Visions of Heaven


Why I See What I See
October 3, 2011, 7:12 pm
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As I came before my Creator, I looked around, and saw a few milling around in the throne room.  I saw the four creatures, or Seraphim, as one man millenia ago called them, but I didn’t see the ’24 elders’ yet another man saw centuries later.

“Why do you see what you see?”, God asked me.

A bit puzzled, I replied, “I’m not entirely sure.”

“You see what you see because it is for you to see.  It’s to prepare you to learn. The four creatures do what I made them to do. But I don’t need to see them. I don’t need crowds of jubilant creatures worshiping me day and night.  I don’t need 24 elders affirming my position.

“If you or someone I created were to sit upon this throne, that’s something you might need.  It would be affirmation that you were in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.  But, since I created all this, I know that what I made is the right thing.

“So, be open to new things I might have you see.  Don’t limit your view of heaven by what you think it should look like.  You won’t be able to perceive the truth from that which your mind creates.

“For each person that comes here, from whatever place, or whatever time they come from, they see what they need to see at the moment.  They hear what they need to hear.

“Be open to what I have to show you, and be receptive to what others see and hear, and report in their stories.

“I love all of you, equally.”

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Ebook released on Amazon
September 7, 2011, 3:34 pm
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Today I received confirmation from Amazon.com that the book is now available in the Kindle format on their site.  It’s been a long road, with lots of effort to create these two versions of the ebook, and I’ve let the blog postings slip behind a fair bit in order to focus on the publications.  I hope to refocus more energy back into this blog site as I gradually shift away from ebook conversions.



ebook released on B&N

The ebook of Adventures In Heaven, by Mike Mason, has been released in Nook format on the Barnes and Noble site.

The Kindle version should be released soon, as it’s nearly done.



What happens to those new to heaven

“Tell about what happens when a person passes on.  Tell them what you’ve seen up here as they enter into heaven,” God spoke to me.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few people shortly after they passed away here on earth.  Usually they’ve been a bit surprised to see me, as they are aware I’m still here on earth.  I’ve asked them what it was like once they arrived, and their stories have varied a bit, but there’s been quite a few similarities, enough so that I can write some generalities of what happens.

First they reported having become aware that they are in heaven, as there is the serenity, and the feeling that everything is fine for them, that they’re in the right place, and there’s nothing to fear.  Usually this is out in the rolling green grassy hills somewhere outside the city of God.  They look their all time best, and usually in white robes of some sort, not a heavy material, but very light and hardly noticeable.  They appear ageless, or more like timeless, as you can’t see worldly evidence of aging, such as gray hairs or wrinkles.

As they take in their surroundings, they become aware that there are people around them they have once known but have passed on ahead of them.  Usually it’s a parent, grandparent or sibling.  Sometimes only one person or a few might trickle by one at a time, sometimes a few all at once and sometimes many in almost a crowd.  It seems to really depend on how comfortable the person is with themselves being there.  I don’t think it’s related to the trauma of death (or lack thereof), but more so how sure of themselves they have been during their earthly lifetime, or maybe how comfortable they are with being in God’s presence.

For one grandmother of mine, there was nearly no change in her loving and gentle personality.  In her earthly life she tended her flower gardens and served others with great compassion and humility in many ways.  Once in heaven, she wandered around enjoying the beauty of the rolling hills and eventually wandered over to meet God.

I met another grandmother of mine within hours of her passing.  She was always down to business while on earth, but not the least pushy or aggressive.  When she got to heaven, she was amazed to see me there, and we chatted a bit.  She questioned me more and more about why I was there, and I told her I was one of God’s priests and come to see him regularly there in heaven, while still being alive on earth.  Then she asked, “Where is God?”  I directed her how to find him, and she was off immediately to see him, which to me was quite surprising that she had that much pluck.

I saw her again a week or so later, and she had visibly changed – I don’t know exactly how to explain it other than she just appeared more glorious – the words escape me.  Her visit with God had really changed her, as well as her time spent exploring and learning things from a new perspective.  I had a question for her from my father who had been going through her estate, and was missing some very important papers.  She looked a bit puzzled, and looking at the ground with her hand on her forehead in deep thought, she said, “Things from over there are growing so dim now, I have to really think about it.”  She paused, then said, “Oh, I put all those insurance papers in the desk drawer beneath the phone.  There’s some hanging files there, and if you pull them forward, you’ll see the envelopes laying flat on the bottom of the drawer in the back.”  (Later I called my dad and had him look there, and sure enough that’s where they were!  To this day, I don’t know why he never asked me how I knew.)

Others I’ve met have been quite taken aback at the thought of going to see God, thinking they shouldn’t bother him, or should be in some kind of trouble deserving of a thorough tongue lashing or worse.

God just wants the best for us, and to see what we’ve learned living our lives, no matter how short or long.  A part of God is within each of us, and God wants to know how well we’ve listened to that part of us, or how listening to this has affected us.



Of Cleansing of a Haunted House and of Angels
July 24, 2011, 1:13 am
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Wouldn’t it figure that the first house I ever bought in my life turned out to be haunted?  Before I ever started having visions like I still have today, I sought God for guidance all the time, any way I could, and I sought the supernatural as well, in healings and other concrete expressions.

Newly married, I moved into the house with my wife at the time, and things were just oppressive there.  I did some research and found out that a prior owner some years earlier had been from another country, and being part of the royal family of that country, enjoyed the freedoms of diplomatic immunity.  Years earlier, the house had been known for outlandish parties celebrated in their local style from whence they came.  That left a very uneasy presence in the house, and we felt it.  It turns out that these odd prior owners had dug out a huge basement room under the house, and that’s where we felt darkness the strongest (I don’t know how else to say that – it was just more oppressive down there).  It was like something horrible had happened down there, like a heinous crime or something like that.

The first thing I felt led to do was to mark the house with oil, in similar style to what was in the Bible about the original Passover.  One day, after much prayer, I felt very strongly to get the biggest mixing bowl we had, pour in a quart of olive oil (what else? Olive oil is common in the Middle East), and using a big basting brush from the kitchen, go outside and wipe the oil on the sides and tops of all the windows and doors, all the while declaring it to be a house dedicated to God.

We got all ready and opened the front door to step outside to begin.  We had to stop and take a breath and say, “Do we really want to do this right now?”  Of course we said, yes, as it must be a sign from God.  All the neighbors were out on both sides of the street as far as we could see.  We could see something like 20 houses from our front porch and there was someone outside at all of them, many of them looking at us.  Even the old man right across the street came out for a spin in his wheelchair and oxygen bottle – we saw people we had never seen before and we’d lived there for a short time before this event.  We went through with it in full view of everyone.

It helped quite a bit with brightening the atmosphere around the house.  But we weren’t out of the woods yet.

We prayed and prayed and asked God to surround the house with angels, and that helped as well.  We and others began seeing angels visibly around the property now and then.  One event stands out to me that was especially touching.

One night we had my then-wife’s sister over to spend the weekend with us.  That first we sat in the living room, having a wonderful spiritual discussion and opening up between sisters that was beautiful to watch.  As we continued we felt a strong darkness coming over the house, so we began to pray earnestly, asking God for protection and to fill the place with light.  Suddenly an angel came in the room and chased things we could not see out of the room, slashing with a slender sword he carried.  First he went in one direction, then another, and yet another, each time coming back to the room we were in.  Then he came over to me and whispered in my ear, “the baby will be ok”.  Puzzled by what he said, I shared this with my wife and her sister.  It turned out the sister had seen him too, and as we shared descriptions, it was clear we saw exactly the same things done by the same angel.  My wife, who was 9 months pregnant and due any day, saw nothing, but only felt a peace spread over herself as we prayed.  Good thing, I thought, as I think if she’d seen the angel, she might’ve been scared into labor!

What the angel said did not make sense until a little over a day later, when my wife did go into labor.  This was our first child, and there were complications.  Many hours into labor, the baby’s heart monitor showed him going into distress, and his heart rate began plummeting – he was dying before our eyes!  As the doctors quickly prepared for an emergency C-section, I began crying, but then remembered what the angel told me, and a peace came over me.  Quickly they had my son’s heart rate back up to normal and a few minutes after that, he came into the world a healthy child.

That angel’s face is one I will never forget.  I’ve seen him a few times since then, and am always careful to listen to him if he chooses to speak to me.



Acceptance
July 24, 2011, 1:11 am
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“Remember when you were a child, and you did something wrong and you used to get in trouble with your parents or grandparents?

“Now that you’re an adult, keep in mind that although there are consequences to what you do, it is not me that you get in trouble with.”



The Four Creatures
July 14, 2011, 3:51 pm
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“The four creatures you see before me represent a part of the animal kingdom.  They are similar to, but not exactly the same as those that are created with strong instinct.  They can learn beyond that instinct, but stay focused on me no matter what they feel as instinct, or what new things they might learn.  They always gaze upon me, never letting things distract them from me.”