I’ve been praying for a vision of heaven for a while now. I could not imagine in my heart a place so great. So I prayed for it. There are a few scriptures that I intertwined together to support my request. The Word says that we need to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling, without vision the people perish, and to store our treasures in heaven and thats where our heart will be. So I wanted to have a vision in my heart of the mark where my treasures are being stored to help me keep pressing. 🙂 I thought it worked lol Plus I just wanted to be nosey and know what its like where God lives.
- Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
- Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
- Matthew 6:19-21 (19) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: (20) But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: (21) For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
God will give you what you ask for. On 12-7-16 during my time of prayer(in my new prayer room that I have to upload a picture of), I got a glimpse. Just a glimpse. Literally about a second. I had my eyes closed trying to listen instead of talking so much during prayer and it was a flash! I wasn’t praying for it this time and I wasn’t expecting it but I knew what it was immediately!
How did I know it was a glimpse of heaven? Boy I’m telling you…if you have ever experienced God sometimes you just know that you know! There were no words, I didn’t hear anything telling me it was heaven but it couldn’t have been anything else.
It was more of an experience/what I felt. The split second was like a brief experience of eternity. It felt “never ending” like there were no borders or an end. I felt COMPLETE fulfillment in an all encompassing presence. The presence of God was so near…..like literally in my face! You ever had someone purposely try to annoy you by just being in your face? The closeness of this kiss of glory just rested near 🙂 (it was far from annoying tho). Words like dwell begin to take a new meaning. It surrounded me.
What I saw was minute in comparison to what I felt and knew was of God. It was like sitting on a could surrounded by blue skies…..never ending white and blue like when I’m in an airplane except I wasn’t confined to a metal tube. I didn’t see angels or much of anything else for that matter. I thought I wanted to see pearly gates and streets of gold but it was all drowned out by the feeling of no constraints/no end, complete fulfillment in the presence of God, and the nearness of God’s presence. (Like a punch…you may have seen the fist coming but when it connected with the jaw it was all about that feeling! I know thats random but I’m doing my best to describe this moment. Just hang in there!) The feeling of eternity/not being bound by time is what I remember most.
Although I can’t express enough how it was literally a flash, a second, or maybe even a twinkling of an eye, I pray that I never ever ever ever loose this experience. How can a split second feel so….idk….It’s a shame that I can’t articulate it with words so forgive me if this doesn’t make sense. I contemplated not sharing but I thought it was worth a try.
What I learned from this glimpse was that I was expecting to see heaven as something physical/natural, yet its spiritual. It’s not, “let me see the mansion you built for me God” but “please allow me experience what you prepared for me forever”.
I pray that the Lord will fulfill our desires with things beyond our imagination more and more.
That’s what I needed in the moment and I pray that you get what you need to press toward the mark.
Can I say another thing??
No matter what….God is still God.
But I’m still like……God can you send it just one more time but for a bit longer?? Of course I’m not trying to die yet but if I can get just a few more seconds that would be magnificent! Lol It still resounds in my heart as I replay this experience. I hope your blessed by it.