Taken to Heaven
It was a Monday night and my parents and I had come to church for evening prayer. I was so discouraged of late because everywhere I looked I saw so many lost souls and so much evil in the world. I couldn’t believe how many “Christians” that are on the path to hell, I was heart broken. But, I knew that the more I came to church and prayed the further the Lord would grow me. I knew if I was faithful, He would encourage me. So, for the first half hour of prayer I just pressed in, I prayed with everything I had. I poured out my broken heart before the Lord; I laid out everything at the feet of Jesus, and asked him to take it all. I asked the Lord to give me strength. I pleaded with him to give me discernment so I won’t be deceived. I have been told, over and over again by so many people to protect my gift and to not be deceived. Satan was trying to use those loving warnings against me, he was trying to make it so that I doubted what the Lord had shown me, and I was falling for it.
When my vision began, I was skeptical to say the least. I saw a hand stretched out to me; it was so incredibly beautiful and bright. I was so paralyzed with the fear of having a false vision that I just kept praying in tongues. After about ten minutes, when the vision didn’t go away or change, I asked the Lord for a sign. I asked that if the vision was from Him, to have someone say “follow him”. Immediately after I asked, everyone’s praying increased in volume by a substantial amount. Suddenly there was a voice; it was soft, but strong, and exceedingly rich. It had so much depth and tone to it, as it said “Follow Me”. There was no doubt in my mind after that. The devil may be the king of lies, but he isn’t capable of giving the awe-inspiring peace and calm that Jesus brings. He can’t impersonate the vast and true beauty of Christ, which is outside the realm of human understanding.
After I heard that, I reached out my hand and took the hand of Jesus. He is so far past being just beautiful; He is so awe-inspiring, so stunning, and so exquisite. Above all, He radiates an implausible light. He is so elevated, and majestic. His shoulders are broad, and his hair is long but only to about his shoulders. His robe is made out of the most extraordinary fabric; it was smoother then silk. And it is so intricately designed, yet is still inconceivably simple and humble. Once I took his hand we were directly taken to heaven. I’m just going to pause and say, Wow, it is so incredible. Heaven was the most extraordinary place; it just to my breath away, literally I stopped breathing for a moment. The streets gleam! When people say that the streets are made out of gold, that doesn’t even begin to describe them; they glisten and sparkle. They are polished to perfection, and they just flicker, flash, and glitter in the light. In the distance, there was a colossal tree; it looked exceptionally strong, and strikingly beautiful. As we started walking down the streets of gold, I saw these marvelous mansions. They were made out of dazzling stones and precious metals. They were wonderful! By far they were the most incredible structures I have ever seen, nothing on earth can even compare.
Lake of Tears
He then took me to the lake of tears. This wasn’t just a minute pond, it was massive; and it extended out into the far distance. It didn’t even resemble water; it almost looked like a lake that was made out of fire. Yet, it didn’t give off any heat at all and wasn’t red, yellow, or orange. Liquid mercury is the best earthly substance that it even resembles; but it is still more like a swirling and flaming silver fire. It was hauntingly beautiful. I gazed up at Jesus; and though I only saw the outline of His face, you can’t comprehend how beautiful and majestic He is. I then looked down at the sand, and reached out to touch it. It was the softest thing I have ever felt. It was smoother than silk, and when it ran through my fingers it seemed so light that it almost felt like air. I glanced back at Jesus, and He pointed out at the lake and scenes from my life appeared. They were the hardest parts in my life, the moments of hardship, the moments of sadness, the moments when I felt the most alone. Moments when I felt hopeless, moments when I almost gave up, and moments when I just didn’t know how I was going to go on. When I was far from happiness and hope; He showed me how in every moment He was there. He showed me how He intervened and helped me. He showed me how He picked me up and carried me; how I was never alone. He showed me how close I came to giving up, and how He just picked me up and cradled me. How He protected me from so much, how He saved me. It was the most humbling and amazing thing.
You Are Never Alone
I had never realized how much of a presence the Lord had in my life. I felt like I was weeping, so I reached up to dry my eyes. There were no tears, my eyes where totally dry. I was so confused so I looked to Jesus, and before I could even ask Him, He answered my question and said, “My child, there are no tears shed in heaven.” Wow, just wow, I can’t even wrap my head around that. How is there a place with no tears, a place with no sadness? A place of complete joy and happiness; a place of perfect peace?
All of a sudden we where no longer at the lake of tears, we were in a storage room with thousands of shelves that were stacked full of vases. I had seen vases like these before in a vision; these vases are shaped like tear drops, and are made out of a fantastic crystal. They shimmered and twinkled with the rainbow, almost like the stars do. All of the walls were lined with vase filled shelves, and they reached up into the sky so far that I couldn’t even see a roof.
As I was looking around me in awe, the Lord spoke, “I am showing you this so that you will know that you are never alone. I made you, and I love you more then you could ever know. You are my child, and a father never leaves his children alone, neither shall I. Every tear you cry, I catch and store forever. I know the number of how many tears you have ever shed; I know every story behind you. I know every heartbreak, and every sorrow. I know the number of heart beats that make up your life. I know how many breaths you will breathe, I am here with you through it all. I have never left you alone, and I never will. The world will hurt and betray you, as they did me, but I will never harm you. If you follow me, I will stay with you all the days of your life, because I love you. I know everything, I am there always; you are never alone.”