CONVERSATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS OF HEAVEN AND HELL

In 2005 the Lord told me to begin to speak and write more on lost themes and discarded/ understated truths in the body of Christ. These blogs are a part of that assignment.

We are giving a synopsis of the various accounts and testimonies of the 1920s outpouring in China among the orphaned children of the Adullam Rescue Home. Heaven, hell, angels and demons, the end of the Age and the return of the Lord were central themes to all the visions the children experienced during this fascinating outpouring. 

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Mt. 7:13-14).

Great, busy, hurrying multitudes hustling with business, carrying great loads of sin and rushing along with the affairs of life, were passing in endless streams and countless numbers. Caught up in a vision in the Spirit, the child was the preacher at the crossroads. Again, only one side of the conversation was heard:

“Hello, my friend! Please wait a minute; I want to speak to you. Say, do not go down that broad road; it leads to hell and ruin. I have been down that way and have seen hell for myself. Stop here by the cross and let Jesus wash all your sins away. From the cross of Christ here you can start up this other road that will lead you to heaven and everlasting life and joy. Oh! that fellow does not believe it. There he goes down the broad road. What a pity! 

“I will stop this other man and see if he will believe. Hey there! Just a minute! Say, do not follow that crowd. They do not know where they are going. That road leads to destruction; that is the road to the lake of fire. Please don’t go on. I came out here to stop as many of you as possible and give you fair warning. Better turn aside here, let Jesus wash your sins away, and go with us up the road to heaven where God is. Oh, there he goes, too!

“Here is another. Wait a moment! Say, come out of that crowd. Can’t you see there is no one returning? They all go down that road and no one ever comes back. That is the broad road to hell. Stop here by the cross, believe the gospel of salvation through Jesus’ blood, and you will be safe. There is no other road further on. This is the only road to heaven. Turn in here or you will be lost, too. Oh, what a pity he does not believe me. There he goes with the others.”

Sometimes the youthful preacher would decide that if no one believed him, he would follow the willful crowd to see what happened. When he arrived with the crowd at the brink of the lake of fire in hell, we heard him say, “Look at that crowd falling into hell! No one escapes. Everyone goes in.” 

Slowly drawing near the edge of the pit and leaning over and looking down into the lake with its suffering multitudes, the youthful preacher said: “I cannot help you now. I told you all about this back there at the gospel crossroads, but you would not believe. And you still would not believe, even if I could help you out. No, I am helpless now. If you had listened when I warned, the Lord would’ve saved you. You came on and fell in because you would not take advice. No, I can’t. I am going back to the crossroads to see if I can find someone who will listen. I must stop a few at any cost.”

The youthful preacher was occasionally successful in persuading one to listen. Then he would say:

“Now you get down there at the foot of the cross of Jesus and pray. Oh, you don’t know how to pray? Well, you say what I tell you. ‘Jesus, I am a sinner. I was on my road to hell. I am only fit for hell. The big load I carry is only sin. Forgive my sins and teach me to live only for your glory. Amen.”

There was rejoicing then as the sinner was saved and started up the narrow road, while the preacher went out to try to rescue another deluded traveler.

These visions with some variations, were repeated many times, making it clear that salvation was only by repentance and faith in the blood of Christ, through the preaching of the gospel–that many were called, that few were saved–that the road to destruction is broad and multitudes pass that way–that the way to life is narrow and few there be that find it. It was equally clear that the Christian is to stand in the gap at the parting of the ways and persuade and warn others to the limit of his ability.

During this outpouring and these marvelous visitations these young preacher boys could be found on the streets preaching under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, at times even with interpretation, as one would speak the message in tongues and another nearby would step up to preach the interpretation. Girls played a part in this outpouring also.

ANOTHER SOLEMN EXAMPLE

One day a young girl was speaking to a university student out in front of the gate of the Adullam home. In a simple way she began to tell the student of Jesus and heaven and hell, and of his great need for salvation. Here is the conversation:

“What’s the use of me being a Christian? I do not need to be saved.”

“You might die suddenly in your sins, and you would go to hell.” the girl responded.

“Who are you?” scoffed the student. “You are a little snip of an ignorant girl, just a sort of useless beggar. What do you suppose you are trying to do? You are trying to teach me something when you are not worthy to even talk to me. I am a university student. I am wise. I have read many books. I have been many years in Peking. I can read and speak English as well as Chinese.”

He then spat in her face and told her to mind her own business.

About two weeks later this young university student succumbed to his death. Shortly after his funeral this young girl went into a trance by the power of the Spirit. After seeing visions of heaven and the glories of the redeemed she stood still and bent over as though looking into hell. (H.A. Baker, the founder of the Adullam Home knew nothing of the conversation the girl had with this university student). Seeing this student now in hell here is what the girl said to him:

“Ah! There is no hell. No, I cannot; I have no power to help you now. You certainly are in an awful plight.  It is you who are worse than a beggar now; all dirty, all filthy, and suffering in the lake of fire. In fact, you look worse than any beggar I ever saw. I thought you told me you were wise and that you had a great education. Where is your education now? Well, I cannot help you now even if you do apologize. That may be, but I have no power. No, only Jesus can save you, but when I told you about Him you made fun of Him and cursed me. Look what we beggars who believe in Jesus have received in heaven: all is joy, all is happiness, all is love in the city of golden streets with its wonderful paradise of God.”

Beloved, we need to have the Word of God and visions like this repeated to us time and time again. The world makes us dull. The natural things of life pull us down from giving attention to these realities of heaven and hell. The busy-ness of our earthly affairs rob us of living in the light of eternity.

For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Heb. 2:2-3)

If you are interested in these themes of life beyond the veil and eternity, please like our Facebook page, Behind The Veil,  and enjoy our television program that will first appear here in both English and Arabic. The first two episodes have already been posted on this page.

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VISIONS OF THE KINGDOM OF THE DEVIL

We are giving a synopsis of the various accounts and testimonies of the 1920s outpouring in China among the orphaned children of the Adullam Rescue Home.

Not only did the children of Adullam have visions of heaven and angels, but they also experienced visions of hell and the kingdom of the devil. They saw the warfare between the angels and demons, especially in the mid-heavens, and how the angels prevailed in the lives of believers through their faith and praise.

Those children who were under the anointing also often saw demons by other children who were drowsy and could not pray. They saw them entering in through windows or doors, and they’d also observe some reclining under a table or the couch.

Over and over again the children also had visions of hell and the lake of fire. The first time any of the children were under the anointing of the Spirit they would usually have a vision of hell. They were bound in chains by demons and taken through a region of darkness. Some children could hear demons all around them. If taken far, they could see a dim light in the distance which proved to be reflections from the lake of fire. Some of them were forced so near they could see the lake of fire ahead. All the time they were pleading the blood of Christ, asserting that they would not obey and would not be subject to the slavery of their captors. They believed Jesus would surely save them, and before they reached the lake of fire He indeed would always intervene.

The Scriptures teach that hell is a place of blackness of darkness, and the devil’s angels and the ungodly are now reserved in chains of darkness awaiting judgment.

“And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day…raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever” (Jude 6, 13).

TAKEN TO THE EDGE OF THE LAKE OF FIRE

These children not only saw the darkness in hell, but were led to the edge of this great lake of molten fire in a semi-dark pit from which arose clouds of smoke. When the smoke settled low, the fire in the lake was less distinct. When the smoke lifted a little, the burning lake with its flames could be distinctly seen.

“When the children were peering down into this pit in hell we saw them taking a firm hold on some piece of furniture or getting down on their hands and knees, cautiously bending forward to peer into the infernal regions. They looked a moment and then drew back, afraid lest they fall in. They were horrified at what they saw. Then very cautiously they looked again and drew back. Sometimes the children lay flat on their stomachs, lest they slip and fall while looking over the brink of the lake of fire.

“The lost were seen going into hell. Some fell in, some walked over the brink, and some were bound by demon chains and cast into hell by demons. One boy saw groups of the wicked bound in bundles, ready to be cast into this furnace of fire.

“When the fire abated and the smoke settled down the moans of the miserable could be heard. When the fire at intervals increased in intensity and the smoke lifted a little there were shrieks and wails of agony. “

Oh dear one, hell fire is real. Let us work diligently to rescue the perishing in this late hour before they step over the ledge and are lost forever.

A CONVERSATION WITH ONE IN HELL

In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus gives an account of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man finding himself in hell had a conversation with father Abraham. We should not be surprised or skeptical about such things for they are written in the Scriptures and settled forever. The Bible provides sufficient evidence and is enough, but God in His mercy has throughout the ages God left us with many witnesses. These children are such ones. Also, when Christ reigns as King of kings upon the earth, the redeemed nations will look upon the lost.

“In the lake of fire were oceans of hands reaching up for help. Those below pled with those looking in upon them to come to their rescue. We could hear the children talking to them just as you can hear someone talking over the telephone and get but one end of the conversation. We could hear one end of the conversation like this:

“I can’t help you.”

“No, I cannot do anything for you.”

“But when you were alive you would not obey the gospel.”

“No, it is too late; before you got here I preached to you, but you made fun of me and despised Jesus. Now you know I told you the truth.”

“No, I cannot do anything; this is the judgment of God.”

“If you had obeyed, you would now be enjoying heaven with us.”

After some such conversation, the children were led away to enjoy the presence of Jesus in heaven or the glories of the golden streets of the Paradise of God.

One tribal village boy saw his grandmother in hell, whom he had tried to win to Christ. She was once a sorceress and murderer who had rejected the gospel in her village and also caused others to reject it. This village boy also saw his little sister and believing aunt in heaven. Other children also had these types of vision of relatives in heaven and hell.

There was no vision of anyone in heaven or the name of anyone written on the mansions by the golden streets who did not trust in Jesus. All who were in hell were unbelievers. One night the Lord spoke through a young boy in wonderful prophecy and said, “There will be no one in heaven except those who believe in the gospel.”

After the Lord had taken the children through wonderful systematic lessons in the Holy Spirit, they nearly all came at last to the parting of the roads. In this vision, repeated until it seemed the impression could never be forgotten, the one in vision seemed to be standing by the cross at the parting of the two great roads. The one road was the narrow way of life that leads to heaven and glory; the other was the broad way to hell and destruction.

Great, busy, hurrying multitudes hustling with business, carrying great loads of sin and rushing along with the affairs of life, were passing in endless streams and countless numbers. The child was the preacher at the crossroads. Again, only one side of the conversation was heard:

To be continued…

If you are interested in these themes of life beyond the veil and eternity, please like our Facebook page, Behind The Veil,  and enjoy our television program that will first appear here in both English and Arabic. The first two episodes have already been posted on this page.

First Episode

Second Episode

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THE PARADISE OF GOD

“To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Rev. 2:7).

“On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits…” (Rev. 22:2)

There is a paradise of flowing living water and luscious fruit trees. It is our blessed hope and land of promise, and one we should be put in remembrance frequently.

Since I’ve never been to this Paradise of God I must share from the accounts of those who have. I know there are many fabrications, but I know the anointing and I know the Scriptures, and the ones which are true will bear witness with me and you. In my humble opinion, two of the greatest, highly authentic, and most fascinating accounts in recent centuries, according to my knowledge, are those of Marietta Davis in 1848 and those of the children in the Adullam Home in the 1920s outpouring in China. We’ve been sharing for many weeks on these accounts to prepare people for eternity. I consider it an assignment from the Lord.

AN ELDERLY SAINT

There is an elderly lady, a former minister alongside her now deceased husband, living in the vicinity of Toronto, Canada who watches our videos and reads our blogs. She is confined to her home most of the time and considered a shut-in. Her departure is near and she gets filled with the Spirit when she connects to what she is seeing and hearing from us. Recently she called us to let us know that she put our ministry on her last will and testament as one of her beneficiaries. The importance of the “one” (Lk. 15) took on new meaning for us and became a deeper revelation.

Surprisingly, these blogs on the afterlife and heaven and hell have received decreased visits and views, but I’m not not moved by any of it. If all my labor be for this one solitary life of an aged saint who served the Lord most of her days, it is the sweetest joy and reward to me to hear how blessed she’s been. In a way, she is being anointed for paradise.

THE NEW SPIRITUAL ORDER

When people’s affections are set below, they have very little interest in what’s above. It is often proof that they have no citizenship there. Yet God has made a place in paradise for every human being ever born. It is in accord with the Father’s plan from the beginning when He created the garden of Eden for man. Amidst all the beauties of nature before there was sin, sickness, and death He formed man and set him there. That Eden world was heaven on earth and full of such beauty and glory that hasn’t been seen since—all  planned and established for our eternal enjoyment. When sin entered, that all changed as creation was made subject to vanity (Rom. 8:20). Man lost his Eden garden and his Eden God.

But the day is now drawing nearer when all will be restored to its new spiritual order. We are to hasten for that day and anticipate its glories. Not only shall man be fully restored to his former glory, but all of creation itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God (Rom. 8:18-21). If the present natural order of plant and animal is looking forward to this freedom, how much more ought man? If all nature is looking forward to being delivered from this cursed earth into the new spiritual regeneration of the redeemed, how much more ought the redeemed? “For Christ has brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures” (Jam. 1:18). I’m about to have a glory fit just thinking about it!

This is a new spiritual order—similar to the earthly, but so much higher and so much more! After His resurrection Jesus was similar to what He was before, but without limitations. Although He possessed flesh and bone, and could be touched and felt and perform earthly duties, He was not subject to the confinements of this material world of time and space. Even so, shall we be—being swiftly transported at the speed of thought from one place to another and walking through walls as Jesus did.

Even the earth itself will be regenerated into a new and higher order since “we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness” (2 Pt. 3:13). That earth including all the plant and animal life will possess all the beauties of glorified nature that shall never be destroyed or cursed ever again.

“The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them” (Is. 11:6).

Oh, these things are as sure as the Scriptures! The beloved apostle John saw it and wrote it.

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev. 21:1, 2).

But most of all Jesus said it.

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful” (v. 5).

Why are so many so dull of mind and slow to believe these things?

To be continued…

If you are interested in these themes of life beyond the veil and eternity, please like our Facebook page, Behind The Veil,  and enjoy our television program that will first appear here in both English and Arabic. The first two episodes have already been posted on this page.

First Episode

Second Episode

And enjoy our YouTube channel for Spirit-filled resources.