SID: Hello, Sid Roth welcoming you to my world where it is naturally supernatural. I love breathing the air of the supernatural, that’s my oxygen, outrageous, I mean I know I have said it before but I really mean, outrageous, can you imagine someone without an eardrum, someone without an ear getting their hearing back, medically impossible but in the realm where my oxygen is the glory of God all things are possible. My guest Matt Sorger, Matt I am going to go back, you are a young child and an amazing miracle happens to your mom, tell me about that.
MATT: Sid when I was twelve years old my mom became really, really sick and she kept getting worse for about two years, she would go to the doctors, she tried everything you could think of to try to get healed, she was up to twenty-four bottles of medicine a day and by then she was still bed-ridden, the doctors couldn’t figure out how to help her, and I remember the first miracle that I ever saw in my life was that of my own mom.
Sid Roth: How old were you?
MATT: I was fourteen at the time.
MATT: And you know my mom had come to the end of her self, she had tried everything else and then finally one night my grandmother invites her to a Catholic charismatic healing mass.
SID: Why is it we try everything else before we go to God?
MATT: I don’t know.
SID: What is it, we humans are mashuga, that’s a Hebrew word, it means crazy.
MATT: Yeah it’s true, you know sometimes we seek God last.
Sid Roth: He should be first.
MATT: He should be first definitely.
SID: So what happened to your mom?
MATT: Well my grandmother brought her to a Catholic charismatic healing mass where the priests were filled with the Holy Spirit, my mom had no idea what to expect, she figured she would go and just get some prayer, she was going to God and as she came into the church that night she walked into the back of the sanctuary and she just crumbled on the floor, she was just crying, broken, I mean at the bottom, and she tells me the story of how she looked up in that church, and she looked up and she saw the cross, and she prayed a really simple prayer in her heart. And she said, “Jesus, tonight I am coming to you” You see because up to this point Sid, she had been looking for other ways for healing, she had been looking for practical medicine but also in new age realms of you know, crystals, and all sorts, anything she could find that could possibly bring healing, she tried it all.
SID: Listen when someone is desperate they try everything, but again, why God last, why not God first? Okay.
MATT: And then when she looked up and she saw Jesus there she said, “Jesus, I am coming back to you, everything else that I have tried to put my faith in, or that I have tried to see if it was real, I put it all aside and I come back to only Jesus.” And when she came forward God was bringing her on this path really Sid, God was bringing her on this path to show her the truth, number one that Jesus was the healer and that he was the only way to get to God because she was trying all these other ways, she loved people, she never liked the idea of anyone not being with God for eternity and heaven, so you know she was very humanistic in her thinking, and she, you know if you loved God, you are a good person, you will get to heaven, that’s all fine. She had a really hard time with the concept that Jesus was the only way, until she finally came to the bottom. And that night when she stood thee and the priest went to pray for her before he could even get his hand on her she felt this overshadowing, this presence, this power, this force come over her body and literally it was so strong, the force of it was so strong it knocked her body back ten feet through the air.
SID: Ten feet through the air?
MATT: Ten feet, she went…
SID: Did someone catch her?
MATT: No one caught her, no one caught her, they didn’t have, they didn’t have anyone catching or watching, she was just standing there, the power hits her, she goes flying ten feet backwards, lands on the floor with volts of electricity going through her body, she thought she had died and went to heaven, she had no idea what was happening to her, she had never heard about this, had never seen this, it wasn’t happening to anyone else in the meeting, it was a very quiet service. But this force was going through her body, this electricity, this current, and as this power was going through her it was literally driving out every sickness that was in her body, and when she got off the floor that night she was totally, completely healed by God. And I remember when she walked home she come home, she walked through the front door, and I looked at her, as soon as I saw her I knew something was very different, she was bright, she was smiling, she was happy, she hadn’t smiled in two years, she had this shadow, this darkness over her but it was gone. And she was bright; she was smiling, happy, totally healthy, totally healed.
SID: What happened to all of her medicine?
MATT: She threw them all out. She had a big rack of twenty-four bottles of different medicines and the things she was taking and that week every pain, every symptom, I mean she was radically, instantly healed by God.
SID: You told me that she was thrust back with such a force that she literally had whiplash?
MATT: She had whiplash, she got whiplash, and I know some people say the Holy Spirit is gentleman, you know he will be gentle and nice, but the power, sometimes the power is very strong, and the next day she was in her room praying, right? And now you have to understand, she doesn’t know the Bible yet, she doesn’t know the Bible, she doesn’t really know what is happening, all she knows is that she had an encounter with God and an encounter with this person called Jesus, the Son of God. And she received healing in her body, she got so thrown back she got whiplash in her neck and she was saying God, I’m really glad you healed me but you hurt my neck when I fell backwards, instantly the pain was gone. Instantly her neck was healed and she was fine.
SID: What effect did it have on you and the rest of your family?
MATT: The second that I saw her healed I instantly knew, no one had to tell me, I instantly knew as a fourteen-year- old kid, I instantly knew number one, that I had sin in my heart that I needed to repent of. I just had this awareness, all of a sudden an awareness came in my heart that I needed forgiveness, I never had that awareness before, and I felt it and then I knew that Jesus was real, I knew God was a reality, he wasn’t just some force floating up in the universe somewhere, he was real, he was personal, and he was in our lives. And that week my whole family got saved. Or we opened our hearts to Jesus. And we received Jesus the Messiah into our hearts and into our lives.
SID: But you know what is so exciting, Matt starts now contending for the miraculous, and he hit it. Miracles happen wherever he goes.