During this time, I was living in an apartment duplex with another friend of mine, and had started to genuinely seek out the God of the Christian Bible. Months earlier, an elderly man by the name of Ken O. 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 (with no apparent furniture, at all, in the room), and was standing faced toward the wall closest to the bedroom door.
From here, I then looked up toward the ceiling and asked 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 O., whether you are still here in the land of the living, or are now at home with our Lord!
- Why was the dream setting within my house inside my bedroom?
I believe that the bedroom portion of one's house, in dreams, represents a place of intimacy (with houses, themselves, representing one's "temple").
The room being completely empty, I believe, may also represent God desiring no distractions between us.
- Bedrooms in "Houses" Symbolize Intimacy, Privacy, & Covenant
...(1)In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. (2)Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. (3)And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another...
...(5)And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; (6)For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? (7)And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. (8)I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth...
...(2)Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (3)Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. (4)Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge...
- Why was I standing and facing against my bedroom wall?
I believe this was symbolizing where I had "hit the wall", at this point in my life. And in turn, my staring upwards toward the ceiling was the place where I was truly seeking Him out and wanting to know who He really was (as opposed to, say, an agnostic view of Him).
- Praying Against the Wall to the Lord
II Kings 20:1-3
...(1)In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
(2)Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, (3)I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore...
...(1)In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.
(2)Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, (3)And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore...
...(11)Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; (12)That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: (13)But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. (14)For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (15)Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; (16)And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: (17)And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh...
- Why was I positioned where the bedroom door was to my right?
...I had deeply thought upon this recently, and I believe I was given the revelation that this is a symbolic representation of Him being "the door" to salvation!
- The Lord Jesus Christ being "The Door"
...(1)Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. (2)But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. (3)To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. (4)And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. (5)And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
(6)This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. (7)Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. (8)All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. (9)I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (10)The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly...
- The Lord Jesus Christ sits at the "right hand" of God the Father
...(54)When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
(55)But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, (56)And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (57)Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, (58)And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
(59)And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit...
...(31)What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (32)He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (33)Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. (34)Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (35)Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (36)As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter...
- In response, why did I suddenly have my dad's King James Bible in my hand?
I believe this was God's clear way of saying "If you want to see Me -- read My Word"
- The Lord Jesus Christ being "The Word"
...(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...
...(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...
...(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...
- Admonishment and Standard for Studying Scripture
...(10)And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. (11)These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (12)Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few...
II Corinthians 13:1
...This the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established...
II Timothy 2:15-16
...(15)Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (16)But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness...
- God Gives Ability to Understand & Interpret Dreams
...(6)And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. (7)And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? (8)And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you...
...(13)And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. (14)And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host. (15)And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. (16)And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. (17)And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do...
...(6)Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: (7)Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego...
...(17)As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams...
- One's Body (Soul/Spirit) Described As a "House"
...(43)When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. (44)Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. (45)Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation...
...(24)When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. (25)And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. (26)Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first...