Friday, August 18, 2017

Moments in Heaven - Playing Checkers

In the near future, experiences like this will be common place because God is giving us a “Roadmap to Heaven” so that His children can find their way to the Secret Place of the Most High. 

The Bible encourages us to “stir up the gifts” of the Spirit. Is your heart open to visitation? Does you long to see Him? Reading stories about other people’s experiences can help stir up your desire.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

My good friend Kristy was using my computer to complete a project so I headed upstairs to take a shower. Afterwards, I decided to do a charcoal facial mask. The black paste on my face needed 20 minutes to dry so I couldn’t use my glasses to read the Bible or work on the computer. I decided to relax in my bed and worship God.

After a couple of songs I switched off the music. “Abba…” I called with a mental cry, “Daddy… can we play for a while? It’s been a rough week.” So far, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit had only appeared at church during worship, but my heart longed to spend more time with my Heavenly Father. I wanted nothing more than to be held in the arms of my Father for a short while, but didn’t have any conviction that He would show up.

Out of the darkness, before my closed eyes, a shape appeared. His eyes glowed with an inner fire that was strong and comforting. He scooped me up into His arms and I hugged His neck, burying my face in His white, shoulder-length hair. “I love you…” I whispered. “I missed you.”

Friday, August 11, 2017

Moments in Heaven - Finding Abba

Sunday - July 23rd, 2017

A few weeks ago I read yet another account of a woman who went to Heaven in nightly vision. This particular author vividly described her encounters with “Daddy,” her Heavenly Father. Reading about her encounter brought tears to my eyes.

I longed to experience God in that way. I called upon Him as “Abba,” in times of great pain or need. The Greek word means “father” a term of endearment used by a small child. In English it would be “Daddy or Pappa.” I didn’t have any earthly experiences with a dad I could play with, so it was hard for me to imagine the God who created the universe, the God of such power, as a playful Daddy.

I sought God in prayer, asking for this experience, but night after night, for months. There was no answer. Then, in church, they began playing songs which mentioned our Father in Heaven. I closed my eyes and was shocked to see the Lord before me. He was clearer than the last time, but it was still just a picture in my mind; it didn’t have any physical sensations with it.

Jesus took me by the hand and led me to an open area. I saw a figure in the distance and took off running: I was small, my head was up to his waist. He scooped me up and hoisted me over His head. As He twirled me around and around as I extended my arms as if soaring through the air. I shouted, “Higher, Daddy, higher.”

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Roadmap to Heaven - June 25, 2017

The journey to write this book began many years ago. I will not recount the miracles, signs and wonders that led down the long path which brought me to the knowledge that God wants His children to visit Him in Heaven. That can be found in the free book, “Angels Believe in You.” As I begin writing the "Roadmap to Heaven" (now available) let me share the prophecy given about this book.

Roadmap Prophecy

I met Kristy through a class I was teaching at my church. Our passion for the Lord paved the way to a fast friendship. Often we would be watching or reading the same thing at the same time without consulting one another.

Kristy had a couple of dreams that verified that we needed to go to the Fire and Glory outpouring in southern California. Once interpreted, these dreams indicated a healing awaited her in California. The Holy Spirit had placed this desire with great urgency upon my heart.

The trip was a great growth experience. The Holy Spirit was manifesting the joy of the Lord. The first night there, May 24th, a couple of women were overcome with raucous laughter during the offering message. Many people were hit by the fire of God which caused them to fall to the ground or upon their chairs and twitch.

Kristy grew up in the Nazarene Church, and although we both now attended the Vineyard Boise Church, neither of us had ever seen anything like this. We weren’t totally convinced that it wasn’t an exaggeration of the flesh. However, I was hesitant in proclaiming that it wasn’t of God lest we grieve the Holy Spirit and commit the unpardonable sin… Jesus spoke of this when He was accused of casting out demons by the spirit of Beelzebub. (Matthew 12:24-33)

The Bible also tells us that on the day of Pentecost when the disciples were overcome by the Holy Spirit many thought they were drunk, so outrageous behaviors under the influence of the Holy Spirit is not unheard of. We stood in agreement for the truth to be revealed about these bizarre manifestations and continued going to the meetings every morning and night.