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Seeing Hell for the First Time

A former drug dealer, addict and felon overdoses and is pronounced dead. Randy Hicks shares his amazing experience of life beyond the grave. Read Transcript


Terry: RANDY HIX HAS

DIED TWICE.

THE FIRST TIME HE OVERDOSED,

AND DOCTORS PULLED THE WHITE

SHEET OVER HIS HEAD.

THE SECOND TIME RANDY

OVERDOSED AGAIN, AND THAT'S

WHEN HE SAYS DEMONS STARTED

PULLING HIM TO HELL.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

HIS LIFE, RANDY HIX'S DRUG

ADDICTION HAS COST HIM A

LOT, HIS MILITARY CAREER,

HIS FREEDOM, AND HIS

FAMILY.

BUT WHEN HE CAME FACE TO

FACE WITH DEATH, HE REALIZED

THERE WAS MUCH MORE AT

STAKE.

MY BODY COLLAPSED TO THE

GROUND.

I FELT SOMETHING PHYSICALLY

DRAGGING ME OUT OF MY BODY.

AND I MEAN, I LOOKED UP, AND

I SAW DEATH.

AND I SAW HELL IN HIS EYES.

Reporter: RANDY

DESCRIBES HIS EXPERIENCE ON

THE EDGE OF HELL.

Terry: WELL, RANDY HIX

JOINS US FOR THE REST OF HIS

STORY.

RANDY, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

THANKS FOR COMING.

THANKS, TERRY.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT YOUR BEGINNINGS.

YOU REALLY WERE INTRODUCED

TO DRUGS AT A VERY YOUNG

AGE.

I HAD WALKED OUT INTO THE

GARBAGE AT MY MOM AND DAD'S

HOUSE, AND MY BROTHERS WERE

USERS.

I SEEN THEM USING A LARGE

BONG.

I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A BONG

AT THE TIME.

I JUST KNOW THEY WERE

SMOKING OUT OF IT.

I WAS INTERESTED, AND THEY

OFFERED IT --

Terry: HOW OLD WERE YOU

AT THE TIME?

I WAS ABOUT EIGHT YEARS

OLD, GRADE SCHOOL, THE

CURIOUS AGE.

Terry: WOW!

AND IT JUST KIND OF

PROGRESSED FROM THERE.

YOU DIED TWICE.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST TIME

YOU DIED?

THE FIRST TIME I DIED, I

DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS DYING.

I WAS ACTUALLY ON THE BED.

THEY HAD PULLED THE COVERS

UP ON ME, AND I DIDN'T KNOW

THAT UNTIL THE NEXT

MORNING.

I WOKE UP AND LOOKED AT A

SHEET.

I WAS MOVING UNDERNEATH IT.

I REALIZED I WAS STRAPPED

IN.

THEY HAD THESE LEATHER

STRAPS ON MY ARMS AND

HANDS.

THEY HAD ME STRAPPED DOWN,

AND I WAS MOVING.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, ALL

THESE DOCTORS ARE LOOKING

AROUND ME.

JUST THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE,

THEY WERE LIKE, AAHHH, WHAT

ARE YOU DOING?

YOU'RE MOVING.

Terry: WHAT HAPPENED?

WERE YOU CONSCIOUS AFTER YOU

DIED AT THAT POINT OR

STOPPED BREATHING?

WHAT DID YOU EXPERIENCE

DURING THAT?

DURING THAT TIME, THERE

WAS REALLY NOTHING.

Terry: JUST A

DARKNESS?

JUST A DARKNESS.

I DIDN'T REALIZE I HAD DIED

UNTIL THE NEXT DAY AND THE

DOCTORS TOLD ME.

AND MY MOTHER WAS OUTSIDE

THE ROOM ALL NIGHT PRAYING

FOR ME IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

HE SAID ALL WE COULD HEAR

WAS THAT NAME JESUS.

Terry: FOR A LOT OF

PEOPLE, HAVING A NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE LIKE THAT WOULD

HAVE BEEN A WAKEUP CALL.

BUT YOU WOUND UP GOING RIGHT

BACK INTO USING AGAIN.

YES.

Terry: RIGHT BACK INTO

THE LIFESTYLE YOU HAD HAD

BEFORE.

YES.

Terry: AND DOWN THE

ROAD, YOU EXPERIENCED

ANOTHER DEATH EXPERIENCE.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED?

WHAT HAPPENED IS AFTER

THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD TOLD

ME I SHOULD HAVE DIED.

IT WAS THE PRAYERS OF MY

MOTHER, I BELIEVE GOD MADE

VERY CLEAR.

IT SCARED ME ENOUGH TO GET

ME IN CHURCH.

YOU KNOW, TO SIT IN CHURCH,

TO BE -- TO MAKE SURE I WAS

THERE EVERY SUNDAY.

HEARD THE WORD, JUST NEVER

ALLOWED THE WORD TO GET IN

ME.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I

NEVER TOTALLY GAVE MY LIFE

TO CHRIST BECAUSE OF PEER

PRESSURE.

I HAD FRIENDS TELLING YOU,

YOU GET SAVED, YOU'VE GOT TO

CHANGE EVERYTHING, YOUR

LIFE, YOUR FRIENDS.

GOD WANTS ALL OF US, NOT

SOME OF US.

SO I DIDN'T GIVE HIM ALL OF

ME.

I SATISFIED MY FLESH, NOT MY

SPIRIT.

I DIDN'T SATISFY GOD.

I WAS SATISFYING PEOPLE.

Terry: DID YOU FEEL

GUILTY?

NO.

NO, NOT AT ALL BECAUSE I HAD

BOTH GOING AT THE SAME

TIME.

Terry: SO THEN WHAT

HAPPENS?

ONE DAY I WAS GOING TO MY

MOTHER'S HOUSE AND WALKING

THROUGH A MIDDLE BEDROOM,

EVERYTHING JUST WENT BLACK.

AND I DROPPED ON THE

GROUND.

MY BODY FELL.

I REMEMBER MY HANDS GOING

INTO THE GROUND.

FEAR FILLED THE ROOM.

I MEAN, TERRY, IT WAS SO

STRONG THAT I COULD FEEL MY

FLESH SHAKING.

Terry: AND YOU WERE

HIGH AT THE TIME, RIGHT?

NO.

I WAS STRAIGHT.

I WAS STRAIGHT.

I HAD NOT USED THAT

MORNING.

I WAS GOING TO GO OUT THAT

NIGHT AND PARTY.

AND IT JUST -- THE DRUGS

BUILT UP OVER TIME THAT MY

HEART COULDN'T TAKE NO

MORE.

BUT MY FLESH WAS SHAKING SO

BAD, AND IT WAS JUST THE

FEAR.

AND I COULD FEEL MY BODY

LEAVING.

I MEAN, IT WAS, LIKE, YOU

KNOW HOW THE BIBLE TALKS

YOU'RE A SPIRIT MAN.

WELL, I GOT A REVELATION OF

THAT BECAUSE I WAS HALF WAY

OUT OF MY BODY, AND I KNEW I

WAS HALF WAY OUT.

WHEN I LOOKED DOWN, I COULD

SEE MY FLESH AND MY HANDS IN

THE GROUND CRYING OUT FOR

JESUS.

BECAUSE I IMMEDIATELY

STARTED BEGGING GOD.

I SAID, JESUS, SAVE ME,

FORGIVE ME, DON'T LET ME GO

TO HELL.

EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN ME

WAS NOT LETTING GO OF THAT

CARPET.

BUT I WAS STILL GETTING

PULLED OUT.

AND I LOOKED UP BEHIND ME,

AND THERE WAS.

IT WAS A HUGE -- I CALL IT A

DARKNESS WITHIN A DARKNESS.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE DARKNESS,

BUT THEN THERE IS A LIVING

DARKNESS THAT HAD POWER.

IT HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME

BECAUSE IT WAS DRAGGING ME

OUT.

IT WAS THIS HUGE

SKULL-LOOKING THING WITH

HORNS, LIKE A RAM, BUT IT

HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME

BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE JESUS

CHRIST.

Terry: WHAT MADE YOU

CRY OUT FOR HELP.

HERE YOU'VE BEEN AT CHURCH.

YOU'VE BEEN HEARING THE

WORD, WHETHER YOU APPLIED IT

TO YOUR LIFE OR NOT.

RIGHT.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I THINK

SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN IN

OUR LIFE THAT CAN SCARE US

INTO CHURCH, BUT WE REALLY

DON'T COMMIT AND SUBMIT TO

GOD.

BUT THIS TIME I KNEW IF I

DIDN'T CRY OUT AND GOT REAL,

I WAS GOING TO HELL.

Terry: YEAH.

AND SO I CRIED OUT

SERIOUSLY AND SINCERELY.

AND I BEGGED GOD, AND I

WEPT.

AND A PEACE -- WHEN I CALLED

ON THAT NAME JESUS, TERRY,

IT WAS SO UNBELIEVABLE, THE

PEACE, IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.

IT WAS NOT EARTHLY.

IT WAS LIKE EVERYTHING WAS

ALL RIGHT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT NOTHING.

IT FELT LIKE AN ANGEL PICKED

ME UP.

AND IT WAS LIKE HE TURNED MY

HEAD TOWARDS THE DOOR, AND

WHEN I DID, I COULD SEE A

LONG, GLORIOUS WHITE ROBE

AND A HAND.

IT WAS WHITER THAN ANY

WHITE.

IT WAS NOT EARTHLY.

IT WAS GLORIOUS.

HOW CAN I DESCRIBE IT?

POWERFUL.

IT WAS PEACEFUL.

IT WAS SAYING, EVERYTHING IS

ALL RIGHT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

I'VE GOT YOU.

YOU CALLED ON MY NAME.

I WAS RIGHT HERE.

Terry: HOW DID YOUR

LIFE CHANGE AFTER THAT?

OH, I WENT TO CHURCH, I

SONG THE SONGS, EXCEPT THIS

TIME I WAS READING MY

BIBLE.

I WAS LISTENING TO WHAT HE

SAID.

I WAS ASKING GOD TO HELP ME

LIVE IT OUT IN MY LIFE.

TO HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND

IT.

Terry: YOU ENTERED INTO

A RELATIONSHIP?

OH, YES.

I PURSUED GOD, RECKLESS

ABANDONMENT.

I PURSUED GOD WITH

EVERYTHING IN ME.

Terry: I LOVE THE

SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS YOU'LL

FIND ME WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR

ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

YOU SEARCHED WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART.

YES.

Terry: I WANT FOLKS TO

KNOW THEY CAN HEAR ALL OF

YOUR STORY AND THEY CAN

SHARE IT WITH THEIR FRIENDS

ON SOCIAL MEDIA, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS SEE A VIDEO

THAT GOES INTO MORE DEPTH

ON CBN.COM.

THANK YOU, TERRY, FOR

HAVING ME.

Terry: THANK YOU.

Pat: FOLKS, HEAVEN IS

REAL.

HELL IS REAL.

LIFE AFTER DEATH IS REAL.

DON'T WAIT.

IF YOU'VE MADE A DECISION,

CALL UP AND TELL US.

BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING, CALL

UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHOEVER CALLS

UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD

WILL BE SAVED.

HE MEANS THAT.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

AND IT'S TRUE.

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