An Oklahoma school teacher saw heaven’s pearly gates and has lived to tell the tale.
Crystal McVea never had a smooth upbringing, at the early age of 3 years old, she grew up engulfed in overwhelming guilt and shame due to being molested. The enemy whispered in her ear early in life that she was dirty, broken, and disgusting which then lead her into a life of drugs, alcohol and being promiscuous.
She ended up having two kids, getting married, and within two months she became divorced. Months later while she was being treated for pancreatitis, an unexpected reaction to pain medication caused her to stop breathing. She hasn’t been able to figure out exactly what happened to her body, but she knows that her heart stopped. Her mother screamed for help and medical staff rushed to her side, shouting, “Code Blue.” Nurses pumped oxygen into her body and performed CPR to try to revive her.
During the nine minutes that she spent unconscious, McVea says she was far away from the panic that descended on her hospital room. When she closed her eyes on earth, she says she opened her eyes in heaven.
McVea said she used to think of God as a cruel and authoritative father figure. But her near-death experience brought her face-to-face with a God that she spent a lifetime doubting.
When doctors managed to revive her, McVea said she was reluctant to come back into an earthly consciousness. But she couldn’t forget God’s last words to her — “Tell them what you can remember.” She says the only reason she’s alive is so that she can tell others what she believes is waiting for them on the other side.
Listen to the amazing conversation in the video below: