God Took Away This Pro Golfer’s Ability to Golf!


SID ROTH: THIS IS
ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. I MEAN, CAN A PROFESSIONAL
GOLFER FORGET HOW TO PLAY GOLF? [MUSIC♪] NEXT ON THIS EDITION OF
IT’S SUPERNATURAL. [MUSIC♪] SID: HELLO. SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER HERE WITH BRAD MCCLENDON,
AND I MEAN, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY
RIDICULOUS. IT’S HARD FOR ME TO
BELIEVE A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER ABSOLUTELY FORGETS
HOW TO PLAY GOLF. I WANT TO TAKE YOU BACK,
FIVE YEARS OLD SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENED TO YOU. TELL ME ABOUT IT. BRAD: WELL I GREW UP IN A
PASTOR’S HOME AND MY DADDY WAS A PREACHER AND AT AGE
FIVE I HAD A VISITATION FROM THE LORD, AND HE CAME
AND ACTUALLY TALKED TO ME IN THE SPIRIT OF WHAT I
WOULD BE DOING TODAY. SID: WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? BRAD: HE SAID I WOULD, HE
WOULD CALL ME TO THE NATIONS AND TO TEACH HIS
PEOPLE HOW TO HEAR GOD FOR THEMSELVES. SID: CAN EVERYONE HEAR GOD
FOR THEMSELVES? BRAD: OH EVERYBODY,
EVERYBODY. SID: SO WHY, HOW COME MOST
PEOPLE THAT CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS
DON’T? BRAD: WELL IT REALLY BASES
ITSELF ON THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE LORD SAID THAT IF
WE’RE NOT BAPTIZED ON WATER AND THE SPIRIT WE’RE
NOT ABLE TO SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD. AND I THINK BY THE HOLY
SPIRIT WE CAN ENTER INTO THAT. SID: BUT THERE ARE A LOT
OF PEOPLE THAT ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND
THEY STILL SAY THEY DON’T HEAR GOD. BRAD: WELL THAT GOES TO
THE SCRIPTURE OF ROMANS 8:7. THAT WAS THE FOUNDATIONAL
SCRIPTURE THE LORD GAVE ME TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT. SID: WHICH WAS? BRAD: AND HE SAID, IT
SAYS, ‘THE MIND IS AT ENMITY
WITH GOD. IT CAN’T EVEN UNDERSTAND
GOD’S WAYS.’ AND SO THE THINGS THE LORD STARTED
SHOWING ME AT AN EARLY AGE, I WOULD JUST BELIEVE
IN AS A CHILD. BUT AS WE GET OLDER OUR
MINDS GET OLDER AND WE START UNDERSTANDING THE
WORLD’S WAYS INSTEAD OF GOD’S WAYS. AND SO A LOT OF TIMES WE
HAVE TO ALMOST TRAIN OURSELVES THE OPPOSITE WAY
TO HEAR THE LORD. SID: YOU KNOW, I’M A VERY
LOGICAL PERSON AND THAT’S A GREAT ASSET FOR ME. BUT I FIND IN THE
INVISIBLE WORLD IT BECOMES A LIABILITY BECAUSE I’M
NOT DEALING WITH ALL OF THE FACTS EVEN THOUGH I
THINK I’M DEALING WITH ALL THE FACTS. IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE
SAYING? BRAD: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT
I’M SAYING. SID: I’M GLAD YOU SAID
THAT. SO HOW DID YOU FIND OUT
YOU HAD THIS TALENT? BRAD: WELL WHEN I WAS
EIGHT, AT AGE, YOU MEAN THE GOLF? SID: YES. BRAD: AT AGE TEN, MY
SISTER ACTUALLY TOOK ME OUT AND PLAYED GOLF AT A
LITTLE NINE-HOLE COURSE AND I ENDED UP SHOOTING
52. THAT’S A REALLY GOOD SCORE
AT AGE TEN. NEVER PICKED UP A CLUB. AND I CAME HOME. MY MOTHER- SID: WERE YOUR
FOLKS ATHLETES? I MEAN, WHERE DID IT COME
FROM? BRAD: MY DAD WAS VERY GOOD
IN SPORTS. WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN GOOD IN
SPORTS AS FAR AS THE FAMILY IS CONCERNED. BUT MY GRANDFATHER WAS
VERY GOOD IN GOLF. NEVER BECAME A
PROFESSIONAL GOLFER, BUT COULD HAVE BEEN A
PROFESSIONAL GOLFER. AND SO AFTER MY SISTER HAD
TAKEN ME OUT TO PLAY SHE TOLD MY MOTHER, ‘YOU NEED
TO GET HIM ON THE GOLF COURSE.’ AND SO I STARTED
PLAYING WITH LITTLE OLD HICKORY STICKS WITH MY
GRANDFATHER. SID: HOW GOOD WERE YOU AT
YOUR BEST? BRAD: I CAN’T SAY HOW GOOD
I WAS. I’D SAY I WAS PRETTY GOOD. YOU KNOW, I COULD PROBABLY
HIT WITH THE BEST OF THEM. SID: HOW IMPORTANT WAS
GOLF TO YOU? BRAD: IT WAS MORE
IMPORTANT THAN GOD. SID: SERIOUSLY. BRAD: SERIOUS. SID: I MEAN WHEN YOU
PRACTICED, DID YOU REALLY PRACTICE? BRAD: I WOULD HIT A
THOUSAND BALLS A DAY. SID: A THOUSAND. WAS IT MORE IMPORTANT THAN
YOUR FAMILY? BRAD: DEFINITELY. I HAD SUCH A DIFFERENT
LIFE. SID: WHAT ABOUT THAT
LITTLE KID THAT HAD THIS VISITATION FROM GOD? BRAD: WELL AS I GREW UP,
AS I GREW UP IN AGE I SAW DIFFERENT THINGS BEING IN
A PASTOR’S HOME AND IT CAUSED ME AS FAR AS THE
RELIGION IS CONCERNED, RELIGION CAME IN, IN THIS
MOVEMENT THAT WAS A PART OF AND REALLY CAUSED ME TO
GET HARD. AND IT WAS REALLY THE
ENEMY TRYING TO TAKE ME OUT BECAUSE OF WHAT THE
LORD HAD CALLED ME TO DO. AND I GOT HARD TOWARD THE
LORD AND THIS WHOLE RELIGIOUS THING. SID: YEAH, BUT WHAT
HAPPENS WHEN YOU DEVELOP CANCER? YOU DEVELOPED CANCER. WHAT TYPE? BRAD: WELL IT WAS A RARE
SARCOMA AND I WAS ACTUALLY PLAYING GOLF ONE DAY, AND
I BENT DOWN TO ACTUALLY PICK UP THE BALL OUT OF
THE CUP AND MY KNEE WOULDN’T BEND BACK, AND I
THOUGHT, WELL SOMETHING IS WRONG
HERE. AND SO MY WIFE SAID, ‘WE
NEED TO GO GET IT CHECKED OUT.’ I SAID, ‘LET’S
WAIT.’ AND SO I CAN’T STAND DOCTORS, YOU KNOW,
NOT IN A BAD WAY. I JUST DON’T LIKE TO GO TO
DOCTORS. SID: RIGHT. I UNDERSTAND TOTALLY. BRAD: AND SO ANYWAY, I
WAITED A MONTH AND WITHIN A MONTH THAT TUMOR ON MY
LEG WAS DOUBLE ITS SIZE AND SHE SAID, ‘YOU NEED TO
GO GET IT CHECKED OUT.’ AND SO FINALLY WE HAD IT
CHECKED OUT AND THE GUY WAS GOING TO TAKE A
BIOPSY, OR ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE
IT OUT TO START WITH. AND THEN I WOKE UP OUT OF
THE, IN THE RECOVERY ROOM AND
HE WAS OVER MY BED AND HAD THIS WEIRD LOOK ON HIS
FACE. AND I SAID, ‘WHAT IS IT,
DOCTOR?’ HE SAID, ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING
LIKE IT IN MY LIFE.’ HE SAID, ‘I HAD TO JUST TAKE
A BIOPSY OF IT,’ HE SAID, ‘BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT
IT IS.’ AND SO THAT’S WHEN IT STARTED, AND THEY SENT
IT OFF TO THE PATHOLOGIST. THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT
IT WAS. THEN THEY SENT IT TO MAYO
CLINIC AND THEY MISDIAGNOSED IT. AND SO NEXT THING YOU KNOW
HE’S CALLING THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND
GETS ME THERE TO DO EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE ON
IT. SID: WELL HOW
LIFE-THREATENING WAS THIS? BRAD: OH IT WAS ENOUGH TO,
IT COULD KILL YOU. SID: SO YOUR WIFE HEARD
ABOUT A WOMAN THAT PRAYED FOR THE SICK. MARILYN HICKEY WAS HER
NAME AND SHE COERCES YOU TO GO THERE. WHAT WAS MARILYN LIKE WHEN
YOU WENT THERE? BRAD: MARILYN WAS NOT
THERE. AT THIS POINT IN MY TIME
IN MY LIFE I WAS STILL PLAYING PROFESSIONAL GOLF
AND I HAD GONE THROUGH ALL OF THE THREE MONTHS OF
TREATMENTS AND THEY SENT ME HOME TO HEAL. AND SO LONG STORY SHORT,
MY WIFE SAYS, ‘I WANT TO GO HEAR MARILYN
HICKEY AT THIS CHURCH.’ AND I FOUGHT IT TO NO END. SID: I’M SURE. BRAD: I DIDN’T WANT TO BE
IN A CHURCH. AND SO WE DROVE TO THIS
CHURCH. WE STOOD IN LINE. THERE WAS ALL THESE PEOPLE
IN LINE TO BE IN THIS CHURCH AND I THOUGHT, WHAT
AM I DOING HERE? AND WE GET THERE AND THIS
MAN COMES OUT AND STARTS PREACHING THE WORD. AND SHE LEANED OVER TO ME. SHE SAID, ‘WE’RE IN THE
WRONG CHURCH.’ AND I SAID- SID: YOU MADE A MISTAKE
AFTER STANDING IN THAT LINE THAT WHOLE TIME? BRAD: OH YES. SID: YOU MUST HAVE BEEN
UPSET. BRAD: I WAS SO MAD I
COULDN’T WAIT TO GET HOME. AND SO- SID: BY THE WAY,
WHO WAS THAT MAN? BRAD: THAT MAN WAS BENNY
HINN. SID: YOU MADE A MISTAKE. BRAD: WE WERE, I CALL IT A
DIVINE FLUKE. SID: WHAT HAPPENED WITH
THAT DIVINE FLUKE? BRAD: WELL HE CAME OUT AND
STARTED PREACHING. I WAS MAD AS A HORNET AND
HE SAID, AS HE WAS PREACHING, HE
STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS PREACHING AND HE SAID,
‘I FEEL LIKE I’M SUPPOSED TO CALL PEOPLE UP FOR
SALVATION. ANYBODY WANT TO GIVE THEIR
HEART TO THE LORD?’ SID: NOT YOU. BRAD: THAT’S EXACTLY
RIGHT. WELL AND MY WIFE LOOKED
OVER AT ME AND SHE SAID, ‘YOU NEED TO GO ON DOWN.’
I SAID, ‘I’M SAVED.’ AND SHE SAID,
‘IT’S OKAY. YOU GOT TO HAVE SOME KIND
OF PRAYER. YOU’RE GONNA DIE ANYWAY. JUST GET ON DOWN THERE.’
SHE PUSHED ME OUT ON THE AISLE AND THERE I WAS. SID: JUST A MATTER OF
SPEECH OR REALLY? BRAD: NO REALLY SHOVED ME
OUT. AND SO THERE I AM THIS
COUNTRY BOY STANDING THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AISLE
AND I WANTED TO GET MAD. OF COURSE, MY PRIDE, YOU
KNOW, KEPT ME FROM MAKING A SHOW
OF THINGS. AND SO I WALKED DOWN AND
HE CALLED ALL THE ELDERS UP TO PRAY FOR EVERYBODY,
AND GUESS WHO WAS LEFT OUT? THEY DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH
ELDERS. SID: FOR YOU. BRAD: TO PRAY FOR PEOPLE. AND THERE I AM STANDING BY
MYSELF. SID: AND YOU’RE HAPPY. BRAD: OH I’M VERY HAPPY. I LOOK AT, I’M LOOKING
OVER MY SHOULDER LOOKING AT MY WIFE THINKING, OH
JUST WAIT, YOU KNOW. AND SO BENNY COMES OUT OF
THE SIDE DOOR AND LAYS HIS HANDS ON ME, AND JUST
SPEAKS IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE THROUGH THE HOLY
SPIRIT. SID: ANYTHING HAPPEN? BRAD: I DIDN’T FEEL NOT
ONE THING. SID: OY VEY. SO WHAT’S HE DOING THERE? HE’S IN THE WRONG CHURCH. THE WRONG PERSON IS
PRAYING FOR HIM. HE’S GOT LIFE-THREATENING
CANCER. DIDN’T FEEL NOTHING. BUT OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING
HAPPENED. DON’T GO AWAY. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. [MUSIC♪] [MUSIC♪] SID: HELLO. SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER HERE BRAD MCCLENDON. BRAD, I MEAN, YOU ARE BAD,
PROFESSIONAL GOLFER AND HE DEVELOPS LIFE-THREATENING
CANCER. HIS WIFE DRAGS HIM TO HEAR
AN EVANGELIST BY THE NAME OF MARILYN HICKEY. HE WAITS IN THIS LONG
LINE. FINDS OUT THEY’RE IN THE
WRONG CHURCH AND THERE’S THIS GUY PREACHING. HIS NAME TURNS OUT TO BE,
HIS NAME IS BENNY HINN AND HE GOES UP FOR PRAYER. THIS GUY BENNY HINN PRAYS
FOR HIM AND NOTHING? YOU DIDN’T FEEL NOTHING? SO WHAT HAPPENED? BRAD: WELL THAT MONDAY I
WAS SCHEDULED TO FLY OUT TO GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF HEALTH FOR CHECKUPS. AND SO I GOT ON THE PLANE
LIKE I NORMALLY WOULD EVERY WEEK, AND FLEW UP
THERE. THEY DID ALL OF MY TESTS
AND THEY CAME OUT SAYING, ‘WHAT DID YOU DO DURING
THE WEEK?’ AND I SAID, ‘NOTHING.’ THEY SAID, ‘YOU
HAD TO DO SOMETHING.’ I SAID, ‘NO, NOT REALLY.’
AND THEY SAID, ‘YOUR CANCER IS GONE AND
IT’S DEAD.’ SID: AT THAT MOMENT, WHAT DID YOU
THINK? BRAD: I GOT MAD. SID: DID YOU SAY GOD, YOU
GOT MAD. BRAD: I GOT MAD. SID: WHY? BRAD: BECAUSE I WAS SUCH,
I HAD SUCH A HARD HEART TOWARD THE LORD THROUGH
ALL OF MY LIFE AND THROUGH ALL MY RUNNINGS, AND
EVERYWHERE I’D GO THE LORD WOULD SHOW UP. I WOULD GO IN A BAR AND A
DRUNK WOULD SAY, ‘I NEED TO GET MY LIFE
RIGHT WITH THE LORD.’ SID: YOU HAD THIS PROPHETIC
GIFT FROM A CHILD AND YOU WERE PERVERTING IT, AND
PEOPLE WERE PAYING YOU TO USE IT. BRAD: OH WELL WHAT WOULD
HAPPEN, WHAT HAPPENED WAS IS THAT
A LOT OF TIMES WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT
WERE, I WAS ACTUALLY WANTING,
NEEDING SOME MONEY TO DO SOMETHING AND I WOULD
START PRESENTING THEM WHAT I WANTED TO DO AND THEN I
WOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR THEIR THOUGHTS OF THE IDEA
THEY HAD TOWARD IT, AND THEN BE ABLE TO SAY
WHAT THEY WERE THINKING AND MAKE IT MY IDEA, AND
THEY’D GO, ‘THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS
THINKING. I THINK THAT’S THE WAY WE
NEED TO DO IT.’ I SAID, ‘I THINK SO, TOO. LET’S DO IT.’ SID: NOW YOU
HAVE A PRETTY STIFF NECK. NOW LET ME ASK YOU A
QUESTION. THEN AFTER ALL OF THIS YOU
HAVE THIS VISION. TELL ME ABOUT IT. BRAD: WELL I WAS IN A
CRUSADE. A FRIEND OF MINE CALLED ME
TO BE A PART OF IT AND I WAS, I DIDN’T WANT TO BE A
PART OF IT. BUT I WAS STANDING IN THIS
CRUSADE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE HEAVENS OPENED
AND I SAW MYSELF AS A FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY, AND I
SAW MY, THE BEGINNING OF MY LIFE
WITH THE LORD AND WHERE I WAS NOW. AND ONE OF THE FIRST
THINGS HE SAID, HE SAID, ‘IF YOU DON’T
REPENT I’M GOING TO REMOVE YOUR LAMP STAND.’ SID:
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, DIE? BRAD: NO. HE HAD PUT IN ME AN
IMPARTATION OF WHO HE WAS, OF HIS LOVE AND OF HIS
LIGHT, HIS LAMP INTO MY HEART
WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY, AND HE WAS ABOUT TO REMOVE
IT BECAUSE I KNEW THE TRUTH AND I PERVERTED WHAT
HE GAVE ME. AND HE SAID, ‘IF YOU DON’T
REPENT I’M GOING TO REMOVE YOUR LAMP STAND.’ AND HE
SAID, ‘I’LL HAND YOU OVER TO A
FAKE MIND.’ AND OF COURSE, FEAR RUNS DOWN MY BACK AND
A HOLY FEAR, AND I LITERALLY FEEL LIKE
MY EYEBALLS ARE GOING TO POP OUT OF MY HEAD. I SAID, ‘LORD, HELP ME.’
THAT’S ALL I COULD SAY. AND AS SOON AS I SAID
THAT, BENNY WAS ON THE STAGE AND
HE, IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS
ABOUT TO PASS OUT AND HE SAID, ‘THERE’S A WIND OF
SAMUEL COMING IN THIS AUDITORIUM.’ AND EVERYBODY
STARTED FALLING OUT. THERE WASN’T ANY CATCHERS. SID: BY FALLING OUT,
EXPLAIN. BRAD: THEY JUST STARTED,
IF YOU’VE BEEN IN A COLISEUM AND YOU SEE THE
NOSEBLEED SECTION, WHAT I CALL IT, WAY UP IN
THE TOP, PEOPLE WERE LITERALLY
COMING UNDER THE POWER OF GOD AND FALLING. SID: FALLING OUT OF THEIR
SEATS? BRAD: YEAH. JUST FALLING OUT OF THEIR
SEATS UNDER THE POWER OF GOD AND NOBODY WAS GETTING
HURT. THAT WAS THE MIRACULOUS
THING. SID: WHAT DOES THIS WIND
OF SAMUEL MEAN? BRAD: IT WAS REALLY AN
IMPARTATION OF GOD’S SPIRIT THAT WAS COMING TO
IMPART THE PROPHETIC ON HIS PEOPLE AGAIN SO THAT
HIS PEOPLE WOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND HEAR HIS
WORDS. SID: SO WHAT HAPPENED TO
YOU? BRAD: WELL EVERYBODY FELL
OUT EXCEPT ME. SID: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? BRAD: AND SO I THINK AT
THIS TIME I’VE LOST IT. IT’S OVER. AND KENT YELLS AT ME AND
AS SOON AS ALL THAT HAPPENS, AND BENNY LEAVES
THE STAGE, AND HE SAYS, ‘COME ON WITH
US. BENNY WANTS YOU TO COME
EAT WITH US.’ SO I HAD TO GO FEELING THIS TURMOIL IN
MY HEART, EAT WITH ALL OF THESE
PREACHERS, JESSE DUPLANTIS AND
DIFFERENT FOLKS LIKE THAT, HAVING TO SIT AROUND A
TABLE AND ACT LIKE I’M, YOU KNOW, KNOW THE LORD. AND KENT, HIS ASSISTANT,
LOOKED OVER AT ME AND H SAYS, ‘I WANT TO COME TO
YOUR HOUSE.’ AND SO I SAID OKAY. SO HE CAME TO MY HOUSE THE
NEXT DAY. AND WE’RE SITTING IN MY
LIVING ROOM AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT GOLF, AND
ALL OF A SUDDEN HE JUST RAISES UP AND HE SAYS, AND
HE POINTS HIS FINGER, AND HE SAYS, ‘GOD KNOWS
YOUR SINS.’ HE SAID, ‘IF YOU DON’T REPENT HE’S
GOING TO REMOVE YOUR LAMP STAND.’ AND OF COURSE, I
FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR. SID: BUT THOSE WERE THE
SAME WORDS YOU SAW IN THAT VISION. BRAD: EXACT SAME WORDS. GOD WAS LITERALLY
CONFIRMING IT. SID: ALL RIGHT SO DID YOU
REPENT? BRAD: I REPENTED. I REPENTED, BUT THE THING
ABOUT IT IS HE TOLD ME EVERYTHING THAT I WAS EVEN
DOING IN HIDING. I HAD A TOTAL DIFFERENT
LIGHT OUT ON THE ROAD THAN I DID WITH MY FAMILY, YOU
KNOW. AND SO I’M SITTING THERE
JUST SCARED, REPENTING AND MY WIFE HAS
BEEN PRAYING FOR ME. SHE’S CRYING. EVERYBODY IS SOBBING. AND HE LAYS HIS HANDS ON
ME, AND HE SAYS, ‘THE LORD
WANTS YOU TO FULFILL YOUR CONTRACT, BUT HE’S GOING
TO DEAL WITH YOU WHILE YOU’RE OUT ON THE ROAD, SO
HANG ON TO HIM.’ SID: DID YOU FULFILL YOUR CONTRACT
ON YOUR OWN? BRAD: YES. SID: I WANT TO FIND OUT
WHAT THAT IS. THIS PROFESSIONAL GOLFER
ALL OF A SUDDEN GETS THE SHOCK OF HIS LIFE. HE FORGETS HOW TO SWING. DON’T GO AWAY. WE’LL BE SWINGING RIGHT
BACK IN A MOMENT. [MUSIC♪] [MUSIC♪] SID: HELLO. SID ROTH YOUR
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER HERE WITH BRAD MCCLENDON
AND BRAD IS A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER. SO TELL ME, HOW DOES A
PROFESSIONAL GOLFER FORGET HOW TO PLAY GOLF? I MEAN, THAT TAKES A LOT
OF TALENT. DID YOU NOT PLAY FOR A
WHILE, WAS THAT IT? BRAD: NO. NO, I PLAYED EVERY DAY. LIKE I SAID, I HIT A
THOUSAND BALLS A DAY AND I PLAYED SINCE I WAS TEN, 11
YEARS OLD. BUT SINCE THE LORD HAD
REALLY CALLED ME AND I CHOSE TO DO WHAT HE CALLED
ME TO DO WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY, I WAS TOLD THAT
HE WAS GOING TO DEAL WITH ME WHILE I WAS OUT ON THE
ROAD, AND HE STILL WANTED ME TO
FULFILL MY CONTRACT. AND SO I DIDN’T HAVE A
CLUE WHAT THAT MEANT, BUT I KNEW SOMETHING WAS
COMING. WELL I’LL NEVER FORGET IT. I WAS AT A TOURNAMENT DOWN
IN HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA AND THEY
CALLED ME UP TO THE TEE TO PLAY, YOU KNOW, TO TEE OFF
ON THE FIRST TEE. AND JUST LIKE ANY, EVERY
DAY WORK, I JUST PUT THE TEE IN THE
GROUND AND STOOD BACK, LOOKED DOWN THE FAIRWAY
AND WENT TO PUT MY CLUB DOWN. AND AS SOON AS I PUT MY
CLUB DOWN BEHIND THE BALL I FELT THIS PRESENCE
LITERALLY LIFT OUT OF ME AND IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING
JUST, THAT I WAS EMPTYING ONE
SEGMENT OF MY BODY, THE MENTAL ASPECT OF GOLF,
AND I FORGOT HOW TO PLAY. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO
PLAY. SID: A THOUSAND TIMES A
DAY FOR ALL THESE YEARS. BRAD: THAT’S EXACTLY
RIGHT. SID: IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. BRAD: THAT’S EXACTLY
RIGHT. SID: I TELL YOU THAT’S
IMPOSSIBLE. BRAD: IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I THOUGHT THAT MYSELF AND
I SAID, HOW AM I GOING TO HIT
THIS. SID: WAS ANYONE WATCHING
YOU? BRAD: OH THERE WAS MANY
PEOPLE WATCHING ME. SID: WERE YOU EMBARRASSED? BRAD: I WAS VERY
EMBARRASSED. I WAS VERY SCARED. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I
WAS ACTUALLY NERVOUS AND SCARED. AND I THOUGHT, WELL I’VE
GOT TO HIT IT SOMEHOW. AND SO I JUST TOOK THE
CLUB BACK, YOU KNOW, AS GOOD AS I
COULD, AND I JUST WACKED AND I
BARELY TOPPED THE BALL, AND IT DROVE IT DOWN THE
GROUND, AND IT BOUNCED UP. IT ALMOST HIT ME ON MY
NOSE AND IT ROAD OFF THE TEE, AND EVERYBODY JUST,
OOO, YOU COULD HEAR THIS, YOU
KNOW, THIS MOOD IN ALL THE
CROWD. AND THERE I WAS HACKING IT
OUT OF THESE WEEDS TO GET IT IN THE FAIRWAY. WELL IT WAS A PAR 4. IT TAKES YOU FOUR SHOTS TO
GET IN THE HOLE. IT TOOK ME 14. SID: SO DID YOU JUST THROW
IN THE TOWEL AND QUIT? BRAD: NO. I HAD TO KEEP PLAYING. GOD, THE LORD WAS REALLY
STRIPPING ME OF ALL OF THESE PRIDE ISSUES I HAD
IN MY LIFE. I THOUGHT I WAS TOO GOOD
FOR ANYTHING. I EVEN THOUGHT I GOT
HEALED BECAUSE I WAS A GOOD GUY. AND BY THE NINTH HOLE, I
WAS IN SUCH, I FELT SO HUMILIATED AND
MY BODY WAS LITERALLY IN PAIN FROM BEING STRIPPED
OF THIS PRIDE, AND I STARTED TO WALK OFF
THE GOLF COURSE AND QUIT. AND THE VOICE OF THE LORD
SAID, ‘WHERE ARE YOU GOING,
BOY?’ AND I TURNED AROUND AND I SAID, ‘WHAT?’ HE
SAID, ‘I THOUGHT YOU’D DO
ANYTHING FOR ME AS LONG AS I LET YOU SAY THAT.’ AND
THAT WAS MY PRAYER. AND I STARTED TO CRY, AND
I SAID, ‘LORD, I WILL.’ HE SAID,
‘GET BACK OUT THERE AND PLAY.’ SO I PLAYED. I HAD TO TURN AROUND LIKE
A LITTLE OLD BOY AND WALK BACK OUT UP TO THE GOLF
COURSE AND PLAY THE LAST NINE. AND AS I CAME IN, I WASN’T
GOING TO TURN IN MY SCORE BECAUSE IT WAS SO BAD. SID: I DON’T BLAME YOU. BRAD: I WAS SO HUMILIATED. AND I STARTED TO WALK BY
THIS HUGE SCOREBOARD, AND HE SAID, ‘TURN YOUR
SCORE IN.’ AND I SAID, ‘OH GOD.’ SID: WHAT WAS
YOUR SCORE? BRAD: WELL I TURNED IT IN. THEY PUT IT ON THE BIG
SCOREBOARD. IT WAS 110. SID: YOU’RE A
PROFESSIONAL. BRAD: THAT’S EXACTLY
RIGHT. A GOOD ONE. SID: THAT’S NOT EVEN. THAT’S NOT EVEN GOOD BLOOD
PRESSURE. BRAD: THAT’S EXACTLY
RIGHT. THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. AND I GRABBED MY BAG AND I
THREW IT IN MY CAR, AND I’LL NEVER FORGET IT. I DROVE TO THE HAMPTON
HOTEL. I WALKED IN MY ROOM AND I
THREW MY BAG ON THE FLOOR, AND I FELL ON THE FLOOR,
AND I STARTED CRYING LIKE A LITTLE BABY IN PAIN AND
ASKING THE LORD, ‘WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO
ME?’ AND SUDDENLY I LOOKED UP AND THERE WERE FEET
THERE, LITERAL FEET. AND I HAD GLASSES ON, AND
I TOOK MY GLASSES OFF, AND I SAID, ‘OH GOD,’ I
SAID, ‘I’M SORRY FOR, YOU KNOW,
HALLUCINATING.’ BECAUSE I THOUGHT I WAS OUT OF MY
MIND. AND I PUT MY GLASSES BACK
ON AND THEY WERE LITERALLY THERE. IT WASN’T A VISION. IT WASN’T ANYTHING BUT THE
LORD STANDING RIGHT THERE IN MY MIND. AND I LOOKED UP AND THERE
HE WAS IN MY ROOM AND HE LOOKED AT ME WITH THIS
HALF SMILE, AND HE PUT HIS HAND ON MY
HEAD, AND THIS LIGHTNING OF LOVE
SHOT DOWN INTO ME THAT I CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE, AND
I TOTALLY MIRACULOUSLY FORGOT ALL THE PAIN, AND
HE NEVER SPOKE NOT ONE THING ABOUT WHAT HE WAS
DOING TO ME. HE ONLY SPOKE HIS PURPOSES
IN MY LIFE AND WHAT WAS TO COME. SID: WHAT WAS HIS
PURPOSES? BRAD: HIS PURPOSES WERE
THE THINGS THAT I’M DOING NOW, EXACTLY WHAT I’M
SITTING HERE SAYING. SID: WHAT WAS THAT LIQUID
LOVE YOU TALKED ABOUT? BRAD: IT WAS SUCH LOVE
THAT I LITERALLY GOT THE REVELATION THAT HIS LOVE
COVERS A MULTITUDE OF MY SIN AND I COULD LOOK AT
HIM STRAIGHT IN THE EYES, MY LORD, WITHOUT FEELING
HUMILIATED, WITHOUT FEELING SHAME. AND THERE I WAS A SINNER,
AND I FELT SO LOVED AND SUCH A FRIEND THAT I COULD
SAY ANYTHING TO HIM AND HE WOULD TALK TO ME BACK. THAT’S THE KIND OF LOVE I
FELT. AND HE SAID, ‘ARISE,’ HE
SAID, ‘AND SIT DOWN, GRAB A PEN
AND PAPER, AND WRITE DOWN EVERY WORD
THAT COMES OUT OF MY MOUTH.’ AND FROM THEN ON
THROUGH THAT YEAR I LOST EVERYTHING I HAD. SID: DID YOU TRY TO PLAY
GOLF AGAIN AFTER THAT? BRAD: OH THE NEXT DAY I
WALKED OUT AND I THOUGHT, WELL HALLELUJAH, YOU KNOW,
I’M GOING TO DO GOOD. I HAD A VISITATION FROM
THE LORD. AND I WALKED OUT THERE AND
THE SAME THING WOULD HAPPEN. MY, EVEN ALL OF MY BUDDIES
THOUGHT I WAS EITHER ON DRUGS OR HAVING A NERVOUS
BREAKDOWN. SID: SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING
NOW? BRAD: I AM ACTUALLY DOING,
I’M ACTUALLY PREACHING THE WORD AND TEACHING PEOPLE
HOW TO HEAR GOD FOR THEMSELVES. SID: OUT OF CURIOSITY, IN
RECENT YEARS, HOW MANY YEARS AGO WAS
THIS ABOUT? BRAD: OH THAT WAS PROBABLY
TEN YEARS AGO. SID: HAVE YOU PLAYED GOLF
IN THE LAST YEAR? BRAD: OH YES. SID: AND HOW DO YOU DO? BRAD: I DO PRETTY GOOD. SID: ARE YOU A PRO? BRAD: NO. I STILL PROBABLY SHOOT IN
THE 70S, BUT I’M NOT A PRO ANY
MORE. I ACTUALLY ENJOY IT. SID: NOW YOU KNOW THINGS
ABOUT PEOPLE. BRAD: RIGHT. SID: YOU ALSO TOLD ME
BEFORE WE STARTED THIS SHOW THAT GOD TOLD YOU
ABOUT SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. WOULD YOU SPEAK THAT RIGHT
NOW? BRAD: SURE. I BELIEVE SOMEBODY IS
ABOUT TO BE TOUCHED AND HER NAME IS MARY JOHNSON,
AND YOU’VE HAD PAIN IN YOUR LEFT HIP AND GOD
WANTS TO HEAL YOU. AND I REALLY BELIEVE THE
LORD IS GOING TO HEAL YOU RIGHT NOW, AND I’M GOING
TO PRAY FOR YOU BECAUSE THE POWER OF GOD IS ABOUT
TO COME ON YOU RIGHT NOW. AND THERE’S A, THERE’S
SOMETHING EVEN ABOUT YOUR BLOOD SYSTEM TO WHERE YOU
FEEL ALMOST LETHARGIC AND YOU’VE ALMOST HAD
DEPRESSION COME UPON YOU. BUT GOD IS ABOUT TO
REJUVENATE YOUR BLOOD. SID: QUICKLY. BRAD: LORD, I ASK THAT YOU
TOUCH THIS MARY JOHNSON RIGHT NOW AND HEAL HER IN
THE NAME OF JESUS. LET YOUR HEALING POWER
FLOW THROUGH HER HIPS AND HER BLOOD IN JESUS’ NAME. SID: YOU KNOW, JUST AS
BRAD KNEW SOMEONE BY NAME, HOW DID HE KNOW THAT
PERSON? HE’S NEVER HEARD OF THAT
PERSON. GOD KNOWS YOUR NAME. GOD KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE. GOD KNOWS YOUR HOME. GOD KNOWS THE HOME THAT
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE LIVING IN RIGHT NOW. SO WHY ARE YOU JUST NOT
LISTENING TO HIM? I PRAY IN THE NAME OF
JESUS THAT THOSE EARPLUGS COME OUT OF YOUR EARS
RIGHT NOW AND THAT YOU HEAR GOD CLEARER THAN YOU
EVER HAVE BEFORE, AND YOU EXPERIENCE THAT
LOVE, THAT LOVE RIGHT NOW THAT
THAT SAME LOVE BRAD EXPERIENCED, IT’S FLOWING. OH, IT’S COMING. IT’S COMING. IT’S COMING. IT’S POURING. IT’S LIKE A GUSHER. IT’S LIKE A RIVER. IT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR
ROOM. IT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR
BODY. AND WHERE THERE WAS NO
HOPE, THERE’S HOPE RIGHT NOW. WHERE THERE WAS DEPRESSION
THERE IS PEACE. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, I WISH
I COULD BOTTLE THIS PEACE RIGHT NOW, BUT I CAN’T. BUT I CAN TELL YOU HOW YOU
CAN EXPERIENCE IT ALL THE TIME. TURN YOUR LIFE OVER TO
JESUS. SAY, JESUS, I MAKE YOU MY
LORD. I’M A SINNER. BUT BECAUSE OF YOUR BLOOD
I REPENT OF MY SINS AND I’M CLEAN, AND NOW THAT
I’M CLEAN, I ASK YOU TO LIVE INSIDE
OF ME. I AM SO HUNGRY FOR YOU,
GOD. I PRAY THAT EVERYONE
WATCHING GIVE THEM NO REST UNTIL THEY HUNGER AND GO
ALL THE WAY WITH GOD. NOT RELIGION, NOT
TRADITION. INTIMACY. INTIMACY INTO GOD. INTO GOD. THAT’S WHAT’S GOING ON
RIGHT NOW. IT’S GOING ON RIGHT WITHIN
THEM RIGHT NOW. AND THE WAY HE ANSWERED MY
PRAYER, SID, WAS THAT A BEAUTIFUL
BRILLIANT LIGHT ENTERED INTO MY BEDROOM WHEN I WAS
14, JANUARY 1, 1971, AND THE
LIGHT WAS JUST BEYOND HUMAN DESCRIPTION. AND I KNEW THAT SOMEONE
WAS STANDING IN THAT LIGHT. I DIDN’T KNOW WHO IT WAS,
BUT I KNEW SOMEONE WAS STANDING IN THAT LIGHT. AND SO WHAT I DID WAS I
GOT OUT MY BED, KNELT DOWN BEFORE THIS
BEAUTIFUL LIGHT AND I JUST FELT COMPELLED TO PUT MY
HANDS OUT, JUST STRETCH MY HANDS OUT,
AND MY HANDS VIRTUALLY WENT INTO THAT LIGHT. AND WHEN I ENTERED INTO
THE LIGHT, MY HANDS, I NOTICED THAT
TWO HANDS CAME OUT TOWARDS ME AND WHEN I LOOKED DOWN
INTO THOSE HANDS I KNEW THAT THAT THEY WERE THE
HANDS OF JESUS. SID: DID HE SAY ANYTHING
TO YOU? JAMES: HE SPOKE TO ME. HE SPOKE TO ME AUDIBLY AND
HE SAID, ‘I’VE HEARD YOUR CRY FOR
ACCEPTANCE AND I’VE HEARD

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