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Do angels exist? Are healing miracles real? Is there life after death? Can people get supernatural help from another dimension? Has the future been written in advance? Sid Roth has spent 25 years researching
the strange world of the supernatural. Join Sid on this edition of It’s Supernatural.
SID: Hello, Sid Roth here.
Welcome to my world, where it’s naturally supernatural. My guest, David Tomberlin, hears specific names of people, and then they are healed. I love it. David, when you were 21, you were on top of the world. What was going on in your life?
DAVID: Sid, I had everything going for me, looking from the outside in. I was in college. I actually was a soccer player. I had professional teams talking to me about trying out in Europe and Latin America. I had a beautiful girlfriend who was actually a model. I had my own business; I owned my own house – 21 years old – owned a couple of cars. What I would say is, if I saw my life from somebody else’s position, I would’ve been jealous of me.
SID: Isn’t it like the movies though? You see on the big screen, but you don’t know what’s going on beyond the façade.
DAVID: Yeah. Externally, things were great. This was the confusing thing about the whole thing; I couldn’t point to something that was wrong. Everything was right, but inside I was really withering away.
I was under this horrible depression.
SID: There was no real reason for it.
DAVID: There’s nothing I could point to, no financial reason, no relational reason. I was a young man, had everything going for me, and I slipped into this horrible depression, so much so that I was suicidal. All I could do was cry out to God. I remember every night I would cry for hours and hours. And I’m originally from Texas. As a young man in Texas…
SID: Men don’t cry.
DAVID: We don’t cry. It’s against the rules. It’s against the handbook. But I’d never experienced this before, and I would weep and cry for hours. Actually, a couple of time’s I planned to kill myself, planned to commit suicide. I remember one night I was watching television, it happened to be a Christian TV program. I remember telling God “God, I don’t know how much longer I can hang on, but I commit in my heart not to kill myself.” That’s what I did. The other thing that accompanied this whole depression darkness was I had a choking sensation around my neck at all times. The only time that choking sensation would go away was when I walked in the church that I attended. Then when I came back out, it would come back on. So I started going to church a lot, obviously. I was like “Can I sleep here?”
SID: Really? The only relief you would get? But there was one particular service you went to. Tell me about that.
DAVID: It was in the spring, I want to say April, of 1995. I was sitting in this service, and the gentleman who was speaking was talking about what he called the baptism of the Holy Spirit, or being immersed in God’s Spirit. I had some friends who were of a different mindset, and they told me that this wasn’t real. That’s what they told me, and they were good people, and they loved God. But I was attending the service. I remember I had been so emptied out by this experience that I told God “I don’t know if this is real or not, but I need something from You.” So at the end of the service, the gentleman who was speaking invited people, “If you want to experience this immersion in God’s Spirit, then come up to the front.” So I immediately stood up and I began to walk towards the front, what they would call the alter area. As I was walking, I felt this unusual sensation. It was like I was walking upstream in a river, as though there were water coursing through my legs.
SID: If you didn’t know you were in a building without water, you would’ve thought you were walking through water?
DAVID: Right. I just didn’t have a paradigm of the supernatural at that time. I just go “This is very odd. I’m walking up a river.” I’m having this sensation of walking up a river, yet I’m in a church service. So I get to the front, and I close my eyes. I’ve always been the kind of person where I don’t like anything fake. I don’t like people that are not genuine. I’ve always had a dislike for that. I said “God, I’m not going to fake anything, but whatever You want to give me, please give me.” Well, the gentleman was praying for people all along the front. There were probably a couple hundred people there. I was just standing there, and they were playing music, and I would close my eyes and I’d see a golden light. Every time I closed my eyes, so much to the point that I opened my eyes and asked the gentleman “Was somebody just shining a flashlight in my eyes?” because that’s what it felt like.
SID: That’s real.
DAVID: He looked at me like “No, people don’t typically do that in church. They don’t shine flashlights in your eyes.” But that was the sensation. I closed my eyes there was a bright light. I was like, this is unusual. First the water, then the bright light. I just closed my eyes. The gentleman finally got to me and put his hands on my head. And again, in the back of my mind, I’m thinking of my friends who told me this is fake. When this comes, there’s also a supernatural language that he was talking about when this takes place. I said “Lord, again, I’m not faking this. I want whatever You have for me, God. I want what You have for me, but I will not fake an experience.” I was at a low point. Faking wouldn’t help me. I needed something real. All of a sudden, this guy puts his hands on my head, and this language begins to shoot out of my mouth, almost as though I’m not creating it. I’m not making it happen, I’m almost watching it. Then as soon as that language comes out of my head, in my mind I think this: “I wonder if I’m faking this?” All I did was think it. The guy who was praying for me yelled at me, in an angry way “You’re not faking this!” I go “Wow, I guess I’m not faking this.” The next thing I know, I’m on my back. I look over to my left; I see some lady’s high heel shoes. I was raised Anglican or Episcopal, and you don’t fall on the ground in church. It’s not proper. So I go what am I doing on the ground in church, number one? Number two, how did I get here? What happened was the power of God had so hit me that I had not been able to stand under that power.
SID: I tell you what, hold that thought, because you’re going to find out about three circular evil things that come out of him, and that depression lifts. And what he has in its place, the whole world should have. Don’t go away, we’ll be right back after this word.