Death and the Birthday Party
June 15, 2021 10:23 AM
October 9, 2018
In a dream vision the Holy Spirit showed me a woman prisoner, a civilian, standing in a field with others waiting for execution. A military figure walked up to her and pointed a rifle at her chest. The woman was being punished for speaking, and refusing to recant, some forbidden truth. The man shot her at point-blank range in her lower chest. Though the woman expected to feel much pain, she actually felt little pain as she fell.
As the woman lay on the ground, before she died, she heard the surprising sound of APPLAUSE. The applause did not come from this world. Though she was not yet dead, she could hear those in Heaven congratulating her. I heard a heavenly voice tell her, “YOU HAVE LIVED YOUR ENTIRE LIFE FOR THIS MOMENT. YOU DID WHAT YOU CAME TO DO.” A party, a WELCOMING BIRTHDAY PARTY, awaited her in her heavenly home on the other side of the veil.
Every breath we take is a GIFT of our Creator, who can take this breath from us at will. We are GOD’S BREATH IN CLAY, and our bodies will return to dust. Our lives are not a birthright, but a temporary incarnation of God’s image in physical form.
There is no greater path than that of service to the spiritual salvation of humanity. This path is not always easy. It can be lonely, difficult, and sometimes dangerous. Nevertheless, it is a journey most worthy, EXPANDING AND BRIGHTENING, MORE QUICKLY MATURING THE SOUL.
In the tumultuous times ahead, Christians may face what so many fear – DEATH AS A PRICE FOR THEIR DISCIPLESHIP SERVICE TO GOD, HIS SON AND HUMANITY. The Lord Jesus once taught, “THERE IS NO GREATER GIFT THAN TO GIVE UP ONE’S LIFE FOR ANOTHER.” He bestowed this very same gift, His blessed life, upon us. He modeled what some Christians from all ages have been called to do.
If MARTYRDOM be your lot, God may lessen your suffering in death. Before Stephen’s death by stoning, God caused Stephen to see “Heaven open” and then caused Stephen to “fall asleep” (Acts 7:56, 60).
Revelation 20:4 states, “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”