That morning in 2012, my wife and I went to The Dwelling Place, our home
church in Irving, Texas. My wife had a severe back ache. Two ladies came up and
were praying for her during worship when, all of a sudden, we heard a blood-
curdling scream. “He’s dead! He’s dead! My husband is dead!”, yelled the grieving
Her husband had fallen across three seats; four RN’s ran to check on him. He
had no pulse and his bodily fluids were already eliminating. He was dead.
Upon hearing the wife’s scream, my wife ran to her husband. She began to declare,
“Live in Jesus’ name! Live! Live! You will live and not die!”
Within seconds the worship came to a halt as the congregation turned to the
commotion. We had a guest minister that morning. He encouraged us with these
words: “Keep worshiping! We need the presence of God in this place! Press in!
After a couple of minutes, the man spit up a black substance and sat up perfectly in
his seat! He looked at my wife and, with humility, said, “Thank you! Thank you so
The nurses got him cleaned up before the paramedics came and strapped him to a
stretcher, and then took him to the hospital for evaluation. He was released two to
three hours later.
His wife had been praying for him to know Jesus for at least twenty years. We had
never seen him in church before. I am unsure as to the reason he decided to attend
service that day – on that day, though, he was raised from the dead.
To our utter amazement, this man became e most active evangelist I have ever
seen. Everywhere he went, he told people, “I was raised from the dead! They
prayed for me. God is real! You have to come to this church!”
In the midst of the commotion, God also healed my wife’s back. We tend to get
focused on what’s wrong with us physically, and it can consume our faith. As she
ran to a man with the greater need, even though she could barely walk, God healed
her as well.
Dr. Bill Faught
International Author and Conference Speaker
Founder, Legacy of Worship International