Friday, 27 May 2016

Visions Beyond The Veil

Scripture: Revelations 4 v 1: "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was it were of a trumpet, talking with me: Which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter."

The first time I ever heard the audible voice of God, it sounded as if it came through a loud hailer! That was before I read this verse above, which really blessed me and confirmed what I heard.  John and I shared another strange experience, along with Ezekiel, when we were being shown unbelievable things by the Lord; we had a taste of honey in our mouths and a bitter belly. Rev 10 v 9-10, Ezekiel 3 v 3. 

One of the best books I ever read was Visions Beyond The Veil by H.R. Baker, who was a missionary to China in the 1920's.  He and his wife ran a  Christian home for orphan boys from the age of 6 to 18.   You had to be a believer to stay there.  None of the children showed any real enthusiasm for Christianity.

One day, without warning, the Holy Spirit fell upon these children and they did not leave the morning prayer room to get their breakfast before school.  They were all earnestly praying in tongues and seeing visions, and prophesying.  The Baker's were not caught up in the power of the Holy Spirit, but could see that the children were very animated.  They cancelled classes for the day to observe this phenomenon.

The teacher arrived, who was a Buddhist, and he was likewise affected by the Holy Spirit, being convicted of sin until he cried out for Jesus to save his soul.  The children were doing what looked like charades.  They were walking about and talking to unseen people, picking fruit, playing musical instruments, singing together beautiful songs never taught by the Bakers.

When they came down from this experience many hours later, the Bakers took each child separately into another room to hear what had happened to them.  Each story was identical.  They had been caught up to Heaven where they each had their own room.  They had seen angels and Jesus and friends from the home who had died.  There were many fruit trees and they had picked fruit to bring home.  They were very disappointed that their pockets were empty.

They had been given instruments to play and they sang with the angels.  It was the best day of their lives.  This outpouring lasted for about 18 months.  The children would be led by the Holy Spirit to evangelize in the streets.  One boy would pray in tongues and another would interpret as they shared the love of Jesus.  Many people were converted.

This book was an inspiration to me because my two sons were having similar experiences and it confirmed what I already knew, that God was doing miracles through children, and using them to teach me to know Jesus through a child's eyes.  We prayed every day after school, they chose not to play with friends, but rather to pray with me because it was so enjoyable.  This experience lasted for ten years.

The fruit of that ministry is still emerging today, thirty years later.  It was a very normal time in the presence of Jesus and His angels.  Many of the things we did in our closet have been revealed on TV in programs like 911.  The most astounding one will show you what I mean.

Steve was just six years old, and Sean, eleven, when we were sitting on my bed.  Steve picked up a tape measure and ran his fingers down to the number 51.  He said, there is a small boy in America who was frozen in snow without proper clothes on.  He looked dead and lots of doctors are trying to warm him.  His body temp is 51.  

We sat for hours praying for this child and slowly Steve's fingers moved up the tape till they were in the 90's, where they fluctuated up and down for a while until they stopped at 97.8F.  All Steve said was, he is okay now mom.  Years later on 911 there was an item that had me sobbing.

A two year old child had been rush by paramedics to hospital after wandering from his home in only a vest into deep snow. They only found him after hours of searching.  He was frozen and his core temp was 51!! Many doctors worked for hours to revive him and reheat his body.  His temperature rose steadily until it fluctuated in the 90's, finally stabilising at the correct temp.  He fully recovered.  We praised and thanked the Lord for such an amazing miracle.

I share all this so that you never pooh pooh your child if he suddenly sees things you cannot see, and wants your help.  Listen and pray and let Jesus help you as He could be making a miracle you will see on TV one day!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am still amazed by what You achieve with innocent children who have visions beyond the veil.  You have all the glory for these miracles.  In Jesus' name. Amen.