Dear friends and neighbors…
Thank you for your response to our invitation to participate in this E-mail Forum presentation WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH. It is our sincerest desire that you have been greatly comforted, especially now during these troubling times.
Our initial presentation which was launched on April 22nd, as a practical matter so as not to be overwhelming, was spread out over 4 consecutive days and concludes our E-mail Forum presentation WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH. We are now continuing in greater depth on a weekly basis every Wednesday hereafter, which had begun on April 29th. Feel free at any time to E-mail any questions you may have, or to contribute any thoughts and input. We will always get back to you on a personal one-to-one basis, so as to maintain confidentiality and your privacy. None of your personal information will be shared with anyone else in the Forum; we will honor and respect confidentiality in all matters.
If you remember nothing else from this Forum, never forget this: GOD LOVES YOU.
God’s Love 4 U is…
On our May 6th Forum Presentation, I gave the following testimony of how the Lord raised my mother up off her death bed…and told me three times by His Own voice speaking to me He was going to do it! To summarize: In June 2004, my mother lay on her hospital death bed…four sets of intravenous tubes, non-ambulatory, incontinent, in deep dementia. All of the doctors and nurses told us, “She is finished; just let her go.” She was 86. On June 17th, she was transferred to Hospice, where the Administrator asked me three times, in two days, to please select a funeral home. One morning, five days later while I sat in a recliner in mother’s Hospice room, the Lord told me for the third time…in a voice that was as clear and unmistakable as two friends speaking together face to face, yet inaudible to anyone else…“I am going to raise up your mother. And just so you know, I am going to show you a few things.” Immediately thereafter over the next few days, she began to make remarkable progress! The Lord did indeed stretch out His hand to fully heal, restore, and deliver her…just as He said He would! Before 2004 had ended, mother and I began traveling throughout Florida on overnight sightseeing trips! [Read testimony on this website entitled “Divine Miracle.”]
My mother stands as a trophy of the Lord, a living witness to His Great Name and Mighty Power…through her miraculous healing and the many miraculous events that took place over those following 9½ years of her life. He healed her of trigeminal neuralgia that had caused such intense pain and had so completely debilitated her. He restored her mind to normal and restored her continence. He delivered her from disabling physical weakness, renewing her strength and enabling her to walk again, unassisted. She did not use a cane or a walker; just five weeks before her death on December 6th, 2013 at the age of 95, she walked the staircase to her second floor condominium!
I was with my mother for those 9½ years after the Lord had miraculously raised her up off her death bed; I saw the Lord’s miraculous Power with my own eyes! He did not raise her up just to give her 9½ more years of life here on Earth. He raised her up for His Own purposes…consecrated unto Him as an instrument of His Righteousness, a vessel for His honor. At first, I thought the Lord’s purpose was for me to minister to her…to care for her, and enable her to live out her remaining life in peace and comfort in her own home. It took several years before I realized that He was using her to minister to me… spiritually! He used her to teach me, patiently and painstakingly over all those years, how to truly love! I am eternally grateful for all the Lord taught me through her, and give her all the honor and respect due her as my mother as well.
The work the Lord had prepared mother for in ministering to me was brought to completion in those last 78 hours of her life. As she lay hopelessly helpless on her bed, utterly unable to satisfy the intense thirst of her parched mouth and throat, all she could do was open her mouth and utter a muted unintelligible sound [only I knew what that sound meant] in a plea for cold water. For those last 78 hours, the Lord had given me the priceless privilege of inclining my ear toward her, unceasingly day and night, listening for her voice. Whenever she opened her mouth in intense thirst, it was my privilege to be there with cold water and a mouth sponge to satisfy her thirst, until she was fully satisfied. That was the sole purpose for my existence during those last 78 hours of her life…to hear mother’s cry and satisfy her thirst. I am grateful for how the Lord used her to teach someone so deficient in love as I to experience what “agape” love really is…by personally engaging in it! This was the spiritual purpose for which the Lord had raised her up; and when mother’s work on this Earth was finished, the death of her body brought her to be together with Christ Jesus our Lord in Heaven for all eternity! “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand” [John 10:27-28].
Abba Father…I have gazed attentively into the Sanctuary, and I have beheld Your Power and Your Glory! With my own eyes, I have seen Your Glory!…and in the presence of the congregation, I will proclaim Your Great Name and Your Mighty Power according to all that my eyes have seen!
During those 9 ½ years that my mother lived after the Lord miraculously raised her up off her death bed…there were many other times He miraculously intervened in her life! My mother enjoyed her meals, and looked forward to them. Of course, I was the chef; I always made the things she liked. She was a hearty eater…not like most elderly people in their late 80s. She ate “like a horse”…like someone in their 50s. [Of course, I would never write that if she were here to read it]! One day she came to the dinner table, looking forward to the nice meal I had prepared. She started her meal…but for some reason, every time she went to swallow, she began to gag on her food and couldn’t swallow. After three attempts, gagging each time, she got up from the table and went back to her recliner, saying she wasn’t hungry. Well, I knew better…that she was hungry, but couldn’t swallow. The same thing happened the following morning at breakfast…and again at dinner that evening.
It broke my heart. So I said to the Lord, “I don’t know what the problem is; I don’t know what to do.” The Lord said, out of the clear blue, “Go to Walgreen’s and get some Maalox.” I immediately went there, and asked the pharmacist where I could find the Maalox. Well…he said Gaviscon was the same, but he liked it better than Maalox, so I bought that. The next morning, before breakfast, I gave my mother a spoonful of Gaviscon about 5 minutes before going to the table. I really didn’t know why…only that the Lord had told me to do that. She had no problem eating…at all! I did the same thing again before dinner…and she again had no problem eating at all! She was eating “like a horse” again! I continued doing this for about 2 weeks, and for some reason, I still don’t know why [but the Lord knows], she was completely healed!
The Lord was so gracious to my mother during those 9 ½ years after He raised her up off her death bed. There are so many more wonderful things He did for her I want to tell you about. The Lord is real…I have personally experienced Him continually and unceasingly over the 38 years I have known Him! When my mother was 94, there was a time when she came down with UTI… urinary track infection. I had bought a UTI test kit, which tests a urine sample for the presence of an infection, and measures its severity. It was really bad…off the charts positive!
I had become aware of the possibility of UTI when I described some disturbing symptoms to our doctor. While doing jigsaw puzzles during the day, she would go into a monologue for hours, just talking out loud in a continual conversation, to no one in particular…like a six year old might do while playing with a toy and becoming immersed in monologuing with it. She also developed a deep paranoia, imagining that there were people out there intent on hurting her…even killing her. Our doctor said these symptoms are common in an advanced elderly person, and when I brought her in to his office, he confirmed advanced UTI.
He prescribed an antibiotic for her…but these type of antibiotics are rather strong, especially for an elderly person. I tried a couple of doses, but found that her reactions to the medication were worse than the UTI symptoms! So the doctor prescribed a different antibiotic, but with the same adverse effects. My mother couldn’t tolerate them, and I discontinued that one also. By now over a week of this severe UTI had gone by, and one evening I went before the Lord in prayer, and said, “Lord, I don’t know what to do.” I didn’t want to take her to the hospital…but it is beginning to look like I have no choice. I had always asked the Lord, over these years with my mother after He raised her up off her death bed, to please let her die in peace and comfort, with a sense of well-being, in her own home [not in a hospital]. That was my sincerest prayer before the Lord for my mother. So now I asked, “Lord, please intervene on behalf of my mother…because I know if I take her to the hospital, she will never get out to go back home.”
Well, I fell asleep with that prayer, and when I awakened in the morning…and throughout the morning…my mother was not monologuing! She wasn’t talking paranoia any longer either! So I decided to test her urine sample with my kit. It came out absolutely clear negative! Not a trace of UTI! She wasn’t on any antibiotics at all; the Lord had outright touched her and miraculously healed her in answer to my prayer! And her UTI never came back again!
Do you really think these accounts I have written above were just coincidences? Well…in the Spring 2013, my mother turned 95. Even in her old age, her spirits were almost always very high. She would say things like, “I am thoroughly enjoying life!” When she awakened in the morning, she would say something like, “Oh, it’s a beautiful morning; the sun is shining. I might be getting old, but there is nothing wrong with me. I’m just getting old, that’s all.” And sometimes she would add, “It’s so hard to get old.”
But this one morning, as I lay beside her on one of our double twin beds, when she awakened she was not high-spirited at all. She was so depressed…saying things like, “I can’t go out and walk anymore for an hour; I can’t bake; I can’t sew” And she just went on and on, lamenting in that manner. “Just take me to the grave. Just bury me; put me in the grave.” It broke my heart. I was just lying there, holding her hand, not saying anything…and began to pray, silently, “Oh Lord, You see my mother…it’s so difficult to be old. Just reach out and touch her; just give her Your peace and Your comfort.” I continued silently praying along those lines for a while…and then there was silence. Shortly, out of the clear blue, my mother said, “Do you hear that beautiful music?” Well, I didn’t, and I knew that she couldn’t hear anything without her hearing aid. Even when I was right next to her, she could hardly hear me. Yet, she heard this beautiful music, and said, “I wonder where it’s coming from? It sounds like it’s coming from outside.”
Every single morning, from that day on, when my mother awakened in the morning she heard this beautiful music…which I never heard! But there, the answer to prayer…or rather, I should say, “Prayer moves the hand of God.” The Lord answered my prayer, and He provided this Heavenly music…this beautiful music for her. Every single morning, for weeks and months, until the end of her life, my mother heard this beautiful music first thing every morning when she awakened!
Following is a link to a video presentation of my testimonies during those 9 1/2 years of miraculous events [just a few of them presented above] given at my mother’s Memorial Service on January 25, 2014… incredible testimonies of how obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit brings the blessings of God; testimonies of how prayer in accordance with the will of God moves the Hand of God. You will be greatly blessed, beyond measure!: http://tinyurl.com/y9opt394 [please note: the Church and the Denomination identified at the beginning of this video are Apostate and no longer belong to Christ. I have since confronted Leadership with their apostasy, and am no longer associated with them].
I don’t know whether in the depths of your heart you really believe there is a God in Heaven or not, but this I do know…my mother was on her death-bed, and then she was miraculously alive and well! The accuser of God’s children, who accuses us before our God day and night, has been hurled down. We have overcome him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony, and by the fact that we do not love our life so much as to shrink back from death…neither death to self, nor physical death if that should become necessary [Rev 12:10-11]. I proclaim to you Christ Jesus…the One Who existed from the beginning, from Eternity Past, Whom I have heard with the ears of my own inner being, and have seen with my own spiritual eyes. I have gazed upon Him and have spiritually touched Him with my own hands. He is the Word of Life. His Life is continually being revealed to me; I have seen it and testify to it, and I proclaim to you that He is the One Who is Eternal Life. He always existed with the Father, and is now continually being manifested afresh and anew to me. I proclaim to you what I have personally seen and heard in the depths of my soul, so that you also may enjoy this same fellowship together with us. The fellowship I continually enjoy is with the Father and with His Son, Christ Jesus. I am writing these things so that you also may fully share together with me in this fullness of joy. [1 John 1:1-4]. It is our birth-right as a child of the Most High God!
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”