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This is a collection of testimonies from those who claim to have experienced heaven and hell, as well as those who have had direct, face-to-face encounters with God the Father in heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ, or His holy angels.  It includes a number of documented accounts of individuals being raised from the dead.  It also includes some visions and important Scriptural studies on the topic of heaven and hell.

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." (Pro 29:18a, KJV)

"For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life." (1 Thes 4:7, NIV)

"...But this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 'And it shall be in the last days,' God says, 'that I will pour forth of my Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit And they shall prophesy."  (Act 2:16-18, NASB)

It is my prayer that these testimonies will lead you to pray earnestly and seek the Lord's face, regarding the destiny of your own soul, and the souls of the people in your life, so that you and they will not miss the glories of heaven and wind up in hell for eternity.

Baptized by Blazing Fire -- a Korean church's testimony Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Ibrahim's Experience in Hell Taken to Hell Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths
Korean Pastor Raised from the Dead The Four Tallest Homes in Heaven Messages from the Lord for Catholics Worshiping Idols
Margaret O. Amure Back from Heaven Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell Ayodelle Sawyer - a Revelation of Heaven and Hell 
Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations The Book of Life Armenian Man Raised from the Dead
Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell Rachael Mushala Second Testimony of Hell Rachael Mushala Third Testimony of Hell
Zipporah Mushala Testimony of Hell Where will you go when you die? Few will be saved
Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell Jesus Christ Descended Into Hell Seven Reasons to Believe the Seven Divine Revelations
Zipporah Mushala’s Third Testimony of Hell Visitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetaga Angelica Zambrano Fourth Testimony of Heaven and Hell
James Agboola Revelation of Heaven and Hell The Holy Fires of Hell Ezekiel Moses Testimony of Heaven and Hell
The "Door to Hell" Vision of Hell by Emmanuel Agyarko Divorce -- Three Divine Revelations
A Warning to the Nay Sayers There now, it is all over! Blessed rest. The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught
Alcohol and Cigarettes -- Nine Divine Revelations The Sale of Christian Music and Art -- A Robbers' Den The Judgment Seat of Christ

Michael Shigaba's Encounter with Jesus A Warning for Christian Married Couples The Place of Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth 
The Marine Kingdom and Queen of the Coast Rock, Rap, and Reggae Music -- Five Divine Revelations Life After Death
Is Contraception a Sin? Eternal Security Eudoxia Varga Testimony of Heaven and Hell
Gabriel Doufle Issues and Concerns Tattoos and Body Piercing

TGRM Issues and Concerns
HOREMOW Issues and Concerns Fearfully and Wonderfully Made The Home Going of Sister Claire Andoun Solomon
Claire Andoun Solomon's Encounter with Jesus Revelation of Sister Claire Andoun in Heaven Lynn Veasley's Revelation of Hell

Attribution notice: Scripture quotations taken from the NASB and from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note: Please refer your friends and family to our our easy-to-remember domain name, eternaldestinations.info, and help us to Get the Word Out. And please consider whether the Lord would have you apply for enrollment in our discipleship program known as Doulos Training School.  Please prayerfully listen to these testimonies, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to these people.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not. For more information on our connection with these individuals, please see Disclaimers.

For more testimonies that give glory and honor to God and His Son Jesus Christ, please see Testimonies from Budapest and Preparing the Way Radio. You may also access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master

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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

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Testimony Review Process

On this blog I post testimonies of people, who claim that they have received a divine revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ.  As you read these, you will find some of them to be controversial.  However, that alone is not a reason to reject them.  Each one needs to be reviewed on its own merit to see if it is truly from the Lord.

We should be like the Berean believers: "Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so." (Act 17:11). By this I am not implying that these testimonies constitute the Word of God, or that they become a new book of the Bible. However, they do contain messages purportedly from Jesus Christ, and they often quote Scripture. Don't despise prophetic utterances (1Th 5:20).  Let's eagerly receive anything the Lord has so say to us through His Body, but be diligent to examine the Scriptures daily to see whether these things are so. Let's test the spirits to see whether they are from God.

I would like to suggest that here we use the same review criteria outlined on Robert Brownell's website, SpiritLessons. Brownell states:

"[This] website receives many new testimonies from around the world, by people who testify of Revelations by Jesus. These testimonies are very valuable, but like the 1st century church, there needs to be review process by Mature Christians. When a testimony has something controversial or difficult, we'll put it under the 'UNDER REVIEW' section.  With a comment box on the bottom, for wise Christian counsel. This should help weed out problems, and identify issues.  Similar to the way the early Church discussed matters."

"Remember, we are NOT canonizing scripture here. The Bible is sufficient!  We were never given permission by God to add His scripture.  We are just investigating Face to Face encounters with Jesus Christ.  None of these testimonies have gone through the rigorous and thorough testing that the Bible has gone through. If something contradicts with clear scripture, please note that in the comment section.   I never allow people's revelations to contradict verbatim scripture. If any revelation contradicts clear scripture, I reject it. For the Bible is my foundation of doctrine. But I will allow revelations to challenge my interpretation of scripture. And I will not pridefully hold up my interpretation of scripture as infallible."

"Things to remember when reviewing:
1. Please understand that there MAY be mistranslations from the original testimony.
2. There MAY be places where authors are not clear enough in their description.
3. We are looking for patterns, that show up in multiple testimonies.  This gives certain issues more weight.
4. Also remember that we don't care about their opinions, ideas or speculation.  We only really care about what Jesus told them. There are many good people of God who can have misunderstandings in their opinions. No one's opinions are perfect.  Hopefully they won't share opinions in their testimonies, we just want the FACTS!  WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE FROM JESUS?  This is why we often highlight the words of Jesus in Dark, Bolded Red.
5. Also, regarding sin, remember that the Lord weighs the Motives of the Heart.  Two people can do the same thing, and the Lord judges differently.  Therefore if one person claims an actions can lead a person to Hell, we're looking for a clear definition of what that action is, not just a vague description."

"So get your Bibles, and hammer these testimonies out. Please leave Wise and Referenced Comments on the bottom." -- Robert Brownell.

In addition to these excellent guidelines that Brownell has recommended, for more help in reviewing these testimonies, please read my articles, called "Judging Revelations, Visions, and Prophecies," "Testing the Spirits of False Prophets," "Discerning the Things of the Spirit," "Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit," "A Warning to the Nay Sayers," "An Open Mind that Loves the Truth," and "The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught."  It is very important to test the fruit of the messenger, and that is why I try to check the character of the person giving the testimony, when it is controversial.  I attempt to make phone calls and speak with the person who had the experience, as well as with those who know the person well, in order to see what kind of fruit is in their lives.

I hope these guidelines will help you as you seek to test the spirits and discern the things of the spirit.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. The photo of the careful examination of Scripture comes from "Beginning and End."

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org. Partner with us online by giving to DMI.

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Author's note:  I also recommend reading Gabriel Doufle Kokou Testimony of Heaven and Hell, A Warning for Married Christian Couples, Multiplication, The Rise of Antichrists, Ibrahim's Experience in Hell, The Judgment Seat of Christ, Miraculous Birth of Jesus, A Trip to Hell, The Forgotten Sin of Worldliness, Ezekiel Moses Testimony of Heaven and Hell, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Is Obedience Optional?, Holy Living in a Perverted World, Avoid Becoming a Corrupted Christian, An Open Mind that Loves the Truth, Sins That Will Keep You From Heaven, Restored Truth, Testing the Spirits of False Prophets, A Warning to the Nay Sayers, and the other posts on the home page. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Disclaimers

Please take a moment to read the following disclaimers regarding the testimonies published on this or any of our sites, as well as links to other websites.

We often post articles with the testimonies of certain individuals on this site. Such articles should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered by those individuals or their ministries. Doulos Missions International (DMI) is not responsible for the teachings or practices of any individuals whose testimonies are published on our sites. When DMI publishes these testimonies, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that DMI is connected with, cooperates with, oversees, endorses, sponsors or supports these individuals or their ministries. Any publication of your testimony must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any DMI site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of the ministry of DMI, including its respective employees, agents or directors.

We sometimes provide referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from our sites. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our sites. Doulos Missions International (DMI) is not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to our sites. When DMI provides links or references to other Web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that DMI is connected with, operates or controls these Web sites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any DMI site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of the ministry of DMI, including its respective employees, agents or directors.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Revelation of Hell to Joe

This is the testimony of a man, who identified himself only as Joe, who experienced a revelation of hell. That experience happened about two days before he recorded this testimony. At the end I will comment on a couple things he said about his own thoughts on that matter that need some adjustment, but overall the testimony seems valid.

Joe’s Testimony of Hell
On March 22nd, 2017. I went to sleep late that night and when I went to sleep, my soul, my spirit ended up in basically this room with…this dark room. There’s two individuals in the room. I don’t believe that there were people. It just seemed like they were kind of talking about something, like about God. But they weren’t talking about Him. I couldn’t really remember what they were talking about and one of them had pulled out a joint basically, like he was about to smoke a joint. I remember knocking the joint out of his hand, but for me to do that, I had to get up from the position I was laid in, because I was laid vertically on, like, my couch. But in the same place, in this place where I was, I was also laid the same exact way. And as I knocked it out of his hand, I fell over.

When I fell over, I literally ended up in this place. And this place was just a place of utter darkness. It was complete darkness. It was nothing but darkness. I couldn’t see anything in front of me. I couldn’t see my hands in front of me. I couldn’t see, or even feel as if I had any kind of knowledge of where I was or the place I was in. And I was like even trying to put my hands in front of me, and I couldn’t see. I couldn’t see my hands in front of me. And as I’m trying to figure out what’s going on because, you know, even in this world, like, when you’re trying to look through something, you give it a moment, expecting for, like, you know, your vision to adjust and for you to see more clearly like if it’s in the dark or whatever.

And so I’m waiting to see for it to adjust and to see more clearly and it just, it remained complete darkness, complete darkness. And I’m talking about thick darkness. And like maybe within a minute or so of being there, like a small light began to dim a little bit behind me as if…I don’t know if the light was from me or if it was a small light behind me that allowed me to see where…began to open up and allowed me to see where I was and where I was seeing.

And the thing that [I] was seeing was the most horrifying, terrifying thing that anybody could ever, ever, ever account for in this world. And what I mean by that is what I had seen was literally a sea of people. And the people were just in silhouettes, so it seemed as if though this was a place where those who had just died are now coming up from, and you’re now seeing the sea of people who are all coming up and who have either passed or who have either died or…they’re here. They’re here for the most part. These are people that are here, and there’s no physical descriptions of them. There’s no physical descriptions of them. They’re just literally silhouettes. It’s almost like they’re…I can only see their shadow image of them, and they’re in front of me and they’re around me. And you’re talking about trillions of people, trillions of people as far as my eyes can see. If you’ve ever attended a concert or any public gathering or even looked at TV and you’ve seen large amounts of people all in one place or in a place where, as you look ahead, you see like a large crowd. You can still pretty much see past people. You can see a landscape still. This place was so…it was so many people that the landscape was people. As far as my eyes can see, there were people. To my left and to my right, as far as I can see, people. I’m seeing people, and everybody is…there’s no interaction amongst us. Nobody is interacting with anybody.

And immediately the fear that was there, it was like, it was controlling the environment. You know it was like at that moment, I had nothing but questions. I was trying to figure out where I was, why I’m here. Wow. First of all, the appearance and the setting was so scary in itself that I’m trying to figure out what is this, what’s going on. Am I in a dream? Like, what’s going on? What’s happening? And as soon as I begin to try to figure out what’s going on, and I’m right now…from this moment on, I’m at a very, very, very high, high level of fear, and it remained that way the entire time. And it wasn’t because [anything] actually about the experience made it scary. Fear was literally just a part of my being. I could not be nothing but absolutely scared. And I’m talking about scared or fear like to the point where, when somebody just scares you, you get immediately scared. You may burst out. You may yell or something because you’re scared, and then it begins to come down. But I’m talking about fear that stays at that level as if you just got caught at the highest point of how scared you were or what fear you had. And that’s all that you have, the entire time. It doesn’t come down. So you’re like, you feel like if you basically shouldn’t be able to breathe or be normal, even handle yourself to assess anything or to use your cognitive skills or anything like that, because you’re literally in this much fear. You’re still able to just be in this much fear and not know what’s going on.

Watch Video of Joe's Testimony of Hell

And so literally I would say, like maybe a…there’s no time, so I can’t say what moments of time. I know that from there, I had then been moved to what appeared to be these caves. And so I had moved, not walked, but it was like a moving thing, like a force had brought me over to these caves. It's as if there were these caves where I was supposed to go and belong. And then now it had gotten dark again, so I couldn’t really see. So I’m trying to navigate through caves, and I’m kind of bumping into these fixed boundaries. And I don’t know what it is, where it was. But...I would either go right, or I would go left. I would either turn left or I would turn right.

And I’m trying to find my way through, and I couldn’t find my way through until I eventually got to this one place where it was a cave. It was a cave and descriptively just like a cave, but it was somewhat put into...a club setting, but I didn’t see any bars. I’m not seeing any drinking. I don’t see anything like that. I just see people [who] seem to be dancing without any music at all, no music at all. I’m not hearing any music at all. But people are almost slow dancing as if they’re just bopping their head to a tune. There’s no music playing at all.

And as I’m trying to, you know, really look upon what’s going on and who are these people that I’m looking at, like what’s going on? Because, remember, I’m still at the same height of fear, so I’m still trying to figure out, how anybody can be literally enjoying their dance or whatever they’re doing in this kind of environment -- in this environment. And so I look over and then I see this young…this appeared to be the only being that was there that somewhat seemed like he recognized me. Everyone else seemed like there was a controlled force as to their bop or their slow motion, you know, two-step. Whatever it was.

I look; he’s looking at me. As he’s looking at me, he has on these dark shades. And I’m trying to figure out, as I was thinking to myself, I’m trying to figure out what exactly is going on with him. Because I’m thinking in my mind obviously, again, I want to make it clear that when I was there, my thoughts were just as communicated as if you would speak. So as I was thinking, as I would think, is how I would be able to move, too. So...as I would think, “I want to go over here to go to this part,” because I’m trying to get out of the cave before I got to that place, “I want to make a left here, I want to go here,” as I would think it, boom, I would automatically just go to that place, that particular place. And it wasn’t a walk. It was like a force. It was simultaneous. As I thought, then, boom, it would happen.

And now I’m back at this cave, and I’m looking at this dude, and…he’s two-stepping back and forth. That’s when I started to realize that he wasn’t enjoying himself, that he was actually in torment. But it seemed like...his torment was something that he was going through within himself. But I could not see. So even his gaze upon me was a cry of help, but there’s no communication. You understand what I’m saying? So he’s not necessarily saying, “Help me, help me, help me, help me!” Or he’s not able to even show me that he’s suffering. It’s almost like I knew it, because of the look that he was looking upon me with. But the slightest bit of interaction is not happening. We can’t interact at all whatsoever, and so I’m...even more scared. I’m [wondering], “what am I doing in this place?” And it was at that moment that I had thought and it came to me that I was [thinking]…”Am I dead? Am I in hell?” And that’s all that was boggling my mind. “I think I died! What happened? How did I get here? What am I doing here?”...“Did I die?” “What’s going on? What’s going on?” is literally the only thought...I had about this present time. And even as I was even thinking that, I’m [wondering], “What’s going on?”

I remember at that time, I didn’t even think of the Lord or my personal faith and my belief in Jesus Christ. I was at this point, I was still pretty much being tormented by my own fear of where I was and if this is where I belonged and then the next thought was, “But I thought that I’m a Christian!” “What am I doing here? I’m a Christian.” I didn’t understand why I would be here if I’m a Christian. What am I doing here if I’m a Christian? Is this my judgment? Is this where I’m supposed to be?

It’s more than confusion because when you say confusion, when I can speak of it, it almost…in our realm, it makes it seem as if you’re able to think this way and have these kind of thoughts without necessarily feeling the effects of everything else. But the other feelings and everything -- the fear and everything else -- never left. So I still had that. So...it’s almost like when people say their life flashed before their eyes or that things had happened so badly that in that moment, something bad was about to happen. Time had slowed down for them, even though something bad was happening at the same time. Somewhat similar to that, but to a hundred degrees more, a hundred degrees more. You’re able to still feel exactly the fear that you felt and still have a bunch of this knowledge about where you are. Because the funny things I asked myself, I said, “Am I in hell?” even though in my own knowledge I knew I was in hell! But I don’t know why I’m still asking myself, “Why am I in hell? Why am I here?” But I knew I was in hell! I had the knowledge I was in hell! I had the knowledge everyone here was in hell! Everybody here is in hell!

And so I’m [wondering], “What’s going on?” So all of this is still happening simultaneously, and I’m still scared. The amount of fear there is like, “How am I able to feel this feeling, this intense?” Even thinking that this was a dream, how am I able to feel it this intense? And I’ve never felt my senses to be heightened at this level in a dream. So that’s why the thoughts of being dead was the only thing that I could think of. How did I die? Did I die and what am I doing here?

So anyway, I’m looking upon him and this guy is literally in torment. I was already frantically in fear at a high level. But when I saw that upon him, and it was dawning on me that—I already knew it—but it was dawning on me that I was in hell, it caused me to even be more frantic. So I immediately, I’m looking for an exit. Where’s the next place I can get out of? I think, you know, to go over here. I go towards the end of the room, because I almost don’t want any of them to really even see me here. I don’t even feel like I belong here. I’m trying to get out and so, in my attempts to try to get out, I go towards the other corner of the room. As I go to the other side of the cave, I can’t see anything, so I’m still trying to figure out what way am I going and not going. And then even out of a form of desperation I tried to...escape to see if there’s a way I can go up, if I can go upward. Is there a way I can get up out to go up? Is there even an up? And I don’t even remember even being able to look up because remember, as you think it, so is it happening?

So even as I’m saying, “I want to go upward. Can I go up?”, simultaneously I’m already trying to go up, and I realized that I was at the ceiling of this place, but it was a fixed boundary, and I couldn’t feel what the boundary was. All I knew was that from the point of the ceiling of feeling this fixed boundary, I felt immense heat. The amount of heat that I felt on top of me, the immense heat that I felt on top of me was so scary. I’m trying to explain to you guys, and you have to understand that, for me to even do it is…if people know me, for me to even do this is more than—if you know my character—is more than enough to at least let people know that this is serious for me to get to this level to explain it, to talk about it at this level. Because I’m somebody that I’m not really that open to just let everybody into my life and be open in my life, whether it’s on social media or whatever it is, anything in this life. I’m not just open like them. I’m more of a secretive person.

And so as I’m hitting the ceiling and I’m feeling this immense heat, right then and there I was like “Oh, my...I’m in hell!” I couldn’t even believe that I’m in hell and now I could actually feel the heat that is above me. The heat was so intense, even from what was above me, that I’m not seeing any physical flames. But this heat felt like as if…even know, if I press my way forward, it was enough for me to say, “I don’t even want to go up,” because I knew that this fire would consume me, because the heat felt like real life! It felt like it was real-life heat! It still felt like the heat that you would feel here, as if you would put your hand over a stove, you would feel the heat. Like you would literally feel the heat. You would feel the intense heat. And it was even hotter than what you would consider to be a stove. So even as I’m going up, it’s like, “Ah!” And I’m coming back down [wondering], “Oh, my...Where’s all that heat coming from? Why’s there this much heat on top of me?"

And so I’m just frantically trying to figure out where I was, what’s going on. And I remember trying to say… at that point, it was like when it had set in that I’m in hell, the only thing I could think of was to be calling out Jesus’ name. I’m calling out Jesus’ name, and nothing is happening. I’m saying, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! What’s going on? Jesus, Jesus!” And as I’m saying, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!”, Nothing is happening. And then I heard an audible voice explaining to me that this is how it is down here and that it’s not what you think. It’s actually merry down here and that, you know, these people were enjoying themselves, the people I had seen that were in the club. And again, I didn’t really know who this audible voice was, but I understood what he was saying, I understood what was trying to be told to me. Because again, there was no physical thing in front of me, I wasn’t seeing a spiritual being. He was able to communicate with me through my thought and my own head to talk to me somewhat in the same way that we have voices here in our own heads now here as well on earth.

And so he’s telling me that it’s merry down here, that I should have no fear to want to come down here and that I could do as I want. I could live as I want and I could be here and I would be merry. It would be merry. It wouldn’t be an issue. There’s wouldn’t be a problem. And even as he’s saying this…so when we got to the point where he’s basically trying to convince me, convince me in my mind and in my spirit, and I’m thinking, “Yo! No, this isn’t true! What are you talking about?” I’m thinking like this. I’m horrified! I’m horrified! No way! No way am I coming here! No way would I be here -- without a doubt, there’s no way, there’s no way for anybody that I would come here, I would be here, I would even want to be here. [that] I would even consider it. And this is after me saying, “Jesus!” I’m [wondering], “What’s going on?”

And then I remember when I was saying that, I just went back to reverting to saying, “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” Like, what’s going on? I’m saying your name! Like, “Jesus! What’s going on?” And as I’m saying His name, that audible voice then got louder, and now the audible voice now was yelling at me, and what appeared in front of me seemed to be like an eye. It was an eye. It was a large eye. It was a large eye. And I remember the eye, the eye was like not any eye we’ve ever seen on this earth. It was an eye that even appeared to have different arrays of colors, like, in the pupil. It was a different kind of eye. And I knew that then this eye was what the voice was that I was hearing, because as he now was yelling, he said to me, “You dare use that Name down here? You dare use that Name, as I’ve already been showing you everything down here? You dare use that Name?” But this was like…I don’t know, it’s hard to explain it. It sounds like I’m saying it as if he said it that proper. So...you have to understand that even as proper as it is to say, “You dare use that Name?”, the voice that he used in saying it was a roaring, yelling, a very intimidating, like, voice. It was like a, “YOU DARE USE THAT, YOU DARE USE THAT NAME?” And so something similar to that, but heightened. I’m not doing a good job of saying it the same exact way. But it was furious, infuriated that I even was saying “Jesus” as I was down there. And from what I was saying, it was, “You dare use that Name? “ And he began cursing at me, like, so cursing at me at the same time. “You dare use that Name?” Blah, blah, blah.

And so even now, by seeing the eye alone, I was so frantically scared already, and the only thing in my mind was, “This is Lucifer! This is the devil! This is Lucifer here yelling at me!” in the form of an eye, though. Just the form of an eye! So it seemed as if ...his presence is somewhat throughout all hell, but obviously he can manifest himself as he wishes, as he pleases. So I’m [saying], “Yo! Jesus!” I’m even more scared. I’m saying, “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” even more now. “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” even more now. I’m like, “Oh, my...this is Lucifer!” And it was in that moment that, boom, that’s when I immediately then woke up. So I didn’t have any, there was no light, there was no bright shining light that came and got me. Jesus did not appear to me. None of those things happened. All I experienced was what exactly what I told you. And, you know, I woke up in such fear.

Even as I woke up, I felt like I could still feel the heat on the top of my head, the heat from the being above, whether that was the lake of fire on top of me. I don’t know. But I could still feel the heat. So I woke up, and I’m still pretty much like, “Ah! Ah!” I still felt the same terror that I was under when I was there.

Now, mind you, everybody may have scary dreams. And if you have a scary dream or something, you wake up and you’re still…your level of fear is still pretty much similar to what you feel is somebody scares you. It’s high for that moment, a couple of seconds and it goes back down, right? But, so even for me, even now, my coming back into waking up, the terror, the terror and the feeling of the heat and then the terror that I had wasn’t even going away! I mean, it wasn’t even at the same high level, but as it was going away, it was going away at a slower pace. You understand what I’m saying? Does that make sense? Like it was a lot less slower as in how, if somebody scared me, I would quickly come down and be like, “Okay, yeah, well that was you. Not funny.” Whatever.

This was entirely different. I could almost still feel…it’s two days now, it’s been two days, and I could almost still feel the terror of being there. And it’s hard to describe that, because when you say terror, people hear with our senses. We only equate terror to what we see, right? Maybe we see something that makes us terrified or you’re in a move. Something is going on that is…terror is a sense that is induced and it can raise or be high, whatever. I was still feeling the terror of it being at a high level and not going away. And it was coming down slowly, and I was still frantic. I was scared. I was still feeling the heat. I, you know, immediately came…I ran over to my wife, and I had to wake her up and tell her, "Yo! I just had the worst nightmare or whatever. I had the worst nightmare. I’m still kind of disoriented because I’m not really sure if I’m really out, because being there, and understanding the concept of eternity—that I couldn’t get out…and that’s another thing that I wanted to touch on.

Because remember again, the reason why I seem like I’m describing this stuff out of sequence is because, it’s all happening simultaneously, so remember, I said I had the knowledge. So even though I’m not saying, “Oh, I’m here for eternity”…I didn’t have to say that to myself. Everyone had the knowledge that you could not get out. Or at least I’m going to say I did. I knew and I understood I could not get out. And not only could I not get out, but that I was here forever. I understood that, “I am absent of time, and this place goes on forever. Forever!” And I understood that. And I think that was…it was a part of the fear, it was a part of the terror that, all this stuff that I had the knowledge of, instantly I’m…I’m completely all-knowing. I’m all-knowing! I know, I know it all! I know it! I know it. Even though I’m even questioning all the things that I know to be true, the same way we know, “I’m breathing air because oxygen goes to our lungs.” We know, you know, we know, we learn common things here, the natural laws on this earth. We know. We just know because we know it, either because, even if it’s not explained to you, you just know it to be that way.

So it’s the same exact way. I just knew that this was…I was here forever, I was stuck here forever, I couldn’t get out. And what was going on was being controlled. And that was the worst part about it, that was the worst part about the entire experience. That was the worst part. The worst part. And the worst part of the lack of hopelessness, and that nobody can interact with anybody else. Nobody. There’s even comfort in being under an oppressive state. There’s comfort…good example! I’m being real. Me being a black person. It’s comfort…there’s still comfort to feeling like or knowing that, you know, your struggle of what you go through to overcome, you know, racial disparities or racial discrimination or biases that, “I’m enduring it amongst a group.” There’s a certain level of comfort there and feeling in everybody’s own heart. Or even… or if you’re in jail, even people in jail have a comfort that they’re not the only ones in jail. Even if they’re in solitude, they understand that there’s other people here, and that this is something that others are enduring with them.

You’re not even given simple comforts like that. It’s not that you don’t even care. It’s not an element of that realm. You don’t even feel a comfort. Comfort is absent. So there’s no recognition of, “Oh! We’re all going through it. Look at how many people are here.” It’s impossible. There can’t be a party in hell, because even though when you’re in hell, the only person that you believe that is going through something that you can feel and go through is you! Even if you’re there with millions upon trillions upon trillions of people, you feel as long as if you’re the only one there! And that’s hard to explain. You feel like you’re the only one there! That’s exactly what it was! Exactly! So absent comfort. Absent comfort. Absent no interaction. Everything that appears to be even slightly good is not there…at all! So it’s horrifying!

But mind you, I feel like I’m saying…it’s not because I have the knowledge of all these things that I was horrified. Horror and terror was a part of the elements, the environment. It was a part of the environment. It was exactly…you could not choose, you could not even choose to be at a different level of fear if you even want to, because you don’t even have the cognitive abilities to decide in yourself that, “I’m not going to be scared” or "What’s really going on? Let me figure it out before I just act frantic.” The cognitive functions that we have here are completely absent, and that’s what people need to understand, that there’s no controlling of it.

A lot of the things, the very small things that you take for granted, that you have autonomy over, that you have autonomy in mind, you have autonomy in movement, you have autonomy in what you think and how you think, and what happens and what’s going to happen—all that stuff is literally…it’s good! I realize it’s a good characteristic. It’s a good thing that you have autonomy. It’s a good thing.

So imagine absent anything that’s good. Imagine. No interaction. Family—you can’t even consider family. Your family—you’re not even considering your family! As far as you’re concerned, you even understand that aspect of that even your familial ties that you consider to be family is somewhat minute. It doesn’t really exist. Blood relations are just physical, but the spirit is enduring on its own. You won’t even consider yourself to have brothers and sisters and those of loved ones. The only kindred you have is maybe those you have…I don’t even know how anyone could even have the ability (to even think of loved ones)…for me I didn't have an experience where I had the ability to even think of loved ones. All I can endure and deal with was what was presently controlling me in that environment. And nothing else mattered! Nothing else mattered! Nothing else mattered.

And so that’s why I’m sharing this because I feel like people need to hear this stuff, and I’ve been the person that I’ve seen tons of these near-death experiences where these people with near-death experiences will have testimonies on their website or on YouTube, talking about how they experienced hell. And again, when somebody is explaining to you, I already understand that unless this is meant for you to hear it, if somebody’s explaining it to you, it does not do it justice to what it really is and how it really feels. It doesn’t.

So the greatest impact…unless there’s really grace, and God has grace and mercy over your life for you to be able to really understand what somebody’s saying or for at least for what I’m saying, how I’m explaining it--because physically you’re not able to really even touch that deep. So it would have to be a miracle for God to touch somebody’s heart, to come to an understanding of what it is I’m explaining. And I understand that.

So that’s why I’m not doing this for people to believe me. I’m doing this because I am now in fear of my own record. I’m in fear of going and ending up in that place. I’m in fear of answering up to my life and what I’m doing in my life in every single aspect, every part of it, every single aspect of it! I’m in fear! I’m in fear of my own thoughts! I’m in fear! I’m in fear, let alone, because if it causes me to end up in that place, I’m in fear! And even if I’m not supposed to be in fear, I still feel some of the terror and some of the things...it’s only been two days, so I’m still pretty much dealing with the feelings of all of it, you know? And the memory of it. You know what I’m saying?

So I just wanted to share this message for somebody who maybe wanted to…stumbled across this video and they’re undecided and they’re not sure. They don’t really know what’s going on and, or, even if…whether you believe in Christ or you don’t, hell is real. Hell is real. Whether you’re an intellect or whether you’re someone who has never attended school in your life, hell is real. And hell is not something that is based on belief. This is not belief! This is not your belief! This isn’t what you believe...Everybody has respective rights in what they believe in. This is what is true. This is what is really going to happen, what is really going to go on, what is really happening, what is true. What is true! This has nothing to do with belief. I don’t care what your belief is. I don’t care what your background is. Nobody is going to sway me or convince me about my experience to denote it to be any less real than it is, than you even try to explain to me what you’re talking about.

I don’t even consider now…I don’t even consider half of what I see here to be real…at all! It’s all a fa├žade! It’s all a mirage! We’re all just passing through. And literally, we’re all literally…and the majority of us are being deceived, and the devil is deceiving us! And it’s all deceptive to make us think that we actually have these abilities and our autonomy can’t be taken away and this stuff can’t be taken away, that this life is really forever. Listen to me! There’s no such thing as YOLO ("you only live once") or “living for the moment.” Your going to have all the time in the world to live for the moment—in terror! For eternity! In terror, in fear, you’ll be living for the moment, because that moment is all you have, and nothing else will matter! Not one single thing you do here as a form of enjoyment will be even remembered for you to even say you lived the life that you live.

The only thing that you will have to literally, to stake a claim to this life is, “Why did I even have a life to end up here in the first place?" I would have rather not even had a life. I would have rather not even had any pleasurable thing, because at least there’s still hope that I’m going to get through it. There’s still hope that…there’s something better at the end of the road. There’s still hope that things can change. The stuff we talk about all the time. The whole premise of wanting to live for the moment is that you only live once. Now imagine if I told you, you only die once, too. And then that’s it. And then fate is decided and if you can’t understand eternity now, you will understand it then.

And it’s not up for discussion. It’s not up for debate. I’m not looking for political talk. I’m not looking for schools of thought. I’m not looking for religious faiths and beliefs in the afterlife. I’m not looking for literature. I’m not looking for any of those things. The Word of God is the Word of God. The Word of God is the Word of God. And in that place, all you know, all you will know and understand, it is to be true. There’s no debate. People are not debating down there. Nobody’s debating. Nobody’s trying to figure it out. Nobody’s trying to debate amongst each other. Even if you don’t believe in Him, or you’re not sure why you chose Him, you still don’t’ want to be there! Do you hear what I’m saying? You still don’t even want to be there!

So I know that even if you’re a devout Satanist and you believe that you follow him and you adhere to his principles, you like what…and you believe in what satan is doing or what the devil is doing and you like that way of thinking or whatever [the] reason is why you chose him, or you choose that path, you still won’t even want to be there! You still will not want to be there. You will not want to be even thinking of why you chose him. All you’ll want to do is beg for your life to get out of there. Everyone is trying to get out. Everyone is trying to get out. And nobody’s concerned about the suffrage of anyone else, because what you’re going through is so heightened, it’s such at a high level of what you’re dealing with alone, that you probably couldn’t even remember if you had a mom. You couldn’t even remember if you had a life once before -- how many brothers and sisters you have. These things are not even of concern…who’s your loved one, where’s your kids. None of that stuff, none of it matters, none of it, none of it.

So I just wanted to, man, put that out there and let everybody hear this, because if you can’t see from my look, my expression, how it’s coming from my heart, that I’m telling the truth...I have no reason to lie, I have no reason to do this. Nobody has any reason to just come out and say things, just to say things...Everybody can give an account for what they want to give an account for. But I know what was real, so at least for me, I want to make sure my record is clean. so that you can’t say that I didn’t say it, so that it’s known, that everybody knows that Joe said it, that I said it. I want everybody to know that Joe said it, that I said it. That’s how important it is to me not to be there. Yes, I said it and I’m telling everybody. Say what you want to say about me. I don’t care. I said it. I said it. And I told you. So my hands are washed, because I told you. I told you, because I’m now going to be accountable for how I’m going to live my life from this day forward. And that’s the most honest I can be with people. If I love you, then that’s the most honest thing that I can do, and I could tell you, you can write it off. You know, more than half of people maybe will write it off and live your life here.

You can continue to live your life here, but like I said, everybody's going to have their day, and that’s not going to stop. That’s the one thing that nobody can overrule, overrun. So as long as you have your day--you’re going to have your date, when they say the day you were born, now here comes the experience of the day that you die--you can’t say that you didn’t hear it, at least not from me. You can’t say it. Because this also will at least be my eternal proof of record of me letting people know that this was real, that hell is real. Hell is real.

There’s no such thing as “coming close” as Christians. If you even debate in your mind, if you’ve got to even review your record, to figure out whether or not you’re going, you’re already probably on the wrong side. Because I’m telling you right now, the decision is unanimous. We’re not looking for majority vote. There’s no board in heaven. There’s not a majority vote as to who’s going and whether you’re going or not. There’s no politicking. It’s unanimous. Either the Lord knows you or He doesn’t. Either you have a relationship with Him or you don’t.

And what I mean by religion, I’m not talking about past relationship; now! Now! Right now! You could even know God, you could’ve prayed to Him and He answered your prayers. And that was your proof as to why you attain to this faith, that you believe in God. Or you told other people about Jesus because of little experiences you had, whether you prayed or you were healed before or you always had a feeling…maybe you’ve even had His presence with you before or, you’re even more of an active believer. You know, you’ve had an ongoing relationship with Him throughout your entire life. Maybe grew up in a church, whatever it is. If you do not have the spirit of the Lord in you, in you…free from indwelling sin—you hear what I said? Free from indwelling sin, at the moment that He comes, at the moment that you die, you’ll find yourself in hell, and you’ll be thinking to yourself that how “I’m a Christian.” You wouldn’t even understand. You wouldn’t even understand what you’re doing there. You won’t understand.

That’s too much of Russian Roulette for me. That’s too much. I’m not looking to come close. I’m not trying to just get in, because now I realize, there’s no such thing! You can’t think with your carnal mind, there’s no such thing as just not getting in. You’re not going to “just make it in”! There’s no such thing! There’s no review of the evidence. You’re in or you’re out. Either His Blood is on you, or you’re not. Either His Spirit is in you or you’re not, because it’s not merit-based. It’s not based on what works you do, what good things you perform. That’s what I mean, it’s carnal. Because even as somebody you would think you’re a Christian, you’re not going to believe in all that spiritual stuff. You just believe that if you’re a good person, that you’re going to make it.

There’s no review! Do you hear what I’m saying? At death comes determination, at death comes judgment. And there’s no appeal! I don’t even know if you’ll have time to…disagreement…like I said, when I was there, everybody there seemed zombie-like, because everybody literally could not do anything about it at all. So...what you think and believe means nothing. You have no power. What you think and believe means nothing. You have no power.

So you better tap into the Source. You better find out who really has power, who is the king of this earth--because everything here perishes—and not buy into the lie. Don’t buy into his lie! Please, I’m begging you, people! Please do not buy into the lie, the biggest lie of them all! We are not gods…at all! At all. We are not gods. That’s what I mean; even the little bit of ability that we have here…we’re fooled! He’s gotten us to believe that we really think we’re gods. We really think that the way we think matters. We really think that the way…what we say and how we feel and how we see things, matters. You have no say-so—at all! At all! And you have no power.

So you better find the Source. That’s my best advice. Get to the Source. All that matters in life is get to the Source. I used to be one, too, that [thought about] aspirations. Everybody wants to—at least, when you’re here, you think to yourself, “I mean, what’s wrong with wanting to either live a decent life or live a better life and the means that you use to get there, whether it be good or bad. Everybody’s up to their own, you know, their own judgment. Leave everybody up to their own judgment. You know, pursue what you want to pursue.” I don’t even know what the point of pursuit is, this moment…at all, unless it’s for His purpose. Unless it’s for me to have an understanding of where I’m going, because this pass-through is so temporary, the timing is so short—as a matter of fact, it’s not even about the timing.

The fact that I know that every man is going to die, and the chance and the risk that I could end up there. If anybody goes there, anybody that is there, will wish that they had a second chance. Because they probably would be radical. They wouldn’t even live this life even caring about what they eat, or how many hours they’re getting of sleeping, or whether or not their kids are rebellious, or whether or not their mom loves them, or whether or not their dad loves them, or whether or not—all the frivolous things that we care about. I don’t feel like I want to care about any of those things, even if I still have love for those things and the people in my family, you know? There’s no way that I will allow those things anymore to have any priority to my eternal destination.

That’s the key. You want to talk about winning? We love talking about winning. Winning is making it eternally to your destination! That’s how you win! Find your eternal destination!

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Afterword
As I said in my introduction, I believe that this testimony of his experience in hell is valid, and that overall what he said was good. Hell is real. It's forever. Nobody who is there wants to be there. They all wish they could have a second chance.

Scripture says every person is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. (Heb 9:27, NIV). It also says, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." (2Co 5:10). God allowed this man to see a little glimpse of what hell is like.

But there are a few things Joe said that were his own ideas, which I need to adjust. For example, he said, "instantly...I’m completely all-knowing. I’m all-knowing! ...I know it all!" Obviously God is the only One who is all-knowing. No angel is all-knowing, and neither is any saint that goes to heaven. Likewise, no person in hell is all-knowing. But I think what Joe probably meant was that he knew he was in hell the same way that we know basic fundamental truths on earth, such as the laws of nature. They are understood by most people on earth, and likewise everyone in hell understands that they are in hell and they deserve to be there.

Secondly, at the end of his testimony, he said that if anybody in hell got a second chance to return to earth and live there life, "...they probably would be radical. They wouldn’t even live this life even caring about what they eat, or how many hours they’re getting of sleeping, or whether or not their kids are rebellious, or whether or not their mom loves them, or whether or not their dad loves them, or whether or not—all the frivolous things that we care about. I don’t feel like I want to care about any of those things, even if I still have love for those things and the people in my family, you know? There’s no way that I will allow those things anymore to have any priority to my eternal destination."

Of course, we know that the people in hell don't get a second chance, and that's not what he was saying. But if they did, as Joe is postulating hypothetically here, I understand what he means that they would live their life radically after that. Their priorities would be completely different. The Lord would have absolute first place, and everything else would pale in comparison to knowing and serving Him. That is how the Bible actually tells us to live now:

"For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf." (2Co 5:14-15).

What Joe said that was incorrect was that a person supposedly back from hell would not care "whether or not their kids are rebellious." On the contrary. every parent should care very much about the spiritual well-being of their children. It is a parent's responsibility to care about the eternal destination of their children, as well as their own. They are responsible to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and pray for their children, so that they will one day reach heaven. Therefore, I must disagree with him on this one and say that while the Lord would take priority over everything else, nevertheless, the spiritual condition of one's children is still a very high priority for us based on Scripture. In fact, if someone has seen hell, they would be even more concerned for their children if they were rebellious, because they would know where they are going to, if they don't repent.

I hope that his message has helped to awaken someone who was asleep spiritually and also to stir up those who were already awake, so that we press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14).

Video of Joe's Testimony of Hell

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Most other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note:  Please prayerfully listen to this brother's testimony, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to him.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not. Joe is not personally connected with this site. For more information on our position, please see Disclaimers.

If you enjoyed this article, I also recommend reading Lynn Veasley's Revelation of Hell and Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord.You are also invited to read or listen to the many, amazing testimonies of the supernatural on the Home page of this blog, some of which are listed below.  I also recommend Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell. You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine RevelationsOnly the Holy -- Three Shocking TestimoniesAngelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven
Baptized by Blazing FireTaken to HellAngelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Australian Pastor Raised from the DeadNigerian Pastor Raised from the DeadRevelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.