I just ran across your book as a gift attached to e-Sword, and it was a God Nod for me. Tonight, my daughter was asking me about when we get to heaven. I had been studying Revelation, and began to wonder, perhaps, if we actually don't go to Heaven, immediately, because of some passages I was reading.
I was wondering if you could help me understand what it means when the Bible says that Jesus will come back in the clouds, and the dead will be raised first, followed by the saints (Christians). This would seem to indicate that the dead weren't yet in heaven.
him for a thousand years.
As a RN of 20+yrs, there is no doubt in my mind that the soul leaves the body prior to the clinical death - I have felt the peace and warmth in a room and just "sensed" sometimes, the moment it does. I have also felt the fear in a room and coldness, emptiness, at other times.
At the age of 41, I died of pneumonia (my lung collapsed, causing me to go into a respiratory arrest, then a cardiac arrest, and then a coma). I, too, am an organ donor and the papers were signed. Since the coma was so deep that I had no pain, they assured my children (12 and 15 at the time) I would die or be in a vegetative state. Needless to say, everyone witnessed a miracle a few weeks later. This is not the same as your son - as I had not sustained bleeding into my brain. However, I do know that I felt no fear.