“And as you go…raise the dead.”
We just had the opening premiere at our church of an exciting new Documentary called, “Deadraiser.” As the title implies, it’s a movie about people being raised from the dead today–in the days that we are now living. Now, I can only speak for myself, but up until five years ago, I put very little emphasis or consideration on that aspect of Jesus’ ministry. But, notice the emphasis that our Lord gives to it–”And as you go preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have a received, freely give.” Matthew 10:7-8
All over the world I have preached His Gospel, prayed for the sick, cast demons out of people, and even ministered to those with leprosy; but the raising of the dead was something I never mentioned. Jesus includes the raising of the dead as a matter of fact issue–”And as you go…raise the dead.”
In the last five years there have been six of my personal friends pray for the dead and see Jesus resurrect them. The total people count that these six have seen raised from the dead? 48.
So, back to the Documentary Movie “Deadraiser.” A young man in our church, Johnny Clark, launched out by faith a year ago to discover people in America who were practicing this aspect of the Believer’s commission–Raise the dead. He found a fireman/EMT in Florida who prays for those who have died. He has seen the power of Jesus raise eight people. He found a renowned medical doctor who has prayed and seen Jesus raise the dead; and as Johnny travelled all over the USA he found groups and individuals who were taking Jesus’ words seriously, “And as you go…Raise the dead.”
So, that’s what this wonderful new movie is about! Johnny is currently on a forty city tour, and at the end of the movie, people are being healed, saved, and dedicating their lives to the Lordship of Jesus. Johnny has won secular awards for his filmmaking here in the city of Boulder, Colorado. You will not be disappointed with his movie. You can purchase your own copy to show at your own church or home group. Just go to www.Deadraiser.com.
“Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?” Acts 26:8
“…that we might learn to trust, not in ourselves, but in God who can raise the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9 Phillips