Chosen, 15 Minutes With Jesus

A true event of a divine manfestation from Jesus Christ in 1998.
I know the ones I have chosen, John 13:18

This chapter is based on my true story; which happened in January 1998. There is no explanation that I can offer to the reader for the divine visitation, and eyewitness event I received from Jesus Christ, which turned this into the most important event of my life. The time I spent with Jesus was a moment that froze time for me. Yet if I had to make an educated guess on the visited length of time according to our conversation, then my best guess would be, 15 minutes with Jesus.

The conversation, the question he asked, and the revelation of what is most important to Him will forever be etched in my heart and mind, in the reality and consciousness of that visitation. The time spent with Jesus changed my life, and from that moment on nothing would ever be the same.

I don’t know why Jesus chose to visit me, I’m not extraordinary, wealthy, or sinless. Of all the patriarchs written in the Old Testament, I find myself most in awe and reflective of David.
King David was a warrior, he sleighed a giant to protect, he fought for what he believed was the righteousness of God, and there wasn’t any person who could change his mind. David battled, he went to war, and many who pretended to befriend him really despised him. Although he went through trials and fears, he always went forward. He made mistakes, he sinned, yet always praised God. Now, God would punish David when he saw it necessary, yet he forgave him through his repentance. Through all my battles, wars, and sins, God chooses to forgive me through my repentance of sin. Why?

It was late and I was ready to relax and watch some television, hoping it would make me tired enough to pop off to sleep. The 700 Club was on again, somehow I managed to switch it on while playing with the remote. Gordon Robertson was talking, convincing people in his audience about Jesus and his saving grace. He then asked people to pray with him. Gordon was stating that Jesus could manifest and reveal himself to us if we would trust him.

I thought this was strange because this meant to “unveil by sight” and therefore he must be mistaken in what he was saying or he just wasn’t presenting his belief correctly. He asked again for people to believe, because Jesus could show up in their life. Okay I asked, what was this and was it possible? I answered my own question, well yes, all things are possible with God, and I would leave it at that. Pray with me, he asked again. I thought okay, I will pray with you, after all what could it hurt and who would know, besides I was all alone in the room and there was no one to call me ridiculous.

I opened my eyes from the prayer and looked down at my feet, what was happening, my toes felt prickly. Then the tingling began and became stronger and it began moving up my feet to my ankles, and then to my knees. The sensation transformed itself into a warm wave of rushing water flowing from within me. My eyes traveled up my body alongside the warm billowing feeling which had now made its way up to my chest. Oh my God what was happening? Upward, until I felt the wave touch the top of my head, and then an explosion of light was everywhere.

I had been lifted; I was in the middle of the brightest, whitest light I had ever seen. I felt him, and then I saw him from the corner of my right eye. I began turning my head slowly to the right until I was looking directly at him. He was here, fully. I looked, and saw him standing next to me. The light was as white as snow and it was protruding from his chest, it was so bright I could not see his eyes, yet I knew who he was. He spoke, “Can You Forgive”?

I stared at him, then he raised his right hand and stretched out his arm, I followed the length of his arm, his hand seemed to be pointing toward something. I looked over and directly in front of me was what looked like a projection screen. Then again he asked, “Can You Forgive”? I looked back at the screen. Images began to form and suddenly the faces of my daughter’s father and his wife appeared. I sat staring at them as my mind contemplated his question. Then with a shrug I said yes, my answer was yes, I could forgive. Behind them another face appeared, I stared at the face of my father and again I answered yes. Then tiny bubbles were popping up all over the screen, there were so many faces that I did not recognize them all, again my answer was yes.

At that moment, in an instant, something shot through me, exhilaration, ecstasy, peace, love and overwhelming joy. The feeling was as if rockets had gone off, fireworks of extra-ordinary proportions, light as white as snow and rainbows of many colors. I was soaring upwards, I looked down and saw my feet beneath me and below my feet I saw the earth and it was falling fast away from me.

I felt him, I heard him say, “nothing matters, what is of the earth and the world stays of the earth and world, work, struggle, strife, sorrow, blame, anger, unforgiveness, materials, and sin. The only thing that matters is God”. Everything was falling away from me, all of the burdens and weight were being lifted from me and suddenly I realized, God is the only answer, the only one who matters, it is to Him we owe our life and loyalty, now and forever.

I was suspended in light and everlasting joy, and then suddenly I looked over and I thought this isn’t normal. Looking back towards Jesus I asked him, am I dying? “No”, and just as suddenly as he appeared, he was gone. I was still sitting on my bed, the television was still on the program and Gordon Robertson was saying to the audience, if you just prayed that prayer then call us and let us know that you prayed with us today.

I sat there in absolute amazement for a moment. Oh my God! What just happened? But I knew what had just happened. When I was very young I prayed to the Virgin Mary and waited for her to appear to me. God went further than my prayer in his grace. God had another plan for me. God had showed me he loved me so much and he wanted me to meet his Son, the Resurrection of Life. God had just introduced me to His Son Jesus, and Jesus was alive.

The Lord had chosen me, He Revealed Himself to me, He removed the layers from my eyes and manifested the truth, He is alive and watching over us, He is the truth, the way, and the life.

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