Texas teen says he saw Jesus seconds before being revived

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas teenager claims he saw Jesus seconds before he was revived.

Zack Clements, 17, collapsed last week while running during P.E. class at Victory Life Academy in Brownwood, Texas. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors worked to revive him.

Clements was reportedly without a heartbeat for 20 minutes, according to CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. He was eventually airlifted to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth where he would not wake up until several days later.

While his quick recovery has been hard to believe, the story he is telling is equally amazing.

“When I was out those 20 minutes, I saw a man who had long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard, and it didn’t take me long to realize that that was Jesus,”Clements said.

His family is convinced it was a miracle.

“I went up to him and he put his hand on my shoulder and he told me everything would be alright and not to worry,” he said.

The boy’s father, Billy Clements, said he knows it’s a difficult story to believe, but it’s the only thing that makes sense.

“For him to wake up and tell us something he experienced like that. It’s just you can’t explain it. It’s not humanly possible to explain it,” said Billy Clements.

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13 comments

  • dg54321

    “It’s not humanly possible to explain it”

    Well…..it is. But if he wants to believe that it was a message from Jesus, so be it. I certainly won’t be the one to try to shoot down his beliefs.

  • Jordan

    Of course you can explain it. He might have “thought” he saw Jesus, but him brain simply allowed him to experience what he believed was supposed to happen when he died.

    Caused by a massive release of DMT as your brain recognizes death. It’s the brains way of assisting us through the most traumatic experience we will ever experience. Brought up to believe that you’re going to see the calming presence of a man with a beard and white robe, that you’ll experience. Brought up to believe that your soul will be lifted up and taken through the seven heavens, entering the presence of God who then orders the angels to return the soul to its earthly body until the day of judgment, that you’ll experience.

    The effects of religious diversity may influence the interpretations of near-death experiences and also may account for some of the differences in the descriptions of encounters with incorporeal entities, the setting of the experience, and in the activities reported during the experience.

    Most reported near-death experiences appear to support many philosophical and religious theories of what is anticipated in life after death such as communion with incorporeal beings and the existence of afterlife polar planes of good and bad, heaven and hell.

    I’ve come to this conclusion having been through a NDE after being stabbed through the heart and being declared clinically dead for over 15 minutes. I was not brought up with any religious teachings and therefore experienced something void of expectation and pure in it’s observation.

    • Teresa Lafferty

      Jordan, I saw my dad after he died, but even more amazing, I heard his voice in my living room before I walked up the stairs to answer the call that told me he was dead. And this was NOT part of my theology. There was much more to this than just that. Because I was arguing with my brother when the call came in that he was dead, and I heard my dad’s voice as clear as day ring through my mind, “Teresa! Your mother does NOT need this right now!” DMT I am sure is a real release in our brain – probably to keep us from going berserk or having a heart attack and dying ourselves. But what happened to me was beyond DMT and not part of my previous theology. But it is now… heaven is 100% REAL. :) :)

  • Sherryl

    This is just one of hundreds of NDE stories. I love reading about their experience. There is one documentary that I saw on YouTube where both the patient and doctor were interviewed. The doctor had already pronounced the patient dead. The patient had been dead for almost an hour. During the whole time he was dead the patient claimed to have been in heaven with Jesus who told him that it wasn’t his time yet, that he needs to go back. The patient said to Jesus he can’t go back because he is already dead. Jesus told him that he will do something about it. About the same time, the doctor was walking down the hospital hallway and he heard a loud, booming voice, “Go back in there and help him!’ The doctor heard it TWICE! The doctor even reasoned with the voice and told it, “I can’t help him he’s already dead!” Jesus repeated what he said earlier. The doctor eventually went back inside the patient’s room, the nurse was already preparing the patient for the morgue, told the nurse to remove the blanket and then revived the patient. One of the best NDE stories. Explain that. Lack of oxygen? What about the doctor’s experience? I believe Jesus is sending some people back out of love, to let the rest of us know that he IS with us. Another NDE experiencer even came back with a message that He is sad because His name is being called upon less.

      • Jamie

        Hey Jordan, I’m jamie and I’m the host on a local radio show. Interested in your reply here and talking with you about being a guest on our show this week. It’s called The Bryan Blue Show. (bryanblue.com). I can be reached at jamie@bryanblue.com if you are interested. The show tapes this thursday evening in FW.