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 politely listened to him as he spoke.
(...that was definitely the "seed" which planted my walk with Christ)
Not too long afterward, one early morning, I had this brief lucid dream where I was in my bedroom in the duplex (hardwood floors, and with no apparent furniture, at all, in the room) and was standing faced toward the wall closest to the door.
From here, I then looked 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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- I believe that the bedroom portion of one's house, in dreams, represents a place of intimacy (with houses, themselves, representing one's life). The room being completely empty, I believe, may also represent God desiring no distractions between us.
- Perhaps my facing the bedroom wall represented my being at the point in life where I had “hit the wall”. In logically sequence then, my staring up towards the ceiling was the point and place where I was truly seeking Him out and wanting to know who He really was (as opposed to, say, an agnostic view of God, or a cherry-picked Scripture view of Him).
- And being near my bedroom door, which was over to my right, I believe, very much was a subtle representation of Him being “the door” to salvation! (I had not even noticed this until now – 05/2018)
- 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 believe that His Word manifesting as the King James translation was important, also, along with the fact that I had recognized as being 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...
- Jesus' Divinity: Scripture Compilation (with additional testimonies)