Sid Roth - God’s Promises for your Children
Sid Roth: Hello. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. I love the rarified air of Heaven. I can tell you this. I am concerned. There is a diabolical supernatural strategy to stop our children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren from knowing God. It has never been so ferocious as it is out there. Godly children raised in Godly families are being snatched away through the education system. Well my guest is a prophet and through his own family, He showed him a greater supernatural strategy, and he says if this strategy is followed, because it's supernatural of God, you will not lose your children, you will not lose your grandchildren. You will not lose your great-grandchildren.
My guest, Mike Shreve a nice, nice Yoga instructor, I mean, he has 400 students. He's teaching Yoga in four different universities and there's a nice article about him in the local newspaper. And a prayer group reads this article and they get a burden to pray him into intimacy with God. And they really pray and pray. And one day he's hitchhiking and guess who picks him up? Not only a member of the prayer group that's been praying for him and fasting for him, but a former student of his. He has an amazing supernatural encounter with God. And as a result of this encounter, he goes back to these four Yoga groups at the university and he tells them of this amazing encounter. Now that's the last thing they expected for you, Mike Shreve. But you tell them this and then you tell them they can experience the same power and the same God you experienced. And what happened?
Mike: Well almost all of my students became Christians as well. And I was running a Yoga ashram at the time, which is a commune where people live and study on a more disciplined level, and all of my students in the community gave their hearts to the Lord. So it was really radical transformation. In one day everything just exploded with the power of God.
Sid Roth: So he gets so excited about God he forgets to get married. So he's 39, he's not married and he hears an audible voice. Tell me about that.
Mike: Well I made a covenant with God when I was 20, that I would not date or entertain thoughts of marriage until it was time, and I threw myself into mission work and evangelism. But then when I was 39 years old God woke me up and He spoke to me audibly, and He told me who to marry, and He told me that we would have a son. And that became very important to know a little later on.
Sid Roth: Especially because he has this wonderful word from God. He knows who he's supposed to marry. He marries the woman. He knows about the child that's coming, and his wife is not able to have children. So what did you do?
Mike: Well we went on the Word. God had spoken and so we disregarded the negative report. The Scriptures says, "Whose report shall you believe". And we made the decision to make God's report as the true one. And the enemy didn't stop fighting there. Once the barrenness was conquered the next attack came with my son himself.
Sid Roth: And let me say this. What you're hearing now is a prophetic story because what Mike learned with his son and his next child, he then took these supernatural principles and said, whatever God could do for him, God wants to do for you. So you battled through your son. What happened?
Mike: Well he laid in the birth canal a very long period of time. In fact, my wife was in labor for 48 hours. And I'm sure any mother listening to this can relate to the painfulness of that. And then the umbilical cord was wrapped three times around his neck also. And they didn't catch that quick enough, and they let him lay in the birth canal too long. And so after the birth was over the doctors came into the room with us and they said, "Now you need to brace yourself. He suffered oxygen deprivation and it's inevitable he'll have serious brain damage. He may never talk. He may never function normally as a human being". But God had told me that I would have a son who was an attractive son, and that was His wording, which I thought was curious. But that didn't mean that he would be severely brain damaged. And so we began to claim and confess, and speak and decree that my son was normal, and that my son was healed, and that he was delivered. And he just entered into Leigh University a few years ago and was placed in the highest honor society available on that campus.
Sid Roth: Listen. I mean, this kid should have been a vegetable, should have been brain damaged. But because Mike tapped into the supernatural words of the living God and knew how to believe, different story, he not only is in the honors program, you told me he had a photographic memory.
Mike: He's amazing .He doesn't even have to hardly read a book. If he just scans it, he remembers it.
Sid Roth: I mean, this is normal. This is normal. We're supposed to be the head and not the tail.
Mike: That's right.
Sid Roth: And it's about time we start being normal. Okay. You had a miracle with your son. Now comes to your daughter. What happens to her?
Mike: Well we were in a meeting with the doctor around the fourth or fifth month of my wife's pregnancy, and he came in with a very glum look and very, serious somber look on his face. And he pointed to a screen where he showed us the ultrasound, and there was a very dark spot right near the base of the spine. And he proceeded to explain that my daughter had spina bifida, and because of certain chemical things going on in my wife's body, he said she'll have cretinism as well, which is a severe form of retardation. And then he leaned over his desk and he looked at us very intensely and said, "There is an alternative". And we knew what he meant. He meant abortion. And so we took him at his word. We took an alternative. We never went back to him again.
Sid Roth: I like that alternative. Don't you? I do.
Mike: I didn't want to be around that kind of spirit. But as we left his office, Sid, my wife was of course torn to pieces emotionally over this. But as we walked out of the door, the Holy Spirit fell on her and she was thrown into this visionary kind of experience where she sensed a little child dancing, and she heard the audible voice of God say, "Your daughter will dance on the streets of Jerusalem". Hallelujah. He had just told she would never walk with this hole in her spine. But God said she'll dance. And she still a little flustered. And so we got in the car, and she reached over and turned the radio on, and the first song that came on was that country Christian song, "I Hope You Dance".
Sid Roth: That's called confirmation.
Mike: That was definitely a confirmation from God. And so from that point forward, we just began to claim the promises of God. And one of my wife's favorite promises to claim is Psalm 138, Verse 8, that says, "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me". And she would lay hands on her belly and say, "Little baby, little girl, you concern me and God's Word therefore says you are perfect, and I proclaim you are perfect". And then when we would confess Psalm 139 over her, Verses 13 and 14 says, "For you formed my inward parts. You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows right well". And then the psalmist went on to say God had created those inward parts "when as yet there were none of them". And so we began to claim that the spine was wonderfully made and that God was working a marvelous work, and that she be whole.
Sid Roth: You know what I've noticed? Is that you can pray for something. But when you have the written word of the Living God, how much stronger is your faith.
Sid Roth: And there's a power. There's a certain power on the Word of God that isn't on your normal words.
Mike: Well Jesus was the Word made flesh, and he was the embodiment of the Word, and of course he was the perfect man. And when he faced off with the devil his strength was to say, "It is written". And if the one who was perfect who was the Word manifested in the human body resorted to the written Word when he faced a battle in life, how much more should we imperfect human beings do the same thing.
Sid Roth: Okay. Talking about a wonderfully and fearfully made God will perfect, what did the doctor say when your daughter was born?
Mike: Now he didn't know what my wife had been praying. And when that child came forth from the womb, who by the way months ahead of time we named Destiny Hope because the doctor offered no hope and no destiny, and we counteracted that with a prophetic name. And when she came out of the womb, the first words the doctor said was, "She's perfect".
Sid Roth: Now I like that kind of... Thank you God. Thank you God.
Mike: And she was.
Sid Roth: Okay. But what about the dancing.
Mike: Well at an early age from the time she was about three years old onward her favorite thing to do was to stand in front of the television and watch these videos where there would be a dozen little kids dancing alone with Christian music, and she would dance along with them. By the time she was five or six she was in a dance troupe with young people twice her age, and she could dance just as good as they could. And she's very gifted, very gifted in that area.
Sid Roth: I love the prophetic Word. I love the prophetic Word that we have in writing, the Word of God. Tell me briefly about your son when he went to Heaven.
Mike: Oh well that's really based on one of the 65 promises that God has given our children. One of them found in Isaiah's writings, Isaiah 54 says that, "All your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children". There's only a certain degree that our teaching can take our children to. We can transfer ideas from their mind, but that Divine revelation has to come to God. And God did that for my son when, I guess he was four or five, one morning he came down from his bedroom with this brightness all over him, and he said, "Mommy, Daddy, I died in my sleep last night and Jesus took me to Heaven".
Now I don't think he actually died. He interpreted the experience that way. "And he took me around Heaven and talked to me, and told me different things about my life". And we said, "Well what did he tell you"? Well one thing, he said Jesus told him not to watch bad television, and that Jesus told him to always have compassion on all people. And then he looked at his real quizzically and he said, "What does that word mean, compassion"? So that verified to us it wasn't just an imaginary thing with him. And we told him, of course that means love that feels the suffering and the pain of someone else. But I believe that was a landmark experience in his life.
Sid Roth: You know, another promise that you used for your daughter for at least a month when she was, you told me how old, about being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Mike: Oh yes.
Sid Roth: Tell me about that.
Mike: In Isaiah 44, Verses 3 and 4, God said, "I will pour water on him who is thirsty". That's our responsibility to be thirsty for God, thirsty for the things of God. And God said, "I will pour the floods on the dry ground. I will pour my spirit on your seed and my blessing on your offspring". And my daughter was about five years old and she had not been filled with the Holy Spirit yet. So I started claiming that promise after I found it. Everyday I would confess, now God, you said in your Word, "I will pour out my spirit on your seed, on your descendants". I was in a revival meeting in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and she was there with a group of young people, and I preached on the infilling of the Holy Spirit. She came forward, fell out of the power, spoke in tongues about 45 minutes. She crawled up in my arms just trembling and weeping, and said, "Oh Daddy, Jesus filled me. Jesus filled me". Now did that happen because I claimed the promise? I believe that had a significant impact. I believe that made the difference.
Sid Roth: But you know what I see when you go through potential tragedy, potential blessing? You're not pleading, oh God, please. There is a conviction that you have in the Word of God.
Mike: That's why it's so essential for parents to learn this revelation, and grandparents, because you never stop praying for your children. It's because most parents pray in desperation, like you said, especially when a son or a daughter goes out into darkness. They'll plead, they'll beg, they'll weep, they'll cry, "Oh God, please move from my daughter, which certainly does not go unheard in Heaven. But how much powerful it is when you find out what God has already made a commitment to do. Like Deuteronomy 7:9 says, "He is the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy with those who love Him to a thousand generations".
Sid Roth: I like that, expect I think Jesus coming back way before a thousand generations. But I'm going to tell you something. Mike operates in the gift of prophet and he has heard some very personal words about President Obama. Don't go away.
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here with Mike Shreve. And I am so excited about the revelation of God's Word in reference to your children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, because there is hope. But Mike, what about older parents who have children and they're adults, and they don't have a good relationship with those children. Is it too late for those children?
Mike: It's never too late for a person to change and it's never too late for a relationship to be restored. I have a dear friend who emailed me just a few weeks ago when she turned 50 years old. All three of her children were in jail and she heard this revelation the Lord had given to me about 65 promises God has given your children, and she began praying those promises over her estranged children. There was great friction in the family. At least two of them were heroin addicts. And within a short span of time all three of her children accepted the Lord. All have been delivered from drugs and alcohol, and two of them are very committed to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God. So it's been a major supernatural transformation because Proverbs 11:21 says, "The seed of the righteous shall be delivered". God didn't say might be, could be, should be or maybe. He said, "The seed of the righteous SHALL be delivered". And I think we need to speak with that kind of forcefulness.
Sid Roth: With some of the things that you have seen that are going to happen in the future, with what's going on in our education system, children from elementary school on are being brainwashed the opposite of God's Word. We need something stronger, and that something stronger was given to us, the words of the Living God. But some of the things that Mike has seen that's coming on this world, you began seeing things about President Obama before he was President. What did God show you?
Mike: Yes I did. I knew he would be elected because God showed me when he was just running for office that he would be exalted to a position of authority. But then when I saw him placed in that position of authority, I saw the words written and heard them spoken, "nuclear proliferation," which ironically is the opposite of the platform he ran on, which is reduction of nuclear weapons. But what God was showing me is that during his presidency there would be a rapid development of nuclear capability among nations.
Sid Roth: He shared with me when I interviewed him previously before this happened. And what he's just saying is happening so rapidly that the world isn't even aware of it. It seems like everyday you hear another country that has nuclear bombs. Just the opposite of what the president is standing for is occurring. I mean, why is that? Why is that happening?
Mike: It's because the enemy's plan is to make our enemies stronger than us, because we're not only the natural breadbasket of the world, the United States is the spiritual breadbasket of the world. And that's why there's a concerted attack on our nation in many different arenas, economically, politically, religiously, in order to stop the progress of the Gospel. But God showed me many years ago, about 30 years ago, God showed me another third great awakening that is coming to our nation and ultimately to our world. So God has a plan that...
Sid Roth: You know, I happen to believe it started already. It's little bits and pieces, but he also saw, you saw some destruction in New York City.
Mike: Very heartbreaking. In fact, earlier in the year 2012, I had a dream where I saw New York City lifted up above the ground and it became translucent. You could see right through it. And then it rushed across the United States of America and across the Pacific and hovered over Japan, and then it merged with that area in eastern, northeastern Japan where that terrible tragedy took place about a year prior to that, where there was an earthquake and tsunami, and a nuclear incident. And I saw New York City destroyed with the same level of destruction. And that makes me very concerned that there will be a nuclear incident in New York City. But if that happens in the near future I believe it will only serve to bring America to repentance. I don't know what God's plans are. I know we can pray, we can intercede, but I do know God has a plan that will prevail.
Sid Roth: But you saw a major move of God's spirit.
Mike: Yes I did.
Sid Roth: Especially on young people. And when you begin to pray God's Word over your children and grandchildren, quickly, I want you to pray for the children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of those that are watching right now.
Mike: Father, in the name of Jesus, you said that in the last days you would pour out your spirit on all flesh and our sons and daughters would prophesy, and our young men would see visions. And I claim that fulfillment, that promise coming to pass in Jesus' name. May every child represented by every person watching this telecast, let everyone of them come unto this canopy of the anointing of God. You're the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy with those that love you to a thousand generations. Let covenant come upon them in Jesus' name. And I just feel like there are hundreds of you that are going to see your offspring that are bound in drugs, bound to heroin out in a life of darkness, you're going to see them delivered, Proverbs 11:21, "The seed of the righteous shall be delivered". We prophesy over you in Jesus' name. Amen. Hallelujah.
Sid Roth: You take it. You take that. I take that.
Mike: Praise God.
Sid Roth: Mike is showing people are actually being physically healed right now. There's someone, you have a pain, arthritis in your fingers. It's gone in Jesus' name. There are other people, deafness, spirited deafness is leaving. Mike, is God showing you anything?
Mike: Yes. He's just showed me a woman who's been estranged from her daughter for a lengthy, lengthy, decades, and there's been a rift in the relationship, and that will be restored. That will be restored. That relationship will be restored. I feel that.
Sid Roth: But the most important thing is you get right with God. You stop that backslidden stupidity. You come back to God, make Jesus your Lord.
Sid Roth: Read your Bible and accomplish your destiny on this planet. This is your moment and you have not gone too far away. Come home!