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This thread is intended to edify, bear testimony, and encourage everyone to come unto Christ and be perfected in him.

If you feel inclined, testify of your experience/s, or link to where you have.

If you feel inclined, comment on the process you are following to come unto Christ.

I believe your testimonies are important and will help many come unto Christ.

Myself, I have not seen the Savior yet. I know that He lives, I know that God and Christ love us completely and want us to return to Their Presence. I am working on the baptism of fire and to move forward from there.

My wife, as a child, dreamed multiple times of seeing Christ standing over a spot, that later became a temple.

Why shouldn't we have dreams of Christ, prophesy and bear strong testimony of Him and God?

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I believe most people who have seen the Christ or the Father keep it to themselves or share it with a few they feel comfortable with. In most cases I am sure it has been a sacred experience. Personally I have seen both Christ and the Father in several dreams/visions that have come to me. They were as real to me as speaking with another mortal. What I learned in these experiences could be seen by others as controversial. So I don't teach what I learned from the pulpit, nor would I want to... it was personal to me, to the quest that I am on. We are each in different stages of understanding truths and that is what I love about the church... we believe in personal revelation.

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When I was a child I had a dream about the Savior. In my dream I was in my booster seat (I am guessing that I had this dream around the age of 5 or 6) in my mom's car. My mom was driving with a family friend in the passenger seat. It was night time and I looked straight up through the rear glass of the trunk and saw the moon and the stars. I looked very intently at the moon and Jesus came out from behind it and smiled at me. I smiled back and He began to play "peek-a-boo" with me popping out from behind the moon making me laugh. I was very young when I dreamed this and the fact that throughout all these years I can remember it with so much detail tells me that it was more than just a dream.

Kind of comical, but when I think about it, it teaches me something about Christ's loving nature. :) I wish to meet the Savior in person, but have not yet had that experience yet. If I did I would personally feel ok only sharing it with my family and close friends.

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I have asked this in this forum before but no one has given me any good answers. But my question is, what's the difference between seeing the Savior and seeing Heavenly Father and Mother?

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azalea.rubicon wrote:I have asked this in this forum before but no one has given me any good answers. But my question is, what's the difference between seeing the Savior and seeing Heavenly Father and Mother?
They are different people, so that is at least one difference.

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jump4joy wrote:I testified of my witness for the first time last month in a private forum. I've kept this experience very private for 20 years, only sharing it with a few people close to me. I did foolishly share it once with a sibling, and even though she accepted it initially, she was very uncomfortable with it because I'm sure that she thought that I was less worthy than her to receive such a thing. I'm sure that she's right. Anyone who knows me for any period of time would become keenly aware of my faults and weaknesses. I've asked that question myself. Who am I that I should receive an audience with my Savior, even though it was not in the body, but in the spirit? I will say that the experience felt as real to me as it would in the flesh, because I was sure in that moment that I had died, and I was surprised to find upon my sudden awakening that I wasn't dead after all. The Lord is no respecter of persons and He judges by the heart. And I do have a great love for Him. I cannot express in words the longing and worship I feel for Him. I look for and yearn for that perfect day to come when I can stand in His Presence in the flesh and live.
In July of 1993 during the night I was carried away in the spirit and brought into my Savior's presence. I long to share that glorious experience but will only share a small part. When I saw Him coming towards me, I knew Him immediately, call it recognition....I knew Him and have always known Him and how could I have ever ever forgotten Him??? I fell at His feet (it was the most natural reaction in the world to me) and wept on His feet. I was enveloped in a feeling of love and acceptance that I have never experienced before. There are no words. I wasn't worthy! How could this be? I asked Him the only question I have ever cared about and I was given an answer, a promise, and counsel. I will never forget the tangible feeling of the weight of His hand on the back of my head, and the feelings of comfort, acceptance and sublime love given to me. Or the jarring shock I felt when my spirit was pulled away (torn away, since I fought leaving Him and wanted nothing more than to stay with Him forever) and then dropped into my body. I floated for months in the euphoria and felt chronically homesick for a long time afterwards...I still feel homesick for heaven. For Him.
Thanks for sharing your experience jump4joy. I hope times have changed and people are more willing to accept these experiences with gladness and hope, instead of fear, jealousy and envy.

For me, the main purpose of the Book of Mormon is to bring us to Christ. Mormon didn't seem to have a problem giving examples of those who met the Savior. Why can't we hope and seek the same? ;)

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Two times I have "seen" the Savior. Twice more I have heard His voice. A few times I have had prophetic dreams which have come to pass. And at least once, possible twice, I have seen non-terrestrial beings. I've also had an interaction with an opposing power which came upon me like an unseen force. Since the topic is about the Savior, I will speak to those events.

When I was 10 years old, I was praying at my bedside. A growing brightness appeared in the corner of my room. It was not like "a light at noon day" but it was a distinguishable light in the darkness in which I watched what seemed like a movie playing before me. It was a vision. In the vision, I saw some events happen which I clearly recognize as occurring in a pre-mortal life. I saw myself interacting with the Savior at certain points and I saw events from the garden and Golgatha as well as the Lord's return to the presence of God.

Five years late, I was a rebellious teenager. In spite of that childhood glimpse, I turned to atheism. A dash of hedonism was thrown in. It was a dark time. I could rationalize away my spiritual experiences as indoctrination and conditioning. I felt disdain for my parents and others who had "bought into" the idea that there was life beyond the grave. Like Cain, I cried "I am free" all while feeling bitterly cold shackles around my ankle, chaining me to an everlasting sorrow. I attended church, more to avoid getting caught at misbehaving than for any other reason. My YW president saw my heart. She drove me home from an activity one night and shared her own rebellious history. I listened to her and I felt those spiritual stirrings. I swallowed them down, refusing to let myself be taken in by the mere firing of synapses. I stepped out of her car, parked in my driveway, and as clearly as if He had been standing beside me, I heard the voice of the Lord in my ears. He called me by name and said simply "It's time for you to come home." The experience was undeniable. My burden lifted. The darkness gave way to an ever brightening day.

When I was 20, I had another experience, this time less ethereal. In fact, every experience has been more tangible than the last. Again, I was praying at night. This time beside a different bed, in a different part of the country. I approached the heavens crushed by the weight of sorrow. This time it was not me who was lost. Like Enos, my sins forgiven, I prayed for all those who would reject the glad message of the gospel. I poured my heart out on their behalf and then confessed that I did not think I had the strength to serve a mission to people who would reject the Savior. At that time, my understanding was limited. I had no appreciation for just how far the Savior would and could go to bring each of us home. The darkness in the room thickened around me. A felt a veil before me - a thick darkness I could literally move aside with my hand. I felt the presence of my deceased grandmother on the other side as well as other family members I barely knew but from whom I sensed and overwhelming love. The Lord offered me the opportunity to leave this life. I was shown the consequences of my choice. I saw my brother and sister-in-law (I was living with them at the time to work in preparation for my mission) find my cold body in the bed the next day. I saw the heartache of my parents. I chose to stay. Then I heard words that time has born out. "Your life will be difficult. You will be tried. But you will always know that this was your choice." In an instant the despair left and I was filled with a sense of purpose and peace.

Late 2007, my family is in crisis. We have experienced a trial I won't detail and my husband and I are kneeling beside our bed. My husband prays sobbing and then invites me to pray. I have no words. None. My mind fills with a favorite and familiar phrase from the New Testament. "Lord, help Thou mine unbelief." Bone piercing warmth fills me as a blinding light fills the room several feet away. I can barely see through the light at the face of the Lord but the sweetness and light are engulfing. The acceptance and love, the serenity, they are staggering. Time stands still. He doesn't speak. The Father seems to be behind Him off to one side but the brightness is nearly blinding and it is hard to clearly distinguish anything or anyone beyond the Savior who was closest to me. No words were exchanged audibly but the influx of pure knowledge was undeniable. I can't even begin to describe the peace, comfort, and compassion. And the certainty and depth of His love. Certain things I simply just knew from that point on. The experience accelerated a process of learning in which I was led to one bit of doctrine after another which confirmed everything I felt in the Savior's presence. I knew my sins were forgiven. I was able to forgive others and see others as He sees them. Scriptures I thought I understood were opened to me in a new way. The whole world just plain changed. For the better.

None of these experiences were merited. I am as flawed, maybe more so, than many people I know. The one thing I know is that I am a new creature. I have been changed in profound and permanent ways because I can't unsee or unfeel what I experienced that day. I'm still imperfect in a million ways but I have never since doubted my standing with God. Not because of who I am but because of who He is.

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I haven't seen the Savior, but I had an experience in Sacrament meeting that proved to me of the existence of the Holy Ghost. To deny it now would bring great condemnation on me, and I feel real sorrow for those members struggling with their testimony, and for atheists in general.

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Love this thread. Thank you everyone.

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Having never recorded any of these experiences (at least not to my recollection), I thought this thread would be a good place to do so. Someday, I will include them in a book to my children. That said, I want to share one more experience which I remembered after reading SamFisher's comment.

Just a few weeks after the experience I had in 2007, I sat in Fast and Testimony meeting. Head bowed, eyes closed, I listened as ward members paraded to and from the podium sharing their testimonies, travelogues, and various experiences. Suddenly, I saw in my mind's eye, myself in the Spirit world. I was leading anxious, frightened people to meet their Heavenly Parents, who were just out of view. No matter how I tried to reassure them that God was every bit as good as I know Him to be, they remained fearful. A voice said clearly, "This is your task. To show the goodness of God to His children and to lead them into His presence." I pondered that for a moment before I heard the voice again, "This task is not limited to the next life."

I won't editorialize on the experience but certainly, it set my feet on a path that I have happily walked ever since.

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When the Lord comes in another form like he did to his disciples on the road to Emmaus, and lifts the veil, one is left dumb founded to realize how well they know their Lord and how much they have forgotten Him here.
This was my experience. It was not a Second Comforter experience but a vision I observed in my mind.

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What an awesome statement thanks!

" "This is your task. To show the goodness of God to His children and to lead them into His presence." I pondered that for a moment before I heard the voice again, "This task is not limited to the next life." "

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We have read the scriptures and comments below, with traditional understanding. Read them with the thought of seeing the Savior, and see what the Spirit speaks to you.
“Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity—thou must commune with God.” (Joseph Smith)
Abraham 1:2-4
2 And, finding there was greater happiness and peace and rest for me, I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained to administer the same; having been myself a follower of righteousness, desiring also to be one who possessed great knowledge, and to be a greater follower of righteousness, and to possess a greater knowledge, and to be a father of many nations, a prince of peace, and desiring to receive instructions, and to keep the commandments of God, I became a rightful heir, a High Priest, holding the right belonging to the fathers.
3 It was conferred upon me from the fathers; it came down from the fathers, from the beginning of time, yea, even from the beginning, or before the foundation of the earth, down to the present time, even the right of the firstborn, or the first man, who is Adam, or first father, through the fathers unto me.
4 I sought for mine appointment unto the Priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed.
Abraham wanted to be a greater follower of righteousness, a father of many nations, a prince of peace. He sought for this appointment and received it.
2 Nephi 29:3,5-9
3 For it shall come to pass in that day that the churches which are built up, and not unto the Lord, when the one shall say unto the other: Behold, I, I am the Lord’s; and the others shall say: I, I am the Lord’s; and thus shall every one say that hath built up churches, and not unto the Lord—
5 And they deny the power of God, the Holy One of Israel; and they say unto the people: Hearken unto us, and hear ye our precept; for behold there is no God today, for the Lord and the Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto men;
6 Behold, hearken ye unto my precept; if they shall say there is a miracle wrought by the hand of the Lord, believe it not; for this day he is not a God of miracles; he hath done his work.
7 Yea, and there shall be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us.
8 And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry; nevertheless, fear God—he will justify in committing a little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God.
9 Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner, false and vain and foolish doctrines, and shall be puffed up in their hearts, and shall seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark.
In our day, we deny the power of God, we deny miracles, we think it will be well for us when we die, receiving a few stripes. We teach false, vain and foolish doctrines.
JSH 1:19
19 I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.”
Joseph was instructed not to join any of these because they deny the power of God. Do we also deny the power of God?
Third Nephi 10:5
5 And again, how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, yea, O ye people of the house of Israel, who have fallen; yea, O ye people of the house of Israel, ye that dwell at Jerusalem, as ye that have fallen; yea, how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens, and ye would not.
We are the ones who won’t stretch or reach out. The Savior is always willing to gather us.
“We are called to hold the keys of the mysteries of those things that have been kept hid from the foundation of the world until now. Some have tasted a little of these things, many of which are to be poured down from heaven upon the heads of babes; yea, upon the weak, obscure and despised ones of the earth.” (Joseph Smith)
Not the high or the proud, but the weak, obscure and despised ones!
2 Corinthians 6:16
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
D&C 36:8
8 I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God; wherefore, gird up your loins and I will suddenly come to my temple. Even so. Amen.
D&C 133:2-4
2 The Lord who shall suddenly come to his temple; the Lord who shall come down upon the world with a curse to judgment; yea, upon all the nations that forget God, and upon all the ungodly among you.
3 For he shall make bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of their God.
4 Wherefore, prepare ye, prepare ye, O my people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye together, O ye people of my church, upon the land of Zion, all you that have not been commanded to tarry.
3rd Nephi 24:1
1 And it came to pass that he commanded them that they should write the words which the Father had given unto Malachi, which he should tell unto them. And it came to pass that after they were written he expounded them. And these are the words which he did tell unto them, saying: Thus said the Father unto Malachi—Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
We are the temple, Christ will come to us, and we will be his people.
D&C 93:1
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul
• who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me,
• and calleth on my name,
• and obeyeth my voice,
• and keepeth my commandments,
shall see my face and know that I am;
Repent, pray, obey, ask!
D&C 50:24
24 That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
Moroni 10:32
32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
The perfect day!!!

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Thanks rewcox, this is a great thread. I have seen Him many times. The first was over two decades ago. He has spoken to me. I am a witness that that He lives. I know that the testimony of those who saw Him in the Book of Mormon is true. The Book of Mormon teaches a man how to come back into His presence in this life. I know that this gift is freely offered to anyone who will hear His voice and follow Him.

I know there are many here who are also witnesses of His great mercy. It is wonderful to see others who travel this same path and come to know Him as the prophets did of old. My testimony is not important other than it should stand as an example that anyone can travel this same path and come to see and know for themselves. Alma shared his testimony with that goal in mind. I think Alma's example is a good one for all of us.
24 Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

25 Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruit of my labors;

26 For because of the word which he has imparted unto me, behold, many have been born of God, and have tasted as I have tasted, and have seen eye to eye as I have seen; therefore they do know of these things of which I have spoken, as I do know; and the knowledge which I have is of God.

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I've knelt at His feet as I prayed, and saw Him before me - though I did not look up. I felt the most intense love. I was also recently brought to Him by an angel, and introduced to Him. I can describe to you His face, hair, etc. He was kind and loving and smiled and joked with me - and the love I felt from Him was amazing! I look forward to the day I receive the Second Comforter as I was told I will in this lifetime. These amazing blessings are attainable for all of us who will believe! This is a wonderful thread rewcox, thank you for starting it and giving us all the opportunity to share!

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...in vision. I stood before Him. He spoke with plainness, "What desirest thou". I was encompassed by light, love, peace...total peace.

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I pray the reverence I feel on this thread can be maintained. Thank you all for your testimonies of Christ.

I've seen the Savior in dreams. In one, specifically, I was brought back and forth between the world and Christ. Each time I came back through, He wrapped a colored sash about me. This happened several times. The final time I came through, He adjusted my robe and turned me to face my "higher self"--almost like a mirror. The love that penetrated my dream stayed with me for days after.

In a second more recent dream, the Savior stooped on the ground on what appeared to be a stone or tiled floor in a courtyard, in a scene I believe not unlike the woman who was taken in adultery, only I stood before him. And as he did then, He drew his finger in the dust, and then He reached down and lifted from the crack a necklace which became clean and shining and presented it to me with the words, "You are clean. Sin no more."

I can't begin to fathom what He has done for us, what He continues to do. Thank you for letting me share these experiences.

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I can and will bare witness, and testify to the World that I have been blessed to have been received by Him... my Savior... my Advocate... my Friend. I have been granted permission by Him to share my personal blessing with those who are in need, who are suffering from broken hearts and broken Spirits. He wants to come to each and everyone of us, and bare personal witness to you! But, we first must learn to love ourselves and accept ourselves unconditionally, and learn to see ourselves, as He does, in all perfection and completeness. This is no small step, because the mortal side of our minds will not permit this. This is one instance of over coming the "flesh of man".....then we must be willing to give to Him, the only gift that we can offer to Him, we came here with it and we leave here with it, and that is our "will" or our "agency"....because by doing this act, we have shown Him we are truly converted not just to Him, but in Him, and of Him.

Last year, exactly last February I was struggling with some things in my head and heart, and I needed some answers and more perspective on the subject matter. I supplicated to the Lord in prayer for an answer, and I was told "attend my house, and there you shall receive your answer". The following weekend I drove from my home down to the Twin Falls Temple. During my two hour drive I had a very special feeling that yes, I would receive my answer today, and that I would also receive more, if I was willing.

I attended an endowment session, and again I was strongly impressed upon that this would be a very spiritual experience like non other I had ever had. I began to sob, so I left my front row seat and took a seat in the back, because I was having a very hard time controlling my emotions, and I did not want to be a bother to anyone else in the room. I made it through the session and entered into the Celestial Room. I took a seat farthest away from the other patrons. I began to pray and give thanks to Father for all that I have been given, and I asked Him to please accept my work on behalf of the person I did it for. I began to start crying again, because I knew He had accepted this work and all that I had done prior. I then heard a voice, it was a very familiar voice, so much so that it pierced with every word spoken to me to the utmost depth of my Spirit.

The voice said to me,"Elias, from this day forward your sins are forgiven of thee, and they shall be remembered no more. For all that I have shalt be yours"....I looked up and there He stood face to face with me. I was drawn to His eyes, they were the most beautiful color of blue I had ever seen. To this day I have never seen that radiance of blue here on Earth. I began to weep and I started to collapse, He reached out His arms and caught me, and lifted me up. All the while He was embracing me, holding me to keep me steady. I said to Him " my Lord, my God I love you, I love you with all of my being, please don't let me go"...He smiled at me and then said "Child, I will never let you go, I love you and you are blessed, for in My house you have inheritance upon My kingdom".....as I sobbed in his arms I said " how can this be, I am not worthy to be in Your presence or in Your arms, how can this happen to me?"

He then wiped my tears with tender and mercy, and gazed into my eyes and said " Child, I am mindful of your heart and of your pain, I know of your desire to do good and to honor Me and My Father. I accept your sacrifice and offering unto Me, and because of this I say unto you again, all that I have shall be yours from this day forward"...I then said "I love you, I love you"....and then He said "look and remember".

At that very moment I was able to recall and see Him as He wept in Gethsemane, and at that very instance I began to feel His pain, agony, and sorrow that He experienced on my own behalf. I felt the exact pain that went through His body and the heart ache, again just for me. I again began to weep, I said "I cannot look any longer Lord, I am not worthy" and then He said to me "it is now that you understand just how much I love you, and Father and Mother"....and as soon as He said this to me I then felt a new and deeper pain and agony. I knew immediately I was experiencing what Father and Mother felt as They witnessed Their Son going through this sacrifice on my behalf. My tears were more intense and my heart truly felt like it was being broken or torn into pieces. As a parent I can only imagine that type of pain when you lose a child.

I fell to my knees sobbing , my face in my cupped hands, and then He placed His hands on my shoulders and said to me "look and bare witness", I lifted my head and His hands were stretched out to me, I could see scars imprinted in His hands and wrists. He then said, "touch them, and testify of Me and My sacrifice", so I did. As my finger tips touched those scars in His hands, I was able to see exactly the nails being driven into His flesh, and He cried out in pain and agony, I again started to sob more deeper. He then said, "look and bare witness" and He then pointed towards His feet. I looked down, and when my eyes were fixed upon His feet they were wet from my tears, and I could see another set of imprinted scars, and He then said "touch them, and testify of Me and My sacrifice", so I did as I was asked. Again, as I ran my finger tips across His scars, I experienced the same witnessing as with His hands, as the nails were being driven into His feet, with each pounding of the mallet onto the heads of the nails, He cried out, but with such grace. Again, He said to me "look and bare witness", and He lifted me up. He then showed me His scar on His side, He then said "touch it, and testify of Me and of My sacrifice". Once again, I ran my fingertips over His scar, and again, I was able to witness the spear head being thrust into His side, but this account was different than the previous two, because there was no pain or agony. There was no blood, only water that flowed from the opened wound. He had already given up His Spirit to the Father, He had left mortality. I was able to see His mother, Mary, and all of the other relatives grieving at His feet. I was able to feel their pain and their sorrow, because I was now able to witness His sacrifice to the end.

Again, I was sobbing and not feeling worthy of the sacrifice I had just witnessed, in it's infinite completion. I stood again eye to eye, and face to face with Him, He just smiled at me. I then said to Him, "I am sorry, I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that pain and suffering for me. Please, please forgive me Lord. I will do what ever you want me to do. I now understand, I love you so very much."....He then said, "Elias, before you came here you made covenants with Father, the time is now at hand in which you shall remember those covenants and do all that you can to fulfill them and the law". I knew immediately and understood exactly what He had just reminded me. He then placed His hands on my head and pronounced a blessing upon me.
At this point I am unable to share this portion of my sacred event because it was likened to a Patriarchal Blessing, but with much more depth and clarity.

After the blessing, He then made covenants with me.

He then gave me His final counsel, " Elias, my sweet Elias, from this day forth you shall no longer have to fear the condemnation of man, from this day forward you will be called Friend and no longer servant. As My Friend you shall go forth and bare truth of witness of Me. You shall seek out all who are broken in Spirit and heart, and heal them through your testimony of Me. You shall have a seat among the Firstborn, and in that day upon My return you will be numbered and accounted for accordingly, your name shall be remembered and spoken of throughout the eternities"....and after those final words, I was then introduced to Father. I am not permitted to divulge Father's words to me at this time.


I pray that these words in testimony will help those that are struggling. He loves you, more than you can comprehend, and He wants to be with you more than you can even imagine. In fact He is often around us, and we are to consumed with living in Babylon to acknowledge that He may be right next to us.

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I too long for this advent day.

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One of the great examples in the Book of Mormon of seeing Christ is the with the Brother of Jared. As they were led by Christ (in a cloud) through the wilderness, they finally came to the sea. And dwelt for 4 years.

Then the Lord came to the brother of Jared in a cloud and chastened him for 3 hours, "because he remembered not to all upon the name of the Lord."
Ether 2:14-15
14 And it came to pass at the end of four years that the Lord came again unto the brother of Jared, and stood in a cloud and talked with him. And for the space of three hours did the Lord talk with the brother of Jared, and chastened him because he remembered not to call upon the name of the Lord.

15 And the brother of Jared repented of the evil which he had done, and did call upon the name of the Lord for his brethren who were with him. And the Lord said unto him: I will forgive thee and thy brethren of their sins; but thou shalt not sin any more, for ye shall remember that my Spirit will not always strive with man; wherefore, if ye will sin until ye are fully ripe ye shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord. And these are my thoughts upon the land which I shall give you for your inheritance; for it shall be a land choice above all other lands.
Do you think the brother of Jared forgot to pray? Or maybe the Lord was expecting him to come to Him in faith, because it would take more than the arm of flesh to cross the sea? :-\

After the chastening the brother of Jared went to the Lord in faith, and then received one the great examples of meeting Christ.

Is the Lord waiting for us to "get on with it"???

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rewcox wrote:Is the Lord waiting for us to "get on with it"???
I shouldn't speak for everyone else, but for me the answer is "yes". :)

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I haven't read all of the posts in this thread yet, but I felt so much kinship with the experience shared here that I had to break personal protocol and share a bit of my first experience meeting Christ. But first I wanted to highlight a number of things from this experience which are keys:
jump4joy wrote:I testified of my witness for the first time last month in a private forum. I've kept this experience very private for 20 years, only sharing it with a few people close to me. I did foolishly share it once with a sibling, and even though she accepted it initially, she was very uncomfortable with it because I'm sure that she thought that I was less worthy than her to receive such a thing. I'm sure that she's right. Anyone who knows me for any period of time would become keenly aware of my faults and weaknesses. I've asked that question myself. Who am I that I should receive an audience with my Savior, even though it was not in the body, but in the spirit? I will say that the experience felt as real to me as it would in the flesh, because I was sure in that moment that I had died, and I was surprised to find upon my sudden awakening that I wasn't dead after all. The Lord is no respecter of persons and He judges by the heart. And I do have a great love for Him. I cannot express in words the longing and worship I feel for Him. I look for and yearn for that perfect day to come when I can stand in His Presence in the flesh and live.
In July of 1993 during the night I was carried away in the spirit and brought into my Savior's presence. I long to share that glorious experience but will only share a small part. When I saw Him coming towards me, I knew Him immediately, call it recognition....I knew Him and have always known Him and how could I have ever ever forgotten Him??? I fell at His feet (it was the most natural reaction in the world to me) and wept on His feet. I was enveloped in a feeling of love and acceptance that I have never experienced before. There are no words. I wasn't worthy! How could this be? I asked Him the only question I have ever cared about and I was given an answer, a promise, and counsel. I will never forget the tangible feeling of the weight of His hand on the back of my head, and the feelings of comfort, acceptance and sublime love given to me. Or the jarring shock I felt when my spirit was pulled away (torn away, since I fought leaving Him and wanted nothing more than to stay with Him forever) and then dropped into my body. I floated for months in the euphoria and felt chronically homesick for a long time afterwards...I still feel homesick for heaven. For Him.
Thank you SOOO much for sharing this!

Most of my visions have come while pondering something, trying to figure it out or understand it. I saw the Savior the first time when I was down in the dumps. I had given up on life, not suicidal but lost hope of a glorious future as for the things of this world and my self esteem was gone entirely, viewed myself in my awful state, not sinful, just awful. I had already received my C&E with my wife. As I sat crying he came to me, or rather he brought me to him. I was awake before, after and during the event. I saw him and knew him instantly like my best friend. And he comforted me and taught me showing me my errors. My sorrow and self pity was turned into incredible rejoicing because he gave me great hope and helped me to overcome my challenges. I was overwhelmed with his great love and acceptance which I did not comprehend prior to this event. I thought I knew what love was before meeting Jesus. I had no clue what love was until I felt his love for me. And his complete acceptance of me despite of my flaws and my lack.

You can read some other experiences of people meeting Jesus Christ on the Elliaison.org forum - HERE

I encourage everyone to please repost your experience there as well. Also read and share other experiences regarding angels, miracles, testimonies, faith building experiences intended to give hope and encouragement, (Like a really good testimony meeting).

With warmest love,
Amonhi

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