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Sid Roth - I Pray for a Baby Dead for a Year And This Happens

Sid Roth - I Pray for a Baby Dead for a Year And This Happens
Sid Roth - I Pray for a Baby Dead for a Year And This Happens
TOPICS: Prayer, Miracle

My guest prayed for a baby, now get this, that was dead for 1 year, and the baby came back to life. You won't believe what happened.

Sid Roth: Yes. You heard me right. A baby that had been dead for a year comes back to life. What are you talking about, James?

James Levesque: It was amazing, man. It was, you know, a few years ago now. It was 2012, I believe. It was unbelievable. We went on a mission's trip to Ghana. We were doing crusades at night. We were going in the villages in the day, and this one morning, I woke up. As soon as I sat up in my bed, I just felt this fire surging through my body, and I actually went to the people that came on the trip, and I said, "Look, we're all going in the villages today asking for the sickest person we can find to just believe that God would heal him". I took a couple pastors from the church there in Ghana with me. We went up.

Sid Roth: Now this was a big church.

James Levesque: Yeah, Royalhouse Chapel, huge church in Ghana, West Africa, and I asked the pastor with me, "Can you take me to the hardest area"? You know, everyone wants to run from harm. I'm like, "Bring it on," and it was noon hour. All the Muslims were washing their hands, getting ready to pray and chant, and as I walked up, many times, John 5 says, "Jesus said to the Father, 'I do what I see my Father do,'" so many times, I'll prophetically ask, "God, what are you doing here? I want to know where you are in the room so I can go there". I see a woman off to the side laying on a bench, and I see Jesus kneeling next to her, holding, like, almost her midsection, and I said to the pastors, "I don't know what's going on, but Jesus is over there. That's where we need to be". And it was amazing, and when we walked up, we asked her to stand up. She woke up from her nap, and when she stood up, she had a purple dress on, and the gown flowed, and you could tell she was very pregnant, like, last trimester, easy, and I said through the interpreter, "Here's the vision I saw over you. I saw a man, Jesus". You know, she didn't know the Lord. I'm not sure if she was Muslim or whatever, and then we asked her, "What do you want the Lord to do for you"? She told me that the baby that she had had been dead for 1 year, that witch doctors performed a ceremony and literally cursed her womb never to open again, and she said that it's been the biggest pain in her life and caused the deepest, you know, sorrow, and I said, "Look, we're going to pray right now". To be honest with you, I wanted to just curse the curse that was on her womb. I wasn't even thinking, like, you know, resurrection.

Sid Roth: Right.

James Levesque: I was just thinking, "Let's just curse what the Devil tried to do," and we prayed. In the power of God, I curse the curse on that womb as we laid hands, and her stomach was hard as a rock, and all of a sudden, when I said, "I curse the curse on this womb, and I command life in her womb," and I yelled, "Now, in Jesus' name," and I'm going to tell you something. The whole stomach started moving. She started jumping. It was unbelievable.

Sid Roth: This child had been dead, and by the way, I have to tell you, James, I checked this story with a doctor, and he said, "Well, that would be highly unusual, but it is possible".

James Levesque: Wow. Yeah. Yeah.

Sid Roth: Now do you know if she eventually had the baby.

James Levesque: Yes. So, when I got home, the pastors, well, we led her to the Lord and the pastors

Sid Roth: Well, that's good.

James Levesque: Yeah, number one, and then the pastors brought her back to the main sanctuary and started working with her, and about 2 months after I came home, I got an e-mail from one of the pastors saying she sure enough delivered a healthy baby boy. And it was just a miracle from God.

Sid Roth: Okay. 16 years old, your first experience with what you call, and the Bible calls the fire of God.

James Levesque: Wow. I was, no one in my family has ever been saved. I was never raised in church, and, you know, my mom was, and still, nobody. I mean, so unbelievable. I got invited to a service. I was actually on drugs on night with my friend, and I was passing out on his couch. His mom looked over me and said, "Do you know who Jesus is"? and I'm like, "I have no clue". I needed a ride to the, you know, Six Flags. She invited me to church if I wanted a ride. I went into church that night. I heard a testimony of a gang member that got completely set free, and she kept telling me that Jesus did this. I came home that night. The woman hands me a Bible. I never opened it up. I walked in my mom's house. She was drunk, passed out in front of me. I turn to the left in the kitchen. I had the Bible in front of me, and I just started thinking, "Is He real? Did He really set that gang member free? And if He's real, I want to know," and so without any understanding of the Gospel, never reading the Bible in my life, I put my hand on the Bible. I looked up to Heaven, and I said, "Jesus, if you're real, reveal yourself to me," and right at that moment, I saw a lightning bolt come out of Heaven, and it just hit me right here, and I fell on the floor, and I was screaming in the power, and I just felt so empty. I felt like-

Sid Roth: Now why were you screaming?

James Levesque: Because I could feel the surge in my body. It was like a feeling I've never felt. I was powerless. I was on the floor yelling as I felt this fire inside of my heart, and I started crying. I started saying, "Jesus, you're real. Jesus, you're real," and I just knew that he was real, and he was telling me because my whole thing I said to him was, "If you're real, then I'm going to give the rest of my life to tell people who you are". Show me if you're real. I don't want to live on this Earth if you're not.

Sid Roth: You teach and demonstrate the fire of God. You've been baptized in water and fire, in the Spirit in fire. What is the fire of God, and what are the benefits of it?

James Levesque: Absolutely. You know, so when I got saved, I started reading that Bible I had, and I immediately saw Matthew 3. There was a spirit, water and fire, and I began to cry out for what the fire was. I was baptized in water. I was saved, but I wanted that fire in my life, and so as I began to read, I realized that we weren't meant to live without it. As Christians, every day of our life, the Holy Spirit needs to be with us and empower us to be parents, to be children, to work at our jobs, everywhere we go that that fire would burn in us, and an appetite got created in my life, and I was convinced. I wasn't going to live any more without the fire of God in my life. I wanted it all. You know, you mention Kathyrn Kuhlman. She said, "Why settle for a cupful if the whole ocean is ours"? Man, I want the whole ocean. I want it all.

Sid Roth: What do people miss if they don't operate in the fire of God? What are they missing?

James Levesque: Yeah. I think we're living underneath the privileges. You know, I think a lot of the attacks that we go through, you know, it's interesting. We just had a famous basketball player unfortunately die in a helicopter crash. They said the pilot had something called special disorientation. That means you actually can get to a point; the fluid is out of your ear. You don't know which way is up, right, left, down. In faith, if we're not plugged into the source with the presence, with faith, then we're going to go through things in life and be confused. We're going to be spiritually disoriented, and we're not going to know which way is up. Discernment, I believe, is the greatest thing we need.

Sid Roth: 2015, the fire of God, and you'll be amazed at this.

James Levesque: Man.

Sid Roth: Visited his church, visited him. What happened?

James Levesque: Yes. The reason I wrote the book, it was a snowy night in February in 2015. I had a guest speaker supposed to come in. We were in the middle of worship, and he said, "I'm canceled at my connecting flight".

Sid Roth: Wait. Was this the church you're in now?

James Levesque: Yes.

Sid Roth: And tell me, just briefly.

James Levesque: Absolutely. Historic church, New London, Connecticut, one of the first 50 churches ever in America, 750-seat sanctuary, but here's the kicker. Jonathan Edward, George Whitefield, David Brainard, I have the notes. Some of the greatest awakeners ever in the history of America preached in that building.

Sid Roth: That was called the Great Awakening.

James Levesque: Yes.

Sid Roth: And he has the building they preached in.

James Levesque: Yeah.

Sid Roth: Okay. So, what happened that night?

James Levesque: So the minute he canceled, I mean, obviously I could speak, but I felt a different presence in the room, and I knew that something special was going to happen, so I got on my face. I started praying. Like, I was going to set the pace for what he wanted to do, and all of a sudden, I looked, and in the front of the church on the right was a baptismal. Jesus is standing behind that, and I see fire bubbling from the inside of the baptismal, and the Father said this to me, "I am reigniting the fire of awakening again, and my people will be like flames of fire, and it will go out into the street and bring in an end-time awakening," and he said this, "It will not go out. My fire will burn in the streets. My fire will burn in the streets". That night, miracles took place. We were all undone. We knew that God was speaking clearly. The altar was filled, worship, prophetic worships filling the sanctuary, and I basically crawled back into my office, and as I'm in the office, we're still worshipping through the wall. I hear an explosion. I mean, boom!

Sid Roth: A real explosion?

James Levesque: Oh, yeah, in the natural, and we all got scared. I had ushers running to the door seeing what happened. Nothing. I'm like, "What was that sound"? and they're looking, checking the premises. Everything seemed okay for a minute, so we're still there kind of now trying to get back into worship. There was a knock on the door that leads to the outside of my office. A woman in the church says, "Pastor, fire in the streets". I said, "And it won't go out this time". She said, "No, no, no. Fire is in the streets," She said, "Not your vision, literally". We ran to the street, and here's what happened, and keep in mind, the city is, like, 200, 300 years old. A transformer exploded underneath the ground near our church. The word I got for the year was transformation. I get one word for the year. It was amazing. And what happened was, when the explosion happened, it blew off manhole covers all around our church. Come on. The lids of men are coming off, and fire was shooting out of the street all around our church, not even anywhere in the city, just right around our church, fire spitting out of the streets.

Sid Roth: That was a sign from God.

James Levesque: Yes.

Sid Roth: Of your commission and your calling. You said something to me I've never heard before. I thought, "If you're really, really hungry for God, you'll attract the fire". You said, "Yes. But also, the reverse is true". He told me, "If the fire of God comes on you, you will be hungry and repented before God". I like it that way, too.

James Levesque: Come on. Hallelujah.

Sid Roth: Okay. You had a vision of the glory.

James Levesque: No.

Sid Roth: Spreading. Tell me about that vision.

James Levesque: Yeah. I feel that we are entering in this day- I was in prayer meditation one morning, and I just had this vision, and it was like I felt this glory. I was laid out, and what I saw was a wave, a tsunami wave, and it was coming from east to west right over the United States, and the wave was called glory, and the Lord told me that we are entering an era where this wave is going to hit. No man is going to claim this. It's going to be God alone. It's going to be his presence, and what I saw in the wave was miracles and healings, everyday occurrence, resurrections from the dead, glorified people stepping into their destiny, but at the same time, I saw structures of man falling down. I saw governments that were based on men falling. I mean, in the middle of the wave, you could see the buildings, and the Lord said, "It's going to be a great and terrible day". It is going to be the greatest move of God we've ever seen, but for those that are not looking and waiting and wanting, it's judgment, right? This wave is going to come and heal, but it's also going to correct, so I believe it's coming, and for us that are looking for it and believing, man, the greatest days are ahead. I promise you; the greatest days of the church are upon us. We are in the days of awakening!

Sid Roth: So, now, you thought he blew you out the water on that dead baby. Wait until you hear this now. Really briefly, I asked, and you never even brought it up. I was just minding my own business. James, have you ever been translated in the spirit?

James Levesque: Right.

Sid Roth: And you said, "Yes". Briefly, what happened?

James Levesque: I was a new believer, and I was in prayer, and I found out there was a tsunami that hit India. It was a massive one, and people were dying and getting hurt, and all I could tell you is I went right next to my bed. I was in this prayer mode on my knees, and I was weeping and weeping and weeping and travailing and crying out and praying in tongues, and all of a sudden, I left my body, and I'm telling you, this wasn't a dream. This wasn't, like, I literally showed up there. I could see the waves, people crying for help, people in the water holding onto trees, and it was, like, overwhelming, but I felt the Lord say, "Just take care of the ones in front of you," and so there was a little girl that I helped. There was a mom, and there was actually a whole family that was sitting on a rock that needed to jump over to the ledge. There was somebody that got hit. Their neck was all torn up from the, and I laid hands, and it got healed, and at the same time as I'm reaching for him, I'm getting cut up, you know, and it was, like, one hour of helping people and, you know, and then when I came out of it, I was standing, ready to go help someone else, and I came out of it, and I came back to my knees in prayer, and my arms were bleeding. I had cuts on my body from that experience. It was unbelievable.

Sid Roth: So, you had absolute conclusive empirical evidence that this wasn't a figment of your imagination.

James Levesque: Hundred percent.

Sid Roth: I'll tell you what. When we return, James is going to pray, only if you're interested, for the fire of God. Are you ready?

Sid Roth: James, God said to you, He spoke, and I'm quoting, "I do not want any filter placed on Me". What did He mean?

James Levesque: Wow. I was in the Netherlands. I was in a place called Hardwijk, and I was ministering to a lot of people, and as I was preaching, I had a vision, and it was like on the wall. I saw Jesus, but it was weird. He was on the Cross, and as I'm preaching, I see this, and I'm not really sure what's happening, so I stop. People are looking at me. I'm literally looking at the wall wondering what's happening, and then what I see in the vision is people came up, started tying His feet again. People came up, started nailing His hands again. People came up. Somebody stuffed His mouth with a sock, taped Him with tape, covered him with blinds, and then they all started going on next to him and going, "We want a word from You. We want a touch from you. We want a prophetic word," and the Lord said, "It will not happen until they remove the restraints that they've placed on me". "I want to be seen with no filter," says the Lord, and we can't restrain Him with our theology. We can't restrain Him with our beliefs of men. Jesus is saying, "I want you to see me the way I am, right, because there needs to be nothing in between us. I want to be sovereign. I want to be holy," And it's on His terms, not ours, right?

Sid Roth: You had a very critical situation happen in your life. Your son was dying from the flu.

James Levesque: Yeah. It was.

Sid Roth: Fire of God showed up. Tell me about that.

James Levesque: Oh, man. So thankful for this. It was January of 2013. My son was just a few weeks old, and he caught the flu, and we live not far from Yale University, so my wife took him in, and I actually had a conference that weekend, so I'm busy in the middle of the conference with myself and guest speakers, and my wife kept texting me, "He's not eating. It's getting worse. He's losing weight. You know, they're really concerned," and that was, like, Thursday and Friday, and then Saturday morning, it got so bad that my wife called in tears and said, "The doctor said, 'He's not going to make it,' and you got to come now," and all I can tell you in these moments, it's, like, it's not just fight or flight. For me, it was like this boldness rose up in me, and all I can tell you is, courage is just doing it even when you feel fear. Boldness, man, the fear is gone, and the more I drove to Yale, I was just praying in the Holy Ghost, and I was just, I'm like, "God, you've got to. You can't touch all these people in the conference and not heal my son," and then when I pulled up to Yale, man, just something snapped. The Lord said, "He's going to be healed," and I walked in, and they stopped me at my own son's door, and they said, "You've got to wear all this protective clothing, and you got to," and I said, "I'm not doing any of that". I said, "Matter of fact, I don't want any of you in the room. I'm going to go take care of my son". He's in an incubator now. You can't touch him. They wanted me all dressed up. I said, "I'm going to do none of it". They were so upset at me, they put a form in front of me. They said, "If you dare do that, you got to sign this form". I did. I signed it. I said, "You're not allowed in the room". I walked in. My wife and her friend are sitting there. I mean, hair is all crazy. They've been there for 3 days. I said, "Get up, guys. Come on. We're done with this". I was so upset. I'm looking at my son in this little, all these tubes, and he's, and I'm like, "I'm finished with it". I put on a worship song from a crusade, "Hallelujah". You know, you do miracles so great, and the room is, come on, I'm making a crusade atmosphere. And I'm just waiting on God because I know something is going to happen, you know, and the minute I feel that fire surge, I felt it as I was driving, but I could physically see. It's almost like a, and it just flows through my body, and I went up to my son, and I started praying, and I said, "In the Name of Jesus, I curse that spirit of death, and I command life in you, Isaac, now". When I said that, I saw a black snake around his neck, and all of a sudden, it got cut. The head got cut off, and the snake went. It was unbelievable. You know, the doctor told me in the hall that he was sorry, right, that I was about to lose him. I said, "It's not going to happen. Jesus will intervene," and I reached in there. I opened up, took my son. I re-entered the hallways. I said, "Look, I want you to disconnect him from the tubes. He's healed. I want you to give him to his mother to eat right now. He's healed". Well, what are they going to do? The nurse is like, "Okay," you know, and sure enough, he ate, and within 2 days, he was fully healed back home. The CDC said that year that they had a record number of deaths from that flu.

Sid Roth: What is going to happen in your home with some of your kids in rebellion, with your spouse in rebellion, with some people live with you in rebellion and the fire of God comes to visit your home? I tell you; no one can stand against the fire of God.

James Levesque: Come on!

Sid Roth: Now, James, I want you to look into the camera and pray for everyone to know Jesus very briefly and for the fire of God to come.

James Levesque: Come on. Come on.

Sid Roth: I know. I don't know about you, studio audience, and I don't know about you at home.

James Levesque: It's fire.

Sid Roth: I want more of the fire. How about you?

James Levesque: Come on. Just stretch your hands to the screen. Repeat after me. "Dear Lord, Jesus, I give you my life. I give you my heart. Forgive me. Wash me. Cleanse me. I receive you now. In Jesus' name. Amen". And now we need the fire of God, what we're talking about, as you stretch your hands. Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for this fire. I thank you for an end-time awakening. I release it on everybody watching. Now, in Jesus' name, I release it in every home, in every family, in this place, in our lives. Fire! Fire! Fire in the Name of Jesus! More of you, more of you, God! Aha! Father, I thank you for an end-time fire that is burning. Your children will come back to God with this fire. Your family will be saved with this fire. Your job will be shaken with this fire. The direction you need is in this fire in the Name of Jesus, in the Name of Jesus. Let me say this really quick. I feel like somebody is watching, and the Lord just said, "Renew a wound". I want you to forgive the wounds you have about the move of God. You are hurting God. You are closing your door on Jesus. It's time to let him in. Father, in Jesus' name, we release that fire. We receive you again. Man may fail. You'll never fail. We receive it, ignite it again, on the inside of us. You have a plan and a call of God on your life. Don't run any longer. Come now. Receive that fire. Come on. Jesus, we receive it in the Name of Jesus.

Sid Roth: And your homes will change from this fire.
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