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The Three Heavens

John Hagee

2 Corinthians 12:2 talks about a man who was caught up in the third heaven. Logic dictates that if there is a third heaven, there is a heaven one and two. The third heaven in Scripture is where God Almighty rules and reigns over the universe with His holy angels. This is where the righteous receive their crowns of life after hearing the words, “Well done, though good and faithful servant.”

There are mansions of splendor and robes that are dazzling white. The third heaven is our eternal home as children of the Most High God. It’s the city where the Lamb is the light, where tears are never shed and goodbyes are never uttered. There is no sorrow or pain, only joy and sheer perfection. It is the city where we will one day join the angels in singing, “Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty!” around the throne of God.

Heaven is for real!

The second heaven is where Satan rules his evil empire with legions of demons and fallen angels. Demons have power. They have personality. They have purpose. Satan has come to rob, to kill and to destroy. If he can mislead you down a wrong path that will destroy your life’s purpose…he has won the battle. The second heaven is his campground.

Make no mistake about it! Satan is a fallen angel who quotes Scripture to deceive and destroy the righteous.

The first heaven is the heaven you can see with your natural eyes. It contains the sun, the moon and the stars. We are now waiting on the final two blood moons that I discuss in depth in my book Four Blood Moons.

America is fascinated by the supernatural. While our modern society will devour books and movies about ghosts and witches in droves, the most supernatural book in the universe is the Word of God. From the very first word in Genesis, the genius of God explodes as the universe is created from a handful of dirt. God spoke four words and light forever conquered darkness. He flung the glittering stars like diamonds against the black velvet of the night to reflect His glory. The sun, the moon and the stars are celestial evangelists who travel across the heavens declaring His greatness!

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.”

Let’s talk a moment about angels, God’s secret agents. I don’t believe in angels because someone told me they saw one, or because I watched a movie late last night featuring Hollywood’s rendition of an angel. I believe in angels because the Word of God says they are real. If God’s Word says it, I believe it…because “Thy Word is truth” (John 17:17).

What is an angel? Angels are created beings (Colossians 1:16). They have superior knowledge, and they are without number.

Psalms 91:11 says He will give his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. Angels. Plural. Every Believer has the right to believe that two angels have been sent from heaven to protect and defend you at all times.

Psalms 34 tells us that the angels of the Lord encamp round about those who fear him. And these angels deliver him from evil. Encamp literally means to surround. So if you are a Believer, then angels surround and protect you everywhere you go.

Angels are innumerable, invisible and invincible. When you give your heart to Christ, you are under the protection of Almighty God and his angels. Your protection is far greater than your enemies!

The President of the United States has the Secret Service. But YOU have angels, God’s secret agents, to protect you in all your ways. They have awesome power when executing the judgments of God. They can control the powers of nature and the universe. They are not intimidated by the forces of evil. In the great Tribulation, God is going to release His angels to crush the ungodly en masse. And I will tell you, THAT is power!

What else do angels do? Their office is two-fold. First, they worship and adore God, the Redeemer of mankind. John wrote in Revelations 5:11-12, “Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne… and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand…saying with a loud voice: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!’”

The second thing angels do is to serve God by carrying out His judgments. God judges nations, and He judges individuals. The Bible tells us that it is “appointed once to die and then the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).” There are two appointments every person will keep: one is with death, the other is Judgment Day when they stand before God Almighty and answer for every thought, word and deed.

God judges child abuse! Whoever wrongs or injures a child intentionally brings the wrath and vengeance of God upon themselves through that child’s guardian angel. On Judgment Day, the same angel that drags Satan into the flames of an eternal hell will chain the child molester, the sex trafficker, the men and women who have harmed innocent children…and drag them straight to the judgment they deserve for all of eternity. I didn’t say that. A loving and merciful Jesus said that. Angels defend children.

Numbers 32:23 warns us by saying, “Be sure your sins will find you out.” Nothing is done in secret! God sees everything! Angels drove Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

For every sin, Satan is ready to provide an excuse. He is a fallen angel, ready to manipulate Scripture so that it sounds right…unless you are so familiar with the Word that you can recognize the truth. If Satan misquoted Scripture in an effort to deceive the Son of God, he will certainly do the same to you.

Let me be clear on this. Rationalization of your sin is Satan’s substitute for repentance! Walk away from the forbidden fruit. There is a high price for low living.

God’s way is not always the easiest path, but it will bring you out to rich fulfillment like no other journey you could ever imagine…if you will only persevere to the end. God’s message to our generation is this…struggle is evidence that you are next in line for a promotion! Don’t quit now! It’s during the struggle that you find out who you really are.

Heaven is for real! There are countless tales of how God reveals Himself to us. This article just paints the broad-brush strokes of this exciting topic, but my book, The Three Heavens, will be out in May and is much more detailed; it includes real-life accounts of people who have been to heaven and come back to tell of its splendor. My book is available now through Amazon, and I encourage you to order a copy for yourself and one as a gift for a friend.

The greatest lie Satan tells us is that there’s plenty of time. Plenty of time to get our lives right with Christ. Plenty of time to share the Salvation message. Plenty of time to sit back and relax.

I’m telling you that the trump of God could sound at any moment. Do not wait! Share the Salvation message from the uttermost to the guttermost because very soon we will be called up in the twinkling of an eye. And it will happen just that fast!

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