Chapter 1 - My First Transit to Heaven

Romans 9:1

"I say the truth in Christ; I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost."

1 Corinthians 1:3

"Grace be unto you (that read this testimony) and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ."

Revelation 1:3

"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophesy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is short."

Retreat Preparation and Expectation

The visit of the Lord Jesus Christ to me was during the Deeper Life National Easter Retreat 2003, held in Takum Region, Taraba State. The Retreat had the caption: EXPERIENCING THE HOLY SPIRIT. When we saw this caption, some brethren and I decided to seek the face of the Lord so that something definite would happen during the Retreat. We embarked on prayer and fasting and night vigils. At this time I was in the neighbouring Wukari Region, thinking to attend the Easter Retreat there. But the Region Overseer of Takum Region visited Wukari and asked me to come over to Takum to attend the Easter Retreat there in order to assist the Region youth coordinator in the youth camp. I obeyed him and went to Takum for the Retreat. There in Takum we still gave ourselves to prayer. Our expectation was high. We were expecting the visitation of the Holy Spirit. The Retreat began on Wednesday 23rd and ended on Sunday 27th April, 2003.

The Inner Voice of the Lord

There was rainfall the first night of the Retreat. The tempo in the camp was low. The revival we expected was not seen, even to the second day. I called the attention of the youth coordinator on the third day, being Friday, and expressed my feelings to him. I said, "This is now the third day of the Retreat and we seem not to have seen any special move of God." He assured me that from that Friday night we would see the special move of God. We both comforted ourselves. That Friday night after retiring from the camp I went to the hostel to rest. I decided to do my quiet time that night against the following morning because I feared I might become so busy that I might not find ample time for it. Besides I did not want to rush it the following morning. I read Isaiah 59. When I came to verse 20 where it says:

"And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord."

The Lord spoke to me through a still small voice in my heart saying,

"I will be visiting your camp tomorrow."

The impression I received was so deep. I though that it was just a thought that dashed at my heart. I lay down and slept after my quiet time. I woke up as early as between 4.00 to 5.00 a.m. the following morning to prepare. I still had time to pray and to seek the face of the Lord. I got the impression of Christ's visit to our camp that day so fresh and deeper than that of the previous night. He told me once again through the inner voice that He would be visiting our Retreat Camp. I worshipped the Lord. Then I took my bath and went to the tent of meeting.

The Appearance of Jesus and Two Angels to me

When I arrived at the youth tent of meeting, I called the attention of the prayer warriors and told them that the Lord had told me He would be visiting "Zion and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob." I assured them that since the Lord had promised to visit our camp today, the revival we were expecting had come. We did not pray again. We went into singing and praising God. We sang this chorus: "He is alive. Amen." We took about an hour singing this song and worshipping the Lord. After that we entered into the tent of meeting. The programme for that day went on. I was highly expecting a revival. The youth Bible study held in groups. After the Bible study the youths came together for the summary, which was being done by a brother. I sat with the youth coordinator at the veranda of the auditorium. We were discussing. We were preparing for the question and answer session that would follow. The youth coordinator asked me to suggest the names of some brethren who would handle the question and answer session. I suggested the names of some three brethren. He asked me to include my name to make up the fourth person. I objected to this. He insisted and I yet objected to it and gave the reason: "It is necessary to give other people the chance to develop. As a student I am not always here. If others have the opportunity to develop there will be continuity in the work."

My jotter, biro and Bible were in my hand while this discussion was going on. Suddenly my eyes opened! I saw three personalities all dressed in white. They were supernatural personalities, looking bright and brilliant. The glory and splendour of God overshadowed them. The Person in the middle was distinct from the other two. The glory, splendour and brightness that surrounded Him were so much. I tried to look into His face but was unable by reason of the brightness. The brightness of His face was as that of the sun at midday. I was afraid in my heart and wondered what I should do. I heard a still small voice saying, "Remember, the Lord told you He was visiting your camp. This is He coming, be calm." I summoned courage and sat still. The three personalities came to me. The one in the middle held my right hand and said,

"I am Jesus Christ. I am He that was dead; but I am alive forever more. Brother Michael My son, I have come to take you home to show you the glory of my Kingdom in response to your prayer. Come over."

Revelation 1:18

"I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death."

I dropped my Bible, jotter, biro and the paper in my hand and stood up. As we were going I saw one of my friends, one of the prayer warriors, standing by. I beckoned at him with the hand and he followed me. He did not know he was following these three personalities and me. We entered the youth prayer warriors' room. There I knelt down. The Lord repeated His statement,

"I am Jesus Christ. I am He that was dead; but I am alive forever more. I am taking you home to show you the glory of My kingdom, in response to your prayer. You may come back or may not come back. In case you do not come back, tell this your friend to tell the youth coordinator to continue to do what he is doing and to stand fast on holiness and righteousness: because that is the only thing that can take a person to heaven. Let him keep on operating according to the standard he has been operating on."

I told my friend, "I am going home. But this is what the Lord told me to tell the youth coordinator." I gave him the message to the youth coordinator. I said, "My friend, I am going home. Take good care of your Christian life. Bye, till we meet again." I was not sick. I was very healthy. Since he did not understand what was going on, he asked why I was speaking like that: "You are too young to speak of going home," he scolded. At this juncture, I did not understand what happened next.

The Journey to Heaven

I understood later by eyewitnesses that I fell down and died. But what I saw was that my spirit came out of my body. I put on a glorious body, shining brightly like theirs. I was also dressed in white. We took off to heaven. As we were going up through the sky, I saw one brightly beautiful place ahead of us. I tapped the Lord Jesus Christ to call his attention. I asked, "My Lord, which is that very beautiful place I am seeing ahead of us?" He said,

"My son, that is the place I have prepared for them that love Me from the time I departed from the earth. Don't worry, My son, we will soon arrive there."

John 14:1-3

1 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.

2 In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

Revelation 21:5, 7:

5 "And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son."

Suddenly, we arrived at the beautiful gate. The gate was exceedingly beautiful and magnificent. It was very high. It was built with precious stones of no earthly comparison, glittering and shining. I cannot here describe the splendour of that gate because of the unavailable descriptive words in human language. All I can say about the beauty of heaven will give you just a glimpse, a title of it. The words to use to describe the beauty of heaven are not yet available to man. When we arrived at the gate I saw two mighty angels with books in their front. Immediately we arrived at the gate these angels left what they were doing and swiftly bowed down simultaneously and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:6

"And again, when He bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, He saith, And let all the angels of God worship Him."

These two angels called my name and said, "Brother Michael, you are welcome." They returned back to their work. I saw these angels writing things and cleaning some writings. The Lord told me that they were writing down the names of new converts and cleaning the names of backsliders from the book of life.

Luke 10:20

"Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."

Exodus 32:33

"And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book."

Revelation 3:5

"He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels."

The Kingly Welcome of Jesus Into the Heavenly City

At the beautiful gate with Jesus I was hearing goodly music of indescribable inspiration. The melody was excellently perfect. When we walked into the heavenly city with Jesus Christ, this music momentarily ceased. This I understood was in honour of the King of the kingdom who had just come in, the Lord Jesus Christ. I saw the beauty of heaven with my eyes. Heaven is a place of indescribable beauty. It is the perfection of beauty. Heaven is the city of the living God. It is glorious and majestic. There are no tears or weeping in heaven. Heaven does not know sorrow. It is filled with eternal life. When I entered into heaven I had automatic joy flooding within my soul. My heart forgot everything in the world from where I was coming. I saw that there was an automatic forgetfulness of the past. I could not remember that I was from the Retreat Camp. I was not able to remember anything about the world by reason of the overwhelming joy of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-4

1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

I saw also the holiness of heaven. Heaven is too holy to accommodate sinners. Nothing impure and that is defiled can enter into heaven.

Revelation 21:27

"And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

The books I saw with the angels at the gate were mightier than any books on earth. At the gate with Jesus, before entering in, we stood quiet. A big company of angels came and bowed down and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ in honour of the arrival of the King of the kingdom. The angels then ushered us into heaven. When we entered through the pearly gate into heaven, all activities in heaven momentarily ceased. Heaven became so quiet.

Philippians 2:9-11

9 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

The Throne of God

All of a sudden Jesus Christ disappeared; I did not see Him again. However I did not ask the angels about it. We were walking on the street of gold. I was seeing my own image on the floor. Every thing in heaven is bright, shining and beautiful. The angels are swift and fast in action. They are strong supernatural beings endued with divine strength. Their eyes were bright and shining.

Psalm 103:20

"Bless the Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word."

O, what joy it was to know that heaven was mine! What a beautiful city! While walking on the street of gold along with the angels, in a moment of time, the angels led me to where Jesus was sitting. He was sitting on the throne. No tongue can describe how the throne looked like. The floor of it was built with precious stones. The throne was high and lifted up. The ray of light coming out of the throne was brighter than the sun shining in its full brightness. When I arrived at the throne I bowed down along with the two angels and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ. I tried to look into the throne but could not because of its brightness.

Hebrews 1:8

"But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom."

John 10:30

"I and My Father are one."

I saw many elderly saints sitting about the throne. These I understand from the book of Revelation to be the twenty-four elders. I also saw some living creatures. They were so fearful to look upon. I was frightened by their sight and did not look at them the second time. Their duty day and night was to shout with a loud voice saying,

"Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is, and is to come."

When they said this, the elderly saints or twenty four elders removed the golden crowns upon their heads and cast them before the throne and prostrated and worshipped Him that sat on the throne and said,

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

I also heard a voice saying,

"Worthy, worthy, worthy, is the lamb that was slain."

This was the continual duty of the living creatures and the elderly saints about the throne.

Revelation 4:6-11

6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10 They four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

Praises and Worship in Heaven

I heard praises and worship in heaven. I never saw those who were rendering the praises and worship of the Almighty God. I asked the angel to allow me join them in the praises and worship, but he refused. It pained my heart to be denied that privilege. The voices of praises and worship which I heard were sharp, coming up as the voice of one person. There was harmony and proper co-ordination. The inspiration of the praises and worship and the glory of the music ascended up to the throne. Such praises and worship cannot be described. The music cannot be compared to any music here in the world. The music was greatly inspired. The worship brought tears of joy to my eyes. The music put smiles, joy, gladness and happiness on all faces in heaven. The praises were thrilling, glorious and attractive. As the melody and music went on, I saw some substances as round objects, very bright, come and hang on the throne and they were dangling according to the melody of the music. I tapped the angel with me and asked what those substances were.

He said, "Are you hearing the songs, music and melody going on? These come from there and hang about the throne, signifying that God has accepted the praises." The praises were coming from pure and holy hearts.

Psalm 48:1

"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness."

The Lord's Voice Thundered From the Throne

Then I heard the voice of Him that sat on the throne speaking like a thunder, saying to me,

"My son Brother Michael, this city is prepared only for those that love Me with all their hearts. I am He that was dead; but I am alive. I will show you the glory of this kingdom."

Mark 12:29-31

29 And Jesus answered and said unto him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."

The Lord stood up and came to me. At this time I could see Him, touch Him and feel Him. He held my right hand and we walked a short distance away from the throne. He was in the front holding my right hand. The two angels going along with us were one on my right hand side and the other on my left. We all arrived at a small river in heaven. Jesus Christ stood on the brink of that river and said,

"This is the river of the water of life."

The water was clean and clear as crystal. The water was shining as glass. I saw our images on the surface of the river. Jesus again said,

"This is the clean water I sprinkle upon believers as they come to me every day."

Revelation 22:1

"And He shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb."

Ezekiel 36:25

"Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you."

Again Jesus said,

"My Father has given this place into My hand."

Truly I cannot say everything I heard and saw in my encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.

God's Everlasting Love for Man

By the side of the river of the water of life Jesus asked me a question,

"My son Brother Michael, do you know that I love man with an everlasting love?"

I did not respond to that question. He stretched out His right hand and I saw a scroll in His hand. He quoted Jeremiah 31:3

"The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."

Then Jesus said,

"I love man with an everlasting love. I created man in My image, after My likeness. I did not create any other creature after My likeness, except man. I have an everlasting love for man. When I created man he had no life in him. I breathed into his nostrils and man became a living soul. I also clothed man with all My natures and attributes. I did this for man because of the everlasting love I have for him. Man is the crown of all My creation. I gave him dominion over all the things I created. But man rebelled."

Genesis 1:26-31

26 And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have giving every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."

When Jesus Christ said, "But man rebelled," He bowed down His head and started weeping. I saw tears running from His eyes. When I saw my Saviour weeping, I had no choice than to join Him weeping. He continued,

"But man rebelled and went against My command-ments. Man sinned against Me. It was like man slapped Me on My face. I was badly wounded in My heart. I made a promise immediately to bring man back to Me, because My love for man is an everlasting love."

Genesis 3:11-15

11 "And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me and I did eat.

14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise His heel."

Jesus continued,

"Man became so wicked on earth that the imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. I said, My Spirit would not continue to strive with man. I was not happy with that generation. And I said I would destroy man with an everlasting destruction. I was not pleased; so I wiped out that generation."

Genesis 6:5-7

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.

7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repented Me that I have made them."

Jesus continued,

"I also sent them My servant Moses. I respect My holy servant Moses. I put My Spirit in him in full measure. Apart from My Spirit in Him I gave him My law to give to the people so as to bring man back to Myself; because My love for man is an everlasting love. Yet they murmured against My holy servant Moses and rebelled against Me, the Holy One of Israel.

Numbers 14:27

"How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me."

"Why am I doing all these things?"

Jesus asked me. He gave the answer Himself.

"Because my love for man is an everlasting love. Nevertheless I destroyed them not, because of the covenant I made with them.

I sent them kings, priests, and prophets to bring them back to Me. I sent them My holy prophet Jeremiah. I respect My servant Jeremiah. I put My spirit in him in full measure. Apart from this I gave him My word to give to the people. But very unfortunately, the people, which I created told My respected prophet saying, ´As for the word God gave to you to give to us, we will not obey it'."

Jeremiah 44:15-17

15 Then all the men which knew that there wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelled in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,

16 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil."

Jesus started crying. He cried like a child that was beaten with stripes. He screamed,

"Man which I created, the crown of My creation!"

When I saw Jesus crying I had no choice than to cry along with Him.

The Sacrificial Death of Jesus Christ

Jesus continued,

"The people I created abused Me to My face. They rejected Me their Saviour and killed My holy prophets. But because of the everlasting love I have for man I finally came down to the earth. I came down in a humble way. I came to My own but they received Me not. The people I love with an everlasting love rejected Me. Then I brought in the Gentile nations. I was scrutinized by mortal men. I was persecuted. I was beaten with many stripes. I was spat upon. I was scourged and mocked. A crown of thorns was laid on My head. I was crucified. My side was pierced with a spear."

Matthew 26:14-68; 27:1-50

Isaiah 9:6

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace."

Luke 2:10-12

10 "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."

John 1:10, 11

10 "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.

11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not."

When He finished the statement, "I was crucified." Immediately I saw the scene of His earthly crucifixion. I saw Him as He was nailed to the cross. I saw blood flowing down from His hands and feet. I saw a fresh wound at His side where He was pierced and blood was gushing out from there. I saw the crown of thorns on His head. I saw blood running down from His head. I was viewing this scene together with Him. He was weeping. He spread out His hands and said,

"All this I did for man, because I have an everlasting love for him. Yet the best way for man to reward Me is by wickedness, stubbornness, rebellion, iniquity and transgression. I lavished My love on man because I have everlasting love for him. There is nothing that is supposed to be done that has not been done for the salvation of man from sin. Yet man slaps Me on My face by committing sin every day."

Isaiah 65:2, 3

2 "I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walk in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

3 A people that provoketh Me to anger continually to My face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of bricks."

He asked me to look at His pierced side and I did. He said,

"This fountain of blood will continue to flow until the last day."

Zechariah 13:1

"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness."

Matthew 26:28

"For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."

With tears on His face, Jesus asked methis question:

"What else does man need in order to be saved from sin?"

I could not answer that question. He went further to say,

"My people do not take Me by My word. They confess sins everyday, yet they remain sinners. They do not believe that My precious blood, which was shed on the cross in My vicarious death, can set them free from sin and the power of sin. I HAVE MADE THE FINAL SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD. If there were any sinner that I had not died for, I would have come back the second time to die for him. But I have died for all and have paid the final redemption price for all. Why is man still in sin? I did all this because of My everlasting love for man. Yet man pays Me back in wickedness and rebellion. I commended My love towards them in that while they were yet sinners I died for them. My love for man is unconditional. Man did not merit or deserve it. I left My glory in heaven, My Father's throne, My honour and joy. I left everything just because of My love for man. As if that were not enough, when I departed from the world, I sent down the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.

I raised up apostles and anointed them to preach in their own time, which they were faithful in doing. They were faithful to Me. After the apostles I anointed saints of various generations to preach to the people of their time. I also raised up men and put My Spirit in them in full measure. I anointed them to preach Christ the crucified, the only One that can save man from sin. These I did to bring man back to Myself; even though many of these My servants disappointed Me."

When He said this, He bowed His head and wept. He continued,

"All these I did for man because of the love I have for him. Yet man pays Me back in rebellion, wickedness and stubbornness.

Due to this love I have for man, today I give mortal men like you the privilege to come alive to heaven. (Jesus tapped me and said, "Not only you, My son.") I raise men from all over the world to come up alive to see the depth and the height of My love for man and also to go and warn man of the impending danger of hell fire. Yet man hates Me more and more.

2 Chronicles 36:15, 16

15 "And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by His messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because He had compassion on His people, and on His dwelling place:

16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy."

Everlasting Destruction Decreed Against Rebellious Man

Jesus said,

"Look at the world today, how many people are serving Me in righteousness, holiness and truth?"

I did not answer Him, because I could not tell the situation. Then Jesus said,

"Therefore, I will destroy man with an everlasting destruction."

He quoted II Thessalonians 1:8-10:

8 "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;

10 When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day."

All this while Jesus was crying like a baby. He said,

"I will destroy man with an everlasting destruction. Since I showed him My everlasting love and man rejected it, I will destroy him with an everlasting destruction for rejecting My everlasting love."

Romans 2:4-6

4 "Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leaded thee to repentance?

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds."

Jesus Speaks of the Present Situation of the Church

By the side of that river in heaven, Jesus asked me this question:

"My son, do you know the situation of the church, the bride of the Lamb?"

I answered, "No, My Lord." He said,

"Come and I will show you."

In a twinkling of an eye we were at a place near a mansion in heaven. He suddenly pointed His hand down to a particular place on earth. When He did so He removed His eyes from there immediately. What I saw down on earth was a very large auditorium filled to capacity where worship and praises were going on. When I saw this I exclaimed, "My Lord, the church is on fire, worshipping You in Spirit and truth and expecting Your imminent return!" He immediately exclaimed with tears in His eyes:

"No, My son, look very well!"

I Samuel 16:6, 7

6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before Him.

7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart."

Then I looked at them diligently. He did not want to look at them together with me because of the situation of that congregation. When I looked intently at them I saw that the people praising and worshipping were doing so in chains. Their hands were chained. Their feet were also chained. I saw that the chains in their hands were connected to a yoke of iron around their necks. On the head of some of them I saw heavy loads of sins. Their necks bent to one side. They were looking so tired as people needing help. Some of them had dark faces. On some of their faces I saw various types of sins written: wickedness, pride, disobedience, and so on

Matthew 15:7-9

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.

9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

Ezekiel 14:2-3

2 "And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?"

Ezekiel 33:30-32

30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.

31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not."

I also saw a dark image walking about in the congregation and saying, "These are my people. I keep them here in bondage. They are busy here, thinking they are serving God, but are not; and they cannot leave this place." He was saying this boastfully. The praises and worship in this congregation were different from that which I saw around the throne. They were bad, coming from people who were in chains of sins and Satan. They were not worshipping with pure and holy hearts. The dark personality was moving up and down among them, beating his hand in his chest in a boast.

Jesus said,

"This is the situation of the church which I am supposed to present pure and holy to My Father. My own church has become a place of bondage. A lot of atrocities and wickedness are being done in the church. Ministers of the gospel are committing outright sins and are offering strange fire before My holy mountain, like the sons of Aaron who offered strange fire before Me. It is high time that judgment would begin in the house of the Lord."

He quoted Isaiah 42:13, 14:

"The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: He shall cry, yea, roar; He shall prevail against His enemies.

14 I have long time holden My peace; I have been still, and refrained Myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once."

Jesus said,

"If I destroyed the sons of Aaron for offering strange fire before My holy mountain, surely I will destroy them. But I am the God of mercy; go and warn them. Tell them that Truth, Righteousness, and Holiness are the only things that will qualify a person for entry into heaven. Go and warn those preachers. They must repent and turn away from wickedness; because I have long time holden my peace, but now will I cry. Many of them have denied the power of godliness; but that is the only way they can qualify to enter into My glorious kingdom. Go and warn man. I am sending you to the ends of the earth. I will stand by you. Go and tell him that I still love him. Tell him the way of Righteousness, Truth and Holiness of life, is the way that enters into heaven."

Jeremiah 23:9-32; Ezekiel 13:1-10, 22.

Jeremiah 23:14

"I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto Me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah."

God's Programme for This Age

On that side of heaven Jesus said,

"My Son, I have a programme for the world. When I begin My programme for this generation, all the programmes of nations, all the programmes of churches, all the programmes of man and any other programme in the world will cease to take effect. Come and see."

In a moment of time we appeared in a mansion that looked like an office. In the mansion I saw angels dressed in white robes. I also saw holy saints. They all looked alike. They were dressed in white and with glorious bodies. I saw files and they were busy writing in them. Jesus showed me a chart and said, "The only thing remaining in God's programme for this age as you can see in this chart is the imminent return of Jesus to rapture the saints. The saints in heaven are ready. Angels are ready. Everything in heaven is set for the coming home of the saints on earth in the rapture. I have finished the mansions, but very unfortunately, man is not yet ready. The church is not yet ready for heaven. I am only waiting for the Father's command to go and bring the saints home."

2 Peter 3:9

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Revelation 22:7, 20

7 "Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

Jesus asked me to look around. And truly I saw that the angels and saints in heaven were busy preparing for the homecoming of the church, the bride of Christ. I heard a cry from among the heavenly saints, "When shall our brethren come and meet us?" Then Jesus said,

"Hear it; the saints are actually sighing for their brethren in the earth."

He continued,

"My Spirit shall not continue to strive with the spirit of man. I cannot continue to behold the wickedness going on in the earth. Anytime My Father tells Me to come I will come, no matter how few the saints are. I will come and take them home and close My programme for this generation.

Psalm 24:3-6

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in His holy place?

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek Thy face, O Jacob. Selah."

Matthew 5:8

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

Jesus continued,

"The mansions are ready, but it is unfortunate that the bride of the Lamb, the beloved of the Lord, is not yet ready, not yet prepared and made holy for the coming of the bridegroom."

Ephesians 5:25-27

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;

26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."

Jesus said emphatically,

"This church age, the time of the gentiles, this generation, is the last generation."

In that mansion that looked like an office He directed my attention to the busy activities of the angels and the saints, as they were busy putting things in order in anticipation of the arrival of the saints from the earth. I saw them really in high preparation for the coming home of the saints. He showed me a scroll and said,

"This generation will not pass away until all that is written in this scroll is fulfilled."

The Narrow Way to Heaven

He said,

"My son, come."

We swiftly appeared at the gate. As He stretched out His right hand, I saw the narrow way leading to heaven and He said,

"This way can accommodate only you in Christ and Christ in you. If you carry any other thing this way cannot accommodate you. This is the way of Truth, Righteousness and Holiness. Many are taking the other way. That other way is the way of the multitudes. But this is the only way to heaven. It is a narrow way and only few find it."

Matthew 7:13, 14

13 "Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

At that gate, we stood for a long time before I saw a saint on earth coming along that way to heaven. It took another long time before I saw another saint coming along that way to heaven. When the saint from the earth entered into heaven I heard a shout of acclamation and joy; a soul had entered into heaven! There were usually shouts of joy when a soul entered into heaven. Speaking more of this narrow way, Jesus continued,

"This narrow way is the way of Truth, Righteousness and Holiness."

He quoted Isaiah 33:15-17:

15 "He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

17 Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off."

Jesus said,

"If any man desires to enter into heaven I am the only Way, the Truth and the Life. Go and tell man I still love him."

John 14:6

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven giving among men, whereby we must be saved."

Multitudes on the Broad Way to Hell Fire

Also at that gate He stretched out His left hand and I saw the broad way. I saw multitudes of people: little children, youths, men and women of all races: black, white etc. I had perfect understanding there. I saw the rich and the poor, the nobles and kings of the earth. The density of people walking along that way, I can best compare to the multitudes of people I saw in Oshodi market, Lagos, Nigeria. They were pressing on one another, overtaking each other. I saw that their movement was not freely. There was a strong force pulling them towards the direction they were going. Then I asked the Lord Jesus, "Where are these people going to?" He answered,

"They are on their way to hell. These are people I created for My own glory, but now they are on their way to eternal destruction."

Psalm 9:17

"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."

When I heard this I fell down and was crying. I pleaded, "Don't destroy them, Lord! Don't destroy them, Lord!!" He responded in tears,

"But they hated Me. How can I allow some one who does not love Me to come into My kingdom? This people have I formed to show forth My praise, but they are now going into eternal damnation."

Jesus was crying like a baby.

Ezekiel 33:11

"Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?"

A Preacher Died on Earth and was Coming Towards the Gate of Heaven

Right there at the gate with Jesus a preacher died that Saturday, 26th April, 2003, between 1:00-4:00 p.m. and was coming towards the gate. Afar off when I saw him he was dressed in white. This is the garment of Truth, Righteousness and Holiness, which Christ gives the believer.

Psalm 132:16

"I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy."

Psalm 132:9

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy."

Isaiah 61:10

"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels."

Revelation 3:4

"Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy."

Ecclesiastes 9:8

"Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment."

From the place I was standing I could not see any spot in him. He was coming toward the gate of heaven with excitement. He wanted to walk in through the gate, but the angels shouted at him and commanded him to stop. He was asked, "Where are you going to?" "I want to enter into heaven," he replied.At this time Jesus fastened His eyes on him and said to him,

"When I saved you from your sins, I gave you a garment of Righteousness and Holiness of life. I warned you against defiling this garment. Your garment is now spotted with the world. This was not the garment I gave you when I saved you."

Revelation 16:15

"Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."

What I saw on his garment was one spot around his chest. Jesus looked at him and said,

"The Father is Holy. I am holy, the Spirit is holy; the angels are holy. The saints in heaven are holy. All the living creatures in heaven are holy. Above all heaven has been dedicated unto holy living. Nothing that is defiled, or that worketh abomination or that maketh or loveth a lie shall in any wise enter into it. Therefore, man, you cannot enter into heaven."

Jesus quoted James 1:27

"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the world."

This man's garment was spotted with the world. He could not enter into heaven. The man was a preacher of holiness, but was not able to enter into heaven because his garment of holiness and righteousness was spotted with the world.

1 John 2:14-17

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 The world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."

The man was trying to plead with Jesus Christ. Jesus was looking at him sorrowfully. While he was trying to plead for his soul, a mighty wind came on him and carried him to hell fire. I could see the man moving in the air as light as a piece of paper. When he fell into hell, it was as if a big stone was thrown into a body of water. I saw the flames of hell rose up as he sank into it. That was the end of that man, the preacher who had been preaching for years here in the world.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 "Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity."

1 Corinthians 9:27

"But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."

Unchangeable Standard for Heaven

Then Jesus said,

"My standard of Truth, Righteousness and Holiness has not changed for any race, any people, any generation. The holiness I give a believer is the holiness that sets his mind on things above and not on things on the earth. It is the holiness that gives him the privilege to serve Me acceptably and to live above the influence of the world."

Matthew 24:35

"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away."

Colossians 3:1-6

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are death, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things´ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience."

Another Believer Died and was Coming Toward the Gate of Heaven

After the preacher had gone to hell, while we were still standing there, another believer died and was coming towards the gate. In a distance I could see spots all over his white garment. When he came, Jesus looked at him and said,

"When I saved you from your sins I gave you a robe of Righteousness and Holiness of life. But now your garment has been spotted with modern Christianity. You carried counterfeit experiences and were going about with them, which did not help you. You threw away the garment I gave you. This was not the garment I gave you."

That believer stood before the Lord in deep sorrow and was weeping. Jesus told him,

"The holiness I give a believer is the holiness that purifies his heart and enables him to serve God in true righteousness and holiness all the days of his life. Therefore nothing that defileth, or is abominable or that loveth or maketh a lie can enter into heaven. The Father is holy. I, the Son, am holy. The Spirit is holy. The angels, saints and all living creatures of heaven are holy. Above all heaven has been dedicated to holy living. Heaven is too holy to accommodate you. You cannot enter into it."

Again a mighty wind came on him and blew him into hell fire. He landed in hell. That was his end. Jesus told me He had determined not to compromise entry qualification into heaven, which is Righteousness, Truth and Holiness, though men are changing.

Revelation 21:27

"And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomina-tion, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

Ezekiel 36:25-28

25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments and do them."

Psalm 51:6, 7, 10

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden parts thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."

The First Time I Went With Jesus to Hell

Then Jesus said we should go to hell. In a twinkling of an eye we arrived in hell with the two accompanying angels. I cannot vividly describe hell and the sufferings of its occupants. The words to use to describe the nature of hell and the degree of the torments and sufferings of its victims are not available to man on earth. Besides my knowledge of the available vocabulary is so little that the effort I shall make to describe hell is as the effort one makes to ascertain the quantity of sand in the seashore by counting the grains. I have the same problem in describing the beauty of heaven. The horror of hell is great. What I saw in hell scared me. I lost my strength and fell down. I became more afraid of God. I heard the agonizing cries of the damned. I heard some, pleading in their torments, "Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, Lord." This was their continual prayer.

Hebrews 10:31

"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

Life in hell is of great pity and horror. I saw people crying and gnashing their teeth.

Matthew 25:30

"And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Their faces looked older than their age because of their great torments and sufferings. I could see as if people were swimming inside the flames of hell. When hell roared and quaked, it took those in its surface down to its bottom vice versa. There are torments and sufferings in hell. I saw the burning flames of fire with people in it. I saw children, men, women; educated, uneducated, rich, poor, etc. They were crying and repenting. I heard cry coming from those who were in the depth of hell. I heard the cry of children, of the young and the old. I saw the way those in torments breathe. Their breathing was that of gasping for air as one in his dying moment. Some of them, due to their great cries, their tongues were lying outside like dogs. Some their eyeballs were as if they were falling from their sockets. Those in torments breathe in as if drawing their last breath. But this remains their state forever. Since there is no air in hell, what they breathe in and out is the burning flame of fire. The remembrance of the past privileges they had to accept the Saviour Jesus Christ which they ignored or rejected on earth, adds to their torment and sorrow. I saw them in great agony, gnashing their teeth. I saw that people were pressing themselves in hell. Hell through its quaking and roaring changes the positions of the occupants. Life in hell is of agony. The occupants are restless. Hell is in complete darkness.

Mark 9:43-48

43 "And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

Torments by the Fallen Angels in Hell

I saw fallen angels with whips, beating and tormenting the victims of hell. These fallen angels looked cruel. One could read wickedness from their faces. Apart from their tormenting words and works I also saw big worms in hell which bore their ways through the bodies of the victims. The burning flames never affected these worms. All these while as we were there Jesus was crying. He said, "I formed these people for My glory, but they are now languishing in the eternal torments of hell."

A Woman Died on Earth and Landed in Hell

When we were there a woman died on earth and landed in hell. One of the fallen angels carried a big dagger, lifted it up and thrust it into her back. The woman screamed in great pain and started confessing her sins: "I was a gossiper, a liar, a talebearer, etc." He yelled at her, "Shut up! When you were in the world you had the privilege of accepting that Righteous man into your life (pointing to our direction) but you rejected it. If I had that same privilege I would have changed my own destiny. But my own destiny is sealed and I am doomed for eternity. That is why I am here."

I asked Jesus Christ one question, "You love man with an everlasting love; but why did you create hell like this?" Jesus answered,

"Hell fire was created only for the devil and his angels. But man put himself in the condition of the devil, so he must suffer the same condemnation."

John 8:44

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

Matthew 25:41

"Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels."

The prayer people are praying in hell, believers on earth may not be able to pray with such fervency. Jesus said,

"I passed through bitter experiences on earth because of the love I have for man. But with all the love I showed man, he rejected Me; that is why he finds himself in hell like this."

What I saw with my two eyes in hell broke my heart and I wept. I cannot describe hell as a mortal man. If any one gets there, he will tell it better. Jesus took me back to heaven.

Jesus Commissioned Me

In heaven He said,

"I am commissioning you to go back into the world to tell them of My everlasting love for man. Tell man I love him with an everlasting love. Tell him to repent and turn to Me. Preach Christ the crucified. Preach Truth, Righteousness and Holiness; because that is the only way that can bring man to heaven. Preach holiness as if no one has ever preached it in the world."

Mark 16:15, 16

15 "And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

Matthew 28:18-20

18 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

I did not want to return to the world, but He brought me to the gate and said,

"My son, I will show you why you will come back to the world."

He touched my right ear and I heard my Region Pastor, youth coordinator and other leaders praying and pleading for my restoration to life. He left me and the two angels at the beautiful gate and said,

"My son, I will see you again."

He waved at me and said

"Bye".

The two angels brought me back and showed me the way to the world. When they were returning, I held them at their garments because I did not want to return to the world. I had seen the King in the beauty of His holiness and had also seen the deceitfulness and emptiness of this present world. Brethren, this world is a place of emptiness.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity."

1 Timothy 6:6-19

6 "But godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drawn men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."

When I came back my two eyes were open but I was not seeing anything in the world, not even the people around me then. This first heavenly experience started from about 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.