Hi Joe ...yes it was powerful ,yet gentle but manly too (like a father figure) ....
I felt total respect for him..so much so that I could not say anything back ....I was just in awe of his voice and the beauty of the land I was
observing ...and at that time never had any reason to ever respect the adults that I grew up with (they were all mean and hateful and strict as heck
with me and they drank alot and did stupid things) ....so I didnt respect him just because he had an adult voice ...I respected him because I felt he
was all powerful ..
I mean he did tell me that it was he who made all that I was seeing ..that was seriously bigger than anyone I could comprehend even knowing ...lol
...you know what I mean ...
After that ..I didnt really hear him again until I was older and came to know the Lord Jesus Christ ...and now I hear him all the time ..
And yes I can determine his voice from mine ......always have been able to do that ...(scripture even says his own hear his voice because they KNOW
HIM and are known by him ) ......................
I told a shrink once ..I hear my voice ..Gods voice and satans voice ..
She asked how I could tell the difference in them ,..
I told her the Lords voice is soft,soothing,gentle and all powerful ..the devils voice talks alot and is always trying to convince me of stuff ..my
voice is the one in the middle who weighs what each ones says to me and tries to determine which voice to listen to at that time .. lol ....
They didnt lock me up and they didnt give me meds for hearing voices ..because she believed me ...>..(at least not those kinds of meds lol)
I saw your questions on another thread about if Jesus is the way or not ...................
Scripture is clear that JESUS is the way the truth and the light ..
And by no other way can one be saved .
All who came before him and will come after him are theifs and robbers ..
He is the DOOR (there are many doors ..wide is the path to destruction narrow is the way and few there be that find it ) ..........
Read all of John 10 ..it is pretty clear there is no other way ..but by JESUS CHRIST >>
But you cannot come less the spirit draw you first (and I believe that the spirit drew me as a young child ) and continued to draw me till I got to
know Jesus Christ ..then he began to LIVE IN ME not just outside of me ..
The spirit of GOD was given UPON CHRISTS DEATH (Not before that )>>.
Even though we have the breath of life at birth (all of us have life) we must be born again from flesh to spirit which is what the Holy Spirit does
within us ..he is working from within us to create us ANEW on the inside (our heart soul body and mind) (this takes a close walk with him in
obedience to his will from the time we believe till the day we are changed completely) >...from sinful nature (carnal minded) to spiritual minded
...and someday a complete change will happen ..(we will be changed bodily as well ) 1 Corinthians ..........
1Cr 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Cr 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
1Cr 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
1Cr 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass
the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Cr 15:55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
1Cr 15:56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
1Cr 15:57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Cr 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your
labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Sorry didnt mean to preach ...
Just wanted to stay off that thread you were on because Badmedia and I do not see eye to eye on MANY THINGS ..
Even though some things I do agree with him on ..
Two very important things we cant agree on is .
Jesus is the ONLY WAY ..and he was the LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN for our TRANSGRESSIONS >......
He took the total wrath of God of which we all deserve ..but because he loved us so much he took it all and said we do not have to endure that wrath
if we REPENT AND AccEPT JESUS AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR .
Because if he lives IN YOU then he will make us LIKE HE IS and he was PURE IN HEART MIND SOUL AND BODY ....and he works on us to make us like he is
..IF WE WILL LET HIM IN >...
Notice what this says .
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?
Now read this
Phl 2:5 ¶ Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Phl 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Phl 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Phl 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Phl 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phl 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
Phl 2:11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Now is there any other name under heaven by which men can be saved ?
Is Budah or Mohammed or Allah or the Goddess of Diana or whoever mentioned at all in any of these scriptures ?
And yet they too taught goodness and light didnt they ?
They were mere men ..
Jesus was not a mere man ..even though he came as a mere man ..
He was MORE THAN THAT >..he was the EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD THE FATHER (can anyone on earth honestly say they are the express image of God ? NO )
Hbr 1:3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he
had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Is anyone sitting on the right hand of GOD ? NO >>>.Jesus is the only one .
He is the ONLY MEDIATOR between GOD AND MAN >>>
I am pretty sure that voice I heard was JESUS even though I had not even heard of him yet .. ...
1Ti 2:5 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;