the Glory Testimony 6
The Dead Man Sneezed 3
Times & Began to Breathe Again
by Rev. John Hamel
“Now when he [Jesus] came nigh to the gate of the city, behold,
there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a
widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her,
he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came
and touched the bier: they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young
man, I say unto thee, Arise. He that was dead sat up, and began to
speak. And he [Jesus] delivered him to his mother.” (Luke 7:12-15)
Jesus raised the
dead many times while He walked on Planet Earth. (Mark 5:35-43; John
The Apostles Peter and Paul raised the dead. (Acts 9:36-43;
In the Old Testament the dead were raised.
(2 Kings -37; )
is able even to raise the dead, certainly He is able to help you with any
obstacle that may stand before you today.
I Saw Jesus Raise the Dead.
A Miraculous Eyewitness
afternoon after conducting a church service I walked into a bookstore on
the campus of Oklahoma University. I
had been to this particular bookstore many times in the past looking for Bible translations and was familiar with the young manager.
I had spoken with him often. He
was quite an oppressed fellow indeed.
Someone had once told me
this young man was
very involved in occult practices. One could tell
looking at his countenance and overall appearance that he had given himself over completely to Satan and demon powers.
As I walked into
the bookstore that afternoon, he was standing just inside the door, talking to some friends. I stepped
between him and one of his friends to gain access to the store. As I
stepped beyond them I heard a loud, almost inhuman, deep grunting sound. I turned back
to see where the sound was coming from. As I did I noticed this young man had fallen
backwards to the floor. The sound of his head slamming onto the
concrete floor sickened me.
My heart filled
with the compassion of God as I dropped to my knees beside him. His friend did
As I proceeded to check for a pulse at his wrist, his
friend checked for a pulse at his neck.
I kneeled beside
the still form to check for evidence
of breathing and a heartbeat.
There was none.
Neither of us could
detect heartbeat, breathing or a pulse as this young man turned a most horrible ashen
His friend became
hysterical and began shouting, “He’s dead. He’s dead. He’s dead.”
I kneeled there beside him, looking at his breathless, lifeless form, I also believed he was dead.
had either died and fallen to the floor, or he died when his head hit the
For some reason, without even
thinking, I found myself dragging
this young man, who was much bigger than me, around to the backside of a glass
made no sense to me why I was doing this. It just came upon me to do so. I
had no known purpose nor destination in mind.
Once behind the counter I noticed there was a very
small footstool sitting in the far corner.
some reason and without thinking, I dragged him over to the footstool,
sitting him upon it and leaning him into the corner.
Such a super-human strength came upon me it
seemed the big young man was light as a feather.
his head and upper
body fell forward lifelessly, back onto the floor like a
giant rag doll, his legs and arms stretched out in front of him.
in front of him, I grabbed him from underneath his chest, with the intention
of pushing his lifeless body back up into the corner.
reached under him, grabbing him by the chest with both fists as I heard myself
quietly but sternly say, “Satan, loose this man in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
The man then sneezed
three times and inhaled so deeply it sounded like a powerful vacuum
had been turned on. Apparently his spirit had just re-entered his body
through his mouth.
someone inflated him with air, the young man suddenly pulled himself upright on that
footstool, his legs still stretched out in front of him.
As he came back to
life, life came back into his eyes and he stared at me as if I were the first human being he
had ever seen. His expression was one of absolute shock and fear.
he sneezed three times prior to coming back to life, I was reminded of when
the Shunamite's son died and she sent for Elisha. The child, too,
sneezed as he was brought back to life.
when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead and laid
upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and
prayed unto the Lord. And he went up and lay upon the child, and put his
mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his
hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child
waxed warm. Then he returned and walked in the house to and fro; and went
up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and
the child opened his eyes." (2 Kings 4:32-35)
I looked up at his
friend from my kneeling position and he, too, was staring at me - in
absolute terror! Convinced, even as I was, that his friend was dead,
he seemed to think I had brought him back to life through some intrinsic
power of my own. After all, these young men were involved with
Satanism and witchcraft.
He backed away from me in
absolute fear, exiting the store,
never even stopping to talk to his stunned, now living again friend! I
was astounded as I watched him back away from me, exiting through the door
backwards without even looking where he was going. He bolted out of there
I am not telling you
I raised a man from the dead that day, independent of the power of
I am not crazy,
even though I have been told otherwise more than once.
I am telling you that I simply went along for
the ride while Creator God supplied the power to raise the dead that Sunday
afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma.
Jesus raise the dead? Of course He did. Did Jesus say that His
disciples could raise the dead according to the will and the plan of
God? Of course He did.
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall
he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My
Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the
Father may be glorified in the Son." (John 14:12-13)
and shockingly, this young former dead man would not allow me to tell him about Jesus after that supernatural
event. I attempted to tell him about Jesus the Miracle Worker and he flat
out told me that he did not want to hear it.