[by Dean Smith] In 2011, at the age of 14, Taylor Hale of Waukee, Iowa was with friends when she fell off the hood of a car hitting her head on the pavement. Unconscious, she was rushed to hospital by ambulance. According to an article in USA Today, the doctors medically induced a coma to help heal her brain trauma. Over the next six days medical staff worked on Taylor, but the news wasn’t good. Her head was sinking into her spinal canal, and according to doctors this was irreversible. But the sixth day, September 17, 2011, proved eventful. Early in the morning, Taylor suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. With no brain activity, the doctors recommended to Taylor’s parents, Stacy and Chuck Taylor, that their daughter be taken off life support. The family agreed and began planning for her funeral.
George Pickering, 59, was desperate. His adult son George Jr, 27, was lying in a coma at the Tomball Medical Regional Center in Tomball, Texas. He had suffered a series of strokes and the doctors told George his son was brain-dead and they were planning to take him off life support. Pickering, who is remarried, did not have medical power of attorney in the situation. And oh yeah, the hospital was interested in harvesting his son’s organs. But desperate people do desperate things. On January 10, 2015, with gun in hand George walked into the intensive care ward where his son was under care and ordered the medical staff out of the room. In an interview with The Blaze, Pickering said he had a very simple plan, he and his son were going to die together. The police were immediately phoned and a SWAT team dispatched to the center. Before they even arrived, Pickering’s other son had taken the gun away from his dad. And over the next four hours, Pickering and the police were …
[by Dean Smith] According to a report in the Daily Mail, Annabel Wilson Beam, 12, of Texas was playing with her two sisters on a hollowed out Cottonwood tree in December 2011, when she fell 30′ down inside the tree. Trapped at the bottom, emergency crews were called in to pull her out. Falling in and out of consciousness, Annabel then 9 was rushed by helicopter to nearby Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth Texas. After her arrival, MRI scans showed wounds consistent with head trauma (she had apparently hit her head three times on the way down), but other than a few bumps and bruises they could find nothing wrong with her. Annabel was eventually released. One doctor quipped: “I guess someone up there was looking out for her.” That in itself was a miracle. However, after Annabel was sent home, things started getting a bit bizarre. Annabel told her parents, Kevin and Christy Beam, that while unconscious she went to heaven and sat on Jesus’ lap. Annabel described Jesus as having dark skin, …
[by Dean Smith] Attending emergency physician, Dr Jeremy Garrett, called it a ‘bonafide miracle.’ On Martin Luther Day (January 19, 2015), John Smith, 14, along with two friends were out on the frozen waters of Missouri’s Lake Saint Louise when the three fell through the ice. According to KDSK TV, by the time rescuers from the St. Louis Fire Department arrived, one of the two friends had dragged himself out and the other was hanging on to the ice. John, however, could not be seen. After being under water for about 15 minutes, rescuers found John and dragged him out. With no pulse, paramedics performed CPR as they rushed the boy to the hospital but believed there was little hope of recovery.
[by Dean Smith] When Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, entered Boca Baton Regional hospital in Boca Raton, Florida, for a typical C-section she was not expecting a few hours later that her name would be broadcast across the country because of a miracle. According to a report in the Sun Sentinel, after her baby’s safe delivery, Ruby stopped breathing and then a short time later her heart stopped beating. A medical team, numbering over 12, frantically worked to revive her. Team members alternated doing CPR as they tired, others applied shock treatments to restart Ruby’s heart. But after 45 minutes doctors realized there was nothing more they could do. Ruby had died.
[by Ken Zerbin] Sometimes our journey of faith meets some real challenges when we try to measure our faith. I would like to encourage fellow believers to keep trusting the Lord and His Word, no matter how strong or weak we might feel our faith is. Remember…it is Who we are putting our trust in that is important…it’s not about the “quality” of our trust. Several summers ago I was at one of my lowest spiritual points of my life. We had gathered a number of our paid and volunteer staff from the church for a training event. The instructor did a great job, but as the day’s training progressed, I couldn’t help but notice two things about him. He made several comments about being in a church doing this kind of training. His comments seemed to be a cry for spiritual attention.
I want to share the healing of Adrie-Anne Gamble Saskatchewan, Canada. It is well-documented with ultrasounds. Adrie-Anne had been experiencing lower pelvic pain for several months and finally realized she needed to go to the doctor. Three months later she was in the hospital for surgery, but when the surgeon opened her up, he discovered a miracle had taken place…
Vasiliy Voytovich is President of Evangel Theological Seminary (ETS) in Kiev, Ukraine. At the 11th Annual World Christians Doctors conference held May 9-10, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria Vasiliy shared his testimony of how God healed his wife, Lyubov, of breast cancer. In 1955, Vasiliy and his wife were living in the town of Stebnic, in the western Ukraine, when his wife then 32 noticed a lump in her left breast after experiencing pain. She went to the doctor who diagnosed Lyubov with breast cancer and immediately started her on chemotherapy. The family was devastated. Shortly after the start of treatment, God prompted Vasiliy to pray for his wife’s complete healing. He gathered his three children together to pray. His wife was so distraught that she was unable to join them in prayer.
An 11 year old girl in Ontario, Makayla Sault has leukemia. Her parents have removed her from chemotherapy, which has a 70% chance for recovery. They have decided instead, to trust in Jesus and native healing traditions. I can’t imagine how painful it must be for the parents to see their little girl disabled by chemotherapy, with only a chance that she might live. This situation is a political threat for Ontario; native communities there have a history of violent protests, with guns. If the authorities apprehend Makayla and force her into treatment, the protests from native communities could be loud and violent. A defense committee has already been formed.
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26 NASV) In the Old Testament, the prophet Ezekiel peering into the future saw a day when God would give people new spiritual hearts. This promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost, Acts 2, when God poured out His Holy Spirit on the early church. That move was accompanied by many miraculous healings. But for Jon Funderburg, this promise of a new heart took on a very literal meaning. On February 2, 2006, Jon, 32, went to his doctor in Hot Springs, Arkansas complaining of a flu. With his symptoms worsening and an added complaint of stomach pain, the doctor ordered tests.
Dr. Jenis av Rana is a doctor on the Faroe Islands located nearly halfway between Iceland and Norway. With ties to Denmark, the island is home to about 48,000 people Dr. Rana was presenting at the World Christian Doctor’s Network annual meeting held in Sofia, Bulgaria May 9-10, 2014. Each year, Christian doctors gather from around the world for fellowship and to share documented testimonies of healings. In his presentation, Dr. Rana spoke of the miraculous healing of a popular worship leader and song writer on the island — Eyðun Jacobsen.
In April 2003, Michelina Comegna, 74, was partially paralyzed after going through treatment for breast cancer. During surgery to remove a lump in her breast, she had an aneurism which left her paralyzed. She went on to have a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatment. On March 23, 2014, during a service at a Catholic church in modern Pompeii, Italy, Comegna was reportedly healed. In an interview with a local newspaper, Gazzetta del Sud Online, Comegna told what happened:
The man who died was actually a doctor himself. 39-year old Sean George worked as a specialist doctor at Kalgoorlie Hospital in Kalgoorlie, West Australia. On October 24, 2008, Sean was traveling from Esperance, Australia to Kalgoorlie after a training session, when he started experiencing chest pains. The persistent pain finally forced him to pull into a medical clinic in Kambaida about a half-an-hour out of Kalgoorlie. An ECG test showed Sean was having a heart attack.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly of FoxNews, Brian Miller, 41, a truck driver from Beachwood, Ohio told his story of what happened after he died. Brian had ended up in the ICU of University Hospital’s Ahuja Medical Center after a heart attack. On his arrival, the medical staff were able to stabilize him and he seemed to improve. However, the next night Brian’s heart suddenly stopped. He suffered from Ventricular Fibrillation, which happens when the heart quits pumping and just quivers. Without treatment, it is almost 100% fatal. The staff tried to revive Brain, but after 45 minutes they were unable to restart his heart.
Found along the Mediterranean sea in Israel, this area has witnessed miracles in the past. Tel Aviv is located on the old port city of Joppa (also called Jaffa), where Peter raised Tabitha from the dead in Jesus’ Name (Acts 9:36-43). Two centuries later, Jesus healed again and this latest miracle caused a buzz in the city. Even Tel Aviv radio and TV stations broadcasted the incredible healing of Therese Daoud, a Messianic Jew. Doctors at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital did not have good news for Therese when she showed up complaining of pain in her ankle and leg. MRI scan revealed an orange-sized tumour in her leg. A biopsy indicated it was sarcoma cancer which according to specialists is one of the worst forms of cancer tumors because of its aggressiveness. Concerned, the Israeli doctors sent the tests to specialists in the U.S., who confirmed the diagnosis. To save her life, the doctors told Therese the only course of action was amputation. She had her first appointment for amputation scheduled a few days later, but when …
On December 24, 2009, Tracy Hermanstorfer, 33, along with her husband Mike, 37, entered Colorado Springs Memorial hospital for the birth of their second child. They also had a son from Tracy’s previous marriage. While being prepped for child-birth, Tracy said she was sleepy and moments later as her shocked husband held her hand, Tracy died. She had a heart attack. The hospital medical team immediately tried to revive Tracy but nothing was working. Her heart stopped beating. She wasn’t breathing. There was no blood pressure, no signs of life.
Several years ago, the wife of a couple I knew found a lump in her breast. The couple suspected it was breast cancer, but they made the purposeful decision to avoid medical treatment. Instead, they chose to believe God for her healing. They believed and prayed for about a year. The woman’s condition became worse. When the couple finally decided to go for medical help, it was too late. A few months later she was dead.
The dramatic healing of a dwarf in a church in England teaches an important truth about healing. Jesus said His disciples would perform more miracles than He did during His brief ministry. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” (John 14:12 NASV) Though these miracles would come through the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49), believers are the instruments through which this healing power flows. An article in the Daily Mail reporting on a miraculous healing in England demonstrates this principle at work.
Paul Hickman believed Christianity was for “weak-minded” people. He considered it little more than a “crutch.” But Paul, 61, had a problem. Major back surgery decades years earlier left him in excruciating pain. To deal with the pain, he took 20 pain killers daily, but it had little effect. He even attempted suicide in a failed attempt to escape the incessant torment. In an interview with Inspire Magazine, Paul tells tells of a miraculous healing that changed his life. Paul was invited to a Christian sports dinner by former professional soccer player Mick Mellow who along with Linvoy Primus, another former soccer pro, operate a program called Faith and Football. At the dinner, event speaker Bob Maine invited people who needed healing to come forward for prayer.
When Hal Hart was told in 2012 his cancer was inoperable by an oncologist in Jackson, MS, Hal turned to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas — a renown specialist in cancer treatment — in one last desperate attempt for a cure. Though he never smoked, in 2008 Hal was diagnosed with Lung cancer. He immediately had surgery, but by 2011, the cancer had returned and was rapidly spreading through his body. In 2012, doctors told Hal to prepare for the worst. At this point, Hal was was diagnosed with
When June Clarke phoned the British government to cancel her disability allowance, she never expected problems. In 2000, June was severely injured after a bad fall at work resulting in damage to her lower spine, pelvis and hip. Due to the intense pain, she was unable to walk and was confined to a wheel chair. Because the injury was permanent, her doctor signed forms providing disability payments from the government for the rest of her life. But June and her husband Stuart — who serves as pastor of the Hooe Baptist church in Plymouth, England — believed for a miracle. Stuart said he prayed daily for his wife’s healing. Six years later the miracle showed up.
OHIO. US: When Melissa found her 37-year-old husband unresponsive at their home in West Carrollton, Ohio on August 5, 2013, she immediately called an ambulance. When the medics arrived, they found Tony Yahle with no heart beat. After several shock treatments, they restarted Tony’s heart and rushed him to the hospital. What followed would “flabbergast” Dr. Raja Nazir a cardiologist with the Kettering Medical Centre. Nazir said “In the last 20 years, I’ve never seen anybody we pronounced dead …. and then for him to come back … I’ve never seen it. I’m calling it a miracle.” After Yahle arrived at the hospital, his heart stopped
The Bible is a book of miracles. But there is one miracle that stands out from the crowd. It’s not on anyone’s list of top ten Bible miracles. Some have even called it a failed healing. But I argue it is one of the great miracles of the Bible, because this curious healing actually proves itself to be true. But before we study this account, we need to look at an intriguing story told by Dr. Oliver Sacks. Dr. Sacks is professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Centre in New York. In his book, An Anthropologist on Mars, he tells the intriguing story of a man who received his sight after nearly a lifetime of blindness. In 1991, Dr. Trevor Woodhams received a call from a retired minister about his daughter’s fiancé Virgil (pseudonym for Shirl Jennings) who was diagnosed as a young boy with retinitis pigmentosa. It is a hereditary disease that destroys the retina causing permanent blindness. This diagnosis was compounded by cataracts so thick, Virgil’s retina could not be seen. His …
Shortly after Yasmin Gomes was born she quit breathing. The Brazilian doctors overseeing the birth tried to revive her, but failed. A nurse in the operating room was so devastated by the death she put the baby in a box and put her on the altar of the hospital chapel. Three hours later the grandmother, Elza Silva, and a mortician came to collect the body and were told the baby was in the chapel. When they went to the box the baby suddenly kicked out and started breathing. The baby and mother Jenifer de Silva Gomes are doing fine. In an interview, the doctor said, “In 20 years of medicine, I have never seen anything like this.” Source: Dead baby laid on chapel altar comes back to life: The Washington Times
In January 2004, a miraculous healing took place in British Columbia, Canada that was broadcast in major newspapers across Canada from the Toronto-based National Post in the East to the Victoria-times Colonist in the West. Through a series of circumstances, God became involved because Christians took a risk resulting in a powerful miracle that stunned all involved.