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The Long Journey Into Now
Time travel is the stuff of science fiction with no practical basis in reality. Einstein theorized that it would be possible to time travel in a spacecraft that was traveling at the speed of light and that time would seemingly slow down for those within the spaceship, while time would be normal outside of the craft, hence giving the illusion, that time was actually moving faster in real life.
But Phelan had a different take on time travel, a view that maybe no one else had ever thought of. Since God said that he is the same, today and always and that a thousand years was like a day to Him, maybe our spirits could travel into the future, while our bodies remained in their present time.
He prayed for a revelation from God on the matter, for he really wanted to explore this reality. Over a period of months, Phelan prayed relentlessly for an answer, knowing that God said he would grant us the desires of our hearts. Finally, one night as he was lying down to sleep, he received what he believed to be an answer to his prayer. With the Holy Spirit as his guide, he would be led into the future through visions while lying in bed. He couldn’t believe this was happening, that he would be the first to travel and see into the future in this manner.
He asked that he would be taken six years into the future. Moments later, he saw only blackness. He asked to see four years into the future and saw once again blackness like a deep void. The same happened when he asked for two years, six months, two months and finally one month. He wondered if he had heard God correctly.
As a test, he asked to see five days into the future with the same results. Finally he asked to see three days into the future. At that moment, he saw himself in a casket, dressed in a suit at his church. Church members were mourning his passing. He could over hear the pastor’s remarks as he said to the congregation, “That poor Phelan died in his sleep only three nights ago. I wonder what could have happen to him.”
Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon
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