I don’t talk about this much with anyone, and I’ve never blogged about it, but in the light of the upcoming movie Heaven Is For Real, I thought I’d share my story about my trip to Heaven and cash in on this current Hollywood fascination.
I’ve decided to write a book about my experiences, and share my story with the world.
It’s not a flashy story, and it’s not a long story, but it’s my story.
I don’t want to give away all the details, but I’ll give you all, my precious readers, a brief overview of my story:
It occurred when I was in tenth grade and I had jaw surgery. One thing led to another (I’ll save all the details for the book), and I found myself floating above my body in the morning when the sun was barely coming up, the day after my surgery. I didn’t know what had happened. I didn’t know what was going on. All of a sudden, I was jerked up by an invisible force, and passed through multiple floors of the hospital, the roof, the sky, and then up into space. I accelerated to an unknown speed (but the earth disappeared in almost a blink), and a moment later there was a flash of light so bright that I shut my eyes as tight as I could and covered my face with my hands.
The light was bright that I couldn’t dare remove my hands from my face. I was standing on something, and it was soft (like grass) but smelled lightly like cinnamon. In fact, I smelled something else: fresh bread. I don’t have a clue why, or where it was coming from, but there was the light smell of cinnamon and fresh bread all around (I heard some things and smelled one other thing, but I’ll save those details for the book). The blinding light was still shining right through my hands and I couldn’t get away from it since when I turned, it was all around. I tried to speak but couldn’t move my lips and my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth, as if the light was instantaneously drying out my mouth when I opened it. I couldn’t see who was there, or if anyone was there. I couldn’t look anywhere, since there was absolutely retina-melting light coming from all around. At that moment, I caught myself and thought “Am I in…” but that thought was cut short by my knees giving out and myself falling forward on my face. All my strength was gone, and I couldn’t move.
Then the voice spoke.
I shouldn’t say “spoke” as much as…well…erupted. It was like the sound of an avalanche…
…but making words.
There’s absolutely no way to explain it.
There was just an overwhelming sense of power in the voice. When it spoke, all my hairs on my arms and legs vibrated and stood up (though I could not). My bones tingled. My body seemed to get slightly lighter.
It was absolutely surreal.
It was absolutely like nothing I had ever experienced.
It spoke these words:
John Came And He Returned.
You Came And Will Return.
None Will Come Until I Return.
They Have The Law And The Prophets.
They Must Listen To Them.
And then, as fast as I came, I was gone.
The light was gone, and I was blasting through space again, back to the earth, back through the ceiling, and back into my body. I awoke immediately, and tried to talk but I couldn’t. My tongue was still dried out and I drank some water beside my bed, but it didn’t work (I’ll save all the “after” details for the book). A bunch of amazing coincidences happened (which will be in the book) and, for some reason, I wasn’t able to recall or record my experiences for the next 20 years. I remembered the experience in general, but when I tried to write down the details the entire memory disappeared, as if it was ripped from my mind.
Finally, this past year, exactly 20 years later, I wrote down the first draft of my book. Finally, it seemed like the Lord decided that it was time to make my story known. It won’t be a popular story, but I cannot but tell what I experienced and heard.
All other stories about a trip to Heaven are frauds. I don’t know why, but I know that they are because God told me so.
The world is being deceived by hundreds, if not thousands, of total frauds who are making filthy lucre off the lies sold to trusting believers. I don’t want a cent, hence my book will be a free e-book. I also won’t take a penny for speaking engagements, and any money given to me will be immediately donated away.
I just want the truth to get out.
Todd Burpo, Katt Kerr, Don Piper, Sigmund Richard, Dale Black, Dennis Prince, Lawrence Tooley,
God told me so, in no uncertain terms. I’m guessing that he wants you to know as well.
Humbly yours in service to Christ,
Now, some people will find this blog and want a copy of my book. Sad news: the above post was simply a bit of a playful thought-experiment. In reality, I have not been to heaven.
That being said, if I claimed that it was true, how would anyone evaluate my experience?
What if someone comes along and says “all the others were frauds because God told me so?”
What would you do?
How does any Charismatic react when they claim a word from the Lord and a second person comes along and claims that the Lord tells them that the “word” to the first is false?
Beyond that Ukrainian firing squad, why has nobody come along and warned us that any of them are frauds?
Just some thoughts regarding the whole “trip to Heaven” stuff that’s popular right now. Feel free to interact and give my your ideas.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “I didn’t go to Heaven but Heaven sent something down for me” Unger