Natalie’s Easter Miracle

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CBN.com Rain pounded the windshield as Natalie Elders dropped her daughter off at school on April 10, 2003. Her husband, Dewayne, left earlier to open the family convenience store for the day. Then his phone rang – Natalie had been t-boned by a pickup truck.

Dewayne arrived on the scene of the accident, “The car had been hit bad and knocked back against the guardrail. I was looking for Natalie of course, and they already had her out of the car, she was in the ambulance and the paramedics were working with her. At the time she was lifeless.”

The local hospital could not handle Natalie’s multiple trauma injuries so the family followed the ambulance to nearby Asheville, North Carolina. At first, the doctor was hopeful.

The doctor told Dewayne, “He said, she’s in a coma but he thought she would wake up within 24 hours. She didn’t wake up in 24 hours; she didn’t wake up at 36 hours, and at that point we met with the doctors again.”

An MRI showed Natalie’s brain stem was almost completely severed. If she ever woke up – she would be a lifetime quadriplegic.

“My faith in God, which was the only thing I had. You know on the day of Pentecost, God sent us the Comforter, and that is pretty much all I had,” Dewayne said.

For ten days, family and friends waited and prayed. On Good Friday, doctors saw Dewayne down.

“He told us that without divine intervention there was no chance that Natalie would ever wake up. He said I want to meet back with you on Monday and he said at that point I want you to think about taking her off of life support,” Dewayne didn’t know what to think. “I guess in my mind I thought it was pretty well over, we we’re going to have to make a decision Monday and at that point I said, ‘God, it sure would’ve been nice to have a miracle performed, I know you can do it, it’s Easter!”

Word spread of Natalie’s condition. Churches in eight states were praying for that Easter morning when Natalie’s sister called Dewayne from the hospital room.
Dewayne remembers, “She said, ‘Would you like to have some good news?’ and she said Natalie had woke up and immediately we were just ecstatic. We sang Amazing Grace around her bedside and tears rolled down Natalie’s cheeks – that was pretty much all the response we’d had, but it gave us hope.”

Despite the doctors’ grim prognosis, Natalie quickly improved. Ten days later, she was transported to a rehabilitation facility under the care of Dr. Edgardo Diez.

Dr. Diez said, “When she was admitted she was in a very bad situation. She was confused, she was not oriented, she was not eating by herself and she had a feeding tube. Essentially, she was what we call total care; we had to do everything for her.”

Natalie began the slow process of rehabilitation. It was May and the doctors expected her to spend Christmas in the rehab hospital. To everyone’s surprise, she walked out six weeks later!

Even Dr. Diez was amazed, “I think for a person with this much trauma and the way she came and the way she left, I was very pleased too that she made such a good recovery in what I consider a short period of time.”

Natalie credits the Lord, “God is an intensely powerful God! What was going to take me many months or even over a year to do, God allowed, God did through me in just a matter of weeks. He can heal the blind, He can raise the dead, He can do whatever it is that He wants or needs to do, or is in His will! The miracles He worked in my life, they did not stop when he woke me up. First, they said I would never wake up and I did. Then they said I would be a lifetime quadriplegic, they need to just put me in a nursing home.

They said it would take 12-18 months to be anywhere near ready to go home and in 6 weeks I walked out! So, God was in control the whole time.”

Dewayne says since 2003, they’ve celebrated Easter for two reasons, “It’s when our Lord rose on that third day, but it’s also the day Natalie rose from the dead too! A miracle was performed that day and I just have to give God the glory.”

http://m.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/jg66_natalie_elders.aspx

Atheist Ian McCormack – Left Dead on a Morgue Slab, Travels to Hell & Back

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Ian McCormack’s heart stopped and pronounced dead, found himself in Hell crying out to God….b
ut then he met Jesus!

Wow, don’t miss this amazing story of God’s love and the power of prayer from loved ones. God sent His son so that each of us could come to know His love and the saving grace of his death, burial, and resurrection. He is the way, the truth, and the life….don’t miss experiencing the depth of His love for you. Ask Him into your life, ask Him to reveal his amazing love, ask Him to cleanse your sins, and ask Him to set you free!

Ian McCormack (The Lazarus Phenomenon Film) was an atheist, living a totally worldly lifestyle, when he got stung by 5 deadly jellyfish, and died. Listen to his story as he describes his experience in hell, but then had an encounter with God through his Christian mother’s prayers! Amazingly he found forgiveness and came back to live a life of love! What a love story! The end message is that we all have the same opportunity today, to lay down our lives for the sake of love. Come on church, let’s run the race Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians and lay it all down for love!

In 1982, Ian McCormack of the film The Lazarus Phenomenon was an adventurous 26-year-old. He was diving for lobster on the island of Mauritius (in the southwest Indian Ocean) one evening and was stung by five box jellyfish – one of the most venomous creatures in the world. Its poison can kill a person in four minutes. When an ambulance came, his body was completely paralyzed, and necrosis had started to set into his bone marrow.

On the way to the hospital, McCormack began to see his life flash before him. He knew he was near death. He was an atheist and didn’t know whether or not there was an afterlife. As he lay dying, he saw a vision of his mother, who was the only Christian in his family, praying for him. She encouraged McCormack to cry out to God from his heart and God would hear him and forgive him. He didn’t know what to pray, so he cried out that if God was real, God would help him pray. Instantly, God showed McCormack the Lord’s Prayer.

DEATH AND THE VERY DARK PLACE

The ambulance reached the hospital and they brought McCormack inside. The doctors tried to save his life by injecting anti-toxins and dextrose into his body, but it didn’t help. Within a few minutes, hisbody lay lifeless for about 15 minutes.

During this time, McCormack was in a very dark place, and he didn’t know where he was. As he reached out, he found he wasn’t touching anything. When he tried to touch his face, his hand would go right through it. McCormack began to sense that it wasn’t just a physical darkness, but a spiritual darkness. He had a cold eerie feeling that there was something or someone else there, and it or he was looking at McCormack.

INTO THE LIGHT

Then, a luminous beam of light radiated through the darkness and started to lift him upward. He found himself being translated up into it. McCormack then entered an opening and found himself inside a long narrow tunnel. At the far end of the tunnel he could see the source of the light. Then he watched as a wave of the light broke off the source and moved up the tunnel towards him. This light passed through McCormack, and he could feel a wave of warmth and comfort flood his soul.

Coming out of the end of this tunnel, he found himself standing in the presence of awesome light and power. He wondered if this was just an energy source in the universe or if perhaps there could be someone standing in the midst of this light. A voice immediately responded to his thought and asked him, “Ian, do you wish to return?” McCormack responded, “I don’t know where I am, but if I am out of my physical body, I wish to return.”

The voice then said, “If you wish to return, you must see in a new light.” ” Words appeared in front of him, “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).” McCormack had never read a Bible before in his life so he didn’t know these words came straight out of it.

Want to learn more about Ian McCormack’s powerful vision? Check out the DVD, The Lazaraus Phenomenon.

Setting Captives Free 3 – Homeless Woman Sees the Love of Jesus Demonstrated

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Setting Captives Free 3: Homeless woman touched by God’s Love!

This testimony is from my sister in Christ Valerie Renee Tyler who gave me permission to share the story. If you want witness a modern day event filled with the Love of Jesus, then look into Valerie’s eyes with me, and experience your soul being filled with “His light” as you read her testimony….you will see Jesus when you look into her eyes, I promise!
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“Here in California w/relatives. but the harvest is plentiful elsewhere. While waiting to be picked up for lunch w/a former co-worker, young lady walks by, and I asked her had anyone told how beautiful she was. She just sat down and begin to tell me her story. She at 35 y/o is homeless (she had her belongings in a pillow case). She has an addiction and is in an abusive relationship, plus estranged from her family. I just started sharing Jesus w/her and just loved on her. As I prayed for her she began to cry and laid on my shoulder.

By now my friend and sister in Christ arrives. I explain what’s going on. We end up taking her to lunch. She was hungry. She kept saying thank you. She was not use to being around someone who gives and expects nothing in return.

On the way back to where I’m staying, I knew I was going to let her shower because she was dirty. I waited til all my family left and let her shower. I’m glad my daughter is out of town. She would not take kindly to me having a ‘stranger’ in the house. She’s sleeping right now. She told me she hadn’t slept in a couple days (she was sleeping while eating). I’m going to drop her off after my granddaughter comes back, give her a few $$$ (I was blessed w/$100), and thank God for setting Christina free. She told me I had such a Presence which I know is the One who lives w/in me. Yay God”

Addendum to prior post.
“My heart is hurting. Had to wake Christina up after allowing her to sleep almost three hours. She slept hard. She wanted her nails polished. Just happened to have the color she wanted. Blessed her w/couple pair of shoes my daughter just happened to be giving away which was just her size. If didn’t want to have to wake her up. She said it was so peaceful. I had to drop her off, but the day is coming when I will have those homes of refuge and restoration, filled w/many, many good things where they will not have to leave until they have been set free and restored.”

Setting Captives Free 4 – Homeless Drunk Man Finds Jesus and Healing!

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Homeless drunk man set free through experiencing the love of God!

Watch this amazing Testimony from our friend Torben Sordegaard while he was visiting in Arizona. The true love and power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, really can set captives free. Just watch this powerful testimony and see Jesus’ love revealed. We can do this….let’s run church, let’s run to the sick with His love!!

Miracle Baby – Amazing Heart Healing

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Mom and dad stood firm in faith on God’s Word, and their son was healed by Jesus
Wow, watch this amazing testimony of life where this baby’s heart was completely healed by the faith of many who believed in the name of Jesus of Nazareth to heal this precious child!! Nash Erickson had a wild ride but God’s love prevailed through the faith of his parents and the church (Abbotsford Christian Assembly). Never give up!