The following is a transcript of a testimony I captured on video. The testimony is from a Vietnamese pastor and he shares with us how a woman was raised from the dead for God's glory. The sentences in this testimony are not grammatically correct. I tried to preserve the translation from the pastor to the interpreter the best I could to maintain the authenticity of this incredible testimony.
I can't post the video on the web since Christian's are being persecuted in Vietnam. Therefore, the next best route is to type up the transcript here on the M16 blog. The testimony was given at a pastor's conference, which I video recorded while I was there.
Here is the testimony, as translated by our interpreter.
This miracle happened not because of his power, but because of God's power. This time around his local church a lot of people received Jesus because this miracle happened.
The pastor was asked to come preach at a funeral for a Christian man's aunt who had just passed away. The man's family weren't Christians.
And when the pastor got there he saw a lot of people at the funeral. When he went in there he saw the dead woman. He prayed and touched her hand. He felt
He didn't doubt she would come back to life. When he prayed for her to come back to life there were a lot of unbelievers around. The pastor kicked them all out.
He prayed and asked God to make unbelievers see this miracle. Then he stood there and prayed for the dead woman. As he prayed for the dead woman he asked the family that if the woman comes back to life if they would accept Jesus.
The family started removing funeral marks on their foreheads. They told the pastor if the woman comes back to life they would accept Jesus. The pastor told the family he couldn't bring the woman back to life but Jesus can do that. He told the family that our Bible says Jesus called the dead back to life.
The pastor prayed and cried out to God. He cried to the Lord so that when the woman comes back to life the people at the funeral will see and become Christians.
The pastor tried to hug the dead woman pray. But she was too cold and stiff. He asked the family to stay away a little while longer.
The pastor prayed to God to open up the woman's ears so she could hear. The voice of her family was no crying out calling her back to life. Miraculously her ears opened and she could hear her family calling her.
She appeared to have made a sound with her mouth to respond to her family.
Her mouth and eyes were still shut from the stiffness of death. But she was starting to make noises.
The pastor tried to use a spoon to pry open the woman's mouth but it was stuck shut.
The pastor prayed to God for her mouth to soften and he could use the spoon to open it. As he prayed for the mouth, it automatically opened. Her eyes started to open too. Only she couldn't see anything yet.
Sometime later she was able to sit up and drink water and now her eyes could see too. She could see her parents and her family.
After the miracle people from all around gathered with their families to share what they had witnessed. The pastor says that Sunday there were a lot of people at his church.
That is the story of how the dead woman came back to life.
Hope you found this testimony to be inspiring.