Sid Roth - Use These Spiritual Keys for Financial Prosperity with Joan Hunter
Hello, Sid Roth here, welcome to my world, where it's naturally supernatural! You know, because of lack of knowledge, greed, and self-serving fundraising, many Believers have turned their back on believing for biblical prosperity. Remember, the word prosperity includes wealth, but also things that even money can't purchase! It includes good health, peace, good families. We all want this kind of prosperity, but many have "thrown the baby out with the dirty bathwater". My guest proves from Scripture that God wants us to prosper in every area of our life! Ready for this kind of prosperity? Next on "It's Supernatural"!
Sid Roth: I'm here with Joan Hunter, and uh, Joan and I had dinner last night, and Joan is telling me one recent miracle after another, after another! Tell me one a recent miracle.
Joan Hunter: It was so exciting. I went in, this guy came up to the front, and he hobbled up to the front. He said he had had his rotator cuff removed, and there was a big gaping hole there.
Sid Roth: Wow!
Joan Hunter: And so I laid my hands on it, because see, instead of just the pain go, we need to pray for, you know, re-creative miracles! So I said, "In the name of Jesus, I speak a new rotator cuff". Under my hand came this new rotator cuff. It was amazing. And then I prayed for his neck and his back. He got healed, he got his height back, and then he walked he was able to walk back to his seat, and he was going "woo" with his arm! It was great!
Sid Roth: Uh, you know you see Joan Hunter, she's so, up, she's happy, she's fulfilled! Uh, but it wasn't always that way. Joan knows what it's like to be in need. Her husband was a pastor who was unfaithful, he walked out on them, and uh, she had children. She gets cancer, she's doesn't have money, for food, she's penniless. Uh, you can't get any lower than that! But Joan, I knew your parents, and your mother wasn't a Jewish mother like my mother, but she acted like a Jewish mother!
Joan Hunter: Yes, she did! That's the truth!
Sid Roth: She was taking care of everything! Why didn't you just pick up the phone and say, "Mom, help"!
Joan Hunter: "Help"!
Sid Roth: Why didn't you?
Joan Hunter: I reached for the phone one night and I can remember this is as if it was last night. I reached for the phone, and I said... God spoke to me. He says, "You can trust them, or you can trust Me. It's time you grew up". I put the phone back down, and God showed up, like I mean I it raised my level to knowing, that God will take care of me.
Sid Roth: Give me give me an example.
Joan Hunter: Well, for example, I had, one night I was coming home from work, and I walked, in the house, and I had left the house neat that morning. I walk in, I could hardly see what was going on. I get closer to the back part of the house, and there was like 30 to 50 bags of groceries that I don't even know where...
Sid Roth: 30 to 50?
Joan Hunter: Yes.
Sid Roth: bags?
Joan Hunter: I mean bags!
Sid Roth: Did you get that?
Joan Hunter: So many bags of groceries, that couldn't fit in the fridge, couldn't in the pantry. The Mother Hubbard's wood cupboard was bare, but it was totally completely filled. And they even brought toilet paper, shampoo, and everything that a house full of girls needed. It was incredible, was what God did. And if I'm understanding you right, you didn't say, "Pray about giving me some money". It was so incredible with what God did, because God showed up. And the Word says, "My God is going to supply all of my needs, according to His riches in glory". Not my job, but HIS riches in Glory. And two people depend on their job to be their support, and that limits God from all these other blessings, because the Word, once again, different Scriptures say, "the blessings of God are running and overtaking me"! And all these, you know, checks were coming in the mail! You know I had one guy send me a check, he says, "Here's my food bill for 2 weeks. I'll go without food before you and your girls go without food". That's a friend.
Sid Roth: You have a passion now because of what you have been through, to let people really get it, that God is your source!
Joan Hunter: Well see, one thing that's kind of interesting is I've been poor in my life, and I've "po'". See, po', you can't even afford the other o. That's when you gotta dig out of garbage cans. When, you know, mom and my brother, we would go, and we would go to garbage cans at grocery stores in order to get out enough, you know, disgusting fruit, to go home and make a bowl of fruit out of that. I know what it's like to be po'. And then in the year 2000, when my life everything shifted. We lost the church, we lost our home, we lost everything, lost the marriage. And then that at that point I was poor, in the natural I was poor. And I ain't poor no more, hallelujah, Glory to God.
Sid Roth: Well, you teach that there's a better benefit-package than the government. It's God's benefit-package. Explain that.
Joan Hunter: We went on a cruise with mom and dad, and uh, years obviously years ago and this guy came out when we were leaving the boat. I said, "We really missed you at dinner", you know, at the meals we had together, and he says, "I could only afford the cruise". Well, part of his benefits package of the cruise, it talked about how that there's you get all these meals, 24/7, food is available to you. He didn't know it, he didn't read it. He got on the boat, and ate his cheese and crackers for a week, because he didn't know what was in there. And see, when I go to Heaven, I want God to say, "You used all My benefits, you shared them with everybody, and people started walking in that". But there's too many people, when they go to Heaven, that God's going to say, "I had so much more for you, but you didn't read about it in My Word. You didn't read about it in my benefits package. I had so much more for you".
Sid Roth: Joan says that many Believers don't know how to position themselves for God's blessings. Let's discuss that when we come back.
Sid Roth: Now most people don't understand, when the word prosperity is used, yes, it does include money. You can't function in this life without money, but biblical prosperity covers so much more. Explain that, Joan.
Joan Hunter: Well there's a Scripture that says, "Beloved," I wish above all things "that you may prosper", well that's great there's no period there, "and be in health", yeah for that, there's still no period there, but it ends with, "even as your soul prospers". And it's not just financial blessings, but blessings in your health, blessings in your soul, blessings in everywhere you go.
Sid Roth: And you also say most of us don't know how to position ourselves for biblical prosperity.
Joan Hunter: And I totally agree with that, I have seen it so much. We too many people have a poverty mentality, poverty mindset. We need to get kingdom thinking in here. And God loves blessing us, but we have to get into a position, to knowing, that God desires to bless us. He desires to just pour out His incredible blessings, once again, in every area of our lives.
Sid Roth: You use this word a lot, where does expectancy, how does that fit into this whole equation?
Joan Hunter: Big time. Major important, because we must raise our level of expectancy: That God wants to bless us, and that He is going to bless us, and these all these other areas, and that we
Sid Roth: is it what, like Jesus said, "According to your faith"? We might also substitute the word, "According to your expectancy"?
Joan Hunter: Absolutely.
Sid Roth: If in fact, I think I understand that word a little better than even the word faith! Accord that's easy to grasp!
Joan Hunter: Um hmm!
Sid Roth: "According to your expectancy"!
Joan Hunter: Because what God wants to do is, the Word says that He wants us to "give into every good work".That takes a lot of finances in order to do that. And the Word says "everything we put our hand to do" shall prosper! Yes financially, but other areas too! He will give us witty inventions, on our job, and I, you know, so forth and so on. But it talks about that, you know in Jeremiah 29:11, He has got great "plans for us", to "prosper us", to "bless us", in every area of our lives! Okay!
Sid Roth: Tell me a few of the other areas that are included in prosperity.
Joan Hunter: Oh, prosperity, of the soul, as it talked about in 3rd John, that He wants "our soul to prosper", which is life, and "life abundant" in every area! It's not just... Abundance just isn't money, it's it's happiness, and joy, and fulfillment, and children, your grandchildren, your relationships with everybody, you know. And then your mind oh Lord, you know. Everybody needs to have "the mind of Christ", to say the least, but we've got all this stuff going on in confusion, because of the trauma of dealing with finances, and it can bring on headaches and migraines, so forth and so on. And so but God wants to give us peace of mind! You know debt is the number one cause of divorce in America, that's really sad! So, when you get debt free, supernaturally and you can that when you get debt free, it's amazing what it will do in a marriage! It oh! you'll sleep a whole lot better too, you know! And you're not wondering, "Well how am I going to pay the house payment"? You're going to be thinking, you know, "Where can I give all this money"?, praise God, because it says, once again, "give into every good work"! And the thing is, is all these things, it will give you peace in your heart! Food will taste better, because if you're stressed and traumatized over finances and life, that as it goes down, it causes turmoil, and so it brings health and wholeness into your body! And even the stress over things of life yes, finances, but every area can bring on strokes and heart attacks! And so it's very important that He is a giver of peace! He is a giver of peace of mind! He is a... Definitely He is love, because "God is love".
Sid Roth: How is how does this work with our families? How what's prosperity in our families, to you?
Joan Hunter: Prosperity in our families is when there is love. There is so much love in our in my family, for sure. But God loves to just pour out His love, heal relationships, because if there's a strange situation between you and your child, God wants to restore that. God wants to restore your heart. I had broken heart syndrome. I got healed of broken heart syndrome. I had cancer, and all these things. I got healed of cancer, when my heart got healed! And, there was a, you know, tumultuous time after the divorce, and whose fault and all this other kind of stuff, but God has restored my relationship with all of my girls. God wants to restore the family. There is absolutely nothing, I mean, I there's nothing He doesn't want to restore that will help us.
Sid Roth: And when I think about you, I think about physical healing! To me, it's not very prosperous having cancer, or high blood pressure, or diabetes. You see people healed all the time of these things!
Joan Hunter: I do! And I've even had a problem years ago I had a problem with my thyroid, had an enlarged goiter, and I thought, "Okay, God," you know, "in the name of Jesus, I just speak a brand new all new thyroids, command the goiter to go", and it went, you know. And then my daughter who's now a doctor, I said, "I'm really tired", she says, "I think you've blown out your adrenal glands". I said, "Where are my adrenal glands"? She says, "On top of the kidneys", so I took my thumbs, went behind my back, put them on the adrenal glands. I said, "In the name of Jesus, I speak new adrenals"! And trust me, to do what I do, I gotta have good adrenal glands, Glory to God, for sure!
Sid Roth: Now Joan has been teaching that there are it's God's desire for us to "prosper and be in good health". It's God's desire for us not to put up with sickness, and family problems, and financial problems. But there are blockages! And if you can identify and remove these blockages, then, you will walk in biblical prosperity. Be right back.
Sid Roth: Uh, you know, Joan, when you teach about biblical prosperity, when people read your books on biblical prosperity, there's almost like it seems as though, to me uh, you clarify this. It's almost like the favor and the expectancy and the faith that you have for this, jumps out on other people!
Joan Hunter: It is so contagious. It is so contagious. And I will point to people and say, "God wants to point to you as an example of His incredible wealth, favor, and kindness in all He's done for you through Christ Jesus". God wants to point to me as an example of all that He's done, with wealth and favor and everything. And when you understand that this is what God wants, He wants to use you as an example to others about God's blessing and prosperity. He wants you to have a car that you can get to church without praying over it for it to start! He wants you to pray over people when you get to church, or wherever you get to. And and this is what's so important, is that it is very contagious. Because I know I had the choice, in the year 2000, to stay where I was, on barely get along street, and I opted to go to the streets that are lined with gold, according to His Word. And hallelujah.
Sid Roth: Joan, there's another thing that happens: Just supernatural manifestations of money are attracted to people, when what you share jumps on them. Uh, give me some examples.
Joan Hunter: I this lady was writing out an offering check the other day, and so she was writing it out, and I said, "Now tomorrow," this is Friday night 8:00, "tomorrow, check your bank accounts, because some of you may have received supernatural finances"! So she sat there, she wrote she checked her bank account, there was an additional $4,000 that came in at 8:00 at night, on Friday, in her bank account, cash that doesn't happen, okay. It just showed up while she's writing out an offering check. That's awesome. I had another lady that just sent me word a year ago she gave in the offering, because God loves to bless your offerings, and gave in the offering. And uh, and so the Canadian Revenue equivalent of United States I.R.S. called she and her husband in, and they said, "We need to speak with you". Well, you know, most people would walk in and say, "Here, just chain me up", you know, take me off. But they said that they had gone over their records from 1986 now this testimony is from 19, I mean 2017. From 1986, they found that there was a glitch, and they owed her $6,000, and they gave it back to her, a check that day. 1986, the I.R.S. and the Canadian Revenue they're done forgot about that one, they're going to let that one go under the rug, you know what I mean? And then and then I prayed, and I said, "God, there's a Scripture that says, 45:3, and it says, "I will show you", uh, Isaiah 45:3, "I will show you hidden treasures, riches" that you don't even know about"! And so I thought okay God, this is riches, in the area of teaching of trauma, cellular memory, stress, etc., but then in addition to that, I said, "God, is there any hidden treasures"?, which refers to finances, "Is there any hidden treasures"? And so I got a letter in the mail, and it said, "You do not owe any taxes on your property in downtown Houston" no joke! Toss that. And I came back from a trip, pulled it out, and I thought I'm going to follow up on this. I sent a certified letter, found out that my dad left me 2% in some land in downtown Houston. Glory to God, that just got cashed in this year hallelujah!
Sid Roth: So, if I'm understanding you right, Joan, you could pray that over our audience!
Joan Hunter: Yes!
Sid Roth: Right now, look in the camera, and pray that.
Joan Hunter: Yes. Yes. I love praying for, a financial breakthrough. Father, right now, in the name of Jesus, as we have seen and even heard miracles happening in finances and our bodies, right now, in the name of Jesus, I speak what I am sharing with you, to literally jump through the screen at you, so contagious, that you're going to have the revelation that, "Yes, I deserve to be blessed! God desires to bless me! And I am going to investigate what's in my benefits package", which is your Bible, "and all", which is inclusive of everything, excluding nothing, "all that God has planned for me". So, Father, I thank You that their "eyes of their understanding are being enlightened" to all that You have for them today, and incredible, supernatural financial breakthrough coming. Money that they don't know that's owed to them, Father, I speak a release of that, now, in Jesus' name. Raises, promotions, different things like that, money coming from all kinds of odds and ends places. And understand this happens to me, and I have the anointing to speak and send it to you, right now, in Jesus' name, for that breakthrough to happen, to you, in Jesus' name. Hallelujah!
Sid Roth: You know, Joan, when people talk about prosperity, whether it's physical healing, family healing, financial healing, they never talk about holiness, they never talk about hidden sins, these are major blockages! Explain.
Joan Hunter: Uh, sin can, you know, separate us from God, and the blessings of God. And also worry. And I was worried, worried, worried in the years, like 1998, '99, worried about what He was doing.
Sid Roth: is that why Jesus says, "Worry for nothing"?
Joan Hunter: Right. And what will it do you? You know, "Cast all your cares on Me". There's dozens of Scriptures that tell you don't worry! But it when you're in the midst of a situation, you know, how can I how can I financially take care of the girls and I, when I didn't even have enough to take care of me? And how can I do this? Worry, worry, fear, fear. Fear is the opposite of faith, and that worry was consuming me, in a lot of other areas. And I teach let's get to the root, what's brought on the sickness, what's brought on the poverty, what's brought on the lack, what has brought on problems in marriages, in homes, etc., what's brought on the digestive you know, problems and so forth. Let's get to the root of that, which could be trauma, it can definitely be, sin, definitely worry, fear.
Sid Roth: I'm going to leave you with one thought, and it's a thought that God gave Joan Hunter. I want you to ponder this: Victory is just a choice.