Sid Roth - People Who Died, Saw Heaven, and Came Back to Life
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. My guest is a leading cardiologist and then it changes. Do you know in the operating room he prays in supernatural languages? Do you know in the operating room he prays for the dead and they come back? Do you know that in the operating room God tells him what to do and saves people's lives? That's my kind of doctor! Dr. Crandall, you work for three hospitals, but there was a very profound moment in your life. You're 19, you're an intern and someone you know dies. What affect did it have on you?
Dr. Crandall: Well you know, Sid, this was first time that I really witnessed death. And as a young man I entered that autopsy room and there was this gentleman that I had known for many months that was dead on the table. I was shocked. I couldn't believe it. His whole insides were emptied. In fact, and what happened was, Sid, that it made me think that there is something else to life, that life with all its order and complexity doesn't just end when we die. Something must move on ahead. And it was the first time that I really ever thought about God and Heaven.
Sid Roth: Now you heard the audible voice of God to tell you to be praying for your patients. Tell me exactly what happened.
Dr. Crandall: Well you know, this was, one day I was walking down the hospital ward on the basement. And I had been praying for people, but it seemed like many of the people weren't receptive, and I was concerned. So I cried out to God for three months for an answer to prayer, "Lord, send me the people group you want me to pray for". And what I did that morning, I pressed the elevator button to go up. I prayed that prayer again, "Lord, send me your people group that I can pray for that receptive". And I heard the voice of God, and the voice of God said this, "Your people are your patients, Dr. Crandall". I've sent them to you and I haven't sent them to anyone else. And he also, the Lord also said, "If you don't pray to bring them into the Kingdom of God no one else will". And it changed my life. Now I knew that I could pray for my patients and for the sick on the hospital wards, and it would be covered by Almighty God.
Sid Roth: You know, I would think in the culture we're in now that it would last like ten seconds and you would be kicked out.
Dr. Crandall: Well you know, I went undercover in the beginning, to tell you the truth. And but as I started to pray, Sid, I saw miracles.
Sid Roth: Tell me about one of your first ones, Earl.
Dr. Crandall: Well Earl was a heart transplant patient. He had been on the waiting list for months and months. He was in ICU. There was no way we could get him a heart and he was dying before our eyes. But I read in my Bible, Sid, that we could pray for the sick in the name of Jesus and that they could recover. I had never prayed for anyone like that before. And I walked into that room with Earl, who was depressed and was down and out, and in fact who was dying, and I said, "Earl, in my Bible it says that we can pray for the sick and they can be healed in Jesus' name. I will pray for you".
Sid Roth: Excuse me. Were you trembling a little bit on the inside?
Dr. Crandall: Yes, I was. I was nervous. I had never prayed for anyone like that. I had never stepped out and prayed for someone like that, but I prayed with Earl. We held hands. It was a simple prayer. Father God, in the name of Jesus I ask you to heal Earl in Jesus' name. And that man that couldn't left his head off the pillow for three months, within a couple days, he was lifting his head off the pillow. And then a couple days more, he was sitting on the side of the bed and within many weeks, he left that hospital, Sid, without the need of a heart transplant, and he was healed.
Sid Roth: I told you, he's my kind of doctor. You have so many amazing stories of experiences of patients, don't tell this to most of your doctors, being raised from the dead. You don't hear doctors talk about this. When we come back, I want to find out about some of his experiences of praying for people that were dead that have come back to life. Don't go away.
Sid Roth: Now Doctor, you prayed in tongues and supernatural language in the operating room. Do you recall the first person that was raised from the dead and it had something to do with when you were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues.
Dr. Crandall: Yes, right.
Sid Roth: Tell me about that.
Dr. Crandall: You know, Sid, for three months I had been praying for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I didn't attend a church that believed these things. But I read in the Bible that there was this gift from God called the baptism of the Holy Spirit, so I was praying for that and I didn't receive it. But one day it happened. In the emergency room, a woman came in with sudden death. We took her to the operating room and I was standing over her body, I was working on her and all of a sudden, Sid, she went flatline on the table. When she went flatline, my arms were pulled up in the air by the Lord over this body and all of a sudden this new language started coming forth out of my mouth. Actually, Sid, this thing bypassed my brain. It was something coming from deep within that came out, poured over this woman who was flatlined on the operating room table. The nurses were running around waiting for the next instruction.
Sid Roth: What does flatline mean actually?
Dr. Crandall: Flatline means that the heart had stopped due to a massive heart attack. There was no life, no pulse, no blood pressure in this body that was on the table. But the Lord had other plans and said, "This will be a miracle". And as I stood there, this supernatural experience came over me, this new language came out of my mouth that spoke life over this woman and then suddenly life came into her. The heartbeat came back, the breathing came back simply by praying over this woman in this new language from the Lord.
Sid Roth: Now there is so much power when he prays in a language from God, a language directly from his spirit that fortunately bypasses his brain because his brain has a filter of limitations. God has no limitation. There's another one. There's too many to talk about. But Jeff, who was flatlined, that means dead, dead.
Dr. Crandall: Yes.
Sid Roth: Tell me about Jeff.
Dr. Crandall: Well this was one day I didn't feel like a godly person. I was in the middle of work. I was working. A massive heart attack came in, Jeff Martin, and they worked on him in the emergency room for over 40 minutes, and then they called me to come and respond. But as I was walking there, I said, "You know, this man is going to be a dead man. He's been gone for 40 minutes". And I arrived at the emergency room, Sid, and it was like chaos. It was an operating room full of chaos trying to bring life into this man, but there was no life left. And I went over the protocol with the senior physician, and we reviewed everything and we decided that everything had been done, and even if we brought this man back he would be brain dead, so we declared him dead. Everyone left the room except one nurse. She was preparing the body for the morgue. I finished my notes and as I walked out of that room, Sid, I heard the voice of God say, "Turn around and pray for that man". And I said, "Lord, that can't be you. I can't pray for a dead man". And I kept walking, but the voice of the Lord came back a second time, Sid, "Turn around and pray for that man". So I walked back to the room. I stood over the body. The nurse looked at me, why are you here. The head of the body was here, the feet were here. I prayed. I was going to pray, but I didn't know what to pray. The Holy Spirit took over. And as I looked down at that body and put my hands on his torso, these words came out my mouth: "Father God, I cry out for this man's soul. If he does not know you as Lord and Savior, raise him from the dead now in the name of Jesus". And as I said that prayer, I stepped backwards. My arm went up in the air as to praise the Lord. The other emergency room doctor walked in. "What are you doing? Why are you still here"? I said, "I am praying for this man". And I looked at the emergency doctor and I said, "Shock this body one more time". He said, "No, impossible". I said, "Shock him". And he went over, he grabbed those paddles on that corpse, he let out the electricity and an instant perfect heartbeat came back, Sid.
Sid Roth: Are you special or can anyone do this that knows Jesus?
Dr. Crandall: I am not special. Anyone can do this, Sid. All of us can do this and walk this way.
Sid Roth: Okay. When we come back, here's what I want to find out. All these people that are dying and coming back to life, what are they experiencing on the other side? Are any of you interested in that? I am. Be right back.
Sid Roth: Now you just heard about Jeff, who was flatlined, dead, dead. But what you didn't hear is what he saw on the other side. What did he report to you?
Dr. Crandall: Well you know, as soon as Jeff woke up three days later, he accepted the Lord as Savior. But he had the most amazing story and I kept asking him, "Where were you that day that I was praying over your body"? And he said, "I'm so disappointed. I'm so disappointed". He said, "I was worth nothing. I was in total darkness forever and ever, and these men came in and they threw me in the trash. I was worth nothing to anyone". He was in Hell. But that day he accepted Jesus as Christ and Lord his Savior. But he also told me that during that that he was gone that there ministering angels, Sid, that were over him, helping him in the intensive care unit, ministering to him and bringing life into his body.
Sid Roth: Tell me about the man where the Glory cloud came in.
Dr. Crandall: Yes. This was amazing. This was another gentleman that came in with a massive heart attack and he was crying out. He was in so much pain, Sid. It was like he was entering Hell. I had never seen a man scream in pain. The agony of his pain was like someone cutting off his leg. We couldn't control the pain and we were working on him. And I stepped back from the operating room table, and I prayed, "Lord, life into this man. I pray for this man, Lord". And the Lord said, "Tell him to cry on my name for my mercy". So I stepped back up. I tried to do the procedure. I couldn't because of the pain, the screaming, the agony that he was in. And all of a sudden, I looked at him and I said, "My brother, you're dying. Cry on the name of Jesus now! My brother, cry on the name of Jesus now! You're dying"! And all of a sudden this man, on his back on the operating room table cried out to God, "Jesus, I need your mercy, Lord! Jesus, I need your mercy, Lord"! And all of a sudden the Holy Spirit descended through the ceiling as if like a cloud encompassed that man. His whole body, all of a sudden, life came into him. Color came into him. The pain left him, Sid. I could think clearly. I entered into his heart. I opened the artery and that man is alive today because he called on the name of Jesus.
Sid Roth: Based on your study and the experiences that you've had, what has God shown you Heaven is like?
Dr. Crandall: In Heaven, from the experiences that I have had with patients, is a place of total peace and love. You will see your family there, Sid, if they are believers in Christ. I just had a woman that reported the other day that when she passed she met her mother in Heaven and not only her mother, her dog was there, too, that had passed. Isn't that amazing.
Sid Roth: We have a lot of pet lovers here, I can tell.
Dr. Crandall: But I've had other patients that said there are the streets of gold and they're surrounded by flowers that are more brilliant than any color that you or I could imagine, that there are rivers, clear rivers. A woman reported, "My son was swimming in a clear river with other children. It was the river of God. There were fish in the river. There were children. They were laughing. They were playing. They were splashing. And then suddenly that vision shifted that there were children running in a field with Jesus". It's glorious. It's all the promises that we look for in Heaven. From this life we just gently take one step into the heavenlies and we're with Jesus, Sid.
Sid Roth: You told me about a crisis in your life, and if you don't mind, you had a son.
Dr. Crandall: Yes.
Sid Roth: That developed, I believe it was cancer.
Dr. Crandall: Yes.
Sid Roth: And it had a profound influence on where you are today. Tell me about that.
Dr. Crandall: It did. Now my, his name was Chad and he became very sick at age 11. We had to put him in the hospital and he wasn't doing well, and we was dying, Sid. And all of a sudden, one day a Glory cloud appeared the hospital window, a cloud full of thunder and lightning, the presence of God, it came to the hospital, it shook the building. And I said, "No, Lord, not today, not my son, today, Lord"! And all of a sudden my son took his last breath. I held that body in my arms and I cried over him, and I became angry and upset with God, Sid. I said, "Why this? You have more power. You have power over death. You can bring my child back". And his mother was in the room. She said, "Do you feel the peace"? I said, "No, I don't feel the peace". His twin brother was in the room. "Do you feel the peace, Dad"? I said, "No, I don't feel the peace. I want my son". And all of a sudden I became angry with God and I said, "Lord, I am going to turn away from you. I don't want you if it comes to this". And as I rocked that body for an hour and a half in my arms, Sid, I cried out to God for an explanation. And then suddenly I reflected over my last four years and saw that God was there with every step, and I said, "I made my decision. God, I will follow you, but for my death of my son I want a million souls for the Kingdom of God in Jesus' name".
Sid Roth: And that's what drives you today.
Dr. Crandall: That's what drives me.
Sid Roth: And my understanding is his son, right this moment perhaps, is looking over the balcony of Heaven and saying, "Go Dad! This is for both of us. Go Dad"! Tell me something about what's coming in your ministry now. Do you travel? Do you see miracles? Do you see souls coming to the Lord? Tell me.
Dr. Crandall: Well we travel. You know, we're traveling with Reinhard Bonnke for the most part.
Sid Roth: So you see a lot of souls coming to the Lord.
Dr. Crandall: We see miracles. We speak.
Sid Roth: The faith that I discern the presence of God that I discern right now, I want you to pray for the sick right now, to them.
Dr. Crandall: Yes I will. It's a blessing for me. You know, brothers and sisters, if you are out there and you are sick in your body, I am going to pray for you. Just put your hand wherever you are, whatever that illness is, wherever it is put your hand there and we will believe in faith. It says, "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God" and it is important for you to be in the Word. Read the Word. As you read the Word your faith will grow in Jesus' name. The Word builds faith, but I will pray for you like I do on the hospital wards and in the operating room, and on the fields of battle, in third worlds, I will pray and Jesus will touch you. So right now in the mighty name of Jesus, I speak over your body and I speak over that infirmity, and I command that infirmity to leave your body right now in Jesus' name. I command illness and the spirit of death that is there knocking at you, go in the name of Jesus. And I command it to leave you now. Be healed in Jesus' mighty name. Father God, bless them and use them, and have them come to know you if they don't. In the name of Jesus, you are being healed now. The process is happening. Go and report that to your friends and your family, and your colleagues that Jesus touched me today, in Jesus' name. Amen.
Sid Roth: And just like Jesus said, it is finished, and that means, in the Greek, paid in full.