I could address singularly the three emotions that I say are Satan's best tools that he uses against us. Those emotions are anger, fear, and hatred. But really, at the basic root of all that is evil is the fear of death and dying. Even Jesus' anger was justified when He went to the Temple and overthrew the tables of the money changers. And as for hatred, well, I would say that everyone has some form of hatred or another, but it's really the basic fear of dying that people live with the most. I would suggest there is a lot of fear in this world when it comes to change and when it comes to how people live. I am not sure I can tell people how to live without fear of death and dying when I say that my Angels told me that I will not die. But I can live in fear of pain that can lead me close to death and thus, I CAN go through the process of dying without having to die. I know because I have been there twice now in the past five years. I know the pain of dying. I have experienced it. But I don't live in fear of that kind of pain. I don't know what Satan will do next to try to take my life; I just know he won't succeed. So, for me to try to tell people how to live without fear is like believing you won't have any pain.
Let me begin by repeating what I claim my Angels said to me that night. If we knew what heaven was like we would be falling all over ourselves trying to get in. Really. If you knew that you were going to die today, you wouldn't worry about what you haven't done or what you haven't accomplished. You might have goals that are unfulfilled. You might be thinking to yourself that you are too young to die. You might be thinking any number of reasons why you can't die. But those who are terminally ill, or know the end of life is near, just know. There is something about the finality of life that is common to all. We can't anticipate tragedies that interrupt living that are caused by outside forces. But everyone lives with the prospect of death every single day. Now, I say I am immune from such thoughts. But I am not immune to pain. I know pain. I know suffering. I know what it is like to die without having died. A year and a half ago I had a ruptured appendix. My surgeon at the time said to me that one of the outcomes of my surgery was death. He didn't frighten me, but he had to prepare my wife and I for what he believed are the odds of my getting well. At the time, those odds weren't very good. But I also knew I wasn't going to die. I just didn't know the quality of my life AFTER I came out of the operating room.
Living without fear of death and dying is an art. It's really MORE than belief. Some people have knowledge of what awaits them after death. And we often can't explain why some people die with such Peace. I know I have to be an example for my Angels. I know what I can and cannot do, but at the same time, I KNOW what to say. I know God. And all I can say is what Jesus would say. Just believe me. It's really ALL I can do. I can claim to know, but if no one believes me, then what my Angels did for me that November night in 1993 is in vain. I am Brother Ralphie writing for my Angels from The Angels of life Institute. Peace. Brother Ralphie works from his study for the promotion of Peaceful living and inner Peace with God. He calls this the “Sanctity of Human Life Movement.”