Sid: Hello, Sid Roth here with Gary and Kathy Oates, and Kathy, Gary had this marvelous experience, but you came in along by being his wife, and now I understand God has so opened your eyes when you pray for people you literally see an angel doing something and then you
do what you see that angel doing, explain that.
Kathy: That’s right, I do. Well it started right after the situation with Gary happened, it was on that same trip, we were in a large auditorium
and all of a sudden I started seeing angels behind people, and it was a night when thee was an anointing but not a real strong anointing in the place, and so as I began to pray for those very people that I saw the angels behind they got healed, one right after another and I did
what I saw the angel do, like if the angel would blow on their head, I would blow.
Sid: Isn’t that what Jesus said, I only do what I see my father doing.
Kathy: That’s right.
Sid: That’s a great position to be in. Now Gary I have your book, “Open My eyes Lord,” which I’ve read, tell me why in your heart of hearts, why you wrote this.
Gary: Well Sid, I wrote that because I wanted everybody to know that the supernatural realm is available to everyone, you know, what I experienced in the heavens, the angelic visitations, everyone, everyone, every person can receive the same thing, it is available for everyone of us, and so I wanted to lay it out there in a very practical way that everybody could understand.
Sid: All right, tell me one person that has read this book and what has happened to them. That pastor you were talking about.
Gary: Well he came to one of our meetings and when I was talking about this, and he called me six weeks later, he said, “I was in your meeting, I left disappointed because nothing happened.” And he said, “I’m the type of pastor,” he said, “I’ve got a big library; you know I like to study,” real theologian type of guy. And he said but I did what you said, I began to spend time alone seeking the face of God and experiencing his manifest presence every day and he said, “Sunday I got up during worship time, the presence of God came all over me,” he said, “I was trembling, God spoke to me,” and he said, “Do you want to see something?” “I said yes,” he said, “God opened my eyes and I saw a parade of angels coming at me.” He said, “Every type f angel, worshipping angels, healing angels, ministering spirits, warrior angels.” And he said, “I ended up on the floor; I didn’t even get to preach that day,” he said, “My life had been radically changed as a result of that prayer of impartation.”
Sid: Now you have the prayer and you have what to do to get intimacy with God, but tell me step by step because Kathy you do just like Gary, what do you do to receive the presence of God, to soak in his glory. Tell me what you do daily.
Kathy: both of us I think we spend time alone with the Lord every day, but it is just a quiet time, there is not music going, it is just a sense of total peace where we begin to entertain the presence of the Lord and during that time we are soaking in the presence and as we consume his presence so to speak, then the Lord begins to minister more and more supernaturally, it’s just, it’s a whole new world.
Sid: but don’t you find it boring just sitting still?
Kathy: Well no, because when you are in that state, God begins to speak to you, you hear his voice, you understand his presence, sometimes I just feel like I am in the Throne Room with the Father and the Lord Jesus and we are having a strategy meeting, and he begins to show me things that he wants done or people that he wants prayed for, it is like there is this intimacy, we’re friends, just like I talk to you I talk to him.
Gary: You know Sid, one thing when I first started doing this it was really difficult, I could not keep my mind on anything, my mind was going a million directions and it took me forever, but I persevered, I stayed in there, I pressed in for more of the presence of God, I just kept crying out, “God I just want more of you, more of your presence.” I used to pray and ask God for, God do this, God do that, give me this, give me that, and I said wait a minute, I just want more of him, nothing else matters, I just want more of him, and as I cried out God, I just want more of you, more of you, more of you, and I pressed in for that, I began to sense the manifest presence of God, not just like on you know, in a church service on Sunday or whatever, but every day at home I started experiencing that. And that’s what, that was the difference, and now it doesn’t take any time at all, it is like boom,because of practicing his presence.
Sid: Tell me very briefly about that person with the tumor where you saw fire coming into their head.
Gary: Oh yeah, this is really interesting, we were praying for this man and he was in his mid-seventies, he had a brain tumor, he had had surgery, the doctors said there is nothing more we can do for you, they sent him home to die, he came to this church with his wife and they asked us to go in the back and pray with his man, and we were praying for him I saw a large angel to my right bring his wings out and put them around the man, and just, it was a real tender moment, and as I was looking at it, I couldn’t believe what I saw, on the other side of that angel was a smaller angel, this angel was blowing fire into the mans head, it looked like a blow torch of fire and I stopped and I said wait a minute, I said are you feeling anything is happening right now, and he said oh yes, my head, my head, it is so hot, my head is like it is on fire, it’s burning up, and I was rejoicing. He said I’m healed, I’m healed, and I said wow, I want you to go back to the doctor and have the doctor confirm this healing. He said I don’t have to, I don’t have to, I’m healed, I know I am healed. I said well I believe you are healed too.
Sid: Listen when you know it you know it. But let me tell you something, just ordinary people, once their eyes are opened, they are seeing the invisible world. I want you to take a look at this young girl that has just seen an angel for the first time.
Sid: Okay, are you ready for the impartation prayer that Gary and Kathy are going to pray for you right now, get ready, get ready, Gary pray.
Gary: You can experience this same thing, I believe the presence of God is right there with you right now, in fact you can sense there is something different happening right there in your room and I want you to know that’s the presence of God, I am going to pray a quick prayer for you just as Elisha prayed for his servant, he prayed a very simple prayer, “Oh Lord I pray, open his eyes that he might see,” And instantly God opened his eyes, he saw the armies of the Lord, the angels of the Lord, the chariots of fire surrounding the enemy. I am going to pray that same prayer for you that God will open your eyes; that you will come into a relationship with the Father like you have never known before, that you will begin to experience the supernatural realm of the spirit. So just join me in this prayer right now. Father, I thank you for every person that is listening, every person, and right now I ask you to release your angels of impartation upon them.
Oh Lord I pray open their eyes that they might see, that they might see beyond the natural physical world into the supernatural realm of the spirit. Father impact them powerfully with your presence, remove the scales from the eyes of their spirit. Lord take them into a new place with you, Father bring revelation of who you really are and what you want to do in their lives. And Father I pray that you just release your healing presence right now, now you, you feel that? Get up, do something, begin to do something you couldn’t do before, something that caused pain, many of you are being healed right now as you are sitting there, feeling whoa, you may be feeling heat, electricity, you may begin to shake or weeping, that’s the presence of God.
Sid: I tell you Gary, I feel the presence of God all over me, my face literally is on fire, and I am healing the people that have pains in your back if you will bend over right now, scoliosis, anything right now. In Yeshua’s Name, in Yeshua’s Name, in Yeshua’s Name, be healed, be whole, get a friendship with God, God wants to be your friend.