November 2020 Newsletter
The Greater Glory, Your Game Changer!
By Sid Roth
Now that I am 80, my heart is to impart wisdom to you that I wish I had learned earlier in life. I could have avoided many problems I created for myself through lack of knowledge and generational, emotionally-rooted character flaws.
I can really relate to Paul. Like me, he came from a strong background in Judaism. In my case it was almost 2,000 years of a Jewish religious system that was created by the rabbis—a man-made alternative to believing in Jesus.
When the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70, the Jews who did not recognize Jesus as Messiah had to create an alternative to Torah Judaism. Why? Because the destruction of the Temple removed the ONLY way for atonement of sin under the Old Covenant. Without blood sacrifice, which was required to be performed in the Temple, there was no possibility of atonement for sin. The Torah says, For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul (Leviticus 17:11, MEV).
Judaism as we know it today is not based on Torah Temple sacrificial requirements but is a new religion, Rabbinic Judaism, that rejects Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. As a result, Jews—religious as well as secular—are just as separated from God by sin as non-Christian Gentiles are. Believing in God but not knowing Him for almost 2,000 years has made us vulnerable to be influenced by the pagan culture of every nation to which our ancestors were scattered. To my knowledge, I was the first believer in Messiah Jesus in my family in almost 2,000 years! Now my whole family believes!
This emotional baggage from almost 2,000 years of not knowing God would have been impossible for me to overcome in my lifetime in my own strength. BUT GOD had a solution. Immediately after my salvation, I began praying often in tongues—supernatural languages. I did not realize it at the time, but the more I prayed in tongues, the more I was convicted of hidden sin. And God’s grace gave me the supernatural power to overcome sin. The more I walked in “instant repentance,” the less I was sabotaging my destiny.
Over the years I prayed less often in tongues. But recently I started back praying more consistently and longer than ever! I am convicted of sins of omission as well as commission that a few years ago I would not have even considered sin. Praying in tongues is causing my spirit to grow exponentially.
What do I mean?
If you were able to see inside of believers, you would see that most have a tiny spirit compared to a gigantic brain. Praying in tongues helps our spirit man to strengthen and grow. It’s as important to our spirit as spinach is to Popeye the Sailor!
Can you see how life-changing it is to spend at least an hour a day praying in tongues? And it’s more essential now than ever. Why? When the Glory of God draws close to you, you don’t want your sins to cause you to miss the moment of the greatest visitation in history. This visitation is called the Greater Glory, and it’s your game changer. NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE! And in Romans 9:4, Paul says the Glory belongs to the Jews! This Glory will be the catalyst for all Israel to be saved. I’m excited that we as a ministry are situated right now to impact Israel’s salvation in amazing ways including our Middle East TV network!