Dr. Chauncey Crandall: A Patient Raised from the Dead

The new film Dead Raiser shows how praying for healing in the physical body works.  Included is the story of Jeff Markin.  In September 2006, 53 year old Jeff Markin suffered a massive heart attack in the Palm Beach Hospital emergency room.  Dr. Crandall was the senior cardiologist on duty and reported to the ER after a Code Blue was issued for Jeff.  Doctors and nurses worked on Jeff for 40 minutes.  When he arrived, Dr. Crandall noticed Jeff’s lips, fingers and toes were cyanotic – black from lack of oxygen.  “When cyanosis appears, there’s little hope,” says Dr. Crandall.  The ER physician turned to Dr. Crandall for his assessment which everyone in the room knew already.  Dr. Crandall declared Jeff dead at 8:05 am.  Everyone in the room left quickly.  One nurse, who was in charge of preparing the body for his family and processing by the morgue, remained.   As Dr. Crandall headed out of the room, he sensed that the Lord was telling him to turn around and pray for Jeff.  He played it off as and idle thought caused by the stress of the situation. 

Dr. Crandall sensed God telling him a second time more forcefully.  So Dr. Crandall stood beside the body and prayed.  At that moment, the ER doctor walked back in the room. Dr. Crandall said, “Shock this man one more time.”  The ER doctor looked at him in disbelief.  “I can’t shock the patient one more time.  I’ve shocked him again and again.  He’s dead.”  Dr. Crandall said, “Please for me.  Shock him one more time.”  So the ER doctor used the paddles one more time.  Some of the EKG leads were still connected to Jeff and registered a perfect heartbeat!  “A heart that restarts usually beats irregularly before it settles into a normal rhythm,” says Dr. Crandall.

“Being a physician frees me to take a clear-eyed look at what happens in healing services and to reach out to the unlovely and the destitute,” he says.  “I believe completely in supernatural healing and I’m clear about God’s being the Healer, not me.”  He says all healings are signs of God’s resurrection power – His promise to raise every believer from the dead to new life in God.

Dr. Crandall, who speaks at healing services, says before his son passed, he did not pursue God for 25 years.  Then after Chad passed, Dr. Crandall said he started pursuing the things of God. “He started showing me what was available in the Bible because of the name of Jesus -- deliverance, baptism in the Holy Spirit and healing,” says Dr. Crandall who was filled with Holy Spirit in the hospital operating room.  “We can have victory in Christ even if we lose a child,” he says.

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