Sid Roth - God Instantly Downloaded the Entire Bible into Richard Booker
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. My guest, some 40 years ago, was on a fast track in his career and all of a sudden God invaded his living room, flattened him to the floor and instantly downloaded in picture form the stories of the Bible as if he was there. And he said that very few of the End Time views of what's going to happen in the last days are correct because they don't understand the Jew and Israel, and once you do, it's simple. I protest. Why do I protest? Because Dr. Richard Booker had such a supernatural experience with God. Richard walked down the aisle as a Southern Baptist, but then got enmeshed in his career, Occidental Petroleum. You were a top executive. You were on a fast track and all of a sudden almost out of the blue he gets an insatiable hunger. Now remember, all he knows is he walked down the aisle and he believes the Gospel, but that's on the side burner. And all of a sudden he's hungry for God. So tell me about the day that God answered that hunger.
Richard Booker: You know Sid, God is so wonderful and I didn't have a Bible, but I was supposed to, I was invited to go to a Bible study by my business friends, so I had to go to something called a Christian bookstore and get a Bible. And I came home, and I started reading Leviticus. Doesn't everybody?
Sid Roth: That's enough to stop you right in the tracks.
Richard Booker: But you know, the devil keeps people out of Leviticus because that's the motherlode of the Gospel in the First Testament. But anyway, I started reading Leviticus. Then I started studying it. I'm educated. I know how to study. But then I got one of those big concordances, you know. And the Bible says if you seek God with your whole heart you'll find him. You're gonna run into him sooner or later. So one day in 1974, as I was studying Leviticus I had this encounter with God where it was like I was on the Emmaus road where Jesus appeared to two of his disciples.
Man 1: What's up? What are you discussing?
Man 2: You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn't heard about the things that happened there the last few days.
Man 3: What things?
Man 1: The things that happened to Jesus of Nazareth. He was a prophet. He did powerful miracles.
Richard Booker: It's like the Holy Spirit let me be a third disciple to hear what Jesus said. Man: As it is written by Moses and all of the prophets, Moses was once told that there would be a greater prophet than him and I am the prophet.
Richard Booker: And God instantly and dramatically downloaded in a heaven second, whatever that is, the entire Bible into my core being. And we have 66 books in our Bible, so Sid, it was like 66 bombs going off inside me. I literally thought I would die. I literally hid under my desk. You know how humans do silly things.
Sid Roth: Right.
Richard Booker: God can't find me there, you know. I hid under my...
Sid Roth: Now your wife had the same background as you.
Richard Booker: Absolutely.
Sid Roth: And what did she think when she saw you flat on the floor? I understand you couldn't even walk without, except you could walk on all fours, crawling.
Richard Booker: I did hide under my desk and I begged God not to show me anymore. I literally thought I would explode. The human being can't take a whole lot of the Creator, you know. Well but I couldn't walk for a while. I pulled myself along on the carpet trying to get to the couch with every ounce of energy I could get and pulled myself up on the couch, rolled up there and just would lay there for hours until the weight of the Glory of God would lift. And John the Baptist said that Jesus will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Sid, my hands were on fire and they were burning. They were hot. Well I was a Baptist. I didn't know what to do. I put, this is not supposed to happen, you know, but it happened to me. So I put my hands under the faucet thinking the water would cool my hands. It didn't help a bit. The fire was on the inside. This changed my life dramatically, Sid, when the whole Bible, people don't know that the Bible is a picture book and all of the Hebrew Bible, what Christians call the Old Testament, is just a picture of a person. When you get a puzzle the first thing you look at is the picture and that tells you what it's supposed to look like.
Sid Roth: Even seeing the picture I have a hard time putting a thousand pieces together.
Richard Booker: Exactly. So often as Christians we read these stories maybe in the Bible or we maybe went to Sunday school and heard little stories, but it doesn't really connect. They don't grasp. I didn't grasp that the Bible, the Hebrew Bible, what we call the Old Testament, Christians, it's a picture of a person, and every part of the Hebrew Bible is a little puzzle that when you put it all together it's a picture of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.
Sid Roth: You have spent the last 40 years after this download studying keys that most Christians don't study. You have studied the Jewish culture, the Nation Israel, their geography, their geology, their archeology. Why was this so important to study the Jew in Israel?
Richard Booker: Because Sid, what we have is a Bible that's a Middle Eastern book. We live in the western world here and we're trying to understand the Bible as if it was a western theological seminary book. Well Jesus was and is, and always will be a Jew. He taught in his culture using Jewish idioms and figures of speech.
Sid Roth: These were idioms that you can't take literally because they meant something different in the eastern culture than they do in the western. But what he found was there was a total understanding of the scenario and sequence of events of the End Times that was really different than what most people teach. And he also found something about the biblical feasts, and he found the time to get the most miracles. We'll be right back.
Sid Roth: All right, now I have a lot of friends, of course being Jewish that celebrate the Jewish feasts. But Richard said the Jewish feasts are not just the Jewish feasts, they're the biblical feasts. So why today is it so important for a Christian to celebrate and be, and understand these feasts?
Richard Booker: Well you can't understand the Bible without doing this, Sid. First of all, these are not the feasts of the Jews, as you said. These are the feasts of the Lord. It says it very clearly in the Bible: "For all of God's covenant people, for all times to observe and celebrate".
Sid Roth: Actually in Leviticus it says, God says, "These are MY feasts". That's why he said the feasts of the Lord.
Richard Booker: Now Jesus was the reality of these pictures. He was the person the pictures were pointing to. So he was crucified at Passover. He was buried at unleavened bread. He was resurrected at first roots. He sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Shavuot.
Sid Roth: And by the way, that's, he's just pointed out the history of the First Coming of Jesus. So if you were a Jewish person and you understood the feasts, not with the rabbinic understanding of 2000 years ago, but the biblical understanding, you would not have missed Jesus' First Coming. Richard, this is so precise. When you, when this first dawned on you, what happened to you?
Richard Booker: I went crazy in the Spirit. The zeal of the Lord consumed me.
Sid Roth: Well you were talking about Passover. Passover comes from what Christians call the Last Supper, Communion.
Richard Booker: Right.
Sid Roth: And they actually had the first communion where Jesus explained it and you said more miracles happen when believers take communion than almost any other time. Why is that?
Richard Booker: Because the idea of being a true believer is that you are, you have union with God. The Holy Spirit of God comes to live inside you and the best graphic illustration of that and visual is when you're taking communion. Come-U-nion. I'm in you, you're in me. The two of us have become one. Now most communion services kind of border on funeral services. I'm being nice here. But the Lord said this is the time you are to celebrate the blood covenant union that you have with me.
Sid Roth: Tell me one person that while they were celebrating this after hearing your revelation, God healed?
Richard Booker: Well there was a lady in Florida, I remember, and she was a godly little Pentecostal lady, and this might blow people's theologies, but it is what it is, and she had had heart problems for years, Sid. And during this teaching, while she's taking the cup and while she's taking the bread, this is why I encourage people to expect a miracle when you take the cup and bread. She heard a noise insider her, a voice inside her and she thought it was the Lord giving her a new prayer language. But as this voice got louder she could tell it was not the Spirit of God's voice. It was an ugly voice. And so what happened was while she was taking the cup and the bread, this spirit had been lodged in the physical organ of her heart for years, I suppose. And when she took the cup and the bread she felt this spirit come out of her heart, up through her neck and out of her vocal chords, out of her mouth. She was instantly healed and delivered by taking the bread and the cup. Hallelujah.
Sid Roth: The Book of Revelation said the devil is overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. Now when we come back, if the first feasts were fulfilled so specifically for the First Coming of Jesus, I want to see if there is tribulation, where the rapture is. I mean, look at all these different views. He spent 40 years studying it, had it downloaded from God. I want to hear what God has shown him. Do you?
Sid Roth: I have so much I need to ask Richard. Richard, you told me a great revelation open to you when one day you were reading Deuteronomy and you saw the whole history of the Jewish people all through the last days. Tell me about that.
Richard Booker: Well it's pretty amazing. The seed of Bible prophecy, of all Bible prophecy is in the Book of Deuteronomy. Christians don't read that, so they miss it. So I was studying.
Sid Roth: Why do Christians not the Old Testament? Forget Deuteronomy, just the whole Old Testament.
Richard Booker: Well they're kind of told that Jesus did away with all that and we don't need all that anymore, and that was Jewish stuff. No, it's Jesus stuff. These are Jesus' festivals. The feasts are Jesus' festivals. Hallelujah. Amen.
Sid Roth: Okay. So you found ten points in Deuteronomy. Explain that.
Richard Booker: Well in Deuteronomy, Moses is giving the sermon and it's amazing, Sid. He gave the whole future of the Jewish people from then until the Messiah comes, and this is before they were even a nation, before they ever got into the land. So I'm reading this stuff, and my goodness, this sounds familiar. This sounds like world history. So I'm going to check out did the prophets have anything to say about this. Well of course they did. They filled in details. Then I study world history to see does this line up in any way. And of those ten points, everything has happened in world history exactly like Moses said.
Sid Roth: So there were ten points that take you all to the return of Jesus. Richard Oh, absolutely.
Sid Roth: Of the ten points, where are we today?
Richard Booker: Well I thought you might ask that. We're at point seven and a half.
Sid Roth: Seven and a half.
Richard Booker: Seven and a half.
Sid Roth: What is that point?
Richard Booker: Well point seven was the Jewish people would return to their ancient land. And so about half of the Jewish people that we know of are in Israel, about six or seven million, and the other seven million or so that we know of are scattered still among the nations. That's why I say seven and a half.
Sid Roth: Okay. We're at between seven and eight, and if you've been reading the newspapers lately, look what's happening with the anti-Semitism in Europe. I mean, whole groups of Jews in France that never thought they'd ever go to Israel are now living in Israel. They have a whole village that's French-speaking. So we're about ready to see the eighth thing happen. What is the eighth?
Richard Booker: Well the Jewish sages from all times and scholars have always said that as we get close to the coming of Messiah it will be perilous times, times of chaos.
Sid Roth: That sounds like Jesus.
Richard Booker: Well he's a Jewish teacher and rabbi. Moses says when you are in tribulation in the latter days. He qualifies it. He tells us when, so Jewish people have always believed perilous times. So when this Orthodox Jew, Saul of Tarsus, the Apostle Paul, wrote perilous times, he wasn't writing some kind of Christian statement. He was writing what had always been part of their understanding. And so God calls the Christian people to come alongside and stand with the Jewish people against anti-Semitism and support them, because Christians owe everything that's dear to us spiritually to the Jewish people.
Sid Roth: That's what Romans 11 says. Now very briefly, take me through some of the last God feasts, feasts of trumpets: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.
Richard Booker: Okay. Well let's clarify. There's three major feast seasons: Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. And there are seven individual feasts within those three feast seasons. Jesus historically did the first two to the T and the letter, every jot and tittle. If he got the first two right, what do you think he's going to get number three? The Feast Tabernacles is the End Time feast. In the Bible it says, "The natural leads to the spiritual". So in the natural, the Feast of Tabernacles is the end of the agricultural season when all the big harvest has been done. So looking at it spiritually, the Feast of Tabernacles is the great harvest of souls at the end of the age before Messiah comes. We're going to soon see the greatest explosion on the face of the earth, spiritual explosion that the world has ever seen.
Sid Roth: But you actually from the seventh, what is the seventh trumpet?
Richard Booker: Well, of course in the Book of Revelation the seven seals, the seventh seal is the seven trumpets, and the seventh trumpet is the seventh vile or bold judgment. So the seventh trumpet is the last trump.
Sid Roth: That makes sense.
Richard Booker: I think it's going to be on the Feast of Trumpets.
Sid Roth: Well that sure makes sense. You said something. God is showing you there is going to be a move of God's spirit that's about ready to happen now. Describe what God is showing you.
Richard Booker: Well the Glory of God is going to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea up to a point before Messiah comes. But what we're going to see is a moving away from the proclamation of the Gospel of Salvation, which has kind of been the western focus, to the Gospel of the Kingdom. Now if you read in the New Testament, Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom, and every time he did there were signs and wonders that followed. So as we move from the Gospel of Salvation to the Gospel of the Kingdom, the signs and wonders we've all desperately longed for are going to explode on the face of the earth. Hallelujah.
Sid Roth: All right, I can just tell you this, this is the clearest presentation that I've studied of Dr. Booker of the End Times. But what is more important is are you going to be proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom? You have to make Jesus your king, not just our savior. That's a western idea. You have to make Jesus your king. Think about it. Do it.