Just as a warning… This panoramic vision lasted 42 minutes, so in writing it out, it will be very long. But it was very beautiful as the vision progressed and I am so amazed at Jesus and His power to save, even those who had never heard of Him before.
I had this vision sometime in April of 2010. I am now sharing it because someone I know will be traveling there soon for ministry. I have never been to Nepal before on missions, but would love to some day if the Lord so permits. What I witnessed through this vision makes me feel as though I had somehow been there though. Here we go…
I saw in the vision – Jesus and I started going up in a hot air balloon. I saw us going higher and higher, I was throwing out sand bags and we went still higher. I knew this represented me leaving behind all concerns and just focus on the Lord. I could see the fire shooting upward into the balloon and I knew it represented the fire of His Spirit as we kept going higher through many clouds. We had a conversations Jesus and I, but I can’t remember anything about that conversation. I sensed we were flying in a totally different direction I had never gone to before. Later I felt us landing and I knew in my spirit this was in Nepal. It was very mountainous and we were out in the rural, not in a city. There was lots I was seeing in the vision. The beautiful mountains and landscape. I could see Jesus and I crossed a little bridge where-under there was a stream flowing and I could see the fish in it. I realized we were on a mountainous area and we could see a large valley and this stream was running into the valley. I noticed only one house. The house structure was very different then what I am used to here in the West. It looked very oriental. As we walked past the house, there was a man sitting on the porch of his house watching us. I kept looking into the vision and noticed that Jesus and I paused to look back at the man, but he disappeared and went inside and I felt he wanted nothing to do with us. So we continued to walk a little bit and I sensed the man was secretly watching us from inside his house. As the road ended just some feet ahead, we could see into the valley and we realized it is where crops are growing. Beautiful landscape, open air. Since the trail ended we turned around to come back towards the house where still we don’t see anyone so in the vision I noticed Jesus and I went to look for this man. As we entered his house, we sensed he was hiding and not wanting to come out. We left and went back the same direction we had come across the bridge. When we got to the other side of the bridge I noticed on my right side a cemented area and saw that our hot air balloon had landed on that cemented area. I saw tall trees by it. But as I was watching in the vision I became aware in my spirit that this cemented area was a high place, a place for spiritual rituals. It was a sacred place. I felt Jesus wanted us to stick around to see what would happen, but we got into our hot air balloon and started ascending as Jesus tied the hot air balloon to the ground so we could rise above just enough not to be noticed and we could wait and watch from above and see what would happen at this high place when the man would come out. After a while we noticed the man came out. He was old and he was carrying buckets of water with him and I didn’t know what he would do with them. We were just waiting and watching. I watched in the vision and saw that we started landing again but we were behind him and he did not realize we were there. He was doing something with the water, a cleansing ritual process, splashing water. I sensed he had some images with him and was practicing his ritual not at all realizing we were there. He really thought we had left. I now realize that he was somehow ‘cleansing’ the area we had just ‘defiled’ by landing our hot air balloon on it, his altar.
Suddenly he noticed us behind him and freaked out. He was stand-offish and started backing out a little. He would not talk but we were smiling at him. We wanted him to know that we are friendly guests and we had not come to harm him. Me not realizing what we were doing, we again stepped onto his cemented area in an attempt to approach him and then I saw him frowning. I realized then we had seriously offended him. Jesus and I started backing up and we started apologizing to him. In the vision, my spirit was only becoming aware of what was happening as the vision was rolling. That’s why I didn’t know from the beginning that he had been hiding because we had offended him by landing there. We stepped onto the grass area opposite of him and we could tell he was very standoff-ish. In a friendly attempt, I stretched out my hand to shake his, but he did not react. So, awkwardly I just folded my hands and stood there as all 3 of us were quiet. And here started the process of introducing Jesus to him. I am amazed how in the vision Jesus totally left it up to me to introduce Him however I felt the opportunity opening up, keeping in mind that this man, just as millions in Nepal, have no concept at all of who Jesus is. So, where does one begin to explain? I had no idea what to even say!!
I sensed by watching the vision, that this man was annoyed, we had not only interrupted his practice but also offended him when we stepped twice now onto his altar. He was not about to smile. But we were now there, we came upon him so now he couldn’t hide anymore. I started out: “Well, I brought a Guest with me today. Your place is so beautiful. I want you to tell me about this place, I am amazed at the beauty of your place here”. He started looking around at the mountains and I felt him relaxing a little bit and he could tell we weren’t meaning to invade his space. I started to ask him about his life there in the mountains and what he does for a living. I saw that he moved closer to us and started pointing at the mountains, then the valley and started showing us the surroundings. He understood that we were ‘tourists’ so he felt more relaxed to be our host. We complimented his surroundings very much, we told him how beautiful everything is and how fresh the air is and told him that where I live it is not as fresh and open and beautiful. I could tell that by then he was so relaxed that he offered us a drink. I sensed all offense was gone. We accepted his offer of a drink.
The little old man rushed inside to get us a drink and Jesus and I remained there standing and I really was not sure how to proceed from there. I wanted to play things by ear and was happy Jesus was there with me as I really did not know what else to say, but I really wanted to introduce Jesus to this man. Without offending or causing him any upset. So I asked Jesus. “How can I introduce him to you, Jesus?” I sensed Jesus said “through love”. But in what way can I show love to this man? Right then I saw the man coming back out of his house with a tray, carrying a teapot and cups. He set them down and we sat in the grass and he started pouring tea for Jesus, then for me, then for himself. So we started talking casually and I continued to tell him how beautiful everything there was. He then told us that he farms that land. He said he had been there for a long time. I am not sure he has family, I know he was there alone and sensed no one else is in the home. Then in the vision I saw a cart rolling in a little ways out. A man whom I sense he knows has arrived, I sense they work together. I start having this ‘knowing’ as I watch the vision. Our host stood up and started waving at the man arriving with his cart. When closer our host started pointing to us with both hands to show that he has guests and invited his co-worker to join us. Then he ran inside to get another cup. The co-worker looked dirty like he just came off the fields himself. He had a hat on, layered clothes and he extended his hands immediately to greet us. Jesus reached out and shook his hands. Then I shook. He sat on the opposite side of Jesus and by then our host came out holding what looked like cakes or at any rate some baked goods. I sensed that by now our host was completely relaxed and not feeling threatened anymore because now he had a friend with him. It was not an issue anymore what we did earlier to offend him. He started telling his co-worker that we were tourists and that we came to admire this land. The co-worker agreed it is beautiful there and became curious as to where I came from. I answered that I live in the United States of America and they both went “Aaaah”. They said they had heard a lot about the USA and its people. I sensed they thought it was very different in the USA including the belief system. So, immediately I sensed that was an ‘open’ door for our conversation to both compare our living experiences as well as introducing Jesus. We started talking about the weather in both places. I told them about our 4 seasons and told them I didn’t like the cold weather. They told me it gets very cold there too and that they have seasons too. (I want to go check out these things I saw and heard in the vision now as I don’t know a lot about Nepal). They asked a lot of questions about America including the wealth Americans have. He expressed also that they feel very happy where they live. It is open and beautiful and that they do not rather live in the USA. I affirmed them that they do indeed live in a very beautiful place. But then I felt stuck, not knowing how else to proceed. I sensed Jesus nudge me and I wasn’t sure what the nudge was all about but then understood He wanted me to proceed with explaining who He is to them.
So I proceeded: “Actually my Guest here knows your country very well”. They responded with a
questioning “ooh?”. I continued: “Yes,…ummm, He knows your country completely, He has been here for many many years and actually it is Him who brought me here today. I am actually the tourist, He is not… uuuhmm, He…, He knows ALL the countries in the world”. And they were like “really? How is that? Why… Where does HE come from?” Oh, my goodness. I felt it became harder to explain. So I went on… “Well, I am the tourist and He is my Tour Guide. I … uummm, I am happy that I don’t have to pay Him, He just takes me places. I love to go to different places but He knows all the different countries and He is very familiar with your country and with this place and … umm, the people also and He LOVES your country. He loves your people… He loves your people very much!” By now they were intrigued and asked: “Well, who is this Man then? Who is this Tour Guide?” I found myself saying: ” Umm, well…. His Name is Jesus. His Name is Jesus. I actually came to introduce Him to you because He loves your land and He is very much so familiar with your people”. By now I saw these 2 men smiling and I sensed they felt very honored. They felt so honored Jesus came to them. The walls went down. They did not feel threatened. We were sharing tea together and so now they wanted to know about Jesus! They wanted to know where He was from and how come He knows their land and their people. By then I really wanted Jesus to start speaking now because He could better introduce Himself to them.
So, now, I saw in the vision, their attention was totally turned towards Jesus since He is the One who knows them so well. Jesus smiled and extended His hands to them and He said: “My Name is Jesus. I indeed love your country, I love your people”. I also sensed He asked them “What do you need? I could help you with your needs” By then I sensed the men’s reaction was like “wow”. They could not believe this Man came to offer them help with anything at all. They looked at their cart and the oxen. (I did not know if in the vision I saw oxen or yaks, I went to look on the internet and the yak are indeed in that area). The men looked in the direction of their cart and were comfortable to talk about their work. I watched in the vision and saw them get up and took Jesus towards their cart and the animals. Jesus went with them willingly and I was happy because now it was the 3 of them talking about what they were comfortable talking about and I was just sitting back and watching. I sensed Jesus told them “Ask Me anything you want. I came to give you anything you need, so go ahead and ask. I am ready to give you whatever you want and need” The men are surprised. They were baffled and like…”who is this Man?” They wondered how come they have never seen Him nor heard about Him before if He is so familiar with their land and loves their people. I saw that they were even more excited and started sharing some things with Jesus that is work related and their daily lives. I don’t know what they were talking about because I have remained on the grass area by myself and have decided to let the men talk alone. So I sat there drinking my tea and praying in the spirit that the Holy Spirit would soften these men’s hearts and to allow them to open up to Jesus so that they would receive His love. Touch their eyes so that their eyes would be open. Allow them to realize their needs are deeper then their ox carts and daily work. I prayed for a while. I saw Jesus making motions and the men were so relaxed watching Him. Their walls were down and their body language was like leaning in to Jesus, almost like lost in the moment as Jesus was talking to them. I just watched in the vision. He was ministering to them for a while. By then the men wanted what Jesus had to offer. They were in no hurry. They had complete attention on Jesus. I kept praying as I looked into the vision. I saw the men touching their hearts as if they were saying “we want to receive you into our hearts”. I saw both bow down on their knees before Jesus and He held their hands. They had their heads bowed down. So I started praying that the Holy Spirit would help them understand salvation and life in Him. Help them understand the Kingdom of God because this is so foreign to them. They don’t know anything about the Gospel and Christianity, they just know that in the West people have different belief system. They had never heard about Jesus, the Son of the Living God. This was a lot for them to take in. As I continued praying, I saw their faces were radiant. I saw tears of joy on the older man’s face. I could hear him thanking Jesus with a lump in his throat. They both grabbed Jesus and hugged Him around His chest. Jesus reminded them that He loves them, their people and their country. He told them that He is the creator of their land. They were so honored and baffled. They were blown away to know that the Creator of their country was standing there with them. I saw that they were pulling Jesus into the house. As they walked past me Jesus winked at me and said “good job introducing Me”. I was amazed because I did not expect things to go that way. I didn’t even know how to start off the introduction in the beginning.
I decided to sit outside waiting as the men took Jesus into the house. They were in the house for a while, showing Jesus pictures, articles and many things in the house. I sensed that Jesus was promising them to always be with them. The men wanted to make sure this was real. I sensed in my spirit that the older man was telling Jesus that if He was coming back to visit, he would have a guest room there for Him. “You can always come stay, always welcome here”. In fact, I hear them say “please come back”. Jesus reassured them He is coming back, He knows that place so well. He pulled out a box for them and the men were blown away that Jesus even brought them a gift. They were exclaiming “how did you know?”. Jesus told them that this is the gift He gives to all who receive Him. The men were so happy they were hugging their boxes and laughing and crying at the same time with amazement. Jesus promised not to leave them, that He would come back for them. It was good to see these men so very excited. Then Jesus beckoned to me to come in because we have been invited in for a meal. I watched the man serve us from a pot on the stove. As I kept looking into the vision… Oh, my! These men were talking up a storm, they were not shutting up! I was just listening in and letting them have their time with the Lord. We were eating some kind of stew as Jesus was listening to them and smiling. The men were so amazed and overwhelmed. They had never had such a guest in the house. They kept offering more food even though we were full. They were offering everything they could even tough we assured them we were fine. Then they offered to wash our feet. (I am not sure if this is a custom in Nepal). So they took us outside where earlier the older man was doing his rituals with the intention to use the same water to wash our feet. Instead Jesus said “May I? May I wash your feet?” And the men started crying. I watched in the vision as the men were covering their faces as they were crying and crying while Jesus was washing their feet and then ready to put their sandals on. Then Jesus said “you don’t need these sandals anymore, because I brought you new sandals”. The men didn’t have words. They wanted to smile but they could not contain the tears. They just kept crying and crying as Jesus held them against His chest. He kept reassuring them how much He loved them and the people of their country, He told them He was happy they met Him that day and that He would be returning. I was just watching in the vision, I had nothing else to say as Jesus was doing all the work. It seemed like the men didn’t want to let us go. Jesus continued to reassure them that they would see Him again and that He had sent His Holy Spirit. I saw the men raise their hands, shut their eyes to receive the Holy Spirit. I saw them being slain in the spirit and stayed in that position with their arms raised. They were so relaxed like they just received the best massage. I prayed for them that they Lord would teach them daily His ways as there is no Bible Study group there where they could attend. I prayed that Bibles could reach them and Missionaries to reach them and re-explain the Gospel to them to confirm everything they just experienced.
We got ready to leave, we walked to our hot air balloon and watched them waiving and waiving as we were going higher and higher until we didn’t see them anymore. I told the Lord….”Wow, way to introduce yourself to people who had never ever heard of Your existence before”. Jesus thanked me for having come along with Him and for introducing Him to them in a nonthreatening way and thanked me for being sensitive to them. Then I felt us landing in the same place where we first took off. When we landed, Jesus gave me a whole bucket of water to drink also. I thanked Him for giving me living water and to the men also whom we just met. And there the vision ended.
I believe the Lord allowed me to participate with Him in a situation where He made Himself known to those who otherwise had no one to go preach the Gospel to them and I went along through vision. I also believe God already did this ground work as now others I know are going in to take the Gospel and hearts will be softened to receive the good news. It was a very beautiful experience, especially because everything I was seeing was surprising me as it was happening. I could sense what was being said and thoughts that were thought and emotions that were felt. I pray the Lord continue to work in hearts of those who do not have Bible studies available to them like we do here. The Holy Spirit knows just how to do that.