Today he came to my home and spent three hours recording a small part of his experiences. He has agreed to allow me to write and publish them. He decided by protecting his identity, that he would be better able to tell it completely, and at least for now, to avoid unnecessary attention and disruption of his life and profession. He does not want any public notice, and only hopes that his experiences will help people recognize the blessings and challenges we face in the latter days.
I was concerned a little that there might not be enough story to fill a book, but I can tell you now that his experiences are so detailed, and so profound, and so spiritual in nature, that it would take volumes to record it all. The thing that is startling to me is that he has seen so much to do with our day, and the events shortly to happen.
As I talk with him the Spirit surrounds us, and I am convinced that he has seen one of the most detailed and prophetic visions of the near future that a mortal has ever received. What is most interesting is that it isn’t of the history of the world, just what will occur in his lifetime.
The other amazing thing is that he is so humble and unassuming. He is one of those people who just glows with the Spirit. He told me today that he has seen Christ three times. He described everything about Him, the way He spoke, yet most of what my friend learned was in visions and unspoken understandings. My friend described what it was like to hear your name spoken by the Savior, and what joy and eternal worth He sees in us is stored in just one name.
The most amazing thing he said today was, “I was born dead.” Then he told me the most amazing story I have ever heard. I don’t think I’ve ever heard or read the words “I was born dead”. They are such an oxymoron that they are unthinkable. Yet, after he told me the tale – it’s true, he was born dead.
I am thrilled to have this opportunity. I think my life’s journey would not be completed until it is done and published where it can bless the lives of the saints in these perilous times. I expect it to take at least two years to turn all of this information into a book. But, I do believe it will be one of the most intriguing and spiritually uplifting books of our day.
So, this is more or less my excuse for not Un-Blogging today. I’ll get back in the saddle tomorrow with another Un-Blog about our journey to the veil – which seems oddly wonderful in light of what my friend just told me.
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