How to Cleanse Your Spirit Through Healthy Eating | Laura Harris Smith on It’s Supernatural!

How to Cleanse Your Spirit Through Healthy Eating | Laura Harris Smith on It’s Supernatural!


Is there a supernatural
dimension? a world beyond the one we know? Is there life after death? Do angels exist? Can our dreams contain messages
from Heaven? Can we tap into ancient secrets
of the supernatural? Are healing miracles real? Sid Roth has spent over 35 years
researching the strange world of the supernatural. Join Sid for this edition of
It’s Supernatural. Sid: Hello. Sid Roth
here. Welcome. Welcome to my world where it’s
naturally supernatural. What is the condition of your
faith? Your faith today is based on
your experiences from the past. Too many people have not seen
the results they’re looking for and as a result have lowered
their expectations. Too many people, because of not
seeing the results they expected, have actually changed
their theology. It’s time for a faith detox. It’s time, because Jesus is
getting ready to return, it’s absolutely time for a 30-day
adventure in the supernatural of God to be normal, normal as
defined by the Bible. You know, there are invisible
toxins that are affecting people’s faith. For instance, Laura, I remember
when I was a brand new believer I went to a Kenneth Hagin
meeting and he taught about how to stand on the Word of God. I got home and a loved one
developed cancer. Laura: Right. Sid: And I have not developed my
understanding of the Word of God, and as a result, I was
devastated. Laura: Right. Sid: We really have an enemy
that is trying to undermine the Word of God. Now here you are a pastor’s
wife. You’ve got six children. Laura: I do. Sid: And you’ve seen all sorts
of miracles. But then it happens to you. Laura: Right. Sid: Height of your life. What happened? Laura: Yes. Well the enemy has always tried
to use health issues with me. But four years ago my king size
life really caught up with me. You can’t forget the eight
children. You know, the big family, and
yes, my husband and I pastored this church. There’s my writing. I’m involved in so many things
and that’s fine. Many people love what they do. But I was giving myself only
four to five hours sleep a night. And I went to the doctor for
something totally unrelated and a test came back showing that I
was on the brink of adrenal failure. Basically it is stage 4 is when
all of your organs shut down. They’re no longer being fueled
by your adrenalin and your cortisol. Well I was in stage 3, so I was
told make changes or die. So I went on total bed rest and
then I was told 18 to 24 months it would take to turn around,
really wake up all of my organs. And thanks to using food as
medicine, and I still believe I received a miracle, because in
six months I was the picture of health. Sid: And you know what’s so
amazing? You can see she’s a very vital
type of person. But you say you have more
vitality now than you had when you were in high school. Laura: Yes, I really do. And I believe in the
supernatural power of God, the regeneration of our youth. But we have to give God
something to work with. I believe in miracles, but I’m
telling you, Sid, at the church where we pastor in Nashville,
Eastgate, I have always noticed that when people come to the
altar for prayer they want a miracle, but they don’t want to
steward it afterwards. And that really began to sadden
my heart, and so I noticed that the people who came to the
altar, their prayers all fell into one of five categories. It was either for their health,
their finances, their relationships, the social issues
going on in the world around them or their own personal
identity. And so I began to work with
people in those five areas getting their faith bolstered in
those areas, but doing it with a three-pronged approach: body,
mind and spirit. Sid: It’s, you know, most
Christians they recognize they have to do something about their
emotions, their hurts. Laura: Yes, some do, yes. Sid: They might realize it, but
most don’t do it. Laura: Right. Sid: But most Christians, the
last thing they think about is their body. Laura: It’s so sad. It’s taking so many people out. We are putting ammunition in the
enemy’s gun and he would love nothing more than to take out
the army of God. So yes, we’ve done a great job
in the last few decades educating Christians on
spiritual warfare and emotional warfare, the battlefield of the
mind. But we must, we must as a church
rise up and get healthy and give God less crisis intervention,
you know, prayers to pray, just so that we can live our everyday
lives in a strong place. Live long, live strong. Sid: But when you teach, you
teach you have to do this three-prong approach. What, coming into, this is the
last of the last days. Laura: I believe you’re right,
Sid. Sid: We’re going to see the
greatest miracles of all that is ever seen. But I believe that Christians,
because they read in the Word you’re going to be healed, and
that’s true. Laura: It is true. Sid: They don’t take care of
their body as much as, say, non-believers. Laura: Well and First
Thessalonians 5:23 says that, “You will be kept blameless of
the coming of the Lord Jesus, body, mind and spirit.” So we
can receive some blame for some of the things that we do. I’ve had people come and ask for
prayer for digestive issues, and when I asked them what they eat,
they say, trash. And I just think, oh Father,
there’s a difference in healing and Divine health, and I want
both. That’s what I want. I want both. So through that whole
experience, I went through, I actually wound up going back to
school to become a nutritionist. Sid: How did you get better,
actually? Laura: Well honestly, I am a
farmer’s daughter, so I’ve always had an appreciation for
vegetables, but this was so much more. This involved reinventing myself
at night really being willing to lay down and waste time in
sleep, eight to nine hours sleep every night. And really, I’ve always been a
Sabbath keeper, but that became very, very important in terms of
totally unplugging once a week. I mean, we turn our phones off. We just pull in as a family. And then also, using specific
foods, I call them organ-friendly foods, the
vegetables, different colors, are really good for specific
organs. And if you learn what those are,
you can eat them every day and know that you’re nourishing that
particular organ. Sid: I found that fascinating
because I’m not that knowledgeable in this area. But you found that just in a
couple of days you can detox each organ using the medicine of
food. I love that. Laura: But that’s really the
miracle is that how God has created our bodies to begin
with, he has created them that they want to be well. If we will give them the right
fuel, they will turn around. Now I keep saying, you know,
prevention as in you won’t get sick to begin with. But it also is, I’m living proof
there is healing. God gave us things on the third
day of creation and all of the seed-bearing plants and our
vitamins, and our minerals. I was on some supplements at the
time. But nothing had a childproof
cap. It was all made for a vegetable
or a fruit or what have you, and I am just such a proponent now. I have everyone in my family
doing this. If I can turn my Titanic-sized
family around, you know, then anybody can do it. Sid: Okay. When we come back, how would you
like to find the secrets, the supernatural secrets she found
to detox your spirit, your soul and your body so you can be
normal. I’ll be right back. We’ll be right back to It’s
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Supernatural. Sid: Now I read the statistic
that you gave me. The U.S. Center for Disease Control says
there are 140 toxic chemicals that cause 70 percent of chronic
diseases. By the way, being a minister,
why in the world did you go out and get that certificate as a
nutritionist? Why? Laura: Because I saw that we
were not whole. The army of God was not whole. We were treating one-third or
two-thirds of ourselves and the enemy had a way in. He had a way in to wiggle
through and cause chaos in our lives. We are not even Christian if we
don’t have faith because it took faith to become a Christian. So that’s why the enemy comes
after our faith. So statistics like that or also
even Harvard University, Harvard Medical Center, they came out
with a study that said, it was called “The Gut Brain
Connection”, and that connection showed that there is such a link
in between your brain and what happens in your digestive track. Think about what happens when
you have stage fright. You’re nervous up here and your
tummy gets upset or you have a gut reaction. They found that they were so
connected they should be considered one body system. So what that tells me is that
what you eat affects what you think. And the Bible is very clear
about what you think affects your faith. So I’m proposing that what you
eat can indirectly affect your faith. Sid: I’ve actually never heard
that before. But what she’s saying is food
can affect your faith and it’s actually been scientifically
proven. How about fasting? What happens when we fast? How does that help us? Laura: That is proof that food
affects your spirit. When you fast, you are removing
the thing that, or many things that is causing you to grow in
your flesh instead of in your spirit. How did sin enter the world in
the Garden of Eden? Eve baked that apple pie or
whatever it was. Sid: That’s not what happened. Laura: I know. Whatever it was, it was through
her appetite. And Esau sold his birthright for
a pot of stew. Satan even tempted Jesus and
said, “Turn these stones into bread”. So appetite is so usable by God. If you will have appetites up
for him and if you will satisfy your natural appetite with the
things that he shows you, that is supernatural. Sid: Now tell me a few things
you might have done to get the toxins out of your body. Laura: Well the program that I
put people on, the 30-day program, remember I told you
about those five categories that the prayer requests fell into, I
break people’s 30 days down into five, those five categories of
their lives, every prayer that they pray. And each one has six days. We spend six days on your
relationships, six days on your finances. There’s a devotional for each
day. You want to go in and say, Lord,
what happened to my marriage? What happened? Why can’t I get ahead? Why can’t I get healed? Why can’t I get promoted? Whatever. And then each of those six days,
we detox three body systems, spending two days on each. And I found….Sid: Take one. Laura: Okay. This is a perfect example. When we’re studying
relationships, we are spending six days digging deeply into
every relationship around you, above you, beneath you, and it
just so happens that the color vegetable that is very good for
the body system we’re detoxing that week, which is the heart,
your cardiovascular system, your circulatory system, that
particular week we’re going to eat a lot of reds. Isn’t that easy to remember? Reds in the heart. So it contains a little
something called lycopene. And everybody is trying to put
it in a pill form now. Take your lycopene pill. I think just reach for some
strawberries or some red grapes, or some red peppers. Easier, cheaper, much better for
the body. Sid: I was asking you, actually
yesterday, it just seemed to me that just a few days isn’t going
to be long enough to detox a liver, a heart. Laura: Right. But here’s the issue. God has already given us filters
in our bodies. Our lungs filter, our kidneys,
our liver, even our skin, it has a million little mouths on it. All right. So we already have filters. But we spend two days on each of
those filters cleaning them out so that they can do their job
because God has already designed our body to do the job for us. But many people, if I can get
say, their filter gets dirty, and eventually what happens is,
because their bodies are worn down, it does affect their
faith. There is no questioning, no
getting around it. If you feel ill in your body you
are going to have a more difficult time approaching your
Christian walk with fervor, with confidence, with faith. So it is so connected. We cannot segregate them. And I get very, can you tell I’m
very passionate about this message. Sid: Now there’s a fringe
benefit, by the way, because people that she’s taught this
course for, they lose a lot of weight. Give me an example of one
person. Laura: Well I’m just going to
tell you. I have one person who’s very
close to me and he said, okay, well I’ll do it. So he goes on this faith detox
and he’s losing weight immediately, like five pounds,
10 pounds. He loses, in the course of the
30 days, he loses 22 pounds and he is so transformed by it,
body, mind and spirit that he says, “I think I’m just going to
continue eating this way.” So he does and now a week out, he’s
now up to 25 pounds that he’s lost. It’s not water loss and it is
not protein loss. You eat four to five times a
day, eat or drink something four to five times a day. You’re not going to go hungry
and nothing tastes like grass. You have my word. But it’s just amazing to me to
hear that story along with other stories for men and women. And these are not just people
who have tons of weight to lose. But I am hearing from people all
over the United States, all over the world, 17 pounds in 17 days,
four pounds in the first five days. And they’ll say the first four
days was a real kicker, but now I have more energy and more
focus, and my body is fueled with the right things. Sid: You know, when we come back
I want to find some simple supernatural ways to detox our
faith. Be right back. We’ll be right back to It’s
Supernatural. We now return to It’s
Supernatural. Sid: Tell me some of the faith
killers that stop us from being natural supernatural. Laura: You know, what happens
when you pray for someone to be healed and they’re not, and then
months later, you get a call at 2:00 in the afternoon saying,
someone has had a horrible wreck, will you come do to the
hospital with me and pray. And there’s something inside of
you that says, it didn’t work last time, why is it going to
work this time. But what you have to do is you
have to step back and look at what Scripture says about the
act of praying over someone, laying hands on someone, and you
have to quit preaching your experience and preach the Word. If you do not do that, you will
begin to change your theology. Your doctrine will start
shifting everywhere. So that’s what I really try to
do first is tether people back to the Word. And why are my prayers not
answered? Where are my prophesies, you
know, the fulfillment to my prophesies? All of these things, they’re
going to get up every day and they’re going to read a
devotional that deal with what I call these 30 universal faith
toxins. But we start there with the Word
and with their spirit and then turn our attention to their
emotions. And there are prayers that they
pray to deal with the residues of that faith toxin. Think about this. Sid: Let’s take all the traumas
that we’ve had. Laura: Exactly. Sid: The rejection we’ve had,
failures that we’ve had. Laura; Grief, anger. Sid: They all take a toll on us. Laura: They do. Sid: How do we deal with it? Laura: Well you have to really,
you have to confront those Goliaths. You have to admit, I was wounded
walking through that. When my church split in two or
when my church died, it hurt me. It wounded me. How am I going to deal with that
grief? I have a lot of people to
forgive, you see. So yes, we pray these healing
prayers in there that deal with the emotional residues of each
faith toxin and then turn our attention to the correlating
body detox. So I’m telling you, by the end
of the 30 days, the devil has no place left in you that he can
throw a hook and keep you back from your future. So you can’t just stuff and
stuff, and stuff things that happen. You have to confront them and
remove them from your life. Sid: I want you to lead us in
one prayer to get rid of some of these toxins. Laura: I would love to. All right. Heavenly Father, I thank you
right now that you have created us body, mind and spirit. First of all, we just repent for
not acknowledging that. On any level, any place where
you have not been whole, where you have ignored your body, just
tell the Lord right now, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Any place where you have ignored
your emotions and not allowed yourself to be real, just tell
him, I’m sorry, no more. And any place in your spirit
where you have not made him Lord, where you have maybe not
even awakened to the Holy Spirit to fill you up, just tell him,
Lord, I’m sorry. And now, right now receive a
fresh impartation in all three. And I just declare over you that
no weapon that has formed against you will prosper. Not a single one. You are going to come out of
this fire not even smelling like smoke. And now I pray that it would be
a testimony to God that he would be famous because of the
testimony in your life. You have struggled and you have
been through hardship. But guess what, you’re still
standing. You’re still alive. So put praise in your mouth. Thank God for what he’s doing
because he can make a message out of your mess, a testimony
out of your test and a triumph out of every trial you’ve been
through. Just tell him, I receive a new
anointing right now, Lord. I receive healing for my body, I
receive healing for my mind and I receive healing for my spirit. Make me whole. Amen. Now it’s done. Sid: God wants you to have a new
beginning. There is the natural and there
is the supernatural, and you are a three part being, just as God
is a three-part being. If you don’t, you know, a wise
man once said, definition of insanity, keep doing things the
same way and expect different results. Laura: That’s right. Sid: Well we Jewish people have
a word for it. It’s meshuga. That means crazy. Make sure Jesus is your Messiah
and Lord. Tell him you’re sorry for your
sins. Believe that his blood wiped
away your sins and paid everything for your sins. Then ask him to live inside of
you and believe his grace, his enabling power will allow you to
overcome every problem in your life in Jesus’ name. Do it right now. Sid: Next week on
It’s Supernatural! My guest is the son of one of
the greatest healing evangelists in history. He’s the son of Oral Roberts. His name is Richard Roberts. But this is what you don’t know. Five months ago he was activated
to a new level of healing. I am expecting the greatest
outpouring of miracles we have ever had. We’re ready for a Holy Spirit
explosion. Your gifts to this ministry will
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