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by Dottie McElreath

Recently I went through a bout of pain and I experienced a unique vision that I thought might help some of you that are going through a period of grieving or have in the past grieved over the loss of a loved one.

I had a hard day at the Food Bank and was hurting in every bone and joint of my body. I began to pray and seek God for answers to why I was hurting. I was beginning to wonder how I would go on to help to feed people when the pain was getting progressively worse.

He told me to envision a clamp that has a closure that is twisted on. He said to mentally unlock every clamp around every joint and He said He would take the pain away as I loosed and let it go. (Mat 16:19 KJV) And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

I proceeded to do this starting from my toes all the way up my body. When I had finished I had no pain anywhere. I slowly relaxed while still talking and hearing Him in my thoughts.

I began to see what resembled a bank of snow in front of me between my bed and the door. As I gazed in wonder at what it could be, God spoke into my spirit and said, "come with me". I walked off my bed in the spirit and right up the snow bank. I found myself in a wide valley that was filled with people standing and watching me as far as I could see. I walked on closer to them and I could feel a presence at my side as if He was guiding me and I began to recognize people that had gone before me. I saw people that I knew that I had known before probably as a child but I did not know their names and what they had looked like as a young person.

Every one of these people was looking at me with such love in their eyes. I could feel the love as if a blanket was covering me. I walked close to a person that I knew was my Mom and she was smiling at me. She gave me some messages to pass on and I saw my Grandparents and they were also smiling at me. I was among a host of people that were so happy. I talked to several people and then I turned to leave. My guide said that all of our loved ones watched everything we did on earth and that every time we took a step on the road to fulfilling what God had called us to do that there was a cheering that went up of celebration.

I was allowed to hear the cheer that went up because I was in their midst and it resembled a mighty roar similar to the cheering at a Braves ballgame only it was because I had been granted the gift of seeing into heaven. I was told that there was no tears of sadness there were only tears of joy.

This vision helped me tremendously in that I wanted only to please my loved ones and Jesus and my God. I say "mine" because I am allowed to love Him as much as I want too and it brings His love back to me for me to release it to His people here on earth.

If you get to thinking that no one cares what you do then just remember your loved ones that are patiently watching you and do something to make them rejoice over you as you will one day rejoice over the accomplishments of someone you left behind to mourn you.

Death is not a time of mourning it is a time of graduation if you have run the race set before you. (Heb 12:1 KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, If you can become as holy as Jesus, and this is possible then you do not have to go the way of the grave or to ever taste of death but for all others then do your job and then go home in peace because it is time for a promotion. (Mat 5:48 KJV) Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Don't leave this world without God in your life, I beg of you. Money won't help you there; neither will your name and position buy you any favors. Only the love of God will help you when your time comes and believe me all of us will face God one minute in time that will make the difference for an eternity. Please think about your life and endeavor to be the best you can be in this earth.

As I returned to my bed God continued to talk to me about love. He said that love was the quietest of emotions. He said sorrow had a noise and so did anger. He said even when a person did not say a word that the vibrations were so loud that they would be heard. He said that love was the most powerful in that it was so abundant. (1 Tim 1:14 KJV) And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. He said that love was similar to a very deep river that had no rocks in it. That it would carve out its bed and rush by without a ripple on its surface and the only way to judge its force was to see how deep its bed was and how fast it rushed by.

He said that this love could wash away all sorrow and all anger and envy and any other negative emotion that I could name, by its sheer volume. He said that love came from Him and was poured on all of us equally and how much love we demonstrated in our life was determined by how much we ourselves allowed to pour into our lives from Him. (John 3:16 KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

He showed me that the reason that the families that had fallen apart was because they chose not to receive Him. He had not abandoned them but they had rejected Him. If you love God with all your heart then the abundance that He pours into you will fill every pore of your body and will heal your land and all obstacles in your path will be swept away by its volume.

As mighty rivers can't be tamed neither can the love of God be extinguished in a heart that is opened to receive Him. We have many people that say that no one loves them when it is themselves that have closed the way to their hearts, The love of God can make a desert bloom and a seed begin to sprout. If you can't see God in your life then look at the beauty that He has placed before you and know that He created this beauty just for you and because He loves you.

God owns everything that is in this world and everyone in this world has free choice whether to serve Him or not. This sounds too much like a slave but it isn't that. The slaves in Jesus' time had masters that were sometimes better to them than their own families and when their time was up they could choose to leave or stay. If they chose to stay then their ear was pierced to show that they stayed of their own free will. (Deu 15:17 KJV) Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise. (Exo 21:6 KJV) Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. When you decide to stay under God's rule it must be because of your own free will . You must desire to be His, to let Him be the Master of your life because you love Him so much. This will lead to a change in your life and a piercing of your soul. Your countenance will change and an inner beauty will become yours. You won't keep worrying over your appearance because it is the vessel that God assigned to you to house your soul and as such you are to keep it in good repair and allow God free reign over this body to heal and protect it for your comfort. (1 Th 4:4 KJV) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Everyone that is born into this world has a job to do and it is obvious that they do not know of this job because of the state that the world is in. Everyone is born with a veil over their face that stops them from seeing into the spiritual world but with prayer this veil is removed. You can also see into the spiritual world with drugs as has been formerly demonstrated but this way in only allows you to see into the demon world and is usually terrifying to the individual. If God shows you the spiritual world then it is never scary or without purpose as it is to the schizophrenic. We live in a society that judges you to be mentally ill if you can hear voices not differentiating between good and evil.

Being in the spirit with God will make you mentally smarter and more humble than before. You can judge the spirit by the fruits it bears. (Gal 5:22 KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, God would never tell you to hurt this physical body that he gave you and would never have you demonstrate any behavior that would dishonor Him. There is such a taboo about talking to God that people are afraid of it as was foretold would happen in these days but if you wish this close walk with God then you can have it, just allow Him to love you and draw close to Him in the spirit.

Thank you for your time and I hope you can learn from some of the things on this table.

Your Servant,

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