Sid: This week I’m sharing my testimony. Why? Because we are on the edge of the greatest outpouring of God’s Spirit on Jewish people in history and on the world and on all people in history; and it involves going to the Jew first to open up a supernatural door of evangelism of all people and using signs and wonders to reach the Jew. Now you can figure out my ministry you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why I emphasize the supernatural. The Bible says “The Jew requires a sign” and it’s so brilliant of God and it’s so simple I don’t know why everyone doesn’t understand it. Well we’ve got someone blinding the eyes of Jewish people to the gospel and you know what that someone is? The devil that’s same someone is blinding the eyes of many Christians to evangelize anyone let alone Jewish people. And never let Christians understand the law of evangelism. I mean why do you think Paul said “Salvation has come to the Gentile to provoke the Jew to jealousy.” It’s the destiny it’s the God giving calling of the church to reach out to Jewish people. And this isn’t preached because it’s not logically intelligent to say, it’s not logical to go after a tiny people group to reach the world. But it’s logical according the kingdom of heaven, it’s logical according the Bible. So stop using your peanut brain and go into supernatural wisdom the word of God.
I was also explaining on yesterday’s broadcast about my great revelation on who Jesus was coming from a traditional Jewish home. See if you can understand me you can understand most Jewish people you bump into. Coming from a traditional Jewish home all I had was the implication of something wrong with Jesus, and we Jews don’t believe in Him. I knew nothing about Him and I remember reading I told you this “Ripley’s Believe it or Not the Most Amazing Facts” and one of the facts was “Jesus is Jewish.” And I went to my mother and she said “Yes He is.” I was shocked I thought so that Ripley ripped us off but Jesus was Jewish that’s the way of my finding out. The sad part of it is that it’s so hidden that it made one of Ripley’s Amazing Facts.
I remember right after I got out of college and during my college years I was a song writer and I wrote a song that was called “There Must Be Something More.” And I’ll tell you something about a secret, a trade secret if you will, about songwriters and artists and even preachers, we preach and teach and write and paint and compose about what’s in our heart. So what was in my heart as an unsaved Jewish man looking for purpose in life? My big goal in life, become a millionaire that was my goal. Why? Because I was disciple, you know who disciple me? Television and this is the equation that I believed I believed a lie. If you become a millionaire you’d be happy I wasn’t happy I wanted to be happy so if I became a millionaire I’d be happy. And since that time I’ve got some gray hair I’ve found out the money can’t purchase the most important things in life. Money cannot not purchase a good marriage. Money cannot purchase a good relationship with your children. Money cannot purchase good health. Money cannot purchase peace of mind. Money can’t set you free from certain germs and biological warfare or atomic warfare. Money isn’t going to spare your life if you’re shot in the heart with a bullet. The most important things in life money can’t buy; money will not get your kids off of drugs; money won’t even give you a clue as to what happens when you die. Money won’t even give you a clue of your purpose for living. No the most important things in life is not money but I thought it was and that was my big goal, and I remember writing this song shortly after I was married living in Miami, Florida and the song was “There Must be Something More.” And the words all very profound words because I work, eat, sleep and that’s the way it goes. I’ll kind of sing it as a rap song. Because I work, eat, sleep and that’s the way it goes, Because I work, eat, sleep and that’s the way it goes. There must be something more! And I’ll tell you when I wrote that in my heart that’s the way it came out There Must Be Something More!” It was desperation “Is this all there is to life?
Speaking of life I remember something that happened to me as a young man and I know that as I share this at this moment some of you you’re going to relate to this in a very special way. I was a young child my parents were out; I was home alone and it was late at night and my mind went zooming. I couldn’t sleep and a question just popped into my brain but I didn’t know it at the time but I believe that question came from God. And the question was what happens when you die? So I’m a very logical type of person if you get to know me you’ll realize that and I had a conversation with myself. “Well I guess I cease to exist.” Well then the question followed “Well what happens if you cease to exist?” So remember as a little child I’m trying to imagine what life would be like how the world would get along (Laughing) if I ceased to exist. I began to think of the world without me existing. And the more I thought about it the more objectionable it became I mean the Bible says that “God has put eternity our heart.” There was something inside of me that wanted to live and not die. So in Judaism we believe in life after death, however I had never heard it discussed.
So in my childlike mentality imagine what life would be like if I cease to exist and so objectionable I did the only intelligent thing I blocked it form my mind until many years later. But it was kind of nagging at me when I wrote this song “There Must Be Something More because I work, eat, sleep and that’s the way it goes because I work, eat, sleep and that’s the way it goes there must be something more!” And I can tell you one thing the one thing I would not look at would be Jesus or Christianity. Why? Because we Jews don’t believe in Jesus and I mean I’d look anywhere else but I wouldn’t look there and besides that I graduated from a wonderful Christian college which had wonderful Christian fraternities and I didn’t see anything at this wonderful Christian College and these wonderful Christian fraternities that provoked me to jealousy. These Christians didn’t have anything I had as a matter of fact even though I was turned off on the religion of Judaism I felt we were superior to what I saw in these Christian lives. So this song “There Must Be Something More” that’s been my theme song my whole life “There must be something more because I work, eat, sleep.”
I can tell you when I found Jesus I found I had arrived. Oh no, no, no. I was just beginning just beginning my walk with the Lord is second to second and there is so much more available to all of us and I won’t be satisfied until I at least see what’s in the New Testament. But Jesus said “You’ll do the same works that I’ve done and you’re going to do even greater.” So that’s why I’m always pushing, but I didn’t know what this something more was and I didn’t know and the one area that I was supposed to investigate that we Jews are programmed not to investigate Jesus and Christianity.
You know before I was 30 years of age how many Christians shared their faith with me living in Christian America, going to a Christian university, surrounded with people and Christian fraternities, and going to Christian churches? I was a stock broker at Merrill Lynch, Pierce Center, and I had Christian clients they never told me. I had one client I remember calling me on the phone after I’d become an outspoken believer in Jesus and they said “Oh Sid we’re so proud of you, we’re so glad that you’re a believer in Jesus.” And I didn’t say this to them but I thought it in my heart “I almost lost my mind, I almost lost my wife, I almost lost my daughter, I almost lost my family, I almost lost everything and you didn’t tell me about Jesus.” Now I might not have bought but I’ll tell you something “How could I believe in Him in whom I’d not even heard of, and how can I hear unless you come and open your mouth.” And God says “If you’ll open your mouth He’ll fill it.” I almost died and went to hell and would not have fulfilled… that’s what was coming out of me “There must be something more!
So my walk was searching for something more I didn’t find it in my job there’s no fulfillment in my job. I didn’t find it in my family, there was no fulfillment in my family, I was a real malcontent, but I knew what would make me happy, of course I was wrong. I knew making a million dollars but there has to be something more so I did something I’m not proud of when I was 29 I left my wife, I left my daughter, I left my wonderful job at Merrill Lynch and I went searching. And you know there’s a big world out there especially when you don’t know where you’re going and you don’t have a road map and you don’t have any direction, but I’m looking for happiness I’m knocking on every door there’s happiness where are you? Now I wouldn’t have said this I wouldn’t have articulated this but that’s what was going on my heart. Happiness where are you? Purpose where are you? Destiny where are you? What is the reason for life what happens when you die? What is the reason that I’m here? Is there a God can I get close to Him? I couldn’t articulate these questions but that’s what was coming out of my heart and there wasn’t one Christian willing and bold enough and courageous enough to share their faith with me. I’m sure there’s many Christians that crossed my path. I just told you about one of them, many, many in the Washington DC area and not one of them opened their mouth. And I’m sure that the Holy Spirit whispered to some “Tell that pathetic Jewish that is walking around in circles like his ancestors did for 40 years in the desert tell that person about Me.” And they shrugged it off “Oh, he won’t be interested.” Don’t you judge you just obey, obedience is better than all of your religious sacrifice do what God tells you to do.
So I left my family and I went searching for happiness and things got progressively worse, I mean it got awful. Now I’m separated from my family and things are even worse. And one day one of my salesman I had started an investment firm I was a sales manager at an investment firm and one of my salesman said “Sid I have a friend that had no psychic ESP ability and all of a sudden he knows things about people.” I’ll pick up right here on tomorrow’s broadcast.