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An experience I had...

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posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 11:13 AM
I'm not sure if I am posting this to the right forum. I am a new poster, but a long-time lurker.

This kind of falls under religion, but here goes...

Let me start off by saying that I consider myself somewhat of a Christian. I believe in a supreme being, God, what have you. About three or four years ago, I was still in college, I had an event take place one night that has stayed with me and always will.

My wife, girlfriend at the time, and I were both staying with her parents. This particular period of my life was one in which I had a lot of confusion going on about religion, our purpose in life, etc. I found myself wondering about the morals regarding pornography, aldutery, lust, and the like. This particular night, one of the few in which I actually prayed, I asked "God" to help me understand all the things in my head that were dealing with this issue. I wanted to know how he felt about everything. I found myself falling to sleep when all of a sudden, an unfamiliar voice popped into my head and said, as clear as someone standing right beside me, "Galatians 5:17." I was immediately more awake and wondering what had just happened. I looked around the dark room and everything seemed normal. I laid there for at least 45 more minutes just wondering what had happened and if I actually had heard what I thought I had. Needless to say, I was uneasy. I told myself that if I remembered it in the morning, I would look it up in my Bible. I was a little too shaken to get up and check at that time.

What struck me as odd, was that Galatians isn't a book you hear a whole lot about, and why a number popped in my head with it. The next morning, I did remember, and I can still hear it just like it was yesterday. I got my Bible, and to my astonishment, here is what it read....

"For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. "

I was floored. The thing that I asked about in prayer, was the ONE verse that popped up in my head. I was almost in tears.

I have only shared this with maybe 3 people since the incident took place. I choose to share it with you all because I would like your opinion of what happened. I believe I was one of the lucky people who was "spoken to." I sometimes feel it is my duty to share this story with others.

Please be fair. I am not crazy. This is a single event that has only happened once in my life. I'm not claiming to be all powerful. I'm not claiming to be special.

I am just continuing my quest for understanding this world and where it is all going, and what it all means. I believe in God. I believe in Heaven. I believe in Hell. But I do have some different views compared to what is preached in today's churches.

Thank you all in advance, and have a great day...

posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 11:22 AM
I've had the same experience. Except I wasn't really sleeping. I was really scared about something. And the next thing I know a verse popped in my head that I didn't know of. So of course I went and looked it up. It had to deal with what i was scared about. It calmmed me down so much, and it actually made me somewhat happy. Its amazing how God works in peoples lives.

posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 01:48 PM
I too have had similar experiences. I also do not believe that organized 'religions' have all of the right answers.

Personal experiences like these prove that our relationships with God are on an individual level, and are often most meaningful when we are 'alone' with Him.

posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 01:54 PM
I agree with you. The most meaningful time is when its just you and God takling. Its more personal. Thats what makes you relationship with him stronger.

posted on Jun, 11 2005 @ 05:46 PM
WOW. This must be a Godly intervention in your lives.

posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 02:52 AM
It just goes to show you that it's and you shall find..When you diligently search out you will receive must have really been concentrating on it. The first and most startling time it happened to me was when I asked the meaning of the universe, why the negative had to be there. I was very adamant in my quest for an answer and I got it. (I was experiencing many negative things in my life) God (someone)said, " All is balanced, good and evil" and I was shown a picture of a whirlwind of life going around some sort of vortex. I wasn't asleep but in bed praying. I was 8 and it was back in the 60's so I didn't get it from tv!! There is alotmore on TV these days about the mysteries of our universe now than back then. I satisfied me for awhile to say the least! It was very strange!!!


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