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This is a collection of testimonies from those who claim to have experienced heaven and hell, as well as those who have had direct, face-to-face encounters with God the Father in heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ, or His holy angels.  It includes a number of documented accounts of individuals being raised from the dead.  It also includes some visions and important Scriptural studies on the topic of heaven and hell.

It is my prayer that these testimonies will lead you to pray earnestly and seek the Lord's face, regarding the destiny of your own soul, and the souls of the people in your life, so that you and they will not miss the glories of heaven and wind up in hell for eternity.

Baptized by Blazing Fire -- a Korean church's testimony Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Ibrahim's Experience in Hell Taken to Hell Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths
Korean Pastor Raised from the Dead The Four Tallest Homes in Heaven Messages from the Lord for Catholics Worshiping Idols
Margaret O. Amure Back from Heaven Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell Sister Ayo - a Revelation of Heaven and Hell 
Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations The Book of Life Armenian Man Raised from the Dead
Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell The Place of Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth  Vision of Hell by Emmanuel Agyarko
Zipporah Mushala Testimony of Hell Where will you go when you die? Few will be saved
Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell Jesus Christ Descended Into Hell Seven Reasons to Believe the Seven Divine Revelations
Zipporah Mushala’s Third Testimony of Hell Visitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetaga Linda Ngaujah Revelation of Heaven and Hell
Zipora Bitrus Testimony of Heaven and Hell The Holy Fires of Hell

Ezekiel Moses Testimony of Heaven and Hell
The "Door to Hell" Rock, Rap, and Reggae Music -- Three Divine Revelations A Trip to Hell
A Warning to the Nay Sayers There now, it is all over! Blessed rest. The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught

Author's note: Please prayerfully listen to these testimonies, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to these people.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

Please consider providing us with some new Opportunities to Serve the Body of Christ. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.

Opportunities to Serve the Body of Christ

Len and Jennifer Lacroix
We are missionaries, and our desire would be to come to your church or Bible Study group to preach and minister to you, while we are in the States.  If you would like us to do so, we can also make a presentation of our work in Eastern Europe.  Please pray about this.  It's a chance for us to encourage people to greater evangelism and commitment to completing the Great Commission globally, and we would be honored to come speak, if it is God's will.  So give us a call if you would like us to come to speak to your group.

You can find more about us at Doulos Missions International. You're also invited to listen to our radio interview on the Truth Radio Network, which was aired September 7, 2013.  We were interviewed by Joyce George on the program "A Place Missionaries Call Home," which is recorded in the video at this link.

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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.

Testimony Review Process

On this blog I post testimonies of people, who claim that they have received a divine revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ.  As you read these, you will find some of them to be controversial.  However, that alone is not a reason to reject them.  Each one needs to be reviewed on its own merit to see if it is truly from the Lord.

We should be like the Berean believers: "Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so." (Act 17:11). By this I am not implying that these testimonies constitute the Word of God, or that they become a new book of the Bible. However, they do contain messages purportedly from Jesus Christ, and they often quote Scripture. Don't despise prophetic utterances (1Th 5:20).  Let's eagerly receive anything the Lord has so say to us through His Body, but be diligent to examine the Scriptures daily to see whether these things are so. Let's test the spirits to see whether they are from God.

I would like to suggest that here we use the same review criteria outlined on Robert Brownell's website, SpiritLessons. Brownell states:

"[This] website receives many new testimonies from around the world, by people who testify of Revelations by Jesus. These testimonies are very valuable, but like the 1st century church, there needs to be review process by Mature Christians. When a testimony has something controversial or difficult, we'll put it under the 'UNDER REVIEW' section.  With a comment box on the bottom, for wise Christian counsel. This should help weed out problems, and identify issues.  Similar to the way the early Church discussed matters."

"Remember, we are NOT canonizing scripture here. The Bible is sufficient!  We were never given permission by God to add His scripture.  We are just investigating Face to Face encounters with Jesus Christ.  None of these testimonies have gone through the rigorous and thorough testing that the Bible has gone through. If something contradicts with clear scripture, please note that in the comment section.   I never allow people's revelations to contradict verbatim scripture. If any revelation contradicts clear scripture, I reject it. For the Bible is my foundation of doctrine. But I will allow revelations to challenge my interpretation of scripture. And I will not pridefully hold up my interpretation of scripture as infallible."

"Things to remember when reviewing:
1. Please understand that there MAY be mistranslations from the original testimony.
2. There MAY be places where authors are not clear enough in their description.
3. We are looking for patterns, that show up in multiple testimonies.  This gives certain issues more weight.
4. Also remember that we don't care about their opinions, ideas or speculation.  We only really care about what Jesus told them. There are many good people of God who can have misunderstandings in their opinions. No one's opinions are perfect.  Hopefully they won't share opinions in their testimonies, we just want the FACTS!  WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE FROM JESUS?  This is why we often highlight the words of Jesus in Dark, Bolded Red.
5. Also, regarding sin, remember that the Lord weighs the Motives of the Heart.  Two people can do the same thing, and the Lord judges differently.  Therefore if one person claims an actions can lead a person to Hell, we're looking for a clear definition of that action is, not just a vague description."

"So get your Bibles, and hammer these testimonies out. Please leave Wise and Referenced Comments on the bottom." -- Robert Brownell.

In addition to these excellent guidelines that Brownell has recommended, for more help in reviewing these testimonies, please read my articles, called "Testing the Spirits of False Prophets," "Discerning the Things of the Spirit," "Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit," "A Warning to the Nay Sayers," "An Open Mind that Loves the Truth," and "The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught."  It is very important to test the fruit of the messenger, and that is why I try to check the character of the person giving the testimony, when it is controversial.  I attempt to make phone calls and speak with the person who had the experience, as well as with those who know the person well, in order to see what kind of fruit is in their lives.

I hope these guidelines will help you as you seek to test the spirits and discern the things of the spirit.

Image credit: The photo of careful the careful examination of Scripture comes from "Beginning and End."

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.

Preparing the Way Radio

In December 2013, we established a new radio program called Preparing the Way, which is a worldwide radio broadcast via the Internet dedicated to preparing the way for the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ in repentance, preaching holiness, righteous, and truth.

Scriptural Basis
As the Scripture says:

"A voice is calling, 'Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley; Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.'" (Isa 40:3-5)

“And all flesh will see the salvation of God.'" (Luk 3:6)

"Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, 'Here is your God!' Behold, the Lord GOD will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him And His recompense before Him."  (Isa 40:9-10)

“Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.  The Lord has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: ‘Say to Daughter Zion, “See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.”’ They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.” (Isa 62:10-12)

"'Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,' says the LORD of hosts. 'But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.'" (Mal 3:1-3)

Program Purpose
Our target audience includes pastors, elders, and disciples laboring for the Lord in all nations, as well as those who are lost. In Jesus' Mighty Name and with God's help, we pray that this radio broadcast will reach the nations.

Secondarily, we also plan to use the broadcast to increase awareness of the ministry of Doulos Missions International, its "parent ministry," helping to make disciples in Eastern Europe. This is another means of proclaiming what God is doing in Eastern Europe and other regions of the world. We trust in the Lord to successfully accomplish the purposes for which it was established, for God's blessing upon it and provision, along with His anointing and guidance for me.

Program Archives
You can watch previously aired programs through the links below and others available at  Preparing the Way.

Program Launch with Denis Lacroix
Interview with Brother Danny Hahlbohm, the artist who created the "Footprints in the Sand" painting; and that program included an interview with DMI President, Dr. Andrew Stenhouse.


Author's note The new radio program is online at Preparing the Way Radio. You may access the Eternal Destinations Main Directory or my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Him.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.


Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.

Rachael Mushala Second Testimony of Hell

Today, August 2, 2014, I received an email from a dear sister in Christ I know, named Rachael Mushala.  It contains an important message she received from the Lord about the need to evangelize the lost.  She is a Zambian journalist, who has had numerous supernatural encounters since she returned to the Lord in 2011.  I have written about some of those encounters previously in my article, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, and also spoken with her father, pastor Joseph Mushala, who verified her godly character, and that of her sister, Zipporah.  Here is her testimony:

A Spiritual Attack on the Street
"On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, as I was coming from work, as I was walking home I was feeling joyful because I had just managed to do something the Lord wanted me to do."

"As I walked on the road, I saw a man and a little girl some meters ahead of me. Immediately I looked at them, I heard an audible voice say, 'They are agents of darkness sent to bring you down.' I knew it was the Lord and I kept walking but began praying in my heart."

"The man was saying something to the girl, and he remained standing while the little girl came my way, looking right at me. She approached me and said, 'I am asking for money for transport.' But because of the Lord’s warning, I knew this was just a disguise so I just shook my head and I continued walking.  She then continued walking and I noticed that she didn’t ask anyone else, but kept turning and looking back at me."

"All this time the man had been standing at the corner of the road watching, and when I reached where he was, as I was about to bypass him, he then pretended to be crazy, and began saying things that don’t make sense. But I knew he was ashamed because they had lost."

"This was not a dream but a real attack.  What amazed me is that I have dreamt of scenes like this before happening to me on the road, and in the dreams I impulsively lay my hands on those people and begin to pray for them right there on the road.  However, I didn’t do it on Wednesday, because I wasn’t led to do so."

Hell for Those Who Do Not Evangelize
"Then on Friday, August 1, 2014, around 4:00 am, I was up because of a dream I had.  It was a dream where the Lord showed me what the enemy was planning against me, and how he was planning to send his agents to attack me today."

"I  had stopped evangelizing, because I had gotten too busy with work, and doing my own things that I didn’t even evangelize any more. As I was up I got caught in a vision where there was a huge demon with muscles that held me, and no matter how much I struggled, I couldn’t free myself from its grasp.  It was so strong."

"I was aware that my body was lying on the bed and it was my spirit going through this. I saw that the demon that held me was grey and a little transparent; it was so strong and looked like an animal. I can’t describe, it also had a very cruel looking face."

"I then began calling on the Lord Jesus Christ to help me, and I knew the Lord had allowed this to happen because I had stopped evangelizing.  The Lord Jesus immediately appeared. He wore a white robe and was surrounded by light. The light that surrounded Him was actually part of Him.  He was light itself. He was made of light.  The light illuminating was part of Him!  He also had two angels on His sides.  As soon as the Lord appeared, this evil spirit disappeared! It happened so fast that I didn’t even notice when it let me go."

"The Lord was looking at me with so much love and compassion, I found myself on my knees saying, 'Lord please forgive me, I will repent, I repent right now, am going to warn your people.'”

"And the Lord said to me, 'There is a place in hell for those who do not evangelize.'”

"The vision ended and I was back on my bed again."

"I was still very shaken by this when I was caught up in the spirit again and I found myself in hell. It was hot and dark. There were demons everywhere working busily. And in this section that the Lord showed me, the demons were tormenting people by roasting them on frying pans!"

"There were so many people, and the demons here were so happy roasting people. They would even toss them up in the pan like they were pancakes! It was so depressing!"

"The Lord also showed me a section with something that looked like huge grills with red hot coal underneath. The demons were cutting people in pieces and putting them on the grill! It was horrific! I saw one demon carrying the leg of one of the souls in that place and putting it on the grill!"

"It then approached me and wanted to do the same to me. All this time, I was aware of the Lord’s presence with me in hell, although I couldn’t see Him. And when this evil spirit approached me, I said, 'The Lord Jesus brought me here because He is showing me what this place is like.' Then I was back on my bed, and the vision ended."

"The Lord told me many are going to that place, and that’s why its important to warn them. Evangelism is for every child of God.  Please don’t take it lightly."

Only What's Done for Christ Will Last
"I also wish to add something the Lord made me experience at a different time than this.  I want to state that when a person dies, they immediately realize that every second spent away from God was wasted time. The Lord made me feel this. I was alone in my room, and the Lord Jesus Christ made my spirit to come out.  As He did this, He let my spirit feel the regret of every moment spent doing anything else! He allowed me to see moments from my life pass before me, and they all seemed very vague and meaningless.  All the struggles, the education, and the words spoken felt so wasted and as though they had not been worth it. I am not just referring to sinful words or acts, but am referring to every single moment not spent with Him seeming wasted. This whole life seemed to have been unreal and just something like a story that came to an end because the spirit world became more real even than this life we know.  When Jesus made me feel this, all I wanted was to go back and rewrite my whole life, so I would put Him first in everything. This is why I now say this: nothing except what's done for the Lord truly matters. We must include the Lord in all we do, and put His work first, because everything else perishes, but He remains forever. "

-- Rachael Mushala

Afterword
These messages from the Lord through our sister, Rachael, are very serious and sobering.  She is not the first person to receive the revelation that people who don't evangelize the lost end up in hell.  This was also revealed to the Seven Colombian Youth, whom I wrote about in Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths.

Evangelism is not just for evangelists or missionaries.  It is not just for your pastor to do.  Every disciple must make disciples.  For Jesus commanded us, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Mt 18:19-20, NIV)

Yet we all have our excuses.  One may say, "I have already evangelized in the past."  Another may say, "I am too busy."  Still another may say, "I am not very good with speaking to people." And then there are those who believe that only those who commit what they consider a big sin would go to hell.  And those who believe in once-saved-always-saved (OSAS) would insist that no sin of any kind could ever prevent a believer from reaching heaven.

But it doesn't matter what your excuse is or what your theology is, the fact is that if we fail to evangelize the lost, we have disobeyed the Lord's command.  And the Scripture says that their blood will be on your hands, if you fail to warn them (see Ultimate Accountability). If you are reading this message and the Lord has convicted you of the sin of silence -- failing to evangelize -- then please repent and obey Him.

Christ must be first and central in all we do and say;  I for one fall short of that, and I know that I need the Lord's help to do this better, as well as evangelizing the lost.

Jesus said, "But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken." (Mt 12:36)

As Jim Elliott used to say, "Only one life, twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."

Also see video version of Rachael Mushala's Testimony of Heaven and Hell.

Author's note: Please prayerfully listen to this sister's testimony, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to her.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.  Pray for Rachael, too, so that she will boldly share her message. You are invited to read or listen to more amazing testimonies of the supernatural like this below, as well as Zipora Bitrus Testimony of Heaven and Hell, Zipporah Mushala's testimony of hell, A Trip to Hell, The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught, Give Me Children or I'll Die!, and Ultimate Accountability. I can also recommend Being a Witness for Christ andEvangelism only for the healthy?   You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."


Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven
Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell Zipporah Mushala’s Third Testimony of Hell Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead Baptized by Blazing Fire Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths

Do you want to know Him?
If you want to know Jesus, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Him.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.


Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"                                     _________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org. You are invited to view his collection of blogs at Writing for the Master

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Zipporah Mushala’s Third Testimony of Hell

Zipporah Mushala
On Sunday, July 27, 2014, I received an email from Zippporah Mushala, a sister in Christ in Zambia. In her email, she described a revelation of hell that the Lord had given to her that day in the early hours of the morning before dawn. I have written about her previously in Zipporah Mushala Testimony of Hell and Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell.

As I stated in those articles, I have also spoken with her father, pastor Joseph Mushala, who verified her godly character, and that of her sister, Rachael.

This is now Zipporah Mushala’s third testimony of hell, along with visions, warnings and revelations she received from the Lord.  

The Terrifying, Tangible Atmosphere of Hell and Its Horror
In her email to me, she described the revelation saying, "This morning [July 27, 2014], I woke up at exactly 4:50 AM from a horrifying revelation. I don't think I can say it's a dream, because during the revelation, I was aware that I was sleeping and that I was receiving a revelation. I saw an ordinary house with a garden, which had a lot of graves.  I noticed two graves in particular where two wizards were buried. They had been buried with their bodies facing down and heads turned each in the opposite direction of the other.  One of them had a charm tied around his thumb that pointed toward the house, so that in case the person responsible for his death was in the house, they would die."

"I saw these two men lying in the same position in hell in grave-like triangles filled with soil.  The charm around the man was irremovable, and it was tight around his thumb.  They were rotting and producing a foul smell yet they were alive.  I saw a demon pour acid on their bodies, and it peeled their skin like a cloth being taken off.  Then it and other demons started cutting the middle of their backs in fine square pieces like beef. They then would then pull the body apart and worms would race to eat them up, and their bodies would reappear looking burnt and oily."

"The emphasis of this place was not the torture, but the horrid feeling in the atmosphere.  There was a total 'no-love' atmosphere.  You could feel the hatred of the devil and his demons tense in the air.  I felt like my heart would literally collapse from this inhumane feeling.  I literally saw the hatred and hopelessness floating like a dark mist.  I literally felt it with my hand like a vapor, and I could not believe that this actually existed."

"Unlike previous experiences when the Lord has enabled me to encounter hell, this time around, I found that I couldn't visibly see the Lord, but could just feel His presence surrounding me. Since it was dark in hell, when I first arrived there, I saw his hand wave over the place that was before me, and after He did so, I began to see everything that I have just described.  When it became so unbearable that I felt my heart would literally collapse, He suddenly appeared beside me, and I leaned on him."*

"Jesus said, 'Please tell those who are saying that hell does not exist to keep quiet about what they do not know, or what you're seeing will just be a sample of their punishment.'"

Zipporah stated to me, "When I woke up, I felt like throwing up, and I was shivering.  I have never had such an experience of hell...I tried to pray, but couldn't. I was in shock.  Then I heard demons telling me that I should shut up, or else I'd be next.  But I told them that I would only be next if I did shut up, and I promised them in the name of Jesus that I would not shut up."

Those in Hell Who Watched Secular TV
Then Zipporah went on to describe another experience separate from that one, in which the Lord warned her about secular television.  She stated:

"About two days ago, I saw short, dark, tough-skinned, ugly, horned demons with huge axes. They were axing people in hell who were running in all directions. The demons ran with all their might axing the ground as they chased these people.  The Lord told me they were those who watched secular television.  Then I asked him if it was right for some people to be there for that reason because some did not get the revelation that it was wrong. Then he told me, 'I have given human beings the ability to choose between what is good and bad. When most people see that what they are watching is sinful and does not bring Me glory, they continue as though doing something that is pleasing me. Secular TV does not have one good thing. It just portrays violence, promiscuity, drug abuse and a care free life without me.'"

Confirmation from Rachael Mushala
Rachael Mushala
After I posted Zipporah's testimony here in this article, I sent it to her for final approval, and I copied her sister Rachael on the email, as I often do.  Rachael responded back to me with the following amazing testimony, which confirms Zipporah's warning about secular television:

"Hello brother, my sister hadn't told me about this (testimony of hell), but had just mentioned to me when I called her that she had something to tell me of what she saw about secular TV.  She and I are currently in different cities. This testimony is really powerful, and what's amazing is that the Lord also showed me a dream about secular TV on Wednesday last week! He showed me how this opens doors of demons to enter our lives."

"I dreamed I was in my house and the TV was on. But what I saw was that the TV was on a secular channel, called Telemundo. I then heard someone at the door struggling to open it, and when I looked, I saw there was a space between the door and the upper door frame; and the person who was at the door was peeping thru that space. I saw it was a demon in form of a woman with a horrific appearance and red blood thirsty eyes. She was carrying a long sharp knife."

"I saw the knife, because she kept putting it in the little space where she was peeping from as a way of threatening me to open the door. She said, 'What are you watching? Telemundo? let me in! Open the door for me!' And she got very aggressive."

"In the dream, I began praying in my heart, but couldn't pray much, and I felt the secular TV was the hindrance. But as I prayed, she failed to open the door. I woke up shaking and could hardly pray, but kept calling on Jesus."

"What amazes me is that the Lord would tell my sister about secular TV just [two] days after telling me! And I haven't even had an opportunity to tell my sister about it!  What an amazing God! Praise His name forever!"

I wrote back to Rachael and asked, "To ensure I understood you correctly, you stated that after your 'TV' dream last Wednesday, and after Zipporah's revelation of hell on Friday, you spoke with her by phone.  She told you that she had something to tell you about a revelation she got about TV.  At that time, you had not yet told her that the Lord had revealed to you anything about TV on Wednesday?"

She replied, "Yes, that's what I meant.  I haven't yet told Zipporah about it even until now."

Putting it All Together
This revelation that the Lord has given to sister Zipporah is very serious, and the Lord has confirmed it separately and independently with her sister Rachael.  I think the core message is that hell is a real place where hatred and hopelessness are floating like a dark mist that you can literally feel with your hand like a vapor, and that those who watch secular television end up there, as do those who are saying that hell does not exist.

I have a very dear brother in Christ, who teaches that hell does not exist.  But all my attempts to warn him have been futile, and he refuses to listen.  Let this be a warning to everyone who agrees with that false belief to keep quiet lest you end up in that place, which you don't even believe exists.

If you are watching secular television, then seriously repent and ask the Lord to forgive you. After that you need to produce fruit in keeping with repentance. The best thing you can do is throw out your television set.  Nothing at all glorifies God on the big screen.  I call it the "Babylonian idiot box," a term coined by David Wilkerson in his 1985 book, Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth. The same applies if you are watching things on YouTube that do not glorify God and do not edify you, but rather defile you.  Repent and ask the Lord to forgive you.

We even need to beware of the news, which is often used as a tool of the enemy.  The mainstream news reports lies and half-truths, often serving as a liberal, antichrist propaganda machine. Many Christians are addicted to the news, and you can see how empty and depressed they have become by it.  The major TV news stations seem to like their female secular newscasters to dress naked, because it gets high ratings like eye candy for the masses.  Their bodies are not properly covered up, and they are often dressed quite immodestly with bear shoulders and chest, bedecked in expensive cloths made of purple or scarlet, fine linen, gold and silver jewelry, precious stones, as well as makeup.  It reminds me of the verse in Revelation that says, "The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries." (Rev 17:4).  They look like expensive prostitutes.

In fact, even Fox News, which many Christians view as a conservative news station, has even stooped to this ungodly practice.  Yet most Christians probably don't even notice, since some of these female news anchors are dressed the same way as the women typically are in their church.  As Rachael Mushala says, "We can watch the news, but when they are showing immodest things that defile us, then we can change to a different channel."  Her sister Zipporah says, "About secular news, we've never gotten a revelation that its wrong, but I guess if one is offended by the way they dress, its better to just avoid it altogether."

Then there are the commercial advertisements with all their suggestive images and worldly music, as well as materialistic and "consumer-society" brainwashing.  In a word it is "mammon." Even if you are simply watching a documentary, you are subjected to these relentless commercials.  The same goes for YouTube, where so many people are "monetizing" even Christian music videos and other Christian content videos with secular commercials.

So many countless people around the world are addicted to TV, including Christians.  They cannot miss their favorite programs.  The TV is like an idol to them.  One evidence of this is not just the place of prominence it has in their lives, but also the place of prominence it has in their homes.  The living room has become a "living tomb," where all chairs are organized to face the Babylonian idol.  And when you stop over for a visit, if you sit in their living room, you have to compete with the TV for their attention, since it remains on during the entire time you are talking.  Many people turn it on as soon as they enter their home, even if they are not watching it.  Some just like to hear the background chatter to keep them company at all times.  They even eat in front of the TV.

The fact is that secular TV opens doors for demons to enter your life.  It inhibits the presence of God in your life.  Let us rid ourselves of everything that hinders the constant presence of the Lord in our lives.

"I will give heed to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me." (Psa 101:2-3)

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." (Heb 12:1-2) 

I urge you to take this warning seriously and share it with those whom you love.

*This paragraph from Zipporah's testimony that is marked with an asterisk was not part of her original email, but was added by her later for clarity.

Author's note: Please prayerfully listen to these sisters' testimonies, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to them.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.  Pray for Zipporah, too, so that she will boldly share her message.

Also see Working God's Way.  You are invited to read or listen to more amazing testimonies of the supernatural like this below.  You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven
Baptized by Blazing Fire Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Zipporah Mushala Testimony of Hell Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths

Do you want to know Him?
If you want to know Jesus, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Him.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.


Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"                                     _________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.

Friday, March 28, 2014

There now, it is all over! Blessed rest.

On this site, I have shared many testimonies about people who have gone to hell.  These testimonies are given to us by the mercy of God to keep us from going to that terrible place. However, today I would like to share a story about a dear saint who made it to heaven.  Her name was Frances Ridley Havergal.

The passages I am about to share about her have been excerpted from two excellent hymnals our children have sung from for many years, called Hymns for a Kids Heart: Volumes One and Two, as well as an excellent book I highly recommend, called Voices from the Edge of Eternity, complied by John Myers.

The Girl with a Treasure
What would you say is your greatest treasure? Do you have a toy or a piece of jewelry that you especially value? Let me tell you about a girl who had a wonderful treasure. It was a treasure inside her heart. Long ago a talented young girl was born to a minister and his wife in England. They named her Frances Ridley Havergal, and she surprised everyone with her musical talent. From the time she was very small she could sing like a beautiful songbird. When Frances was only seven years old, she began to write verses. She studied piano and was so gifted that people started asking her to play and sing at concerts.

Besides being a brilliant musician, Frances was captivating and delightful. People loved to be around her. She had a special enchantment about her, and everyone found her irresistible. Can you imagine why she was so pleasant? I'm going to tell you her secret. Frances wrote down her formula for her pleasing personality in one of her journals.

It's really very simple. She prayed for everyone around her. Oh, it was not an out-loud prayer, and the people she prayed for never even knew she was asking God to bless them. They just felt it. There was something so grand about being around Frances—it was the love of Jesus being poured over them by this little girl. As she played with her friends or talked to adults, she was secretly asking God to work in their lives and give them special thoughts.

Once Frances went for a five-day visit to a house where there were ten people. She noticed that some of them were “not rejoicers”, and some didn't even know about the love of Jesus. She decided to spend her vacation praying for each of the ten people in the house and watch what God would do to change their hearts. Do you know what happened? Frances wrote in her journal: “He gave me this prayer, Lord, give me all in this house! And he just did. I left the house, everyone had a blessing. The last night of my visit I was too happy to sleep.”

Just imagine—everyone in the house was different because one little girl decided to pray. And God didn't forget to give Frances an extra-special gift too. For that very night when she was so happy she couldn't sleep, all the verses of the hymn “Take My Life, and Let It Be” rang in her head, and she wrote them down. This is the treasure God gave to her. And you and I can memorize this prayer and keep it in our hearts wherever we go.

Now you know a very special secret. The next time you are around people who are not “rejoicers”, you can pull out this treasure from your heart. You can pray for them. It will be fun to see what blessing God sends to them. Maybe smiles will be on their faces when you leave instead of frowns. They you'll be like Frances. And you may be so happy that you won't be able to sleep!

----- Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth, Hymns for a Kids Heart, Vol. 1, Crossway 2003 (Used by permission).

The Girl with Heaven in Her Heart
You could say that Frances Ridley Havergal knew how to bring a little heaven to earth—her family, her church, and her friends. Maybe it was because Frances thought so much about heaven and tried to listen carefully to God's voice. No one could resist her sweet disposition, because Frances thought of others and not only of herself.

Such a melodious voice had never been given to a more tenderhearted and dear girl than Frances Havergal. People loved listening to her clear, musical little voice. Frances's parents knew she had been given a wonderful gift. Music filled her home, and Frances loved to sing and harmonize with her daddy.

When Frances was old enough to read, she took music lessons and happily practiced every day. Her voice and piano teachers were just as impressed with her hard work as they were with her lovely talent. Even though she was quite young, Frances could have become a rich and famous singer. Wisely, Frances made a better choice.

Frances also loved writing poems and started singing the rhymes she composed. It would have been natural for a girl as gifted and sparkling and likeable as Frances to be conceited and think only of herself. But not Frances.

Instead of bragging when people told her what a beautiful voice she had, Frances had a winsome way of turning the glory to God. “I sing only for Jesus,” she would say softly.

Frances knew she must ask God how she should use her talent. Her special concern was for people who didn't know about Jesus. Before she sang, Frances would pray for the people who would be listening.

And Frances had a generous heart. That's why she was able to bring a taste of heaven to some grown-ups in her church. Once she heard that some missionaries needed money to continue their work. Frances went home and gathered some of her most valuable possessions, including her favorite pieces of jewelry, and mailed them to the church. She tucked a little note inside the box saying that she would be extremely delighted if her treasures could be sold and the money given to the missionaries.

Because Frances unselfishly prayed for her friends, they too could feel the warmth of her heavenly heart. She would send hopeful messages and rhymes that she had written to cheer them up. Once, to celebrate the New Year, Frances sent a greeting to all her friends that read:

Another year is dawning, Dear Father let it be,
On earth, or else in heaven, another year for Thee.
A Happy New Year! Such may it be!

Love, Frances

Wouldn't you love to get a note like that? You can imagine that everyone treasured her poem-notes. They were bright greetings from the girl who had heaven in her heart.
One of the most beautiful hymns that Frances wrote will make you want to jump right into the wide river of God's peace. “Like a River Glorious” will bring a bit of heaven into your heart. It says so many wonderful things about Jehovah God that you will find yourself counting your blessings here on earth. Then you will know a secret for bringing heaven to earth.

Yes, Frances was able to stir up a lot of joy everywhere she went. She would tell you that the best decision she made was to follow God's path instead of using her talent to bring attention to herself. And she was happy her whole life because she was following Jesus. Even though Frances lived a long time ago, her hymns can make us happy right now. When you smile and sing this hymn, you will bring a little heaven to someone on earth!

----- Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth, Hymns for a Kids Heart, Vol. 2, Crossway 2004  (Used by permission).

Graduation Into Glory

“There now, it is all over! Blessed rest.”

This holy woman of God was born at Astley, England, December 14, 1836. She was the youngest daughter of Rev. William H. and Jane Havergal, her father being a distinguished minister of the Episcopal Church. She bore the name of Ridley in memory of the godly and learned Bishop Ridley who was one of the noble army of martyrs. Many have been greatly helped by Miss Havergal's writings in both prose and verse.

She died at Caswell Bay, England, on June 3, 1879. A short time before her death she said to her sister Ellen, “I should have liked my death to be like Samson's, doing more for God's glory than by my life. But He wills it otherwise.”

Ellen replied, “St. Paul said, 'The will of the Lord be done,' and, 'Let Christ be magnified, whether by my life or by my death.'”

I think it was then my beloved sister whispered, “Let my own text, 'The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin,' be on my tomb. All the verse if there is room.”

She said to her sister, “I do not know what God means by it, but no new thoughts for poems or books come to me now.” At another time she said, “In spite of the breakers, Marie, I am so happy God's promises are so true. Not a fear!”

When the doctor bid her good-by and told her that he thought she was going, she answered, “Beautiful, too good to be true! Splendid to be so near the gate of Heaven! So beautiful to go!”

The Vicar of Swansea said to her,”You have talked and written a good deal about the King, and you will soon see Him in His beauty. Is Jesus with you now?”

“Of course,” she replied; “it is splendid! I thought He would have left me here a long while, but He is so good to take me now.”

At another time she said, “Oh, I want all of you to speak bright, bright words about Jesus. Oh, do, do! It is all perfect peace. I am only waiting for Jesus to take me in.”

Then, a little later, she sang the following stanza:

Jesus, I will trust thee,
Trust Thee with my soul:
Guilty, lost and helpless,
Thou hast made me whole.

There is none in heaven,
Or on earth like Thee;
Thou hast died for sinners,
Thou hast died for me.”

With deep feeling she emphasized that last word, “me.”

The parting scene is graphically described as follows:
There came a terrible rush of convulsive sickness; it ceased, the nurse gently assisting her. She nestled down in the pillows and folded her hands on her breast, saying, “There, now it's all over. Blessed rest!”

Then, all at once, she looked up steadfastly, as if she saw the Lord—and surely, nothing less heavenly could have reflected such a glorious radiance upon her face. For ten minutes we watched that almost visible meeting with her King. Her countenance was so glad, as if she were already talking to Him.

She tried to sing; but after one sweet, high note, “He--,” her voice failed. As her brother commended her soul into her Redeemer's hand, she passed away. Our precious sister was gone—satisfied—glorified—within the palace of her King!

--- Taken from Voices from the Edge of Eternity by John G. Myers. Copyright © 1968, 2012 by John G. Myers. Use by permission of Whitaker House. www.whitakerhouse.com.

Author's note: You are invited to read or listen to more amazing testimonies of the supernatural like this below.  You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do you want to know Him?
If you want to know Jesus, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Him.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.


Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"                                     _________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.