Testimony of CRISTIAN CEBEY
God bless all the listeners of this program of the voice of liberation. I speak and greet you with the peace of the Lord.
I am going to tell you an experience that I had with the Lord Jesus Christ. This is something I experienced that was such a beautiful encounter that I hope it will increase your faith.
Maybe your faith has fallen. Maybe you think you’re nobody and that the Lord has abandoned you. I can tell you that there is something so beautiful there waiting for us beyond the grave in the afterlife.
It was such a unique experience that had impacted my walk with the Lord in my heart. I will keep this experience like a treasure and I will tell the world about the coming of Christ until the day of my death.
The whole thing happened one day while I was sleeping in the early morning at my house, and when I was asleep in a moment I opened my eyes. I don’t know whether I was in or out of my body, but I observed and I saw my body lying on the bed. And when I looked at the right I saw the clock and the time I observed that the clock needles was marked five o’clock in the morning. The view was sharp.
When I looked around, suddenly I saw the angels of light. Straight away these angels of the Lord took me by the arms and they transported me to space. And in the twinkling of an eye, we landed before the pearly gates of the eternal kingdom of Heaven.
I observed how we landed around the entrance, and then I saw a gate, a beautiful gate, it was something so cute. On the other side of the pearly gate, I saw green pastures, mountains, and hills of paradise.
As I was beholding the glory of this kingdom, I saw the Lord Jesus behind the pearly gates of the kingdom of Heaven with His arms open. He was clothed in a bright, pure, and fine linen garment. I could see His scars on His hands, the mark of the cross.
The whole thing was something so beautiful, so cute. And I could see the Lord’s radiant face. I saw around His shoulder and chest a belt having an inscription that said King of kings and Lord of lords. Around His waist, He put a beautiful golden belt. It was nice.
However, on the other side of the gate of Heaven, to the left side, I could see something so fearful something so terrible. This was the devil himself. I could see his face. I could see his teeth and his eyes. I saw how his saliva fell, and he rubbed his hands like a desperate dog waiting for something. He was standing not far from me and he was like muttering, howling and moaning. When he looked at me, he began to intimidate and threaten me.
He said, “Now I have your soul. You now belong to me and you are mine. I have won your soul and you have no escape here.”
I started feeling fear in my heart. At that moment I felt terror and despair.
Immediately I said, “I must get inside the gate of the city,” for I was afraid.
Once more the devil clasped his hands and laughed. As he was laughing, I started screaming in terror. At that moment I started addressing Jesus Christ who was inside the gate of Heaven.
I said, “Lord, I remember that I have accepted You as my Savior. And I have the assurance that I believed in You with all my soul and my heart that You are the Son of God.”
Beloved, I was out of my body, but I was aware of everything and I had consciousness, I felt fear. I felt every earthly emotion. I want you to know that when you die, you will be absolutely conscious. I was standing before the gates of Heaven, but the devil was claiming my soul.
He was saying, “You belong to me,” and he was accusing me.
I started to cry to the Lord.
Then suddenly I heard a voice telling me, “If you pass through the gates, you are safe.”
I was afraid. At that moment because in my thoughts, memories of myself falling in sin were crossing my mind and the devil was there accusing me and saying that I belong to him because of my sin. I could see in my mind how I failed in my walk with the Lord. Then my failures and shortcomings began to scroll before the Lord in a screen.
Immediately the devil began to point out to the Lord, my failures and my sins. My sins were exposed before the Lord and the devil and I started to cry to the Lord and to ask for forgiveness.
At that moment, the Lord extended His right hand in approval for my entrance in the celestial kingdom of light. Immediately I heard the devil emitting a cry of despair and groan and pain for losing my soul.
I heard the voice of the devil, exclaiming, “I lost you.”
I heard the sound of a rumble something so despairing. Initially, the devil was so excited, keen and desperate to win my soul and capture me in order to take me to his kingdom of hellfire.
The Bible says in Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brothers is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives to the death.
Beloved, the devil accused me to the Lord Jesus Christ and claimed that I belong to him.
Thank God, Jesus Christ is our Attorney. Let’s keep praying to God and ask forgiveness to the Lord for our sins. We are going to repent, we are going to reconcile with Him.
When I went through the pearly gate, the Lord extended His hand and hugged me. I felt a breeze I felt celestial emotion and rapture of joy, something so beautiful.
And the Lord Jesus with His gentle voice of authority asked me to come with Him as I joined the Lord in this place of light. I bless and glorify my Father, I felt tremendous joy. As a result, everything that happened back at the gate of Heaven was like deleted from my mind.
Brother and sister, firstly, we enter a dimension of Heaven. And then we moved to another level of Heaven with the Lord. When I entered that place, there was another gate. When we approached this gate, it opened by itself. Beyond this gate, there was brighter light and everything was whiter than snow, more than beautiful.
Suddenly I started hearing celestial melody. I heard the noise of heavenly music. I heard the heavenly choir singing. Then I saw numerous and unending crowds of people in worship.
As we were moving, I saw the happy saints of Heaven coming to greet me and they said, “God bless you, Pastor.”
They welcomed me in this place, and the people received me so joyfully. What struck me is that the redeemed saints of Heaven were saying, “Welcome, Pastor,” yet I was not a pastor.
When we serve the Lord and work in the church and suffer for Him, sometimes we forget our effort, and sometimes we think we are insignificant. Perhaps you’re doing something for the Lord and you think that you are nobody? But look at what happened to me. When people were greeting and receiving me, to my surprise, I heard them saying, “God bless you, Pastor.”
I was wondering, how could these people call me pastor? I am not a pastor. I said, “I don’t know what are you talking about? I am not a pastor on Earth, and I have never been anointed as a pastor. I am just a helper in church.”
However, while I was talking to the redeemed souls of Heaven, a beloved brother said to me, “Do not say that you are not a pastor, because before the creation of the world, the Lord had already set you apart and has anointed you to become a prophet and a shepherd.”
At that moment, I felt such a great joy. I felt affection from God’s people who are hugging and welcoming me. It was a such beautiful experience and encounter that I do not know how to explain. And I felt such a heavenly joy exceeding and abounding in my soul in this celestial world of light. Yet I could not cry though I felt heavy emotion and joy. People wanted to greet me. I was with the Lord and the angel and we were heading to another place in paradise.
Suddenly I saw the Lord Jesus leading a choir and at the same time, the Lord was talking to an angel in a relative distance. And at the same time, the Lord was walking and talking to me. The Lord was at many places at the same time. I do not know how to explain this to you. He was talking to the angel at the same time directing the choir and at the same time talking to me. He spoke to me as a son with love.
Then I asked the angel, “Who are those people who greeted me happily?”
The angel said, “Those are people that accepted the Lord as their only Lord and Savior.”
Then the angel said, “I’m going to show you something.”
Straight away. he took me to a building. I was with the angel and the Lord Himself in that building.
When we arrived, the Lord showed me a book. When that leather book opened, it shone with radiant light.
Then the Lord started to show me writing. I had never seen this writing before.
The Lord showed the date and time next to these writing and said, “This is the record of the date and time you spoke of My Name. All these are the times you preached My word. And these are the times you have failed to preach My word.”
Then the Lord showed me the times that I went to church and the times that I failed to go to church, I saw the record of my service for the Lord when I was honest with the people, and the times I lied to them. Jesus showed me the times I went to pray for the sick, and the times I failed to go.
Everything was written in this book of remembrance and events, and I realized that I was at ease. I did not feel fear, but joy.
Then I saw a balance. Later the angel of the Lord began to place me on the scale. He weighed my evil actions and deeds on the balance. As a result, the balance began to lean. This scale had two plates, but my evil deed was weighing more.
I asked the angel, “Are all these my evil deeds?”
The Lord Jesus and the angel at the same time spoke to me and they said, “These are your shortcomings.”
Then the Lord and the angel placed my good deeds on the scale. Thank God, I noticed that my good deeds were weighing more than my evil deeds. I was glad.
However, once I entered the portal of this kingdom of light, I never felt fear. I felt protected and safe.
Then the Lord shows me another book. This book was the Book of Life of the Lamb in which were recorded the names of the redeemed. The Lord opened the Book of Life and asked me to observe my name.
In that book, I looked in the Book of Life, and I asked the Lord, “Lord, what is this name?
The Lord said, “This is your name.”
I said to the Lord, “This is not my name. I cannot understand these letters and writing.”
The Lord told me, “This is your new name.’
I said, “Lord, what is my new name?
The Lord said, “It is still not the time to reveal to you your new name, but this is it.”
I said, “Lord, are all these mysterious writing names of people?”
He replied, “Yes, My son. These are the names of My people.”
The Bible says in Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows saving he that receives it.
We were still in this building when the Lord showed me another book.
And when the Lord opened this book, at that very moment, the memory of my family came back to me.
And I asked the Lord, “Where are my wife and my children? I do not see them here in this book.”
The Lord told me they are in this book.
The Lord said, “This is the Book of Rapture.”
When the Lord said, “This is the Book of Rapture,” I felt a joy and I said, “Thank You, Lord, because my family is saved.”
“Of course, they are, My son.”
He told me clearly that my family was in the Book of Rapture and I felt joy that I can not explain. I was so happy.
Beloved, I can tell you that there is a book where is registered all our works both good and bad.
There the Lord showed me the names of my children and my wife’s name that were written down in the Book of Rapture. I was happy to know that my wife and my children were saved.
Then the Lord told me, “Come.”
We went down the stairs and went up another staircase. There was a gate ajar. There in that door ajar, I heard voices. People were singing, “Holy, holy.” I could hear like a sound of many waters and like the waves of the sea falling from a fall. I was observing people in this place of saying, “Holy, holy.” I listened to the voice of innumerable crowds, saying, “Holy, holy.” I could hear a choir leading and singing a celestial melody.
I asked the Lord, “Lord, what is this place?”
The Lord says, “You still cannot pass.”
I said, “I want to know about this place.”
He says to me, “You still cannot go there.”
The Lord said, “The innumerable crowds that you see are worshipping the Great I Am.”
When the Lord Jesus told me about the Great I Am, I realized that while the Lord was with me all this time, He was also sitting on the throne before the multitude who were worshipping Him. This was so strange and so inexplicable. Because He was always there with me, but He was also in many parts of Heaven.
Later, as we were in the kingdom of God, I watched and observed a long table. The table was infinite and unending. And I saw on that table a white tablecloth and cutlery and there were glasses, but they were not crystal glasses. It was a material that was like stone. The glasses were cup-shaped, but it was something so beautiful.
And in wonder, I asked the Lord, “What is the table for?”
The Lord said, “This table is for the big final day. But it is not the time yet. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west to share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven. People will come from east and west and north and south and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.”
Then the Lord told me, “Come over here, son.”
I left that place and the Lord took my hands show me a garment of white linen color, so beautiful. I saw a tie that was golden. On top of these garments was a golden crown. From its color, I concluded that this was not terrestrial gold, I can afford to say that this was brightening and celestial gold. That gold was really brighter and beautiful to behold. It is something that I never saw in my life before, so beautiful. And I could observe in these golden crowns, they were like precious stones placed on the top of these crowns.
I asked Lord, “Lord, why do you have these precious stones in these crowns?”
The Lord said, “These are the reward of your work and the church. These precious stones and gems will be placed on your crowns in relation to your work and service.”
I said, “Lord, this is so nice.”
The Lord said, “You cannot imagine what I have prepared for you and all My people for what eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man with things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
I talked to the Lord about the white clothes, if I can put them on.
The Lord said, “It’s not time yet. People will come from the east and the west, the north and the south and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. These white garment of brightening light is prepared for you. However, it is not yet the time to put it on.”
The white garment seems like a special suit prepared for a big party. Around this place, I saw people dancing and singing, praising the Lord. I could hear the music of Heaven, something so beautiful.
I say, “Lord, how nice is this place.”
The Lord told me, “You cannot imagine what I have prepared for My people.”
I said, “Lord, I do not want to leave this place.”
The Lord told me, “It’s time for you to go.”
But I did not want to go. And when the man Jesus Christ told me, “It’s time to go,” I saw a person and people around. They were not like the people that I observed previously. They were not elders. There were all young. I do not know how to explain but they were young with beautiful faces. The skin color of these people was so beautiful.
Then I asked the Lord, “Who is that particular man over there?”
The Lord told me, “He is one of My prophets of the Bible,” but He did not tell me his name.
I looked at the other side, I saw another person.
I asked, “Lord, who is that person?”
The Lord said, “He is one of My disciples.”
I could see tables and those tables were set up for the great final day, the day of the Lamb’s wedding. In this place, I observed a person who had such a beautiful harp upon his hand. That person had golden hair and he was playing the harp.
I say, “Lord, who is that? Is that King David?”
I did not see his face.
I said to the Lord, “I want to approach him. I want to go talk to him.”
The Lord said, “Mr. Cebey, it is not time yet. You have to go back to Earth. You have to keep your garment white. You have to keep your crown. No one should take it for you.”
The one thing that the Lord continued to repeat it to me was, “Keep your garment white and keep your crown but know that I love you.”
The Lord says, “You cannot stay in this place. You have to go back. Look at the time.”
And when the Lord told me to look at the time, I looked at the clock and the needles marked two minutes to 12. It was almost time.
The Lord told me to go back to the Earth.
But I said, “Lord, I do not want to go.”
The Lord said, “You have to return, son. The only thing that you have to strive for is keeping your garment white.”
Then the angels escorted me and they brought me back.
The Lord said to me, “Son, remember, though you are going back to Earth, very soon you are coming back here. Time is running out. Keep your garment clean.”
I said, “Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ.”
And then I came back to Earth. And when I arrived at my house, I woke up at that moment, I grabbed and read my cell phone. I looked at the time. It was five and five minutes.
I fell on my knee and I said, “Lord, thank you.”
I felt a peace and joy in my heart. The joy of salvation had returned to my heart because I had doubts. The Lord returned His presence to my heart and it was something so beautiful. It was such a beautiful experience with the Lord.
And I want to tell you, listener, if you’re on the other side listening to this, do not lower your arms. There is Heaven where the Lord Jesus Christ lives and reigns and He is our Savior. There is such a beautiful place called Paradise. Sometimes we talk about it here on Earth, but nobody values it. Eternal life is something of great value.