Archive for September, 2010
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Dr. Caroline Leaf, and she is a neuroscientist and has researched the brain for 25 years, cutting edge research. And she has found that no matter how old you are, if you’re as old as I am, 70, or if you’re 20 years old, that’s a lot of years that you have wired yourself like this. And wouldn’t it be neat if in 21 days, listen, it’s going to affect your physical health. It’s going to affect your relationships with people. It’s going to affect your emotional health. It’s going to affect you fulfilling your destiny of why God put you on this earth. So tell me, you said there’s hope for me. Tell me what I should do.
DR. LEAF: There’s hope for all of us. Well let me start by explaining, you mentioned, you asked me one of the things you loved about this is the fact that we can change our genetic expression literally. So now when we rewire, what we have to do is we have to change the way in which our genes are expressing themselves. Now all that that means is that our genes make protein. Proteins are the building blocks that build our thoughts. So what they have found is that over and above the gene there is the epigenome. And the epigenome is over and above the gene, and that simply is our thoughts. Our thoughts are the electrical flow. These thoughts are real things and they generate the electrical flow right to the gene level.
SID: So would you say that our thoughts can activate the good or the bad genes?
DR. LEAF: Exactly. That’s exactly what I’m saying. This is incredibly powerful, because this is what it says in the Bible. It’s what God is saying, is what a man thinks in his heart so is he. So is he, this is what’s dominating my thinking. That’s who I’m going to become. So I have to rewire this. I have to have more building blocks. I have to melt this down and I have to rebuild this. So I have to use my thoughts to change. So this is a negative thought. Like maybe someone had alcoholism in their family or depression, or some negative abuse thing that happened to them. This doesn’t have to be something that you can keep. This is something that you can rewire. And scientifically what happens is that these, your unconscious mind is filled with billions of thoughts. Now I’m going hide this for a moment. So your unconscious mind with all these billions and billions, and billions of trees, forests that at any one time you’ll have a mixture of black and green trees. Hopefully more green than black, but the black we want to get rid of. So then what happens is as we go through life prompting happens, and this moves into the conscious mind. When it moves into the conscious mind it then becomes, I want to shake it, malleable, plastic, changeable, and we can now use our own ability that God has designed to change those trees. That’s why it’s called neuroplasticity. That it’s directed by our thought life. At the front of the brain you have what we call the frontal lobe. Your frontal lobe enables you to stand outside of yourself and look at these things and observe your talking, your thinking, your laugh. You can observe everything. God has built that into us, which his quite phenomenal. Now we use that ability to stand back and say, hey, this is a bad thought. This is how I’m feeling. This is what my body feels like. I actually probably have this kind of ache or pain, or whatever it may be because of these things. The fact that it’s moved into consciousness God wants us to do something with it. So He’s created and designed the brain in such a way that it’s very malleable. If we say “I can’t” that is a decision. It will become more toxic and then back into the unconscious, inflaming and throwing our body into stress, stage two and three of stress.
SID: So even if we’re not thinking about it, it’s there.
DR. LEAF: It’s there.
SID: It’s working against us.
DR. LEAF: It’s working against us. It’s throwing your body into stage two and eventually stage three of stress, which is called the dead cycle. So when it’s out here I have a chance to get rid of it. So what I need to do is I need chemicals to flow around this tree that will melt it down. Now within 24 to 48 hours of this popping out I can make a decision with my frontal lobe of my brain, the front part of my brain to say, hey, this is not good for me, and I’m gonna believe that God is who He says He is. If we take Mark 11:22, it talks about have faith in God. When we build our faith in who God is, that He is who He says He is, if we recognize who we are in God, what it means to have a God who is a creator, whatever it is that you build your faith, as you do that you get excited. You said to me when you read the Bible you can’t sleep at night because you get so excited.
DR. LEAF: Now when you get that excitement rush, that is evidence that you’ve got a lot what we call dopamine and your transmitter that flows around this thing and starts melting this tree down. Then God says in Verse 23, He talks about, “Speak to the mountain.” This is the mountain. So now we speak the Word of God at this mountain. The Word of God is living and alive. So as we speak the Word of God from what we’ve read from the scriptures, we speak literally, if I may, the green tree, the healthy Word of God at this mountain. So we put on scriptures we know, things that we’re reading, whatever it is, and we speak to this mountain covering it. And as we do that more chemicals flow: oxytocin, serotonin, and the combination of those three, plus a few more, literally, Sid, melt this thing down and then we can rebuild next to it the healthy green trees. So the point this may be an abuse. We can get rid of this, get rid of this pain because those chemicals carry the physical feeling of pain. Those branches carry the actual–
SID: So you’re saying I can go from this to this in 21 days?
DR. LEAF: I’m 21 days. I melt this down and I start building this parallel to the thing melting down. You cannot have a black and a green tree in the same tree at the same time. There’s a scripture in 1 John 4:18: “Perfect love expels fear.” Perfect love expels fear. That’s literally what is happening on a scientific level, and it takes 21 days.
SID: You know what she does? She works with young people that had brain injuries that doctors have given up on, explaining the Word of God based on science. And tell me one young person and what happened to their life, that you worked with.
DR. LEAF: You’ll be happy to know that I work with young and I’ve worked with old, and I’ve got to tell you this quickly. So there was one gentleman, 78-years, he was a pilot. And he wanted to go, his eyes weren’t good enough, he couldn’t fly any more, so he wanted to go back and do his second career, which was to become a CPA. So I taught him how to use his mind and his brain, learn get rid of the toxic trees, and he went and completed that at 84, and he practiced another 18, 19 years after. So that’s really an amazing story. So at any age, from whatever age you can change your brain. A young man I worked with had huge holes in his brain from a really, really bad traumatic brain injury. He was, when I started working with him it was about three or four years after his accident. Now according to the old brain research, if you work with someone after 14 months there’s not much more spontaneous recovery that can happen. They kind of hit a ceiling. So in the early days of my research, when I was doing neuroplasty research with traumatic brain injury, I worked with this young man for three months. This young man made a decision. I have to stress this. He made the decision to apply the principles of neuroplasticity. He took this into his life. When I started working with him he was coping, he was 24 years of age and he was coping at around about a sixth, eighth grade level. Within three short months that young man, not only did he change, he went on to complete his schooling, went on to get four degrees, and is currently one of our top motivational speakers in South Africa.
SID: One more quick thing you told me. You know, what most people, Hollywood tells you as you get older your mind slows down and you don’t remember things, and you said the opposite is true from using the Word of God.
DR. LEAF: Absolutely. When you study, when you spend time with God, when you study the Word of God, when you study the Bible, when you get the Word of God in your mind, when you pray, when you praise and you worship, your brain, they’ve actually seen in laboratories, the external part of the brain thickens.
SID: So in effect, you should be getting smarter.
DR. LEAF: That’s what it says.
SID: I tell you what, I love the Word of God, and I love that science is proving the Word of God. Don’t you?
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Joel Richardson. And Joel has been hand-picked by God to explain in such a simplistic fashion End Time events, and we’re supposed to understand this from the Bible. Now Joel, you are so convincing to me of who these beast nations are, and in particular, who is the chief beast nation. And it will surprise you. Tell me.
JOEL: I think the Bible is very clear that the nation of Turkey will emerge as a regional leader in the Middle East. And what’s so interesting about that is that when we look at the history of the Islamic empire in the Middle East, it began with the Umayyad in the vast empires which culminated with the Ottoman Empire. For over 500 years, Asia Minor, that’s Turkey, ruled the Middle East. And it was not until 1924 that that empire was actually broken up, and the head of that empire was essentially beheaded, the Caliph of the Islamic world.
SID: So when the Bible talks about this beast will have a fatal head wound, that’s what you’re talking about?
JOEL: Yeah. A lot of believers think that this is referring to the Anti-Christ, the individual. But in fact, when the Bible speaks of the Beast, it’s primarily first and foremost referring to an empire. That’s based off of the pattern of Daniel 7. Now it does also sort of consolidate down to the leader of that empire. But first and foremost, it’s speaking of the empire. It says that the empire would suffer what appears to be a fatal head wound and that it would come back to life. For over 500 years the head of the Islamic empire was Turkey, and it was from Turkey that the Caliph, again think pope, general and president all wrapped into one, ruled the entire Islamic world. In 1924, that office was abolished. That was the beheading. That was the fatal head wound. Today, Turkey is reemerging as a world power, but primarily as a regional power in the Middle East.
SID: Well it’s interesting. Turkey used to be considered the only friend Israel had among the Arab countries. But that’s ended with the flotilla and the big uproar over that. I mean, the timing is very significant. Tell me about some of these top think tank people like George Friedman.
What does he say about Turkey?
JOEL: Sure. George Friedman is the CEO and founder of STRATFOR. This is the world’s leading think tank, forecasting, strategic forecasting outfit. What he said is absolutely true. He said that the Middle East is incapable of being dominated by outside western forces. But as we are slowly evacuating from the Middle East we’re creating a vacuum. Inevitably, Turkey is the only nation, as history shows, that has the ability to dominate the Middle East, to rule the Middle East. Muslims are capable of being ruled by a Muslim power, not a western power. And he says that in the days to come, in the years to come, we will see Turkey emerge as a world superpower, and they will reemerge in their role as the leader of, in essence, a neo-Ottoman empire. And that’s exactly what the Bible predicts.
SID: Now will Babylon, Saudi Arabia, be concerned about the coalition of nations run by the Beast, Turkey? What does the Bible say?
JOEL: Sure. Well what we need to understand with regard to the geo-strategic alliances in the Middle East is that you have the Arab block. That’s Saudi, Egypt and Jordan. And then across the Gulf you have Iran. Those are the Shiah. Now most of the average Islamists on the street, they go, okay, given the choice between these, what they think are corrupt western puppet regimes or the bold, but yet Shiah, i.e., sort of heretical Muslims, they go, “We’re not really sure which side to go with.” Now there’s a third choice, and that’s the Turks. They’re bold, they’re confrontational, they’re strong. The heart of the Islamic world is turning to Turkey and they’re looking to Turkey is the natural leader. Of the three options, they’re saying this is the best. This is the strong horse that we should start betting on.
SID: Okay. Mystery Babylon is supposed to be very wealthy. How wealthy is Saudi Arabia?
JOEL: There is no nation in the world that lives in the excess, in the absolute abundance of luxury that the Saudi princes do. You know, there are just numerous examples. You have stories going back to the ‘80s when the Saudi king would go up to Paris for the evening and gamble away over $20 million in one evening. Now you take inflation and figure what that is today. That’s like wasting $40 million for fun and pleasure in one night.
SID: So when the Bible states that this Mystery Babylon, or as you believe, Saudi Arabia, will be opulent, tell me about that car you told me about on the radio show.
JOEL: Same guy, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, recently showed off one of his cars. It was a diamond-studded Mercedes Benz. The entire car was encrusted with diamonds, $43 million in one car. And he’s got 38 or some-odd cars.
SID: Okay briefly, tell me about this man, because I find him fascinating, Adnan Oktar.
JOEL: Adnan Oktar is the most published author in the entire Islamic world, a Turkish intellectual. He’s got close to 300 books, widely influential, very moderate for a Muslim, very, very popular. He is openly calling for all sorts of very interesting things, one of which is what he calls a Turkish-lead Islamic union. Just after the recent flotilla incident I saw maps of the Turkish-lead Islamic union all over the world. They were holding up these signs saying, “The Turkish-lead Islamic union is the solution.” He’s also calling for, of all things, here’s a Muslim leader that is calling for, a very influential Muslim leader, calling for the reestablishment of the Temple in Jerusalem to be built by the Jews. He calls it Solomon’s Palace.
SID: Why does he want this?
JOEL: From his perspective, he thinks that it’s just something wonderful. He believes that because Solomon was a prophet that we should rebuild these ancient buildings.
SID: And the Bible talks about rebuilding the Temple in the last days.
JOEL: Exactly what the Bible talks about. And there are various movements, alliances between orthodox Jews and Muslims to rebuild this temple.
SID: Okay. That is an anti-Messiah situation that is evolving. Are many Muslims coming to believe in Jesus now?
JOEL: Absolutely, absolutely. The fact of the matter is that numerous trends are merging at one time. We have the information revolution. We have a revival throughout the Islamic world of Muslims who are encountering Yeshua, Jesus. He’s appearing to them in dreams and visions, and as a result you have some of the most bold and fearless witnesses that the Islamic world has ever seen.
SID: I see that boldness. I plain call it normal. And it’s time you became normal. How do you become normal? Number one, you hit that dead, hard of flesh and you repent your sins, and you believe that Jesus washed away your sins, and ask him to live inside of you. Then number two, become a Talmudin, a student of the Word of God, and start, not just hearing, but doing what He says. Some of these radical Muslims that are coming to Jesus, they’re gonna be on fire for God. Can you see these radical Muslims that come to Jesus and these orthodox Jews that come to Jesus lining up hand in hand saying, “I love you. I love Arabs” and the Arab says, “I love Jews” and being one new man, a full dwelling place for God, and wrapping up the whole thing? Make sure you’re part of it. That’s what you have to do right now.
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Joel Richardson. And Joel, the Book of Revelation uses a term, “Mystery Babylon”. What is Revelation talking about?
JOEL: Mystery of Babylon, this is one of the, really the great final frontiers of Bible prophecy, one of the greatest mysteries. In a nutshell, Babylon is essentially the spiritual and economic fountain that will give birth to the greatest false religion that the world has ever known. So the Book of Revelation tells a story. It tells a story about a woman, that’s Israel, and she’s about to give birth to a child, that’s the Messiah, and it’s through this woman and this child that the entire world will find redemption. But before the woman, desiring to devour the woman and the child, is the dragon. That’s Satan. And his method throughout history to come against Israel has been a series of empires. They are anti-Semitic. They are anti-Yawistic. They are anti-Messiah, anti-Christ, if you will. And it’s through these empires throughout history that Satan has, he’s had his strongholds in the earth. So we had ancient Babylon. We’ve had Rome. Today the empire in the earth that is reigning is the Islamic empire. That is the premier anti-Semitic–
SID: But wait a second. Most people think that this Mystery Babylon is Rome.
JOEL: Exactly. When we look at Revelation 17, it says, that the city sits on seven hills, which are also seven heads, also seven kings. Mountain. It’s actually not hills. It’s mountain. Mountain is a common biblical motif for a kingdom or an empire which corresponds to kings. And when we look at history we see that the Roman Empire was the sixth empire, the sixth empire of biblical history that persecuted and tried to destroy the Jewish people. Islam is the natural successor that fulfils the pattern of all of the previous empires. It is the greatest, most powerful anti-Semitic, anti-Yahwistic force that the world has ever seen.
SID: Okay. You just did a tremendous Bible study, because I’ve read it, identifying from the Bible that Mystery Babylon is Saudi Arabia. Now another name for Mystery Babylon is the Great Harlot. And the Bible talks about those that are going to commit fornication with her. Who is Mystery Babylon?
JOEL: Fornication needs to be understood in the simple terms of idolatry. It is false worship. It is any worship that is attributed to any other god other than Yahweh, the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Not Allah, not the god of Islam. Two very different gods. Saudi Arabia is the premier fountain. It is the location from which Islam was birthed into the world. And today when you say what is the premier export of Saudi Arabia, people say oil. The fact is its primary export is Islam. It’s ideology. So fornication is the exportation of false religion. Saudi Arabia is not only an economic manipulator in the earth by literally pouring millions of dollars into the back pockets of world leaders and using their money as a powerful anti-Semitic lobby–
SID: All right. Let’s just take our most recent presidents. Why don’t you start with Carter and work up. Very quickly, how has Saudi Arabia swayed their thinking?
JOEL: When you look at the donations that former President Carter received, it’s in the tens of millions, and that’s all we know.
SID: Tens of millions?
JOEL: Tens of millions of donations to him personally.
SID: From Saudi Arabia. Is that why he comes out with books that are so anti-Semitic.
JOEL: That are brazenly anti-Semitic, accusing Israel of being an apartheid nation, accusing them of essentially being the modern Nazis of the earth.
SID: But what about Bush?
JOEL: George Bush, Sr., George Bush, Jr., they have deep historical relationships with the Saudi princes. Ambassador Bandar, close personal friends. So you ask, why is it, a lot of Christians would say, why is it that President Bush, supposedly a born-again believer, would come out and say that Islam is a religion of peace and a great religion? We know that’s not true. Well perhaps it has to do with the fact that he’s received tens of millions of dollars from the Saudis.
SID: Okay. But President Obama certainly hasn’t.
JOEL: Well history shows that President Obama received substantial funds from the Saudis through an intermediary that actually financed his education at Harvard and Columbia University, and so he’s just got in. Most of the presidents are receiving the funds after they get out. He already has received quite a substantial amount of money. We look at Clinton. Just before the election they had to open up their donations: over 30 million from Saudi and Gulf Arabs. That money has an affect. People don’t give millions of dollars away for no reason.
SID: Okay. What about, you mentioned universities. Why are all of these great universities, like Harvard and Georgetown, and others, putting up great buildings of Islamic study, bringing in top Muslims to speak on their campuses? Harvard, why would they do that?
JOEL: $20 million.
SID: Twenty million? From who?
JOEL: $20 million. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the most wealthy men in the world, poured 20 million into Harvard, 20 million into Georgetown to essentially create Islamic propaganda study centers. And then he had the gall to come to Harvard and lecture the United States about our need to be more tolerant. This coming from a prince who comes from a nation that will not allow a simple church, synagogue to be built in their country, where Christians and Jews can’t openly practice their faith, he comes to the United States and lectures us we need to be more open to Islam.
SID: Okay. We know who Mystery Babylon is. What about a term referred to in the Book of Revelation as “The Beast”? What is the Beast?
JOEL: The Beast and the Harlot, the beast and Babylon, have this very interesting relationship. It’s kind of like the Lone Ranger and Silver. They’re riding and steed. They go together. But then we see that the Beast turns on and devours the woman. The Beast is essentially the End Time revived empire, the revived coalition or union of nations that will then turn on the woman, that’s Saudi. In the end it says they will burn her fire.
SID: You know, I saw your identification of who the beast nations are, and even more important, who is the chief of the beast nations. You’ll be shocked. Don’t go away. We’ll be right back after this word.
SID: Hello. Sid Roth here with Joel Richardson and I love prophecy. I love God predicting what’s going to happen. And I used to be a stockbroker, and I’m almost ashamed to say I knew about things like inside information at that time, before I was a believer. Well we Bible believers are supposed to be dealing with inside information. And my guest, Joel Richardson, I believe was hand-picked to understand End Time Bible prophecy revelation. As a matter of fact, Joel, your wife had a prophetic word before you were even married. Tell me about that.
JOEL: She had a woman that was praying over her with a significant prophetic gifting, and one of the things that she said was that you’ll marry someone that will release significant new understanding into the End Times to the body of Christ. Now when she said that to, shortly after we got married, I thought, how can I release information about something that I have no understanding. This is not something that I can make happen, so if that’s gonna take place it’s gonna be something that the Lord is gonna have to release.
SID: Okay. So then you go to a meeting with 7000 people, and with 7000 people a prophet is speaking, and guess who he picks out to prophecy over? Joel. Did you know he was going to pick you? I mean, 7,000 people.
JOEL: Sitting the shadows of the back row of this massive auditorium, he called my wife and I out by name.
SID: By name. Did he know you?
JOEL: Called us out by name and spoke about several different issues into our lives that no one, that no man could know in the natural. Obviously the Lord was speaking to us. And then among the things that he said was that the Lord was releasing me into a season of Divine revelation, specifically because of years of waiting on the Lord and developing, and cultivating an intimate relationship.
SID: And you knew that Divine revelation, what was exploding within you when he said that?
JOEL: The moment he said I immediately, my mind was immediately moved to the prophecy that my wife had and I knew that it had to do with this revelation concerning the End Times. And still at that time I thought, you know, it’s gonna have to be the Lord. But it was shortly after that I guess I’ll call it the Divine downloads began to take place. And you know it when it happens. You wake up. You read the Word. He opens up the Word and there’s just energy. There’s energy on your Bible study. There’s energy and enlightenment on your mind, so to speak, as you consider world events. Really, I’ve sort of been in that buzz, it seems as though now for the past several years.
SID: Okay. He spends almost a year in the Middle East. He studies and applies himself, as he should. But it’s not a normal study. It’s with revelation. And in your studies you found some fascinating things out about Islam. Tell me some of the things you found out.
JOEL: Sure. Well you know, for the past, let’s say 50 years, the majority of folks, Christians and so forth that have been studying Biblical prophecy, have really had a very European, western centric view. And one of the things, and of course when I say this, a lot of people say, well of course, this is just common sense. But really what I’m doing is showing people that all the prophecies of the Bible, all of the emphasis and the focus is really Israel centric, and it’s beyond being Israel centric. It’s Messiah centric. So if we simply try to boil down the essence, the basic big story that the Bible is telling, it’s actually very simple and it’s something that everybody can grasp. It’s not nearly as complicated as a lot of people have made it.
SID: But tell me what you have found. I want you to summarize what is the Islamic mindset?
JOEL: Sure. Well there’s many things. When you look at the religion of Islam and you compare it to what the Bible says about the End Time army of the anti-Christ or the anti-Messiah, you see that the prophecies of the Bible and the religion of Islam fits hand in glove, that it fulfills it to a T. Specifically, numerous examples.
SID: Let’s go to that treaty.
JOEL: Sure, sure. The Treaty of Hudaybiyah. This is a prime example. Early in the career of Muhammad he entered into a treaty with the largest, most powerful tribe in the region. They were called the Quraishis and it was a 10-year peace treaty. Now immediately after this treaty, the next day, he had a “revelation” where he claims that Allah, his God, told him that from that day forward anyone that joined what was at that time a small fledgling band of about a thousand men, can now have a significant share of the plunder, the booty, the slaves, the women, etc. Within two years this group of desert pirates became 10,000 strong. Then he broke the treaty. He turned and crushed the power of the Quraishis. So Muslims look to Muhammad as the premier perfect example that they are to emulate. So now Muslims have as an example this concept of breaking treaties.
SID: So it’s okay. Did you get that? The precedent is make a treaty when you’re weak, but when you’re strong, break it. What did Arafat, when he was in power, say secretly? We know what he said to the U.N. and to the world. What did he say behind the scenes secretly?
JOEL: Sure. Well at this time there was a significant peace treaty going on between the Palestinians, headed by Arafat, and Israel, and everyone was very excited. They thought this was a major breakthrough. Well here was Arafat at a group speaking in Arabic and he said to everyone, he said, “The treat that I’ve just entered into with Israel is merely the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, and in the same spirit have I entered into it, and it is through this treaty that we will continue our march to Jerusalem.” In others words, “I only entered into this so that we can gain power. Our goals have not changed. When the time is right we will march militarily and take Jerusalem.”
SID: So explain to me how our government can orchestrate a peace agreement with the Palestinians in Israel if that is their goal? Explain this to me, Joel. It makes no sense.
JOEL: It doesn’t at all. It’s done out of pure ignorance of Islamic theology and Islamic history. If we understand that this is the goal of the Palestinians which is–
SID: But our State Department must understand this.
JOEL: I would like to think so. I would like to think so. Let me quote an Islamic tradition that is the foundation for Hamas and the Palestinians. It says, “The day of resurrection will not come until the Muslims fight against the Jews and kill them, until there are only a few Jews left hiding behind a tree or a rock, and the tree and the rock will cry out and say, ‘Old faithful Muslim, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.’” Muslims believe it is their Divine call to eliminate the Jewish people.
SID: Okay. Doesn’t sound like a peace loving religion to me. We’ll be right back with Joel Richardson, and we’re gonna find out what the Bible says and identifies is Mystery Babylon. Don’t go away.