Sid Roth - The Most Supernatural Prayer on Earth
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. My guest was taught the most supernatural prayer on Earth. Now millions of people are praying this prayer and this is what they're experiencing. They hear God's voice clearly. Their prayers are answered and their intimacy with God is off the charts. Do you want him to teach this to you? Well you know, the gentile is supposed to provoke the Jew jealousy. You provoke me to jealousy. How does one family have 38 immediate family members in ministry? How is that possible?
Cleddie Keith: Well it began with a miracle, Sid. There were people that were praying. I had an uncle that married into, my aunt married an uncle who was backslidden. I believe God moves through families. And so his brother was working on a road crew outside of Austin, Texas, and he got his arm in a rock crusher, and he pulled his arm off, pulled the shoulder blade off. And so they didn't have the doctors. They didn't have the medicine and the know-how back in the early 1940s, and so they prayed and God saved his life. And out of that one miracle our entire family was impacted because we had no question it was God. My family prayed. My mother was not a praying woman, but after that, my mother became a praying woman.
Sid Roth: You said to me that miracles are an evidence of a greater reality.
Cleddie Keith: When God works a miracle, whatever kind of miracle it is, it's an evidence of a greater reality and then we know that there is more beyond. There's a supernatural.
Sid Roth: One miracle settles the argument, would you agree?
Cleddie Keith: Oh, I agree with all my heart.
Sid Roth: But at 19 you didn't feel that way. At 19, you were running from God.
Cleddie Keith: I was like a lot of kids in Christian families. I didn't make a commitment to Christ. I was in Tucson, Arizona, and I ended up one morning in a house, and I walked down the hallway to the bathroom, and I looked in the mirror, and God spoke to me, and he said, "What are you living for"? And at that point I knew I had no purpose in my life, but God gave me a purpose at that moment because my choice was to live for him, and I had faith in Christ as my savior at that moment.
Sid Roth: How about you? What are you living for? You've even seen the dead raise. Tell me about one.
Cleddie Keith: I was over in England preaching in Sheffield, England. It was like probably the rival Bible days of Welsh, the Welsh revival. They were jammed. They were standing at the sides of the building. And I called a song leader, not a worship leader, a song leader, you remember those kind of song leaders. I called him up to pray over him, and when I did a spirit of prophecy came on me, and I said, "You're going to minister. You're going to lead worship to hundreds and hundreds of people. I see great crowds". Well the guy died right under my hand.
Sid Roth: No! So they'd better not have a lot of rocks to throw at you.
Cleddie Keith: I was in England. I could just see the newspaper the next day: "American Speaker/Preacher Kills the Song Leader in Church". You know, they're not really friendly over there in the newspapers. But what happened was at that time I called up some of the old-timers, actually the man that was had died under my hand, Smith Wigglesworth was his father-in-law's best friend, and Smith Wigglesworth died at his father-in-law's funeral. Mr. Richardson, he died at his funeral in Wakefield, England. And so I called up his wife, I called up C.L. Park wife, who was legendary, and I called up a surgery nurse to come and to check him. What took place was the pastor and I got down behind this big wooden pulpit. I was so thankful for that big wooden pulpit. It was as big as a battleship. I mean, I was never so appreciative not having a little transmitter. And I leaned over his corpse and I said, "Paul, he's dead". And he looked at him, and he said, "Nobody can see us". And he said, "He was no minor. He's clocked out". In other words, he punched out and fell down. And we called the ladies up there and we prayed. And I wasn't God's man of faith and power. I was God's man of paste and flour. I'm telling you, at that point I was really totally dependent on God, I mean totally dependent. And we prayed for him and God touched Mr. Park. God touched him, brought him back to life. The nurse was in shock because she had pronounced him dead. We took him over and set him a cane back chair. It was setting up against the wall and he sat there for the rest of the meeting just like this. I mean, he was totally just, it was like he was a stiff. He was alive and he was breathing, but I was never so thankful for an answered prayer.
Sid Roth: Okay. There is something that you teach that is so phenomenal and most believers go their whole life and they don't even realize they're in a spiritual battle. Comment on that.
Cleddie Keith: You know, it's like this. I tell people that they know they're in spiritual warfare if they had jet lag and they hadn't been anywhere. And so it's like right now we see a lot of that in churches where people, they've been thinking, their minds have been working. How are we going to work this out? What's going to happen in the future? Well I don't preach to people's heads. I preach to their hearts. I don't preach to the church like she's a widow. I preach to the church like she's a bride. And so what changed my life was seeing the Kingdom of God differently because where there is a kingdom there has got to be a throne, and where there's a throne there has to be a king, and where there's a king there will be petition, and where there's a king there will be worship, and that's exactly what transformed my life is I came into the realization that God hears and answers prayer, but I came to him as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. I wasn't a beggar, I was his son. I wasn't an orphan, I was his child. I wasn't defeated, I was victorious. And I'm thinking right that there's a lot of people that come to God like he is a beggar. You don't have to come to God another day like you're a beggar. You've been adopted into the family of God. I have an adopted son and he is as much my son as our natural born daughter. And if you will begin to understand he wants you to pray and prayers that include his purpose in your life then your life can be transformed.
Sid Roth: So for you, prayer isn't drudgery or religious, or routine. What is prayer?
Cleddie Keith: Prayer is dialogue. Prayer is talking to my Father. Prayer is my Father talking to me.
Sid Roth: Okay. I am ready for him to release what God taught him as the single most supernatural prayer on Earth. I know you're not going away.
Sid Roth: Okay. Now I know you guys are on the edge of your seat. I want to know what God himself said is the most supernatural prayer on Earth.
Cleddie Keith: I believe the most supernatural prayer on Earth is Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, they will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, our sins, our debts as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power, and the Glory forever. Sid, I believe that is a supernatural prayer. Anything that is not supernatural is superficial, and I believe Jesus when he was apart from his boys, the disciples, I believe this is what he was praying. I believe when he got up in the morning he was praying the prayer that he told them, "When you pray, pray like this".
Sid Roth: But you know, when I hear this prayer like in a congregation it's part of the ritual. It doesn't have impact. It doesn't have meaning. What does it have to you?
Cleddie Keith: Oh it has meaning because it's the prayer that changed my life. Number one, I began to pray this prayer because we were believing God to do something in a certain city, in Houston, Texas, in the east end, in the second ward. And we began to pray every day, and I would pray, "Thy Kingdom come" understanding that he was my Father and approaching him like "hallowed be thy name" and praying in his name. I knew that, but I had never prayed, "Thy Kingdom come". Actually in Greek, and you know this, it means you one stomp foot, you stomp the other foot and you say, "Come thy Kingdom".
Sid Roth: You know what, I didn't know that until I heard what you taught on that. In other words, now do you really do that when you pray? You stomp one foot, you hear that, and he stomps another, and that's what it means in the Greek. That's very different than the ritualistic, "Our Father". How do you pray it?
Cleddie Keith: I pray it, "Come thy Kingdom, be done thy will". I literally pray that way. I do it before great crowds of people. I do it in small groups. I get the people to pray like that. It's a command. And he says, "Pray with the fire of desire". It was an intense prayer. I was praying with tears. Jesus said this to the disciples said to him, "Teach us to pray like you pray". Well we know in Hebrews it said that, "With strong cryings and tears he prayed". With strong cryings and tears. I'm telling you there was a lot of times I prayed with tears and there were tears of unbelief. You could have floated in a battleship with them. But when I began to pray, "Come thy Kingdom, be done thy will", and it was with earnest and some urgency, and the fire of desire, things began to happen. Miracles began to take place.
Sid Roth: Okay. You're driving with your wife in Houston and you began, but you were praying "Thy Kingdom come". Tell me exactly what you were praying.
Cleddie Keith: I was praying, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done". And what happened was my wife said, "Somebody needs to work with the young people in Houston". This was back in the Vietnam War. I didn't know exactly what was going on. We were going pass a school one night and I just looked over to the school, and I said, will God give me that school. I meant give me a breakthrough where I can minister to the young building. I didn't want the building. It was all torn down, beaten up. It looked like something out of the 1930s, which it was, and it was a junior high school. And God gave us that school. In the next 48 days, we probably had a thousand young people come to Christ in that school because of the miracle that day. In that school, they had guys that were selling drugs, running drugs. There were mules, they would tie dope to them, send the Miami kids that were 12 and 13 years old to take drugs over to Miami for the cartels at that time. And then they had prostitution rings in a junior high school. And we would take hands full of dope and lay it down on the principal's desk. I was a young man then. I'm telling you right now, it's just as fresh today as it was then because when I started praying that prayer I saw the power. You know, a lot of people think that prayer is boring. I'm telling you it's the most exciting. If they want some romance back in their Christian experience, if you will pray this prayer, God will transform your life: Come thy Kingdom in my home. Come thy Kingdom in my business. God can turn your business around. "Come they Kingdom in the ministry that I'm a part of. In the church, when we pray that way we're praying an alliance, we're praying in allegiance and accordance with God's Word".
Sid Roth: You had a place, I think you called it the Salt Inn.
Cleddie Keith: Well it came out of that prayer. It came out of that prayer.
Sid Roth: And there were times that people wanted to destroy that building. But tell me about that big angel.
Cleddie Keith: Well what happened, we prayed that. We needed a place because we grew out of the church with the youth. And about four blocks from the church a lady gave us a large house with a three-car garage and an apartment over it, and a duplex. So we had a complex where we could work with the young people. It was like a mini church there. And the kids would come. We'd have 250, 300 kids at night sometimes packed into that house. And what took place is the drug addicts in the area began to be aware of what was going on there.
Sid Roth: So they want to stop it.
Cleddie Keith: Yes. And one guy came up, he was going to rob the place, and when he was getting ready to go into the back door, a large angel stood before the door and stopped him in his tracks. He saw the angel. He ran with fear from the place and he went and told every drug addict he knew in the east end of Houston, don't you go near that place.
Sid Roth: Now that's my kind of favor. When we come back, and this, I have to tell you, Cleddie, this is hard for me to fathom, but they developed a prayer, it was a 30-second prayer. In fact, I'll tell you its name: Snap. And at the end of 30 seconds people that were high on drugs and alcohol, and addicted were set free. I want to have him teach you that prayer. Be right back.
Sid Roth: Now when your wife said something has to be done about these kids, you had no idea that today there are hundreds of people in ministry whose lives have been turned around. Tell me about Jacob.
Cleddie Keith: Well Jacob was a young man. He was from a broken home. It was like we were thrown into a big lake of dysfunctional people. They were latch key kids. They were 17 years old in the seventh grade. I mean, they were kids that had nobody that really loved them or cared for them. If they did they just had to care for their selves and other family members more, and so they couldn't give them attention. And I had a bus that we prayed down, it was called "My Brother's Keeper". And we had to go pick the kids up and we'd have meeting points where we picked them up. And I picked this kid one day on the bus right out in front of the school. He said, "Mister, can I go with you"? And I want to tell you now, you will never know what the Kingdom of God looks like when it comes. You need to forget thinking that you're going to know what it's like. It's not going to be more church members in the pew. It may be some Mexican boy that gets on that bus. And he got on the bus, and he said, he said, "Mister, can I go with you". I said, "Sure, son, why not". He said, "I think I backslid". He had been sniffing glue. And he got on the bus with us and he went to the meeting that night, and then he didn't leave. See, what I didn't understand was he said, "Can I go with you". He meant Can I GO with you.
Sid Roth: Can he live with you.
Cleddie Keith: Can I live with you. And he moved in with us, I'm touched every time I tell the story, and he was a part of our family and we raised him. His mother was a prostitute. His father had been married many times, and so he was really from a dysfunctional home. And he went with us, and he lived with us. He graduated from high school. He led like 300 people, young people in his high school to Christ while he was in high school. He went out of that, as he came and became a part of lives in ministry, and he started preaching the Gospel in the public schools of America. He preached to six and a half million young people in 20 years. Just a kid that said, "Can I go with you". You never know what the Kingdom is going to look like. Jacob now pastors 50,000 people on Sunday mornings.
Sid Roth: Okay. I'm going to get in big trouble if you don't explain Snap.
Cleddie Keith: Well what happened was is that you didn't need formal prayers. Those kids didn't need that. They didn't know that. They would come to us high on drugs and I would just say, "God, give them, snap", like that. And I'm telling you, God would snap them out of their high. They would get angry at us sometimes because it was such a powerful prayer. We could see them sober up in 30 seconds. But all we had to do during that season would just give them snap. I saw them again about six years. I prayed for a young man, I said, "God, give him snap". Somebody had laced his drinks and God absolutely gave that man Snap right on the spot.
Sid Roth: Pray that Snap prayer right now.
Cleddie Keith: What I meant by that was snap out of it and the power of God would come. Heaven would come down to Earth and break the power of that addiction off them. I'm talking about strong addiction. I'm not talking about just taking to many aspirins or Excedrins. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, be healed. Be healed in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Be delivered. God, give them snap. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Sid Roth: Tell me about the phrase, "Give us this day our daily bread".
Cleddie Keith: That's one of my favorite parts of the prayer, and the reason is, is because we're dependent on God. When we say, "Give us this day our daily bread", we mean give us our life, give us our peace, give us our joy, give us our hope, give us our confidence, give us our boldness. We're believing God to give us everything we need that makes us the person that God wants us to be.
Sid Roth: What are you living for? If you just believe in Jesus that's good. But the Bible says in the original language, "This is eternal life that you might have experiential knowledge of me". Pray this prayer with me and mean it, out loud, right where you are. Dear God.
Cleddie Keith: Dear God.
Sid Roth: I'm a sinner.
Cleddie Keith: I'm a sinner.
Sid Roth: Against you and you alone have I sinned.
Cleddie Keith: Against you and you alone have I sinned.
Sid Roth: And I'm so sorry.
Cleddie Keith: And I'm so sorry.
Sid Roth: I believe.
Cleddie Keith: I believe.
Sid Roth: The blood of Jesus.
Cleddie Keith: The blood of Jesus.
Sid Roth: Washes away my sin.
Cleddie Keith: Washes away my sin.
Sid Roth: And I'm clean.
Cleddie Keith: And I'm clean.
Sid Roth: And now that I'm clean.
Cleddie Keith: And now that I'm clean.
Sid Roth: I make you my Lord and savior.
Cleddie Keith: I make you my Lord and savior.
Sid Roth: Jesus, come inside of me.
Cleddie Keith: Jesus, come inside of me.
Sid Roth: Amen.