Sid Roth - Satan Tried to Kill Me, But God Wouldn't Let Him
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. What would cause a man that has seen thousands of miracles under his ministry, whose mother was actually healed at a Kathryn Kuhlman service, kind of raised with Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, a diet of that. When he gets life-threatening cancer, resort to the best prayer he knows and the best medicine he knows rather than just prayer alone. I'm going to ask Pastor Rod Parsley 'why' in just a moment. Now Pastor Rod has been ministering for four decades. He pastors one of the most dynamic ministries in the country. And many years ago at the age of 27, he had an open vision, and I have to believe that when you went through what you just went through that no one should have to do it.
Rod Parsley: Yes.
Sid Roth: You were reminded of that vision.
Rod Parsley: I was, Sid. First of all, thanks for having me. I like to be right in the middle of things that are supernatural and I know that you do as well. In 1984, when I was standing on the platform of our church and the entire back wall of the sanctuary, we call it a tabernacle, disappeared. Suddenly I saw a scene play out before my very eyes. It was more real than the camera I'm looking at right now, and God entered that scene. I saw what I recognized to be the presence of Satan himself. As my eyes went upward I saw a crown upon his head. The skyline of that crown was my home city, Columbus, Ohio, twinkling like stars in the heaven where the lights in the buildings wrapped around his head. And suddenly a sword appeared. It made three revolutions, smote the enemy against the back of his knees. He fell over to the side and that crown rolled off his head, and suddenly as if you would zip a zipper, it was gone. The back wall was back and I began to shout out of my spirit, I began to shout, "I'm brave enough, I'm strong enough to pick up that crown and place it on the head of our savior". Well now at 60, God said I'm about to enter, "You're about to enter your third phase of Gospel ministry. I'm going to place a seven times greater anointing on you for healing, deliverance and salvation of the people of God". And I said, "I'll take it".
Sid Roth: Your voice was tried to silence, but you I heard you say something good. I heard you say that now it's seven times the anointing on your voice.
Rod Parsley: Amen.
Sid Roth: Seven times.
Rod Parsley: Amen. I'm going to reach seven times more people. It's going to reach seven times more souls for the Kingdom, seven times more healings, seven times more demonstration of signs and wonders, and miracles.
Sid Roth: Now I'm going to take you back and I want you to tell me what happened. It was the month of June 2015.
Rod Parsley: Yes.
Sid Roth: You were shocked to your core. What happened?
Rod Parsley: I was. I had a little bit of a sore throat, which when you live in Ohio and you're baptized in pollen several times a year, you know. Saw my general practitioner, he said, "Well I don't see anything, but this has been going on long enough, I think we need to have you scoped". So I saw the surgeon and he said, "Yes, there's something there". And he scheduled an appointment to go ahead and have vocal chord surgery. Well I called my team together and my precious wife Joni got in the middle of that meeting and produced a little piece of paper. She said, "God spoke to me that the enemy was going to attack your voice with cancer". Yes.
Sid Roth: And so she probably didn't want to tell you because she didn't want to put power behind it.
Rod Parsley: No she didn't, exactly. So she didn't tell me. She began to pray. She said, "But now that I've seen this manifest, you are not," she gave me a word of knowledge, "you are not to have surgery". And I found out later had I had that surgery my vocal chords in all probability would have been irreversibly damaged and I probably never would have preached again.
Sid Roth: So from now on you're going to listen to your wife.
Rod Parsley: I'm going to listen to her. Happy wife, happy life. [Applause]
Sid Roth: Now there are many people that would say, well that's a lack of faith to have medicine and prayer. What would you say to them?
Rod Parsley: I would say this: God the Holy Spirit, I believe that every good thing comes from our Father. I believe that, Sid, with all my heart. I do not believe that God gives people sickness and disease to teach them. However, I do believe that in the process we are all taught.
Sid Roth: Now you told me that you knew instantly this wasn't something natural, this was demonic.
Rod Parsley: Yes.
Sid Roth: It was the devil.
Rod Parsley: Absolutely.
Sid Roth: So what was your strategy?
Rod Parsley: Well I've always believed that we need to treat sickness and disease, and shake it like a rat terrier shakes a mouse, that we should treat it like a rattle snake in the floor board of our automobile. It's not of God. It's not of God's Kingdom. We live in a cursed planet. When our son Austin, our only son, was three years of age we received the diagnosis of a life sentence, autism. He was to never go to school, never read a book. My wife and I pulled the van over to the side of the highway and we said, "God, what do you want us to do"? And he said, "You know what to do. Get my Word on it. Attack it spiritually. Attack it in the natural and attack it with a seed". And I said, "I'm going to do all three". And my son just graduated from college with a 4.0 grade point average. Now when I was attacked all of those naysayers started eating at me, and some of you have had, in fact, I'm speaking to hundreds right now who have had a diagnosis and you feel like it is a lack of faith for you to take a medication, for you to see a doctor. Let me tell you what to do. Do what I did. Attack it every way you can. When you are in the middle of the battle and the enemy of your soul is threatening to take away the multitude of souls that are in for God's Kingdom, the thousands of people that will be healed today as we pray together, when he wants to stop all that, when he's coming in the trenches after you, grab whatever weapon is at your disposal. The important thing is give all the glory to God because he's going to bring you out.
Sid Roth: I like that. Now you did, you attacked, if you can just briefly tell me the four things you did, and I might add, you are still doing.
Rod Parsley: I'm still doing. Sid, God spoke to me, Proverbs 4:20 was the first scripture that he gave me when I received that diagnosis. Proverbs 4:20: "My son, I'm his. He identifies with me". The Lord Jesus identifies with you when he taught you to pray "Our Father". He's not just Jesus's Father, he's your Father. Our Father. "My son, attend to my words. Incline your ear to my sayings for they are life to you". And I studied that out. It actually says they are medicine to all your flesh. And God said to me, "You take it and you take it twice a day for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. You speak my Word". And then he said, "Get a prayer cloth. Touch and agree". If any two on Earth agree, as we're going to do in just a few moments with you, touching anything that we shall ask, it shall be done for us by our Father which is in Heaven. Number three: receive Holy Communion every single day. Remember that Christ is in you and you are in him, as he is in the Father, and the Father is in him. And number four: use the Jehovah names of God. Seven times greater anointing is going to be released to you this very day. In fact, I speak to you now under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I say to every cancer cell to die in your body now and for a living life giving cell to replace it. I command that you have no negative side effects from any treatment or medication, or supplement that may be given to you. I stand before you now, sitting here in this chair. They did 28 radiation treatments. My throat had third degree burns inside and outside.
Sid Roth: How many side effects did you have?
Rod Parsley: Zero.
Sid Roth: That's what I thought.
Rod Parsley: Zero. I rebuke those side effects from chemotherapy. I rebuke the side effects of radiation treatment. I declare and decree by the power of the Word of God that his holy anointing breaks through to you now and sets you free, spirit, soul and body.
Sid Roth: What was the final report on that horrific life-threatening cancer that you had?
Rod Parsley: Absolutely cancer-free.
Sid Roth: Wow! We'll be right back with Pastor Rod Parsley and a message that had he not been healed you would never hear.
Sid Roth: Now Rod, you say it all started with a promise.
Rod Parsley: Yes.
Sid Roth: When 11 Jewish men were looking up in the sky and it started with a promise.
Rod Parsley: Can you imagine that moment? These men had walked with him. They watched him wipe the blindness from Bartimaeus's eyes. They watched him stop the woman's issue of blood. They watched him walking on the water, at Jairah's house, raising the dead. And then everything went awry. They saw him nailed to that cross. It was finished. They wrapped him in grave clothes. They put him in the borrowed tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. He was dead and they knew it. Everyone knew it. And then suddenly on the third day the stone got rolled away. He appeared to them again. And then just as quickly they saw him rise from Mt. Olivet overlooking the Kidron Valley. They saw him become smaller and smaller, and smaller until he vanished out of sight. And an angel came and declared, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye here gazing? This same Jesus," not a different one, "this same Jesus," exact in every essential detail and quality, "this same Jesus that you see go away shall come again in like manner". Now think about that. A lot today would want us to believe that we're going to metamorphosize our way into the coming of Christ. Look, he came with a shout, he got up with a shout and he's coming back with a shout and that promise he will come again is assured today as it was when those 22 eyes watched him leave Mt. Olivet. He will come again in like manner as we have seen him go.
Sid Roth: Okay, that begs a question. The most graphic book for the End Times, the most graphic is called the Book of Revelation.
Rod Parsley: Yes.
Sid Roth: Why is it that so many Christians bypass that book or they bypass it for two reasons, one, they don't understand it and they're pragmatic.
Rod Parsley: Right.
Sid Roth: Because they can't understand it. I'm not going to waste my time.
Rod Parsley: Right.
Sid Roth: Or they think it's so filled with fear and gloom, and doom, and darkness that they don't want to touch it. Why is it?
Rod Parsley: Well I think it's because we as Christian ministers have, we put the em-pháh-sis on the wrong sil-law-bel. We put the emphasis on the wrong syllable. We're looking at the wrong thing. This is not the revelation of the Antichrist. This is not the revelation of three-headed, four-headed frog beast. This is the revelation of Jesus Christ of Nazareth given to his servant John on the Island of Patmos, 50 miles off the coast of Ephesus with nothing but wild beasts for company.
Sid Roth: You know, when I heard you teach on the Book of Revelation, you did something that I didn't see before. You put together a timeline.
Rod Parsley: Right.
Sid Roth: And as people understand the timeline and just the brief teaching on some of the things going on, I believe anyone can read the Book of Revelation with understanding from Heaven, but it must be important because it's the only book that promises a blessing.
Rod Parsley: Yes.
Sid Roth: And maybe that's why so many people are blocked from reading it because the devil doesn't want them to have a blessing.
Rod Parsley: That's it. Go ahead and preach, Sid. Preach on. That's absolutely it. The devil attacked my vocal chords because he didn't want me to speak. The devil attacks our desire for the Book of Revelation because it's our book. It's the finale. So the adversary wants you to be fearful today of what's coming next. God recorded the End Time for us, let us know exactly what's going to happen and told us we win. So all you have to do is read it.
Sid Roth: So you don't see it as a book of gloom and doom, you see it as a book of victory.
Rod Parsley: Look, the church of Jesus Christ is not even seen in a book of revelation on Earth after Revelation, Chapter 2. It's about God's determined dealings, which you love so much, with the Nation of Israel. The seven years of tribulation is not for believers. Three and half years of tribulation, three and half years of great tribulation like the world has never seen. But we'll be in Heaven faster than a flea who struck the pavement, faster than a wheel ever turned upon an axle. The magnificent magnitude of Christ perfect person sweeping out, can you imagine it, from north to south and east to west. It won't matter where you are if you're born again.
Sid Roth: Now you're talking about an immediate transition. Explain.
Rod Parsley: Immediate. I often when I'm preaching tell folks to do this, just as quick as you can... blink your eye, absent from the body, present with the Lord. God said, "Before your mind, your brain can transmit the electrical impulse for you to say my name I'll be there". Before. That fast he's coming. And so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Sid Roth: Did you know that when John saw Jesus on the throne he didn't just say one throne, he saw many. Want to know who was on the other thrones? The answer will shock and surprise many of you.
Sid Roth: You have this timeline which just makes the Book of Revelation so simple. What is next on the prophetic timeline?
Rod Parsley: Well we're right now in the church age. The very next event will be when the magnificent magnitude of his person sweeps out from north to south and east to west, and his appearing in the sky, spoken in verse, that's noted in Chapter 4, we will be caught up, reposo, we will be raptured off this planet and then we'll begin the seven years of tribulation, three and half and three and a half, which will culminate the last day of the tribulation period becomes the first day of the Second Coming, which begins the millennial reign of Christ when he steps on the Mount of Olives and the bitter waters become sweet, and he sets up his earthly kingdom on the Temple Mount in that restored temple, the third temple, and rules and reigns for a thousand years. At the end of the thousand years, final judgment, the end of final judgment, eternity.
Sid Roth: You know, John saw thrones.
Rod Parsley: He did.
Sid Roth: Who's going to be on those thrones? We know Jesus is on the throne.
Rod Parsley: Right.
Sid Roth: But who's going to be on the thrones?
Rod Parsley: Can you imagine it, Sid? I know we can't. Eyes not seen, ears not heard, hasn't even been able to enter into our hearts the things that God has for us. Those thrones, they're meant for those who have had their robes washed white in the lamb's blood of life. That's right. You're going to have one and I'm going to have one. And if you don't want yours I'm big enough to sit on two.
Sid Roth: Get right with God. Tell him you're sorry for your sins. You believe the blood of Jesus is amazing grace. Ask him to live inside of you and be your Lord.