Sid Roth - Secrets for Supernatural Wealth with Craig Hill
My guest says there are forces in the invisible world that cause people to obtain tremendous wealth or paralyzing poverty. Next on this edition of It's Supernatural!
Sid Roth: Hello. I'm Sid Roth your investigative reporter and I have a gentleman here that is an expert on the supernatural connected with finances. And many people think, "Finances? Supernatural"? Yes. There are forces in the invisible world that could cause someone to become fabulously wealthy or literally crippled with poverty. Craig, give me an example of someone that you taught that used the principle and as a result their life and whole destiny changed.
Craig Hill: I had a man that came to me several years ago, Sid, that really was in poverty and had been in poverty most of his life. He wasn't homeless, but he was on the verge of being homeless. He was living with somebody else. He had not ever owned a home of his own or really never even had the money to rent an apartment, had always been having to live with other people, had great difficulty keeping a job, that sort of thing. And he came to me and was looking for some counseling, not even in that area, but other areas of his life. These things seem a lot of times to go all together, you know, different sorts of things like that. And I began to share with him some of the principles that I have found of getting involved in the supernatural with finances and starting to give his life to God and see what would happen in his life. And so with this particular man I shared with him some of these principles and he had a very amazing thing happen. He came to me initially with 50 cents. Matter of fact he told he had absolutely nothing. And I just felt a boldness rise up in me and I said, "I don't believe you don't have nothing. Everybody has something". And he said, "Well I have nothing". So I said, "Empty your pockets and empty your wallet". And turns out he had 50 cents that fell out. And I said, "I knew you had something".
Sid Roth: Did he have a credit card?
Craig Hill: He didn't have a credit card and his wallet was full of air. That's all he had.
Sid Roth: Fifty cents. It's, I'd feel very uncomfortable walking around with no credit card and only 50 cents. But okay.
Craig Hill: I don't think this man was pleased about having only 50 cents, but that was all that he had. And what I suggested to him, I said, "You've done everything you know to do up to this point in time to try to change yourself and you haven't been able to change yourself". I said, "Why don't you try giving your life to God and see what God would do for you". And he said, "Well I guess that, I've done everything else. I'll try that". I said, "Here's what I want you to do". I said, "I believe there's a supernatural force that's been working against you all your life that you're not even aware of". And I said, "There's a principle I know of to break the power of that supernatural force that's been working against you". And so I suggested that what he would do is I said, "Let's pray to God and ask God how much of this 50 cents that you have that you're going to give to him". And he said, "Well I can't give any of it".
Sid Roth: Why?
Craig Hill: And he said...
Sid Roth: What can you buy for 50 cents?
Craig Hill: Yeah. What this guy said is he told me, "I live 16 miles away from here and it's in the snow, and I need 50 cents to get home on the bus". He said, "The bus doesn't take 40 cents, it doesn't take 30 cents. It takes 50 cents. And so I need the whole 50 cents to get home on the bus". I said, "Well you know what I believe? I believe that when you break the power of what's been working against you supernaturally and you begin to release the power of God in your life, that God is going to supernaturally supply what you need to get home". Now I know that's a very small thing, you, thinking about a bus ride, but it wasn't small to this man. He was in great fear. Well I can't give away any part of the 50 cents. I need the whole 50 cents. Well he decided after a little bit that he would go ahead and see if God would do something for him. So he gave away five cents.
Sid Roth: Let me ask you a question. Why does God want a nickel? Why?
Craig Hill: You know, that's an interesting question. A lot of people would think of that because a lot of people have heard, you know, televangelists or various people that maybe they think are just after money or something like that. And in this case I was able to tell the fellow, you've got to know that I'm not interested in your money. It's not the money that's going to do anything, but why is God interested in that five cents? Because what it does is it begins to change something on the inside of that man. What I found out, Sid, is that man's trust was in money. His trust wasn't in God. His trust was in money and what releases the supernatural power of God in a person's life, I have found, is when their trust is in God instead of in money. And so what that did when he gave away that five cents, that put him in a position of needing God to do something supernatural in his life. He no longer had the natural means to be able to get himself home except to walk the 16 miles in the snow. Now when he left my office he was still a little bit irritated, a little bit angry. He said well...
Sid Roth: I'm amazed he even did it, to be candid.
Craig Hill: Really. I mean, but he said, "Well I'll try it and if you say God will do something I'll try it". Well he walked out of the office a little bit angry, and he came back the next week, and he said, "An amazing thing happened". He said, "You wouldn't believe it". I said, "I bet I would". He said, "When I walked out of your office even angry and irritated," he said, "I went down to the bus stop and I was waiting for the bus and muttering about how I was probably going to have to walk home". He said, "I looked down and at the base of the bus stop sign there was five cents, right, there was a nickel sitting right there". He said, "I didn't even recognize it as God". He said, "I just picked it up. I didn't know it was supernatural". He says, "I said to myself, sure is lucky I found this". And he said, "I was half way home on the bus before it even dawned on me that was God who did that". And he said, "When I began to acknowledge God," he said, "something began to change on the inside of me because I said, God, you found me. God you really do who I am. You know where I live. You actually know me personally. You found me and you care about me and you got me this nickel so I could get home".
Sid Roth: That's a great, great feeling to know that God cares about an individual. It wasn't the nickel. It was knowing that God knew his name, knowing that God responded to that prayer. So what happened next?
Craig Hill: That was powerful for him. Then when he got home he said, "You know, when I got home I found an unexpected check for five dollars that had come to me in the mail". And he said, "I just recognized that was, just again, just a token of God's love, of God multiplying the five cents that I had given and it came back a hundredfold in one day to be five dollars". And he said, "Not that five dollars is any great thing". But he said, "What it really demonstrated to me is that God really knows me, that there really is something moving in the supernatural realm". And he said, "I noticed that I had broken that negative power that had been working against me all my life, causing me to trust in money to the extent that all I had was 50 cents". And he came in the next week and he said, "I got two dollars this week". He says, "I want to give some of that to God and see what God is going to do". And what I noticed happen in this man's life is his trust changed from being in money as a source.
Sid Roth: But how about a period of time that elapsed. Is that still true?
Craig Hill: How do you mean that?
Sid Roth: In other words, is he still out of this rut?
Craig Hill: Yes.
Sid Roth: Or did he just slip back?
Craig Hill: No. It was life changing for him because for the first time in his life, Sid, this man saw that God really was somebody that he could trust as opposed to trusting in money and that changed his whole life. And what I saw week after week, after week as I continued to meet with this man is that he had two dollars the next week, and the next week he had substantially more. And it was only a few weeks before he had a regular job and then he had an apartment of his own, which was the first time in his life.
Sid Roth: That sounds wonderful. But you say what's a nickel? What is five dollars? What is getting a job? That doesn't mean a whole lot to me. I have a job. Well we're going to find out in the next segment about what happens when you use these principles in the stock market. We’ll be right back after this.
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth your investigative reporter. I know you didn't go away because I said, how do these principles work that affect the invisible world with something more than a nickel or five dollars? How about the stock market? Let's go to Janie DuVall in the control room, producer of It's Supernatural, and what happened to you, Janie?
Janie DuVall: All my life I've always had problems with finances. I wasn't in debt. So but when I listened to Craig's teaching, it totally changed because I never could get ahead. But I listened to his teaching, because I was wondering, what is it? Why am I not getting ahead? And then I realized he had all these principles. And I found the key for me, and the key was that I needed to pay my father back. Now my father told me that I didn't have to pay him back. He had, he loaned me some money and he said, "Oh you don't have to pay me back". But I realized that...
Sid Roth: So why would you pay him back if he said you don't have to pay him back?
Janie DuVall: You know, that's what I thought. I don't have to pay him back. But Craig, in Craig's teaching he explained it all and I realized, I need to keep my word and start paying my father back. Even if I feel like I don't have the money I need to start just giving him a little at a time. Well the moment I made that decision and my husband and I agreed to it, someone owed me money for a year and a half for some music that I composed and I just felt I was never going to get that music. Well a few days, the money for that music, a few days later, the money came in for that. So here was money owed to me and that came in. And then there was an item that I was trying to sell for, oh about a year or a year and a half, and it was this ring. And I would put ads in the paper. I could never sell it. About a few weeks after that, I put one ad in the paper, sold the ring in a second. Well all of a sudden, people started giving me things. I would need something and all of a sudden they would give me what I needed. They didn't even know that I needed that. And this started happening more and more. But then I started, I was interested in the stock market, but I lost money in it and I was really not that interested.
Sid Roth: Well that's kind of difficult to lose money in the stock market with the market that we've had.
Janie DuVall: Well I was. I would get scared and just say, forget it, and just take my money out, and I kept on losing and losing, and losing. But all of a sudden, I started getting dreams and these were dreams from God, and he would tell me about a specific stock, a specific price, where to buy it. And this has been happening over and over, and all of a sudden there's been an incredible increase. And that's just one of the things that's been happening when I listened to his teaching.
Sid Roth: Craig Hill, how do you explain this from the invisible world? What did she tap into when she returned the money to her father, which she didn't even have to do?
Craig Hill: What I found happened, Sid, a lot of times people don't realize that there are supernatural forces involved in very natural aspects. I mean, money is a very natural thing. All of us have to deal with it every day. People don't realize it, what I found that people don't know is that there is literally a spirit whose purpose it is to cause people to trust in money, to focus on money, to impoverish certain people and to enrich other people, but to cause their whole lives, to focus and center around money. In the Bible, this spirit was identified and talked about as the spirit of mammon. And what a lot of people don't realize is that...
Sid Roth: I've heard mammon means money.
Craig Hill: Yeah. A lot of people just thought mammon means money. But many don't realize is that that actually is a spirit in the demonic realm that works and it, in past centuries, had drawn people to worship it. As a matter of fact, Philistine people, 2000 years ago, worshiped this very spirit called mammon as an idolatrous or false god, these people worshiped it. And a lot of people think, well that was just a long time ago. That doesn't exist any more today. But you find it sure does exist today and that very spirit is impacting people's lives and hinders many, many people like Janie was just sharing, causes people to focus on money, causes people to sort of to forget about debts they owe, not get around to keeping their word, some of those kind of things. And I believe what Janie just shared, what happened, Sid, is that when she changed the way that she was dealing with her father, her father had said, here, I'll lend you some money, pay me back when you can. And of course we all know, when you can comes, that never comes.
Sid Roth: And eventually the parents say, well it's so difficult. Let's just forget it. Let's wipe the slate clean.
Craig Hill: Right. Sometimes they do, do that. What she did though in this case is she used the correct principle, which was she stepped up to her debt, acknowledged it, and instead of focusing, and this is what so many people do with finances, they focus on what they don't have and can't do, and what they need to focus on is what they do have and what they can do, and that's what Janie did. She focused on what she had and began to pay her father a little bit at a time to begin to pay him back. And again, like in the last segment we were talking about that fellow's nickel that he gave, it's not so much the nickel that does anything. And here, the amount she paid her father was not, that wasn't the significant part, it was that she acknowledged the debt and began to pay him that changed something in the supernatural realm, broke the power of the way this spirit had been controlling her life, hindering her.
Sid Roth: I mean, I've seen it because I work with her and she told me about one stock that she bought that went from a few pennies to dollars. I mean, talk about a hundredfold. And God told her to buy it. But this did not happen until this spirit was broken. Tell me some ways that we can identify the spirits attacking us.
Craig Hill: Well this spirit causes a focus on money. Another thing this spirit does is it keeps people awake at night worrying about, am I going to have enough money, am I going to be able to pay my bills, lots of worry and fear, and anxiety. Impulse buying is another symptom of it. You can't say no to, you know, people would get home many times and say to their marriage partner, I bought such and such. And the partner says, well what is it good for? What are we going to use it for? And the person says, well I don't know what we use it for, but it was a cheap. I got a bargain. I got a deal. And so this spirit causes people to buy things they don't even need. This spirit causes people's minds to be consumed with money that people just think, if I just had more money my problems would be over.
Sid Roth: Does this sound like you? If it does, we're going to tell you how to break that spirit off of your life. We'll be right back after this.
Sid Roth: We wanted to discuss how to break the power of this spirit in the invisible world by the name of mammon.
Craig Hill: Yes.
Sid Roth: How do we do it?
Craig Hill: Yes. You know, a lot of times people that recognize the spiritual forces, but I liken them to television waves. A person may not recognize their television waves right in their room at the moment. But that's not a theory, that's not a concept. That's not an idea. Everybody watching this broadcast right now is experiencing the reality of television waves even though they didn't know they were there until they turned on that TV set. Well the spirit of mammon is just like that. A lot of times people don't recognize its presence, but they see the symptoms of it, some of those things that we were mentioning earlier in the broadcast, today. And so how do you break the power of it? Well the first thing is to recognize that it is indeed influencing your mind, that it's influencing your actions, that it's influencing the way you think and causing you to be in continual bondage to debt. So you recognize it. The second thing is what I found, what people need to understand is it's not just a matter of breaking one thing without replacing it with something. And so it's like a volumetric displacement that needs to take place. It's like if air is bad in your fuel tank, how do you get rid of all the air in your fuel tank? Well you don't just hook up a vacuum pump and try to suck all the air out of your fuel tank. So with this negative supernatural force of the spirit of mammon working in somebody's life, it's not just a matter of ridding your life of that and breaking its power, we want to replace it with something that is supernatural that's going to do some good. So if you want to get all the air out of your fuel tank you replace it with fuel. And so as the tank fills up with fuel it naturally evacuates all the air. So what do we want to do with our lives? Well we want to break the power of spirit of mammon and replace its influence with the spirit of God. So we want to give our lives to God and allow God then to begin to fill our minds, fill our thinking, fill our lives, and God, just like what happened to Janie, where that spirit of mammon had had a control and she was focusing on money, when she changed that focus.
Sid Roth: She actually went against that spirit.
Craig Hill: Yeah.
Sid Roth: And by going against it, what happens?
Craig Hill: Yeah. She said, I am going to give my life to God in this area. I'm going to let God begin to supernaturally rule my life in this area. And you know when you do that, the spirit of God comes and fills your life, and breaks the power of that spirit of mammon.
Sid Roth: Give me one specific thing I can do to break that spirit.
Craig Hill: One thing that you can do right there is you begin to give money. Giving is a very practical thing that a person can do because the spirit of mammon says money is the source, and that's not the truth. God is the source. So when you begin to give money, which is what that fellow did. We talked about it in the first part of this broadcast. It begins to break the power of mammon.
Sid Roth: Okay. What about someone, and I'm talking about just about everyone that's watching us now.
Craig Hill: Yes.
Sid Roth: That owes a lot of money because something called plastic, credit cards are just occupying, have made it so easy.
Craig Hill: Yes.
Sid Roth: And commercials are so good.
Craig Hill: Yes.
Sid Roth: That they bought so much junk that now it doesn't make sense to give money when you should be paying off your credit cards, because let's face it, you've got a family you have to provide for.
Craig Hill: Sure. There's two things that I think always need to happen. We always need the supernatural power of God and we need to do very practical things as well. So one very practical thing someone could do is right now go get those plastic card that are controlling your life and you can heat your oven up to 350 degrees, put them on a Teflon cookie sheet, put them in for about four minutes and make yourself a very nice wall hanging.
Sid Roth: Yes. But someone has already done that. Now what does he do?
Craig Hill: Now the next thing they need to do is they need make a list of every one of those companies and people that they owe money to, like Janie did, even including relatives. And often times people forget their own family members. And what you do is acknowledge, first of all, those debts, step up to those debts, contact them.
Sid Roth: Now most people want to stay away from the people they owe the money to.
Craig Hill: Sure. And that is that spirit of mammon working in their life, filling them with fear. It's a negative supernatural force in a person's life. The way you break it is by doing exactly the opposite, so that you go to every one of those creditors, make an agreement with them. And what I found so many times, Sid, is that doing that thing which is a very natural thing to do, releases God to do very supernatural things. And I found that...
Sid Roth: What type of an agreement could they make with someone they own money to a credit card?
Craig Hill: Suppose you owe a creditor an amount of money that is not possible for you to pay at this point in time. And obviously, a component of this, we don't have a lot of time to talk about now is to create a budget so you know what you're dealing with, so you know how much you have to allocate to creditors. But then you go to that creditor and you allocate a certain amount to that creditor. Let's say you owe them $300 a month. It's not possible to pay 300 a month. You can go to the creditor and say, look, would you be willing to receive $75 a month? That's what I can do.
Sid Roth: Yes, but if you do the 75 with that compounding of interest you keep getting in a hole.
Craig Hill: That's right. So in the natural nothing will ever change.
Sid Roth: No.
Craig Hill: You'll always just be going downhill. But we're not looking to the natural here to change things. We're looking to the supernatural. We're talking about this principle, that when people do the natural thing in breaking the power of the spirit of mammon, they're releasing the power of the spirit of God and God will do supernatural things. And I have seen thousands of dollars of debt cancelled.
Sid Roth: I want to hear of one person, one real person that has had a miracle, a supernatural miracle.
Craig Hill: Sure. I know one man actually. This was a man that lived in South Africa that owed a massive debt to a corporation and hid from it for years, just kept trying to get away from it. He finally understood this principle and went to all of his creditors, including this particular one, a company to whom he owed a lot of money, and all he could pay was one rand per month. A rand is about 20 cents of a U.S. dollar, so it's a pretty small amount.
Sid Roth: Nothing.
Craig Hill: Yeah, close to nothing. And he said, that's all I can, I want to pay this debt, I acknowledge this debt, but by stepping up to that debt and offering to pay that one rand, which he did consistently for over a year's time paid that rand every single month to that company. At the end of the year, the company called him up and said, you know, we just feel like we'd like to release you from the debt. We're going to cancel it and we're going to release you from that debt. And it was many thousands of rand that were cancelled when he stepped up to his debt. He saw something supernatural happen.
Sid Roth: You know one of the big problems I believe is not just the spirit of mammon, but a spirit of fear. There are people that are watching right now that you are fearful of what is going to happen. You don't know the future, but you can know the one that knows your future, the one that says, "Not two sparrows fall to the ground without my heavenly Father being aware of it". And of how much more value are you than the sparrows? I have every hair on your head numbered. Trust me. Put me first. Start by repenting of your sins, telling God that you're sorry because against him and him alone have you sinned, and ask him to forgive you and plead the blood of Jesus over your sins, and he says, he'll just wash them away as if they never existed. And nothing is going to separate you from the love of God. And then ask God, who is love, to come and live inside of you. Perfect love casts out all fear. If you'll say that prayer right now, I make Jesus my Lord. Lord Jesus come inside of me. Take over my life. I love you, Lord. I want to know you. I don't want to know about you. I want to know you. You're real. There's an urgency for someone to do this right now. The choice is yours. God has already made His move. He says, I want you, I love you, I need you. It's a destiny on your life. There's a purpose, purpose.