Sid Roth - Enter Heaven's Atmosphere Where Nothing Is Impossible with Kent Henry
Sid Roth: My guest says it's easy to tune into the frequency of Heaven, when you combine prayer, worship, and music. God told my guest he could capture the atmosphere of Heaven on music CDs for prayers to be answered rapidly! Are you interested?
Sid Roth: Now most of you have probably heard of Kent Henry. He just informed he's done 60 worship albums. And the thing you've done for 42 years, your passion is to usher Believers into the presence of God. And I have to believe that's your passion, too! You want to be in the presence of God.
Kent Henry: Yes.
Sid Roth: But I'm going to take you back. you've been doing this for 42 years, but at 19, you're an athlete, you're a rock musician. you must have thought the world was your oyster! It was...
Kent Henry: Right, right.
Sid Roth: I mean everything was going right for you. But you were depressed!
Kent Henry: Right. After being a high-level athlete, and the lead singer in a band, at 15 1/2 depression came to my house. I thought I was king of the world, but Jesus saved my life. Four years later, some people mentioned Jesus to me. It was a family that I knew. I read a "Four Spiritual Laws" tract, and gave my life to Jesus. I've never looked back. He took depression right off of me, and I've been a happy camper ever since. It's been very powerful.
Sid Roth: Now, but you actually saw him, at 19? What happened?
Kent Henry: I'm glad you asked, because my mom was a beautician for 42 years, and I had been playing ice hockey, had long hair, and I was drying my hair late at night in her beauty shop with my drying my long hair, and I decided to look at the "Four Spiritual Laws" tract. And I read it and threw it down, and something said pick it up again. And I read it, "God loves you". There's a gap receive Jesus. So I said, "Jesus, I don't even know if You're real, but I'm asking You, come into my life, and ", and Sid, I tell you, out of the mirror in my mom's beauty shop, He appeared and stood in front of me, said, "You are My son. I love you". I was changed, like, I could not believe this supernatural experience, and that's what He wants to do for anybody that will call on on His name!
Sid Roth: Now this was a long time ago, but I always ask this question: What did He look like?
Kent Henry: Well, He had a white robe on. He had the gold sash or belt and stuff, and it it was brown hair, but the thing is, He was speaking to me not with His mouth, but with His eyes, like and I it was like it was so wild because I didn't expect that to happen! But it was like the warm grace of God embraced me. I felt like He didn't actually do this, but I felt like I was taken into His arms, and held, as a son, it was beautiful.
Sid Roth: Now when you got filled with the Spirit, and given a prayer language, I mean He, it nice Baptist wasn't enough! You had a Baptist and a Catholic praying for ya, you figured the best of all worlds.
Kent Henry: Oh, it was crazy.
Sid Roth: But of course you probably became a Believer about the time I did, and the only ones that were really moving in the Spirit were the Catholic Charismatics,
Kent Henry: That's right.
Sid Roth: at that time.
Kent Henry: Yeah.
Sid Roth: So, they prayed for you, and what was your experience?
Kent Henry: Well, I was at a Newman House center on the campus of the University of Missouri of St. Louis, and I prayed during the mass. People that are from a Catholic background, for petitions, I prayed for anybody seeking the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially speaking in tongues, and boy it got really quiet, it was a folk mass! But then a Spirit-filled Baptist guy named Steve, and a Spirit-filled young lady, Maggie came up to me after the mass, and said, "Were you the one asking about the Holy Spirit"? I said, "Yes". They said, "We can pray, and you can be filled with the Holy Spirit". I started taking my leather jacket off. I was on a motorcycle back in the day and they said, "Well we gotta go down in the basement". I said, "Great! If the Holy Spirit's in the basement," you know how these stories go! And so we went down there, and I was listening to them praying with their prayer language, Sid, and I was so amazed! I thought they were like foreign exchange students or something, because they were praying like it. And then Steve bends down and goes, "Kent, stop listening to us, and look at the Lord". And when I did, Holy Spirit filled me up as like a fresh oil, an oil came over me. I started praying in the spirit, and I...
Sid Roth: You know do you realize, when you said that, I felt the presence of God! I imagine some of you felt the presence of God!
Kent Henry: It's real!
Sid Roth: Well did when you said that, it just it like came down!
Kent Henry: It's real.
Sid Roth: Now go ahead.
Kent Henry: It's real! Well, and then that warm oil, and I started praying in the spirit, and it was just like so fluid, I thought this is truly amazing! And you know there was a Baptist lady who was Spirit-filled, I happened to call her and she says, "Kent, what tongues is, is a prayer language". I want to remind our viewers today, Sid, tongues is a prayer language, that when you don't know what to pray I have used it every day since. I'm at the grocery store, Sid, I'm getting the peanut butter and the Oreos in the health food aisle not really but I pray in the spirit, and sometimes people overhear me. They just think I'm a foreigner, and I am! This is not my home! We're going to be with the Lord one day isn't that cool! So I I really want to have people think about going back power up in your prayer language again!
Sid Roth: Within a year after that experience, you became a worship leader, and 5,000, listen to this 5,000 young people were saved! Filled with the Spirit and radical. You would have meetings, once a week, something like 1,500 to 2,000! What would you say was the attraction for these young people? Young people don't in those numbers don't go to something.
Kent Henry: Here it comes. So '74, '75, and '76, I'm only, by the way, I was Spirit-filled Easter night of 1974 in April. They asked me to lead worship 2 months later, so 2 1/2 years after that, that's when all those kids got saved. We had 1,500 every Saturday night, from 7–10:30 think about the length of the meeting, and here's what it was, Sid. It was winds of the spirit, and waves of worship. It was irresistible because our Jesus is irresistible. The kids were coming out of sleeping with their girlfriend, in sin, and drugs, and everything else, and they came in, and got saved and Spirit-filled! And it just ran for almost over 3 years that we saw that happen. And so I believe it was the winds of the Holy Spirit effectively just transforming hearts, and then it was the waves of worship. We knew somehow, Sid, the Lord said, "I am going to show you about worship". I remember, I was leading worship, I'm a guitar player first, a piano second. I was leading worship, and I turned around and said, "Let the band play"!, you know, and they took off playing and stuff and I went, "Oh my God! I hope that's legal in church", you know! I thought, "Kent, are you ", and then I found the word "zamar", the 7 Hebrew words for praise is to "play unto His power", and there you have it, Sid! We just kept doing that, Saturday night after Saturday night, and it was it...
Sid Roth: It was an atmospheric thing!
Kent Henry: ...it oh, it was...
Sid Roth: You could they feel the difference?
Kent Henry: And that is what the, it's the super point about all of it! When you see His presence released, atmospheric change is automatic, and it becomes transformational. You cannot stay the same and be in His presence on that level.
Sid Roth: Oh okay.
Kent Henry: Woo-hoo!
Sid Roth: When we come back, 1983, how would you like this to happen to you? 1983, he finds out his future!
Kent Henry: Oh, man!
Sid Roth: He's going to be worshipping in the Glory! Miracles are going to break out! And it's starting to happen now!
Sid Roth: We'll be right back!
Sid Roth: So, my guest is minding his own business, 1983, he's in a movie theatre Las Vegas and something happened way beyond best Hollywood movie. What happened?
Kent Henry: Well I just finished a worship seminar worship weekend for 2 1/2 days, and when we got there, it I started, just kind of like I could feel the presence of God, and then all of a sudden I was caught up out of my chair, into the presence of the Lord, Sid. I'll never forget this, it only happened to me a couple of times. And as I was coming up into the presence of the Lord, He was looking at me, and I was thinking about how unholy I was, what was wrong with my life, my idiosyncrasies what I still needed to work on, my idiosyncrasies. And the Lord was talking to me not with His mouth, but with His eyes. He said, "You are such a good son. You bring such pleasure to Me", and I started weeping. It was so intense, I thought I was going to pass away. I said, "Lord, if You keep doing this," and I was coming closer and closer to Him sitting on the Throne! And I found myself I knelt down, when He was saying, "You bring pleasure", and when I got down on I got down on one knee in front of the Lord, and I said, "What is it that You want"? A sword appeared in His hand, Sid, and He knighted me into full-time ministry. I was already in full-time ministry, so to speak in the natural, but He and as soon as the sword touched my shoulder, it and I know it's super it's very supernatural I started seeing people flying up off of the hospital beds. I saw miracles happening wherever I went, and sang the songs of Heaven prophetic songs of the Lord, people were healed. And that's what started happening immediately after that, because the Integrity Music stuff I did from 1984 to '93. So think about the date, 1983 it was a year before I started traveling with or for Integrity, and and then when I got out there, another level jump happened. Can you imagine, the Lord Himself, a sword appearing in His hand, and He knighted me into the ministry. I still think I get chills right now thinking of it and it gave me another level of just releasing His presence and power, that would touch people at a high level.
Sid Roth: A and you know what's so wonderful?
Kent Henry: Wow!
Sid Roth: It's not so much you putting your hand and praying in the name of Yeshua, in the name of Jesus, it's just in that atmosphere.
Kent Henry: Right.
Sid Roth: In fact, God spoke to you how to create an atmosphere so that people can be in the presence of God.
Kent Henry: Right.
Sid Roth: And He said combine worship, prayer, and music. Explain to me what happens to people when they're in that environment.
Kent Henry: Well it's a specific word the Lord gave me. I was around 28 years old. He ways, "Kent, teach My Body", the Body of Christ, "how to intermingle praise with prayer, and worship with intercession". And then I started thinking, my wife said, "Kent, if" "if we give you a guitar or a piano, you will take us deep in 12 to 14 minutes, and then you've got a prayer topic, or prayer theme, then you come back out about 10 minutes later. You seem to lead worship like in the cycle of deep worship, into prayer intercession, back out to deep worship", and that helped people encounter Him. I think attention span, like has been lost a lot, Sid, recently, the last 10 or 20 years. But when you get in the presence, it causes people, if they hang in there long enough, they really start getting the answers that they need from God. They're against hard circumstances, there's artificial ceilings, there's demonic stuff or oppression against them. The presence knows no boundaries, it's limitless! Thank God for the presence of the Lord! That's it limitless it will sweep over people, and while they're in it, it's transformational.
Sid Roth: You say worship is not an event, but a lifestyle! Comment on that.
Kent Henry: Well, you can make Sunday morning your church service an event. It doesn't mean that you are worshipping during the week, or reading the Bible during the week. And I think a lot of our churches have turned into event Christianity, or event worship. It doesn't work. If you worship every day, the things you do every day, you become really good at. Period. Everybody even the world knows that. So if you'll enter into His presence, like 15, 20 minutes, I'm not asking for 2 or 3 hours. Worship is a lifestyle. They said, "Kent, what made you so different than the rest of the worship leaders"? Number one: I host the presence of God. I'm not all that. I'm not that smart. I'm not even probably that anointed, but when you host the presence, and it's released, and then when you do it as a lifestyle, like Sid, I didn't I'm not having to get up for any meeting I'm ever going to do, where they ask me to come lead worship. It's always burning! It's always the altar, the fire's always in there!
Sid Roth: Well what would happen if a student has that worship?
Kent Henry: Great awakening!
Sid Roth: What would happen if a businessman has that at that type of Glory on?
Kent Henry: Yeah!
Sid Roth: What would happen if a mother, a housewife, had that type of Glory upon her, and then you, do you realize that you when you used the word, when you host the presence of God, and you wherever you go, the presence of God is going! And, I mean, there's something going on in the in this world! Those that are hungry, those that learn how to worship, they are hosting the presence of God! But then, the Glory of God is coming!
Kent Henry: Right, right.
Sid Roth: And can you imagine, when those two collide!
Kent Henry: Well, and those that are led by the Holy Spirit, "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty". Listen, Sid, I pray for people at airports, rent-a-car counters, because the people have a need! Because I'm a carrier of the presence of God. I don't just turn it on and off at night, or in the morning when I get up. Well when you're there, you can actually impart something of the presence of God to even lost people, because I really never had anybody say, "No, don't pray for me". If you do it the right way, people will receive it. And since you're a carrier, this Glory you're talking about is you can do it day by day. That's why, when you asked me, worship must be a lifestyle. The Bible, book of Acts, it was not an event.
Sid Roth: But when... not when you're doing a concert or something like that. When you're home, by yourself, how do you worship?
Kent Henry: You know, I never turn the switch off. I'm constantly either praying in the spirit, or I do a lot of singing, light singing during the day. I just found there's no reason to turn it off! And I think a lot of people, "Well, I'm going through something really hard", then pull out an anointed worship CD, or your iTunes or whatever you got. Stay in the presence of God, all day long, as much as you can!
Sid Roth: When we come back, I'm going to turn Kent loose.
Kent Henry: Ooh!
Sid Roth: Get ready to receive!
Kent Henry: On the keyboard?
Sid Roth: Be right back!
Kent Henry: Alright!
Sid Roth: Kent, you say Jesus is the core of everything! Explain what you mean!
Kent Henry: People need to take Jesus and put Him back in the center of their lives, Sid. We've wandered away. A lot of people, irregardless of church background, they're just way too busy. Take irons out of the fire, you got too much going on.
Sid Roth: There are people watching us right now, and they say, "Okay, God has anointed Kent Henry for this, but not me! I'm just nobody"! What would you say look in the camera and tell them.
Kent Henry: I got a Scripture. 1 John 2:27, "You have received the anointing of the Holy One", start operating in it. Because I heard that years ago, I thought I wasn't good enough when I first started leading worship, and people said, "Well, there's something different about your life". Remember, 1 John 2:27 20 and 27 says you have received the same anointing to go about your business every day, and pray for people, and worship at a high level, so let's get it on for Jesus.
Sid Roth: I'm going to release you right now here, and you're going to sing, "You Are Awesome in This Place".
Kent Henry: Ah, so good.
Sid Roth: And I know, I know that you know He is awesome!
Kent Henry: That's right.
Sid Roth: But you go to music set now! But I want to tell you something. Some of you can't sing Jesus is the core of everything, because you don't know Jesus! And you either have your own experiential knowledge, or you have a zero, and you think you might know Him, because you went to church since you were that little. But, this is what Jesus said in the original Greek: "This is eternal life, that you might have your own experiential knowledge of Me". I want you to say this prayer, mean it to the best of your ability, and Jesus is just waiting for you! You will know the difference, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free". Say this out loud with me. Dear God. I said out loud. Dear God, I'm a sinner, and I'm so sorry! I believe the blood of Jesus just washes away – some of you can almost feel it now – washes away your sins, and makes you clean. Oh God, say it's so good to be clean because of the blood of Jesus! And now that I'm clean – continue out loud – and now that I'm clean, I ask Jesus to come inside of me, and be my Lord! "Fill me with Your Spirit", as David said, he lifted holy hands to God. Fill me with Your Spirit! You are my Lord! You are awesome, God! Amen! And now, here's Kent, singing, of all songs, "You Are Awesome in This Place"!
Kent Henry: You are awesome in this place. Release Lord. Mighty God. All over the world tonight, Lord. And You are awesome in every vessel in this place, Abba Father. And You are worthy of all praise, to You our lives we raise. You are awesome in this place, oh Mighty God. Over you, over your friends tonight, we sing, You are awesome in this place every vessel, Lord Mighty God. And You are awesome in this place, Mighty God. We release, right now, the night of impartation, Mighty God, touching every vessel, with Your Glory and Your Holiness. Lord, we look away to You tonight, the power of Heaven, the Glory of Who You are, and what You do, touching every human heart, every life tonight Lord. This is real, because You're awesome. You are awesome. You are awesome in every vessel. In Jesus' name. I want somebody to say hallelujah. Lamb of God, hallelujah.