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Old 11-18-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Does anyone think it's possible to hear/see angels while being of sound mind? I think so. There's certainly a scriptural precedent for it. I think when people are nearing death, the veil seperating this world from the next is partially lifted.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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what are they telling her?

This, i believe is the key question.

In order to enable " discernment"
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Does anyone think it's possible to hear/see angels while being of sound mind? I think so. There's certainly a scriptural precedent for it. I think when people are nearing death, the veil seperating this world from the next is partially lifted.
No. There is no "next world".
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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Does anyone think it's possible to hear/see angels while being of sound mind? I think so. There's certainly a scriptural precedent for it. I think when people are nearing death, the veil seperating this world from the next is partially lifted.

I don't believe there is a scriptural precident for hearing an audible voice, I believe that is an easy way to discern there is a problem.

Sensing something beyond yourself may be another matter, but if I ever hear an audible voice, I am going to get help right away because something is wrong with me.

People often metaphorically say they hear God, but it is an inner type of awareness, the same kind of thing that may happen when you have a "gut" feeling about something. A true audible voice other than your own in your head is a sign of a problem and should not be overlooked.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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No. There is no "next world".
You know this how?
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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I don't believe there is a scriptural precident for hearing an audible voice, I believe that is an easy way to discern there is a problem.
Sensing something beyond yourself may be another matter, but if I ever hear an audible voice, I am going to get help right away because something is wrong with me.
People often metaphorically say they hear God, but it is an inner type of awareness, the same kind of thing that may happen when you have a "gut" feeling about something.
A true audible voice other than your own in your head is a sign of a problem and should not be overlooked.
Intuitively!

Synonyms: innate, inborn, and natural.

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Old 11-18-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I don't believe there is a scriptural precident for hearing an audible voice, I believe that is an easy way to discern there is a problem.

Sensing something beyond yourself may be another matter, but if I ever hear an audible voice, I am going to get help right away because something is wrong with me.

People often metaphorically say they hear God, but it is an inner type of awareness, the same kind of thing that may happen when you have a "gut" feeling about something. A true audible voice other than your own in your head is a sign of a problem and should not be overlooked.
What's your take on angelic visitations in the Bible? Jacob, Mary mother of Jesus, Moses, etc.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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One of my closest friend claims that she can see angels and she can speak with God. This all happened about 15 years ago when she was very sick and close to death, Thats when the angels came to her she said. Before then,she never experienced anything like that.
Anyways, she does not walk around and talk to God all day or preach for people around her. She lives a normal life just like most of us. But when questioned or depending on the scenario, she will let that person know.

My mother in law thinks that she must be schizophrenic because she "hears voices"..meaning, she believes she can hear the voice God. but even if she hears voices and not talking to angels or God at all, that's all it is. She does not do crazy things, say crazy stuff or get crazy ideas. It's not like anything you would see on a a movie.
Have any of you known anybody or are you experiencing these things. Does she just hear voices or are there things we just don't know. Is she schizophrenic ???
A while back I read an interesting commentary from a past newsletter of Dr. Kenneth McAll who at a conference opened his remarks with "Jesus would come and walk with me and he had on a brown robe," when "I used to walk the planes of North Caroline." He also saw angels who were not unlike the ones described in the Bible. I personally have read of lives of certain Saints who as far as they can recall could see and talked with their guardian angel. As they grew up they were surprised to find out that not everyone could see and talk to their angel.

Anyway, here is the link to Dr. Kenneth McAll of his experiences:

Institute of Christian Growth, Burlington, NC (http://www.instchristiangrowth.org/Kenneth%20McAll.htm - broken link)
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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What's your take on angelic visitations in the Bible? Jacob, Mary mother of Jesus, Moses, etc.
Amen.... I have known people who have had visitations from angels and have heard the voice of the Lord God and they are very sane people !!

But then there are those who believe God is going to saved, reconcile the whole world regardless if they believe or not, yet, God or His angels are not capable of visitations of inspiring, warning, or talking to people..... !!

Funny what people believe and limit God in what He can and can not do.... unless it is what they want too believe..... then it's another story !!

To the OP.... here is a good website and there are many out there that can give you wonderful information with your concerns !!
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizophrenia/

Here is a snippet....
Schizophrenia in most people is a gradual deterioration that occurs in early adulthood -- usually in a person's early 20's. Loved ones and friends may spot early warning signs long before the primary symptoms of schizophrenia occur. During this initial pre-onset phase, a person may seem without goals in life, eccentric and unmotivated.

Blessings to you !!

Last edited by Miss Blue; 12-01-2011 at 07:19 AM.. Reason: shortened your snippet to the 2-3 sentences allowed
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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Schizophrenic is a mental deformities were demons can come and talk threw these people and bring confusion , most all mental deformities are influenced by demonic activities, so these people should go to church were there are people do pray so that the Lord will have the authority to give these people a life were there is some normal existenses...... ..... But I am not talking about Christians who are the Children of God and these people will hear the Lord voice . as the Lord says `` My sheep hear My voice ``. and he wan`t talking about a farm animal , but His Anointed , who have the ears and eyes of the Lord and have Ministries were the Lord while lead them in their lives and callings ..... These people are Not schizophrenic but blessed in the Lord...... Most people can hear the voice of the Lord were they need to resist sin and pray and talk to the Lord all the time and they need to study the Word of praying for understanding and when a answer come they believe it and give the Lord Glory ...... Jesus said ``I am the vine and you are the branches abide in My Word and Jesus will abide in you.``....And God will talk to you if you listen and reject rationalizing and legalizing the Word out of God`s mouth........ Jesus said that the devil will immediately come and take the word of God you just heard or believed ....So believe the first Word of God that Jesus gives you hears His voice......
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