Genesis 15: God’s Covenant with Abram

Earnest Examination

This series is presented as an honest, sincere look into the study of the Bible with my own personal theories, opinions, comments and that of others’ insights and research into what the verses could mean. I cannot claim one way or another that everything that I am stating is fact and the true meaning of what is meant in these verses.

To lay it out in a way that I can manage, I have highlighted the texts of verses that I either don’t understand or have a comment or question about in yellow. And the comments I’ve left beneath it will be of a smaller font and using brown text.

I would love it if you’d join me in this journey and if you have any insights and/or knowledge of these chapters/verses etc., please feel free to share with me and the other readers. Any chance to get a clearer understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ would be welcomed with open arms.

Version used is from (KJV) Genesis 15

1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
I want to point out the small phrase, “in a vision”. What does this mean, exactly? “In a vision” doesn’t necessarily imply “in a dream”. Was Abram fully awake during this vision? Was he daydreaming? Prophesying? Actually dreaming? Was it a vision in a dream? And how did Abram know that this vision was from the Lord? Did he test this vision? Or just accept it as coming from the Lord? I only pursue this question because we are always told to test spirits, test visions, discern… so that we may not be led astray. Am I implying that Abram possibly was seeing visions from a different entity? Well, I’m not exactly implying anything, but I am attempting to shed light on this matter that to be discerning means to question and search for the Truth, however uncomfortable it may be. And it is my effort to find out if Abram KNEW, from every fiber of his being, if this vision truly came from God or was he being deceived.
2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
…I also wonder about bloodlines, which is clearly what is meant in this verse. Abram is concerned about preserving his bloodline… although, if we take the creation account to heart, then we are all born of Adam and Eve – again, if there’s nothing more to this account – and so the specific pursuit to carry on one’s own bloodline is a fascinating subject to me. Even back then there was so much separation and animosity, quite possibly due to the separation at the Tower of Babel (although even within Cain and Abel’s own family there was already strife and conflict) created families who considered themselves separate from everyone else. It’s interesting and makes me wonder if there’s something more to this history than what most of us were/are led to believe.
3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
How important is “blood”? Is it about the blood? The DNA? The questions I’m wondering is, why was Abram chosen to be the “people of God”? I haven’t been able to study the Talmud, the Q’uran, Kabbalah, Testament of Abraham, the Ugaritic texts, etc. and it is something that I definitely want to look into in order to get a broader picture of who Abraham is and his descendants. Since Abraham is widely believed to be the line of the C”hosen Ones”, I feel it’s important to find out how, why, for what purpose, etc., etc.
According to this verse, no other bloodline is going to cut it. His adopted son does not suffice. So why is Abraham’s line so important? Why was he chosen?

4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
7 Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
8 And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”

This is interesting as well, because while the Lord God promised Abram the whole world, basically, Jesus Christ’s teachings is to “come out of this world” and inherit the kingdom of God (Heaven). So I find the stark contrast between these two teachings as very intriguing and worth further consideration.
9 So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.

These verses confuse me even more. So the Lord God told Abram to bring Him all of these animals, with no further context to it, but then in the very next verse Abram takes it upon himself to cut them in half and place each piece opposite the other. …Am I missing something here? Is this some kind of ritualistic sacrifice? How does Abram come to the conclusion that this is the act that he must do when God told him to bring those animals to Him? Is it the act of bringing death upon the animals is symbolic of bringing the animals to God? And even if so, why do it in such a specific manner as to cut them in half? And why not the birds? Do these questions get answered in other texts or further verses/chapters of the Bible? This just seems very strange to me and screams of ritualistic sacrifice. Perhaps akin to witchcraft.
Is that blasphemous? Or am I just stating a well-earned speculation that Abram’s actions may be paganistic? It is not my intention to condemn or blaspheme the word of God, but only to raise much needed questions and consideration of the texts and belief structures that it proposes. I am a believer in God and Jesus Christ, and the pursuit of Truth. “Truth” does not mean to blindly listen to certain texts/words/teachings of others, but to sincerely study and learn our surroundings and pray for insight so that we may not be led astray. That is what I am attempting to do.

11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.
…Hm… this lends further credence that the act that Abram performed may have been ritualistic in nature. What is this “horror and great darkness” that fell upon him? Demonic, perhaps?
Not to mention, in some other translations of this verse, they don’t say “a deep sleep” fell upon Abram:

“12 And when the sun was gone down, dread felled on Abram, and a great hideousness and dark assailed him. (And as the sun went down, fear fell upon Abram, and a great dark hideousness assailed him.)”Wycliffe Bible

Sometimes I refer back to the Wycliffe version, since it seems to be the earliest English translation there is, and in his version it does not say that Abram fell into a deep sleep, but rather that dread and fear fell upon him. And the term “assail”, at least in today’s time, implies that he was attacked by this “great dark hideousness”.
13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.
14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

So I’m trying to understand the transition of these past few verses. I can infer a few speculations (but I suppose ‘speculations’ they will remain):

1. The horror and great darkness that befell Abram was the entity that has been speaking to Abram as the word of the Lord. Assailing Abram with his power? His authority? Physically assaulting Abram? Maybe… spiritually?
2. The horror and great darkness was an inclination, a gut feeling, that something bad will happen – follow that up with the Lord saying that his descendants will be in trouble for a few years may have given him this fear/dread. Certainly very likely. Although it doesn’t seem to explain the term “assailed” that was originally used as the translation.
3. Perhaps because of the Lord gifting Abram and his descendants with the land and various possessions, it made the dark entities jealous and wrathful – therefore the darkness is the acknowledgement that Abram’s descendants will go through some hardships in order to rise above these dark entities and inherit the land.

Now, this brings me again to the land and the possessions. I can’t help but keep going back to Jesus Christ’s teachings that worldly possessions mean NOTHING in the eyes of the Lord. In fact, he teaches that those who have riches and wealth and all these possessions are on the WRONG PATH to Heaven. Yet in these biblical teachings, Abram has been chosen to inherit the land and the riches in them. …Am I the only one who doesn’t quite understand this dichotomy? But then I am also reminded of the verse in Matthew 5 where it says that the meek shall inherit the Earth. So here we have Abram and his descendants, being promised inherited land and wealth/possessions, and then here’s Jesus saying that the meek will inherit the land. Are Abram and his descendants meek? Did Jesus offer up sacrifices to God to earn His good graces? Am I speaking out of turn and just not understanding the symbolic or universal workings of the world?

15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.
More interesting implications here, that seem to point to Abram performing a ritualistic spell and/or sacrifice. I know I may get pushback against this speculation, but again, it is NOT to offend anyone. It is only to offer up what an honest look into these verses may provoke in someone who hasn’t studied the Bible and other texts extensively and who is on a sincere path to understanding the Bible and its teachings. From an unbiased and subjective look into these verses, it seems as if Abram is performing witchcraft. Perhaps that is just how people worshipped back in those days, and I can somewhat understand that. And perhaps that is why Jesus Christ came to begin with, to show us that we no longer (or have ever) need to perform these rituals and instead look to being kind and loving to one another and believe in Him to have everlasting life. Of course, that doesn’t explain why this Lord at this time asked to have certain animals brought to him, and doesn’t explain how Abram knew how to set up this altar of sorts.
And speaking of this altar, where did this “smoking oven” and the “burning torch” come from? And it just so happened to ceremoniously pass in between the cut pieces of the animals… It seems quite obvious that this was on purpose and that Abram knew to do this. But how? Who taught him to offer up these animals to the Lord in this manner? And what is the smoking oven that just allegedly appeared out of nowhere? It does not do my peace of mind well to make this connection to Moloch, a terrible deity who is often portrayed as having a furnace or oven for a stomach in which to throw sacrifices into – sacrifices that tragically included (includes?) babies/children. Take another translation from Wycliffe, for example:


“17 Therefore when the sun was gone down, a dark mist was made, and a furnace smoking appeared, and a lamp of fire, and (it) passed through those partings. (And when the sun had gone down, a dark mist came, and a smoking furnace appeared, and a lamp of fire which passed between the pieces of the animals.)”

This is extremely suspicious to me. And I feel rather at odds because as far as I’ve researched, I have not come across a lot of sources making this connection. Am I completely in the wrong here? Why am I having this red flag when it comes to this sacrificial act and the “dark mist” and oven/furnace that just so happened to appear (manifest?) out of nowhere to “pass (collect?)” these sacrifices? I am actually quite perplexed that I don’t see many references to this as even being a possibility. I can’t be the only one who finds these texts suspicious…
18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites,
20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

I know sometimes it would seem as if I’m questioning the veracity of the Bible’s origins, and while that may be true in some sense, it is not meant to presume, condemn, or ridicule, and certainly not meant to certify the propositions I set forth. And I definitely don’t mean to insult or offend anyone, especially not God. It is only to get a clearer understanding of the meanings of the Bible, and the possibility that during so many transitions and translation efforts, and perhaps intentional/unintentional mishandling and misinterpretations, that the Truth along the way may have been concealed more than we’d like.

And as usual, I want to reiterate that some of my thoughts and theories may be way off base, and I also research some other things on the side as well to try and get a broader understanding of what I’m reading, so please bear with me, or, even better, if you have insights that bring more light to these verses, please let me know.

I enjoy bouncing off theories and theology off of each other and love to hear other people’s perspectives on things. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Did You Know? | Monsters May Just Be Hiding Under Your Bed

And everywhere else.

Throughout history and most of the different cultures, tales of monsters, beasts, demons, spirits, etc. have been depicted mingling with humans since the beginning of time.

From the Australian aboriginals’ legend of the Rainbow Serpent, and the serpent tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden (both of a reptilian nature… interesting), to fantastic accounts of urban legend-like creatures: bigfoot, Baba Yaga, kappa, banshee, Krampus, fallen angels, etc.

And myths and legends of the “boogeyman” have been around for thousands of years. Could there be any truth to these claims? Or were they simply stories meant to keep children in line?

Whatever the true scenario behind these mysteries, the fact that our consciousness has not yet fully tapped into our inherent potential, leaves substantial room for growth and development into our own senses and awareness. (That’s, however, if we’re ready to see the unseen…)

Here is a look at 6 fascinating cases of how people have encountered supernatural beings:

1. Sleep Paralysis

The Nightmare - by Henry Fuseli in 1781

Many people experience what is known as “sleep paralysis” – waking up to immobility and the sensation of pressure on their chest; complete with horrifying images of different entities, including but not limited to: demons, hags, ghosts, aliens, disfigured creatures, etc.

But what exactly is sleep paralysis?

Some scientific data attributes this phenomena to the REM cycle that helps prevent one from acting out their dreams in their sleep.

Of course, that’s just one of the definitions. Apparently, even in the scientific community, there is disagreement on whether sleep paralysis is a naturally occurring state, or a “sleep disorder”.

“All of these symptoms describe sleep paralysis, a sleep disorder (or symptom of a sleep disorder) that temporarily alters a person’s mobility, perception, thinking, and emotional state during the transition between sleeping and waking.”Why Sleep Paralysis Happens (and How to Prevent It)

Yet, the same author also acknowledges that everyone experiences the paralysis part during sleep: “You’re typically not aware of it, but the “paralysis” part of sleep paralysis actually happens every night when you sleep during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

Another study proposes stress and disturbed sleep could be the culprit: “It could be that stress causes sleep paralysis, but equally that sleep paralysis leads to stress,” Gregory said. “We couldn’t really tease apart cause and effect.” Future long-term studies will help clarify what comes first: sleep problems or anxiety, she added.”Sleep Paralysis Is Linked to Stress (and Supernatural Beliefs) while admitting that stress could actually be the result of the sleep paralysis experiences, instead of the other way around.

And yet others state it is a completely naturally occurring phenomena that can happen to anyone and everyone depending on the sleeper’s conditions and conscious ability.

If you wake up during this experience, most people relate a terrifying account of being suffocated, can’t move, can’t speak, and a not-so benevolent presence in the room. This has been explained away as a hallucination or hypnagogic/hypnopompic imagery that accompanies these senses due to our states of vulnerability and reasoning through these emotions.

However, could it be that the state between wakefulness and sleep actually allows us to get a glimpse into this other, hidden astral plane? Our minds at that point are not completely tuned into the physical aspect of our surroundings yet, so this may open the door for us to perceive other things that we normally wouldn’t during our full, waking hours.

2. Out of Body Experiences / Astral Projection

Speaking of the astral plane, I bring it up because the knowledge of this existence is becoming more widespread; however, when I was younger, the topic was still taboo and not as well-known as it is today. Now, it’s almost mainstream and common knowledge that this is a real phenomena.

Scientists, doctors and researchers are also interested in studying this topic – whether it’s a neurological and/or conscious-related phenomena or not (which begs the question “What is consciousness?”):

Astral Projection Through the Eyes of Scientists
Sylvan Muldoon’s Astral Projection Research

And while you can’t trust certain organizations (including the science community – no offense to anyone in this field)… even the CIA has admitted to participating in astral projection/remote viewing studies:

The US Army Funded Astral Projection and Hypnosis Research in the 80s
What’s Astral Projection & is it Real? [CIA Experiments Say YES]

Again, I want to reiterate… you can’t trust certain organizations… so please take everything from this industry with a grain of salt.

With that being said, due to my own out of body experiences, and the research I’ve conducted on this topic, I cannot simply dismiss this possibility through “scientific reasoning”. After all, there are just some things that science has not yet been able to measure and/or study. Does it mean it doesn’t exist?

Of course not. Just that science doesn’t have the technology yet to address these issues. (And perhaps we give science too much credit and the point of the metaphysics is it was never meant to be measured to begin with. Which ties back into the spiritual/faith ideology.)

Robert Monroe (who worked with the CIA) is widely considered the pioneer into the study of astral projection, and even coined the term “loosh”, referring to energy of the beings living on the planet and the entities that supposedly feed off of this energy. It is not a positive account.

Trawling the Farm for Human Energy

Firsthand Account:

For me, personally, I have had two rather disturbing experiences with a different entity; out of about 30 (that I can recall). One of them I could actually bypass as perhaps a hypnopompic hallucination. I was experiencing vibrations to attempt an obe, but then I could hear a man’s voice, chanting – along with sinister-sounding children giggling in the background. It was truly something straight out of a horror movie. I shook myself out of this vibrational state and completely woke up.

The other experience, I was actually not even attempting an obe. I woke up already feeling the vibrations and along with that, could sense that something was in the room with me. Keep in mind, I do not always feel another presence. As a matter of fact, most of the time I do not. However, this was a one-of-a-kind experience. As I felt that there was a different entity with me, I tried to shake the feeling off and go back to sleep. Trying to attribute it to just my imagination. But before I knew it, I felt my ankle (my astral ankle) being grabbed by this entity, and trying to drag me out of my body. I tried to cling on to my physical body because I didn’t want to leave and I had no idea what this force was.

It was absolutely terrifying and this, along with the chanting/giggling experience above, made me resolve to stop these out of body explorations altogether. (I had not yet at this point studied enough to train myself under these conditions and raise my vibrations higher – and pray – I know some people will scoff at this idea, but there is a reason that Jesus Christ is so hated by certain immoral establishments…)

A few years after this experience, I came across a testimony from a man named John Ramirez, self-described as an ex-satanist. His claim is that he used to be a high priest, and after trying to renounce the satanic realm, he relays a harrowing account:

@10:20 ” – just feel someone’s hands just grab me by my throat and try to pick me up off the bed and try to rip my body – rip my soul out of my body. Sometimes they grab me by my feet and the bed would shake – “

I cannot testify as to this gentleman’s veracity, but the account he told hits home with me, since it is eerily similar to what I encountered during my obe/vibrational state. I also recall Mr. Ramirez saying that he also engaged in pulling people out of their astral body as a way of terrifying them, but I cannot find this account at the moment. If I find it, I will make sure to add it here. He does, however, say this in the same video: “At the age of 13 I was astral projecting, my body, I would leave my body home and go into regions, go into spirit realms, and [spread curses]” – @19:10

3. Children / Animals Sense

Maybe because their perceptions aren’t yet altered by the indoctrination of society around them, really small children seem to have an innate ability to see entities and strange beings that aren’t generally accepted by the normal population.

Why do so many kids ‘see ghosts’? We asked some psychologists.

Some fascinating (although purely anecdotal), fun and creepy accounts of children seeing ghosts:

17 Times Kids Saw Ghosts, And Totally Scared The Living Daylights Out Of Their Parents

What’s really interesting about children claiming to see these presences, is it usually happens when they first start learning how to talk (they have probably been seeing ghosts ever since they were an infant, but couldn’t express themselves until learning how to speak), and then this ability (if that’s what it is) seems to fade as they get older.

Is it a matter of simply their imagination going wild? If that’s the case, then how are some children so specific with what they’re seeing? Even going so far as to describe and/or name someone who passed away a long time ago? Are they unconsciously picking up these pieces of information from overhearing past conversations, although the adults don’t recall ever talking about it?

And why do they grow out of this connection when they get older? The prime time that a lot of people describe their child(ren) relaying spooky tales of ghosts, spirits, etc. are around 2-4, and decreasing exponentially as they get older until it diminishes altogether, with the now older child unable to recall the event at all in a lot of cases. What causes this seemingly spiritual ability to fade?

And as with small children, animals, also, have what seems to be an instinctual 6th sense to detect these presences as well.

This video just happens to catch the dogs being attracted to a shadowy figure in the hallway, which can also be seen by the lady (and us viewers) behind the camera. (Is this a practical joke? Someone that the lady knows trying to scare her? Herself being in on the joke? Or is this a legitimate shadow-figure caught on tape?)

When you realize that dogs (and other animals) see on another spectrum than humans, the belief that they’re really seeing something normally unattainable to the human eye is quite an interesting proposal to consider and lends credence to the possibility that they are, indeed, seeing “invisible” entities.

Can Dogs See in Ultraviolet? | Your dog has a visual ability that humans do not.

There’s always uncertainty when it comes to an individual’s testimony or proof, but this is presented just to show the uncanny behavior of the dog’s reactions to certain things, and sometimes nothing at all. What are the dogs really seeing or sensing that most of us can’t?

4. Dicyanin Goggles

Now that we’ve covered the visual spectrum that dogs seem to see in (ultra-vision, night-vision, tend to see the world in shades of yellow, blue, and gray) I thought it would be interesting to bring up the dicyanin goggles, that were created in the 1920’s by scientist Walter Kilner that allows the wearer to see auras.

And strangely, dicyanin (a dark blue chemical dye) is now illegal, and only those of a high enough security clearance are able to obtain it.

“Because of the dyes ability to block out the white light spectrum, it helped Kilner’s ability to concentrate on the person’s aura.

Before the 1940’s, private researchers were able to freely use Dicyanin Dye. During this same time frame the U.S Government banned any use with the dye.

In 2010, very briefly the public was able to buy Dicyanin Dye but was quickly banned once again. When a government chemist was asked to see just how classified the dye was, the chemist found out that the company that creates the dye assigns a special code to its customers.

The chemist also found out that his security code allowed him to buy all the LSD, Heroine and Cocaine he wanted but wasn’t high enough in clearance to request ‘Dicyanin Dye’.”Why Is Dicyanin Dye Illegal?

Surprisingly (or perhaps not) there is very little information on this case. Aside from a small handful of websites, most of which were copying and pasting the same data, it is difficult to find anything substantial.

From the same website (and others with the same information – pretty much word for word):

Quote from Valdamar Valerian: “…A friend of mine and four of his friends experimented with crystalline structures a year or two ago (mid-1980’s – Branton), and they figured out how to cut them along certain planes so they could actually see the aura or energy field around people. That’s when they discovered that all people aren’t ‘people’, or the people they thought they were. It appears that some E.T. humanoids have a dark blue ovoid aura.

(Note: Aura cameras developed by Chuck Shramek — yes, the same Chuck Shramek of the ‘Hale-Bopp Companion’ controversy — and others clearly show the 7 multi-colored ‘chakra’ points of the human soul/spirit matrix. Presumably since reptilians have NO soul, they would have NO multicolored auric field. – Branton).”Why Is Dicyanin Dye Illegal?

I have to be honest, I have not done enough research on the “reptilian” theories to come to an opinion on what was written on the above statement. And my own experience and study on the existence of auras is not as in-depth as I would like.

With that being said, I must again reiterate to please keep an open mind, but be discerning at the same time. Obviously there’s no way to know the legitimacy of what was stated, so further research and critical thinking is always needed before jumping to conclusions.

FUN FACT:Reptilian humanoid” is a trigger word on youtube and will initiate an information bar below the video.

On the same subject as auras, one can actually train themselves to see this energetic field around living beings and objects (and perhaps other beings) – and just like how children are more keen to see spirits/ghosts when they’re younger, a lot of them are also able to see auras, but grow out of this ability as they get older.

Imagine having the capability of knowing how a person’s character is, just by essentially seeing their soul (if there is one…). It’s no wonder the higher-ups wouldn’t want this to get into the public’s hands…

5. Red Night Vision Goggles

During the Vietnam War, there was an alleged incident with specific night vision goggles that used a red spectrum that was given to some of the US military to use.

It worked decently enough to detect thermal signatures and see in the dark; however, there was one significant problem.

Along with those helpful capabilities, people have reported ALSO seeing creatures flying right next to them by the aircraft, that couldn’t ordinarily be seen with the naked eye.

It’s an extremely unnerving account, with purported testimonies of pilots saying that the creatures were looking right at them and pointing to them to their compatriots, letting the other creatures know that these humans can see them.

The discussion about these night vision goggles starts @ around 46:40 and goes on for about 10 minutes. At one point, Clif High relates how his dad describes the flying creatures

Here is a short transcript from the 53:40 mark, highlighting a small portion of the conversation:

Clif High: “-my father said that the single exposure, in terms of him describing it-“

Al: “Made you mad?”

Clif: “The single exposure to the goggles that he would put on that one time, uh, had an unsettling effect on him for several weeks afterwards, and the people that wore the red goggles, the gunner’s and these kind of people were unstable at best for, for months. Many of them were cycled right out of the war as a result of this experience.”

Al: “Yep, that so fits with the whole Vietnam War anyway, and you couldn’t tell the difference – everybody went crazy over there.”

Clif: “Right, right. But here these guys had a real reason for doing it, because of the images coming in, and the radiation, probably.”

Al: “But, I mean, imagine the energies letting loose in Vietnam at the time. No wonder they was attracting those kinds of… manifestations.”

Clif: “You’re right. Maybe the manifestations are there continuously, always around us, but they just don’t disturb us.”

Al “It’s just a strata of reality, right?”

Clif: “Right, right, because we don’t see ’em.”

Could this be some kind of psyop technology that introduces holographic images that aren’t really there, but makes the wearer think it is? Was this simply a test on the military to see how they would react to this scenario? Did they want to be able to test this deception tactic on their own personnel to see if the images would be perceived as real or not?

Or were these soldiers REALLY seeing through the spiritual veil?

For more military accounts of unusual encounters with the unknown:

Bizarre Encounters with the Weird in the Middle East Wars
Military Encounters with Supernatural Demonic Entities

6. Ayahuasca / DMT Use

I don’t know enough about DMT or Ayahuasca, or anything of the other mind-altering drugs. So please use your own discretion on this matter. As for myself, personally, I have never used drugs of any kind (other than tylenol/nyquil or the like), so cannot give an account based on this experience. But upon reading other people’s testimony of their use with ayahuasca in particular, I have included it on this list.

The experiences with drugs, shrooms, chemicals, herbs/plants, etc. have long been known to induce hallucinations and/or strange perceptual realizations. But is it all in our head? Or could these drugs really give us the ability to perceive our surroundings across the physical plane and into the spiritual? Is it just a strange chemical reaction in our brain giving us these strange visions?

If that was the case, it’s interesting that people across different cultures and beliefs still claim to see the same entities as one another. As this article states:

“A snake is a common entity taken by Mother Ayahuasca, and in his book, The Cosmic Serpent, Jeremy Narby asserts that the DNA double helix was shown to humans through the serpentine entities of Ayahuasca.

The serpent has been represented throughout various cultural symbols, such as the caduceus, kundalini life force, the Mayan god Quetzalcoatl, and the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

Jaguars are another DMT entity often experienced through Ayahuasca. In fact, shamans are said to be able to physically turn into a jaguar at will, something attained through becoming one with this entity over the course of many ceremonies.”Scientists Want to Know More About DMT Entities People Encounter

Huh. There’s the serpent/reptile again. Seems to be a very frequent entity that has been seen throughout the ages. I swear I’m not intentionally looking for references to them. They’re just coming up during my research. It does make for a strange association though seeing them throughout a post meant to expose the possibility that hidden beings and entities may exist alongside us without our awareness… And it makes an interesting correlation to the human DNA and the connections between people and the “reptilian conspiracy“.

There’s also accounts of beings that one couldn’t even dream of:

“Rather than entities born from individual emotion, people describe meeting entirely autonomous entities, so bizarre and alien that one can’t possibly imagine having created them with their mind. Hence, the reason Dr. Griffiths is so intrigued.

In his book, Breaking Open the Head, Daniel Pinchbeck describes meeting negative autonomous entities that continued to haunt him for weeks after his trip with a DMT molecular variant called DPT.

Similar to some accounts of DMT entities, Pinchbeck said the beings he encountered expressed disdain or pity for his presence as a mere human. Others have said they experienced indifference from DMT entities or messages saying, “Ok, you’ve seen it, now leave.”

But with DPT, Pinchbeck was subjected to a terrifying world of gothic insects, lizards and winged creatures, describing it as a postmodern demonic MTV psychedelic. He realized in retrospect that taking a drug of that magnitude without the shamanic ceremonial aspect was disrespectful and maybe a factor in his frightening experience.”Scientists Want to Know More About DMT Entities People Encounter

From these accounts, it reminds me of the pictures of demons I saw from a collection of images of demonology and magic, which I am not going to link due to the graphic nature of the pictures. Research at your own risk.

And as for the use of Ayahuasca, as related by Daniel Pinchbeck, it is unwise to attempt this consumption without a guide who is knowledgeable and experienced in this substance. In this case as well, please use your best judgement and discernment. Again, I, myself, have never had drugs of any sort, so cannot recommend based on my own experience. And I am still on the fence as to the pursuit of certain knowledge (is this a ritual or occult magic of some sort that people shouldn’t engage in? I’m not sure.), so will leave it for the readers to decide.

For a list of some entities that people have seen while using Ayahuasca/DMT: Ayahuasca Entities: 8 Different DMT Beings You Encounter During The Ceremony

So how are most of us never able to perceive these beings if they’re supposedly everywhere? Their spiritual composition vs. our physical eyes aside, it’s amazing the events we’re able to miss when we’re simply not paying attention to it.

To see how inattentive blindness works, watch the below video.

So what do you think? Did you miss things that were RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU?

(bold text added for emphasis)

The notion of hiding in plain sight originally developed in the 1600s as a military tactic that posited that soldiers could occupy any space on the open battlefield as long as they remained out of the line of view of their enemies. As weapons technology advanced and combat evolved beyond rank-and-file fighting, the concept expanded to include early forms of camouflage.

Some 200 years later, Edgar Allen Poe established himself as the father of the modern detective story with the “The Purloined Letter,” published in 1844.1 It features C. Auguste Dupin, an amateur sleuth (and the model for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes), uncovering the whereabouts of a scandalous missing letter. The plot hinges upon a trope of the genre that Poe is also credited with creating—namely, that the best place to hide something is often right out in the open.

As a theory, hiding in plain sight relies more on the limits of human perception than outright trickery. The paradox of the visible remaining unperceived is a function of our need to filter sensory information in order to navigate the world.

A Brief History of Hiding in Plain Sight

Some people/animals seem to be able to sense these presences, but perhaps we try and “scientifically” explain this away by saying it’s delusion, paranoia, schizophrenia, sleep paralysis, or any number of differently labeled mental states and disorders and/or wild behavior.

And with the advent of new technologies and extensive research into how the mind works, it may not be such a far-fetched idea that we are simply mass-hypnotized into not realizing (believing) that these beings even exist, let alone are right in front of us.

Perhaps we have lost our naturally inclined spiritual awareness, being indoctrinated into the material/physical aspect of this planet. As our energies/vibrations diminish due to brainwashing techniques and lack of divine pursuit, so too does our understanding of who we are, our conscious recognition, and our visual discernment.

If monsters, demons, spirits, aliens surround us, without our knowledge, it says more about us, than them. The effort to keep this secret from getting out has been passed down through centuries, if not several millenia. And as more and more people rely on “logistics” and “verifiable proof”, while rejecting the spiritual inclination of everything, enabling not only the “inattentive blindness”, but a “spiritual blindness” as well, it is leading us further and further away from the truth.

It truly gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Hiding in plain sight.”

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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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