I had a typical day at work and was on my way home. While driving I had begun to pray (as I usually do), and started thinking about all of the new found faith I now had. I knew God was there and that I could talk to Him through prayer, but started to wonder how it worked...I mean, how can we speak to Him and He to us with such a divide between us. I realized at this point, I was starting to doubt things a little. How could this be real?
While still driving, I decided, even though I knew it was none of my business, that I would ask God how this worked. I was really curious. Specifically, I wanted to know when we speak to Him, are we really speaking to "Him", or does He have some other spiritual force that hears us and delivers the message (and vice versa)? I know that God hears us and He definitely answers our prayers in various ways that are far to coincidental to be anything but an answer. However, it just seemed impossible to me to understand the mechanics of how this worked.
That said, I bravely (and humbly) just asked Him the following question;
It was no sooner that I got this prayer/question out of my mouth, that I was immediately given a vision...The most amazing thing I've ever seen and the first vision I had ever been given. I like to consider myself a very sane, rational person, who believes that things really happen in reality, not in dreams, or so called "visions". I had always thought that people who have "visions" are probably just manifesting things by themselves and that it probably wasn't an actual God given vision....That is, until now!
The vision I received was not only incredibly vivid and real, but I actually physically felt it as well. Keep in mind, I was wide awake and on my way home from work. What I'm about to tell you, I couldn't have made up even if I tried.
After asking God this question, I immediately saw myself horizontally (notice I didn't say vertically) tethered through a very wide, clear and distorted tube directly to Jesus! Kind of like the veil was briefly uncovered to show me the connection between this world and the next. And all of the sudden, everything made perfect sense to me...I can't explain it, but it just did. The craziest thing I've ever experienced! When I say "tethered", I mean it was as if I could see my soul (not physical body) attached directly to Jesus through this clear/distorted tube that seemed to follow me, as if it was just statically attached to my soul. Another interesting fact is that this dimension was directly in front of me at a slight upward angle (inline with my body cutting through everything in front of me), not directly above me as I had always envisioned. I could see clear, almost string-like objects attached to me tightly from this other dimension...Kind of like very long see-through rubber bands. I could also even physically "feel" this connection and it was amazing! I knew right at that moment that my physical body was the only thing keeping my spiritual body (soul) from instantly being catapulted / sling-shotted directly to the Lord. I realized that my body was keeping my soul in and I could clearly see that if I were to pass away, that my soul would immediately leap to Him instantly. It's no wonder that Paul said in the bible that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:6-8). I can see now what He means...Given this scenario, It will definitely be instant.
The one thing that I didn't mention was that I could actually see the other side. The other side of this expanse looked to be very far off in the distance, like sitting in the nose bleed seats at the game making the players look small. That said, I actually saw Jesus on the other side standing there and it appeared as if I (and all others) were directly connected right to Him. I couldn't make out the details, but could see Him in a very bright white robe with something blue and white around His neck and shoulders. I later found out that this garment around His neck and shoulders exactly matches the description of what is called a "tallit", which is also called a prayer shawl worn by rabbis. I know this sounds wild, but I truly experienced this.The image I received was so crystal clear that I knew it wasn't anything imaginary, but that the Lord actually revealed to me this new dimension that the physical world cannot see.
This experience was incredibly humbling and amazing for two reasons. The first being that He answered this prayer by actually showing me how this worked! I can't believe how kind He is! I seriously had no business knowing that and yet He not only gave me an answer, but an answer that was so abundantly clear and full of detail that I absolutely know how real He is and how real all of this is! The second reason is that I am so incredibly fortunate to be saved and to know Him. It really makes you realize that life is short and we all have eternity to live out somewhere...I'm so thankful that my eternity will be with such a kind and caring God.
I now know that when I speak to Him (and He to me), there is no 3rd party spiritual intervention going on...All those who have asked Jesus into their hearts to live within them are all truly connected directly with Jesus. I never realized just how connected we are until this miracle He so graciously gave me. Our Lord is with us at all times and my true hope is that people who haven't accepted Him, do accept Him into their lives because He is real, Heaven is real...It's all very real.
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