SID:Hello, Sid Roth here. What happens when a twelve hundred pound horse comes charging at you and tramples you non-stop? Number one, a lot of your organs are crushed. Your bones are crushed. Deborah Shambora, did it happen so fast that you couldn’t even think about it or what was going on inside of you when you saw the horse charge you and start to trample you?
DEBORAH: Well, fortunately I was facing the other direction; she hit me from behind.
SID: Oh, blindsided you.
DEBORAH: So it was actually pretty good, all of a sudden I just felt like you would feel I guess if you were hit by a truck, it was just this incredible impact. And that’s all I really felt.
SID: But what I find fascinating is once she came to her senses she was encased in supernatural peace, explain that.
DEBORAH: I don’t know if you can explain supernatural peace, but I felt like I was resting in the hand of God, that He had me completely covered. And I had praise songs; I had songs, just worship songs going through my head and they were giving me the sense of complete peace.
And I knew I was in pain, but the pain wasn’t the issue. The issue was that this peace was so overwhelming.
SID: But you realized that you were severely injured so you told your daughter to…
DEBORAH: Call an ambulance.
SID: and then what happened?
DEBORAH: and then the ambulance came and I was so at peace and so in that place with the Lord they didn’t even think I was hurt. So they put me in the ambulance and they took me to the hospital and kept me in the emergency room for about seven or eight hours and they thought I wasn’t hurt, they were going to send me home. Then they got back some test results and they realized that I was wounded, they called it a level one trauma. And they said I needed to go to another hospital, but I wasn’t well enough to go to another hospital so they had to keep me there. So I went into intensive care that day, that evening, but they thought I was fine and I know they thought I was fine because the peace of God was palpable around me, it was so thick that I was just kind of laughing, I was in pain but not to the extent that I should have been.
SID: Bottom-line what was wrong with you?
DEBORAH: The horse crushed all of my ribs on the left side, and then she crushed my spleen, my liver, my kidney, part of my esophagus, I think that’s all, if there is anything else over there she crushed that too. When she hit me with such force and I hit the ground, they feel that ruptured the corneas in both of my eyes.
SID: You were a mess; you died.
DEBORAH: I did.
SID: Tell me that experience.
DEBORAH: Well I was in intensive care that night and all of a sudden I kind of awoke, I guess I was sleeping and I kind of awoke, and I realized that the doctors and nurses were all around and there was this big flurry of activity going around but it didn’t see it from below, like you would look up at doctors and nurses, it was like I was seeing it from outside of myself. And so I was watching what was happening, I heard everything they were saying and they were back and forth trying to get this done and that done, and then I looked and I saw the Lord, I saw the Father, I saw Father God. And I looked at Him and I said, “Oh, I’m going to die.” It was kind of this revelation, all of a sudden you think this doesn’t seem right, I think I am going to die. And I wasn’t ready to die. Now He didn’t answer me when I said that but I wasn’t ready to die so I said “I’m not ready to go because I have a daughter and my daughter is very important to me and I have raised her by myself and I really would like to stay and finish raising her, and I don’t think there is anybody else who can do a better job than me.”
SID: You’re a real negotiator, aren’t you?
DEBORAH: Oh yeah I was at the time. And so all of a sudden the Lord spoke and He said, “Your daughter was mine before she was yours and I gave you to her and don’t you think I can give someone else and I can provide for her after you are gone.” And it was such a stark reality check. It was yes you can and it isn’t about me and what I can do and what I can give. And I said, “Okay Lord, I’m ready to go then.” I woke up the next morning on my way to surgery. So I didn’t die.
SID: And so over a period of time you recovered but then you found out as you said that your corneas were crushed and you had –what was your vision like when you were – what could you see, anything?
DEBORAH: The easiest way to describe it there was a lot of scar tissue on the corneas, everywhere they reputed they healed back with a thick scar tissue, so I could see multiple images, so they felt like it was about sixteen images in each eye kind of overlapping.
SID: Okay, but you had corneal surgery, or transplant, on one eye, and then you put a contact on, so in one eye you have obviously can see me.
SID: And then you went to Africa and there was a man that prayed for the sick and he prayed for you, tell me about that.
DEBORAH: He prayed for my vision and for my eyes because I have 20-60 in my right eye with my contact lens, and the left eye is 20-300, it is really not very measurable. So he prayed and I could see the same when he was finished but I felt the power of the Lord all over him, and then the next day I woke up and I went back to church, we were ministering in a church in Africa.
SID: Were you real disappointed that you couldn’t see better?
DEBORAH: You know I wasn’t, I thought it might happen but I wasn’t that disappointed because I was just enjoying being with the Lord and being alive.
SID: Okay, so you went to the church?
DEBORAH: So I went to the church and when I walked into the church all of a sudden I started seeing in the spirit realm, and I saw everything that was going on with the angelic and with the demonic and what the angels were doing and how they were moving.
SID: So you had vision but a different type, she had vision in the invisible world. Don’t go away we’ll be right back.