SID: Hello Sid Roth your investigative reporter here with Pat and Patty McEnnerney, and I am so excited. You know every week I have been saying that, I have been so looking forward to this show, I hope you have been looking forward just half, I mean just 10% as much as I have been looking forward to it. Why? Because God is going to show up! Now listen there is some people that are watching us right now, that their marriages are bust; it’s disaster. You have totally given up. Not given up because you want God to move, given up because you can’t stand the guy or you can’t stand the woman. Now, that is not the kind of given up that I am talking about. But, Patty you came pretty close to throwing in the towel with your husband, I mean people literally told you to divorce him?
PATTY: I had neighbors at my door telling me you should leave that man. I had a pastor of a church tell us that we should get divorced.
PATTY: Because we, because Pat wasn’t able to be free to do what he wanted to do.
SID: He was drinking? Drugs?
PATTY: He was drinking; he was addicted to cocaine.
SID: Pat, how long were you addicted to drugs and alcohol?
PAT: Drugs five years, alcohol eight.
SID: Now fortunately I have never been as addict, but as I understand it starts out like fun and games and then you are stuck.
PAT: Of course, it is a very strong form of false worship. Actually I don’t even hardly know that man. Because when we come into Christ we die. And when my wife even shares that testimony it’s like
SID: Who’s that guy?
PAT: Who is that man?
SID: But in the meantime, you were getting all the pressure: pastor, neighbors; leave that guy. He is never going to change, you are right biblically to get out of the house, and so what did you do?
PATTY: I decided to give it to God. The Lord had told me that I had a covenant with him, and that he would be faithful and that he would never leave me. And I started reading the word and I realized that, that was my promise it was for me. You know it is for everybody else, but it was for me too. So I began to pray and I had an encounter with the Lord and I was on my kitchen floor for eight hours, releasing…
SID: Eight hours?
PATTY: I was stripping my kitchen floor of wax, I did every square inch and then I did it again. And for eight hours I was praying and releasing and I, and you know when the joy and the peace comes on you, you can stand up and know that God has heard you; and I stood up after that encounter with the living God…
SID: Why did you stay down? Were you …
PATTY: I was pinned, Sid, I couldn’t get up he would not let me up, I would try..
SID: What were you doing this, eight hours while you were pinned to the kitchen floor?
PATTY: I was crying and crying out to God, and the kids were gone I had shipped them out that day, and Pat was gone and I knew it was time because I was desperate. I had no strength, I had nothing in me and that was the point there was nothing in me that could help that marriage. It was going down very fast.
SID: So did you give up because the marriage was so bad? Or did you give up because you realized that if you gave up, God could move?
PATTY: Well you know God does some strange things. I really didn’t realize what I was doing, nobody told me to do that. It was a divine appointment that God had set up, and I gave up because I was at the end of myself. There was nothing that I could do, and I knew that I had heard that there was a God that had kept his promise.
SID: Okay, when you got up after being pinned down on the floor for eight hours, what was going on in the inside?
PATTY: You know what? It was like a put a new garment on. It was like I had a peace of God on me. I had an assurance that Pat was released to God and I didn’t have to worry about it anymore. And that meant that I might lose my husband, that meant that my children…
SID: Speaking of losing a husband, you were drinking and what happened in that auto?
PAT: Well, I was coming home from a drug party, essentially and blacked out in my plumbing truck. And as I was getting ready for the truck to drive off of the road, someone, something behind me was shaking me. And I came too.
SID: Who was shaking you? There was no one in the car. Who was shaking you?
PAT: It was an angel – it had to be. You know and the thing was, I thought…
SID: You were really shaking? But you were into drugs so maybe, the drugs were…
PAT: See that is exactly what I thought except for this fact. When you have an encounter an actual supernatural encounter, the drugs and alcohol were out of me, and it was as if I had never had any. And I pondered the fact that I survived because
SID: Okay, you got woke up but then what happened?
PAT: Well, as I was awakened I grabbed the wheel, and slammed my slammed my foot on the brakes of the truck and watched really in really slow motion, this post come up off of the guard rail and come right at my head.
SID: Oh no,
PAT: And as it hit the windshield, it was on a C-30 step down, a flat window, it didn’t crack it didn’t go through it, it took a chip out of it, I don’t know how that happens and then it went up over the truck. The lower one went right through the headlight the fender and would have taken my leg off.
SID: What happened though?
PAT: I went home. I looked at the truck and I thought oh my God.
SID: That could have been, if it had of been on the other side it would’ve been, you would’ve lost your leg; you probably would’ve lost your life.
PAT: Yes, I should’ve lost my life,
SID: If you didn’t wake up you would’ve lost your life. So what effect did this have on you?
PAT: Well I drove home, and Patty had within the two week period, taken the handcuffs off of God and he came to visit. And I saw my whole life come before me, from my earliest recollection of my childhood, to the moment the Lord spoke to me. This happened three times and he said you either turn or I am taking your life and you will burn. And I…
SID: Did he actually use that terminology?
PAT: Yes, he did.
SID: Turn or burn?
SID: My goodness I am going to write that down; I like that.
PAT: Maybe it is not too original but it got my attention. And at first I thought oh no this is just a nightmare, but each time the presence of God came, each time I was convicted of my sin;, unbelievable conviction; unbelievable fear of God fell on me. And I had two scriptures that I knew. I had recently been a Christian. And I only knew two scriptures, God is not a liar.
SID: You had been a Christian, but you were still drinking.
PAT: Oh yah,
SID: I mean, let me tell you something we are going to be back in a moment. God supernaturally changes this man. I mean not naturally, supernaturally, and he now knows people’s names, great miracles are happening. Why not now, why not you? Don’t go away, we will be right back and expect something great to happen to you. Be right back.