Bob's testimony "Stubborn" on 2/24/2016, 9:51am...
I could give everyone the long version and have us sit back in our favorite chair, or under your favorite tree, next your favorite stream, etc. Not to be vulgar in portraying myself to be more pious than anyone I will say that I am saved!
I was called when I was 9 years old, had a vision of our Lord God, and only asked Him why I was so different? That is a quote that I will never forget because it lies in my heart and comforts me when needed. Have you ever wondered, reading our God's Word, why most of the prophets and disciples seemed to constantly, NOT ACT PIOUS? They all were humbled, had their entire lives turned upside down, and had few, if any, worldly friends?
After the vision I had walking home from Catholic school more visions and dreams followed. As a child we were encouraged to read the Holy Scriptures from the large family edition, and our dad, if anything, he inspired us to believe in God.Sadly, he never experienced our Lord and God Jesus Christ. Dad always referred to Jesus, the Christ, as God, the son. He always explained, away, the belief in one God as a mystery. That is easy to understand when there are so many heresies being promoted throughout it's history, and, certainly, being adhered to today. Growing up I had many questions, but my parents, the nuns, nor the priests could answer them.
Needless to say I left when I was 30 years old. It took some time, but, I was an unlearned child. I was a hard-head, my family will tell you, as well as my wife, and latter found out why;Ezekiel 3:1-11, 1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
Verses 8-9 revealed to me my character, and why I was such a hard-head. The more important thing that resonated with me; I have a purpose, I was CHOSEN, and not just called. Today, I am content that if nobody listens, my Lord God holds me up. Since that first encounter I have had many visions and dreams, and one in particular stands out. I was translated up to heaven and our Lord God showed me the New Earth. I remember saying to Him that I feared Him, after He invited me to sit with Him on a log atop a mountain. He answered me by saying, " do not be afraid, I Am your friend!"
All the colors were the same as the colors here, but, I can only describe them as having life in them. There really are no words to describe the heavenly beauty I experienced. The most profound image that I brought back with me is that God loves each and every one of us, wants to be our friend, and is not hesitant to have you sit next to Him. Another element I experienced was our Lord God, did not appear to move His lips, however, I understood everything He was saying.
I've had many visions and dreams, but this one vision was after He wrestled me down to wake me to the fact that He CHOSE me so many years earlier to do His work, and I failed. March 29th, 2013, Good Friday morning at 8:00 A.M. Down I went with a major Coronary. My Coronary artery was 100% blocked, and the artery just below it was 97% blocked. It didn't take long for me to say, " I GOT YOUR MASSAGE!" In light of the fact that it has been only, just under 3 years since then, I feel more energized because of the fire sitting upon me.
His revelations, through the years, have made so concerned over the souls who do not believe in our one Lord and God Jesus Christ. Just as He revealed " HIMSELF " to His prophets, Our Sovereign Lord has revealed " HIMSELF ", to all that believe. The devils also believe and tremble. Many, though called, are Not chosen. They will be turned away from following many heresies taught by the Roman system of belief, and worship. This Mysterious system of worship claims that our Creator is a god that divides " HIMSELF " into three persons, maybe not three separate gods, but since the early 4th century, there was no formal teaching of a " trinity ", although when the apostles were teaching this same doctrine was being taught. ISAIAH wrote down God's Spirit for the world to see that our Lord God is one, not a god defined as the god of the Chaldeans. ISAIAH 63:1-19 speaks plainly about those who are called, yet not chosen. Their leaders wear scarlet in the same fashion as the Lord God of heaven.
JEREMIAH 10:1-25, and in verse 25 OUR LORD GOD exposes how this people who were called by His name have devoured the Creator, and made His habitation empty of any evidence that He was there. The Apostle John in his 1st letter wrote that the teachings of anti-Christ were already present teaching that Jesus and the Father are ONE-in-the-same. Jesus is but the only " TEMPLE " of our Lord, REVELATION 21:22. In Jesus our Creator resides, and through His lips is His Spirit conveyed to us who are called, who are chosen, and to those who are faithful to His Word, His Spirit.