Simple Basics Can Lead to Big Miracles with Katie Souza (Season 5, Ep. 11)

Simple Basics Can Lead to Big Miracles with Katie Souza (Season 5, Ep. 11)

What is keeping you from receiving your miracle? It's as simple as holding on to anger, resentment, unforgiveness or character bents.

In this episode, author Katie Souza shares her personal struggles that kept her from receiving her healing from hurt and anger. God showed her how character bents can keep you from healing spiritually or physically. Katie believes God is calling all generations to be healed, receive new wineskins in order to keep up with the revival He is releasing on earth.

Listen as Katie tells about the miraculous stories of people being healed of the metal in their body, her prison outreach ministry, and her recently released book, "Healing the Wounded Soul."

33 Minutes • 5 months ago

Episode Notes

Greenelines

With Dr. Steve Greene

An Interview with Katie Souza

 

Former convict Katie Souza now serves as a preacher and healing evangelist to those trapped in physical and spiritual chains. A self-proclaimed “career criminal” most of her life, Katie was convicted of a number of felonies and sent to federal prison to serve almost 12 years.

But while serving what would be her final prison sentence, Katie encountered God in a way that dramatically changed her life. She immediately became an outspoken advocate for Jesus and her infectious love for him cause many women inside her cell block to accept Him as their Savior.

Katie and her ministry are featured in the January issue of Charisma magazine.

Dr. Steve Greene: This is the Greenelines podcast. I’m Steve Greene on the Charisma Podcast Network. I’m so excited to introduce my guest to you. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing her once before, and I like not been able to sit still. So, I can't promise I’m going sit still for this one, either. Katie Souza is my guest. We’ve got her on the phone line. I’ve got so much to tell you about her and that she’s going to tell you as well. But first of all Kate, welcome to the charisma Podcast Network.

Katie Souza: Dr. Greene, thank you so much. I love doing these podcasts with you. This is our second time around and I had a blast from the first one.

Dr. Steve Greene: I’m looking at a picture of you ministering in prison. You got your hand up in the air. You’re dancing to some music. It just looks like you're having fun. You’re in January issue of Charisma. And the story is healing behind bars. This miracle-working prison evangelist explains how to heal both the body and the soul. Why don't we start right there? Tell us what you’re up to in your prison ministry.

Katie Souza: The prison ministry is probably one the most exciting things that we do. We hit a home run every single time we go in because God is so interested in ministering to those people and to show them who He really is. Every time we go, it’s just non-stop miracles from beginning to end. And God does the impossible stuff. I was just in a Florida prison. When we walked in, there was 150 women smashed in this tiny little building. We had to drive two hours to get there. We came in, they were blasting the worship music in the whole building. Every woman in there was singing so the whole building was just vibrating with worship. I got up and I played a few testimony videos about some metal disappearing from inmates’ bodies in other prisons. I played the videos right in front of their eyes and I mean in these videos, we show a sergeant in one of them, a sergeant running a metal detector over an inmate's back, two inmates’ backs, and the metal detector does not go off. I asked the sergeant afterwards if this metal detector will go through skin and he said yes it will. I said, so if you're not detecting any metal and it's not going off, what does that mean to you? He actually said that means that it’s a miracle and that same sergeant, to this day … one of those guys got let out and the other one didn't, he is still in …. that same sergeant when he walks the yard and he sees this other guy who has had metal disappear from his neck, he takes out the metal detector and wands him every time he sees him. And every time the metal detector still doesn't go off, he looks at the inmate, his name is Larry, he says I guess it’s still not there. That facility with that guy has a metal detector in it that you have to walk through when you go into chow, so all the inmates know this miracle really happened.

An Out-of-the-Ordinary Ministry

Dr. Steve Greene: So tell me, Katie, how did God open this ministry up to you? How did you know to start praying for metal implantation? I don’t know what else to call it.

Katie Souza: Years ago, I had this revelation come to me that character bents in us are connected to the giants and the giants have power over metal. What happened was, personally, I used to have a horrible character bent of bitterness. Even as a leader of this ministry, everything would get me bitter. If there was something that went wrong or bad news I got, I would always respond with, ‘man I knew something bad was going to happen.’ I always had some sort of negative reaction to every single thing that happened in my life and it was overpowering to me. So I asked God to show me, why can I get the root of what it is. He said I had character bents, everyday character bents that everybody has like fear, jealousy, judgmentalism, criticism.  Whatever they are they come from the giant. I'm talking about the giants in Genesis 6. So when I when I heard the Lord say that I said, ‘you're telling me that there's a spirit that's behind you being scared?’ I said if that's true, tell me of somebody in the Bible that has a character bent connected to the giant. He said, King Saul. And I remember King Saul has character bents.  When he didn't do all those things he was ordered to do by God and he kept the herds and flocks alive, the prophet Samuels told him rebellion the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as idolatry Rebellion and stubbornness are two major character bents. So, I said okay he has all of the major character bents, where did he get them from? That’s when we read 1 Samuel 9. I went to that, the brain being directed by the Holy Spirit. It’s a genealogy assault. They talked about who his grandfather was in that his father's name was Kiss. His father was a mighty man. There were mighty there and it was the same word used to describe the giants in Genesis 6.

·      Genesis 6:4: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown” (MEV).

So, like Oh wow. And then I looked up Kiss’ name and his name actually means bent. and then even Saul’s grandfather, his name was Abel something and his name means mighty man also. It just so happens that the next verse talks about how Saul was head and shoulders taller than all the other people in the nation. That doesn't mean that tall people are giants, but it was very odd for him to be that tall and being the Jewish persuasion of the nationality of being Jewish they're not normally not very tall people. But he was extremely tall because he had the giant DNA in him and that's also where he got these character bents. So God began to show me how giant had power over metal. Look at Goliath, he had this very advanced weaponry, advanced metal shields and advanced metal armor. The tip of his spear weighs almost as much as I do. And then also in Judges, it talks about Sisera who had 900 iron chariots that he used to keep the Israelites subdued. And where did he get the technology in those days? How, how did he know to build iron chariots. An angel in Judges 5 calls Sisera a mighty man. The spirit of the giants is still alive in the U.S. today, they control these character bents, but they also have power to manipulate metal. People have metal in their bodies like a metal implant, or metal toxicity from middle amalgams, or maybe metal in the body from vaccinations or different metals that come in to our body through our water or air or whatever. They can use those against us to cause pain  to cause restricted motion. But when you get healed of character bents that are inside your soul, and you don't have an inner bents or whatever your bent is anymore, then you have power over these spirits to be able to work a miracle like metal miracles. I mean, Jesus said it John 14:10. He says the prince of the world is coming. But there’s nothing in me that's in common with Him. So, he has no power over me. The enemy won't have any power over us, including these giant spirits. If we have nothing in us in our soul, that are in common with them. But once I got healed of that bitter bent, that's when I started seeing metal miracles happening all the time in my meetings because now I have dominion over the giants.

·     John 14:10:Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own authority. But the Father who lives in Me does the works” (MEV).

Dunamis Power

I basically took the simplicity of the Scriptures, the Word of God, and got healed. I mean, we have a power inside of us. When the Holy Spirit comes to live within us, He brings power with Him. Acts 8 says you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. One of its meanings is excellence a soul. So inside our spirit, we have the Holy Spirit and we have this powerful called Dunamis that enables us to heal anything in our soul that is not of God, including character bents. In Ephesians 3:16 in the Amplified Classic, Paul says I pray that you would be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power, that’s the word Dunamis, in your inner man, that's your soul, by the Holy Spirit indwelling your innermost being and personality. Your personality is part of your soul, your personality is demonstrated through your soul, and here Paul is praying that we'd be strengthened and reinforced in our soul with Dunamis power. And even in our personality, where those character bents live. Every time I felt Dunamis rising up I would release what I have. The Bible says that Goes does super abundantly above and beyond all that we could ever ask or imagine according to the power that’s at work in you. So I put the Dunamis power to work in me and I got the super abundance that the Bible talks about. When that bitter bent would rise up, I'd run into another room, I repent for it. And I say, you know what, I send Dunamis power via the action of the Holy Spirit, to the root of that of that bitterness, wherever came into my bloodline. Wherever the Giants got a hold of my bloodline, wherever that came in, right now, I ask you Holy Spirit, you go right to the root of that, and you apply Dunamis and you make me excellence of soul. I just kept on whacking away at them. And every time I got bitter, I would respond with that simple decree of exercising Dunamis.

·     Ephesians 3:16: May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]” (AMPC).

Television

Katie hosts the show Healing Your Soul, which can be seen on Verde Valley TV in Cottonwood, Arizona; KPAZ-TV TBN 20 in Phoenix, Arizona; Flow TV in the United Kingdom; FlowTV in Africa; FBN Faith Broadcasting in Africa; and Faith USA Monday through Friday in the Unites States. Or, you can watch episodes here online.

Katie’s Books

·         Healing the Wounded Soul published by Charisma House (2017)

·         Soul Decrees (2014)

·         The Captivity Series: The Key to Your Expected End (2007)

Prison Ministry

God is using the Prison Outreach of Expected End Ministries in powerful ways to bring hope and healing to a wounded world. The ministry serves inmates in more than 3,500 prisons around the world. To date, hundreds of thousands of free copies of Katie’s book, The Captivity Series: The Key to Your Expected End, have been distributed to God’s incarcerated people. This powerful teaching is based on the stories of Israel’s captivities, and it draws vital lessons for freedom and victories living from their examples.

Reach Katie on Social Media

At Expectedendministries.com

On Facebook at facebook.com/katiesouzaministries

On YouTube

On Twitter

On Instagram

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

Episode Notes

Greenelines

With Dr. Steve Greene

An Interview with Katie Souza

 

Former convict Katie Souza now serves as a preacher and healing evangelist to those trapped in physical and spiritual chains. A self-proclaimed “career criminal” most of her life, Katie was convicted of a number of felonies and sent to federal prison to serve almost 12 years.

But while serving what would be her final prison sentence, Katie encountered God in a way that dramatically changed her life. She immediately became an outspoken advocate for Jesus and her infectious love for him cause many women inside her cell block to accept Him as their Savior.

Katie and her ministry are featured in the January issue of Charisma magazine.

Dr. Steve Greene: This is the Greenelines podcast. I’m Steve Greene on the Charisma Podcast Network. I’m so excited to introduce my guest to you. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing her once before, and I like not been able to sit still. So, I can't promise I’m going sit still for this one, either. Katie Souza is my guest. We’ve got her on the phone line. I’ve got so much to tell you about her and that she’s going to tell you as well. But first of all Kate, welcome to the charisma Podcast Network.

Katie Souza: Dr. Greene, thank you so much. I love doing these podcasts with you. This is our second time around and I had a blast from the first one.

Dr. Steve Greene: I’m looking at a picture of you ministering in prison. You got your hand up in the air. You’re dancing to some music. It just looks like you're having fun. You’re in January issue of Charisma. And the story is healing behind bars. This miracle-working prison evangelist explains how to heal both the body and the soul. Why don't we start right there? Tell us what you’re up to in your prison ministry.

Katie Souza: The prison ministry is probably one the most exciting things that we do. We hit a home run every single time we go in because God is so interested in ministering to those people and to show them who He really is. Every time we go, it’s just non-stop miracles from beginning to end. And God does the impossible stuff. I was just in a Florida prison. When we walked in, there was 150 women smashed in this tiny little building. We had to drive two hours to get there. We came in, they were blasting the worship music in the whole building. Every woman in there was singing so the whole building was just vibrating with worship. I got up and I played a few testimony videos about some metal disappearing from inmates’ bodies in other prisons. I played the videos right in front of their eyes and I mean in these videos, we show a sergeant in one of them, a sergeant running a metal detector over an inmate's back, two inmates’ backs, and the metal detector does not go off. I asked the sergeant afterwards if this metal detector will go through skin and he said yes it will. I said, so if you're not detecting any metal and it's not going off, what does that mean to you? He actually said that means that it’s a miracle and that same sergeant, to this day … one of those guys got let out and the other one didn't, he is still in …. that same sergeant when he walks the yard and he sees this other guy who has had metal disappear from his neck, he takes out the metal detector and wands him every time he sees him. And every time the metal detector still doesn't go off, he looks at the inmate, his name is Larry, he says I guess it’s still not there. That facility with that guy has a metal detector in it that you have to walk through when you go into chow, so all the inmates know this miracle really happened.

An Out-of-the-Ordinary Ministry

Dr. Steve Greene: So tell me, Katie, how did God open this ministry up to you? How did you know to start praying for metal implantation? I don’t know what else to call it.

Katie Souza: Years ago, I had this revelation come to me that character bents in us are connected to the giants and the giants have power over metal. What happened was, personally, I used to have a horrible character bent of bitterness. Even as a leader of this ministry, everything would get me bitter. If there was something that went wrong or bad news I got, I would always respond with, ‘man I knew something bad was going to happen.’ I always had some sort of negative reaction to every single thing that happened in my life and it was overpowering to me. So I asked God to show me, why can I get the root of what it is. He said I had character bents, everyday character bents that everybody has like fear, jealousy, judgmentalism, criticism.  Whatever they are they come from the giant. I'm talking about the giants in Genesis 6. So when I when I heard the Lord say that I said, ‘you're telling me that there's a spirit that's behind you being scared?’ I said if that's true, tell me of somebody in the Bible that has a character bent connected to the giant. He said, King Saul. And I remember King Saul has character bents.  When he didn't do all those things he was ordered to do by God and he kept the herds and flocks alive, the prophet Samuels told him rebellion the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as idolatry Rebellion and stubbornness are two major character bents. So, I said okay he has all of the major character bents, where did he get them from? That’s when we read 1 Samuel 9. I went to that, the brain being directed by the Holy Spirit. It’s a genealogy assault. They talked about who his grandfather was in that his father's name was Kiss. His father was a mighty man. There were mighty there and it was the same word used to describe the giants in Genesis 6.

·      Genesis 6:4: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown” (MEV).

So, like Oh wow. And then I looked up Kiss’ name and his name actually means bent. and then even Saul’s grandfather, his name was Abel something and his name means mighty man also. It just so happens that the next verse talks about how Saul was head and shoulders taller than all the other people in the nation. That doesn't mean that tall people are giants, but it was very odd for him to be that tall and being the Jewish persuasion of the nationality of being Jewish they're not normally not very tall people. But he was extremely tall because he had the giant DNA in him and that's also where he got these character bents. So God began to show me how giant had power over metal. Look at Goliath, he had this very advanced weaponry, advanced metal shields and advanced metal armor. The tip of his spear weighs almost as much as I do. And then also in Judges, it talks about Sisera who had 900 iron chariots that he used to keep the Israelites subdued. And where did he get the technology in those days? How, how did he know to build iron chariots. An angel in Judges 5 calls Sisera a mighty man. The spirit of the giants is still alive in the U.S. today, they control these character bents, but they also have power to manipulate metal. People have metal in their bodies like a metal implant, or metal toxicity from middle amalgams, or maybe metal in the body from vaccinations or different metals that come in to our body through our water or air or whatever. They can use those against us to cause pain  to cause restricted motion. But when you get healed of character bents that are inside your soul, and you don't have an inner bents or whatever your bent is anymore, then you have power over these spirits to be able to work a miracle like metal miracles. I mean, Jesus said it John 14:10. He says the prince of the world is coming. But there’s nothing in me that's in common with Him. So, he has no power over me. The enemy won't have any power over us, including these giant spirits. If we have nothing in us in our soul, that are in common with them. But once I got healed of that bitter bent, that's when I started seeing metal miracles happening all the time in my meetings because now I have dominion over the giants.

·     John 14:10:Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own authority. But the Father who lives in Me does the works” (MEV).

Dunamis Power

I basically took the simplicity of the Scriptures, the Word of God, and got healed. I mean, we have a power inside of us. When the Holy Spirit comes to live within us, He brings power with Him. Acts 8 says you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. One of its meanings is excellence a soul. So inside our spirit, we have the Holy Spirit and we have this powerful called Dunamis that enables us to heal anything in our soul that is not of God, including character bents. In Ephesians 3:16 in the Amplified Classic, Paul says I pray that you would be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power, that’s the word Dunamis, in your inner man, that's your soul, by the Holy Spirit indwelling your innermost being and personality. Your personality is part of your soul, your personality is demonstrated through your soul, and here Paul is praying that we'd be strengthened and reinforced in our soul with Dunamis power. And even in our personality, where those character bents live. Every time I felt Dunamis rising up I would release what I have. The Bible says that Goes does super abundantly above and beyond all that we could ever ask or imagine according to the power that’s at work in you. So I put the Dunamis power to work in me and I got the super abundance that the Bible talks about. When that bitter bent would rise up, I'd run into another room, I repent for it. And I say, you know what, I send Dunamis power via the action of the Holy Spirit, to the root of that of that bitterness, wherever came into my bloodline. Wherever the Giants got a hold of my bloodline, wherever that came in, right now, I ask you Holy Spirit, you go right to the root of that, and you apply Dunamis and you make me excellence of soul. I just kept on whacking away at them. And every time I got bitter, I would respond with that simple decree of exercising Dunamis.

·     Ephesians 3:16: May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]” (AMPC).

Television

Katie hosts the show Healing Your Soul, which can be seen on Verde Valley TV in Cottonwood, Arizona; KPAZ-TV TBN 20 in Phoenix, Arizona; Flow TV in the United Kingdom; FlowTV in Africa; FBN Faith Broadcasting in Africa; and Faith USA Monday through Friday in the Unites States. Or, you can watch episodes here online.

Katie’s Books

·         Healing the Wounded Soul published by Charisma House (2017)

·         Soul Decrees (2014)

·         The Captivity Series: The Key to Your Expected End (2007)

Prison Ministry

God is using the Prison Outreach of Expected End Ministries in powerful ways to bring hope and healing to a wounded world. The ministry serves inmates in more than 3,500 prisons around the world. To date, hundreds of thousands of free copies of Katie’s book, The Captivity Series: The Key to Your Expected End, have been distributed to God’s incarcerated people. This powerful teaching is based on the stories of Israel’s captivities, and it draws vital lessons for freedom and victories living from their examples.

Reach Katie on Social Media

At Expectedendministries.com

On Facebook at facebook.com/katiesouzaministries

On YouTube

On Twitter

On Instagram

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

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Simple Basics Can Lead to Big Miracles with Katie Souza (Season 5, Ep. 11)