Did I talk to a Prophet?

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posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 03:38 AM
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Okay this is going to sound wierd. And I know plenty of you that read this story might just roll your eyes but the more I think about it the more puzzled I am.

I work as a "Computer Access Specialist" for a certain national program that involves giving people resources for jobs as well as classes etc, and that's all that I want to share about that.

So most the people that come in are either older white people amazed and clueless about how the country works in such a way that you need a computer and the internet to be able to apply to 99% of the jobs that are available, or younger minorities or poorer people, sometimes homeless and drug addicts, all looking to use resources or help for resources for finding a job or a warm place to nod off on heroin. I feel their frustration and anger.

Anyways I was working the floor outside my cubicle when I was mentioning to a cooworker about how crappy my vision is and if and what kind of eye surgery I should get to fix it. A few minutes later this very nicely groomed young man I would guess about my age (mid 20's) that didn't look like he belonged there said "Hey Matthew (I have a nametag), I was hearing about your difficulties and I don't mean to intrude but do you know the meaning of your name?". To which I said "Well Matthew wrote along with Mark, Luke, and John in the new testament but I don't know the actual biblical interpretation." I don't know what ethnicity this man was but he was nicely dressed with the most piercing bright GREEN eyes that I felt were staring in my soul. He basically intoduced himself at me (his name was Peter), and we had a good laugh about it. He explained the exact biblical meaning of my name and told me that although we've been taught to learn we were born in sin that (I think) sin is something we pick up along the way of our lives. He also asked me details about my eye problems and asked if it was okay for him to pray for me which I replied was okay. He then said that human beings are meant to live as pure specimens and that any disease we have is sin, because we have a disease doesn't meant we ourselves have sinned it was just another form of (I guess) evil trying to take over our body). The entire time he was speaking I felt calmness and like in a trance like state. And the way he talked to me sounded so reasurring as opposed to the hellfire and brimstone approach most religions tout. We also talked about Jesus' ordeal and he said it was COMPLETELY unnecesarry for him to have died for us because we are all born without sin in the and the sin we collect is forgiven if we take the time to recognize it anyways but he died anyways because he cares about us that much. Before I got in trouble or lectured for talking about religion I thanked him for caring about me and for his prayers in the future. He just looked so clean and pure and his ethnicity must have been some form of latino but he didn't care that I was a babptized Catholic but his green eyes are something I've never seen before in my life and it was like he didn't have to be there. So I eventually had to excuse myself to help another client and I shook hands with him and he said the Lord's prayer for me which I couldn't have repeated along with him, and after awhile he left.

The more I think about him the more I want to talk to him. And the fact that he looked so unique and felt so reasurring freaked me out. It was like I met somebody totally unique to any other bible thumper that's tried to "teach" me and he wasn't about that. It was like he wanted to calm me down and let me know things are going to get better even though I hadn't told him much about my life at all. Plus I can't get over his unique looks. It was just something I never experienced before and it doesn't matter what kind of faith he has I would love to talk to him again because he didn't fit the typical stereotype.

Has this happened to anybody else? Or am I overanazliing it? And please don't call me a whackjob christian that'll believe everything, as I'll listen to people's opinion and most if not all the time dissagree with them respectfullly while mainting a decent conversation. I just wish I talked to him again but I was scared to approach him as I didn't want to get in trouble for bringing religion in a government institution.




posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 04:24 AM
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1) Prophets are supposed to tell the future. He was trying to get you interested in the bible. So he was not a prophet but a teacher.

2) You spoke about his look and his eyes over and over again. If you ask me the whole feeling he left you with was based on his looks. Was there some man crush going on? Its ok to have a little bromance, it happens.

3) Dont fall into the traps of religion. Its a deep abyss that leaves you with more questions than answers.It sounds like you are worried about this surgery. I would instead talk to a doctor and look up what to expect and how to manage with it. There are much wiser people out there than your green eyed friend. Like me for example.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 04:35 AM
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I met a homeless man, and had a very similar experience. A little odd maybe considering you have poor taste in them, I assume from your line of work.

I was downtown with a bunch of friends sitting outside in the patio area of a pub, and he was walking by. He said hello, and we had, had a few so we were chatty. He asked us what brought us to downtown, were we living in the city. We said the town we were from, and he began to tell us a story about his life, and how he had lived some what close to where we were from. Told us about the job he used to have, his wife, home and began to lay out how their lives fell apart due to illness and debt. He explained how he didn't worry, about his situation or feel jealous of others for their situations. Went on to say for a while he did feel anger and resentment towards the world, because so many others find ways out of the very same situations that fell in his lap, but how they just couldn't do it. (His wife eventually succumbed to cancer. Just thought I'd throw this in before someone claims he was an addict or drunk.) This man looked homeless, but in the tidiest of ways. We asked him about what he does now, he explained how he works for everything he does get. Whether it be he collects bottles, or get's paid to do odd jobs(at churches, shelters, so on.)

This man, had the whitest of hair, both on his head and face, and strikingly brilliant eyes. We got on the subject of religion, and how he believed that Jesus, loves us no matter what and will forgive us if we are willing to accept his forgiveness. He went on about how he's happy knowing he is alive, and doing the best that he can given his situation. He told us, about the importance of being happy, doing anything we can to help others in any way he can. He helps out at a church downtown, they give him clothes, shelter and food. He also helps out at the homeless shelters, and he himself has nothing. He was just the purest man, I'd met. Happy, thankful for life itself, friendly, and even went out of his way to tell us things we could do in town. Neat things that were going on, places to go that were free(parks, galleries, street performers.). He was the most genuine and sincere guy I've ever met. He even turned down money, said he has all he needs.

He thanked us for talking to him, told us that he can see the good in our hearts, and that all he asks is for us to be happy, friendly and help those that are in need of it. I felt incredibly moved, and a little shocked to have met such a homeless person in the downtown area that's usually filled with the types that are dirty grimy and will curse you out if you don't give them anything.

I can't remember his exact words but it was something along this " We will all have our day to walk with the Angels, and then nothing else will matter." It struck me pretty deep, but this was years ago.

Figured I'd share my story of the truly " Light " at heart.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 04:49 AM
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Not one person here will be able to tell you if you talked to a prophet. I feel you will know if it has happen to you. I am thinking am 2X"s your age..I was raised catholic [12 yrs of school]. It took me awhile to step out the box and SEE what was important for me to understand. I do believe in "MY GOD" he might be your god also but I am pretty sure he will not look like mine. FYI I will say The Lords Prayer with anyone that ask that of me, let the chips fall where they may.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 06:39 AM
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We also talked about Jesus' ordeal and he said it was COMPLETELY unnecesarry for him to have died for us because we are all born without sin in the and the sin we collect is forgiven if we take the time to recognize it anyways but he died anyways because he cares about us that much



For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23



In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Romans 9:22


You spoke with a false teacher. False teachers do not speak the words of Our Creator. The lack of "fire and brimstone" that you felt was because the Holy Spirit was not present. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth, and it convicts. It is this conviction that brings repentance. It is also why many claim to feel judged when speaking to Christians - what they cannot fathom is that the conviction that they feel was produced by the Holy Spirit to bring about repentance and thus salvation.


Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21




posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by WhoKnows100

We also talked about Jesus' ordeal and he said it was COMPLETELY unnecesarry for him to have died for us because we are all born without sin in the and the sin we collect is forgiven if we take the time to recognize it anyways but he died anyways because he cares about us that much



For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23



In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Romans 9:22


You spoke with a false teacher. False teachers do not speak the words of Our Creator. The lack of "fire and brimstone" that you felt was because the Holy Spirit was not present. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth, and it convicts. It is this conviction that brings repentance. It is also why many claim to feel judged when speaking to Christians - what they cannot fathom is that the conviction that they feel was produced by the Holy Spirit to bring about repentance and thus salvation.


Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21










very good reply and spot on

here is an excellent video on these so called 'prophets' ::rolleyes::

project camelot-the new age exposed

www.youtube.com...

fascinating that so many of these concepts originate from the like of blatvatsky, etc..



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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WOW! Who knows how negative a person can be? Either way I personally have had a few experiences similar to this in my life. One recently was when I lived out west (where there are plenty of spiritual gurus and general nutjobs alike.) A man came up to me as a was having a cigarette before I went into work and I can't recall if he asked for one or just need a light. He ran down the bullet points of his life and recovery in about fifteen minutes before I had to cut him off so I wouldn't be late. He showed up at a low point in my life when I didn't even realize how low I was. In my opinion, "spiritually" inclined people seek each other out naturally. Though I didn't get the usual, "tingly" feeling when talking to him, he stayed on my mind through most of that day.

Back to the topic at hand. I wouldn't necessarily call someone a "prophet." I feel that it has too many connotations. That man was what the New Agers would call a "light worker." Just labels on top of labels. It doesn't really change a person by what you call them. He is and was just helpful.

Now as far as how I would personally precede, I would recommend exploring your "spiritual" side without the restrictions forced by religion. If you would like to gain a similar sense of "enlightenment" (Another label that I'm always hesitant to use.) Regardless, I wish you well in life and all that happy, fluffy bunny stuff



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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OP: I agree with the first response that he is UNlikely to have been a prophet.

To me it sounds like he was just a very spiritually-centered, good-hearted person. We need more of those.

It is unfortunate that many MANY christians have absolutely ruined the name of christianity by misinterpreting the bible and preaching hate. What these pseudo-christians fail to understand (aside from a proper interpretation of scripture, lol) is that pretty much NO ONE and I mean NO ONE will respond "favorably" to the hateful, judgmental drivel they preach.

Many of these folks even have the audacity to tell someone that they are going to hell. I've seen it plenty of times. They justify this, usually, by pointing to some (mistranslated) element of scripture, saying that they are merely repeating what was written in the (english mistranslated) bible. What they fail to understand is that this is a egoistic PRIDEFUL act, by which they are assuming the role that should be only god's -- that of judge.

I'll not get into a lecture about the "real" reasons for mosaic law (mostly practical, and very much for their time) or the way that many people SEVERELY misinterpret Christ and his teachings... but I will mention that the typical christian view of "hell" is a false one. Properly translated and understood, the "hell" of the bible is both separation from god, and spiritual death--not eternal torture by some little red man with a pitchfork.




Originally posted by WhoKnows100
You spoke with a false teacher. False teachers do not speak the words of Our Creator. The lack of "fire and brimstone" that you felt was because the Holy Spirit was not present. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth, and it convicts. It is this conviction that brings repentance. It is also why many claim to feel judged when speaking to Christians - what they cannot fathom is that the conviction that they feel was produced by the Holy Spirit to bring about repentance and thus salvation.






People feel judged when talking to christians because of the holy spirit?


I'm actually pretty sure it's the judgmental, spiritually-misguided fanatic who is trying to badger them into submission. But I guess we'll just have to disagree on that one.
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posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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I was in downtown Cincinnati on a Sunday night (1:30 AM) November 2000, with my brother after leaving a 24 hr. Kinko's with a rush PowerPoint slides handout job for a sudden 10 AM tradeshow presentation he'd just been handed, and there was no one on the street, no side streets or alleys between that Kinko's and the hotel we were heading to. Wide open walkway and street, and nowhere a person could slip off into. This description of the area - for 40 yards in every direction - is important to what happened next.

A very tall black man, using crutches to walk with his one remaining leg, moved quickly up to where my brother and I were standing (in front of the Kinko's) in a well lighted area that features (as I already stated) no alleys or openings between buildings or side streets or parked cars or any large objects of any kind - very wide open, well lit urban downtown area. He was very intense and he focused squarely on me, ignoring the fact that my brother was even there, and started talking in a very impassioned manner with a very heavy accent, which I could not understand at all. His face was scarred in a ritual manner, which made me think that he was African. The missing leg immediately reminded me of some of the news stories I'd read years before about machete attacks, which also made me think that he was African. What I couldn't figure out is where he'd suddenly come from, and what he wanted from me.

For the next few minutes he railed on about something that I couldn't understand, and he was getting more and more worked up as he went. I was starting to get worried because the man was easily 6'6" or taller, and very wiry and large-handed. Even with one leg, he could easy do plenty of damage if he decided to, so I started looking to see if there was any escape if he suddenly lost it. Nothing but open sidewalk and street for a half city block in any direction.

He kept talking rapidly and emotionally, and focusing completely on me as if I had something to do with whatever he was concerned about, but the truth is that I had no idea what he was talking about. I just couldn't get past his accent and broken English, and the fact that he was talking so fast and in such a hyper-excited manner didn't help the situation. I must've looked like a deer in the headlights to him - that is, it he'd been thinking about anything other than getting all of whatever he had to tell me out of his mouth.

Suddenly, my brother reached out and handed the guy a $20 bill. He stopped, and seemed to notice him for the first time since "walking" up to us. He took the money and looked back at me with a puzzled look. I looked at him and then at my brother - I didn't know what to do, and hadn't opened my mouth throughout the entire episode. I, then, looked down at the ground and took a deep breath, trying to figure out what to do. When I looked up, the man was completely gone.

I looked at my brother and asked where the guy went. He didn't answer me, but told me that we had to get back to the hotel. For the short walk back, and for the rest of that week, I kept grilling my brother about that one-legged man, but he kept giving me vague answers that have never been satisfactory. He said that he didn't see the guy leave, but he didn't even try to deal with the fact that the guy literally evaporated from the very wide open area we were standing in without either of us seeing (even) which way he headed when he left.

To this day, I have no idea what the man wanted from me, why he was so intensely focused on me, why he was so upset, and where he came from and how he got out of that open area (on crutches) to amazingly fast. I don't think he was an angel or a prophet or an alien or any of that, but the entire episode sure as hell was mysterious.
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posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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I believe there are three reasons that the death of Christ was necessary.

1. To fulfill the prophecies from the Old Testament regarding the messiah.
2. To earn our pardon from sin by bearing the punishment we deserve because of our sins.
3. To conquer death by his resurrection allowing those who seek it to find a path which does not lead to eternal separation from God.

“Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself…. ‘This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day’” (Luke 24:26-27, 46).

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:4-6

“By his death,” we are told, Jesus was able to “destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:8). Victory was won on the cross.

I believe this man you met to be a false prophet and in the words of Jesus himself:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 7:15





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