How I Learned The Difference Between Christ & Satan & What Happens At The Time Of Death

Hello Friends:

My name is Val and I live in Australia. I would like to share with you what I have learned about God and Satan both and how I understand and relate to them.

First of all, our Father in heaven is quiet and humble. “For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15. He speaks in a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11,12

In stark contrast with this attitude and spirit is the prince of this world, the devil, also known as Satan, who was once a beautiful and highest angel in heaven known as Lucifer. Satan is in the spectacular things such as earthquakes, thunder and lightning, the power of the sea in tsunamis, floods and fires etc.

He is also in the apparitions that appear to deceive the living of some dearly beloved who has departed this life. I know this to be true, for before I became a Christian he appeared to me as my departed Mother who had died when I had just turned 13. When I was 21, I was awoken from sleep as if some stranger was present in the room. As I looked, an apparition appeared as a whispery light-form coming through the open window. I watched it grow bigger as it glided over the floor and approached my bedside. Not believing in ghosts, I decided to poke my finger through this form to see if it was real. As I began to sit up and had my hand outstretched to approach the light-form and poke my finger into it, I became paralyzed and was stuck in a half sitting and lying position.

I tried to shout out to my sister who was in bed on the other side of the room but I could not move or shout. It was at that moment that I broke out in a most terrible sweat and my heart beat raced at an enormous speed. I thought I would have a heart attack.

Then the apparition spoke to me telepathically in the voice I recognized as the voice of my beautiful Mother. It reminded me of certain events we had shared together while she was alive and it gave advice on an important event in my life which was to take place in three days’ time. The whole two-way conversation was telepathic. This mysterious, entity appeared to know my thoughts and questions and gave answers to my questions. Two days prior to this night I had mentioned to my sister that I had changed my mind and would not be attending this certain event. I don’t know how long the whole of this experience took but I remained in that awkward position until we said good bye and when the form had disappeared through the open window the paralysis left me and I fell back onto the bed.

I lay there for awhile trying to compose myself until my heartbeat became normal again. But I couldn’t sleep for the remainder of that night. I don’t know how many cups of coffee I had until morning. It was all very unnerving. From that time on, I thought of my Mother as someone who was continually watching over me. 12 years later when I was 33 and had become an SDA, I found out the truth of the matter regarding the state of the dead, that “The dead know not anything.” Eclessiastes 9:5,6, 10. Job 14:12-14.

John 11 also states that Jesus told His disciples that Lazarus was “sleeping.” when in reality he was dead. We also find that Jesus did not call Lazarus to “come down from heaven,” but to “come forth.” So, the dead do not go anywhere at the time of their death, neither to heaven or hell but stay in the grave until Jesus comes and raises the dead at the end of the world. I Thess 4:16.

I was very thankful for the real truth about those who have died and how Satan is able to impersonate the very voice and appearance of those who have died just like he did with my own mother. Because of this personal experience with the prince of darkness, who claims to be the Lord and God of this earth, I have come to understand that there are two Lords within the context of the Bible. And because of my own experience, I have no trouble at all, in believing that we humans are caught in the middle of a great controversy between a Righteous God and an Evil One, for Satan is very good at impersonating and mimicking whoever he wants to pretend to be, for he knew them well when they were alive. Also Satan has been on this earth since the time of Eden. He has studied and knows mankind very well and is also very cunning in his manipulations of the human mind a fact we must all be made aware of!.

In the near future Satan is going to impersonate the Second Coming of Christ as we read in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. So why should we have any trouble believing that he has not already done that in the past?

Take for instance Exodus 24: 9-11 where Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and 70 elders saw God on a pavement of sapphire stone and they did eat and drink? [The following verses of Exodus 24: 12, 13- 18 were at a later date as there was only Moses and Joshua who went up into the mount of God leaving the elders with the people.] When Moses asked to see the glory of the Lord we find in Ex 33:18-23, that Moses was only to see His back parts.

My Bible says that “No man has seen God at any time” John 1:18. Moses was only allowed to see the back of Him. So how would you interpret ex 24; 9-11 where they ate and talked with the G/god of Israel? Was this another G/god? In the translation of the Bible was the word God always spelt with a capital G or were there big and small gs but later, all interpreted as God with a capitol G as far as the interpreters saw the situation, not aware that it could be one of Satan’s impersonations?

There are two great Principalities contending in the Issue of Salvation and Death. One is Evil and one is Righteous! We all fight against Principalities in high places on one side or the other! Eph. 6:12.

For we [as Christians] wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Is it a coincidence that the word ‘evil’ with the letter ‘D’ before it, which means ‘of’ and written as “d’evil” in French meaning ‘of evil’ spells the word “Devil”?

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