Sid: I have been speaking to veteran prophet, Hank Kunneman and very interesting, you know you see someone on TV and they have these prophecies and they come to pass, but you don’t know all that went on in an individual’s life, the good, the bad and the ugly that they survived to get them to the point that they are today. And Hank on yesterday’s broadcast, you were a fairly young believer, this was in the 1990’s and you prayed for a lady, that had her female parts taken out by surgery and she had a baby, tell me about that.
Hank: Yeah, that was one of the greatest miracles that I had seen and what had happened is I was in a conference and I had just been you know, married a few years after that and I had called this lady out in this conference and I began to tell her that I saw her having a child and she tried to interrupt me and I don’t know maybe you know, I took it as insulting me or something so I wouldn’t really let her talk and I said, “Ma’am, I don’t want to hear it, I’m telling you I see this.” And then her husband jumped up and he said, “But Sir, you don’t understand and I didn’t know what it was that I didn’t understand and I’m very careful about how I would do that today, you know I was a lot younger in those days, probably use a lot more wisdom. But anyway I gave the word and after words they told me, they said, “That it’s not medically possible for us to have a child, and I said, “Oh no,” and of course I completely thought that I had missed it. I didn’t know in those days that God could do the miraculous, you know I was just going off of what the Lord said and was trying to move into a greater dimension of healing. Well, I felt like a failure, you know I felt like I really missed it. Well, one day I’m at another conference with my wife and we’re at the book table and this woman comes running up to me, and she said, “Look at what you did,” and of course she’s pregnant and I mean, what’s the first thing a man thinks. I turn to my wife and she knows I’m a righteous man, I said, “You know I don’t know this lady,” and she said, “No, I remember her from a meeting Hank,” and thank God for a wife that knows your honorable. And of course everybody at the book tables like, what’s this pregnant lady running and saying this to this guy for. Well she said, “Don’t you remember me?” she said “I was the one that you prophesied over that I was not able to have a baby, that it was medically impossible.” And said, “Through you that I would have a baby and the Lord said through you that I would have a son,” she said, “Well I just want you to know it’s happened,” and of course later on she did have a son. So, you know God can do the impossible; He just needs our child like faith to tap into it. And I’m going to say this too, for those that are prophetic that might be listening, you know when the prophet Elisha, you know raised that little child back up from the dead for that Shunammite Woman it’s interesting because the Bible says that he did what I call prophetic acts. The Bible says that when the child was, you know dead, the prophet lays the child on the bed and the prophet does really I think that it was four things. He puts his mouth on the child’s mouth, his eyes on the child’s eyes, he puts his hands on the child’s hands and then he puts his body on the child’s body. And then it says that the body became warm, and it says that this is a powerful dimension of the prophetic, when we tap into the prophetic like what we’ve been talking about God put’s His mouth into our mouth so to speak and He breath’s His words into us so that we can communicate His words, just like the prophet did with that young man. He also puts His eyes on our eyes, just like Elisha did with that young boy that was dead. As God gives us the ability through visions and dreams to see what God is saying and to see what God is doing. But the next thing that the prophet did to that dead child Sid was he put his hands on the boy’s hands, it’s interesting and I want to encourage prophets and those that are prophetic today, there was a dimension of the prophetic Sid, that was tied into miracles that we don’t see today. We see a lot of prophets that prophecy but we don’t see the dimension of miracles. We need the dimension of miracles and that’s what the hands also represent is the power of God that demonstration of the Holy Spirit, creative miracles, signs, wonders and miracles that is also part of a prophets mantle. Are we going to see a prophetic people moving in miracles like say, Branham, I mean, that is just off the charts, I’ve seen video footage of him. You know, I think we are already seeing it, I’ve got a few friends that I know you know that are operating in dimension of creative miracles. I’m starting to see it happen in my ministry where the Lord will give a word of knowledge. It’s happening in my wife’s ministry and she can tell you at some point, but I’ve seen where my wife’s gotten a word of knowledge somebody’s name. called out a name of their baby and said exactly the problem with the child and immediately that child was healed, you know. So we are seeing this; I think the key is we can’t just get into one sided dimension; you know it’s kind of like what I was saying on our last program, it is kind of like a gift; you like receiving gifts.
Hank: I like receiving gifts, alright everybody likes a gift but here’s the thing here’s the difference between us and a child when it comes to gifts. It is the same application of how to operate in the supernatural. It’s this, if you or I get a gift, we analyze it; we say awe you shouldn’t have. How many times have people said that, oh you shouldn’t have? They do the same thing with God; they don’t freely receive that gift; they don’t feel worthy or they analyze it and they get into their head. Well the things of the Spirit is foolish to the natural man, so they shake it you know; they tear off a little peace here and there, but they really don’t approach it like what we are to approach it like a child. We put a gift down in front of a child, they don’t shake it man, they just grab it, rip it open and they want to get to the contents. That’s the way we have to approach the spiritual gifts; not trying to always analyze it, be too I’m not saying that we can’t be prudent and wise but we can’t analyze it to the point that we never step out. And I’ve learned something in the prophetic like with the child that runs to wrap open the gift, you know with this reckless abandonment so to speak; not that we are reckless with the prophetic again it’s the childlike faith; the childlike willingness to step out. I’ve learned something and if the listeners want to grow in the prophetic here’s what I’ve learned, ask things in a form of a question. In other words, whatever revelation you get, it’s okay to ask a question. Let me give you an example, I was in a meeting one time and the Lord was stretching me in word of knowledge because today, God’s gracious sometimes I get peoples’ addresses, sometimes I get you know details about their life that only they and God know sometimes, you know it’s very interesting. Other times it things that I don’t know, but maybe somebody else knows. But God will speak a word to me very specific. And I remember he was training me, and I was in a service and I was preaching and the Lord said, “That woman back there in the back, tell her that her husband died six months ago
Sid: Ought oh, that’s putting it on the line.
Hank: Well, yeah but rather than say, “Woman you know your husband died six months ago.” I put it in form of a question, and I’ll tell you why I had to, because what I heard God say to me, the opposite was taking place. So to speak in my intellectual mind, again I was analyzing the gift. I looked at this big huge stop sign of a diamond on her left hand, and it indicated to me marriage. It didn’t indicate that she lost a husband, plus there was a guy that looked her same age, that looked like her husband standing next to her with his hands raised us too. So I completely didn’t want to go for it because I was going to look like a fool. But you know what, what I did I put it in a form of a question. I said, “Maim, in the back there, did you lose your husband six months ago and are you a widow?” As soon as I said that she fell to the floor and began to cry uncontrollably. And it was right, she got up and said, “That’s me, that wasn’t her husband next to her, she was still wearing a wedding ring and the Lord delivered a powerful prophecy to her. Because I didn’t try to come off like I knew everything or I was the greatest prophet that just came into the Body of Christ. I tried to be honest and humble and ask in a form of a question.
Sid: You know Hank, it is hard for me to believe, but when you first started out, you really started like everyone else, and as far as learning how God speaks and you were pretty nervous about that.
Hank: Yeah, well, I think that the reason that I was nervous was because I didn’t understand what was happening; I didn’t have anybody to teach me. You know I was having to learn on my own, but I’m going to tell you the other side of it, and we can get into this as you feel lead Sid, but you know the other side of the prophetic experience is that people don’t realize is what also I call the school of prophetic hard knocks. Where you know I went through a season of people rejecting me, I went through a season of I worked a secular job to try to make it because there was just no places to preach. Felt like a failure…
Sid: But let me even go to another direction on what we’re talking about right now, you did have words of knowledge, you did see things prophetic. What about the person that’s listening to us right now and they’re born again, there spirit filled. They speak in unknown tongues, but they don’t move a whole lot in the supernatural as far as hearing God’s voice about people and things and events. Will your book the “Revealer of Secrets” help them?
Hank: Yes, it’s a prophetic handbook and I love it because Sid, it’s for every age in the Spirit and it’ll teach the people who want to learn how to hear that really haven’t. It’ll take the ones that are hearing, but they feel like their stuck to go to another level. It will help and I say this respectfully tame some of the ones that maybe have what I call a little bit of a Maverick spirit in the prophetic that we got to understand; there are prophetic boundaries and protocol that’s very necessary. Or maybe we’ve people who, you know that are in churches and they want to flow in the prophetic; well I talk about coming by the way of the door. And that’s very important because when you go into a church you’ve got to go by the way of the door; the way of the person who is appointed over that house as the pastor and leader. So it’s a great book at different levels of where people maybe at.
Sid: Listen, I think it could save someone’s life as they learn to hear secrets from God. I really believe that, I have friends that, believer’s that live in Israel and they pray and they don’t go out of their home unless God tells them to go out of their home and they don’t go anywhere unless God tells them to go there. And I believe that it’s the most wonderful gift in the world to develop, hearing God’s secrets.
Hank: Absolutely, and always remember, I want to encourage people. Hearing God’s secrets; don’t make it hard, His ability to talk to us is greater than our ability not to hear.