Sid Roth - Amazing Supernatural Protection in Communist China
Sid Roth: I am here with Dr. Michelle Corral. I can't think of better people to be mentored under than the two you were mentored under, but your first encounter with the supernatural was when you were 17.
Dr. Michelle Corral: When I was 17, I experienced the power of God, being saved. You know, I was listening to an altar call, touched by the power of the Holy Spirit, but a battle was going on within me not because I didn't want to receive Christ but because I think my situation, my battle, is like a lot of people. You wonder, if you go to the front to receive Jesus, can you live for God? And I didn't want to be a hypocrite. I thought, "Oh, I would love to receive Christ," but all of a sudden, this battle was going on within me, and I felt two hands lift me up. I wanted to go to the front, but I just didn't know if I should, and two hands lifted me up, and before you knew it, I was in the front, weeping and weeping, and it lasted 3 days, and this what you really call being born-again, when you're washed by the Blood of Jesus, and you experience that born-again experience.
Sid Roth: But then just shortly thereafter, what happened to your entire family?
Dr. Michelle Corral: Right after I got saved, my mother saw such a difference in me. I'm a product from the '60s generation, and she noticed such a difference in me that she wanted to go to the place that I was going. She became born-again, and my entire family became born-again, and they're still serving God to this day.
Sid Roth: Something happened to you. A very, very similar thing happened to me. In fact, we became, had that great miracle of salvation about the same time.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes.
Sid Roth: And then I got a phone call from a woman called Kathryn Kuhlman. You started going to her meetings.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Oh, yes.
Sid Roth: And what did you learn when you went to those meetings?
Dr. Michelle Corral: The very first time though, I had been after baptism in the Spirit involved in a Pentecostal church. I did not know what it meant to feel the anointing, and for the very first time in my life, when I went to Miss Kuhlman's service, I saw the presence of God. I actually saw the Glory of God in that meeting. I was up on the third balcony, and she started calling out someone that was blind, and all of a sudden, the room turned dark, and I saw, like, a rod of lightning starting on one end of the pew all the way to the other end of the pew, and it touched a little boy who had been blind from birth, and he was completely healed in that service, and it changed my life forever.
Sid Roth: If there was one thing that I could ask you about that you learned from Miss Kuhlman, what would that be?
Dr. Michelle Corral: So many things. One thing would be about dying to self but making the Holy Spirit your best friend, depending on Him for everything, yielding to Him, never wanting to disappoint Him, always asking His preference, deferring the way to the Holy Spirit because He lives in us.
Sid Roth: Excuse me. Excuse me.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, yes.
Sid Roth: You mean you literally ask His permission to do things? Explain, give me an example.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Oh, totally.
Sid Roth: Give me a concrete example.
Dr. Michelle Corral: For example, every single thing in my life, especially as a minister but in everyday life, we have to yield ourselves to Him. The Bible says in Romans, chapter eight, "We know the witness of the Holy Spirit," and so therefore that special witness helps you lead, and I've learned to depend on that witness more than I depend on anything in the natural. If somebody tells me something a certain day at a certain time, a certain appointment, I always ask the Holy Spirit first, "Is that going to happen, Holy Spirit? Is this the way it's really, really going to be"? And if I feel the anointing, I know that's what He's leading me toward. If I don't feel the anointing, I don't pay any attention to it, and sometimes, if I feel a block, then I know it's not His will.
Sid Roth: Well, I do know that the Holy Spirit gave you such courage. Once you knew He wanted you to do something, you went as a young woman into a very life-threatening situation.
Dr. Michelle Corral: You know, when you love Jesus, when you're baptized in the Spirit, this is one of the greatest gifts of the Holy Spirit, you fall so in love with Jesus, and you become so bold for God. It's what the Holy Spirit does in our life, and I had a burden for souls in China. So, I organized a trip in my ministry to go. We were going to the Philippines, so I decided, "Let's take a side trip to the People's Republic, and I want to bring in Bibles. This is what I want to do".
Sid Roth: You did know you could end up in prison at that time with having Bibles, bringing it into China?
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, exactly, especially in Chinese. These were not English Bibles, and so I had prayed about it. We organized a group. We worked with a ministry that specializes in touching the underground church, and we decided to take 30 people. They were all going to smuggle the Bibles, but when they met us in Hong Kong, this underground ministry, they said, "No, these people are not all, cannot do this. There has to be about nine of you," so we selected nine individuals that would not mind risking their life, be able to go in, put the Bibles in their suitcases and know, know for sure those suitcases are going to be opened. There's no way they wouldn't be opened, that they're going to be opened and trust God to blind the eyes of the guards as they look in the suitcases not to see the Bibles, and that's what we did.
Sid Roth: I'm in awe of what the Holy Spirit did there. Do you speak Chinese?
Dr. Michelle Corral: No, I don't.
Sid Roth: And did any member of your group speak Chinese?
Dr. Michelle Corral: We never did. We never...
Sid Roth: But what happened?
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, when we, this very first Bible-smuggling mission, we did get our Bibles through, and by the way, when they opened up my suitcase, they were shocked because the Holy Spirit gave me a strategy. He said, "Put the cosmetics all on top of the clothes". I had no idea that the Chinese guards in 1980 were not familiar with cosmetics and the way women dressed in the West, and they were talking to one another, and it distracted them from looking at my Bibles, so I praise God for that. But then when we got to the People's Republic of China, it was very strict. They ordered a guard with us at all times. We couldn't even keep the key to our room. So, as we were praying, I began to really ask God, "Lord, we risked our lives to come in here. We need a way to be able to reach the Chinese people, and we have guards with us the whole time. We don't speak the language, Holy Spirit. How are we going to do this"?
Sid Roth: And you know what I've found? I went into China with Mrs. Roth.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes.
Sid Roth: And the translators that the government selected for me did not translate what I said. They kind of changed everything that was important.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Exactly, and we knew that was going to happen. That's what the underground ministry told us. So, we were invited to speak at a church as a friendship exchange, so we went up there. I knew I had to; I knew my interpretation was being changed. I knew it was not going to be the way it was, but afterward, they released us to go into this patio area to have a friendship exchange, and the guard had stepped out to go in another area, and he strictly told us, "Don't say anything about baptisms. Don't say anything to anyone". But all of a sudden, those nine of us that were there, I prayed a prayer. "Holy Spirit, please give me the words to speak to these people that they will understand," and all of a sudden, the nine out of the 30 that were with me that had smuggled the Bibles in began to speak a Chinese language, and it was Mandarin.
Sid Roth: All of them?
Dr. Michelle Corral: All nine of us began to speak in Mandarin Chinese. The Chinese people in the courtyard lined up all in our lines and began to put our hands on their head, on their knees for us to pray for them. Well, after about 7 minutes, the man who was in charge of us came in. He broke it up, and he said, "I told you not to speak about baptisms. I told you. Write your name in this book". So, we went to this room, wrote our name in the book, and they never said anything to us.
Sid Roth: Through the Holy Spirit, God shows you supernatural strategies. Tell me about the red suit.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes. Another time I went back to the People's Republic, this was many years later, and I was in Hong Kong, and the Lord told me specifically, this time I was really studying the culture, studying what makes people think in Chinese, et cetera, and the Lord told me, "Wear a red suit with gold," and I did. I got a red suit, got gold around the edges, and we had gotten onto the train this time, and we had our Bibles all in our suitcases, and as soon as I started to get off the train, I saw all the police. They were military police. Then there were also those who are the Chinese Army that are also there. They wear the green and the blue. The blue-suited people are the military police, and I thought, "How am I going to get all these Bibles, Lord Jesus, across this border? There's so many police and military police". So the Lord said, "Go up to one of the military leaders and ask him to carry your suitcases," and so I did with the red on because they kind of have superstitious ideas about red, so I did. I went up there. I said, "Could you help me? You understand English. Can,"
Sid Roth: What do they think red means?
Dr. Michelle Corral: I think that they think it means, "good day, happy, luck," or whatever.
Sid Roth: Okay.
Dr. Michelle Corral: So, I took advantage of that, okay? I used it as a strategy to get my foot in the door to preach the Gospel, and so the two,
Sid Roth: So, you were like a damsel in distress.
Dr. Michelle Corral: In distress.
Sid Roth: "I need help".
Dr. Michelle Corral: Exactly, yeah, I was like, I came off, and I said, "Oh, I can't carry these. I can't carry these. Could you please help me"? And those men came over. They carried my suitcases loaded with Bibles across the border and helped me.
Sid Roth: Well, you could have at least given each one of them a Bible.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes.
Sid Roth: You weren't that bold. You were bold.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Well, one time, it did happen.
Sid Roth: What?
Dr. Michelle Corral: I was leaving China, and there was a young man there. He was all by himself. He was a military man, and the Lord said, "It's your life or his," and when the Lord told me that, I knew what He meant. He meant, "You either go to jail, or you save his life by giving him a Bible". So, I walked up to him, and I said, "Would you like one of these"? And he opened it. He took it. Nothing happened, and I was able to give him the Gospel.
Sid Roth: We have a Hebrew word. That is chutzpah, nerve. Now, Dr. Michelle's anointing, just as is happening right now, got stronger when she met Mother Teresa. How would you like to walk in the same kindness and compassion as Mother Teresa? We'll be right back for that contagious anointing.
Sid Roth: You know, I am so intrigued. I never met Mother Teresa. You spent a lot of time with her but tell me one thing you really learned from her that is impactful for our viewers.
Dr. Michelle Corral: You know, what I really learned was how to see Jesus in everyone and never to discriminate against a person no matter who they are, race, color, creed, to love everyone the way Jesus loved them and so emulating her life, walking, trying to walk in her footsteps at least.
Sid Roth: There were no unimportant people.
Dr. Michelle Corral: No, Mother would take a person off the streets and someone who was given up for death, and she would make that person feel as if they were the most important person in the world. Yes.
Sid Roth: You were at a meeting in LA. You met her many times.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes.
Sid Roth: But you met with her in LA. What happened at that time? That was your impartation.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, really, it was. I was invited to this meeting where Mother was going to be. The house was jammed. It was a little house on Edgeworth Street in Los Angeles. I don't know how I got invited to go to such a meeting. There was about 100 people jammed in the house, nowhere to sit, and I came in a little bit late. The house was full, but they ushered me in, and I found myself standing right next to Mother Teresa. The moment I got there, she was talking, and I started weeping and weeping. I couldn't control myself.
Sid Roth: Why? Why were you weeping?
Dr. Michelle Corral: Because I started feeling the power of God and started feeling something I've never felt to that degree before, and I thought, "I'm going to make a fool out of myself in front of Mother Teresa. I'm crying and crying," but she kept looking at me as if to say, "I understand why you're crying, and I know what's happening". She didn't say it, but I know she knew it, and I just kept weeping and weeping, but after that experience, I noticed a tremendous difference in my own life.
Sid Roth: But you got a very important impartation. What happened at your very next meeting of that impartation?
Dr. Michelle Corral: My, yes, from that very next meeting, people began to be healed, set free when I would travel in the nations. People would be getting out of wheelchairs and so on, and one time I was going to the Philippines for a huge meeting in the Araneta Coliseum, and this meeting, when I started to land, in the morning as I was landing, the Lord said, "I sent you here for one," and,
Sid Roth: But this was a big meeting.
Dr. Michelle Corral: It was.
Sid Roth: They were expecting tens of thousands.
Dr. Michelle Corral: It was tens of thousands of people, and they were there that night, but as the plane landed, I heard Him say it so clearly. "I sent you for one," and I knew the Lord was telling me, He's not going to bring that one to me. I need to look for that one because that's what I learned from Mother Teresa, to go out and look for the souls, to seek for the lost, the hungry, the broken, those who don't have anyone to love them. So, I knew I was on a mission from Heaven not just for the tens of thousands that would be in the Araneta but to find the one soul. So, I went on a journey that morning, the next morning, actually, and I decided to go to a place called Tala. Tala was a leprosarium, and I felt in my spirit that that person would be in the leprosarium. So, I asked the nurse permission. "Can you get me through this leprosarium, just take me through? I would like to give little gifts to the people, pray for them," and I knew in my heart I would find that person there.
Sid Roth: I know you were looking for one.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes.
Sid Roth: But what does it look like when you see a bunch of lepers? What did they look like?
Dr. Michelle Corral: They were, many of them had different forms of leprosy, and some of them were much more advanced than others.
Sid Roth: But you realize it's highly contagious?
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, and,
Sid Roth: That didn't bother you?
Dr. Michelle Corral: It didn't because I was on a mission from God. So, I went from ward to ward praying for the people, and I thought, "Is this the end"? So, I asked the lady. I said, "Is there one more ward"? And she said, "Yes, but they're not all leprosy patients. There's some other patients, and I didn't know if you'd like to go to that ward". I said, "Oh, yes, I would". All of a sudden, she said, "Half of the ward is leprosy. Half the ward is other diseases". I walked in, and there she was. She was sitting there. She was around, to me, she looked like she was 10 years old. She was covered with leprosy from her head to her foot, and she was,
Sid Roth: Is that a painful disease?
Dr. Michelle Corral: For some, it is. For her particular type of leprosy, it was very painful. She had marks all over her face, on her arms, everywhere, and I stood there for a few minutes, and then I said, "Hello, sweetie". I said, "Would you mind terribly if I put you on my lap and if I got to meet you"? And she said, "No, ma'am". She was so polite. She said, "Of course".
Sid Roth: I bet no one did that to her.
Dr. Michelle Corral: I don't think so. So I put her on my lap, and I began to just stroke her head, and I asked her, I asked her how old she was, how long she'd been there, what her name was, and I'd been there for about 10 minutes, and I knew I had to leave, and they were telling me, "You got to get back because it's 2 hours back to Manila". So, before I left, I said, "I'm going to put my name on these little stickers that she had. I'm going to write, 'Jesus loves you, and Auntie Michelle loves you.'" So, I put stickers everywhere I could, and I assigned someone from the Philippines to look after her, to go and visit because later I found out she was an orphan. So, I left her there. I assigned someone to follow up on her. I got an e-mail 2 weeks later. She was totally healed of her leprosy. Hallelujah.
Sid Roth: My goodness. Now, but there's more. There's more to this story.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes.
Sid Roth: What happened as she grew up?
Dr. Michelle Corral: As she grew up, she got a degree in teaching. She's a teacher now. She's married, and she's joined my ministry in the Philippines. She prays for people over the phone.
Sid Roth: I bet a lot of people are healed when she prays for them.
Dr. Michelle Corral: She, yes, when I go to the Philippines to pray for people and go on my healing missions, she's part of my team. She lays hands on them, and they're slain in the Spirit. She has been completely transformed by the power of God.
Sid Roth: I know one thing. I know God is as interested in you as that little girl that no one wanted anything to do with. No one wanted to touch her. That's the love of our God. A lot of people, they've heard the word anointing. It's used very loosely with a lot of circles. Why do people need the anointing? What is the benefit of the anointing?
Dr. Michelle Corral: The first thing that the anointing, that we need in the anointing, is that the anointing will make you fall so in love with Jesus. The anointing will give you the power of God to go through anything. There may be some of you, and I'm feeling right now that I'm speaking to someone who's going through an unbearable trial, and you're wondering, "How am I going to come out of this"? I want you to know, the anointing is like oil. You know, if you pour oil into any substance, it rises to the top. That's what the anointing will make you do. You will bounce back. You will come back after a crisis. The anointing has been given for you to be able not only to bounce back and come back after a crisis, but the anointing is going to make you the head and not the tail. The anointing is going to give you the power. The anointing is what the Lord is going to use to prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies. So, dear one, whoever you are that I'm speaking to right now, you've been going through trials, tribulations. You don't know how you're going to make it. I want you to know that the anointing on your life is for a reason. There are purpose properties in the anointing, and those purpose properties are going to come out no matter what you've gone through. God is going to use it for His glory, and God is going to use you for His glory. I'm telling you that.
Sid Roth: And I'm reminded of the scripture that says, the anointing destroys that yoke, that bondage that you're suffering, that persecution that you're going through, that disease that you're fighting, that family member that is so far away from God. It's the anointing that destroys the yoke. Continue.
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, so I just feel today that there are several people watching this telecast that have bondages in your life. Some of you have bondages of fear. Others of you have bondages in your body, and the Lord wants to break the yokes.
Sid Roth: What about addiction?
Dr. Michelle Corral: Yes, the anointing is powerful to break addictions, and right now, in Jesus' Name, we release this anointing. It's transferable. We command the anointing into your life, and, Lord God, someone right now is raising their hands, and they're being anointed. The speaking in tongues is the evidence that the Holy Spirit is coming upon you, but there are others right now. You're seeing visions. There are others of you being anointed right now that tonight, when you go to sleep, you are going to dream dreams, and God is going to direct you into your destiny. There are others of you today that there's a burning fire in your heart, and that fire is the Lord saying, "Yes, go forward, my child. Be used of Me for My glory". Someone has been contemplating, "Do I go into the ministry? Do I continue in the ministry"? God wants you to know both of these answers. The one that's saying, "Yes," the Lord is saying, "Yes, go forward into the ministry," and to those of you who say, "I think I'll give up the ministry," God is saying, "Go forward. Get the anointing," and God is going to use this anointing for His honor and glory greater than you could ever ask or think. Hallelujah.
Sid Roth: Amen. That means, "So be it".