Boy Dies. Mom Prays. Boy Comes Back To Life.

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Modern Day Resurrection

On January 19th 2015, John Smith fell through ice and drowned. He was dead for over an hour. His mother walked into his room in the hospital and prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, bring my son back to life’ and instantly, John Smith came back to life. Just over two weeks later, John walked out of the hospital with no issues whatsoever. Breakthrough, the faith-based movie capturing the story became 20th Century Fox box office hit.

“I am no one different. I am a son, husband and father but more importantly, I am a child of God. However, when I fell through the ice on January 19th, 2015, I was not saved. I shouldn’t be here. I should be in hell but God had other plans. God does not hurt you on purpose but He is going to get your attention. God will get your attention whether you like it or not.”

John Smith, Breakthrough
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

God has a plan and a purpose for your life; follow it. Give your life to God. It is not going to be easy but if God sacrificed His own Son for us, what should we do?

Forgive your family and love your family. I had to forgive my birth-mother. This was the hardest thing I ever did. The moment I forgave my mom was the moment I was released.

God Still Does The Impossible

If God can do it for John Smith, He can do it for you. If your world just turned upside down and you are looking to meet the God who does the impossible, He is here for you today.

What do you do when your life turns upside down? Do you fall apart in fear or rise up in faith? The decision you make in a split-second could determine how God is going to work. I believe if Joyce Smith had seen the dead body of her son in the hospital and said ‘Goodbye,’ we would have had a different outcome. But she said, ‘Holy Spirit, raise my son from the dead’ and at that moment, every apparatus on the boy came back to life.

What is dead in your life today? What area are you looking for a resurrection in? We serve a God who still resurrects. Click To Tweet

God is looking for people who will not say goodbye but Holy Spirit bring this area back to life, bring my business, family, marriage, and health back to life!

This is an incredible story of God doing a modern miracle, raising a boy from the dead. But this story is not about John Smith or anyone else; it is about a God who can still do the impossible.

God’s purpose for this story was that everybody who came into contact with it would have their own experience with God. What are you desperate for? Desperation moves the hand of God. God sent me to tell you that He loves and He hears you.

Don’t Give Up Before God Shows Up

On the day of the miracle, we had been told that there was a 99% chance that John was not going to make it. Those are the moments in which you have to hang on until God finishes the miracle.

A one percent chance with God is all you need. Click To Tweet

If we allow worry, despair, anxiety, fear, unbelief and doubt to go on in your life in moments like this, they are the outcome you will have. The greatest virus we have today is fear and God did not call us to live in fear. When fear starts to rise up in your circumstances, you have to rise up in your faith and put it away by the power of God. Hold on to God’s promises and what God is saying, not what anybody else is saying.

When Jesus was met with unbelief in the Scriptures, it literally shut down His ability to do miracles in His city, (Matthew 13:58).

For healing and miracles to happen, God partners with us and John 14:14 comes alive – “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”.

The disciples faced a situation where a storm had come up. They were getting ready to cross the sea of Galilee in Luke 8:22-25. When God has an incredible purpose for your life, that’s when the biggest storms come up. The disciples had a moment where they fell apart in fear. They were fishermen; they had been through storms like this before. No matter how many storms you have been through, don’t ever not take a storm seriously.

In the middle of their storm, Jesus was sleeping. Jesus is not afraid of your storm. He quieted the wind and waves until it became smooth as glass. Then, He turned to His disciples and asked, “Why can’t you trust Me?” Jesus asks us the same question today in the middle of our storm.

Four Keys To Seeing Miracles

  1. When you have Jesus on your boat, you can have peace in the middle of the storm.

Peace does not come from our surroundings; it comes from Him alone. True peace breaks off anxiety, worry and fear. We live in a world where these things are acceptable but I am here to tell you that they are from the enemy and they are sent to get you off track.

2. Words matter.

The power of life and death is in our words, (Proverbs 18:21). Jesus spoke to the storm. What you are sowing with your words now could be what you reap in the next season of your life. Start speaking life over every aspect of your life. Every word matters. Things might not come into line right away but you keep speaking life to them and it will.

3.You have to trust Him.

 In Matthew 9:29 Jesus says become what you believe. If Jesus said that to you today, what would happen? What do you believe?

4. Don’t focus on the outcome.

The greatest miracle of them all is salvation. Remember, it was the enemy that brought sin, death, pain and sickness into the world, not God. Stop letting the enemy point a finger at God and say God is not good because God is with you.

A miracle is not an equation because then, we would trust the equation instead of trusting God. Click To Tweet

When God says something, you can trust Him. If things don’t go the way you wanted them to, don’t get mad at God. God is working. God works all things together for good but not all things are good, (Romans 8:28). The best decision you could ever make is to surrender your life to Jesus Christ.

Sermon by John Smith and Jason Noble; Blog By Ed Gardiner

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