I had just left my wife’s store in Tomball and was picking up something for dinner this past Saturday. As I turned the corner to head to check out I saw an elderly man laying on the floor with about a half dozen people surrounding him. I thought he had just passed out or something and everything was under control so decided to go around to the other side of the store and checkout and go home.

Just as I was about to turn around, I noticed the man was not moving and his wife began getting hysterical. I decided I was put here for a reason (Esther 4:14b) so I decided I would go a pray for him. As I approached, I realized he was dead. His eyes were open but vacant, staring up at the ceiling. He was not breathing and had no pulse.

I laid my hand on his chest and just called on Jesus. I commanded his life to return. Nothing happened.

I realized that my training as a disciple of Jesus had kicked in but I did not have love (see 1 Corinthians 13:1-3). I paused for a brief second and began to focus my attention on Jesus rather than the situation. I briefly prayed in tongues aloud and then resumed speaking life over him and into him in Jesus’ mighty name.


Praise God! Through God’s grace (supernatural enabling to do His will) I was able to give his wife back her husband!!

Jesus told us in Mark 16 that these signs will follow those who believe – 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Now we are sure this applies to today! We didn’t doubt before, but now we know the Words of Jesus in Luke 7 – 22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 23 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”