VISION OF THE CELESTIAL CITY…..IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
God showed my husband this revelation.
It happened while he slept and he just found himself in the spirit and he knew that his body was left behind on earth.
What he noticed was that his senses where more alive than when he was in his body and he was wondering what had happened to him,but as he stood where he was,he suddenly saw the way to heaven.
The road started from Calvary.
He saw the cross of Jesus at Calvary, and a very beautiful road started right there at Calvary, and it was like a stairway that ascended up into heaven.
It immediately became clear to him why Jesus said,”I am the Way,The Truth,and The Life”(John 14:6) and that it was impossible for anyone outside of Jesus to go to heaven because the road started at Calvary where Jesus died.
The road was beautiful beyond description of human words,it was so beautiful just to look at.
It was made of glorious light and gold.
The road was made of countless stairs,beginning at Calvary and ascending all the way to the holy city.
The stairs were made of the word of God.
On each step,a verse from the bible was inscribed there,all the books of the bible were inscribed on the stairs,going all the way up to heaven.
As he went up the stairs,he noticed that the staircase leading to heaven was on a very beautiful mountain.
When he saw this,he remembered how the bible refers to heaven as “Mount Zion.”
Hebrews 12:22″ But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God,the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels.”
He saw what looked like a string made of light, coming from the top of the mountain where the celestial city was, and the string of light connected to people on earth.
He saw that these strings of light were numerous in number and each person on earth had a string connecting to them from heaven.
He then understood that these strings represented God’s invitation to each and every human being on earth for them to come to heaven.
He understood that God’s desire is for each and every person to go to heaven and therefore,
He has invited every person who has ever been born on earth to go to heaven when they die.
He also understood that this string of light,which was God’s invitation had a power to pull a person up,toward the heavenly city.
God’s invitation pulls us towards the heavenly city and in the physical this manifests as a desire to be right with God.
Despite this invitation, each person is free to act on this pull or to ignore it.
When he reached the top of the stairs, he saw a huge gate at the entrance to the heavenly city,and many people were standing at the gate waiting to be ushered in.
When he saw these people, he knew that these people had just died on earth.
He even had a conversation with one of them about how unreal death really is because a human being doesn’t actually die,they just transfer to another realm and have no connection whatsoever to that body left on earth.
He said this man he met at the gate was telling him of how he had died,and that his relatives had made a fancy and expensive casket for his grave.
The man told him that all that was a waste because his family were doing that thinking that what they were doing to his body,they were doing it for him and yet he was not there.
The man was saying, “look,they think am dead and they are bothering to do all that for my body and yet am not dead,am alive and whatever they do has nothing to do with me,I am not in that grave,I am here!”
My husband and the man started talking about how funny it was that people could think they are dead and yet they were here in this place, and could see,touch,smell,and even talk!
All this time, angels were checking for people’s names in the book of life.
There was a queue and when each person reached the front,someone was stationed at the gate,checking if their names were written in the book of life.
Those whose names were written, were ushered in.
But he said other people who were at the gates found their names not written in the book of life and they were turned away to hell.
This made people in the queue to be very anxious about whether or not their names were written in the book of life.
The reasons people could not be allowed to enter was because of unrepented sin they had died with.
He knew that all these people who were at the gate were Christians on earth and that’s why they had climbed the staircase all the way to the gates of heaven,but because of sin which they had ignored in their life,their names were not in the book of life despite them having been Christians on earth.
Because they were now in the spiritual realm,and no longer had the feelings they had in their physical body,these people could now see how insignificant all the things that hindered them from entering heaven were.
He said it was clear to him and everyone else that nothing on earth was worth missing heaven for.
As my husband stood at the gate he suddenly realized that there was something that was going to stop him from entering the gates of heaven.
On earth,some people had offended him and he had found it extremely difficult to forgive.
He had felt justified to hold a grudge against the people who had wronged him because he believed these people had been wrong and since they were not even apologetic they did not deserve his forgiveness.
He felt justified to be unforgiving because he felt that these people needed to come and ask for his forgiveness first and that’s when he would forgive them.
Because these people were wrong,he had felt justified to hold unforgiveness against them but now he realized it would cost his soul!
Now,at the gate of heaven, my husband knew it hadn’t been worth it to hold a grudge because now he would miss heaven forever for this one thing,unforgiveness!
He felt extremely foolish for refusing to forgive because now it would cost his soul forever and he knew there was no second chance.
He wished he could go back to earth and forgive.
He was in regret and kept thinking to himself,
“It wasn’t worth it.I should have forgiven those people even if I felt I wasn’t the one in the wrong, I should have made peace. Now I am going to miss heaven just because of this, I was so foolish not to forgive.”
The vision ended and he found himself back in bed.
When he woke up he had to call these people and ask them for forgiveness for the disagreement they had and he forgave them and made peace even if he felt they had been in the wrong.
He knew he had to do it for the sake of his soul.
Matthew 6:15,”But if you do not forgive men their trespasses,neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Unforgiveness blocks your sins from being forgiven.Therefore if your sins have not been forgiven you can’t go to heaven, that means you will be condemned to hell because of your sins.
My brothers and sisters,salvation begins at Calvary where Jesus died for you.
No matter how good you are,if you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can never enter heaven.
If you have not accepted Jesus you can’t even climb the steps of God’s word because the road starts from what Jesus did for you.
The Bible says everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
That means we all need Jesus for salvation because all of us have sinned and only his blood can purify us.
Even if you stop sinning,you can never be right with God because your past sins can never ever be forgiven without the blood of Jesus, therefore you would remain a sinner forever.
That is why the first step is to believe in Jesus so that his blood can wash away your sins.
These people at the gate had accepted what Jesus did for them and climbed up the staircase of God’s word but some could still not enter heaven because they allowed their robes to be stained by things they took for granted.
God is so loving, He wants everyone to be saved,but at the same time,God is so holy,even if you leave just one sin on your robe, that you continue to commit and die in it, you can’t enter that holy place.
Make sure you get rid of all your sins.
When Jesus washes away your sins do not take His sacrifice for granted and start to sin deliberately thinking his blood covers your sin.
You must be holy by bearing the fruit showing that you have repented and are now a follower of Jesus.
On the day of judgement God will judge your works because they will testify of whether you were a true believer or an unbeliever.
Don’t take sin for granted.
Now we have time to repent, we must search our hearts and see if we are still holding on to sin.