Posts Tagged With: Raising the dead

How to Raise the Dead, a conversation with Robby Dawkins

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I had the privilege of interviewing Robby Dawkins with my cohost and good friend Michael Basham. We aimed high and talked about how we as believers in the Lord Jesus are authorized to raise the dead. Robby shares stories of how the Lord has used him to bring words of knowledge to introduce Jesus to head of Communism in Siberia, how the Lord spared his life as he was held at gunpoint in a Muslim country, and how he raised a man from the dead in England.

Your faith will be activated as you listen to these stories and become acquainted with what the Bible says about the authority we have in our intimate union with the Lord Jesus. Authority to live like Jesus and do what he did and transform the world.

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Jesus said to his disciples:

“Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!” Matthew 10:7-8 NLT

Jesus says in John 14:12,

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”

Do we believe him?

Some do believe him and are operating in partnership with Holy Spirit under the authority (the authorization) of the Lord Jesus and our loving heavenly Papa to Do What Jesus Did – which just so happens to be the title of Robby Dawkins book. He has another book that just came out called “Do Greater Things“.

I can tell you these are a solid investment in your spiritual life and a great way to support Robby’s ministry of expanding the Kingdom of God.

Here is a link to our album Reflect Love:

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Two Kayakers at Cave Point

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 11.17.18 PMToday I witnessed a tragic event.

It is almost too much to describe. After my morning concert in Sister Bay, WI, I decided to stop by Cave Point Park. I arrived at 11:43 – just thirteen minutes after the unthinkable had happened.

When I arrived, the first responders were on scene with yet another arriving right behind me. I began praying right away. I walked to the cliffs over the water where a few people were standing, as the police officer made and responded to calls on his walkie-talkie.

I wondered what was going on. I overheard them talking and pointing to two kayaks that were floating upside down at least a hundred yards or so off shore. I overheard that they weren’t wearing life jackets.

I prayed harder and scanned the water again for any sign of life.


The story I was told was that two kayakers had capsized in the water. One had flipped and, while the other one was trying to help him, he too capsized. The waters of Lake Michigan were only 43 degrees. It was windy and wavy and a fairly cold day to begin with. A woman who had accompanied them walked up the path sobbing. I prayed for her.

The Coast Guard was called in and arrived before noon. Other smaller boats had already been launched before then. The boats circled around once looking for the bodies, then once spotted near the cliffs, two divers jumped in and recovered the bodies. I watched and prayed as they hauled two unresponsive men into the boat and immediately started giving CPR.

I prayed for a resurrection. As familiar as I was with Near Death Experiences and who my God is, I knew that anything was possible.

I prayed,

“Loving Heavenly Papa, Give those boys a warm hug and your breath of life.”

I watched as they moved them to the larger Coast Guard boat and given more CPR.

More prayers.

If they were not coming back, I prayed for their sins be forgiven. I prayed for their souls to be welcomed and ministered to by angels. I prayed for grace as they entered the next phase of their souls growth and journey.

What would you pray?

“Papa, lovingly receive these boys that you created for yourself. They are included in what Christ accomplished on the cross and resurrection as much of any of us. I pray they receive your gift of eternal life.”

Please pray for the families and friends of these two men! One was a 21-year-old from Clintonville and the other a 29-year-old from Sturgeon Bay.

Another Eye Witness Account:

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Yes, God Is Really That Involved In Your Life!

Hey guys, for the past week or more I have been investigating the ministry of Shawn Bolz. I first came across Shawn in a message that he shared at Bethel Church. Here is that podcast:

I LOVED it!!! It moved me. It is worth your time.

So, what does Shawn do? He prays for people and God gives him words of knowledge and prophecy for them. Like this:

(by the way I’m going to recommend that you share this, visit his YouTube page and subscribe, and buy and read his book.)

Are you crying yet? I was too.

God knows you.

He sees you.

He forgives you.

He loves you.

He has a purpose and a plan and provision for you.

He has a future and a hope for you.


Yea, me too.

That’s why I ordered his book Translating God. (Which you can get for under $10 at Amazon)

What is Prophecy?

“…For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.” – Revelation 19:10

Prophecy reveals Jesus. His heart. His nature. His Love.

Shawn is fond of sharing this Scripture wherever he goes:

“Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives–especially the ability to prophesy.” – 1 Corinthians 14:1

All true and healthy prophecy (and spirituality) is rooted and founded in love. God is using Shawn Bolz (among others) to reintroduce prophecy (and specifically the spiritual gift of “words of knowledge”) to the church in a really healthy way. Bolz has seen and been through all the ways prophecy has been abused and unhealthy. He said that for a while he was swimming in the vomit of the prophetic community that surrounded him. His testimony is quite interesting. And yet, Shawn still finds love in his heart for those who have misused prophecy and spiritually abused others! He shares Jesus heart of forgiveness and restoration.

My background with prophecy

Ok, first of all I have to confess I have come a long way. I used to be the sourpuss wet blanket to anything “ookie”. I was the biggest skeptic (which I’ve noticed is quite similar to the word sceptic).

For instance, I remember being the arms-folded, scowl-on-your-face religious prick with a stick up his you-know-what at a Vineyard church conference. There was a man there who, like Shawn, had quite a track record for giving very accurate words for people. So he was given the mic and told to share what God had given him for anyone in the room.

I didn’t like it. I suppose I thought they were taking things in a witchcraft kind of direction. A misdirection if you asked me.

It didn’t seem on the surface that his words were very accurate that night and he soon gave up. But, a pastor friend did share with me later that those very same words actually did end up being right on.

I went to a session where I was going to learn something of the prophetic. They asked for volunteers for the Lord to use for giving words of knowledge. I volunteered because I really wanted to see if it would work. I was immediately put on the spot and made some stuff up, excused myself and went and sat down embarrassed. “Well, this is a joke”.

It was the same conference that I sat in a talk with Robby Dawkins who told of story after story of how he had prayed to raise the dead… and failed. Failure time and time again. I actually took great comfort from that! Why? Because I once received a word from God to raise the dead. I tried in front of a funeral and failed. It was that event that caused me to lose my faith altogether for a seven-year stretch of the worst hell I have ever experienced, that honestly I would never wish on my worst enemy.

Robby has since raised the dead, and will likely do that again.

I, however, just pray to raise the dead animals my cat brings to the back door… Baby steps.

I would highly recommend Robbie’s book “Do What Jesus Did” – I bought many copies of that as well.

So yea, I tell you all this to say, I sympathize with those who judge and reject the ministry of Shawn Bolz and those like him. I used to be that guy. Thank God he set me free.

The apostle Paul used to be “that guy” too. Before he encountered Jesus for himself he thought he was doing God a favor by killing those who strayed from the one true faith and the one true God by following Jesus.

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