Sid: My guest all this week has been Teresa Griffith Hurlbert; now Theresa prophesies with instruments; she plays 8 different flutes, harp, other instruments. Then after she prophesizes she will then interpret it. A CD used all over the world that people are getting physically healed; they’re supernaturally their blood pressure’s become normal, pains are disappearing; they’re people that have had insomnia for years; they’re using the music in public schools to help children that are ADD, or have autism. Theresa people see these results but they don’t know what happened to the vessel. You where raised as a Christian in fact at a young age at 16 you were prophesying and preaching you married a Christians man you were going to live happily ever after; that’s not the way it was written; what happened?
Theresa: Well, I just entered into a time a quarter of a century actually of abuse and most of it was verbal but physiological and emotional in other areas that I’d rather not say right now. I don’t want to you know bring pain upon him I want to be careful I want to be his friend and we were even during the 25 years of abuse I studied Elijah House counseling. I learned that to have a spiritual cleansing maintenance the only way to survive things like this. And I would forgive repent for judging and send a blessing for each I mean everything that was done to give pain to me. So even at the end of the century I still was his friend, I still could show love and we parted in a very beautiful point to the point that our lawyer had tears in his eyes and he said, “God must be so proud of you.”
Sid: You really went out of your way not to have a divorce because it was against your theology even to the point of taking abuse that no spouse should have to take.
Sid: How did you eventually make that decision to leave him?
Theresa: Well, I had made a vow that I would never be divorced because being a woman in ministry is hard enough, but divorced woman the doors would shut for me and I just wanted to do whatever I could to make it work and I couldn’t I couldn’t do it all by myself. And we went to 10 different counselors and they all said “It isn’t going to work so you need to leave” and I didn’t want to listen to them; so the Lord sent prophet’s to me in a period of about a month’s time I had about 5 different ones come and all spoke into my life things they couldn’t possibly know and said “You’re free to go.” And I said “But I can’t because I made this vow.” And finally I heard the Lord say “Would you rather be divorced or dead.” Because I’m writing a book about how verbal abuse impairs the immune system according to Proverbs.
Sid: But what was going on with you physically and you had chronic fatigue; you had fibromyalgia, you were bed ridden; you were a very fragile person.
Theresa: It’s when you live in constant abuse it’s like a plant instead of fertilizer you give it poison or acid, you know. So what happens the organs tighten and they don’t do their job so then you self poison. That’s what was happening my blood was toxic, I was dying so the organs were shutting down. So when you live in constant stress and you walk on egg shells and you live in a prison where you have no rights, everything tightens up and cannot work properly.
Sid: How in the world did you survive this?
Theresa: Well, I just leaned on the Lord with all my might and I spent hours in prayer you know crying out to the Lord for deliverance, strength to make it through. And like I said the spiritual maintenance that I did of forgiving for judging that I was taught with Elijah House Counseling and just hearing His voice and leading me out.
Sid: Tell me a bit about your music did it come as a surprise that people were being healed; stress was disappearing from people when you would minister, or did you expect that?
Theresa: It did come as a surprise; I mean I had hope people would be touched and that was my prayer; I was just awed at how far He took it and how each CD you know we have 9 CD’s and each CD has a different healing function. One is for depression you know several are for healing for emotional trauma that we go through and a lot of the church doesn’t understand that we need healed from the inside out. When Jesus comes all things become new but if it’s under the rug it’s not under the blood you know. That’s one thing I’d like to say “People think that if you are physically abused that is something to talk about but if you are verbally abused that’s no big deal. But actually it’s just the opposite verbal and emotional physiological abuse is much more damaging than physical and takes much longer to heal. It’s like people who’ve been through the holocaust understands post traumatic stress disorder, understand the wounds of the past that cause nightmares and that you need to be healed of those wounds and go back and have the Lord touch those areas. But the church a lot of Christians don’t understand that if you’ve been abused you need healing for that.
Sid: Now why is it that sometimes music can get through and years of counseling can’t?
Theresa: You know that is a gift of God I think and I don’t know why that is but when people listen to my instrumentals all of a sudden it like softens the heart. People call me a heart massage therapist; it softens the heart and prepares the way for the Great Physician to do heart surgery and it breaks down the walls where they’ve stuffed their issues. So if they stuff emotional it will cause physical disease so it’s got to be dealt with. And so that music softens the heart and those walls come down and they go in and do heart surgery.
Sid: Tell me a testimony from either someone listening to your CD or at a live concert.
Theresa: At a live concert in Michigan I had a terrible night at the hotel where the people besides me were slamming doors all night and I couldn’t sleep. So I prayed all night and the presence of the Lord was so strong on me that when I began to play at the concert I fell on the floor and I have never been slain in the Spirit, I’ve never fallen but that was how powerful the anointing was. I began to sing to a lady I saw I said “You’re going to be given sight” and the entire church I could hear them gasp and I didn’t know why and I said “You’re going to see yourself in a new way. And I didn’t even know what I was even saying but she had a tumor behind the eye and it needed surgery. She was resisting surgery she wanted God to do it. And that day the tumor disappeared she went to the doctor and he verified “It’s gone.”
Sid: I think we have to hear a little bit from one of the two CDs we’re offering.
Theresa playing the flute in a Song from Bliss
Sid: Theresa that was from “Bliss.” We’re offering that CD and we’re offering “Lover of My Soul” what is accomplished by people listening to the CD “Lover of My Soul?”
Theresa: You know I think that as I go all over the world I see the same thing, all over the world that people don’t know the extent, the depth, the height, the width of His love. As they listen their hearts are melted. They’re eyes are opened for the first time and they experience His love in a deeper dimension than ever before.
Sid: Do many people report visions of the Lord when they listen to your music?
Theresa: I have to say of our 9 CD’s “Lover of My Soul” is the one that has the most reports of supernatural things that happen; dreams, visions, healings, emotional healings all exciting things. Even people who say “I’ve never had a spiritual experience before.”