I was going through some Near Death Experiences, and found one that contained a prophecy for events that are happening right now. This concerns the rise of religious radicals - including Al Qaeda and ISIS, the attack of September 11, events in Russia and China, and the eventual destruction of New York City. Maybe doctors feel they can explain away NDEs (which they cannot without ignoring evidence - see Proof of the Afterlife...from a brain dead neurosurgeon), but what do you do about a Near Death Experience that contains explicit prophecies and warnings, some of which have come to pass? I think this is important to explore - for once one acknowledges that there is an afterlife, that there is such a phenomenon as prophecy, the end conclusion of that is that there must be a God whom we should all acknowledge. This afterlife realm, which is beyond the dimensions of time and space, was described in most detail in the 18th century by Emanuel Swedenborg, whose experiences have recently been confirmed by the NDE of Richard Sigmund - for a summary comparison see A Journey to Heaven by Richard Sigmund and Emanuel Swedenborg.
This is also timely, for the rise of religious radicalism is the exact result of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Churches are also blind to what apartheid Israel is doing, which is much worse than what happened in South Africa (see Ignorance of Christian Ministers on Prophecies of Zionist Israel). Not only did the U.S. invade Iraq on a false pretense, but also it was the U.S. policy of insisting that Assad should step down which stopped any peaceful resolution to the civil war in Syria. ISIS has been trained and supported with the help of the CIA, intelligence agencies of Turkey and Saudi Arabia (see United States arming Al Qaeda to overthrow Syria - despite internal warnings in the CIA itself). This led to the creation of ISIS in northern Iraq. They did not do this on their own - Iraqi forces in Mosul were told to stand down. ISIS has received financing and training, and is part of a long term goal to partition Iraq into three regions: Kurdistan in the north (see The Kurds and the Lost Tribes of Israel), a Sunni portion to the north-west, and a Shiite portion in the south.And since the U.S. bears responsibility for the creation of ISIS, this is why one sees such a limited military response at the moment. Public awareness can change this. Also terrorist organizations really do help certain military agendas of the west, who always need an enemy. We are also seeing a conflict in Ukraine - a coup of the government by mysterious snipers, followed by the downing of flight MH17 by a fighter jet, contrary to the propaganda in western media (see A Prophetic Dream of Flight MH17: Another False Flag?).
Here is an interview with Ned Dougherty, who in 1984 was given a warning from the archangel Michael - how the United States of America has fallen from its mission, and has turned away from following God, and turned its interest toward money and power:
All problems begin with small gossip, jealousy and hatred towards a fellow person. This needs to be replaced with love and understanding. One should seek guidance through prayer and meditation.
THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE OF NED DOUGHERTY
During the heart attack while the ambulance is rushing him to the hospital, as is typical with NDEs he has an out of body experience and his consciousness leaves his body. He looks up in the sky and sees a tunnel of light coming towards him. He sees a luminescent blue energy descend towards him through the tunnel, which then forms into a human being. He then recognizes the person: Dan McCampbell, an old friend, who had died during the Vietnam War, whom he never expected to see again. They exchange thoughts telepathically. Dan then tells him:
"You are on the threshold of an important journey. Each of these places and events that are before you are for you to absorb as much as you can. It is important that you remember everything that you see before you. You will be going back, and you must go back with what you experience. You have a mission ahead of you in your life, and this experience will guide you on that mission."Next, Ned is enveloped in the light, brighter than anything he had ever seen, and is in the presence of God, and feels a tremendous amount of love emanating towards him from the light. He feels he is imbued with universal knowledge: whatever question he could ask, an answer was readily available. He is next taken to a heavenly amphitheater filled with spiritual beings. They looked at him and conveyed thoughts of love and support:
"You are doing wonderfully. We are here to support you. Continue to do good work, and we will help you. You are part of us, and we are part of you. We stand ready to come to your aid when you need us, and you will. Call us. Beckon us. We will flock to you when the time comes!"Ned begins to wonder - how could he be doing a wonderful job? He had just nearly killed someone before his heart attack. Dan then intercedes:
"You were spiritually rescued from a negative event that was taking place in your life. You just tried to communicate a negative thought concerning this event. You cannot speak of such things here. There are no negative thoughts here, only positive affirmations. They cannot hear you; they will not hear you when you speak or think in negativity. You must be positive to perform your mission."After this, Ned experiences a life review. He reviews all of his actions clearly, and he is the sole judge of what he has done. He is next taken to another building called "The Hall of Records," and encounters a Lady of Light. The lady then shows Ned some future events to befall planet earth:
"The Lady of Light appeared in the room before me. She stood next to a large globe of Earth, which was suspended in a large circular frame attached to the marble floor. The Lady of Light began to speak to me about the future of the world as she pointed to the globe. I watched as she pointed to the Middle East, and I saw a flashpoint of light. She then pointed to Italy, and I saw another flashpoint. Then flashpoints broke out rapidly throughout the Middle East and Europe representing major incidents, world events caused by mankind: acts of aggression, terrorism, and war. Fanatical, self-proclaimed religious groups supposedly acting in the name of God performed many of these acts, but I was told that acts of war and aggression were not part of God's plan.
"I was shown a vision of a large plateau in the Middle East. The plateau was surrounded by a dusty, dry, and barren region that seemed to be deserted and devoid of any life. I was told that future events at this location in the Middle East would start a chain reaction of man-made catastrophic events, first in the Middle East, then in Africa and Europe, followed by events in Russia and China.
"The Lady of Light showed me another scene of Earth suspended in space. I watched as the axis of Earth's rotation began to shift significantly. I could not tell how much time the shift took, nor was I shown a time or date when it would take place. I could tell that significant geophysical changes to the Earth's surface would take place as a result of the shifting of Earth's axis. Great earthquakes erupted throughout the world, significantly changing the major continents. There were volcanic eruptions of great magnitude spewing clouds of billowing smoke and ash throughout the atmosphere, sending the Earth into a period of darkness. Great floods resulted from melting and shifting polar ice caps. Many low-lying land areas were engulfed by huge tidal waves. I watched scenes of these events taking place, depicted like black and white movies. I watched one scene from a hilltop location on the coastline of Long Island, New York, as rows of massive tidal waves descended on the coastline, burying the land under the water. I saw another scene from a street corner in New York City. A wall of water rushed down the wide street as surrounding office buildings began to collapse. In another scene, I watched as a massive wall of water hit the coastline of Miami Beach. In its wake, I watched as an entirely new land mass rose up out of the ocean.
"The Lady of Light told me that none of these future events would have to take place if mankind began to recognize and work with God's plan. The Lady of Light told me:
"The way to understand and work with God's plan is through prayer and meditation, through prayer to call to God, and through meditation to receive His message."The way to save the word, Ned was told, was not through political leaders, but through small prayer groups. Small groups of prayer could save an entire nation from going to war. He next sees a being with white robes, whom he calls "The Magnificent Man," who fits the description of Jesus Christ who was interested in little children. As he reflects on what the Lady of Light has shown him, Ned realizes that there is no such thing as an "End of the World":
"I was being shown an earthly landscape that would exist following the End Times. I recognized that the End Times did not mean the end of the world. It meant the end of the world as we know it, but it also meant the beginning of a new world. I perceived that the earthly landscape in the distance was part of the new world, but it seemed so far away - barely discernible, almost mystical, like a dream world."How valid is Ned Dougherty's vision of the future? In March of 2001 he published his book, Fast Lane to Heaven: Celestial Encounters that Changed My Life in which he said this:
"A major terrorist attack may befall New York City or Washington, DC, severely impacting the way we live in the United States."A few months later, America was attacked on September 11, 2001, in both New York and the Pentagon. It led to the passing of the Patriot Act, the founding of Homeland Security, and the War on Terror. But nothing is ever set in the stone: the purpose of prophecy is to change the future, not predict it. Events in the Middle East have been taking place as predicted. The "flashpoint in Italy" has not yet occurred, but may involve the Catholic Papacy. We are seeing events take place in Ukraine - for that see also Future Prophecies concerning Russia, Turkey and the Papacy.
What about the major tsunami hitting the eastern seaboard of the United States? A similar prophecy was given to Hildegard von Bingen of the 12th century - see An Extraterrestrial Prophecy. Also a similar prophecy was given by an apparition of the Virgin Mary at Turzovka in former Czechoslovakia. From The Apparitions at Turzovka:
I saw a picture of the globe, or better yet a plane representing the map of the world. Below the map I noticed a black board. Whenever I did not understand something an explanation would appear on it similar to movie subtitles... I saw a total of seven different clips: 1st clip: The map was three coloured- blue, green and yellow. The symbolic meaning of the green colour was "goodness", of the yellow "evil"... Afterwards a Demand appeared on the board: Repent! Pray for priests and the religious! Pray the Rosary! 2nd clip: I saw on the map that the yellow colour was spreading and the green was retreating, evil gaining and goodness losing ground. 3rd clip: The yellow colour has already flooded the entire world. A yellow and fiery rain was falling from the sky, as if yellow glistening pieces of tin were falling. The picture represented the sins of the entire world, multiplying of evil and its consequences. A warning appeared on the board: If people do not amend, terrible disasters will come - separately and grouped - and people will die in many different ways. 4th clip: I saw explosions in the sea near the coast. Gigantic explosions hurled great masses of matter from its depths which flooded the earth. Wherever they fell, life ceased to exist. A warning appeared on the board: If people do not amend, they will die! 5th & 6th clips: These parts of the revelation I judged that I ought to leave for myself as a personal secret: the knowledge of them would not benefit people. 7th clip: It showed what the earth would look like if people converted and lived according to God's commandments. The earth was illuminated by the sun rays. It was covered in brilliant greenery and many beautiful flowers. Happiness, harmony and peace could be seen everywhere. The appearance of the Immaculate Conception with a magnificent Rosary in Her hand and with Her right hand outstretched as if protecting nations, radiated above the earth.Another portion of the prophecy given to Ned Dougherty is significant which I will repeat here:
I was told that future events at this location in the Middle East would start a chain reaction of man-made catastrophic events, first in the Middle East, then in Africa and Europe, followed by events in Russia and China.The changes in Africa could perhaps be the Arab Spring, which affected Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. We can see how Russia's involvement in Syria prevented the western-backed overthrow of Assad. The West seems to have countered this move with certain actions in Ukraine, leading to sanctions against Russia. Russia in turn has now turned its eyes on agreements with both China and Iran.
THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE OF HOWARD STORM
Howard Storm also had an NDE, and was shown a future vision for America that dovetails with what Ned Dougherty had seen, which he describes in his book, My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life. He was shown the way things would change by the year 2185. He asked these beings of light the question, "Will the United States be the leader of the world in this change?" The beings replied as follows:
"The United States has been given the opportunity to be the teacher for the world, but much is expected of those to whom much has been given. The United States has been given more of everything than any country in the history of the world and it has failed to be generous with the gifts. If the United States continues to exploit the rest of the world by greedily consuming the world's resources, the United States will have God's blessing withdrawn. Your country will collapse economically which will result in civil chaos. Because of the greedy nature of the people, you will have people killing people for a cup of gasoline. The world will watch in horror as your country is obliterated by strife. The rest of the world will not intervene because they have been victims of your exploitation. They will welcome the annihilation of such selfish people. The United States must change immediately and become the teachers of goodness and generosity to the rest of the world. Today the United States is the primary merchant of war and the culture of violence that you export to the world. This will come to an end because you have the seeds of your own destruction within you. Either you will destroy yourselves or God will bring it to an end if there isn't a change."
"I asked how [America's purification] would come about, and they said it would be simple, that our society is very dependent on a lot of very fragile things -- energy grid, transportation. In each geographical area of the United States people used to be relatively self-sufficient as far as agricultural products. Now, how long would any state survive without the transport of food and energy?
"What would happen is these very complex and delicate grids of our economic system would begin to break down. We've created a society of such cruel and self-centered people that the very nature of civilization would begin to break down. The angels showed me that what would happen is that people would begin robbing the grocery stores, hording goods, and killing one another for gasoline and tires, and as a consequence everything would break down and would end up in chaos."
HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD? CHANGE YOUR SELF
Small acts, however small, have a ripple effect. It starts with amending one's own life and heart, and prayer and meditation. This is the second NDE I have seen which recommended forming prayer and meditation groups - this is the same message given in the NDE of Dannion Brinkley. For it is not only our actions which have a ripple effect, it is our thoughts as well: for we are all spiritual beings, and everything we do or think has an effect, however unseen, in the spiritual world.