Sid Roth - 3100 Israeli Jews Saved. Ancient Door of Evangelism Has Opened
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. In the early '90s, I was part of a tremendous move of God's spirit. I mean, this was in the former Soviet Union and the doors had just opened, and miracle after miracle, and thousands and thousands were swept into the Kingdom of God. It just like opened up suddenly. But just as suddenly as it opened, it closed. Well I am announcing today the door is now open.
Sid Roth: You know, when I was a fairly new Jewish believer in the Messiah I didn't know a whole lot. In fact, I did a national television show with a woman by the name of Kathryn Kuhlman and I hadn't even read the New Testament. But I got, because it was so unusual for Jewish people to be believers in Jesus at that time that's why I got that kind of acclaim. But I had a friend and I still have him today, he's another Jewish believer. Some of you might have heard of him. He has a television show. His name is Rabbi Jonathan Bernis and Jonathan and I used to spend days praying in supernatural languages, praying in tongues, fasting. We had no idea what we were doing for lots of reasons, but I know today what we were doing.
The organization I have today, two television networks throughout the world, I prayed that into existence by praying in supernatural languages and I didn't even know what I was doing. And Jonathan did the same thing. He has an international organization all over the world and we birthed it by praying in supernatural languages. One day I got a phone call from Jonathan and he said, "Sid, God has told me to go to the former Soviet Union. The doors have just been opened". And I said, "Boy, what a great idea". And he said, "Let's do a Jewish music festival". Jews weren't even allowed to live like Jews at that time, in the former Soviet Union. "And we'll evangelize". I said, "Sounds good".
So he invited me to be one of the speakers. Let me tell you what it was like then. You had to stand in line for groceries. The hotel rooms were so filthy and so filled with lice and mosquitoes, and things, that a lot of people, they couldn't stay in a hotel room, so they moved their bed into the hallways. Glass in the borscht, in the soup. I mean, these were tough days. But Jonathan and I were involved in history. We saw, we rented an auditorium and we didn't know if anyone would show up. It was jammed packed with Jewish people, standing room only. And then I've never seen this in my life, when we gave an invitation the Jewish people did not sheepishly come forward, they ran to come to know God. Anyone want to see actual video footage of that event?
Sid Roth: If you do not know God.
Translator: Если ты не знаешь Бога.
Sid Roth: This is your night in St. Petersburg.
Translator: Это твой вечер в Санкт-Петербурге.
Sid Roth: I'm going to pray a prayer for you.
Translator: Я буду молиться вместе с тобой.
Sid Roth: Right now.
Translator: Прямо сейчас.
Sid Roth: And you will know God.
Translator: И вы узнаете Бога.
Sid Roth: Not just know about him.
Translator: Не просто о Нем.
Sid Roth: And you will know his Son.
Translator: И вы узнаете Его Сына.
Sid Roth: Yeshua.
Sid Roth: The Messiah of Israel.
Sid Roth: Get out of your seats right now in the balcony.
Translator: Вставайте со своих мест сейчас на балконе здесь.
Sid Roth: And come quickly up to the altar now.
Translator: И быстро приходи сюда вперед прямо сейчас.
Sid Roth: And I will pray for you.
Translator: И мы будет молиться за тебя.
Sid Roth: Quickly. Quickly, quickly. Show God how much you love him.
Translator: Бытсро, как ты любишь Его.
Sid Roth: If you do not know God, you must come here!
Translator: Покажи Ему как ты можешь любить Его.
Sid Roth: I command you in the name of the Living God!
Translator: Если ты еще не знаешь Бога, ты должен быть здесь сейчас.
Sid Roth: Quickly! Run down here. Run to God because God is running to you. I say run to the Living God now!
Translator: Я заповедую вам во имя живого Бога. Бог любит тебя и ты должен прийти сюда сейчас. Беги сюда, здесь, потому что Бог хочет жить в тебе и поэтому я говорю беги к Живому Богу сейчас.
Sid Roth: Quickly! We're going to pray. Quickly!
Translator: Быстро! Быстро сюда!
Sid Roth: Repeat after me.
Translator: Скажите вместе со мной.
Sid Roth: I believe that Jesus died.
Translator: Я верю, что Иисус умер.
Sid Roth: Was buried.
Translator: Был погребен.
Sid Roth: And rose from the dead.
Translator: И воскрес из мертвых.
Sid Roth: His precious blood.
Translator: Его драгоценной кровью.
Sid Roth: Washed away all of my sins.
Translator: Он омыл все мои грехи.
Sid Roth: I ask Jesus to come and live inside of me.
Translator: Я прошу, чтобы Иисус вошел и жил внутри меня.
Sid Roth: I make Jesus my Lord.
Translator: Я провозглашаю Иисуса своим Господом.
Sid Roth: I am not ashamed of the Good News.
Translator: Я не стыжусь Евангелия.
Sid Roth: Thank you.
Translator: Спасибо Господь.
Sid Roth: As unbelievable as that was I can tell you that even as I see it now it literally brings all those emotions back. But the doors closed, but I have good news. The doors are just open. When I come back we'll tell you about it.
Sid Roth: You know, those early days in the former Soviet Union were preparing and equipping me for what has happened since. I started, rather than using Jewish music as the mode of expression, I started doing lectures on the supernatural. I started advertising, "Sid Roth has studied 20 years, the paranormal and he's coming one night only to Boca Raton, Florida". I did this all over the world in Jewish communities and many people that would attend these lectures, I advertised, would be healed in their seats.
And in those days God started, he just started a miracle that I had never seen anyone do before, and that is Jewish people that have no grid for miracles, so to speak, started getting miracles the minute I started speaking. And then the same results I had in St. Petersburg I started having in any city of the U.S. or any city of the world. You know, Paul understood it when he said the Jew requires a sign. And I think that's one reason that the church has been crippled in sharing the Good News with Jewish people because we don't operate in our inheritance.
That's why we have our television show "It's Supernatural". But I want to take you to one of my recent lectures on the supernatural and the lecture happened in one of my favorite cities outside of Israel, of course, Odessa, Ukraine. And in Odessa, we didn't know it at the time, I just guess I wasn't thinking, it was scheduled for Halloween night. And in Odessa, there are more witches, and I mean this, per square inch, than almost any city I know of. Well we had our meeting and there was an increase in the miraculous. And I'll show you something in this segment that even today it's hard for me to believe it happened. But let me take you into our lecture in the supernatural in Odessa, Ukraine.
In Odessa, Ukraine, on October 31, 2015, where 1000 unsaved Jewish people came, 500 of them testified that they were healed. As a result of witnessing the supernatural of God that day, 990 of the 1000 came to know Yeshua as their Messiah and Lord.
Sid Roth: I wish you had been where I was tonight. I'm in Odessa, Ukraine. Every other person in Odessa has Jewish ancestry and we had one of my lectures on the supernatural. I'm speaking to you, I just finished a few minutes ago and I'm in a historic hotel that I'm staying in, and I've never seen what happened tonight. You see, unlike a lot of people that have evangelistic meetings, ours is 100 percent Jewish people to do not know Jesus and if I don't have miracles, because I call it a lecture on the supernatural, I'm in trouble. I spoke for over an hour tonight. One thousand unsaved Ukrainian Jews came to this meeting. I have never, and this is before God, I have never seen so many people raise their hand that they were physically healed. I would venture to say close to 50 percent of the people not just raised their hand, they stood up and they said they were healed. When it came to salvation, it was in the 99 percent range of people that stood up and publically proclaimed that Jesus is their Messiah and Lord.
Sid Roth: Okay, that was Ukraine. But what about Israel? What about Israel? I started going meetings in Israel. I did two lectures on the supernatural in Jerusalem. I did a lecture in Ashdod. That's a city that is 100 percent Jewish. I did a lecture in the Galilee. In fact, over the last two years, over 3000 Israeli Jews had made public professions of faith. I tell you the door is open. But I'm going to show you, when we come back, actual visual footage of the most historic meeting proclaiming Yeshua the Jewish Messiah, in Israel, since the Book of Acts. Would you like to see that? Be right back.
Sid Roth: So I told my friend, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, and I told him what's going on in Israel. This is what he said to me: "Sid, it's just like the old days. They're back". Something happened that is beyond my comprehension, really and truly. We had an event in Tel Aviv, Israel that was beyond, beyond the pale. This is Israel. This is where it all started. This is where it's all going to finish. This is God's land. I want you to see God's hand on his ancient Jewish people what he just did in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sid Roth: I wish I could have taken all of you to Tel Aviv, Israel, a few days ago. Something happened and I have been an investigative reporter of the supernatural for over 40 years. I have never heard of this. I mean, the greatest giants of the healing ministries, I have never heard of what just happened in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thirty-three buses pulled in to the hall that we rented, jam-packed with unsaved Jewish Israelis.
Why were they coming? Because I was doing a lecture on the supernatural and I promised miracles. Between you and me I can't heal anyone. But when God shows up, all things are possible. And God showed up. We had the shofar blast by a Messianic Jewish rabbi, cleared out the atmosphere and almost immediately as I started speaking, words of knowledge flowed and I said, "Everyone that received a healing, hold up your hand". And approximately a thousand of the 1800 people that were there raised their hand. They were instantly healed.
Now once these Jewish people were healed, and again, in 40 years of investigating miracles, in a matter of seconds, I have never seen a thousand people physically healed. God must be in a hurry, not just a thousand people. These are unsaved Jewish people. No one is going to exaggerate. If anything, they'll exaggerate the other way. And then at the end of the meeting I prayed for everyone that wanted a supernatural heart transplant. Just about every one of them stood up and boldly proclaimed Yeshua as their Messiah and Lord, and asked God to give them a new heart, and asked the Messiah of Israel to live inside of them. And then I said King David said, "I lift holy hands to God. Your hands are holy. Lift them to God".
And I was amazed these unsaved Jewish people who had just gotten saved raised both hands. All of them were raising their hands and I prayed for them to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they got back on their 33 buses. I might add, we had seven Messianic Jewish congregations partnering with us, bringing the unsaved Jewish people to this event. And on the buses we passed out a brand new booklet called, "Where Do Rabbis Go When They Die"? It is powerful, but they have all the scriptures that I had spoken about and a lot more in this booklet to take home with them. And on the bus home, because we had two workers on every bus, on the bus home, this was the report I got. So many of them were amazed that they were physically healed and they all were saying, "I feel such peace".
Sid Roth: Do you know God's kingdom keeps coming. He just topped it. He just topped what you just heard. It's hard to believe, but there is a television network that covers every home in Israel that has a television, every home, on the basic package, meaning you've got my network whether you like it or not. But it also covers the entire Middle East. Can I show you the inside workings of METV, Middle East Television.
Recently, Joe Lori the president of METV, Middle Eastern Television, took a tour of the offices where the Gospel is broadcast to the countries of Israel and the Middle East.
Joe Lori: As I entered the offices of METV, I was overtaken by the fact that we as a Messianic Jewish ministry were now given the privilege to take this network to the next level, bringing the Gospel to every home in Israel and to the Middle East. With a full staff already in place in these state of the art facilities, we are in preparation to bring new anointed TV programming that will be relevant to the nations where the Gospel once flourished and was disseminated to the world. You are looking at the master control room. I refer to this as command central. This is where the programs are made ready for on-air broadcasts. It demands a team of people who monitor the signal that is transmitted to over 25 nations via satellite, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sid Roth: God has made METV, the Middle East Television Network available to us to bring the supernatural of God and the Gospel to both Jewish and Muslims in the Middle East.
Joe Lori: Here you see the dubbing of programs in the languages that the Middle East people can relate to. We will also be able to do live supernatural programming from our Charlotte, North Carolina studio facilities to bring timely message to a potential audience of over 150 million. From this control room, the broadcast signal of METV and now ISN, the It's Supernatural Network, are both transmitted from satellite dishes on the roof to 25 nations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The Gospel is again being broadcast out to the nations through METV. Isaiah 2:3: "And many people shall go and say come ye and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob and he will teach us his ways and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the Law and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem".
Sid Roth: Here is my prophetic spin as to what's going on right now. He started with the Jew to reach the gentile. The gentiles have carried the baton. Just before he returns, Jewish people are going to be raised up as fiery presenters of the Good News to the world and there will be an army linked up of one people, one God, one Spirit. I ask you unashamedly send me through Middle East Television. Send me. We've distributed three million God-birthed evangelists, Jewish evangelistic books to mostly Jewish people throughout the world. Send me to do lectures on the supernatural.
And there is a day coming, I had a dream about it, maybe you've never thought about this before. You've heard of Academy Awards night. This is Academy Rewards night. Here is what God says. He says in First Samuel, Chapter 30, Verse 24, "But as his part is who goes down to battle, I'm going down to battle, "so shall his part be who stays by the supplies. They shall share alike". So at Academy Rewards night those that are partnering with me, when the envelope is ripped and it's pulled out your name is going to be there.