Deep protruding eyes strongly fixed on me and beaming a presence of saying I am here with you. At first glance I think nothing of it and close my eyes again for I am enjoying a good night’s sleep. Not sure of what I just saw but knowing I saw something I open my bright eyes again as wide as they can get and the translucent face is over my bed staring at me. Brilliant, very pronounced dark eyes are piercing and hovering over my head as the rest of me lie snuggled under the covers. I am wide alert, holding back partially in fear/awe trying to discern what I am seeing. I am thrown into a state of disbelief. The image disappears as quickly as it showed up out of nowhere.
Wow!!! I am taken back in great awe. I am breathless for a moment. Did I just see Jesus?
The bodiless face appeared to be Jesus as He simply made eye contact with me. I say to myself, “I must be imagining things, maybe it was a dream, but I was awake. I am no visionary. This is not possible.”
Today, a month later, my Church has a guest speaker named Geoffrey Cohen. Mr. Cohen is talking about a Face to Face encounter with Christ. Cohen attended Hebrew school as a younger man and was brought up as an Orthodox Jew. He vehemently denied Christ as the Messiah. When a fellow soldier in the Army showed him a scripture in Psalm 22 (the Old Testament) that talked about “someone” having their hands and feet pierced as their garments are divided among them, the guy suggested the “someone” is Jesus Christ. Cohen, being an attorney likes to argue and believing Christ was just a man set out to prove this guy wrong.
Cohen’s research led him to Israel and to his surprise he had a “Face to Face’ encounter with Jesus himself while traveling the countryside of the Promised Land. He saw three separate visions of Christ walking towards him and the third time Christ stopped, turned His head and laid His eyes on Geoffrey. Cohen’s testimony reminds me of the recent vision I had of Christ looking at me. In my conversation and curious tone I often have with God, I asked God what He is saying to me. He instantly led me to check the verse of the day on my Iphone. An excerpt from Numbers 6:22-27 read the following:
“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace” Numbers 6:22-27
I know God answered me as I looked at my phone in the sanctuary and saw the above scripture. Wanting confirmation it is God’s voice, when I get to my car I pull a scripture from my box of God’s promises. The scripture says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up (James 4:10). Bingo! How cool is it when God speaks clearly through both Testaments? With Him looking directly over me in my bed making eye-contact with me, I believe I am in Hissight. I am in the sight of the Lord! Amen!
The message is clear; God shined His face upon me
Thanks for reading and allowing me to share this delightful experience of a “Face to Face” encounter of Jesus I had on my journey. Be encouraged, be of good cheer. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you. I am no visionary but when God wants to show you something, I believe He will. Do you believe?