Sid Roth - How to Get All of Your Prayers Answered
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. What would it be like if every prayer you prayed was answered? Do you think your prayer life would be more important than it is now? Do you think you might be praying all the time? Well my guest says she's learned through God teaching her step by step how to have all your prayers answered and she'd like to teach you. Is there anyone interested? You know, Jennifer, I have a picture inside of me. You're a young child. You're abandoned by your father and I can just picture you walking up to strangers, strange men and saying to them, are you my daddy? That must have been a tough time for you.
Jennifer Eivaz: That was what was repeated to me, that I was doing at that time just as a very young child, looking for my dad.
Sid Roth: And your mom remarried. She married a Mormon and so you became part of the Mormon Church. You kind of had your period of rebellion. You drank, you did coke. That's more than a period. That's a big period of rebellion. And how in the world did God get a hold of you?
Jennifer Eivaz: It was a miracle because I had no interest in Christianity at all. As a Mormon, naturally they want you to stay in the Mormon Church and you're taught who to avoid, so we were taught to avoid Christians. And so becoming desperate, becoming understanding that the Mormon Church was not taking care of my problems. My uncle, he invited us to church and he went to a Pentecostal church. That would be far cry, the farthest thing that we would ever go to. But when you're desperate you try things you would never try.
Sid Roth: If you're sinking in the ocean you don't care who throws you a rope.
Jennifer Eivaz: Exactly. So my mother and my half-sister, and myself, my stepfather didn't come, we went to my uncle's church and it was wild. It was everything you would think about as far as a traditional, old style, vintage Pentecostal church.
Sid Roth: You had zero grit.
Jennifer Eivaz: No grit at all. Ran around the church in worship. The ladies didn't wear makeup. They believed that was holiness. And I sat there not even registering at all what the preacher was saying. And then what happened is he began to play on his guitar, and he sang to the congregation. And I remember exactly what he sang, and he sang "Are you Ready". And when he hit that I felt the power and the presence of God upon me. It was like liquid warmth and it came all over me. And I felt that, and I began to cry. And I heard a statement in my heart. It was God speaking to me. It was Jesus speaking to me, and it was a distinguishable thought, and it was I accept you as you are. And it's something I needed to hear because as a Mormon I was not feeling accepted as I was. I was failing the standard. But here Jesus, before I even accepted him, before I knew him the correct way, he was saying I accept you as you are. And so one of the ladies in the church, she sat down next to me because I was obviously being touched by God, crying and everything. And she asked me if I'd like to receive Jesus into my heart, and I said yes. And she prayed me through the traditional sinner's prayer, and I meant it with all my heart. And then she said this, she said, "Would you like be baptized in the Holy Spirit"? Now I knew about the term, but I didn't know what it meant. Mormons, we didn't have that in the Mormon Church obviously. And I said yes, and I began to speak in tongues.
Sid Roth: Did she tell you to speak in a supernatural language?
Jennifer Eivaz: No, she didn't.
Sid Roth: It just bubbled out of you.
Jennifer Eivaz: Yes, it just came right out.
Sid Roth: So you get settled in the faith, but you must have had a problem with your Mormon stepdad.
Jennifer Eivaz: I did. He didn't come to us, excuse me, he didn't come to that church service. Obviously he wasn't going to have anything to do with that. And about a month after my mother and myself, and my half-sister, we all gave our life to Jesus, about a month after I was studying for my exams in my bedroom. I of course lived with my family and the power of God came upon me for intercession. I hadn't been taught about intercession. I hadn't been taught about prayer. I didn't know anything about this. All I know is I was on the floor weeping, wailing, crying out to God for the salvation of my stepfather, and I landed it like this. I landed it saying to God, I said, "Save my stepfather or why don't I just die". The words were really strong. And so I thought....
Sid Roth: That is strong. Save my stepfather or just kill me. That's what in effect you just prayed.
Jennifer Eivaz: Yes. And so it was not long after that a local church in town, they offered a seminar on the differences between Christianity and Mormonism, and he actually went on his own. And as a result of that he gave his life to Jesus.
Sid Roth: You learned from starting with praying for your stepdad and your family about prayer that few believers understand. You say that when you realize the value of prayer you have tremendous influence with God. I want to find out why you have such influence with God. Any of you interested in that? I am. Be right back.
Sid Roth: Now this is unbelievable. A couple of years after this marvelous experience that Jennifer had with God, a couple of years later, by the way, can a Christian, a believer in Jesus, have a demon, not in their spirit, but in their flesh? For instance, if you ever read in the Bible there's a spirit of infirmity, can a Christian get sick in the flesh, not in the spirit, but in the flesh? Of course. But two years after Jennifer became a believer, what happened to you?
Jennifer Eivaz: Well what happened is this. I had a tremendous honeymoon in the Lord. I was learning to live for God. I had parted ways with all my old friends. I really was living for Jesus as much as I knew how to do. And so I had peace. There was peace in my home. It was beautiful. And then what happened is it felt like peace left. It left me. It left my household. It felt like darkness was coming in. I hadn't experienced that kind of darkness before I became a Christian. I remembered it from back in the day, but it seemed like everything was coming back again.
Sid Roth: You know, it says in the Bible that the devil might leave you for a while, like with Jesus, he left him for a while, but he would come back. That's what happened.
Jennifer Eivaz: I believe so. And I was at a prayer meeting, one that I intended for quite a while, and this lady, she looked over at me with concern, and she said this to me, she said, "I see a spirit of sorcery standing over you". And when she said that something picked me up and threw me against the wall, and it went into a demonic manifestation.
Sid Roth: Could you have stopped that if you really wanted to?
Jennifer Eivaz: No, there was no way. It was everything went out of control the minute she exposed.
Sid Roth: Did you know in your mind what was happening to you?
Jennifer Eivaz: I didn't.
Sid Roth: Okay.
Jennifer Eivaz: I was not taught these things. This was not in our teaching. I just had to experience and work it out.
Sid Roth: Then what?
Jennifer Eivaz: Well I was, these were ladies who were ladies of prayer. They practiced the type of prayer where would call that spiritual warfare. That was how they prayed. And so they were trying to deliver me from this spirit, deliver me from this demon and they couldn't deliver me. And so after about three or four hours of me manifesting demonically I was taken home, because I had calmed down enough, and I was pretty much left to figure out how to overcome this on my own.
Sid Roth: All the things you've learned in prayer and deliverance you learned by the Holy Spirit.
Jennifer Eivaz: I learned by the Holy Spirit. Basically what it boiled down to is I was going to have to have authority over myself. And so it was about three months or so where this spirit was tormenting me. I would hear screaming at night. My bed would shake. My doors would shake. I couldn't sleep. It would follow me around. Other people would hear the knockings on the doors, the different manifestations. Other people would experience it, too. Now keep in mind, I had been praying, I had been begging God to set me free from this spirit, set me free, praying. And so one day that spirit actually walked into my bedroom and it came to torment me, and then something grows inside of me. It was the Holy Spirit. And I spoke out with authority to that demon, and I said, "I will not serve you. I will only serve the Lord Jesus Christ".
Sid Roth: You exercised what you had all along, but did not realize what you had. The Holy Spirit gave you those words. I have to believe it.
Jennifer Eivaz: He sure did and that was the end of it.
Sid Roth: Really.
Jennifer Eivaz: Yes. I didn't have any problem with that spirit again. Not only that, I wasn't afraid of demons anymore. And also I've been able to deliver people from the very thing that I was delivered from.
Sid Roth: Why do we have such tremendous power with God if we pray? I thought it was just intercessors that are supposed to pray, an intercessor by definition of the word, praying for someone else. These are special people that they love to pray. We love TV, food. These are special people.
Jennifer Eivaz: Well everybody is an intercessor, who believes in Jesus, and that's because intercession by definition, you're just praying for another person and that's because we have the authority to. We have the authority.
Sid Roth: Same authority you have for yourself.
Jennifer Eivaz: Exactly.
Sid Roth: To help others be free.
Jennifer Eivaz: Right. So you can pray for another person to be let's say delivered of what I was delivered from. I would like to pray for some people right now.
Sid Roth: Please.
Jennifer Eivaz: In Jesus's name, I break and sever every cultic connection and tithe that you still have that is remaining upon your life. I break the torment off your life. I break the demonic torment and the demonic onslaught off of your life. You are free. In the name of Jesus that spirit of occult must leave you and never torment you again in Jesus's name.
Sid Roth: That makes it special. It's wonderful to pray for other people, but what if you're loaded with problems. Your family is a mess. Your health is a mess. Your finances are a mess. Can you use that same power like you did for just yourself, not for someone else, in your own family?
Jennifer Eivaz: Yes. We all have the name of Jesus and we all have his written word. That's our toolbox. That's our weaponry. And so I take a promise from the Bible that I know he has spoken about my situation and I actually use it like a weapon. In other words, I actually speak to the problem with that scripture and it's like a weapon against that problem, and it has to change. It has to come to pass because that's the authority we have in Jesus Christ.
Sid Roth: Let me ask you something. I want you to talk to people watching us right now and I want you to tell them why it's so important that they understand the supernatural principles of prayer and start operating in them and it's not for someone else, it's for them.
Jennifer Eivaz: Right. You were never meant to be defeated. Jesus didn't die on the cross so that you can be defeated and live a defeated life. You're a king's kid and you're supposed to look like it, and your life is supposed to reflect it. And so now you have to make a decision to choose to walk in your spiritual authority. You have it, but you need to get it on the inside of you that it's yours and start using his work over your life. And everything you begin to speak out, it's going to come to pass because you're a king's kid, you have his promises and he spoke the Word first, and now you speak in like manner, and it will happen. It will come to pass and you'll see a change.
Sid Roth: Now I know you're going to see a change. Now Jennifer has heard secrets by the Holy Spirit on how to be a winner, how to have your prayers answered. I want to hear a few of these secrets when we come back. Be right back.
Sid Roth: I'm having fun here. I hope you are, Jennifer Eivaz. Jennifer, I know you have learned from a lifetime of the supernatural secrets to having all your prayers answered. Tell me a couple.
Jennifer Eivaz: The first is that we actually know who is behind our circumstances, who is behind our negative circumstances. So many times we actually give credit to the wrong source, things that are happening that are bad to us. We give credit to God for that. Many people do.
Sid Roth: What would you say to someone that says, okay, I know the devil is doing it, but why is God allowing it?
Jennifer Eivaz: Exactly. And so we don't realize that God has given us authority by his Word, by his name to actually pray and see something change.
Sid Roth: Tell me a second thing.
Jennifer Eivaz: A second thing would be learning to pray in agreement. This is huge, especially family matters. You've got one person one thing and another person praying another thing. What is God going to do? Sometimes when somebody is, it seems like they're terminally ill. It seems like they're dying. Well are they supposed to go or are they supposed to stay? You have people praying all sorts of different ways.
Sid Roth: So you don't have the agreement.
Jennifer Eivaz: They don't have the agreement and God respects unity and agreement. These are simple keys, but they're very supernatural keys. We miss them all the time. We could see so many prayers answered if we just get those two things.
Sid Roth: Now talking about authority, tell me that Christmas story.
Jennifer Eivaz: One of the things that I learned, and I said it previously, is that we have authority in the areas that we've been delivered ourselves. We know how to get people free. And so one Christmas my husband was sharing with the church, and he's pastor. And he was ministering on the Sunday morning service, and he said to the church, he said, "Fathers, I want you to learn to pray for your families". And he gave the whole church a challenge, especially to the dads, learn to pray for your family. Well one family in particular took up that challenge. And so the stepfather at the Christmas meal, he decided, I'm going to pray for the Christmas meal. And so he had his wife there and he had his stepson there, and then the other children. And so as he prayed for the meal, well guess what happened? His stepson was actually dabbling in the occult and they didn't know it until the father prayed over the meal, and then he began to levitate. And so they didn't know what to do with that.
Sid Roth: And by the way, so many young people are in it and they don't realize how dangerous it is. It is dangerous. You play with a Ouija board, the spirit that is moving your hand to have it say things will then go right inside of you. You know, if I'm putting a little fear of fooling around with the demonic side of the supernatural, good, it's healthy. It's dangerous.
Jennifer Eivaz: So they called the church and they asked for help. And so there was three of us and we actually went to their house on Christmas Eve to help this young boy get free. And so my two other partners began to pray to cast the spirit out, but nothing happened. But then when I began to pray, now remember, I've been delivered from the occult, and so I have authority there because of that. And so I grabbed him by the shoulders and I commanded the cultic spirit to leave him. And he tensed up, which means that he was manifesting, but he was going to break. He tensed up and then within about 30 seconds it left him. [Sid: I can't let you go unless you comment right now on something that is very important to you, prophetic intercession. What does that mean?
Jennifer Eivaz: That is the prayer that prophesies. There's the prayer that's what we call a petition. I'm asking God to do XYZ. And then there is the prayer that prophesies. I know God's will for something and so I speak it out as if God was speaking it, and it's as if God is actually saying it, but he's saying it through me and will come to pass. And it's that strong of a prayer. And prophetic intercession is just as much a part of prayer as petition is and some of the other aspects of prayer.
Sid Roth: I want you to pray for people. I know you have special authority over mental illness.
Jennifer Eivaz: Yes.
Sid Roth: Any mind type diseases, Alzheimer's, bones. Pray right now.
Jennifer Eivaz: I just prophesy over your body right now. I prophesy to your mind that you have a sound mind. God has not given you a spirit of fear. He has given you power and love, and a sound mind. And so I break mental illness off of you. I command your mind to come together in the name of Jesus. I command your sanity to come back. I command your chemicals to balance out. I command a reversal in Alzheimer's and dementia right here and right now. I even speak to your bones. I command your bones to be healed, your broken bones to set themselves right now, for fractures to heal, for knees to be healed, backs to be healed, discs to be healed. Your body made whole, I prophesy it in Jesus's name.
Sid Roth: You know, how much more do you need to see? You have sins. There's none righteous, no not one. Jesus died in your place. If you will believe that and believe that his blood washed away your sins and just say it with your mouth, I believe that Jesus washed my sins. I'm sorry for what I've done. Please forgive me. Jesus, come and live inside of me and be my Lord. If you will do that right now with your own words, I just prayed that two-word prayer and I got set free. I didn't know what I was doing. Here was my prayer: Jesus, help!