Survey Question: Is there a pattern here?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
Recently two friends of mine, who live on different coasts and do not know each other, had very similar experiences. One had a dream, the other had an experience at work in broad daylight. We are wondering if anyone else has had any kind of similar experiences.
While at work, my friend, "K" suddenly felt that God was telling him that the people in the office where he works are "doomed." He was quite amazed, but the message was very clear and strong. Later, he felt that he was coming out into the sunshine as though into the Light of God's Love and Truth. A week or two later, this experience happened again. My other friend, "M" had a very powerful and impressive dream that was almost identical to "K's" experience. She dreamed of being at work and being warned, "All these people are doomed unless they come out of here." She tried very hard to warn them and get them to leave, but no one would go. She went out into the sunshine and felt like she was going into a new place dominated by God's Kingdom.
Has anyone had any similar experiences? We are wondering if maybe God is doing something here that is becoming a pattern among His faithful. If so, could you please take a few moments to describe your dream or experience? We would greatly appreciate you kindness.
Thanks again. Many blessings to you and yours in the Grace of Christ. Ellen C.
-- Ellen Christine (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999
I have no answer to your question. I do know that anything is possible for God. I would hesitate to guess as to what your friends experienced for only they would know first hand what happened. Ellen
-- Ellen K. Hornby (email@example.com), November 10, 1999.
One of my favorite experiences to share happened to me about 6 years ago. I was ministering in a church In Ohio one weekend and on Saturday morning decided to get up early and spend some time in fellowship with the Holy Spirit in an early morning walk. As I was walking I came upon a field, along the boarder of this field were automobile tracks circling the field. As I stood on the edge of this field the Holy Spirit spoke to me: "What do you see?" I said, "a field with tire tracks running around it". As I stood there on the edge of the field the Holy Spirit spoke to me again and said, "the field your looking at is eternity, the tire tracks in front of you are a time line, you are standing at the end of time and you are about to enter eternity". As I was listening to this message I closed my eyes and as I did a few rain drops hit my face (it was overcast that morning) and a sudden gust of wind blew by and I heard the Holy Spirit speak again, "I am going to move, like the rain I will fall upon my people and like the wind I will blow across this nation" and he asked me again, "what do you see?" I said, "I see tire tracks and a field, an empty field". The Spirit spoke again and said, "that's right, you are about to enter eternity and you do not see a harvest, you see an empty field, because the harvest was reaped, the souls that were meant to come to God, came to God, and His plan for the ages was realized." At that moment I ran into the middle of the field and fell on my face and began to pray and ask forgiveness for everything I could think of and how I wanted more than anything else to be a part of Gods harvest plan for the last days. Since that morning, I have never forgotten what was said to me, and I have never been the same. Even as I am writing this experience out I feel a passion to live right and strive to do all God wants me to do.
-- Barry Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 1999.