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It took Randy Kay, a former corporate executive as well as an ordained minister and Christian leader, 14 years to share about his near-death experience. But now that he has started telling the story, the Lord has used it to reach millions with the supernatural love of Jesus Christ.
"A woman sent me an email," Kay tells Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "She had saved up her pills; she knew exactly how many pills were needed to commit suicide.
"I read your book, and I just poured them into the toilet, because now I know Jesus" the woman told Kay, referring to his previous book about his story, Dying to Meet Jesus.
Her words had a profound impact on Kay.
"I turned to the Lord, and I said, 'Now I know why You sent me back."
Kay says he realizes now that the Lord gave him the near-death experience, in which he was flatlined and was clinically dead, so He could bring His presence to others in a personal way, "to whoever hears the truth that God loves us infinitely more than we could hope or expect.
"And I can say this with a declarative voice: We have grossly underestimated God's love," he adds. "And if He were to open up our spiritual eyes, even to the point where somebody were to have an experience like mine—as many have—and look into the eyes of love, everyone on this planet would be saved, knowing that He is love consummate."
Kay has now written a second book on his experience, Revelations from Heaven, which provides many more details of his time absent from the body and present with the Lord. One story in particular, he says, reveals the depth of the Savior's love. He looked at Jesus and saw that a river formed at His feet that nourished all of heaven: the river of life.
"Jesus had turned to me as I was looking at these waters, and He said, 'Do you remember the time that you fell in a strawberry patch?'" Kay says. "There was a wire fence, and I just cut myself, where I had to go into the hospital for stitches."
"And I said, 'Yes, Jesus, but not vividly like I do now," Kay told Jesus in response. "And then I asked Him this question: 'Did You feel my pain then as a child?'"
Jesus' answer amazed him. "In this world, I felt your pain, but here—meaning in heaven—I feel others' need for Me,'" the Savior said. "And then He showed me what was a bottle, and He poured it into the river of life.
"And He said, 'I've saved your tears throughout your life,'" Kay says Jesus told him. "'And I poured them into the river of life to turn your sadness into joy.'
"And I realized at that moment that all kinds of sadness, all kinds of sorrow are caused by our separation from God," Kay says.
For many more stories of the supernatural love of Jesus as experienced by Randy Kay on his visit to heaven, listen to the entire episode of Greenelines at this link, and be sure to subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. Find Kay's new book, Revelations from Heaven, wherever fine books are sold.
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