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Sid Roth - He Had An IQ of 78. Now He Holds 7 Doctorate Degrees


Sid Roth - He Had An IQ of 78. Now He Holds 7 Doctorate Degrees

At age 16, he could not handle special education classes with children half his age. Then he was tested, and they found out he was three points above "moron". Today he has seven doctorate degrees. Next on this edition of "It's Supernatural"!

Sid Roth: Hello. I'm Sid Roth your investigative reporter. I've been so looking forward to this interview because it's so verified, and so impossible. It's absolutely outrageous that someone could be three points above "moron", no hope of reversal, and end up with seven doctorates. Well it starts way before Ricky.

Dot Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: It started with the fact that you were told you should not have any children. In fact, the members of your family were told this because it would affect your health.

Dot Roberts: The doctors said that I could die. Told my husband to never let me have a child; that it could literally kill me.

Sid Roth: But one day - and this was highly unusual - you heard a voice, and you believed it was God. And what did this voice say?

Dot Roberts: I was praying, and He told me to pray for a boy. This was a little bit shocking.

Sid Roth: How did your husband react?

Dot Roberts: He said, "Oh no". I think it shocked him, too. I think he was a little bit doubting if I had heard God's voice. And I said, "Yes we will have a baby, and it will be a boy".

Sid Roth: But, yes, you had a baby; yes, you had a boy. But you got a lot more than you bargained for. What was wrong with Ricky?

Dot Roberts: When Ricky was born, the doctors told my husband we would never raise him because he came so sickly. My husband's reply was, "Yes, we'll raise him. God gave him to us, and we'll raise him". For the first 6 years he slept in the bed with us.

Sid Roth: Why?

Dot Roberts: For one minute, he'd be okay. It looked like the next minute, we'd be on the way to the emergency room with him. He was having like pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis. He was even paralyzed for three months one time. Had a double set of teeth. The night he was to graduate from Kindergarten, I think we touched the Throne Room that night. We touched God, because he had his last convulsion - which was a double convulsion - and we thought we had lost him.

Sid Roth: Now, but after that it just stopped?

Dot Roberts: Well after that, the sick part stopped. He - being sick constantly - began to stop. But he was so bad that I actually went to his doctor; and got on my knees crying, and asked Him, "Was I bad mother. Why did he stay sick all the time"?

Sid Roth: Okay. So the sickness is pretty much cleared up. But what did say about his mental condition?

Dot Roberts: The doctors gave me no hope; said that he had severe brain damage and dyslexia.

Sid Roth: How did they know this?

Dot Roberts: We carried him to the world-leading doctor in his field, and he kept him three days and nights, and analyzed, and tested him.

Sid Roth: But Ricky, at age 14, you got so much hope.

Ricky Roberts: Yes I did.

Sid Roth: From an evangelist who had never seen you before. Tell me what happened.

Ricky Roberts: He "read my clock"; he read every aspect of my life. He described the beginning of my life, all the way to the age of 14. He said that I was mentally retarded. He said I had no hope, except Jesus was my hope. And he said that the Lord God was going to heal me, and the Lord God was going to educate me, and would allow me to go to college. But the Lord said, the prophet said, that the Lord Himself said that God Himself would teach me His Word. And every bit of that has been fulfilled.

Sid Roth: What happened next with that experience?

Ricky Roberts: Two days later; two days later, the power - the prophet said that the power of God would overshadow me, that the Lord Himself would come down and speak to me - person-to-person or face-to-face - as a friend, audibly. When he said that, I went back to my room, I closed the door, and I waited. The demonic was fighting fiercely. I was crying, "Please speak to me". And you must understand I was still retarded at that point. I could not...

Sid Roth: Not just retarded, but "three points above moron".

Dot Roberts: Correct.

Ricky Roberts: That's right.

Sid Roth: What does that mean exactly?

Dot Roberts: Actually it's like 75 is the "moron" stage.

Ricky Roberts: So it would be like a 78.

Dot Roberts: 78.

Sid Roth: Okay. So you're pleading with God, to hear from Him.

Ricky Roberts: Yes; yes. And I was just crying; tears were just running down my face, and all of a sudden the presence of God came into my room, and became stronger.

Sid Roth: How did you know it?

Ricky Roberts: His children know. The children of God know His voice; the children of God know what is of Him. I knew instinctively; there was "no ifs, ands, or buts" about it. I knew that was God; He literally spoke to me for 24 straight hours, audibly. He told me - and confirmed - that He was going to heal me. He said, "I AM", saith the Lord, "going to heal you for a new refreshing; a revival; a final awakening".

Sid Roth: Now Dot, you weren't there, but your husband was there. What did he say happened to your son?

Dot Roberts: I was at work. When I come in that morning he was crying. My husband was crying, and he said, "I wish you could have been here. The Father has spoken to Ricky for 24 hours. He's been sitting away in the room".

Sid Roth: Did he see anything, your husband?

Dot Roberts: Not at that moment; he didn't - no.

Sid Roth: Okay, but what did you see? Did you see the "smoke" of God?

Ricky Roberts: Yes I did. The presence of God was so strong and so powerful that it visibly appeared as smoke. It was so strong that literally you could cut it. It was so thick and strong you could literally cut it with a knife.

Sid Roth: Then when you were 16.

Ricky Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: Another prophet spoke an important word.

Ricky Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: And what happened? What did he say?

Ricky Roberts: He said that the Lord God had heard my cries, and that the Lord God at this point would heal me, and fill in seven grades, if my mom stood on that Word and believed on that Word.

Sid Roth: But you actually had to do something more than stand on it.

Ricky Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: You had to do something, Dot. What was it?

Dot Roberts: Yes. I had to almost enforce this.

Sid Roth: You had to go to the school.

Dot Roberts: Yes. When they called me from the school, they wanted me to take my son out of school, out of the Special Ed class.

Sid Roth: Why?

Dot Roberts: They couldn't do anymore for him. They couldn't do anything; it was over.

Sid Roth: Wait a second. He's just had a prophecy that he's going to be okay, and the school says he can't handle it with eight-year-olds and under. He can't do that type of work. What is Dot going to do? Don't go away. We'll be right back.

Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth your investigative reporter here with Ricky and his mother, Dot Roberts. And Ricky was born a very sickly child. He was measured three points above "moron". But the worst thing of all is here he's 16 years of age, weighs, what, 300 pounds; weighs over 300 pounds.

Ricky Roberts: That's right.

Sid Roth: You're in a classroom with children eight-years old and under.

Ricky Roberts: That's right.

Sid Roth: And Dot, you call and find out that they don't want him anymore. Why didn't they want him anymore?

Dot Roberts: They couldn't do anything to help him anymore; it was over. They had done all they could do, and they said they were just using him as a babysitter.

Sid Roth: And what did you say?

Dot Roberts: I told them the Lord had healed my son, and put him in the tenth grade.

Sid Roth: Huh! They just said he can't handle Kindergarten.

Dot Roberts: The Lord gave me the gift of faith, I believe, at that moment; it was really just come upon me. And I got in the car, and I went to the school. I ran in that school hollering, "God's healed my son. Put him in the tenth grade". They had seen me cry over my boy. They thought at this moment I had completely flipped out. They just knew they had a mental case on their hands.

Sid Roth: A fruit case.

Dot Roberts: A "fruitcake".

Sid Roth: So did you give up?

Dot Roberts: Oh no, never give up.

Sid Roth: You don't look like the kind of person that's going to give up.

Dot Roberts: No, never give up, Sid. They sent me to the principal, and of course he was really upset, and he told me that they had done all they could do; if I chose to put Ricky in the tenth grade, I would destroy him. But I looked up, and they had a word on the wall of Scripture saying that, you know, "With God all things are possible". So I told him if he didn't believe God had healed my son, take it down; he's a hypocrite. So then he sent my son to their doctor; and so I went into the doctor's office, and the doctor said, "I don't believe in that junk". I said, "I'm a believer, and God's Word can be tested. Test him". And in a couple of weeks or so, we carried his Special Ed teacher back with us.

Sid Roth: And what was the report?

Dot Roberts: The doctor said, "I don't know what to say to you guys". Would you believe it if I told you that he was doing trigonometry he had never had; algebra he never had; tenth grade work he never had.

Sid Roth: Ricky, how could you answer questions on this test - on algebra and trigonometry - if you've never been taught? You can't.

Ricky Roberts: I can't. It was amazing, Sid. These answers were coming into my mind. They were just flowing into my mind from God. These answers would pop into my mind. It's amazing.

Sid Roth: So what did the doctor say?

Dot Roberts: He said, "I just don't know what to say to you". He said, "I don't have no idea what to say to you".

Sid Roth: What did the principal say?

Dot Roberts: Put this boy in the tenth grade. Well when we - the Special Ed teacher was with us, so she went back and gave him the report.

Sid Roth: Had they ever had someone move from Special Ed to tenth grade?

Ricky Roberts: No.

Dot Roberts: Said it was impossible; that was impossible. But when they went back, they had a meeting, and no one wanted a retarded boy in their class; not at that age anyway. But one teacher decided to take him on trial.

Sid Roth: Yes, but wait; he's not retarded. The tests show he's not, and he knows trigonometry.

Dot Roberts: But they didn't understand it like that.

Sid Roth: Okay. They found one teacher. Why did this teacher do it?

Dot Roberts: He had had a child who had a problem, and he felt like Ricky needed to be in with his own age group.

Sid Roth: So describe to me what happened your first day in tenth grade, Ricky.

Ricky Roberts: Well Sid, it was - my whole life was changed instantaneously. It was like for many, many years, my whole mind had been dark. And then God just lit a small match in my mind, and it exploded, and these thoughts were coming into my mind; answers were coming in. Of course, my whole life had changed at that time. I walked into this room, shaking, scared to death. The children knew that I had been retarded; they still thought I was retarded.

Sid Roth: Were the children pretty cruel to you previously?

Ricky Roberts: Yes they were.

Sid Roth: Did they call you names in front of you?

Ricky Roberts: Yes they did; yes they did. And what's so amazing about this, God said He would never take that away from me. And I asked him why because - God said, "You must remember where I brought you from".

Sid Roth: So tell me, what was it like being mocked by the other children?

Ricky Roberts: It's a death by itself. It's a form of death that I would not wish upon my worst own enemies.

Sid Roth: You're crying right now. There are tears in your eyes.

Ricky Roberts: Yes I am, because 20 - ten years ago I could not have told this story, because the power of God - such - comes on me that I just start crying, because I remember where I was.

Sid Roth: So tell me about that first day in tenth grade.

Ricky Roberts: I was scared. Doctor, Mr. Haslet sat me at the first desk. He said - he just started writing all the things that we were going to have to test on in history; it was world history. I just took out my notes and wrote everything that was needed, and I began to study. The first test, I made a hundred.

Sid Roth: Did that raise the eyebrows of the other children?

Ricky Roberts: It really did. It really did. And within six weeks, the children that had giggled at me, I was tutoring them.

Sid Roth: The children that were mocking him, that were laughing at him; the doctor said it wasn't possible; the teachers didn't even want to take someone "three points above moron". Even though he tested him, they didn't believe it; they couldn't believe the tests. He gets a hundred. You know what? "...all things are possible to those who believe…" the truth. You're going to find out something so spectacular that no matter where you are right now, you will have the same faith that his mother had for your miracle. Don't go away.

Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth your investigative reporter. I mean, that is such an amazing miracle. Ricky, "three points above moron", and now he's teaching the other students in the tenth grade. This is impossible. But God says "...all things are possible". "...all things"; that's pretty inclusive. "...all things are possible to those who believe". Now let's fast-forward a little bit. Graduation night. You're obviously in the audience. How are you feeling at graduation?

Ricky Roberts: Excited, because Satan has said all those years that I would never graduate. See, the lie was that I would never be able to make a living from my mind; only from my hands; and God has reversed this. And God has said that I, you know, I've always said, since God healed me, that it's God's ability, not mine. I give God everything.

Sid Roth: Dot, I've got to ask you. You're sitting there at graduation. You're the proud mama. What's going inside of Dot?

Dot Roberts: Oh Sid, I can't even explain it. When - that night that he was to graduate - did graduate - he came down that aisle with such honor cords around him. And when he went up on the platform to receive his first award, I believe that was Business Law.

Ricky Roberts: That's right.

Dot Roberts: And the principal said, "You just, well, stand here". You'll walk yourself to death going back and forth. Sid, that night he got every award but two.

Sid Roth: Did the other students acknowledge what a miracle this was?

Dot Roberts: Oh yes, yes.

Sid Roth: How?

Dot Roberts: I think they were totally surprised, Sid. That night when - we had prayed that this story would come out in graduation, and they said he jumped seven grades is why he got the "Most Outstanding" award. And the students cried, and the people in the audience cried. Tears were just flowing everywhere.

Sid Roth: But today - today - Ricky, you have seven doctorates.

Ricky Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: He has two PhDs.

Ricky Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: Awards. You just got, I just found out - we don't have the certificate yet - you got a Cambridge University award for one of the top 1,000 Americans.

Ricky Roberts: Yes.

Sid Roth: What other awards have you won?

Ricky Roberts: International Youth Achievement; that was in high school. Only 10,000 worldwide receive that; I received that twice. Nobody has ever done that before. I've received Who's Who in High School, Who's Who in America, and this year I received Who's Who in the World; and next year I will receive Who's Who in the World.

Sid Roth: How did you do that? How did you?

Ricky Roberts: It's the grace of God. It's the grace of God. I did nothing. God gave me the ability and the capacity, and then He said, "Go learn".

Sid Roth: What would you say to a mother that's watching right now, Dot? What would you say to a mother who's got a child that is physically handicapped, mentally handicapped, or emotionally handicapped? Talk to her right now.

Dot Roberts: I would tell her to get in the Bible. I would tell her to read the Word of God to that child. I would also tell her to not give up hope, because my God - and your God - has no special people. What He did for my son, He will do for you. Hang on.

Sid Roth: What do you think when you see your son speaking, and when you see miracles happen when He speaks? How do you feel? You know where he came from. You know. Listen, you told me that you've actually set an alarm clock every 30 minutes when he was a baby, because you were afraid he might die, and you'd be sleeping.

Dot Roberts: That's correct. We set an alarm clock to watch him. Most of the time wherever Ricky was, his daddy and I were somewhere close by. But to see him now, knowing what state he's come from, words cannot explain it. It's miraculous. When I see him teaching, when I see him praying for people and I see God move, and I look at him, sometimes I sit there, tears come into my eyes, only the grace of God.

Sid Roth: Now he's been prophesying over people. Do you see them come to pass, the prophecies?

Dot Roberts: Yes, yes.

Sid Roth: Okay. Next week, Ricky is going to be on "It's Supernatural"!, and he's going to speak in the power of God. The same power that caused him to go from "three points above moron"; where his medical doctor said "No hope"; he can't even cut it with eight-year-olds; to having seven doctorate degrees. Those of you that have impossible situations in your life, I urge you to tune in next week. I urge you to do exactly what his mother Dot said to do, and that is to start reading the Bible. "...all things are possible to those who believe". "...all things"; it's very inclusive. All things are possible to those who believe. What? You can believe anything? No, no. Believe "That God sent His only Son", who came to this earth to die for you, and rose from the dead. "...by His stripes", "...his blood", "...your sins were washed away". Tell God you're sorry for the sins that you have committed. Believe the blood of Jesus has washed the sins away, and now make Jesus Messiah and Lord. You do this with your mouth. Do that right now. Have a fresh start, and recognize you are as valuable as Ricky is. You are as precious to God as Ricky is. You have a destiny in your life, just like Ricky does. You have a purpose. There is something great that is going to happen to you, and next week is going to be the beginning. I'll see you again on "It's Supernatural"!
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