Sid Roth - Whole City Gets Healed
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. My guest is called affectionately the igniter of faith because if you've got oil, the oil of the Holy Spirit, he's got fire. Are you ready for the fire? This just blows me out of the water. David, you had 25 blind people and 24 got healed. They actually could see. Tell me about that.
David Yanez: Absolutely. We were out there in the middle of the jungle. I'm talking two flights, a 24-hour train, a five-hour car ride and we finally get to our destination. But I was out there preaching at the village and the Spirit just spoke to me as were on the stage. When we're on the stage we normally line people up, men on one side, women on one side and the kids in the middle, and we just lay hands on them real quick, and in literally ten minutes we can pray for a thousand people with the ministers real quick. We normally do that every time we go out. But that night I just looked at the crowd and said, no, God is doing something different. It's what I call a creative miracle. I asked everybody that was blind to come forward. Well I did not know that there was 25 blind people. I was thinking one or two, or three. And then they start coming out in droves, and I'm like okay. I go, Lord, I put you on a spot. I know if I put God on the spot that God is going to answer. So I went over there and told them to hold the line up, but when they lined up I told all the ministers not to lay hands on them. We're just going to walk by them. We walked by them and I went back to the stage, and I said, okay, one, two, three, open your eyes. I looked and nothing happened. Translator, count one, two, three. They don't understand me. And we counted to one, two, three, 24 eyes opened instantly. Some of them were born with this. Some of them had injuries.
Sid Roth: Okay. You beg the question. What about the one person that didn't get their sight? That must have been...
David Yanez: You know, it's crazy. One person that didn't get their sight was an evangelist. She preached the Gospel. All my ministers jumped off the stage and they're like a football trying to recover a fumble. I'm like, no, no, everybody back up. Back up. We got to talk to her. We got to see what's her problem. There's a problem in her thinking. A lot of times our faith in miracles don't happen because there's a problem in our thinking. So I talked to her and she thought that God gave this to her as a gift. And I'm like, God doesn't give anyone a gift wrapped up that says disease, sickness, death. This is not God's will for you. And I explained to her that in the Exodus the Bible says if we follow him that he will remove these diseases from us because he's the God that healeth thee.
Sid Roth: So she didn't receive it. That was the problem.
David Yanez: No, she did not receive it.
Sid Roth: Now how in the world, according to my notes, you started out, listen to this, he started out as a gigantic tumor. What do you mean?
David Yanez: My mother was so nervous and stuff that she got a report from the doctor. The doctor told her that she had a tumor and they were going to have to operate on her, and she decided she was going to go visit her pastor to pray for her. She was having a tent revival. She went into that tent revival. When she prayed over her she said that is no longer a tumor. That is a baby boy and his name will be David, and he will preach the Gospel. He will be an evangelist for the Lord, and he will preach the Gospel and have an anointing and healing, and soul winning, and he is the apple of God's eye.
Sid Roth: And what happened to the tumor?
David Yanez: Well my mom had me a few months later. I don't know how long the term was, but she had me a few months later. The tumor was gone.
Sid Roth: I've heard of ridiculous faith and ridiculous miracles. He is asleep in a truck and someone gets healed. Tell me briefly about that.
David Yanez: Oh absolutely. We did a shortcut to get to a stage area, a place that we needed to go for some new staging we were putting up for a crusade. And we're cutting through this village, and we weren't even supposed to go there, but the driver knew a quicker route. I was asleep because I figure a good hour's nap would be good. Well I wake up and I tell the driver in Hindu to stop and he stops. And I jump out and walk across this busy little village, and there's this man that's crippled. You could see his body is bent in all different parts, and go over there to pray for him, and I asked him if he believed that he could be healed and how long was he there. Well he said he's been there for about 20-plus years. And I go, rise up and walk, and I just literally picked him up, pulled him and his body snaps back into the correct positions that it was supposed to be. And he got out of his bed, and he just gave me a hug and walked off. And I jumped back in the jeep and went back to sleep.
Sid Roth: You know what I find interesting. We have our plans. God has his plans. Tell me about a 19-year-old kid that wanted to be a professional soccer player.
David Yanez: I was young and playing soccer since I was as far as I could remember, and I was supposed to be traveling to Germany to go play in a school and then eventually get into the pros. And one day after working, getting the money together to go out there, I just noticed that my cat and my dog were literally fighting, were just laying in front of this door, to the bathroom door. And I'm like, what is wrong with you all two? What did you all do? So I go over there to push them away from the door to see what's in there, but when I get there I hear the presence of God. And I know the presence of the Lord, and I just humbly opened the door and I just walked in, and I said, "Lord," and that's when on the mirrors itself it showed my life on the left side. It showed all the things that I would accomplish as a soccer player, all the good things, all the life I would have. But inside my heart I was miserable. Even though I had the accolades and had all the things there's nothing wrong with that kind of life, but it wasn't for me. God destined me for something else. So I was looking at that and I looked at the other side of the mirror. It was kind of like halfway like literally a video playing. On this side I see myself moving in great anointing. I see people being delivered. I see healings and miracles, as far as you can see in the mirror just souls coming to the Lord. And I looked at that. But then I looked and my heart was happy. It was excited. It was doing its purpose. But then I just looked at the cost that it would take to get there, and I was like, but I knew at that time God was giving me a decision. And I put my hand on the mirror that would show the preaching and the evangelism. I never played again.
Sid Roth: David, I'm going to tell you something. I'm so glad you didn't because those, I'm a reporter of the supernatural and there is a flow of the Spirit of God. The minute you started talking about the Spirit of God it was like a river and I'm expecting such miracles. Don't go away. We'll be right back.
Sid Roth: David, people call you the igniter of faith and now that I've met you I understand why. But why do people say that about you?
David Yanez: It's because I come into a place and I change the atmosphere, and I think the atmosphere from fear and doubt to faith, I think that's what every Christian needs to do.
Sid Roth: You told me the biggest problem you spot in the United States and even throughout the world is fear. Explain.
David Yanez: It is. It's fear. I was in a large church preaching and we had a prayer line, if you could believe this, all the way through the pavilion, all the way out to the parking lot waiting to get prayed for. And they didn't want me just to do a mass prayer. They wanted me just to lay hands. Everybody wanted people to lay hands. And as I was praying, everybody I asked what are their prayer requests, they said fear. Almost 80 percent of the people said fear. So I prayed and I learned that, I talked to the pastors and said, you got to start preaching that fear out of your church and out of your people's lives.
Sid Roth: How do you get rid of fear? I mean, it's easy to say that.
David Yanez: Yeah, it's easy to say it.
Sid Roth: Your problem is fear. But how do you get rid of it?
David Yanez: You start believing. Whatever you believe, faith and fear can both receive. If you give fear and give into fear, start feeding fear, well whatever fear dictates for your life is going to happen because you're feeding with your thoughts and your actions. But if feed faith and feeding faith is believing the scriptures. Feeding faith is believing what Jesus said. Anything you ask in my name I will do it.
Sid Roth: You know, it's so simple you need to help to get confused.
David Yanez: Yes.
Sid Roth: And that's what you're known for. You teach simply and you get the same results in the Bible.
David Yanez: Absolutely. Absolutely. When we're preaching out there I try and make sure that I keep it where the people could just grasp it because there's a lot of people out there that do fight with fear and fear has other friends that come with it. Fear has doubt. Fear has oppression. Fear has depression. All these things come in and they keep you from being, you have to wake up. I'm not saying you got to jump out of bed and say I'm excited for faith. That's a good thing to do. But get up and know. The Bible says in Nahum 1:7, "God knows him that trusts in him". You got to know that God knows you.
Sid Roth: When you know the promises of God and you get rid of fear, what's possible?
David Yanez: Anything.
Sid Roth: Tell me the truth. You go to a lot of countries and you see some horrible physical conditions. Anyone ever get before you and you say, oh God, I believe in miracles, but this is too much.
David Yanez: When I am walking in that anointing, everybody tells me that, when I walk in the anointing, when I'm out there I'm a different person. I'm just walking. I'm believing God for anything. Nothing is impossible. I had a lady come up with a very crooked arm I'm drinking a Sprite after the entire service, cooling off inside the church. She comes to me and she comes after the service all walking slow and just showing me her hand. It was all crooked in different places. And I pop may hand out, and I say, "Put your hand through that". And she starts putting her hand through it, and as her hand passes my hand you just hear pop, pop, pop, pop until, pow, at the end of where her elbow was it snapped into place. And Bishop Mike that was with me, he said there was a fireball that when I put my hand out, he just seen a fireball glowing in my hand as she put her hand through it. And she was healed instantly.
Sid Roth: Now we perceive by faith in the integrity of the Word of God, but you don't have a clue what's going on in the invisible world by you just being obedient. What you just said is literally God, because he found someone willing to believe his Word put a fireball in there.
David Yanez: Absolutely. If you look at the Bible, you look at Jesus, you look at Paul, those are two men that operate in creativity. If you looked at Jesus you wouldn't have gotten basins and said, hey, fill those up with water and then you got wine. It doesn't sound like it makes sense. You don't know why you're doing it, but the people believed him, they went and did it, and they got wine. You look at Paul. The Bible says that God brought special miracles through the hands of Paul. He took his apron, tore it up, sent it out to people to get healed inside their own homes. He's the original TV evangelist. He was able to take all the anointing that we take and put it into people's living rooms. It was the same thing back then by taking his apron and sending miracles.
Sid Roth: Now this guy, he so ignites your faith that when he speaks he's even had a whole city get healed. Tell me about that, in India.
David Yanez: Oh absolutely. In India, in Badapada, I preached there. There's 500 people in attendance. There's about 500 people outside in villages: Hindu, Muslim and Christian. We preached there and that was the first place that I preached a hundred percent working power. And I've said that everybody can be healed. Jesus had it. Jesus would talk into a city and all villages would be healed, and God honored what I preached. I got home three weeks later, and I only had those 500 in there, and the people that were inside the building, but when I got back home they called me back and said a thousand people got healed because the whole village was healed. They were so ignited in their faith, like we talked earlier, they were so ignited in their faith all the preachers and Christians went out to look for people to pray for. That's what you want to do. And when I went out there they called me back and they said, hey, there's no one to pray for. Everybody was already healed because there were speakers around the entire city and village. The church put speakers everywhere and everybody heard the message. Everybody heard the message of God and his miracle working power.
Sid Roth: God is healing people right now.
David Yanez: Absolutely.
Sid Roth: Speaking of his miracle working power, there are people who, your fingers, it hurts when you bend your fingers. That pain is just, I don't know if God sent in a fireball to get rid of that pain. Frankly, I don't care. But test and see the Lord is good. David, one of the keys you talk about that most believers miss is delayed miracles. They think because nothing happened when he prayed for me, nothing is going to happen. You find different.
David Yanez: Oh absolutely. When people are delayed on their miracles the first thing that happens to them is it compounds it with more doubt. They go to the service, they didn't see a physical thing happen and they go home and they start getting all sad and get in a pity part, but you know, you got to believing. The Bible says when Daniel was praying that the moment he prayed, the moment he prayed God sent the angel. The second that he put his knee down and said, "Father, I need this," the angel came forward. But it also says in that same scripture that for 21 days the devil stopped him. That's a delayed miracle. It eventually got to him. I want to tell everybody this that the devil can't stop what you're faith released. He can't stop it. He can't stop it. He can't keep it away from you forever.
Sid Roth: So you're not moved by what you see with your eyes. You're only moved by the integrity of the Living God and his Word. Tell me about one person that had a delayed miracle.
David Yanez: This is a wonderful story of a young boy in India that came running through. All these kids rush me when I'm praying. The adults just go through the line, but the kids are able to run. They have fun in church and they run by. And there was a little boy and I could see that he was walking a little different. I could see that he was a little bit off on some of the stuff. And I just laid a hand on him like this, that's as quick as I could go, and he took off. Well do you know that two hours later I'm in Badapada. I'm preaching over there 80 kilometers from where I ministered and he's 80 kilometers from where I prayed for him, and it's two hours later that he's walking up the stairs. He has crooked legs. They're bent backwards in a way and he's walking up the stairs. He calls his mother crying. His mother thought he fell down again and said, "What happened"? And he goes, "Well mom, I feel Jesus touching my legs". And then when he got to the top of the stairs she dropped the phone and the mother was frantic, and she said, "What's going on"? And he goes, "I see Jesus' hands and he's straightening my legs.
Sid Roth: I'm reminded of the scripture. Jesus said, "Will I find faith when I return to Earth"? I'm going to tell you something, never give up. Never give up. Now it's easy to preach how wonderful God heals. What happens when you get hit with two physical conditions yourself like David did? What happens then? That's the real test, where the rubber hits the road. We're going to find out when we come back.
Sid Roth: So what happens when you go all over the world, you see the greatest creative miracles. I mean, 24 out of 25 blind people get their sight back and the 25th didn't because she didn't want it. Literally, she thought it was better for her testimony to be blind. I don't get that, David. But you get sick.
David Yanez: Yes.
Sid Roth: That's where the rubber hits the road.
David Yanez: Oh yes.
Sid Roth: Tell me about it.
David Yanez: Years of doing healing services and seeing these miracles I started getting a pain in my lower back that just, I couldn't sit down. I couldn't drive. I was taking 18-hour flights and I was miserable for like six months, just hard to do any kind of travel. And I started reading Mark 11. It talked about the fig tree and the power in your words, and talked about whosoever and whatsoever, whatever you believe that God will do it. And I started studying on that and I got healed. But the very, almost literally the next day, if not the next week for sure, my knee went out. I don't know what happened. I was lifting, helped my brother move some furniture and it just went out. Well that little problem with just a twig or hurt on my knee turned into a big problem where I couldn't even walk.
Sid Roth: So you're walking and limping.
David Yanez: Limping.
Sid Roth: And I'm going to get a hold of you guys.
David Yanez: And it's funny. When I started preaching I was fine, moving around and everything. But then after the service, I'm all limping, going back to my room. I look like I need assistance and I was seeing knees healed and healed, and healed. I could hear the cracking in the knees. I could see knees popping back. I prayed for one lady and she hadn't picked up her grandkids for seven years, and I prayed and automatically she just popped up, I'm healed, and she was able to pick up your grandchildren.
Sid Roth: So what do you think when people's knees are being healed and you're aching for all your worth?
David Yanez: I'm thinking, what did I do wrong, Lord? Where did I go wrong? And then I went ahead and just kept studying, and kept going. Out of the whole I thing, I got to say one thing. I didn't stop doing the will of God. I didn't stop believing. I didn't stop trusting because I'm praying in confidence that the scriptures are real, that the scriptures are true and people are getting healed. Regardless of how I feel or how I look, it's still God's Word reigns true. And I kept doing that and believing in that, and then it wasn't until I got to Kenya, this was like six months with this knee problem already, and I'm preaching, and I'm preaching a message that I've been preaching in the churches, whosoever and whatsoever. I love doing that message. And I'm over there preaching and I said, Lord, that's it. I need to figure out why I'm not being healed because it was really getting back where I couldn't even sleep at night. I'd get two hours' a night sleep because you just can't position yourself in the bed. And I just looked at the scripture and I noticed something I didn't notice before. The revelation hit me and that is we have to decree and set the terms. Jesus said to that plant, the fig tree that "You will not produce any more fruit and you will wither and die". He decreed and set the terms and it died. And the next time when they came back it was dead. The plant was gone. All the disciples were jumping up and crazy about that one miracle. Despite seeing all the healings and miracles, and they were excited about that miracle, and it was a miracle on just words alone. It wasn't the very first time that Jesus didn't bring something back to life or heal something. It was a lesson for all of us to realize how powerful our words are. And when I looked at that I had seen that, I looked at my knee, I grabbed it, I just put my hand on my knee and I said, "You will be healed. In the next week by the end of this service you will no longer bother me any more. You will not come back again. This day and one night this disease will not come back again". I said, "You are healed in Jesus' name. You have no choice but to listen to my words". I'm preaching, one day I got a little bit better sleep. The second day I'm preaching at night I get a better sleep. The third day, not even bothering me when I sleep, but I still when I'm walking it's still there. By the fifth day I'm preaching, I hear a beautiful snap just in my leg. That's the same snaps I was hearing in Louisiana. I was like, I know what that sounds like. You know, faith has a sound. I can tell you right now faith does have a sound and it's that sound of God just reaching in and fixing things. And I reached down and I touched my leg, and I couldn't remember which knee was hurting. That's how good it was.
Sid Roth: Okay. There are people now whose knees are hurting. I want you to pray for them and whatever God has for you to pray for healing right now.
David Yanez: Absolutely. God told me three things today and that was this, that people are going to be healed, that the Word of God that we preach will not return until it's void, that the power of God is anointed on these airwaves to your heart, to your legs, to your back. In fact, this morning I felt a strong urge to tell people with back pains to put their hand on their back when we pray. And we're going believe right now that God is going to heal you. I feel that legs are being healed, knees are being healed. I command cancer to leave in Jesus' name. And I believe right now with the fullness of God and the confidence in God's Word, we got to have confidence when we talk about God's that it does reign true. And I believe right now that people will be healed. I release an anointing over backs and knees. I release an anointing over the whole body and I command all the hands to be healed, and I believe that God is talking to someone just to listen to me when I say these words. It's simple. God is going to tell you that it's simple. Just believe. Just believe. It's simple. Go to Mark 11:23. Read it and read what Jesus says. If you just believe, that's all we have to do, that's all we need to is believe that God will heal and I believe it right now and receive that anointing and that healing that we send out in Jesus' name. Amen.
Sid Roth: There's enough faith right now coming through your television or your computer that you can make Jesus your Messiah and Lord. It's a leap of faith. Take the leap right now. Say Jesus, forgive me of all of my sins. I ask you to live inside of me and be Lord of my life. Amen. You and your house will be saved.