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Premonitions of Death

I've suffered from ADHD, various anxiety disorders, and Major Depressive Disorder for most of my life. I am now 22 years old and feel much more spiritual than I used to. I have endured great suffering over the past year with a nervous system-related illness that has left me a total wreck. Lately, however, I have been experiencing episodes of happiness and closeness to God that has allowed me to look at life from a different perspective. I used to be caught up in myself and my problems, but I now find myself contemplating eternity and other deep, philosophical things. Also, the number 23 is always coming to my mind at random moments and I always look at the clock when it is 1:23 or 11:23...not to mention 4:20 (I know what you're thinking, but I'm not talking about weed). Somehow, I feel like these numbers hold some type of significance. I am beginning to get the feeling that something major is about to happen in my life and that death is involved. However, I am unafraid, since my faith in Jesus has allowed me to realize that if I do die, it will only be a physical death, and that He will be waiting for me on the other side. What do you think?

I have had premonitions in the past that have come true. For example, I once boarded a plane and got a terrible feeling that something bad would happen during the flight. Halfway through our flight, one of the plane's two engines stopped working and we had to make an emergency landing. I know this doesn't make me Nostradamus or anything, but I'm just saying.
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I would not put to much stock into the number 23, remember the numbering of the chapters and verses of the Bible was done by man, not God (I am not saying the Bible isn't inspired because it is, just that the numbering was added to assit in reading and studying). I too have a strong faith in Jesus and have had thoughts of death, but know it is just from my anxiety and depression.



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Hi,
I think it's great that you've discovered a spiritual element in your life.  You may well have a higher conciousness that makes you feel extra perceptive about things.  Even if you are having premonitions of death or being closer to God, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is definitely your time to die.  I imagine that feeling of being with God is really overwhelming, in a happy, contented way.  I am spritual too, in my own way, although I'm still on the long and winding road to finding my true awakening.  But what I want to say to you is, assuming that you pray, maybe you could pray for God's will to be done in your life.  You could pray that if it is your time to go, that God will take you to him, but if it is not your time yet, pray for God's protection and for his wisdom and guidance, and to take away any confusion or doubts you may have regarding your thoughts.  Prayer can be powerful.
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I am a christian too, I also thought I was dying a few months ago in the hospital during surgery. I think when I said to my daughter, "I think I'm gonna die", it was the wrong thing to say to your kid, ya know, but I was afraid, although I am a christian, fear of death and the unknown gripped at me for weeks. I think its spiritual forces of unseen nature tearing at our spirits. the time may be short till Christ returns to earth, or it could be the enemy trying to get to us through doubts and fears. to live is Christ, to die is gain, remember, that to everything there is a time, pray, read Gods word and remember that God does not give us the spirit of fear, but of love and peace.
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I lost my son 3 weeks ago, but I am so sad and hurting because I had been getting premonitions for weeks before his death, my symtoms were all physical I went to my doctor for a checkup telling her that something was wrong with my body I had bad water retention, anxiety, sleepless nights, I thought I was going to die, now that my son has died in a tragic accident accident all the symtons are now gone. I feel so angry and upset with myself that I never took note of the signs my body was trying to warn me and I did not take heed. I got baptised 2 months previously to give my heart to Jesus and to ask for forgiveness for my sins I have been praying to God most days, and now it feels like my life is over I miss my son so much please help me here.
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