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Series: “Close Encounters with Yeshua”
This ten-program series focuses on how Jesus/Yeshua supernaturally came and ministered on Earth, and today calls all mortals to draw near to Him. David and Kirsten Hart introduce each episode from the studio, while Myles and Katharine Weiss teach in Israel, using dramatic re-enactments and interviews with Believers about their journeys to faith in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah.
Episode: “Interview with Gary Bayer”
Gary Bayer explains his battle with cancer and how Yeshua comforted him, becoming even more real and personal. Interview: Gary Bayer (PlaceOfStoriesIsrael.org), a writer and television “presenter.”

Caption transcript for Close Encounters with Yeshua: “Interview with Gary Bayer” (10/10)

  • 00:01 David Hart, welcome to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:04 And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:05 I've got to be honest, I'm a little sad.
  • 00:08 This is the last program in our new series "Close Encounters with Yeshua".
  • 00:12 But today is the most powerful encounter I have ever heard.
  • 00:18 That's right.
  • 00:19 You cannot miss today's program.
  • 00:21 Please stay with us.
  • 00:31 It was not long ago our first encounter
  • 00:33 on the waters of the Galilee.
  • 00:35 My hand is completely restored.
  • 00:38 He said, Your faith has saved you.
  • 00:41 I've heard Yeshua speak in our synagogue.
  • 00:44 He talked about the Kingdom of God.
  • 00:47 Then He showed us His wounds in His hands and His feet.
  • 00:50 I believe He really is a King.
  • 01:04 Shalom Havarim, welcome friends to our program.
  • 01:06 I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:07 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:09 And we have a very special program today.
  • 01:11 It is "Close Encounters with Yeshua"
  • 01:13 and we're talking about modern day miracles.
  • 01:16 The Bible talks about being the same yesterday today and forever.
  • 01:21 Just as he was able to remove our sins he's able to give us his healing.
  • 01:26 Yeah, it's a controversial issue today about healing.
  • 01:29 But we're looking towards the "Healer" primarily.
  • 01:32 And this is a special, dear to our hearts, program
  • 01:35 because of our dear friends Gary and Cindy Bayer in Israel.
  • 01:38 These are lovers of Israel.
  • 01:39 They reside there.
  • 01:41 They have been there for many years.
  • 01:42 And they actually bring people to Israel
  • 01:45 to help them connect their creativity to the Land.
  • 01:48 They have a "Writer's Gathering Jerusalem"
  • 01:50 program where they actually bring in and
  • 01:53 help writers and creative types
  • 01:55 to interact with Israel so that
  • 01:57 it influences the creative work that they're doing
  • 01:59 whether it's novels or poetry or movie making, script writing.
  • 02:03 And it's just an incredible creative atmosphere that's around them.
  • 02:06 Well part of that story includes the fact that Gary got ill.
  • 02:12 And what happened to him in this time
  • 02:15 was so miraculous to see the growth of faith in
  • 02:18 him and Cindy and the community around them,
  • 02:21 how it touched our lives.
  • 02:22 We know he's a dear friend of our producer Ken Berg.
  • 02:25 Ken prays for him every day.
  • 02:26 And we were able to stand with them during this really difficult time.
  • 02:29 Right
  • 02:30 It was really momentous to be with him.
  • 02:32 Right, you know one of my favorite Scriptures
  • 02:34 is Psalm 103,
  • 02:43 So we're to press in for what God has for us.
  • 02:47 Sadly to say, not always have I seen my
  • 02:50 friends touched or healed like I'd like
  • 02:52 but we still are called to ask, seek and knock.
  • 02:55 And it's God's sovereignty that will open or close that door.
  • 03:00 And I'm so grateful that he has opened that door of healing for Gary.
  • 03:03 There's been a sustaining that goes beyond natural remission.
  • 03:06 There's something supernatural that took place,
  • 03:09 that is taking place in Gary's life.
  • 03:11 And we know that eventually we all die
  • 03:13 whether we go by rapture, we go by natural death,
  • 03:16 we go from disease or accident.
  • 03:17 We all have a short time here on this earth.
  • 03:20 But it's something to see an interaction
  • 03:22 between someone who you love and the God that they love.
  • 03:25 And boy, did we see that with
  • 03:26 Gary and Cindy the way pressed in, in prayer.
  • 03:29 They pressed in to receive healing for this illness.
  • 03:34 And it was very convicting on a certain level
  • 03:37 because we hadn't seen such faith like that
  • 03:39 since we traveled in the nations,
  • 03:40 since we were in Africa and India and Russia and around the world.
  • 03:43 And it was just a wonderful time to be with them and
  • 03:46 to hear their story.
  • 03:48 So we wanted to bring part of that story to you today because
  • 03:50 we want you to be encouraged in your faith.
  • 03:52 We want you to be encouraged in the things that you're reaching for.
  • 03:55 So let's go to the beginning of my interview with Gary Bayer.
  • 04:02 Gary, thank you for being with us today.
  • 04:04 I would love you to tell our viewers
  • 04:05 a little bit about the journey you've been on.
  • 04:07 I know it's been a difficult season.
  • 04:08 Many people have been praying for you,
  • 04:10 including Katharine and myself.
  • 04:12 Give us a little idea of the diagnosis and
  • 04:14 the season that you've been in.
  • 04:16 First, thanks for praying for me.
  • 04:19 We underestimate the value of the prayers of the saints.
  • 04:23 They really lift you.
  • 04:25 Especially in dark times you feel that.
  • 04:28 Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • 04:32 And by the time that they found it, it created a tumor outside the prostate
  • 04:37 and so for 3 months they said, "You were not a candidate for surgery."
  • 04:43 "You were too far along."
  • 04:44 So for 3 months they radiated me.
  • 04:47 They fried me up all through the middle.
  • 04:50 And actually, at the end of those 3 months things looked pretty good
  • 04:54 although some of the lymph nodes had been fried out.
  • 04:57 But within a couple of months it re-flared.
  • 04:59 And it had re-flared into my lymphatic system and started going everywhere.
  • 05:02 They found it up here.
  • 05:04 And thus began a season of chemo-therapy ,
  • 05:08 of serious chemo-therapy which quite frankly I didn't want to do.
  • 05:13 I even told my wife, I said, "I just can't. It's like poison going in me."
  • 05:20 And so we really were praying about it.
  • 05:22 And I told my doctor, I said, "You know we believe in a God of miracles."
  • 05:26 My doctor is a wonderful Aussie, Jewish, Israeli, Secular doctor.
  • 05:33 And he was watching our journey.
  • 05:35 And I said, "You know, we believe in a God of miracles."
  • 05:38 "We'll get back to you about this."
  • 05:40 By day 3 I really felt the LORD say, "I want you to take this step."
  • 05:45 Which sort of surprised me cause I said,
  • 05:46 "But you know this like dumping poison in me?"
  • 05:49 And He said, "Will you let me choose how I want to heal you?"
  • 05:54 WOW
  • 05:54 And I thought "Well I liked that."
  • 05:56 "At least I heard 'heal' in that sentence."
  • 05:59 But I'm a visual guy and I told the LORD,
  • 06:01 I said, "I need some visual image."
  • 06:03 And He said, "I'll give you an image."
  • 06:05 He said, "When you go into."
  • 06:07 what we affectionately called the "chemo lounge"
  • 06:09 because there are lots of lazy boy chairs.
  • 06:11 About 40 people in there getting their drips.
  • 06:14 And He said, "When they hook you up to that drip line,"
  • 06:16 "that's My Blood coming through that line to you."
  • 06:20 WOW.
  • 06:21 And that just so flipped our way
  • 06:22 of looking at it upside down.
  • 06:25 And it actually made the chemo day the best day of the week.
  • 06:30 I mean when people said, "Well how's it going?"
  • 06:32 I said, "Well it's actually the joy day.
  • 06:33 I know that sounds really strange
  • 06:35 but we watched God just do amazing things during that time.
  • 06:39 So what you first thought of as poison
  • 06:41 became an avenue for life,
  • 06:42 a resurrection life.
  • 06:44 It really did, it really did.
  • 06:47 And then there's this story you've told me
  • 06:50 about a visitation.
  • 06:52 Yeah.
  • 06:53 And I approach this with sacred caution.
  • 06:55 But I would like you to tell our viewers
  • 06:57 what happened to you in the CT scan.
  • 07:00 Well.ummm there came a time,
  • 07:05 a point in this journey about now 4 months ago
  • 07:09 And the cancer had metastasized.
  • 07:13 It had jumped to my liver.
  • 07:16 And I was in a lot of pain.
  • 07:18 I started breathing with difficulty and a little disoriented.
  • 07:23 My wife got me into the emergency room here
  • 07:26 in Jerusalem at Shaare Zedek Hospital .
  • 07:28 My wonderful doctor met me there.
  • 07:31 And within a very short time they took pictures
  • 07:35 and the next morning he came to my bedside
  • 07:39 and he grabbed a hold of my hand and my wife's hand.
  • 07:41 And he leaned in close and he said,
  • 07:44 "You better gather your children."
  • 07:48 And that kinda rocks you.
  • 07:51 And he said, "The CG scan shows that 3/4ths of your liver,"
  • 07:57 "75% is just riddled with cancer."
  • 08:00 "One of the tumors is about the size of a golf ball."
  • 08:03 "It's now shut your right kidney down."
  • 08:06 "And your whole middle is full of black spots, full of cancer spots."
  • 08:11 And he said, "We're gonna sort of do major chemo on you."
  • 08:16 "Just full blast."
  • 08:18 "And we'll do it for 3 days in a row,"
  • 08:19 "then take 3 weeks off; another 3 days in a row,"
  • 08:22 "another 3 weeks off, another 3 days in a row."
  • 08:24 So he was blasting me as hard as he could.
  • 08:27 And he was giving me his very best.
  • 08:30 It was a surprise when he grabbed my hand and my wife's hand
  • 08:35 and he leaned in real close and he said,
  • 08:37 "Would you pray for us?"
  • 08:39 And I'm thinking, "What a privilege to pray for my doctor!"
  • 08:44 But the battle began
  • 08:45 and it was a rough,
  • 08:47 really a rough 3 months,
  • 08:48 up and down and up and down.
  • 08:50 And at the end of those 3 months
  • 08:52 he said, "We'll give you 2 weeks of rest"
  • 08:54 "and then we're going to do pictures again."
  • 08:56 "Another CT-PET Scan this time."
  • 08:58 Which is like a deep tissue scan
  • 09:00 that they can see very clearly within you.
  • 09:02 And so the day arrived for the scan.
  • 09:05 And it was hitting 100 degrees in Jerusalem.
  • 09:08 And I had a windbreaker on and we were sitting
  • 09:11 in the waiting room getting ready to have the scan.
  • 09:15 And I was so cold that my wife was like
  • 09:19 wrapping herself around me to keep me warm.
  • 09:22 And a little Russian Tech guy came out and he said,
  • 09:25 "You know we're gonna put you in the isolation room"
  • 09:29 "and you drink a little liquid and then we take pictures."
  • 09:34 I said, "Okay."
  • 09:35 And my wife said, "You know he's really cold. Can he have a blanket?"
  • 09:38 The guy gets me a blanket, wraps me up
  • 09:40 and in a little bit he says, "Okay go into the room."
  • 09:42 And I kind of moved along like a little Indian tent moving into the room.
  • 09:49 I sat in there.
  • 09:50 They bring me this big jug of liquid.
  • 09:52 It's a clear liquid.
  • 09:53 And he says, "You drink every 10 minutes full glass."
  • 09:57 So I'm sitting there and thankfully I had my phone and my wife had her phone.
  • 10:02 And she's just been a wonderful champion to me in this journey,
  • 10:05 along with the prayers of the saints.
  • 10:07 And she started texting me saying,
  • 10:09 "Remember all the words that the LORD"
  • 10:10 "has given you that He's your Healer."
  • 10:12 And she happened to be sitting in front of a picture.
  • 10:16 The 23rd Psalm had become very special to us.
  • 10:20 You know, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death"
  • 10:23 "I will be with you."
  • 10:25 And so she texted me all of a sudden a picture.
  • 10:29 and it was right in front of her.
  • 10:31 It was the 23rd of August that we were having this done.
  • 10:38 And she said, "Look at this picture."
  • 10:40 And it was right in front.
  • 10:41 It was like a picture of the 23rd Psalm.
  • 10:43 She said it was beautiful.
  • 10:44 You know, green valleys, streams.
  • 10:46 She said, "Remember. remember what the Lord has told you."
  • 10:51 We're beginning to build the story here with Gary.
  • 10:54 And his connection with his wife in this is so precious and profound.
  • 10:58 I think about as you're watching this, try to
  • 11:01 remember that these are very grounded people.
  • 11:04 These are very practical, earthy, down to the point kind of people.
  • 11:07 They're not wild or speculative about
  • 11:11 Christianity, about their faith at all.
  • 11:13 And so it becomes more profound as you see this connection,
  • 11:16 this spiritual connection between them.
  • 11:19 I love Gary's fight for his life.
  • 11:23 And you hear God's heart reaching out to his wife Cindy
  • 11:27 and her texting to remind him about Psalm 23.
  • 11:32 Though we walk through the valley
  • 11:33 of the shadow of death
  • 11:35 we will fear no evil
  • 11:36 because the Lord is with us.
  • 11:38 No matter what we're facing he wants to be
  • 11:40 with us, he wants to bring that provision.
  • 11:42 It says that "healing is the children's bread."
  • 11:46 So he wants to sustain us,
  • 11:48 he wants to give us hope and faith
  • 11:51 to see that which we can't see in the natural realm.
  • 11:54 That's good.
  • 11:55 And so we want this show to be an encouragement
  • 11:57 for all of us to reach for more of God.
  • 11:59 And you're going to see as we go on
  • 12:01 how what comes in to view for Gary
  • 12:03 is not only the healing he's reaching for but The Healer.
  • 12:07 So, we'll be back after this with more interview with Gary Bayer.
  • 12:13 Our resource this week...
  • 12:15 The Series "Close Encounters with Yeshua" on DVD
  • 12:18 This 10 program series
  • 12:20 focuses on how Jesus, Yeshua
  • 12:22 supernaturally came,
  • 12:24 ministered on earth
  • 12:26 and today calls people to draw near to Him.
  • 12:28 Each programs includes
  • 12:30 location teaching from Israel
  • 12:32 a dramatic reenactment
  • 12:34 plus interviews with believers
  • 12:35 about their journey of faith
  • 12:37 in the Jewish Messiah.
  • 12:39 Contact us for the DVD Series
  • 12:41 Close Encounters with Yeshua.
  • 12:48 Shalom friends!
  • 12:49 Myles and I are so grateful to be able
  • 12:51 to bring you timely messages that are
  • 12:53 informative about what is happening in Israel.
  • 12:56 Not only what's happening in the nation
  • 12:58 but what's happening with the people of God,
  • 13:00 the people of "The Book".
  • 13:02 You know, now more ever
  • 13:04 we need to invest in things that matter.
  • 13:06 We need to invest in things that will last for eternity.
  • 13:09 And we believe that messages like this
  • 13:12 will go before us as we sow into Him.
  • 13:14 So please stand with us
  • 13:16 as we continue this journey of faith.
  • 13:18 Thank you
  • 13:21 If you're thinking about visiting the Holy Land
  • 13:23 come on a Zola Tour!
  • 13:25 Where the Scriptures come to life as you
  • 13:27 get teaching from a Messianic perspective.
  • 13:30 Our Spring Tour goes to Israel and Petra.
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  • 13:37 Come to Israel!
  • 13:39 See the Jewish roots of your faith.
  • 13:52 You know, Gary and Cindy have chosen to live in Israel
  • 13:56 and they have wedded themselves to the Land and to the people.
  • 13:59 They love my Jewish people.
  • 14:01 I'm so grateful to them for that.
  • 14:02 And Arab people.
  • 14:03 And the Arab people as well.
  • 14:05 And they are just lovers of people.
  • 14:07 And what we're seeing in this story
  • 14:09 is not just the reach for the healing
  • 14:12 but the encounter that's growing where
  • 14:14 Gary's faith for his own healing is part of it,
  • 14:18 but his awareness of the presence of God is going to grow and grow.
  • 14:24 So let's continue with our interview with Gary Bayer.
  • 14:30 And so I started trying
  • 14:31 to encourage myself,
  • 14:32 encourage my spirit.
  • 14:33 And then some Canadian friends that had been
  • 14:35 praying for us since I first got the diagnosis,
  • 14:37 found out that I was in isolation.
  • 14:39 They were in Jerusalem,
  • 14:40 they're texting me:
  • 14:42 "Remember Jehoshaphat, and the mighty armies coming against them."
  • 14:45 "And Jehoshaphat was told by the Lord,"
  • 14:47 "This is not your battle, it's Mine."
  • 14:49 "You just stand."
  • 14:51 I was so weak I thought,
  • 14:52 "Well I don't know if I can stand up"
  • 14:53 "but I can sit!"
  • 14:55 And so I was sitting there and then they texted and said,
  • 14:58 "I just see the Host of Heaven around you."
  • 15:00 So I'm looking around and then I hear over the intercom
  • 15:03 the little Russian Tech guy, "You drink the juice."
  • 15:05 I say, "I'm drinking the juice."
  • 15:09 And then they texted me again, they said,
  • 15:12 "I just see the Lord standing right to your right."
  • 15:14 I look up and nothing but a gray wall, a gray ceiling and.
  • 15:19 But I started thinking, "You know, You said You'd never leave me,"
  • 15:22 "You'll never forsake me, so I know You're here."
  • 15:25 And I said, "Do you have a Word for me?"
  • 15:27 And I felt hearing the Lord say,
  • 15:29 "Yes, you hold on to Me, don't hold on to medicine."
  • 15:33 And when I heard that, the way I interpreted that in my mind
  • 15:36 because this was a moment of truth.
  • 15:39 These pictures were medically speaking,
  • 15:41 these pictures were gonna show me whether I'm better or I'm not.
  • 15:46 And when the Lord said, "You hold on to Me and not medicine."
  • 15:48 The way I interpreted it was,
  • 15:50 "Be prepared, what you're going to see is not good"
  • 15:54 "but you hold on to Me."
  • 15:55 And so then that little Tech guy says,
  • 15:58 "You go to the toilet."
  • 15:59 So I get up and go to the toilet.
  • 16:01 I come back, I drink some more.
  • 16:03 And then he says, "Go to the door."
  • 16:05 So I make my way to the door in my little blanket,
  • 16:08 the door opens and there's this big room
  • 16:12 where they have the scanner in there.
  • 16:13 And it's cold.
  • 16:15 I mean you could cure meat in there.
  • 16:18 And the tech guy says, "Take your clothes off."
  • 16:22 I thought, "Geez, I'm freezing already."
  • 16:25 So I stripped down.
  • 16:26 He puts me on this little bed-like,
  • 16:29 and the scanner's a big round.
  • 16:31 It looks like a doughnut, big round thing with a hole,
  • 16:34 and the bed moves in and out of the doughnut.
  • 16:37 And he said, "Don't move. Put your arms up here"
  • 16:41 "and I'll put stuff on your arm and make you warm."
  • 16:43 And I thought,"Well, that'll be good I could use a little warmth."
  • 16:47 And then he says, "You'll be in here 18 minutes."
  • 16:50 I said, "Okay."
  • 16:52 And he starts to leave the room and he says,
  • 16:53 "Would you like the blanket?"
  • 16:55 I said, "That'd be a real good idea."
  • 16:57 So he puts the blanket over me and he says,
  • 16:59 "Good Luck!" and he leaves the room.
  • 17:02 Door closes and the big doughnut starts to spin around.
  • 17:07 It starts spinning and I feel the bed start to move
  • 17:10 and I'm thinking, "Okay Lord, I'm in Your hands."
  • 17:16 "My times are in Your hands."
  • 17:19 And You said, "Hold on to Me."
  • 17:21 So into the doughnut I went
  • 17:23 and out of the doughnut I came,
  • 17:27 went back into the hole again and suddenly.
  • 17:30 [Gary holds back tears]
  • 17:34 To my right I see an Angel.
  • 17:39 I've never seen an Angel before.
  • 17:42 And I'm thinking.
  • 17:44 I'm looking and I'm thinking.
  • 17:47 You know, I've been on drugs for 2 years and
  • 17:49 maybe I'm just hallucinating, you know?
  • 17:52 But it doesn't go away.
  • 17:54 And it's like this brilliant, brilliant white.
  • 17:58 And I couldn't see the face very clearly
  • 18:01 but just glowing white.
  • 18:03 And then I sensed all of a sudden another Angel on my left.
  • 18:11 I couldn't really see this one.
  • 18:13 This one I could clearly see.
  • 18:16 And I don't know if you've been a Boy Scout or something like that
  • 18:19 and you learn what they call "a fireman's carry"
  • 18:21 where they lock their arms underneath the victim
  • 18:23 and they pick the victim up.
  • 18:25 I felt they slid their arms under me and just kinda picked me up.
  • 18:32 And then this one leaned over me
  • 18:34 and he started blowing over my middle like
  • 18:37 [Gary demonstrates].
  • 18:39 And it's like you could see their breath almost, just moving over me.
  • 18:44 And then, in their breath I started to see what looked like flakes,
  • 18:50 was like snowflakes only they were gold.
  • 18:53 These flakes were just like pure gold flakes
  • 18:57 just starting to fly around over me.
  • 18:59 And then they lifted me and they moved me forward
  • 19:04 like I'm now looking at me as they're holding me.
  • 19:09 And I could see these flakes just flurrying around me and
  • 19:12 over me and through me
  • 19:14 and then I remembered that picture.
  • 19:16 Because I kept thinking,
  • 19:17 "What are these golden flakes for?"
  • 19:18 And at the same time I keep blinking
  • 19:20 thinking, "Am I just wanting to see this?
  • 19:22 Is it going to go away?
  • 19:24 But it doesn't go away.
  • 19:27 And I remembered the picture from before, like 9 weeks before
  • 19:33 where I saw all of these like black spots in me.
  • 19:36 And I thought, "Maybe these gold flakes are like hitting these spots"
  • 19:40 "and like, you know, taking them out."
  • 19:42 And so I tried to super-impose that picture over what I was seeing.
  • 19:47 And I could see those gold flakes flying in,
  • 19:49 around and through me by these black spots.
  • 19:52 And then suddenly I looked up
  • 19:56 and there..in vivid color. vivid color.
  • 20:04 is the Lord.
  • 20:06 And He's like a.
  • 20:09 like there's a white mist around Him
  • 20:11 and He's sitting but He's leaning towards me
  • 20:15 and He exudes power and strength.
  • 20:19 His hair is like dark
  • 20:20 and His face is strong and like sunburn all almost.
  • 20:24 And He's got a blue like robe on,
  • 20:27 deep blue, trimmed in crimson.
  • 20:29 And everything exudes strength and power.
  • 20:33 And He leans toward me and He stretches out His arm.
  • 20:36 And His arm is dark and strong.
  • 20:39 His hand is strong.
  • 20:41 His hand is like so strong
  • 20:44 and just reaching straight toward my middle.
  • 20:47 And I looked down to where He is pointing
  • 20:50 and I couldn't see anything
  • 20:51 accept like gold and light.
  • 20:54 All I could see was gold and light.
  • 20:57 And then, I looked up at the Lord...
  • 21:00 and He's gone.
  • 21:02 Just everything's gone.
  • 21:05 No Angels, no Lord.
  • 21:08 And the doughnut just starts slowing down
  • 21:12 and I hear the little Russian tech guy go,
  • 21:14 "It's finished, you finished."
  • 21:18 And he pulls me out of the hole of this scanner and he says, "Get dressed."
  • 21:27 I got dressed.
  • 21:30 He unhooked me, I went out and I sat with my wife
  • 21:34 and I said, "I think I've seen a vision."
  • 21:39 "I think I've seen the Lord."
  • 21:44 But it was so far out of my box, you know?
  • 21:48 I've never seen anything like that.
  • 21:52 So, uhh.
  • 21:54 [Gary stops to cry]
  • 22:01 Uhh, we went up to the doctor's office
  • 22:04 and I couldn't share this with the doctor.
  • 22:08 But I kept thinking.
  • 22:09 And it seemed like it took the doctor forever to read my pictures
  • 22:12 cause it goes up into the computer and he's looking.
  • 22:15 And the little secretary said,
  • 22:16 "He's studying your pictures."
  • 22:18 And then I started remembering what the Lord said about,
  • 22:22 "You hang on to me."
  • 22:24 "Don't hang on to medicine."
  • 22:28 And eventually the doctor came out
  • 22:30 and he said, "Come in to my office."
  • 22:33 We sit down.
  • 22:34 He just got back from vacation.
  • 22:35 He's sort a chatting and I'm thinking,
  • 22:37 "Just tell me...Tell me what you see."
  • 22:39 Cause I was preparing myself thinking you know,
  • 22:41 "What am I going to tell my kids?
  • 22:43 How am I gonna.?
  • 22:45 And suddenly he leaned forward and he said,
  • 22:47 "You know, I've been studying your pictures."
  • 22:49 He said, "You know where you were 3 months ago?"
  • 22:51 You were on the edge!"
  • 22:53 I said, "Yeah, I know."
  • 22:55 And he said, "75% of your liver was not working."
  • 22:59 And he said, "Today..."
  • 23:01 75% of your liver is working!"
  • 23:06 "This is a dramatic improvement!"
  • 23:09 He just kept saying "dramatic improvement".
  • 23:14 And then he showed me on the screen, he says,
  • 23:17 "You know the lump you had here?"
  • 23:20 "It's shrunk by half."
  • 23:22 "All of the cancer in your middle behind your belly has shrunk dramatically!"
  • 23:27 [Gary pauses]
  • 23:31 That's the encounter.
  • 23:33 And here you are.
  • 23:34 I don't think I've ever meant
  • 23:36 it more deeply to say,
  • 23:37 thank you for being with us.
  • 23:39 It is very welcome.
  • 23:41 Thanks for letting me share my story.
  • 23:44 Thank you for letting me share a glimpse.
  • 23:50 He's real.
  • 23:52 He is sooooo real.
  • 23:57 Thanks Myles, thank you.
  • 23:59 Thank you.
  • 24:03 Honestly, that was the most amazing
  • 24:06 encounter with Yeshua I have ever heard in my life.
  • 24:11 What Gary shared changed our lives.
  • 24:14 And our view of what's to come.
  • 24:18 The interview with Gary was filmed this past November.
  • 24:23 I don't even know how to say this
  • 24:25 Just a few weeks ago January 6, 2017,
  • 24:29 Gary passed into Heaven.
  • 24:32 He walked into the arms of that strong Yeshua.
  • 24:36 I'm so thankful for songs that
  • 24:38 help all of us deal with things like we just saw.
  • 24:44 This song is a musical tribute to Gary's family
  • 24:47 that I have the privilege of singing, right now for you.
  • 24:50 Shalom
  • 24:54 Though we've had our sorrows ♪
  • 24:57 ♪ They can never compare ♪
  • 25:02 ♪ What Jesus has in store for us ♪
  • 25:07 ♪ No language can share. ♪
  • 25:12 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 25:16 ♪ I'm walkin streets of gold. ♪
  • 25:20 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 25:24 ♪ I'm standing tall and whole. ♪
  • 25:28 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 25:33 ♪ You know I've see His face! ♪
  • 25:37 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 25:41 ♪ You know the pain's erased! ♪
  • 25:53 ♪ If...you...could ♪
  • 25:56 ♪ See me now! ♪
  • 25:58 ♪ I'm walkin streets of gold! ♪
  • 26:02 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 26:07 ♪ I'm standing tall ♪
  • 26:09 ♪ and I'm whole! ♪
  • 26:11 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 26:15 ♪ You'd know I've seen His face! ♪
  • 26:19 ♪ If you could see me now ♪
  • 26:24 ♪ You'd know the pain's ♪
  • 26:26 ♪ ERASED!!! ♪
  • 26:32 ♪ You wouldn't want me ♪
  • 26:34 ♪ to ever leave ♪
  • 26:35 ♪ this perfect place. ♪
  • 26:40 ♪ If you could only see me now ♪
  • 26:46 ♪ If you could see me now. ♪
  • 26:55 ♪ If you could see me now. ♪♪
  • 27:04 The best Close Encounter ever!
  • 27:05 That's right.
  • 27:07 I hope you've had a Close Encounter in this series.
  • 27:09 And if you haven't
  • 27:11 our prayer today is that even right now as you hear us speak
  • 27:14 that today would be that day.
  • 27:16 Thank you for joining us today.
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Episodes in this series

  1. God is Coming
  2. Humble Beginnings
  3. Jewish Context
  4. Miraculous Ministry
  5. Prophecy Fulfilled
  6. Living Water
  7. Mountaintop Experience
  8. Life Laid Down
  9. Empty Tomb
  10. Interview with Gary Bayer
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