"I entered the first heaven, and I saw a great sea hanging
there, and farther on I saw a second heaven, brighter and
more resplendent than the first. I said to the angel, 'Why
is this so?' And the angel said to me, 'Marvel not at this,
for thou shalt see another heaven, brilliant beyond compare,
and when thou hast ascended thither, thou shalt stand near
the Lord, and thou shalt be His minister, and declare His
mysteries to men; and of the Lord's portion shall be thy
life, and He shall be thy field and vineyard and fruits and
gold and silver.'

"Then the angel explained the uses of the different heavens
to me, and all that happens in each, and he proclaimed
the judgment day. He opened the gates of the third heaven,

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