I have a friend who is struggling with this issue right now. Someone is telling her that they are seeing visions and another person is telling her that they are just dreaming these “visions”. This is a hard issue to determine for many of us.
I thought I would do this post for her benefit but also for anyone else who might be in a similar position.
Many of my older followers already know that Mark and I both have had near-death experiences. Many of you newer ones may not. Many of you also know that in my late teens I was visited by 3 demons as well.
I know there are those who would swear that I dreamed it about the demons, but (as the Bible says) I KNOW THAT I KNOW this was a true occurence.
There are those out there who don’t believe N.D.E.’s either. Some think it’s just the last sparks of the dying brain that make you imagine the Light and the tunnel, etc. Or it’s the medication’s effects on the brain that makes you hallucinate. I’ve never quite understood how they can think that explanation is plausible because millions upon millions of people have experienced a visit to heaven or hell before they were brought back from the grave and each accounting of what they saw is very similar to the other. How can everybody imagine the same thing?
I know there are growing numbers of Muslims/Hindus/Buddhists/atheists that are converting to Christianity because they have experienced a visit from Jesus Himself in a dream/vision.
I believe in all these things! I also believe that when people are growing closer to their time, they are more apt to have these visions/visits. Especially the terminally ill.
My best friend Penny’s parents both died after bouts with cancer. Her mother was first. She told Penny that she was not afraid, that an angel stood outside the window every day watching over her. When it was time, she went with a smile and repeating “Jesus, Jesus”.
When it was her dad’s turn, he told her that her mother came often to visit and comfort him. By the time of the end, he was too weak to speak or even move his limbs but at the very end, he repeatedly raised his arms in the air like a child who was reaching out to be picked up in their parent’s arms.
When Mark’s 8-year-old step-daughter had a cancerous brain tumor and had gone home for her final days, she told Mark that an angel came to her room and talked with her several times a day to comfort her and tell her all about heaven. He told her not to be afraid and that he would be there to take her when the time was right. She told him not to worry ’cause she wasn’t scared at all!!
I could go on and on about this and some of the things that I know, but it’s up to you whether you want to believe them or not. The trickster makes you want to doubt them; to give scientific explanations for them; to logically account for something that is supernatural and logic can’t explain.
But, as always, this is where faith and trust in God comes into play. Either you are going to believe Him or not.
The only thing I want to say to you, my friend, is don’t allow someone else’s unbelief sway you from your acceptance of what they are telling you. If you just blow it off as “dreams”, then you are the one who will be caught unprepared for their passing and not them! For they will be going in peace and I believe that your mother did come and spend time with him yesterday, most definitely!!! I think she may be back before it’s done too. My advice to you is it’s better to believe him and God than not!
My love and prayers are with you both!!