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Is This Young Boy The Future of Religion?

[SINGING] EZEKIEL: Oh my soul is for the Lord!
VASCONCELLAS SMITH: You can tell when you meet him that you’re in the presence of a
very special person. EZEKIEL: He is the alpha and the omega. The
beginning and the end. And he’s my best friend. HEZEKIAH STODDARD: He quote a scripture like
it’s the back of his hand. EZEKIEL: Hallelujah! C’mon let’s give God
some praise! Hallelujah! I wanna see ya stomp your feet and clap your hands.
REV. DR. FLEMING: He can speak on levels that the young can associate with as well as the
old. – He’s not afraid.
EZEKIEL: As long as we’ve got God, we not not worry!
EZEKIEL: My name is Minister Ezekiel Stoddard. I’m 11 years old and I’m a servant for God. [SINGING] PASTOR SMITH: Minister Ezekiel, the service
is about to start. Are you ready to come out? EZEKIEL: Yes.
EZEKIEL: When I was about 7 years old, God spoke to me. [SINGING} He was saying, son, I want you to do my will.
I want you to preach the Gospel. I can’t describe what the voice sounded like, but it was the
voice from God because when does man come by and tell you write a sermon—an 8-page
sermon—I’ll give you everything. EZEKIEL: Heavenly Father, I just want to thank
you for this day. EZEKIEL: It brings you a good feeling when
God steps in. It’s like a brighter day. The sun in shining, kids are playing, having a
bicycle race. It’s like a different atmosphere changed when God stepped into my life.
PASTOR SMITH: He’ll take a Bible, a Bible dictionary, a commentary, and he will sit
down and study and connect. REV. DR. FLEMING: I think the biggest thing
that impressed me the most was that his knowledge of the Word. Which is really a critical statement
when it comes to preaching as far as I’m concerned. EZEKIEL: I came to tell you about Jesus. A
child is now born. A child chosen by God is born to save His people for He sent not His
son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved, speaking about
Jesus. Now let me take this a little deeper. When this child was born, it shifted the atmosphere.
It started a new beginning. C’mon, let’s say Amen! Amen!
REV. JONES: When I see Ezekiel expounding in the pulpit he has a different demeanor
and he’s firm and he’s assured about what he’s doing. To be able to expound on the word
take knowledge and it takes God’s spirit dwelling within that person.
EZEKIEL: And when I prepare my sermons, I like to keep it quiet so I can hear God speaking
to me because a lot of times Satan really tries to y’know make noise and cause things
to happen to take my mind off God. What I would do is I would pray and I would meditate
and listen to the voice of God and what He tells me, He gives me a certain scripture,
He gives me a certain title, and He gives me things to write down in between. Everything
that God says, you just gotta keep on writing. Don’t stop. Just keep on writing until God
takes a break. SR. PASTOR SMITH: If I may ask everyone to
come to the altar real quick. REV. JONES: Ezekiel—his witness, his testimony,
is very inspiring. I would have him come preach whenever he’s available.
SR. PASTOR SMITH: How many 11-year-old preachers are ordained? First of all, ordained means
to be set apart, that means you’re called out from the ministry and you’re even called
out from among other ministers that have not been ordained. I know men my age that have
been in the ministry for 10, 15 years and they haven’t gotten ordination yet. They haven’t
been ordained. SR. PASTOR SMITH: You feel like praying for
some people? PASTOR SMITH: Even at the age of 6 Minister
Ezekiel wanted to pray, he had a heart for the people, to pray for the people.
SR. PASTOR SMITH: He has such a tender heart. EZEKIEL: Pray for her right now. You have
a reason for this woman to still be here today, hallelujah. God, speak healing right now in
the name of Jesus. God, pour into her like you’ve never done before, hallelujah. Use
her right now in the name of Jesus. Lord, heal her right now in the name of Jesus. In
the name of Jesus. Amen. SR. PASTOR SMITH: If I didn’t know Ezekiel,
I would be skeptical. I think it was Nightline that showed a list of young preachers that
started out like this, even younger, and they investigated and found that those children
were being used by their parents to make money. So you understand the skepticism, so I had
a long talk with Ezekiel. I said, do not be offended because someone is skeptical. They
have a right to be. Some people are just concerned. EZEKIEL: My first strong role model in my
life was my stepfather Pastor Vasconcellas Smith. When a strong male steps in and really
takes time to say, son, I want you to come over here and we’re gonna talk about some
thing. I appreciate what he has done in our lives. I really thank God for him because
without him and God, we wouldn’t have made it this far. [SINGING] PASTOR SMITH: I did not want my children to
hurt like I have hurt. I, as a young girl, had been raped and I’ve had my entire family
turn their back on me at a very young age. [SINGING] PASTOR SMITH: At the age of 14, I was homeless.
And my church, they helped me. They gave me the backbone that I could make it. It was
the grounding of the word of God that helped me get this in my life and I found salvation.
I found Jesus Christ and I wanted my children to be saved. And so the music that we’re singing—some
of the music I’ve held for over 20 years. Upon having children, I shared those songs
with our children and from that point on, our children began singing the same songs. [SINGING] EZEKIEL: I really love my mom. I would die
for her, right now if somebody would threaten her. I’ve had an altercation before when somebody
had talked about my mom. A lot of children today are missing God in their lives. Sometimes
kids pick on my of my belief and faith in Christ Jesus, but it hasn’t changed my mind
about anything, as you can see. I’m still preaching the Word because I want every child
to know who God is. I want every child to prosper, so what I’m saying to everyone now,
what I’m saying to the parents is that you need to get your child involved in Christ.
That’s what I want to say. EZEKIEL [preaching]: I want you to stand to
your feet and say Jesus, I love you. Jesus, I need you. Hallelujah. Jesus, I want you.
I can’t go no further without you, hallelujah. I can’t go on without you. I couldn’t go nowhere
without you. Hallelujah. Because the Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want. He leads
me out of still waters, He restored my soul— EZEKIEL: You go into a different gear when
the presence of God comes over you. I can’t control it. It’s just the spirit of God coming
on me. EZEKIEL: And I shall not want! The Lord is
my light! And my salvation. He shall me from all of my enemies. Ha! Love your enemies!
Love them. They prosecute you, hallelujah. C’mon and give the Lord some praise. REV. JONES: I believe that Ezekiel was called
to make a great impact and hopeful win some souls.
EZEKIEL: Y’know, Jesus, he never stood in one place. I’d really like to be an evangelist,
to travel all around the world. That’s what I want my future to be like. I see myself
at a podium preaching to a lot of people, a couple of million, and I can see myself
telling them what Peter said. Repent ye and believe the Gospel. My hands stretched out
wide, reaching out, reaching up to the sky. Sometimes I have dreams about it and when
I dream about it, it’s amazing, because when I wake up, sometimes I feel like I’m at that
time right now. But then sometimes I realize, I’m still 11. I think in my dream I’m like
20 or 30 and it gives me that feeling that I can push forward. My name is Minister Ezekiel Stoddard and you’re watchin’ Prodigies. [BEAT BOXING]

100 Replies to “Is This Young Boy The Future of Religion?”

  • If you want a picture of the future of religion, just imagine boot stamping on the face of humanity, forever.

  • This young boy has the ability to connect with people and convey ideas in a smooth, understandable way. He's a very gifted speaker, but his talent is being wasted.

    Get this boy to congress and have him fix this country.

  • If that child is placed before a congregation to preach the word of God, then he was placed there because that is the level and the understanding of their church. That congregation is still on milk and not meat of the word of God. When the time shell come for that child to experience a mind transformed by the Spirit he would not know the difference, because it feels as if your loosing your mind, but it is the two Spirits fighting to own his thought. He is not ready.

  • Allow me to testify what God has done to a friend of mine, in college, he got into the wrong crowd, started doing heroin , he lost two of his friends because of a heroin overdose,he almost died himself. Detox clinic did little.I brought him to a church retreat, to have an experience with God he was delivered supernaturally by the power of God he began to throw up all the toxins he had inside because of heroin.Its been more than a year since he done heroin or any drug since no withdrawals either

  • is this realy what your comparing martin luther king jr. to after all he did for us your comparing him to a little boy he can preach like any other preacher. No offense i think what he is doing is great but its not martin Luther king Jr. great. Compare him to someone else.

  • This is how i imagine the story of Jesus started back in the day. A talented speaker and, an an very interlectual individual. But no more than that. 🙂

  • Hopefully there will never have to be another Dr. King. He was necessary to end segregation so I hope another of him isn't necessary.

  • To bad there is so many people who still believe in God… Guess what, hes just the sun with a new name.

  • 856 dislikes? Rlly? they should not allow ppl to comment or like on this bc that is ridiculous, no matter wat u may believe

  • Ezekiel 25:17.

    "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!"

    -Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction)

  • if the ability to keep your audience interested and read scripture is the mark of a good preacher, then I do not know why I have gone to school to learn about Biblical and Theological studies. I'll just drop out now and tell jokes and get the congregation to read scripture themselves.

    To me the purpose of preaching is not to elicit an emotional response or to entertain, it is to present truth about God and help the congregation to understand.

  • definitely a rainbow child holy jesus the fearlessness in him for all the people that dont know what im saying go search it up and resonate in the idea…..rainbow child crystal child and indigo child….

  • This boy has a natural talent for entertaining paired with what he has been taught from birth to believe. He's especially extroverted and well-spoken for his age and a talented beatboxer, but child preachers are not unique.

  • I don't understand why so many people on Youtube complain about people and their religion.. it is a way of life that 78.1% of the world is a part of, regardless of their specific religious affiliation. I am not saying any one group is right, but I am asking us all to be more respectful and accepting of how they choose to live. I myself am a Christian, and I have nothing but love for everyone! This goes even further: homosexuals also deserve respect, and as a Christian I love them just as much.<3


  • The people who have something negative to say are the ones who "God" never speaks to. They are the people who have not had a miracle healing(s), who have not been given any personal experience of sign that there is a Creator. The Hopi say there are two kinds of people in the world, One Hearted and Two Hearted, you are either a One Hearted or a Two Hearted person. This young man is a One Hearted person. There is nothing the One Hearted can say to the Two Hearted. Direct experiences are earned.

  • I believe it does require maturity to speak in a way that he connects with people (or pretends to), take his time because he could be just doing nothing and to actually believe in something that you can't see, in this case, God. Not everybody's into money, some people do it for love and I can asure you that this kid, at least at his age, isn't into money. I respect your opinion about not believing in a diety but you should respect everyone else and their beliefs. Just my honest opinion.

  • Religion is just a distraction from the reality of how horrible the world is… It just blinds people from seeing the truth…

  • since when a faith in God is considered to be a talant? Im a chistian, but i have no idea what is going on in this video. The kid is simply knows what to tell to adults in the church te hear "amen" thats all. He actually talks exactly like many famous black preachers, no diffrence. And that is stupid, nowadays people are going to church to see some show.

  • Out of thousands of religions, you're telling me this kid is special because he can remember the bible? Give him a math or physics book

  • If God is on my side go can suceed against me, no one and i believe in Jesus… thank you for this boy

  • Brainwashing? is going to heaven brainwashing to you? your seeing a godly YouTube video and hating maybe your the one that's "brainwashed" with hate for innocent people that are 11 years old!

  • The church uses donations for things like paying janitors, paying for water and electricity. Somebody probably does make a little money somewhere though

  • i will say no to him being future of religion. telling the people the truth about God is what is needed. the relationship we must have with christ. faith in God. i will say he is a special messenger of God, to proclaim his word and make known His love and will for mankind

  • If a 11 year old kid can be a minister in his country or some other, then why can't I BE A PRIME MINISTER IN MY COUNTRY BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20-26??!!!

  • It is a distraction from the reality of the world if for no other reason than it claims that there is a being that cares for you, guides you, and will usher you into the perfect place for all eternity. There is no evidence for such a thing. Patrick is insinuating that the world is horrible because we make it so and to take a liberty with his viewpoint, that there is an, at times, overwhelming hopelessness to realizing that nothing means anything and that according to what we know, we are evolved

  • creatures riding a space rock through the vast nothingness of space. Believing in a metaphysical big brother makes all those worries go away. It is the last remaining belief in magic and causes people to often times shirk considering their own existence. Hence, a distraction.

  • So if direct experiences are earned, you "One Hearted" people are all better than those of us who have yet to have a deity speak to us? You are better than me because I have yet to run into anyone who can turn a stick into a snake or water into wine? Glad to be here so you can feel better about yourself. Judge away.

  • The video is about a child prodigy. It's not promoting religion. THNKR shares short videos about gifted children from around the world. This boy is way ahead of his peers & deserves recognition. It shouldn't be hard to accept or encourage his intellectual giftedness. Stop being so blind & narrow-minded. Let this boy share his GOD-given talent!

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