8 HOURS IN HEAVEN
Ricardo Cid, a Peruvian had the rare privilege of being shown eternity in this testimony. Pay utmost attention as you read and be blessed as Ricardo recounts his experience in his own words.
The Lord says, “I am sending this message to my people on the earth, because I exist in the heavenly realms.”Please, church listen to what happened me . In a dream, the Lord started dealing with me. In that dream, I walked in the streets in my neighborhood and I felt that someone lifted me up by my arms into the sky and I was running on the clouds and glorifying God. A great brightness came over me and a voice said out of that brightness, “Ricardo, Ricardo, quit your job because I want to do something with your life and with my church on the earth.” After hearing these words, I trembled violently and woke up from my dream. I got up and I started crying to God and asking, “What is this, Lord?”
This voice came to me very strongly. It impressed on me for many days. Then I lay to sleep again and had the same dream and the Lord repeated the same message to me. After repeated times, I would wake up screaming because God's voice would increase in volume each time. Each time I wake up trembling, I would scream and my parents would ask, “What's the matter?” I would tell them about the dreams and my mother prayed for me and told me, “If the Lord is speaking to you, then He will give you understanding.” We continued praying all night long until it was time for me to go to work that next morning. My mother told me then to get ready and leave for work. We asked the Lord for a sign to let us know whether or not it was He who was talking to me. I took a shower, got ready, and went to work. I used to work at “Chile Laboratories” a company in Santiago, the capital city of Chile.
I really loved my job. I would get picked up at the bus station to go to work. When I got off of the bus that morning, someone immediately told me, “What are you doing here? You aren't supposed to be in this place any longer.” On several occasions, others told me the same thing. The amazing thing is that they weren't born again Christians. This is the sign that God gave me. After the sign, I decided to go to my boss to quit. I told him, “I must leave the company because God has commanded me to quit.” When the Lord commands, we MUST obey. My boss was concerned about me and asked, “What are you going to do? Where will you find another job as good as this one?” I told him that I had to obey God. So they had a send-forth party for me . I gathered all of my things and went back home. As I arrived crying, my mother was already waiting for me at the front porch. I told her that I quit my job because the Lord confirmed my dreams through the people that spoke to me. She replied, “If the Lord spoke to you, then may He will do with your life as He pleases.”
She and I went into the house and we talked until nightfall. Then, I told her I need to go to bed because God will talk to me tonight in a dream. I had the strong belief that the Lord would speak to me in a dream, but it didn't happen as I thought. When I went into the bedroom and took off my clothes, the room started to shake. And I started shouting, “It's an earthquake that's hitting Santiago, Chile.” I tried to leave my bedroom, but someone invisible was stopping me from exiting through the door. I was able to see my mom and family across the room and I cried for help, but no one could hear me. Now I know, this invisible being was the angel of the Lord. I stepped back and lay on my bed and cried out to God, begging Him to tell me what's going on.
Then an audible voice spoke to me in a most beautiful voice, saying, “Ricardo, now that you have left your job, I want you to go to the church and pray seven hours a day every day for your life, and for my church on the earth.” After the Lord had stopped speaking, the room stopped shaking. I then stretched my hand through my doorway and found that I could leave the room again. Then I ran to my mother and shouted “I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit” and then left my home and started shouting that outside. Some people don't believe that God still talks to people today, but I tell you it's true, He does speak to people! If the Lord could speak to Abraham, he can still talk to us, his church today!
I went to the church and talked with the Bishop and we agreed to open the church at 8am every morning, so that I could pray and obey God's command. Every morning, I would go to church and pray one hour, two, and by the third, I wouldn't have anything else to pray for and I'd ask God, “Lord, what else can I pray? I have four hours left!”
Then, I heard an underground rumbling starting from the back door of the church. I then felt the church swaying from left to right like a drunk person. During this movement, the Lord spoke to me clearly, but not in the same voice as in the dream before. The voice He spoke to me before was with authority, this time; He spoke in a voice of sorrow. He said, “Ricardo, Ricardo pray for my church! My church isn't the same anymore! My church on the earth has changed. My church has lost its faith. My church doesn't believe in me or my existence! Tell my church that I exist! Intercede for my church, because my church doesn't pray or fast anymore!” The shaking stopped after He finished speaking. I then started interceding and walking up and down the church for the remaining four hours begging for the people of God to be revived.
On Thursday of the second week in intercession, I woke up with intense pain in my bones and joints and didn't want to get up. My mother woke me up to go to the church to pray, but I complained that my body and bones were in pain. She then advised that I pray at home instead. However, I reminded her that God specifically told me to go to the church to pray. So, she helped me get dressed and took me to church. That morning, there were many people praying at the church and I asked for prayer because of the pain in my body. I told them I was too weak to pray. So they anointed me and prayed for my body and I received supernatural strength from God. I started praying and pacing back and forth, asking for God's mercy on the nation of Chile and for families and drug abused people and for the church.
I finished the intercession and then came later that night for a church service. After the bishop's blessing, I lifted up my hands and felt someone pass by and touch my back. When this happened, I lost all strength and fell to the floor. The bishop asked what was wrong with me and I responded I don't know, I had no strength and I can hardly talk. Then the church surrounded me and began to pray in tongues and shout. Then some of the congregation could see the angel that was coming in and asking me to leave my body. The bishop declared, “You will not leave your body!” As he said this, the angel stopped motioning for me to leave my body. There I learnt a profound spiritual lesson that , any person who has authority in Jesus will be honoured by the angel of the Lord.
The bishop then asked me, “How long does the angel want to take you from your body?” I then asked the angel how long he will take me out of my body. The angel replied, ‘’you will be gone for 8 hours to see Jesus in the third heaven because He wants to talk to you.” Then, the angel told me, “I am not the one who will escort you to heaven, because I am your guardian angel who has protected you every day you have lived on this earth. Two angels will come from heaven to take you to the third heaven at the midnight hour.” I related this to the bishop and he decided to take me in another brother's car to a pastor's home on a second floor.
After my experience, I was told that two men in bright white shining robes appeared in the middle of the street and walked into the first floor of the building and came up to the second floor where I was staying. These angels were beautiful. They had brilliant white hair, whiter than snow and eyes that were fashioned like pearls. Their skin was as soft as a baby's yet their bodies were muscular like a bodybuilder. These angels are powerful! I then told the bishop, these angels are here that were sent to take me to heaven. One of the angels started motioning me to leave my body. As this happened, my bones started hurting again. So, the brothers in Christ next to me started massaging my body and telling me that it was getting ice cold. Next, they went to get portable heaters to heat my body up again. As the angels were calling me to leave my body, I started to get desperate and moving from one side to the other. I started feeling death take over my body and I shouted to my brothers in Christ, “Don't bury me, I will be back!”
I left my body, and then I jumped on my bed. I saw my brothers in Christ touching my body and saying, “He's gone, he left his body!” But I was right there next to them telling them, “I am here!” However, they couldn't see my body because it was an incorruptible spirit body. My brothers started wrapping my body in a blanket.
One of the angels told me, “It's time to go, because the Lord is waiting for you!” Each angel took me by an arm and lifted me up to the heavens and I crossed through the atmosphere at lightning speed. I will tell you this, even if you don't believe any of this, my Jesus Christ exists and lives forever!
Later, When the Lord told me to go back to my body, I told him, “Who on earth will believe me, let me stay with you! No one will believe this revelation, no one will believe this because they don't have faith! The lack of faith on the earth is huge, who will believe this experience?” The Lord replied, “Those that belong to my true church will believe you”
As I left my body that night and I was flying at an incredible speed on my way to visit the Lord. I was able to look down and see the planet earth. Then I passed right next to the moon, this glorious moon that brightens the night sky on earth. Then, I was able to see the giant sun with my own eyes; I was able to see the flames that explode from the sun and warm the earth. Then we continued on and I saw many stars as I passed by them. God allowed me to see the sun, moon, and stars for a purpose: that purpose is to tell all of you that our God is a huge creator of the universe! He's not small by any means!
We continued travelling at a great rate of speed until we reached a place where there were no more stars. No more creation, just darkness. I could look down and see all of the stars below me. I started feeling afraid and asking the angels, “Where are you taking me? Please take me back to my body on the earth!” They then squeezed me tight and wrapped one of each of their legs around mine and held me. I then started bending over in somewhat of a foetal position because of the fear I felt. The angels said “Be quiet! We are taking you to the Third Heaven where Jesus is waiting for you!” The angels stopped and during this moment, I was looking in all directions, but couldn't see anything . I didn't know where I was, but I thought it was the second heaven.
I was in this situation when I suddenly felt and heard the terrible noise of a stampede above me. The angels squeezed me and said, “Ricardo, don't fear, Jesus is with us!” As they were speaking, they also said, “Turn up your head and look above you!” I was surprised by what I was looking at because there was some kind of motion by creatures above us. One of the angels said, “Look, we will show you what you are looking at above us!” And one of the angels motioned with his hand from one side to the other and illuminated the entire sky above us to see what was there. As the sky was illuminated, there was nothing but demons and devils surrounding the entire sky. The LORD REBUKE THEM ALL in JESUS' NAME!! The bible is true!! Everything that's going on in this earth is what you see in Revelation. Jesus is coming soon!! How can I convince you of this, it's so SOON!! I asked the angel, “What is this place?” One of them responded, “This is the celestial realm of darkness where Satan and his demons inhabit.” I started saying, “That's why there's so much evil on earth! These demons come to the earth from this realm and cause all forms of destruction and wickedness on the race of men. The realm is full of demons. There were millions of them.Infact they were uncountable!
Then the angels started motioning for me to look more closely and they showed me the faces of these creatures and I discovered that many of these horrible beings are already being shown to us on television! These beings were MONSTROUS! I saw the Thundercats and Power Rangers and caricatures from animations, cartoons and horror movies in real life. All of the creators of these movies and animations have formed a pact with the devil to produce these things for television and cinema! All of those drawings come from that spiritual realm that I experienced. Why do you think that nowadays children are so rebellious? It's because those demons enter into your children as they view these shows that depict them. That's why we need to learn to teach our kids how to discern what to watch on TV. The angel told me that this is all a reality and truth. All these demons exist and people are making pacts with the devil to bring these demons to the earth. These demons started to curse me, and the church, and the Father, and the Lord Jesus and the earth because they don't respect God or any his creation.
Then, I saw in the flesh a goblin named Hugo, who is a popular cartoon caricature in Chile. He was horrifying to look at. He came near me and told me, “We will go to the earth and kill all the children!” Why do you think that children are killing children? It's because some of them said that something came out of the television and told me to do this or that. These demons are planting hatred on the earth. May the Lord deliver and cleanse our world!
One of the angels told me “Continue to look!” And the demons said, “We've tried to destroy the church, but we can't because when we kill one, then thousands rise up to replace the dead ones!” Since the beginning of the church, Satan has tried to destroy it, the church that preaches the true Gospel and does the work of God, but he can't because the Lord Jesus protects us! Then the demons said, “Let's do something new, let's go inside churches, because there are many in the churches that belong to us! We are going to use these people to spread gossip and division amongst the brethren in church. We will cause churches to fall by gossip and the Holy Spirit will be grieved and leave the church.” The devil goes everywhere looking to destroy those who love the justice of God. Just like in this scripture verse: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
I didn't want to see anymore, but the angel told me to continue to look at the events occurring. I saw the demons fleeing everywhere as a single bright shining star was coming. As this star was approaching, it was bringing much praise and worship to the Lord. This star wasn't a star, it was millions of angels riding on white horses praising the Lord of Hosts!! They were shouting “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the One who lives from age to age! The Lord is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end and let all that has breathe praise the Lord!” And then I saw a great battle and could not find the demons anymore. "Don't fear anymore because there are more angels with us than those on the enemy's side!"
The angels made a way to the third heaven. They divided into two groups one to the right and one to the left. It was an open way to the third heaven! This way reaches heaven and you could see the celestial city of God. I was able to see this path of glorious and marvellous angels. They had cleared the entire region from demons and they never stopped praising God and blessing His name! The angels placed me in front of them and told me, “You must wait here!”
Then in the distance, I looked and from the celestial city, I saw a person in white robes riding a white horse. As he was getting closer , the angels would not cease praising God's name and exalting Him. This person came to about the distance of about 4 meters from me. This being was beautiful, even more beautiful than the other angels. I expected him to speak to me, but what he did was look at me for a little while and shout, “I am! I am Michael the archangel who is in charge of guarding you and the church on the earth!” I met the archangel Michael face to face and he was a precious being! He turned to his side and pointed a way for me to enter the celestial city. He said, “Enter! The Lord Jesus is waiting for you! “I was walking on the path to the city and as I was walking, the angels were shouting and praising the Lord. I cried and cried as I was looking at the city.
The city was made of pure transparent gold and the doors to the entrance were made of pearl. The floors were crystal in appearance. I had never seen anything like this on the earth and neither could a human being create it. The architect was our Lord and God of the universe. I was outside the city and the entrance doors were wide open. And those doors are still open. I was able to see inside and on the walls were rubies and sapphires and pearls that were brilliant. And from within the city there were millions upon millions of voices praising God! I trembled from outside the city hearing this. I heard a single voice which shook the heavens and behind this voice shouted millions and millions of praises to God saying “Holy, Holy, Holy is the lamb of God and the Father to whom belongs the glory and the honour forever and ever AMEN!” This great voice shouted “BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY! ONLY THE HOLY ONES WILL ENTER THIS PLACE! FOR WITHOUT HOLINESS NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD.” Without holiness, no one will see him.
A voice said, “Enter,” and I entered the city. And I saw a marvellous throne flowing with fire. And as the fire was coming out of the throne, I paid attention and I saw Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I fell prostrate before Him on the ground without any strength. His hand came out of the flame extended to me and he said, “Get on your feet!” I gained strength and stood up. I immediately started touching his feet and arms and body. When I saw his face, his appearance is nothing like how artists on the earth produce in their paintings! Many people make gods of wood and many other images! But I want to tell you brothers that Jesus didn't look like those images. He was a very muscular God! He's not a mediocre God, He's all powerful!! He said, “I am not a God made of chalk or wood, I am a living God who exists!” He continued, “Tell my church on the earth that I am real! I truly live and exist! Tell my people that heaven is real and I am waiting for them!”
He told me, “Come, walk with me and I will show you something great.” We looked down from the ground and could see the earth and all that was done upon the earth. Jesus said, “I am able to see everything that my church does!” He knows everything that we do and I was able to see many of you from heaven. Jesus told me, “Look at my church!” and I saw brothers against brothers, and churches against other churches. Jesus then told me, “My church has lost their faith, they don't want to believe in me, wickedness has multiplied on the earth and people don't want to believe that I exist. Tell my people I am going to do something great on the earth! My church is backsliding instead of growing." The Lord started to cry over His church and He said, “This church is not my church!” I said, “Lord, don't talk that way! Of course we are your church.” Then the Lord replied, “No, my church walks in miraculous power and signs and wonders! My church has decreased! However, tell them, I will be back to raise them again!”
He told me to continue to walk with Him and we went through a door and the ground was made of pure gold. I started running up and down the gold street and picking up gold dust and sprinkling it on my body. And then the Lord told me to come back and tell you that there are streets of gold in heaven. “All this belongs to my people,” the Lord said. “But, in my church there are many thieves who steal my tithes and offerings! Tell my people that no thief will enter my kingdom in heaven!” We need to straighten up our lives for the Lord. Then we saw a very long table for millions of people with plenty of food and refreshments. There were also many crowns and crystal goblets for people to drink from. The Lord said, “Ricardo all of this has been prepared for my people!” This was the table prepared for the wedding of the Lamb.
There is another sister in Christ who was also taken to heaven and she also saw angels going back and forth preparing the wedding supper also! I told the Lord, “Why did this sister see angels preparing things here, but I don't see any preparations being done?” The Lord replied, “That is because all the preparations are complete!” There are crowns for all those who work and are obedient to the Lord. I then said, “Lord when are you coming back then, if all preparations are complete? How much longer till you return? Show me the clock, how much time is left in the heavenly clock?” Many other people have had dreams of a clock, showing almost midnight when the Lord is supposed to return. I asked, “Lord when will the clock strike midnight? Is it one minute left? five minutes?” Jesus studied my face for a moment, then He replied, “Ricardo, in heaven there is no more clock!” I then responded, “Well Lord, if there is no more time, why haven't you returned yet?” Jesus lifts his hands and takes his thumb and forefinger showing the sign for something very small and said, “All the time that is left is simply the Father's grace for those who have backslidden to offer them a chance to repent and do the first works.” And the Lord of Hosts hasn't returned because he has given us all a tiny space to repent and that time is called “A time of the Father's grace.”
Then an angel appeared to our right and shouted, “The time has come! Time is finished. Every preparation is complete! Jesus is receiving His bride!” The Lord is coming and all the signs of the scriptures are fulfilled! The movies are showing that something catastrophic is coming. The scientists know that something great will happen, they just don't understand what it is! However, we the church know that Jesus is coming soon! When the angel finished shouting, then all of the millions of angels started jumping and rejoicing that the bride is finally returning to heaven. I kept asking, “What is going on?” but no one paid attention to me, they were all rejoicing in the good news. So, I joined the angels and started exalting Jesus' name also! At that moment, when I lifted my arms I felt someone lift me out of heaven and send me down at a tremendous rate of speed.
Right now, the angels are all rejoicing that the bride is returning. I came back to the earth and was dropped at the pulpit in the church where I would pray every day. Time is so short! If you don't want to believe me, then don't believe! But it doesn’t change the fact that he is still He’s coming and it will be for eternity. The people of God don't want to believe in the rapture. Please awake; for God's sake awaken to the truth!! (Ricardo is crying).
The Lord was here next to me and He told me, “Ricardo, this is what the rapture would look like if it happened right now!” I was then able to see the whole earth and the precious, beautiful Holy Spirit, the one who gives us peace and joy leave this earth. I then saw a vapour enter the church and surrounded me and I asked the Lord, “What's this?” He said, “This is what I call the Rapture.” I then saw people breaking down the church doors, wanting to come in, and shouting, “Where are my children? They are all gone!” All children of the earth were gone because God will not leave any behind. The first one to enter the church was the choir director, shouting, “Where's the church! I am left behind! I stay!” After the choir director, I saw other pastors and brothers and sisters and the overseer of the church all crying, “I was left behind!” Many parents and spouses were looking for their loved ones and the people in the church responded, “Your loved ones aren't here! The Lord took them.” Then these people would cry, “Then it was all true, Jesus came and took His bride!”
People were weeping and lamenting wishing that they had believed in Jesus the Christ. Everyone who doesn't believe in Jesus as the Messiah is lost! I saw many people and pastors crying and the people started asking their pastors, “Why didn't you preach the truth, why didn't you teach holiness and warn me about all of this? It is all your fault that I was left behind!” Many will stay behind because they are not living holy lives. We need to preach true holiness and teach people to truly repent! I saw how people would beat the pastors and tear them to shreds and pull out their hair. The pastors would cry and beg the people not to harm them. The people would not stop because they were now demonized.
There are entire churches that will be left behind. I saw a brother that was trying to rip his own eyes out because of the sorrow. And people would hit their heads against floors and walls because they couldn't understand that Jesus was the only answer.. People would cut themselves and bang their heads until you could see their skulls crack and they would fall to the ground. And blood flow freely in the church from people who were injuring themselves. Then I saw a youth crying out to God, “Please Lord, take me!” It was too late. Jesus had already come and received His church. I fell to the ground because I saw many more terrible things.
Jesus said to me, “In the great tribulation, there will be troubles like never before.” I then asked, “Why are people jumping back up after hurting themselves so badly?” The Lord Jesus replied, “Because at this time, people will cry for death to come , but will not find it. Death will have fled from the earth. I asked the Lord, “Why did all these pastors and people stay behind?” And the Lord said, “Because I know them. I know their hearts.” God knows us. He knows all of our hearts. I collapsed to the ground, almost fainted. Jesus said, “I wanted to show you this so that you could warn my church and give them hope. Tell them that if people will repent now, I will forgive them while there is still time. I will do a great thing on earth.” “Tell my people that if they ask for forgiveness, I will pardon.” That is the entire revelation that God gave me (Ricardo Cid). He is coming soon. Maranatha! Amen!