|An interview with
Boris - an Internal Affairs officer in the Ukraine.
INTERVIEWER: - I would like to introduce to you, Mr. Boris Pilipchuk,
who is 36 years old. Please, Boris tell us about yourself.
BORIS: - I am an officer, a Senior Lieutenant on the police force.
My position is that of a strategic duty officer in one of the
operation sections of the police force in Khemlnitskij District of
Ukraine. I fought in the Afghanistan war. I am married with three
children. We live in a village called Novaya Siniavka, in the
Starosiniavskij region of Khemlnitskij District.
INTERVIEWER: - Boris, I know that you are a Believer. How did you
BORIS: - I was a strong atheist, but my wife and her parents were
believers. They always wanted me to be saved. On September 16, 1996,
Pastor Nikolai Ivashenko, of the Full Gospel Church in the town of
Mariopol, came to our village, while he was in town visiting his
relatives. My wife asked him to speak to me. However, she warned him
that I lacked temperance, was very aggressive, and rude. The
training I received in the army left a scar on my character.
When I saw Pastor Nikolai, I thought to myself, "Now, I'm going to
teach you a lesson…" However, he walked up to me and began speaking.
Suddenly, I began feeling a peace in my heart that I had not
experienced since my childhood days. I was trained to give orders,
or receive orders and carry them out. It was an environment in which
normal human interaction was rare. Something on the inside of me was
transformed as I listened to the words of Pastor Nikolai. When I
heard the phrase, "Now we'll pray, repeat after me…" I repeated the
sinners' prayer. The power of the Holy Spirit came upon me and the
Lord baptized me in the Holy Spirit. Ever since then, I dedicated my
life to serve the Lord.
INTERVIEWER: - How did those around you react to this change in your
BORIS: - My mother was very indignant, at the beginning, because she
did not know the Lord at this time. Later on, opposition at my work
place began. They threatened to lay me off the job or demote me.
They even went to the extent of trying to make me backslide, but I
wasn't disturbed by this, neither did I worry. In the past, I would
have been in a state of confusion, ready to relinquish my officers'
rank. Now, this seemed absurd to me. God's word says that if you are
taken to court, not to be anxious over what to say, for He will
speak for you. So being confident in my faith, I said, " You cannot
do anything to me, because the Lord is with me." So my superior
officers had to submit to this. Not only did my colleagues adhere to
this, they also listened, with pleasure, as I preached during my
break period. I told every one about Jesus Christ, in the hope of
winning one soul to the Lord. I won't go on to describe what hideous
things I did before repentance, because the Lord has forgiven me of
all my sin. I praise and thank Him for this. The Lord forgives all
the sin of anyone who earnestly repents.
INTERVIEWER: - You are in the service and a believer - this is very
unusual. Do people consider this to be normal?
BORIS: - I tell everyone that Jesus Christ is Lord over all,
including men in the service. The Lord loves each and everyone the
same. I have been asked several times, " How can you serve God,
being in the service, handling weapons?" It is God's word that
teaches us how to serve Him.
When John the Baptist baptized people in the Jordan River, men in
the service came up to him and asked, "What shall we do?" He
responded by telling them that they should be content with their
wages. There is no place in the Word of God where it is written that
men in the service should not serve the Lord. On the contrary, we
know from the Holy Scriptures that two Roman officers repented and
that they and their entire household served the Lord Jesus Christ.
Each and every believer has a discrete ministry in God's sight.
INTERVIEWER: - Boris, I can see that you are in perfect health.
Before your remarkable ordeal, were you in the same state of health?
BORIS: - Yes. Perfect health is a prerequisite to join the force. It
was mandatory for us to undergo routine medical tests.
INTERVIEWER: - Please, tell me what happened to you.
BORIS: - I will recount how the Lord raised me from the dead. On the
27th of July 1998, I returned home from work to my village.
Something happened to me that I cannot explain. I was completely
paralyzed and I lost consciousness.
According to my wife's account, after I lost consciousness, I was
rushed to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit. Their
diagnosis was - Brain hemorrhage. I remained there for several days
in a coma. I was transferred to the intensive care unit of the
Khelmitskij District Clinic. The doctors continued to fight for my
life. However, I had a heart attack which lessened my chance of
INTERVIEWER: - How serious was your brain hemorrhage?
BORIS: - I later found that the doctor had diagnosed internal
bleeding in 95% of my brain. All the equipment and the sensors that
were attached to my body indicated that I was dead. In their medical
report, the doctors detected a hemorrhage that had spread all over
my brain; all of the nine tests confirmed my death.
by the Doctors.
INTERVIEWER: - Boris, from what you were told later, after the
doctors certified your death, did they immediately call your wife?
BORIS: - Yes, they did and she was not the only person they
informed. Actually, what happened was that every 15 or 20 minutes my
colleagues called the hospital to inquire of my health. They were
told that I was already dead. At my job, money was already being
collected, a coffin was ordered, and every arrangement necessary for
my funeral service was being set in motion. In a nutshell,
preparation was made for my funeral. I think the sudden death of
such a healthy police officer was a very stunning occurrence, which
took everyone by surprise. This was clear, from the numerous phone
calls to the hospital, from my colleagues.
INTERVIEWER: - Was your wife present with you when you died?
BORIS: - Yes, she was, but she was not allowed to be in the room.
Later on my wife told me, that she constantly prayed to God over my
salvation. When the doctors began to desperately fight to save my
life, my wife phoned Pastor Nikolai in Mariopol. My wife told him
what had happened and asked him to pray for me. While he prayed, God
told him that the situation would not lead to death, but to the
glory of God. He calmed my wife down and told her that a Christian
Festival was underway in the town of Mariopol and that all the
believers would pray for me. They prayed. During this time, events
in the hospital were mounting. The doctors informed my wife of my
death and after two hours she was permitted to accompany my body, on
the stretcher, to the door of the morgue.
Medical information on the possibility of a dead person returning to
INTERVIEWER: - For an understanding from a clinical point of view,
we make reference to a directory of medical publications. In the
Concise Medical encyclopedia (published by "Soviet Encyclopedia",
1974) the following is written: Brain hemorrhage is defined as the
disruption of normal blood circulation in the brain, which results
in the death of the brain material (Part 1, page 506).
Resuscitation of an organism (reanimation) is defined as the
restoration of a sudden disruption or total loss of life supporting
functions of an organism. Clinical death is the last reversible
stage of the death of an organism from the moment breathing and
blood circulation cease to the beginning of irreversible changes in
the central nervous system, after which death is referred to as
being biological. The duration of clinical death depends on the
reason that gave rise to the development of a terminal condition,
the duration of dying, age etc. In normal temperatures, clinical
death extends over a period of 4-6 minutes, after which the
restoration of normal activities of the central nervous system
Reanimation procedures should be started immediately after sudden
death has been established. It is also recommended not to allow the
complete ceasing of breathing or heartbeat. If the heartbeat is not
reestablished, reanimation procedures are advised to be continued
until they prove effective. Signs of effectiveness: Disappearance of
cyanosis, noticing of spontaneous gasps (the sooner they begin, the
better the prognosis), pulsation of the large blood vessels in
accordance with the rhythm of the massage, narrowing of the pupils.
If these signs do not appear in 20-25 minute, resuscitation
procedures should be discontinued (part 2, page 270-271).
I know that doctors have certain rules, which can never be violated
by anyone in any medical establishment. In their rules, a person who
is lying in intensive care, in a condition of biological death,
should not be there more than 2 hours and only after this the person
may be transported to the morgue.
That means that after establishing the fact that Boris was in a
state of clinical death, the doctors struggled for 30 minutes to
save his life. While in the intensive care unit, over two more hours
elapsed then biological death was confirmed. This meant that the
irreversible processes and death of the brain matter had already
begun. The time necessary for resuscitation after clinical death is
about 4 to 6 minutes. Boris' death was confirmed by the doctors and
by the medical equipment that was connected to his body.
“I saw heaven” -
INTERVIEWER: - And now, Boris, tell us how you felt. What did you
BORIS: - It felt as if I was conscious. I began seeing with my own
eyes. I began seeing everything as if from above. My spirit came out
of me and looked at my body. Doctors in their white gowns had
gathered around me. Numerous pieces of equipment were connected to
my body. The doctors tried to stabilize my condition; they ran
about, exhausting all their efforts, but to no avail.
Then I began to ascend towards heaven. The earth became smaller and
smaller. It became so small, that it disappeared totally. During
this entire time, I could hear a continuous whistling in my ears. I
ended up in an extraordinary place, which was so illuminative that I
began to feel good. I saw a golden staircase that shone with
glorious splendor. The staircase was rather wide. On either side of
the staircase were golden railings, along which from the bottom to
the top were winged angels in white clothes, with golden belts.
Their hair was white, their faces shone like lightning and their
eyes were like two lanterns. Their hands and legs were the color of
shiny copper chips. Around the staircase and under it, stood a great
number of angels, these were without wings. All the angels were
singing psalms in a language I did not recognize at first. After a
moment I completely understood the words of the psalm. They sang: "O
worthy are you Lord of all glory and praise. You, Lord, created the
heavens and the earth. You are worthy of our praise!"
Then I saw an extraordinary light at the end of the staircase. The
light wasn't like that of the sun or of a welding instrument, which
has a harmful effect on the eyes. It was extremely bright, warm,
calming, full of joy and peace. I was full of delight, to such an
extent that mere words cannot describe how I felt. My delight
continued to increase and there was no limit to the joy I felt. I
don't know how to describe this vision, this feeling, in words, but
I would like you to imagine the picture the Lord showed me. Later, I
heard a voice, coming from the direction of the light, which said:
"My son, come to me and I will show you something. I will help you".
From the great number of angels, two angels walked up behind me. One
stood on my right and the other on my left, just a short distance
from me. I didn't turn my head, I didn't look behind me and I didn't
gaze around, but it appeared as if I could see 360 degrees about me.
I wasn't nervous and didn't feel any form of discomfort. I was
absolutely calm and so peaceful that words cannot express how I
felt, not then and not now. I didn't ask anyone any question, such
as where I was? What's happened to me? What will happen later on? I
felt completely confident in myself, as if I was standing in a
familiar place. I felt as if I lived there permanently.
Then the Holy Spirit, transferred me to a vast open plain, in which
very beautiful white horses pranced. In the center of the field
stood a great city, in the form of a cube. When I noticed it, I
began to draw close to it. I approached it in a different way, not
as a man normally walks on the ground. I moved without my feet
touching the ground. It was as if I was gliding. The angels escorted
me. The closer I got the city, the more intense was the delight I
experienced, from what I saw.
There were several very high walls of various colors. There were 12
colors in all, which radiated and shone like a bright light. (Later
on, after my resurrection, when I studied the 21-22 chapter of the
book of Revelations in the Bible, I found a confirmation of what I
had seen). I saw the foundation of the city, which was made up of
the 12 precious stones of this world. I saw a pearl gate, three
large pearls on each wall. I didn't measure them, but one pearl was
larger than two meters, in my opinion. I saw only six gates, because
I was led into the city through one of its corners. I saw the two
sides of the cube. Then l was taken through one of the gates into
the city. As we passed through them, I saw two inscriptions. One was
above the gate and the other was under the gate. The name of one of
the tribes of Israel was written above the gate, and under it the
name of an Apostle was written. Unfortunately I do not remember
which gate led me into the New Jerusalem, but now I would like to
When I entered into the city through the gates, I stood in
admiration. The city was made completely of gold. The gold was so
pure - I had never seen such brilliance before. I had seen how
brightly gold articles in a jeweler's store shone, but this was not
comparable, to what I saw at that moment. Gold streets, houses of
gold, gold doors - everything was made of gold, transparent like
glass. I could never have imagined that gold could appear
transparent and so pure. I read about this in God's word, but I
could not really imagine it. I just couldn't imagine how a hard
metal could appear transparent. Now that I had seen this fine gold,
I just wanted to touch it. I touched the walls and entered some
houses observing everything. I did not ask the angels, where I was
to go from here. I seemed to know the way. I was overcome with such
a feeling as if I was in a place of my own.
As I continued further into the city, I was now near the center. I
saw a large tree in one spot that had pear-shaped fruit on it. The
size of the fruit was about the size of two average sized fists put
together. The leaves on it reminded me of the leaves of a lime tree,
only they were larger and like leaves of a burdock tree. When I got
near the tree, I wanted to take a fruit from it and began to reach
for one. Suddenly with enthusiasm I stretched out my hand, which to
my surprise was not like an ordinary hand but was transparent. When
I was about to pluck a fruit, the angel who stood a little distance
behind me, on my right side, stretched out his hand and stopped me.
Motioning with his finger, he informed me that for now, I shouldn't
pluck the fruit. Without any form of regret or disappointment from
the angel's action, I left the tree. Generally speaking, within the
city, I never experienced any kind of discomfort, or disorder.
When I left the tree, I saw an extraordinary bright light at the
center of the city. It was very interesting that I did not see a
single shadow, not from the trees and not from the houses. There
were no shadows, nor were there any lamps. I did not see the sun nor
any object that gave light, but the light was extraordinary bright
and so pleasant to the eyes. It was delightful beyond measure.
When I saw the source of the illumination, I bowed my head and felt
an overwhelming urge to fall to my knees. But before I could bow, I
heard a voice saying, " My son, I have shown you all that is
necessary for you at this time, and you should return now, to
declare My glory, power and dominion, to declare all that you have
seen and heard". Then I began to pray and plead to the Lord, asking
Him to let me remain there, where I was. I cried, "Lord I don't want
to return". But the Lord said, "You have a wife, and three children.
You have to return to them, for it is not time for you to be here
yet". Then again I began to beseech the Lord saying, "Lord, I don't
want to return. Allow me to remain with You". But the Lord said to
me, "My Son, be meek and self-controlled, do not murmur, go back.
You have to declare My glory."
Panic among the
BORIS: In the blink of an eye, I moved through space over such a
distance that I saw the earth quickly approaching. As I advanced I
saw the next scene: the hospital staff was taking a body, on a
stretcher, to the morgue where corpses were kept. Looking from
above, the body was covered with a cloth and only the feet could be
seen. When I saw my weeping wife accompanying the stretcher, I
understood I was the one being taken to the morgue. One of the
hospital staff was comforting my wife, trying to tell her not to
grieve over the incident and tried to prevent her from entering the
room where they were taking the body on the stretcher. The doors
ahead of my wife closed and the stretcher with my body on it was
already in the room. The orderlies and nurses who had brought me to
the morgue began to move away.
When I saw all this, I felt a jolt and immediately I entered into my
body. At that instance, I felt the blowing of wind, an enormous
force, which flung open the doors through which my body was brought.
This force tore the doors off their hinges and they fell to the
floor. It pushed the trolley with the body out of the morgue. After
this, I rose up. The cloth on the upper part of my body fell off as
I sat up on the trolley. The orderly slipping along the sides of the
wall, fell and the nurse did as well. Both of them lay on the floor
in a state of terror. Another nurse came and when she saw me sitting
up, went into state of shock. The same supernatural power made the
trolley on which I was sitting, stand upright, and I stood
vertically on the ground. Then the trolley fell to its normal
position and rolled back in to the morgue.
I wanted to move but could not. My body did not respond. I
experienced such a feeling, as if I was not in my own body. Then I
began to pray, because my senses were returning to normal. I saw
everything, I recognized everything, I heard everything, but I did
not recognize the voice I heard, it was melodious. The feeling was
as if an audiotape was playing at a slower speed than normal. At
that instant, I began to call upon the Lord, for the Lord gave me
strength to walk. When I finished praying, I felt a great outpouring
of energy. I felt as if the hairs on my head were falling off and a
thousand needles pricked my forehead. I received such an outpouring
of energy that I felt as if my feet were in asphalt. I felt warmth
and a great power, from my head to my feet. I began to walk as the
Holy Spirit led me, in the direction of the doctor's room, where all
the doctors were seated. I had perfect orientation of the hospital's
layout, seeing as I had been there on several occasions as a police
My wife fell down on her knees, thanking the Lord, because he had
resurrected me. When she came to herself, she took a cloth and ran
after me to cover my complete nakedness. As I continued walking, the
hospital staff all ran in various directions screaming out. Some of
them fell down, while others shut themselves in the wards. My wife
caught up with me just as I was approaching the doctor's lounge and
wrapped the cloth around me. I reached the doctors lounge and with a
gentle push, opened the door of the room. Later on, I learned that
the room was locked with a key, and cupboards had been placed in
front of the door to prevent entry into the room. The power of the
Lord opened that door with such ease.
When I entered the room, some of the hospital staff were in a state
of terror, while in the corner, other staff were frantically
shouting out, "Who are you? What do you want from us? Let us alone!"
I calmed them down and said, "Don't be afraid. Give me some
clothes." Looking in their faces, I saw they were stone cold with
fear and indescribable horror. I understood there was no sense in
explaining my resurrection to these poor frightened doctors.
Whatever I would have told them, all the same they wouldn't have
listened to me. The only thing they could hear was the pounding of
their hearts. I repeated, "Give me my clothes and I'll go home". The
doctors allowed me to leave quickly, because they were in such a
state of terror due to my presence. When I came out of the doctor's
lounge, I stood a while in the corridor and surprisingly, my first
four steps left something like a print of water behind, although I
was completely dry and the cloth about me was also dry! I got
dressed. My wife called a car and we went home.
INTERVIEWER: - Boris, I can imagine the panic and shock of the
doctors, when they saw you. What they saw definitely did not conform
with the training they underwent in medical school or to what they
had previously experienced in their medical practice. It's clear
that it wasn't death that scared them, because they encounter that
everyday. Your resurrection is simply incomprehensible to the human
mind. It's a fact that blood clots in a closed space like the brain
couldn't possibly go anywhere and even more so, considering the
degree of the hemorrhage - 95%. There couldn't possibly have been
any mistake. After a futile struggle to save your life, your death
was confirmed. All the medical equipment connected to your body,
confirmed this fact. You were dead in their presence for about 2 hrs
and 30 minutes and after that you were taken to the morgue. The
irreversible process in the central nervous system had long taken
place. It turned out that a dead man, didn't just breathe, but
walked in seemingly of his own accord, and even spoke normally.
Doctors understand the difficulty and the length of time required in
intensive care for a patient to recover who has suffered from a
brain hemorrhage. The doctors didn't expect such a miracle.
Furthermore, the resurrection was accompanied with such power of the
Holy Ghost that the doors were torn from their hinges and fell to
the ground with such a noise. The trolley rolled out of the morgue,
over turned and then rolled back into the morgue. All this happened
in the presence of the medical staff. The news of your resurrection
had already preceded you. The doctors had locked themselves in the
doctor's lounge and barricaded the door. The door being opened by
the power of the Holy Ghost was something incomprehensible. They
were in such a state of fear. The events that took place were just
too incredible for the normal human mind to comprehend.
INTERVIEWER: And so, we stopped at the point where you were going
home in a car. What happened next?
BORIS: I was on my way home, in complete health, seated in the front
seat of the car. Along the road, we drove up to a road warden, a
vehicle inspection officer, with whom I happened to work. When he
saw me, he slumped to the ground. He sat on the ground for a long
time stunned. My wife asked me to get out and tell him everything is
okay, that I was alive. I said, "I will not do that because he may
end up dying from fear".
The driver that drove us had to go into town for some personal
matters and he quickly attended to them. We continued our journey
into the village, and a police officer, whom which we drove past in
his car, increased his speed and caught up with us in order to get a
better look at me, making sure I was really the one. Seeing me he
took off his cap, wiped away the sweat from his face, shrugged his
shoulders and drove on ahead.
Within thirty minutes of my arrival home, my superior officer came
to my house to find out if I was really alive or if the police
officer that met us along the way was out of his mind. They just
couldn't believe that after all that had taken place, I was not only
alive, but also in perfect health and at home. They couldn't
understand this. When I went out to meet them, they were afraid and
began to step back, as if they had seen a ghost. I asked them to
have a seat and began to speak to them about my resurrection. They
began to nod their heads, but their faces revealed so much fright.
Neither did they believe a word of what I said. They didn't even
continue listening. They tried to leave as soon as possible, to
avoid being around me for too long.
The next day when I arrived to work, my superior officer didn't
allow me commence my duties. He said: "I can not allow you to work,
because after brain hemorrhage and other similar sicknesses that the
doctor's discovered in you, you ought to have been categorized as an
invalid. Considering your death and mysterious resurrection…"
· "But do you believe your eyes?" I asked him.
· "I believe", he said.
· "Can you hear me?"
· "I can hear you", he replied.
· "Can you see me?" I continued to ask.
· "I can see you", he said.
· "Then pinch me, perhaps you don't see me well. I am as healthy as
you", I said to him.
· "That's impossible", he said.
Deductions by the
Medical Committee - Completely Healthy.
INTERVIEWER: - Boris, you talked about the reaction of your
colleagues, what about the doctors?
BORIS: - Yes, for two weeks, 15 different medical committees carried
out medical checks on me, to determine if I could remain in on the
force. The doctor's wanted to prove, that at least some side effects
existed. It was impossible for everything to just vanish away
without a trace. All their x-rays and their investigations testified
of complete health.
A team of doctors, mainly psychiatrists and neurologists, came to a
common opinion, that I am absolutely fine, that I could be admitted
on a team of astronauts. I was allowed continue my duties as an
officer in the district police office.
The doctors came to the conclusion, that I am well, however up to
this moment they remain in a state of confusion. As the medical
committee was carrying out their duties and the doctors affirmed
that I was completely well, they didn't believe their eyes. Some of
them said that if they hadn't personally written the diagnosis,
based on the x-rays, cardiographs and many other investigations,
they wouldn't have believed it. How could blood clots, within the
brain disappear by themselves without any surgical procedures?
The doctors asked me to keep silent about all this, or else people
would think I was crazy. But I know that every lie is a sin, as it
is written in God's word, that all liars will have their part "in
the lake that burns with fire…", and that they will not inherit the
Kingdom of God. I told the doctors: "For the very reason I stand on
the earth, after all that has happened to me, doesn't give me the
right to remain silent. For as it is written in God's Word, that if
you remain silent, then stones will sing out. They replied: "Well,
that's your own business. We will not record your resurrection".
But the doctors that treated me, passed the diagnosis, and later
certified death all repented. They all accepted the Lord Jesus as
I would like to say something in addition, that God doesn't only
resurrect a person, in order to leave him crippled. He resurrected
me to life and gave me complete healing.
I affirm this statement that God - is not an abstract being. He is a
personality, who spoke with me. He is real and heaven is real.
What was all this
INTERVIEWER: - I addressed the Senior Pastor of the Word of Faith
Bible Church, Pastor Sunday Adelaja, to kindly comment on what
happened to Boris.
BORIS: - It's a rare occurrence to know that a person is resurrected
to life in our days! When people hear about this, denial is the
first thing that comes to their mind. Once dead, always dead. On the
contrary, this was either clinical death and the doctors were able
to resuscitate the person or an exaggeration - and people would say,
" there was no death recorded in actual fact; this is just fiction.
In short, any other thing may have happened, but not resurrection
and what more…God? This is just fiction! We are intelligent people
and we can not be deceived". This is the typical way most people
Don't be in a hurry to draw conclusions. By investigating and
thinking over the matter, let us discuss what the Bible says about
God and resurrection.
Scientists have already come to the conclusion that the Bible
contains historical facts. That Jesus Christ did exists as a
historical person. The teachings of Jesus Christ and His works
confirm that He is the Son of God, and that He is God Himself. This
was confirmed by signs and wonders (read the new Testament). He has
been given all power in heaven and on earth. (Matthew 28:18).
In the Bible there are recorded cases of people being resurrected.
Skeptics say, "But all this happened in the time of Jesus, God
Himself did this". In the Word of God, it is written that the Lord
does not change, that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
(Malachi 3:6; Heb. 13:8)
When we talk of something ideal, it means that that thing cannot be
further perfected. God is perfect (Mat. 5:48) and therefore He does
not change. So what He did before He will do again. His word does
not change (Isaiah 45:23; Titus 1:2). He is the truth (Jeremiah
10:10). He is eternal (I Timothy 1:17). He is the Creator of heaven
and earth (Genesis 1:1; 2:4; Acts 4:24)
The ways of the Lord cannot be searched (Isaiah 40:28, Rom. 11:33,
Job 5:9 Job 11:7) It is difficult for the human mind to fully
understand the Almighty God. However, people often evaluate God by
their own standards, they try to gain an understanding of how He
does what He wants to do. But this is simply illogical on the part
of humanity. Man cannot compare with God, neither can he understand
His ability (Job 11:7, Ps. 145:3)
Unbelievers think in this manner, "if I can not understand how God
works, then it simply can not be". They forget that in studying the
laws of physics, they do not argue the fact that they can see only a
narrow spectrum of light radiation, or hear definite sound
frequencies, etc. The limitations of human capabilities are obvious.
It is understood, that not every one can become an artist, a singer,
a mathematician or a machine operator, etc. As an example, not ever
one would sit down to play chess with a Grandmaster, having actually
evaluated their skill in this game. However, man has the audacity to
evaluate God and determine His capabilities. For example, they ask,
"Can God resurrect a person?" People love to criticize God and His
work. People even try to question God, insisting that He may not
have done something the way expected or something incorrectly. That
is nonsense! This means that a person judges his Creator and a clay
vessel commands the potter saying, "What are you doing?" (Isaiah
29:16, 45:9; Romans 9:20-21)
We are so fascinated over the wonder of creation, however many
people deny the wisdom and intellect that are responsible for it.
They claim that nature itself is ingenious enough. They conclude
that there is no creator to take the credit for such perfection.
However, if you show them a television or a watch, they will say
that it was created by an intelligent mind, and did not come about
by itself. Now you see the contradiction and paradox of reasoning?
Looking at the Bible, I meditated on the resurrection of
Lazarus…Jesus Christ loved Lazarus and his sisters Martha and Mary
(John 11:5,35,36) I thought, why did Jesus delay, knowing that
Lazarus was dying? Why didn't he immediately go to save his friend?
Why did He allow his death to occur? Jesus Christ came only after
four days, when the body had started to decay already (John. 11:39).
I understood that God allowed this for all to be convinced that
Lazarus was really dead, so that God's glory, power and might would
be revealed through his death. He showed us that there is nothing
impossible for Him.
Listening to the testimony of Boris Pilipchuk, and seeing him
absolutely healthy, we see the hand of God in this. God performed a
miracle according to His own will…" I will do all that pleases Me",
says the Lord (Isaiah 46: 10). In these last days the Lord has
decided to reveal Himself through man, in this case through Boris.
We cannot deny the fact of Boris' resurrection. This took place in
our days, just like when the Lord Jesus Christ resurrected Lazarus.
The belief in resurrection is everyone's personal business. God has
given man freedom of choice. Remember when Jesus was raised from the
dead, not every one believed. However, the fact of resurrection is
not dependent on our views. A fact remains a fact. We can obtain
eternal life, only if we believe in Jesus and His resurrection.
(John. 3:36). He is The Way, The Truth and The Life - John. 14:6.
I believe that through this testimony many eyes will be opened.
People will understand that God performs miracles, that He is alive,
real and the Almighty. They will understand that there is
everlasting life that is being prepared for us.
"Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord
revealed?" - Isaiah 53:1, that is to say to whom has the
Power of the Lord been revealed?
May the Lord
bless and reveal Himself to all of you.
INTERVIEWER: - In conclusion, I express my confidence that many who
have acquainted themselves with the testimony of Boris, will be
convinced that for God there is nothing impossible and He performs
miracles of resurrection in our day.
The audio and videocassettes (Russian only) of Boris Pilipchuk's
testimony of resurrection are available at the Word of Faith Bible
Church. You may acquire a copy for yourself.
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