I would like to share an experience. In 2005, our faith and courage was to be tested in a way that if I knew what was coming, I would have ran fast the other way and kept running. At that time I was verrry far from our Lord. End of 2005 marked one of the darkest chapters in my life. Too lengthy to go into details. I must say, briefly, however, that it was a Spiritual battle that was taking place (at the time I did not realize) where life or death would be the outcome. I cannot go into details. After we finally starting seeing "the light at the end of the tunnel", I was a completely different person from before. To save time, I will jump right into the experience.
About 2 weeks after coming out of "the valley of the shadow of death", myself and my wife were asleep in our home. I was dreaming that I and my wife were owners of a large court, Greek or Roman style, which had 2 large iron doors. Behind these doors, were 2 extremely large, ferocious Male lions. Though they were large and quite strong, they were ours and would do us no harm. They were our "protectors". I woke up from this incredibly strong dream. At first I did not understand what I saw. Slowly, I started to see that our ceiling on our bedroom was filled with a cloud... A mist... Or like a fog. Out of this fog or cloud, a light was being emitted out. This light coming from inside the cloud was brightening up our room with a beautiful glow. I have to say now, that the cloud itself was not what awed me. What kept me in complete awe, was the FEELING that I felt coming from the cloud. It is honestly impossible to describe... Human words or gestures cannot describe it. It was a feeling of complete PEACE and REST... Incredible peace and well-being that I had never felt in my life (I was 40 at the time). At that time my wife wakes up. She says " Joe, what is that?" She was also seeing and feeling and seeing what I was. She then says " Its beautiful".
Obviously, without my saying a word, she was also experiencing what I was. After a long period of experiencing this beautiful feeling... We heard noise toward the right side of our house... Right outside our bedroom window. It was the sound of metal clashing rhythmically, like the sound of large cymbals. While experiencing this, my wife told me that she was having a verrry powerful dream when she woke up. She told me that she had a dream about a court... With 2 large iron doors... And inside were 2 large Male lions, which were very large and ferocious... But were ours. Not too long after... We were talking about our experience, we both "got" the same message. Its difficult to explain, but we both received a message... Which was one and the same.
The message was " Rest now, I am in control. You have no need to fear or worry about anything. I will make all things new." About a year after this, I was reading my Bible. That night I asked my Lord "Father, what was that experience that took place that night, I would like to know. Please Father... Somehow tell me what that was." Next morning, I wake up early as usual. For about the next hour, I kept hearing the words "EZEKIEL 10 EZEKIEL 10″ over and over... Like an old song in your mind you just can't get rid of. After some time, I gave in and said "OK, though I have never read EZEKIEL, and I THINK its a book somewhere in the Bible...ok, I will read it... If it exists" The following is from EZEKIEL 10 that I read that morning:
3:Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
4:Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD's glory.
5:And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.
After I read this, I remembered I had prayed for an answer the night before... As to what the cloud, brightness, and noise of that night a year ago was. The Lord is good... ALL glory to the Lord. Hallelujah.
Thank you for your time, Joe.