"Inside the Gates Of Heaven" is the true story of Oden Hetrick's
visits to Heaven.
more testimony of Heaven from the many writings of our Dad, Oden
You can view a video of our dad, Oden Hetrick taking you on a
tour thru heaven
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SUBURBS OF THE holy CITY
Yahweh told Moses to be sure to make the Tabernacle
according to the pattern he was shown on the mountain.
The Tabernacle was designed with an OUTER COURT---HOLY
PLACE---and MOST HOLY PLACE. Then Heaven, being
the true Tabernacle,
must be the pattern and have the same design. The
Bible describes in
a City foursquare containing a HOLY PLACE with a MOST
HOLY PLACE, or Temple,
in the center.
Then somewhere there should be an OUTER COURT.
Surrounding the foursquare City is a wide outer expanse
called suburbs, or borderlands. John tells in
Revelation that he was taken to a great and high
mountain and shown the Holy City. All around the
outer edge of this area are high mountains with many
(Psa 68:15, 16 & SoS 2:17)
This rural area is very huge, making Heaven appear large
and round, about the size of a planet, yet bigger than
earth. It has mountains, valleys with waterfalls,
trees, flowers, River, animals, and is very much like
earth. But unlike earth, there is nothing here to
(Mat 6:19 & Rev 21:4, 27)
These suburbs are the first place everyone goes after
their time on earth is done. No one enters here
who has not confessed and repented of sin and been
washed in the blood of Yahshua/Jesus.
(Heb 9:12; 10:19; Acts 4:12)
When the angels gather them in
they are placed in groups in different areas of this
borderland. Instead of sunlight there is a golden
glow everywhere, a little like some summer sunsets only
with more glory. It seems to come from everywhere
and there are no shadows. The light is the glory
you take a deep breath, you will realize the air here is
so pure, and so invigorating.
This is where we are taught the basic principles of
immortal life, and begin to experience out new
existence. Our spirit has such a sense of freedom,
you feel more alive than ever. Instead of walking
, you almost feel like you are floating!!
Sometimes on earth we would sigh with the Psalmist "O
that I had wings like a dove then I would fly away and
be at rest" Well this is the land of perfect peace
Another thing we realize when we arrive
here is that our mental capacity seems to be increased.
We can still see, hear, smell, taste and touch, because
those senses belong to the soul.
(see Luke 16:19-31)
As you look around, you see that the landscape and
colors all blend together in beautiful perfection.
The music, the birds singing, the sounds from the River
all join in harmonious song.
Here we receive instructions about our Heavenly home.
(if we haven't before)
that the Spirit controls and harmonizes everything that
happens in Heaven. So if on earth we haven't
learned complete obedience to Yahweh's gracious and
loving Spirit, we must learn it here. Even though
our mental capacity is increased it is not true that we
suddenly know everything when we get to Heaven, but we
will find it very easy to understand and gain knowledge.
Yahweh will teach us.
(Jn 6:45; I Thes 4:9)
We do however know and recognize others, as they know
and recognize us.
(I Cor 13:12)
While we are in this outer expanse, many of our friends
and loved ones come from the City to welcome and visit
us. And we are welcome to eat fruit from the Tree
to strengthen our spirit.
There is also the sparkling, crystal clear River.
You can just get your feet 'wet' or go in till it is all
the way over your head and still breathe. In
Heaven there is no drowning!! It is actually the
flowing of the Spirit of Yahweh. So it would be
like breathing in the Holy Spirit. Job 33:4 says
"The Spirit of Yahweh/God has made me, and the breath of
the Almighty has given me life."
The River is one of the first places we go after we
arrive here. It washes away the earth thoughts and
scars of sin from our spirits. It helps to
transform us by renewing our mind with the thoughts of
And speaking of thoughts---you can by taking thought go
from place to place instantly. Although sometimes
it is more interesting to travel slowly, and enjoy the
people and scenery. And I will add that much
communication is also done by thought.
But all of this beauty and peace is still just the lower
order of Heaven. There is a large class of people
in the world who did not take time for spiritual things,
such as where they would spend eternity, till they were
dying, or near the end of their lives, when they became
interested in salvation. However if their
repentance is genuine, their forgiveness is complete,
and they gain the promise of everlasting life. But
their soul will have almost no growth, they have no
treasure laid up in Heaven, and in this place they begin
to realize their loss, and feel unworthy. But
Yahweh in His mercy will bring them healing. The
more we prepare ourselves on earth, by seeking Yahweh's
face and studying to show ourselves approved, the faster
will be our advancement when we arrive in Heaven.
Set your affections on things above, not on things on
the earth. Col 3:2
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