Sid: ...Where we are just so filled with the Spirit of God it’s as if we we’re walking in an open heaven 24-7. And that’s the book that I’m featuring this week by Eddie Rogers, I have him on the telephone from his home in Bremen, Georgia. The name of the book is “Supernatural” subtitle is “Living under an Open Heaven.” And for those that feel stuck, feel like they’re not going backwards, but they’re really not going forwards. And that’s deception by the way, if you you’re not going forwards the kingdom of God is always advancing. If you are not going forwards you’re going backwards, you’re just deceived, you don’t know. And if you want to stop going backwards…Now Eddie, I just talked to you yesterday about after revival hit and God began dealing with you, you began going to foreign countries and seeing miracles, everything you read in the Bible you saw in these foreign countries. Then you started being, getting involved with the food bank in Western Georgia and you began seeing those same miracles occur. For instance on yesterday’s broadcast we talked about someone that was deaf getting their hearing back, but how about the person with the missing ear drum?
Eddie: Yeah, that was an exciting one, I’m glad that you reminded me of that. This was on an afternoon session in which lead from one miracle even to even a greater miracle I would say. We always like to close our meeting, my portion of it by praying for people that the Lord would highlight or through a word of knowledge or something along that line to prove to them that you know Jesus really genuinely loves them and He will minister to them. And I think what is so exciting to me about this Sid is that you know we’re not, we’re not doing crusades in third world while we do that this is not where the miracles are happening. It’s happening every day, there happening in Wal-Mart, they are happening in food banks and this is the Kingdom of God which you were just relating to a while ago, this is what the Kingdom of God is about, living under an open heaven. And that afternoon session, I called a lady up and I said, “Let’s pray for somebody that is deaf in one ear.” And I said, “And you’re deaf in your left ear, come forward.” And this lady come forward, and I said “Are you deaf in your left ear?” She said, “Yeah, I don’t even have an eardrum it was removed when I was a child.” And so I turned to the rest of the crowd and I said, “Okay, if God heals her ear than this is proof that Jesus can heal, and if He will heal her, He will heal you and He will meet your needs. All he is looking for is an opportunity, this is not something that I can fake, I can’t talk her into hearing, we can’t make it happen on our own it would have to be a demonstration of power.” So as we prayed for the lady it popped, she said, “Something popped in her ear.” She plugged up her other ear and was able to hear out of it, she testified, she said, “I can hear, I’m hearing out of that ear, I know that’s impossible, but I’m hearing.” And it caused quite a stir, and do you want me to go into the story after this?
Sid: I do! Anytime a dead person comes back to life I want you to go into that story.
Eddie: Yeah, I hadn’t noticed but right on the very front row, now I’m a former EMT, I was a Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician for sixteen years so I do know a little bit about emergency services and things that are related to that. There was also a nurse that was in the meeting that afternoon as well and the nurse was actually the person that got my attention. As soon as the lady that had been healed of the hearing sat down, she went running over to a lady that was right in front of me and she said, “Are you okay, are you okay?” And I knelt down in front of her to look at her and she was passing out. Well, I’m not going to be stupid and I just told the people I said “Call 911 and get the emergency services on their way,” because that’s what we have to do, we have to follow a protocol. But in the course of that we were looking for her pulse, we were looking for her breathing, and the woman died. I had no pulse, we had no respiration, just what we call a cystoly that the nurse and I both looked at each other and we knew that this woman had just died. And we again, I was calling for some people to come forward and remove her from the auditorium and take her to the front where when the emergency personal could arrive she could be right there. And again it is probably two minutes had transpired, there had been no breath, a still feeling of her chlorated artery there was no heart rate and no breathing. Before the guys picked up her chair and carried her out, I put my hand on her chest and I just said, “In the name of Jesus,” and when I said that, she took a deep breath and she came back. And her eyes, rolled out of her head, you know into a visible view and the nurse looked at me and said very confidently, “She just came back from somewhere.” And I said, “Yeah, I know that she did,” Well she was carried to the hospital, two days later I went to the hospital to visit her in her room, she had her children with her. She wanted to talk with me, but she didn’t want to talk in front of the children. So two weeks after that, I met with her and I said, “You tell me what transpired that day, what happened to you?” And she was very emotional and very choked up with tears as you could imagine, but she said, “I died,” and I said, “You know you died, and she said, “I just know, I died, I left my body, I died.” And I said, “What happened then?” And she said, “You put your hand on me and you said, Jesus and when you said, Jesus I came back into my body.” So you know I know from a medical standpoint, legally they have to be pronounced dead by a doctor, and I know for many people that would not qualify somebody being raised from a dead. But when you have woman yourself saying that she was standing out of the side of her body watching this transpire, I’m going to go with her testimony, that she was dead and brought back to life. So that was pretty cool.
Sid: That is, but there’s another gift that you operate under that really, really intrigues me it’s called the gift of discerning of spirits. Briefly what is the gift of the discerning of spirits?
Eddie: Well let’s start by what it’s not, it’s not a suspicion and it’s not discernment. We can have a discernment. The discerning of spirits is the ability by the Holy Spirit to recognize what spirit is actually operating in a person or if no spirit. I mean whether it would be the Holy Spirit, whether it be another entity demonic or it be the flesh. It is a gift of the Spirit that tells us what is operating in somebody else or what we’re up against.
Sid: And when did this gift come up you? When did it start?
Eddie: They all started in greater revelatory capacity at the time that we were prayed for there at Jekyll Island and the angel appeared to us over our head and poured that holy oil or honey or whatever it was on our head.
Sid: So give me an example of a real experience where the gift was activated and what occurred.
Eddie: I was in a meeting in Memphis, Tennessee and the pastor of a church told us that there was a Satanist, a warlock that had come to the meeting that night to disrupt the service. As I went into the meeting a friend of mine was doing the speaking that night we were alternating speaking. And this young man came to the front of the church, he was dressed in black, he had on black eyeliner, his hair was died black, he had all of the makeup of looking as though that he were a Satanist. He told the people that he was a Satanist, everybody believed him, I stood in front of him and when I prayed for him the power of God hit him and he fell to the ground, when I knelt over to minister to him thinking we’re going to eject some demons here, the Spirit of God spoke to me and said, he’s clean, he’s just needing attention. And so that was a discerning of spirit that this was somebody in great need looking for attention rather than truly being possessed. Now that doesn’t mean that he could not have become possessed because he certainly was setting himself up for that, but had we just went by what we’d seen in the natural we would have been running after something that was not even there. But as a result of the Spirit of God telling us that he just needs attention we were able to lead into a prayer of salvation and he was saved and his countenance changed. And that is a good example of knowing when and how the Holy Spirit works when it’s of the Spirit, when it’s of the flesh or when it’s truly demonic.
Sid: Another thing that intrigues me immensely when you were obedient to God and you moved and you went to the place where God wanted you to move, tell me about the time that you were at the piano, what happened?
Eddie: It was on a Sunday afternoon, some friends were gathered in our house, maybe ten or twelve people and we were just getting, we’d been here about maybe a month, three or four weeks, maybe up to a month. And we were just going to do some worship with some friends and just enjoy just the presence of the Lord. As I was getting ready to play, one of the people in the room that was with us said, she yelled out, she said “There’s a huge angel standing next to the keyboard.” And about that time the power of God swept into the room and people were just laid out under the power incoherently inebriated, intoxicated in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Some were weeping, some had joy, but it was just a manifestation of the Spirit of God, we were literally living under an open heaven. That the very day after that we moved in, we moved in on a hot July day and next morning I was the first one up out of the house, I fixed me a coffee, I stepped out on the porch, while others were still asleep, climbing over boxes. And I sat down on the porch and all I said was I said, “Let the heavens be open,” because I knew I had obeyed God explicitly; and when I said that “There was a whooshing sound that came through the trees, every hair on my head stood up, even as it is now as I’m recalling that moment on the porch; and the heavens became opened that very moment because we had explicitly obeyed Him in every instance. And it was verified audibly, we heard, we saw, we heard the wind and we felt the tangible presence of God. And Sid literally we have angels that live with us that not only that I see, but that my wife sees from time to time but even my daughter and even my grandson.
Sid: And even as you take pictures, they show up as light, do you have many photographs like that?
Eddie: We have many photo graphs of what we call orbs. And orb is just a…
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