I was taken into a Revelatory experience in the Heavens. It was more than a vision. In some respect I was in another place. Somewhere in Christ in a place where secrets are told and insight is gained.
I was by the side of a vast lily pond surrounded by trees- it was more like a gentle river than a pond. The lily pads were huge giant green circles resting on the clear waters. You could imagine kids jumping on them across the waters.
It was like a summer’s day. Relaxed. Happy. Tranquil. Like your best memories. Days where you let yourself go and nature refreshed your soul. The atmosphere (like all third heaven encounters) was alive. It was bliss. This for me is what distinguishes it from a normal vision. The sense of ‘being there’ and how it feels.
I looked around after taking in the scene and I noticed a large (what looked like) Oak Tree. Beautiful and Ancient. Sitting under it was a man in old fashioned clothing but almost glowing gently. His face was difficult to see despite the rest of the vision having great detail.
I could see he was writing a book. I felt at ease in this place and sat next to him. To my surprise this unknown man introduced himself to me. He was Thomas A’ Kempis. I didn’t really know who this man was. I had heard his name and knew he was an author but other than that I knew nothing about him or his message. I felt honoured. He was writing with what looked like a quill.
We began to talk. Now this might sound strange but as we talked he stopped writing and began to prophesy over me about writing books. He took what looked like a key and placed it right into my Spirit man. It was swallowed into me. As he did this something was imparted into my life.
It would take me well over a year to be begin to understand what had happened. But this encounter changed me… it just took a little while for my mind to catch up with the Spirit. Even today it continues to shape me.
Thomas A’ Kempis’ words are recorded in a book called “The Imitation Of Christ”. If you can find a modern well translated version it is a book of Life. His words show the Ancients Paths. a Life given over to Another. The deeper call.
“The highest wisdom is to despise the things of the earth and strive for the Kingdom of Heaven… Bear in mind this saying- that “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear filled with hearing.” Study therefore, to turn your heart from the love of visible things, and to fix it upon the things unseen.”
Col 3:1-2 Generation. This is the Mystic Call. Justin Abraham