A Vision

 

Forenote: I hesitated to post this one because it is very personal and it will expose me to skepticism, cynicism, and scoffers. However, that doesn’t bother me much, for I come from their front ranks. I’m encouraged that the battalion I belong to now has more truth, more love, more life, and more power than that motley band ever did. Don’t get me wrong, I love them still, just not their ill intentions. I’m posting mostly because God won’t leave me alone about it. He has a reason. This was a powerful message for me and I am led to share it. I’m secure knowing that this will encourage, confirm, comfort, enlighten, and/or answer someone who will read it. Is that person you? I would really like hearing from you, dear reader. Blessings from your Gloryteller.

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  I’m hardly ever visited with ‘visions’ but here’s the one I had recently:
Lying on my side in bed, ready for sleep, I was staring into the darkness when I saw someone lying in front of me in the same position I was. A figure approached the man. I instantly knew it was Jesus. He wore a white robe. On His head was the familiar, yet repulsive, circlet of thorns. I wondered why it was present on His head when it was so incongruous to the pure white robe. He bent over the man.
The man was me.
I was ‘out-of-body’, watching somehow. Jesus’ face was plain but pure; plain and beautiful at once; His expression, warmly compassionate. I was enthralled – couldn’t stop looking at His beautiful face – didn’t want to stop – ever. He spoke no words but gently touched ‘my’ shoulder. When His face was above ‘my’ face, it began to dissociate into pixel-like droplets which proceeded to ‘rain’ down. The droplets became like thousands of tears which formed a warm waterfall washing over my face. The tears were beautiful too because they had, only a moment ago, composed His most astonishing face. Then, contrary to my wish, the vision froze and slowly faded.

I was awake and alert the whole time, in fact, I raised my head in awe trying to see more.

The darkness had been a backdrop to His light and my vision – like a movie screen, kind of. How metaphoric! There was so much more going on in this than I can explain with mere words – but I have to try. My thanks and praises to my Lord Jesus:

It was about allowing my heart, not just my eyes, to see.
It was about his tender mercies just for me.
It was about death, and life, and lovingkindness.
It was about darkness behind and foreground brightness.
It was about His compassion; His grace.
It was about suffering and the beauty of His face.
It was about longing, and hope, and waking dreams.
It was Jesus revealing more of Himself to me.

My memory of that ‘waking dream’ is as vivid today as it was the moment it faded.
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. My Father's Child
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 08:39:06

    This is awesome, powerful! And, yes!

  2. ronald long
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 21:07:05

       Len, I have had one experience like that – out of body – when I was in high school but it was not a spiritual event as yours appears to be. I had been injured and was taking medication and to this day think that may have been related to my event. Mine was so powerful I can recall it to this day, 50 years later. I really don’t know how to process your experience other than through scripture. It does say that He will visit us in our dreams and we will see visions, I just have no personal reference for such an event. I know you are seeking God and doing His will so I can believe you had a profound experience most saints of God long for. I am anxious to see where this leads and to hear of the fruit this event yields. Please keep me informed and I will pray you glean all the benefits this has for you, Len…………ron   

    • Gloryteller
      Feb 14, 2016 @ 16:51:36

      There was no drug, sleep deprivation, health factor, or anything else that I can think of that would have affected me that night. Scripturally is the only way for believers to process anything. You are so right in doing that.
      It was an answer to a longing that I have ‘long’ nursed. It would take volumes to explain both that longing and the very personal, profound, fulfillment the vision represents. My condensed explanation lies in the final poem which is also part of the fulfillment itself. He gave me that as well – complete in less than five minutes; a miracle in itself! I will be feasting on the benefits forever, but my most immediate concern is that my readers benefit from it the most!
      Blessings, dear brother, for I am blessed with your presence here. You also fulfill a ‘Longing’ for brothership. 🙂 L<

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