Sid Roth - How to Possess Your Healing
Sid Roth: Hello. I'm Sid Roth. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. My next guest had a visitation from the Lord for three months, and he was downloaded revelation from the Word of God, so that all of the promises of God will be activated in your life, and it's wonderful. Superstars have it activated. But my Bible says we only have one superstar and his name is Jesus. And I'm telling you, he is so charged and filled with new revelation that you will never, ever be the same. Hello. You know, Keenan, you provoke me to jealousy, and that's what you gentile believers in Jesus are supposed to do to us Jewish believers in Jesus. But at 15, the spirit of God opened your eyes and you began seeing things. Was it a little scary at first?
Keenan: It was, Sid, at first, because without a mentor there to really mentor you in the supernatural you have to kind of fend for yourself in a way. And what God began to do with me, is He began to unload or download rather discernment, a spirit of discernment of spirits, and I began to see people and meet people, after I got filled with the Holy Spirit, that had spirits of depression, spirits of rejection.
Sid Roth: You knew that? How did you know it? Did sense it? Did you hear it? Did you see it?
Keenan: Both actually. It's kind of an interesting thing because in the spirit realm we don't see with the natural eyes. We see with our spiritual eyes. And so I was able to see, sometimes it would be like weights on people or you would see a cloud, like a dark cloud over somebody or something like that, and I would instantly know that they were dealing with rejection, for example, or a spirit of depression. And so God began to do that for me at a very early age.
Sid Roth: Now in 1996, you had a vision that's about ready to take place now. Tell me about it.
Keenan: In '96, I had a vision from the Lord. God began to speak to me. Again, I was a young believer, both in my walk with Christ and also my walk with Jesus, and also in my age, actually. And God began to speak to me about the coming age of the church that God is raising up a generation of people that are going to walk in a reverential fear of God, they're going to walk in an authority, a kingdom authority, and they're going to begin to speak things in the atmosphere, and they're going to materialize. There's going to be young people that are going to be teenagers that are going to be college students that are going to flow in the supernatural and purity, Sid.
Sid Roth: Now what we're seeing, unfortunately, right now, is the opposite of what you're saying. But yet because of what you saw you know it's here.
Sid Roth: It's like this close to being here.
Keenan: Absolutely. It's here. It's just a matter of time really. But I'll say this. It starts with the Word of God. Jesus said something very profound in the Gospel of John. He actually provoked the Pharisees, because he said that, "Your Father is a man in the wilderness and they're dead". He said, "But my words are spirit and life". In other words, he literally, in the Greek, that's the word "zoe", it means the same life that's inside of God. The Word of God has the power to release the very life that's inside of God. When we speak the Word we're not just speaking something with an audible voice, but we are literally, Sid, speaking for spirit and life. And the more people do that, the more the Word, the spirit of the Word will transform their lives.
Sid Roth: You know, Keenan, when I hear you speak I want to run and grab my Bible. You're making me so hungry for the Word of God.
Sid Roth: In 1997, you heard the audible voice of God.
Keenan: I did. This is another situation. My father was, he loved to fish, and we were coming from a trip in Pensacola. And I was looking out the window. I daydreamed a lot. Don't tell anybody, but I used to do that.
Sid Roth: I won't. It's our secret.
Keenan: But I used to daydream. And I was looking out the window and I saw the clouds open, and I heard an audible voice of God that said, "I want you to preach my Word". And it just resonated in my spirit, Sid. That was the first time I heard the call to ministry.
Sid Roth: Okay. But then in 2008, you had visions that lasted for three months with a major call of what to do in ministry. Tell me about that.
Keenan: Well actually, my wife was, she was newly pregnant at the time. Actually, we lived in a little apartment that didn't have a lot of windows or anything, so there wasn't really a lot of light at nighttime. It was very dark in our bedroom. Well God began to wake me up at three a.m. in the morning and I would see a door open, a door of light. And I would hear the Holy Spirit say to me, "Behold, I set before you an open door. I set before you an open door".
And I really didn't know what it meant at the time. But then God began to show me, what He was taking about was the Book of Revelation, Chapter 3, Verse 8, where Jesus declares to the church, "Behold, I set before you an open door". But he said something very key, Sid. He said, "You have kept my word and not denied my name". And so what God began to unfold to me is that the door that He's talking about is really the door of revelation that comes to the church, when we keep His Word and we don't deny His name, which is really a door of authority, because the name of Jesus is the authority of Jesus. As we keep the Word of God and we stay in the authority of His name, a door of the supernatural is open to the church.
Sid Roth: Now you are so strong in your conviction and your belief. How did you get so strong, seriously?
Keenan: Well you know, Sid, it's a matter of choice. I believe every believer that has come to this place, you're going to decide which side that you're on. You're going either be on God's side or you're going to be on the world's system, and the world's system has proven to us, Sid, that it does not work. The healthcare system has failed. We can't trust the government. We can't trust the systems of this world to provide for us. We can only trust the Word of God, Sid. And I made a decision, me and my whole house, that we will serve the Lord. We're not going to move from that.
Sid Roth: Do you want to make that decision? I want you to teach a little bit and it will be easy to make that decision.
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid here with Keenan Bridges. And Keenan, the Word of God works in your family. It works when you teach it to other people in your congregation.
Sid Roth: Tell me, when you read a promise, Jesus said that if you speak to a mountain the mountain will move. I know you literally believe that. Have you moved any mountains?
Keenan: Actually, I have. I have moved several mountains in Jesus' name. But one that really comes to mind is my son when he was very young. Our son Isaac is our last born son.
Sid Roth: I like that name.
Keenan: I'm sure you do, Sid. That's my last born son. And actually, he was born with a hernia in his belly button. It was really big, it was really wide. My wife and I, we had been meditating on Mark 11:23 where Jesus said, if you move the mountain, if you speak to the mountain and not doubting your heart, but believe in what you say will come to pass, you'll have what you say. So I took God at His word. I said, "Well God, we don't want this herniated belly button, so we're going to speak to it". And so we began to speak to it, and we said, "Belly button go down in Jesus' name". In four hours, it shrunk.
Sid Roth: You and your wife saw it shrink.
Keenan: We saw it shrink, literally.
Sid Roth: What did this do for your faith?
Keenan: It ignited my faith. Because we need to know that the promises of God work. And so when we see something happen it builds our faith. But let me say this. There is a young lady right now, your name is Danielle and you've been dealing with autoimmune disorder. And God wants you to know that you can speak to that mountain of autoimmune disorder, and it must obey your voice. Don't doubt. Believe God.
Sid Roth: Your wife has been hit with a lot of sickness. I guess this is your laboratory, your wife's laboratory. Your wife had an irregular heartbeat.
Keenan: She did.
Sid Roth: Tell me about that.
Keenan: Well it happened, it was actually before my daughter my born, my wife started having an irregular heartbeat and it lasted for almost three years, Sid. And we were going through this challenge. And we decided that, and it's frustrating when you're in the Word of God and you're preaching the Word of God, and things begin happening in your life. It can be frustrating.
Sid Roth: But you know what? I believe it's thrown at you to stop you from what you're doing.
Sid Roth: But instead, what the devil meant for evil...
Keenan: God turned it around.
Sid Roth: Yeah.
Keenan: He did.
Sid Roth: I like that.
Keenan: Amen. So we were actually in a meeting, and my wife, there was a man of God that was speaking. And my wife released her faith. He received the word of knowledge and said, "Someone has an irregular heartbeat". My wife released her faith for healing, and immediately, Sid, her heart became regular in that moment. And it's never gone back again.
Sid Roth: I like that. The best medical science can do is they take these two panels and they put shocks on you. I like that much better.
Keenan: That's right.
Sid Roth: You know, you were teaching, and I was fascinated about the Passover, communion and the Exodus, and not one feeble. Teach a little bit about that.
Keenan: Well the Bible talks about in Exodus, that when the chosen of Israel, they came out of Egypt, the Bible says, right before they came out they were instructed by God to perform the Passover, and they were supposed to eat unleavened bread and they were to roast a lamb and put the blood on the doorpost. Well the Bible says the death angel passed over, and we see that in scripture and people teach on that. But what we don't focus on a lot is what happened after that,
Sid Roth: The Bible declares in Psalm 107 that, "There were none feeble among them, none sick". That word means sickness. Now you have to imagine how many people would be sick after 430 years of slavery with no healthcare. There would be lepers. There would be all kinds of people with diseases. But the Bible says, when they partook of that Passover...
Sid Roth: You know what I'm thinking? The government doesn't have the answer for healthcare.
Keenan: That's right.
Sid Roth: But God has the answer for healthcare.
Keenan: Absolutely. Because Sid, what the church needs to understand is that God is a covenant God. He's a covenant God. What that means is that He must, and I want to be clear what I'm saying, He absolutely must honor His word. He cannot, God says in Psalms that "He has said His word above all His name," which means that God has obligated Himself to honor His covenant. And Passover is a covenant. And what happens is that when they took that Passover it released the supernatural power of God and they were healed instantly, so that none of them were sick. But guess what, Sid, the same thing is available to the church today.
Sid Roth: Because you know what? That was a shadow. Now if on the shadow of the substance, what, how many, a couple million people?
Keenan: That's right.
Sid Roth: Of all ages coming from slavery.
Keenan: That's right.
Sid Roth: No affordable health, no doctors, no lawyers. What a world. But there wasn't one, this is mind-blowing to me, Keenan. Not one feeble among the, not one. They had problems with their memory, not one that had cancer, not one that had heart trouble, not one that had arthritis under the shadow. What happens when you come face to face with the real thing? When we come back we're going to do that. I promise you.
Sid Roth: Hello Sid Roth here with Pastor Keenan Bridges. And in the last segment we were talking about the Passover. And Yeshua, Jesus is the Passover lamb. But the power of the lamb in Passover was so powerful that a slave nation went into the wilderness for 40 years. They should have been sick, they should have been dying, they should have had every disease known to man. Over a million people, children, elderly people, not one feeble among them. And that was just the Passover lamb was a shadow of the Passover lamb, Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah. Tell me about the substance. I love the shadow, but we have a better covenant with substance. Tell me about that.
Keenan: Amen. Actually Hebrews talks about the fact that we have a better covenant built upon better promises. And in First Corinthians, Chapter 11, Paul the Apostle highlights the communion, and he talks about how Jesus, right before his crucifixion, he says, "This is my body which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of me. This is the new covenant shed in my blood. This do as often and drink it in remembrance of me". So what we begin to see, Sid, is that Jesus in fact is our Passover lamb. He has become the send-off frame for all of God's people. And what happens is when we begin to understand this, we understand that God entered into a blood covenant with us with the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
As a matter of fact, you'll see, the Bible says in Isaiah 53, and also highlights in First Peter 2:24, that he bore our sins and carried our diseases. So in fact, the sin and the disease that were curses from Adam were placed on Jesus, and they were abolished, which means that when Jesus was on the cross six and a half hours that was being done for us. So now you and I, Sid, have a legal right to walk in Divine health. We have a legal right to speak to the mountain of cancer. We have a legal right to speak to the mountain of disease and infirmity and it must obey our voice because of Jesus, Lamb of God.
Sid Roth: Alright. Give me an example, MS, the symptoms started coming on you. How did you even know they were symptoms of MS?
Keenan: I knew they were symptoms because I have family members with multiple sclerosis. And actually, a family member contacted me and they began to tell me that they were diagnosed with MS. Immediately after their diagnosis, Sid, I began to experience symptoms in myself. I would lose feeling in my legs for several weeks. I would lose balance. I would have what would be considered MS attacks. And this went on for several weeks. And I began to pray. And as I was praying, Sid, the Holy Spirit spoke to me one day and reminded me of Second Corinthians 5:21. It said that, "He was made to be sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in him". And the Holy Spirit said, "I want you to stop asking me to heal you because I've already done that. What I want you to do, I want you to thank me for perfect health".
So what I began to do, I began to thank God. I would take the Word like medicine, like people take pain pills. I would actually ingest the Word like medicine. Because the Bible says in Psalms, "He sent His Word and healed them of all their destruction". So we can actually eat the Word of God, as Jesus talked about Luke 4, that "Man should not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God". So when we meditate upon the Word, Sid, we're actually feeding our spirit man and the life of God is being manifested. And I did just that, Sid. And as I began to do that the symptoms disappeared and they never came back again.
Sid Roth: So they were lies. They were literally illegal.
Keenan: They were illegal. They did not have a legal right to be in my body. As a matter of fact, when we talk about Passover or communion, my wife was diagnosed with diabetes, and this was very frustrating for her. And I began to pray with her and everything. And we took the communion. And as we took communion, within a few, maybe days or maybe a week or so, we went back to the doctor and the doctor told her that you do not have diabetes. That's the power.
Sid Roth: Okay. Someone knows what you just said, prayed and nothing happens. What would you tell them?
Keenan: Well you know, it's very interesting because I have seen this experience even in my own life, Sid. Remember, I talked about that door of revelation, and Jesus said in Revelation 3:8, that "You have kept my word". Kept my word. As a matter of fact, when the Bible talks about, in Mark 11:23, and says, "You shall not doubt in your heart," well really, doubt is a belief system. It's more than just an emotion. It's a way of thinking that contradicts the Word of God. And so what happens is you and I have to train our spirit man to where there are no other alternatives to the Word of God. And that happens when we internalize the Word, and the Word is more than just a principle or something that we mentally ascend to.
Sid Roth: You talk about, you hear it inside of you, not what you feel, sense, smell or taste.
Sid Roth: Explain that.
Keenan: Well the church has come to a place where the Word of God actually has to become our reality. It has to become what's real to us. When sickness comes to me I already know because I trained my spirit that sickness does not belong.
Sid Roth: I'll tell you what. Right now there are people that are fighting sickness. I want you to pray for them at this moment.
Keenan: Father, in Jesus' name, Lord, I thank you for your children. Lord, I thank you that right now in the name of Jesus that you are quickening someone right now. You are quickening your children and you are giving them the gift of faith. Your Word declares that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word. God, I release faith to your children now and I speak life to them now. I command cancer to die in Jesus' name. I command autoimmune disorders to cease. That someone even with a retina attachment, it's being reattached right now by the power of the Holy Spirit. I declare this Jesus' name based on the shed blood of Yeshua, right now.
Sid Roth: You know, there is a scripture that is coming to me that actually you taught on: "And you shall know the truth". And the truth is an idiom for intimacy with God. Know, the word "know", Adam knew Eve. Adam had intimacy with Eve. You shall know the truth. You shall have intimacy with the truth. What is truth? God says, "My Word is truth". You shall have intimacy with the truth. The Word of God, and the Word of God will make you free. I want to be free in spirit, soul and body. Start by making the Word of God, Jesus, your Lord. Repent of your sins and ask him to live inside of you and begin to heed the Word and have such intimacy that just like Keenan you'll hear the Word inside of you, not the things that are external, that are tempering. You'll have the eternal inside of you. That's what you need.