Sid Roth

"It's Supernatural"

Our Guest Bill Johnson

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SID: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernatural. My guest has found that wherever he goes he can release the Spirit of God. I mean, he walks into buying a cell phone. You’ve bought cell phones before. And he’s just talking, but he’s bringing the Spirit of God in this place and h’s figured out how to be conscious of it and how the presence of God will just radiate wherever he goes. And guess what? The people in the cell phone store fall over slain in the Spirit. You’re trusting in an understanding in how to walk in the presence of God like that? I am. You know, miracles just flow off of my guest. I mean, he’s just—I’m just having to put some makeup on me and the makeup artist is telling me she has a rod in her leg. It causes her to waddle and have discomfort. And so I said, Bill, go pray for her. And just a few seconds ago, she was doing makeup, and she said, “This is amazing.” No, it’s not. It’s normal, normal as defined by the Bible. Now Bill, just kind of whet their appetite. What kind of miracles are happening now that are kind of spectacular going on in your life? Is there a trend?

BILL: There seems to be seasons. I don’t understand that. But there seems to be shifts in focus and emphasis. In the last few years we’ve had a great number of people healed of head trauma, very serious brain injuries, fatal things that were terminal diseases of the brain all the way down to dyslexia, bi-polar, those kinds of things. We’ve also had a lot of people healed with metal in their body where they had restricted movement or you could feel a metal plate in the wrist, and the screws and all of that. I really was encouraged from James Maloney, actually, to go after this because he has had so much breakthrough in that area. So I just started taking a risk looking for the problem and then praying for the people, and you can feel that it’s gone, the rod, the plates. The things that would prevent them from bending they now have complete mobility. It’s extraordinary.

SID: Randy Clark did his doctorate thesis. How many people did he say had metal turn to bone, approximately?

BILL: It’s hundreds. It’s hundreds of people in his study that he has names, addresses, everything. Folks, over, I think it was, I think he did it over a three-year period of time. It’s hundreds of people, not those that just raised their hand to say, but actually were able to follow up and verify. And it’s an extraordinary miracle.

SID: Now I think you’re extraordinary, and I’m going to tell you why. Five generations of pastors and his son is the sixth generation. I think that’s phenomenal. You are a blessed man. But even with all of that, you really didn’t feel qualified to move in the supernatural or the spectacular things that are commonplace for you right now. What changed it?

BILL: Oh goodness. I would pray for a season over people. Nothing would happen. [unintelligible] I would read on how to pray for people. Nothing would ever happen. Nobody ever got healed. I had some die, but nobody would get healed.

SID: By the way, he may be joking. But actually I had that happen to me. I started praying people. Someone died

BILL: I’m not joking. It happened to me, too. But anyway, it just wouldn’t leave the pages of scripture. So while I would leave it for a season, I would come back and be encouraged, and go after it. No breakthrough. Finally, in 1987, somebody encouraged me to go to a John Weber conference. And I saw, I heard them teach what I had been teaching for quite an extended period of time. So nothing was different in that aspect. But I saw that they took risks that I wasn’t willing to take. And I came home. I didn’t pray any differently. I started looking for problems, which was a new twist for me. But I didn’t pray differently, but people started getting healed. It just, it wasn’t just on me. It was actually on the entire church, which was what I wanted. I wanted everybody to get in on it, you know. And so I came home, began to look for problems, pray for people, and miracles actually started immediately. And the one that really lit me up, ignited my heart was a miracle that took place in a store. It was in a public place. It was just a friend who was not a believer, confessed their problems, had to retire at an early age with his arthritis. And I just said, God wants to heal you. Took two minutes to pray, whatever. Dramatically, dramatically healed.

SID: What was he healed of?

BILL: Arthritis all through the joints. He couldn’t pull tools. He couldn’t reach for boxes on his shelf. He owned a business and he was going to have to retire and quit at a young age, in his 40s. And he was just dramatically, dramatically healed, in moments.

SID: Are you telling me everyone that is born again can walk in the Kingdom and have miracles happen?

BILL: Oh yeah, absolutely.

SID: Everyone.

BILL: We must.

SID: And no exceptions.

BILL: No, exceptions, no.

SID: They don’t have to fight generations of pastors.

BILL: No, no, no.

SID: Okay. Nineteen nighty-five, Bill gets desperate. For eight months, he is praying. What are you praying for eight months?

BILL: Oh my. I get a little teary-eyed on this one. I just was praying for more. I just, I knew there was more. We were seeing breakthrough and I was so thankful, and I almost felt greedy. But my heart was exploding with hunger for more, more of God, more of His manifest presence, more of the kinds of breakthroughs that we see in Scripture. I cried out day and night. I’d wake up in the middle of the night. I would wake myself praying. I didn’t wake up to pray. I’m actually praying in my sleep and I wake myself up praying.

SID: By the way, you know how I know this is true? His associate pastor went on a retreat with him and he said, all night long he hears this guy pray, “More Lord, more, more,” in his sleep. So I know it’s true. Then he said one thing more. He said there was like a glow over your face.

BILL: Yeah. Yeah, I didn’t find that out until a year or more later.

SID: I think God likes us praying for more. That’s what I believe, wants you praying for more. Okay. So you prophesy to someone. Maybe at three in the morning you have an encounter with God, to someone else. Three in the morning, what happens to you?

BILL: That same night, I woke up with, you know how you’re in a dead sleep and then in an instant, it’s a millisecond you’re as awake as you could possibly be. And I had what felt like a thousand volts of electricity going through my body, and it was terrifying, exhilarating, all of the above. And I had, the only thing I had control of was my head. I turned my head and I saw the digital clock next to the bed. It was three a.m. exactly. And I instantly remembered the prophetic word I gave to a friend, and I said out loud, I said, “You set me up.” Because I knew that this was God, but I couldn’t explain it. It was, I was embarrassed. I mean, my arm, I had no control over my limbs. I would try to grab my arms and bring them down. My legs would get more violent. And it was, this just went on and on, and on. And I felt my face turn red. You know, how you blush. I was embarrassed over what was happening.

SID: Had you ever had any paradigm for this? Had you ever seen something?

BILL: No, never heard of it. Never heard of it.

SID: Okay. Hold that thought. When we come back, I’m going to have him pick up. And in the meantime, you keep telling God, “More God, more.”

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