Beyond the Ancient Door

Beyond the Ancient Door

by James A. Durham


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The purpose of this book is to encourage others to seek Third Heaven visits with the Lord in the Secret Place of the most High. There is strong scriptural authority for these visits. Two representative verses are: "And God raised us with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 2:6) and "For through him (Jesus) we both have access to the Father by one Spirit." (Ephesians 2:18) You have a seat in heaven! It is time to visit there and occupy your seat!
"But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." (Matthew 6:6)
James Durham: After serving almost 30 years as an active duty army Chaplain, James retired at the rank of Colonel. Before and after his military service, he was a pastor and church planter for more than thirteen years. In 2010, James and his wife, Gloria, moved to Columbia, South Carolina in order to write books, teach seminars, and mentor many spiritual sons and daughters around the world. James is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas with a Master's degree in Theology, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622307739
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication date: 07/30/2012
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 339,537
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Beyond the Ancient Door 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Christian seeking a closer walk with God, I do believe seeking the 3rd heaven is the way. It is the only way to be sure your spiritual insights are from God and not being influenced by anything dark, and it helps you avoid burnout because your service and ministry is being truly directed by Him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quality time with God is essential and it’s helpful to schedule appointments on our calendar to honor him and to prepare ourselves psychologically and spiritually for what he’s doing. We’ll begin to look forward to that time and become eager to meet with him. We have free access to him at any time, but dedicated quiet time is special and a top priority. James Durham describes an important protocol for entering God’s presence that not only honors him, it radically changes our attitude and prepares us to interact with the Almighty, the one and only true God. This protocol celebrates who God is and what he has done to reconcile us to himself and redeem every part of our life and nature through his Son, Jesus. The author describes some of his experiences in Heaven and creates an appetite in the reader that can’t be satisfied with anything less. He then explains how to prepare oneself and actually enter the spiritual realm. He also explains very clearly why godly character is essential for anyone pursuing spiritual experiences. The author explains that God clearly wants all of his people to visit the Third Heaven, but not just as an exciting experience. God uses those visits to train and commission us for greater spiritual responsibility on earth, so the question is whether we’re willing to obey the Lord regardless of how challenging the assignment may be. I’ve read several books about intentionally preparing oneself and seeking visits to Heaven, and each offers a different perspective and insights. This book is among the best I’ve read. I’d give it 10 stars if I could.