Sid Roth - Miraculously Healed of Severe Brain Damage
Sid Roth: Hello, I'm Sid Roth. I'm on location here in beautiful Redding, California, because there's literally an outbreak of the miraculous at Bethel church. I can't believe the pastor and the staff! I've never seen such supernatural love! Even one of the members of our team said, 'Sid, for the first time in my life I've seen the glory cloud"! I mean, she was wasted, let me tell you! Medical doctors are sending their incurable cancer patients to this church. That's what should happen in churches, next, on this edition of It's Supernatural.
Sid Roth: Hello, I'm Sid Roth, your investigative reporter, and I'm sitting here with Cindy Eddy, and unless you saw these medical records that I have right here, you wouldn't believe it. Cindy, it says here, and this isn't even the most recent report, that there is a past history of dyslexia with 13 reversals, and I can't even read some of these other words. What basically happened to your brain?
Cindy Eddy: Well, I was born with severe brain damage. I came way too early. I was premature, and my mother had difficulty during labor, and so I had brain damage. They didn't understand the extent of it until I was about 13. I couldn't read or write. I...
Sid Roth: Could you you could not read up to age 13?
Cindy Eddy: Right. I couldn't read.
Sid Roth: Right, but it must have been kind of hard in school. They must have called you dumb, names!
Cindy Eddy: Oh, yes! I got called dumb, stupid. I didn't care about school and yet I wanted to learn. I was willing to learn. My mother would sit down with me and try to do homework with me and it was, like, for naught because I couldn't learn, and she knew something was really wrong, but no one could explain it to her. And then one time she saw on TV, she saw this list of items, that if your child might have learning disabilities to bring them down to this clinic and have them tested. And so she took me down there and they discovered that I had learning disabilities and the reason why I couldn't read and write is because I didn't see things as most people see them. I saw things, like, backwards and jumbled up, and so they sent me to handicapped school.
Sid Roth: But you had some other problems in addition to that. You heard voices.
Cindy Eddy: Yes, I did. I heard voices all the time.
Sid Roth: Did you think that was normal?
Cindy Eddy: Yes. I thought everyone heard these voices.
Sid Roth: I can see why, you know, you would come up with that logical conclusion since you heard those, but all the time did you hear them or...
Cindy Eddy: Yes. They never were quiet.
Sid Roth: Like, as a little child?
Cindy Eddy: Yes, from the time I can remember, and...
Sid Roth: What would they say to you?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, they'd say you're dumb, you're stupid, you're worthless, or that person's out to get you and so you'd better do what they tell you to do because you'd better submit to them or things could get worse, things could be worse for you.
Sid Roth: Better submit to the voices?
Cindy Eddy: No, submit to the person who was around you, whoever it may be. It might be a teacher, it might be anyone, everyone. It was, submit to everyone else, but do not take my own authority over anything. Just stay still, be quiet, and do whatever they want you to do.
Sid Roth: And in addition to all of that, you were abused sexually.
Cindy Eddy: Yes, from the time I was real little, by cousins and family members, and then friends of the family.
Sid Roth: Did you tell your parents?
Cindy Eddy: No. I was too afraid to tell because some of them would tell me that if I did it would kill them, you know, emotionally, and I believed them, or other people told me they would kill them and my family members in front of me and then kill me.
Sid Roth: It looked to me like the deck was stacked against you. There's no way you could end up being normal with an environment like that. What changed these things in your life?
Cindy Eddy: Well, I've always believed in God. I've always prayed. I've always believed that he was there. I always spoke to God. I always knew he sent his angels to protect me because my life was in danger so many times that I just I felt angels there around protecting me and there were so many times when I should have been dead and I wasn't, and so as I grew up I just grew up thinking everybody went through something, that everybody had their stuff and they went they were going through the same think I was going through all the time, because that's the world we live in. That's what I believed. And so...
Sid Roth: What did you think about the world we live in?
Cindy Eddy: That I couldn't wait to die and get to heaven, because it was going to be much better in heaven than on earth, how it was here on earth.
Sid Roth: I mean, I can just picture what you're saying, having voices just pulling you down in an abusive situation at home, being told you're dumb and actually believing that you're dumb because you did have something physiologically wrong with your brain. I've got all these reports. So, again, what changed this roller-coaster to destruction?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, God changed it! I started going to church: when my second husband left me and I started going to church, and I got counseling and I asked Jesus into my heart, and I just didn't know that he wanted a relationship with me. I'd always spoken to him, but I didn't know that he wanted to be the love of my life and that he wanted to have this awesome relationship with me. I didn't know it was two-way. I thought it was just me talking to him and I didn't realize that...
Sid Roth: Most people are that way. Most why is it? Why do most people think that God can't speak to them?
Cindy Eddy: Usually I just thought that he wouldn't be interested, and I found out different. I found out his love and he wanted to pour out his spirit on his people, and just, his love. Like the first time I was prayed for I had this awesome vision.
Sid Roth: What?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, it was awesome. I was about 6 years old and Jesus was holding my hand, and there was this field of wildflowers and it was all in beautiful colors, my favorite colors: purple, pinks and blues.
Sid Roth: I can see!
Cindy Eddy: And they were really high. They were so high and Jesus was standing there, he was holding my hand. He said, "Would you like to walk with me down this field of wildflowers"? And I just looked up at him and I said, "But Jesus, I can't walk down there with you. The flowers are too tall and I'm so little". And so he went swooooosh! And he made me a path and he said, "See? Any time you feel angry or sad or lonely or want to be loved, just take a walk with me down this path of wildflowers. I made it all for you".
Sid Roth: Just out of curiosity, did you ever take that...
Cindy Eddy: Oh, yes, I have, at all different ages, and the last time I was grown up and I can go there any time. I can visit any time, any time I get sad.
Sid Roth: How do you feel when you walk in those wildflowers?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, in the awesome presence of God, just loved. Just, love that is beyond understanding.
Sid Roth: Well, what happened with those voices that you would hear constantly, that would pull you apart and tear you up?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, I got delivered.
Sid Roth: I'll tell you what. Hold that thought. We're going to be right back after this word.
Sid Roth: Hi, I'm Sid Roth. I'm having such a good conversation here with Cindy Eddy. I didn't realize you came back, but I'm glad you're here because everyone's on the edge of their seat and they want to find out, Cindy Eddy, you had brain damage. You couldn't read and everything was jumbled up, but you finally figured out how to read when you were how old?
Cindy Eddy: 13.
Sid Roth: But I imagine you didn't read too well.
Cindy Eddy: No.
Sid Roth: Could you remember much?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, I couldn't remember anything that I read. I mean, I would start one sentence and by the time I got down in the second sentence I'd forgotten what I read in the first sentence, so I had to continuously go back and therefore I had to concentrate really hard just to even read from the right side of the page because I tried to always start from the right and go to the left.
Sid Roth: So did you ever hold a book up to the mirror?
Cindy Eddy: Yeah, that's how they taught me how to read at the handicapped school.
Sid Roth: Really?
Cindy Eddy: They just held books up to the mirror.
Sid Roth: Yeah, you went to the handicapped school.
Cindy Eddy: Yes, for three years. It took them three years to teach me how to function.
Sid Roth: Okay, I asked you before we had that break about, what'd you do about that voice of I mean, and this was really an intelligent voice telling you awful things!
Cindy Eddy: No, I went and got prayer, and from my pastor, I was having counseling with him and he realized that I was hearing voices and he kept asking me, "Do you hear voices"? And I said no. I thought that was for some people that had some mental illness and I said, no, I don't hear voices, and so then he'd tell me what the voices were saying and he said, "You hear you're hearing voices". I said, "But everybody hears these voices"! He said, "No, Cindy", and he prayed over me and the voices were gone after he prayed, and I kept going like this, you know?
Sid Roth: Why?
Cindy Eddy: Because I just heard the voices they were gone! And I'd been delivered from so much, and, where are they? And he thought this would take nine counseling sessions just for healing and God did it in half an hour. I had anger and resentment, bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness, and it went...
Sid Roth: You know, as you're sharing that, I can feel the presence of God just like a river! It's getting deeper and deeper and deeper. Cindy, I must ask you this: what about the fact you can't remember a name, you don't by the way, you can't remember one thought after another? You're doing very well for someone that can't remember anything. But how did that change?
Cindy Eddy: God healed me. I came here to church on...
Sid Roth: This is the Bethel church doing this.
Cindy Eddy: Yeah, January 2, 1998. I remember the date.
Sid Roth: No, is that was the point of your brain that was missing: you couldn't remember any numbers!
Cindy Eddy: That's right, I couldn't remember numbers, names, just so many things, and so, I came here, I got prayed for, and God gave me an awesome vision of healing and he asked me I was on this operating table and Jesus was at my head and there was an angel on the right and an angel on the left.
Sid Roth: When you say help me out. What do you mean, you were on an operating table? Was this in the vision?
Cindy Eddy: In the vision that I had after prayer.
Sid Roth: Okay.
Cindy Eddy: And it was awesome, because Jesus asked me, he said, "Why didn't you go up and ask for healing when they called for people to come up for healing? Why didn't you ask for healing of your dyslexia"?
Sid Roth: Why didn't you?
Cindy Eddy: Well, it was a part of me! It was my identity. That's why I didn't know you could even ask for healing for that. I mean, I asked for healing of cancer. I've been healed of cancer, autoimmune disease...
Sid Roth: What kind of cancer?
Cindy Eddy: Cervical cancer.
Sid Roth: You were healed?
Cindy Eddy: Um hm.
Sid Roth: Through medicine?
Cindy Eddy: Well, I had surgery, but God healed me. God healed me during surgery because when they found the cancer, it was this close to my uterus, and God just took care of it because I should have been dead two weeks before that.
Sid Roth: Okay, what else has he healed you of?
Cindy Eddy: Autoimmune disease.
Sid Roth: And what is autoimmune disease?
Cindy Eddy: That is I had connective tissue disease, Scleroderma and Raynaud's disease, and it was also affecting my eyes.
Sid Roth: How do you remember these terms? No, we'll get to that. We'll get to that. Go ahead.
Cindy Eddy: Go back to the vision?
Sid Roth: Yeah, I guess we better go back to the operating table.
Cindy Eddy: Yeah, the operating table. Let's get back to the operating table. So I was on the operating table and God said, "Why didn't you go up for healing"? I said, "No, it was a part of me! I didn't think so". He said, "I want to heal you of dyslexia! Do you want to be healed? Are you ready"? I said, "Oh, yes, Jesus, I'm ready"! Well, then I had some fear and I started to get up off the table and he said, "No, it's okay. I have someone praying for you at your feet right now". And he showed me this man at my feet praying for me, which, later I found out there was a real man at my feet praying and God had told him to stay there the whole time. He didn't know why. He just stood there the whole time praying, and then when I got up, God released him to get up. And so God said, "I want to heal you". And I said, "Okay", so I finally accepted healing. He commanded the angel that was flying with this angel was flying with its hands cupped the whole length of my body on the operating table, and the other angel on the right was just staying there, hovering over Jesus, and so then he commanded the angel to put that part of my brain that was missing and put it in place, and then he, Jesus, started doing surgery on the part of my brain with all the disabilities. And so he said, "There, you're healed, now go testify of me". I said, "Go testify of you? Okay". And he said, "You still do not believe I have done this", and I said, "Oh, I didn't even know that I didn't believe it". He said, "I want you to get up. I want you to run and go read a page in your Bible". And I said, "Run"?
Sid Roth: Could you normally read a page in your Bible?
Cindy Eddy: Well, it would take me a while but I couldn't...
Sid Roth: Understand.
Cindy Eddy: Yeah, persevere.
Sid Roth: Would you understand what you were reading?
Cindy Eddy: No, usually not. I usually it was real difficult to understand.
Sid Roth: Okay. What about running?
Cindy Eddy: Running, I said, "God, run"? Usually after I prayed I can't just get up and run.
Sid Roth: Why?
Cindy Eddy: Because I'm usually so much filled with the anointing I just can't get up, you know, that fast. So he said, "Run". I said, "Okay", so I got up. I was obedient and I ran and I picked up my Bible, and first of all I opened up my Bible and I opened it up to Psalm 2, 3 and 4, and that's the safety of the faithful where it tells them about the safety of the faithful, and I opened it up and I automatically went to the left side of the page. I mean, I didn't without even thinking I went right to the left and I just started reading and it was flowing out of my mouth. I did not have to concentrate hard at all...
Sid Roth: What would you normally do? Go to the right side?
Cindy Eddy: I'd go to the right and then I'd have to...
Sid Roth: Why?
Cindy Eddy: Because that's how my...
Sid Roth: Your dyslexia...
Cindy Eddy: Yeah! And that's how I would always read. I'd start at the right but then I'd have to concentrate really hard: 'oh, no, you've got to go to the left!' and so you go through this whole process. It takes forever just to read one sentence.
Sid Roth: You don't have to do all this junk!
Cindy Eddy: No! I just opened it up and I started reading and it started flowing, and my friend susan was there and she was watching this and I said, "God healed me of my dyslexia! He healed me"!
Sid Roth: Wait a second! Cindy! You couldn't remember one thought after another! You're just telling me everything like a shotgun: boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!
Cindy Eddy: I know! I know, praise God! It's God!
Sid Roth: What's my name?
Cindy Eddy: Sid Roth.
Sid Roth: We're going to be right back. I want to see her read. Don't go away.
Sid Roth: Hi, Sid Roth again. I'm enjoying myself so much on this interview. Come on, visit with us. I'm talking to Cindy Eddy, and Cindy, you had 21 brain dysfunctions based on testing, where?
Cindy Eddy: At Shasta college. I went back to college to I wanted to get a teaching degree for special education elementary school children, and so they tested me during the summer and...
Sid Roth: How'd you do on the 21 tests?
Cindy Eddy: Awful. I failed them.
Sid Roth: Every one of them?
Cindy Eddy: Yes, every one of them and the counselor came in and she didn't want to tell me that I had done so miserably because they were hoping that I'd be able to work on the special computers for people with learning disabilities and brain damage, and she said, "Well, you can't work on our computer program so you need to change your curriculum to something like maybe you could teach head start or something". And I said, well, why? And she said, "Because the part of your brain that does math and geography, which you need to take your CBEST test, is actually missing. It doesn't exist, and therefore if it existed and you were in an accident, say a swimming accident or something, then we could work with the damaged part of the brain, but since it doesn't even exist we can't do anything for you, and I insisted on trying, so I went.
Sid Roth: Cindy, don't tell me the exact street name, but what is the number of the house or apartment that you live in?
Cindy Eddy: The number is 625.
Sid Roth: And tell me that last four digits of your telephone number.
Cindy Eddy: 5914.
Sid Roth: Read from the Bible for me.
Cindy Eddy: Okay.
Sid Roth: And when God told when you had this surgery and did an angel who replaced this brain? Was it Jesus or an angel?
Cindy Eddy: Jesus. Jesus commanded the angel to put that part of my brain in and he then did surgery on me.
Sid Roth: Okay, and the biggest shock is, you went to the Bible and for the first time in your life you didn't have to do all these mental exercises to be able to just read normally.
Cindy Eddy: Right, I just read it. I just opened up the book and I read...
Sid Roth: Read something to me.
Cindy Eddy: "The spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes. The oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of the heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that he may be glorified".
Sid Roth: Okay, Cindy, I know you can read and you read just fine.
Cindy Eddy: Yes.
Sid Roth: How did you feel and how did people react when you were able to read for the first time normal?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, they were shocked! They were shocked, and they were more shocked that I've been able to memorize scripture.
Sid Roth: Ah ha! Come on!
Cindy Eddy: Okay, Psalm 46:10: "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations: I will be exalted in the earth: and."..
Sid Roth: Before you had this surgery by the Lord...
Cindy Eddy: Oh before I would mix it up.
Sid Roth: ...Not by a human, could you have memorized that?
Cindy Eddy: No. I would mix everything up and that was a scripture that was in one of my Bible studies and I just struggled. That was a scripture that really meant something really to me, just to be still and know, know that he is God. And I could never get the whole thing all straight. It was always, I'd put the 'be still' at the end and then I'd put 'exalted among the nations', and I just would mix up nations and earth and I just mixed it all up, and I couldn't get it straight, and I knew that scripture was so special to me and so therefore that was one of the first ones that I memorized.
Sid Roth: What would life be like now if the Lord hadn't become real to you and did that supernatural surgery on your brain?
Cindy Eddy: Oh, I'd still be miserable, wanting to die, because that's what I did. I just I couldn't wait to get to heaven.
Sid Roth: Now, you pray for people. Do you like to pray for people?
Cindy Eddy: Yes, I love to pray for people.
Sid Roth: Tell me one person you prayed for, that you were able to see the results of.
Cindy Eddy: Oh, one person was this lady named Elaine and it was here at Bethel and it was during a service, and we were almost done with worship and she came up to me and asked me to pray for her leg. She was supposedly going to have to have surgery for amputation, and so I started praying for her and I kept praying, I kept praying, and then God showed me that she needed to forgive someone, that she had bitterness toward someone, and so I asked her, "Do you have any bitterness."..
Sid Roth: Let me ask you this: when you say God showed you, did you just have the thought? Did you hear his voice?
Cindy Eddy: Yes, I hear his voice. He tells me.
Sid Roth: He told you that.
Cindy Eddy: Um hm.
Sid Roth: That she needed to forgive someone.
Cindy Eddy: Yes.
Sid Roth: And how did she react?
Cindy Eddy: She said, "Oh, yes, that's it"! And so she started she started to she forgave that person and then God began healing her leg, and God healed her leg and it was during pastor bill's sermon and I'm, like, jumping up and down, going, "Jesus, thank you! Praise you"! And I was praising God for healing her. And so I said, "Did God tell you to go testify of him"? And she was, "Yes! He did! He told me to go testify to my."..
Sid Roth: How did you know?
Cindy Eddy: Because God told me.
Sid Roth: Okay, obviously.
Cindy Eddy: And she was having trouble with this because she didn't want to interrupt pastor bill's service and I said, "Come on"!, and so pastor bill says, "What's going on back there"? Because we were rejoicing.
Sid Roth: Listen, someone who is about ready to have a leg amputated is going to rejoice, let me tell you!
Cindy Eddy: And so I said, "God healed Elaine's leg! We need to testify! She needs to testify"! So we dragged her up and she testified of what God had done and how she had needed to forgive people and God...
Sid Roth: Forgiveness is important to receive healing. I mean, I've noticed for instance, I believe that if our viewers were to forgive everyone that ever hurt them, and then if we were to agree in prayer for healing, they'd be physically healed.
Cindy Eddy: Yes!
Sid Roth: I really believe that.
Cindy Eddy: I believe that.
Sid Roth: As a matter of fact, right now that's what I'd like you to do. You see, Jesus said, "I will forgive you with the same degree you forgive other people". So how much do you want to be forgiven by God? 99.9? You won't go to heaven. "I will forgive you with the same degree you forgive other people". So I want you to I know they don't deserve it, but did you deserve forgiveness? Listen, daddy knows what's best and what is best is to do what the Bible tells you. That's his will, so say this prayer with me: dear God, out loud, right now, wherever you are, say it! It's going to change your life! Dear God, please forgive me for every sin I've ever committed, in Jesus' name. I choose to forgive everyone that has ever hurt me of anything. Now, Holy Spirit, tell them the names of the people they need to forgive, and just as names come forward, you say the names of those people just say them I choose to forgive these people in Jesus' name, and now, in the name of Jesus, I command your back to be healed, I command all pains to be gone, I command all viruses destroyed, I command cancer spirits out in the name of Jesus, heart conditions healed in Jesus' name, blood pressure normal in Jesus' name, be healed in the name of Jesus, and be filled with God's precious Holy Spirit.