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Sid Roth - William McDowell's Amazing Medically Documented Miracle

Sid Roth - William McDowell's Amazing Medically Documented Miracle
Sid Roth - William McDowell's Amazing Medically Documented Miracle

Because of the greater glory, my guest experienced one of the most incredible and medically documented miracles I've ever investigated. That same incredible, miracle working, greater glory is here now.

Sid Roth: Well, I have just met my guest, William McDowell. William?

William McDowell: Yes, Sid?

Sid Roth: Do you carry that presence of God, wherever you go, all the time?

William McDowell: I try to live in a way that honors Him that way.

Sid Roth: I mean, wherever I, when I've been with you all day, the presence of God is all over you.

William McDowell: Mm-hmm.

Sid Roth: One of my intercessors said they saw a healing angel right behind you. Let's take you back to where you were raised in church. But at age 10, your mom went on a business trip, went to a church, very different than the type of church that she had gone to.

William McDowell: Yeah.

Sid Roth: Tell me what happened to her.

William McDowell: She had an encounter with the Holy Spirit. She was filled with the Spirit out there in California. She said, "We have to go back". So, she actually, during our spring break, and I was a young man. I was only 10 years old. During spring break took me out to California. And one of the things we experienced was the healing services, the first time I had ever seen one of those. It was the first time I had ever seen anyone, you know, fall under the power of God. And as a 10-year-old, I was a little scared of what I was witnessing at the time. But she kept saying to me, you know, I was a chronic asthmatic, and dealt with asthma, and had been hospitalized for it, and a number of things. She kept saying, "I believe you're going to be healed, I believe you're going to be healed". You know, "Please go up, please go up". And I, of course, me, watching people fall down on the floor, I'm scared to death. But I went up.

Sid Roth: You were an obedient kid. I would have never gone up!

William McDowell: Oh, scared out of my mind, but obedient. I was raised well. But I went up, and was prayed for, and the Lord healed me of asthma. I was also filled with the Spirit on that same trip.

Sid Roth: And then, this hunger was there now, as a 10-year-old.

William McDowell: Yeah.

Sid Roth: But then, a little later, you get hold, several years later, you get hold of a book that I read by Tommy Tenney called "God Chasers".

William McDowell: Yes. Yes.

Sid Roth: What happened with the hunger level?

William McDowell: It increased exponentially. A pastor friend gave it to me, and said, "You need to read this book". And I remember reading the first couple of chapters. I remember at the time, I read the first couple of chapters about, obviously the encounter that led to the writing of the book itself. And as I read that, I closed that book, and I said, "God, I'm not going to leave this room until I encounter You this way". I know, for me, it's a little overwhelming, I sense His presence. But for me, I stayed in that room for three days, without eating, because I wanted to encounter God.

Sid Roth: You were desperate.

William McDowell: Yeah. Yeah.

Sid Roth: But then in 2001, you're so desperate for God's glory. And He gives you a sign. What was that?

William McDowell: Saw that at church. And at this point, talking about the move of God is my chief passion. It's, I want to see it. I want to see it in my life, I want to see it in my generation. So, I'm talking with,

Sid Roth: It's not old, because I see fresh tears coming down,

William McDowell: Oh, it's fresh.

Sid Roth: Your face.

William McDowell: It's fresh. So, I'm talking about the move of God. Really, what I want to see, in our generation. And as I'm talking about it, I felt this strangest sensation I've never felt in my life. I'm a man, clearly, even I'm crying.

Sid Roth: It takes a man to cry.

William McDowell: Yeah. I felt something like a baby leap inside of me. I literally felt something move inside of my belly. And it was the weirdest thing ever, because I never felt anything like that. And the person I was talking to said; these are these exact words, "Dude, did you feel that"? And so, me, being a little weirded out, I said, "Feel what"? He said, "Did your baby just leap"? And, ah, yeah.

Sid Roth: But about 15 years later, you felt this same, exact birthing.

William McDowell: Fifteen years later. Yeah. So now, we've planted our church, Deeper Fellowship Church, in Orlando, Florida. And God's, you know, He moves there. We experience His presence. But there was a particular Sunday where I just, there was just this, the best way I can describe it is unease. I just knew that God wanted to do more, right before I was getting ready to get up to speak, again. And for the first time, 15 years later, I feel that thing leap inside of me again, that baby. And so, I try to get up and explain to our people what just happened to me. And of course, I know it sounds weird, but I, just like now, I start weeping. And I could barely talk beyond my tears. And my best friend, Caleb, who happens to be our associate preaching pastor, he shouted out, because he knew the story before. He said, "It's happening"! And at that moment, I mean, I just began to weep. And at that moment, what happened in our church, this was on May 22nd, 2016, has totally changed everything about the way we live, about the way that we talk, about the way that we walk. This was really the beginning of an outpouring. People begin to literally run to the front of our church, fall on their face and weep. And we stayed there for hours, weeping before the Lord. And I remember my thought, as a person who's hungry for God, I was thinking, this is awesome. This is amazing. My thought as a pastor at the time was, none of the visitors are ever going to come back! Because this literally, Sid, this is what I was thinking, really, I was really thinking this, and this was a true thought. I said, "Okay, try to explain, how does a visitor explain what happened"? So, I went, and they did worship. And the pastor, who is a man, got up and said he felt a baby. And then he started crying. But you know what happened? I almost embarrassed, glad that it was happening, but almost embarrassed thinking about the unbeliever in the room. After hours, people are still laid on the floor, but I did a soft dismissal, just, you can go home if you feel so led. And the Holy Spirit convicted me in that moment, because I remember it would have been hard to explain the outpouring in Acts two, except for the fact that Peter got up and began to give prophetic context to it. And immediately, three thousand people moved from confusion to conversion because they basically said, "I want in on that. Whatever that is that's going on, I want in on that". So, I literally, I stood up and I gave prophetic context to what was happening. And I said, "If you're still here after all of these hours and you don't know the Lord, it's because you want what's happening". And people literally began to run to give their life to the Lord. Yeah. What we've seen as a result of this has been absolutely phenomenal. Hundreds and hundreds of people being healed without there ever being a healing service in our church, because of His presence. When the Healer is present, healing is available.

Sid Roth: I want you to posture yourself for His presence. Are you ready to hear one of the most incredible and medically documented miracles I've ever investigated? Be right back.

Sid Roth: It all happened, this amazing miracle, with a phone call from Jason.

William McDowell: Yeah. On July 4th, I got a call from my friend, Jason. He's really close, and a friend, I call him a brother. But he said, "I need you to pray for my wife. I'm taking her to the hospital. She really is experiencing quite a bit of discomfort". They have 10 children. Yeah, they're blessed.

Sid Roth: All right, how many children do you have?

William McDowell: I have five children.

Sid Roth: Are you going for 10?

William McDowell: No!

Sid Roth: I'm just saying...

William McDowell: We're going to grow the church one way or another! He made this statement, he asked her, "What's your pain level," and she said, "It's at a 10". He said, "Any woman who's given birth to that many children and tells you she's at a 10 level, get her to the hospital". And so, they go to the hospital, and they believed that at the time, she had spinal meningitis. So, they wanted to transfer her to another hospital to better take care of her and the baby that was inside of her. But as they were transferring her, getting ready to put her in the ambulance, one of the nurses came to Jason and said, "Hey, can I walk you to your car? I need to share something with you," risking their job, really. But they said, "I know that they think that your wife, they told they think it's spinal meningitis. But what they're actually looking for is an amoeba". An amoeba is a microorganism that enters the body and eats the brain. It's a very,

Sid Roth: Eats the brain?

William McDowell: Eats the brain. It is a very serious sickness, it's a very rare sickness. In fact, the news just reported just recently, there's only been 145 cases of this particular amoeba in the history of the United States, with only four people who have lived. And so, they took her to the other hospital. By the time they get there, they have her in the neuro-critical unit. He calls me again, and he says, "We need to pray that it's not this". And of course, around midnight I get another call that she does have an amoeba. They begin to ask; how did she get it? She had gone to a lake swimming. So, they said, "Was anyone with you"? She said, "Well, six of my children". So, they said, "Well, how are the children"? Called home, all six of the children were exhibiting the same symptoms. And so, they rushed all of them to the hospital. So now what they are saying, they're expecting, the life expectancy, obviously 97 percent of the people who have ever gotten it pass away, and they pass away anywhere between 24 hours to five days. So, they were expecting that all of them were going to pass away. They're now saying, you know, CDC's involved, they're talking about the news outlets are going to be coming down to interview Jason, talk about, you know, how this man lost his whole family to an amoeba. What they wanted to do was, they wanted to, they told her that we need to deliver the baby that's in you, do an emergency C-section, because the baby won't survive the amoeba, nor would the baby survive the medicine that we need to give you tomorrow, which they were going to give her a powerful antibiotic that they were hoping would work, they said it had a 3 percent chance of working. What they wanted to do with her and also to the kids was, drill a hole in their head,

Sid Roth: Oh!

William McDowell: Place them in a medically induced coma, try to lower their body temperature in the hopes that they could fight off this amoeba. But in between the time that we received that news and the time that they scheduled to do that, our church went into a significant time of prayer. And I took the night watch. I stayed up all night. There was no way that I could let that pass. And I remember saying to the Lord, now, Jason is also a great man of faith, so he was praying as well for his own wife. And I remember saying to the Lord, we had seen so many miracles at that point. And I said, "God, if You've given me the gift of healing at all, please use it now". Because it was one of those moments where what the enemy wanted to do was roll seven caskets in our church and say, "After all of these miracles, look what I did". But the Lord intervened. And 24 hours later, without any medicine being administered, all seven of them were healed.

Sid Roth: I know you said, how few get healed. But within 24 hours? What did the doctor say about that?

William McDowell: This is very, very important, because I just saw this on a major news outlet, just recently, where they talked about the only four known people have been healed of this. But there are more people, in the history of the United States, there are more people healed of this in our church in one family, than in the combined history of the United States of America! The doctors, the nurses are absolutely amazed. Anytime the children go back now, the whole hospital knew about it, because this was about to be a national news story. So, they all look at that family and say, "I remember that. I remember you". And here's the amazing thing, there was a lot of specialists, a lot of nurses, a lot of doctors. How they were told that they were cleared of the amoeba is, Jessica woke up. Jessica is the mom, the wife who had it. She woke up, and sitting on her bed was a nurse that had not been a part of the process at all, a doctor that had not been a part of the process at all. She opened up her eyes, and the nurse looked at her and said, "Did you hear the news"? And she said, "What news"? And she said, "No amoeba". And then from that point forward, they never saw that person again.

Sid Roth: Yeah. Well, hallelujah! I'm so glad that he's normal. I wish the whole world was normal! You want to see an example of what's happening now?

William McDowell: In the last two years, I've seen so many significant miracles, that I can't even count them anymore. There's somewhere between 300 and 400 significant miracles that I've seen happen with these two eyes. There's a lady in this room, her name is Miss Pam. Where are you? Now, when you see her walk up here, that might not mean anything to you until I tell you that she used to be paralyzed. We are talking about the evidence of the greatness of God! She's had a stroke that paralyzed her. But today? Somebody give our great God, great praise! I'm here to announce to the world, this one here "He's still moving, He's still proving, Just how great He is, How great He is, He's still moving, He's still proving, Just how great He is, How great He is". So, Father, right now, in this atmosphere, we speak to every sickness and disease, and we command by the Name of Jesus, be healed. Be healed, whether you're in this room, whether you're watching, whether you're listening. We send the healing power of God now. Nothing's too hard for the Lord. Everything's easy for Him. And so, in the Name of Jesus, sickness be healed. In the Name of Jesus, sickness be healed. Pain be gone. Arthritis be healed. Lupus be healed. Cancer be healed. Tumors be healed. Paralysis be reversed. In the Name of Jesus, we said rise up, take up your bed and walk, move your legs, walk, woman of God. Walk man of God. In Jesus Name, be healed. In the Name of Jesus, in the Name of Jesus. We see the healing Word of the Lord! Everybody with a condition, be healed! Every eye condition be healed. Deafness in the ear, be healed. In the Name of Jesus. Stomach pain be healed. Foot pain be healed. Osteoarthritis be healed. Rheumatoid arthritis be healed. In Jesus Name. Whatever the sickness is, we say, be healed in the Name of Jesus!

Sid Roth: Now, one of the things that I appreciate is something you said to me. You say, "Sid, people don't come to my church for miracles. People come to my church because of the presence of God".

William McDowell: We've adopted a mentality that He's not in our presence, we're in His. And that changes, that changes your disposition and your posture, because we're not done until He is.

Sid Roth: Hey, it reminds me of a song on your new CDs that we're making available.

William McDowell: Yes, sir.

Sid Roth: "Stay".

William McDowell: Yes, sir.

Sid Roth: Tell me about that song.

William McDowell: This song is so deeply personal to me and to our church. I feel like it's our story wrapped into a song.

Sid Roth: Did you write it?

William McDowell: I did. And so, for us, we've, it's a disposition that we have to say, we're asking Him to stay. And so really, the song encapsulates both what we've experience by sitting in His presence, and then the cry if our heart is that we don't ever want it to end, we just want Him to stay.

Sid Roth: Now let's go to the worship service, and the very moment that "Stay" was recorded.
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