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6. How I Received A New Heart Without An Operation! By Carla Bailey

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7. How Can I Get Back Up Again When I Have Fallen So Far? By Tamara Cornelius

9. God Saved Me From Myself! By Jennifer Cote

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5. HELP HOTLINE/BUSINESS DIRECTORY 12. Where Will You Go When You Die?

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4. A Note From The Editor 8. Church Directory 10. Meditate On The Word Of God: (From KJV )


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A Note From The Editor Hello to all of my sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus. I want to give God all the praise and thanksgiving for sending His only begotten Son Jesus, who died for the sins of the world! I thank God for allowing me to do this magazine. In 2005, God healed me of a tumor that the doctors believed was cancerous. God is the only reason that I am still here. I promised God my life, and I surrendered every detail of my life for Him. I believe that people need to tell the world about the miracles that God is doing in their lives! There are so many people that do not know that God is real! There is no outlet for the world to know how GOOD GOD IS! Therefore this magazine is a free quarterly magazine to the public, this way not only church folk will know, but people of different religions, nations, and backgrounds will know that JESUS is the only one who died for all mankind, then three days later God raised Jesus from the dead, and He now sits at His Fathers right hand in heaven! ( Acts 7:55-56 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.) Also Read: ( Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; ) One day Jesus will return and the time is soon! It is time to share with everyone to good news and to show how God loves us so much that He sent His only Begotten Son to be the sacrifice for you and me, this way we can spend eternity with Him when we leave this earthly body! (Heb. 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment) I hope you enjoy this magazine and please fill free to share the miracles that God has done in your life with us! We will try our best to put your testimony in one of our future issues, but we cannot promise that every miracle will be placed in this magazine due to the amount of people who are sending their testimonies to us. Due to the seriousness of this magazine, we may ask for doctors statements, or even witnesses from your events before placing your article in our magazine. May God bless you and keep you in His perfect peace. In Gods service, Tamara Cornelius SWM Magazine: P.O. Box 24771 Columbus, Ohio 43224 WWW.SWMMAG.COM

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HOW I RECEIVED A NEW HEART WITHOUT AN OPERATION! medical doctor I know that this is impossible, but as a Christian, it is just such a miracle to touch one of God’s miracles.

By Carla Bailey

On May 2, 2002, I left my home in an ambulance. I was in critical condition, waiting to be approved as a candidate for a heart transplant. I had been turned down to have surgery at our local hospital, our hospital insurance had changed, and now I had to go out of town for in-network provider hospital. I was considered an unlikely candidate for a heart transplant, because I had been diagnosed with Lupus. The Ohio State Medical Hospital, is 20 minutes from our home, but because of our insurance, and the Lupus diagnosis, the only other hospital that would accept me was somewhere in Iowa. We fought the insurance company, and in addition my family held fundraisers to help with the mounting hospital bills. During this time my condition with my heart was getting worst. My heart function was at 12%. By the grace of God we got the approval to be admitted at our local hospital, but by this time I was so weak, I was on oxygen and in a wheelchair. My husband and I have a special needs daughter from my first marriage that also requires a lot of care, so this was a very stressful time for our family. My daughter was born three months premature with serve Cerebral Palsy, MRDD, hearing impaired and seizures. After being admitted into the hospital on May 2, 2002, I did not know how long I would be waiting for a heart. By the eighth month the doctors decided to re-insert a swan for life support, I needed to receive a heart within ten days, or I would die. I received my swan on a Tuesday, the upcoming Saturday my home church, was hosting a fundraising tribute for me, because of the work that I do for special needs children. Members of my organization Special Ties, and member’s of my church held an all saint’s prayer for me at my church. At 7:00 pm I felt a change in my heart. I called out to my nurse and told her, she asked if I was in any pain, I told her no I just felt different. On Monday morning they decided to run so more tests on me, and Tuesday morning a group of doctors came into my room, they said Mrs. Bailey, we have something to tell you but we don’t know how to tell, but it seems that your heart is healed, from the tests that we took yesterday your heart is functioning at 51%. I looked at them with disbelief and said how did it happened, they just looked at me, I asked in a shaky voice,” would you call it a miracle, and they said “yes we would call it a miracle”. As I cried, they said that they want to do a round of tests, and as they left my room, one doctor stayed and looked at me, he asked if he could hug me, I said yes, as he hugged me he started to cry, he looked at me and said, as a

Over the course of a next few days I was put through a lot of tests. The first test was to get me off the medicine I had been on for about nine months, Dobutamine to help my heart function. The medicine was developed by an OSU heart transplant doctor, Dr Carl Leier. This medication had been the only thing to help my heart as I waited to have a heart transplant. 12 hours after I was taken off of Dobutamine I felt great, the doctors wanted to repeat the first test that showed the big difference in my heart function, they thought, that my function was high because of being on Dobutaime, so they tested me again without any medication in my system, and I tested at 57%, all they could do was look at me and say “say what?” “Mrs. Bailey it’s time for you to go home”, so on December 20, 2002 I went home, and I walked in my home, praising God. I am completely healed, today my heart is functioning at 61% and I am cured of Lupus. I can truly say, God is still in the miracle making business. Also see Carla on the 700 Club! Email Carla Bailey about her testimony, reach her at:

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Have you ever felt that you were in a place in life that you couldn’t get back on your feet? Have you ever felt that God isn’t listening? I believe that we have all been to the point one time or another when we have thought that God was too far away to answer our prayers. Am I alone on that? I guess not! God loves us too much to leave us where we are. God loves us too deeply to ignore our prayers. Let’s look at a miracle that seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. Ted Williams, the man with the “Golden Voice” who was Homeless had been praying to God and trying to change his whole life around by wanting to get off of drugs and the addiction of alcohol. Ted had lost his job and family because of the use of drugs and alcohol. His mother hadn’t seen Ted in 10 years and she knew what he was into. She prayed and prayed because she loved her son. She didn’t think that God was hearing her prayer because she couldn’t see the results yet. She said that she thought her prayers were not “good enough”. What she did not know is that God was starting to answer her prayers and clean her son up! He is now getting the help that he needs to get his life back together again. He had started praying and having a relationship with God while he was living in the tent he had pieced together that was surrounded by trees by the side of the freeway. Everything that Ted owned was right there by the freeway. He had lost it all, but who he did find was God! Ted said that he “thanked God everyday”, and made sure that he had “his hour with God” on a daily basis. Ted said that one of the prayers that he sent up to God was that his mom would live long enough to see him on the rebound! God answered that prayer! Overnight Ted Williams went from living outside by the freeway with nothing but Christ, to living the dream life with the favor from God and being given things that he had never even dreamed of! Millions of people watching him on you tube and many huge companies from the NBA to

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Hollywood trying to give him jobs and also wanted to give Ted a home and cars! Come on now! Only by God could these things come true! Just keep Ted in your prayers for God to guide Ted to where God can keep him away from temptations. Satan is defeated! How many times have you personally doubted God? How many times have you been frustrated about where you are in life? Do you get angry and complain about everything like the Israelites did? That is what caused the Israelites to not see the promise land for 40 years! Did you hear what Ted said? He thanked God even when he didn’t see a way out. Ted never stopped thanking God for giving him another day. Can you start thanking God where you are? Can you start praising, worshipping and spending time with God without always complaining and having doubt but instead have faith? God will work your behalf, but don’t miss your blessing by being doubtful and unfaithful. Faith is found in the Bible over 400 times! Don’t give up on God, and pray for His perfect will for your life. If you don’t wait on God, than remember that it’s not God at fault, but yours! God is an on time God, He will not force you to do anything that you don’t want to do, but He will wait for you to make the first step in trusting and obeying Him. Thank God in advance for what you don’t see yet! God loves you and He has not forgotten you! Jeremiah 29:11-12 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. WWW.SWMMAG.COM SEND YOUR DONATION TODAY! REACH BILLIONS FOR CHRIST JESUS THROUGH THE TESTIMONIES IN SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES MAGAZINE!

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CHURCH DIRECTORY From The Heart Ministries Church of God, 2128 Leonard Ave. Col. OH 43219 Sundays 2pm service Pastor K. McCray Diamond Hill Cathedral, 500Tingley Avenue-Mansfield, Ohio 44905 Sundays 11am Pastor R. Diamond 419-524-0139 Greater Liberty Temple COGIC, 1132 Windsor Ave. Col. Ohio 43211 Sundays 11:15am Pastor Ronald Stewart Remnant For Christ Ministries, 2234 South Hamilton Rd. Ste 100 Col. OH 43232. Pastor Jones 614-330-4444 Church Office Sunday School 11:00am, Sunday Worship 11:30am and Thursday Bible Study 7pm

New Work Church of God In Christ, 2259 Willamont Ave Col. OH 43219 Sun10am & 11:15am Rev. K.C. Washington 614-253-6964 Mt. Zion Apostolic Holiness Church, 1580 Union Ave. Col. OH 43223 Sunday service 11:30am, Elder Stephen C. Price (614)-279-0635. Also call and ask about getting into the S.O.S. ministries group for singles, stands for SOLD OUT SINGLES. World Vision Ministry,1930 Walnut Hill Park Dr. Col. OH 43232 Worship Sun.12pm, Bible study Wedn. 7pm, Pastor Cornelius 614-8667680. Youth Friday Fellowship (ages 8-18) at 7pm most Friday nights. Please call. At times we attend other Christian events or gospel skate. The Potters House Church of God 3220 Lowell Dr. Col. OH 43204 Pastor Tim Oldfield 614-279-2311 Rapha Kingdom Ministries 1509 E. Main St. Columbus, OH 43205 (Inside Community Threads-Park & Enter on Kelton Ave) Sunday 12:00pm Service, Pastor Thorton (614) 285-4RKM

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partying and denouncing the material world. By age 18 I had married my hippie boyfriend; a meager consolation to my concerned parents. For the next twenty years of my life, I worked. The food industry seemed to welcome the wayward; I could always get a job as a waitress, bus girl, or the like. And I was a "seeker", looking for a hip religion. It could come in the form of Eastern mysticism, marbled with special dietary approaches to inner peace. It could come in the form of some occasional pot-smoking, or alcoholic escapades to the tune of the latest cool music. Just so it confined itself to the basic belief that Man Was King, controlling his own universe... I kept working, became a mother of two, did what I wanted, and came close to leaving my husband. I hooked up with some other dreamer-musicians and sang some crazy songs (like, "Black Leather Monster"). I was hip, right? Perhaps in all my rationalizations, in all my quests, in all my worldly desires, I was getting frustrated. I had tried just about every approach to bettering myself that I could find. I had even become a successful businesswoman. But really, I was no better off.

By Jennifer Cote


was a loner, a social recluse. I had a few friends in high school, but kept to myself a lot. Isn't that a typical story? Teens are a unique breed; they wrestle with "coming of age", with puberty, hormones, experimenting, exploring... Don't they? I figured I would navigate the waters as best I could. I'd try to fit in with the popular kids. I'd try to invent myself. And reinvent myself. Other girls seemed so cool, calm, and carefree. I never suspected that might just be a superficial layer hiding the messy ball of nerves, obsessions, and compulsions common to man, at least man (woman) aged fourteen through eighteen. When I blossomed past the completely awkward, fingernail-biting, over-sized nose stage of junior high, a few boys actually started paying attention to me. This was heaven for me. I had found an interested audience amongst some of the naughtiest boys in my freshman year. But they liked me. What more could I ask? I wasn't looking too closely at character defects. They liked me! How bad could that be? Of course this brought great concern to my family. I had above-average intellect and artistic gifts that should equip me to be a successful person. I should be considering my future career path at this point; what school I'd be applying to, what major I might have. I should pass the time going to high school football games and voting on Homecoming Queens, shopping at the mall with mom and sis, finding the latest fashions and conveniences. Much to my parents', I'd become an outrageous teen who rebelled against society, ranting about free love and bucking the system. By age 17, I was living with my boyfriend and

Finally, in September of 1996, at age 38, I rethought my whole approach. I needed to pray. I needed for God to hear me. I had an issue with my brother-in-law; his resurgence back into our life was bringing with it a haunting reminder of my strange and sordid youth. Our relationship needed mending badly. I needed God. Despite my many years of self-sufficiency, I realized I really couldn't "do it all". I couldn't manufacture my own god to help me in challenging times. I needed the Holy Spirit. I needed to ask God for His Holy Spirit. My Jesus Freak friend at our deli had been trying to explain this to me for years, but it had never clicked before. Well, it clicked the night I went home, started making supper, and stood by the stove saying, "God, Please give me Your Holy Spirit, so that I can pray to You, and know You can answer!" From that moment on, I knew He was there. He put me through the "Quick Change" process, and I changed so radically that it was like night and day. All the preaching about Jesus hadn't gotten through before; I'd heard the stories, I knew Jesus died for us... but it was all in my head at first, not in my heart. The Holy Spirit went beyond head stuff. I got saved, by His grace. God is So Good. God is the author of miracles! Fourteen years ago, I was a stubborn, know-it-all, overly ambitious 38-year-old New Ager. God saved me from myself. Now, the experiences of a thirty-year-plus career in the food industry has led to the publication of my cookbook/devotional, FROM THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Check her website out at:

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GET YOUR FREE GIFT TODAY! Do you know what the ultimate free gift is? It is the greatest gift that you could ever receive, and this gift can be yours today! (Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves :it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast.) Would you like this free gift? If you don’t know how to approach God in prayer, here is a short prayer, but you must mean this with all your heart. Father God, I believe you sent your Son Jesus who died for my sins and on the third day he rose again. I repent. Please forgive me God for all the sins I’ve committed. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. God fill me with your Holy Spirit, please come into my life and change me to what you want me to be. Father, I surrender all to you -- my life, my ways, my flesh, and my will to yours. Please show me your purpose for my life! I love you and thank you for loving me and forgiving me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Now you are indeed a child of God and you are coheirs with Jesus because God has written your name in the book of life. You have not only given your life to God, you also surrendered your will to him. You will see a big change in your life. God will help you in all areas of your life, small and big. The bad habits you see that you don’t like, you will see them fall off of you. They were so hard to break when you were by yourself and when you were trying to do it with your own strength. Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


THE WORD OF GOD: scriptures taken from the KJV

Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Revelation 20:10-15 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

John 3:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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