Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A glimpse of paradise and what it means

I saw something in the Spirit early the other morning. First I saw horses running swiftly across a plain. I could see that it was an army from the Father, in advance mode. They moved so swiftly that they were like a herd of wild horses running. I recognized it as an advance into territory held by the enemy.

Then, I saw something different: I saw something that looked like a thin sheet of plastic material. Suddenly I saw the plastic stretched and slits appeared in it because it was being pulled beyond its capacity. You could see through the slits that a beautiful nature scene was beyond. The pulling continued and the slits gave way and the entire sheet of plastic disappeared and then you could see the beautiful scene. It was Paradise. It was green and beautiful. The whole scene looked like a wonderful, lovely, peaceful spring day.

As I pondered this vision from the Holy Spirit, I realized that He is talking about removing the veil from people's eyes so that they see eternity. Paradise is real, heaven is real. Yet, people often live and operate from a eartly view. If you look at events from the side of earth, when the enemy opposes you or events on earth become hard or terrible, it is hard to stand. The enemy is able to press in with doubts about the love of the Father, about His plans and help, and about what it all means. But if you see it from the side of eternity, then you know the Father can be trusted and that all things will be set right, and that is our future is sure and solid and beautiful and it will never end. The viewpoint is what makes all the difference.

Many people (especially Christians) know the truth in their minds. They know we are eternal. They know that paradise lies ahead, but because they don't really see it, they only think it is so, and the enemy is able to come and press them with his threats and sorrows and it is painful. What the Holy Spirit was showing was the removing of the veil. Then, one can believe the truth about eternity and know it absolutely, so the real power lies with the truth and not with the lying, vicious enemy. This is indeed a powerful advance on territory that the enemy has held - territory among humanity.