12th April 2007
We're continuing with our excerpts on the works of H.A. Baker, the Missionary to China & Tibet.
This next series is about the visions and prophecies documented in his various books.
We will now look at the Infant Paradise -Part 1. We'll look at the 3rd Paradise Plain tomorrow, God-Willing.
(This corroborates the evidence produced by the 4 year old's visit to heaven in 2003 -
see video here
who talked about multilated babies being reformed in heaven, children
being taught & growing up etc; as well as the testimony of Jesse
Duplantis "Close Encounters of the God-kind" - see video here)
UP TO THE INFANTS' PARADISE
By H.A. Baker
(Part 1of 4- Excerpt from
“The Three Worlds”)
Since writing the account of the
visions given the Chinese children, a booklet in its sixth edition has come
into our hands. It gives a partial account of most remarkable visions. The
original account of these visions was published in a book that went through twenty-one
editions and is described as the most remarkable account of the life beyond the
grave ever seen in print.
In Infants' Paradise Nine Days
While this young woman was caught up
to heaven her body lay in a death-like trance [Acts
10:9,10; Acts 22:17,18] for nine
days. This corresponds with the recent experience just recorded, where the trance
lasted for three days. In the instance quoted below Miss Marietta Davis
gives distinct account of visions of three different plains in the New
Jerusalem, on each plain of which were Paradise
conditions varying in arrangement and glory. It was revealed to Miss Davis that
her special mission to heaven was to receive a revelation of the Paradise to
which infants and small children go and that, having been shown the life and
conditions of bliss that pertains to this Paradise of departed infants, she was
to return to earth to make its wonders known to the people on earth. This wonderful
description of the infants' Paradise in no way
contradicts the visions already related that apply to other parts of the New
Jerusalem, or perhaps to parts of the plains not seen in detail by Miss Davis.
Rather do these visions in their description of heavenly scenes, conditions,
and life corroborate all that has already been said.
The first paradise plain, with its
birds of all plumes, its flowers of all hues, its trees of many kinds, and its
angels with the multitudes of the redeemed, Miss Davis was not permitted to see
in detail. This is the plain where the redeemed from earth first dwell and
where they learn the first lessons of immortal life. To this plain relatives,
friends, and others from the higher plain, who have gone on before, may return
at will to meet and associate with those who have just arrived and may help in
leading them into higher and deeper things of the eternal city and its eternal
The second plain with its wonderful
parks and mansions was not seen in its broader aspects. The third plain was
seen and described in more detail. This was the plain of the infants' Paradise. We quote from extracts of this account as
"In August, 1848, a young woman
named Marietta Davis, aged 25 years, residing with her mother, Mrs. Nancy
Davis, at Berlin, New York, fell into a sleep or trance, in
which she remained for nine days. All endeavors on the part of her
friends and of her physicians failed to arouse her from this unnatural state.
When at last she awoke to a consciousness of external things, she was in the
full possession of all her natural faculties with an almost supernatural
acuteness of perception added. When she came out of the trance in which she had
lain so many days, it was with joy and rejoicing over the unspeakable things
which she had seen and heard. Her mouth was filled with praises to God, and her
heart swelled with gratitude to Him for His loving kindness. She averred that
while her body lay as it were in death, her spirit had visited the eternal
world. She informed her friends that she was not to remain long with them; but
would soon go hence to enjoy a mansion prepared for her in her heavenly
Father's Kingdom. After this she lived seven months and died at a time
predicted by herself; and so perfectly did she know the hour of her departure,
that when it arrived she selected a hymn and commenced singing it with the
family; and while they sang, her spirit took its flight so gently as not to
attract their attention. Thus the hymn commenced with her on earth, was doubtless
concluded with the angels in heaven."
The First Paradise
Plain is now described:
"We moved silently until the
scenes below perished from my vision, and my being was absorbed in the bright
light descending from the orb we were approaching. Soon we entered a plain,
whereon trees bearing fruit were visible. Their interwoven branches formed an
arched canopy of evergreen above us. Passing through these shadowy groves, I
was delighted with the melody of the birds, whose warbling notes arose in sweetest
song There we paused. Supposing that I was on some terrestrial orb I inquired its
"My guide answered. 'These
trees, these flowers, these birds, occupy the outer expanse of the spiritual Paradise. So pure are they, and so refined, that mortals
with beclouded vision may not behold them. And so soft their notes that they
are not made audible to the dull hearing of men. Beings, inhabiting forms more
gross, do not conceive the reality of the existence of nature so refined.
Absent from the body, thou canst comprehend through spiritual senses the
existence and reality of spiritual habitations; but what thou dost now behold
is but the outline and mere exterior of the home of spirits. These floral
plains (the first plain), and warbling melodies, are but the lower
order of the external habitation of the sanctified.
"Dost thou discover that these
groves appear as if moved with adoration? And that these melodies which charm
and invigorate thee with new life, are but notes offered to higher degrees of
"Here the redeemed are first
conducted by their guardian protectors (angels) as they leave the valley
and shadow of death, and here they are taught the rudiments of immortal life.
Here they receive instructive lessons relative to their heavenly abode, and learn
the nature of pure love, unmarred by sin. Here are first tuned the lyres of ceaseless
praise, as they learn to utter immortal accents to the Lord, their Redeemer, and
receive new born thoughts which bring to them increasing sense of the reality
of their change. Here friends who have advanced in spiritual attainments
(on higher plains) return from higher employment to welcome the spirit
on its entrance upon this plain of the spirit world. Here kindred are
permitted to meet and hold converse; and 'tis in these immortal
groves where spirits first attempt in unity the song of redeeming grace, and
reposing in soft and heavenly sweetness, breath the pure air of Paradise."
"While listening to this
strange, though welcome address, my spirit burned to meet the friends long lost
to me on earth. The angel said, 'Thou are not to tarry, since thy present mission
is to learn the condition of the departed child (infants and children) of God. When
thy course on earth is ended, here thou shalt mingle in the infancy of thy immortal
state, with thy kindred and receive lessons preparatory to an advance to more
"At a distance upon a superior
plain I saw a dome of light. 'That', said my guide, 'is the gateway leading to
the City of Peace.
There the manifestation of thy Redeemer is made visible. There saints and
angels abide; on harps of gold, and stringed instruments, with immortal lyres,
in alleluias, chant the song of redemption; the song of peace; the song of love
"As we drew near, a class of
attendants, more glorious, gathered around the gateway, and one foremost
addressed my guide in language I could not understand. Music, the music of
love, was in their conversation, and joy as a halo, encompassed them as they welcomed
us at the entrance of the Holy Sanctuary.
"A gate of jasper, set with
diamonds, opened, and two angelic beings approached, and taking me by each
hand, led my tremulous spirit towards an inner gate, a more immediate entrance
to the pavilion of light.
"Upon entering the inner gate
of a great dome-like amphitheater far surpassing in dimensions any on earth,
the worshipping congregation arose as upon the breath of holy love, and meekly
welcomed me as an heir of grace, and with tuned instruments the immortal choir
chanted the spirit's welcome—
"Worthy is the Lamb who hath
redeemed us. Exalt His name, all ye sanctified, yea adore Him, ye cherubim who
worship in the celestial heavens. Adore Him, for He hath exalted us. We will
praise His name, the name of our God Most High.
"We will bow down and worship
at His feet. We will sing of His loving kindness. Waft, O ye breezes of
immortal love! waft ye His name throughout the universe of worshipping beings.
For lo! from the depths of iniquity and from death is exalted our sister, who
from the hands of our Prince and Saviour we receive. Utter alleluias to Him forever,
all ye adoring hosts. Utter ye His praise forever.'
"Each measure like noiseless
waves swelled over that sea of mind; and with their gentle undulations I seemed
to be moving when a spirit from the innumerable company approached and
addressing me in a familiar manner called me by name.
"The spell of music being
broken, I was much affected to find myself in the embrace of one who on
earth I had loved with the affections of an infant soul. With willingness I
sank into her arms, and she with a sister's tenderness pressed me to her
immortal form, saying, 'Sister spirit, welcome, for a season, to our home of
" 'Thrice welcome', uttered the
music of a thousand voices, and lo! around me gathered those I loved,
all eager to greet me and receive me to their kind embrace.
"Around us and in the spacious
room, appeared seats in the form of an ampitheater, yet glorious beyond
description. Hereon we rested. Mingling with those here were many old
and familiar friends.
"Ideas associated with their
heavenly life flowed from being to being, and soon I learned that in heaven
there is no concealment. Harmony of soul, harmony of desire, harmony of speech,
harmony in the swelling notes of adoring anthems, harmony in instructive
movement, harmony in increasing thought, harmony was their life, their love,
their manifestation, and supreme delight.
"Being after being pressed to
mine immortal lips, and seemed anxious to hold me in their arms. As a soul,
newborn, they caressed me, after looking up in thankfulness to their Redeemer
and their Lord.
Age Turned to
"Then approached me one whom
on earth I had seen bending tremulously over the pilgrim's staff. I
knew 'twas one familiar, one of age and emaciated form, whose hoary head
once told the story of a life of woe. In immortal youth the
spirit stood before me; no staff was there; no trembling frame,
no grief-worn cheek, no hollow eye, no sickly form; but light and health and
vigor were manifest. And the spirit said, 'Behold in me the efficacy of
redeeming grace. This heart was once the cage of thoughts unholy. These hands
were employed in sin. These feet moved swiftly in the downward road that led to
sorrow and death. This form of mine, though not this form, yet that in which I
used to live, was worn with grief, corrupt, and dying with disease. But now,
all hail to that name Immanuel! through Him redeemed, I wear the habiliments of
light and exist in immortal youth. This song I chant, 'O, death, where
is thy sting? and grave, thy victory now? Worthy is the Lamb who offered
himself to redeem! Worthy—O give Him adoration, ye countless hosts, ye
innumerable throng! Worship and adore Him, all intelligences! yea let universes
adore. Adore Him, for He is worthy to receive anthems of universal praise!'—And
while uttering this psalm, the peopled expanse uniting, lifted on high an
immeasurable volume of notes divine.
"Then appeared a company of
children, who hand in hand, moved around, and their infant voices chanted:
'Praise Him, for lo! while on earth He said, Suffer infants and babes to come
to Me and forbid them not; yea, suffer little children, and forbid them not to
come unto Me.'
"The scene expanded and I saw
that from the center, and around which the multitudes were congregated, arose a
pyramid whose column was composed of pearls and most precious stones, set with
crosses of spiritualized diamond, upon which were engraven the names of those
who had suffered for their love of truth, and who not counting their lives dear
had endured persecution even unto death. Upon this column stood three spirits,
in the attitude of meekness and adoration holding in their hand and above them a
Cross from which floated a banner ever unfurling. 'These,' said my guide, 'are
select; one Patriarch, one Prophet, and one Apostle. They represent the triune
circle of commissioned saints who shall attend the reappearing of the
Son of Man, and shall go forth in the day appointed, gathering together the
elect from the four winds, from the utter most part of the earth to the
uttermost part of heaven'.
Related: Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Lost a child (Video) Little, Little Babies!!!
"The volumes the spirits held
in their hands unfold the order of creation, the redemption of man, and the
principles which govern the obedient, world without end."
(19th Nov 07 -- This site has lovely illustrations with the booklet -- Prophetic Dreams of Babies)