WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH? May 27th
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…
ETERNAL PROVISION: GIFT OF MY HOLY SPIRIT
Incredible! On Wednesday evening, May 2nd, 2019, at 9:19 PM, our Lord Jesus Christ showed Himself in visible form to Louise, a woman in our Condominium complex!
Louise is on our Condominium Board of Directors along with myself, and so we are in touch on a daily basis; I know her well. Our three story Condo building is arranged in a semi-horseshoe, and we both live on the 3rd floor. Her kitchen window and my kitchen window are directly across a beautiful landscaped atrium from one another, about 50 feet apart.
I was not at home to take her phone call when she saw Jesus in my kitchen window, and so when she called, she left the message on my telephone answering machine you can play for yourself [above]. What is so unusual…and incredible…was that she was not telling me about what she saw earlier in the evening, or yesterday…she was looking at Jesus in my kitchen window while she was leaving the message!!
Sadly, even Christians oftentimes are so reluctant to believe in God’s great Name and mighty Power, and the wondrous things He is able to do, and oftentimes does. Many of my brothers and sisters in the Lord who heard Louise’s phone message believed…you can tell by her voice that she was awestruck!…and were astonished by this Christophany! But then there are inevitably those who will refuse to believe. I received an E-mail response to this incredible testimony from a Christian cousin of mine in Kansas. Her response was so much like that of the disciple Thomas after the resurrection of Jesus in John 20:19-31 that I used the words she wrote in her E-mail as if Thomas had spoken them in the Biblical account below…as follows:
One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (called the Twin), was not with the other disciples when [after His resurrection] Jesus came into their midst where they were gathered together behind locked doors and stood among them. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” Thomas said to them, “I hate to be a cynic but I must confess that I find this a little hard to swallow. Not that I don’t think Christ could visit anyone He wanted to, but anyone could also make a claim like that as a prank. You have this claim out there, which to me comes across a little over the top and kooky. I think you had better be careful what you believe, or people will start to doubt your credibility…unless you can confirm in some other tangible way that our good Lord was really there! Unless I see the scars of the nails in His hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in His side, I will not believe.” A week later the disciples were together again indoors, and Thomas was with them. The doors were locked, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at My hands; then reach out your hand and put it in My side. Stop your doubting, and believe!” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Do you believe because you see Me? Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me!” Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through your faith in Him you may have eternal life in His Name. [taken from John 20:19-31]
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 neighbor, whom I know well, saw Jesus in visible form in my kitchen window…and testified to it in a phone message to me while she was looking right at Him! You can tell by her voice…she was stunned!
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].
DIVINE DIRECTION: The Leading of the Spirit Brings the Blessing of God
Before moving to Florida in May, 2004, I had a log cabin in the mountains of Upstate New York, in the woods. There was no electricity; the cabin, however, was fully functional with a wood burning stove for heat, a propane cooking stove and refrigerator, oil lamps for lighting, and well water. It was peaceful and quiet; my most prized Earthly possession! I went there every weekend, looking forward to spending a good deal of time with the Lord…to be alone together with Him, just sitting at His feet.
One evening, after having dinner in town with a friend and driving back up the mountain to the cabin, out of the clear blue the Lord spoke to me, “I want you to sell the cabin.” It was not an audible voice, but a voice speaking within me that was just as clear as if it were audible! [These, and the following word’s spoken by the Lord, are literal quotes!] I was startled! “Lord,” I said, “Sell the cabin?” “Yes, He replied…and with everything in it.” “Well…OK, Lord, I will do that.”
As I began to think about how limited the market would be for a log cabin…the only building in a sub-division having no available electricity…three people came to mind whom I thought would potentially even be interested. The Lord interjected again, saying, “Sell it to Vince.” Vince was one of the three persons I had thought to offer it to…but he was not the one I had in mind to ask first. I responded in my usual manner, “Well…OK, Lord; I will do that.”
I began thinking about the price I was going to offer the cabin to him for, with everything in it as the Lord had instructed. In our human way of looking at things… there would be, of course, a nice profit. But the Lord startled me again, saying. “Sell it for $xxx.” I was really taken aback, because the price He named was quite a bit lower than what I was thinking! Nevertheless, I replied, “Well…OK, Lord.”
Vince was the friend I had dinner with earlier that evening. I called him in the morning, and invited him to come up to the cabin that evening to just spend some time together. I didn’t tell him what I had in mind to bring up. He had seen the cabin before, several times, and was really impressed; he thought it was “The cat’s meow!”
As we engaged in casual conversation, I found the right opportunity, and said, “I have to sell the cabin; the Lord told me I needed to move to Florida to take care of my mother.” [That is another testimony] Vince immediately became super hyper-excited! “Sell the cabin?! Really?! What price are you asking?! I told him the price the Lord had given me…and with everything in it. He could hardly contain himself: “What?! You are selling it for $xxx?! I’ll take it!!”
I said, “Whoa, Vince…don’t make a hasty decision and just jump into this. Why don’t you spend some with the Lord and ask Him about it before making a decision.” He reluctantly agreed, and said he would. I assured him I would wait for his answer; he would have first preference if the Lord prompted him to go ahead with buying the cabin. Vince called me 8 AM the following morning…and excitedly informed me, “I spoke to the Lord about it; I’ll buy the cabin!”
There you have it! The Lord had told me all I was to do concerning the cabin, and it came to pass exactly as He said! This is just one of many experiences that I can testify to…bearing witness that obedience to the leading of the Spirit brings the blessings of God! Our highest privilege as a child of the Most High God is to watch and wait before Him, look off unto Him and listen for His voice, obeying every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit. Our blessing is always the result of obedience and faithfulness…and it is assured! Hallelujah!
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…He spoke to me, and it came to pass! 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!