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The Eye Of The Mind

 

I was a newborn in Christ, a young christian and very close to the Lord. I prayed three times a day and fasted often. Having a lot to learn, I searched diligently through the word of God for his true divine guidance for my life. I was schooled on the word of God by my parents, but I wanted God to show me the plan of salvation and the right path to choose for my life so I could have a closer walk with him and that he alone would reign in my life.

I began to have a vision of a ship sailing into a bright light. The ship is sailing into the light and there's people on this ship. I also am on board this ship, there are others in front of me and their shadows were all I could see of them, but there was one taller figure up to the front of the ship. It's Jesus guiding the vessel that is so peacefully sailing through the air and heading toward the light as if it were a doorway to Heaven.

The first thing I thought, it was all just my imagination and dismissed the experience as my thoughts running away with me and tried to just forget about it. Then it began to be a daily occurrence, this vision would not go away. I couldn't concentrate when praying. I couldn't concentrate when reading the Bible. So I asked God, "What are you trying to tell me? Why am I seeing this vision?"

So one night I came home from church and my parents had gone to bed and I was sitting at the kitchen table alone that night, trying to read my Bible and the vision appeared again, it's right in front of me as if I could reach out and touch it. In "The Eye of the Mind" I said, "What is this vision Lord? He said, "Go the book of Ezekiel!"

So I turned to the first chapter of Ezekiel and began to read. The heavens were open and Ezekiel saw visions of God. I'm not sure what the chapter is really about. It talks about four creatures that ran and returned as a flash of lightning. They would go where ever the spirit led them, and they turned not when they went, they everyone went straight forward.

It finally made sense to me, they turned not when they went, they everyone went straight forward, where the spirit would go they went.

I thought, "that's the way the ship is sailing, straight forward into the doorway of light!" I realized God was telling me to keep going straight forward with my life and turn not, left or right. Stay on the path I'm own and his spirit is there to lead me.

What happened next is hard to explain, but one thing for certain God confirmed the revelation. All of a sudden, an overwhelming power fell on top of my head and began to run down my entire body to the soles of my feet and then it would run back up my body to the top of my head. It was so powerful, it felt like warm electricity running from the very top of my head to the very bottom of my feet. It kept going up and down my body and I was laid back in the chair, strengthless and enjoying this wonderful feeling of power moving on me.

Then what happened next was amazing! I could feel my spirit leaving my body as if I were going somewhere and I wanted to go, but I asked God, "How will I get back into my body?" Immediately I was back in my body and I was seriously disappointed because of my lack of faith.

So when I opened my eyes, I was leaning back in my chair repeating the words, I love you Jesus! I love you Jesus! I was weak from the power running up and down my body. I wanted to see what I looked like, so I stood up to go look in the mirror and my knees buckled and I leaned on the kitchen counter until my strength returned.

When I looked into the mirror, I was amazed at my appearance. My face was white and glowing as a light bulb. My eyes were so red, they seemed to glow also, I was absolutely astonished. I felt like a new man. All I could think is "WOW", what just happened? I haven't shared this story with hardly anyone, mostly because some would say I'm making it all up.

What I have learned from the experience is this, "God's angels are ministering spirits that he sends to us to minister to us and they move like a flash of lightning and they go where the spirit leads them. We as the angels of god should also follow God's spirit and turn neither right or left but go straight forward.

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alphaandomega (1 stories) (28 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-11-13)
James,

I meant to tell you earlier. Thank you for your insight and interpretation of my vision.

I agree with you about the light guiding me. The ship sailing reminds me of an old song which I had never had heard until after the vision.

"The Old Ship Of Zion" and the very last verse of the song goes like this.

As I climb on board I'll be leaving
All my sorrow and heartache behind,
There I'll be with Jesus my Captain
Sailing out on the old Ship of Zion.

I can't go into the long dtails of the story about the first time I heard that song. It was not by accident when I first heard it and I knew it was confirmation of the vision I had.

God works in mysterious ways!

Many Blessings Bro. James... Michael
alphaandomega (1 stories) (28 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-11-05)
Kathleen,

I just wanted to say. "Thank You!" you are a an inspiration in my life. Your words of kindness and thoughtfulness is a blessing and is encouraging.

I pray that God keeps his loving arms around you and your family and that He will always remind you how much he loves you.

Many Blessings! Michael
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-11-03)
HI Michael,

You also mentioned "Put your trust in Jesus, He will never let you down or let you be misguided."

I struggle with feeling as though I am not doing enough and should be pushing myself more. Well, today I got in my car and the song "Patience" by Guns and Roses started playing. It was Jesus talking to me, telling me to stop worrying, it will all be ok. Follow me and you'll be fine. So you are 100% right, put your trust in Jesus and let him work it all out in the way that is right for you.

Thanks again,
Kathleen
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-11-03)
Hi Michael,

Thank you for your comments about my open mind and honest heart! What a beautiful thing for you to say! Don't get me wrong though, I have my emotional days too LOL!

Funny how you mentioned about reading scripture and getting different interpretations from the same verse. This happens to me quite often. I find myself continually trying to put certain things together, like a puzzle, in order to find the common denominator.

Jesus guides me in so many different ways that I think I better start writing it all down! I get messages in countless ways, from songs, to scripture, to license plates, birds (yes somehow I can understand what birds are saying if Jesus or God is using them to communicate to me...) you name it. I just know in my heart when it is a message directed at me. It is true when he said "The blind shall see and the deaf shall hear" You need to have an open mind to see the bigger picture.

I will be certain to take all of your advice, your encouragment means a lot to me.

With love,
Kathleen
alphaandomega (1 stories) (28 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-10-30)
Kathleen,
I seen on your profile about when reading the Bible about having wisdom and knowledge and understanding the word of God and it's meaning. I think it's great that you keep an open mind because just one verse of the Bible can have more than just one meaning.

Sometimes when you read a verse, you understand right away. Then you read the same verse again later, you may see it or get a total different revelation from the same exact verse.

God's word is amazing, it's a live, it's life. God gives us the Holy Spirit, to guide and confirm with our spirit, so when we read his word he will open our understanding to the parts that will help us during that specific time in our life, because each day is different.

Bottom line... When reading the Word of God, we must have a pure heart and open mind. He will lead us and guide us into all truth. As he say's. "He will give to us the desires of our heart". So if we sincerely desire in our hearts and are hungry for His Word, He will feed us 'til we're full.

Jesus said, "I have set before thee an "Open Door", that ye may go in and out to find green pasture!" God's word is the "Open Door" and we can go in and out to find green pasture or (Read) to find all the nourishment we need to grow into a strong and faithful servant.

You have an honest heart and open mind, so just put your trust in the Lord and before you even open your Bible or (Break The Bread), sincerely ask the Lord to bless you as you part the Word. Ask him to guide you as you partake of the reading of the gospel.

The Lord will help or enlighten you to the scripture that's profitable for your spiritual growth at that present time in your life. I hope you understand what I'm saying.

If I remember correctly. The Bible say's, "line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little, "Rightly Dividing" The Word of God we shall understand. He want's us to divide, part his word and combine scriptures together to get a clear understanding. It's like a puzzle, you put all the pieces together and it you will see the whole picture and not just pieces.

Sometimes, a single verse alone can mean exactly as it reads. However, if you compile (reference) some other verses along with it, that single verse can turn into a complete story with several meanings and really resiginate with your heart and mind and you'll carry it with you the rest of your life and apply it when you need it.

Kathleen, hope I didn't confuse you with all that. The best way to simplify it all, When Breaking the Bread of Life, always ask the Lords blessing to help you understand your needs and He want's for you, and to increase your knowledge and wisdom of his word in order to do the perfect will for the purpose of your life.

In the Old Testament, God's law was engraved in tablets of stone[The Ten Commandments). Today's Generation, we have the Holy spirit to engrave God's law (His Word) in the Fleshly Tablets of our Heart".

God Bless You Kathleen, Put your trust in Jesus, He will never let you down or let you be misguided.

I pray that the Love of God may forever abound with you and Yours... Many Blessing!
Michael
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-10-13)
Thank you Michael, and God bless you too! Your words of kindness touched my heart. Thank you for brightening the day!

With love,
Kathleen
alphaandomega (1 stories) (28 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-10-12)
God Bless You Kathleen,

I'm happy to know God is still using me to help others, for this is my true hearts desire. May the peace and joy of our Lord abound you and keep you safe through life's journey.

Many Blessings! Michael
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-10-10)
Hello Michael,
Thank you for publishing this story! Without knowing it you have answered my prayers about this same vision! I saw almost exactly what you describe, a large ship with people that I could not make out, sailing into a light in the distance. Your story, combined with James' answer to you, has truly been a light for me and to all for that matter! I am realizing more and more with each passing day, that the answers are all around us, we just have to take the time to open our eyes and listen more closely.

My love and peace I send to you
Kathleen
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-10-09)
Michael

Hello My Wonderful Brother In Faith

A few words from a prayer for you:

"...thank you Father for the Path you have laid before US,
We may stumble on that path, but we cannot fail to reach you
Thank you for understanding our human emotions
As we endeavour to understand them in others..."

Michael the ship is indeed the pathway and the light at the end of that path is the Glory that is God. Our Souls are on that journey to "home" and when we doubt our true course, the light is always shining brightly for us to hopefully see and be guided by that light.

I have said this before on this site, when we look behind us at our footstpes in the sand how many pairs of foot-prints do we see... It is not just a nice poem.

You have been shown your path and I have felt it as well, in the words of your poems. This experience is just cementing all that information together. Those people on the vessel are familiar to you, now let the guiding hand of the Glory that is within you continue to steer your course and may fair winds, calm seas and clear skies guide thee on thy course for home.

With my brother at the helm you are in wonderful hands my friend!

Never be afraid to publish any experience here, many of us have moved on now, but there are truly thousands coming along their paths and this site is a learning ground for all of them.

Let your music be heard and let the light that is you be seen by ALL!

Namaste

James

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