Freddy Vest was on the back of a horse, competing in a calf-roping event in front of a crowd when he suddenly collapsed due to a heart attack. He was dead before he hit the ground.
One moment he was sitting on his horse. The next moment he was somewhere else--somewhere beyond description. He had moved on. Without travel, transport, angelic assistance, or the passage of time he was with Jesus, where he discovered firsthand that heaven is a real place and God is a real person and that death is not the end but the beginning of true life.
In The Day I Died
, Vest touches on the transformation from death to heaven and some of the benefits of finding oneself in that place, including:
- The unforgettable awareness of God's presence
- The sense of His immeasurable love
- The freedom from the constraints of time
- The ease of communication with the Lord
- The peace and security that attend His presence
- The understanding that prayers are instantly heard by God.