Joshua Giles

Joshua GilesI DREAMED OF PLAYING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL

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SID: Joshua Giles dreamed of playing professional baseball. He'd do anything to achieve it. He said a prayer at 12, but never had a personal relationship with God. At 22 years old, he was about to encounter a curve ball that he never saw coming. Joshua suddenly in your life, the supernatural became more real than the real. What happened?

JOSHUA: Absolutely. At 22 years old, it's funny that because there's a thin layer between the natural and the supernatural. One day, God just lifted the blinds. Literally, the supernatural world became so much more real than the natural. I'm like, "What is going on here?" It was terrifying because the first thing that I began to see was what was affecting my life? What I had allowed in my life through sticking my hand into iniquity or sin. Things that we just don't think may not have consequences. We don't realize some of the things we allow into our life. I remember seeing all these demonic entities aligning up every night, coming to attack me. I couldn't sleep. I remember sleeping with the light on. I didn't want to go to the bathroom at night.

SID: That doesn’t work out too well when you're an athlete.

JOSHUA: No, God.

SID: If you don't sleep, you don't have your endurance.

JOSHUA: I was tired. I had to go to school and eight hours of baseball. It was tormenting in the sense of exhaustion. That really led me to the point of where I was just done with it. I cried out one night in prayer and I said, "God, kill me or deliver me." That's when everything began to change.

SID: What happened?

JOSHUA: I went to a game the very next day when playing a team that I never played before in my life. I'm in the outfield. We're having our pregame ritual, so to speak, for baseball, where everybody is preparing for the game. A young man from the other team came over and he looked at me and he says, "You had a car wreck five years ago. The devil tried to kill you." In which, I did. I hit a guy head on at 80 miles an hour when I was 18 years old and walked out that night from the hospital. One of the first times that God began to protect me. He says, "You're being attacked at night by demons. God wants to deliver you." I'm sitting here like, "What in the world is this?"

   I felt it and I had to pray the prayer [like] the night before. Next thing you know, he lays hands on me. I feel that, the presence and power of God touched me. I've never felt that free and uplifting, like a weight had been lifted off of me. I go back to the dugout and I'm just rocking back and forth like, "God's called me. God's called me." My teammates look at me like, "You're crazy. What are you doing?" All I could focus on was there was no more baseball. I was focusing on what just happened here.

SID: Whoa, your whole life was baseball. In every level you were at, you excelled, you are the best. You had a sure type of career in professional baseball. Just in a second?

JOSHUA: Yeah. In a blink of an eye, I felt my heart’s transition because I'd never encountered anything at that level when it came to God. It really threw me for a loop because I'm like, "Wow, there is something way more intense than just my desire that I've had that my whole life." My desire for the things of the spirit became so much greater, even though I had no knowledge of that stuff.

SID: You just walked away.

JOSHUA: I walked away, left....

SID: What did you tell your parents?

JOSHUA: I called them one night and said, "I'm in another state, in a ministry." They're like, "You're crazy. What are you talking about? You got school. You got scholarship. You've got baseball. You still got another year of school and all this." I'm like, "I just knew that God had positioned me there. Just like I knew my name. I knew that I knew that I knew.

SID: Do you remember, after you made that decision and left baseball, your first supernatural encounter?

JOSHUA: Absolutely, life-changing. I still talk about it to this day. I remember being taken in the spirit and I'm holding the Bible. There's electric blue lightening all over and I'm hearing it popping like popcorn. I look in the distance and I saw massive mountains and it's wild because when you're in a revelational moment, you just know. I knew, even though without reading the Bible, I knew that I needed to swing the Bible like a sword. It began to level the mountains. Now, after that happened, there was a bright light on the Bible I was holding that was growing very intently so much so that would blind a natural person. I heard the thump, thump like all around me, like boom, boom, boom, boom. Like a drum. I'm like, "What is that sound?" I knew that it was coming from the Bible. I looked at the Bible in my eyes, was able to pierce past the light. I saw a physical heart inside the Bible beating. I was like, "Oh my gosh, it's the heart of God." Immediately I heard an angel scream at the top of his voice. "It's alive." I was back in my body. Now, when I came out of that moment, I knew that the word of God was not just a book, not just something we check off as a daily ritual. It was a living, breathing organism. It was the breath of God.

SID: When you had that vision, you even pursue God more and separate yourself, even went into a fast.

JOSHUA: Yes, definitely. I began to fast. I was an athlete. Fasting three hours was almost impossible because you're constantly training and eating and training, and eating before your muscles to grow. I would fast six hours and thought it was killing me. Then I was like, "God, give me the grace to do 12, give me the grace to do 24. Then three days, then seven days."Then after seven days, I did my first 40-day fast and really walked into a whole another dimension by doing that.

SID: What are some of the advantages for you from that fasting?

JOSHUA: The fasting was clarity of mind. I was able to think and articulate things. Strategies were coming to me. It was like God was able to clearly speak. I was able to hear and understand that it was him. It's almost like the old radio dials where you are tuning in and you hear the static. You're trying to find your favorite station. You're like, "I can't hear it, but I knew I'm hearing a sound and then you lock in." Fasting really opens up your perception to the things of the spirit. It makes it a lot easier to flow.

SID: Even during the fast, you then moved into 700 days of visitations and training by God. It reminds me of when he was in baseball; he put every fiber of his being into baseball. When you realize Jesus was real, you put every fiber of your being into Jesus. Tell me about some of these visitations.

JOSHUA: Man, it was wild, so to speak. Most of the encounters were not fun. They were training grounds of encountering the demonic and witchcraft, and principalities would visit me. I could literally go to another state, just on a visitation. If we're going to....

SID: Why would God allow a witch to visit you as a new believer? What was he doing?

JOSHUA: He was training me just like David was trained with the lion, the bear, Goliath, Saul. There was training grounds in the spirit that God was building my resume. I didn't understand that. Through that perspective, I began to learn secrets on how to engage the enemy and not lose. There's a lot of time to where I would go into a scenario and I would mess up because I'm being trained. I would come out of it and the Holy Spirit would begin to tell me, "You should approach it this way. Next time this happens, do this." I began to write out everything that he showed me. Learned it in the natural and just meditated upon it so that when the supernatural experience has happened, I went in with a different authority.

SID: What did God show you about fear?

JOSHUA: Fear. Oh, man.

SID: That's the number one spirit that people are dealing with today, worldwide, fear. That's his name. Go ahead.

JOSHUA: Yes. Fear is an illusion. Satan is a master illusionist. He wants to come out and look so much more powerful than God. So much scarier than you knowing who God is. Any time you fear, you automatically disconnect yourself from the fire of the Holy Spirit, from faith to overcome the situation. I learned through an encounter, one of the first times God took me into a battle was I was on fire. He took me in the spirit by my neck. I remember he took me out and dropped me in a scenario. I knew that there was a witch on the other side, but I was on fire and I said, "What are you doing here?" They responded, "You know why I'm here." The moment I heard their voice, because it sounded very scary. I did that. Just that little inkling was fear. It only took a little dot and immediately I lost the fire of the Holy Spirit. I was like, "Oh my gosh, I feel like I'm naked. How do I fight this?"God's hand began to push me to encounter. I was screaming and claw and I didn't want to do it. Brought me back to my body. When I woke up, he says, "You need to understand, you must engage and destroy. Never fear, never flee the enemy. Only the wicked flee when no one pursuing them, but the righteous are as bold as a lion."I took a whole new perspective of when something is placed in front of me. I don't even think about it at charge it. The moment you catch the revelation of pursuing him, he is terrified because he's like, "Oh my goodness, this one knows now."

Joshua Giles' intense search for God taught him God WANTS to be found.

SID: You talk a great deal about ascending the mountain. Briefly explain that.

JOSHUA: Yes. I know that God wants to take his people into encounters with him. It's not just for the super believer or the man or woman on the pulpit or the preacher. It's for every believer. The veil was torn for a reason. We are granted access into the Holy of Holies. When we begin to press into God's presence and we begin to say, "God, change my heart, change...

SID: Excuse me. I know God showed you the secrets of ascending the mountain. You use a term a lot of believers use, press in. What does that mean?

JOSHUA: Very, very simplistic terms. To press in literally I take my heart because it is the key to everything. We search the scripture; we see that God is more focused on your heart than anything. I knew that I needed to press in. I'm like, "What does that look like, God?" He says, "Push your heart toward me." I'm like, "Well, that's simple." He says, "Yeah, it's simple."

Every time I pray, I worship, whether I'm fasting, reading the word, I am in pursuit and pushing into him. When you practice his presence, it becomes easier to step in. It becomes a lot more tangible. You see that it's easier to get out of the flesh so that you can walk in the spirit.

SID: There are so many secrets. We don't have time for you to share them all. Joshua has a gift to prophetically tell you, your spiritual DNA. Better yet, he teaches you how to find out from God, for yourself. SID: Joshua, you literally encountered the eye of God. Explain that.

JOSHUA: In my pursuit over the years, it led to this moment, it's not something that just happens overnight in that sense of that level. I knew that I needed to pray for a pure heart. The Bible says, "He who has a pure heart shall see God." In this moment I was taken in the spirit and I saw a massive tunnel with the light at the end of it. I was like, "I need to be there."I jumped in the tunnel. As I'm flying toward the light, I felt the breath, the teeth, the claws of millions of demons that were in circling that tunnel, trying to get me to take my focus off the light, and bring it to them. I knew that the moment I fear, the moment I even shifted my focus, which is another revelation, I would have lost the experience. I popped out the other end and I look at this massive light with lightning all around it. It was as big as a globe. I was the size of an ant and I'm like, "What is this thing?" In the spirit, you move at the speed of thought. The moment I thought I'm moving closer toward it. I get closer toward it. I said, "Let me touch it." When I touched it, I was so electrocuted that I knew it would kill a normal human being millions of times over. It was just...

SID: Was that what's the Bible refers to as the fire of God?

JOSHUA: Oh, it's amazing. Yes. His power, his everything just surging through you. It's just the electricity is tangible. Even when you operate in the power of God, you can feel the electricity come on you like a blanket and you know that God is wanting to do things and operate. I got electrocuted. I'm like, "What in the world is that?" I began to back up and you know when you're in the woods or somewhere in the country, a flash of lightning can light up the whole sky and you can see everything for a split second.

I hear thunder that was not natural. This was thunder you can't even be described in a dictionary. It was just powerful. When I'm hearing it, next thing was a flash of lightning. When it was a flash of lightning, I saw what I touched and it was the eye of God. I saw [a] massive being, long white hair, and golden crown eyes like lightning. It terrified me, but I was also amazed at the same time.

It was like two worlds. I'm like, "Oh." When I did that I'm falling back to my body. I'm just going back that tunnel again. I'm like, "What just happened?" I come back and I see the film was like a fiery amber color all over me. I remember saying these words, "The glory of God is upon me." Then I woke up.

SID: Did that glory stay with you for long?

OSHUA: Absolutely. Yeah. It was, oh, amazing.

SID: Is that the same glory I feel when you pray for me or pray for other people? It's unlike most other people that pray for me. When he prays, it stays on me. It's not just for a second. I feel it. You even go in the streets and you pray for nonbelievers and that glory stays on them.

JOSHUA: Absolutely.

SID: I guess they have to become believers when that happened.

JOSHUA: You can't deny that.

SID: What did this going into the eye of God do for you? Why does he want you have to have that experience?

JOSHUA: It changed [my] life because my prayer and persistency was one thing that I found in the Bible. It was in my pursuit of the heart. I began to see that the prophet Samuel, when he was choosing the king, he was like, "Well, obviously this is the Lord's anointed." He says, "No, no, no. I don't look at man the way man looks at man, I look at the heart."I was like, "Whoa, that's amazing." I saw on Jeremiah it says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, who can know it, but I the Lord tests the heart and reward those according to their motives." I knew that God looked at people differently. I said, "I must see what you see." I said, "If that's the way it is," and Jesus says, "I do what my father in heaven does, then I must see the way you see."I begin to pray, "God, let me see how you see. Let me begin able to see people's hearts. If there is an area of assignment that needs to be birthed or whatever it may look like, just help me to see as you see." When I had that encounter and I touched his eye, everything began to change from my perspective of sight. Of being able to discern and know who was around me in a protective way, where God protected me. Also, gave me insight to being able to help people come out of scenarios or speak life into their purpose or whatever it may be.

SID: I noticed you do that in your meetings. However, in your brand new book and CDs the same gifting transfers and people hear from God for themselves on their purpose. Have you ever prayed God, "What is my purpose? What do you want me to do?" Of course, you have. I have. I believe that Joshua has been given a ministry from heaven that will facilitate you hearing God in these areas. Now, God has given you, he goes in front of witches, Satanists, gangs, and the power of God just knocks him away. Tell me one person.

JOSHUA: One person?

SID: Yeah.

JOSHUA: I was praying in the streets of West Palm Beach. I remember this was one of the very training moment that me and, God had with me. I remember seeing an actual Satan is there with pentagrams and all this stuff over him. I knew that this person served the devil like I served God. Of course, demonstration is what you want to do because you cannot deny demonstration. I want to go over there and God says, "Don't show power, show love." I'm like, "That's unusual." I'm like, "Okay." I sit beside him and I look at him and he turns to me and says, "I have more power than you." Immediately, already trying to get me in the flesh.

SID: Into fear.

JOSHUA: Yes. Into fear. I'm like, "Oh, man." I perceive all the demons around this person. Literally, the covenants he had made with the enemy. I said, “No.”I began to share the love of Jesus. As I'm sharing the love of Jesus, he began to growl and get mad. I felt, which was very wild, because I'd never experienced that before. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy and love that I just cared for him so much. Even in that mess, he began to get up and swing at me. When he began to do that, I was smiling. I was just going to let it happen and he stopped. He froze. I had a flash. I saw an angel holding his arm and he was like, "What happened?" I said, "An angel is holding you." He says, "What is this?" "I told you that the Lord loves you." I saw one little tear come out. I knew there was an open, there was an opportunity to minister to him. I began to share it to him the gospel and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He says, "What do I do?" I said, "Just repeat after me, renounced his covenants. Renounce the altars and everything he had done, and the occult." I gave him a hug. Power of God hit him. He walked away, never the same.

SID: Another thing that is wonderful, the Bible says, if you want wisdom, ask God. Josh did that, but it was way beyond his pay grade, so to speak. He's got inventions, businesses. Just tell me in the gym, you bumped into some people that are very prosperous investors. You don’t know that much about the market, nothing, zilch. What happened?

JOSHUA: I owned a gym in Palm Beach. God was able to supernaturally get me there, although I have a GED. I don't have the natural education to even sustain where he had placed me. I was walking around with millionaires and billionaires with a B, hand-in-hand sowing principles into them. One of the things we need to know about winning souls is what level are they at? Are they ready to be harvested? Can you go right in and just pray and get them? Are there times where you have to sow seed into them? Over time, most of them, I had to sow seed into a, principles, and it began to change their heart. Before you know it, they began to give their life to Christ, renounced witchcraft, all these things, but they trusted me. I would be in the gym and all these people love watching the stock. They were always at the TV in the corner. They're like, "Oh, I need to do this. Oh, I need to do that." I would pick up words of knowledge like, "Oh, you've got that stock. Oh, you need to buy more and do this." I didn't know what I was talking about. They went and did it. When they went and did it, they're like, "You're not going to believe, and your strategy and you got us this much money or that."I'm sitting here like, "What in the world, God?" I'm like, that's amazing, but what's going on here? It was just powerful.

SID: You had a successful gym, but that wasn't your purpose. You were just representing the Holy Spirit in this gym.

JOSHUA: Absolutely. The gym was amazing. I'm thinking, "I'm here, you always get to that moment. I'm here. This is my baby. This is what God's called me to do." He says, "Give it all up." I'm like, "What are you talking about? How do you just give up what you positioned me for, especially in this crowd, because you don't just enter this type of arena of people, unless God transitions you there, or they opened the door for you."I obeyed the Holy Spirit and we moved and God began to do a work within us. That's when the ministry is birthed. It just began to go from there.

SID: Joshua, I want you to pray whatever God has put on your heart right now for those viewing, right now.

JOSHUA: Father, I pray in the name of Jesus that you begin to move in the hearts of the people like never before. That the atmosphere of your presence becomes so weighty, so tangible in their life, that they cannot deny that you are a living God, in the mighty name of Jesus. I pray that every storm that has encircled the people to keep them in a state of despair is removed by the power of the Holy Spirit. I speak and prophesied that the movement of the bodies will begin to take place that people would experience healing, transformation, deliverance of mind, in Jesus' mighty name. Father, I pray that you begin to touch their very heart in this moment, right now that they shall be granted a deeper access, a deeper fellowship to your presence in the mighty name of Jesus. Just as the word declares that deep cry out of the depths of God's heart cries out to the depths of your heart. He is ushering you in at this very moment, in the mighty name of Jesus. I declare a complete and total turnaround in your life. May ideas, perspective, strategies, innovations, inventions, everything that God wants to release within your spirit, in the realm of creativity is released upon you for the glory of his kingdom in Jesus' mighty name.

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