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SID: Hello, Sid Roth here with Andre Ashby. Welcome to my world, where it’s naturally supernatural. It’s the rarified air of heaven. You’re going to hear music today that’s not just music, it’s music from heaven. It’s called prophetic music that releases such an atmosphere of heaven. You are going to be so excited you tuned into this show. Andre, I don’t mean this with disrespect, but you didn’t stand a chance of surviving. You were born from a rape; your mother rejected you, you went to stay with relatives, they were alcoholic. Then you ended up with a great-grandmother. How old was she?

ANDRE: She was probably about 82 when I moved in with her.

SID: And how old were you?

ANDRE: I was 11.

SID: Did she give you much supervision?

ANDRE: No, I basically raised myself.

SID: You had an experience with God, and I have to believe if you had not had that experience with God, I would not be talking to you today. You would’ve been in jail, in prison, in an insane asylum, or dead.

ANDRE: Definitely. When I was 4, the Lord came to me in dreams. It was the same dream repeatedly. I would walk into a room and there’d be a white wall with a window. I would look through the window and the Lord would speak to me over and over “I will never leave you. I will never forsake you. I will be with you always.”

SID: Had you ever heard that? Did anyone ever tell you those words before?

ANDRE: No. My uncle and aunt who raised me until I was 11 were alcoholics, so they never talked about God.

SID: You started going to a Seventh Day Adventist church, but something strange happened. When you would sing, what would people say?

ANDRE: People would tell me “Andre, when you were singing, the Devil tried to get me.” In an Adventist church, they didn’t really believe much in the moving of the Holy Spirit. One lady said to me “When you sing, it was like electricity hit me from the top of my head to the souls of my feet.” I didn’t know that was the Holy Spirit, so my response to God was “God, why are You letting the Devil get people while I’m singing?” I didn’t understand.

SID: You tried to get a woman named Sherrie to come to your church. Sherrie had that same presence on her that you had, especially when you would sing.

ANDRE: Sherrie was a Church of God in Christ evangelist. I met her at work. I’d just gotten back from Adventist college and got a job at Walter and Reed. When I met Sherrie, I could feel the presence of the Lord around her, but it confused me, because I was taught if you went to church on Sunday you really didn’t love God, you were just going through the motions. So I thought it was my job to get Sherrie out of Sunday church and into the Adventist church. What happened, I began to go to church with her. It was like a three year period of me pulling out of the Adventist church and starting to go to church on Saturday and Sunday.

SID: You actually had to have a dream to get free to leave the congregation.

ANDRE: Definitely. I would go to church on Sunday, and I was terrified, because I was taught that if you leave the Adventist church, you’re going to hell, because you’re leaving the truth. Every Sunday I’d walk into church and get terrified. One night I went home and had a dream. I was walking through a really scary place in Kansas City. Kansas City is where I’m from. A few years ago Kansas City had the third highest murder rate in the nation, so I was terrified in this dream. This guy walked in front of me. He was this tall, blonde guy. I’d never seen him before, but I knew instinctively to follow him. I followed him through this real dangerous place in the city, and we walked inside this house. It was a brown house with a brown, screened in porch. I waited outside on the porch. I wanted to thank him, because I felt like he saved my life. He came back out with a folded white piece of paper, and he handed it to me. I opened up the paper and it said “In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I’ll direct your path.” I woke up from the dream and knew that it was ok to leave the Adventist church; that the Lord was leading me.

SID: You really needed a dream like that. Seventh Day Adventists say that if you don’t worship on Saturday, you’re not going to go to heaven. So you needed something supernatural. The truth of the matter is that the worship is not a day, it’s a person. Now God never changed the Sabbath. It’s Saturday. But I love the idea that Christianity picked Sunday for the Sabbath, so I can relax with God, not because I have to, but because I want to, on Saturday, if that makes sense to Andre. It’s a matter of freedom. You were at a conference once with Jim Gall, and he prophesied over you.

ANDRE: It was right after I left the Adventist church and went to Kansas City Fellowship. It was my first Sunday there. Only a couple of friends from school were with me. They were the only ones that knew me. Jim Gall was teaching on the prophetic, and at the end he said “You, what’s your name?” This had never happened to me before, and I go “Uhh, my name’s Andre.” He goes “Do you know what the prophetic song of the Lord is?” I’m like “No.” He said “Well God says it’s in you. You’re going to sing it today.”

SID: Nothing like putting you on the spot.

ANDRE: Definitely on the spot, because I had tried to write a song for a year, and I couldn’t come up with words. As I’m walking up front I’m going “God, You’ve got to do something, or this is going to be terrible.” Jim began to sing over me, singing stuff like “You’re one of the new breed” and all this other stuff that I didn’t know what he meant. He stopped, took the microphone, and said “Now you sing” and stuck it in my mouth. As I was standing there with the mic, I began to shake, which I’d never experienced before. Then suddenly something came up out of my belly. I could feel it coming up, and when I opened up my mouth, I began to sing. My friends who brought me from school fell out on the floor. People all over the room began to weep uncontrollably. This went on for 20 minutes, Jim and I singing back and forth.

SID: I’ll tell you what, when we come back from the break, I’m going to put Andre on the spot. I’m going to put a demand on his gift, because his songs come from heaven.

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