only way to god
background on me:
I come from an atheist background but have experienced God in more ways than one. It was not until I had experiences with Jesus that I began to actually connect my previous religious encounters with God at all. In the back of my mind I have always believed in God. From the first moment I heard of God I believed. The skeptics who say that it is just my mind, I have to say, that is all well and good, but I believed in Him.
The evidences I have of Jesus (I am not trying to convince any one of anything - I am merely testifying what I have seen. I know that this can mean absolutely nothing to some readers and that's ok.)
1.) When I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and savior I received the Holy Ghost first thing the next morning and It filled my heart for more than 16 hours with the "Oil of Joy/Oil of Gladness" which is a real phenomenon in which you feel actual oil pouring into your heart with an absolute gladness with the type of Love you will never again be able to receive (unless again you get a grand gift from the Lord). This experience, if it were to stand on its own would be the #1 reason I believe in God. After experiencing this - there is no way I could reject him. This is surprising, because by its description it seems as nothing at all and it is very easy to see why a skeptic would not be convinced by this evidence...
2.) I had another impartation of the Holy Ghost (which I associate with Jesus because it is described in the scriptures as the gift he would give to believers... this is the aspect of the Bible that I think should be spread - and most importantly - KNOW GOD FOR YOURSELF- Including find your own way to God - IF POSSIBLE - *The kingdom of God is within you. - But Jesus is real and regardless of the responses we get on this thread, there truly is testimony after testimony of this phenomenon - there is nothing at all be afraid of or offended by concerning these matters). During those same first few days I was filled with the spirit and could suddenly sing in a magnificent voice, unknown at all to me. These words came out on their own accord and were glorifying God, I had no control over my speech or my body. Some people received the gifts of talking in tongues, but I experienced the Holy Ghost as 'automatic singing'. I had another experience where I went into 'automatic prayer'.
3.) I saw a purple cross lit up across the sky. There were three of us together. This also, may not seem amazing, but if you were there you would have seen the intensity of the light and the clearness of the cross. I live in Seattle Wa, no-where near the Aurora Borealis... FYI
4.) I was in a room with my friend who was holding an infant that couldn't talk at all, except maybe the first words like "Mama" and "Da-Da". I wrote Jesus on the chalkboard and that little boy opened his mouth and said "Jesus" plain and clear as day and I'm not lying, there were no verbal cues at all, just the written word on the chalkboard...
Anyway, that might not seem like much, but these are the experiences that prove the existence (to me) of Jesus. I have other testimonies of 'God in General'. But I do tremendously accredit my relationship to God, with the Living Power of The Word of God - Jesus Christ - Resurrection Power - etc. and the Holy Ghost - and these are my reasons why...
I must also mention the words "born again". This phenomenon is a complete change in your spiritual awareness. It can happen as suddenly as a moment, or over the course of just one night. It may also happen over time. It can happen to someone who already confesses they believe in God, or an atheist of any degree. People receive "conversions" and suddenly feel to have a 'brand new spirit' or 'a complete change of mind'. These Born Again sensations, can happen multiple times, and with each occurrence you get closer and closer to God...
You may have been once near God and then felt far away and another "conversion" has brought you near again. This has happened for me a number of times and it was always the work of God and nothing that I did on my own.
I hear the statement "There is only one way to God" etc. "Jesus is the way, etc..." and I know there are many Gods and Goddesses revered - How does having these multitude of Gods differ in 'the belief in' or 'effectiveness in' the "Almighty"? Briefly, what are your thoughts on this comparison, for those believing in the many Gods. I know there is Islam and Judea, (If you are of these faiths, tell us how you, over time get closer to God? )I feel that a true devotee of these faiths seek after the same face of my God, which is the God of Abraham, etc... However -
I believe in a God bigger than Jehovah, (as in, the one that only hovers over one mountain) NO OFFENSE - I LOVE YOU LORD! You know in my heart what I mean! <3 Please show me mercy!
To all of my love worthy brothers and sisters - I understand that for some reason the subject of Jesus is very "touchy" I don't know why that is, but please, take a few breaths and relax if you must. I guess I could welcome the negative comments in advance, but I don't, I just expect them. One day my children, saith the Lord, we will be untied under the skies floating upward, on that day we will bump into each other and burst. I will see your glossy purplesent globe for what it is, and you will see mine.
SO PLEASE MY FRIENDS - Jesus Encounters? and Other Ways To God?
Edited by SpiritWriter, 02 October 2012 - 02:13 AM.