I was praying the other night for a sneak peak of heaven. Well, I think I had one. I was looking through some sort of binoculars into a scene unfolding in heaven. I felt the presence of someone near me, I think it was an angel.
The Lord has been gracious to allow me to have a few previews over the years. I have always believed that Christians can “go there” because, well, the holy Word of God says we are there!
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God… (read more)
Here is one of the most profound visions I have had of heaven from many years ago (extremely similar to this young mans experience!):
There I was at the base of this hill with so many children dancing and singing and clapping as Pastor Alan played on this portable piano. We made our way up the hill and into the dance hall.
It was brilliant. If you have ever seen the birds “dancing” in Rio 2 that was as good as I could describe the scene before me. I had never had an interest in dancing before in my life yet I desperately longed to join this dance. How many were apart of it I could not say but it was a joy to watch.
I gathered my courage and simply trusted that I would instinctually know the dance steps as I stepped out to join them.
I fumbled. I stumbled. I was two left feet.
I retreated to the sidelines embarrassed.
I then overheard two ‘angels’ talking about me.
“What a shame”, one said to another.
“Yes, this is because of how he behaved toward Catherine”, the other replied.
And then I woke up.
At the time of this vivid dream I was in a relationship with my now wife Catherine. We were engaged to be married but I was not behaving toward her as a godly young man should. (Besides that I had been introduced to pornography by some Christians at work.)
This dream served as a sober warning. This is the fate of all who refuse to live a holy life. They miss out on so much! As Jonah said, “those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”
“God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives. Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8
(This is the very chapter the Lord gave me in a defining vision early on in my walk with him!)
God is raising up a love army in these last days before his return. Witnesses who will proclaim the Truth and display the Glory of God in beauty and power to bring in the greatest move of God of all time. Yes, these are exciting yet perilous times. You must choose who you will love and serve. Jesus, or… well, any other alternative is the enemy… the devil.
Your choice will result in either great rewards or dire and tragic consequences. We must be pure in heart and not have the slightest hint of sexual immorality! This is not an option. To refuse this is to refuse and reject God and you may find yourself as one whom a holy saint or angel will be thrusting a sword (or rebar!) through when God comes to bring vengeance against all who have refused to surrender to Love!
The kingdom of God is incredibly fun! There is a joy to be had in relationship and partnership with Yeshua the Christ but sin and your ego is not invited to the grace party. If you want to join the dance, then you must, as the Lord once told Jeremiah, “give up your mistaken tone of distrust” and give up your sin. Come to Jesus and leave your self destructive pride and sin behind. A life surrendered to him IS a holy life and with the faith of a child you will embark on the greatest spiritual adventure of your life.
Please join me. I will never judge you for anything you share here with me. I love you as a fellow human being created in the image of God, created to be loved and for a friendship with God who is Love! I only seek to be your friend as well and your well being and joy!
“Seek the LORD while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)
It had so many similarities to dreams I have had. Especially getting struck by the bolt of lightning (my rapture dream), the tunnel formed by clouds (tornado), and the dance party.
Listen and tell me what you think.