Miraculous Story of Freedom from Communist Prison! | David Hathaway


SID: OUR VISIONS FOR
TODAY: MY GUEST WASSENTENCED TO LIFE IN
PRISON IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.BUT GOD GAVE HIM A VISION
SHOWING THE EXACT DATE OFHIS EARLY SUPERNATURAL
RELEASE ON THIS EDITION OFIT’S SUPERNATURAL.[MUSIC♪] LIFE AFTER DEATH
EXPERIENCES AND ANGELICCOMMUNICATIONS ARE ON THE
INCREASE.TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS
WHOM DOCTORS HAVE GIVEN NOHOPE ARE UNEXPLAINABLY
CURED.PEOPLE ARE BEING
MYSTERIOUSLY PROTECTEDFROM NATURAL DISASTERS.SID ROTH, YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER,EXAMINES THIS INVISIBLE
WORLD ON IT’S SUPERNATURAL.[MUSIC♪]SID: HELLO.I’M SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER.MY GUEST DAVID HATHAWAY,
IT SHOULD NEVER HAPPENYOU, IT SHOULD NEVER
HAPPEN TO ANYONE,BUT THE TRUTH IS IT
HAPPENS TO PEOPLE.HE GOT THAT HORRIBLE
DIAGNOSIS,THE BIG “C”, CANCER,
CANCER OF THE THROAT.DAVID: YES.SID: YOU HAD PEOPLE PRAY
FOR YOU,AND I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT
OF FAITH IN GOD,BUT I UNDERSTAND NOTHING
HAPPENED.DAVID: WELL THEY DIAGNOSED
THAT I HAD CANCER,BUT I HAD IT IN A
DIFFICULT POSITION.IT WAS ON THE VOCAL
CHORDS,SO THAT MEANT AN OPERATION
PROBABLY TO REMOVE MYVOICE.SO THEY DOCTORS WANTED TO
OPERATE AND I SAID,NO.I SAID, I BELIEVE IN GOD,
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES.I SAID I WON’T HAVE THE
OPERATION.WELL PEOPLE PRAYED, I
PRAYED AND THIS WENT ONFOR THREE MONTHS, AND I
WASN’T HEALED.THEN TWO DAYS BEFORE
FINALLY THEY SAID I’VE GOTTO GO FOR THE OPERATION, I
WAS AT HOME.NOW I WAS REALLY CONCERNED
BECAUSE THIS IS CRITICALWITH CANCER.SID: I’M SURE.DAVID: AND I REMEMBER
TALKING TO GOD AND SAYING,I BELIEVE THAT GOD WAS
CALLING ME TO GO TORUSSIA, AND I SAID
SOMETHING VERY DANGEROUS,BECAUSE I SAID TO GOD, O
GOD,IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY IN
ENGLAND,DON’T HEAL ME.NOW I’VE NEVER HEARD
ANYBODY TALK LIKE THAT TOGOD LIKE THAT BEFORE.I SAID, DON’T HEAL ME.SID: AND WHAT HAPPENED?DAVID: AH, BUT I SAID, IF
YOU WANT ME TO GO TORUSSIA, THEN I SAID, I
WANT A MIRACLE AND I WANTIT NOW, AND I WANT YOU TO
TAKE THAT CANCER AWAY.AND IN THAT INSTANT, THE
CANCER WENT.SID: HOW DID YOU FEEL?HOW DID YOU FEEL WITH
CANCER,THAT LOSING THE ABILITY TO
SPEAK AND IN AN INSTANTYOU WENT FROM HAD CANCER
TO BEING WHOLE?DAVID: WELL I FELT VERY
STRANGE.BUT WHAT I KNEW I HAD TO
DO WAS THE NEXT DAY I HADTO GO TO THE HOSPITAL,
BECAUSE IF THIS IS AMIRACLE THEN THE DOCTORS
ARE GOING TO TESTIFY.AND I REMEMBER THE NEXT
DAY GOING TO THE HOSPITALAND THEY CAN PUT
INSTRUMENTS DOWN YOURTHROAT.SID: SO YOU’RE TELLING ME
YOU DIDN’T KNOW FOR SUREYOU WERE HEALED OR DID YOU
FEEL YOU WERE?DAVID: I KNEW I WAS
HEALED,BUT I WANTED THEM TO TELL
ME.SID: YES.DAVID: SO I DIDN’T SAY A
WORD TO THEM.I DIDN’T GO AND SAY I’M
HEALED.I WENT AS IF THEY WERE
GOING TO OPERATE ON ME.SO, ALL RIGHT, THEY
STARTED TO PUT THEINSTRUMENTS DOWN, THEY
PULLED THEM OUT.THEY PUT THEM THE SECOND
TIME AND THEY WEREBEGINNING TO GET A BIT
ANGRY WITH ME.I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE
PROBLEM WAS.THEY PULLED OUT AND THEY
PUT THEM DOWN THE THIRDTIME.AND WHEN THEY PULLED THEM
OUT THEY WERE SO ANGRY.SID: ANGRY?DAVID: YES.SID: WHY?DAVID: WELL BECAUSE THEY
SAID TO ME,THESE WERE THEIR EXACT
WORDS,THIS IS ON MY MEDICAL
RECORDS,THEY SAID, “WHO DID IT?”I SAID, “WHAT DO YOU
MEAN?”THEY SAID, “WHO PERFORMED
THE OPERATION?”THEY SAID, “WE CAN
ACTUALLY SEE,WE’VE LOOKED THREE TIMES
AND WE CAN SEE THE SCAR.IT LOOKS AS IF SOMEONE CUT
THE CANCER WITH A KNIFE.WHO DID IT?”AND I SAID, “BUT I HAD NO
OPERATION.”I SAID, “GOD, LAST NIGHT,
WORKED A MIRACLE.THE GOD THAT YOU DONíT
BELIEVE IN CUT THAT CANCEROUT AS IF WITH A KNIFE.”SID: AND YOU KNOW
SOMETHING,DAVID, I KNOW WHY GOD CUT
THAT CANCER OUT,BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO
SEE A CLIP NOW FROMUKRAINE AND SIBERIA OF
WHAT DAVID DID AFTER GODHEALED HIM, RIGHT NOW.
(DAVID CHUCKLES) YES.[MUSIC♪] DAVID: I COMMAND THE
CATARACT TO GO.[RUSSIAN] DAVID: I TAKE IT
OUT IN JESUS’ NAME.[RUSSIAN] DAVID: SO YOU
CAN SEE PERFECTLY NOW.[RUSSIAN] DAVID: NOW LOOK
AND SEE.[RUSSIAN] DAVID: [SPEAKS IN
RUSSIAN] NOW, YOU CAN SEE![RUSSIAN] DAVID: OKAY, SO WHAT
IS THE PROBLEM HERE?[DAVID SPEAKS RUSSIAN WITH
PEOPLE GETTING HEALED](PEOPLE START CLAPPING)
CROWD: HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!WOMAN [RUSSIAN]: THANK YOU SIR,
THANK YOU!DAVID [RUSSIAN]: THANK JESUS!
THANK JESUS![CHEERS] DAVID: I WONDER IF
WE CAN GET UP ON THE PLATFORM.DAVID: SHE SAID SHE WAS BORN
THAT WAY,
BUT NOW SHE CAN HEAR![RUSSIAN].IN THE NAME OF JESUS I
COMMAND THESE EARSTO COME OPEN![DAVID SPEAKS IN HER EARS]
DAVID: DA…DA…DA(GIRL STARTS TO WEEP WITH JOY)
DAVID: DA? LISTEN, LISTEN.(RUSSIAN WOMAN WEEPS FOR
JOY AS SHE TALKS ABOUT HOW SHEHAD PAIN IN HER FEET FOR 10
YEARS, AND IS NOW HEALED)DAVID: 10 YEARS!?
WOMAN: [RUSSIAN] DA (YES!)
(WOMAN LAUGHS CRYING)SID: WHAT YOU WERE WATCHINGWERE MIRACLES TAKING
PLACE.DAVID HATHAWAY, WHAT WAS
GOING ON?DAVID: WELL I’LL TELL YOU.I SAID A FEW MINUTES AGO
THAT GOD HEALED ME OFCANCER.NOW I REALIZE THE POWER OF
GOD TO WORK MIRACLES.THE SECOND THING WAS I
SAID TO GOD,IF YOU WANT ME TO GO TO
RUSSIA THEN YOU’VE GOT TOWORK A MIRACLE IN ME.SO WHEN GOD HEALED ME OF
CANCER I HAD TO GO TORUSSIA.AND NOW I TRAVEL ALL OF
SIBERIA,THE UKRAINE.SID: NO, NO, IN THAT VIDEO
CLIP,TELL ME WHAT MIRACLES WERE
GOING ON.DAVID: THERE YOU SAW A
GIRL WAS BORN DEAF,SUDDENLY SHE CAN HEAR FOR
THE FIRST TIME.THERE WAS AN OLDER MAN,
HE’S JUMPING UP AND DOWN.THAT MAN WAS DYING OF
CANCER.HE HAD CANCER IN HIS LEGS,
COMPLETELY CRIPPLED,COMPLETELY HEALED, JUST IN
A MOMENT,IN AN INSTANT OF TIME, AND
HE’S JUMPING UP AND DOWN,JUST COMPLETELY DELIVERED.AND YOU SEE MIRACLE AFTER
MIRACLE LIKE THAT.SID: WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD
YOU WERE DEDICATED TO GODBY A GREAT MAN OF GOD WHO
PRAYED FOR YOU.I BELIEVE THAT YOU HAD
SOMETHING SUPERNATURALLYHAPPEN.NOW I’M REMINDED OF THE
MOVIE “ROOTS”.I DON’T KNOW IF YOU EVER
SAW WHEN THE FATHER HOLDSHIS BABY UP AND DEDICATES
THE BABY.WHEN YOU WERE DEDICATED,
WHO WAS THAT MAN AND WHATHAPPENED?DAVID: YES.MY FATHER WAS A CLOSE
FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE OFONE OF THE GREATEST
HEALING EVANGELIST EVER INBRITAIN.A MAN CALLED GEORGE
JEFFREYS CAME OUT OF THEWELSH REVIVAL IN 1904,
GOING BACK A LONG TIME.AND SO CONSEQUENTLY WHEN I
WAS BORN,MY FATHER ASKED THIS
HEALING EVANGELIST TO TAKEME IN HIS ARMS AND PRAY
OVER ME,AND BLESS ME.AND IT’S AS IF THAT MOMENT
ON THERE WAS ASUPERNATURAL POWER, AND I
BEGAN TO GIVE MY LIFE TOGOD AND BEGAN TO SEE A LOT
OF MIRACLES COMING FROMTHAT.SID: IN ADDITION TO
MIRACLES,YOU’VE ALSO HAD SOME
CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE.IN SIBERIA, THE WITCH
DOCTORS CAME AFTER YOU.WHAT HAPPENED?DAVID: WELL WHAT HAPPENED
WAS THIS.I HAD BEEN TO A TOWN RIGHT
UP IN THE NORTH OFSIBERIA, BECAUSE GOD
CALLED ME TO GO ANDEVANGELIZE ALL OVER
SIBERIA AND RUSSIAN.AND IN OBEDIENCE TO THAT,
I TOOK A BIG TEAM AND WEWENT UP TO THE FAR NORTH.AND THE FIRST TIME I WAS
THERE I WAS IN THEFOOTBALL STADIUM.CROWDS CAME.AND WHEN I FINISHED
TELLING THE PEOPLE,TALKING ABOUT JESUS AND
THEN I BEGAN TO MINISTERTO THE SICK.AND I CAN’T REMEMBER THEM
ALL.I REMEMBER THIS, ONE
WOMAN,CRIPPLED FEET, CAME OUT OF
THE HOSPITAL,INSTANTLY HEALED.AND SHE TURNED TO ME AND
SHE SAID,“DAVID, TOMORROW, COME
WITH ME INTO THEHOSPITAL.”SO THE NEXT DAY I WENT
INTO THE HOSPITAL WITH HERAND WENT UP TO ONE OF THE
WARDS UPON THE FOURTHFLOOR, WENT IN, SPOKE TO
THE FIRST MAN THROUGH ANINTERPRETER.I SAID, “WHAT’S THE
PROBLEM?”HE SAID, “MY BACK IS
BROKEN.”I PUT MY HAND ON HIM.I SAID, “IN THE NAME OF
JESUS,I JUST BREAK THE POWER OF
THE DEVIL.I SET YOU FREE.BE HEALED.”HE GOT OUT OF BED AND
WALKED,BROKEN BACK.SECOND MAN, EXACTLY THE
SAME,HE HAD A BROKEN BACK.GOT OUT OF BED AND WALKED.I CAME TO THE THIRD ONE.I SAID, “WHAT’S THE
PROBLEM?YOUR BACK ISN’T BROKEN.”“NO,” HE SAID, “I’M
BLIND.”NOW HE WAS A BLIND MAN IN
THE FAR SIDE OF SIBERIAAND I JUST REACHED OUT MY
HAND TO HIM,PUT IT ON HIM.I SAID, “IN THE NAME OF
JESUS,I COMMAND YOUR EYES TO
OPEN,JUST LIKE IN THE BIBLE.INSTANTLY, HIS EYES CAME
OPEN.NOW WE’VE GOT A TEST.IF A PERSON IS BLIND AND
GOD HAS HEALED THEM,I TAKE A RUSSIAN BIBLE
FROM MY INTERPRETER,BUT IT IN THE MAN’S HANDS.I SAID, “READ IT.”THAT MAN, HE TOOK THE
BIBLE,HE RAN ALL OVER THAT
HOSPITAL,HE WAS SHOUTING AT THE TOP
OF HIS VOICE,“I CAN SEE!I CAN SEE!LOOK, I’M READING THE
BIBLE!I CAN SEE!I WAS BLIND AND NOW I CAN
SEE!”NOW I DIDN’T NEED TO DO
ANYTHING.HE WENT ALL OVER THAT
HOSPITAL.THE NEXT DAY, WELL THAT
NIGHT,THE STADIUM WAS FULL AND
IN ONLY TWO DAYS,A QUARTER OF THE WHOLE
TOWN CAME TO KNOW ABOUTJESUS.SID: BUT WHAT HAPPENED
WITH THOSE WITCH DOCTORS?DAVID: WELL ONE YEAR
LATER,I WENT BACK.SID: I’LL TELL YOU WANT,
WHEN WE COME BACK,YOU’RE GOING TO FIND OUT
THAT GOD NOT ONLY HASPOWER AGAINST THE EVIL OF
SICKNESS BUT HE HAS POWERAGAINST WITCH DOCTORS.DON’T YOU DARE GO AWAY.[MUSIC♪]WE WILL RETURN TO IT’S
SUPERNATURAL RIGHT AFTER THIS.[MUSIC♪]SID: HELLO. THIS IS SID ROTH.
I FIND THIS UNBELIEVABLE, BUTWONDERFUL. I’M SPEAKING TO DAVID
HATHAWAY. HE’S IN SIBERIA.A QUARTER OF THE TOWN,
BECAUSE OF THE MIRACLESTHAT TOOK PLACE, HAVE
EXPERIENCES WITH GOD.BUT THEN I SAID, DAVID,
WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSEWITCH DOCTORS?DAVID: WELL THE
INTERESTING THING WAS THATAFTER I LEFT, AN ORTHODOX
PRIEST WHO WAS CONNECTEDWITH THE COSSACKS, WHICH
ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THEMONGOLIANS.SID: RIGHT, THE ONES THAT
KILLED SO MANY JEWS.DAVID: YES.NOW THEY BEGAN TO ATTACK
WHAT I HAD DONE AND THEYWENT TO THE PEOPLE THAT
WERE HEALED,SAW THESE MIRACLES, AND
THEY BEGAN TO CURSE GOD.THIS WAS THE ORTHODOX
PRIEST.THEY BEGAN TO CURSE GOD.SO ONE YEAR LATER, I WENT
BACK TO THAT TOWN AND THEYWERE SO DETERMINED TO STOP
ME,THEY PUT A CURSE ON EVERY
AUDITORIUM,ON THE FOOTBALL STADIUM.AND SO THEY FORCED US INTO
THE OPEN.AND SO WHAT WE DID WAS WE
BEGAN TO SPEAK,PUT ALL THE EQUIPMENT UP
RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THETOWN.AND THEN THEY SENT THE
WITCH DOCTORS,AND ONE MAN, HE CAME AND
HE BEGAN TO WALK AROUNDAND TO CURSE EVERYTHING
THAT WE WERE DOING.HE SAID, “I’LL CURSE YOU.I’LL BRING THE POWER OF
THE DEVIL ON YOU TODESTROY YOU AND TO STOP
YOU DOING ANYTHING HERE.”SID: WERE YOU FEARFUL WHEN
YOU HEARD THIS?DAVID: NO, ANGRY.SID: ANGRY.DAVID: VERY, VERY ANGRY.SID: WHY NOT FEARFUL?DAVID: I’M NOT AFRAID OF
THEM.MY GOD IS BIGGER THAN
THEIR GODS.SID: OKAY, WHAT HAPPENED?DAVID: SO WHAT HAPPENED
WAS THEN HE SAID,“LOOK,” HE SAID, “THIS
TOWN IS SURROUNDED BYHILLS.I’M GOING TO CALL A
VIOLENT STORM AND IT WILLCOME DESTROY YOUR
MEETING.”AND HE BEGAN, HE SAID,
“I’VE GOT POWER.”AND HE DID IT.AND WE SAW THE STORM
CLOUDS COME.THE CLOUDS CAME OVER TO
THIS BIG OPEN AREA WHEREWE WERE.THE RAIN STARTED TO FALL.THEN I BECAME ANGRY.SO I WENT TO THAT MAN AND
I BEGAN TO BIND HIS POWERIN THE NAME OF JESUS.I SAID, “MY GOD IS BIGGER
THAN YOUR DEVILS.”I SAID, “JESUS, IN YOUR
NAME I HAVE POWER ANDAUTHORITY TO BREAK THE
POWER OF THIS MAN.I COMMAND YOU,” AND I
BEGAN TO SPEAK TO THISMAN, THIS WITCH DOCTOR, “I
COMMAND YOU IN THE NAME OFJESUS TO GO!”WELL SUDDENLY, THERE WAS A
FLASH OF LIGHTENING THATSEEMED TO TOUCH THE MAN.HE FELL TO THE GROUND.HE THEN RAN DOWN THE
STREET AND THE STORMACTUALLY WENT AGAINST THE
WIND AND FOLLOWED HIM DOWNTHE STREET, AND WENT AWAY.WE HAD NO RAIN AND NO
PROBLEM.NOW THAT’S AN ABSOLUTE
MIRACLE.SID: NOW I CAN SEE WHY
YOU’RE A LITTLE FANATICOVER GOD.DAVID: YES.SID: IN FACT, YOU’RE SO
FANATIC THAT IN THE DAYSOF COMMUNISM YOU WERE
PASSING OUT BIBLES INCZECHOSLOVAKIA.WHAT HAPPENED?DAVID: WELL I WASN’T JUST
PASSING OUT BIBLES INCZECHOSLOVAKIA.SID: WHAT WERE YOU DOING?DAVID: WHAT HAPPENED WAS
THIS.I HAD A TRAVEL COMPANY, A
TOUR AGENCY,BUT I OWNED A FLEET OF
TOUR BUSES.AND WHAT I WAS DOING WAS I
HAD LICENSES TO OPERATE INALL OF EASTERN EUROPE.ACTUALLY, WE WERE TAKING
TOURISTS INTO ISRAEL.THAT WAS JUST BY THE WAY.BUT WE HAD LICENSES TO
OPERATE IN ALL OF EASTERNEUROPE.AND I SAW THE PROBLEMS.I WAS ACTUALLY GOING THERE
INTO EASTERN EUROPE WHENIT WAS UNDER COMMUNISM.I’M GOING BACK 30 YEARS.AND I SAW THAT THE PEOPLE
HAD NO BIBLES,NO BREAD, NO MONEY, NO
HOMES,NO BIBLES.AND THEY BEGAN TO ASK ME
FOR BIBLES.WELL IT’S NO USE JUST
TAKING SIX OR TEN BIBLES.SO WHAT I DID WAS I
CONVERTED MY TOUR BUSES TOCARRY TWO TONS OF BIBLES.SID: THAT’S NOT JUST A
BIBLE,I UNDERSTAND.DAVID: OH NO.SID: TWO TONS?DAVID: TWO TONS.SID: ARE YOU USING THAT AS
AN EXPRESSION OR REALLYTWO TONS?DAVID: NO, IT WAS AT LEAST
TWO TONS.SID: THAT’S A LOT OF
BIBLES.DAVID: YES.IT NEARLY USED TO BREAK
THE CHASSIS OF THE BUS,IT WAS SO MUCH.WE COULD CARRY, I’LL TELL
YOU MANY WE COULD CARRY,WE COULD CARRY 12,000 NEW
TESTAMENTS,OR 4000 OR 5000 FULL
BIBLES,BIG BIBLES.NOW YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE
WEIGHT.SID: YES.DAVID: AND WE WERE DOING
THIS FOR YEARS.WE HAD LICENSES TO GO IN.WE HAD TO HAVE A LOT OF
CHEEK,A LOT OF BOLDNESS.I MEAN, I REMEMBER GOING
INTO ROMANIA AND IT WAS INTHE WINTER, AND WE WANTED
TO SMUGGLE BIBLES IN.IT WAS DIFFICULT.SO WE HAD THE FULL TWO
TONS AND GOT TO THEBORDER, AND THE BORDER
GUARDS BEGAN TO SEARCH THETHING.THAT’S WHAT THEY USED TO
DO,KEEP US FOR SEVERAL HOURS,
PULL THE BUS APART,LOOKING AND ASKING US
QUESTIONS.THEY DIDN’T FIND ANYTHING.WE GOT IN TO BUCHAREST,
WHICH IS THE CAPITAL OFROMANIA, UNLOADED THE
BIBLES.THEN I WENT TO SEE THE
MINISTER OF TOURISM,AND I BEGAN TO ARGUE WITH
HIM.I SAID, “LOOK,” I SAID,
“I’M A TOUR OPERATOR.IF YOU WANT ME TO BRING
TOURISTS HERE,WHY DO YOU STOP MY BUSES
FOR THREE HOURS AT THEBORDER?”I SAID, “I REFUSE TO BRING
TOURISTS IN IF YOU STOPTHEM AND YOU DO THIS.”AND HE APOLOGIZED.HE SAID, “I’M SO SORRY.”HE SAID, “WE WANT THE
TOURISTS.I’LL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.YOUR BUSES WILL NEVER BE
STOPPED AND NEVER SEARCHEDAGAIN AT THE BORDER.”SO THAT GAVE ME FREEDOM TO
SMUGGLE BIBLES IN.SID: BUT OBVIOUSLY YOU GOT
CAUGHT.WHAT HAPPENED?DAVID: WELL WHAT WE SET UP
WAS THE MOST SOPHISTICATEDOPERATION OF ALL TIME.WE WERE DOING THIS FOR
YEARS.I WAS DOING THIS FOR ABOUT
SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS.AND THEN WE’RE ON THE WAY
WITH BIBLES.WE HAD 5000 BIBLES FOR
RUSSIA.BUT WE WERE GOING THROUGH
CZECHOSLOVAKIA.WHEN WE CAME TO THE BORDER
THE INEVITABLE HAPPENED.THEY FOUND THEM.SO WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY
ALMOST TORE THE BUS APART.EVENTUALLY THEY FOUND
THEM.SO THEY LET THE BUS AND
THE TOURISTS GO,BUT THEY TOOK ME AWAY.IT’S QUITE INTERESTING
BECAUSE BEFORE I LEFT THEBORDER, THEY MADE ME WAIT
FOR 36 HOURS.THEY BROUGHT UP TELEVISION
CAMERAS,FILMED ME WITH THE BIBLES.SID: WHY?DAVID: TO SHOW AS
PROPAGANDA ON THEIRTELEVISION.AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO
WERE WAITING FOR THEBIBLES FROM ME KNEW WHERE
IT WAS BECAUSE THEY SAWME.I WAS KNOWN ALL OVER THE
EAST BLOCK BECAUSE I WASSHOWN ON TELEVISION
SMUGGLING THE BIBLES.SO THEY THEN PUT ME IN
PRISON.NOW THEY WERE VERY ANGRY
WITH ME FOR TWO REASONS.THE FIRST WAS THAT THEY
DISCOVERED THE SIZE OF MYOPERATION THAT I WAS
OPERATING LEGALLY WITHLICENSES AND TAKING THE
BIBLES IN.WE HAD THE BIGGEST
OPERATION EVER KNOWN TO DOTHIS, AND WE WORKED WITH A
BIG NETWORK OF BELIEVERSALL OVER EASTERN EUROPE,
SO THEY KEPT ME.AND THE REASON THEY WERE
SO SEVERE WAS THEY KEPT MEUNDER INTERROGATION FOR
FOUR MONTHS TO FIND THENAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE
BELIEVERS.NOW WHAT THEY SAID WAS THE
SENTENCE FOR BIBLESMUGGLING WAS FIVE YEARS.BUT THEN I DIDN’T STOP
PREACHING.I WAS PREACHING WHILE I
WAS IN PRISON.SID: IN PRISON.DAVID: YOU KNOW, I WAS
WITNESSING,TELLING EVERYBODY ABOUT
JESUS BECAUSE EVERYBODYKNEW, EVERYBODY IN THIS
COMMUNIST PRISON KNEW IWAS IN FOR SMUGGLING
BIBLES.SO THEY’D ALL ASK ME ABOUT
IT.THEY SAID, WHY DID YOU DO
SUCH A STUPID THING?I SAID, “THIS BOOK IS
LIFE.THIS BOOK IS REAL.”SID: SO WHAT DID THEY DO
WHILE YOU WERE TALKINGABOUT JESUS IN PRISON?DAVID: THEY SAID, RIGHT,
THAT’S ANOTHER SERIOUSOFFENSE.THEY QUOTED THE LAW.THEY SAID THAT’S ANOTHER
FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.THAT WOULD HAVE MADE TEN
YEARS.SID: TEN YEARS.DAVID: BUT THEN THEY SAID,
“LOOK,WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET YOU
OUT OF THIS PRISON ALIVE.”THEY BECAME SO ANGRY WITH
ME.SID: HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT?A LIFE SENTENCE IN PRISON.HE’S SO FANATIC OVER
JESUS,HE’S GOING TO SPEND HIS
LIFE IN PRISON.BUT A GREAT MIRACLE
HAPPENED IN THAT PLACE,AFTER THIS WORD.[MUSIC♪]WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH
MORE OF IT’S SUPERNATURAL.[MUSIC♪]SID: HELLO. THIS IS SID
ROTH WITH DAVID HATHAWAY.HE GETS LIFE IN PRISON IN
A COMMUNIST PRISON,IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.AND DAVID, THAT MUST NOT
HAVE BEEN ANY FUN.I DON’T THINK THEY HAD
NICE FURNITURE AND HEAT,AND AIR CONDITIONING.DAVID: NO, NO.SID: SO YOU’RE IN PRISON
NOW FOR LIFE.WHAT HAPPENS?DAVID: WELL THE THING WAS
THEY TRIED TO MAKE ITOFFICIAL.SO THEY BROUGHT ME BEFORE
AN OFFICIAL COURT IN FRONTOF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR.MY WIFE WAS INVITED, SOME
OF MY FAMILY AND SO ON.SO WHAT THEY BEGAN TO DO
WAS ACCUSE ME OF THEHEINOUS CRIMES AND THEY
SAID I WAS SO DANGEROUS.HEINOUS CRIMES AND THEY
SAID I WAS SO DANGEROUS.I MEAN, THEY USED TO
HANDCUFF ME.I WAS SUCH A DANGEROUS
PERSON TO THEM.AND SO THEY FOUND ME
GUILTY.THEY SENTENCED ME.I CAME BACK FROM THE
COURTROOM.I WAS LYING ON THE FLOOR
IN THE PRISON CELL.NOW I WAS DESPERATELY
UNHAPPY.BUT THEN TWO NIGHTS AFTER
MY SENTENCE,I HAD THE MOST AMAZING
DREAM.SID: WHAT WAS THAT?DAVID: WELL IN THE NIGHT I
SAW MYSELF OUT OF THEPRISON, BACK HOME IN
LONDON WHERE I WAS BORN,AND IN THE LARGEST
AUDITORIUM IN LONDONTELLING EVERYBODY A STORY
ABOUT A MIRACLE.SID: SO OBVIOUSLY IF THAT
IS TRUE,YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE
THERE ROTTING FOR THE RESTOF YOUR LIFE.DAVID: RIGHT.NOW I KNEW THAT IT WAS
EASTER BECAUSE OF THECONNECTION WITH THE
PARTICULAR TIME IN THATAUDITORIUM.SO I BEGAN TO ASK GOD FOR
A MIRACLE.BECAUSE YOU SEE, I BELIEVE
THE BIBLE AND I BELIEVETHAT TWO EVANGELISTS IN
THE BIBLE WERE IN PRISON.AND WHAT HAPPENED, AT
MIDNIGHT THEY WEREPRAISING GOD AND A MIRACLE
HAPPENED.GOD SENT AN EARTHQUAKE AND
GOT THEM OUT.SO I’M SAYING, O GOD,
YOU’RE GOING TO WORK,SEND AN EARTHQUAKE, WORK A
MIRACLE AND GET ME OUT OFTHIS PRISON.BUT REMEMBER, I WAS IN A
COMMUNIST PRISON.GOD SHOWED ME, I BEGAN TO
PRAY,GOD SHOWED ME THE EXACT
DAY THAT I WOULD BE OUT OFTHAT PRISON FOR EASTER
THAT I WOULD BE HOME,I’D BE IN THIS LARGEST
AUDITORIUM IN LONDON.NOW WHEN GOD SHOWED ME
THAT I THEN TURNED AROUNDTO GOD, I SAID, “LOOK
HERE,IF YOU’RE GOING TO WORK
THIS MIRACLE I BELIEVE IT,I BELIEVE YOU’RE GOING TO
DO IT.MY BIRTHDAY COMES FOUR
DAYS BEFORE EASTER.I WANT YOU TO WORK A
BIGGER MIRACLE AND SEND MEHOME ON MY BIRTHDAY.”SID: OKAY, SO WHAT
HAPPENED,DAVID?DAVID: WELL WHAT HAPPENED
WAS THIS.THE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY
ONE OF THE GUARDS CAME TOME.HE SAID, “HATHAWAY, WHAT
ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?WHY ARE YOU TELLING OTHER
PRISONERS YOU’RE GOINGHOME?”I SAID, “WELL BECAUSE GOD
IS GOING TO WORK AMIRACLE.I’M COMING OUT OF THE
PRISON AND I WANTEVERYBODY TO KNOW THIS
ISN’T YOU,THIS IS GOD WORKING A
MIRACLE.”HE SAID, “IT’S IMPOSSIBLE.LOOK AT THE WALLS,” HE
SAID,“20 FEET HIGH.LOOK AT THE MACHINE GUNS,
THE AUTOMATIC RIFLES ALLAROUND THERE, THE BARBED
WIRE AND EVERYTHING.”HE SAID, “IT’S
IMPOSSIBLE.”I WENT BACK TO THE BENCH
WHERE I WAS WORKING.I WAS IN A LABOR CAMP.FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER,
THAT SAME OFFICER CAMERUNNING BACK.HE SAID, “HATHAWAY, I GOT
A TELEPHONE CALL FROM THEGOVERNMENT IN PRAGUE.YOU’RE TO BE RELEASED
IMMEDIATELY.”NOW THEY DIDN’T RELEASE ME
THAT DAY,BUT FIRST THING THE NEXT
MORNING,THEY TOOK ME OUT OF THE
PRISON IN A CAR,TOOK ME TO THE AIRPORT,
PUT ME ON AN AIRPLANE.AND WHEN I GOT ON THE
AIRPLANE I FOUND THEBRITISH PRIME MINISTER,
THIS WAS HAROLD WILSON,AND ACTUALLY HAROLD WILSON
HAD FLOWN ALL THE WAY FROMENGLAND TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA
TO ARGUE FOR MY RELEASEFROM THE PRISON.SID: DAVID HATHAWAY, ARE
YOU SPECIAL?WHY WOULD GOD DO THAT FOR
YOU?WHY WOULD GOD DO THAT FOR
YOU,TO HAVE THE PRIME MINISTER
ON A PLANE GET YOU OUT OFA COMMUNIST PRISON YOU’RE
SUPPOSED TO ROT IN FOR THEREST OF YOUR LIFE?DAVID: WELL I’LL TELL YOU
WHY,BECAUSE THIS WAS TO CHANGE
MY LIFE.NOW I’M TO BELIEVE, LOOK,
I ALREADY HAD A MIRACLE OFHEALING FROM CANCER.THAT’S WHY I GOT IN THE
PRISON.NOW LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENED,
SID.NOW I’VE HAD ANOTHER
MIRACLE.THIS SHOWS THIS GOD IS
REAL.THERE’S SOMETHING
DRAMATIC,THERE’S SOMETHING POWERFUL
ABOUT THIS GOD.HE CAN DO SOMETHING.AND IF I’M GOING TO GO
INTO RUSSIA I WANT TOBELIEVE IN THIS KIND OF A
GOD,A GOD THAT WORKS THE
SUPERNATURAL AND MIRACLES.AND I’LL TELL YOU, WHEN I
GOT OUT OF THAT PRISON,I GOT HOME, TWO THINGS
HAPPENED.THE FIRST THING I FOUND IT
WAS MY BIRTHDAY.THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT GOD
HAD SAID.I FOUND BECAUSE IT WAS THE
PRIME MINISTER,IT WAS ON NATIONWIDE
TELEVISION,NOT ONLY THERE, BUT ALL
OVER THE WORLD.IT WAS THE HEADLINES IN
THE NEWSPAPERS.AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, I
WAS ASKED TO SPEAK IN THELARGEST AUDITORIUM TO
10, 000 PEOPLE INLONDON AND
TELL THEM WHAT HADHAPPENED.SID: OKAY.I’M GOING TO GET A LOT OF
PEOPLE UNHAPPY IF YOUDONíT LOOK AT THAT CAMERA
AND PRAY VERY QUICKLY FORMIRACLES TO BREAK OUT, THE
MIRACLES THEY NEED RIGHTNOW.DAVID: WELL I BELIEVE IN A
GOD OF MIRACLES,AND I’M GOING TO PRAY, O
GOD,WE THANK YOU FOR THE POWER
THAT YOU DEMONSTRATED INMY LIFE.YOU CHANGED MY LIFE.YOU HEALED THAT CANCER,
YOU CUT IT OUT WITH AKNIFE.YOU CAME IN OBEDIENCE TO
YOUR WORD.YOU GOT OUT OF THAT PRISON
BY A MIRACLE.NOW O GOD, I JUST REACH
OUT MY HAND TO THOSEPEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE
WATCHING AND LISTENING,AND I ASK YOU FOR
MIRACLES,THE MOST POWERFUL MIRACLES
TO DEMONSTRATE HERE INAMERICA AND AROUND THE
WORLD THAT YOU ARE A GODTHAT CAN HEAL EVERY
SICKNESS.AND I SPEAK TO THAT
SICKNESS,AND I COMMAND THAT EVERY
PAIN,EVERY DISEASE, EVERY
SICKNESS WILL COME OUT OFTHESE PEOPLE, AND SICK
PEOPLE PUT YOUR HAND WHERETHE SICKNESS IS AND JUST
COMMAND IT IN THE NAME OFTHE GOD OF THE BIBLE, THE
GOD OF AMERICA,I COMMAND MY SICKNESS TO
COME OUT OF MY BODY INJESUS’ NAME.NOW O GOD, I ASK YOU TO
WORK DEMONSTRATIVE,I ASK YOU TO WORK CREATIVE
MIRACLES IN ORDER TO SHOWAMERICA TODAY, AMERICA
NEEDS THIS GOD.AMERICA TODAY, AMERICA
NEEDS THIS GOD.AMEN.SID: DAVID, I BELIEVE THAT
THERE ARE PEOPLE ALL OVERTHE WORLD THAT ARE BEING
TOUCHED BY THE POWER OFGOD.IN FACT, I SEE SOMEONE
RIGHT NOW WHOSE NECK WASHURTING AND THEY JUST
MOVED THEIR HEAD.AND I’LL TELL YOU, IF I
WAS YOU,I’D BE JUMPING UP AND DOWN
AND PRAISING GOD,AND BEING SO EXCITED RIGHT
NOW.BUT THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR
MIRACLES.THE PURPOSE FOR MIRACLES
IS TO KNOW GOD IS REAL,TURN YOUR LIFE TO GOD,
MAKE YOUR JESUS YOUR LORDAND SAVIOR.REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND
COME TO KNOW HIM AND MAKEYOUR LIFE COUNT.THERE MUST BE SOMETHING
MORE,ONE OF YOU PRAYED.I TELL YOU THERE IS
SOMETHING MORE.THAT’S TO KNOW GOD, TO
EXPERIENCE HIS LOVE AND TOCOMMUNICATE HIS LOVE TO
OTHER PEOPLE.HE’S MORE THAN RELIGION.HE’S REALITY, HE’S
PURPOSE,HE’S MEANING, HE’S
DESTINY,HE’S EVERYTHING.OPEN YOUR HEART BECAUSE
GOD IS REAL.

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