SID: Hello. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernatural. So what did the first Jewish believers in the Messiah know that maybe is almost a mystery to this generation? They knew something because I have a book that tells me they prayed for people that couldn’t walk, and they could start walking, that people that were blind and they could see. They knew something. Well we have found not only an ancient prayer that they used, but I’ll go so far as to say and the Bible says it was THE prayer to unlock the supernatural. Do you want to learn that? Me, too. You know, I was just reminding myself. I said, self, do you remember when you were not even a believer in the Messiah and you were disrupting that prayer reading with those nice, squeaky, religious Christians who were trying so hard to convince you Jesus was the Messiah.
But there was one thing that intrigued me immensely. They said they had a supernatural language that came from God. And I know a lot of people say they don’t want non-believers to hear the supernatural language, but it intrigued me no end. And so then after I became a believer in the Messiah I wanted that supernatural language. So I went to a meeting and someone prayed for me, and they said, well speak in that supernatural language. And I, you know, no one told me that maybe I can’t. I’m glad I didn’t know anything. I was almost like a little child. You know, that’s the way you’re supposed to be. And I started speaking in a supernatural language. But then immediately a little voice in my head said, you’re making it up. Now none of you ever had that problem.
Well that little voice I’m sure is talking to many people. And so I stopped. I mean, I love God. I don’t want to make something up. And one day I was with a rabbi that received Jesus, an orthodox rabbi, and he began, he said, he called me over because I had met him before. He said, “Sid, come over here. This woman wants prayer.” This woman was pregnant and the doctor said had a stillborn baby. Now I’m a brand new believer. You’re asking me to pray for a dead person to come back to life? I didn’t know what to pray. And so all of a sudden I started praying in my supernatural language that I doubted was really from God. And after we finished praying she left. And the rabbi said to me, “Sid, where did you learn that ancient form of Aramaic?” I barely speak Hebrew. I did my Bar Mitzvah in Hebrew. And when he said that he not only said it was an ancient form of Aramaic, he told me what I was praying, because he knew that language. And he said, “You prayed that the child, the spirit of the child is with God the Father and be at rest.” I said that. Now no way I could have said that with my mind. And after that point I never doubted that that language was real.
You see, when you pray in supernatural language, as you do what I did, a mind bypass, which means you’re not dropping down, not from your mind, you’re dropping down to your spirit, and you’re not praying from your mind. You’re praying from your spirit. Now since your mind doesn’t know what you’re doing, your mind will argue with you. So you say, mind, be still. I’m putting my spirit in charge. And so when you pray in that supernatural language there is no doubt, none. None whatsoever. You’re praying with perfect faith. How would you like every prayer you pray with, not 99.9 percent, because that doesn’t span in the faith arena, 100 percent, pure faith every time you pray in that supernatural language. And not only is it 100 percent, see, you’re dealing with the tip of the iceberg when you see someone with a problem. Ninety-five percent of that iceberg you can’t see with the natural eye. That’s true today. You’re making decisions, you’re praying for people on that little bit of the iceberg, the tip that you see, but the action is in the invisible world. What if the Holy Spirit knew everything that would make things right. You don’t know that, but God knows that, and you could pray by the Holy Spirit perfect prayers in perfect faith. Do you realize what a weapon that is? Do you realize why someone doesn’t want you to do this? Do you realize why the church, and I hate to say this, even where they believe in tongues has demoted it to the back of the church, and in some churches out of the church? Well it is controversial, yes. It drives the devil crazy. Of course it’s controversial.
Let me tell you something. By the time I finish teaching you, you’re going to not be able to stop praying tongues. It’s going to break out within you. But when I come back I’m going to tell you what you’re doing when you’re praying in tongues. And I can tell you this, I’m back. Do you know what I mean by I’m back. It’s not that I’m backslidden. I’ve never been backslidden, and praise God, because of His mercy. I’ve never been backslidden since I’m believer. But I’m back. Here’s how I’m back. I used to pray one hour a day. In the early days I’d walk with the Lord, and then I got to visit Him. Because I didn’t even realize the magnitude of what I was doing. But I’m back. I’m back. I’m praying one hour a day. And I’ll be right back.
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Eddie James. And he’s doing what he’s supposed to do naturally. It says that the gentile is to provoke the Jew to jealousy. But this is ridiculous. You see angels all the time. They look like humans. Tell me about this one angel that the same one you keep bumping into.
EDDIE: It’s interesting. My father, when I would work with him in construction, we would go places to eat and this one angel would just show up. And the first time this angel came, came in human form, kind of mid-age individual male, and he spoke to me and said, “You’ve been anointed with God for great work, and I’ve come to visit you and to release the anointing into your life. Every time I show up, I’m going to release these things into your spirit. I’m releasing the anointing of God.”
SID: So every time you bump into him, he releases things to you. Very briefly, tell me about the angel that was a fireman. He put out the fire.
EDDIE: Oh my goodness. Okay.
SID: That’s okay. I’m just getting cute.
EDDIE: This is awesome. So we were in Maine, Charleston, Maine, and heading to Pennsylvania. And in the middle of the night the bus breaks down, and there’s a fire at the back of the bus. Now I work with young people that we rescue off the street. I care for about 40 of them full time. They were all on the bus with me and I pulled them off the bus and had them sit on the side of the road. And we have a fire extinguisher and didn’t know what to do. This guy just comes up, parks on the side of the road, takes this fire extinguisher, goes to the back of the bus, puts the fire out, gets back in his vehicle and takes off. Didn’t say a word to us. Didn’t say, are you okay, how are you doing, is everything good, what’s up, nothing. Just comes and put the fire out. And I’m sitting here, and I’m just watching it unfold, and my mind has been blown away. I know God sent that angel to take care of us that day.
SID: I have to find out. The young kids, what impact did that have on them? Did they realize it was angel?
EDDIE: Yeah. They all freaked out. They were like, what just happened
SID: You’d freak out, too
EDDIE: Yeah. It was absolutely amazing because none of us knew what to do. But there was just this peace from another world that came upon us when he showed up. There was no fear. It was just you knew God had come to rescue His kids
SID: Now many of your songs come from the supernatural like a dream. For instance, the song you’re about ready to hear came from a dream in which literally, I tell you, you’re going to hear Jesus sing over you.
EDDIE: [music, singing] I am Jehovah and I am your king. I am Messiah, I am the offering. I am your high priest and I am Christ. I am the Resurrection. I am the Light. Jesus said to me, he says, I’m everything you long for. I’m everything you need. I am. I am the bread and I am the wine. I am the future so leave your past behind. And I am the one and [unintelligible]. I am your jubilee. I am, oh yes I am. I’m everything you need today. Yes, I am. I am. [unintelligible] I am your [unintelligible]. I am your strength, your love, I am your [unintelligible]. Messiah. I am [unintelligible]. I am strength, I am faith, I am your freedom. I am hope, I am peace, I am [unintelligible]. I am strength, I am love, I am your freedom.
Sid: My guest is red hot for the Messiah; you’d be red hot for the Messiah if you heard God’s voice the way he heard God’s voice as a young man. His name is Pastor Kynan Bridges and he’s the Senior Pastor of Grace and Peace Global Fellowship in Tampa Florida. And Kynan I’m going to take you back a ways; at age fifteen you came to your senses and you dedicated your life to the Lord but when did you start actually recognizing the supernatural being able to see or hear in the invisible realm?
Kynan: Well thank you and God bless you Sid actually it kind of goes back it’s an interesting story as I mentioned to you before when I was about nine years old my mother used to listen to a television evangelist by the name of John Osteen who has passed away now.
Sid: And I used to read his books and I used to love his teaching by the way but go ahead.
Kynan: Amen; he was a very awesome and simple teacher and he was the one that introduced me to the notion of salvation. Now my mother was a Christian and she went to church regularly but I was very young again at the time and on one of the programs he offered an invitation to salvation which was his custom every program that he minister. So I looked at my mother and I asked her “Can I accept Jesus into my heart?” She says “Sure.” And so I said “Okay.” And I said the prayer of salvation for the first time at nine. Now the challenge for me Sid was that I didn’t have a whole bunch of teachers or mentors that even people my age that could relate to me. You know it kind of in traditional churches young people are kind of seen as different than the older people and so it’s kind of cute for them to you know want to be interested in God but it’s not always taken seriously. But a long story short at the age of fifteen it was the summer of ’96 I rededicated my life to Jesus Christ and I made him my Lord and Savior. And so subsequently Sid I was actually filled with the Holy Spirit I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. And that was probably the most transformational thing that ever happened to me apart from salvation itself.
Sid: Now did something unusual happen in that experience?
Kynan: Well, it’s interesting because I didn’t know a whole bunch about the Holy Spirit I had you know people talked about the Holy Ghost but that was when God began to open up the realm of the Spirit to me. And for the first time in my life I began to hear God’s voice, I began to receive direction from God. I even began to see in the Spirit realm; now mind you I had never read a book on deliverance; I’d never read a book on any of the spiritual gifts but I unknowingly Sid began to operate in the gifts of the Spirit. For example a word of knowledge; I would see somebody or meet someone and I would instantly know things about that person. It could be could be something that happened in their past; it could be something that they were going through and I would begin to have insight into these situations and it was just an amazing thing. That was kind of the first time I begin to realize that there was another realm outside of the one in which I lived. God began to even begin to give me prophecies and things like that about the church which to be honest I was afraid of at the time.
Sid: Now what would you say was one of the more amazing prophetic words that you had for the church or for individual, give me an example.
Kynan: Well, let me give you an example God began to speak to me about the church and He began to even at a young age He began to show me that really I didn’t understand it at the time but God He had called me to a global vision; it was a global mandate. And God began to show me things to come; for example I would see this was in ’96 I remember one time I had a vision that a plane crashed in my driveway. I would have visions of the end times and God began to reveal to me that the whole shape of the church was going to change. There was going to be a shift in the church it was going to be a conversance as far as different denominations, different people would begin to come together and they would together flow in the supernatural in a way that really the world had never seen before. There would be signs and wonders and mind you no one was here teaching me this; but was beginning to speak to me about His church that we need to come back to our first love; we need to die to ourselves and then we need to really repent so that He can really take us back to His original plan in the Book of Acts, the early church really.
Sid: Is He going to succeed in that vision? It looks pretty fierce out there as far as the aggression of the devil and the lowering the bar on morality; what do you see happening?
Kynan: Well, you know that’s a very interesting statement it’s true there is definitely there’s been a lot of compromise in the Body of Christ the standards of the Lord. You know Paul talks about in the book of Corinthians his first epistle to the Corinthian church they had a problem with fornication; and Paul talks about how you should be mourning, you should be weeping and you should not boast in this sin but you should actually put it out of the church; because a little leaven leavens the whole lump. But what a lot of people don’t understand Sid is that when we talk about revival or we talk about global revival or we talk about the Spirit of God really manifesting in our lives. What we see in the early church is that synonymous with the manifestations of the Spirit is a call to holiness. Anytime the Holy Spirit begins to manifest we see this in ancient Israel in the Book of Exodus any time God descended on the camp of Israel, anytime He manifest Himself He would always tell Moses “Tell the people to sanctify themselves.” Because the presence of God is so powerful; it is so tangible that there is nothing really unclean that can stand in His presence.
Sid: So you might say it’s a two edge sword in other words everyone wants the presence of God and it’s going to be wonderful but if you’re not walking in holiness it will be the worst thing that ever happened to you.
Kynan: Absolutely Sid, and I do believe to answer your question I do believe God is calling us even what you’re going to see and mark my words what you’re going to see in the church; you’re going to see young people that are going to operate in a level anointing, a level of severity that we haven’t seen in many, many years.
Sid: I have to tell you as you’re sharing that and we’re doing by way of telephone I am beginning to shake in my seat as if the Holy Spirit’s getting excited over what you’re saying.
Kynan: Amen, amen.
Sid: Okay in 1997 you heard the audible voice of God and you’re called into ministry and what did He tell you?
Kynan: Oh, well you know Sid one of the things I found out about God is that you know the Bible talks about how His ways are not out ways, His thoughts are not out thoughts but there’s a simplicity in the supernatural I think that a lot of people take for granted. I was traveling back from my father was a avid fisherman he loved to fish so periodically we would take trips to Pensacola Florida or Daytona we would go fishing. Well in this particular trip to Florida I was looking out the window because I daydream a lot as a young child and that’s a whole other testimony how God delivered me from a lot of this stuff that I was bound to. But I was looking out of the window and I heard the audible voice of the Holy Spirit and He said, “Preach My Word.” Literally as I looked into a cloud and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and He says “Preach My Word.” Now again it was just that simple after He spoke to me and that was it; you know that was it and several months later maybe even almost a year later I was at a men’s conference a friend of mine was his father was the pastor of a big traditional church in Atlanta Georgia and he would take me on Monday nights to a men’s conference, a men’s meeting. And this is mind you this is kind of what we would call North Century 21 but this was more of a mainline denomination they weren’t really this particular denomination is not really big on spiritual gifts and stuff like that. But I was in the conference; I was in the meeting and the person officiated the meeting he stopped the meeting Sid he stopped the meeting he said, “You know what I have to do this, I have to obey God.” And he pointed at me Sid in my face and he says “The Lord says He has a work for you to do.” And mind you I’m a teenager, I’m really trembling in my boots because I don’t know what he’s talking about but I do know that I did hear from God. And that was the first time that God actually audible called me into the ministry.
Sid: Kynan when you were in college how did you handle it when a friend of yours came by and he says “I’m going to kill you?”
Kynan: Actually Sid I was one of the scariest things of my life because you know it’s one thing to have an enemy but it’s another thing to have what I call a friendenemy, somebody whose close you. Some one that we’ve never gotten into an argument, we’ve never had any really disagreements at all and he called me one night in my dorm and I had another friend who was a believer and he called me and said “I need to talk to you.” And of course we talked all the time I invited him over and I said “Come on,” but his voice sounded strange. And I remember he knocked on my door, we begin to talk and Sid shortly after that he begin to manifest a spirit of anger and a spirit of perversion like I had never seen before; his smile began to go ear to ear like have you ever seen a movie “Allison in Wonderland” you know the cat in the hat his face begin to contort demonically. And he began to manifest and he came within about an inch of my face and said, “I can kill you, I can rip you a part.” Now Sid you have to understand my friend was a third degree black belt in taekwondo.
Sid: Oh no.
Kynan: He was about 210 plus pounds and he’s staring me in my face with a snarl like a wild beast and he said “I’m going to kill you.” And all I could do Sid I wanted to be afraid but all I could do was say “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” I said, “I take authority over this spirit of murder, this spirit of death, this spirit of perversion in the Name of Jesus.” And he began to laugh and kind of scream out violently or whatever and then about I would say within thirty seconds later he fell to the ground and it was like a brick, like a tree hit the ground and immediately he was set free and he…
Sid: Woops we’re out of time right now but Kynan I am interviewing you this week because without faith you cannot please God and you have one of the most balanced revelations of faith that I’ve read. It’s literally explaining aggressive faith; we have a book called “Possessing Your Healing” talking authority over sickness in your life. And trust me when I say with your words studies and the way that you explain it it is so simple and so understandable.
Sid: I have a young man on the telephone his name is Charles Ndifon he’s from Nigeria. His office is in Johnston, Rhode Island, and I’m speaking to him by way of telephone. Charles on yesterday’s broadcast we found out in 1987 you had an encounter with Jesus that totally transformed your life; the next thing that happened you went to a ward of incurables. They called it the dying ward, and every single incurable was healed. There are over a hundred thousand documented miracles that occurred in the nation of Denmark under your ministry. I’ll tell you something that interest me, we Jewish people have a Hebrew word it’s called “Chutzpah,” it’s called nerve, and I’ve noticed that many Africans that come to the Lord have this boldness more so than we do in the west. You really exhibited chutzpah when you went into a Mongolian prison, tell me about that.
Charles: Oh that was fascinating. What happened was we were told it was a maximum security prison in Mongolia. Basically the worst gang members were incarcerated there. We went over on a Sunday morning and we were surprised that the people were just, I mean you could see their situation the living conditions were terrible. When we came over there I began to introduce myself and talked to them about why I came. I noticed they had different clicks of people, and I was informed later on that it was basically people from different gangs. When I started speaking they kind of looked at me with disdain like “Who is this guy, what is he doing here, who does he think he is?” You know the kind of attitude you find in a “Tough guy.” What was interesting I realized for me to get their attention something must happen that would shake them, something miraculous must happen. So what I did was the Holy Spirit just told me “Tell them bring the first few people to come up here. If they don’t get healed, then we’re false prophets we can leave.
So the people were very fascinated when I made that immediate they brought a man that was deaf…
Sid: Wait a second, if they call you a false prophet you can leave. I assume, even though it’s in a prison, get pretty violent with you. I mean you’re taking a pretty big risk Charles.
Charles: Of course, that’s exactly the point because these are people that are known to do crazy things. In fact, the man that was deaf was beaten in prison until he became deaf 5 years earlier. So that’s a real situation, they knew how he got deaf. So they brought him forward, that was kind of a…
Sid: So everyone knew he was deaf and how he got deaf.
Charles: Yes they know his story very well. So it couldn’t be we planted him in a prison. (Laughing) So what happened was when we came there I told them “Jesus is the same and He’s alive today, whatever He did for all of this He will do for you.” Then I immediately I called a man who came forward instantly his hearing opened. You should have seen the response of the people it arrested their attention immediately.
Sid: Isn’t that the purpose of a miracle?
Charles: That’s what it is, that’s what it is. The Bible says “The people came when they saw the miracles that Jesus did.” They followed Him because miracles tend to authenticate the message, the miracles authenticate He is really alive, and He’s who He says He is. Immediately when that happened something just broke in that place. Immediately another gentleman said to me “Well if this other one gets healed we will believe.” I thought “Well okay this is easy,” they were actually setting themselves up and God was answering their questions. They brought a man who had some crippling condition, and they figured if that one gets healed they’ll believe too. Immediately he gets healed. When that happened I said “How many believe that Jesus is real?” Immediately they all put their hands up. I said “How many people want to receive Jesus?” They did it was wonderful they were weeping; miracles began to occur all through the jail. They were coming all these tough guys weeping like little babies. When they came there it was amazing to behold. Sometimes when I look at those pictures I just say “Wow! My eyes could see those things.”
Sid: Now I’m thinking that Mongolia is not particularly a Christian nation. I think of Buddhist, etcetera. Did many people come to the Lord when you ministered in Mongolia?
Charles: Oh yes, many came. We were told that when we came there was less than 2,000 to 3,000 believers in the whole country. When we came back the second year they had gone to over 60,000 believers. In the campaign we had in the stadium we had over 50,000 decision cards that were filled. The churches doubled and tripled after we left. They all attributed that to the miracle campaigns that happened then. I remember when we came the first time there, we had a press conference with the media, the Mongolian media. They kept saying to me “You know we are Buddhist?” I said “I know that,” I said “I didn’t come to bring religion to you, I came to bring life to you. That Jesus comes to give life and abundance.” I said “This is life from heaven for Mongolia,” and the surprised. Then in the press conference some of the press people began to get healed. That was a shock to them; that got their attention. First of all, they didnot really agree when they saw all the pictures from Denmark and all those places. So what we did was we had to go to Mongolia to the other regions, they had 2 other places we went to, and miracles. So what happened was we brought back a truckload of crutches and wheelchairs, and things. So when we came to the second press conference we told them “Go outside and look we have all those crutches,” and we began to show them the pictures from the 2 other places we’d been to in Mongolia before we came to the capital city. So when they saw that, they saw people that looked like them healed; they were so surprised. Almost a week later there was a surprise, but then they didn’t have time to publicize anything; we went to the stadium and the miracles got the attention of the whole nation.
Sid: I’m looking here from country to country; you’re going to France, again that’s a country I don’t think of filled with born again Spirit filled Christians. According to my notes, 5,000 Catholic priests and nuns were healed and saved, and filled with the Spirit?
Charles: What happened was, every session of the meetings they had about over 5,000 people; they were Catholics, non-Catholics. This is the first time they were able to get together, the real French people not the immigrants now, the real French people coming to meetings like this. The miracles got their attention and gnomes and the priests they were so enthusiastic about the whole meeting. When they saw the miracles they helping the sick, and helping heal the sick, it was amazing what happened. So basically every session they had over 5,000 people, and what happened almost like a refreshing. There was kind of an overlapping; we had 2,000 or 3,000 leave, and then 2,000 or 3,000 would come to the next session, so we had like 3 sessions a day. It was amazing to see. In total there weren’t just 5,000 people there were people that had come from the surrounding, basically from the French speaking world; they came to those meetings from Switzerland, from France, from Belgium that came to those meetings. It was fascinating to see over 5,000 people per meeting being touched by the power of God.
Sid: Many Muslims getting healed in the meetings you have?
Charles: Quite a lot of them came there too. Some of them said “They came because they had heard of the miracles that happened the day before.” The same thing with the Catholic priests and the nuns, they came. One of the keys that opened the doors up for the Catholics to come, now they love the people; what happened was that one of our friends Carlos Pian had honored the Catholics. What he did was he went and washed the feet of the people before we came just to honor them and let them know our heart was coming to serve. So for 2 days they were talking about miracles happening, miracles happening until I got up, then in about half-hour they saw literally hundreds healed, and they were so shocked, because this was they had been expecting.
Sid: Now I think in terms of an evangelist like a T.L. Osborn that went to India, and Africa, and the countries throughout the world so that these people could see the miracle power of God. Well you were at a T.L. Osborn meeting in another country and what did the Spirit of God tell you?
Charles: It was amazing. That was back in Nigeria in 1988. He had come down there for a conference; I still remember vividly the title of the conference “He is Alive, I’m Alive.” What happened was, I was still in college, but I was doing ministry already, I was already travelling and doing things. When he came there he preached for 15 minutes, and I went home and cried the rest of the day. I’ve never seen a man talk so much about Jesus, and shoot so much about Jesus. He preached 15 minutes and he made a statement that changed my life. He said “God has sent me to Africa to tell you that the Gospel really works. To show you it works.” Almost instantly I heard almost like a very loud sound of the Holy Spirit, very loud voice telling me “Go to America and enter their works, they’re over saved and worked in Africa.Go and show them in America it works.” I thought, the first thought that came to my mind “Lord they have all the great preachers in America.” I heard the Holy Spirit speak back to me immediately He said “They have not seen one like you.” I thought “Who am I to go to America they have everything,” and the Lord said “Go and I’ll go with you.” So when I came to the United States, I expected well they should recognize God has sent me; I was so surprised the first introduction was my luggage got stolen at JFK. When I arrived in the United States I arrived in Pennsylvania, Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When I arrived there immediately people started getting healed.
Sid: I tell you what, hold that thought we’re out of time today.
Sid:My guest Cherie Calbom is red hot for the Messiah; her father was an evangelist had a healing ministry but she found herself so chronically sick; doctors said “There was no hope” in three months God showed her that through the things that He put right on this earth not medicines but fruits and vegetables and she was healed. I’m still amazed Cherie Calbom affectionately known as the “Juice Lady.” I’m still amazed doctors don’t understand this even today; now I have found that people that have a significant thing to do for God the devil doesn’t know what it is but he tries to snuff their live many times as a child. In your case in 1982 you were attacked by a burglar tell me about that.
Cherie:Yes it was July 4th and I was house sitting for some friends in Europe, and in the middle of the night a burglar broke in actually it was three teenagers and one was sent to guard me as I was sleeping. I woke up and looked over in the corner of the room there was the young man crouched in the corner. Instead of running out the door which was open leading out to the patio he jumped up and ran toward my bed and told me that he was going to kill me, and started yelling now you are dead.Beating me over the head with a pipe that he had with him and he beat and beat and beat me until the pipe finally flew out of his hands and that’s when he choked me into unconsciousness. And I felt my spirit leaving my body I felt it pop up and out of my body and I was traveling what seemed to be like the speed of light. And I could see little twinkle lights in the distance. I remember saying in my heart “My Father just receive me into Your hands” I felt that I was going home and then all of a sudden I was back in my body but I was somewhere else then where I left it I was down at the end of a dog run.
Sid: And when you came to you obviously knew what had happened.What did you do?
Cherie:I started screaming I screamed for help and that’s when a neighbor heard me and got me into their house and called the ambulance I was soon on the way to the hospital.At 4:30 in the morning they were accessing my injuries which where major injuries in my body. And I put right hand up on top of my head to protect it and I don’t remember doing that but it was obvious what had happened and my two knuckles of my right hand my ring finger and pinky finger knuckles were crushed to mere bone fragments and powder. And in fact my ring finger was almost torn from my hand it hang by just a little small piece of skin and it just so happened that one of the top hand surgeons of Orange County was at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning. No mistake that God had sent him there that day and he’s the one that did the surgery on my hand.He said, “We put it back together as best we could but you have major destruction there and you’ll probably never use it again. And part of my scalp was torn off the top of my head and two disks were crushed in my neck and I had many broken teeth. So I joke lately I was humpty dumpty that fell off the wall into many pieces.
Sid:But it was certainly no joke when it happened that has to be one of the most traumatic things to have burglar in your house and beat you senseless to the point where you’re not going to able to use your hands anymore and you’re a professional writer and you wouldn’t be able to even use your hands. So what did you do about that?
Cherie:It was several months after the attack and long and painful drawn out physical therapy getting nowhere fast, I went back to see the hand surgeon who said to me “You’re not getting any better I can’t even go in a put plastic knuckles into your hand because your hand is in such bad shape.” I came home that day so devastated in tears and crying out to God saying “I know that You called me to be a writer You told me that.” I was working on my first book at the time, “And how does all this fit together?” So the next morning at 5:00 in the morning I heard and audible voice a beautiful sweet audible voice in my bedroom saying “Cherie look at your hand.” And I had taken or somehow my removable cast was off my hand and I was moving my fingers like nothing had ever happened to my hand.Then I heard that sweet angelic voice say “You’re going to go back to where you were, but you’re going to get progressively better and better and better until the day will come when your hand is completely healed.” And in December toward the end of December of ’82, remember I was attacked on July 4 I walked into that hand surgeon’s office and he said to me “I don’t believe in miracles, but you’re the closest thing I’ve ever seen to one because your hand is whole.”
Sid:So that was obviously an angel that spoke to you.
Sid:And God that healed you… but I want to take you back to that terrible tragedy that occurred when the burglar was beating you trying to kill you literally. How did you get from your bedroom to this other place, I don’t get it?
Cherie:You know that’s what detectives asked me in the hospital. When they came in with all their photographs that they had taken of the crime scene and to interview me this is two days after the attack they head detective kept saying to me “Tell me, how did you get from the bedroom where you fell,” and I landed by a door that led into the hallway and there’s a big pool of blood there. And I had part of my scalp was missing and he told me that head wounds bleed rather profusely and there was a big pool of blood there. And he said “There was a pool of blood out by the fence where you were found but in between all the way up the bedroom, all the way across the patio, and all the way down the long dog run there were no drops of blood so how…
Sid:That’s impossible from what you just told me.
Cherie:Yes and that pretty much was what the detective was saying to me he couldn’t comprehend it. I had no explanation at all, I couldn’t comprehend it either and I just kept questioning how did I get down to that fence because he showed me the pictures and looking at it I couldn’t figure it out either.
Sid:So God showed you though through a dream how that happened.
Cherie:Ah, this is my favorite part of telling this story because I did have a dream one night. I had such a close relationship with Jesus I loved him so much and I used to pray at night “You know maybe someday you’ll just tell me how did I get there to that fence.” And I had a dream and in that dream I saw Jesus walk into the bedroom where my limp and lifeless body was laying there on the floor, and He picked it up and He did CPR he put his mouth over my nose and mouth and blew into my body His breath of life. I saw my body jump like it had had an electric shock. Then I saw Him carry me out and prop me up against the fence where I came back into consciousness back into my body and then started screaming and a neighbor heard me.The husband and son came down and got me into their house and off to the hospital.
Sid:Now in addition to having your hands being pulp, no knuckles how are you hands today?
Cherie:My hand is completely normal and every time I tell this story people want to come up and examine my hand and there’s only one little scar and it’s by my ring finger knuckle where they stitched my finger back onto my hand and nothing else. And it’s just it is such a miracle Sid because having been told that I would never use this hand again that it would never be normal and there was nothing they could do even with plastic knuckles. Today I am working on book number 21 and to God be the glory for this.
Sid:But what about all the psychological trauma you went through I mean to wake up and someone that you don’t know in your bedroom beating you to a pulp and wanting to kill you. I mean your adrenal, is an understatement, your adrenals were compromised but you in addition to believing God you were instructed by God to again begin the juicing and nutritional supplement support and what happened?
Cherie:Sid my body was so injured and so devastated by all the trauma my adrenals were exhausted I had multiple injuries and bones not healing.So the program that God directed me to was the one that I knew worked for healing chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia and I went into intense juicing and all of the wonderful vegetables and foods that I had eaten before, and intense nutritional program and really went after all that I could do to heal my body right down to the cellular level. And boy I saw it come together I saw the injuries healing, the scar on my face healing up and all over my body my body coming back into harmony.That’s when I did all that work to put this into all these wonderful books on juicing for you because so many people that are listening right now have no hope of how can I get out of the dilemma I’m in. And boy if my body could heal from all of those injuries your body can heal too.
Sid:And there was an important point of you forgiving the robber that beat you to a pulp. Tell me about that briefly.
Cherie: It was a very important for me to forgive.It came in stages it didn’t come just saying one time but when I was able to completely forgive from the depths of my heart and let go of that I saw tremendous healing in my soul take place.
Sid:Tell me just briefly, I mean you were even afraid to sleep; how bad was your sleep?
Cherie: I was terrified to close my eyes at night I had the worse insomnia, I didn’t sleep a wink all night long for several months. And it was absolutely devastating because the body needs sleep in order to heal. Powerful healing hormones are released in the middle of the night and I was not getting those and those. It was stage by stage God had to heal me of that intense terror in the night so that I could sleep. So that I could lie down on the pillow and close my eyes and drift off to sleep.
Sid:Well how would you like the “Juice Lady” to come to your home and personally give you advice; I mean be your personal trainer this year so that you get your body running the way that God created it to run so that you can accomplish why God has put you on the on this earth to favor Zion?