What is the Divine Council?

Angels? Spirits? Men? All (none) of the above?

Throughout my earnest search and study to learn more about the Bible and God, and the origins of where it all began, the concept of the “divine council” caught my attention and is an interesting subject that I wanted to delve into a little bit more.

When I first began my search, it was almost overwhelming because of so many different views by so many different people, about what the Bible could have meant by all the different terminologies used. “Elohim”, holy, divine, angel, heavenly, host, council, god, gods, God, sons of God, etc., etc., etc… What I was left with, was a whole plethora of multiple interpretations without a clear answer and instead simply led me back into a circle to the beginning again. It’s honestly unlikely that I will find a satisfactory answer to the question, “What is the Divine Council?” Although it’s not for a lack of trying.

Taking an Objective Look at the Bible

Now, with that being said, and which I’m sure might offend some readers, I have to state the most obvious reason that some people might stick fast to the thought that the Bible and God, as it is written, is infallible. It is their belief structure and their headstrong desire that they have something fool-proof to cling to so that their life and their thoughts have a stable dependency. Which is why I think some people will hold fast to a certain belief or religion without looking at all the information or the wide-picture to make sense of it. Again, I don’t mean to offend or blaspheme, because I do love God and Jesus and the Holy host with my whole heart, and it is because I love Them that I am on this quest for Truth.

Knowing how “man” (and perhaps these “supernatural rulers”) will oftentimes corrupt and twist a particular event to suit their needs, or even if there was simply an honest mistake, one has to wonder if the Bible itself is not compromised. What was I’m sure a legitimate piece of writing from God could have been misinterpreted/mistranslated throughout the ages or simply purposefully edited/altered. Anyone who knows even just a little bit of the history of Jesus (that we read and/or were told) will have some kind of understanding about the opposition and trials he endured by others who were intimidated by His being. What better way to throw His followers off the trail than by infiltrating His church and/or the Bible?

I say the above only to give awareness that what we’re currently reading in the Bible may not be the whole Truth/account of what really happened. As we’ve seen in current times, our news and media stations, indeed, some of our churches and other corporations we’ve been conditioned to trust, have been corrupted and infiltrated to lead us on the wrong path. The awareness or possibility that this is even feasible must run through people’s minds to give them a certain careful discernment about the life-long pursuit of some of these corrupted individuals to erase spirituality from people’s minds. It sounds far-fetched, but throughout my experiences and research into some strange phenomena and the facts surrounding them, the conclusion it boils down to is this: “We are indeed in the middle of a spiritual warfare.”

Back to the Divine Council

Now, instead of giving my (or anyone else’s) interpretation of what the Divine Council is, I want to select a few of these occurrences from the Bible (assuming that it has not been corrupted or altered/mistranslated in anyway) to provide some background that this term and the concept is written about and lends credence to the possibility of other “supernatural” beings.

Speaking about false prophets:

18 But which of them has stood in the council of the Lord to see or to hear his word?
Who has listened and heard his word?”


21 I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in my council, they would have proclaimed my words to my people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds.”

– Jeremiah 23:18 & 23:21-22

19 Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left.
20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’ “One suggested this, and another that.
21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’
22 “‘By what means?’ the Lord asked.
“‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.
“‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the Lord. ‘Go and do it.’
23 “So now the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The Lord has decreed disaster for you.”

– 1 Kings 22:18-23

Speaking of other “gods” / evil entities:

3 But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?’
4 Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘You will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!’” So Elijah went.

– 2 Kings 1:3-4

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
– Ephesians 6:12

(fourth beast/kingdom)
25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
26 “‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever.

– Daniel 7:25-26

Speaking about the elders/divine hosts:

2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.
4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.
5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever.

– Revelation 4:2-5 & 4:9-10

9 “As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.

– Daniel 7:9-10

5 The heavens praise your wonders, Lord, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?
7 In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

Psalm 89:5-7

These are just a few references about other “gods” and the concept of a “divine” council/counsel – if you will.

There are countless debates about the term “elohim” and “god”/”gods” in relation to this council. Some will say that the term “god” is not to infer an actual “divine” or angelic/heavenly being, rather that what was meant by the author was a ruler, king, or leader. Fully human, of course. But when we look at the actual context of these verses, this reasoning does not stand. There are clear indications that these other entities being referred to are indeed of a spiritual/supernatural (as we define it) nature. Whether it be divine/heavenly/angelic, or a lying spirit, to a wicked spiritual force of evil in the heavenly realms.

If one were to take the Bible at heart, they would have to come to terms with the likelihood that there are a multitude of different spiritual beings, both of the good/holy kind, and those of the wicked/evil type. The many references that the Bible itself lends to other “gods” cannot be lost on us. That is not to say that they are “real” gods in the sense that they are an all-powerful being overseeing the universe like the one true God, but it could be saying that they are a deity of sorts in that they were created as a supernatural, or a “divine” force.

(DIVINE – according to etymonline.com: “pertaining to, of the nature of, or proceeding from God or a god; addressed to God,” from Old French divin, devin (12c.), from Latin divinus “of a god,” from divus “of or belonging to a god, inspired, prophetic,” related to deus “god, deity” (from PIE root *dyeu- “to shine,” in derivatives “sky, heaven, god”)

There is another interesting chapter that I wanted to address here when looking at the “divine council” theology. And as we can see depending on which version we use, the implications of these verses can be vastly different.

Psalm 82
A Psalm of Asaph

1 God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the “gods”
:

2 “How long will you[plural] defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?

3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

5 “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’

7 But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”

8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.

– Psalm 82:1-8 (NIV)

A Plea for Justice
A Psalm of Asaph

1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty;
He judges among the gods
.

2 How long will you judge unjustly,
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah

3 Defend the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy;
Free them from the hand of the wicked.

5 They do not know, nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness;
All the foundations of the earth are unstable.

6 I said, “You are gods,
And all of you are children of the Most High.

7 But you shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.”

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth;
For You shall inherit all nations.

– Psalm 82:1-8 (NKJV)

Depending on how one interprets the following chapters, and which version they are using, we can see how the context can be extremely different from each other. While the version on the left (NIV) surrounds the term “gods” in quotation marks, the NKJV does not. Also, the NKJV seems to follow in line with the other psalms of Asaph, in that Asaph is the one crying out to God as to why He seems to be showing partiality to the wicked. The NKJV seems to imply that it is Asaph wondering why God is judging unjustly, and is pleading to Him to do what is right and show mercy to those who are good and righteous.

The NIV, on the other hand, is indicating that it is God addressing the other “lesser gods” to do their duty right. To stop showing favor with the wicked and instead rule and judge amongst the people in the way that He has decreed them to.

There are so many examples like the one above that differ depending on how one reads it or interprets it. How do we know, for sure, which is the correct one version? (Out of many.) Or if both interpretations are incorrect? Would it be hubris to declare that one is more correct than the other? Or is there a level of discernment one must take in order to find the Truth? If something comes to light eventually that proves to be fact and is undeniable that we might not agree with, would we be willing to set aside our false belief? Or is our belief system so ingrained and conditioned within us that we will fight tooth and nail to hold on to what may possibly be heretical ideas?

Conclusion: Is the Divine Council biblical?

If we are to take the Bible at heart, even if there are supposed errors/mistranslations in its midst, the conclusion from all of these verses and other contextual evidence is that a divine council does exist. Even if we bypass all of the quotes above, we have from the very beginning (literally) in the first chapter of Genesis where God declares, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.

This is unmistakably expressing that there are other beings like God before He created mankind.

There are also other allusions to the possibility that the “divine council” may even be a general term to include even the wicked spirits.

Take Job 1:6-12, into account:

6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”

Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”

8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”

9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.”

Now while these verses don’t specify if this was a formal hearing or meeting of sorts with these angels, and it also doesn’t indicate that Satan was invited as a normal member of this “council”, it does show, in this instance, that God at least humors Satan, whether it was part of His sovereign will or not. Whether or not Satan or other less savory beings regularly attend these divine/heavenly meetings is still up for debate. (Along with the terminology of “gods” actually referring to human rulers/leaders in a mocking way – perhaps in some situations it is the case.)

During this research, one name that kept popping up in regards to the divine council and its meaning is Michael Heiser. I provide the following links for more information should you wish to delve into this further:

Michael Heiser: The Divine Council and gods of the bible

What Is The Divine Council And Is It Biblical?

The Divine Council of Yahweh

And I don’t believe I can mention “divine council” without at least mentioning “aliens”, in some way shape or form. Some people attribute heavenly beings to possibly being aliens. The Pleiadians/Arcturians come to mind, since there have allegedly been messages channeled from these beings to help us on this planet. Or even from the Ra/Law of One material. Others might be familiar with the term Galactic Federation. Then there’s the theory that these beings are vibrational/energy frequencies, perhaps of the Christ consciousness. Too many different terminologies and speculations abound without a solid (no pun intended), clear answer.

As always, if you have further insights or questions/comments about this material, I would love to hear them. God bless.

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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The Time to Choose God is NOW

If you’re on the fence on what to believe, then believe this: we need kindness and compassion more than anything. The best way to get there is to pray to God and believe in Jesus Christ.

With the unclear direction of where the world is headed, no matter who is elected as the next president, I have to voice my sentiment on what we should ultimately look to rather than stressing about which side (left / right) is going to win. I know there are others in the world outside of the US watching the elections as well, and this pertains to EVERYONE, not just the United States.

As the title of this post says, we need to look to God / Jesus Christ instead of man to save us.

This whole dichotomy of choosing between two (probably equally corrupt) politicians to decide the fate of the States and its relations to other countries for the next 4 years, seems, to be honest, an arbitrarily useless endeavor.

We the people are subject between basically choosing two (seemingly) opposing factions that we don’t necessarily have control over anyway. Can we rise up and elect who we want as our candidates for president? Or is it already predetermined by the “powers that shouldn’t be”? Ultimately, it seems, we get the illusion of being able to choose our own president.

Now, with that being said, and with my belief that most politicians are corrupt (not all, because I honestly believe there are those fighting the good fight and are sincerely trying their best to do what’s right for the people – then there are those who genuinely think they are doing what’s best but are sadly misled by their parties) I have to bring people back to what really matters.

That is love, unity, compassion, understanding, tolerance, sympathy… these are so lacking in the world today and we have become so distracted by this division and by hate, contempt, derision for each other… one would think that we have reverted back to our primal instincts to just loot and plunder and cause chaos and destruction if things don’t go our way. I know we are better than that.

But yet, for some reason, we still see so much hostility and separation when we should be working together. If there is a disagreement, some will resort to baseless name calling and vitriolic responses instead of even trying to be understanding of other’s opinions and differences. Where did the love go? Where did human decency go? Is it because being faceless behind the computer screen gives us the safety net of being more cruel than we would in real life? If that’s the case, how does that explain the people confronting others face to face with so much scorn and bitterness? Do people really have so much hatred and anger towards their fellow man?

It makes you wonder what kind of lifestyle and childhood they must have had. Sadly, there are people that push separation and bigotry onto their children (and onto other people’s children, as some schools and educators/establishments have been accused of). So it’s no wonder that some will grow into those ideologies as they get older.

So how do we get past this? How do we learn to love one another when we can’t even accept others and their differing opinions? More importantly, why does it seem as if certain factions are deadset into turning us against each other?

Some may not believe this is actually happening, but if one were to really open their eyes, they would see this in abundance not just in the US, but in other countries as well. And as I’m sure some people are aware of now, even the big tech companies are working on dividing and censoring those with dissenting opinions.

And we have to ask ourselves, “Why?” What is their purpose? Why silence certain people who have these different opinions? It’s almost as if they don’t want people to persuade others with their beliefs. Again… why would big tech companies be so worried about this? To have a platform for others to speak on and connect, it seems as if there is an underlying agenda to silence certain people who have an opinion that they don’t agree with. Again, one has to question their motive.

Now for me, personally, I make no bones about being a pro-life supporter. So you must understand how it took me by such surprise to learn that a pro-life activist group: liveaction.org, as well as other Christian terms, was censored on Pinterest – being labeled as “brand unsafe”.

Project Veritas: Whistleblower Says Pinterest Censored Pro-Life Site as ‘Pornography’

Their reason for banning liveaction.org from their platform was this excuse:

The Pinterest insider explained that the company removes conspiratorial content that they deem to be “harmful” from the platform.
breitbart.com

So… in the same context, are we to assume that Bible verses are “conspiratorial content” that is “harmful” to the platform also? Or is there a different reason for that purpose?

This isn’t the only group seemingly attacking Christianity. As I wrote on “Mysteries at Cern”, we can see how Air Force Maj. Steve Lewis was attacked for having an open Bible on his desk.

God forbid (no pun intended) that a man shows his love for Christ and tries to walk in His footsteps. Those footsteps, by the way, who tried to show us to love God and our neighbors as Jesus Christ Himself loved us. We wouldn’t want people developing compassion and unconditional love for our fellow man now, would we…

And apparently one airman was so distraught over this biblical display, that he even took a picture of the Bible pages that were opened on the desk, with some claiming that the Bible pages never change. Let’s see how horrific this obvious agenda to brainwash the other airmen is (these are the highlighted verses of the pages) :

7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
Philippians 3:7-9
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Philippians 4:8
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:11-13
Open Bible that was seen on Air Force Maj. Steve Lewis' desk.

Huh… it seems to me as if these verses just really appeal to Maj. Steve Lewis and he perhaps uses them as a reminder to stay true to his humanity and to remain humble in the Lord. Some could liken it to the “Hang in there.” kitty poster that was all the rage back in the day (maybe still is) to get one through the day. Or how about when one displays photos of their family around to lift their spirits up during a long and stressful work day?

But no. I guess since it is such a front to Michael Weinstein and the alleged 33 airmen who complained, that he had to call Steve Lewis out and demand him to put his Bible away, decrying it as a public display of defiance and an agenda to infiltrate the minds of these young recruits. Even though the institution of the MRFF is supposedly about religious freedom to begin with. At least, if we can trust the foundation’s name. (Which, if this proves anything, we can’t.)

(Again, my opinion. Are we not allowed to state our opinions anymore? Am I dishing out “hate speech”? Am I encouraging violence? Am I writing about “conspiratorial content”? Or simply a person who sees through unnecessary condemnation and voicing my disagreement into these institutions’ actions?)

And yes, some may argue that if Steve Lewis is allowed to display the Bible on his desk, then aren’t people who are into satanism (which, please, research into this further instead of believing the sugar-coated belief that satanism is not about satan at all…) or paganism, voodoo, etc. allowed to display their beliefs in the same manner? For that I say, it has already been happening. And, unironically, they seem to be getting much more freedom to their displays than the Christians, with the military even endorsing and encouraging it:

Just a couple of sites depicting some of the going-ons into the military institution:

The Satanic Subversion of the United States Military – exposingsatanism.org
The Air Force is Full of Satanists, Rapists & Child Molesters – fightingmonarch.com

And we have so many more examples of infiltration of the satanic influences surrounding us, that I believe a lot of us have just become immune to it or desensitized.

Here is Blucifer, for one:

Blucifer, standing outside the Denver International Airport

And of course you can’t mention Blucifer without bringing up all the interesting murals of the Denver International Airport.

This article shows some as well as some other interesting facts about this strange building:

Sadly, signs of “illuminati”, satanism, freemasons, etc. are everywhere. They’ve been in our children’s cartoons/shows/video games/toys, all over the place in the media in general, and has only gotten even more bold as people continue to dismiss these coincidences as just a joke, or a mocking derision for “conspiracy theorists”.

But forgive me if I don’t think Bill Gates being friends and/or partners with Jeffrey Epstein and Marina Abramovic is “funny”. Forgive me if I don’t think his funding to organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the WHO is “funny”. Forgive me if I don’t find the names of these patents and its “ingredients” as “funny”: Luciferase/Luciferin / WO 2020 060606/HR 6666

Forgive me if I don’t think the fact that the one person practically demanding the whole world to get a mandatory vaccine otherwise they won’t be able to travel, work, etc., etc. and who has been accused of heinous crimes against humanity:

‘A Mass Sterilization Exercise’: Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-Fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccines
List of crimes Bill Gates has been accused of: Bill Gates Crimes Against Humanity

is “funny”.

Forgive me (if all of this is true, of course) that I don’t find the following information “funny” in the slightest:

Bill Gates Funds Pharmaceutical Companies Using Aborted Baby Parts to Make Coronavirus Vaccines
Pentagon Vaccine to Kill Religious Center of Brain

There is also an artitcle floating about titled: “They’ve Killed God; I Can’t Feel God, My Soul is Dead“; however, all of the sources for this article can be traced to this website which the information has yet to be verified. If this information is true, it adds an even darker spin to this sordid agenda.

We also have these interesting and laughable coincidences, right? Devil Companies, Devil Products, Devil Logos?

Yep. It’s SO funny how the main, major evil character from the Bible, who was deadset against God and humanity and everything that Jesus stood for, seems to be the main inspiration behind the major corporations running the world. Hilarious.

And if we think that’s bad enough… no. It gets worse.

You see, the satanists and luciferians have also infiltrated the Vatican. My opinion? Or is it fact? Well, just take a look at some of the below pictures and let me know what you think.

The Vatican Hall undeniably resembles the face of a snake.
Personal opinion that this is an incredibly unholy statue.

They also, apparently, have no problems placing a statue of Molech (or Moloch – known for child sacrifices) in front of the Colosseum entrance to “greet” visitors. The Vatican Places Giant Statue of Molech at Colosseum Entrance

Statue at colosseum, which people allege was placed by the Vatican.

No, people, I don’t think these “coincidences” and “pranks” are funny at all. In fact, I think these are all signs trying to warn us to get prepared and decide which side we’re on. If you’re an atheist, then I would suggest you re-read and research all of this until it hits you squarely in the face.

Why is all of this happening? Well, one reason could be that EVERYTHING in the Bible is TRUE, and that these immoral civilizations never stopped their idolatry and corruption or their hate of Jesus Christ. And now with things already in the open anyway, they have become even more brazen in their blatant worship and depraved behavior since they realize that some people will STILL NOT BELIEVE IT.

I believe in God. And I believe in Jesus Christ. I know who wins in the end, and anyone who’s read the Bible knows this as well. The people that are trying to usher this darkness in knows this too, and still remain on the losing side. They are the ones whose hearts have grown cold. If this is all they’ve known and done all these years is carry on the wicked traditions of their ancestors, and still don’t heed the call of Jesus Christ to repent, then they will answer to His judgement.

If you feel, even the tiniest inkling that you are on the wrong side, then please pray and ask for forgiveness and repent, and ask for His guidance. God and Jesus loves everyone, and it is His will that none shall perish. But if you continue not believing and not loving and still remain in the wicked lifestyle, then you will be cast out. Unholiness cannot enter in Heaven. We are not expected to be perfect. But I believe that all Jesus asks of us is that we try our best to be kind, loving, compassionate human beings. Love one another as He has loved us. Believe in Him and have faith. If we do this, then we will not want to sin anymore and we will want to be holy and do things that honor Him and each other.

The Lord is merciful and He only wants His lost sheep back. Is our desire for self-gratification and greed so consuming that we would give up ever-lasting life for just a few years on Earth? Why would a being solely asking for humanity to be forgiving and loving be held with such hostility from those who wish to remain in their sordid immorality? Are you okay throwing away 20,30,40…80 years just to be told that you did not earn your way into Heaven?

The good news is that it’s not too late.

We’re still here. But the time to start is NOW. We don’t know when the last days will be upon us. But as long as we’re breathing and have this physical life, we have a chance to turn from the darkness and seek the light.

32 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Mark 13:32

I pray for the whole world and hope more and more people will choose God and Love instead of following the “worldly” path. I hope you will too.

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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Near Death Experiences

What is the purpose of near death experiences?

I’ve researched this topic due to some past experiences I’ve had. And the insight and messages that near death experiences are trying to teach us is something SO important, SO significant, that I absolutely had to write a post about it.

I’ll be going over some of the more essential messages that I believe these experiences are trying to show us. I will be excited when people start searching for ways and reasons to better themselves and the world, and think we can all learn a valuable lesson in these people’s testimonies.

Biblical Veracity?

One counter argument about this phenomena, is that it’s not biblical. So others warn people to be careful with these messages.

In some cases, I agree. After all, when we’re dealing with people’s accounts, we have to be discerning and come to a well-adjusted and unbiased opinion. However, on the other side of the coin, how do we know these accounts aren’t biblical? Is there anything in the bible that will support, or condemn this theory? Or perhaps not mention it at all?

With more researching and investigating, perhaps this answer will come to light. At the time, there is still so much material in the Bible and other sources to go through. But in the meantime, my personal opinion, due to testimony gathering and my own experiences and reasoning, have ultimately decided that it really just depends.

I know. Not really the definitive answer anyone was looking for. But when it comes to matters of the metaphysical, can anyone really say, for sure, that one thing is unequivocally, absolutely, positively, without a doubt, undeniably this one certain way?

If we’re being honest with ourselves, the answer is “no”. So all we really have to go on are our beliefs, experiences, and our interpretations.

With this in mind, I’d like to present some fascinating insight into some very important aspects of the near death experience.

Topics that are addressed (click on the link below to navigate the page):

Revelation - People experiencing essential visions.
Life Review - How did you live your life?
Spiritual Encounter - Incredible meetings with transcendent beings.
Love - One of the key messages from near death experiences.
Changing the World - Is this what nde's are trying to show us?
'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams."
Acts 2:17

I won’t go into too much details about the biblical studies into near death experiences, but wanted to highlight the above quote. This points out to what amounts to some largely held debates of who can prophesy.

Some ministers and scholars say that modern day prophets don’t exist (unless they’re false prophets). But according to Acts 2:17, this is not entirely true. But how do we even define “prophet”? In Acts 2 it doesn’t say “prophet”. It just says that sons and daughters will prophesy, not that they are or have become “prophets”. And is a person considered “once a prophet, always a prophet?”

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy...All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines”
1 Corinthians 12:7-12

Notice how the bolded text mentions “a message”, singular. Not messages, plural. Same with the word prophecy. It is singular. Not “prophecies”.

So wouldn’t it be just as likely that the Holy Spirit comes down and gives certain people certain messages (or a certain message) in order to help spread God’s word?

With those considerations in place, here are some interesting examples of some people's "revelations" about our future...

The following excerpts are from near-death.com. Please visit the website for more information.

Howard Storm

In Howard Storm‘s book, My Descent into Death (2000), he describes the future of mankind as given to him by light beings he encountered during his NDE in 1985. Storm wrote how they told him, in 1985, that the Cold War would soon end, because:

“God is changing the hearts of people to love around the world.” Storm states, “Since the time in 1985 when I was told these things about the future the Cold War ended with little bloodshed due to the hearts of people being unwilling to tolerate oppressive regimes.”

Howard Storm - (cont.)

Storm also described what the light beings told him concerning the way things will be on earth in about 2185. He asked the light beings the question: “Will the United States be the leader of the world in this change?” The light beings replied:

“The United States has been given the opportunity to be the teacher for the world, but much is expected of those to whom much has been given. The United States has been given more of everything than any country in the history of the world and it has failed to be generous with the gifts. If the United States continues to exploit the rest of the world by greedily consuming the world’s resources, the United States will have God’s blessing withdrawn. Your country will collapse economically which will result in civil chaos.

Because of the greedy nature of the people, you will have people killing people for a cup of gasoline. The world will watch in horror as your country is obliterated by strife. The rest of the world will not intervene because they have been victims of your exploitation. They will welcome the annihilation of such selfish people.

The United States must change immediately and become the teachers of goodness and generosity to the rest of the world. Today the United States is the primary merchant of war and the culture of violence that you export to the world. This will come to an end because you have the seeds of your own destruction within you. Either you will destroy yourselves or God will bring it to an end if there isn’t a change.”

Elaine Durham

The seat of power will move away from Washington, D.C because there will be so much turmoil and warfare on the eastern side of America. America will come to the very edge of destruction because Americans have chosen to seek worldly things rather than loving or serving others, and because they refused to care for their precious natural resources, and because their greed and selfishness. The U.S. government will lose most of its power and no longer govern completely and lawlessness will reign on the eastern side of America as well as tremendous anarchy and crime.

There will be less turmoil on the western side of America and even a certain amount of prosperity. A new seat of power will rise near present-day Kansas City. From this location, a true spiritual force will become the governing power over the whole land — a power such that emanates from Christ.

George Ritchie

The world will grow more peaceful – both humanity and nature.
Humans will not be as critical of themselves or others.
Humans will not be as destructive to nature.
Humans will begin to understand what love is.

The examples I gave above were but a mere introduction to this topic; since there are a ton of testimonies that relay prophetic revelations.

It’s interesting that a lot of nde’s focus on the state of the world and how we’re growing increasingly more corrupt and greedy. The desire for material possessions consumes a lot of people, unfortunately. And our inconsideration for each other, and nature, may very well be our downfall. Nde’s seems to serve as a warning for us to change our ways, or something dire will happen.

Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As some near death experiencers recall, there is a way to reverse all this damage. George Ritchie, Howard Storm and many others mention in their near death experiences that people will change for the better. But it takes awareness, love and compassion to get there.

While reading through some people’s testimonies, I became fascinated with “life reviews”. When people go through these, most of them come out of the experience with a new outlook on life. That being, one of the reasons that we’re here is to see how we treat each other. One of the key takeaways from nde’s is that our actions affect others, sometimes in ways that we can’t even imagine.

During life reviews, we get the chance to see just how we’re affecting others. Sometimes with, quite literally, life-altering results. (Which, I’d imagine, is the point.)

The testimonies below provide a perfect example of “walking in someone’s shoes”.

Oliver John Calvert

He also saw what he had done to others — how he had made them think and feel. Now, he felt it, experiencing the “fear intimidation, neglect, sarcasm, harsh criticism, coarse jokes, ridicule. I saw their faces and I felt what I had put them through, at that point. I was made to feel everything and it came all at once.” – Oliver John Calvert (spiritdailyblog.com)

Laura M.

My life flashed before me; a life review was in order. When it was over, my head was hung in shame for He had seen it too. I was not happy about many, many of my actions. Then, in awe, I turned to Him asking, “How can you still love me so completely after witnessing my many sins?”

“You are a child of God,” He said, “and God Is Love. I see you purely as Love.” – Laura M. (the-formula.org)

Kimberly Clark Sharp

When the woman was a little girl, she saw a tiny flower growing almost impossibly out of a crack in the sidewalk. She bent down and cupped the flower and gave it her full unconditional love and attention.

When the girl became a woman and had an NDE, during her life review she discovered that it was this incident with the flower that was the most important event of her entire life. The reason was because it was the moment where she expressed her love in a greater, purer, and unconditional manner.

This example of a life review by Kimberly Clark Sharp is one of my favorite examples because it shows in a dramatic way a principle that appears in many life reviews. The principle is that the actions we think are unimportant may turn out to be the most important act we have ever done in our life. Unconditional and spontaneous acts of love are the greatest acts we can perform – even if it is directed at a tiny flower. – Kimberly Clark Sharp (near-death.com)

Carter Mills

Carter Mills saw himself when he was a child and killed a mother bird with a sling shot. At the time, he was so proud of that shot; but during his life review, he felt the pain that the mother bird’s babies went through when they starved to death. – Carter Mills (near-death.com)

Rick R.

Then without warning, it happened! ‘What have you done with your life?’ The voice penetrated my very being! I had no answer! Then to my right I saw what seemed to be like a movie; and I was in it! I saw my mother giving me birth, my childhood and friends! I saw everything from my youth up! I saw everything I had ever done before my eyes!

As my life played out before my very eyes, I tried to think of good things I had done. I was raised in church and had been very active in church functions, yet as I pondered on this, I saw a man in his car that had ran out of gas. I had stopped and given him a lift to a local store about a year ago. I had bought him some gas as he had no money and helped him get on his way!

I thought to myself, why am I seeing this? The voice was loud and clear. You took no thought to help this soul and asked nothing in return! These actions are the essence of good!

I saw all the people I had hurt as well and was shown how my actions had set in motion the actions of others! I was stunned! I had never thought of my life having an effect on the actions that friends, family, and others I had met would take! I saw the results of all I had done! I was not pleased at all! I looked on until the events ended. Indeed, I had done so little with my life! I had been selfish and cruel in so many ways! I was truly sorry I had done so little. – Rick R. (nderf.org)

Betty Eadie

“Then I saw the disappointment that I had caused others, and I cringed as their feelings of disappointment filled me, compounded by my own guilt. I understood all the suffering I had caused, and I felt it. I began to tremble. I saw how much grief my bad temper had cased, and I suffered this grief. I saw my selfishness, and my heart cried for relief. How had I been so uncaring?

Then in the midst of my pain, I felt the love of the council come over me. They watched my life with understanding and mercy. Everything about me was taken into consideration, how I was raised, the things I had been taught, the pain give me by others, the opportunities I had received or not received. And I realized that the council was not judging me. I was judging myself. Their love and mercy were absolute.

I was shown the ripple effect, as they described it. I saw how I had often wronged people and how they had often turned to others and committed a similar wrong. This chain continued from victim to victim, like a circle of dominoes, until it came back to the start – to me, the offender. The ripples went out, and they came back. I had offended far more people than I knew, and my pain multiplied and became unbearable.”

Betty Eadie - (cont.)

“Then he showed me the reversed side of the ripple effect. I saw myself perform an act of kindness, just a simple act of unselfishness, and I saw the ripples go out again. The friend I had been kind to was kind in turn to one of her friends, and the chain repeated itself.

I saw love and happiness increase in others’ lives because of that one simple act on my part. I saw their happiness grow and affect their lives in positive ways, some significantly. My pain was replaced with joy. I felt the love they felt, and I felt their joy, and this from one simple act of kindness. A powerful thought hit me, and I repeated it over and over in my mind:

“Love is really the only thing that matters”.

Betty Eadie (near-death.com)

It’s interesting to note, during our life reviews, it is usually not any divine beings passing off judgment on us. They simply present our life to us, and we end up going through the emotions and feelings of the other person (or nature). And it affects us so deeply – since it is an experience that we don’t normally have on Earth.

Empathy seems to be a foreign concept to a lot of people. So to be suddenly hit with it in such a large dose, and then realizing that it was YOU who caused all the hurt and pain others have gone through, is such an eye-opener and profound epiphany. The awareness one gleans from this is bound to make a significant impact on their life.

And for those who refuse to believe that consciousness can exist outside of a human mind/body/soul, near death experiences would beg to differ. Even a tiny plant can feel love and reciprocate. Same with animals.

Perhaps life reviews are to teach us humility, empathy, and awareness; that our actions affect everything in remarkable ways.

Many people claim to see divine beings while having a near death experience.
Angelic beings? Jesus Christ? People claim to see many different heavenly beings while having a near death experience.

Image by Karin Henseler from Pixabay

So now we get to the various entities that people have claimed to encounter. This ranges from angelic beings, to different deities from many different religions/cultures, to saints, to even God Himself. One well known entity many have claimed to have met is Jesus Christ.

Now, I did raise the issue earlier about whether nde’s are biblical. And it is a very important question for a lot of people. Some without a religious background accept the idea of nde’s without a qualm. Those that do believe in the Bible have their reservations. And there are other Christians that believe in it whole-heartedly.

This is where discernment is extremely important. Yes, we want to make sure the messages we’re receiving is not an attempt to mislead, so we do want to be consciously aware and question these sources.

For the majority of nde testimonies, it’s clear that the message they deliver is one of love and treating each other with kindness. This is an exact teaching of Jesus Christ. That was one of His main commandments:

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:30-31

This is just one example of how I think it would help to discern a near death experience. If it teaches love and compassion, that seems like a good indicator. There are some stories that I do feel uncomfortable with …so I always want to encourage everyone to pray, use their best discernment, and stay aware.

Below are some amazing testimonies of people’s encounters with divine beings from “the other side”.

Jeffrey C.

I saw a man in a robe who was about 40 years old with a trimmed beard and a balding head. I thought he looked like a monk, and wondered to myself if this was Judas. After a long time, my eyes began to burn so badly, I finally decided that it was worth it to put up with the bad flashes if I could just close my eyes for a while. I began to sob quietly as the flashes of my evil ways rushed in, and I heard a voice. It said, ‘If you ask him, maybe he will save you.’ I thought to myself, ‘How?’ The voice said, ‘Say it. Say the words, Jesus Christ my savior in heaven, please save me.’ I said the words out loud. The voice said, ‘ Again’ and so I said it again, and again, and again. The screaming stopped, and then the flashes stopped. It was silent.

As I looked up, I saw a man sitting in a giant stone chair. There was a silver-winged creature next to him who had a helmet with wings on it. There was a woman on his left. She had some very old men behind her. We were on a platform in space, but the stars were eyes instead. I realized that this was Jesus and the creature on his right was the angel of the lord, and woman on his left was The Blessed Virgin Mary. I can only guess that the old men had to be Abraham, Moses, or one of those important people; maybe the disciples Peter, Paul, or someone. Jesus had a look of disappointment on his face that touched me to my soul and made me feel so ashamed.

The Angel of the Lord said, ‘Tell our lord what brings you here.’ I began to explain that I felt that the world was not a fair place and I didn’t want to be a part of it anymore. He looked at me as if I was crazy and asked, ‘Who told you it was going to be a fair world?’ I really didn’t understand.

Jeffrey C. - (cont.)

I found myself back on the platform before Jesus. The Blessed Mother asked me what I thought of what I learned. I told her I thought it wasn’t right that I had to put up with people hurting me, that Jesus was suppose to protect me, and if I was going to go back that I wanted him to make it right. He looked at me and said, ‘My son, I can not cause pain to another, I can only heal those who are broken.’

With the arrogance of youth, I tried to pull the old ‘I want to talk to the manager’ routine and demanded to talk to God. The Blessed Mother said, ‘You can not ‘see’ God.’ Jesus spoke up and said, ‘No one can see God.’ The blessed mother was angry and told me to kneel before this great healer and ask forgiveness. I knelt down. I could feel the great disappointment and astonishment at my arrogance.

I began to weep, and Jesus ask, ‘Do you know why I saved you from the pit of purgatory?’ I replied, ‘No’. He said, ‘Remember the old man, the one you thought was Judas? This showed me that you believe, you truly believe.’ I realized at that moment that Jesus was with me, and had been with me the whole time. He was always with me, throughout everything that has happened. And my belief means way more than I had ever realized. He saw something in me that even I did not see. I began to weep so badly that I was frozen there on the floor with my head in my hands and crying uncontrollably. – Jeffrey C. (nderf.org)

Sheila S.

And then I turned around and all sudden I see Jesus! BAM! It hit me so hard with His love! It just knocked me down! And I knew right away who it was. There was no doubt who it was. It was Jesus! And I fell down on my knees because the love that was coming from him was so intense that I couldn’t even stand up.

I remember before dying, that a long time ago, I was told that ‘No man could stand before Jesus or God.’ I thought, ‘Well, why would that be?’ I mean, ‘Would He beat you down or something?’ I never understood why they would say that. Now I know why; it is because his love is so mighty, that I can’t even describe it. This love is so intense that I could not stand because it just knocked me over.

Anyway, I’m on my knees and I’m looking at Him like I was ashamed, with my hands over my face and peeking up at Him. I don’t want to look straight at Him because He was looking at me with so much love. I didn’t feel worthy of it. I don’t know why I would feel that way because I’m not bad person. – Sheila S. (nderf.org)

Maureen K.

What I know to be the energy of Angels greeted me with the tenderest warmest energy. I felt embraced by them. They morphed into billowy forms and surrounded me. Their hearts glowed radiating and pulsing with light of vibrant colors. From my heart which glowed dimly as well, I could sense, feel, and hear telepathically.

I sent an energy wave from my Higher Heart to the heart of the energy of the angels. They sensed I had a question for them. I sensed it was okay for me to send them my questions. From my glowing heart waves, I asked them if what I was experiencing was real.

The angels responded telepathically that their realm was real. I then asked them if I was there with them if that meant that I was dead. They responded telepathically that my body died so my soul or Higher Heart was visiting them.

For the first time since I arrived, I felt fear, like I had known in the earthly realm, form within my Higher Heart. They responded to my fear instantly by dissolving it for me. I felt embraced by their energy. I sensed that legions of energy beings with the most subtle presence were sending me comfort. – Marueen K. (nderf.org)

These amazing encounters show that although we may not have led exemplary lives on Earth, the beings are still encouraging us with a never-ending love. Some people have also mentioned that they reunited with loved ones that have passed away, that are trying to teach them the art of love and kindness as well.

And it has to be said, along with Jesus Christ, God, angels, saints, etc., some people have also encountered the “not so savory” characters.

These are accounts of people confronting demons, evil spirits, and even satan.

Howard Pittman

When we started the tour of the second heaven, the angels began by showing me the different types of demons. Each demon was revealed to me in a form that indicated his area of expertise, and I soon discovered that there is no such thing as a “general practitioner” in all the demon world. The demons are all experts in their fields. They have only one area of expertise which they do very well.

“At one time during this tour of the second heaven, I watched the demons within their own related group and I experienced an awful feeling. It was an overwhelming, oppressive, and morbid feeling. This feeling came to me shortly after I had entered the second heaven and I wondered what was causing it.

It was at this time that I learned that the angels could read my mind because my guardian angel said to me, “That feeling you are wondering about is caused by the fact that there is no love in this world.” The angel was telling me that in this second heaven there is not one bit of love!

Wow! Can you imagine all of those demons serving a master they don’t love and the master ruling over beings that he doesn’t love? Worse than that, their companions are working together for an eternity and they do not even love each other. – Howard Pittman – (howardpittman.com)

Charles T.

I sensed evil around me and even though I thought I could move about, I froze because of fear. I thought I was alone until I saw three demon like figures standing by my feet and talking in three different languages.

I was laying on a cold slab in a dark chamber of what I found out later to be Hell. While the demons were talking and looking down at me, there was a tiny light coming from behind them and I could see their silhouettes. They were about three to four feet high with skinny bodies, arms, and legs.

The light behind them was getting bigger and closer so I quit looking at the demons and concentrated on the light. Because of an earlier experience in my life, I knew the light to be Jesus Christ. He engulfed me in His light and took my spirit and soul out of Hell. He replaced them in my physical body in order to live again. – Charles T. – (nderf.org)

Alexa H.

EVERYTHING I ever thought, did, said, hated, helped, did not help, should have helped was shown in front of me, the crowd of hundreds and everyone like a movie.

How mean I’d been to people, how I could have helped them, how mean I was (unintentionally also) to animals! Yes! Even the animals had had feelings.

It was horrible. I fell on my face in shame. I saw how my acting, or not acting, rippled in effect towards other people and their lives. It wasn’t until then, that I understood how each little decision or choice affects the World. The sense of letting my Savior down was too real. Strangely, even during this horror, I felt a compassion, an acceptance of my limitations by Jesus and the crowd of Others.

During this Review, the Evil being was there. I looked at him; he was handsome, not ugly. Black hair, medium build, dressed in a brown robe w/black cord at his waist, his eyes caught my attention. They were a black void! There was no life or goodness in them. Intense in every way, his only Purpose was to possess, own, control my very Soul and make me suffer!!

I shrank back in horror. Every time, during the Review, that I erred or failed, he enjoyed it immensely. He would shout out, “THERE! See how she messed up?” He would accuse me, “Why didn’t she do better? Or help more? She ought to be punished!”

I was desolate. My few, little good works didn’t and couldn’t measure up to God’s perfect standard. I deserved any punishment I got. My soul was desolate. I lay dreading what would happen. – Alexa H. (nderf.org)

Another really fascinating account is told by Howard Storm with his near death experiences. He has had visitations to hell, Heaven; met with angels, demons, Jesus Christ and has had his whole life uprooted from a professor of arts to a Christian minister.

Visitations to hell and encounters with demons are not that common, but have been experienced. And interestingly, in order to escape these demonic entities, calling out to Jesus/God and looking toward the light has rescued them.

If only we can enact that on Earth; turn from our sins and start treating each other with kindness. After all, it seems as if that’s what the heavenly beings are trying to teach us.

I’m sure you’ve seen by now what one of the main purposes of our life is. As of this paragraph, I have already used the word “love” 35 (well, now 36) times. And I haven’t even gotten to this part yet! Another thing to mention, I did not go out of my way to search for this word. This is what showed up naturally while searching for excerpts that fit in which each theme.

So why IS love so important? Why is that such a focus of nde’s? Why does Jesus preach this in the Bible?

A lot of near death experiences seem to try to give us insights into this powerful force.

Bronwen C.

Suddenly I was no longer in this room, but facing an enormously tall angel. Surrounding both of us was radiant light. I knew this angel, and he knew me. I felt no fear, only joy and immense happiness.

We communicated non-verbally. The angel was ‘reminding’ me of the power of LOVE that was actually THE power of the universe. It seemed that I already knew this, but ‘he’ was just reminding me. – Bronwen C. (nderf.org)

Katherine L.

I had deep respect and reverence for these beings. I felt that they loved me completely and without any judgment. In psychology there’s a term to describe this called ‘unconditional positive regard.’ I felt completely sure that they had this feeling for me. This surety felt like a warm glow of light around me.

The conclusion of these conversations was that it wasn’t so much a decision of doing the ‘wrong’ thing in situations, or making unwise choices, but that the times of greatest challenge for me were times in which I could have acted but chose inaction.

It was concluded that when I returned to earth, I must choose action and use my experiences and feelings to guide these actions so that they be an act of love. – Katherin L. (nderf.org)

Melinda G.

I learned that everything we do matters. Even the person you smile to on your way to the bakery or work. Even the creatures big and small that you bend over to pet. Nothing goes unnoticed. It all matters. My purpose is to stand up for the meek, to be compassionate, but most of all is to love. Melinda G. (nderf.org)

Heather V.

Then I began getting an information download. There was no talking, just information going into me with absolute love. It was very clear, very loud, and very certain, that We are ALL VERY IMPORTANT TO GOD. We are all deeply, deeply loved by God and that Life is suppose to be hard but that it is some sort of proving Ground for God to create him.

The message was that our lives are deeply important to God and to the existance of the universe. Our Love we have and the love we cultivate on earth, especially for people we have a hard time liking, that love somehow expands the universe and does some very important things.

I felt that there was something at stake, that we have a very important job to do. Human Beings are beloved and our choice in how to act is given to us to prove God. I don’t know how to describe it, I am trying hard to explain it here but it’s hard to explain. It may take my lifetime to explain what I learned.

IN this place we go to, we will have lightness, laughter and joy, and our soul family is there waiting for us. Our jobs on earth are to find out how to break through all these illusory walls everywhere that we erect to hide who we are. We need to really love each other and love ourselves.

I felt as though there was a sense of humor too. I was like a deep appreciation for our lives and even for our failures. We are suppose to learn from our failures and not beat outself up over them. We find a way to forgive and love ourselves because in reality, in the real place of creation, there is only Love. It seemed the message was that if we couldn’t find a path to love, then we are destroying something very very precious. – Heather V. (nderf.org)

Tonja BB

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life?

Yes We are here to learn how to truly love one another. When we have learned how to love each other, we get to move forward. I am not sure if this means reincarnation until we get it right or what but the answer to life is love one another. Tonja BB (nderf.org)

Mary Jo Rapini

“Then God asked me… He said ‘let me ask you one question’. ‘Have you ever loved another person the way you have been loved here’. The love I had received in that time was so overpowering… I had never felt anything like it so I answered God honestly. I said, ‘No…it is impossible…I am just a human, you are God’. He gave me the illusion of a sweet protective chuckle. He then said, ‘Mary, you can do better’.” – Mary Jo Rapini (the-formula.org)

There is so much important information about love that many near death experiences talk about. The majority of them saying that it is the most important thing in the universe.

I wrote a whole post just on “love” and, trust me, I could’ve written a whole book on this one topic.

Now, one thing I have to bring up. The Bible quote from earlier: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This quote is taken from Mark 12, but did you know that Jesus seemed to have changed this commandment? In John 13, he now says:

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
John 13:34

Did you notice any significant changes?

As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

Jesus’s love is completely unconditional. This new commandment is telling us that no longer should we love our neighbors as ourselves, because our love as we know it isn’t sufficient. It is sad, but true. Most of us don’t know how to love unconditionally. When we love someone or something, we expect love in return. This is not what true love is all about.

And this is what Jesus is trying to teach us. Everyone is deserving of love. And completely true, unselfish, genuine love would not expect anything, nor exclude anyone.

Imagine if this force was practiced on every single person on the planet. Instead of hate, greed, pride, power… we actually care about and truly love our fellow human beings. What would our world be like?

And here we get to the Master Plan.

Chris Batts

“One time, my angels gave me specific messages on humility. Being humble is being strong enough to accept imperfections in yourself and in others.

The first key to humility is to appreciate what people do for you. Tell people how important they are to you. Tell them you love them. They just may need to hear it at the exact time that you are around. Don’t hold back.

Next, respect people’s views, no matter what their backgrounds, races, or religions. Even if you disagree with an opinion, understand that there is always a reason why people act or think the way they do. No one is perfect. If we were perfect, we would be boring.

The last key to being humble is forgiveness. Continue to do good to people even when they screw you over. The best way to kill hate is to love someone. Just because someone is a certain way does not mean you have to be the same way. You don’t have to be bigger but you have to be smarter and wiser.

Show love. Hate will come back to you if you show hate. Misery is the result. That is no way for anyone to live.” – Chris Batts (ndestories.org)

Nicole Dron

“I was shown that we were at a crossroads. I experienced this in 1968. I was told there would be an unemployment growth that would spread across the globe. Everything was flourishing at the time.

I was told about a plague that would spread all over the world. And I was shown everything that could happen on Earth if we didn’t change — and this ‘if” is of critical importance. It’s our piece of freedom in a way.

I was shown that things are unfortunately happening these days, as earthquakes, environmental issues, tsunamis, etc. But what I saw, and what worries me the most, is the emergence of unbelievable violence. This violence scared me. We are all somehow responsible for it.” – Nicole Dron (the-formula.org)

May, James & Rashad

The guides taught us that doctrine and creed and race meant nothing. No matter what we believed we were all children joined under one God, and that the only rule was God’s true law — do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We should treat all people as if they were a part of our soul because they were. All living things in the universe were connected to one another.

They said that soon humanity would mature enough to assume a higher place in the universal scheme of things, but until then we must learn acceptance and tolerance and love for each other. They said there would come a new age when people would not be able to endure seeing others homeless and hungry. We would realize that only by helping each other could we truly help ourselves. – May, James & Rashad (the-formula.org)

Tricia Barker

There is a great need for healing and love in this world and if we are willing to be conduits of that love, lives can be transformed. The angels were the point at which my consciousness completely changed. I like to think that many other people’s realities have shifted in beautiful ways as they became more aware of their light, their connection to Source, and their ability to heal and create a more positive future for themselves and their loved ones while on their educational journey.

I am grateful every day for the life I returned to after my near-death experience. I am no longer limited in my thinking, but I am connected to a universe of love that wants to be brought into this world in large and small ways. We can all do our part to bring in this love in all of our interactions with others. – Tricia Barker (ndestories.org)

Howard Storm

I’m like, OK, you shot down my idea, what’s you’re idea of what would I do? And he said, love the person that you’re with. And I said, OK, great, I’ll do that. No problem. What do you want me to do? He said, I just told you what I want you to do: love the person that you’re with. And I said, Yeah, but after I do that, what do you really want me to do? No, that is what I want you to do: love the person that you’re with. I said well, that’s simple enough, that’s easy, I can do that. And he said, oh really. Well, that’s what I want you to do. That’s enough. And I said, how is it enough? He said, if you do that, you’ll change the world. [...snip...] The way that I want you to change the world is by loving the person you are with. Wait a minute, that’s a contradiction. You want me to change the world but you just want me to love the person I’m with? Yes, that’s the plan; that’s The Big Plan… If you love the person that you’re with, then they will go out and love the person that they’re with, and they will go out and love the person they’re with and it will be like a chain reaction and love will conquer the world and everyone will love one another. That’s God’s Big Plan. - Howard Storm (the-formula.org)

“All it takes to make a change was one person. One person, trying, and then because of that, another person changing for the better. They said that the only way to change the world was to begin with one person. One will become two, which will become three, and so on. That’s the only way to affect a major change.” Howard Storm (near-death.com)

Is the world changing?

Sometimes it may not seem like it. There is still violence, war, hatred, racism, etc.

But with more and more awareness, and love and compassion, I truly believe that the world is changing for the better. It’s very heartening to see more videos coming out about people’s experiences; more testimonies with people no longer afraid to share their accounts; and an increase in people’s interest to “wake up” and look around to see what’s really going on in the world.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12

Dark forces are trying to bring us down, away from the light and love. But God, Jesus, the Heavenly host, they are trying to bring us back.

Can you imagine a world without love? How dark, sad, violent, and lonely it would be? If some people grow up without love, just imagine the horrors and corruption they must have suffered through.

We all need love, even our worst enemy. And this is what Jesus Christ is trying to teach us. We can change the world, one person at a time.

All of these accounts are just the tip of the iceberg. To get a better understanding of this amazing phenomena, I recommend checking out the following sites:

nderf.org
ndestories.org
near-death.com
the-formula.org

Most of the testimonies on this page can be found there. They are full of incredible information and other sources, with scientific data and research, and many detailed accounts and commentary to help us grow and learn of our purpose.

Thank you to the incredible people running these sites and the amazing people who have an interest in this in general. The only way to spread the message on this very important topic is to get the word out.

And thank you to the wonderful people who have shared their testimony. You are helping in profound and tremendous ways.

God bless you all.

‘Man will prey on man, until man will pray for man.’

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