10,000’s of his saints.” And of course Enoch is a picture of the believer who will be caught up to the Lord because he Enoch was translated according to the scripture. But I did some research and I was reading that Josephus; and you know Josephus was that historian that lived back before or at the time of the destruction of the temple. And in his book “The Antiquities of the Jews” he mentioned how God had given a prediction to Adam; and Adam is the first man that the earth would be destroyed two different times. First by a volume of water and secondly by a quantity of fire. In other words water the first time, fire the second time. And so that the discovery would not be lost the descendants of Adam, you had Adam and then you had Seth and Seth begot Enoch and Enoch begotten M Cain and Cain begot Megonalilli it goes all the way to Noah. Who was the 10th generation from Adam. So that’s the righteous lineage; that lineage is. That lineage according to Josephus in brick and in stone in case the flood would destroy one of them the other would survive. Now Josephus makes a very strange statement. He says “In the land of Syriod to this day is a monument that tells about Adams prophecy. Now we don’t know where that is today or we don’t know what happened to that. So I was intrigued by that; we do know that Noah’s flood fulfilled the first part of the prophecy 1658 years after the creation of Adam. That’s approximately the time Noah is building the arc and he’s preparing in the time of the flood. But the second half of that ancient prediction has not happened which says that the earth would be destroyed by fire. Now Peter talks about how the heavens and earth have been kept in store to the day of fire and there would be a purging of fire. We also know in the book of Revelation it talks about how the heaven’s would depart like a scroll. And what we do is we put all of this information together and it’s interesting that when you look at some of the weapons that available at this particular time in the history of the world that if those weapons were in the hands of the wrong people. That these ancient prophecies that were so bazaar years ago that people did not understand that you can actually see how they are going to come to pass in our day and time. So the clues in our book, the clues we actually go from Adam to Noah which are the first 10 generations of the Bible. And we show people how the clues to the return of the Lord are actually locked in the names; the patterns; the cycles; the numbers ecetra are mentioned in those first 10 generations of the Bible. And Sid I know that you know this verse in Ecclesiastes 1 that says “The thing which has been is that which shall be.” And Ecclesiastes 3 I think it’s verse 15 emphasizes that again. In other words if you want to know what is going to happen in the future there will be a pattern somewhere in the past that will reveal what is going to happen in the future. So that pattern of what is going to happen in the future relating to the rapture; relating to the signs of Noah’s day and the last days; relating to the return of the Lord are actually found in those very early chapters of the book of Genesis.
Sid: And you know Perry is; I mean this book has got information that very few Christian’s are aware of. But one of the things that God has literally had you on a search of is understanding Jewish roots. Because without understanding Jewish roots there’s so many nuances in scripture that are missed by the average Christian.
Perry: Well, you know let me give you an example of that. You know Paul in Roman’s 11 talks about the olive tree. And he calls Israel the natural tree and the Gentiles the wild tree. Well you know when the olive tree get real old it get’s hollow. And what they will do is they will go up into Galilee and get a wild olive tree branch and they will cut it into the side of an old olive tree and it brings new life both to the tree but the root of the tree brings life to that branch. And it takes 3 days when they make the cut and they seal it up; it takes 3 days for it to actually seal you might say. Which is interesting because Christ was in the grave for 3 days.
Perry: And then the word for the cut; the actual cut that they make in the olive tree is the same Hebrew word used for heir in the New Testament. We’re a heir with God; we;re a joint heir with Jesus Christ because we’ve been grafted into the covenant. And what is interesting it gets…unless a person for example would understand the olive tree and how they operate or how they work with olive trees in Israel then Roman’s 11 the grafting in; the nourishment that comes from the Jewish roots to the Gentiles would not be understood. And the Paul even said that there would come a day when the Gentiles would go into unbelief; and that God would focus His attention back to Israel. And He would…there would be a re-grafting in process for those natural branches would be re-grafted in again. So there’s your example that we don’t have olive trees over here; I’m sure they do in California in certain places but I don’t know of any in Tennessee. And so we read that and we don’t understand the rich Jewish picture that he’s getting there we won’t get all of the information now. And Sid to be hones with you when it comes to the coming of the Lord; when it comes to such things as the rapture; which an English theological word which we use to describe the event of the gathering together and the catching away I 1st Thessalonians 4:16 & 17. When it comes to these things if we have a Jewish understanding then the whole picture becomes clearer and it actually can clear up sometimes some of the controversies that you hear circling around.
Sid: Well, I believe buried into everyone of the Bible Jewish Festivals are keys to understanding the return of the Messiah.
Perry: Oh, there is no doubt.
Sid: But let me go back to something you start with in your book; you talk about the Prophet Daniel and everyone’s familiar with this prophecy.
Sid: On of the prophecies that he has for the last days is “Knowledge will increase.” But you gave it a little different spin; explain.
Perry: Well, you know when the Bible talks about here’s what it says “In the last days many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased. We understand that to mean that knowledge of about flying and that type of thing. But I also believe that there is a level where in the last days certain things which have been hid to previous generations will be knowledgeable or it will be unveiled or it will be made known when the time comes for that particular thing to be fulfilled. I’ll give you an example; “One hundred years ago and men shall receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead; all men will receive this. Well, you’re sitting there 100 years ago saying “Now how will that be possible; it talks about buying with the name or a number.” They weren’t even buying with numbers 100 years ago; so we see that verse. We see the verse where it talks about “Every eye shall see Him.” Well, 100 years ago people would say “How is this possible?” But now we understand it through satellite; you can be in one area and take a satellite picture and all the way around the world with 3 second delay they can watch what’s taking place anywhere in the world if they have a way to tapping into the up-link. So my concept of knowledge being increased is not just saying “We have computers now; we have television; we have this now.” It’s to say for the first time there are certain scriptures in the Bible that did not make sense to people but now make sense. How could the gospel be preached around the world before the end could come?”
Sid: Well my guest has been a guest previously is Pastor Kynan Bridges. And Kynan told me about a new book but more important than a new book is the subject. Why is this subject to important, so critical right now? Because the United States of America is at a cross roads and it appears that unless God does something the society that the greatest society that the world has ever known is about to kind of crack. And if that occurs is it going to happen to you? Is it going to happen to me? Well that’s why I love Kynan’s new book “Supernatural Favor.” Because whether the US goes south so to speak or whether it stays in prosperity I have walked not in the favor of God and I have walked in the favor of God. Favor is a whole lot better. Kynan what would you say was the beginning of this supernatural favor that you teach?
Kynan: Well the beginning for me happened many, many years ago and God introduced me to this message of favor. I was actually a young person and when I got saved Sid and rededicated my life to the Lord and filled with the Holy Spirit. And I share my testimony often how God actually spoke to me with an audible voice called me into the ministry. There was only one problem, I was doing horrible academically; I was told I would not be able to graduate High School. In fact, they said that I had an attention deficit that I couldn’t comprehend; I couldn’t sit still; and I was really just kind of frustrated. I figured that “Hey, if God’s called me into ministry it may be well that I could at least graduate from High School, that might help a little bit.” And…
Sid: (Laughing) So how did you prove the doctors wrong, the school people wrong? Even the doctors told you… what did they tell your mother?
Kynan: Well even when I was young they told my mother I wouldn’t be able to pass the second grade. And I had a lot of behavior problems in school. I fought all of the time; I actually spent more… in middle school I spent more time in school suspension and suspension than I did in the classroom.
Sid: You know the Bible talks about being a new creation; I know you; I’ve interviewed you previously. The person you’re describing to me I can’t comprehend being you.
Sid: A different person that you’re talking about Kynan. (Laughing)
Kynan: Well to Yeshua be all of the glory because it was Him that turned things around. And what happened to me you know I came up under the days of Kenneth Hagen and people like that John Osteen, Marilyn Hickey. And one of the things that God began to do in my life was that He taught me about mediating in His word. In fact the first scripture I memorized was Psalm Chapter 1 verse 1. And it says “That Blessed is the man” or in other words in the Hebrew it means favored. “…empowered to prosper is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.” This is the advice of the ungodly or stands in the way of sinners or sits in the seat of the scornful. “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; the Torah of God. And in His law or Torah does he mediate day and night and he will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. And he will bring forth fruit in his season and whatever he does shall prosper.” And that’s what began to happen; I began to mediate in the word, in the scriptures day and night. I would wake up in the morning, read the Bible and pray. During my time at school between classes I would read the Bible and pray. I didn’t just read the Bible but I meditate in the Hebrew sense of the word which is the word Haga. That means to moan, to speak, to mutter. And so I would literally carry my Bible and read it out loud all throughout my house. I’d turn my television off and my father had to put me on punishment but it wasn’t from girls or party’s to television. He told me I read my Bible too much.
Sid: Now that is a good problem.
Kynan: But you know I did it not to be religious but I did it out of desperation. And something happened to me Sid that changed my life. God began to impart to me supernatural revelation and understanding. I call it supernatural or divine intelligence. And all of a sudden I could understand my class work; I could understand math, geography, history, the Holy Spirit started to bring things back to my remembrance. And I went from a GPA that was so low I could not be admitted to any college that in one year actually supernatural turnaround in my grades. I ended up getting a scholarship and did better in college than I did my entire history in grade school.
Sid: I don’t know how people make it; I made it but I don’t know how people make it that don’t know the Lord. They have a decided disadvantage they’re not operating with the life of God within them. Now you also told me just before we went on the air that you used to sing a song at church “Father Abraham.” Do you remember the words to that song? Sing it if you remember it.
Kynan: Yeah, it says (singing) “Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had father Abraham. I am one of them and so are you, so let’s just praise the Lord.”
Sid: What did the song mean to you back then and how is it different today?
Kynan: Well back then again you know I grew up in church and it was something we just had to do. But I had questions about it; I said “Who was this Abraham guy?”
Kynan: And I (Laughing) what does he have to do with me? I don’t know anybody named Abraham. And I’m sure if he’s in the Bible he’s probably dead by now and how can I be his son? And the only father I knew was James C. Bridges. I didn’t know about any father Abraham. I had questions in my heart and I thank God because even sometimes when we’re young He will see things in our heart to really spark our curiosity. And what I realized over the years is what I was doing I was literally blessing myself; I was speaking a blessing and ancient Biblical blessing over myself that would really bless me then and now. And in Galatians 3 it talks about the Blessing of Abraham. Abraham is a father of our faith; he is the father of the Jewish people. And that blessing has come upon the Gentiles those that are not Jewish through Jesus, through Yeshua. And as we place our faith in Him we get to enjoy the benefits of the blessing that was on Abraham’s life. Abraham lived to be 175 years old, plus plus some scholars believe. So I was literally tapping into an ancient Hebraic blessing and didn’t even know it.
Sid: And the thing that I find is key is that it’s not a passive thing. The degree of blessing is based on the degree of knowledge that you have of the word and having faith and action in that knowledge. In other words people think that if God wants to bless me He’ll bless me; but it doesn’t really work that way does it Kynan.
Kynan: No, in fact Hosea 4:6 says “My people are destroyed or they perish for lack of knowledge.” Now that word knowledge is an interesting Hebrew word. It’s not just talking about information but what it’s talking is understanding and comprehension. For example everybody know that they have a heart in their chest. Or they should know by now if they are an adult. But everybody doesn’t what it takes to have a healthy heart, to have healthy blood flow and so forth. That comes from understanding or applied knowledge and what happens is there’s so many people in the world today who they love God, they have a relationship with God but they are ignorant of many of the blessings and benefits that He has extended to them in Yeshua particularly the blessing of favor…
Sid: Now let me ask you this question; I have your brand new book it’s called “Supernatural Favor Living in God’s Abundance.” Why did you write this book?
Kynan: Well do you have some tissue on hand because it may be a sober… it may make you cry. So you may need to get a box of tissues for this one. But no seriously I wrote the book because I was one of those people I just mentioned. I was in God in the Lord and had experienced the favor of God, you know, in many areas of my life before but I hit a wall in my Christian experience. I was frustrated, I was suffering from lack, I was suffering from disappointment in God; I thought that God wasn’t fair. I thought that He loved other believer’s more than He loved me because they would get up and testify about how He would bless them and I couldn’t even pay my bills. Because I couldn’t even… you know a quick testimony. When I got married as a young person you know my wife and we traveled for our honeymoon and we were so excited we still had that honeymoon shine on our face. And we had been eating real good in Orlando and when we drove back to Tampa I heard some devastating news I found out that I lost my job. Now the problem was we had just moved into a house; we had just bought a brand new car; we were living the young married life. We were believers at the time of course I wasn’t in ministry around this time; we had just joined a little small church. And that was a problem because now we had bills mounting, my wife was not working; I was not working and I didn’t know what to do. Well things went from bad to worse actually we lost our house; we lost the car and we moved into… well there was young man in our church who owned an apartment complex it wasn’t in the best neighborhood. And he offered to let us stay there. And we moved in with him, or moved into his complex.
Sid: Isn’t it amazing you even stayed married under those circumstances; but we’re out of time. And you can tell he is a God ordained teacher. And he is not teaching theory; he’s teaching what works in his life and works in members of his congregation’s life. The brand new book “Supernatural Favor” and 3 CD’s in which he declares favor declaration and prays for this impartation you can’t impart what you don’t have yourself.