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David Hernandez's Interview with Sid Roth "Seeking the Holy Spirit"

David Hernandez's Interview with Sid Roth "Seeking the Holy Spirit"

David Hernandez learned as a teen that the Holy Spirit wants to be sought. He learned about fellowship, power and friendship. David wants you to know your constant Companion.

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SID: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. I had the high privilege of knowing Miss Kathryn Kuhlman. As far as I was concerned there was two main things I observed, first, the most awesome, high number of miracles I had ever seen in my life, and the second, her intimacy with the Holy Spirit. She had such a friendship, even to this day, I can hear her say, "Don't grieve the Holy Spirit. He's all that I have."

   Well my guest has the same intimacy with Holy Spirit and he says he can teach you to have this same intimacy. Would you like to have this same relationship?

   Is there a supernatural dimension, a world beyond the one we know?

   Is there life after death?

   Are there hidden forces of darkness trying to block God's blessings for your life? Do angels exist providing us with supernatural protection, disarming our enemies?

   Can our dreams contain messages from Heaven?

   Can we tap into ancient secrets of the supernatural? Is God ready to bring a tsunami wave of healing onto Planet Earth today?

Sid Roth has spent over 40 years researching the strange world of the supernatural. Join Sid for this edition of

It’s Supernatural.

SID: You know David, last night you sent me a text. You were so excited and you got me so excited. A great miracle happened. You were speaking here in Charlotte. Tell me about that person.

DAVID: So I was ministering here in the area, and I like to minister whenever we visit a town. And so we drove out to Wake Forest and we were in a service where the power of  the Holy Spirit was moving. I'm telling you, it was like the weighty Glory. I thought I was beginning to begin to see the manifested cloud, which we sometimes see. But the presence of the Holy Spirit was so tangible, so real, and people started getting healed. And so there was this gentleman in the very back who was worshiping, and the Lord spoke to me in my spirit. He said, "I want to heal that man." And I knew that I knew, that I knew that this man was going to be healed. I just didn't know what his sickness was. So I called him up. By the time he gets to the front I realize that there's something on his neck and he's unable to move his arm.

   He tells me the story that cancer had eaten away certain parts of his body to where they had to remove the muscle that enabled him to lift his arm. The whole church could testify to this because they had been with him just recently at a conference, and they said throughout the entire conference this man was worshiping with one arm up and the other down.

   I pray in the name of Jesus to make you whole! And so when I laid hands on him, as I often do, I felt this, sometimes it's like electricity, sometimes it's like heat, and I just felt the power, the tangible power of God touching this man. And I knew, I said something is happening with this man right now, and the man just shot his arm right up.

SID: Wait, he had no muscle. That's impossible.

DAVID: It was not possible, and in fact, he was demonstrating, the whole church just erupted. I was wondering why, okay, he was able to lift his arm up and I began to inquire, what really was wrong with him. When I got the details and they began to unravel the details it turns out because the cancer had eaten up certain parts of his body they had to remove that muscle, put it into his neck, and he's pointing and he says, "That's the muscle that's supposed to help me lift arm. It's not possible for me to do this." And so I had the pastor verify, because you know, sometimes people will make stuff up. So I had the pastor verify, I had the church verify, I'm talking to this man and he is just astonished. The whole church was astonished to see this miracle. And when 2 the people began to worship the Lord for that, another wave of healing got released all across the building. It was the power of the Holy Ghost.

SID: David, who, and this is important, who is the Holy Spirit?

DAVID: Well there's a lot to that. But I like to say that the Holy Spirit is Jesus without boundaries and limitations.

   The Holy Spirit is Jesus on the cloud, as you would put it in technical terms, like technology. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us boldness to evangelize. Think about what he did with Peter in Acts, Chapter 2. The same man who denied Jesus now boldly proclaimed the Gospel, and for every time he denied Jesus, a thousand people came to the Lord.

   Think about the Holy Spirit and how He stirs faith within the soul, causing us to believe in the miraculous in ways that we would not have otherwise believed. The Holy Spirit is the one who helps us to pray because no man or woman, no matter how anointed they are, knows the way into the presence of God. Only the Holy Spirit knows the way into the presence. And so in prayer he guides us, in worship he reveals Jesus and makes him real, causing our hearts to be stirred and burn with holy fire to where we cannot contain that passion that overflows with us as adoration of Jesus.

   The Holy Spirit is the one who helps us to walk in holiness. So for those who are bound and weighed down by the shame, the sickness that is sin, the Holy Spirit offers freedom. He is the holiness spirit, the one who breaks the power and the chains that even those habits that people have had for years, He breaks those addictions, He breaks those bondages. The Holy Spirit is the one who delivers the captive from demonic oppression. The Holy Spirit is the one who moves in us and gives us revelation of the Word. Sometimes when we read the Word we're

saying, I just want to see Jesus. He causes the information of the Word to go from just information to revelation, and revelation brings transformation.

   The Holy Spirit is the one who goes with us and gives us the words to speak when we don't know what we should say. In those moments when we're saying, "Holy Spirit, help me, I don't know how to win this one to

the Lord, I don't know how to speak," the Holy Spirit will stir within you words that come straight from the Father. The Holy Spirit is the one who opens the heart of the sinner causing them to go from stubborn, stone hearted individuals to people who bow before Jesus as Lord. The Holy Spirit is the one who anoints us for ministry and appoints us into the call of God. He takes ordinary lives and makes them lives that transform the world. I like to say that a single moment spent in the presence of the Holy Spirit can transform your life, but a life spent in the presence of the Holy Spirit can transform the nations.

   The Holy Spirit is that something more. He's that deep stirring. What was it do you think that caused the martyrs to lay down their lives and say take my blood, we want to preach the Gospel, Jesus is Lord? That's the Holy Spirit stirring the love of God in our heart, shedding the love of God abroad in our hearts. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us all the promises of the Father. The Holy Spirit is the one who causes us to walk in the perfect will of God, not by the day, not by the hour, but down to the millisecond.

SID: You really love the Holy Spirit.

DAVID: I can go on and on.

SID: I'm going to tell you something else. He's not just going on and on, and on. This is power and this is truth coming across, and at a certain point the Holy Spirit is going to impress upon him to pray for miracles.

SID: Now David, I'm excited because you're a young man and you are so filled with the Spirit of God. And you came to this revelation. That's fine. That was, how did you develop this relationship, this intimacy with the Holy Spirit?

DAVID: Well this is one of my favorite parts. I like the how to because I would often hear sermons and I would go, that's awesome, but tell me how I can do that, too.

SID: All right. There are even books on having a relationship with the Holy Spirit, but they don't tell you how to.

DAVID: I mean, I'm the type of person, like you have to give me something I can apply right now, immediately, I can shut off this program, put this book down, go into my room and start acting it out.

SID: Right.

DAVID: So I want to talk about two things: silence and stillness. You see, the flesh, our carnal side, it can do many things and it will not put up a fight. You can sit in a worship service, it won't put up a fight. You can watch a Christian broadcast, it won't put up a fight. You can read the Word, atheists read the Word, cult leaders read the Word, but they don't see transformation. But the moment you begin to seek the Lord, the flesh starts to put up a fight. Why? Because it's in the seeking that the flesh dies.

   It's in the seeking of the Spirit that the flesh dies. This is why, one of the reasons why the Holy Spirit wants to be sought. And so I had to learn this somewhat the hard way and I'll just give you the short version, because I had pressed in to seek the Holy Spirit. There was a time in my life where there was swift movement to my spirituality and then I felt like I hit this wall, and I said I can't go any further.

SID: By the way, you know David, a lot of people relate to what you're saying. They've hit a wall, but they've never gone further. They just stayed there. It's sort of they're stuck as a ten year old.

DAVID: I'm going to say some things that are a little harsh, but some people need to hear it. The true proof that you believe in prayer is that you actually pray, and the only reason we don't pray is because we don't believe that it will work. And so, I mean, God made us promise. He said, "Seek me with all your heart and your body." That's a guarantee and if you'll believe that you'll seek him. If you don't believe that, you won't seek him. But the reward is him. He's my great reward?

   Of course.  So I found myself in that place. I hit that wall and I'm getting frustrated, but I moved beyond the frustration with the help of the Holy Spirit. I tried everything. I tried emotion. I tried to make up for in volume what I lacked in connection and I tried to connect with God with 4 my emotion. He wouldn't have it. I tried to use my intellect. I tried to use my passion. I tried to guilt God into a response, Lord, don't you hear me, can't you see me. But you see, intellect failed, emotion failed, willpower failed. "It's not by power nor by might, but by my spirit," says the Lord. So Matthew 6:6, Jesus says, "When you pray, go away, privately." Private prayer is revealed in public power. If there is no public power it's because there's no private prayer. And so I began to seek the Lord privately.

SID: You know, that's so good. You slipped right by there. I hope you heard what he said.

DAVID: And so then I had to learn the harder thing, which was stillness, and this is difficult. Psalm 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God." Be still and know. Stillness precedes revelation, which means —

SID: I don't see too many things in the movies and TV where people don't say anything. We're taught to fill empty space.

DAVID: Right and we're uncomfortable with silence because the moment we're silent we start to notice all the chaos within. And we say things like, well I didn't feel this way until I began to pray. It's not that it came up and we said, well the enemy attacked me when I started to pray. That's not the case. That inner chaos was always there. You just were never quiet enough to recognize it. No wonder you're walking around with depression and anxiety, and frustration, and confusion. That inner chaos is constantly going. But when you go to pray, it's not, it doesn't show up, it's revealed. And so that's why it used to take me four hours to get into the presence of the

Lord to where I sensed his presence, not always physical manifestation and tangible power, but always the sense. We're always to sense his presence, 24/7 awareness. I can tell you with all honesty, and I would not say this if it wasn't true, I think you know that about me, there is hardly five minutes that go by where   I'm not aware of the Holy Spirit, hardly five minutes where he  doesn't cross my mind in some way, where I don't sense some communication. You might call it retreating within myself and fellowshipping with him.

SID: You know what, I need you to explain a little bit about this silence.

SID: You know, we were talking before the show, something that's so important. The Holy Spirit wants to be sought.

DAVID: Right.

SID: Comment on that.

DAVID: And I think there are several reasons why he wants to be sought. One of the ones I want to focus on is the Holy Spirit wants to be sought because it purifies you. In the seeking, the flesh begins to weaken and the spirit begins to grow. Why? Because the flesh doesn't like to wait. And when you go into prayer and begin to seek the Lord in silence, which I'm going to talk about in a moment, when you do that the flesh has to be still. Otherwise you find yourself squirming and wanting to get out of prayer. But this is where the power is at, because let me put it this way, noise does not equal power. There are some people who are making a lot of noise, but there's not a lot of demonstration. And so the power of the Holy Spirit comes when I weaken, then he is strong. Silence is the easy part. All of this is real simple, but not all of it is easy.    Silence is the putting away of outer distraction. Stillness is the quieting of the soul and that is the difficult part, because the moment we begin to pray we have fears crossing our mind. We have our apprehensions crossing our mind, we have our responsibilities and those things that make us feel inadequate and shame. All of those things I call inner chaos.

   And what the Holy Spirit wants to do is teach you to trust Him. You see, the Holy Spirit wants to take you into the depths of God, but he waits for you at the gate of stillness. And so at the gate of stillness we lay down our burdens. We give Him all that we carry and we say with hearts full of trust, I'm going to trust You, I'm going to follow You into the presence of God. We have to learn to subject the flesh and place our minds upon what the Holy Spirit is showing to us rather than what is taken place on the outside. This is living from the inside out rather than the outside in. I'm not letting what's outside me affect what's inside. I'm keeping that reservoir and I'm tapping that for peace and joy, and love. And the way you do that is by meditation on the Word. The way you do that is by meditation on the person of Jesus. And if you can capture a revelation that the Holy Spirit has given to you and you meditate on that revelation that brings about the stillness of the soul, which enables the Holy Spirit to work in you.

SID: Now you said to me that when you originally started this, it would take you like four hours to get in the spirit, but now it's just minutes.

DAVID: Well it was very fleshly and it was the flesh getting in the way, and I had to learn to trust.

SID: Part of being human.

DAVID: Yes. I needed to be delivered from that. Right? And so I'm there and I remember there were times where it would take me three, four hours and now I'm telling you, and this is not just me that can do it, this is every believer. I can enter in like that where I can just go from, I mean, talk about average, everyday things which I do like to talk about. You know, I'm not completely gone, but you know, there are also, from talking about average things, I go right into the spirit to where the Holy Spirit can start speaking to me. I can see visions

where I can see sickness on people sometimes, and you can move right into that if you practice stillness. The first time you do it, I'll put it to you this way, when you're digging a well every shovel is full of dirt until you

hit water. And soon you find that the flesh, the dirt, moves out of the way and there's less of it each time you go back.

SID: Okay. Give me a couple of practical things to the person that's going to do exactly what you originally did. You have a quiet place, you go there, what do you do next?

DOUGLAS: I ordered CDs to find out what to do next.

 

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