SID: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernatural. We’ve been had. We’ve been robbed. It’s been stolen from us. If you only knew the power of the blood of Jesus, if you only knew how much power you have. Well let me tell you something, the greatest revival to ever hit America and parts of the world, Azusa Street Revival, they knew the power behind the blood of Jesus and you’re about ready to know it. You want to? Well Billye, I met you many years ago. I went to a Kenneth Hagin meeting and I just happened to sit next to you. How many years ago was that?
BILLYE: It had to be 30 or 35, Sid, I was thinking about it.
SID: Yes, I think so. Now here’s the story on Billye. She was an editor for a decade for Dr. Kenneth Hagin, Sr. and she was working on a book. I think it was called the “Woman Question”. She read the book and found out, huh, a woman can be in ministry.
BILLYE: I knew I was called to preach from three years old and I had been brought up in a denomination that said women could not preach. And so then when I went to work for Brother Hagin, actually, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit through his ministry, and then came to work for him. My first book that I did was “The Woman Question”. And one day I was sitting in this room and I was typing it, and a presence came into the room. I don’t know if it was an angel or if it was Jesus, but it was a presence of the Lord, because I bent over my typewriter and I cried, and I said, “Oh Lord, do you mean I can answer the call on my life and not get in trouble of the judgment seed of God.” That’s always been what I was afraid of. And then this voice says to me, this presence, really, “Yes and one day you will leave here. But now this is your Bible school. You don’t know anything.” And I had been born again 20 years. I was 28 years old, but I didn’t know enough. I needed to go to that Bible school and sit under Brother Hagin. And then when it came ten years later, the Lord talked to both Brother Hagin and to me about my going out into full time ministry, and Brother Hagin ordained me.
SID: Now you were told of the increase of the supernatural against believers that was coming on Planet Earth and the importance of the blood of Jesus. Tell me about that.
BILLYE: Well actually, I began to have visions. I was teaching a Sunday school class at the time and I had visions of the Fall. I had visions of how man was crowned with glory and how he fell from the glory. And when I had that vision and saw that, I was so overcome. But the Lord revived me with the scripture ticker-tape going into me. “The captain of your salvation is bringing many sons to glory.” Then I saw there was going to be a glorious church without a spot or a wrinkle, and I knew about this great move of God that was coming right at the end, and I was looking for it. I expected it any day, and I saw something else. I saw things happening in the Body of Christ, of course Satan trying to stop that move of glory. I saw brothers who had preached the same message splitting. I saw inexplicable deaths. So I’m going to God, God, what’s happening? I’m seeing this, I’m seeing that. I’m looking for the Glory, I’m seeing this, I’m seeing that. And he said, “You preach on End Time things, do you not?” When God talks to you and asks you questions you’re kind of in a corner. You almost want to say, what do you think? I mean, go like that. He said, “What did I tell you would be happening in the end?” And I knew where to look, Revelation, Chapter 12. “And the devil has come down to you with great wrath because he sees his time is coming.” That’s fixed time. There’s a time when he’s going to be out of here, when Adam’s lease is up. And then the Lord said to me, “Back up a verse.” I backed up a verse. “And they overcame him with the blood of the lamb and with the word of their testimony and loved not their life to the death.” Then came this insatiable need in me to find out about the blood, the blood of the lamb and I started reading. I read in Brother Hagin’s book where he said everything we have is on the basis of the blood, the blood of the covenant, the shed blood of Jesus.
SID: There was a term, “plead the blood.”
BILLYE: “Plead the blood.” That’s right.
SID: What does that mean?
BILLYE: Well I didn’t know for a while until I read it in here in Brother Hagin’s book and studied, and he said, “The old timers knew secrets about the blood that we don’t know.” And he said, “They would plead the blood.” He said, “That is scriptural.” And he said, “The way I say it is, in the name of Jesus I plead the blood of Jesus.” Well I had to know what the old timers knew. And so I’m finding out about the blood of Jesus. I’m reading about the blood of Jesus and those old timers, around that revival you talked, about, Azusa, they heard this phrase: “Make much of the blood and the blood will make much of you.” So they made much of the blood. The songs we have, songs came with that move of God and songs come with moves of God. And the songs that came with that were, “There’s power in the blood. What will wash away your sins? Nothing but the blood.” And another one, [singing] “Under the blood, the precious blood, under the saving, his cleansing blood. My savior keeps me this very day under the precious blood.”
SID: Would you say out loud how you plead the blood of Jesus. Give me an example. What do you say?
BILLYE: Well I’m going to have to move over into that realm of authority, too, right now, because the blood has to do with authority, the authority of the believer.
SID: I want you to plead the blood in combat against it.
BILLYE: All right. I’ll do it right now. Here’s what I do.
SID: All right.
BILLYE: First, I pray the prayer in Ephesians, which tells me I’m seated up there. And then I say, O Father, I’m so thankful. I’m so thankful to you for this seat you have given me here. And you told me to rule and reign over darkness, and you told me in Colossians that you translated out of the authority of darkness. So now, Father, for your glory, I’m going to turn to the darkness. I do this every morning, first thing. And I say, kingdom of darkness you listen up, it is written that I’ve been translated out of your authority. It is written that I’m seated at the right hand of the Father, the seat of power of all creation. It is written that I’m to rule and reign over you, and here’s how I’m ruling and reigning over you right now. I plead the blood of Jesus between you and me. I plead the blood of Jesus over my spirit, soul and body. I plead the blood of Jesus over my four children. I name them. Their mates, I name them. I plead the blood of Jesus over my ten grandchildren, their mates. I plead the blood of Jesus over my three great-grandchildren, two unborn. Don’t you touch them today. They’re off limits to you. I’m ruling and reigning over you. I’m ruling and reigning over all the good works that God has ordained that I should walk in, Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks and the church in Collinsville, and everything, I name it. You’re not striking Branson, Missouri, where I live. You’re not having any terrorist activity come to pass today here. You’re not doing it in Oklahoma and Collinsville. You’re not doing it, and I name all the places he’s not doing it. You’re not touching my partners. You’re not touching our monies. And I rule and reign over him each day in the morning. And then when I go to bed at night I cry out for the blood of Jesus to be upon me.
SID: You know what? I want to find out how a lifetime of praying this type of prayer has affected her, her children and her grandchildren. Would you like to find that out when we come back?