Prophet Isaiah testifies eloquently as follows: “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the LORD seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At the sound of their voices, the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Then I heard the voice of the LORD saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” He said, “Go and tell this people:
“Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.” Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
Then I said, “For how long, O Lord?” And he answered:
“Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged, until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken. And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.” – Isaiah 6: 1 – 13.
Prophet Ezekiel’s corroborative testimony is as follows: “In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens opened and I saw visions of God. … “I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north – an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. …. Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked like an expanse, sparkling like ice, and awesome. … When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. Then there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire, and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell face down, and I heard the voice of one speaking. – Ezekiel 1: 1 – 28. “He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. … Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe. And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat. …. Then he said to me: “Son of man, go now to the house of Israel and speak my words to them. … I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house.”– Ezekiel 2: 1 – 9.
Daniel, the prophet, also gave this outstanding testimony: “As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousands times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. … I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time. In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” – Daniel 7: 9 – 14.
Furthermore, John the Revelator testifies as follows: “After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. … In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. … Day and night they never stop saying:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” – Revelation 4: 1- 11.
Jesus declared: “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said, I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.” – John 8: 54 – 56. Jesus also declared: “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” – Luke 10: 22. With utmost humility, and honor and glory to God, I attest that this particular scripture has been fulfilled in me; as shown in the excerpt titled: “THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE: STANDING BEFORE GOD AT GOD’S THRONE IN HEAVEN”, from my LETTER OF TESTIMONY, dated 20th of June 1997 titled: “THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY REIGNS.” The said excerpt is as follows:
THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE: STANDING BEFORE GOD AT GOD’S THRONE IN HEAVEN
At dawn one morning, about September 1995, while in bed at my former residence at St. Lucien Road, Blue Range, Diego Martin, Trinidad, I was held by my left hand by an Angel of God and taken up to THE THRONE OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY IN HEAVEN. In full consciousness and at a tremendous speed, I zoomed up to heaven fully aware of the downward pull of gravity. I marveled as I saw the globular planet Earth grew progressively smaller with increase in the distance of separation until it disappeared out of sight during my ascension to Heaven.
Miraculously, the Angel and I ascended through the expansive vacuum of the Universe, and through a sea-deep layer of crystal clear water, upward onto THE THRONE OF GOD, which is suspended at the uppermost extremity of the Universe. As I stood at the cliff-like edge at the Entrance to THE THRONE OF GOD, I was terrified of falling off but the Angel that took me up smiled at me and assured me that I was safe and would not fall off.
Jesus Christ, adorned in a crown and a robe of sparkling jewels, was seated majestically at the ENTRANCE OF THE THRONE OF GOD situated at the front of the right side of THE THRONE OF GOD, shielding THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY from view. Jesus embraced me, patted me on the back and welcomed me, and asked the Angel to take me inside THE THRONE OF THE FATHER. Another Angel who was stationed with Jesus also spoke with me to assure me. The Angel then took me inside THE THRONE OF GOD. I was extremely amazed and bewildered by the experience.
When I overcame my bewilderment, I looked straight ahead and saw THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE HOLINESS OF HOLINESS, seated between the Cherubim, with absolute magnificence, majesty and indescribable brilliance, wearing a crown of brilliantly luminous pure crystals on His Head and a brilliantly luminous robe of assorted pure crystals. His body was similarly pure, luminous and brilliant! The Cherubim are two Special Angels standing bestride THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and both facing GOD who is seated in the centre. The Cherubim are humanoid and each has two pairs of wings, and they cover their bodies, from above their waists down to their feet, with their lower pair of wings. The Cherubim beamed with smile as they gestured to me, with great honor and godly pride, to look and see God in all his glory!! A huge square wall stood at the back of THE THRONE OF GOD. The Seat of GOD rests directly on this wall, which shines gloriously with the colors of the rainbow, which appear as adjoining bands of the arc of a circle. Behind the Wall, and surrounding the entire THRONE OF GOD, is an indescribable but sharply demarcated Canopy of Darkness. In sharp contrast, the inside of THE THRONE OF GOD is brightly and brilliantly illuminated by the glory and radiance of God. There is no other source of light. God is awesomely, superlatively and unbelievably beautiful! The glory and radiance of God filled me with measureless and unspeakable peace and joy so that I did not want to leave the Presence of God. I was so astonished at the luminosity and radiance of even God’s shoes that I fixed my gaze at the shoe on His right foot for a long time. The floor, walls and roof of THE THRONE OF GOD are made of pure golden stone. Absolutely nothing could be seen beyond God. It is incomprehensible! God is the ultimate reality!!
Suddenly, God pointed His right hand at me and declared to me with authority: “You have been called!” I answered God spontaneously, saying: “I don’t deserve it! I don’t deserve it!” But THE LORD GOD assured me thus: “It is alright. Don’t worry.” The Cherubim and the Angel that took me up smiled at me and also declared to me with assurance: “It is alright. Don’t worry.”
The Angel of God then took me outside THE THRONE OF GOD and brought me down back to earth. I was fully conscious of all the experience of zooming down (descending) back to earth at the same tremendous speed with which we ascended to Heaven. I woke up as I returned into my body, experiencing great heaviness. I marveled at the phenomenal experience and glorified God for His great love and singular honor. It is the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!!!
I thank God for the singular grace, privilege, honor and opportunity to testify of him to clarify all doubts about him; to engender righteousness and faith in humanity and bring his glorious salvation to all mankind. For this purpose I was created. To God be all honor, glory and praise!! Amen!!!
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