SID: Hello, Sid Roth here with Surprise Sithole. And Surprise, you were the first person in your family, in who knows how many generations; that came out of being a witch doctor to being a sold out believer in Jesus. And was it your cousin or your brother who became a believer in Jesus, the one that died recently?
SURPRISE: Yes. It was my cousin.
SID: Alright, your cousin became a believer in Jesus. What happened to him?
SURPRISE: What happened to him, he was a wild person; preaching on the trains, in the market and so on, but…
SID: Wilder than you?
SURPRISE: Yeah. He was more. And then so what happened on 25 of September, it was the day they the holiday for the military. So and then he was preaching in the market. And when he was going home he found the people, the religious people and they killed him.
SID: Now when you found out about this, the devil got payback. You have a meeting. Did many Muslims come to the Lord at your meeting?
SURPRISE: After that, it was three weeks later because I was in Israel at the time. So I went back in that area where he was killed and started gathering the people. There were 4000 people that came to that meeting, and half of them, 2000, gave their life to Jesus.
SID: Were many of the Muslims?
SID: Are many Muslims coming to know Jesus in Africa?
SURPRISE: Oh this is good news for them so much, because they are coming, rushing like they are running from something, from danger, and so they are coming to the Lord.
SID: I’m wondering, many of the Muslims were like you. In other words, having visions or dreams from Heaven and being told to believe in Jesus. Is that happening to many?
SURPRISE: Lots of Muslims. Some of them, like just another man, he was just going to kill himself. He was a Muslim who was going to kill himself. When he was going to kill himself, he met this man, bright man shining before him. He said, “Where are you going?” He said, “I’m going to kill myself.” He said, “No, don’t kill yourself. Go back and look for a pastor and he will tell you something.” He came back and found the house of Christian. The man was not there he found only the children. And then the man came back, spoke to him; he gave his life to Jesus. Now he’s a pastor.
SID: And that’s happening to many Muslims.
SID: I want to find out the first time that Surprise prayed for a dead person who came back to life. Do you remember that first time?
SURPRISE: I remember that very much.
SID: Tell me about it.
SURPRISE: Well I was in this village. The village is called Komatatri [?]. So I was doing a small revival meeting in the community hall. So the next day the chief of the area of the Komatatri [?] came to me and say, “Shut down the revival meeting because someone died near the community hall.” I said, “Chief, can I go there to see the person?” And he said, “Yes, of course. Let’s go.” He took me to the house. I found six ladies that were sitting in the house. And then the chief introduced me to those ladies. He woke her up when we come to his house. And then what happened, I asked the lady if I can pray. She said, “Of course. Go ahead and pray.” I started praying. While I was praying I opened my eyes. The ladies still were sleeping. The girl was the girl of six years old. Her name is Inshanta (?), the name of the girl. And Inshanta was wrapped with a sheet. So I look around, the ladies were sleeping, and I said, this is my chance. I walked to the girl that was laying down and I, myself, I start unwrapping the girl. Suddenly the hand came out stiff and cold. Well I took my finger. I look still around. The ladies, they were sleeping and snoring. I took my finger into the stiff hand of the girl. I was praying. Suddenly, the girl grabbed my finger. I was really shocked. I jumped. I stood up and went [scream]. So she looks at me and said, “I’m hungry.” Well I look around. The ladies they were drinking Coca-Cola. I took the Coca-Cola and put it into a glass and gave to the girl. The first person I woke up, I woke up the mother. When the mother woke she was shocked. All the six ladies ran out and they started shouting. And the chief heard the noise, the chief came running. When he came inside the house, he saw the house was driving Coca-Cola. I’m not advertising Coca-Cola. No! [laugh]
SID: I understand. He’s advertising the King of Kings. That’s what he’s advertising. They must have been shocked. Tell me about the time you had a dream about a dead person that came back to life.
SURPRISE: Well another one, this is an elder man. His name is Enyoni [?]. At night I just had a dream. I see a bunch of people going to bury someone, but I had an impression something talking, “That person is not dead,” was in my dream. I run to them. I said, “Please, I want to see this person that you are going to bury.” And then they say, “Oh, no.” I said, “Please, please, open for me.” They opened. When I saw the person, it was just like the person that had so much laughter in his mouth. I said, “This person has so much laughter. He’s not dead.” And then after that, I prayed and the person rose from the dead that was in the dream. The following day by the whole day, the mind went out and I didn’t think. And then someone came to me and said, “They are going to bury someone today.” I said, “Uh, where is that?” He said, “Here just by the mountain at a new farm. I said, “Oh, let’s go.” Then we went straight into the house. We find the people they’re making, they take the door of this man and his table; they’re making a coffin out of it.
SID: A coffin?
SURPRISE: Yes, a coffin from his door and his table. They are finishing making the coffin. So this man was dead three days. Now we went inside the house. We asked the people if we can see the person. They said, “Of course.” They gather the family together. They went in there and pulled down the sheet that was closing. They opened the face. As soon as they opened the face, I realized that the face that I saw last night in my dream. I started to be filled with joy. I started laughing and praying.
SID: You knew.
SURPRISE: I knew that exactly he was going to come up back to life.
SID: And did he?
SURPRISE: So in the prayer, he shouted, “Yea!” At the end of the story…Well when he shouted like that, it means that even the toilet came out because the noise was…The room was filled with intense stinking, smelling a very bad smell. But he was not even ashamed. He was happy and so on. So this man, in his testimony said, during that when he was sleeping, he was fighting with the dark forces. So the dark forces was pulling him into the place that was so much hotter and hotter, and hotter; until when the bright shining light came that was shining, that is when the dark force left him and he came up and rose from the dead.
SID: You know what? There is such a presence of God in this studio. Surprise, do you feel what I feel?
SURPRISE: I feel it right now.
SID: And I’m going to tell you something else. Surprise told me he is happy no matter what happens, 24/7. How would you like to be happy? I mean, genuinely, not drumming it up, but genuinely happy in joy 24/7? I would. I know you would. When we come back, I literally believe we’re going to have resurrection power from the dead. Don’t go away.