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Did angels intercede to save Reagan's life?
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 11, 2004 | Mary Beth Brown

Posted on 03/12/2004 10:28:40 AM PST by Momaw Nadon

Book details 2 encounters in near-death experiences

Twice President Reagan faced life-threatening experiences and twice he had encounters with angelic beings who comforted him and helped pull him through his medical crises, says a new book, "Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan," by Mary Beth Brown.

As Reagan was fighting for his life after being shot by John Hinckley March 30, 1981, he was having trouble breathing. His skin had turned so pale, Nancy Reagan remembers, "He was the color of paper – just as white as a sheet, with dried blood around his mouth."

Reagan later recalled looking up from the gurney and praying. Half-conscious, he realized someone was holding his hand.

"It was a soft, feminine hand," he writes in his autobiography, "An American Life." "I felt it come up and touch mine and then hold on tight to it. It gave me a wonderful feeling. Even now I find it difficult to explain how reassuring, how wonderful, it felt."

Despite great efforts to find out who was holding his hand, no one in the hospital could help the president.

Reagan's children believe those mysterious nurses that helped pull their father through this life-threatening ordeal were angels.

"Patty believes they were angels, and so do I," said Michael Reagan, who wrote the foreword to "Hand of Providence."

The president had experienced a similar event when he was critically ill with viral pneumonia many decades before. He had been working on a movie with Shirley Temple when he became gravely sick.

In his autobiographical book, "Where's the Rest of Me?" he described days and nights of shivering with chills and burning with fever. His temperature kept rising, and it was difficult to breathe.

"Finally I decided I'd be more comfortable not breathing," recalled Reagan. "I don't know what time of night it was when I told the nurse I was too tired to breathe. 'Now let it out,' she'd say. 'Come on now, breathe in once more.'"

This went on all night, and Reagan says he decided to keep breathing out of courtesy to the nurse.

Once again, despite his efforts to thank the mysterious nurse, Reagan could never locate her. This led family members to consider other possibilities – such as angelic visitations.

In "Hand of Providence," Brown makes the case that the secret ingredient to Reagan's astonishingly successful presidency, never before explored fully in print, is his deep Christian faith.

Reagan is considered the most popular of modern presidents, according to recent opinion polls. And yet, to most biographers the man is still an enigma.

This is because, as Brown shows, no one has ever focused on the 40th president's faith. "Hand of Providence" explores the life and personality of Ronald Reagan by focusing on his deeply felt Christian beliefs, and showing how it was faith that guided Reagan along his distinguished career and led him to his unprecedented success.

With the support of Ronald Reagan's own words and writings and first-hand interviews of his family, friends, and co-workers, Brown weaves a magnificent story of Reagan's strong devotion to God. It is a story that will not only inspire Christians to enter public service and allow their faith to motivate all their actions, but also, according to the publisher's description, "help point others to the Cross of Jesus Christ – a cause that was near and dear to President Ronald Reagan's heart."

After the assassination attempt on his life in 1981, Reagan said publicly that the rest of his life belonged to God. At 93, he is America's longest-living president.


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1 posted on 03/12/2004 10:28:41 AM PST by Momaw Nadon
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To: Momaw Nadon
Having had two near death experiences myself, I can tell you that angels sure do seem real to me.

God Bless Ronald Reagan. I wrote this on his birthday.

CG

Happy Birthday

I liked you in the movies,
All made so long ago.
On TV in my youthful years,
You'd host that western show.
Later on I'd catch your talks,
On late night radio.
Your great talks on the U S A,
Helped keep me in the know.
Then when you ran for President,
I was the first in line.
I cast my vote and felt so good,
My vote I knew was fine.
You led us through some tough times,
With such class through it all.
You stood and faced the Soviets,
That caused the wall to fall.
So Happy Birthday to you Ron,
You're still high on my chart.
I pray for you and Nancy too,
You both have won my heart.

Conspiracy Guy 2/6/04
2 posted on 03/12/2004 10:38:06 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Of course I'm armed. Isn't everyone?)
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To: Momaw Nadon
God protects us because He loves us and wants us to be with Him. He also appoints rulers over us. God appointed President Reagan and I believe he fulfilled God's expectation and purpose for this nation.

Pray that God will protect President Bush - another great leader whom the Almighty Father has chosen to serve Him while he serves us in this terrible time.

3 posted on 03/12/2004 10:47:38 AM PST by kinsman redeemer
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To: Momaw Nadon
I defer to no non catholic in my reguard for the present Pope. But I was taken by the differing initial reactions of he and Reagan to their near martyrdom. Pope JPII as I recall was bewildered that someone might try to take his life, Ronald Reagan's first comment was his hope that the doctors aiding him were not democrats.
4 posted on 03/12/2004 11:07:48 AM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: BOBWADE; Mrs Zip
ping
5 posted on 03/12/2004 11:08:02 AM PST by zip
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Oddly enough I had the same hand-holding experience last year while in ICU with heart-attack that took me to the edge.
6 posted on 03/12/2004 11:41:00 AM PST by pankot
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To: pankot
Briefly my experiences were as follows;

When I was 3 I almost drowned I had stopped brathing. I can remember it like yesterday. I saw a bright blue light in the water (murky lake water 10 feet deep) and wasn't scared anymore. I felt something push me upward to the surface and someone grabbed me and swam to shore. I was resusitated and looked at my mom and asked, "Where is the blue lady?" She still gets teary eyed when I bring it up and that was 47 years ago.

The other time had to do with a motorcycle accident at 16 and being pronounced dead. A voice told me "NOT YET" and I woke up. Freaked out an emergency room team.

There is a lot more story but that is the gist and I type slow.

CG
7 posted on 03/12/2004 11:56:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
There is a lot more story but that is the gist and I type slow.
If you ever have a long period for typing, I would like to hear more. I'm sure that others here would, too.

8 posted on 03/12/2004 12:42:35 PM PST by DallasMike
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To: Conspiracy Guy
What a nice poem!
9 posted on 03/12/2004 12:51:30 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: DallasMike
Thanks. I plan to take some time in the future to write more about it.

I'll summarize now by saying I don't care what other's believe, I've been there.

CG
10 posted on 03/12/2004 4:22:25 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: Swede Girl
Thank you. He is a great man. I sent the poem to the family under my real name. I hope they got it.

CG
11 posted on 03/12/2004 4:26:18 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
This is my first post, so I ask everyone's forebearance.

re:>But I was taken by the differing initial reactions of he and Reagan to their near martyrdom. Pope JPII as I recall was bewildered that someone might try to take his life, Ronald Reagan's first comment was his hope that the doctors aiding him were not democrats.

It's probably just me but I've reread your post several times and I still don't quite know what your point was. However, regarding Reagan's comment to the doctors as they were preparing to operate on him, it wasn't a "hope" - it was a joke he made to put them at ease. All the doctors present understood that.
12 posted on 03/12/2004 7:44:06 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat
Your post is obviously more clear than mine. I am a very thrifty poster and just hope most people can decipher what I'm getting at. Often I'm just flippant with no point at all. As a new poster maybe you don't realize that I'm usually readily ignored.
My point was, here are two men who have reached the pinacle of human endeavor, the Pope in the lofty realm of the spirit, Reagan in the common sphere of politics. Which road leads a man to the greater understanding of the reality of the human condition? When faced with the his personal Calvary who seemed perplexed and who seemed so modestly accepting of God's will, that he reacted with humor(and truth at the same time). I could continue this thought procees for pages, The Pope saw evil first hand growing up in the constant war and social upheaval in the spiritual nation of Poland, the battleground of the worldly political titans. Reagan in the placid American midwest. The Popes vocation led him to the maelstrom of of the clash between good and evil, the Church. Reagan to the make beleive world of Hollywood. Who seemed better prepared for his personal day of judgement, and more accepting? See this is getting out of hand, this is why I post and run, Everything is just too complicated to spell out in detail, life is too short.
13 posted on 03/13/2004 7:01:55 AM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Momaw Nadon
"In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." ~ David [Psalm 139:16]

"[Man's] days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass." ~ Job [Job 14:5]

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you...." ~ God [Jer.15]

"[God] had set me apart before I was born" ~ Paul [Gal.1:15]
14 posted on 03/13/2004 8:41:08 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
See #14
15 posted on 03/13/2004 8:44:27 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?)
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To: kinsman redeemer
He also appoints rulers over us.

Why did he appoint the Clintons?

16 posted on 03/13/2004 8:51:30 AM PST by Consort
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To: Consort
Why did he appoint the Clintons?

The Lord works in mysterious ways, indeed.

17 posted on 03/13/2004 8:55:03 AM PST by squidly (I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosity he excites among his opponents)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I was putting mail in an elderly couple's mailbox a few years ago, and a voice in my head said, "Neither of them should go anywhere near stairs." The house was on a lake. They had to climb a steep set of stone stairs to street level and the mailbox. I decided to put the mail inside their screen door, instead and did so. I also considered writing a note, warning them about stairs, but not say I'd heard voices, thank you very much! I figured they'd laugh and ignore any warning. Three days later neighbors told me the gentleman of that house had fallen down the cellar stairs (stone walled cellar), and been horribly injured. Despite heroic efforts, he died before the week was out. I've experienced several other incidents like that, where a voice warned me of danger to people, and every time I have the same reaction...dither, dither, half measures. In another case I did warn the woman she might be robbed, and perhaps averted it. The third time a black policeman was directing traffic as night was falling,(no reflective vest), and a voice warned that he was in terrible danger. I figured he knew what he was doing, and if I stopped the car and said anything, he'd tell me to shut up and move along...so I didn't warn him. Ten minutes later he was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg. He's now back on duty, handing out tickets right and left. I just wish I'd hear lottery numbers. I keep telling God I'd give to the needy and spread it around, but so far not a peep. Sigh.
18 posted on 03/13/2004 9:05:01 AM PST by hershey
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Your words are perfect. I can only add that we love and admire President Reagan and ask God's blessings upon him.
19 posted on 03/13/2004 9:07:22 AM PST by eleni121 (Preempt and Prevent)
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To: Consort
...perhaps because we had been bad little boys and girls...perhaps to show us that we need to have faith in God rather than man...perhaps it's just a mystery that will not be revealed until after the rapture...
20 posted on 03/13/2004 1:21:35 PM PST by kinsman redeemer
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To: kinsman redeemer
Perhaps....perhaps....

Nah, it doesn't have the ring of truth to it. I'll go with reply #17 for the time being.

21 posted on 03/13/2004 1:41:38 PM PST by Consort
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To: Momaw Nadon
No
22 posted on 03/13/2004 1:43:51 PM PST by bert (Have you offended a liberal today?)
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To: Momaw Nadon
No
23 posted on 03/13/2004 1:43:51 PM PST by bert (Have you offended a liberal today?)
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To: Matchett-PI
Those passages are why I live each day without fear of the mortal world.

I am seldom down for longer than the minute it takes me to catch myself and ask His forgiveness for being weak.

Some people who see my attitude say I live in denial. I repsond that I live with the knowledge that when my time comes, I'll go to Him gladly.

I am only 50 but if He calls me tomorrow, I will go to Him with a smile and a full mortal life behind me.

CG
24 posted on 03/13/2004 1:57:07 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: Consort
Those years made me stronger in the flesh and the soul. I did not serve the Clintons, they served me. Poorly they served but serve they did.

It's a mind set and total lack of fear in the mortal life.

CG
25 posted on 03/13/2004 2:00:13 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: hershey
I won't talk about the voices. You must be cautious which ones you listen to. As far as the lottery goes, God is probably wondering how you expect to win if you don't buy the ticket! ; )

CG
26 posted on 03/13/2004 2:03:47 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Did angels intercede to save Reagan's life?

In a word: no.

27 posted on 03/13/2004 2:05:03 PM PST by Pahuanui (When a foolish man hears of the Tao, he laughs out loud)
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To: eleni121
President Reagan is one of the most blessed men that I have known. But he is in my prayers.

CG
28 posted on 03/13/2004 2:05:22 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Shock and a lack of oxygen to the brain can induce all sorts of interesting hallucinations.
29 posted on 03/13/2004 2:07:50 PM PST by Zeroisanumber
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Those years made me stronger in the flesh and the soul.

And they made the nation weaker, morally and otherwise.

30 posted on 03/13/2004 2:11:26 PM PST by Consort
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Interesting about the blue light. I didn't mention it but there where several blue lights moving around in the dark ICU that night. I remember being puzzled because they were around me...
31 posted on 03/13/2004 3:56:02 PM PST by pankot
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To: DallasMike; Conspiracy Guy
If you ever have a long period for typing, I would like to hear more. I'm sure that others here would, too.

Me, too. CG - beautiful poem!

32 posted on 03/13/2004 4:04:26 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget / Olvides Nunca)
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To: Momaw Nadon
This about made me cry...Thank you for posting..
33 posted on 03/13/2004 4:06:37 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
You know, I've told myself just that...I have to buy a ticket to win the lottery.
34 posted on 03/14/2004 3:28:36 AM PST by hershey
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I just had a near death the other day. I've had pneumonia, a bad case, and I thought I was done. My wife was sleeping next to me and put my hand on her so she would feel my love as I passed.

Since then, my life has become full of joy. I understand what President Reagan felt. He was a very great man. I still love and respect him as one of the greatest and heroic figures of history.
35 posted on 03/14/2004 3:38:24 AM PST by Luke21 (Christ is wonderful.)
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To: Consort
Yes it did. But our mission is to change that and not to dispair in it.

God Bless

CG
36 posted on 03/14/2004 6:19:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: pankot
Blue light, soft but brilliant was there in both my experiences.

CG
37 posted on 03/14/2004 6:21:44 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: bootless
Thanks
38 posted on 03/14/2004 6:22:26 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: kinsman redeemer
He also appoints rulers over us. God appointed President Reagan and I believe he fulfilled God's expectation and purpose for this nation.

If He appoints rulers over us, how do you explain Clinton? I tend to believe it the people of a nation follow His Word and guidance, we get the rulers He desires (like Reagan); otherwise, we end up with people like Clintor.

39 posted on 03/14/2004 6:30:29 AM PST by power2 (JMJ)
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To: kinsman redeemer
He also appoints rulers over us. God appointed President Reagan and I believe he fulfilled God's expectation and purpose for this nation.

If He appoints rulers over us, how do you explain Clinton? I tend to believe it the people of a nation follow His Word and guidance, we get the rulers He desires (like Reagan); otherwise, we end up with people like Clintor.

40 posted on 03/14/2004 6:31:16 AM PST by power2 (JMJ)
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To: hershey
; ) Glad I could help. Always remember to follow prayer with action.
41 posted on 03/14/2004 6:41:24 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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To: Luke21
President Reagan is a great man.

Since your event have you found that fear and anxiety are almost non-existent? Do you find yourself thanking the Lord for the one puffy white cloud in the cobalt blue sky? Do you drive people crazy with your positive attitude?

I do!

CG
42 posted on 03/14/2004 6:45:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Proud to be among the most hated Freepers at DU. Boo Troll !)
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