God Shows Me Invisible World of Angels & Demons | Gary & Kathi Oates

God Shows Me Invisible World of Angels & Demons | Gary & Kathi Oates

February 22, 2020 0 By William Hollis


SID: HELLO, SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER HERE WITH GARY AND KATHY
OATES. GARY AND KATHY HAVE
PRESSED INTO THE INVISIBLE WORLD AND CAN LITERALLY
SEE ANGELS AND DEMONS. BUT IT WASN’T ALWAYS THAT
WAY. I WANT TO FIND OUT HOW
THIS HAPPENED AND HOW THIS SUPERNATURAL GIFT OF
SEEING THE INVISIBLE WORLD OPERATES. GARY YOU WENT TO BRAZIL OF
ALL PLACES AND YOU WERE HAVING A HEALING MEETING
AND YOU HEARD GOD’S VOICE IN A VERY CLEAR FASHION
AND YOU PROBABLY DID A DOUBLE TAKE. WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? GARY: YES I DID. HE TOLD ME TO TAKE MY
SHOES OFF BECAUSE I WAS STANDING ON HOLY GROUND. THIS WAS RIGHT IN THE
MIDDLE OF AN AWESOME TIME OF WORSHIP. THE PRESENCE OF GOD WAS SO
STRONG IN THE ROOM IT WAS INCREDIBLE AND MY FIRST
REACTION WAS NO I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE IT
WAS A DIRTY, DUSTY, CONCRETE FLOOR. AND I CONTINUED
WORSHIPPING. SID: DID YOU TRY AND TALK
YOURSELF OUT OF THE FACT THAT MAYBE THAT WASN’T
GOD? GARY: OH YEAH, I THOUGHT
THAT’S JUST – YEAH. SO I CONTINUED WORSHIPPING
AND GOD SPOKE AGAIN AND HE SAID TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF
AND I THOUGHT WAIT A MINUTE, I THINK THAT’S GOD
AND I THINK I’D BETTER DO THIS. SO RIGHT THEN I REACHED
DOWN AND TOOK MY SHOES OFF AND THANK GOD I DID. BECAUSE I HONESTLY BELIEVE
THAT WHAT FOLLOWED WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED HAD I
NOT TAKEN MY SHOES OFF. YOU SEE, I BELIEVE THAT
GOD TESTS US IN THE SMALL THINGS BEFORE HE’S GOING
TO ENTRUST GREATER THINGS TO US, AND THAT WAS A REAL
TEST OF OBEDIENCE TO SEE IF I WOULD RESPOND TO THE
PROMPTINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AND AS A RESULT OF THAT,
TAKING MY SHOES OFF AND RESPONDING IN OBEDIENCE,
GOD OPENED MY EYES. AS I CONTINUED
WORSHIPPING, I WAS LOOKING UP ON THE
STAGE, AND THE DANCERS WERE
DANCING AND I SAW THREE ANGELS AROUND THE DANCERS,
TWO OF THE DANCERS, AND THEN THREE MORE AROUND
TWO OTHERS. OVER TO THE SIDE, A BUNCH
OF ANGELS AROUND EACH OF THE DANCERS. AND I WAS JUST TAKEN BACK
WITH WHAT I SAW. SID: YEAH BUT YOU HAD TOLD
ME THAT YOU HAD, PREVIOUS TO THAT, BEEN
PRAYING FOR GOD TO OPEN YOUR EYES. GARY: YES I DID. SID: BUT NOW HE DID IT AND
IT WAS SO SHOCKING. GARY: YES, YES. THE DESIRE OF MY HEART
WHEN I WENT ON THIS TRIP, BECAUSE I WAS STRUGGLING. I’D BEEN GOING THROUGH A
DIFFICULT TIME, I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE GOING
TO MINISTER. I SAID GOD, WOULD YOU
MINISTER TO ME ON THIS TRIP? I REALLY NEED A TOUCH FROM
YOU. AND MY PRAYER WAS THAT GOD
WOULD OPEN MY EYES, THAT I COULD BEGIN TO SEE
THINGS FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE, NOT JUST MY
OWN. AND THAT HE WOULD OPEN MY
EYES TO SEE IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT AND TO SEE
THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS. SID: WELL WHAT IN YOUR
OPINION, BECAUSE I DON’T UNDERSTAND
THIS, WERE THE ANGELS DOING
DANCING? WERE THEY DANCING THE SAME
AS THE PEOPLE WERE DANCING, LIKE THE SAME
DANCE STEPS? GARY: NO THEY WEREN’T, NO
THEY WEREN’T. THEY WERE DANCING AROUND
TWO OF THE DANCERS SID: OH, I SEE. I SEE. GARY: THEY WERE DANCING
AROUND THEM AND THEN ABOVE THEM A LARGE GROUP OF
WORSHIPPING ANGELS. THEY WERE PLAYING
INSTRUMENTS AND SINGING AND DANCING. SID: WHAT WERE THEY DOING
THOUGH? WHY WERE THEY WORSHIPPING? WHAT WAS BEING
ACCOMPLISHED? I DON’T UNDERSTAND. GARY: WELL I BELIEVE THEY
WERE COOPERATING WITH WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE
NATURAL REALM WITH WHAT GOD WAS DOING IN THE REALM
OF THE SPIRIT. SEE, THE ANGELS LOVE
WORSHIP. WHEN WE’RE WORSHIPPING GOD
LIKE THAT THE ANGELS JUST COME ON STRONGLY. THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF
GOD INCREASES DRAMATICALLY. AND SO THERE WAS AN
AGREEMENT HAPPENING WITH WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE
HEAVENLYS TO RIGHT HERE ON EARTH, JUST LIKE THE
LORD’S PRAYER; “THY KINGDOM COME, YOUR
WILL BE DONE ON EARTH JUST LIKE IT IS IN HEAVEN” AND
SO IF WE CAN SEE WHAT GOD’S DOING IN THE HEAVENS
AND COOPERATE WITH THAT HERE ON THE EARTH, THAT’S
WHAT WAS HAPPENING. SID: ISN’T THAT WHAT JESUS
PRAYED, “I ONLY DO WHAT I SEE MY
HEAVENLY FATHER DOING, “I ONLY SAY WHAT I HEAR
HIM SAYING”? GARY: YES, ABSOLUTELY. SID: WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY
TO LIVE. GARY: YES IT IS, IT’S
AWESOME. SID: THEN YOU’VE GO TO
HAVE SUCH FAITH BEHIND ANYTHING THAT YOU SAY. GARY: EXACTLY. SEE FOR YEARS AS A PASTOR,
I STRUGGLED WITH THAT VERY ISSUE BECAUSE I DIDN’T
KNOW WHAT GOD WAS DOING. I WAS GUESSING AT IT, I
WAS TAKING MY BEST STAB AT IT, AND AS GOD OPENED MY
EYES TO BEGIN TO SEE IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT,
WHEN I COULD SEE WHAT HE WAS DOING IT DRAMATICALLY
CHANGED THE FOCUS OF MINISTRY, DRAMATICALLY. WHERE NOW I DON’T HAVE TO
GUESS AT WHAT HE’S DOING, I CAN SEE WHAT HE’S DOING
AND I CAN COOPERATE WITH WHAT HE’S DOING AND THE
RESULTS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL. SID: SO YOUR EYES ARE
OPEN, YOU SEE THESE ANGELS
DANCING, THIS IS THE PRAYER OF YOUR
HEART. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? GARY: WELL I WAS THANKING
GOD FOR WHAT HE DID THOUGH I DIDN’T FULLY UNDERSTAND
EVERYTHING AND MY HEARTS CRY WAS GOD, I JUST WANT
MORE OF YOU, I WANT MORE OF YOUR
PRESENCE. MY HANDS WERE RAISED AS I
WAS WORSHIPPING HIM, AND THEN I FELT MYSELF
GETTING TALLER AND BIGGER AND IT WAS LIKE I GREW TO
15 FEET TALL. AND I WAS LOOKING DOWN
OVER THE CONGREGATION, I THOUGHT WHOA, THIS IS
AMAZING. AND RIGHT THEN I STARTED
GOING UP, AND I WENT ALL THE WAY UP
INTO THE TOP OF THE TENT. NOW THIS CHURCH MET IN A
LARGE TENT THAT SEATED 3,000 PEOPLE AND I WENT ALL
THE WAY UP INTO THE TOP OF THE TENT AND I WAS LOOKING
DOWN WATCHING PEOPLE WORSHIP. AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU,
I GOT AFRAID. IT WAS LIKE THERE WAS A
FEAR AND A RESISTANCE THERE TO WHAT GOD WAS
DOING. SID: THERE IS A FEAR OF
THE UNKNOWN ISN’T THERE. GARY: OH ABSOLUTELY,
ABSOLUTELY. SID: AND MANY OF YOU EVEN
HAVE A FEAR OF THE SUPERNATURAL. SHOULD WE HAVE A FEAR
GARY, OF THE SUPERNATURAL OF
GOD? GARY: NO WE SHOULDN’T, BUT
WE DO. OUR FLESH HAS DIFFICULTY
DEALING WITH THINGS OF THE SPIRIT OFTENTIMES. SID: SO YOU WERE BEING
CAUGHT UP INTO THE HEAVENLYS AND THE FEAR
KIND OF PUT YOU ON A HOLD. I TELL YOU WHAT, LET’S
HOLD THAT THOUGHT. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER
THESE WORDS. [MUSIC♪] [MUSIC♪] SID: HELLO, SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER HERE WITH GARY AND KATHY
OATES. GARY AND KATHY ARE IN
BRAZIL AND A SIMPLE ACT OF OBEDIENCE, TAKE YOUR SHOES
OFF, BUT IT WAS GOD. AND HE WAS OBEDIENT. HE DIDN’T WANT TO, IT WAS
A DIRTY FLOOR. HE WAS OBEDIENT. AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN
THE PRAYER OF HIS HEART GOT ANSWERED. HE WAS PRAYING GOD, OPEN
MY EYES SO I CAN SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING. AND HE SAW ANGELS DANCING
AND IT WAS MAGNIFICENT. AND THEN HE FELT HIMSELF
GROWING, GOING UP, UP IN THE AIR,
AND HE GOT AFRAID. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? GARY: WELL BECAUSE OF THE
FEAR I CAME BACK DOWN, I STARTED COMING BACK DOWN
AND I SAID OH GOD FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME, UP IS
BETTER, UP IS BETTER. AND RIGHT THEN I REVERSED
AND WENT STRAIGHT UP, THIS TIME RIGHT THROUGH
THE TOP OF THE TENT WAY UP INTO THE SKY. I COULD SEE THE TENT, THE
TOP OF IT, I COULD SEE PEOPLE
WORSHIPPING INSIDE, AND THIS TIME I REALLY GOT
AFRAID AND I WAS RESISTING AGAIN WHAT GOD WAS DOING. I FELT LIKE GOD WAS TAKING
ME IN THE THRONE ROOM, HAD I NOT RESISTED. I REALIZED THAT GOD WILL
TAKE US AS FAR AS WE’RE WILLING TO GO WITH HIM. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE OUT
THERE AVAILABLE FOR EVERY ONE OF US THAT WE CAN TAP
INTO IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT. BUT THAT FEAR GRIPPED ME
AGAIN AND AS IT DID I CAME BACK DOWN. THIS TIME, I WAS REPENTING
AGAIN AND I WAS CRYING OUT TO GOD, I RAISED MY HANDS
IN THE AIR AND AS I WAS LOOKING UP LIKE THIS I SAW
JESUS COMING DOWN AND HIS HANDS WERE EXTENDED – SID:
SO IF YOU WOULDN’T GO UP TO HIM, HE’D COME DOWN TO
YOU. GARY: HE DID, HE DID, HE
DID. IT WAS THE GRACE OF GOD. MY HAND, AS I WAS RAISED
LIKE THIS I WAS LOOKING UP AND I SAW HIM COMING DOWN,
HIS HANDS EXTENDED, AND HE TOOK ME BY THE
HANDS AND I WAS COMPLETELY OVERCOME BY HIS PRESENCE. IT WAS AWESOME. MY HAND, MY LEFT HAND
BEGAN TO BURN. IT WAS JUST A STRONG
BURNING SENSATION. IT COVERED THE WHOLE PALM
OF MY HAND AND I HONESTLY DIDN’T THINK I COULD STAND
IT A MINUTE MORE. AND RIGHT THEN HE LET GO
OF ME. SID: THAT WAS FROM HIS
TOUCH. GARY: YES, WE WERE HOLDING
HANDS, YES. AND THEN HE LET GO OF ME
AND MY SPIRIT CAME BACK IN MY BODY. MY BODY WAS STILL STANDING
ON THE FLOOR JUST LIKE IT WAS WHEN I LEFT. SID: NO ONE WOULD HAVE
KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. GARY: NO, NO. BUT MY SPIRIT, HAVING BEEN
IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, WHEN IT CAME INTO MY BODY,
MY BODY COULDN’T CONTAIN IT AND I WAS JUST THROWN
BACKWARD. I WAS ON THE FLOOR FOR
ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND I WANT TO TELL YOU, I FELT
SO LITTLE AND SO INSIGNIFICANT IN THE
PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. THE NEXT NIGHT, GOT TO THE
MEETING EARLY, THIS MAN THAT HAD PRAYED
WITH ME EARLIER CAME IN AND THE POWER OF GOD HIT
ME, I WENT DOWN. I COULDN’T MOVE, I
COULDN’T DO ANYTHING. GOD TOOK ME AGAIN. I SAW THE THRONE, I SAW
JESUS STANDING NEXT TO THE THRONE WITH A SCEPTER IN
HIS HAND. THE RADIANCE, THE GLORY OF
GOD WAS COMING OUT OF HIM. IT WAS SO BRIGHT I THOUGHT
I WAS GOING TO DIE. I THOUGHT MAYBE I HAVE
DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN, IT WAS THAT REAL. AND RIGHT THEN I CAME BACK
INTO MY BODY. I HAD THE LOOK OF TERROR
ON MY FACE, I WAS IN AGONY, I WAS
SCREAMING BUT NO SOUND WAS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH AND
PEOPLE AROUND WERE AFRAID. THEY WERE WONDERING WHAT
HAD HAPPENED TO ME. SID: WERE YOU WATCHING
HIM? KATHY: I WAS. SID: WHAT DID YOU THINK? KATHY: I HAVE SEEN GOD’S
POWER MOVE ON PEOPLE BUT I’D NEVER SEEN HIM IN A
STATE OF TERROR LIKE THAT BECAUSE HE JUST WAS NEVER
ANXIOUS, HE’S NEVER BEEN AN ANXIOUS
PERSON. AND SO WHEN I SAW THAT
LOOK ON HIS FACE I GOT AFRAID AND I KEPT SAYING
SOMEBODY HELP HIM, SOMEBODY HELP HIM. AND THEY JUST SAID, THEY
GRABBED MY SHOULDERS AND THEY SAID LOOK THE OTHER
WAY, HE’LL BE OK. SO I DID. AND THEN LATER ON THAT
EVENING HE TOLD FINALLY ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND HE
TOLD ME NOT TO TELL ANYBODY. HE SAID DON’T TELL
ANYBODY, I’VE GOT TO HAVE TIME TO
PROCESS THIS. AND HE WAS IN NO CONDITION
TO DO ANYTHING. HE WAS LIMP AND JUST HAD
LOST ALL HIS STRENGTH. AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT
HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE HAVE A HOLY ENCOUNTER WITH THE
LORD. SID: WELL GARY, THERE CAME
A POINT WHERE THE EVANGELIST WHO’S A FRIEND
OF MINE, RANDY CLARK, INVITED YOU
TO, HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS
GOING ON. WHAT HAPPENED? GARY: WELL HE ASKED ME TO
COME UP TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAD BEEN HAPPENING TO ME
AND I WAS NOT ABLE TO. I WAS SITTING IN THE
CHAIR, I WAS SHAKING. THEY ACTUALLY CARRIED ME
UP ON THE PLATFORM IN A CHAIR. AND HE CAME OVER AND HE
TRIED TO TALK TO ME BUT I COULDN’T TALK AND SO HE
ASKED KATHY TO COME UP AND TO TELL WHAT I HAD TOLD
HER HAD HAPPENED. AND AS SHE GOT UP THERE
SHE TOOK THE MICROPHONE AND AS SHE BEGAN TO
EXPLAIN WHAT HAD HAPPENED, THE SPIRIT OF GOD FELL ON
THE PLACE. IT WAS JUST LIKE THE POWER
OF GOD SWEPT THROUGH THAT ROOM. PEOPLE BEGAN TO CRY OUT,
THEY WERE FALLING TO THE FLOOR, THERE WERE
SPONTANEOUS HEALINGS THAT WERE HAPPENING, IT WAS
AMAZING. IT WAS LIKE GOD’S GLORY
JUST FILLED THAT ROOM AS SHE WAS TESTIFYING TO
THAT. SID: YOU KNOW WHAT IS SO
AMAZING TO ME IS EVER SINCE THIS HAS HAPPENED,
GARY AND KATHY OATES HAVE BEEN, THEY’VE LITERALLY
HAD THEIR EYES OPENED. THEY’VE BEEN SEEING
MIRACLES AND THEY’VE BEEN PRAYING FOR OTHER PEOPLE
THAT HAVE HAD THE SAME TRANSFER IF YOU WILL. I’D LIKE YOU TO GO TO A
VIDEO OF MARIA LACK. SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER. (WHOOSH SOUND) MARIA: MY NAME IS MARIA
LACK AND I LIVE IN LEAVENWORTH WASHINGTON. I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN
ANGELS, BUT AFTER READING GARY
OATES’ BOOK “OPEN UP MY EYES LORD”, I REALLY HAD
THE EXPERIENCE AND THE BLESSING AND THE PRIVILEGE
TO REALLY SEE ANGELS AND GO THROUGH SOME ANGELIC
EXPERIENCES. LAST YEAR WE HAD A BIG
FOREST FIRE IN OUR AREA. THE FIRE WAS GROWING DAY
BY DAY AND FASTER AND FASTER. AFTER A FEW DAYS THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THERE’S NOTHING THEY CAN
DO ABOUT IT, THE FIRE IS SO STRONG. SO WE WERE JUST WAITING
FOR A MIRACLE. THE FIRE WENT IN EVERY
DIRECTION, NORTH, SOUTH, TOWARDS OUR
CLOSEST CITY, AND ONE DAY, AND IT WAS A
WEDNESDAY, WHEN I WAS PRAYING ONE OF
MY FRIENDS FROM GEORGIA, HER NAME IS JOYCE HOSTON,
SHE CALLED ME. IT WAS 2 O’CLOCK IN THE
AFTERNOON AND SHE ASKED ME MARIA, WHAT CAN WE PRAY
FOR? AND I SAID JOYCE, WE ARE
IN BIG TROUBLE. WE HAVE THE BIGGEST FOREST
FIRE EVER. AND SO WE WERE PRAYING,
SHE AND ME. AFTER I HUNG UP THE PHONE
I WAS WALKING TOWARDS OUR LIVING ROOM AND SOMETHING
STOPPED ME. I FELT SOMETHING
PHYSICALLY AND I LOOKED TOWARD OUR CEILING IN OUR
HOUSE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I SAW THE SKY AND FIVE
ANGELS FLYING TOWARD OUR AREA. THEY WERE ALL DRESSED IN
DIFFERENT COLORED DRESS, THEY WERE VERY CLOSE TO
EACH OTHER, LIKE THEY WERE CONNECTED
TO EACH OTHER. THEY HAD GOLDEN HAIR. ALL OF THEM HAD A BUCKET
ON THEIR LEFT ARM AND RAIN WAS COMING OUT UNDER THEIR
SKIRT. AND THEY WERE COMING IN
OUR DIRECTION. THAT WAS WEDNESDAY, 2
O’CLOCK. NOTHING HAPPENED THURSDAY
BUT FRIDAY MORNING, EARLY MORNING, AT 2
O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING, MY HUSBAND AND I WOKE UP
AND THERE WAS THE BIGGEST RAINSTORM YOU CAN IMAGINE
HITTING OUR ROOF AND RAINING ALL OVER US. AND THAT PARTICULAR RAIN
TOTALLY PUT OUT THE FIRE. BY THE NEXT MORNING THERE
WASN’T ANY FIRE, ANY SMOKE, ANYTHING, AND I
FEEL THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THAT VISION AND
PUTTING OUT THAT FIRE, IT’S CONNECTED TO EACH
OTHER. AND I BELIEVE THAT FIVE
ANGELS WERE THE ONES WHO PUT OUT THE FIRE. AND THANK YOU GARY FOR
THIS BOOK. (WHOOSH SOUND) SID: YOU KNOW, WE SPOKE TO
THE FIRE MARSHAL FROM THE AREA THAT SHE’S TALKING
ABOUT AND HAD THAT RAIN NOT COME, THERE WAS NO WAY
THAT FIRE COULD HAVE BEEN CONTAINED OR EVEN STOPPED. AND ALL OF THOSE HOUSES
WOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. I’M SO GLAD THAT MARIA
LEARNED WHAT GARY AND KATHY OATES ARE TEACHING
ABOUT INTIMACY WITH GOD, SO THAT HER EYES WERE OPEN
AND SHE COULD SEE WHAT GOD WAS UP TO AND PRAY
ACCORDING TO WHAT GOD WANTED HER TO DO. I’M SURE YOU’VE HAD AN
EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE. I’M SURE THAT GOD HAS
HEALED YOU OR YOU’VE HAD A SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE. WHY DON’T YOU PUT TOGETHER
A HOME VIDEO. AND WHO KNOWS, YOU MAY
TURN ON IT’S SUPERNATURAL AND SEE YOURSELF ONE OF
THESE DAYS. NOW GARY AND KATHY, THE
THING THAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT, BECAUSE I’VE
STARTED DOING WHAT YOU TEACH, FOR JUST A FEW
MINUTES, WILL YOU TELL THE AVERAGE
PERSON HOW THEY CAN WALK WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY GOD? GARY: ABSOLUTELY. I BELIEVE THESE
EXPERIENCES ARE NOT JUST FOR US OR JUST FOR A
SELECT FEW PEOPLE AT ALL. I BELIEVE THAT IT’S FOR
THE WHOLE BODY OF CHRIST, THAT EVERY PERSON CAN WALK
IN THAT REALM OF THE SPIRIT. THE REAL KEY TO THIS, IN
MY OPINION, IS DEVELOPING AN INTIMATE
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER; EXPERIENCING THE
MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD EVERY DAY IN OUR LIVES. THAT’S THE KEY TO
UNLOCKING THE HEAVENS. WE’RE SO BUSY SEEKING
POWER AND MORE OF GIFTS AND GOD GIVE ME THIS AND
GOD DO THAT AND GOD GIVE ME THIS AND WE’RE NOT
SEEKING HIS FACE. IN FACT THAT’S WHAT I DO;
I GET ON THE FLOOR EVERY DAY AND I JUST POUR MY
HEART OUT TO HIM. I CONFESS MY SINS, I ASK
HIM TO FORGIVE ME, I RELEASE ALL OF THAT AND
THEN I GO THROUGH A ROMANS 6:13, YIELDING MY FIVE
SENSES OVER TO THE LORD, LIKE A TRANSFERENCE OF THE
NATURAL FOR THE SUPERNATURAL. I GIVE HIM MY EYES THAT I
CAN SEE IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT, I GIVE HIM MY
EARS THAT I CAN HEAR HIS VOICE, I GIVE HIM MY MOUTH
THAT I CAN SPEAK HIS WORDS, I GIVE HIM MY NOSE
THAT I CAN SMELL HIS SWEET FRAGRANCE, AND I GIVE HIM
MY HANDS THAT THEY MIGHT BE USED IN SERVING HIM. I EVEN GIVE HIM MY FEET
THAT I’M WALKING WITH HIM EVERY DAY, I GIVE HIM MY
HEART THAT I CAN HAVE A PURE HEART BEFORE HIM. I WANT HIS HEART, A HEART
OF LOVE, A HEART OF COMPASSION. THAT’S MY DESIRE. I GIVE HIM MY MIND THAT I
CAN HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST, A PURE MIND
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. AND THEN I JUST WAIT AND I
JUST SAY GOD I WANT JUST MORE OF YOU, MORE OF YOUR
PRESENCE, MORE OF YOUR FULLNESS IN
MY LIFE. SID: YOU KNOW GARY AND
KATHY, I HAVE STARTED DOING THIS
AND WHEN WE COME BACK I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT’S
BEEN GOING ON IN MY LIFE. DON’T GO AWAY. BE RIGHT BACK. [MUSIC♪] [MUSIC♪] HELLO, SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER HERE WITH GARY AND KATHY
OATES AND GARY, HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN GOING
ON WITH ME: I’VE BEEN PRACTICING WHAT YOU TEACH
IN YOUR BOOK AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I LOVE IT. AND YOU MADE A COMMENT TO
ME THAT THERE IS AN ACCUMULATIVE THING THAT IS
GOING ON. IT’S SORT OF LIKE, WITH
ME, MY EYES HAVE NOT BEEN
OPENED TO SEE ANGELS AT THIS POINT. GARY: YET. SID: YET. WE’RE ON THE SAME
WAVELENGTH. HOWEVER, I’M SEEING
SOMETHING; I WONDER IF OTHERS ARE
REPORTING IT. I’M SEEING EXTRAORDINARY
FAVOR IN MY LIFE. I’M SEEING DIVINE
APPOINTMENTS. I’M BUMPING INTO PEOPLE I
HAVE NO WAY I’M SUPPOSED TO BE BUMPING INTO. IT’S SORT OF LIKE, AND
WITH ME, I DO IT FIRST THING IN THE
MORNING, AND BY PUTTING GOD FIRST
AND NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING, GETTING CLEAN AS
YOU SAID AND BEING STILL BEFORE GOD, I KIND OF
ALMOST IMAGINE MY HEAD BEING ON JESUS’ BREAST. THAT’S WHERE I’M AT RIGHT
NOW. ARE YOU HEARING SIMILAR
EXPERIENCES? GARY: OH ABSOLUTELY,
ABSOLUTELY. AND THAT’S OUR EXPERIENCE
AS WELL. SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
COME INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD – YOU SEEK THE PRESENCE
OF GOD EVERY DAY LIKE THAT, JUST MORE OF HIM,
MORE OF HIS PRESENCE, THAT’S THE BEGINNING
POINT. WHEN HIS MANIFEST PRESENCE
COMES ON YOU, THAT’S THE STARTING POINT. THAT’S THE DOORWAY INTO
THE SUPERNATURAL. YOU SEE, WHEN YOU’RE
EXPERIENCING HIS MANIFEST PRESENCE, THAT’S WHEN HE
BRINGS REVELATION TO YOU, THAT’S WHEN YOUR EYES ARE
OPEN TO SEE INTO THE SPIRIT, YOU BEGIN TO HAVE
VISIONS, DREAMS, ALL KINDS OF
SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTERS. SID: GARY, ENCOURAGE ME. TELL ME ABOUT ONE PERSON
THAT WENT A PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE EVERYTHING OPENED
UP. GARY: YES. IN FACT THERE WAS A PASTOR
THAT WAS IN ONE OF OUR MEETINGS AND HE LEFT
DISAPPOINTED. HE SAID I’M JUST NOT ONE
THAT’S INCLINED TOWARD THIS AT ALL, I’M NOT
MYSTICAL OR ANYTHING, AND HE SAID I AM
DISAPPOINTED. I WANTED TO SEE SOMETHING. AND 6 WEEKS LATER I GOT A
PHONE CALL FROM HIM AND HE SAID SUNDAY MORNING IN
CHURCH DURING WORSHIP TIME, AS WE WERE
WORSHIPPING GOD, GOD SPOKE TO ME AND HE
SAID DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHING? SID: OH! GARY: AND HE SAID YES. AND HE SAID RIGHT THEN,
GOD OPENED HIS EYES TO A PARADE OF ANGELS COMING
RIGHT TOWARD HIM, ONE RIGHT AFTER ANOTHER. HE SAW HEALING ANGELS,
WORSHIPPING ANGELS, HE SAW WARRIOR ANGELS. HE SAID MY LIFE HAS BEEN
TOTALLY TRANSFORMED. I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME. AND HE SAID BUT YOU KNOW,
SINCE THAT DAY THAT I LEFT DISAPPOINTED, I BEGAN TO
PRESS IN FOR MORE OF GOD’S PRESENCE IN MY LIFE EVERY
DAY. AND HE SAID THAT’S THE
KEY. [MUSIC♪] SID: WELL YOU KNOW GARY,
I’M PRESSING IN FOR ALL THAT I’M WORTH BUT I WANT
YOU TO PRESS IN RIGHT ALONG WITH ME. AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU
SOMETHING ELSE: IF I NEVER SEE AN ANGEL (BUT I WILL),
IF I NEVER SEE IN THAT INVISIBLE WORLD; BUT I
WILL! IF I NEVER SEE IN THAT
INVISIBLE WORLD, BUT I WILL! JUST PRESSING
IN AND LOVING GOD – I TOLD GOD EVEN IF I NEVER DO, I WANT
TO KEEP DOING THIS. YOU KNOW WHY? IT’S THE MAJOR PURPOSE OF
LIFE. THE SHEMA [SHMAH], WHICH WE
LEARN IN JUDAISM LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, SPIRIT,
SOUL, AND STRENGTH AND LOVE YOUR
BROTHER AS YOURSELF. THAT IS MY GOAL BUT I WANT
TO START, YOU SEE I CAN’T LOVE MY
BROTHER IF I DON’T HAVE THAT INTIMACY WITH GOD
BECAUSE IT IS FROM THAT INTIMACY THAT TRUE LOVE
CAN RADIATE FROM AN INDIVIDUAL AND THAT IS
WHAT YOU WANT. THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU ARE
GOING TO HAVE THIS IS BY DEVELOPING YOUR OWN
INTIMACY WITH GOD, BE LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS A
“WISE VIRGIN” AND WHEN THE BRIDEGROOM KNOCKS DON’T GO
OUTSIDE LOOKING FOR OIL. YOU’LL BE SO FILLED WITH
THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING
GOD THAT YOUR EARS AND EYES WILL BE OPEN TO WHAT
HE SAYS AND DOES.