The Twelve Heavens Of God

It is the duty of the clergy to investigate
and confirm the Heavens.
Even as Scientists perform research.

The Man Who Saw God Face To Face
Raphael Okechukwu Nweze

Introduction To The Heavens
         It is amazing how ignorance of little things keep people in great bondage. I remember a question a child asked an adult. The child asked, “If we get to heaven, will there be another heaven?”
         “No,” replied the adult. How ignorant the adult was, for there is not one heaven, but twelve heavens. St. Paul saw the throne of God in the third heaven and said, "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven." II Corinthians 12:2
         Please note: If there are differences in accounts by people who have visited the heavenly realms, it is because each speaks according to the extent he visited or that was revealed to him. At times, the differences are because the saints are saying the same thing in different ways (perspectives). For example, a town may have 10 villages. The same town may have 30 wards (sub-villages) because each village has three wards. As well, the same town may be 5 zones because 2 villages make a zone. Be open-minded, and yet careful.

Meaning Of The Heavens And The Earth
         Heaven is not just one. There are several heavens. Likewise, the earth is not the only physical abode in existence. Hence, the saying that “There are higher heights and deeper depths.”
         Creation has twelve regions which are: the Physical Plane, Ten (10) Heavens, and The Inaccessible Zone. Beyond these regions (outside the universe), whether above or below, east, west, north or south, all is utter darkness. The utter darkness is boundless. That is why Jesus often said that sinners shall be cast into the outer darkness, where they shall weep and gnash their teeth.

The Physical Plane
         People often say "the heaven and the earth" out of ignorance. The earth is a very small part of the physical plane (just like a grain of sand in the midst of other sands, the lowest Heaven or region, called the physical plane). The physical plane is a large expanse, comprising of the galaxies or stellar constellations (numerous stars and their orbiting planets). The stars are themselves not tiny as we see them. They appear tiny because we see them from afar. They are as big as, and even bigger than, the sun. The sun alone is bigger than the world in which we live. It usually appears to have the size of a football all because it is at a very far distance (more than 93 million miles away).
The physical plane, even with its immense size, is not a part of the twelve heavens. It is separate and different from the Twelve Heavens.

First Heaven
         This is the lowest heaven. In it, there are storehouses of snow, cloud, dew, fire and ice. These have been stored in readiness for the Day of Judgment. There are Angels in charge of these places. The Bible provides accounts of when these storehouses were opened:
  1. The Great flood

  2. "And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights." Genesis 7:10-12

  3. The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

  4. "The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar. Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens. So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground." Genesis 19:23-25

         The second Heaven is gloomy because it beholds the unrighteousness of mankind. It is abode of Thunder and Lightning. Thunder is the voice of lightning, which God made from fire, water and rock. That is why neither water (rain), nor fire, can quench (put out) lightning.

Second Heaven
         In the heavens, there is no place full of darkness, because the light of God, the radiance of God, pervades the entire heaven. In this second heaven are the Angel prisoners, who with Satan disobeyed God. They are waiting for the Day of Judgment. Also, the Second Heaven is the abode of the Armies of Heaven (the Hosts of Angels of God) you hear or read about.

Third Heaven
         This is where Paradise is. Also the tree of life is there. It is a bright and glorious heaven for the righteous. Every tree there is both blessed and fruitful.

"In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Revelation 22:2

This heaven is between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
There is no hell fire in the third heaven.

Fourth Heaven
         This is the sun’s base. The sun moves in its own circuit in a cycle of 28 years, passing through special gates. The movement of the sun is maintained by of Angel Scientists and Engineers. The sun in this Fourth Heaven is controlling the sun, which you see everyday.
         The fifth heaven is also the moon’s base. The moon has its own circuit in a circle of 28 to 31 days. That is why Roman calendar has 12 months varying between 28 and 31 days, (while Hebrew calendar has 13 months of regular 28 days + 1 and a half day?). Here is some wisdom for the children of God. Nothing happens without God knowing it.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will (without God approving it)." Matthew 10:29

Fifth Heaven
         In this heaven are the lead Angels who disobeyed God. They are in prison waiting for the day of judgment.

Sixth Heaven
         Here, Enoch saw the Seven Hosts of Archangels. This heaven is a very bright and glorious kingdom. It is the center of good government and record keeping. The Angels in this heaven feed every plant or bird.

"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6:28-30

Seventh Heaven
         This is the kingdom of Archangels, Cherubim and Seraphim. Therein are governments, orders and dominions etc.

Eighth Heaven
         This heaven is the seasons-changer, and determines the order of seasons with the 12 signs of the Zodiac (Horoscope). The twelve sons of Jacob, the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve Apostles of Jesus refer to the twelve signs of zodiac. By the twelve sons, twelve tribes or twelve Apostles, every destiny of mankind is in God’s control, and everybody is very well and fully represented.
It is here that operations on earth are planned and concluded, waiting for the appointed time when they shall be executed. Events are planned and carried out in the Eighth Heaven. This heaven determines the rewards and punishments of humanity, for each person according to his works.          Numbers have their meanings. That is why eight (8) is the number for justice (through compensation and retribution).
Is it not surprising that children of God know little or nothing about the Zodiac and Horoscope? However, the horoscope may not be accurate today, due to changes in stellar consternations and climate changes.

Ninth Heaven
         The home of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

Tenth Heaven
         The throne of God. It was in this heaven that Enoch met God as Consuming Fire, face to face. Enoch received much knowledge from God, for mankind. According to the Bible, “Enoch walked with God”. To walk with God means to see God, talk with God and co-work with God.

Eleventh Heaven

Twelfth Heaven
         The twelfth Heaven is inaccessible to humanity.
When Jesus and I visited the Inaccessible Zone, it was Jesus that explored it. The same Jesus Christ is playing the roles of God and man, Master and Servant, and Teacher and student, in the last minute efforts to save humanity.

And after exploring it, He said, “Sing praises!”

         Again He said, “I have explored all things. It is only at the exploration of God that I said, ‘Sing Praises!’ ”

         As a matter of fact, the Inaccessible Zone is the personal abode of God Almighty. Only the Holy Trinity can enter or live therein. In the same vein, every minister of God supposed to have a room accessible to himself only, for personal use and meditation.