We get back to who we really are when we love for real; love is blocked by: carnality, anger, resentment, jealousy, insecurity, impatience, morbidity, unresolved hurts, dislike, worldliness, extremism, hyperactivity, tension, over-attachment, greed, pride, the negative, and obsession. The real you is God’s favorite person in the universe. The real you is “wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). It is radiant.
“Immediately a bright light surrounded me, filling the area where I stood,” said Gladys L. Hargis of Topeka, Kansas, whose “glimpse” came in 2006. “It was beautiful beyond description, so beautiful that it took my breath away. I’m not certain I can find the right words to describe it. Standing in the light made me feel whole, pure, blessed, free, and loved. I felt I had just been born again into another realm, where I was completely at peace with my surroundings. Again, voices told me that I would live forever and never die, that only my body would be left behind, and that I would get a new body.
Three more things were revealed:
1. There were no clocks in Heaven. My relatives would know when I was to come, and when I got there it would be as if I had been with them always. This was impressed upon me as a very important fact: Only on earth would I feel the pain of separation. In Heaven I would be just in another room. I could see relatives, friends, and family anytime I wanted.
2. There was no money or wealth to be brought with me, since it was of no value there.
3. My position on earth was of no importance, because I would be glorified in Heaven.”
Pray and fast to see with full clarity.
“Brothers and sisters,” says today’s reading (1 Corinthians 6:13). “The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body; God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power.”
As a woman named Jules Lyons, who suffered a “horrible” accident in 1987, recalled, “I was slipping in and out of consciousness. Anyway, I remember the doctor’s voice saying, ‘There’s nothing else we can do,’ to someone, at the same moment I realized I had somehow floated upwards, out of my own body, and was moving toward the ceiling of the hospital room. I felt strangely, deeply calm, and incredibly peaceful … a sense of release … of immense freedom and lightness of being … It was simply the most amazing, beautiful thing I have ever, ever experienced …I felt an overwhelming, all-pervasive sense of deep, deep peace, joy, and calm … sheer calm, bliss, and peace …I found myself now floating along on what seemed to be thin air. Just clear, light, empty space; bright and clear, like crystal-clear air. I suddenly felt a rush of immense joy welling inside me, felt so uplifted and so peaceful and incredibly happy … I experienced what it felt like to feel truly free, as if every atom of my being was free and glowing with joy . . .”
There is vigor, youth, and health, but with maturity. “It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body,” says 1 Corinthians 15:42-44.
You will soar and possess an iridescence you never knew was within you.
[resources: What You Take To Heaven]