DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY!
I would like to ask you a few questions concerning scripture. Now I would not have known to ask the questions had the Lord not shared the context. The vision and events of April 8th, 2007 included information concerning the manner believers are carried to Heaven. My first question is, does the Bible say or imply that the way believers are carried to Heaven is important for us to understand? Most people I have asked said "no". But I tell you it was very important according to Elijah. In 2 Kings 2, Elijah says he is about to be taken to Heaven and he asks Elisha if there is anything he can do before he is taken. Elisha says he would like a double portion of Elijah's spirit. Elijah explains this is a hard thing his friend had asked, but if he saw the manner in which the Lord carried Him to Heaven, he would receive the double portion of the spirit he was seeking. If he did not see the manner, he would not receive the gift. I submit to you, Elisha was looking for a revival of sorts in his own life. He wanted the same spirit that was in Elijah that loved, trusted and followed God. If it was important Elisha understood the manner we are carried to Heaven, is it important that you understand the manner we are carried to Heaven?
2 Kings 2
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. 11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that,behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
I could not see the importance of this scripture without the context the Lord has shared with me. Elijah is saying unless you see the manner that I am carried to Heaven so that you can understand, you cannot have the double portion of the spirit that is in me. Remember the question, does the Bible say or imply that the way believers are carried to Heaven is important?
The Word of God says blessed are those who believe and have not seen, and I say to you with the Word of God, faith can see. We did not see Moses part the Red Sea or Noah lifted up on the waters in the ark and spared from what came upon the earth or Elijah carried to Heaven in a chariot, yet faith see’s and we believe. What would happen to our faith if we understood the transitional process for our trip from earth to Heaven? What would that do to our faith? We hear testimonies of near-death experiences where people describe a tunnel and a bright light. But what if we really understood this event per the Bible and dreams or visions promised in the last days? I submit this is what’s happening for all who are willing to pray and ask to understand. You are not expected to believe me on my words alone, God is revealing this forgotten information. Pray and ask for wisdom!
Also, in Acts 1: 9-11 the two angels who stand by in white apparel say that Jesus would return in the same manner He was carried to Heaven. This should not be overlooked. The angels did not merely say He would return one day, they said He would return in a particular manner. I submit to you, understanding the manner Jesus was carried to Heaven was just as important to the apostle’s spiritual life as was the manner Elijah was carried to Heaven to Elisha's spiritual life. Just as the people of the world laughed at Noah for building an ark that lifted him up from the earth. So also, will God’s children be laughed at for believing we will be caught up in the air and carried to Heaven in same manner the angels said we were to look for Jesus' return. The days of Noah have returned. The vessel aspect to those days has been overlooked or forgotten as it pertains to events surrounding the second coming of Jesus Christ. In Acts 1 it’s important to note the angels said Jesus would return in a particular manner.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
The angels did not simply say He would come back one day, but also to look for and understand the manner.
I've also heard many quote the scripture in Matthew 24:37. They say, “the ends days will be like it was in the days of Noah, people will be eating drinking and marrying.” But we forget the rest of this scripture which also points to the manner believers are caught up in the air and spared from what comes upon the earth. The scripture goes on to say, “these things continued until Noah entered the ark". In our days these things will also continue until the day we are caught up in the air and in the clouds and carried to Heaven. The saving of Noah and his family from what came upon the earth when he was lifted up on the waters in the ark is a picture of what we are to expect. The ark speaks to the manner or vessel in which God spares His children and carries us to Heaven.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Now Elijah is carried to Heaven in a chariot. Noah is lifted from the earth on the waters in the ark and the two angles said that Jesus would return in the same manner He was carried to Heaven.Remember the question? Does the Bible say or imply that the manner we are carried to Heaven is important for us to understand?
In Matthew 13: 47-52, The parable of the dragnet, Jesus speaks of the end of the age and what happens to the Good and the wicked. Just as Noah and his family were saved in a vessel or the ark, Jesus speaks of the good being gathered to a vessel in this parable.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
Can you see the similarities to the days of Noah? The good at the end of the age are gathered in a vessel, just like it was in the days of Noah and carried to Heaven. Jesus goes on to say, "have you understood all these things?" In both Matthew 13 and 24, Jesus is speaking of the catching away of believers or the rapture at the end of the age. In both scriptures He references the manner or vessel in which we are carried to Heaven.
From what very little I knew of the scriptures prior to this experience, I knew I had never heard anything about a vessel that went between Heaven and earth. But the Lord pointed out these scriptures you have just read and Acts 10. In Acts 10 Peter is hungry and God lets down a vessel from Heaven carrying animals for food. This was done three times and the bible says the vessel was taken back up to heaven.
11And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
So, does the Bible say or imply that there is a vessel that goes between Heaven and earth? Does the bible say or imply understanding the manner we are carried to Heaven is important to the believer’s spiritual life? I am certain all who are willing to pray for understanding and search the scriptures will find the answer to be, "YES".
I had a limited knowledge of what the Bible said prior to April 8th of 2007. I knew I had never heard anything related to a vessel of God that carried anything to Heaven. But what I saw on Easter Sunday of 2007 appeared to be a great resurrection of those who had fallen asleep headed toward the ocean to a supernatural vessel clothed in the light of the sun. The following day I witnessed people being caught up in the air and I did not understand it was a vision. I believed it was happening. I must also tell you, in all that I was shown my faith is still required of me to understand this forgotten supernatural vessel clothed in the light of the sun.
My next question is, what vessel has God designed to carry life? No one I have asked gave me an answer. Remember, God does things naturally or per His nature. He doesn't build airplanes or ships. Again, I ask this question because as a part of the events God showed me, there appeared to be a supernatural vessel clothed in the light of the sun that spirits were being gathered to. I had never heard anyone speak to or teach on this subject. But again, the Lord walked me through the Bible so that I might understand.
In the third chapter of the gospel of John, Nicodemus states to Jesus that they knew He was from God. Jesus in turn says, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God". Nicodemus takes what Jesus says literally. He looks at the natural aspect of being born and cannot comprehend how this could be possible to enter his mother’s womb for a second time. What the Lord showed me in this scripture is that He never corrected Nicodemus, but He continued to teach about God’s supernatural way. In this scripture He goes on to teach about the spirit and ascension to Heaven. I know there is an element to being born again in this life. I am truly born again. But Jesus also speaks to the spiritual manner in which we are carried to Heaven. It’s also important to note Jesus referenced the information as being forgotten when He said, "How is it that you are the teacher of Israel and do not know these things?” We are born again when we accept Jesus Christ and His death on the cross as our personal gift of salvation. But Jesus had not died on the cross when He asked Nicodemus why he did not understand this aspect to entering the Kingdom of Heaven. So, Jesus expected Nicodemus to understand the born again aspect to the ascension or manner we are carried to Heaven because He had not yet shed His blood on the cross. Please read John 3 and I pray that you see, Jesus is also speaking to the manner we are carried to Heaven.
The New Birth
3 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly,I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him,“How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.[a] 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[b] have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
After reading this scripture, I pray you can see Nicodemus was thinking of a vessel aspect when he referenced his mother’s womb. Also, Jesus speaks to the supernatural aspect of being lifted up while He is explaining born again as a means to entering the Kingdom of Heaven. Did not God design the woman, and does she not carry life to term in the womb? Our fathers seed enters our mothers egg that carries life to term in the womb and Nicodemus knew, although he did not understand, Jesus was speaking to the image of birth in this life as the way we get to Heaven.
So, to answer the question, what type vessel has God designed to carry life? He designed the perfect vessel to protect life before it is born into this world. The egg. If God is the same yesterday, today and forever is it too hard to believe what He showed me or was captured on video appeared to be a vessel clothed in the light of the sun, supernatural in nature and in His design. We believe Heaven exists and if so, what manner does the Bible say we are carried to Heaven? It should be harder for a Christian to believe that it would happen any other way than what we already know of God. He never changes.
When God first showed me this vessel of light, I knew there were spirits within the vessel, but I did not recognize its shape. Not long after the supernatural events I was outside praying and asking the Lord what is this, a ball of light that spirits ascend to Heaven in? I looked down and on the grass He had placed a beautiful speckled bird egg between my feet. And He made it possible and I went and looked again, and it was not a ball of light it was vessel clothed in the light of the sun and it had God’s signature form. It was in the shape and form of His design to carry life. The light was in the shape of an egg. I was amazed at how simple this was. This is God’s way. We are truly reborn into the Kingdom of Heaven.
With this imagery of an egg-shaped vessel clothed in the light of the sun, I went online to see if I could find anything in the historical record. There was no question I could see this vessel referenced in scripture. But without the context of what the Lord had shown me, I understood how many could overlook this vessel found in the Word of God and its importance.