Friday, December 30, 2011

Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead

Daniel Ekechukwu and his wife
On November 30, 2001, a Nigerian pastor, named Daniel Ekechukwu, had an automobile accident.  Afterward he was legally pronounced dead, placed in a mortuary for three days, and embalmed. But it was not time for his life on earth to end. Today he is alive and proclaiming the strong message that Jesus gave him for the world.

During the three days while he was dead, he was shown heaven and hell.  Meanwhile, his wife was crying out for God to bring him back to her.  She got his corpse out of the morgue, and brought it by ambulance to a meeting being conducted by evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, of Christ for All Nations. Through the prayers of some pastors and others in the basement of the church, Daniel was raised from the dead.

His story is truly amazing, and his message is a warning for this generation about the realities of hell.  While some may doubt this ever happened, this is a factual account that has been well-documented by numerous credible sources.   There are many eyewitnesses and pieces of physical evidence that prove this really happened, including his coffin and his death certificate, signed by a medical doctor.

Daniel holding his death certificate
In fact, that doctor has testified that he pronounced him dead, and that he has seen him alive again.  The mortician has also testified that he embalmed him and placed him in the morgue for three days. The pastor of the church where he was raised to life has testified that this happened, and that he could still smell the embalming fluid on Daniel's breath afterward. The pastors who prayed for him while he was dead have testified to what happened.  An entire congregation of people saw him immediately after he was raised from the dead, as he was brought up onto the platform in plain view of them all.

For those who still doubt it, a man, named David Servant, has done a terrific job of verifying the account.  He interviewed Daniel one year after his accident and reported on it.  And then he continued to visit Nigeria annually for the following four years afterward.  Since some people had sought to discredit Servant's report, he decided to do some follow up on the story during one of his subsequent annual visits to Nigeria.  His follow up research was blessed with amazing coincidences, and the results of it absolutely confirmed the original story as he had reported it the first time.

Daniel being prayed for while he was dead
The story of Daniel Ekechukwu has been accurately reported by the 700 Club, and I am not going to rewrite their story.  You can read it for yourself. Reinhard Bonnke has also produced a video about him that's available in six languages. I own a copy of it and have watched it more than once.  I've included that video in this blog, which is available online below, so you can see it for yourself.

I have previously posted on experiences of others who saw hell, like the seven Colombian youths, a Fijian pastor in Australia, named Bill Kolikata, and a young lady from Ecuador, named Angelica Zambrano.  Those incidents happened in 1995, 2007, and 2009 respectively.  I am now posting this story of Daniel Ekechukwu, which occurred in 2001, because I believe it corroborates what the others testified to.  Although these events  happened in four different countries on three continents,  they all saw similar things, and all have the same message of repentance for us.  I also believe there is a reason why all these people have seen hell and have come back to tell about it.  Jesus is grieved that so many people are going there, and he wants to warn us through his chosen servants. 

You can chose to ignore the warnings, or you can listen to them and heed them.  I choose to take them seriously and heed them.  Why don't you watch Daniel's story below and decide for yourself?

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

After watching these videos, I think that you will find them quite sobering.  Hell is real!  It's not a game, but an actual place of torment. Jesus said He did not create hell for man, but for Satan.  But humans are there, because of sin.  God wants to give you the best. He wants you to enter the kingdom of heaven.   Jesus Christ died for you and all mankind.  He wants you to repent, so that you can be saved.

As you prepare for the New Year, I hope that as part of your preparations, you will go before the Lord in earnest prayer about your own soul and the souls of your loved ones.  And please share this with others you care about, so that they can benefit from it as well. 

Author's note: Please prayerfully listen to this pastor's testimony, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to him.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not. Brother Ekechukwa is not personally connected with this site. For more information on our position, please see Disclaimers.

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Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.


  1. Everything this man said is so inspiring and an eye opener to take us to heaven!

    His testimony is reminiscent of that of Evangelist Augustin Chidozie in Nigeria whom God raised from the dead after 3 days (many years ago) whom the angel of God showed was supposed to be in HELL... if not that he forgave and openly reconciled with his next door neighbor, a lady whom he was not on talking terms with for more than a year, shortly before he died.

    Three major charges were found against him in the book: bribery, stubbornness and rebellion. Bribery because when the bank officials were not releasing the loan he applied for, he went a borrowed money from his Church brethren and tipped them. Stubborness because when the bank eventually rejected his application, he became angry with God and stopped going to Church, all because he ran into serious debts for borrowing from those brethren. And rebellion because he openly dare God and asked Him to take his life. But he was forgiven and the blood of the lamb, Jesus, was used to blot out this record, just only one reason (FORGIVE SO THAT YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IN HEAVEN WOULD FORGIVE YOU)... he forgave his nieghbor shortly before he died. He was commanded to return back to earth and spread the gospel!

  2. This is awesomely wonderful.i am so awestruck. God be praised, amen.

  3. Will Pastor Daniel Ekechukwu of Nigeria be in The U. S. Preaching any time soon?

  4. I have given my life totally in all ramification, lord please help me to carry ontill the last day

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