Pastor Tony Evans said during his wife Lois’ last minutes on earth, she experienced heaven and seeing loved ones, who passed years earlier, CBN reported. Dr. Lois Evans, 70, succumbed to biliary cancer on December 30, 2019 after a brave battle against the rare disease.
Tony Evans, the founder and president of The Urban Alternative and author of numerous books, shared during a memorial service that his wife experienced seeing “something outside earth’s realm.”
“For example, she said to some who were gathered in the room, ‘Do you see my mother? Do you see her? She’s right over there by the fireplace.’ Do you see her? Why can’t you see her? On another occasion, she said, ‘My father. There’s my father.’ And there was no one in the room physically. She was seeing something as the time of her departure got closer,” he said.
Tony Evans’ Moving Memorial Tribute Sermon Reflecting on the Life of His Wife, Lois Irene Evans
The senior pastor at Oak Cliff Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, noted that one of the things he learned in life and in Scripture is that when people walk with God and He doesn’t take them suddenly, “He will give them a glimpse of heaven while they’re still transitioning from earth. He will let them know not only that it’s time, but it’s okay.”
Lois Evans knew she was leaving the earthly kingdom to be with her Savior.
“She said, ‘Two days, two days, take me up.’ Two and a half days later, she was gone. She heard something; she saw something as the time of her departure got nearer. Like Stephen in Acts chapter 7, who, when he was being stoned to death, he says he saw heaven opened and Jesus standing on the right hand of the Father giving him a standing ovation.”
Dr. Evans also said his wife surpassed the doctors’ expectations during her illness, first diagnosed two years ago.
“Lois lived beyond medical expectations, not once, but over and over again. God has been so kind to give us more time to make wonderful memories.”
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” So who are the “cloud of witnesses,” and how is it they “surround” us?” (Hebrews 12:1)