Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Avoiding Potholes and Staying Out of the Weeds

There are two early journal entries I’d like to share with you to help you stay out of the weeds and avoid potholes while you travel the Roadmap to Heaven. 

October 2014

The trials of the last month fade away as I recall how the Lord has confirmed that this is His will for me. I am going to Heaven! Maybe not tonight, maybe not even tomorrow, but He has confirmed it: I'm going. The miraculous story of meeting my 8 ft tall guardian angel, Richard, face to face can be found in the free book Angels Believe in You.

The time in between breaths becomes long as my body completely relaxes. Inside, I rejoice, praising the Lord for His goodness. I am going to Heaven! My spirit soars with joy. Tingling power flows across my body in a strong wave each time I breathe out. Again and again power floods through me like waves of a torrential downpour.

My spirit becomes unsettled... something isn't right. The waves of energy, are so strong but different than before. The thoughts bring an end to the surging power. What was missing? Immediately a thought slides into my mind. I wasn't worshiping the Lord, Father and Holy Spirit, I was rejoicing because I was going to Heaven. 

Again I relax my body. This time I focus on who Jesus is, the awesome love of the Father, worshiping with every fiber of my being. Gentle waves of energy cascade over me like waves at the beach, surging, building, warm and gentle... This is the power from God! 

The core of my being is gently pushed outward, once... twice... I lose count, embracing the moment. When the power ebbs I think about what occurred: 

There seems to be a natural power in meditation and power that comes from God. If you are following me in this journey, if the Lord is calling you to visit Him in Heaven, make sure and worship Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit alone in your meditation.

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. (Joshua 1:8 AKJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV)

We are told to meditate upon the Word of God to have good success. Jesus is the Word. The Lord told us that no one comes to the Father but through Him. He should be our focus, not Heaven.

January 2015

Church the next morning is difficult – I am too tired to even enjoy the worship. Despite the lack of energy, my hands and forearms still tingle. After Sunday lunch with the family, I take a brief nap. By that evening I’m ready to try again.

This time I am determined. The call to action is still tingling across my arms. After worshiping, I focus with laser-like precision; I want to join my Lord in Heaven. Nothing else is important: not my husband beside me, not taking a breath…only one thing exists, my desire to be in Heaven with Him.

The pushing surge of energy begins after a short period of worship. It increases quickly, building in intensity. I completely ignore what it seems like my body is doing, knowing that it is only my inner being moving. Soon it seems like my body is inches off the bed with each renewed thought about going to where my Lord is.

As the next surge of energy pushes outward, the muscles around my throat constrict. The surging outward push, reminds me of throwing up but the muscles in my neck are so tense that I couldn’t take a breath if anything was on its way up, it would be stuck there.

I push away the feeling of wrongness. The next surge is equally disturbing as the sensation lasts longer and is intensified. I open my eyes. This cannot be God’s way to Heaven!

God is powerful, able to heal our bodies. I’m pretty sure that He can do this without depriving us of breath. Unwilling to give up, I decide to meditate only, without forcing the issue. Sleep comes before I get anywhere. Waking the next morning with tingling hands, I spend time thinking and praying about what happened the night before.

I thought God was calling me to Heaven, so I tried to get there. I strove toward it with all my might. What was the last thing God said to me: “Keep practicing until it’s time.”

When I got a glimpse of Heaven, what was I doing? I looked it up in my journal. There was no pushing, just the surge of power. Perhaps I was trying to have an out of body experience on my own. Maybe it would have been harmful, even fatal. I did ask the Holy Spirit to correct me strongly and loudly so I wouldn’t go astray…It seems I shouldn’t be pushing toward anything – even the Lord. It is in His time, not when I think it should be.

“Maybe I don’t have to include this bit…maybe I should just take all the pushing stuff out of the posts?”

Later, I spoke with my mom about it. “It needs to be in the book in case someone else starts down the wrong path,” she tells me.

I sigh, “Man! I really thought I wouldn’t have as many mistakes in this part of my journey… it was embarrassing enough last time!”

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 AMPC)

The Amplified Classic Version of the Bible uses research from Kenneth Wuest who wrote Word Studies to show the proper tense of these words are to knock with deep respect and wait for the door to open, not to push and pound and break the door down. There are ways to travel in the spirit realm without God. Angels are way more powerful than us, as are the demons who want to hurt us. Without our Big Brother, Jesus, we do not want to enter into the spirit realm, it may cause us harm. 

I guess I know why God introduced me to my guardian angel, Richard. At this point, without that confirmation, I would seriously be considering whether going to Heaven was what God wanted at all. If you want to go to Heaven where you can speak to Jesus face-to-face, I hope you will benefit from what I have learned this day. It isn’t up to us. We can’t rush it.

     Ask Jesus for an audience, then diligently seek Him, worship, and wait.

     Don’t focus on Heaven or the Secret Place.


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