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Biblical Support for the Journey - July 20, 2014

July 20 2014

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

Seated in the third row of chairs, I tune out the basic message I’ve heard so many times, hoping that at least Tony is getting something from this service.

“Lord, I really haven’t made any breakthroughs in months now…” I pray, determined not to waste this time of devotion. “Since that first night I haven’t felt that powerful pull. Am I still going in the right direction? Is there something more I need to be doing? Please forgive my lack of faith, but I have been wrong so many times…”

I refocus on the world around me. The pastor says, “This is the longest prayer ever recorded that Jesus prayed, just before He went to ask the Father to take this task from Him:

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

"What verse was that?” I think. “That is almost exactly what I had begun praying! ‘Lord, I just want to be where You are so that I can come back and be a witness to people about Your glory, grace, and how great Your love is.’”

I use the index of my Bible app on my iPad. If it was just before He was in the garden, that would be near the end of a chapter of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.
Following the inner urging of the Holy Spirit, I open to John 17, verse 20. Tears flood into my eyes as I smile. “Thank you God for urging me to come to church today. Without coming here, I would have never known that I was praying exactly as the Lord already had.”

Later that night, I changed my prayer. “Lord, thank You for praying for me. I accept Your prayer. Thank You for taking me to where You are so that I may see your glory!”

In March of 2014 I released Angels Believe in You. This book covers the last 13 years of my life:

  • Seen Angels and Demons
  • Miracles from God (medically documented)
  • Signs from God - including hearing His audible voice

All of these signs and miracles have led me to one conclusion: I believe God has been leading me, step by tiny step, on an incredible journey leading to Heaven and Back Again, not through a NDE (near death experience) but through meditation. Yes, I know it sounds a little presumptuous, a little out there, but it was not my idea. I ask repeatedly, "If this is not Your will, please let me know. I want only what You want for my life." 

What follows is the next step in this incredible journey. All blog posts concerning this journey are available in To Heaven and Back Again which is updated as the Lord continues to take me on on this incredible journey. When I actually do go to Heaven, everyone who has bought this book will be able to download the latest copy and find out what Heaven is like.

Continue the journey with me in the other To Heaven and Back Again stories:

February 2014 - In God's Time

May 4, 2014 - God and Meditation

May 11, 2014 - A Glimpse of Heaven

May 14, 2014 - The Dance of Worship

May 21, 2014 - Where Can You Meditate?

June 7, 2014 - Preparing for Meditation

July 12, 2014 - A Solo Mission

July 20, 2014 - Biblical Support for the Journey

August 9, 2014 - What Does My Guardian Angel Look Like?

August 12, 2014 - No Time for the Pain

October 17, 2014 - The Difference Between With and Without

December 27, 2014 - What is Heaven Like? (a map)

January 4, 2015 - The First Among Many

January 11, 2015 - How Hard do You Push?

January 18, 2015 - Questions for Christ

March 13, 2015 - A Delay in the Trip to Heaven

March 25, 2015 - Why is it Taking So Long?

September 1, 2015 - Is the Trip Still On?

September 13, 2015 - God Gives Me a Title

September 26, 2015 - The Path is Open 

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