I have had several visions of the Lord since I got saved, but I have always kept the occurrences close to my heart because they were very personal. However, I realize that our life experiences are used by God to help us and they can also be used to help or bring comfort to others.
My visions of Jesus occurred at pivotal moments in my life and they revealed his love, his reassurance and his affirmation of me at those times.
My first vision was on a Memorial Day several decades ago. I had just gotten saved and I came home, and knelt down at my bed and began praying for my prayer language. I had awakened that day with such desolation in my heart. As I lay there in bed, I turned on my radio. I never listened to the radio, but I turned it on that day. I heard the commentator talking about salvation. I called the number that he quoted on air. Interestingly, the radio host told me to come down to the station—it was the Christian Broadcasting Network. When I got there a red-headed counselor led me to Christ. (I don’t remember her name, but I know I will see her when I get to heaven.) She also prayed for me to speak in tongues.
That brings me back to that point after I returned home and knelt down at my bed. I began to pray to receive my prayer language. As I prayed, my Lord, Jesus, appeared to my right above me. He appeared in a silhouette of glory in a white garment. A heavenly glory glow framed him. I did not see his face naturally as he was radiating a heavenly glow; I did see a spiritual manifestation of it. That vision provided me with a sense of comfort and love that I so needed. And, yes, I did begin to speak in tongues as I knelt there at my bed.
Jesus appeared to me a second time right after the death of my mother. I had recently been back to Virginia to see her. She was in so much pain and it broke me to my core. (I was living in Louisville, Kentucky at the time.) We received a call on the landline and my daughter awakened me and shared the news that my mother had passed. Upon hearing that, I asked, “Lord, where is my mom?” I saw a vision of my mother with the Lord and she was smiling—no more pain!. Now I know that we are no longer in this earthly body upon death, but my mom had a front tooth that had gold trimming around it. I saw that tooth with the gold trim as she smiled. You see, I do believe that God uses certain things as reference points or verification at times in our lives even though my mom had shed that earthly body. That vision of my mother with the Lord was so real, so reassuring, that I fell back to sleep peacefully.
The third time that I saw a vision of my Lord was in January, 2021. I had been praying for my sister back in Virginia. She had been very ill and I had been praying for her healing. As I prayed, I saw the Lord in that intensive care unit of that hospital. Now, I had not been to or seen her room in the ICU, but in my vision, I saw that room with my sister hooked to a number of lifesaving devices. Jesus stood above all those machines. Now, again, a glory light framed Jesus’ silhouette. Again, I didn’t see his face in the natural which was aglow; I did see a spiritual manifestation of his face and he was smiling at me. I actually believed at that time that she was being healed right here on earth. However, she passed away. As I think about it, she was being healed—just not here. Jesus was comforting me in my loss and grief. He appeared, I believe, to reassure me that my sister was in his hands. So, even though she passed, I was left with such a peace deep down in my soul.
Jesus is for real, my friends; I am not special and he made himself real to me. He will be there for you in your times of need. You can be assured of that. He may even appear to you in a vision.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge a strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you , Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Phillips 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.