Hundreds of written reports by returnees from an NDE report having had conversations with Father God in the afterlife, most commonly during a searching Life Review.
Many NDErs can at first be in awe or fear on meeting God in the afterlife. They may bow in reverence to him. The love of God streaming outwards from him and the words he says quickly calms the NDEr. Others report no initial fear on meeting God the Father such as we might have on our planet, in part because of this signature love that beams in advance towards them in some enigmatic fashion.
Subsequently, the NDEr may have a personal conversation with God, occasionally a long one, during which God answers questions patiently as a father might be expected to do.
God is awesome, powerful and authoritative, but very personable and sociable too. Many NDErs report how uplifted they felt after conversing with him. These conversations have customarily proved life-changing when once again picking up the threads of life on Earth.
NDErs have discovered during their Life Reviews that the things they said previously while in the world sometimes had far-reaching repercussions of which they were not aware. Our words can have ripple effects amongst others and scripture warns us to be careful what we say. Jesus established this principle in Matthew 12:34-37
The mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
Suppose someone tells you they have heard God speak to them, or you yourself are unsure whether you have genuinely heard God speaking to you in an audible voice. We need to be cautious: mental institutions often contain some patients who believe falsely that God has spoken to them. In addition, certain brain conditions and drug states can induce internal “voices” that are nothing to do with God, as can different forms of spiritism.
When God has genuinely spoken, a feeling of peace follows, without fear or agitation. Nor does God speak to endorse or encourage sin; for example, a “message” that you could start an adulterous affair would not be coming from God but from your enemy.
If you are still not sure about the source of a “voice” after applying the above checks, the incident should be discussed with a Christian Minister or Pastor. Make some enquiries first to find a person experienced in such things.
What will Father God look like when we first see him? Scripture and modern experience both demonstrate that the Father can speak with an audible voice, but does he have a mouth like we do? Does he have feelings like we have?
We had better investigate more deeply what God is truly like, because we who have accepted his offer of forgiveness are going to spend eternity with him.
It is almost impossible to comprehend God’s creativity in our lives, or his plans and our place within them, unless we see clearly first who he is.
As we look at more scriptural revelations and some further descriptions about God’s person, we could be in for a few surprises.
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