A man experienced the third heaven. Whether in the flesh or in spirit, he didn’t know, but he was there. I couldn’t imagine his amazement and awe. He didn’t give details of what the third heaven looked and felt like but what he mentioned was that he heard “inexpressible words, which men are not permitted to speak.”
The Third Heaven, according to some scholars, could refer to ‘paradise’ that Jesus promised to the thief beside Him during His Crucifixion. Although, there are secret things about the third heaven, a believer has to await the day when he arrives in that place where things are in perfection.
It was Paul who said,
“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows.” 2 Corinthians 12:2
Paul was referring to himself. He was the Christian persecutor who was converted to Christianity. He was the one who had to be blind in order to see.
Getting to the third heaven does not require anything EXCEPT faith… Faith in the sovereignty and power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I can’t wait to see and experience what Brother Paul experienced – the Third Heaven. All I ever need is to keep the faith!