This lady was a young university student when she had a surprising accident involving a bus and being flung out the door which fractured her skull. She testifies to going out of her body and seeing her blood-stained body lifeless on the ground. She was then taken to a dark place. She didn’t understand at first that it was the gates of hell, until the demons there started mocking her and tearing into her flesh, and dragging her to the fire.
She was a fairly normal Catholic girl who hadn’t done too much wrong by normal standards. Why was she being dragged into hell?
She desperately called out to Jesus for salvation and after a while Jesus did rescue her and she saw Him, and experienced His marvellous presence. Many things were explained to her about what Jesus actually expects from us – what God likes and doesn’t like.
There are some sins she talks about that actually were bringing her to hell, that she had to repent of. Things like idolatry of the Virgin Mary, and other things which don’t please Jesus. Such things are not in the Bible.
She also did have unforgiveness in her heart against her step-mother who she says killed her mother using voodoo in order to get her father. This is the sort of thing many of us would think is quite normal and justified, but God’s Word says something different. For God unforgiveness is a very serious sin for anyone – and would keep us out of heaven (see Matthew 18:21-35)
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’29 So his fellow servant fell down[a]at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you[b]all.’30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother[c]his trespasses.”
Jesus told her that the way we earn crowns is by telling others the gospel and making disciples. She was sent back to be involved in this, to look after her father and to be a witness.
I hope you realise how blessed she was to be able to escape from hell, and how close most of the people we know are to actually being stuck in that horrendous place of torture forever.
So preach the gospel, pray, and live a holy life, trusting God for everything.