Devotional – II Corinthians 12

 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 

Today there is a plethora of “I’ve been to heaven and back” books – “My Journey to Heaven,” “90 Minutes in Heaven,” “My Time in Heaven,” and the book turned movie “Heaven is for Real.” What I find interesting about these books that become best sellers is that these people who have had these experiences somehow find a way to tell their stories, but Paul here, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, says that when he made a visit to heaven he heard things that could not be told or even uttered. If Paul the Apostle heard and saw things that caused him to close his mouth we, in my humble opinion, ought to be skeptical about those who would say they have had the same experience, but feel compelled to not only open their mouth about it, but to write a book and make a movie. My friends we don’t need to hear from these people about heaven and it’s reality because we have already heard from the One who has been, came to this earth and has returned. We have already heard from Jesus Christ who has promised to those who have placed their faith and trust in him that he has gone to prepare a place for us and one day will return. If you want to know about heaven don’t read these books, but read THE book that will give you truth, but more importantly it will give you JESUS.

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