Sid Roth: We want everyone everywhere to be Red Hot with the Messiah. Let me tell you something, when you are Red Hot with the Messiah, I think people all around you are going to be attracted to you. I believe when you are so saturated with the Messiah that no weapon formed against you is going to prosper. And that’s what’s happened to my guest; his name is Matt Sorger and Matt I have to ask you about the time you attend a youth retreat and the fire came.
Matt: Yeah, that was when I was a student in Bible School and we were traveling on the weekends, ministering and you know I was brand new to any type of preaching ministry, I wasn’t necessarily a polished preacher; but they had asked me to preach and minister at this youth convention. So I’m up there preaching and I’m ministering and it was up in Maine so you know it was a bit of a religious atmosphere, the kids weren’t really into it; I could hear them talking while I’m preaching. They’re popping bubbles as they’re chewing their gum and I’m thinking to myself, this is just not going anywhere I see the youth pastor on the front row looking at his watch and I’m thinking this you know I’m just going to close the meeting now. So I invite the piano player up to just kind of play a few chords and I’m going to close in prayer. And as the piano player starts to play I lift up my hands and I remember this moment, I lift up my hands to God and I say a prayer and I say, “Holy Spirit you are welcome in this place” and the words came out of my mouth a tangible wind came from over my head and it blew down over my body and then I felt it from the behind me blow past my body. And as this tangible physical wind, not a spiritual wind a physical wind of God’s presence blew past me it hit the whole first row of kids and the second row. And without me saying anything, giving an altar call or anything at the same time they stood up to their feet ran to the altar, threw their bodies on the floor, started weeping, crying, shaking under the power of God. I mean it was a visitation of the tangible power of God.
Sid Roth: Matt, that’s a wonderful story but I was thinking about what happened when you spoke in West Virginia, briefly tell me that.
Matt: Yeah, that was another powerful service where you know it started out on the rough side, worship started at 7:00 and you know the worship was still going on at 8:30 and I looked around the room and I saw half the room sitting down, the people weren’t worshipping and I thought to myself, God this service needs a lot of help you know. This service was suppose to be a revival meeting and it’s just kind of dead, I don’t feel Your presence here and then at 8:30 as I was just about to get up to transition the meeting with a program with the announcements let’s just go on with the service the Holy Spirit spoke to me. And He said, “Matt, My power is going to hit this place at 9:00 tonight.” And I looked at my watch and I saw that it was 8:30 and I said, “God that’s a half hour from now.” And all He said to me was, “My power is going to hit this place at 9:00.” So I stood up to the pulpit and I told the people exactly what I heard from the Father, God just spoke to me. He said, “His power was going to hit this place at 9:00 tonight.” As the words came out of my mouth it was like an electrified faith shot through the room. People jumped up to their feet and started worshipping; so we worshipped for another half hour and I’m looking at my watch just about 9:00 as the clock strikes 9:00 a tangible wind blows through the room. Now I had told about a half hour before, I knew God was going to do something special so I told the ushers, I said “Shut the fans off, shut the air conditioning off because when God moves in this place tonight I want you to know that it’s the Holy Spirit and not the fan blowing over your head.” So there was no air movement in the room at all and as the presence of God invaded that service a physical wind blew over the people; they could feel like a warm breeze blowing by them and then some could feel the fire of God go from the top of their head all over their whole bodies. And I called out to the people, I said, “If the power of God just healed you, get up here right now.” And people flooded the altars from one side of the altar to the other side standing shoulder to shoulder; major miracles I mean no hands were laid on anybody. It was just God invaded the room; His glory filled the whole place on mass and miracles broke out all over the room and there were some really significant healings. One woman in the front, she was standing in the front and center, she had twenty-five years of fibromyalgia and it was so severe she had medication every day, but she still had pain. She said, “From the top of her head to the soles of her feet and as I stood there in front of her the presence of God came on her and she fell under the power of God.” Now I’ve never seen anything like this; I call it, I make a little joke about it but the Lord gave her pancake anointing; and basically what he did was He took her body and He flipped her on one side and then the other side and then the other side. And then her legs and arms shot straight up into the air and I thought how is she physically doing this? It was something very unusual, and then her body just collapsed on the floor and we helped her stand up and I asked her, I said, “What just happened to you?” She said, “I’ve had fibromyalgia for twenty-five years, pain in every part of my body and I just felt out of my arms and legs I felt something getting pulled out of my body. And all of the pain is completely gone.
Sid Roth: You know, I happen to believe that because you’re teaching is so balanced is the reason that God can trust you with this power. And one of the major highlights in your life I believe occurred in 2009 just before Oral Roberts was promoted to Heaven you had a meeting with him.
Sid: What happened?
Matt: Yes, I had a meeting with Oral Roberts, I spent the afternoon with him and just a small handful of other people and this was shortly just months before he went home to be with the Lord. We spent the afternoon with him, talking with him, asking him questions; he prayed over each one of us and I asked him, I said, “Dr. Oral what was the secret to your Miracle Healing Ministry? And he said to me, and I was really intrigued by his answer, he said to me, “That many people would think that faith was the key to his Miracle Healing Ministry. He said, but it wasn’t just faith, he said, “He knew that he had faith just because the word of God said that he had faith, every believer has faith; so he didn’t really seek after faith, but when he would go he would go into his crusade meetings he would go into the hotel room alone and pray. And when he would pray he said that that he would ask God for love. That he aggressively sought the love of God and as God’s love was shed abroad in his heart for the people that the miracles exploded in his crusade meetings as a result of a Baptism of Love. And that was a principal that God taught me how supernatural love, the love of God in us is a key to releasing God’s power through us.
Sid: So out of curiosity, do you pray for a Baptism of Love before you speak now?
Matt: I in my prayer time I ask the Lord to fill my heart with His love to shed His love abroad in my heart for the people because I know that when you love the sick there is something like Jesus, you know the Bible says that Jesus was moved with compassion. When He was moved with compassion there was a power released through Him to heal the sick. Even in inconvenient times for Jesus you know, there was a time where Jesus just found out that John the Baptist was beheaded and that was His cousin so, that’s a family member for Him. Jesus was human just like He was God; He was a man so He had emotions too and He had just found out John was beheaded so He’s going off to a solitary place just to alone with God just to pray and the crowds follow Him. And even though it’s a time of need for Jesus where he probably has to process what He’s feeling, all of a sudden all of these people are around Him and the Bible says something extraordinary, that as He sees the people His heart is moved with compassion for them. And He forgets about himself, He puts His own stuff to the side and He starts to minister the power of God to the multitude and they’re all getting healed. And you know the Lord brought me to the scripture where it says, “Faith works through love,” in Galatians Chapter 5“Faith works through love” and if you study it in the Amplified Bible it says “Faith motivated, energized, set into motion by love.” And He showed me that faith, yes faith is a key to plug into the power and the supernatural, but it’s the love that activates our faith that energizes and actually empowers our faith to go into motion to release the miraculous and to release the demonstration power.
Sid: I am certain that that is one of the missing ingredients, is in fact you teach on character, I don’t hear too many people doing that, you teach on love, and you teach on how to be transformed yourself to reach a saturation point with the power of God. As a matter of fact I believe that God has given you an anointing that when people listen to your teaching or read your books they have that same hunger you had as a young kid to just give yourself just completely to God and press in most people don’t press in, that’s the problem…Three angels were literally laying hands on Matt Sorger as he was writing…