From Flatline to Favor

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries4 Minutes

Karen’s son was brought from death to life by the incredible power of prayer.

Karen, an Inspiration Partner from California, had been concerned about her son Greg for a long time. She had been sowing financial seeds into God’s Kingdom on his behalf, asking God to deliver him from alcoholism and congestive heart failure. One night things seemed to go from bad to worse, when Greg had an apparent heart attack.

The EMTs rushed to Greg’s side, but he was unresponsive. They decided there was no point trying to revive him any longer. He had already been unconscious for more than 30 minutes.

At the last moment, one of the EMTs said, “I feel a faint pulse!” So they rushed Greg to the hospital, and Karen followed in her car. But the emergency room doctor told Karen there was no way he would make it through the night.

At 2 p.m. the following day, two doctors, a chaplain, a social worker, a nurse, and a nun all came into the waiting room to tell Karen that Greg had flatlined again for more than 30 minutes. They strongly recommended taking him off life support, saying he surely would have no brain function after his heart had stopped twice for more than 30 minutes.

Sadly, Karen agreed. She and some loved ones reluctantly went into his room to say their goodbyes.

A Medical Miracle

“We all looked at Greg and wept,” Karen describes the scene. “His face was swollen, purple, gray, and black.”

But before leaving her son’s hospital room, Karen said, “I want to rub Greg’s feet before we go. He always loved that during his other hospital stays.”

As Karen rubbed his feet and prayed, a strong sense of faith enveloped her. She stood up, cupped her hand on his cheek, and said, “Greg, it’s Mom!”

To everyone’s shock, God did a miracle. “Immediately, Greg opened his eyes, sat up, and began to pull all the tubing from his body!” Karen exclaims. “We quickly called in the nurses to restrain him.”

All three nurses later told Karen they each had more than 20 years experience in the ICU, but they had never seen anything so astounding! “The EMTs and emergency room doctor had to come in and see for themselves what had happened,” Karen says. “They stood in disbelief as they looked at him.”

God’s favor had taken Greg from flatlining to a whole new beginning. Soon the Lord was restoring him to full health. Although his heart and kidneys had all shut down, they now are normal. And miraculously, his mind and memory are as sharp as ever.

“I believe this was a miracle, and I praise God daily for His goodness in sparing Greg’s life,” Karen says.

And she attributes some of God’s favor in her life to her partnership with Inspiration Ministries. “God bless your ministry. Your prayers and encouragement have been a great blessing!”