Photo Credit: Matthew Botsford

God is a good God!!

“Hell is a real place. Hell was never intended for us; God doesn’t want any one of us to go there. He wants all of us to come to Him through repentance. It’s a simple thing. We believe that Jesus is the son of God and we should have a relationship with Him. It’s important to spend time with Him and get to know His Word. It’s all based on relationship.”

Matthew Botsford—who, today has a ministry called “Seeds of Love”—experienced Hell first-hand during a 27-day coma after his business partner was killed and he was shot in the head.

In an interview by Josephine Vivaldo for The Christian Post, Botsford explains that he was an atheist at the time of the shooting.

Of his experience in Hell, he says: “I immediately was in my full bodily form. I looked like myself but I didn’t have any clothes on and I was hung like crucifixion style in a very deep abyss. All I could see beneath me was very red, it was very hot. I was chained on both my wrists and I had shackles on my ankles. I knew I was in some sort of cavern. It was pitch black. I knew I was going to be there forever. I knew there was nothing I can do to get myself out of it. I didn’t know the name of Jesus so I never prayed, you know ‘Jesus, please save me.'”

“There was this continual mocking,” he added, “this sense of hopelessness, and evil in all sides. There was nothing good there. It was totally void. Even in life, if we are having a bad day we kind of know that something good is around the corner. There was nothing good around the corner.”

It was when Botsford’s wife—who didn’t know the Lord at the time—prayed, that everything changed.

A hand came near him and “lifted me up [like King Kong} and the shackles fell off. I didn’t know if it was the hand of God but this hand grabbed me by the waist and the blackness left. Everything disappeared. I knew at that moment that I was going to be okay. Then I heard a voice and this voice simply told me, sounding like the clap of thunder, rushing waters and a bolt of lightning, all combined together and it simply said, ‘It’s not your time.'”

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