God can do wonders - raised from the dead


On December 6th of 2002, I had a doctor's appointment for a physical. I left the house at a little before 9:00a.m. My son Aaron was still in bed. I finished my appointment and returned home around 11:40 a.m. From that point my life was completely turned upside down. I could have never been prepared for what I found that morning. Before I tell you what I found, let me tell you about two prophecies I received from two preachers about three weeks prior to December 6th. The first was from an evangelist. He laid his hands on me and told me God had given me the Gift of Faith. That with this gift there would be a test. In this test my whole world would be turned upside down, but if I would cry out to Jesus, He would put everything back together. The other was a week later by Bro. Norman, the pastor at Desoto, Illinois. He laid his hands on me and said I had spiritual ears. God had given me the same ears he had and all I had to do is listen when the Lord spoke and do what he says. I believe both prophecies prepared my spirit for what took place.

Now this is what I found. I drove up my driveway and my son's truck was sitting in the drive at an angle across the drive, the passenger door was open and his music was playing. I drove around his truck, got out of my Blazer and saw his legs sticking out from under the truck. I called out his name; he did not answer. I walked over and took hold of his leg; it was stiff and cold. My son's truck had fallen on his and crushed him to death. At that moment I panicked. I called to my wife and she went and got the phone and called 911. I somehow got the truck off and pulled my son out from under it. That's when I saw how bad he was. The leaf spring had crushed his forehead, the jack crushed his throat and the frame crushed his chest. His pupil's were fixed and dilated, no heartbeat, no breath. His lips were blue and his skin was gray. I turned to my wife who was on the phone to 911 and said, "Our baby is dead." There was nothing I could do for him. I then stood up and said, "God, you told me anything I ask in your name in faith believing will be done. That's my baby lying there crushed and dead and I want him back." I screamed out, "Jesus!" You could feel the power of God right there on the spot. I felt peace beyond understanding. I felt comfort and I saw a miracle right before my eyes. God fixed his forehead, his neck, and his chest. His eyes went from fixed and dilated to normal. His lips started turning red, his skin started looking normal. I felt a heartbeat but he still wasn't breathing. I then heard a voice say, "breathe for him," and I started breathing for him until the ambulance arrived. When they got him to the hospital, there was still no response. His lungs had both collapsed and he had no brain wave function. They worked on him in the emergency room. The doctors kept telling me he was brain dead, no response, and he couldn't breathe on his own. He was in a coma and they didn't give him much hope for recovery. That's when I went and prayed again. I said, "Lord, you rebuilt his body and put life back into him out in my driveway, and if you got to take him now, I'll be mad, I'll be hurt, and I won't like it, but I'll be able to accept it. The Lord spoke to me and said, "I gave him back to you out there and will return him to you at 100%." No matter what the doctors said from that point on didn't matter because my God cannot lie, and I knew my son would walk out of that hospital. The doctors kept expecting different things. A heart specialist told us his heart was bruised and had contusions on it. A neurosurgeon thought that he had suffered brain damage. One thought his neck was broken. But each day and each test proved God had already been on duty. When a heart test was done, there was nothing, CAT scan, normal, neck x-ray was negative. Each day brought Glory to what God had done and was still doing. Aaron recovered more and more each day. When he woke up that day, he talked all day long. He was saying some pretty weird stuff he had done the past day or two. Everyone thought it was because of the drugs he was on and the trauma he had suffered. But we kept listening and asking questions. We opened our spiritual ears and started listening in the spirit. The things Aaron was describing was what he had experienced in the supernatural. Everyone thought he was funny, but we knew he was describing his experience when he was dead and on the way back to us.

I can say that God is still working miracles today. There is nothing to hard for God. My God can do anything.

You know, a lot of times when something happens, we blame God. We say, why did God do this? Or why did God let that happen? Well, never once that day did I blame God or question God's faithfulness to me.

In Hebrews 10:23, it says - Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for he is faithful that promised). You know what that verse means - it means if you believe and you don't doubt it, he will do it.

Hebrews 4:16 says - Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. This verse means - that through Jesus, the door, we have access to the throne of grace. If were saved, we can use that door.

I think sometimes we forget how much power is in the name of Jesus. The Bible says there is no other name given whereby we must be saved but by the name of Jesus Christ. Demons tremble at his name. If we shall ask anything in his name, he will do it. I'm glad I knew Jesus that day. You know four years ago, my son wouldn't be here today, he would be dead. You know why? Because I didn't know Jesus then and I wouldn't have called on Him. So I'm glad I know who Jesus is, that He is my Savior and friend. I love Him with all my heart and I give Him all the praise and glory.

Joe Lawson
December 27,2002


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