VIDEO Faith and Dad back from the dead after 45 minutes

Unbelievable Story of Ohio Dad Who Came ‘Back From the Dead’ After Son Says: ‘You’re Not Going to Die Today’
August 22, 2013 By Erica Ritz


A 37-year-old Ohio man has stunned medical professionals after “coming back from the dead” — and he says “nobody but God” could’ve pulled it off.

It all began on August 5 when Anthony Yahle’s wife, Melissa, called 911 around 4 a.m. when she noticed irregularities in her husband’s breathing and was unable to wake him up.

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ABC News reports that Melissa — who is a nurse – and the couple’s 17-year-old son, Lawrence, performed CPR until an ambulance could arrive.

Though paramedics were able to find a heartbeat and things originally seemed like they would turn out alright, Anthony’s heart stopped at the hospital and doctors were unable to revive him.

After roughly 45 minutes, cardiologist Dr. Raja Nazir reportedly said it was time to call the time of death.

But Anthony’s son, Lawrence, refused to give up hope.

Wearing a cross necklace and speaking clearly on CNN, the young hero explained that something just didn’t feel “right” about the situation.

“[My dad is] 37-years-old, he’s never had a heart problem. He’s not dead in that room,” Lawrence recalled thinking.

Lawrence said he went back to where his father was and started praying with his pastor, Paul.

“Something came in me and got me to point at him, and I said, ‘Dad you’re not going to die today.”‘

“I stood there for a few more moments, and I started walking back to the counseling room to comfort my sisters and my mom,” Lawrence continued. “[I] took about three steps and my pastor, Paul, he looked and me and said, ‘Lawrence! Lawrence!’”

The boy’s father had begun showing signs of life and, unbelievably, doctors were able to resuscitate him.

Cardiologist Dr. Raja Nazir commented: “In the last 20 years, I’ve never seen anybody we have pronounced dead … and then for him to come back, I’ve never seen it. Actually, I’ve never heard of it.”

Nazir and Anthony are both calling it a “miracle.”

“There’s nobody but God that could have done this,” Anthony said simply. “The doctors had all given up — I mean, rightfully so. It had been so long. But for me to wake up without any brain damage or anything like that is another part of a miracle…to be, you know, without oxygen for 45 minutes, that’s huge.”

“It definitely strengthened my faith, my family’s faith, everybody I know’s faith,” he said. “If it strengthens everybody’s faith, I’ll take the lumps for it.”

Anthony says he has no memory of the event, however, and no afterlife recollections.

“I went to bed … woke up five days later in the hospital,” he remarked. “Nobody really has an explanation for it — medically anyway.”

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Perfected

Their sins and the evil things they do—I will not remember anymore. HEBREWS 10:17

“[With one sacrifice] he made perfect forever those who are being made holy” (Heb. 10:14).

Underline the word perfect. Note that the word is not better. Not improving. Not on the upswing. God doesn’t improve; he perfects. He doesn’t enhance; he completes.…

Now I realize that there’s a sense in which we’re imperfect. We still err. We still stumble. We still do exactly what we don’t want to do. And that part of us is, according to the verse, “being made holy.”

But when it comes to our position before God, we’re perfect. When he sees each of us, he sees one who has been made perfect through the One who is perfect—Jesus Christ.

In the Eye of the Storm

Turning the Other Cheek

Luke 6:29-31

Immediately following His arrest, Jesus was interrogated by the high priest. When He provided an “unsatisfactory” answer, one of the officials struck Him in the face. Instead of literally offering His other cheek to be slapped, the Savior calmly challenged the man’s unjust action. The Lord did not defend Himself or retaliate, but He also refused to accept the abuse unquestioningly, despite the fact that He knew He would receive more (John 18:21-23).

The Bible passage telling us to turn the other cheek confuses many Christians. Are we to stand still while someone beats us up physically or emotionally? No. But we are not to retaliate in kind. Pride will certainly trigger a desire to take revenge on the coworker who stole credit for our work or the family member who repeatedly says unkind words. Yet we are not to “repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing” (1 Peter 3:9).

In daily practice, the situation will determine what form a godly response will take. We may need to ignore the other person’s actions, walk away from abuse, or confront our enemy—confrontation designed to gain understanding and reconciliation is not inappropriate. In fact, Jesus instructs us to transform rivals into friends by means of respectful discourse (Matt. 18:15). Asking “Why do you feel about me as you do?” can reveal the strength of agape—unconditional love—to minister to a hurting soul despite the potential for injury.

Might God be calling you to show agape? Pray for the desire and power to “turn the other cheek” as Christ did.

Understanding the Word of God

“So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” (Nehemiah 8:8)

Most people—even most Christians—devote very little time to the Scriptures, complaining that they are either too hard to understand or too uninteresting. Yet, when Ezra read “the book of the law of Moses” to the whole congregation of Israel, he read “from the morning until midday,” even “one fourth part of the day,” and “all the people stood up” as he read (Nehemiah 8:1, 3, 5; 9:3). Such a scenario is almost impossible to imagine today.

Ezra’s congregation evidently understood what he was reading and found it of vital interest. “For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law” (Nehemiah 8:9). For “another fourth part |of the day| they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God” (Nehemiah 9:3).

Yet all they had were the books of the Pentateuch! How much more concerned we should be, and how much better we should understand, when we have the entire Bible.

Note that Ezra and his colleagues simply read the Scriptures and gave a straightforward exegesis. That was enough to enable the people to understand, and this brought repentance, confession, and worship. No emotional appeals, no gimmicks, no technology, just the Scriptures—taken naturally and literally.

The Scriptures are not hard to understand—just hard to believe, and even harder to obey. Like any book, the Bible is intended to be understood, and its author—the Holy Spirit—was able to say what He meant. The secret is in the attitude of heart with which one approaches it. “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. . . . Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:97, 104). HMM

He went out, not knowing whither he went

“He went out, not knowing whither he went.” (Heb. 11:8.)

IT is faith without sight. When we can see, it is not faith, but reasoning. In crossing the Atlantic we observed this very principle of faith. We saw no path upon the sea, nor sign of the shore. And yet day by day we were marking our path upon the chart as exactly as if there had followed us a great chalk line upon the sea. And when we came within twenty miles of land, we knew where we were as exactly as if we had seen it all three thousand miles ahead.

How had we measured and marked our course? Day by day our captain had taken his instruments and, looking up to the sky, had fixed his course by the sun. He was sailing by the heavenly, not the earthly lights.

So faith looks up and sails on, by God’s great Sun, not seeing one shore line or earthly lighthouse or path upon the way. Often its steps seem to lead into utter uncertainty, and even darkness and disaster; but He opens the way, and often makes such midnight hours the very gates of day. Let us go forth this day, not knowing, but trusting.—Days of Heaven upon Earth. “Too many of us want to see our way through before starting new enterprises. If we could and did, from whence would come the development of our Christian graces? Faith, hope and love cannot be plucked from trees, like ripe apples. After the words ‘In the beginning’ comes the word ‘God.’ The first step turns the key into God’s powerhouse, and it is not only true that God helps those who help themselves, but He also helps those who cannot help themselves. You can depend upon Him every time.”

“Waiting on God brings us to our journey’s end quicker than our feet.”

The opportunity is often lost by deliberation.

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.” Ephesians 3:17

Beyond measure it is desirable that we, as believers, should have the person of Jesus constantly before us, to inflame our love towards Him, and to increase our knowledge of Him. I would to God that my readers were all entered as diligent scholars in Jesus’ college, students of Corpus Christi, or the body of Christ, resolved to attain unto a good degree in the learning of the cross. But to have Jesus ever near, the heart must be full of Him, welling up with His love, even to overrunning; hence the apostle prays “that Christ may dwell in your hearts.” See how near he would have Jesus to be! You cannot get a subject closer to you than to have it in the heart itself. “That He may dwell”; not that He may call upon you sometimes, as a casual visitor enters into a house and tarries for a night, but that He may dwell; that Jesus may become the Lord and Tenant of your inmost being, never more to go out.

Observe the words—that He may dwell in your heart, that best room of the house of manhood; not in your thoughts alone, but in your affections; not merely in the mind’s meditations, but in the heart’s emotions. We should pant after love to Christ of a most abiding character, not a love that flames up and then dies out into the darkness of a few embers, but a constant flame, fed by sacred fuel, like the fire upon the altar which never went out. This cannot be accomplished except by faith. Faith must be strong, or love will not be fervent; the root of the flower must be healthy, or we cannot expect the bloom to be sweet. Faith is the lily’s root, and love is the lily’s bloom. Now, reader, Jesus cannot be in your heart’s love except you have a firm hold of Him by your heart’s faith; and, therefore, pray that you may always trust Christ in order that you may always love Him. If love be cold, be sure that faith is drooping.

The voice of weeping shall be no more heard

“The voice of weeping shall be no more heard.” Isaiah 65:19

The glorified weep no more, for all outward causes of grief are gone. There are no broken friendships, nor blighted prospects in heaven. Poverty, famine, peril, persecution, and slander, are unknown there. No pain distresses, no thought of death or bereavement saddens. They weep no more, for they are perfectly sanctified. No “evil heart of unbelief” prompts them to depart from the living God; they are without fault before His throne, and are fully conformed to His image. Well may they cease to mourn who have ceased to sin.

They weep no more, because all fear of change is past. They know that they are eternally secure. Sin is shut out, and they are shut in. They dwell within a city which shall never be stormed; they bask in a sun which shall never set; they drink of a river which shall never dry; they pluck fruit from a tree which shall never wither. Countless cycles may revolve, but eternity shall not be exhausted, and while eternity endures, their immortality and blessedness shall co-exist with it. They are for ever with the Lord. They weep no more, because every desire is fulfilled. They cannot wish for anything which they have not in possession.

Eye and ear, heart and hand, judgment, imagination, hope, desire, will, all the faculties, are completely satisfied; and imperfect as our present ideas are of the things which God hath prepared for them that love him, yet we know enough, by the revelation of the Spirit, that the saints above are supremely blessed. The joy of Christ, which is an infinite fulness of delight, is in them. They bathe themselves in the bottomless, shoreless sea of infinite beatitude. That same joyful rest remains for us. It may not be far distant. Ere long the weeping willow shall be exchanged for the palm-branch of victory, and sorrow’s dewdrops will be transformed into the pearls of everlasting bliss. “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”