He never gave up on me – 1985

Svein Åge Mathisen

Svein Åge Mathisen – 1985

It was to be my last trip to sea, had just boarded ‘ MS Vikara’ in Sweden. Life was in a terrible state, so it was a relief to get work again. We were just entering the North Sea on our way to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I entered my cabin that evening after dinner, only to experience something that would mark my life forever.

He came to me!
As I closed the door I was suddenly taken into a new dimension. Standing into my bunk I experienced and saw that I went out of my body and now was laying at the feet of Jesus. He was huge and radiant, sitting on a throne. And standing next to Him was a neat clean cut man (just like a preacher). Then Jesus spoke and asked if I was finished messing up my life and wanted to follow Him, I was heartbroken, crying I said  ‘Yes’.

But I didn’t know how to live for God, because my life was in such a mess and living in a foreign country having lost everything.

I looked up and saw that the other man started walking away, and as he looked back at me his face changed, full of rage and hate. I recognized him, it was Satan himself.

And before I knew it I was standing into my bed again, shocked and all alone.

Desperately I needed someone to talk to, onboard there was an elderly man from Australia. So I went to visit him, told him of my experience expecting help from him. He could only tell me that the man who had that cabin before me was a reformed alcoholic, what ever that was. So I drowned the experience with whiskey, and went to bed.

Over the next few nights I was awakened with strange but very real dreams. Where I saw in detail the destruction of this earth. I saw myself looking out from a cave on a mountain, where huge hail rocks of ice destroyed everything, looked just like pictures of Hiroshima after the atom bomb.

Saw stormes so terrible that it looked like funnels sucking up everything to outer space.

How could anybody survive such storms when everything is destroyed.

And why did He reveal this to me? Many years later I read about these things in the bible.

Revelation 16:21
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent (26 to 36 kg.): and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Arriving in Buenos Ares where the whole crew was to be sent home because the ship was sold on the trip over. We spent the night in an expensive hotel. There I got in trouble with the drug cartel, had a gun pointed in my face and thought now it was all over. Got away from them and into even more trouble when the mafia ended up searching every room of the hotel looking for me. I was glad to arrive at the airport where I felt safe. Going back to Norway and to nothing, what now?

It would still take six years of troubles before I repented of my sins. God is good.

One thing for sure, it’s true my friend, believe it or not. I am living proof of the love of a merciful God, who gave his son Jesus. to save us from ourselves and hell.


Many years later Satan used this experience against me, saying that what I saw was because I was left behind after the rapture. He is a lier and the father of all lies, so be not deceived by him. By GRACE we are saved, and by His GRACE we are going to make it through. Heaven is our home.

John 1:12.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: JESUS name.

The day is coming, so I truly hope you are ready for the rapture.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 
Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Mark Chapter 13: 32-33
But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Jesus is coming back to collect those who (died saved) and are saved.
Are you one of them?