MY TIME IN HEAVEN:
MY TRUE STORY OF DYING AND COMING BACK
XIII. MYSTERIES OF GOD
How unsearchable God's judgments and His paths beyond tracing out. Who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been His counselor? Romans chapter 11, verses 33 through 34.
As you might imagine, I had many questions. There were things I wanted to know. For example, I saw other levels of heaven that I didn't understand. When we started floating up into the sky, another level of heaven appeared with ground, buildings, and sky, but I couldn't see it from the first level.
OTHER LANDS, OCEANS, AND SEAS.
Supernaturally, I knew that there were other continents, islands, freshwater oceans and seas far away. The seas are large bodies of water surrounded by land, but open to the oceans. I was not allowed to know anything about them, but I knew they existed. To me, heaven seemed like a very large planet, millions of times the size of Earth. Things there were tangible but not physical.
If Heaven is a planet, then it's God's personal planet. And if heaven is God's personal planet, then it is multi-layered as I mentioned before. No matter where I was, however, I could see the throne of God off in the distance. It's the very center of the universe, the center of all existence. That's where everything began. It is awesome.
I saw only four of these layers, but they seemed to go on to infinity. How big is God and how big is His universe? There are vast places in heaven, where people will never go or see.
For some reason, I could talk to only a few people. There were streets that I wanted to walk down in order to look at other things but I was not allowed. There were buildings that I couldn't enter. I was told that there were some buildings people would never be allowed into.
Again, I marveled at the children. They were so advanced and yet still children. Apparently, even in heaven, people grow at different rates.
I wondered where the lumber came from for the buildings because no tree has ever been cut in heaven. Who made the bricks? What was made in the factories, they were huge. I learned that the diamond trees were made before the creation of the earth. I thought to myself that I could find out how old the earth is by asking how old the diamond trees are. That was to remain a mystery. I was not allowed to know. But they were miles in diameter. Had they been growing since the beginning of creation, or were they made that way?
It was a mystery to me how the animals communicated. There were birds singing Amazing Grace.
I knew every language along with a heavenly language and I could speak to anyone with perfect understanding. How could this be? And there were people there who had not died yet. I have heard others say that about heaven. I saw them. And I wondered about this mystery.
Continents, oceans, transparent buildings full of people, kitchens without cooking, factories without power lines, angels with supernatural strength. The mysteries went on and on and kept growing.
I wanted to know but was not allowed to know. I knew there was something but what it was I didn't know. I asked and asked the angels who are guiding me. Regularly they told me, "It is not for you to know at this time."
Finally, after many questions about the mysteries I wanted to understand, the angel on my right who was doing most of the talking looked at me and sternly said, "The mysteries of God are none of your business."
XIV. PROPHETIC HEAVEN
I looked and there before me was a white horse. It's rider held a bow and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. Revelation chapter 2, verse 2.
There are areas in heaven that are prophetic. They depict things to come. I saw the black tornado of judgment. I saw revival and judgment. There was a prophetic area that had a landscape that looked like Colorado, with mountains, trees, rocks, and rivers. It had a white pine pulpit. Two fists came through the sky, between the Shekinah Glory. The right hand was gold, God's blessing. The left hand was steel, God's judgment.
SEVEN PROPHETIC SIGNS
I saw the falls of God's glory, one stream of water falling into vapor on Earth. We on earth can rise up to that level, we can rise into the midst of the falls of God's glory. And I saw the tidal wave, the last great move of God. It was seven tiers tall. Prophetically I was told seven signs.
One, the last great move of God will be in out of the way places, day and night.
Two, signs and wonders will increase and be fought against.
Three, laws of physics will be suspended so that the miraculous can flow.
Four, laws of time and space will be made known to men.
Five, knowledge of Man will increase and never be based on fleshly things.
Six, Sevenfold tidal wave, the last great move of God breaking on the shores of eternity. The greatest part will be poured out in rural areas. "I seek My bride in humble places. I was born in a stable."
Seven. Awareness is given My people in days and weeks just before My return. Mass multitudes will be involved in this revival, which will be through people who give all praise to the Lord. It is coming to root out and destroy the phony. It will keep the faithful and it will be the introduction to the coming of Christ.
AMPHITHEATER OF PROMISES
I saw Abraham's amphitheater. It was like a football arena only hundreds of times larger. There was a cloud in the playing field area. In the cloud, I could see all the promises that have come to pass for and because of Abraham. The promises were for the entire world, not just for the Jews. Refer to Acts chapter two, verses 38 through 39.
There were what looked like 2 to 3 million seats with names on them. People had specific Promises, promises related to David's throne and the lineage of kings. Each of the patriarchs had an amphitheater, the angels helped people to remember the promises.
On the way to the throne, I saw the amphitheater of David. I didn't go into his building, but I knew about it when I went by. Somehow I sensed in my spirit, I knew. In heaven, you just know things. That was where David and his descendants went to see their promises coming to pass. But everyone is welcome.
I saw a building in the shape of a castle like a cornucopia, or a horn of plenty. It was a prayer center. Angels were traveling in and out of the archway at the speed of light. To go through the archway was to go into the presence of God. The angels were carrying golden censers that carried prayers. They held them by the bowls of the censers. The prayers are precious cargo and are treated as such. No prayer goes unanswered, even wrong prayer. The prayers are brought before the face of God. Instantly the angels go back for more.
FIELDS OF SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY
I was taken to an area where I looked down upon what looked like millions and millions of acres under cultivation. There are huge fields of grain in heaven that are constantly moving in the breeze. They are a supernatural supply for others of various kinds. There is a heavenly harvest that is prophetic.
At one time in my grandfather's life, he had some land that he had set aside to pay tithes. When he didn't have cash, he used the income from the crops grown on that land to support his church. A drought came, corn wouldn't grow. Beans wouldn't grow. So he planted wheat in this land because he determined that wheat would grow in pretty dry circumstances.
That year of drought, the tithed land produced stocks of wheat that were seven feet tall. The people in the area saw and could not explain what it happened except that it was the hand of God. Some said it was a species of wheat they had never seen before. The harvest from that field by itself filled the local grain elevator. That is the wheat I saw in heaven.
I saw it seemed like thousands and thousands of trees filled with fruit. Multitudes of people were coming and picking fruit and taking it away in baskets. They took it to their homes in heaven.
And there is also a bank in heaven, our bank, this is how it works. Every time you give anything, it is recorded in heaven. Angels go to a doorway with a slip, they receive golden coins and bring them to Earth. The coins are changed to what we need on Earth. These are supernatural finances.
HORSES IN HEAVEN
The book of Revelation tells us that the Lord will return riding a white horse. Refer to Revelation chapter 6 verse 2, Revelation chapter 19, verses 11 through 16. I have often wondered about that. What would a white horse from heaven actually look like?
I was taken to an area where there were supernatural horse-like creatures. Some of them had wings. Some had abilities that we don't have on Earth. They could walk on the air if they needed to. I saw thousands of chariots and beautiful horses to pull them.
All the horses I saw were entirely white. They had red hoofs, fiery crimson red hoofs, and huge nostrils. They were about 10 to 15 times bigger than the biggest horses I have ever seen on earth. And they were all muscle, no fat.
There was no horse byproduct to clean up and I do think they ever ate. They were there for a specific purpose. Some of it had to do with the rapture of the church.
The prophet Elijah was taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot. Refer to the Second Book of Kings chapter 2, verses 9 through 11. And I can tell you there was a chariot there, that was the Lord's. It was bigger and nicer than the rest, and it was pulled by the most awesome steed.
There were other supernatural animals also. I saw a beast that had the body of a giant boar, the neck of a camel and the head of a horse. An Angel was sitting on it. I was not told about its purpose.
XV. CLASSES OF ANGELS
O Lord Almighty God of Israel enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Isaiah chapter 37, verse 16.
There are governments in heaven even though it is an absolute theocracy. God rules over all from His throne. But He also gives various responsibilities to people and angels according to His purposes. Although all believers in heaven are spiritually equal, they have different functions. And certain people may be responsible for overseeing groups of people of various sizes, depending on what God has given them to do. Yet everything is done as a labor of love, never with a sense of superiority over others. This is the government that exists among the saints of heaven.
Angels in heaven also have different ranks and duties. For example, the Bible talks about the Captain of the host of the Lord, Joshua chapter five, verse 14, and Michael, one of the chief Prince's, Daniel, chapter 10, verse 13.
I saw at least 70 classes of angels in heaven, they follow their orders to the letter. I first became aware of just how many classes of angels there were when I was walking on the golden pathway and smelled the fragrance that renewed my strength. I noticed more and more angels of every description and I believe, of every rank. They were busy with the people and they were beautiful and were everywhere. Some were in groups, others were by themselves. All were busy doing the business of heaven. As they performed their business, they would stop every few feet and bow their heads, giving silent praise and worship to God.
But I noticed something as I mentioned earlier. In heaven, there is no such thing as tomorrow and no such thing as yesterday. It was and is always right now. I asked one of the angels how time is measured in heaven. He looked at me with a puzzled expression on his face.
He said, "You mean time as you know it?"
He continued, "Time here is not measured in such trivial things as years, but in ages where the glory of God rolls on forever."
That settled the subject in a big hurry.
The angels took on a new meaning to me. The classes of angels looked like they were family members. Some wore shirts with drawstrings, some wore pants, some had shoes, their hair was never longer than their ears. None had a shaved head, but some had beards. They looked like they were about 30 in human years.
I think saw some angels who looked 12 to 15 feet tall, and were as wide as four or five of the biggest linebackers on any NFL team. Some had swords and some did not. But they were all huge. I was told that they were warfaring angels on their way to do battle. I stopped, bowed my head and backed up a bit. But the angels with me and the voice behind me with a gentle touch - again, I believe this was Jesus - said, "You have nothing to fear. They are about the Father's business."
RECORD KEEPING ANGELS
Then I noticed other groups of angels, some were tall and slender. One of them I had seen before in several visions I have had in my life. He was there. It was the first time I had noticed him. He was standing off to the side watching everything I did and listening to everything I said. And he had a large book, he was writing it with a quill that must have been six feet long. It was huge and golden. The book he was writing in was made out of some type of golden looking material and might have weighed several hundred pounds on Earth. But he held it in his left hand, writing with his right. It was as if it weighed nothing to him. I know I had seen him before.
Now the word tells us that God keeps a record of every thought and every deed and every action that we do on Earth. Refer to, for example, Hebrews chapter four, verse 13. I wonder about this when I saw this angel writing. Now I understand that everyone has an angel or angels to record everything that he or she says or does, and God knows it.
In the book of Revelation, we find that, The books are open and I saw the dead great and small standing before the throne and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. Revelation chapter 20, verse 12.
THE ARMIES OF GOD, WARFARING ANGELS
I saw what I call the armies of God. I was taken to a very large area that wasn't in the city. I don't know where it was, and I don't know what part of heaven it was in. But I was taken there in an instant. I was in the air and I looked down on possibly hundreds of thousands of angels lined up in ranks and in units. They looked just like soldiers getting ready to go on parade. I knew I understood supernaturally that they were standing right where they had positioned by God when He first created them for His purposes. They were God's warfaring angels, and they would leave heaven and come down to fight battles for us. Then they would go back to heaven and stand in formation until they were needed again.
Some of them had swords that looked 15 feet long and were on fire. The swords look like they were made of a flaming material. These angels were not what you would call tall and slender, such as I had seen in some parts of heaven. Nor were they friendly looking or kindly looking like other angels I saw in heaven and still see today. I have seen these warfaring angels before. God has shown them to me here on Earth, but not as often as other types of angels.
These were fearsome angels dressed in battle garb. They didn't have helmets, but they had huge shields, flaming swords, and spears that were about 30 feet long. They must have stood 20 feet tall and weighed the better part of a ton, according to earthly measurement. They were huge muscular angels. They looked like a Mr. America, but considerably larger. Some of them had short sleeved garments, while others had long sleeved garments. Some were dressed in a type of a tunic and pants outfit with drawstrings around the neck. Others were clothed with just light.
They had supernatural weapons that I do not know how to explain. I knew that some of them could speak words and cause whole nations to crumble and fall into the sea. They were armed, some with words, some with swords, some with spears that had special purposes, and all with the power of God. And they knew their jobs. They're highly specialized jobs. Nobody had to tell them how to do that.
God just told them where to do them. All the angels whom I saw were very specialized, and each one had an intended purpose. Some of them were clothed with the power to move the earth, and others were clothed with the power to bring judgment. But they all had the power to defend and to keep God's children.
I looked down and said, "Look at those mighty angels."
The angels standing with me stood attention and said, "Behold the warfaring angels of God, they are mighty to the pulling down of the strongholds of the evil one." Refer to the Second book of Corinthians, chapter 10, verse four.
I noticed that all their hands were clothed with power. And I asked, "Why are their hands aflame?" I was told that they are ready at any moment to come and do battle against the powers of the devil that assail us. They are ready at any moment to come and be on assignment to deliver from the power of the devil. The power of God is in their hands to accomplish all that He wants them to do. They were mighty, and they were lined up, rank and file, hundreds upon hundreds of them.
I looked at them and knew that they are released to fight for us, the minute we mention the name of Jesus. I saw thousands of them coming and going from their rank and file in the place where they stood to come and do battle on Earth. They would come out of the ranks almost at the speed of light and disappear. I knew that they were going to Earth to help someone. Oh, the power of God that is there and available for us. If we only knew how much the angels have to do with our victory here, and how God wants us to have victory all of the time.
WISDOM GIVING ANGELS
I saw that there were multitudes and multitudes of angels in another place who were given to us for wisdom. They would go to the library of God's knowledge and get wisdom and bring it to us, or they would go with a special instruction to bring it and cause it to happen on Earth.
I also saw that the Holy Spirit was in charge of it all. He leads, He guides, He directs and He gives instructions to the angels. The angels do not act on their own but only under the auspices of the Lord Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Only the name of Jesus can loose the angels for us. When we mention the name of Jesus in our prayers, the Holy Spirit immediately begins to direct the action and the angels of God to come into play for us.
I saw that each person who is born again doesn't have only one or two angels. There are literally legions of angels who are at the disposal of the Holy Spirit on our behalf. I saw angels who are in charge of the weather, and I saw angels who are in charge of protection.
Many times in my life God has sent angels to me. One time while we were driving, I was given a vision of angels mounted on beautiful white horses, and they were traveling along with us beside our automobile. I could see them just like I saw them in heaven, and I could hear them. We had been praying for protection, and my wife was driving.
Suddenly, my spiritual eyes and ears were opened, and I heard one of the angels say to me, "I can go faster than you can." I thought that was strange. And I told my wife. She said she had been thinking, "I wonder what would happen if I put my foot on it." Angels were listening. It is important that we as the children of God, keep our thinking right, keep our words right, and allow God to go into action for us.
ANGELS FOR ALL OF GOD'S PURPOSES
I saw what appeared to be millions and millions of angels for the many purposes that God has intended in heaven. But I was not allowed to see all of them. The angels would not speak to me unless it was the perfect will of God for them to do so. They are totally obedient to God.
Anytime Jesus was near, the angels would stand at attention and look at Him with the greatest adoration. They would fall at His feet if He wanted to speak to them. They were actually there to serve us as children of God and to serve God in whatever capacity He desired. They were energized to do that, they were empowered to do anything that He wanted them to do.
ENTERTAINING ANGELS UNAWARE
I somehow knew that there were other areas of heaven where I could not go and that there were other classes of angels I was not allowed to see different types. I was not allowed to know anything about them. But I do know that some of the angels took the form of people and came to earth. Scripture tells us that we may have shown hospitality to angels without realizing it. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews chapter 13, verse 2. Certainly, we all have heard stories of people believing they have encountered angels in such a way. I saw that the angels who took the form of people actually came from Heaven to do the purpose that God intended.
XVI. CASTLE OF DREAMS
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37 verse 4.
My angel companion to my right said, "I have brought you here to observe this portion of heaven." He said no more. And he wasn't going to. The angel on the left, who usually said very little, bowed his head in deep respect and adoration and began to praise the Lord. I fell silent. I just wanted to do the same thing.
Immediately in front of me was the largest castle I could ever imagine. It was suspended in the air many thousands of feet above ground, and there were mountains all around. It was the most beautiful castle imaginable.
It was completely crystal clear. The castle seemed to extend for miles in all directions. From the outside, you could not see anyone inside, even though you could see right through it. Yet when I went through the massive gates, I saw that it was filled with what looked like thousands of people. These people seemed to be heavenly beings who took care of the business of the castle.
There were also great rooms of books with thousands of angels tending them. Three diamond trees grew in the courtyard. They were smaller than the first one I had seen but just as splendid. The angel said, "Remember this," and suddenly, we were gone. At the time I didn't understand the meaning of the castle.
Later, however, the Lord took me aside and shared it with me. "Remember the Crystal Castle in the Sky?" He asked. "That is the place where the hopes and the dreams of My people are kept and fulfilled."
God keeps the hopes and dreams that He wants to fulfill in our lives.
While I was there, I knew the name of the castle, but it was wiped from my mind. All I know is that there is a place where the hopes and dreams that God gives us are stored for us. The angels became very respectful in the presence of the hopes and dreams God has for us. They bowed low.
"Now it is time for your appointment before the throne."
They bowed low at the very thought. Then they simultaneously stood tall, erect and at attention. The angel spoke to me, "Your time has come to go to the throne."
XVII. THE THRONE OF GOD
Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb. Revelation chapter 7, verse 10.
Instantly, we were at the throne of God. From the moment I got there, I understood that everything in heaven flowed into and out of the throne. It poses like a dynamo. Everything was drawn to the throne. Everything cycled around the throne of God. The Throne building was huge beyond my ability to understand. It was the biggest building in heaven. It looked several hundred miles wide and at least 50 miles tall, and it had a domed roof. There were living statues with flames coming out of them. And there were columns that looked as if they were 30 to 35 feet across.
STEPS TO THE THRONE
Thousands of steps led up to the throne. I don't know the exact number but I do know that each step was significant and prophetic. As we began to go up the stairway I saw hundreds of thousands or perhaps millions of people going into and coming out from the throne. They were worshipping and praising God.
One person said, "He is all I thought He was and much more." I heard someone else say, "I just want to go back so bad." He was answered with, "When God's time is right, you will be back here."
A 1000 STEPS UP
Every step had a purpose. Something was done to me to be able to withstand the presence of God. The closer I got, the more magnificent everything became. Proximity causes tangible things in heaven to become more and more splendid. The entry area or gateway had columns.
The number of Columns was also prophetic. Like everything else, they were huge. And I have no idea how many there were. There were additional columns that were tremendously tall and looked like they were 1000 feet across. They were in the doorway leading into the throne.
Suddenly, we were through the columns. There were millions multiplied by millions of people prostrate on their faces toward the throne of God, which somehow faced every direction at the same time. The Throne looked like it was 25 miles tall. From any part of heaven, you can see the throne of God.
PROSTRATE BEFORE GOD
The throne was still quite a far way off in the distance. But even at this distance, the angels were in awe and were prostrating themselves. I found myself on my face before God. All I wanted to do was worship and praise Him. The throne was made out of some heavenly material. It was crystal clear yet it consisted of what appeared to be gold and ivory and silver, and precious gems and jewels, all sparkling. It gave off what looked like light rays, which came out of the material it was made of. Great waves of glory swept through it, liquid fire going through the building material. The building itself gave off rays of glory. Something had happened to my eyes, and I was able to look at the things of God, or else they would have been too brilliant for my natural eyes.
GOD ON THE THRONE
From this distance, I could tell that there was a Being on the throne, but He was covered with a cloud of glory that radiated from Him and all-consuming enfolding fire. That was the glory of God Himself. He dwelt in a fire of glory. And the fire must have been the same thing Moses saw in the burning bush. Whatever it was, it's surrounded the Being on the throne. I could tell that there was a throne, and I could tell that there was a Being in the fire, and I could tell that He was looking at me.
I felt like a grain of sand on the seashore, and I wanted to crawl under other people. I was actually in the presence of the Almighty God. Such reverential fear fell upon me, not dread, but a reverential fear of actually being in the presence of the Almighty God. Unbelievable. That reverential fear fell on everybody as they got closer and closer to the throne. I could not stand.
Thousands upon thousands of people were going in and out. There were millions of people around the throne worshiping God, some were standing. I'm not sure why, perhaps they had already been lying down or God had instructed them to stand. But most were lying on their faces before God, thanking Him for what He had done for them.
None of us stands before God on our own merits, but only through the righteousness of Christ applied to us.
For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous to bring you to God. First Book of Peter chapter 3, verse 18.
Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God, that is our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. The First book of Corinthians chapter 1, verse 30.
Inside the throne room were seven big pillars. And then there were nine pillars of a substance near to God. I believe they are the gifts of the Spirit. There was an inner court surrounded by pillars. There was also a pavement area with millions of people lying prostrate, some on their backs, all facing the throne. The pavement was like the pavement Jesus had stood on with what seemed like 100,000 acres of inlaid jewels. The Throne had a foundation, but I was not allowed to know more.
COALS FROM THE ALTAR OF GOD
As I got closer to the throne, I noticed an area with a railing. Actually, there were three levels of railings. Humans are not allowed beyond them. The railings are made of gold and some other kind of material that radiates the glory of God and may be the same as the glory of God. Angels stood at the railings.
Around the area were stones that were on fire. Living stones shaped like a potato gave off blue and amber Shekinah glory. They were from the altar of God and roughly two feet in diameter. They looked like they were coals from the altar of God. And on each one of them was a name.
My name was on one of these coals before the altar of God. Again, I was instantly on my face before Him. All I wanted to do for all eternity was give glory, honor, and praise to God. The feeling was multiplied millions of times over, stronger and stronger. But it is the same feeling that I have now on Earth when I am in deep prayer and seeking God. I don't want to come out
THE GLORY OF GOD
While I was in the glory cloud, I was not allowed to look very far. When I would try to lift my head, something would push it back down. It was not as if I could see God clearly. I couldn't. But I could tell there was a Being on the throne.
Again, I never saw God plainly. I was not allowed to see Him except for one of His feet. His foot seemed the size of the United States, and His toe looked the size of Tennessee. I don't understand how this could be, but this was my impression. These are just my words in an attempt to describe the indescribable.
The Word declares: This is what the Lord says, Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Isaiah chapter 66 verse 1.
I understand now how the world could be His footstool. The glory He was clothed with radiated from Him sounding like millions upon millions of dynamos surging current, whooshhhh, whooshhhh.
There was just a surge upon surge of power. Supernaturally I knew that these surges of power were answers to someone's prayer. God answers prayers from His glory.
Then there was a raised area beyond this magnificence. There were beings on the throne and flames went in and out. Around the throne were winged creatures that flew around and around saying, "Holy, holy Lord God Almighty." I actually saw them doing just that, but I can't describe them.
I know that every time they went around the throne, they saw a different aspect of God. He was totally revealed to them. Refer to Isaiah chapter 6 verses 1 through 3. Revelation chapter 4 verses 6 through 8.
Four Rivers flowed from the throne. They came out of the glory cloud and washed over the coals from the altar of God, but did not extinguish them. There was no hissing sound, they could not be put out. The rivers came out as one from the throne, float across the pavement, and then continued on to the areas prepared for them as they became four distinct flowings of water. The small streams looked about half a mile wide, they flowed through heaven and appeared bottomless.
One of the rivers was the flow of the mercy and grace of God.
All this time I saw memorials to the glory of God for what is done. I saw Jesus talking to others, and yet He always seemed to be behind me. There was what looked like a band shell at the throne of God. Jesus was there. He looked at me and I just had to no words. I still cannot describe how I felt as He looked at me. It seemed important to Him that I noticed Him. Everything in heaven notices Him, but for some reason He wanted me to remember this. I looked on Him and He smiled.
There is a scripture that says not to fear those who can destroy the body, but fear Him who can destroy the body and soul in hell. That is God alone. He has the power of eternity.
And fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew chapter 10 verse 28.
In front of the throne, I saw a laver or basin filled with the blood of Jesus.
Liquid plasma waves of glory flowed out from the throne. The hopes and desires of everyone who has ever lived flowed into the throne. And out of the throne flowed God's love and the answers to our prayers. All were there.
I noticed that the people who were in heaven did not necessarily get to see God right away. Sometimes they had to wait for a long time. I think they have to be there for a while to be able to withstand being in His presence.
There is something about eating that fruit and smelling those beautiful leaves as you come into the garden that helps you to withstand the very presence of God to keep you from just melting.
There were waves of liquid love coming out of God. The fragrance would choke you on Earth, but the aroma of God's presence is beautiful beyond belief.
Sometimes in revival services here I have noticed a heavenly fragrance that has been released. We have smelled it many times but not at the intensity that it was in a place called heaven.
Out of the glory of God, I saw a puff of smoke that went by me like a big plane, millions of dynamos. This was my anointing being sent.
I watched the angels who brought prayers. They were given the substance of God's sent with an answer everything. All answers are designed out of His glory. When it is time to leave the throne, you migrate back to what you are to do. Every person has a God-designed purpose.
UNBELIEVABLE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY
I was before the throne for what I thought was a long time but suddenly I was no longer there. I had been carried from the throne because I could not walk. I was glowing with light and could not speak either. But I was not the only one in this state. All who had come from the throne were in about the same condition and all were giving God the glory. Unbelievable peace and tranquility. Indescribable.
Then the angel told me, "You have an appointment with the Lord."
Instantly I was in a park-like setting traveling at the speed of thought towards something like a gazebo (canopy).
XVIII. AND AUDIENCE WITH THE MASTER
The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. First Book of John chapter 4, verse 4.
I heard a voice saying, "You are destined to an audience with the Master."
Jesus stood on a platform in a gazebo. He appeared to weigh about 180 to 190 pounds in earthly terms and He had a reddish-brown beard. He had scars on His face and neck, open wounds that were not healed. His feet were also scarred. He wore a seamless robe of light and was engulfed in a glory cloud of light.
There were seats around the gazebo. The Lord turned and His attention was on something else. When He turned I fell flat on my face. The power of God just knocked me right down. Somehow He stood me on my feet. He must have touched me. The angels were also on their faces. He told them something but I don't remember it.
"Sit. I have somewhat to say to you," He said. There was a golden chair. Again it was shaped like wrought iron.
Jesus told me, "When you were a child, I came to you."
When I was seven years old, I saw Jesus come down on a golden stairway. When I was four years old, I was caught away to heaven while I was at my grandfather's house. My grandfather was quite a gentleman and a Bible reader. He was a protege of evangelist Billy Sunday. They were great friends.
That day, I had gone outside to catch grasshoppers before my grandfather and I were to go fishing because he had told me, "It's my time to pray." He sat praying and watching me from the dining room window. I remember reaching down to pick up a grasshopper and the next thing I knew I was in heaven standing before the throne of God. I'll never forget it. There were royal purple tapestries everywhere and big columns.
Jesus was sitting on the throne. He looked down at me and smiled. He said, "Never drink, never smoke, never sin. There's work for you to do later on."
Then I remember jumping. And I don't know how long I was frozen in that posture. But when I looked up to the window again, I saw that grandpa had a big grin on his face, because he knew what had happened. He had probably prayed for it and then prayed it through. I told him and he was very excited about it.
Now in my heavenly audience with the Master, Jesus said to me, "I have called you as a prophet to the nations. In many ways, you have succeeded. In many ways, the evil one hindered and overcame you, but fear not. I have overcome him. I was there when you were born. I was there when you were four and the evil one tried to destroy you."
As a young child, I had contracted measles, scarlet fever, and other sicknesses. The doctor had given up on me. My mother was rocking me while my dad was in the field plowing. Suddenly the house filled with smoke as if it was on fire, but there was no smell of fire. My mother cried out, 'God, if you spare this boy..." Out of the cloud came two hands that healed me.
"Son, I'm going to take you to the other place." Jesus now said, "I want to do more through you. Richard, I need your help. You were never designed to be more than what you are. This is heaven, where I want My people to come."
Thousands of people were listening to what He was saying to me. He told me about people who are currently in my life and those who would later come into my life. He told me some very personal and private things about my life. He told me some of the heartaches and troubles that I would have, the things I would go through.
"One is and will not be, and one is next to come. Beware, the evil one would send you to wrong people."
Jesus said that the great revivals were about to spring out in His church. He was going to cause great revivals to come in small places, and I would be on earth to see them. He also talked to me about many other things. Holding His hands out flat, He gestured and said, "All is taken and brought together."
XIX. THE OTHER PLACE
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell, Matthew chapter 10, verse 28,
"Come, My Father wills you to see the other place," Jesus said.
Immediately I felt dread and did not want to go.
Jesus looked at me and said, "There is no disobedience in heaven," and I was ready to go.
I knew that because I was with Jesus, I would be perfectly safe. Jesus picked me up and carried me like a baby. There was no fat in His body. It felt as hard as steel. He has all-powerful arms. He is the strongest Being in the universe. Instantly we descended into a gray, nasty stench, like a rotting carcass. I buried my face in His robe.
"You will not want to see," He said, and I was scared.
I had both my arms wrapped around one of Jesus' arms. We descended to a flat area, and I was at the gates of total destruction. I quickly realized that hell is the exact opposite of everything that heaven is.
The gates were as big as the gates in heaven. But these were made of black material. I remember stairs, and there were hideous, grotesque beings as tall as the angels who guarded the gates of heaven.
Some cartoon figures of demons approached, how hideous these creatures were. When they saw the Master, they screamed in horror. There were also flames of punishment. I felt the doom and despair there. I heard people crying out. It seems that demons take people to torture them to the same level of pain the demons themselves are in, or worse. People were naked. There was no one there who is not old enough to know what sin was. There were no babies.
Jesus urged me to tell people what I saw. "I want you to tell others of this place and warn them that unless they are washed in My blood, unless they are born again, this is where they will spend eternity."
There were demons all around screaming, screaming, screaming at the very presence of Jesus. They could not stand to be in His presence. As soon as they saw Him, they screamed and ran in terror.
There were people begging and pleading with Jesus to get them out of there, but He would not hear them because their judgment was fixed. Refer to Hebrews chapter 9, verse 27.
I cannot describe everything I saw because it makes me violently ill. I don't want to remember. But I can tell you that there is an absolute horror. When you die, you have a spiritual body. This spiritual body has the exact properties that your physical body had when you were alive. You are a spiritual being, yet all physical senses are present.
I saw people in hell who were no more than walking skeletons, with the flesh of some kind hanging off of them, rotting off of them. There were maggots, and the smell was unbelievable. People were being raped, serpents ate undigested parts of people. Then the people were restored, and it happened all over again.
I witnessed people being ripped apart by demons, parts of their bodies were hanging on boulders and rocks and the demons would take the parts and eat them and pass them through. And then the body was whole again for the process to be repeated.
A young girl had hot coals forced into her mouth as demons mocked, "You really thought you were getting by with something."
There were groups of people in small cages that were on fire. People were put into small burning cages that were then dipped in a lake of fire. However, their bodies were not consumed. The bodies were never consumed. They were half skeletons, half beings.
Demons poured liquid fire on people. There were what looked like cold pits burning. People had cancer with all its pain and suffering forever. One man had a rotting arm. It took 100 years to rot off. Then it was restored, only to begin rotting off again. There was another man with part of his head blown off from war. He had to keep looking for the rest of his head.
I saw the lake of fire with people in it bobbing around. Every torment you can imagine is multiplied a million times. There are degrees of punishment in hell. The people who are punished the greatest are those who knew the most and didn't do what they should have done. I thought of Hitler and I thought of God's justice.
There was a hole and in the bottom of the hole, demons were chained. When they saw Jesus, they screamed out, "We're coming to get you."
But Jesus said, "No, you won't."
I pleaded, "Please, I don't want any more."
There were pits of hell that were empty, empty now, but waiting for whole nations. It was dark and there were demons and serpents everywhere. The demons inflicted more pain than they were going through themselves.
And they will be going out and look upon the dead bodies of those who rebelled against Me. Their worm will not die, nor will their fire be quenched and they will be loathsome to all mankind. Isaiah chapter 66, verse 24.
Then I saw the place reserved for the devil and his angels. He will have flaming slimy fire over his head for 1000 years. The lake of fire had depths that got worse and worse and worse.
"Son, you have fulfilled what God wanted," Jesus said.
We ascended to the platform again.
I asked, "Who am I going to tell?"
"Tell others about a place called heaven and the other place, the place of separation."
He took my face in His hands and tilted it so that I had to look directly into His face.
Then He said, "Don't ever forget how much I love you and what I have done for you. Never forget how much I love those whom you are going back to and the place I have prepared for them, and how much I love them."
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