I found myself on a high way that leads to the great city of God, which is called the Holy City. On this highway, I saw different individuals walking silently with no one looking back but forward; and this made me to wonder how I found myself there. Two questions were raised immediately as my heart was pounding: “Where is this place? And the second “Am I dead?” With these two questions in my heart I eagerly craved to get answers to them. This suddenly made me conscious of how the strange environment was. Then I discovered I was in the midst of a crowd from different racial background of the earth walking straight up without any conversation in their midst as crowd. I noticed also all were very conscious of their nakedness trying to cover it with hands. I made a move to ask a man close to me, to ask him those two questions but noticed the man making a humming sound and was leaping on his toes; he didn’t reply but just ignored my questions.
I look around for alternative means to get answers to my questions but discovered lots of the people in the crowd were all naked. But just then I noticed two people from a far distance to me are wearing white. I tried running towards the two people but discovered that the more I ran the farther the distance from them to me. I tried shouting but my voice doesn’t go beyond my lips and this made me to begin running till I suddenly hit a very big junction. What amazes me most is that as the whole crowd approaches the big junction, everyone just turned left with no one directing them where to turn to. I found myself joined the crowd to turn left, yet this was contrary to my wish but noticed that there was a force attracting everyone to that road path. Then I remember that I was formally running after some two men in white which cannot be noticed among the crowd that had left. My thought also made me realized that the road to the left always lead to destruction, this alerted my spirit to turn back to the junction. And when I did I tried peeping to the right way which appeared very narrow.
I discovered that the two men in white had moved had moved far. My thought also made me to realized that only those in white can cross the big junction to the narrow path and this create a fear in me that I might be forced back to the broad way that lead to the left.
But I found myself jump to the narrow way unmindful of any confrontation. I made up mind to pose my two questions to defend my intrusion as I feel deem. I calling onto the two men like before but experienced the same then I made up my mind to continue following them. As I was walking, I noticed a big golden gate ahead that had a written carved on it in bold letters, RIGHTTEOUSNESS and HOLINESS facing the narrow path at the end of the lane. But then I noticed this gate opened by itself to the first then to the second men I had seen in white.
My attention was drawn to the fact that those that the gate opened to possessed a tablet, which served as their ticket to enter the big golden gate. The tablet was a rectangular in shape, golden-brown color with engraved writing on it. On it also was a picture head of Jesus Christ and the name of the bearer was written in Hebrew language. ( Later years when I was opportune to see and ask the Lord Jesus what this stone represent, he called it STONE OF STEDFASTNESS and that this is required in the life of every believer that would enter the kingdom of heaven; this is to test either you are diligent and faithful in all you are called to do). Meanwhile, I had noticed earlier that the gate turned down those that were not in possession of the tablet and such people turned to the left side of the gate and disappeared into the clouds. After the two men in white had disappeared, I summoned courage to move towards the gate because I knew within me I was not qualified to enter the place only because I wasn’t in possession of the stone. I could not guess what would happen to me but I knew it was not my intention to be there so I prayed silently and continued moving towards the golden gate. Suddenly I found myself before the gate. For a second, I could not breathe for I did not know where my next step would land me. With my eyes closed I forgot myself only to hear some voices shouting at me to enter that the gate had been opened. I opened my eyes in dismay but didn’t see anyone though the gate was open for me to enter. Then repeated again were the mysterious voices that spoke in my native language ”ENTER, THE GATE IS OPENED FOR YOU!” I stepped in while the gate was closed behind me.
I took a look around but what I saw was too wonderful for my imagination and very far from what I had expected. Merely looking at my reflection on the crystal-like golden floor made me feel abased. I noticed that the city was walled round and seemed to be a place for the continuation of life for those redeemed by the special “Blood of the Lamb”, especially those who did not have their garments stained.
When I stepped in, I realized that no one seems to notice me, as the place happened to be a very busy place. From where I was, I noticed there was a tree conspicuously different from all others. The tree was planted in the midst of a river shining as crystal, which was situated at the center of this great city just as Revelation 22 puts it. A white flame covered the tree and this enabled it give light to the city such that there was neither day nor night there. The people I saw were the same human being here on earth but it looked like they had gone through a sifting process before they got there. I saw some giant building that looked like administrative building, warehouses and banking hall. At another section of the city was a big hall containing seats bearing the names of the Saints of God. I saw Angels working some carrying boxes that were filled with files while some were walking in twos or threes.
I saw the place as a city of treasures because most of the things I saw there were priceless and beyond human description. While all these are going on, I was amazed when I heard someone call my name and touched me on the shoulder at the same time. I took a turned only to see a radiant-looking angel, wearing white apparel and a pair of sandals. He had a tall feature while his hair fell on to his shoulder. The angel sounded like someone who knew me more than I knew myself. Then he said: “Welcome. Do not be afraid to find yourself here. You were chosen by the Lord to come and see this city before the appointed time and much more to encourage the brethren with the things you see. I am the one chosen to take you round the city, follow me.” I followed the angel without hesitation but I noticed before we moved far that there were transactions in the city. What I saw as the means of exchange looked like money. It has a rectangular shape and appeared transparent.
It carried on it, the picture of the head of Jesus Christ with this written ‘ACT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS’ in bold form. When he noticed that this caught my attention, the angel that was taking me round said; “that is the money we spend here.” Then he pointed to the administrative building and said, “That is where all records are kept.” He also pointed to the banking hall, stating that the two building work together to get all that the saints would need to build a house in heaven. Then I asked the angel, ‘do we need a house in heaven? And if we do, when will it be built?’ He answered,’ your house is being prepared ahead of your arrival.’ Then he reminded me of John 14:2 “In my father’s house are many rooms if it were not so, I would have told you, I am going there to prepare a place for you.” Again, I asked the angel about the house and he requested that I follow him. We entered a street, I was overwhelmed by the kind of buildings I saw there. With thoughts within me I knew the place would have been a city of treasure because the buildings were built with precious stones my little brain cannot comprehend. I knew it was impossible for such kind of houses to be on earth for they would be vandalized even before the structures were completed. The angel knew my thought and answered me with Matthew (6:10) “but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth an d rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. I then asked the angel if the houses belonged to us the Saints of God just because it looks too costly. He said ‘yes’ and drew my attention to the top of one of the houses, which belonged to a renowned minister of God who was still in service as at the time of this revelation. The man was in his eighties then. The angel told me that it took this man of God earthly forty years to complete his heavenly home. The houses I saw there were priceless storey building with the names of individual owners written in bold form on top of the houses.
I did not see the traces of any one living in the buildings yet but there were angels working to put the places up. The angel then explained to me that the transaction in heaven is such that any time we deny ourselves for the fruit of the Spirit. A record would be opened to commence an heavenly account on the name of the designated person concerned in the administrative department. From there such record would be worked upon to recognize the efforts of the Christian individual to the banking department to save until such is qualified to build. The angel explained according to the question in my thought that, ‘immediately one gives his life to Christ; he becomes entitled to a place of inheritance in heaven where he would build his house later through SELF-DENIAL for the fruit of the Spirit.’ “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). FROM THE EMPHASIS OF THE ANGEL NO CHRISTIAN CAN BUILD HIS HEAVENLY MANSION WITHOUT APPLYING SELF-DENIAL AS A VIRTUE IN HIS OR HER LIFE. After this, we moved to the next building where the name of the bearer on it has just been removed.
I asked the angel why? The answer he gave was a disappointing one. He said, “this house was completed by a man through his steadfastness in faith for about forty-two earthly years. But according to the divine calendar four days to his end on earth, he committed adultery thus, finished his course in heaven and his name was removed from the book of life.” I was dumb-founded when I heard the angel say this. He pointed to the scriptures again. “Jesus replied, no one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God”(Luke 9:62).
Then I asked the angel who would now have the abandoned building and he answered me with this, “For every one who has will be given more, and he will have abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him and throw the worthless servant outside into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”(Matt 25:29-30). I asked the angel where the brother would now be. And he reminded me of the left side that I noticed that those that did not have the tablet go to before I entered through the city gate. I got to know that this is another way to hell-fire from the side of heaven. He asked me to follow him again to a plot of land that has not been developed. The angel said the land belong to an old man who has been in the faith for forty-two years adding that the fallow ground was a result of the religious spirit the man gave himself to. The angel made me realize that the man would still make heaven despite his deformity in faith but may not have crown for it. From there we got to another plot of land, which happened to belong to a zealous sister who after she gave her life to Christ completed her own house within two weeks.
I was rejoicing about this when the angel cut me short saying it was not yet time to rejoice but to be sober because many started like this and end up in total failure. The angel never bothered to wait, as the story remained the same in major parts of the area where the name of the original owners had been removed for others. I turned to the angel to show me my own but his reply was: ‘go your way and pray that you may partake of the wedding of the lamb.
Take heed; lest you think that you stand accidentally fall. Go and warn your brethren not to waste their efforts i.e their sacrifice. Know this also that you will have a part in my kingdom when you help those in needs, remember the scripture that says: Then the king will say to those on his right come you are blessed by my father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world for I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Blessed are they that keep their garments from stain for the sake of my kingdom, behold I am coming soon! My reward is with me and I will give to everyone according to what he has done (Matt 25:34-36).
Many Christians today may not be able to comprehend the thought of having a home in Heaven because of spiritual short-sightedness. Many are desperately running after miracles without considering where it will lead them. Again, many don’t even care where eternity will meet them as long as they achieve thins that will pass away with time just ‘to be like the joneses’! perhaps you fall into any of these categories, consider your ways. Beloved, this revelation is real and you can verify it from the Word of God. The Lord in His mercy is releasing many of these revelations at this time in order that you will make the right decisions. Come to Jesus Christ, He is the only way that leads to the place prepared for you.