Sid Roth - I Prayed But God Responded: My Hands Are Tied
My guest prayed for her abusive father's salvation for 25 long years. Then, God spoke to her and said, "My hands are tied".
Sid Roth: I want to welcome the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of God.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: I ask You, Spirit of the living God, to take over this television show. Now, my guest's grandparents, they were Pentecostal preachers. And they were part of what was known as the Brush Arbour Revival Meetings. And Judy became a believer at 9 years old. But at 31, your life changed so dramatically because you had an encounter with my friend, the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of the living God. What happened, Judy?
Judy Brooks: Oh, wow. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. And when I was baptized, I was ignited with the fire of the Holy Spirit with a passion. And it completely transformed me. I went from being a very quiet person to being real outgoing and reaching out to people. It began to transform my life. From that moment on, I've never been the same. The passion I received, the minute I received the baptism, is as strong today, stronger than it was then.
Sid Roth: What did it feel like, Judy?
Judy Brooks: It felt like fire.
Sid Roth: Really?
Judy Brooks: It felt like fire. It brought fire and life, enthusiasm and passion for the Word of God, and to share what God had done for me with other people.
Sid Roth: Tell me the first major miracle you can remember.
Judy Brooks: Well, I remember when I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. I was reading the Word, and I was asking God to teach me in His Word, truth. And I began to pray and say, "Father, is healing still for today"? And for 6 months, I asked God to show me and confirm to me that healing was still for today. Six months later, I happened onto an accident where two relatives were dead. And they were already...
Sid Roth: How would you like to start out with your first miracle: two dead people?
Judy Brooks: And they had already turned black down to their chest.
Sid Roth: Oh.
Judy Brooks: And my cousin was with me. We began to pray. And we just prayed in agreement, and both of those men simultaneously began to breathe. And they were gurgling because of what had gotten in their lungs. And the paramedics got there. They died three more times on the way to the hospital. And when we got to the hospital, the doctors came out and said, "You need to pray". They were revived. Well, the Holy Spirit revived them the first time, the paramedics three times. And so the next morning, the doctors came out to talk to us and told us we could go back and see them. And they were sitting on the side of the bed, talking as normal as you and I. The doctors said, and it is a documented miracle that they could not do anything to help the men, and what had happened was a miracle. And it was just, it spread throughout the community.
Sid Roth: That's how she started. I just wanted to share a few of them. This woman lives a life of miracles.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: Is that for everyone, or just...
Judy Brooks: Everybody. It does not matter who you are, where you are or what situation you're in. God is a God of healing, and He's a God of miracles.
Sid Roth: Okay. Just a few brief because...
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: Every one of them could be a show.
Judy Brooks: Right.
Sid Roth: Your daughter...
Judy Brooks: Oh.
Sid Roth: Had nightmares. What happened?
Judy Brooks: She was 7 years old. Every night, she was having nightmares. And she would end up in the bed with her dad and I in the middle of the night. And I began to pray because it was very alarming to me. And the Holy Spirit told me to clean her room. And I'm not talking about going in and dusting and vacuuming. He said, "Clean it spiritually". I went in, and I anointed her bed, the room, the windows, the door and the closet. And that night, I prayed over her room. That night, before I went to bed, I was visiting with someone. And I saw a huge, tall angel come out of my daughter's bedroom, she was already asleep, come out of her bedroom, and he walked right through my dining room and out the French doors. And that night was the first night my daughter slept in her room the entire night. She never had another nightmare.
Sid Roth: Okay. Dead coming back, children not having nightmares, but this kind of, that stretches everyone. Tell me about that tornado.
Judy Brooks: I did not live near a railroad track. But suddenly, I heard a train coming. And my home began to vibrate. And it felt like my home was going to explode. And I began to run through my house, praying in the Spirit. And as I ran through the house, praying in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit led me to open the front window and to go open a back window to release the pressure. And when I did, I fell prostrate on the floor before the Lord. And I prayed in the Spirit throughout the entire tornado. And suddenly, it stopped. When the tornado was over, I went outside. It looked like a bulldozer had bulldozed across the street and all around me, homes were flattened. Every home was damaged, except my home. And even the trash can was sitting outside with the lid still on it when it was over with.
Sid Roth: For everyone?
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: Everyone's going to be able to do what this woman does. Okay. You've been attacked in your eyes...
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: At least two different times, I'm aware of.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: One was horrific. You got shingles.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: What happened?
Judy Brooks: Severe. I had shingles on the left side of my head and my face, around my eyes and ears. And I lost my hearing on my left side, and I lost my eyesight on my left side. And prior to that, I began spending a lot of time with the Lord in the Secret Place. Every morning, I would get up and go have time with Him. And what I realized after 1 year, God completely healed me of astigmatism. And I didn't ask Him to heal me. Not once did I ask Him to heal me. I wore glasses until I was 42 years old, and I've never worn glasses since. And then, when I had the shingles, I literally was going blind, completely, and my hearing was gone. And I listened to, "Healing Scriptures," set to music 24/7.
Sid Roth: That was our CD, in which I read scriptures...
Judy Brooks: With beautiful, anointed music in the background. And so you can keep doing this over and over. You say, "Well, why do you have to do it over and over"? Because God said to Joshua, "If you will meditate on My Word, day and night you'll have it all".
Judy Brooks: Yes. And that was 2012. Six months, I laid in God's presence in my bed. I couldn't get up and do anything. I was confined to bed. And 6 months later, I began to, my vision began to return. My hearing began to return. And I was under the care of an ophthalmologist, and they were monitoring it once a week. God completely healed me. I was listening to the Word. Today, I still listen to those, "Healing Scriptures," 24/7, silently, very softly as I sleep because it was the Word of God that healed me. And it is the Word of God that will keep me healed.
Sid Roth: And here is the Word of God to you. All hands on deck, not just Judy, not just me, not just people on television, you. All hands on deck. Why? The greatest outpouring of the move of God's Spirit, the greater glory, is starting now. And it's going to do nothing but increase. Now, Judy has prayed, and thousands have been set free from all types of fear.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: Even greater: Judy believes that every member of her family and your family can be believers. In her case, from her abusive father that she prayed for, for 25 long years, to her lesbian niece.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: I mean they became radically saved, your whole family on fire for Jesus. Be right back.
Sid Roth: Judy, all of us have the most improbable people in our life that we tried and tried, shared and shared, and they have no interest in becoming believers. You have a secret weapon in your home.
Judy Brooks: Yes.
Sid Roth: Tell me about it.
Judy Brooks: Well, in 1982, my pastor taught on prayer. And a gentleman in the church was making altars and selling them. And I bought a family altar and brought it in my home. And after, around 2000, I went through a very dark season, broken. And I began to spend every day at the altar. And the Holy Spirit told me to get pictures of all my family members that were not believers, and lay their picture on the altar. And the purpose was for me to let them go and release God's hands so that He could do the work in them. And I began to pray for every family member. I was the first one in my immediate family saved. I can tell you today I have watched every family member, and I think maybe one or two in the entire family are the only ones that do not know Jesus. While I was at the altar one day, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. And He said, "Your problem is not your ex-husband". I had gone through a terrible divorce. He said, "Your problem is your dad". And He said, "Because your identity is found in your dad, and your influence is in your mom, you have no identity," because my dad was present, but he wasn't present in my life growing up. And so the Holy Spirit said, "I want you to drive out of state. I want you to see your dad, and I want you to restore him". And He gave me specific instructions. So I drive, when the Holy Spirit said, "The time is now," I went out of state. I met my dad for lunch. He picked the place. It was a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant. We're sitting there. And during lunch, I told my dad. I said, "Dad, I want to ask you to forgive me if I've ever done anything that's hurt you in any way or offended you".
Sid Roth: That must have so disarmed him.
Judy Brooks: Disarmed him! He was, I'm telling you, he was, it overwhelmed me because he shared with me some things that I had done. They were little things regarding me being a new mother and having the baby, they're grandparents. And when he finished, I said, "Dad, I want you to know I forgive you for the abuse. I forgive you for rejecting me as a child and not wanting to be my dad". And he said, "Well, I was only kidding about that". And I said, "Well, let me tell you how a 9-year-old little girl felt, Dad, when you told me you were not my dad". And when he was finished talking to me about this, and I was sharing with him my heart, he said, "I am so sorry". And he got up, and he hugged me. And it was the first time that I remember my dad putting his arms around me and hugging me and telling me he loved me. And I was in my 30s.
Sid Roth: How did it change, we know how it, how did it change him? How did it change you?
Judy Brooks: I felt this warmth in my abdomen, all over me, for three straight days. And I knew God was healing me. He walked me to the car and told me, "Goodbye". And on the way home, driving back to Dallas, I had a vision. And in the vision, my dad was locked up in the biggest, thickest chains you've ever seen, from his chin to his toes. And there was a big chain that held them locked in place. And I had a big key. And I walked up to my dad, and I put the key in the lock, turned the lock and took it out. And the moment I did, the chains fell to the ground. And the Holy Spirit said, "Because you have obeyed Me, your dad has been set free". And he said, "Because of your obedience, you, too, have been set free". And 2 weeks later, I had prayed for him for 25 years. He was an alcoholic. He seemed to get worse. The more I prayed, the worse he got. But he was under conviction. And 2 weeks later, my mother called me on a Monday morning. She said, "Judy, you have to come home and see your dad. He's not the same man. Your dad went to a little church last night. He gave his heart to Jesus. And he's serving God". And I just was overwhelmed. I got off the phone. The Holy Spirit said, "I could have saved him many years ago". He said, "You know, you prayed for 25 years". And I said, "Yes, I did, Lord". And He said, "But my hands were locked. They were tied because you couldn't forgive. You had my hands tied". And I just feel in my spirit, I need to ask you: Who do you have locked up? Who do you need to forgive? Who has offended you or hurt you deeply, and you just feel like you can't forgive? I want to say forgiveness is a choice the same as love is a choice. I challenge you today to forgive the person that wounded you deeply, the person who's hurt, I just hear somebody saying, "But, Judy, you don't know what they did". It doesn't matter what they did. I want to help you to forgive them today. And if you'll just say this prayer with me, and I'm, let's just envision me in your living room because I'm right there with you. And as I pray, I want you to see yourself laying that person on the altar. Call them out by name. It can be at your coffee table, a stand, it doesn't matter. An altar is nothing more than a monumental place where you lay something down. So, Father, in the Name of Jesus, say that with me.
Sid Roth: Father, in the Name of Jesus.
Judy Brooks: I repent.
Sid Roth: I repent.
Judy Brooks: For having unforgiveness.
Sid Roth: For having unforgiveness.
Judy Brooks: And offense in my heart.
Sid Roth: And offense in my heart.
Judy Brooks: I ask You to forgive me.
Sid Roth: I ask You to forgive me.
Judy Brooks: Your Word says.
Sid Roth: Your Word says.
Judy Brooks: If I repented my sins.
Sid Roth: If I repented my sins.
Judy Brooks: You are faithful and just.
Sid Roth: You are faithful and just.
Judy Brooks: To forgive me of my sins.
Sid Roth: To forgive me of my sins.
Judy Brooks: And You cleanse me.
Sid Roth: And You cleanse me.
Judy Brooks: Of all unrighteousness.
Sid Roth: Of all unrighteousness.
Judy Brooks: And Your Word also says.
Sid Roth: Your Word also says.
Judy Brooks: When I repent.
Sid Roth: When I repent.
Judy Brooks: You bury.
Sid Roth: You bury.
Judy Brooks: My sins.
Sid Roth: My sins.
Judy Brooks: In the Sea of Forgetfulness.
Sid Roth: In the Sea of Forgetfulness.
Judy Brooks: As far as the East is from the West.
Sid Roth: As far as the East is from the West.
Judy Brooks: And You remember them no more.
Sid Roth: And You remember them no more.
Judy Brooks: Today.
Sid Roth: Today.
Judy Brooks: I lay on the altar.
Sid Roth: I lay on the altar.
Judy Brooks: And just call that person's name out. And I give them to You.
Sid Roth: And I give them to You.
Judy Brooks: I let them go.
Sid Roth: I let them go.
Judy Brooks: I thank You, Father.
Sid Roth: I thank You, Father.
Judy Brooks: For setting me free.
Sid Roth: For setting me free.
Judy Brooks: And for setting them free today.
Sid Roth: For setting them free today.
Judy Brooks: In Jesus Name.
Sid Roth: In Jesus Name.
Judy Brooks: Amen.
Sid Roth: Amen. I want you to pray for eyes very quickly.
Judy Brooks: Yes. There is a strong anointing here right now for healing to manifest in your body. And I hear in my spirit someone has cancer. And the Lord says, "You have got to forgive the person who has wounded you deeply. You've been carrying that hurt and that offense". I speak to the unforgiveness, and I say, "Be thou made whole. Let it go". And I speak to your eyes. And I say, "Be healed". I speak to deaf ears right now. And I declare deaf ears are coming open in the Name that is above every name. We declare healing. It doesn't, and I just hear this in my spirit. Somebody is watching, and they are needing surgery on their back. And the Lord said, "If you'll forgive and let it go, I will heal you today". So I declare and decree the Word of the Lord over you today. And I say, "Be thou made whole in Jesus all-powerful Name". Someone is watching, and they have a growth. And that growth is just getting bigger and bigger and bigger. The Lord said if you will just call upon His name right now, right where you're at, let go of what you're hanging on to, not only is He going to heal you of that growth, but you've been struggling financially. And He's going to increase and multiply your finances. And one last thing is a lady named Kim is sitting in her living room weeping right now. And the Lord said, "If you will let it go, and trust Me, and give it to Me, I will not only heal you. I will restore you," says the Lord.
Sid Roth: I'll tell you what. I don't understand this, but I had a vision earlier on. Someone has developed muscles in their shoulder. And what that is saying to me: You are moving to a new level in the Spirit. Just listening to this woman has opened you up to the impossible. And you believe what God says really, really now, all things are possible to those who believe.