About This Testimony:
Jim Wilhelm's "Heaven Testimony"
It was the summer of 1991 and I had been trying to sell
a home for 2 years, so one summer morning I decided to
go to the home and spend a few hours cleaning it up.
I noticed a large wasp nest in the ceiling of our utility
room in the garage. I closed myself into the room and
proceeded to spray the wasp nests with wasp spray I
had purchased. I felt the spray coming down over my
arms and face, but I decided to just finish spraying until
the can was empty. I then left the room and wiped my
hands and face on some rags in the garage.
I had packed myself a lunch earlier in the day , but with
no water available, I was unable to wash my hands prior
to eating because the water had been turned off at the
house. I remember how bitter that sandwich tasted
because of my dirty hands. After eating lunch, I spent a
few more hours cleaning up the house, I then returned
home, washed up and called it a day.
During the evening hours, I began to run a fever and felt
generally sick all over. I assumed it was the flu coming
on, so I decided to take a shower and go to bed early.
Some time during the night I woke up feeling very sick.
My body was trembling all over. I tried to move and get
out of bed, but then realized I could barely move. It felt
like I was partially paralyzed. I recall screaming for help,
but my voice was so weak I guess no one could hear me.
I recall rolling off the bed, but when I hit the floor, I did
not know where I was in the room, or where the door
was. I could not open my eyes to look around. I recall
screaming for help for what seemed like an eternity. I
(felt helpless). (Eventually), somehow I managed to
crawl to a wall and felt what I had remembered to be a
dresser and mirror, which I knew was near the door.
Somehow I pulled myself up far enough to pull the
mirror off the dresser and it came crashing down on top
of me. The light then came on as my wife came running
in. I asked her to call 911. Then the next thing I
remembered was the experience of feeling completely
weightless as I was being drawn into a beautiful &
loving bright light. The further along I went, I began to
realize there was another person or image in front of
me. I find it difficult to explain the joy I felt. It's just too
amazing for words.
As I was traveling through the light, I
was laying flat on my back and could see the faint
outline of this image, which appeared to be very softly
speaking to me, but I could not understand any of the
words, but somehow I was profoundly comforted by
him. My trip through this light seemed to be very short,
then suddenly I found myself lying in the tallest bright
green grass I had ever seen . As I looked around I
noticed that all the colors were absolutely pure and very
bright. I was laying down,as I noticed the blades of grass
were at least four feet high and about six inches wide.
recall standing up and pushing the blades of grass to
the side, revealing a river right in front of me, running
from my right to my left , and I was amazed that I could
see right to the bottom of this beautiful river. The river
was very deep.I was amazed at how clearly I could see
the bright shiny stones at the rivers bottom. They
looked like clear, shiny jewels.
Never had I ever felt this happy, and music was
everywhere, and it sounded so beautiful it defies
description. I JUST KNEW THIS WAS HEAVEN.
Everything we see on earth is dull in comparison to the
colors that are in Heaven. The music is so beautiful in
Heaven,and I know we are not capable of even coming
close to making music on Earth that compares. The
music in Heaven is too beautiful to describe with words.
I felt so happy in Heaven, my Spirit was completely filled
up with joy, love, and peace, which was indeed the Holy
Spirit filling me up with ultimate purity. It was in Heaven when I learned this deeper meaning of God's beauty
and love. Throughout my entire Heaven experience, I
continually had the distinct feeling that someone was
close by, as I experienced this intense feeling of love.
Looking to my right where the river came from, there
was a beautiful stone built wall that was about one half
mile high. It was about 200 yards away from where I was
standing by the river. Beautiful music appeared to be
coming from behind the wall. It reminds me of how it
sounds directly outside Yankee Stadium during a sold
out baseball game, only, behind the Heavenly wall there
were people talking, and also people worshiping, and
the sound of people speaking and worshiping in
Heaven is much more pure than anything here on earth.
The colors everywhere were extremely magnificent (I
cannot stress that enough) and beyond any description
one could ever believe. I approached the wall but could
not see inside of it. It sounded like thousands, maybe
even millions of people were worshiping within these
walls, so I knew I was not alone.
Then came the return trip through that same bright
light. I did not want to return to earth and kept asking
that God please not send me back. I don't recall
receiving an audible answer, but I felt assured from the
love and peace and happiness around me that this was
just a trial for me and that God was not finished with me
The next thing I remember is waking up in an
Ambulance with a nurse yelling to someone (Step on it,
he is not going to make it). I next awoke on an aircraft
and later learned they had air lifted me to Good
Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
The whole time, I continued to feel that heavenly
feeling, a feeling of absolute love. I recall the nurses on
the plane taking my vitals and one nurse telling the
other, I would never make it. They thought I was
unconscious but I did hear many of their conversations. I
could not respond to them and tell them just how
wonderful I felt.
One of my daughters, who is a nurse and was on the
night shift at the hospital, told me later that she had
been outside the hospital waiting for me and watched
them bring me in from the aircraft. She never
recognized me until she was told who I was. You see, my
head had swollen up so badly as a result of the poison
from that wasp spray that I couldn't be recognized .
The next few days I began to gradually improve. I was
told I never stopped smiling during my stay in that
Hospital. I just felt so wonderful from my experience,
and I just knew I had been in Heaven. Praise the Lord
and thank you Jesus. That feeling of joy, love and peace
that defies my own understanding would not leave me
and I was so grateful for that.
A week or so later they flew me back home on one of
the same little airplanes, and I just knew I was not the
same person. I felt so clean and pure and happy and had
the ability to love like never before.
As time went on during that summer, I tried to tell
everyone about my experience, but each time I
attempted to share Heaven with others, I became so
frustrated because I would just sit and weep with joy. I
found there was just no way I could describe my
experience . I simply could not put it into words.
A few years ago, I was invited by my Pastor to speak at a
men's breakfast . I was very hesitant to do so, as I still,
after approximately 17 years, could not do the Lord
justice by describing what Heaven was really like.
Somehow, and with the help of God, I got through that
morning, but did not feel I had completed my mission.
Some weeks later, my Pastor spoke one Sunday
morning about Don Piper's book--90 MINUTES IN
HEAVEN. That immediately aroused my interest.
Shortly thereafter, the Pastor mentioned my name
during a Memorial service. A young lady contacted me
after the service and requested that I tell her about my
experience in Heaven. I just starred at her and froze, and
immediately realized I could not answer her as there
was just no way I could describe it in heavenly
terms---frustration again, only this time I was
determined to think clearer and I prayed to God to
please give me the words, so that I could minister to others.
When I read the first few chapters of Don Piper's book, I
just wept with joy. I knew that God had answered my
prayer. Our experiences were very closely related, and
the best part was when Don described his own personal
frustration by waiting many years, before he was able to
describe and talk about his experience in Heaven. The
only differences I noticed was that Don reunited with his
deceased family and friends. and actually saw people
and talked to them. I did not. But yes, he also talked
about the beautiful colors he would not believe existed,
just as I had earlier described.
Reading Don,s book completely reinforced my own
experience in Heaven and although I still find it difficult
to talk about it, I feel that God is moving me along in his
Yes, there really is a Heaven, I know, and I would
encourage everyone to prepare for it. It is really
authentic and real, just as our Holy Bible describes it.
I have some good news for you: The Bible says that God
so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son.
That whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but
will have everlasting life. What that simply means is this:
God loved you enough that he made a way for your sins
to be forgiven. Washed away. So at that moment you
take your last breath, and you are standing before God
your creator, it's not God casting you away for all
eternity into a place called Hell. But its God ushering
you into his holy presence for all of eternity. In a place
Do not delay in making your decision for the
Lord---LOOK--God knows your heart and is not so
concerned with your words as he is with the attitude of
your heart. I know that God sent me back here to earth
for a purpose. I pray that you will learn to believe in a
God who sent his only Son to die for you on a cross
because he loves you. I pray you will anticipate Heaven
in a way that reveals profound truth in your life as you
move forward with a personal relationship with Jesus
Christ. God bless you. I would like to give you an
opportunity to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. So
right now, please bow your head and pray after
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally . Thank
you for dying on the Cross for my sins. I now will open
the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and
Lord. Thank you Jesus, for forgiving my sins and giving
me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life and
make me the kind of person you want me to be. We ask
this in Jesus, precious name, Amen.
If you have prayed this prayer with me,
Congratulations!!! You are the newest future resident of
Heaven, and you can now look forward to an eternity in
If you would like to contact me, my name is Jim Wilhelm.
My Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
address is :
17200 W. Bell Rd.
and my phone number is: 623-229-7642.
have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior today,
please contact me. I would love to hear from you and
pray with you today. If you have had a similar
experience as mine, or would like to ask any questions
or just talk, I would also love to hear from you. I pray that
God blesses you. Anticipate the day when you can
someday walk through the gates of Heaven. It is
certainly something to look forward to, God Bless You!!