Monday, May 2, 2016
“The Vision of the Hall of Faith – 05-02-16”
I was engaging with the Lord as I rested and suddenly the Lord said, “Come with Me.” He extended His hand and I took His into mine. Instantly I was whisked upright and He turned and suddenly we were moving rapidly through many archways. It seemed as if it was a long continuous archway because it took so long to go through it, but I knew that we were passing through many so fast, that it seemed like they were all blended into one. We got through the final archway and we abruptly stopped. We were at the end of everything. I was shocked and we both stood looking at open space. The archways had ended, and there was nothing else beyond them. I asked the Lord, “Where are we?” He smiled and said, “What do you see?” I said to the Lord, “I don’t see anything but the heavens.” He said amusedly, “Sue, just because you don’t see anything around you, doesn’t mean its not there. It takes faith to see. Look again in faith with Me.”
I turned from looking at the Lord and looked back into space, and sure enough, I could see that the hallway had indeed ended, but before us was a lush green garden. It was full of sunshine, all kinds of aromatic trees, flowers, and green grass was growing everywhere. The atmosphere was thick with the fragrance of the flowers, and I saw little butterflies flitting from plant to plant. The Lord said, “Go and explore Sue, there is so much more than this. Faith is the door to so much more.” I walked out into the field of grass and trees, and I knelt down, then laid down on my belly to feel the grass and to smell its fragrance. I buried my face in the thick grass and breathed deeply. I don’t know how long I did that, but when I lifted up my head, I saw that some things had changed here.
I looked around in surprise, as part of the park had changed. I saw a new path ahead of me that was not there before. I got up slowly and walked over to the path, and thought I might as well explore. I had only taken a few steps, when a young blond haired boy ran by me excitedly. I called out to him as he ran by, and I said, “Where are you going?” He yelled back to me, “To the Hall of Faith! Its almost time!” I thought to myself, almost time? What is about to happen? I couldn’t resist my curiosity now, so I took off after the boy, walking as fast as I could down the path. It didn’t take long to reach the Hall. It was a very large building with huge white pillars in front. The steps leading up to the many entrances were all rounded and were being climbed up by crowds of people. It seemed that many were gathering for an event that was about to start. I could hear several people excitedly talking among themselves as I approached. One man came up to me and said, “Welcome Sue. Welcome to the Hall of Faith. The program is about to begin, please do come in.” With that he turned around and pointed towards the doors.
I walked towards several doors that were open and each door was made of beautiful wood with deep etchings carved in them. The door in front of me had beautiful carved trees etched in it. I stepped through the door and I was taken aback. The room was massive and there were several thousands of people there already. The room was abuzz with excitement. There were seats arranged arena style, and they were covered with looked something like red velvet. They were plush and thick, and you sank right into them when you sat down. I found that I was sitting by an angel, and he smiled and nodded back to me. There were angels and saints in attendance in the Hall. I asked the angel, “Why is this place called the Hall of Faith?” The angel smiled at me and said, “All who live here Sue, have came because they had faith. Without faith you cannot believe, and unless you believe you cannot enter here. This is where we all celebrate those who had faith on the earth. We get to share in the acts of faith that you each displayed while you lived upon the earth. Look, it’s about to begin!” I turned to where the angel pointed, and I saw a big angel come onto the stage from behind a big curtain. When he stepped out, everyone in the room cheered excitedly. The angel smiled broadly and he patiently waited till the room quieted down, and then he took out a big golden book and laid it on the podium that was in front of him. You could have heard a pin drop then!
The angel then opened the book and he began to read. He called out a man’s name. When the name was spoken, I saw a man in the audience come forwards to the stage. The angel beckoned him to stand by him. So the man came forward and stood by the podium. The golden book then lit up with brilliant light, and out from the book came forth what looked to me like a living scene from the man’s life. It was like a hologram, and everyone in the room could see it clearly now matter where they were seated. The angel read from the book, and the scene played out of his life. The scene we all watched was about a time in his life that he exercised great faith in a traumatic trial. You could see everything that he went through, and then you could see the moment he believed, and the victory that he gained through his faith, and the manner in which the Lord redeemed his trial. As we watched the events, you could feel the emotions of the angels and the saints. It was electric! There was so much excitement as I watched that I was sitting on the edge of my seat. As the angel then finished reading the account from the book, the crowds all stood and they cheered and celebrated the man’s acts of faith. The man stood there and laughed and cried with them. The Lord then appeared next to the man, and held him lovingly. The crowds cheered more. It was a fantastic celebration of life. The angels began to fly throughout the air and were bobbing in and out among the people creating swirling colors in the air with their wings. The crowds cheered more, and many more people began to go and to embrace the man and speak loving words to him. I understood by this that Faith was very respected in heaven.
I looked to see where the Lord was, and I saw that He was not by the man anymore. I looked around disappointedly. I turned to go, and there the Lord was, waiting for me by the exit door. He stood there leaning on the door very relaxed with a big grin on his face. He was enjoying watching me look for Him. I smiled back at Him as I walked over to Him and said, “Lord this place is amazing. I loved the way you presented his life, and seeing the times that he had faith. It is also amazing the way everyone here celebrates his faith. I see that Faith is very respected here. I wish we celebrated like that on earth.” Jesus looked at me for a minute and spoke thoughtfully, “So do I. It is time for you all to learn to exercise faith more. Every time you choose to believe in Me, it is written in the book of the deeds of your life. I record all of the things that happen in your life and the times you overcame them through faith in Me. The saints here love to see your journey, because they also ran their journeys so that you could run yours. When you step out in your faith and overcome, they also overcome, for they made the way for you to. Every saint that you see here developed faith just as you on earth learn to. They also understand the hardships and the suffering that it takes to grow in faith. They have a vested interest in you. Here in heaven, they celebrate in the rewards that you receive. Every generation celebrates the next, until all things are finally restored. You must learn to celebrate with each other on the earth, and to encourage each other on your journeys. It takes courage to believe and to overcome. It also takes faith to enter in to your rewards. Many on earth struggle to believe. You must believe that I will reward you who fully seek Me. I will receive all who will have faith in Me. Strengthen your brethren Sue. Take no anxious thought for tomorrow, but believe in Me today. Faith will bring you through, and I will always be with you!”
Then Jesus was gone, and I was back in my room.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. 2 For by [faith—trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.
Hebrews 1:6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Hebrews 11:13 These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.
Hebrews 11:39 And all of these, though they won divine approval by [means of] their faith, did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised, 40 Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].
Colossians 1:4 For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones),
Jude 1:3 Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you in regard to our common salvation. [But] I found it necessary and was impelled to write you and urgently appeal to and exhort [you] to contend for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints [the faith which is that sum of Christian belief which was delivered verbally to the holy people of God].
Revelations 14:12 Here [comes in a call for] the steadfastness of the saints [the patience, the endurance of the people of God], those who [habitually] keep God’s commandments and [their] faith in Jesus.
- Susan O’Marra