Originally posted by All Seeing Eye
If at such time you would like to share that part of your life please don't think no one would understand, there is at least one who might, and
that should always be your choice.
I would be glad to share my experience. I posted this in another post but have copied it for this thread making some minor corrections.
My witness remains the same, regardless of the thread. In a different thread Dave Rabbit had posed the following two questions quoted below, and I
Originally posted by Dave Rabbit
.... And only because I don't have the time to back over all of your posts.... there are no Silly Questions... only Silly Answers
Originally posted by Dave Rabbit
put time and thought about why you believe what you do and the path that led you to it.
This is my experience. As I said before, unbelievable for the doubter, and undeniable to the believer.
Here is my story:
Personally, when earthly paradise was lost for me, Family, Friends, house and home, my daughter, and a way of life that dissapeared, I was left with
That when I stood, alone, in a Motel Room, Sept of 2004, that I spoke allowed and wondered if this is what it is all about. That I as a man am on my
own, through thick or thin, I am only a man alone?
And standing there alone, that I spoke allowed. I asked what I had done to deserve this. I asked to be hit by a bolt of lightening, and nothing
happened that I could instantly notice that pointed to God.
That March 29th of 2005, some 7 months later, I was standing alone in a room, and I heard a voice speak to me. In that of a woman, and ending in that
of a man: And it said:
The Truth is the Truth is the Truth.
The Truth terminates hate,
and restores the Truth.
Looking out the window and wondering what that was, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and at the edge of sanity, I spoke alloud and said:
That either Im losing my ever loving mind, or it has to be God. And that if I was alone and without God, then the only person that was hearing that
conversation was me. But if it was God, well....it was just me and him.
But that wasnt enough, and I spoke alloud, as though one was with me. And I said: " If that was you God, then have a bolt of lightening hit the Space
2 days went by...and nothing happend. Serious doubt had set in, and truly I thought that I had imagined it. As I watched the evening news, I saw the
following story as the news broadcaster reported: " Bolt if lightening hit the space needle this afternoon, nobody injured".....
I did an internet search to see if it had been documented at a later date, and here is what I found:
CNN March 31st 2005 HEMMER: Twenty minutes before the hour. Checking this video from Seattle, Washington. Lightning striking the famous Space
Needle there. It's 605 feet tall, well prepared, 25 lightning rods there. Those bolts landed while some people were eating lunch. There's a
restaurant up there. A few of them, in fact, at the top of the Space Needle on Tuesday. They didn't seem too bothered by it. Some said taking the hit
was spectacular. They took some photos along the way. Some of them actually said it was fun, too.
Transcript link below:
I stood in that room, dumbfounded as I held the remote in my hand.
I spoke allowed, and said, " Your real ". In a shocked state of mind.
I then said:"Its not cool to talk about God now days"
and then something came over me where I could understand everything, but heard nothing....and it was said: " Dont call me God, call me Good
And then he proceeded to say...
" In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Lord Jesus Christ "
and proceeded to tell me about the family and upbringing which had been intended. The change of my lifestyle which was sought, and a task which I
have revealed to some.
What happened after, was one of the reasons I came to this site early in 2005 having been a young member. My journey, and my path, has changed my
Much has changed since that day, and I have had proof upon proof, which as a man, I hold close to my being. I dont blindly believe there is a God, I
My testimony is one of a long path. With many journeys and lessons.
I personally came to ATS to explore the testimony of others, because my experience was so terrific, that even after it happens, that one can downplay
the happenening itself. The seed of " self doubt ".
Like a couple once in love, and then breaking up: That each member can or has denied ever being in love, but should the clock be turned back, they
would see they were in denial.
Im just a man. Telling my story. I get no boost of ego, or gold stars for doing it. In my moment of need, I called out when I had nothing left, and
found that the mystery that all men seek, was all that I needed after I lost all that I thought I needed. I never needed material wealth, but rather,
the Pearl of Great price.
[edit on 30-10-2008 by HIFIGUY]