Sid: Well my guest Shane Warren, I think saying red hot for you Shane is understatement with everything going on in your life. But I want everyone to capture some of the new things that God is doing which I mean I have to tell you it is mind blowing. Let me take you to that pastors conference in Houston, Texas. I understand the glory of God was really on that meeting.
Shane: Oh it was, I mean, we just experienced an open heaven here and it’s just like the glory just exploded in the room as God began to do miracles all over the place.
Sid: But tell me about, I mean this is amazing how precise these words of knowledge were for one specific pastor. Tell me about him.
Shane: Well the afternoon that I had… that afternoon I had been in my hotel room and was preparing for the meeting. I just laid down to get some rest and just spending time in prayer. And all of a sudden I heard these words ringing in my ear “Tonight I’m going to release a horn.” And I knew immediately Sid that whenever this voice came and said “I’m going to release a horn” that it was speaking about a person whose name was Horn. So that night we went to the meeting and there were literally hundreds of pastors from all over the country there about 1000 people in attendance. Then as I got up to greet the audience again this word kept coming into my mind and my spirit saying “I’m going to release a horn.” And so I just said “I’m going to take a moment and I believe flow in the gifts of the Spirit here and let the Lord do what He wants to do.” And I told them that I was resting that afternoon and heard these words. So I called it out and said “Is there a preacher, a pastor here whose last name is Horn and you’re in the building? And setting several rows back in the middle section of the church this man stood up came to the front and I said “Your name is Horn?” And he said “Yes, it’s my last name.” And I began to just share the word of the Lord with him and I was just amazed of how specific this word was coming as I began to speak with him. I felt impressed to say to him “You know one of the most difficult moments of my life was when I lived in a placed called Clarksville, Tennessee.” It was a very difficult time for our family and I said “I don’t know why I’m supposed to share about this painful place called Clarksville with you.” And I was shocked when he responded back he said “It’s because I pastor in Clarksville, Arkansas.” And I said “I feel like the Lord is telling me that He’s going to encircle your church, he’s going to draw a circle around your church.” And honestly I didn’t know how to say what I was seeing but it was almost like I was seeing like 137, I know that’s strange to hear but it was like I was seeing the numbers 137. And I just said to him I said “You know the word circle means something to you and I hear these numbers 137 I think they are significant to you. Again I was shocked when he said “I live at 137 North Circle Street in Clarksville, Arkansas.” And immediately whenever he said that the glory of God, the power of God hit the room. People started running all over the building, people started weeping and some of them started falling to their knees. And then the presence of God broke out and God just started healing…
Sid: Now were you laying hands on people when this was going on?
Shane: I was not touching anybody at that time. I’m telling you it was just God was coming through that building in a wave of His presence and people were getting ministered to an healed and delivered all over the building all at the same time. It was like God was doing it all at the same time. And it just began radical, I immediately called for people I said “If you have an issue in your feet I feel like God’s healing your feet right now.” People started running to the altar before they would ever get to the altar, their feet were healed, they were running up on the platform. Then the presence of God was hitting them and they were falling out under the power of the Holy Spirit. And it was just an outbreak of God’s presence.
Sid: Now you told me that you said to him that you personally had a bad experience in Clarksville in a different state. Just turned out to be the same city he’s from in Tennessee and he was having a bad experience tell me about that.
Shane: Oh, he was going through… in his words in his description he was going through literal hell in his church. There was something really bad that was going on and I did not know that he was having some major issues with family issues; things of that nature were going on in his life. And if I had the time to enumerate what my experience was in Clarksville, Tennessee when I was a kid that was so painful it was exactly what he was describing to me. I found out later what he was going through and it was exactly what he was describing to me was the issues that I was encountering as a kid when I was in Clarksville. Just amazing to me that God would reach all the way back. Then I had the thought Sid could it be that God allowed me to go through that experience in Clarksville because he knew in the future that there would be a preacher that had to have a word from God to change his situation.
Sid: Now how changed was his situation after your word?
Shane: He went back to his church, he said “Immediately it was a different atmosphere, things broke, things began to change and God began to do miracles and a whole new direction started coming to their church.
Sid: Shane the thing that is so exciting to me is that you say some of the supernatural things that have been happening to you lately which we haven’t even gotten into. You think that was something, wait until you hear the other things going on in his life and at his church and wherever he speaks. That anyone can have this same access to God that you have. And that’s why I’m so excited… I mean it’s wonderful that you have these experiences. I want everyone listening to us to have these types of experiences. So I’m going to take you back and kind of rehearse a little of the history highlights in your life. At age 12 you had an amazing visitation from God tell me about that.
Shane: Well Sid I didn’t grow up in a church home I had very good parents, but I didn’t know who Jesus was. I never heard the name Jesus, if you had said the name Jesus in the home I would have thought it was another brand of coke literally. But when I was 12 years old I went into a place on my grandfather’s farm where I sat down, for lack of a better terminology a fort that he had built us. And in this fort I lifted up my eyes after I sat down and I had this encounter which Jesus where He appeared to me. And He said to me “I’ve called you to the nations.” I began to weep under the presence of God I really never done anything seriously wrong and I sought for words to describe really how I felt from that experience. The only thing that I can find in the Bible is Isaiah 6 where Isaiah said “I saw the Lord high and lifted up.” And he said “I felt undone.” And that’s exactly how I felt at 12 years old when the Lord put His hand on my head and said “I’m undone.” And His hand burned it burned on top of my head it was hot like fire on top of my head.
Sid: Now I have to question you on this. When you say it was like a little heat or when you said “Like fire” that’s sounds a lot more than warm.
Shane: Yes, it was like fire, it was like fire sitting on top of my head. And when I opened my eyes to look back up at Him because I was weeping, I closed my eyes and I opened my eyes to look back up at Him He was gone but I could still feel His hand on top of my head. That burning sensation was still on top of my head, it stayed there for quite some time.
Sid: I wonder if that’s what many people that operate in the supernatural report the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. Do you think that’s what it refers to?
Shane: I really do, I really do believe that there is that anointing that comes and for me it was like fire, it still is like fire from time to time. When I have these experiences like we just talked about with this pastor at the church with words of knowledge; I know that I have something from God coming because I will once again feel that on my head.
Sid: Now your father died, your mother is very sick, circumcises in your life cause you to sink to really you’re at the end of your rope. You see all of these miracles but you can’t do anything for your mother. So about 10:30 at night you get out of bed and you go to an empty room and you have your electric guitar and what do you do?
Shane: I just start worshiping God, I had been holding my mother in my arms and as she was dying I just had all of these questions like everybody does swirling through their mind. Like why when I see all of these miracles when I go out and minister but I can’t get my mom healed. So distraught and discouraged and literally at the end of my rope. I did the only thing that I’ve ever found peace at and that was I went to my music room and I took this guitar and sit down and started worshiping the Lord on this guitar. And whenever that happened this was the second time I had this unbelievable experience where I was caught up in the presence of God into a different realm than I’ve ever been in. And before and began to experience and see things in that realm concerning God and concerning the heavens and the working of angels. And God began to reveal truth to me about how to unlock the heavens for ourselves personally so that we can all get into that atmosphere.
Sid: Then the next day you asked a simple question “God, what happened to me last night?” I’ll have you answer that on tomorrow’s broadcast. But you have had a transformation in your life and everyone you teach this to has transformations in their life.