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January 13, 2013                                                                                                           

Sam Henson's after death experience (1937)



After he got to Paradise, he went in through a pearly gate. The gate was a single leaf of pearl. As he stood there wondering, “What beautiful land is this?” . . . .the Lord came behind him and said,

"This is Beulah Land, the Home of the Soul,
Paradise and Heaven."

HOME is the title of this page. Where is the HOME of your SOUL after it leaves the HOME of this body (2 Cor. 5:8) (2 Cor. 5:8), if you have eternal life (John 3:15) through Jesus Christ?  "For we know that if our earthly HOUSE of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an HOUSE not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" -2 Cor. 5:1. (2 Cor. 5:1)

The whole experience of Sam Henson, including the Vision is just like that.  Rich knowledge is gained from researching every little word, every relevant thing that is found therein.

This book is an abiding testimony and true account of YESTERDAY, and TODAY and FOREVER that was shown to my Grandfather personally by Jesus Christ, whose person is the same Yesterday, and Today and Forever. For those who own and  have read the book, this is the official website of 12 HOURS IN HEAVEN, their unique source of book information and new post-publication revelation about Sam Henson's Visit to Paradise (2nd Heaven) and the tremendous Vision of the history of the Universe given to him in the 3rd Heaven. The Vision is what separates it from all other NDE's, being not merely an out of the body or near death experience. Whoever reads this book will find this eyewitness account completely true when they get to heaven or hell, whichever place God judges them for, which by the way, is forever
"Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him"-Eccl. 3:14.  
  • After the Bible, this is the most important and enlightening thing you'll read this side of Eternity because it shows things as they really are;  indeed, it answers a lot of questions because of someone who has been there and seen everything the way it really was and is and will be.
  • Whether your interest is Heaven, Creation, Prophecy or History —you will find this book together along with these website pages a true treasure because it all delves into those questions and gives astonishing answers that you will be staggered by.
  • The total amount of decisive Biblical and Scientific evidence that has been discovered and applied to it is overwhelming, arresting and compelling, to say the least. The knowledge you will gain is vital, essential and crucial to understanding reality. This is the reality that the Bible so amply discloses, but which is hidden to the UNDERSTANDING of the average reader who does not go beyond even the best English versions and delve further into the Hebrew or Greek SOURCE material.  Remember: Translations are quite naturally limited and are MORE A COMMENTARY than a translation.                                                                                                                                            
  • Even though the KJV is one of the best, if not THE best—  with the many, many other versions of the Bible that exist it is still not enough to do the job.  Case in point— Job 22:16
    "The OCEAN was poured on their foundation" -Job 22:16 / Creation Bible
    There is not a single one that has it translated precisely and properly.  It is the "key" that unlocks understanding of the flood and no one, not even one has it right.  NO NOT ONE!  So I have decided to make one that is called the "Creation Bible."
  • And with all thy getting get UNDERSTANDING-Proverbs 4:7.  This is what the translators did not have in every case, or they would have caught this. Thank Heaven for the Hebrew and Greek text which is still extant for our perusal.  
  • Read the book first, because this website is only here to reinforce the book.  Proverbs 3:13-15 says that the one that gets understanding, his gain is more profitable than the gain of fine gold. It is more precious and desirable than jewels.  I wouldn't trade it for anything, even a hunded PhDs.  "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" —Mat. 6:21. "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth" —Col. 3:2.   But read the first blog (1) "FYI" to see the difference between knowledge and understanding, and their respective sources.   For now we see through a glass, darkly.           

David Henson, publisher of 12 Hours in Heaven

                              August 1937
    Sam and Flora Henson - 1936
    Sam & Flora Henson - 1936
    Sam Henson was an Oklahoma farmer. In August 1937 he had appendicitis. Three days after an operation he was burning up with fever, hurting all over and had a premonition he was about to die. He prayed that he'd be allowed to finish raising his family. When the 7 p.m. nurse who had just come on duty came into his room,  he felt himself slipping away.  He said "I was there in no time," he was taken to Paradise.   

    This is a true story & account of my grandfather's experience he had back in August 1937. The nurse that came on duty at 7 p.m. was a Christian lady and she told him afterwards that when she came into his room the Lord spoke to her and said "I want you to take good care of this man, he's Mine."  So she stayed with him all night long. He was dead for 12 hours.  He said that the hospital records then (1937) showed he was dead that long.  The Lord told him everything would be alright when he came back into his body.

    McAlester Okla. Hospital

    My grandfather described in detail everything the Lord showed him, to my father some fifty years ago (1963). Sam Henson died in August 1977, 40 years later almost to the day.  If he were alive today, his detailed information could fill reams of books.  It is unfortunate that no one tried to publish it back when he was still alive.  At least the important major things were recorded here.

    Carrying on the written work that my father had begun in the 1980's which was compiled from Sam Henson's own descriptive words, I am publishing this book which includes several enhanced drawings (left) originally made by my father, along with Biblical and scientific evidence that was just waiting to be discovered and brought forth to light.

    Sam & Flora Henson - 1911
    Grandpa Henson (left) with son-in-laws Shug (middle) and Elmer (right)

    When Grandpa was dying in 1977, he saw his son-in-law Shug (who had already died) in Paradise, holding Shug's grandchild that had died in infancy, making what would appear to be his third visit to Paradise.

    Sam & Flora Henson - 1943
    One time in 1949 while playing the piano at Church, he had a stroke and he said his soul went up to Paradise and made a U-Turn and came back down into his body. The members of the Church were all gathered around praying for him when this occured. This is what would be his second visit to Paradise.
    He was a friend of Carl Albert (an Assembly of God man), also from McAlester Okla.  Carl Albert was elected to Congress in 1946, became speaker of the house in 1971-77.

    My parents who went to be with the Lord and would have loved to see the book finally published today. My dad told this vision to countless individuals from the Fort Worth area including Pastors John Wilkerson (David Wilkerson's uncle) of Bethel Temple, Bob Nichols of Calvary Cathedral when they were at our home in the 1980's, due solely to our family business we had at the time. 

    One time when I was a small boy, somewhere between possibly age 8 and 10, I was confronted with one of those devils that my grandpa said are 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall, and dark and ugly.  I awoke one morning and the sun was up and the room full of light. But I noticed my other pillow was missing.  I started to look at the side of the bed to see if it had fallen off, and lo and behold, there it was standing upright at the footboard of my bookcase bed.  And there were two black hands holding it in front of the body and head of what would have been a devil.

    The total height of the top of the pillow from my bed up would have been about 4 feet, enough to block the top of the head of that devil. The only way to describe those hands in appearance, which were silhouetteish in nature and hollow (no dimensionality to them), is when you walk down a well light hallway, and you look into a dark room with no windows or light, and all you see is a kind of vacuum, void of light, and hollow, greyish-blackish (yet colorless) like dead air space, like I was looking into another dimension. I seemed to realize that whatever it was, I knew it was awful. I pulled the sheet over my head and asked the Lord to make it go away. The next thing I knew I awoke (again) and it was gone and the pillow was next to my other one where it was supposed to be. The Lord must have caused me to fall asleep and then the devil vanished out of there. I knew it was real, and not a dream, because you know when something like this is a reality. From that day on, I started keeping my Bible in the bookcase headboard handy, so that if the devil ever showed up again, I would hold it up like a crucifix.

         Our Savior, Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
     who made this book possible 2000 years ago,
     without whose existence I would not exist.


    "And I Believe Him"  by the Anita Kerr Singers