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...