EDEN RESTORED: REVELATION 22
1. Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2. down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
My brother went to his eternal home a year ago this month. He resides with my dad, uncle, nephew, and my grandparents.
Over the past year, I have been doing research and studying Heaven. The Bible mentions Heaven over 500 times in the Bible.
One day I was searching the web and I came across this video, “A place called Heaven”. It was two hours long, a part one and part two. The whole time I was watching this video, I felt I was there, in total peace, with a magnificent experience.
This man that saw 8 hours of heaven was in a car wreck. His name was Richard Sigmund.
Richard Sigmund, was born on March 19, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa. His grandfather was praying as Richard was being born, and the Lord told him, “Through him, I will answer prayer.” Whose prayer? The prayer of his great-grandfather, who was a Spirit-filled, Jewish, circuit-riding preacher during the Civil War.
The Lord first appeared to Richard when he was four years old. As a child, he started preaching in a country Methodist church in Iowa. His grandfather knew healing evangelist Jack Coe Sr., and Rev. Coe brought Richard to Omaha in 1949 to preach. While the boy who became known as “Little Richard” preached, the anointing came upon him, and he saw angels. Later on in life, Richard was in a car wreck and for several hours pronounced dead.
He goes into exquisite detail about his visit to Heaven and God’s message for humanity!
“Jesus said to him, Never forget how much I love you and what I have done for you and how much I love those in the place you are going back to and I am preparing a place for them.
It seemed like the end for Sigmund when he was killed in a car crash – instead, it was a new beginning! In this vivid account, he offers a detailed view of the afterlife. You’ll be amazed at his descriptions such as the color of stones, buildings, the architecture, he experiences different aromas and even touches some- thing in heaven and it would be humming, singing songs in praise towards the Lord. At one point,he picks a fruit off a strange tree and eats it. He describes it as a unique taste.
Richard says, that everyone that goes through the veil, had a path to follow towards heaven that was unique for them. Everything is alive there, as he saw these huge flowers, which would turn to face him as he walked, and he could pick up the flower, smell it, just put it back into its place, and it would immediately grow again.
In the book of Revelations, Chapter 22, Jesus speaks of Heaven as “All things new”. Heaven is called Glory! It is beyond our comprehension. All we know for sure is it is a real place with real peo- ple whom have real bodies in a eternal life called Home. John 14:2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. There are trees, walls, gates, jewels, a graphic portrait of Paradise!
The Bible states there is a river that runs through it. Beautiful pure mountain streams, and the Tree of life that bears fruit that the people there can eat and enjoy. It is a place called Glory, as God is beautiful and glorious! We have things to do there, worship, and serve our Lord Almighty! We never grow old, weary or tired, as we live in perfect fellowship to him in the gorgeous wonder of his presence. Life there is togetherness, and triumph. Corinthians 13:9 “ For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child,” I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
When we get to heaven, we will know each other fully, perfect holiness in presence of our God!
But who will be there? People that have washed in my blood, unless they are born again will be on the other side of Heaven’s gate.
And what does it mean to be “washed in the blood” and be born again?
It means to cleanse oneself from sin through self-examination and repentance, asking God for help, Trust him, and to reform one’s life and acknowledge the good that you do is God working within you. All people that believe in Jesus, God’s son, and he died and saved them of their sins, and ask forgiveness, will be there!
There is no doubt that Jesus is coming suddenly, immensely and no one knows when, but only in a blink of an eye! Revelations is the last book of the Bible. But we as believers will receive mes- sages forever. America is becoming Babylon! We must not be passive! Love powers evil, and Jesus is the overcomer! Victor! It is our duty as Christians to share God’s message, and tell people about our Jesus! We need to prepare for his coming be- cause Jesus says to us, “I am coming back soon, at a time when people don’t think,” I am coming back .”