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Experiences With God And Tricks Of The Devil

 

Throughout the last three or four years of my life I have had quite a few experiences with God, some of which were glimpses that He gave me of the afterlife. I also have had an experience that I believe was from the devil. Before I talk about my experiences, I want to tell you about my background.

I am a former cocaine addict. I was completely powerless over it. Thanks to God I have been sober for about 27 months. I used for about nine or ten years. While I struggled with cocaine and other drugs I was told by people that the only way to beat cocaine addiction was to turn my life over to God. In order to do this, first I would have to say that you must believe in God. My faith in God at that time was very limited. In fact, I would say that my doubt actually outweighed my faith. Basically, I wanted to believe that there was a God, but faith was hard to come by.

During this time I was overdosing fairly often on cocaine. Every time a person overdoses, their life hangs in the balance. Currently, I am 29 years old. When I was 25, I had this vision that I believe was from the devil. I'll let you be the judge.

I laid down to go to bed one night, and as soon as I closed my eyes, I had the vision. It was kind of like being in a movie theatre where everything is very clear like its in high defintion. This image of a wheel appeared and it was spinning while voices all talking at the same time chanted, "Undeniable, Unbelievable, Undeniable, Unbelievable," over and over. This went on for like three or four minutes, the voices chanting and the wheel spinning. After about 4 minutes an image appeared in the wheel while it continued to spin. It was a lot of writing, like lines and lines of writing. I was trying to read what the words said but I just couldn't seem to make them out, and then the number 28 jumped out at me. Right after that number appeared the vision ended and everything vanished. I put everything that was going on in my life and that vision together and I came up with the conclusion that I was going to die at 28 from a drug overdose. It was "Undeniable and Unbelievable." I lost hope because I believed that this was my destiny, to die a drug addict.

I have overdosed on cocaine about 7 times. When I o.d., I lose consciousness and go into respiratory arrest and have seizures. The first time I overdosed while driving I was doing about 80 mph, according to an eyewitness, on a country highway and went in between two trees and ended up in a field. I wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and I managed to walk away with only a few scrathes. Looking back, I believe that God was steering the wheel for me.

During the second o.d. While driving, when I regained consciousness I remember cops and fireman all around me. I had an oxygen mask on my face and remembered the vision. I thought that I had survived the wreck because it wasn't my time. I wasn't 28 yet. That night I went to jail and two days later I had my first experience with God.

It took place out in a field where I was picking up trash because I worked at a mental institution and wasn't allowed direct contact with the patients until the super-intendant figured out what she was going to do with me and my arrest. While picking up trash, all of these terrible thoughts hit me all at once. I experienced humility at the highest I think I will ever. In my eyes, I was the scum of the earth. I wanted to die but at the same time I didn't because I was terrified of death. What if death is like my overdoses except I will never wake up?

At the peak of these thoughts I had an experience that is difficult to explain. It was sort of like a wind, not of air, but of Spirit blowing through my mind. All of the problems that I was tripping out on became so trivial. God revealed Himself to me and I was healed. It was like He let me know He was watching me and obviously knew that what I was going through was too much to handle.

After that experience I gave my life to God and worshipped Him daily. I then began to have these experiences of the afterlife. My nightly routine was and still is to get on my knees and pray to God. After that, I'd lay in bed and think about God until I fell asleep. Well every so often God would wake me up out of my sleep I guess you could say, but I'm not sure if I was sleeping or in some kind of trance. I would have these experiences where I thought I was dead. I was fully aware of death but I still had a consciousness. The experiences were so mind blowing. It was like I could almost see heaven but it was distorted, and I couldn't quite make it out. I felt this super intense sensation of not being able to grasp the fact that I was there. I couldn't believe it. It was like a dream that didn't seem real. It was surreal. I was in absolute awe of my existance but in an extremely uncomfortable way. In fact, I have never been more scared in my life. It wasn't a fear like I was in danger, it was something that I just wasn't use to to say the least. That experience was totally different than the present consciousness that I have alive here on this planet. I believe those experiences are what the Bible is talking about when it refers to the fear of God. I believe people should fear God concerning their destination when they die because He is the One in control, but I also believe that there is more to it than that.

During those "death" experiences God talked to me but usually His way of communicating to me is this supernatural telepathy that is so high. At the time I know what He is telling me but I can't explain it fully in words. On two occasions I heard these voices that I believe were angels. Once again, I believed I was dead and the first time I heard a voice say, "Take him to heaven God." The second time I heard an actual voice was an experience with Jesus Christ. It was similar to the rest of my experiences except I saw a bright light that was different than any light that I have seen in this world. I don't remember if He told me He was Jesus or if I just knew in my heart, but I heard a voice tell Jesus, "Take it away." I'm not exactly sure what that means but right after that Jesus's light pulsated super bright and it scared the daylights out of me and I pulled out of it and popped up in bed.

I have had many more strange experiences like the few I mentioned, throughout the last few years of my sober life. God has changed me from the inside, out. When faced with drug addiction, doctors and hospitals can do nothing. God has to intervene. He is the solution to all problems. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are all one and are very much real. I have found that He is watching every one of us very closely like He is using a microscope.

I didn't die at 28 like I thought I would. In the bible, Jesus refers to the devil as the prince of liars. The devil deceived me but his ultimate plan of me dying from a drug overdose failed because God is the Highest Power. The devil wants us to fail at life and to rot in hell with him. It takes a super power like God to defeat him.

One of my favorite quotes from the bible is, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." With that, I am thankful to be alive today, to have been created, and to have been able to share my story. Glory to God!

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aussiedaz (1 stories) (2 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-04-02)
Your story sends a very powerful message of hope to those that are dancing with the devil, it is so inspiring the way you let God into your heart and fought of those demons who have conquered many drug addicted souls, you ought to be proud of yourself, I speak for all of us when I say this, well done I am proud of you, God bless.
lonewolf3786 (1 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-28)
I too had some very extensive problems with drugs and also found that I could NOT kick them without the help of God (my higher power)! In all I spent roughly 3 years of my life in and out of drug rehab centers trying my best to beat the drugs... All futile attempts until I let God into my life!
Trickery of the Devil is a VERY real thing... Especially for those who don't believe in God, in order for us to believe in the Devil we ALSO must believe in God! The fine line that is often spoken of is... Trickery of the devil or the devine intervention of God! The BIG secret here is what you feel in your heart as a God loving (fearing) person is all that matters. If it feels wrong, then it is, if it feels right, then it is! Really quite simple!
I also have had life after death experiences, (documented by doctors) while under a doctor's care. These are VERY real and as you say... Scarey in a fear of the unknown type! What I wanted to mention here is I ALSO had complete thinking and reasoning ability even though the machines I was hooked to told all in the room that I was dead... No one knows for sure exactly how long... But at least long enough to be detected! I was in the process of being hooked to the monitoring equipment when all suddeny quit... Machines were checked and completely functional and within about 15 seconds all was fine again!
I also had a conversation (so to speak) with a being I percieved in my mind as being Jesus! No words, just information was passed! I also had the true out of body experience where I was on the ceiling looking down at what I knew to be my physical body laying on a table and could see my body from all directions at once. Not from above or from behind or from in front, but from all directions at ONCE! The only way I can explain this is that I was INDEED in my spiritual body and was seeing a physical body in a spiritual way! Possably the ALL SEEING EYE that some refer to!
I have had 2 VERY short relapses in my 17 years of being chemical free. I do NOT see these as going back to using but as weak moments in my life, when I had tried to once more take control. I know for certain I have NO controll of my being... At least not GOOD controll and HAVE to trust in my faith of God to guide me.
I have written this in hopes of helping you to understand and fully be able to trust that what you have experienced is REAL. From what I have read you have a VERY good grasp on what is going on and I am impressed with the ease that you are able to deal with this. KEEP up the good work and MANY congrats and pats on the back for being able to beat your addiction... It is NOT an easy road unless you have help.
God Bless and keep the faith!
ZiShu (1 stories) (27 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-04)
Amazing, Hallejulah!
Don't worry you are not dead when you have these experiences. You are simply pulled out of your physical body and your spirit body is views these experiences under God's will.
Yes The Holy Trinity is real.
I've had a few experiences myself. I need to work on more of thinking about God before I sleep.
God Bless

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