Paul in Paradise (2 Cor 12:1-10
Paul was not removed from earth when he saw paradise when he is writing about the third heaven and paradise, he tells us, he is treating of ‘visions and revelations’ of the Lord (2 Corinthians 12:1).
That is of things represented and communicated to him by the Lord as they were of old time to the prophets and afterwards to John in the island of Patmos. He had a vision of paradise or a vision of the third heaven, in which “he heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell” (2 Corinthians 2:4).He did not see paradise or the third heaven, but a representation of them as they will be, when the kingdom is established by the God of heaven in the land promised to Abraham and his seed (Galatians 3:16), and shall be in continuance after the thousand years shall have passed away.
Bro Walter Wasika, (Ukunda, Kenya)