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God Reveals Truth to Skeptical Magician

As a magician, Jim Munroe always questioned how real God was in his life. After being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, his death to life experience made him aware of Christ's intimate involvement in our lives. Read Transcript


WHEN YOU'RE A MAGICIAN, YOU

LEARN THERE IS A WIZARD

BEHIND THE CURTAIN ALL OF

THE TIME.

YOU NORM LAT NORM LATE

FORMULATE IN YOUR HEAD HOW

ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE

WORKING.

IT KIND OF STRIPS THE WONDER

A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW.

BUT I THINK GOD KNEW THAT.

SO MY QUESTION FOR THE LORD

WAS, I KNOW YOU ARE WHO YOU

SAY YOU ARE, AND I BELIEVE

THAT YOU DID WALK THE

EARTH.

I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR TRUTH.

BUT I NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS

SO REAL TO ME THAT I CANNOT

IGNORE IT.

JUST MAKE IT REALLY REAL TO

ME.

I BEGAN THIS REALLY, YOU

KNOW, INTENSE PAIN THAT

BEGAN IN MY LEG.

MY LEG BEGAN TO SWELL UP

PRETTY BAD, AND THEY SAID IT

WAS A BLOOD CLOT AND I JUST

NEEDED TO GET MEDICINE.

BUT THEN THE PAIN CONTINUED

TO INCREASE.

I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND

GOT DIAGNOSED WITHIN THE

DAY.

ACUTE LIMPHO PLASTY

LEUKEMIA.

THEY TOLD ME IF YOU DON'T DO

ANYTHING, YOU'RE GOING TO

DIE IN TWO MONTHS.

MY FIRST THOUGHTS WERE, GOD,

WHERE ARE YOU?

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU

COULD COME IN AND HEAL

ME, LIKE, NOW.

IF YOU ARE REAL, YOU'VE GOT

TO COME IN AND DO SOMETHING

AND WRAP IT UP IN A BIG BOW

AND TAKE IT AWAY.

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS IN

FOR.

THE SETUP THAT GOD WAS

GETTING READY TO DO IN MY

LIFE TO JUST BLOW ME AWAY.

IT IS BIGGER, BETTER, AND

MORE FABULOUS THAN ANY

ILLUSION YOU COULD EVER SEE

OR ANY MUSIC YOU COULD EVER

HEAR.

AND THEN THEY TOLD ME THE

WORST NEWS, WHICH WAS THIS

IS EVEN MORE UNIQUE OF A

CANCER THAN WE INITIALLY

ANTICIPATED.

THE BAD NEWS JUST KEPT

GETTING WORSE.

IT'S CALLED PHILADELPHIA

POSITIVE A.L. L., AND WE

CAN'T CURE IT WITH

CHEMOTHERAPY, BUT WE'RE

GOING TO GET YOU INTO

REMISSION.

BUT THEN IT COULD COME BACK

AT A 90% RELAPSE.

SO EITHER THE CHEMO WOULD

KILL ME OR THE CANCER WOULD

KILL ME.

THE ONLY WAY AROUND THIS IS

IF YOU HAVE A BONE MARROW

TRANSPLANT.

WE HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE

WHO'S D.N.A. MARROW MATCHES

YOURS.

AFTER THREE MONTHS OF

CHEMO.

HE SAID OUT OF NINE MILLION

PEOPLE, THERE ARE ONLY THREE

POTENTIAL MATCHES THAT MIGHT

BE ABLE TO CURE YOU OF YOUR

DISEASE.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, THERE

WAS IS ONE MATCH, A 10 OUT

OF 10 MATCH.

AND WE CONTACTED THIS PERSON

AND THEY'RE WILLING TO GO

THROUGH WITH THIS

PROCEDURE.

AS THEY'RE PREPARING YOU FOR

THIS, THEY SAY IT IS REALLY

COOL BECAUSE ON APRIL 23rd

YOU'RE GOING TO BE LIKE A

BABY INSIDE THE WOMB AND YOU

GET A BRAND NEW BIRTHDAY.

ESSENTIALLY, YOU'RE GOING TO

BE BORN AGAIN.

THERE IS CHEMOTHERAPY TO

TREAT CANCER, AND THEN THERE

IS CHEMOTHERAPY TO DESTROY

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

AND THE REASON WHY IS

BECAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO

GET RID OF THE OLD MAN.

IN MY WORLD, IT MADE A LOT

OF SENSE.

THEY DESTROY YOU.

YOU JUST DON'T HAVE ANY

CONTROL.

TO GO STAND UP OR WALK OVER

TO THAT CHAIR AND SIT DOWN

REQUIRES ALL OF THE ENERGY

IN MY BODY.

I JUST DON'T HAVE ANY

ENERGY.

I COULDN'T EAT ANYTHING, AS

WELL, FOR THE LAST FOUR OR

FIVE DAYS.

BUT I'M FEELING TODAY IS

GOING TO BE ANOTHER REALLY

BAD DAY.

THE SCRIPTURE THAT I CLUNG

TO IS TO LIVE AS CHRIST TO

DIE IS GAIN.

PHILLIPIANS 1.

THEY CALLED THIS THE FIRST

HOUR AND THEY BROUGHT MY

WIFE OUT OF THE ROOM, AND

THEY DIDN'T TELL ME THIS,

BUT THEY SAID THIS IS THE

MOST SENSITIVE TIME IN THE

ENTIRE PROCESS.

IN THIS NEXT HOUR, HE IS

GOING TO ACCEPT THIS NEW

BLOOD OR HE WILL REJECT IT

AND POTENTIALLY DIE.

WE JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW

THAT.

THEY DRIPPED THE NEW BLOOD,

THE ONE IN NINE MILLION

MATCHED BLOOD INTO MY BODY.

AND I BODY RECEIVED IT.

MY BODY RECEIVED THE PERFECT

BLOOD.

I WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE

DEAD BECAUSE OF A PERFECT

MATCH IN THE WORLD THAT WAS

ABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED ON MY

BEHALF SO I COULD LIVE

AGAIN.

IT IS LITERALLY NO LONGER

WHO LIVES, BUT SOMEONE ELSE

WHO LIVES INSIDE OF ME.

AND THE NEW SYSTEM, THE NEW

LIFE THAT WAS SUBSTITUTED ON

MY BEHALF.

THE ONE THING I DON'T HAVE A

QUESTION ABOUT IS WHO JESUS

IS.

AND HOW HE WANTS TO BE

INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN OUR

LIVES.

I FEEL LIKE I'M LAZARUS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M ALIVE TODAY

BECAUSE THE GOSPEL WAS

ILLUSTRATED MOST PERFECTLY

IN MY LIFE.

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