Sid Roth - Father's Blessing
Sid Roth: Welcome. I have to explain to everyone watching what's going on. I told the audience that if they were loud enough I wouldn't hear the queues in my ear, and I'd have to rely completely on God. And they liked that idea. To tell you the truth, I kind of like that idea, too. Well I tell you that my world is naturally supernatural. It's the air I breathe. It's the best oxygen in the world.
And we have found a key, a supernatural key that the first Jewish believers in the Messiah understood. But sadly, today Christians have lost this Jewish understand and have missed the key to the most extraordinary blessings of God in your family, in your health, in your emotions, in every area of your life, and instead settled for many, many curses that were not necessary. We're going to show you how this key opens up the blessing and gets rid of the curses, and you can do it the way the book says you're supposed to do it.
There's this ancient Jewish key that will unlock every problem known to mankind. But there are people that are watching right now and you are hopeless. You have no hope because of the circumstances in your life and you're going to get the key. Craig Hill, what would you say to someone that his hopeless right now?
Craig Hill: You know, it's incredible, Sid, that there is hope because of Messiah.
Craig Hill: And I believe, Sid, as you just alluded to, you have hope, because the same thing can happen for you even if you're drowning in debt. You might be sick. You might have a horrible relationship in your family. There's hope for you because the same thing will happen for you today. You'll have an encounter with Jesus the Messiah that will change everything.
Sid Roth: We Jewish people are known as a blessed group of people.
Craig Hill: Yeah.
Sid Roth: Our nation Israel is one of the most blessed nations in the world. I mean, their currency goes down, compared our currency going down. Their real estate just goes up and never stops. They've got some of the greatest inventions in the world. Why is that?
Craig Hill: You know, I believe that Jewish people understand the principle of blessing, Sid, that most other people don't understand. It's incredible in the United States, Jewish people account for only two percent of the population. But do you know that 40 percent of the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans, all billionaires, are Jewish. And it's incredible. Actually, 30 percent of all Nobel Prize winners in science are Jewish. Twenty-five percent of all Nobel Prize winners overall are Jewish. Why is that? I think the key that they understand is Jewish parents know how to release blessing to their children.
Sid Roth: Give me your definition of a blessing.
Craig Hill: Well I think blessing is speaking into another person's life what God says about them. Actually, the Hebrew word is "baruch". Most Jewish people would know that as the beginning of many, many prayers that are spoken. And that word literally means to kneel in front of someone. But the spiritual connotation is to empower, to prosper. So blessing is when you speak what God says about another person to them and it releases something supernatural and empowers them to prosper.
Sid Roth: Tell me about the 65-year old that went to the 87-year old for a blessing.
Craig Hill: Well there was a man that I knew, a friend of mine, and he realized that his father deep inside was like a little child that had never been released. He was angry a lot of times, spent his lifetime searching for significance, searching for value. And my friend realized, my dad, who's going to be 65 years old, has never been blessed. He placed a phone call to his grandfather, who was 87, and said, "Grandpa, my dad is about to have his 65th birthday. If I bought you an airline ticket would you come to our city and lay hands on my dad, look him in the eyes and release your blessing to him".
Well the 87-year old dad didn't really understand what was being requested, but he said, "I'd love to come and see my family and celebrate my son's 65th birthday". So he did. And then my friend was able to explain to him what he was requesting. And do you know, Sid, on that 65th birthday this 87-year old father released his blessing to his 65-year old son, and it so radically changed his life. My friend the grandson, who was 42 at the time said, "Do you know, after that moment I looked into my dad's eyes and something had changed. I no longer saw a scared insecure little boy looking back out through a man's eyes. But for the first time, I saw a confident man".
And here's the amazing thing. That 65-year old man was actually in the midst of a divorce. His wife had left him, was divorcing him. His life was so changed that two weeks later his wife moved back home and said, "I don't know what's happened to him, but this is the man I thought I married 45 years ago. But for 45 years, I've been trying to follow an insecure little boy who's angry and takes it out on me all the time. But now he's completely changed. I don't know what happened, but I don't want to divorce him. I want to live the rest of my life with him".
Sid Roth: Many of these are doors that were opened unintentionally that passed from generation to generation. So not only are you going to know about the ancient Jewish blessing, but you're going to learn how to close the door on the purses, and it doesn't have to go to the next generation. We'll be right back. You want to hear that? We'll be right back to "It's Supernatural"! We now return to "It's Supernatural"!
Sid Roth: You know, there seems to be so much division in society. How can we have a culture where children honor parents? Craig, what has happened to that type of culture?
Craig Hill: Well I think, Sid, what we have is actually a cycle of cursing in dishonor that goes from one generation to the next, to the next., and unfortunately, it intensifies in each generation. So then, what happens is parents that have been wounded as children grow up and marry each other. They carry that wounding from their childhood into their marriage. And then you have husbands that wound wives, and wives who wound husbands because of cursing. And then when you have father and mother who are wounding each other in their marriage relationship, they will inadvertently and unintentionally repeat the same type of wounding in the lives of those children. And their children then, because they've been hurt and wounded, maybe treated with injustice or yelled at, screamed at, disciplined too severely, children in their hearts will dishonor their own parents.
And that's a very dangerous thing, because we find a scriptural principle in Deuteronomy, Chapter 5, Verse 16, it says, "Honor your father and mother for two reasons. That you may live long and it will go well with you in the land which the Lord your God gives you". And when children make a choice to dishonor their parents, to judge their parents, not forgive their parents, they actually just shorten their life and ensure that it won't go well with them in their own adult life in many areas, sometimes around finances with their children, in their own marriage, in their own career, in their own physical health. Many of these areas it does not go well with them and you can trace it right back to a decision they made in their own childhood to judge their parents, and dishonor their father and mother in their hearts.
Sid Roth: Give me an example of a rebellious child.
Craig Hill: Well I remember one man shared this story with me that he had so much trouble in his own adult life with his own children. He had a 17-year old son and a 15-year old daughter, and he said, "You know, they are nothing but disrespectful to me and to my wife. They're disobedient. They never do what we ask them to do. They use terrible language toward us". And he said, "We don't know what to do. We've tried to discipline them. We've tried to chide them". And this man came to a particular meeting that we had where he learned this principle of blessing. And he realized, "When I was growing up, I was never blessed by parents, and my response was, in my own heart I judge my parents, I dishonored them, and I was very rebellious toward my own dad".
And so he repented before God in that meeting and said, "God, forgive me for my own rebellious attitude". The next day he went to see his dad, who was still living, and repented before his dad and said, "Dad, please forgive me for the rebellious attitude I had in teenage years and for never asking you to forgive me and never making that right. I judged you. I let bitterness get into my heart toward you. Will you please forgive me". He didn't tell his wife or his family what he had done. He said, "The most amazing thing happened". He said, "I changed something in the spirit when I repented and asked my dad to forgive me. Because," he said, "when I returned home the attitude of own son and daughter had completely changed and they began to treat me and my wife with respect and with honor". And he said, "I didn't even confront them. I didn't even tell them what I had done. Something changed supernaturally in the spirit and it changed my relationship with my children".
You know, many people have made vows in their heart were they've said, I'll never be like my dad. I'll never be like my mom or I'll never marry a man like my dad. And guess what happens?
Sid Roth: They do it.
Craig Hill: They've actually released a dynamic in the spirit that opens the door for them to repeat those patterns. And those can be broken. As a matter of fact, I believe there's someone listening right now, you've done that very thing. You made a vow in your heart. You said, I'll never be like my dad or my mom, and you look at your life and see qualities that have repeated. You know you can break that right now. Would you just pray this prayer with me and we're going to break that right now. Just say this: Father God.
Sid Roth: Father God.
Craig Hill: I recognize today.
Sid Roth: I recognize today.
Craig Hill: I judged my dad.
Sid Roth: I judged my dad.
Craig Hill: I didn't forgive him.
Sid Roth: I didn't forgive him.
Craig Hill: I dishonored him in my heart.
Sid Roth: I dishonored him in my heart.
Craig Hill: And I cut him off.
Sid Roth: And I cut him off.
Craig Hill: God, today I repent.
Sid Roth: God, today I repent.
Craig Hill: I ask you to forgive me.
Sid Roth: I ask you to forgive me.
Craig Hill: Today I forgive my dad.
Sid Roth: Today I forgive my dad.
Craig Hill: For the way he wounded me.
Sid Roth: For the way he wounded me.
Craig Hill: He can't pay for that.
Sid Roth: He can't pay for that.
Craig Hill: Jesus did pay for that.
Sid Roth: Jesus did pay for that.
Craig Hill: And I declare today.
Sid Roth: And I declare today.
Craig Hill: The blood of Jesus is enough.
Sid Roth: The blood of Jesus is enough.
Craig Hill: To pay for every sin of my father against me.
Sid Roth: To pay for every sin of my father against me.
Craig Hill: And so today, I forgive my father.
Sid Roth: Today I forgive my father.
Craig Hill: And God I ask you to forgive me.
Sid Roth: And God I ask you to forgive me.
Craig Hill: For dishonoring my father.
Sid Roth: For dishonoring my father.
Craig Hill: And today I choose to honor him in my heart.
Sid Roth: And today I choose to honor him in my heart.
Craig Hill: In Jesus' name.
Sid Roth: In Jesus' name.
Craig Hill: Amen.
Sid Roth: Amen. Now when someone prays prayers such as you teach, they close doors.
Craig Hill: That's right.
Sid Roth: And when they close these doors, tell me a list of things that happen to people.
Craig Hill: I've seen people physically healed. I've seen marriages restored. I've seen a relationship between parents and children like I just shared completely restored. We've seen incredible things happen in people's marriages, in relationships, in work relationships. We've seen people that have not prospered in business and finance have that completely reversed, where people that have just failed and failed, and failed over in business, all of a sudden have complete reversal and they begin to prosper in their business.
Sid Roth: Give me an example. Actually, pray a prayer that a Jewish father might pray over his family. Give us an idea. Because let's face it, Jewish people are so blessed and Christians know the Jewish Messiah and many Christians are not as blessed as many Jewish people that aren't even under the better covenant. Give me an idea of that prayer.
Craig Hill: That's exactly right. An amazing tradition that Jewish people have, Sid, is of course every Friday night they gather their family. They have a meal together and that father blesses his children. And he might say something like this: Son, you're not an ordinary man. You're not an ordinary boy. You're my son. I love you. I'm proud of you. You're a delight to me. You're a pleasure to me. And son, our connected by covenant by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Don't you ever forget that. And because of that, you can expect to prosper in everything you do. You can expect to be at the top of your class in school. You can expect that you'll prosper in your career, in your future. You can expect God will give you a wonderful wife and you'll have many children. And your children will be blessed. They will be healthy. They will be intelligent. They will prosper.
Sid Roth: Listen, I am getting blessed right now. How would you like your father to pray like that? How would you have liked your father to pray like that? I'm going to tell you something. We're going to tell you some amazing keys that are going to open doors and light bulbs are going to go on when we come back.
Sid Roth: Now Craig Hill has identified seven critical times that you should be blessed, and many people have missed these. For instance, pray at conception. You talk about a blessing. Explain.
Craig Hill: First of all, you were conceived within the protective hedge of the covenant of marriage. Now in the ancient Hebrew culture, how much chance that you'd be conceived outside of wedlock? Almost zero. Today, how much chance you'd be conceived outside wedlock? Well it's close to 40 percent in our general population, and certain particularly groups it's as much as 70 percent in our culture. And secondly, that you would be wanted, that your parents would want a child. And today, it's very common that a child would be conceived and the parents don't want that child.
Sid Roth: What would happen if a child is conceived and the parents really did not want a child at that time, or didn't even want a child, but they were willing to abort, but they might have talked about it a lot while the baby inside the mother? Would that affect?
Craig Hill: What many people don't realize is that little children in the womb are very, very sensitive. And they pick up everything emotionally from the mother and even from the father. So they could pick up a huge amount of emotional rejection even in the womb. Where people will struggle for a lifetime with feelings, I don't belong, I shouldn't be here, there's something wrong with me, I'm a mistake, nobody wants me, nobody will love me. That's the opposite of what God intended. God intended that every little child from the very day they're conceived should have feelings on the inside. I belong. I'm supposed to be here. I'm wanted. You know, this is amazing thing. God told me one time, Sid, "Your mother only carried you in the womb for nine months. But God carried you in His spirit for thousands of years. And at just the right moment, He released you on this earth.
Sid Roth: That is good.
Craig Hill: You're not a mistake. God planned for you even though maybe your mother didn't.
Sid Roth: Tell me about a single mom that raises a child, doesn't have a father. The child is raised without the father. You talk so much about the father's blessing. What happens to that child?
Craig Hill: Well you know the wonderful thing that we always find is redemption in scripture. And this is the amazing thing. God Himself says, I will be a father to the fatherless. God says, I will be a husband to the one who has no husband. And you know what I found time and time again, Sid? Is that people tell me that when they really understand that a son or daughter, or a single mom says, God, I'm taking you up on your word. You said you would be a father to my son or to my daughter. And the natural father is not there. God, would you please do that. That son or daughter has an intimacy with the Father that is rare, that many other people who don't have a father don't have. And in addition to that, God will send other godly men to come alongside and to speak into the life of that son or daughter.
Sid Roth: Tell me about the single mom that had the five-year old. I find this almost hard to believe.
Craig Hill: I had an incredible experience where I learned about the power of marriage and the protective hedge that a marriage is. A woman came to me and she said, "I've got a five-year old little son and I wonder if you can help me". I said, "What's the problem"? She said, "He is full of lust". That's strange. Most five year olds I know, they're not even alive to sex. They don't even know it exists. She said, "Well not my son. He is full of lust. He touches other little children his age in sexual inappropriate ways. He even touches grown adults in inappropriate ways". She said, "There isn't a week that doesn't go by that I don't receive a call from his teacher or principal at school and he's done inappropriate things. And we've prayed for him. Our pastor has prayed for him. He's been seeing a psychiatrist for three months and nothing has changed. Can you help me".
Well as I began to pray, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Just start at the beginning of his life". So I asked this woman, "Can you tell me how your son was conceived". She said, "Well," she began to weep. She said, "That was actually a very immoral time in my life. Even the night when he was conceived, I was with more than one man. I'm not even sure which one probably was his father". She said, "That continued for another few months and then I met Messiah, gave my life to him. I was delivered from the lust. Never been involved in that lifestyle again. My son has never been molested or violated in any way. I don't know where he could have gotten this".
And as she shared that, I heard the Father say, "That little boy was demonized by the spirit of lust at the very moment of conception". I thought, God, that's unfair. That isn't right. That shouldn't happen to anybody. And that's when I heard the Father say, "Son, for the first time you understand the Law of Moses". I thought, the Law of Moses. I was thinking back, oh, capital punishment for fornication. I thought, God, that's so severe. If we apply that today there wouldn't be hardly anybody left to be alive. And I said, God, why was that so severe? And I heard the Father say, "Son, that wasn't my severity. That was my mercy for the children". Because in that society there was no little child that would be conceived without a protective head of marriage because everybody had it.
I shared that with this woman and she began to weep. She said, "I did that. I opened the door for my son. What can I do"? And I said, "Well the bad news is you did open the door and you created the situation where there was no protection for your son because the covenant of marriage is that protection. And yes, he's been demonized. But here's the good news. Jesus Christ died. His blood was shed to break the power of that because that lust is a curse. That's not a blessing. And you opened the door. You have authority to close it". And I said, "Here's what I want you to do. You and your husband bring your son in here to the pastor and you renounce the inequity of lust". That actually, as I talked to her more discovered it had been passed down from several generations. She wasn't the first to open that door.
I said, "You break the power of that inequity of lust, renounce it and release it to the cross of Messiah and then exchange that for purity that Jesus died to purchase for you and your son. And then you release that blessing upon your son. And then you speak to the demonic spirit, command it to leave in the name of Yeshua, and it will go. I came back two months later to that city. This woman came running up to me with a five-year old little boy with her and she said, "Remember me"? And I didn't. But she began to share the story. And I said, now I remember you. And she said, "You wouldn't believe what happened. We did what you said and when we commanded that demonic spirit to go," she said, "instantly it left". She burst into tears and she said, "I got my son back! I got my son back! He's a normal five-year old little boy".
Sid Roth: Listen to this. If you know the truth, the truth will set you free in any area. Nothing is hopeless in Jesus. Study the truth book, the Bible. Do what it says. Watch the victory.