“When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.” John 21:9, 12 NIV
I read this beautiful passage today and I wanted to enter that experience on the beach with Jesus so I entered vision. I saw the fire on the beach from the perspective of me coming out of the water and Jesus facing me on the beach, standing on the other side of the fire where He was roasting fish. He asked me to come and have breakfast. It was just Him and I on this beach. But I could see mostly His lower garment, not so much His upper body nor face at that point as it was still dark out. The fire was making His garments glow and more visible. Since He invited me, I should walk over to Him but its a bit scary. Its Jesus Himself!! Not just anyone. I walked over. Like sheepishly. I kept walking towards Him still only seeing His lower garments by the fire. I found myself approaching but not directly looking right into His face. It’s a bit scary to look into His eyes. What would His face look like? What would I see? So I approached until I reached Him and found Him taking me into His arms. It was easier to just rest my head on His chest as He held me, I couldn’t breathe at the thought of looking up into His eyes. I didn’t dare yet. What a warm welcome! Just for me! He made breakfast. Just for me! It was just me and Him. I felt so warm and peaceful and good. I rested my head on His chest. He embraced me very warmly. One arm around my back, His hand holding my head. I was overwhelmed. But then I found myself looking up into His face anyway. I was met with this biggest, warmest smile that was so real. There was nothing but acceptance and love in that smile. It was sooo good. I was watching this unfolding in the spirit and then became aware that physically I felt a tear started rolling down my cheek as I was siting eyes closed on the couch. Then I went back into vision. I realized that His smile was so amazing it wiped away my initial fear to look Him into the eyes. I realized He is a friend. Not a scary person I need to be afraid of. I said to myself, “this is better then eating food”. Then suddenly in a split second I sensed Jesus said “lets race”. Then I saw us both take off running on the beach. I didn’t know if I should try to beat Him running (being a competitive person) or maybe He would let me win anyway? 🙂 🙂 But in the end it wasn’t about competition, who could run faster (As if anyone could outrun the Creator). We were just having fun and I could hear Him laughing crazily!!! He even stopped to catch His breath as He was still laughing loudly. I thought to myself…. “man! Jesus is so down to earth! He knows how to have some fun!” And the vision ended. I loved the experience and I still feel warm inside.
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 NIV
Jesus, You want to sanctify me by your truth and Your Word is truth. What truth do you want to teach me today? In what area do I need to be sanctified by your Truth? By your Word?
“I LOVE YOU. I GET EXCITED WHEN YOU COME LISTEN TO ME. MY WORD IS TRUTH. TRUTH HEALS YOU AND GIVES YOU REST. GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE. MY WORD STILLS HUNGER IN YOU. MY WORD SATISFIES EVERY AND ANY NEED YOU HAVE. COME TO ME AND DRINK IN MY TRUTH AND YOU SHALL NEVER RUN DRY. MY WORD GROWS INSIDE OF YOU LIKE A TREE THAT THEN GROWS LEAVES AND FRUIT. MUCH FRUIT THAT WILL LAST. REMAIN IN MY WORD, REMAIN IN MY TRUTH. LOVE IS TRUTH. I AM LOVE. AND YOU REMAIN IN ME BY LOVING ME. AS YOU LOVE ME YOU RECEIVE MY TRUTH”.
I was talking to the Lord about some dissapointments and emotions. There are times when you feel that things would be better if …. (fill in the blanks). It seems like we are never 100% satisfied. Maybe I would be more valued if …. more appreciated if… more happy if…. more satisfied if… more fulfilled if…more content if…
But it was that still small voice that said “I WANT TO BE YOUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION”. I realized that indeed it is futile to assume that a better situation, location or even activity would make me more fulfilled and satisfied. As I sat down a few days later to journal what the Lord had to say, He asked again to allow Him to be that TOTAL FULFILLMENT in my life. He already approved of me, already saved me, already has me as His prized possession, already called me… nothing more is needed to fulfill or satisfy my soul. He also warned that our heart is always where our god is and that He wants to be my Only God. Even ministry does not complete me like He completes me.
Lord Jesus… help me each time I find myself disappointed for not feeling accomplished enough, satisfied enough, valued enough or whatever else. Help me focus on You as my total satisfaction and that my soul needs nothing else. You are enough.
Sitting here enjoying a chat with Jesus. His love embraces me and His words stir iside of me and I begin to write…
“THIS IS OUR PLACE, IT IS OUR ETERNAL PLACE. THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT. THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU AND ME, WHERE WE ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY. IT IS ALWAYS THERE, EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T WRITE. ITS BECAUSE MY SPIRIT RESIDES IN YOU AND WON’T LEAVE YOU. I REFUSE TO LEAVE YOU. I STIR INSIDE OF YOU, MY LOVE, MY PASSION AND DESIRE. YOU ARE MINE AND YOU ARE BRANDED ETERNALLY. THIS IS MY MARK ON YOU. MY MARK OF LOVE. IT IS FOR YOU AND FOR ALL TO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU BELONG TO ME”.
As I am sitting here reading Mary Baxter’s account of her trips to heaven by the Spirit of God, all she saw and experienced, I am reminded of a snap shot, short vision I had on June 14th this year- of what that day will be like when I enter heaven myself.
I saw how I will be received when I get there to heaven!!!!! Angels blowing trumpets. Rows of skinny trumpets, sounding like when royalty arrives. I heard the sound in my spirit! Wooooow!!!! I was amazed…. like….”is all that for meeeee?”
And I saw staircases as well, that I was being led up on by an angel on each of my side. The staircase looked so beautiful and the sides of it looked like quite the art work. Hard to describe. I can’t wait for that day!! I yearn for that eternal home.
Just added Memphis, Tennessee and Olive Branch, Mississippi to my List if cities (and countries) I’ve visited. Click to view list.
When I wrote the above linked blog post 2 years ago, I mentioned that maybe in a couple years, when we’d be empty nesters, we might go out again to the Nations! Seems that time is approaching fast. Can’t wait to visit new countries very soon, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2nd book review on the topic. It was at a Confererence that I heard James Goll talk about how he prophisied to a man, repeating 23 times that this man was going to hell. Bill Wiese was indeed taken to Hell by the Lord for 23 minutes one night and came back so he could warn others and tell of this beyond-horrific experience. I was very curious to read his book 23 Minutes In Hell after having read Mary Baxter’s A Divine Revelation Of Hell and compare their experiences. No surprise! Both gave same descriptions. Our soul will still have a body after death. Where will you spend eternity after you die? We will still have our 5 senses which are more keen in the spirit world than in the natural dimension. Both Bill and Mary discribed the pits of hell as they saw it. Both experienced the torture and the pain.
Then I saw that actually Youtube has several more accounts of people who experienced hell and came back to tell about it. And even so many still don’t believe Hell is a real place. This is baffling, seeing that in Luke 16:19-31 the rich man in torment in hell begs Abraham to send Lazarus back to his brothers to warn them of hell, to which Abraham replies that they have Moses and the Prophets to listen to. The rich man argues that if someone goes back from the dead, they would believe and repent. Abraham reassures him that if they are not convinced by the Prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone comes back from the dead to warn them. And it is so! Still after these accounts of people who have experienced hell and came back to tell us, many still don’t believe it. One lady specifically told me: “You have to take those acounts with a grain of salt. All of their accounts are different, so…”. She does not believe in Hell even after reading some of these accounts. It’s like saying: “everyone I know who traveled to Paris came back with a different account. Therefore I don’t believe Paris exists”. Please people…. repent and escape Hell!
No, I’m not cussing. This is a book review from one of the most CHILLING books I have ever read. A Divine Revelation Of Hell by Mary Baxter. I was very much so shaken by Mary’s account of what she saw, heard, felt, smelled and experienced in hell for nights on end. After reading this book I have been revived with an intense desire to warn others to not end up in hell. The Bible does talk clearly about this horrific place and yet I never realized just how much the Bible discribes hell both in Old and New Testament. What shook me even more is to read her account of how those who end up in hell include people who used to preach the Word, people who went to Church for years, those who called themselves Christians. It made Jesus’ words “not all who say: Lord, Lord…” even more real.
It is so dangerous to play being a Christian. Reading the Bible or going to Church is not what gets one saved. People end up in hell just for living all their lives with unforgiveness and resentment, although they know the Word of God. Sin separates us from God. And living in sin is living far from God. Only while breathing we have a chance to repent and receive God’s forgiveness. Death comes so sudden to many who weren’t prepared. Hell keeps swallowing lost souls day and night, night and day!! It’s an actual place of torture and suffering. Fire and brimstones, worms that never die. A haunted house at Haloween is no match for hell. All 5 senses are alive and even more keen than here on earth. Pain and horror for all eternity! No escape. No water, No light. No companionship. No end.
I wish you’d read this account for yourself and warn others as well.
Jesus, what would you want to say today? We have questions about this new season we are entering.
“MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU, MY PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU. DID I NOT SAY TO WALK BY FAITH? AND THOSE WHO WALK IN THE FLESH CAN NOT PLEASE GOD. YOU SAID THIS IS A NEW SEASON. AND YOU ARE RIGHT. THIS IS A NEW SEASON. BUT NOT AS YOU EXPECT. THIS IS MY NEW SEASON, NOT YOUR SEASON. DID THAT SURPRISE YOU? SO, WHAT I MEAN TO SAY IS TO STAY VERY CONNECTED TO ME AND TUNE IN. I HAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO GIVE. CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS. AND WITHOUT LISTENING, YOU CAN NOT MOVE FORWARD. I AM SERIOUS ABOUT LISTENING TO ME FOR INSTRUCTIONS. COME LISTEN SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD. I HAVE GOOD THINGS IN STORE FOR YOU. THERE. I SAID IT AND I MEANT IT. NUFF SAID”.
“Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. (Romans 8:8-9A NIV)”
I love how you love me, Jesus. I love how you are faint with love for me and miss me so much when I don’t come spend quiet time, listening to you. I am reading so much about heaven and sometimes I am soooo longing for that place. I know I would love to go there sooner then later sometimes. But now we can even go through vision. I would love for you to show me places in heaven even now. What do you think?
“AND YOU CAN NOW. YOU CAN WITH THE EYES OF YOUR HEART. THIS IS HOW WE SHARE. THROUGH OUR HEARTS. I WANT TO SHARE SO MUCH WITH YOU ABOUT MY LIVING ABODE. I WANT YOU THERE WITH ME ALSO. IT WILL BE A GLORIOUS DAY, BELIEVE ME. ONE LIKE YOU NEVER IMAGINED. IT WILL BE SO BEAUTIFUL. I HAVE THIS PLACE READY FOR YOU BUT THE TIME IS NOT NOW. NOT YET. I HAVE CALLED YOU TO THE NATIONS AND YOU SHALL GO. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU. YOUR REWARD WILL BE IN THE NATIONS. AND THEY TOO SHALL COME HERE. HOW WILL THEY OTHERWISE? I HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR THE NATIONS AND FOR YOU. YOU REPRESENT THE NATIONS AS WELL HERE. EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. ITS LIKE AN AMBASSADOR. YOU REPRESENT THEM. AND YOU CAN BRING THEM IN”.