What is the Third Heaven Ranch?

Your first question upon finding this blog might be, ‘What is the Third Heaven Ranch’?  Well….for now it’s a vision.  It was given to me by the Lord back in the early 1990’s and has never left my mind.  I’ve prayed about it, meditated over it, and asked God for the manifestation of it since that time.  I believe this blog is the beginning of its manifestation.

The ‘Third Heaven’ in Scripture is simply the ‘abode of God’.  I found this definition years ago on the internet (somewhere) and I thought it described perfectly what I feel the Lord had impressed upon me about the Third Heaven:

“It’s where God dwells. The first heaven we see by day (the sky), the second heaven we see by night (the stars), the third heaven we see BY FAITH (where God lives).”

Another place I read:

“It is a place of divine encounter and divine revelation.”

Isn’t that what we all want…a place to meet with God and hear from Him?

Now the ‘ranch part’ is still a vision.  I love ‘ranch life’.  I grew up in the city in West Texas but have discovered in later life that I’m a ‘country girl’ at heart.  I’ve lived in the city and in the country, on a farm and now in the mountains.  Can you have a ranch in the mountains?  🙂 I think so but I’m open to whatever God has planned.  The name He placed on my heart was ‘Third Heaven Ranch’ and that has stayed with me over 25 years.  I’ve questioned Him repeatedly about the ‘ranch’ part but I always sense it WILL be a ranch.

For now, here’s the vision:

The Third Heaven Ranch is a place of refuge for the weary, the hurting, the disillusioned, the broken….a place of healing by the power of the Holy Spirit.  It’s a place where God dwells.  From a short stay to a lengthy one, each one who comes ‘to the ranch’ will leave with a greater understanding of Who God is and how much He loves them.

The ranch is not open yet, but it will be.  For now, I’ll be blogging on a variety of things….what He is teaching me, animals, recipes (I’ve lived all over the south from Texas to Georgia and have collected quite a few), and basically whatever He lays on my heart to write about.

I hope you’ll stick around to see what God has to say.  Grace and Peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ!

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7 Responses to What is the Third Heaven Ranch?

  1. Macki McDonald says:

    Perfect. Your first picture story brought a great lump to my throat and tears to my eyes…. It conveyed the peace of your refuge and left me longing to come there and bask in the love of the Lord. God bless the work of your hands and every day and night of the Third Heaven Ranch.

  2. Ruby Tullos says:

    Ann, I think you’ve found it! What God put into your heart, that is. I can just feel His Spirit there amount His creation. There’s just something about looking at His creation with eyes of love and awe!!

    I love you, my friend,

    I pray Deut. 28:1-14 over you – Blessings I speak over you!

    Ruby T

  3. Marsha Simpson Jaramillo says:

    So proud and happy for you! I well remember your longing for a place to name ‘The Third Heaven’…and now you have! Can’t wait to see how the Lord will fulfill this dream and where this will take you. Surely He has a plan to use all that you have experienced and all He has taught you, to His glory! Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about it! Love you!

  4. Jackie Luckie says:

    How amazing is our God! Too often we run to and fro searching for what God has for us or is saying to us. When most often all we have to do is look through His eyes and see that it was in front of our noses all the time. I’m so excited for you, Annie Grace, and all that God has planned for His and your Third Heaven Ranch. May He make a way for me to visit it and enjoy a time there with you. I love you and miss you, my friend.

  5. Annie,
    What a sweet place to rest. I was doing a google search on the word Selah and laughing that Wiki describes it as a “difficult word to define.”
    Yet the Bible makes it clear and you wrote beautifully on the matter.
    I am grateful to have found your Selah Post near the top of the Selah google search.
    I will be praying for your Ranch and your Dreams.
    Thank you for all you do.

  6. APLeavell says:

    Thanks so much Jaclyn!! I’m so glad you found my blog and I loved wandering around your site yesterday. I plan to spend some more time there in the upcoming days.

    Blessings to you and all you do for Him,
    Ann

  7. Keith says:

    I can’t help but smile when I hear you say you grew up “in a city in West Texas”… Witchita Falls?

    Guess I can’t argue technically… it isn’t open prairie, or a community ( like Quanna or Childress) but I guess I still think of it as a large “cow town”along the trail towards Amarillo. To me Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Tampa are “cities”. But true to your word, I have always thought of you as a ” country girl”

    Congrats on your move to NC… Blue Ridge Mtns are beautiful…remember our tour trip to Ridgecrest at FBCNO?

    KM

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