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I Saw The Light Of God

 

On my birthday, in 2016, I saw the light of God. It was a beautiful, sunny day and I had spent the day in the park with my now ex-boyfriend of six years. He was the love of my life, but we were on the verge of breakup. While driving home from the park, we had an enormous fight that lasted into the night. I was so hurt, I asked him to leave that night because I needed to be alone for a while in the apartment.

I stood in the kitchen around 10:30 at night, making myself a bowl of ice cream, trying to somehow salvage my birthday with food. I took a bite and threw it away in the sink realizing how empty, numb, and devastated I felt. It was the darkest moment of my life. As I stood over the sink, I realized nothing could fill me. I began to think about how much I loved my boyfriend and wanted him to be happy even if I never saw him again. I could see his anger towards me and his past and I began to feel so much sympathy and love for him. I knew I would have to let him go.

Suddenly, a feeling of overwhelming peace and forgiveness washed over me. In my mind, I saw our sunny day at the park. I saw my boyfriend who was completely happy because I let him go. I felt the purest sense of love and only wishing for his happiness. I knew in my heart he would be okay because God would watch over him and God would watch over me. There was light radiating from sky that shined through the grass and trees. The light was white, pure, and clean. I saw that the light was infinite and it was more real than the birds, clouds, and trees. It was the ultimate reality and it was God. Coming from the light was complete and perfect peace, love, joy, forgiveness, and beauty. The love I felt, and everything else existing in this light, was so unselfish and pure than I knew it was not human. I knew it could only come from God. The light was love because God truly is love.

At the exact same time, I was having a second vision. I saw inside my chest. My chest looked like a pitch black room with the lights turned out. I could see the outline of my heart how my heart was sitting in darkness. Yet, there was a beam of pure, white light bursting outward from a small piece of my heart like a ray of sunshine coming through a storm cloud. The light was filled with peace, forgiveness, love, goodness, and beauty. I knew God was telling me that my heart was in darkness, and that if I only let a small piece of Him shine through, there could be so much unimaginable peace.

I had been an atheist ever since I was a child (for over 15 years). I grew up going to church. I tried many times to believe, but it never made sense to me. All I could see was logical fallacies. I thought even if God were real, I would never want to worship him. I thought he was absolutely horrible and fictitious. I admired Richard Dawkins. The God Delusion was my favorite book for years. I had also always considered myself a scientist. I went to college to be a scientist with dreams of getting a PhD and becoming a researcher. I never had any spiritual experience in my life. I thought spirituality didn't exist and was for idiots. I thought Christianity and religion was for unintelligent people who were incapable of critical thought and too afraid to face reality.

When I saw God's light, I knew how wrong I had been. I knew the light was the Christian God, the God of the Bible, and the only God there is. I knew how much I had misunderstood Him and everything in the Bible. I knew nothing bad or malicious could ever come from God and that He does everything for good with pure, everlasting love. I fell to my knees and cried so much after this vision happened. It lasted only a couple of minutes maybe, but it was the most beautiful, profound experience I've ever had and it makes me cry still when I think of it. For the first time in my life, I felt like I may have been lost and living in darkness.

Since then, I've had several amazing experiences with God. I prayed to him to show me the way and to help me out. When I believe in his presence in my heart, I feel so much peace. It's as though all of my fears melt away and I feel complete joy and happiness. I am now a Christian, and because of my experiences, my atheist ex-boyfriend now tells me he is open to Christianity. I feel so blessed and so thankful that God came into my life and showed me this. God is very real. Just ask for his help! He is always there in your heart, and all around you, enveloping you with His peace and love. He is waiting for you to talk to him and let him shine through. He will show you the way!

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ISawtheLight (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
4 weeks ago (2018-11-20)
Hi, Pete. I'm so glad you wrote to me and that my story has meant something to you. To answer your first question, I did see God's light, not merely sensed it. God's light was like the sun, but if you can imagine the entire sky being filled with the light of the sun everywhere, but many, many times brighter so that the trees and everything else fades into the background. The light wasn't golden like the sun, but was this absolutely pure, white light, and God's love and glory radiates from it. It was so beautiful. Even though we don't see it with our physical eyes, God's light surrounds the whole earth always. In Isaiah (Chapter 6, verse 3), it says, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." The Bible also says that Jesus is the light of the world. This is what I saw and experienced.

To answer your second question about punishment, it's not God who wants to punish people for merely being human; it's Satan. Satan is called opposer of God, murderer, liar, slanderer, and accuser. He's a critical being, always finding fault in others, keeping score of their every failing, and never forgiving them or wanting them to be forgiven. People who are critical on the inside often want to lash out toward others. This is how Satan wants us to treat ourselves and each other. As long as we continue to do this, we will live in shame and in our sin (our faults) instead of being free from it. This is what Satan wants for us, to become more like him. In the Bible, it says hell was a place designed for Satan and his angels. It was never made for God's children. God wants us, to be with and to live with Him, free from the punishment Satan desires for us. He wants us to experience complete love and freedom from the things we did wrong. The more we do what Jesus did for us, extend forgiveness to ourselves and others for our sins, we become who we truly are, a piece of the light of God.

In the Old Testament, God does everything to restore us to Him. God is in love with sinful humanity, so he sees us for who we truly are, not our sin. One of the first things Adam and Eve did when they ate the tree, was to hide from God. They wrongly believed that God wanted to punish them for their sin. Instead, He drew near to them, clothed them, and remained with them. He blessed the Israelites with signs and wonders out of Egypt, to help them believe. He gave them prophets to teach them, encourage them, warn them, and speak on His behalf. He gave them laws to teach them about love and to be near Him. God wants us to always be and remain in His presence, in complete relationship with Him, with no fear. The Bible says, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18 NIV. So, we know when we believe God is out to punish us for our sin, and we are afraid of Him, we have an incorrect idea of who God is. We've attributed Satan's character onto God, and it's hard for us not to do this because so many of us have been abused and hurt by people we loved or who we thought loved us, and we have done the same.

I believed this lie my whole life, that God wanted to punish people for their sin, and so I became an atheist, but when you meet God, and you feel His enormous love, you know that is not part of who He is.

When you look at the Bible and perceive any discrepancies, use it as an opportunity to ask God to help you understand how it makes sense. God loves to speak and communicate with us always. He will reveal something to you in a way that helps it really click with you. One time, I was confused about my relationship to Him and how He is transforming me. I thought it was like a painter with a blank slate of paper to paint on. I said to Him, "I'm not like that clean slate of paper. What is it really like?" Then, I heard Him say, "Think of it more like clay." I understood, then, that He is the potter and I am the clay. At that time, I had never read or heard in the Bible about Jeremiah 18 where it talks about this relationship. When I, several weeks later, came across the verses in Jeremiah 18 about the potter and the clay, it confirmed for me that I had, indeed, heard from God.

I don't know much about what percentage of Jewish people convert to Christianity. There are people called Messianic Jews, who are Jews who believe in Jesus and have become Christian. If you want to know more about them, I recommend Jews for Jesus (https://www.youtube.com/user/JewsForJesus/featured), as well as ONE FOR ISRAEL Ministry (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQDc5idYQE2T6IYKT3bUN7A). ONE FOR ISRAEL shares testimonies and they also have lesson videos where they attempt to answer some of the more difficult theological questions in Christianity. You might like this one, where they answer questions about the laws of the old testament (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jFdtbOvnyM).

I also highly recommend The Bible Project (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVfwlh9XpX2Y_tQfjeln9QA), To Heaven and Back by Dr. Mary C. Neal (https://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Back-Doctors-Extraordinary-Account/dp/0307731715), sermons by Chris Hodges at Church of the Highlands (https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/media), as well as The God-Shaped Heart by Dr. Timothy Jennings (https://www.amazon.com/God-Shaped-Heart-Correctly-Understanding-Transforms-ebook/dp/B06XC79V4N). Pete, I hope all of this helps you. I have been praying for you since I read your comments and I will continue to pray for you for understanding from God, and for you to experience more of His love.

Deborah, I'm so happy my story has helped you. God's love and presence is really indescribable. I'm so relieved you and other people have responded. Honestly, I had given up that anyone would read this, but I just decided to check on a whim a few weeks ago, and I guess God has finally revealed my story to others! I'm also going through a tough time, and you have given me so much hope. Thank you and I'll continue to pray for you to experience God's love during your hardship, that you will see His light again, and for you to get through this.
DeeperDivineContact (4 posts)
 
4 months ago (2018-08-05)
I love your experience and am relating to letting God shine through me. I do feel that there is a great power that can work through us. I have two questions: 1) Did you actually see the light or sense the light. 2. I'd say that I am closer to being a Christian mystic than anything. But how can a God of so much love and understanding punish people for eternity for being human? I am glad that you come from a science background. What percentage of people brought up Jewish convert to Christianity?

So, I believe that the essentials of the New Testament are dead on, but I am yet to be convinced that it is infallible. Yet Jesus does live and helps all who call on Him and God is Love.

Sincerely,
Pete Brach
DeeperDivineContact.com
nickatnoon61 (guest)
 
5 months ago (2018-07-20)
This story reminds me of when my jewish doctor gave me 6 mos to live! I told him I couldn't pay his bill for about a year, so he gave me another 6 mos to live! Now, THAT is a MIRACLE in itself isn't it? LMBO. (= Seriously, I KNOW the LOVING Creator is REAL, but I am sure he wants us to start behaving like gods (small g). After all, we are made in his image.
Deborah kirk (guest)
 
6 months ago (2018-06-27)
I loved reading your story, I love god he saved my life when I was 27 I was given three months to live that's when I first had my spiritual experience I was living on the st, in know 61 and have not had the intense light experiences since my 20 once when I was with my daughter of 13 the hole lounge room of a friends light up its hard to explain but the feeling of love peace and joy was so great that I could hardy stand it it's super natural gods grace is great thank you for your story I've been going through a hard time and your story reminded me of mine this has helped me to thank you for sharing your story Deb
ISawtheLight (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
2 years ago (2016-11-28)
You can experience it! Ask God and He will show you something especially for you. My life has been transformed. Slowly but surely He takes away all of things that used to bend me out of shape! If you haven't yet, give God a try. Ask Jesus to help you:)
Peddler (1 posts)
 
2 years ago (2016-11-20)
Wow. I would love to experience that! I think if that happened to me and I knew for sure that God existed then I'd be so much more happy and stable here. Lots of things that I think matter and make me stressed would probably go away. Thank you for sharing.

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