In his book, IMAGINE HEAVEN, John Burke writes about survivors brought back from near death who lived to tell of both heavenly and hellish experiences. While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors–including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people–point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.
The consistency of these experiences is amazing. People world-wide almost all experience a very similar ” Being of light” –some know him immediately as Jesus, while others call him by the name of their god, such as certain Indian gods.
In NO case did the “Being of light” resemble any of the gods that these people worshiped–they identified it as their god because they didn’t know what else to think. But in the overwhelming majority of cases, the “Being of light” is described exactly as Jesus is described either in the Bible itself, or by tradition: having a beard and wearing a white, glowing robe.
So, in essence, people world-wide, of all faiths and backgrounds, predominately from Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist countries see the same “Being of light.” There are accounts of former atheists (who remained atheists until their death, but were brought back) who then became devout Christians based on their Jesus encounter after death.
EVERYONE who is brought back has another chance, but it is phenomenal to me that even those who have denied Christ for their whole lives were nevertheless in some cases ultimately granted salvation by faith in Christ.
The Son of Man was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across His chest. His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And His eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like polished bronze. His voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. His face was like the sun in all its brilliance. He laid His hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the first and the last. I am the Living One. I died , but look – I am alive forever and ever! I hold the keys of death and the grave.”
After passing through from that very dark tunnel, it has changed to very bright light. That Light welcoming me very warmly and loves me very much. My words to the Light before I [revived] was this: Jesus implored me not to live for earthly treasures and material junk that won’t last, but to live every day with an eye on eternity.
I really changed how I feel about death, my life now, and things I have done in my past. Although I don’t know when my time will be up I know that there are things I want to do on earth that I will get done but I am also looking forward to the day when I will be reunited with my GOD and will get to go HOME to my heavenly Father.
Death frees us from the boundaries of chronology and brings us into God’s “time,” which is timeless. There is no “past,” “present,” or “future.” God is all in all for those who are no longer in time.
For us who still live in time, it is important not to act as if the new life in Christ is something we can comprehend or explain. God’s heart and mind are greater than ours. All that is asked of us is trust. Henry Nouwen
While interpretations vary, the shared core experience points to what the Scriptures say: “Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky… But our citizenship is in heaven… the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body. Philippians 2:15; 34:20, 21
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.
Do Everything with Heaven in Mind.
“I love you.
We are in the desert sitting at the entrance to the cave where I rest.
I call you to think of heaven, the destiny of all people who follow Me in this world. All the saints in heaven see God as He is in all His glory and this beatific vision is the source of their great joy.
Everyone in heaven lives in perfect union with the Lord because they already have been purified from all their sins and their imperfections. There is absolutely no division and no selfishness among the saints in heaven. Only harmony, unity, and love flowers in their hearts.
While you are on earth do everything with heaven in mind. All the joys and all the sufferings you experience and you endure on earth can never compare with the joys of heaven.
Cooperate daily with all the graces I give you and when your time on earth is over I am coming to take you with Me.
Never jeopardize your eternity by giving in to the temptations of Satan.
Consecrate yourselves to Me in total obedience, always keep your eyes fixed on Me, and pray, pray, pray. I bless you.”
The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:
Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.