At this point, a couple of years later, I was living in an apartment duplex with another friend of mine, and was started to genuinely seek out the God of the Christian Bible. Months earlier, an elderly man by the name of Ken was going door-to-door and witnessing to folks about Jesus Christ and the Gospel. And that day, I had let him in and listened to him as he spoke.
(...that was definitely the "seed" which planted my walk with Christ)
One early morning, I had this brief lucid dream where I was in my bedroom in the duplex (hardwood floors, with no other furniture apparent in the room) and was standing faced toward the bedroom wall closest to the door.
As I recall, I then stared up toward the ceiling and declared out-loud "God, how can I see you?".
Immediately after asking this, I then looked down toward my right hand.
Clasped in my right hand was my dad's black leather-bound King James Bible.
God bless you Ken, whether you are still here in the land of the living, or are now at home with our Lord!
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- The setting of me being in my bedroom portion of the duplex apartment represented the private, or intimate, part of my life (being that one's bedroom is a private area of his/her home). It being completely empty, with no furniture, I believe, represented an encounter where God desired no distractions between us.
- Me facing the bare bedroom wall, I believe, represented my being at the point where my life had "hit the wall". Staring up towards the ceiling then, I believe, represented the place where I was truly at the point of seeking Him and wanting to know who He really was (as opposed to, say, a distant, agnostic view of Him).
- ...being near my bedroom door, with that door being to the right me, also had some kind of significance.
- Me suddenly having my Dad's King James Bible in my hand, I believe, was God's clear way of saying "If you want to see Me -- read My Word". I also believe that His Word manifesting as the King James translation was important, also; along with the fact that I had recognized it as my Dad's.
...(1)In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2)The same was in the beginning with God. (3)All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (4)In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (5)And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not...
...(8)Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
(9)Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (10)Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (11)Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
(12)Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (13)And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14)If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
(15)If ye love me, keep my commandments...
...(10)Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11)Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12)For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(13)Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14)Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15)And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16)Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17)And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18)Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (19)And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (20)For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak...
...(12)For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (13)Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. (14)Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (15)For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
(16)Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need...
...(11)And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12)His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (13)And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (14)And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (15)And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
(16)And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS...
- Jesus' Divinity: Scripture Compilation (with additional testimonies)