"Visions of the Veil"

    by H. A. Baker.

    This book is about orphan boys in China who received revealations from the Holy Spirit's outpouring between 1911 and 1919. Pages 52 and 53 read:

    "The Adullam children said they went to the third heaven. As they passed through the first heaven they felt air on their faces. Having passed the second heaven, they looked back upon the stars in their wonderful beauty, much as from a mountain height a person might gaze down upon a beautiful, light-studded city below.

    Finally they reached the third heaven and came within sight of the New Jerusalem. As they approached this heavenly city they saw its light in the distance. Coming nearer, they saw the beautiful wall radiating its wonderful jasper light. The foundations were of indescribable beauty, sparkling with red, yellow, orange, purple, blue, green, voilet and all the other colors of the twelve most beautiful jewels.

    This city in the sky the children saw as three cities in one; one city suspended above another, the largest city below, the smallest city on top, making a pyramid. Since this city John saw is surrounded by a wall, and since the city is one thousand five hundred miles high. Bible students have supposed the heavenly city is not a cubge but a pyramid. Our children, however, knew nothing of this, neither had I ever thought of the New Jerusalem as three cities, one suspended above another. God, who suspends the worlds in space, can suspend these cities in space. The Bible does not tell us the internal order of the city.

    One of our small boys spoke in prophecy when in vision at the feet of the Lord. In this prophecy the Lord said that he had made heaven big enough for everybody, that he had made it in three cities one above another, and that at present His throne is in the upper city.

    Since time and distance are nothing in the heavenly relm, there is nothing impossible in such an arrangement of this city of God. There are three heavens. There were three stories int he ark, where God preserved the present creation. God is three in one. Why should not the city of the Great King be three in one? Why should not the King reign from the top of the pyramid of all the universe, since "the stone which the builders rejected was made the head of the corner," the capstone of the pyramid of all creation?

    The children of Adullam entered by its pearly gates into the city of golden streets. Angels in white guarded the gates and welcomed those entering in.

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    "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."
    Romans 8: 37