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You Will Do Greater Things Than I

Updated on October 9, 2010

Raise the Dead

He is not here, he is risen.
He is not here, he is risen.

Good Question

When I saw this request: "How does one go about doing the tough things Jesus told us we could do, like He did: Raise the dead? Such as He did with Lazareth and Jairus' daughter."

This is a great question...clear your mind of your pre-concieved notions and take a fresh look at the Great Commission:

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you ; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

I believe every follower of Jesus longs to do the things He did, but some of us are afriad. Afraid of humiliation. Afraid of embarssment. Afraid to look stupid.

But Jesus said, All things I have commanded you. Not some. All .

There has been a lot of talk about love and forgiveness, and that's good. That's very very good. But, it's not extraordinary. It's really no different than any other great moral teacher. King of Kings, Lord of Lords and God of gods is an extraordinary claim.

What are some of the things Jesus said?

"Most assuredly, 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 My Father. John 14:12 

"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give." Matthew 10:8 

Jesus said do it ... but how?  

God is Good All The Time

From Overcoming Disappointment

Biblical Principles for Royal Living

Revelation 1:5-6: ..Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.

A king is only a king if he acts like a king.

I can list some principles for Royal living and some bible verses to back them up. But unless you go to God and make it part of who you are, it's just information. Information without transformation only equips you to argue with people who disagree with you.

God Is Good - He cannot be anything except good. Psalm 86:5: For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

God Wants Intimacy With You - God is Passionate about his relatoinship with you - If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7 ... "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love." .. John 15:9

Walking in Extraordiary Authority - It is a kingdom principle that you can only operate in the authority that you walk under. See the story of the centurion in Luke 7.

Risk Offense and Embarassment - Take a look at Matthew 15. Rather than take offense the woman continued to ask for God's mercy. (See also 2 Kings 5).

Refuse to Embrace Disappointment, but Accept God's Invitation to Victory - It's not going to work 100% of the time. The disciples couldn't cast out a demon in Matthew 17. (See also 2 Timothy 4:20, Philippians 2:27) Even Jesus had to keep trying once (Mark 8). Jesus reminded us about the importance of not giving up in Luke 18.

Agreement - Individual intimacy with God is good and necessary. But not enough, we are a body.

Matthew 18:15-20 18 Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.

Heaven Invades Earth

Bold Claims

Some of the claims I'm about to make, could be mistaken for bringing myself glory. And believe me it's tempting. When you see that God has truly given you this authority, this ability it's SO tempting to take credit for it yourself.

Bill Johnson, the man in the YouTube videos I've attached to this Hub taught me many of these things. He is not a faith healer. He teaches the body how to be faith healers. We can all be faith healers.

There are people in "Real Life" who know who I am. I don't hide too much behind the BDazzler monkier. But, the story I'm about to share is very personal to many of the people involved. I pray, sincerely that I treat each person with the respect they truly deserve. Each member of the body is vital. Each person is imporant. God doesn't "need" our help. He wants our particpation.

The story I tell below is told from the only point of view I have ... my own. In truth, my role in this story, is minor. I was there. I personally particpated, I will report what I saw as I saw it. But, in spite of the way the narrative reads, I was not at the center, and I was one of many people prayed. But, I have been asked to chronicle these events. I'm refering to each person in this story by nickname, and I assure you, this story is true. There were seven of us who were in intimate agreement in prayer in these events: By nicnkame: Myself, Zman, Wolf, Crown, Compass, Champion and Forgiven.

I know others were there praying. But these were the seven I was praying with.

Here's the bold claim. My friend Lonnie died. But he got better.

I've included a link to Lonnie's testimony at the end of this hub.

Either The Bible Is True Or It's Not

Raised from The Dead: A True Story

It was Saturday February 16, 2008 and we had a full day planned. God had been doing a lot and we were going to go to Crown’s to celebrate. Still because we are human there were some issues between friends. Some things that we didn’t really know what to do about, but knew they weren’t quite right. But we were working through them, or not.

I had been doing some volunteer work that day, and I didn’t have time for one more interruption. My day was planned. I would work, rest, relax, process what was happening with my relationships with my friends …

I had a voice message from Crown that Lonnie was in the hospital again! He was just done with Chemo, things were supposed to be on the mend. He’s stopped breathing during the night and his wife, Dawn had found him, performed CPR and called 911. He was rushed to the hospital. He was in critical condition. He'd been not breathing for at least two hours. Maybe as much as four.

SIGH, Dawn (Lonnies Wife) didn’t need this AGAIN. I would stop by and give her a little encouragement and get on with my day. I finished my volunteer work and drove to the hospital. I have to admit, it was mostly out of duty, not love. When Lonnie had gotten sick, I challenged the cancer in front of God and everybody at church, and was sure that somehow there would be a victory, but I was tired of it. Every time we prayed it had gotten worse!

When I got there it was more serious that I had thought. They were talking major brain damage. The pastor and Lee (Lee was healed from Parkinson's disease, see the link to his testimony below) were there and several other people. The enemy was clearly accusing God to Dawn, and making a very strong case against God’s goodness. People were trying, with various degrees of success, to both acknowledge the depth of Dawn’s pain and the truth of God’s goodness. But the enemy was making a strong case against God and the battlefield was Dawn’s heart and mind. I was grateful to my sense of duty, because now I was therefore love.

I texted Compass to bring in reinforcements and to get them there fast. While I knew that ultimately the victory will be God’s, the question was, will we win, this battle. So many hearts, so many choices, so many people. So much at stake. So many of us declaring the goodness of God and talking about healing and miracles and Lonnie and Dawn had been on the forefront of all that! The thought that was lurking in all our minds, with the enemy whispering … “God’s going to make fools of you, by letting this one die… He set you up.”

I was asked to pray for Dawn to shield her and strengthen her against this attack on her mind. So, I did. I don’t remember what I said or what I felt, but it seemed pretty weak and pathetic at the time. I was sure I’d fought greater battles against the enemy and had sent him running with his tail between his legs, but this seemed almost pro-forma, and I didn’t see the enemy flee at all.

The women continued to pray for Dawn and encourage her. Soon, she began to declare he knowledge of the goodness of God.

The word came back from the critical care unit that they could not find a pulse or blood pressure. No brain activity. Sometime during that time Crown, Compass and Zman arrived. Champion could not come physically, but she was texting and calling. She was with us in Spirit.

Do Not Resuscitate


They started talking about having Dawn sign a Do Not Resuscitate Form, and that even if he lived the brain had been without oxygen for so long that he would never be the same again. Lonnie would not be Lonnie. He would simply be a shadow of his former self.

Maybe never speak again.

I called Wolf. I told him we were going to either heal him or raise him from the dead, but he wasn’t going to stay dead. Wolf started asking me questions like, “What if he doesn’t want to be raised” … This is an important role Wolf has played in my life. Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it and that includes “good things” like calling people back from the dead.

Understand that we must be under Jesus' authority when we do these things.

He wasn’t convinced that this was something we should do. I was just as sure that it was. When he heard that determination in my voice, he began to instruct me on love and power. He told me that if we focus on the power and not the love, then we would lose him.

What happened next, was deeply personal for many people involved. We had to be brutally honest before God. Nothing was hidden.

Forgiven came out to join us. I anointed everyone’s hands with fragrant oil. We were all holding hands and praying silently. Wolf was providing some verbal guidance on the phone. I was distracted. My love for these people holding my hands was distracting me. The stuff I was planning that day was distracting me. Wolf’s voice was distracting me. Then I remembered that Wolf had told us to focus all our love.

At some point I heard Wolf ask Compass to pray. I don’t remember what she said, but I do remember just how much love I heard in her voice. Love for Dawn. Love for God. Love for Crown. Love for each of us.

I know Forgiven prayed. I think Crown prayed. I don’t remember if I did or not, or what any of us said, except to know that it was a general declaration of God’s goodness and our petition to God for Lonnie’s sake.

Lonnie Come Forth!

I heard Wolf say, “Lonnie, come forth!” …

Not long after that ZMan finally spoke. He said, “God said, ‘Don’t pray past the miracle”.

We stopped. We were in agreement that something had happened and whatever it was, God was happy with it. We didn’t know whether Lonnie was alive or dead. But we knew it was good.

We went to the cafeteria. We were all hungry. We needed to be with each other, and just enjoy one another’s company. We talked, we ate. On the surface, it looked like just a group of friends enjoying each other’s company. But we knew we had all been through something extraordinary, and the ordinary was a necessary part of it.

When we went back to the waiting room, everyone was excited and high-fiving each other. It seems that in a heart beat, they went from being unable to find a pulse to Lonnie fighting the doctors. One of the nurses said that it had gone from a “worst case” to “best case” scenario almost instantly.

The medical staff was in agreement that whatever had happened was beyond medical science.

Post Script

There was nothing magic about this, nor were there any "rites". There is no magic formula for raising someone from the dead. The key was walking under our King's authority in love.Love for God and love for each other.

Not just love. Love in action. Love that risks looking stupid.

Post Post Script

Lonnie's book just came out.  I'm making it available on this hub. A variation of this hub starts on page 16 (I think).  What's exciting about this book, is it's about how the Body came together.  I've seen the proof copy, I've ordred four copies myself.  If you really, really want the book, and money is really an issue, send me a private message.  Yes, he's selling the book, but the important thing is for people to know the truth.  


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      Pastor wisdom 5 years ago

      I love the true story it move to have faiht in god for miracle what a wonder happen

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      cammieb 5 years ago

      Hello BDazzler!

      My husband and I pastor a church in Allen, Tx. and our powerful God is moving me into another aspect of our ministry and I'm excited to see what He has planned for all involved!

      I found this article on Sunday morn. before church and was encouraged and excited by your story! We are hosting a "Greater Things" Women's Conference in October and the

      The Holy Spirit has impressed upon me John 14:12 and how that will be the basis of the conference. He showed me how He WILL bless this in an amazing way! Peoples chains will be ripped off, lives transformed and there will be a mighty outpouring of His spirit giving us revelation and a revival!!!!!! The atmosphere will be alive and will be unmistakably rich because of His unmistakeable POWER!!!! I praise Him now for what He will do in October.

      I look forward to reading other articles you have written and will follow you for sure!

      Thank you again friend!

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      BDazzler 5 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hello, Seek! There's an interesting lesson I'm continually learning ... just because we CAN do something doesn't mean we should. God's graciousness is awesome. It's all about Him! Blessings as you learn and grow.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      Hello! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm all too familiar with the enemy's line, "God will make a fool out of you" and sometimes I take a step in faith and it appears as if nothing happened and it does feel kind of foolish, but I'm not responsible for the result--just for the action of faith. Who knows what might later occur as a result of seeds that are planted? I am very happy to find you here on Hub Pages. There is a mountain of media through writing that God has great plans for--and you are a part of that, I can see! It has been so exciting to see God networking me with like-minded believers all over the nation. I've learned a lot from BJ as well. The ministry I work with is launching the second phase of our pilot school, "The School of Supernatural Living" in the Chicago area. We've been learning from the forerunners out there for the past several years and are ready to step out in that next step. That is the physical raising from the dead and the spiritual awakening from sleep--this is something I am passionate about--helping people wake up and to "see God as He is that we may be like Him." I'm super excited to read you other Hubs and to network and pray for each other and God's calling on our lives and ministries. Blessings!

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      floweringrod 5 years ago from The western World

      I'm glad you touched on this subject, and I believe in what the Lord said too, about us 'doing greater things(miracles) then these'. In times when we are going through tribulation, is when our faith will be at it's strongest. So I know we will breaking more 'natural laws' as our Lord did, in the near future.

      Blessings to you and your family and to all God's beloveds.

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      Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

      BDazzler, I am glad I found this hub again...yes, the dead can still be husband experienced it twice...the sick can be healed...and demons cast out!

      I believe Jesus meant what he said...he wasn't lying.

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      BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you wba! I believe we are just seeing the beginning.

    • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

      BDazzler-- I am a real fan of Bill Johnson also I've practically memorized his books! How exciting not to just read about these things but live in them! There is always more, we just to press in and be obedient! This is normal Christian living we should never be satisfied with the sub-normal!

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      It is true, if we simply be in relationship with Him, then these things will happen.

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      upraygirl 7 years ago

      It's even easier than this. Perhaps it is not a matter of more extraordinary things to come, but rather, how do we see what He is doing right now?

      Rather than needing or wanting us to 'do' anything, He wants your heart. More like falling in love with Him than an oath we swear, or a program we sign up for. He wants a family. Not hired help. And when this love ensues between you and your beloved, stand back and marvel at the Glory revealed. You will truly do "greater things than these".

      What is possibly greater than cleansing a leper? Think of the leper's heart. How many are isolated and rejected today? What could possibly be greater than healing of someone's broken nervous system and skin lesions?

      What is possibly greater than raising someone from the dead? How many are dead in spirit and walking around today? And how much harder to 'see' these people when they are intermingled with the wealthiest and most 'posperous' of our colleagues. What could possibly be greater than the raising of someone's physical body from the dead??

      We don't need to chase after the greater things. We are standing in them. He is already doing all the He did and more. Next time you are begging for a miracle, beg for eyes to see what He is really doing. For it is, truly, earth shattering. It will bring you to your knees in awe that He is all powerful, all Truth, and abundant life. And greater than even all of that.. He is longing for you. And is truly All yours.

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hey Rob, First of All, Thank you. I do have some thoughts, that I would love to share ... I believe there is something to the "Five Fold Ministry" doctrine, but I think it's not interpreted quite right. We sometimes try to put the "offices" in a nice box that can be passed out at church.

      The "offices" mentioned in Ephesians 4 have several important points:

      A. God gives some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Not man. God's choice is seldom what we would choose.

      B. These "offices" are gifts to the church. God makes some people in His body to be gifts to the other people in His body.

      C. The purpose of these people (who are gifts) is to equip the body.

      As God's love is unlimited. He does not limit teaching to "teachers" and prophesying to "prophets". As with the parable of the talents, each is given something based on who God created them to be. By investing this talent in the Body of Christ, the talent grows (thus the Kingdom is like leaven).

      So .... a prophet not only prophesies, but helps people hear God for themselves. The teach not only informs, but helps people discover for themselves God's words, God's thoughts, God's desires. The pastor equips people to care for one another. The apostle shows people how to work together. The evangelist equips people to simply share Jesus.

      I am a "TEACHER prophet". I have just enough gifting to understand it, but not enough to go out and do it by myself. God sends people, like you, who have had experiences outside "normal" and I help them put it into focus.

      God is pouring his Spirit out on those who are willing to receive it, and drink the cup that Jesus drank. Creation groans for the Sons of God to discover who they are.

      As children of the King, we have a responsibility to use the Kings resources to improve his Kingdom. Yes it's real.

      I know a total of five people who had been dead, but are not. One guy woke up on the way to the morgue. I know people healed of Parkinson's disease, Hepatitis C, a new heart (physically, I mean ... seriously like a replacement) ... these are documented by medical professionals with the official explanation of "uh ... don't know".

      This is all relatively recent, to me. If you are open, and this is what God is calling you to, you'll start to see things as "normal" that would have been "impossible" before.

      Thank you Rob! Peace!

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      Kharisma1980 7 years ago from Toronto

      One of the things I appreciate, teacher of the faith, is the simplicity and love that comes through your writing. I really do believe that God raises the dead. I also think it's interesting that I sense I might always be a teacher who heals or a teacher who sometimes prophesies, and others will go much deeper than I ever can. I don't know for sure, but if that's what the Lord wants, I'm very OK with that. If you have any thoughts, I would love to hear them. :) In peace, Rob

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Well, it is his hub, I always try to treat people's hubs as I do their houses ... The public forums... now there's a place for a knock down drag out ... if I feel like it ... ;)

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      Debra Allen 7 years ago from West By God

      LOL LOL LOL, he deleted your link off his hub comment.

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      OK :)

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      Debra Allen 7 years ago from West By God

      Delete my last comment please. It really doesn't matter.

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I'd just as soon my hub not become the center of debate on this Lady G. I don't feel the need need to create additional conflict and add fuel to the debate, so I deleted the link. If other people don't want to believe, I will not help them along with that. Peace and love!

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      Debra Allen 7 years ago from West By God

      Yet there are still those who proclaim that nothing has been done like Jesus did since his death. I am having a discussion with one now here on Hubpages. Actually two people. I brought up the scriptures that tell of this and they just twisted them all around. I gave him a website that updates hourly of all the things that are taking place in the scientific community and all kinds of communities relating to this. It is

      I think we need to bring this up every once in a while. I will do one better, I will post this on their comments on their hub.

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      You are very welcome. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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      Enlydia Listener 7 years ago from trailer in the country

      thank you for sharing...heal the sick, raise the dead...these things will you do (jesus said) I have written on this also

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you Dustin's Mom, as are you.

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      DustinsMom 7 years ago from USA

      So many things spoke to me in this hub. You definitely have a special calling. ..."God doesn't "need" our help. He wants our participation." Wow. I need these words on my refrigerator to read each day. What a great hub, thank you for sharing such a personal story. You are an inspiration.

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      You are quite welcome, Jayjay!

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      jayjay40 7 years ago from Bristol England

      Thanks for sharing, your words really spoke to me

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thanks DrPastorCarlotta!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Truly Jesus has equipped us to do His work and more. We must walk in faith knowing that we have been equipped by the BEST, JESUS! When I lay hands on the sick and pray, I have no doubts that they are not going to be healed, I also tell them they must believe this prayer for their healing as well! This is a GREAT HUB, Thank you! And Blessings my friend!!!!

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hey LG, Earth Beat ... Thanks for stopping by!

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      Earthbeat 7 years ago

      I sure do appreciate your article. I believe we have to take Jesus at his word when he says, "All I have done and more you will do." I'm looking forward to seeing the videos of Bill Johnson. I have his books, and quite enjoyed them.

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      Debra Allen 7 years ago from West By God

      BDazzler, I missed this wonderful hub too. Yes God is all Good, I do believe in that. Jesus is also all compassionate too and yes he does listen to us when we speak to him. He does answer our prayers too, just the way that we ask them of him--that's why it is important to know exactly what you want because that is exactly what you are gonna get. We do more than he ever did in this day with all the medical advances and scientific advances that we have that they didn't have in his time. Thank you for this hub and do hope more get the message that God is ALL good.

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hey Chris ... That particular phrase did not come from the bible ... It was what "ZMan" heard. Basically it was God's way of telling my friend, "ZMan" that his prayer had been heard, the Miracle was done, and there was no more need to pray for the Miracle. It was now time to praise God for what he had done.

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      Chris_Europe 7 years ago

      Hi Bdazzler & others

      Thanks for sharing the testimonies & hub - it's great.

      One question (english not being my mother tongue) - what do you mean by 'not praying past the miracle' and where in the bible do you get it from?

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hey Lonnie! Great to see you on Hub Pages! You've made my day!

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      PastorLonnie 8 years ago from Mobile, Alabama

      Hi B.,

      I don't know how in the world I didn't know about this hub page but I'm very happy I found it. You've done and excellent job of communicating the type of love the Lord has for each and every person on earth and the type of 'power' available to each and every Christian. Thank you so very, very much for being a part of my life!

      Love you guy!


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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you. Lonnie's book just came out in which he describes what happened from all angels. medical, social, and of course what he saw in Heaven.

      While he was writiing it, I sent him the same notes I wrote this hub from, so a variation of this hub is in one of the chapters.

      I'm exceited, about the new exitement too! Thanks!

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      christinekv 8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for sharing this testimony BD...awesome! It's always great to encounter those who love the Lord with all their heart, all their soul, all mind, all their strength...taking a risk and being a fool for Jesus is glorious indeed! As soon as I saw all your links to Bill Johnson's teachings, I thought "Yes, yes, yes! I've connected with another one!" It has been really frustrating for me encountering people in leadership who only embrace 3 offices of the five fold and make no effort to understand or make room for the other two. We are a royal priesthood and He who is in us is greater than the one in the world and we can do all things through Christ Jesus who enables us. Good words too, on love being the motivation rather than power, not praying past the miracle, and "information without transformation only equips you to argue with people who disagree with you." Although I appreciate passionate people, I get really turned off by those who like to debate, regardless of what side they are on.

      I'm going to share your hub with others who are not part of the hub pages community...I know they will be blessed/excited by it too.

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      He's doing well... he needs a job. His brain is physically fine (based on PET Scans, CAT Scans, EEGs etc.) His memory is more tied to his emotion these days. When he first came back, he could remember more of heaven than earth. But, he knew that would weird people out.

      I'm more of a teacher. ZMan is more the healer. Though I have particpated in a healing or two.

      Hugs Back!

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      sandra rinck 8 years ago

      I don't know how I missed this one, I though I read all of your hubs. Maybe it was just so I would read it today. You are a healer. I think my boyfriend is too but I don't think he knows he is. *scratching my head*.

      Anyways, yeah I know God does that stuff and it does usually seem that in all "clarity" there is the moment of, how do I put it...when you aren't really in thought, what the word I am looking for um...submission???

      Like sometimes God answers my prays on lazy nights when I pray and I am like, ugg God, you know what I want and what I mean to say so, ok, love you, Amen.

      Then there are the times when I am like, please God, come on, what's up, how come you wont answer me yadda, yadda, yadda, and I get nothing. So, I think it is really neat that you were like, (probably misquote, sorry) "I don't really know what I was praying." and "don't pray past the miracle".

      I think that is the message, "don't pray past the miracle". Maybe I think too much sometimes but it would seem to me that praying past the miracle is doubting the miracle.

      Kick butt hub! Hugs! how is your friend Lonnie doing these days, btw?

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      b4u2c 8 years ago from The Kingdom of God's Dear Son

      :) Thanks B. We can definitely stand in agreement with you on that prayer. Thank you. It's bound!

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hey B4! The only clear word I have is "Living Waters"

      So, May the God of Life, the Living God stir up the Living Waters within your wife and you! Blessings! And may His Kingdom come on Earth and His will be done on your life.

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      b4u2c 8 years ago from The Kingdom of God's Dear Son

      Yo B, awesome hub! I particularly like the way you magnify the accomplished work of Jesus Christ and the authority we have through that grace. It's so much fun to see signs, miracles and wonders following the gospel being believed! And hey brother, if it seems right with God, please wield a little of that authority and exercise a little of that power in this direction (my wife and I could use a miracle).

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      You are very welcome! God's blessings!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      It's wonderful to know that you prayed for me. That's truly nice. :) LOL Thank you very much.

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      LOL ! Yeah, God has a way of getting my attention when I don't listen! I do know my call. Thanks for the encouragement!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      God has giving you the gift of healing , and he has a calling for you I certainly hope you are listening. :) God Bless and another blessed hub!!! :)

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Hi Ripplemaker! Thanks for stoping by! This morning, you've been in my prayers. I feel honored to know so many who seek God so fervently!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi BDazzler, as always I have been led to read a particular hub or hubs-- today it's your hub. LOL I am learning much from your sharings. This is such a beautiful sharing of the miracle of love. I am touched and warmed and simply joyful. Thank you! :)

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you VP. You are right, I know we all like to talk, write etc... and that's fine, but what Paul said in 1 Cor 4:20 smaks me between the eyes sometimes: "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power."

      Interesting things Jesus says about himself sometimes: 5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." (Matt 11:5-6)

      May the Lord continue to shine through you.

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      viralprospector 8 years ago from DFW Texas


      This is an A+ hub.

      John 14:12 is one of my favorite scriptures.

      Your story is spiritually familiar to me. You did a fabulous job of relating the power within us in a personal story. It is funny how easily the story of God's power in us can be told so easily, as compared to more mundane stories that seem harder for me to write. Yet, these are the most amazing things there is. How true it is that we question our own ability to accomplish great things in Him out of fear and lack of self esteem even as we perform them. We know that God's perfect will is done, and we wonder if we are trying to accomplish something against His will. I think we fear looking silly, as you seem to have hinted to. It is only through faith in Jesus that we can do these things.

      I know that there are things done through satan that capture peoples' attention. Those things are just tricks. Life is no trick. Eternal life is certainly no trick.

      I have been working out of my comfort zone for a few weeks now. So, I have been arming myself with John 14:12 on a constant basis. I am able to do things that other people who are professionals at what I am doing just shake their heads. Whenever I am faced with a task that seems unlikely to accomplish, I bring this to mind.

      Thanks for this powerful testimony to our power in the Lord Jesus and the importance of the brethren coming together in agreement of love despite our hesitancy to fully comprehend His will in every single instance.

      This is the true proof of God, but only those who believe in Jesus are prone to call on the Holy Spirit to accomplish greater things than He did.