Sid Roth - 100 Days in Heaven
Sid Roth: Hello Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. Talking about supernatural, my guest went to Heaven every day for three years and was taught mysteries on how to awaken your spiritual senses, your supernatural hearing, your supernatural smell, your supernatural sight, your supernatural feeling, and he wants to pray because God told him he had this gift for your supernatural senses to be awoken. Do you want that? You know, James, I really protest. I mean, I have not been to Heaven once. And in 2010, you started going to Heaven every day. For three years, four months and two weeks you visited Heaven. Why you? What did you do to get this?
James Durham: Well actually Sid, the Lord told me why. And basically why was that because I had been away in the Army for a whole career, I wasn't really well known in the church at all. And when people would look at me and hear from me that they would say, if he can do it, I can do it.
Sid Roth: And that's the whole purpose of our show. Anything my guests can do, you can do better. In fact, it's God's part for you to do better. That's what so great about God. Okay. Why would you say, bottom line, did you have these encounters in Heaven?
James Durham: Well the Lord was teaching me things and asking me to share with other people. He was really teaching me how to activate spiritual senses, spiritual gifts and how then to teach people and impart to people so that they could also have the same experiences. So the whole purpose was for me to receive things that I could release to other people.
Sid Roth: Okay. Open Heaven, that's a term I hear a lot. You were instructed to pray that people receive this seer anointing. People operate in an open Heaven. What is, define open Heaven for me.
James Durham: Well when I get an assignment from the Lord I always go to the Word and began to do research, and what I found was that from Genesis through the Book of Revelation open Heaven is taught over and over. Jacob saw an open Heaven. We see Daniel saw an open Heaven. Isaiah saw an open Heaven. And when Jesus was baptized God tore the Heaven open over him, and I can't find anywhere in Scripture that he sewed it back together. Heaven is open and he wants us to know it. And Jesus said to Nathaniel, "You shall see Heaven open and the angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man". Now I have a habit that any promise in the Bible I believe is for me. God preserved that not just as history, but to release something to his people, and I receive that.
Sid Roth: And I have to tell you this, God is not a respecter of persons. If every promise in the Bible is for James, every promise in the Bible is for you. In fact, the Bible says, "All of his promises are yes and amen". Amen means yes and so be it.
James Durham: Amen.
Sid Roth: So on this, when, but it seems to me that it's easier to operate in an open Heaven today than 30 years ago when I became a new believer.
James Durham: I believe that in the Kingdom of God there are seasons and things are shifting. And I believe that we're in the season of the open Heaven right now when this manifestation is available to everyone who is willing to be open to it.
Sid Roth: I'm practical, James. What does it literally mean if I'm walking in an open Heaven, what can I do that I can't do if I'm not walking in an open Heaven?
James Durham: Well one is as you were talking about, the seer anointing, you begin to see the things in the spiritual realm, but all of the senses are activated. The hearing, you can hear the Word of the Lord. When the disciples were on the Mount of Transfiguration they saw Moses, they saw Elijah, they saw Jesus transformed, they saw a cloud, but they also heard the voice of the Lord. And I think in open Heaven times we can hear. Also the fragrances of Heaven began to manifest and taste, the Lord says, "Taste and see that I'm good". But I believe the Lord has taste as sweet as honey on our lips.
Sid Roth: Every your sense, you're saying.
James Durham: All the senses.
Sid Roth: There is a spiritual sense and a natural sense.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: We all understand the natural sense. Many believers operate in the natural. Why would you want to operate in the natural and be as limited as any other human that's ever lived? Why not operate the senses? You have ears and don't hear, but God is going to activate in a lot of you. Now my Jewish people were stubborn and we got stuck. And you know what? It's not confined to Jewish people.
James Durham: No it's not.
Sid Roth: Many Christians are stuck today. What do you mean? Tell me from the Bible what you mean by stuck?
James Durham: Well in Deuteronomy, Chapter 29, Moses is summing up his time with the children of Israel. I think the children of Israel represented humanity in general and I see myself in that as well. I think everyone that God has created can see themselves in these stories. And Moses said, you know, "I've been with you all of this time. Now you saw in Egypt, with your own eyes, you saw the things that God did, the miracles, the signs and wonders that God, you separated. And yet, yet to this day, God has not given you a heart for perceiving, eyes to see or ears to hear". When I read that it just, something inside of me just felt so sad, and I thought, well that could be said of our people today. We need to break out of that limitation and let all of spiritual senses, let God open up our spiritual senses so that we're functioning. I think we should function at a higher level in the spiritual senses than we've been trained to do in the natural.
Sid Roth: You know, an example from the Old Covenant, these are examples for us that are so practical.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: Don't you tear out your Old Testament. You won't understand the Jew and Israel, and End Time events. Don't be meshuga. You read the whole Word of God. But tell me about, in the Old Covenant, Elisha, when his eyes were opened.
James Durham: Well I think that tend to over complicate things, people trying to look for some kind of special formula or some kind of special person. Well this is so natural in the supernatural realm that God wants us to live in. And Elisha was being hunted down by this huge army. His servant was panicking because he saw this big army. But Elisha said, "There are more with us than there are with them".
Sid Roth: And his servant said, are you meshuga? There is no, there's just you and me, an old man and me.
James Durham: Elijah prayed such a simple prayer.
Sid Roth: What did he pray?
James Durham: He said, "Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he can see". That's it. And his eyes were opened, and he looked, and he saw that the mountains were covered with horses and chariots of fire. And indeed, there were more with them than there were with the army. Then Elijah prayed another prayer. He said, "Close the eyes of the army". Everybody in the army went blind. And when he took them where he wanted to take them, he prayed again and said, "Open their eyes that they can see" and their eyes popped open. I think that we need to build up the kind of supernatural faith to begin to operate in the anointing of Elisha, to begin to speak. You know, the Bible says that we are like, we have a nature like Elijah and we should be doing the things that he did, but he gave a double portion of that to Elisha. And I think we can operate in the double portion anointing of Elisha, and we don't have to complicate it. Just pray for people, Lord.
Sid Roth: Okay. I'm going to turn James loose a little bit. But I want him to teach a little more so you'll get unstuck. We'll be right back.
Sid Roth: You know James, you've had so many encounters in Heaven. But there's three in particular in which God commissioned James for imparting the activation of your spiritual senses. Tell me about some of those visitations.
James Durham: Well in September of 2009, I had a visit in Heaven with the Lord and he said, "I want you to begin to impart some of these things to other people". And he showed me how he wanted me to do that, and it was really a command from the Lord. I was not too eager to do that, but the Lord pressed on me that this is important in this season. People really need to get their senses activated. There are things that are getting ready to happen and they need to be alert and aware, and ready to deal with these things. And so the Lord said you must do this. And I, all that time in the military I knew how to stand at attention, say yes sir, I will do it. And I began to do that. And then I had another visit like that in 2011 before I got ready to go to a ministry trip overseas. And the Lord said, "I want to give you an anointing to release an impartation for renewing the mind". And he was specifically talking about how can you help people break free from the things that bind them up and prevent them from using their spiritual senses. And he said the primary things that we needed to break free from were unforgiveness, bitterness and strife. And he specifically said that when you pray for people I'm literally going to just burn these things out and set them free so that they can begin to operate in the spiritual gifts and the spiritual senses at a higher level than they've ever operated before.
Sid Roth: You know James, I have found a spiritual truth that I want your opinion on this, that is blowing my mind, so to speak, and here is the spiritual truth. When I talk about true things that are negative and all you have to do is watch the news and you can talk about true things that are negative, the presence, the Glory of God lifts off of me.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: And when I lift up the Messiah, when I talk about good and pure, and lovely, and things of a good report, just like it says to do in Philippians, the Glory increases. Now my mother didn't raise a dummy. I like the Glory increasing. This is what I'm experiencing.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: Do you understand what I'm saying?
James Durham: Oh absolutely. One of the things that the Lord did say to me, I was so serious about some of these in the beginning. And the Lord spoke to me one day, and he said, "You know, you need to lighten up". I think we need to lighten up. And some of these things that we're holding onto are causing us to be under the spirit of heaviness. And God wants us to lighten up and let our emotions get free from this bondage so that he can begin to impart the things that we need in this season. He can begin to speak to us so we can we hear, he can begin to manifest things so we can see and God wants us to be set free from these limitations.
Sid Roth: Well you know something, James, just as you said lighten up, I don't know what this has to do anything, except God started operating words of knowledge I know with you and I know with me right now, and I know he's doing it with you.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: But people with arthritis in your fingers, bend them and you'll see all the pain is gone and people with problems in their spine, you are healed in Yeshua's name.
James Durham: Amen.
Sid Roth: In Jesus' name you are healed. What's God showing you?
James Durham: Well God was showing me that glaucoma is being healed. So if someone who is burdened with that, right now just receive that from the Lord and let the Lord release you from that. Be healed of glaucoma. And the Lord is saying that there are people who have literally a stiff neck, and pain in the neck and the shoulders, and the Lord has released a healing and anointing right now to break people free, and in the name of Jesus, just receive that healing. Also I heard from the Lord that there are people that their legs and their knees are kind of weak and maybe trembling right now. And the Lord wants to strengthen you for your walk in the Kingdom, so he's releasing healing. If you have that right now, a weakness in your legs or in your knees, just receive from the Lord your healing. In the name of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, we release these healings to you now.
Sid Roth: And a deaf spirit, I bind in Yeshua's name.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: Is gone.
James Durham: Amen.
Sid Roth: Now you were recently in Israel and the Mount of Transfiguration. That's another thing that provokes me to jealousy. I would have loved to have been there. Well I've been there many times, but I mean when the Glory was on you. His clothes even turned whiter than the color white. But what happened to you just recently at the Mount of Transfiguration, what happened?
James Durham: Well at the Mount of Transfiguration, we were just led to a certain spot with a big rock, and we sat down there, and just Heaven opened, and things began, the Glory came down. People began to experience healing spirit, soul and body, not just bodily healing, but also in the spirit and the soul. And then suddenly, a door opened in Heaven. And I was looking at this open door, and it felt as if the spirit just lifted me up, and I went through that door, and went into Heaven where I met the Lord. And there with the Lord, he came over to me and he put his hands on my head, and he said, "I'm releasing an impartation to you right now to set people free from the limitations that prevent them from operating in the spiritual senses, in the spiritual gifts. And I want you to go back and begin to release this to other people".
Sid Roth: How about when we come back I'm going to put a demand on the gift that James has and he's going to pray for you. We'll be right back.
Sid Roth: You know, because of an open Heaven, how would you define an open Heaven, James?
James Durham: I think just the, Heaven is open and but we need to see it, we need to feel it, we need to experience it. And when that happens the Glory of God just descends on people and things begin to happen.
Sid Roth: Like for instance, when someone is an open Heaven and the Glory of God descends, tell me the types of things that happen.
James Durham: Well we see creative miracles. We've seen...
Sid Roth: Give me an example.
James Durham: More than once we've seen people who have had fused vertebrae and suddenly all of that fuse is gone and they have like a new spine in that area, just totally a new created miracle.
Sid Roth: What other things happened?
James Durham: We've seen people that have received financial miracles. The money they needed for ministry just suddenly manifested.
Sid Roth: You know what I find? When the Glory of God comes upon you, because there's an open Heaven, everything speeds up.
James Durham: Yes.
Sid Roth: Is this what you're finding?
James Durham: Oh yes. I speak of it as an acceleration. Things begin to accelerate in the spiritual realm and the spirit can just minister to a whole group at the same time, and we see people get all kinds of emotional and spiritual healings as well as someone recently healed of claustrophobia just in the Glory presence.
Sid Roth: Okay. You told us in the last segment you were at the Mount of Transfiguration and a door opened, and you received an impartation. But you were with a bunch of other people. What happened to them when you saw that open door?
James Durham: Well when that experience was over I let the people know that I had just received this and they immediately liked up. And I started to pray for them, and one by one they just, they went down under the presence of God in that open Heaven. And we had several people who had a third Heaven visit, others who began to see visions. Some people who had seen angels really for the first time, they began to manifest that they could see them. So the seer anointing just broke loose in these people.
Sid Roth: Now some people may be saying, well I wish James could lay hands on me. Is it just as effective for you to speak it?
James Durham: Oh yes, it is.
Sid Roth: Well then I commission you in the name of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach Tsidkenu, Jesus the Messiah our Righteousness, pray and impart what God has given you right now.
James Durham: Amen. Amen. Well the Lord told me to release an impartation for a renewed mind. And so I just want to speak that over you right now that the Lord would come and touch in a special way. The Holy Spirit would touch you with this fire, burn away every hindrance, everything that has blocked you, let unforgiveness, bitterness and strife be gone in the name of Jesus Christ. Everything that I may not know of that may be hindering you, let Jesus right now just take that away. Let the Holy Spirit fire come and burn that away. And I'd like to ask you to help me because you don't have to have me touch you. You want the Holy Spirit to touch you. But the spirit of the prophet is subject to the prophet. So I'm going to ask you if you would to take your hands and put your hands over your eyes right now. And I want to pray the Elijah prayer over you, and say, Lord, I pray open their eyes that they may see. Now I'm putting my faith behind it. I'm asking you to put your faith behind it and believe that what you have prayed the Lord has released, and your spiritual eyes are open wider now than they ever been before. If you would take your hands and put them over your ears right now and speak the same prayer. Lord, I pray open their ears that they may hear. You pray it: Lord, open my ears that I might hear.
Sid Roth: Open my ears that I might hear.
James Durham: And believe it. Put your faith behind it. And I believe that Jesus releases it right now. I feel something shifting in the spirit right now. The Lord has released it. Just receive it in his name. Put your hands over your heart. Say, Lord, I want to have a heart to perceive. So Lord, I pray.
Sid Roth: Heart to perceive.
James Durham: Let my heart to be open to perceive spiritual things. And I believe that it's important, all the senses, if you would, this may sound a little strange, but put your hands over your nose and say, nose.
Sid Roth: Nose.
James Durham: Open up.
Sid Roth: Open up.
James Durham: To smell the things of the Kingdom.
Sid Roth: To smell the things of the Kingdom.
James Durham: Lord, I pray.
Sid Roth: Lord I pray.
James Durham: That you would open up everyone's sense of smell to be able to detect the fragrances of Heaven, the fragrance of the Holy Spirit, the fragrance of the angels and the fragrance of Jesus. Lord, open up that sense. And now if you would, I'm believing you received it, but just one more step. Put your fingers over your lips and we're going to pray right now. Lord.
Sid Roth: Lord.
James Durham: Open up a sense of taste.
Sid Roth: Open up a sense of taste.
James Durham: So everyone can taste you.
Sid Roth: So I can taste you.
James Durham: And know that you are good.
Sid Roth: And know that you are good.
James Durham: That we can taste your Word and it's sweeter than honey.
Sid Roth: That I can taste your Word.
James Durham: Lord, open up all five senses right now.
Sid Roth: Thank you, Lord.
James Durham: In the mighty name of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach. Amen and amen.
Sid Roth: Amen.
James Durham: We put our faith behind it. We believe it and receive it in Yeshua's name. Amen.
Sid Roth: There's one more sense, the most important one. God wants to open up your spirit to know him. This is eternal life that you might know him, have experiential knowledge. Say, Dear God, out loud, Dear God, I'm a sinner. Forgive me for my sins. I believe the blood of Jesus washed away my sins and I'm clean. And now that I'm clean, Jesus, come inside of me. I make you Lord of my life. I love you, Lord. I love you Jesus. Thank you, Lord. Amen.