Sid: My guest, Georgian Banov, Georgian people spend a lot of money here in the states for plastic surgery, but I understand a woman’s face began to burn because the presence of God went on her and what happened to all of her wrinkles during your worship service?
Georgian: Yeah, during the worship she said she felt tingling, this is Friday night last May in Youngstown; we have it on video actually. She said, she began to feel this tingling and she felt the Lord in different ways, never felt that kind of a tingling, but enjoyed it. And then after the worship, she went to the ladies room and looked at the mirror and wow, every wrinkle on her face was gone, completely gone and her skin looked like the skin of her young, like the skin of her young little children and they look at Mom because it transformed the face of their Mother. And she said, “Look,” and she is in her early mid-forties and I look and truly there is not one single wrinkle on her face.
Sid: Is that because this meeting was held in Youngstown, Ohio?
Georgian: This meeting was held in Youngstown, Ohio.
Sid: Okay, you didn’t get my joke there, I guess it must be your Bulgarian background, young, she got young! Ha-ha.
Georgian: She got young, you’re right, Ha-ha
Sid: You got it, good! Ha-ah
Georgian: By the way, we are releasing economical blessing; everywhere we go we release financial blessings, people get houses, and we change the climate of the industry in places we go. And Youngstown was just recently picked from a foreign company and building a huge factory and is provided like three to five thousand jobs for the local economy of Youngstown. So we are renewing this city, the Lord is renewing the city.
Sid: There is so much favor for healing, for miracles, for joy, for peace in your music; I think that everyone needs your CD. But I think it’s amazing when you were with my friend Rodney Howard Brown, you actually recorded the sounds of angels, everyone there heard angels singing. Tell me about that.
Georgian: For an hour and a half I played the violin and then the place erupted in this a deafening level joy ecstatic sound and it went into this realm where we hear thousands and thousands of angels singing an ecstatic sound and it lasted over an hour and half and Rodney couldn’t even preach. It was just a roar of Heaven, like you know the Bible says in Heaven, “The sounds like a roaring of the sea,” the roar of Heaven was on us for over an hour and a half over an hour and a half. And is the most amazing it’s a video called “The Night the Angels Sang.”
Sid: Tell me about the frozen chicken.
Georgian: A ha-ha, the frozen chicken, we had this crusade in Mali, but we could not buy any food in any Mali store So we had the money, so we says, “Why don’t we order our chicken from and fly it from South Africa?” So we fill this chicken with food, I mean this airplane with chicken and flew it.
Sid: You are going to get me laughing; you filled this chicken with food. Ha-ha.
Georgian: Chicken cordon and it got confiscated, unfortunately at the Mali border.
Sid: And I don’t blame them, they wanted the chicken.
Georgian: It sat there for three days over 110 degree heat.
Sid: Well, that was the end of the chicken, I’m sure.
Georgian: That’s it; it’s rotten and melted and destroyed by now and it’s not going to be good. But when we finally released it from customs and arrived to our site it was still frozen, rock frozen and the plane was like a frosted! And the kids have never felt nothing cold up in that area, because first of all there is no electricity there it’s a bush conference and they’ve never seen nothing frozen. So they were overjoyed with this frozen chicken, they were touching it and licking it and experiencing this cold. And then once we thawed it and cooked it and make a feast for like 10,000 people were there and as a result of that chicken 200 people responded to an altar call to become pastors. And people said, “If God can fly frozen chicken for us He can do anything and we will serve Him and we will be His pastors so.
Sid: But when I don’t get is, here you have the chicken sitting for what three days over a 100 degrees outside and when it got there you’re telling me that it was still frozen?
Georgian: Still frozen rock solid, like not even an outward skin was soft. Everything was rock frozen!
Sid: How’d the Pilot react?
Georgian: The Pilot was so, first of all he was so scared that they are going to confiscate the plane he ran out of the airport with his plane, you know you have to have permission, but he was too scared that they are going to confiscate it, he just ran you know, flew off and returned home in South Africa and too miracles happened. His wife called him, he has been divorced for over seven years, his wife called him and they got reconciliation and they got remarried. And then he had AIDS and he felt much better after the trip and he went and checked the AIDS were gone!
Sid: You’re saying the glory was able to keep thawed out chicken frozen in what, 110 degrees for three days and the glory was so strong it got rid of his AIDS and restored his marriage. I think that that’s something to celebrate about. Let’s hear Kingdom Celebration from the brand new Collection were making available from Georgian Banov called the “Joy Celebration Collection.”
“Joy Celebration Collection” excerpt: “Kingdom Celebration”
Sid: That was “Kingdom Celebration,” is that joyful? How would you like that in your home, but do you know what is even more exciting than that? When Georgian had this meeting with the frozen chicken, the anointing had to be so strong on that chicken because remember it sat outside in a 110 degrees for three days and it was just as frozen when it arrived as when they started. It could not be in the natural, but the anointing was so strong that when you gave an altar call what happened Georgian?
Georgian: Two hundred people responded to become pastors, we got trained, and now we have over 200 churches and they call them the Chicken Churches, ha-ha.
Sid: I can understand why. Now Georgian when you celebrate in music you operate in Words of Knowledge and the anointing has been so strong this week, what is God healing right now?
Georgian: Right now God is healing a sense of rejection, He’s healing a marriage, he is healing someone who’s saying there’s no love left in my marriage and God says “Good, your love is left no more, but My love is still here so tap into My love. Right now the Lord is saying “just trust me, let Me love your spouse because I love your spouse and I will love you, let Me love you.” And so God is restoring somebody’s marriage, I see God is taking away the sign of somebody’s house whose says foreclosure, God is taking it away, God said, “”Listen I will not allow that house to be foreclosed, I paid dearly in blood for you to become my home.”
Sid: Oh boy, is my guest red hot for the Messiah, when he plays the violin so many miracles erupt; people have visitations of angels; there is something about him spending so much time in the presence of God that release the glory of God to everyone that listens to his music. His name is Georgian Banov and Georgian in 1994 you were shown the river and this had a life changing impact on you explain.
Georgian: What happened was, I have started with the supernatural experiences with the Lord and lived that way for the first couple of two years but later on as I joined the Body of Christ and I began to go to church and I began to go to ministry, people around me don’t act quite like it and so slowly these manifestations, I use to shake my hands violently for instance when the presence of the Lord hit me, I would just spin and shake and all that became kind of strange among people so it kind of went down and you know disappeared. And I remember ministering from my heart you know and I remember that that…
Sid: Were you worrying about what people were thinking about you?
Georgian: I even my wife said, “Honey, you are embarrassing me because you are the only one waving and shaking like this.” And you know you don’t want to offend anybody so slowly you just kind of think that that’s weird or that’s kind of it should be doing it on your own privacy, but not in publicly, but pretty soon just all of that went away until 1995 when we went to…
Sid: So you went through a dry spell is what you are saying.
Georgian: Dry spell because the people around me were not moving in the supernatural and with these visible manifestations and experiences. So I become like everybody else, I mean these are my brothers and sisters, my family, so you eventually become like your family. And then Rodney Howard Brown came and all this joy, public laughter’s and shaking and rolling and then Toronto the same thing, a freedom came and thousands and thousands of people we have ecstatic experiences; so I connected again with what I started with the supernatural manifestation of the Lord inside of me. And before you know it I felt his burning heart fire inside me and I reconnected with how I started so in a way brought me to my first love and I begin to feel the liquid presence of God flow through me, flow through my heart.
Sid: Yeah, but you still had the criticism you still had people say, that’s not the way they do it at my church. So why did you continue?
Georgian: Well, because first of all my wife was connected the same way, she was laughing and rolling at any time of the day and she loved it, she was not embarrassed, in fact many of the churches that I use to go and be welcome, I couldn’t go anymore because my wife was too crazy, too wild now and so I lost so many churches. But I gained new churches were coming because they were open. So now the Lord raised a new wine skin so to speak, many more new churches, new pastors who loved that; we became friends and so I had developed a whole new network.
Sid: What did you see as far as fruit of your ministry as a result of saying “God, I don’t care how I look; I care how You want me to look?” When you got rid of your fear of man again and started moving this way, what difference did it make in your ministry?
Georgian: The difference that all of a sudden, what we begin to preach, the depth of Christ and His amazing sacrifice on the cross; and we begin to preach about Him and His Finished Works and begin to embrace that as a gift it became powerfully picked up and powerful. We set the people free from self righteous works and religion and self effort and become free in embracing the Lord’s amazing efforts and so we’ve seen thousands and thousands of people be delivered from their religious yoke of you know, man pleasing spirit. And people begin to believe and in other words we’ve seen tremendous change of people’s hearts and what they believe about the Lord and enter into the freedom, into the freedom that Jesus died to set us free.
Sid: What I see is that you and your wife developed a supernatural compassion for people. You started going to garbage dumps, tell me about one.
Georgian: Well, we just returned from Nicaragua and we went in several garbage dumps during Christmas and what we do is we bring our guitars and violins and instruments and our hugs and our food and our water bottles and we visit the driest places where people actually live on the very sight of the smoking garbage dumps. And we stop and serenade them and hug them and tears start to fall from their eyes and as we love them; and of course we feed them, but of course more than food we bring the love of Jesus to them and they cannot believe that as we would come inside the most worse smelling and worse smoky place with their dirty and filthy and we hug them and touch them and embrace them.
Sid: But when the one that you just got back from, what happened there?
Georgian: Well, we had healings begin to happen among the people, like eyes couldn’t see open begin to see like, one lady couldn’t move you know, so she was both blind and you know from the waist down couldn’t move she just sits and so we brought her, we helped her and went through a fire tunnel and she began to walk, she went home both with eyes open as well as walking. She was doubly healed, she was I mean this is some of the healing that happened.
Sid: Let me take you back to your first where you went to Mozambique and how do I pronounce this? Maputo City dump?
Georgian: Maputo City Dump.
Sid: Tell me about that.
Georgian: Well, that was the first experience I had with a garbage dump ministry and what it is is Heidi Baker had a church on the very sight of the garbage dump. So I was very interested in what’s happening and so accompanying her and her little band of children and there was just a frail structure, on the very top of the garbage dump. We went in and brought bread and different things and we got the church come right away going inside began to sing songs and the church began to worship, the people of her congregation began to worship and then afterwards we fed them and we preached the gospel message and we preached to them and encouraged them. And before you know it, I see Heidi on the floor of the church with one of the little lady’s from the garbage dump and she’s eating something. And I’m going what is she eating? And she’s eating a handful of cashews that one of the congregations brought as an offering, no money, but she brought cashews like expensive gold to her. But the thing is she found them in the garbage dump and Heidi ate them in spite of them so dirty, but she ate them because it was an offering from one of her congregation. And that shook my world that shook my heart.
Sid: And now you go to garbage dumps and you say that you go there because that’s where Jesus lives.
Georgian: Well, Jesus says, “I was at the garbage dump,” well He said, “I was poor and you visited Me, I was naked and you gave Me clothing, I was hungry and you fed Me.” And in this case He said, “I was in the garbage dump and you visited Me and you ministered to me.” And we would say, “Well Lord, when were you in the garbage dump? And where were You hungry and no clothes” and He says “Well, when you came to the garbage dump, where I had no home, but I live in a garbage dump, you clothed Me and you build Me a home, and you love Me. And so the Lord identifies with the poorest of the poor and that brings us to the Lord’s love and we’ll minister to them and we’ll minister to the Lord Himself.
Sid: I would like Georgian to minister to you right now, and he has music some is causes joy and some is just for soaking, why don’t you just soak a little bit from His brand new collection we just put together “The Joy Celebration.”
“The Joy Celebration,” excerpt.
Sid: My guest, that’s an understatement; red hot for you Georgian Banov is an absolute understatement. I have seen you when you’ve play your violin; what is going on inside of you when you are playing your violin? You’re almost in a different realm.
Georgian: It is, it’s almost like stepping in Heavenly, not always I see Heavenly when I play the violin, but I always feel like I’m directly connected to the Messiah and He actually, He like coaches me. He likes me to play certain melodies and I never understand why one melody would be different, but He says yeah, do it like this, do it like this now repeat it again and again. And I have this relationship with the Lord in a musical way as well; and I can feel His joy when He says play this melody that way; and okay and I can feel His joy and I can feel His you know, His love. And I go to arrange of emotions, but I very often feel His instruction of what He wants me to play and which melody.
Sid: Now, I find this fascinating for those that didn’t listen to yesterday’s broadcast, we found out that Georgian was born in communist Bulgaria; raised as an atheist. He started the first Rock & Roll band in Bulgaria. Then he came to the United States, swept into the Jesus Movement and he had his own encounter with the Lord. And then he had a vision of Heaven and he saw angels, I mean you started out so supernatural. You don’t know what it is Georgian to not be supernatural, do you?
Georgian: No, not with the Lord, it’s always been supernatural.
Sid: But tell me about a year and half after you became a believer you were literally transported into the throne room of Heaven, tell me about that.
Georgian: What happened was for a season of six months I had been skipping dinner, because that’s about the only way to get away and use some time and really pray, because I love spending time with the Lord, Like hours on end. So I’d skip four o’clock, five o’clock dinner and I’d go out and don’t come back until midnight. And I’m walking and walking in this ranch area that we use to live in Texas and one night just as I was normally praying and praying for Bulgaria, my relatives and my friends suddenly, between me and God the Father there is the God-head there is a shaft. Some sort of like a shaft between me and Him; like a tube and I can hear Him and He says, “What do you want?” Like I broke through to His attention and its like, “Okay, I hear you, what is it that you want?” And I did not know what to say at that very second because I didn’t want to say just anything, but I wanted it to be something very meaningful so I reached out to the Holy Spirit to help me and I said like, “Help me.” And the Holy Spirit punched a word in my belly, and it came out of my throat, and the word was souls; like I want souls. And that word went right into the shaft and into God’s mind, you know God’s heart and God’s ears and it was a pleasing word. And at that moment I collapsed on to the dirt, onto the ground where I was praying and instead of hitting the dirt I was transported into my future and I was in a large stadium like physically I was there. And I had a large stage.
Sid: Well, there’s no time in Heaven, so you it seemed, so you were literally there since there’s no time; it was your future, but you were also were there. So what did you see?
Georgian: I saw large stadium, I was on the stage with a big band and other ministers around me and I was ministering in the Lord’s, I can’t even remember what I was just singing or ministering in the Spirit; it was something like ministering in the Spirit and that moment I saw that the top bleachers of the stadium began to get covered with like a cloud or like a fog, like a thick thick as white, I could not see nothing once it gets covered. Then row after row after row the glory of the, you know the cloud came and covered and covered covered the entire stadium and started moving toward the grass and people on the grass as well; moving towards us and I remembered distinctly as the cloud hits the persons, the rows I could see them before the last second before they disappear and the eyes would get so large and so big in expression was like wow! Like they’re seeing, they’re seeing something amazing, and then they get covered with a cloud, and they get covered. And finally the cloud went up on the stage and overshadow all of us and all of us collapsed on the stage; we were just completely overwhelmed and we couldn’t see nothing, but God just His presence. Everything else disappeared and when I collapsed on the stage along with everybody and I hit the deck, at that point I was back to my present, you know in Texas in the dirt.
Sid: You know shortly thereafter you became the leader of a contemporary worship team called “Silver Wind.”
Sid: And history shows your records sold over three and half million. Most people listening to us grew up with your children’s music, “Bullfrog and Butterfly’s” and you won a Dove Award and Grammy Award and of course your “Music Machine.” And although that was a big hit in the ‘70s it’s a big hit today, but tell me about, since you said to God you wanted to reach souls, that’s what you asked for; and you said the right thing to God and then you wrote a song which we have on our special CD we are offering called “The Joy Celebration Collection,” called “The God of Mercy” tell me about that song.
Georgian: That, “The God of Mercy,” is my God, He treated me mercifully and kindly and with great compassion, and that’s the song talks about the merciful and compassionate side of our God and how I have experienced it in personal relationship with Him. I’m very connected with the Lord, I’m very…I feel His sound of His voice and He continues to have very much compassion for me and His reading the Psalms of David and some of the other songs of the Korah. I feel the same way, and that’s how I grew up to know the Lord.
Sid: Now, when you worship God, How do you worship God?
Georgian: Worship God, is like…
Sid: I mean, when you are by yourself, not with anyone else.
Georgian: Yeah, when I’m by myself, it’s always primarily inward, overwhelming sense of His immediate presence and as He’s touching me, understanding me and ministering to me and I’m just in adoration, I have a sense of adoration. And sometimes almost like kissing God, sometimes it’s just holding His hand or holding His waist and holding His neck like a Father and a son; so I have different visuals, but it’s all like one like…
Sid: Well, let’s see what those that are listening experience as they hear “God of Mercy.”
“God of Mercy” Music excerpt.
Sid: That was the “God of Mercy” from the “Joy Celebration Collection” and Georgian, when you do that son live, what happens to people?
Georgian: People experience being loved and compassionately loved and understood by the Lord in a way that He understands their dilemmas and their problems. And they feel overwhelmed with His I understand you, I love you, I’m forgiving you and they feel experience freedom from depression, freedom from rejection, freedom from being nobodies, like freedom like I’m insignificant, oh yes you are and as the song God comes on people and fills their soul part with significance and with look at what I’ve done.
Sid: And let me just speak a little to this, when people hear Georgian they are supernaturally healed, they have angelic visitations, they have such peace and such joy and I’m so excited…
Sid: I have on the telephone, Georgian Banov and your familiar with him because he one of the principal writers of the music “Bullfrogs and Butterflies” and the “Music machine.” In fact his music sold over Three and a half million copies, he’s won Grammy Awards and Dove Awards, everything was going good, but his marriage was falling apart. His wife was, you know the stains of being in ministry and so Georgian you went to the Toronto Airport Church and what happened?
Georgian: Well, first we went to Rodney Howard Brown’s meetings in Florida, this is January 1995 exactly and we were overwhelmed with the presence of the Lord, my wife as you mentioned was drifted from the Lord, she barely even came to that meeting; I can’t remember how I dragged her to it. But found herself there, she began to weep and as the presence of the Lord was released, she began to weep and I never seen my wife weep in probably ten years, in fact she had a normal mascara so, it was not waterproof stuff so it was normal kind and tears were running down a two lane highway down one side of her face and another three lane highway and it was just a beautiful mess and it was the Lord touching her and healing her. And later on she told me how He showed up and gave her a hug and how he restored her right in front of my eyes, just in minutes, in seconds, what years and years and years of what I was trying to do the Lord did it. And after that experience we went to Toronto and in Toronto the same thing, she kept getting touched and in Toronto another thing happened, she was restored as a minister and she joined me again, after nearly ten years of dropping out of the ministry and our marriage was as good as divorced, we were just like co-eds, you know.
Sid: You know, when people were in the upper room and the Shavuot Pentecost occurred and the Spirit came upon them they accused them of being drunk, but they weren’t drunk on alcohol, they were so happy because of what they called, new wind of the Holy Spirit; when that happened to you and your wife, what difference did it make?
Georgian: Well, first of all it made my wife, happy and she is not been joyful in the Lord for years, nearly a decade and suddenly joy came and she began to laugh out loud and even without church service like Tuesday morning in the kitchen she would get overwhelmed with joy and fall on the ground in the kitchen all by herself and just everywhere the joy would be exploding and restored our marriage. We begin to feel good about each other, we begin to love each other again, the thoughts of divorce were gone and now we have a new marriage, we have a new relationship restoring. And then her joy to be with me in row and minister came back and she said, “I don’t want to miss anything,” and she’s been that joyful intoxicated, if I can use that word, just intoxicated with joy and being loved.
Sid: But you know there’s something about the joy and the presence of God that pulls you into a realm where miracles take place. For instance I really want to hear about when you went to Mozambique and the food multiplied.
Georgian: Well, several times we had multiplication; first time happened we had been in a conference there with Heidi Baker’s Base in Maputo and I could notice that only they eat rice or only they eat kind of like a corn meal or sometimes they have beans. And I said, “Heidi, why don’t we have some meat for them like, chicken and don’t they like it?” And she goes, “Oh they do, but we can’t afford chicken, but once a year, maybe twice a year. I go, “But let’s buy one piece of chicken for everybody, a chicken dinner.” So I gave them the money and they bought it and so we bought enough chicken for everybody it was 1,200 people in the base at the time for the conference. So they cooked the chicken all night for the Sunday morning dinner, but because the smell went around to the neighbors, and the next morning we had a surprise of another 1,200 visitors outside the church waiting with that smell of chicken all night and just hungry with baby’s and the children, so we did not know what to do and begin to feed our guests in the conference and the children, our orphans and so the chicken would physically go down in the pots, you could tell as we’re pulling out, portioning out portion after portion. But at the end we feed all the 1,200 and the chicken was still there, there is still more chicken. So we brought another batch of 500 from outside hungry ones and we fed them and the chicken goes down, but yet there’s more chicken. And it was like the first time I had ever seen it, I heard about it, I read about it, Jesus did and I heard others, but I never seen it myself. And we literally fed twice more people. Like we fed 2.400 people with 1,200 pieces of chicken only. So the Lord, double the chicken, we didn’t cut it…
Sid: Out of curiosity, after everyone had eaten what they wanted to eat, was there any left over?
Georgian: No, it finished right there.
Sid: So it was perfect, in other words the Lord knew how to multiply exactly what was necessary for those 2,400 people.
Georgian: Exactly, I mean there was a few dozen pieces, but it was like basically finished and everybody had a piece of chicken.
Sid: Now, when you play your violin and you minister unto the Lord in worship, the presence of God is so awesome miracles take place. Tell me about some of the miracles that took place in the Sudan.
Georgian: Well, first we started and I played the violin and of course, it’s a refugee camp you know, there’s guards, they protect it, it could be very dangerous. But I broke through the guards and went in the middle of the people and began to play the violin and we got surrounded by people and children and adults and Roland Baker and I, Roland was with us, me and my wife and Roland. We noticed this girl couldn’t sing because she is deaf and dumb and she can’t sing, so we prayed for her and before you know it her voice came and got restored and begin to make sounds in front of her mother. And her mother was like awe! And the first word that actually that she could make was, “Hallelujah,” oh her mother was overjoyed and began to testify that her daughter could never do that all her life, I think that she was seventeen years old, that girl. And then people rushed with their people, you know children and sick people rushed to us to pray, so I’m laying hands on this boy who is a nine years old and never seen ever, blind from birth and his eyes are lifeless. So I’m laying hands on his head and his mother is behind him and nothing happens, so I’m just praying, “Oh, Lord do something right now, please.” And nothing happens and then I asked for water to stall some time and I could pray some longer and somebody gave me a bottle of water, and as I was drinking the water and water went up I noticed his eyes moved ever so faintly moved so long up, which before they were lifeless, just sit in one position, but now they moved. And I go, “Wow, Lord You’re doing it,” so I prayed one more time and I pick up the water and drank again and this time his eyes followed the bottle all the way and I knew the Lord healed him right there. So, but his mother cannot see his eyes because she’s behind him and I made a sign without a voice, I just made a sign for him to open his mouth and I opened my mouth like that, and I go like, “Do you want some water, open;” and the boy opened his mouth, and when the mother saw the boy open his mouth, and I poured…
Sid: Oh listen, I’ve got reports that there were so many miracles, people got new hearts, new limbs, and blind could see and deaf could hear and the lame could walk. How would you like Georgian to play the violin over you? Let’s have him do that right now from our special CD “The Joy Celebration Collection”
“The Joy Celebration Collection” excerpt!
Sid: Can you imagine Georgian playing his violin over you while you’re soaking; you will receive such an impartation of supernatural peace and supernatural joy…
Sid: My guest Georgian Banov, some of you are familiar with him because in the early ‘70s he had a band called, Silver Wind and he wrote several songs that many of you sing today to your children, “Bullfrog and Butterflies” and “Music Machine.” Three and a half million copies probably more than that he won Grammy and Dove Awards and I would like to find out a bit about him, because actually I spoke at one of his conferences and he plays the violin. And when he plays the violin, there is a presence of God that is transmitted that no matter how bad circumstances are in your life, the joy of the Lord literally takes over. And Georgian you were born in a communist country in Bulgaria, you came from obviously atheistic background and you started the first, I’m told you started the first rock and roll band in Bulgaria.
Georgian: Yes, the first rock and roll band, me and three boys started it in 1965 was our début on national television; it’s still on u-tube you can get to see it.
Sid: Now, why did the government eventually shut you down?
Georgian: Well, because they realized that they made a mistake, because we were stirring young people by the thousands coming to our concerts and they are getting rowdy and clapping hands and even clapping hands a thousand people clapping hands in Bulgaria was a threatening thing. It was like scary, like whoa, what are they going to do next?
Sid: Okay, now how did you get out of Bulgaria to the United States?
Georgian: Well, after the communist shut us down, I just developed this desire to be free and it just took over me and I couldn’t shake it off and all I could do is think I have to get out of here and I have to go be free. And I escaped the iron curtain, it was a very dangerous thing, crazy and a lot of people lost their lives, but like I say, that passion for freedom over took me and I just escaped.
Sid: Now, of course in those days you didn’t have a lot of food so when you came to California in the early ‘70s you bump into the Jesus movement and you especially bumped into some people that gave you good food. You weren’t interested in the Lord; you were interested in the food.
Georgian: Of course, I didn’t believe there was a God, I was communist you know now but they kept feeding me and my belly kept drawing me to them. And my mind said there’s no God, but my stomach said oh, yes there is you get back in there and eat you know, and it was a funny way but it the Lord He used food to draw me to himself.
Sid: So after two months of this free food and they finally asked you to accept the Lord and you said a prayer, but you had this especially with your back ground of atheism and communism, you had this gnawing feeling on the inside, I’m still not sure about God. How did you get sure?
Georgian: I had just one thought came to my mind to say God did exist, so I said it. I said that one sentence and as soon as the sentence left; my breath left and I said that sentence out loud, I was alone on top of a mountain, everything changed around me, like even the acoustics around me. Kind of like someone came close to me and bigger and bigger, much bigger than me and got close to me and changed everything. I can feel this personal presence of something but I could not see it, but I could feel it. And I began to talk to, I said, “Who is this?” What am I feeling you know and it got thicker and thicker and then it was just like a lightning of faith went through me that God exists, that He’s around, He is there, I can’t see Him, but He’s around me.
Sid: Do you know what’s interesting? As you’re just talking about that experience I can feel the presence of God increasing. Can you?
Georgian: Yes, because He’s here and He’s always here and of course now I know who He is, I don’t need to see Him, I know who He is.
Sid: Okay, a few weeks later then you had your first vision and tell me about it.
Georgian: Yeah, actually the first night after this, by the way I fell on the ground when I felt that this is God, and I fell on the ground and I shook on the dirt on top of that mountain the entire day and it got dark and I shook because I felt His presence was on me and I said, “I’m sorry that I haven’t been knowing nothing about you coming to life for me. But here you are and I want to know you, I want to know everything about you.” And that was my only prayer through tears and shaking and violent shaking at that discovery. I mean I was twenty-five. Image all these years, never knowing anything about God. So I went down to the house where these young people were feeding me and stuff and they could tell as I walked in the door that something dramatic had happened and they began to worship the Lord, all of a sudden I saw a vision of two hands towards me, like to hug me. And I fell in those two hands you know and I fell in the arms of Jesus and I could not see Him, but I could see His arms and His hands particularly. And He put His arms around me, and I shook and cried on that floor for a long time. And then they kept saying that there’s more, there’s more you got to baptized with the Holy Ghost and I couldn’t understand what that was, but I kept asking. And then one day, I had like an amazing experience, first of all I heard a sound, like a surround sound like static, like soccer bowl fans let’s say, in my mind I could hear this thousands of fans cheering and cheering in ecstasy and all of a sudden, the air in front of me like, opened, like it was a veil of some sort. Then all of a sudden, I’m stepping into the throne room and it was a huge place and that the throne was at the middle of it and it was surrounded by millions of angels who were swirling, swirling and screaming in ecstasies of pleasure and joy to the point that they could hardly handle any more. I mean like it was like amazing and fire were going outside through their bodies, fire was coming out from the throne like lightning’s and then a fireball the size of like a grapefruit just aimed right at me, right from the throne of God right through them shot right into my chest. Boom and it hit me it was like heat went inside of my whole body, even physically, I began to overheat and then a second ball came in of fire and it was just; I didn’t expect that so I began to overheat so much I pulled out from that realm of Heaven, the Heavenly realm because I couldn’t sustain and I just started pulling out and now I’m in the room where I was and all of a sudden fire is everywhere, I can’t even run away, I just ran out of the room because the room was so hot you know. And it was a cool like a February in California.
Sid: Do you know what I’m thinking? You had a gift for music; I mean you started the first Rock and Roll band in Bulgaria, but what happens when your gift for music for violin gets anointed from Heaven, people experience supernatural joy, people have visitations, people see angels, I want you to hear Georgian play some of this violin from our new CD that we just put together of him, the best of everything that he’s ever done just for Messianic Vision collection.
Georgian worship music
Sid: I am so excited about the new book by Ken & Jeanne Harrington called “Shift.” Why? Because we’re getting ready for the greatest outpouring of God’s Spirit in the history of mankind and the gifts are going to be front and center. But will the gifts be a blessing or will it destroy you? It’s based on your character and Ken in your book you talk about that we’ve found that our thought patterns, which really control us actually start in the womb. Teach a little on that.
Ken: Well, were made up of body, soul and spirit and when we’re first conceived, neither our body nor our soul, which are kind of our mind will and our emotions is mature, but our spirit is. You can actually see that in the Bible where John the Baptist, while he’s still in his mother’s womb, when Mary walked in pregnant with Jesus he leapt in the womb. Why, because his spirit recognized that God had entered the room. So that thought or that aspect that the spirit is actually mature and never changes its growth, it doesn’t have to grow, it’s already mature and it directs all of the thought. Now when, but it’s separated from God, it is the same as the body and soul is, it’s no better it’s just a different entity, what it does for us because it can hear everything that’s going on, obviously as John the Baptist did, then it starts to try to protect this body and soul that it’s encased in and starts to develop the thoughts. So let’s say you’re in a home where there’s constant bickering and fighting, well then the baby inside the spirit starts to say, okay you need to protect yourself, it’s going to be a harsh world, you know when all the yelling starts, just be careful with yourself. We actually had testimonies from people where the baby was conceived illegitimately and the boyfriend didn’t want the baby was trying to encourage an abortion. And the mother actually said that as soon as the father would enter the room and start to talk the baby would stop moving and would not start again until the father left. And when that baby was born, as soon as the father would enter the room as a little room it would kind of go hide. And so that thought pattern was already locked in before it was even born and before it even knew why they didn’t want the relationship with the father, because they were afraid that he was going to kill them.
Jeanne: For myself, I couldn’t understand why I was always looking forward to the future and couldn’t live in the now. Just wanted what was going to come.
Sid: You weren’t able to smell the roses?
Jeanne: No, I was always looking forward, and then I realized I had been conceived out of wedlock and my parents lied and said, that I was premature. I should have been born two months later, and when I realized that I repented before God, and he realigned my time inside my spirit so that I could live in the now and enjoy the now.
Sid: You know, a lot of people suffer from rejection that came because they were conceived out of wedlock and the baby’s really can sense rejection can’t they?
Jeanne: And they take on a shame nature, so they take on blame and shame when it isn’t even there’s. And there is a curse in the Bible in Deuteronomy about this that it makes them feel like they can’t go into the Assembly of God. And that’s what the accuser does, he accuses, but God wants you to come closer to Him, He loves you and if your parents conceived you out of wedlock, it doesn’t forbid you from coming close to God, He so wants you, He so loves you and what you parents did is not your sin.
Sid: You know, one of the things I love about your book is that you point out these supernatural ways of correcting character flaws is the prayer you have at the end of every chapter. How did you come up with that whole concept Ken?
Ken: Actually it was Jeanne, she had felt that all along that too many books just teach, it’s kind a like a monologue and we wanted people to actually interact and so Jeanne would take each chapter and just pray and ask God, you know “How do You want to activate this? What should be our response to God and to these truths?
Jeanne: And so we wanted not to just read, but actually do and we really are firm believers in we get a truth, let’s not just hear it, let’s do. And so when Ken would deal with judgments or I would deal with judgments; when God showed us things about our life we would actually pray and we’ve been counseling a lot of different people and we discovered difference between people and they really grow and go ahead are the ones that actually don’t just learn the stuff, they actually deal with it. They actually do and so where our lives are out of line, out of the plumb line of God’s Word and we have to face God and we have to turn from our sin, our wrong thinking. Some of it isn’t necessarily evil, it’s just our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, our concepts are wrong and we find in the light of the Word, His concepts and we see that our thoughts are opposed to His thoughts then we pray. And we wanted the book to activate what they just read.
Ken: A lot of people think that they have to be full and mature and they have to have everything together before they can do anything, but what I’ve learned even in apprenticeship and everything, is that if I know something and two weeks from now and I’ve done it, I can teach somebody else. So I don’t have to be light years ahead of people, all I have to do is stay two weeks ahead of everybody and I’m still the expert.
Sid: Well, you know you talk about the whole principal of preferring other above yourself; tell me that story about when you were counseling a couple that didn’t like what you were doing and started saying bad things about you, but you didn’t defend yourself.
Jeanne: It was a very awkward situation and there had been adultery involved and people knew them and they were coming to us and they were also trying to breakup other people’s marriages with their relationship. And when we counseled them according to the word, thou shalt not this isn’t right, let’s look at the roots, let’s find why you’re doing these things, they got very irritated and angry and began to spread gossip and say how our counseling was at fault. But we knew because you cannot share what people are going through we couldn’t justify anything, so we just kept silent and prayed and loved. And in the end maybe our reputation suffered for awhile but their marriage was healed and sometimes we have to lay down what’s good for us.
Sid: Was that difficult in not being able to defend yourself, especially when you’re in the right?
Ken: Well, it hurt you but really all it does is a death to your own pride, it’s what I look like. The Bible says that God honors his Word, above His Name, so His Word, being His pledge, His integrity, I give you my word for something; His Name, His reputation. Now if God honor’s His Word, His integrity above His reputation, who am I to be any different and this is what we take. How does God see things so then I can act the same way, because Jesus says, “As I am in this world, so are you.” So and He said, “The things I do, you can do and even greater.”
Sid: When you decided not to defend yourself, did this open a supernatural for the healing of their marriage?
Jeanne: You know, it also opened the door for healing of a couple of other marriages that bang they all went through the same crisis about the same time.
Sid: Do you remember your daughter’s school teacher? Tell me that story quickly.
Jeanne: Yes, it was a daughter that we had adopted that was part Eskimo part Cree and she had a lot of difficulties because she had had a very troubled life before we got her. And so the teacher would counsel her and the teacher would allow her to draw and draw and draw, instead of her doing her school work and then share stories of the teacher’s childhood abuse. And our daughter would come home so discouraged and so distraught and also she wasn’t doing the work because this teacher wasn’t encourages her to do the work. And I tried to talk to the teacher, and one day I phoned and the teacher walked away from the phone and Lord said, don’t hang up. So I waited on the phone for a half hour and when the teacher came back she was shocked I was still on the phone.
Sid: Why did you wait for a half hour?
Jeanne: Because the Lord said not to hang up.
Jeanne: Wanted to be willing to keep the channels open and then the Lord, said arrange for a meeting with the school board but don’t say anything, don’t fight, don’t defend yourself. She was basically saying that we were a very bad parent. And so we arranged to meet with the school board, we arrived on time, the teacher was late, and then she was rushing around not making any logical sense and then she started taking pills to calm herself down and the board member said, we see the problem; and the meeting was over and a week later she resigned. She was having a nervous breakdown. And so I think all her emotional pass was catching up with her but she was transferring it to our daughter which our daughter was failing in all of her classes and passing in all of the other teachers’ classes.
Sid: You know what you teach in your book and that’s a perfect example of it, that the difference between the world and the kingdom of God and you come in the opposite spirit of the enemy to defeat the enemy.
Jeanne: That’s the only thing that works.
Sid: I don’t know of a better way for you to be red hot for the Messiah then for you to see the DVD we are releasing this week, called “Furious Love.” I have the person that put this together, Darren Wilson on the telephone. He’s the one that also put together their “Finger of God” about miracles, but “Furious Love,” Darren you hit a nerve that is so important. I believe that between today and the time that the Messiah returns the world will be getting darker and darker and God’s love will be getting stronger and stronger. That’s what’s going on in the movie, you see this contrast.
Darren: Yeah, but we need to go, that’s the issue and that’s where everything swings. I mean God’s ready God’s ready to pour out His love on everybody. But the problem is that we’re His hands and feet and if we are not willing to go, if we’re not willing and not even necessarily willing going to another country, I mean if we are not even willing to go to go to work and love the person in front of us there, then you know God’s hands are tied, he can’t move. He wants to move through us.
Sid: Well, what’s going to happen when the army of believer’s in North America grab hold of the reality of God’s love? What’s going to happen?
Darren: You are going to see a revolution, that’s what’s going to happen. It’s a full on revolution of love. And with all revolution comes change, right? So you are going to see entire nations changed if we can just, if we can just do what Jesus tells us to do, the world will be changed.
Sid: Well, let’s talk about a place that really needs change and that’s Thailand.
Darren: Thailand was tough; Thailand was probably next to Madrid, the toughest shoot that we had to do just because of the heaviness of the darkness. I mean, we hung out in the heart; I mean the very heart of prostitution and the sex trade for like a week.
Sid: I mean they literally have cities that are built around the industry of sex trade.
Darren: Yeah, Poteail, Thailand is one place we went to where the whole city was built before Vietnam was a little fishing village of like forty families and Vietnam became the big R&R stop for American soldier and prostitution built the whole city. It is literally a city built of prostitution and it was rough. You want to talk about the levels of darkness in situations that are not easy, they are not really easy to fix, talk about the sex trade in Thailand; it was brutal. But the same time, God continues to show up. It is like as long as we are faithful, He’ll show his love. And that’s one thing; there was a moment that is in the film where we were praying for a lady boy, in Thailand.
Sid: This is a young boy that grows they’re hair long and dresses like a woman.
Darren: Yeah, there either transsexual, transvestites, kind a kind like weird and not really sure what’s what. But, yes, so there’s this kid that we kind of stuck up a conversation with and we’re actually able to pray for him. And we had an interpreter with us, so we were talking to this kid and he understood that something real was going on because every bar area where you go into find the prostitutes have something called like a bar mom. And basically like, they’re like I guess you call them something like the bar pimps or something like that. They are the people who are in charge of the girls and the boys and everything kind of goes to the bar mom. It was interesting at one point, Will Heart who was with us and he was kind of the evangelist friend of mine who was doing a lot of the ministering. He struck up a conversation with this bar mom and she actually prayed for healing of her stomach and her back and she was totally healed and she actually came to the Lord, she accepted Jesus right then and there. And it was wild, and then all of a sudden we started talking to this lady-boy and the bar mom is telling this lady-boy just looking. He understood that something was going on, like this is real and then we started talking to him and we realized we all notices that he was wearing a necklace and it has a cross on it and he told us that yes, I grew up in the church, I took; I remember I took the blood of Jesus and the bread of Jesus and I wear this cross to remind of that. It struck me like God branded this kid, you know even an experience as a child, it…
Sid: You know the average Christian in America if they bumped into a kid like this they would want nothing to do with him; you know that.
Darren: Oh yeah, it is very uncomfortable; you know the whole place is uncomfortable. And we don’t want, it’s too messy and it’s too dirty and we don’t want to get out hands dirty. But at the same time he’s a human being and He’s God’s child, and that’s what…the thing that struck me as I filmed this scene; I remember thinking like, this is what His love looks like, it is not a Hallmark Card, it’s not a Christian bookstore. His love is for this individual at this point in time and it’s; never going to change.
Sid: I thought that it was so phenomenal the way the way you shared God’s love, you captured God’s love as you were talking to this young man, but tell me …about Indonesia, I’m really intrigued by this Pastor Philip.
Darren: Yeah, Philip Muntofa, I met this guy and I have met a lot of people at this place, I met a lot of really impressive people, humble people who are walking in great power and great humility and just love the Lord. I’ve yet to meet anybody who impresses me as much as Philip Muntofa who impresses me.
Sid: How large is this church and what percentage is under thirty years of age?
Darren: Yeah, his church in Indonesia is about 30,000, has about 30,000 members. It is a big huge mega church. Philip’s thirty-three years old and he actually among his leadership of the churches, 80% of them are under thirty years of age.
Sid: What a courageous young man. Tell me that story about the witch doctor that he took a group and stood in front of the witch doctor’s house and started pointing his finger towards that house, saying “Repent or else!”
Darren: Yeah, this witch doctor you told me about, this is another story where I’m like, just took it to a whole other level of what we are up against and this is a very famous witch doctor and he’s since past away but, this is probably about ten years ago and he would hold festivals every year in his own honor and he had like twenty-seven wives. And what he would do he’d call one of his wives up and he would like slit her throat, he’d kill his wife and then he would raise her from the dead and then he’d take a knife and cut open his stomach. And he would like bite on his own intestines and he’d die and then they would bury him and three days later he would raise himself from the dead. I mean this is like total blasphemy.
Sid: Ha, I remember, the young man that was blown out of the water with just a miracle. What happened to you when you heard this?
Darren: I was like are you kidding me, I was like this is…everybody knew about this guy, he was like one of the those famous witch doctors in the Pacific rim and thousands of people would go to these festivals and see him do these amazing feats. And so Philip, Philip is the most courageous, not afraid of anything. But he only does what the Lord tells him to do and so he went to this guy house, took a team and every day he’d go the this guys house and he’d stand outside and he would just pray and they would pray for this witch doctor and they would say like repent or else. You need to repent; you can’t keep doing these things. And one night this witch doctor had a dream and in the dream Jesus came to him and he was dressed in white and he actually said He was Jesus and He said, “I want you to go to that church down the road and it was Phillip’s church; I want you to go that church and I want you to become a follower of mine, to be a Christian. And the witch doctor had an argument with Jesus in this dream, and he said, “Why would I do that he said, I’m more powerful then all those Christians. I worked my whole life to gain all this power.” Jesus said, “You will do it because I am their God, I am the one living God and you will do it because I’m the one God.” And he said, “No, I’m not going to do it.” Like I’m too powerful, and Jesus said, “Okay well then I’m going to take your power away.” And in this dream He tapped him on the shoulder and the guy woke up and a he felt a hand leave his shoulder as he woke, and all of his powers were gone. I think he waited like three days and he kept trying to do miraculous things. He couldn’t do anything. And so he was so freaked out he went to the church, he talked to Philip, the guy became a Christian instantly. They baptized him and I think it was something like five days later he died.
Sid: You know I am so intrigued by the documentation you do on this Pastor Philip in Indonesia, but what is the key to his power?
Darren: Yeah, and that’s what is so impressive, I’ve never met anybody so obsessed with holiness. You know you meet, you know this, you meet a lot of different people Sid, and you know something happens I think sometimes to people and there’s this constant tension between doing great things for the Lord and trying to keep yourself in a place of holiness and humbleness. We’re seeing it just turn on the news and you see Christian leaders falling all the time from a lack of holiness, right. And this Philip, his whole mantra is I want to be able to call the Holy Spirit by His first name.
Sid: Oh, were out of time.
Sid: One new man and this new man will release the full glory, the full love of God and that’s where planet earth is at this moment in history. And I believe that God has directed Darren Wilson, who we’ve previously had on as a guest because he did the DVD “Finger of God” which showed the greatest skeptic the reality of the miracles of God. But his latest DVD, which is called “Furious Love” is about a divine search for the literally to capture on film the love of God, which is quite an assignment for anyone. And so Darren Wilson went to the darkest places on planet earth, I mean he went to Thailand and did some work on their prostitution and the love of God that you captured in Thailand. But I want to talk about today Darren is something that again most Christians would have a great deal of difficulty with, because another thing that you accomplish in your film is showing the reality of the war that’s going on between light and darkness. And of course I love the fact that light wins; God’s love wins every time. So tell me about the bride of Satan.
Darren: So this is the really, really weird interview that I did. And this is one, you have to understand something I think that people need to understand because I know that this is going to be the story that I’m probably going to get in a lot of trouble for from different members of the church because I know that there is some controversy over you know satanic stuff and satanic ritual abuse and stuff. But basically I only interview people who come highly, highly referred to me. I don’t interview anybody ever who asks me to do an interview with them. That’s my number one rule, so I somebody else needs to tell me about you. But this particular woman who use to be a Satanist, a very high up Satanist had become a Christian and a number of my friends who I trust with my literally my life and my career, they all said that you’ve got to talk to this girl, she is incredible. And so basically we did and it took awhile, it was hard for her to really open because this isn’t fun stuff for her to talk about. So basically we sat down and interviewed her and I was able to interview her and I was also able to interview the woman who did the deliverance on her; so we got kind of both sides of the story. But this girl was actually born into Satanism, she was actually a child of a prophecy from Anton LaVey who created the church of Satan and she actually grew up with Anton and was best friends with his daughter. And she literally grew up and the prophecy that was given to her was that she was going to be when she turned seventeen; she was to train from the time that she was born till her seventeen birthday to become one of the five brides of Satan. And basically without getting too graphic how you become a bride of Satan is there is a big ceremony and your seventeenth birthday and you have to actually have to sleep with Satan and that seals the deal and your basically only five ever like on the planet. And so she was supposed to one of them and they got radically, radically saved months before this event was to take place and she has been basically living in hiding ever since. We had to cover everything, we couldn’t show her face.
Sid: I know I noticed you covered that up well.
Darren: We couldn’t even reveal where we were doing the interview and she’s constantly, still to this day because she knows everything about Satanism. I mean she knows all of the major players, she knows how they work, how they operate. They all want her dead, so that was one we had to be really, really careful with that interview.
Sid: Well, tell me about her, especially about her deliverance.
Darren: Yeah, well, her deliverance she basically she decided, she knew that she had to get out of Satanism because it started, actually this is not in the film, it started that one of her best friends was killed; was beaten to death because her best friend wanted to leave the covenant; wanted to leave Satanism. And she said, that I’ve got to get out of here like if they did that to my friend, I’m going to screw-up and they are going to sacrifice me. And it was interesting, again this is all kind of, this is back story but she went to a crusade of a prominent Christian, she was going to curse, three friends were going to curse this person. And in the middle of this big crusade the speaker stopped, looked up into the third balcony and said you three witches stop cursing me. And it rebounded on her and she started to manifest and she said I had never experienced power like that before, she had experienced power but she was like, for the first time in her life she experienced power that was greater than the power that she had been given through the devil. And it was God’s power and that kind of woke her up to like that there’s something else out there that’s more real that’s more powerful than what I’ve been taught my whole life. And so basically it’s a long story short she gets sent to this woman named Angelia who has done thousands upon thousands of deliverances and gets sent to house to basically receive deliverance. And so she is the kind of person that she can move things without touching things kind of thing so she flings the door open without touching the handle. And Angela took one look at her and said, “I don’t think so Babe,” and it was on but from there it didn’t take you know; Angelia asked the angels to hold her down and it didn’t take 5 hours; didn’t take seven days. She said, “It took like 20 minutes and she was completely totally delivered.
Sid: You know now, I understand from hearing her testimony that when she came in flinging that door open and Angela must be a pretty interesting person to what did she say? “I don’t think so, Babe” Ha-ha. And it’s like she literally, she displays that type of power, she has for what I understand she has no white in her eyes, just pitch blackness.
Darren: Yeah, we call her Esther in the film; we had to change her name as well. When she showed up her eyes were completely black. Anglia said, “That it was one of the weirdest freakiest things that she has ever seen.” And Esther you know could very well, could see into the spirit realm very very easily and the whole time that she was with Angelia she just kept noticing she couldn’t look Anglia in the eyes because her eyes were piercing with light. And she’s just, and their piercing with love. And it was like the demons kept trying to turn her head because they didn’t want her to look at the light. They didn’t want her to look at that love because they understood, you know they had access to her heart and understood that that was influencing her because that was very, very attractive to her, that love which she had never experienced ever. And you know that is what ultimately lead her to saying yes, I want Jesus.
Sid: But to see the top Satanist’s, one of the top Satanist’s in the world fall under the power of God’s love, what power we have.
Darren: Yeah, it’s incredible, it is absolutely incredible.
Sid: And that’s what I want our listeners to see…I mean we’ve; lives a sheltered life, it’s time that we see what this world is really like. It’s time we understand the war that’s going on in the invisible world and it’s time we start operating in the type of power that literally set one of the top witches in the world free in a matter of how many minutes?
Darren: In about twenty. Ha-Ha.
Sid: And I mean that’s the top one, so when people here in America, that are just normal people we should be able to set them free in about thirty seconds. Ha-ha.
Sid: What would you say you really learned from doing this DVD, “Furious Love?”
Darren: Well, again I learned, it wasn’t so much a learning experience, I mean as far as what I learned was that the depths of depravity and the depths of the darkness; but also the depths of God’s love. And that was really, it was more of an experience and I feel like the earlier reactions were getting through people who watch the movie is that that’s what their all saying, that it’s more of a movie; it’s more like an experience. Like they’re experiencing something that many of them, most of them never experienced to actually feel what the love looks like. Not just to see it, but to feel it because it’s so real and it is so palatable. And that for me while filming it, obviously that’s the thing that sticks with me and will stick with me until the day I die which is the really knowing like not just in my head. Knowing deep in my heart, deep in my spirit how much he cares for me. Yeah, how much God loves me and no matter what I do, I can’t change that.
Sid: That’s where you came up with that title “Furious Love.” It really is a furious love that God has for humanity. Why do you think, what you captured was reality, why do you think that we’re like in a bubble here America?
Darren: Ha-ha. I think we’re just distracted to be quite honest with you. I think that we’ve have too much other things going on.
Sid: The cares of this world?
Darren: Yeah, when I go into other countries, they don’t have near the distractions, the entertainment, the ease of getting around, the ease of doing whatever you want to do. They don’t have any money, they don’t have any. And so to them it’s all about spirit realm, you know because that’s where stuff happens. And here in the west, you know we believe in naturalism and everything has an explanation. And whereas in other countries they don’t them and they just understand that the spirit realm is real and spirits are real and miracles happen because they see them every day and they just become, you know very normal. But were just, I just think that it is really, really distracted and we focus on, we do everything we can to just keep our focus away from tough decisions we have to make that are spiritual.
Sid: So few Christians has seen the reality of the war that is going on above us.
Sid: And I have to tell you, when you see Darren Wilson’s brand new DVD titled “Furious Love” you will be, you’ll never be lukewarm again, never ever. Darren would you agree with that?
Darren: I would sure hope so.
Sid: I mean, because you literally have caught on film the reality of darkness that few people have seen, and we’ll be talking about some of those things this week. And by the way if you miss any of these radio interviews go on our web and catch the days that you’ve missed. It’s Sid Roth.org, It’s easy Sidroth.org. I can’t wait to talk about of the things that I saw in that video but the power of God’s love over…You found the darkest things on the face of planet earth and God’s love was stronger. But yesterday we were talking about you went to what is know as to me any way the home of witchcraft in America, Salem, Massachusetts for a Witchcraft Festival. What was that like?
Darren: Well, we thought it was going to be a big fight and that’s what I’d gone there for I had gone…
Sid: Yeah, you want to capture a confrontation between Jason Westerfield who moves in just the most sensational miracles and a witch, that’s what you were looking for right?
Darren: Yeah, and basically at some point in the evening we just set up our camera, nothing was working all day and then we just finally figured you know what? Let’s just stop trying to, you know sneak up on people and pray for them.
Sid: I was surprised you are so honest in the film; you showed praying for people and nothing happening.
Darren: Yeah, that’s my one thing that I try to do, at the very least I want to make sure I’m giving you an honest portrayal of what happened. I’m not about; I don’t like to hype things up. So yeah basically nothing’s happening and so we just realize that just make a spectacle of ourselves, put the camera in the middle of the festival and invite people and we’ll pray for them and see what happens. And so towards the end of the night we’re praying and these group of guys come up and one of them was very obviously a practicing witch, you can tell by how he was dressed. Ha-ha-ha. And yeah, we basically Jason said, “I’m going to basically pray and I’m going to see what God wants to say to you,” and he stopped him; the witch did, and he said, “Before you begin I want to know what medium will you be using to speak to your God?”
Sid: That was wild, I saw that.
Darren: Well, when he said that I’m filming and I’m oh this is going to be good you know, and so Jason says, “You know I’m going to talk to Jesus and He’s the way to the Father.” And he said, “Oh Jesus, then you can pray, that’s cool.” Cause, that’s one thing that we learned about witches what I didn’t know, most of them are pretty cool with Jesus.
Sid: I was surprised, I thought that would have been the big confrontation, well that was what I was thinking was going to happen next.
Darren: Well what we learned that witches, they think Jesus is a pretty cool guy, because He doesn’t judge them. What they don’t like is the church. They don’t like Christian things, because most of them and this is what we really discovered, most of the people that are in like Wicca and different kinds of you know witchcraft and stuff they have been burned by the church and usually they have been burned by somebody in the church. They’ve been hurt by the church, they have been hurt by somebody in authority in the church and so they don’t want anything to do with the church. But they have nothing bad to say about Jesus. It’s His followers that they don’t like. Which is very very disheartening, ha to hear. But anyway, so Jason starts to pray for this guy and I’m like okay, I’m finally I’m going to get my confrontation, here we go I know I have a witch in front of me let’s do it. And Jason very very prophetic guy, I mean really really accurate and he just started prophesying over this individual and every word that came out of his mouth was a word of love. Everything that he said! I remembering him saying things to this guy like, “I’m going to bless you and I know this about you and this about you and this about you and I’m going to bless that area because I love you and I’m going to”…and never once did the Lord say that if you turn to me will I do this for you. It was always, “I will do this for you because I love you because you’re my son.” And I remember I’m filming this and the Lord spoke to me as clear as day and I know whenever he speaks to me when I’m filming I know that it is suppose to be in the movie. And he said to me, “Do you see, do you see what I came here for? I did not come here to pick a fight, I came here to love.” And it rocked me on my heals and it was, I mean I had tears streaming down my face as I was filming the scene. At the end the guy that Jason just goes to pray for and the guy says, “Hold on, you know let me,” he uncovers his head as a sign of respect.
Sid: I saw that, that was so touching is the best word, I can describe.
Darren: Yeah, I mean the guy was obviously, and afterwards he turned to my crew, this isn’t in the movie, but he turned to my crew afterwards and pointed to Jason and he said, “That man is anointed, that man is anointed.” And so I don’t know what happened to the guy, I mean I remember thinking I’m going to get in a lot of trouble because we didn’t get salvations on film, but the Lord spoke to me on the flight home and said, “This wasn’t about salvation, this is about me showing what my love looks like; and he said, don’t worry I’m going to take care of them, I’m going to take care of that man and the people that I touch. I’m going after their hearts.” And so at that point I said, “Leave it up to the Lord.”
Sid: You show things that most people don’t even have a clue, yet there in the Bible. For instance I remember this is kind of like in a side when you are talking about the film starts out with in Tanzania with a demon possessed girl and this white tent where they bring all the people that have demons so that they’ll be cast out of them. My sister, Shirley actually is Jewish, which I am also came to the Lord because I took her to a deliverance meeting. This guy by the name of Dr. Derrick Prince who is now in Heaven and when I took her there she was going for a show and all of a sudden she started shrieking at the top of her lungs and some woman walks up to her and says “Name yourself.” Now I was brand new, I didn’t know what was going on and I heard out of my sister’s mouth, “Fear.” And then the woman cast the demon of fear out. My sister was digging her fingernail, she’s a school teacher, a refined dignified person, you know and she’s digging her fingernails into the palms of her hands, screeching at the top of her lungs. Her husband who is also Jewish, a CPA didn’t know what to do and once she saw the confrontation with darkness and was set free she’s stuck with Jesus ever since. Ha.
Darren: Yeah, and that the thing we found over and over again as I went and filmed these things and I heard these stories. I knew that there was darkness and I think I even say this in the movie, I knew that there was darkness; I had no idea of the level of darkness that there was, that was what really shocked me and changed me forever, that’s for sure.
Sid: What about the flip side, “Did you have any idea of the tenacity of God’s love?”
Darren: That’s what was so wonderful and I think that makes the movie so powerful. It doesn’t matter however dark the darkness gets the light shines brighter. You know, there’s a great line from the film where Annie Dieselberg, who is a missionary in the sex trade in Thailand where she says “This place looks like Disneyland for the spirit world but, you know because of that you know, darkness rages all around us but because of that the love of Christ rages even more. And it’s a great tag line to the movie, it’s what it is, His love rages much, much more than the darkness rages.
Sid: You know I can’t wait for large numbers of people to see this particular DVD, but you’ve had a few people watch it even before it’s come out. And tell me about this one girl, the effect it had on her when she saw the film; she just started weeping, how long did she cry?
Darren: Two days. Yeah, she started crying actually as the movie, I think she started crying as the movie started, she just started to weep; she cried all day and then she went to bed she woke up the next day and she started crying again. And she told me later that God was doing some really deep inner healing in her because she’d never seen, she never witnessed like…
Sid: We are in such a sheltered life here in America.
Darren: Yeah, well, I think what it is is that the American church, the western church our understanding of God’s love, this is how it was for me, the understanding of God’s love is stuck in our brain. You know, its one thing for me to you know, it’s like I kind a like until like you get married. I could go my whole life if I just constantly tell my wife that I love her and she constantly tells me that she loves me and we just, that’s all we ever do though. We just say we love each other and that’s it but we never embrace; what kind of a relationship is that? You know it’s in the embrace where you discover like exactly where like the two spirits meet and that’s where you really feel love. And I don’t think a lot of the western church has felt the Father’s love. They know it in their head, but it has yet to reach their heart, and that’s a process for me anyway, that’s when I learned it. The same way with miracles, it went from my head to my heart. This is the same thing as…
Sid: Speaking of miracles in the film I see you praying for someone and they get healed, did you ever in your wildest imagination think you’d be doing that?
Darren: Well, not in that particular instance that was, that’s kind of embarrassing to actually have to admit in the film, but I got to be honest. So it was funny because it was, for those of you who have seen “Finger of God” the end of the movie when I’m praying for the homeless guy that was one time in my life, before I knew without a shadow of doubt that the guy was going to be healed; there is no question and it’s funny here. I am at the beginning of filming for “Furious” and there’s no way that this guy is going to be healed because all these other people have been praying for him for his knee and nothing had happened and then they say. I’m filming and their like “Darren, do you want to pray for him?” Of course I didn’t because it’s like scary but I can’t say no so I get down there and the whole time I’m just wondering how long do I have to do this for, it like I’m doing perfunctory prayers. Like it is like I have no faith at all that God’s going to do anything for this guy and so I think I’ve done it long enough so I just looked at the interpreter and said, “Okay, I think I’m done.” And he asked the guy and the guy says, “Totally healed, 100% feels great.” I’m just like, are you kidding me? And then that’s when God showed me man, My love is not contingent on your belief in it, it does doesn’t matter if you believe in My love because my love is the reality that you can’t…
Sid: Speaking of God’s love, what happened to that individual when the altar call was given?
Darren: First one with his hand up. He was the first one into the Kingdom; he was like I want to be the first! It was so cool.
Sid: You know, there is so many things you touch on that a lot of Christians don’t even talk about, but it’s time to be real; we got a real world out there. And here’s the deal; if this kind of love will trump the darkness that we see in that movie, we don’t see darkness like that in the United States. Image what that kind of love would do in the United States.
Sid: We want everyone everywhere to move in God’s furious love and that’s the name of a brand new DVD Movie that we’re making available this week by Darren Wilson. And I have Darren on the telephone, you may be familiar with him because he did the DVD “Finger of God” about miracles and it was…You know Darren one of the things that I like about you is you don’t have heirs or facades. I mean, you know you just call it for what it is; and I think when people hear you they realize that you’re really a credible person, I can trust this person. Because some of the miracles you documented in “Finger of God” were off the chart you know dead people coming back to life, gold teeth being materialized. And everyone expected you to do a follow-up film with miracles after “Finger of God, but you were instructed by God to show the war that’s going on between darkness and light. And that the only way you can win, and by the way the closer we get to the return of the Messiah the greater that war is going to be. And the only way that you can win is through love. But then the question that you had to be just pondering over and over in your head is “How do you film love?”
Darren: Yeah, that was the big question and that’s the question that a lot of people ask me and you know people were they thought that it sounded like a good concept. But you know I could tell that there was something in their comments like, “good luck.”
Sid: Ha-ha well, well and I’m sure you felt as uneasy about this second film as you did about the first film, maybe more.
Darren: Yeah, I did, there’s a moment and its funny because the Lord just reminded me of this, actually this morning as I was having devotions and now I kind of think I know why. But there is a moment that I was about to head to Indonesia and this was again, towards the beginning of filming Furious and when you travel a lot of times to these other countries I don’t really, most of the time I don’t know what I’m going to go film. It is not like I go with some grand agenda all of the time, I usually just go and I’m going to hook up with one or two ministries and like we’ll see what God wants to do. But this, going to Indonesia was different because I didn’t, it totally was a referral from somebody that I trusted and I just couldn’t get the information that I needed and I’m spending literally tens of thousands of dollars to get my whole crew to go to Indonesia to film. And I remember it is like four days before were leaving and I still don’t know what I’m going for. I don’t know what I’m going to go film. And I remember having a conversation, I was walking my dog, I love how God shows up at the weirdest places, walking my dog on the pathway outside of my house and I’m fighting with him, “I’m like God this is ridiculous, Iike I’m spending I don’t know how much money you’re making me spend on this and I don’t even know why I’m going. You’re not telling me anything, I’m just in the dark I’m like, how am I supposed to make a movie like this?” And He stopped me in my tracks, you know sometimes God speaks to you and it’s those suddenly almost?
Darren: He hit you with an answer as soon as you ask Him a question, and it was that exact same thing happened to me. He says, “Whose movie is this?” And I said, “Well it’s yours, and He said “Do you want it to be my movie do you want me to make this movie or do you want to make this movie?” And I said look, I’ve tried to do my own thing for thirty years, you know. And he said “Who made “Finger of God?” I said, “You did.” He said, “How did that turn out?” Ha-ha, I said, “It turned out pretty good and then He said, “Just trust me.” And that was a major, major moment for me, for making this movie because so much of this film had to be made on the idea that of I had to trust God. Because He gave me permission to put His love to the test and that’s how we found love, we just went to the darkest places we could find. I said, “I want to see are You going to love these people, are you going to love that person?” And I said, and we just had to trust that He would show up and if He didn’t show up it is going to look really really bad for God you know. So I just had to place all of my trust in His hands and I said, “Alright, this is Your movie, I don’t want to take control, you take control.” And from that moment on it was, I’m not going to say clear sailing but it was a lot easier to walk into the darkness.
Sid: So you went to the darkest parts of the world and you proved that God’s love was stronger. Speaking of dark places, I’m just curious what kind of…what was going on inside of you, you were with a friend of mine that I have interviewed also by the name of Jeff Jansen in Tanzania and they had a special tent, tell me about that.
Darren: Yea, the movie opens with this and it gets your attention that’s for sure. It got my attention, because we went to film with Jeff, I was kind of doing a favor; I was kind of thinking I think I’ll start my movie here. But I wasn’t really sure and so I was going to go out there and he was doing a big crusade in Tanzania and you know he asked if I would be willing to come along and help his guys’ film and I said, “Yeah, can I bring my crew?” So we went out there and you know I’m expecting big crusade lots of miracles I mean that’s what I’ve always encountered and I noticed when we got there, there is this little white tent off to the side and I’m thinking “What’s that?” And I’m just you know, I’m from normal church back ground so I wonder if that’s where they put the hearing impaired or something?
Darren: You know, ha-ha that was literally what I was thinking. And so then I remember like the first day of the crusade you know Jeff there’s this salvation call and Jeff prays a prayer and all of the sudden all of these people start you know, manifesting demonic. And they start carrying all these people over to this white tent and I’m like oh, man that’s what that is. The demon tent, that is where they do the deliverance and so I’m like well let’s go and I was so naïve making this movie it is the funniest thing in the world. But I just walked over with my camera, walked in the tent and it was the most shocking thing I had ever seen in my life. And most people, when you watch the film I think you’ll be pretty shocked too. I certainly never had encountered anything like that.
Sid: But you focused in on one specific girl, tell me about her.
Darren: Yeah that was, I call her Abercrombie girl and we learned her name later but I still like Abercrombie girl because she wearing an Abercrombie sweatshirt, but I remember it was three days before I left for Tanzania and I was waking up one morning and you’re in that in between state you’re not quite awake but you’re not quite asleep you are just kind of groggy and I remember I was in that kind of state and I just got this picture it was literally like I was watching a movie and I saw this picture of this woman’s face kind of like screaming and kind of going back and forth and screaming her head off and I remember thinking, that’s really weird. And then I remember waking up and kind of forgot about it.
Sid: Now you’re normally not prone having all these visions and things like that.
Darren: No, what you’re hearing from me is like these are the only things that ever happen to me. Ha-ha.
Sid: Okay, so you have this vision of this young woman screaming her head off three days before you get there and what do you see in Tanzania?
Darren: So I walk into the white tent and I’m looking around and I look down and I see this girl whose rising around screaming as they’re trying to cast out the demon and I’m like that’s the girl I saw three days ago in like this dream vision thing. And so it was the most surreal real thing I’ve ever had happen to me while filming. I literally, I just open my camera up, I crouch down and I knew exactly where to put the camera, I knew exactly how to frame it, because I had seen it before; it was just like; I was just going from memory. And so when you see that at the beginning of the film…
Sid: Is that sort of like Jesus said, I only do what I see my Heavenly Father doing?
Darren: Could be, I don’t know because maybe it explains the ease that he did so many things because he had seen it done before you know. But, it was wild and that’s when I finally understood, I’m like okay the Lord wants this movie to get made.
Sid: But you have to tell the end result of the Abercrombie girl.
Darren: Oh yeah, well you save that for the end of the movie, just make sure you stick around for the credits.
Sid: Okay, we won’t give that one away. Everything that you saw, what do you think was the highlight if you could come up with such, to me each segment is a highlight; but for you, what was the high light?
Darren: Definitely in Salem that’s when we went to a witchcraft and occult festival in Salem, Massachusetts.
Sid: Now, weren’t you a little afraid going in there?
Darren: No, no I was never afraid, we were never afraid going anywhere, we were warned so many times when we go some place, we had hidden cameras everywhere. Supposedly the most dangerous place we went was Thailand in the heart of the sex trade in Thailand; they warned us if we get caught they will throw us off a roof. But by the end of the week we had literally like, the prostitutes were helping us film, like that’s like the kind of favor we had everywhere we went, we had no fear anywhere.
Sid: Was Salem the place where you had that African American man that had like a red hood over his head?
Darren: Yeah, yeah.
Sid: Oh that was amazing, that was amazing,
Darren: Yeah, that’s the reason it is most important for me, that’s the moment I got the thesis for the film. When I make these movies there very personal films because they’re my journey and I never know what the journey is going to be; I don’t how how it’s going to be mapped out. And so I went to, I thought that my job was to make the most entertaining movie I could make and basically I was going to have lots and lots of confrontations with the darkness. You know we are going to have big battles and things are going to be great for the camera and God’s going to show up and God’s going to win the day every day. So that’s what, in the beginning that’s what I thought that was what I was going to be filming. So we went to Salem with Jason Westerfield, who is in “Finger of God” people may remember him.
Sid: And I’ve also interviewed him on television and radio, but go ahead.
Darren: Yeah, so we went there and I went there, I’ll be really honest. I went there to pick a fight. There was no if ands or buts I wanted to have a throw down with…
Sid: A confrontation with the witch or something?
Darren: Yeah, yeah and that’s what we were ready to do we were all ready to do it. But we got there and we all just started creeping around and trying to pray for people and nothing was happening, like ever! And Jason was so nonplused because you know he turned to me at one point he said, “I don’t understand because God’s here, I can feel; His Spirit is here but he’s not releasing healing, he’s not releasing anything.
Sid: Oops were out of time.