When I was twenty-two I had both a dream and a vision of Jesus the Christ. I felt his presence before particularly when I was ten, but my later experiences were a confirmation of my calling to follow Christ, and the manifestation of the beginning of my gifts including the gift of prophecy. I don’t remember which came first, but I am starting with the dream where I saw Jesus standing on the sanding shore and water was moving in the background.
Jesus was just there as if he was waiting for me. He had a plain robe and wore sandals. I knew it was Jesus the Christ. I ran up to him, and I said: “It is you! I finally see you!” I hugged him and my arms appeared to fit around him. As I embraced him, he grew in size getting bigger and bigger, but I still had my arms around him, still looking him in the face. I recall a large shout but did not see where it came from. Jesus began changing in appearance in front of me.
His hair changed to white and it flowed, and he had the most beautiful crystal blue eyes. I was above Earth and remember going upwards. The Lord was huge, and he encompass everything around him. The most awesome thing happen while looking at him. All the stars and planets came out of his eyes as I was lifted up from earth and was in space. Everything that God made I saw in a few seconds or appeared to understand him more. I was extremely happy at what was happening, but at the same time I could not understand why I was having this dream. Don’t get me wrong, it felt spectacular that God would come to me, because I did not think of myself as an important person, but I did pray to him.
Then I awoke with such a wonderful feeling that I jumped up in bed. Not even gradually but immediately sat up in bed. My heart was pounding, and I could hear it. I never experienced this before. I had to grasp for breath, but at the same time I was the most happy person on earth I shouted for my mother who was in another room and told her about the dream. She was happy for me, but I could not explain to her how great I really felt. She believed and loved Jesus.
On June 21, 2016, while praying with my prayer partner, and under the anointing and the gift of tongues, I saw two angels, and Jesus as king in a background setting. Jesus was sitting on a marble throne. Other images in the background were not so clear, but they were clear enough to see a brief image. In this vision I could feel myself holding a palm branch and there were other people next to me and in back of me, but I could only feel their presence. We were in my kitchen. God does not need a church building. He is everywhere.
Then, in the spirit, I was before the wailing wall in Jerusalem. I was rejoicing and shouting praises to God. The walls were like golden stones shining in the sun. I noticed some leaves and a beautiful aroma permeating through the walls. Some light smoke appeared. It was a wonderful feeling of peace and love.
We ended our prayers with singing, speaking in tongues, and thanking God for his love. The Lord revealed to me that he hears all prayers at the same time. He is that awesome of a creator. I like everyone to know I have a better understanding, because I had to go through some things. Now is the time to tell people what I experienced, and it is real. God has done a lot for me even when I did not realize it. I thank him for his tremendous caring ways and gifts.
Painting By: Stephanie J Mercer-McGowan. 1975. My rendition of what I saw. The actual vision did not have the star of David.