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A Glimpse of Glory: Accounts of Near-Death Experiences

Updated on April 4, 2018

GLIMPSE OF GLORY : Accounts of Near Death Experience


Is it truth or just a product of man’s creative imagination or just a doctrine of a Universal religion. Life beyond death’s door remains a great mystery to many for many are still alienated from it’s reality.

So far the most credible reference to it is the Holy Bible. In the Book of Luke, chapter 16 verses 19 -31, Jesus narrates a story about the rich man and Lazarus . He relates how the rich man suffer in hell and how Lazarus is being comforted in paradise. With this passage, the Doctrine of Hell was firmly established in Christianity. In this article I present two accounts of near death experiences as encountered by two women who have strong personal relationship with JesusChrist.

The first account is narrated by Ms. Lita Gallardo, a 57-year old educational directress living in Manila.

“It was sometime in November, 2000, I had been experiencing chestpains and body numbness for several days , when suddenly I fell asleep and lost my consciousness.

Then I found myself climbing several steps of seemingly never ending stair not knowing where to go. At the end of the stair, I felt I was flying and saw a space of clouds and sky. After I passed through a little darker space, I saw a concrete gate.

Then I saw three doors , each door had a guard wearing white robes and royal blue sashes from the shoulder down to the waist. Their faces are unrecognizable. The atmosphere is neither hot nor cold. Upon entrance, a man blocked my way and I saw words at the top printed in fire. The words were read as PUNTO DEO.

After this, a very tall man in white robe and blue sash stopped me from reading the message. He said ‘wait’. He shew me another door and he instructed me to wait in front of thar door. I waited a few seconds, then that door opened. From that door came out a lady wearing a scarlet dress and a black veil covering her head. I caught her attention and she shew me her face. Her eyes were red due to intense weeping. Then I heard a voice saying, ‘she has a NEVER ENDING SORROW’ . She suddenly disappeared then I looked up back to the message written, SEGUNDO MIRAR. Then I woke up and regained my consciousness. When I woke up, the numbness and the chest pains were gone. I felt I was completely healed. This experience serves as a warning to me to walk in righteousness lest I will also have a NEVER ENDING SORROW just like the woman in scarlet dress. “

The second account is narrated by Miss Alicia Mercader, a 47-year old missionary teacher living in Manila.

“It was sometime in May, 1986, I was riding in a pedicab when a pick up van suddenly hit us. I was thrown out of the pedicab several blocks away and my face was rammed to the wall. I lost my consciousness and was put in a state of coma for three days. Then I found myself flying in a space. I felt myself moving upward higher and higher . Then I saw white clouds. As I draw nearer and nearer to the clouds, I heard angelic voices singing. Then the clouds slowly opened up . As the clouds opened up, I saw a great shining throne. Seated on it is a man dressed in white with unrecognizable brilliant face. He is dressed in an armour of light. I cannot see his face , for his face is shining in great brilliance. I heard the voice saying , ‘go back, you have still a mission to do.’ Then I regained my consciousness and woke up from a state of coma. After this experience, I was completely healed and renew my commitment to the Lord’s work which is being weakened by the difficulties and struggles I am experiencing.”

These are just two of the inenumerable accounts of near death experiences revealing that there is really life beyond death. As it is written in 2 Corinthians 4:18 ;

“as we look not to the things that are seen, but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal ”

Whatever we see here on earth, everything from natural to unnatural are all temporary or fleeting things. The things we do not see, like the heaven, the spirits and the Kingdom of God are all eternal. Yes, there is really heaven and definitely there is life after death. As beloved apostle John wrote in his epistle in I John 5 :13;

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. That you may know you have ETERNA LIFE .“


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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      These are testimonies of my friends who experienced near death. They related to me what did they experience. Thanks generous for the comment . God bless you.

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      Nathaniel Stalling Jr 10 years ago from Detroit, MI

      Great testimony Cristina327. Gods' fingerprints are definitely all over you. He has carried you through and brought you back again. God bless you.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      Thank you Patty and ebaycoach for the comments. They are well appreciated.

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      ebaycoach 10 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for this post. This topic has always fascinated me even as a child. These stories always put our daily lives into perspective - that there is more waiting for us on the other side. Peace and blessings,


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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for sharing these stories. I know of two other people personally that have had such experiences...there was no tunnel of light, etc., but they were transported immediately to heaven, shown things to tell us about and returned from death to share the knowledge. One was dead for 90 minutes.

      One of the miracles about Lazarus was that he was brought back on the 4th day - it was belieied that anyone might come back within the first three days, as some Native Americans tell us today. Medicine tells us, also, that some conditions look like death, but the person "revives" and it's always within a couple of days.

      Thanks again. I always like to hear more of these experiences.


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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      You are welcome cgull8m. God bless you and regards.

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      cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing these stories. Cheers.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      Thank you Soyelude. Your comment is well accepted. May we be like the Apostle Paul who said " I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.God bless you and regards.

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      soyelude 10 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      In a world gone comatose and steeped in sin, we can only pray

      that we finish our race untainted and look forward to eternal

      glory. I buy your thinking Christina...bless you.

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      Yes, Cristina, we need hope and strength. Why should we fear death, when there is great love waiting on the other side?

    • cristina327 profile image

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      Our faith in life after death strengthens us and give us hope.

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      I believe in a life after this, and that destroys fear of death.


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