September 4, 2009

To Heaven and Back

My mom told me about a D.G.S. Dhinakaran from India who was introduced to Christ by his uncle. His uncle had stopped him in the nick of time as he was about to commit suicide by throwing himself at a speeding train. After knowing Christ, he began to have divine peace and hope in life. For years he diligently sought God. He prayed for hours everyday on his knees.

One day, as he was praying, He saw a giant hand. It came towards him and he jumped on it. The hand rose, taking him along. When he looked down, he saw his physical body still on the knees, praying. He rose higher and higher and he could see millions of stars.

Then he reached Heaven. There are three Heavens. The highest Heaven was where God the Father sat on a huge magnificent throne. It was amazing to see. There God sat in all His splendour. He could see God's form but not His face. No man can see the face of God and live (Exodus 33:20). He also saw Jesus who moved freely around all three Heavens. He described Jesus' voice as soft and tender. God the Father's voice is very different. Thunderous and booming.

He saw Paul in Heaven. He was a short thin man. He saw Elijah and Enoch who were still in physical form. He saw David too. David was big and burly.

God asked Dhinakaran. What do you want? Dhinakaran answered, I want the nine gifts of the spirit:

Wisdom
Knowledge
Discerning of spirits
Faith
Working of miracles
Healing
Speaking of tongues
Interpretation of tongues
Prophecy

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

God replied, I am the nine gifts of the spirit. From behind him, he heard the Holy Spirit whisper: Tell God, I want You. So Dhinakaran said to God: I want You. Then he saw, God wriggled with joy, and on his bosom appeared the face of Jesus. And Dhinakaran was given the nine gifts of the spirit.

Wow. i was so amazed when i heard this story and knew i had to share it with you guys.