I frequently find myself writing about something and then mentioning that this is another time I’ve looked into something like this. I guess it’s just because I’m enjoy always learning about obscure things like this.
I have a strong desire to learn more about consciousness, the afterlife, and the human condition. Some have said that our brains are the source of our consciousness and that they are what define who we are.
Jacob Phillips, however, seems to disprove this. Phillips was born without a brain. His head was filled with fluid at birth due to hydrocephalus. He had no brain whatsoever, just a partially developed skull.
At his birth, the doctors said that he wouldn’t live for even one hour. This is a terrible thing for a parent to hear. Fast forward 44 years and Jacob is still here with us. This man is a walking miracle.
“I remember my grandmother telling me once that she told the doctor I wasn’t going to die. She looked him in the eye and said, ‘You don’t know what my God can do!’” Phillips said.
Grandma was right. God did amazing things in the life of Jacob Phillips. Phillips actually ended up growing a brain.
This man was healed of something that was supposed to have been life-ending. You can’t live without a brain, right? Don’t tell Jacob Phillips that because he won’t believe you.
One of the nurses who was there when Jacob was born shared a message with Jacob years later, “I remember the baby without a brain.
His head was shaped like a peanut. He had hydrocephalus. We transferred him to Ochsner’s Hospital in New Orleans. The Lord healed that child. The neurosurgeon called him a vegetable that day; I was infuriated!
The baby’s head was so filled with fluid, doctors didn’t know if surgery would help. I think Jacob [Phillips] was 3 when his mom brought him back to see me. I wept that day! I am so thankful the Lord let me see His power.”