The response to "PARANORMAL" has been overwhelming. Many stories have been relayed to me about believer's experiences. The fascinating thing to me is that few of these people know one another, but their stories are remarkably similar. People often don't each other in a church our size, but it is more amazing since some of these accounts are from those who only read this blog and do not attend DBBC. The stories that concern "good spirits" are always inclusive of these common elements:
In all the stories a light is present. Sometimes it fills a room. At other times it is projected around a person or being. In one story, an entire street was lit while there was no street lamp in the area. Sometimes a dying loved one sees a light shortly before they die.
Above just light being present, the spirits are dressed in white. It may be a man in a white suit or a nurse wearing all white from head to toe. At one time this would not have been unusual, but a trip to the local hospital today would reveal that most all nurses are wearing scrubs with color and prints. In only one instance were the waiting angels dressed in anything other than white. In this account they were wearing work cloths and standing just outside the room.
A gentle breeze or a rush of air almost always precedes either a visit from the paranormal or a voice speaking words of encouragement or comfort. One nurse was even named Wendy who ministered to an elderly man who was ill. This "nurse" visited the man and brought great peace while no "Wendy" was employed by that hospital. It is interesting that the greek word for spirit is "pneumas" which means breath or wind.
ON the other hand, the fewer stories I have gotten concerning the dark side of the paranormal also contain similarities.
Whereas good experiences almost always include light, confrontations with the evil one are dark. Either the person is dressed in dark clothing or the room becomes dark upon their entrance. This is somewhat surprising to me since the Bible actually tells us that Satan likes to masquerade as an angel of light.
Cold or icy wind
Just as a breeze is often associated with angels, people are telling me that they feel a cold or icy air around dark angels. This is not surprising since both good and evil spirits are characterized as "ruah" (Old Testament) or "pneumas" (New Testament.) Both of these words mean wind or breath. Even people who are not spirits, but who serve Satan, seem to take on this characteristic. In a couple of instance people who have encountered those who are in the occult tell of an immediate coldness in the air when they meet these people.
Many of you have expressed appreciation for allowing you to tell your stories without fear of being branded a nut of fanatic. The whole purpose of the series is for the church to return to her reliance on the Spirit of God and the belief that a Man rose from the grave. Many more of you have said that you have stories to share with me, but you have not. I am still looking forward to hearing these from you. They are a great encouragement to me and to others. And remember if I share any of your stories from the platform I will not use your name unless you give me permission to do so. I hope to hear from you soon.