Dolores H's Experience
My experience was a spiritual one that occurred in a vivid dream - a revelation.
Let me state that up to this point in my life I wasn't particularly religious, nor did I even think or pray to anyone other than God Himself. Jesus wasn't part of my life, either consciously or unconsciously.
In my revelation Christ promised me that he would return for me, and I know he someday will.
My revelation came in a dream – a very real dream. In my dream I heard someone knock at the front door. As I made my way to the door, I saw the entire house filled with people, and I couldn’t understand why no-one was answering the knock.
When I opened the door, I saw with pure ecstasy that Jesus was standing there, and as far back as I could see, beautiful angels were behind him. I was awestruck with joy, and shouted out to everyone to look – but no-one heard, no-one looked. I turned back to Jesus with utter sorrow, but as devastated and crushed as I was, Jesus was more so. He sadly let me know that the others were not ready to hear or see him. He told me that he just wanted to let me know that he would be there for me when I needed him, and that he had to go.
I pleaded to him to take me with him, but he smiled sadly and said he couldn’t, because I still had much to do. He promised me then that he would go make a place for me and return for me when the time was right. I was both sad and elated, and as I shut the door, I woke up.
In the days that followed, my dream was confirmed as a divine revelation by three messages:
The first message was when I opened a book given to me by my dear brother Ray. The first page I flipped to was- 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.’ I remember thinking to myself, ‘how weird is this – it actually describes my dream!’
The second message came to me when I glanced at another book given to me by a friend. Again, I simply flipped to a page and the first passage my eyes fell on was 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.’
The third and final confirmation occurred when I stood talking to Mom as she swept out from under her refrigerator. A tiny little book came flying out, and several pages were missing. I was incredulous as I looked down and saw the passage: 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.’
I was astounded; I couldn’t believe I was having the exact message from my dream confirmed - Revelation 3:20
The promise Jesus had given me was also confirmed when I read John 14:3 ‘ And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.’
OK - that was the great part, and I have to confess that I was a little confused as to why I had been given such a wonderful gift in the form of a dream.
The answer came a few months later...
My only child at the time, my son, was somewhere between 18-24 months old and I had become separated from my husband. My son's bedroom was across the hall from mine, and his crib was right under the window. In the weeks immediately before the experience I am about to describe he had talked about a 'boogey-man' in the house, and his fright was very real.
Then one night, I awoke to his screams. I jumped up and ran the short distance to his room, and as I reached into the room to turn on the light, I felt the most horrible evil presence I have trouble even describing. My little boy was sitting in the middle of his crib - and the crib was jumping up and down and shaking from side to side. It took every once of courage i could muster to step into the room that was dense with this evil presence. I slowly walked to the crib, snatched up my son, and ran back to my bedroom, locking the door behind me. I didn't have a phone in the room. I sat up the rest of the night, rocking my baby and praying. The next morning I called a priest to come bless the house. He arrived with a pure white german shepard dog, and went into my baby's room and shut the door behind him. He was in the room about 20 minutes, and continued to bless the rest of the house. He told me to call him if I ever had anything else happen. It never happened again, but my son talked about the boogey man with the red eyes at the window for months afterward.
I truly believe that
Jesus came to me to strengthen me and let me know that he was there for me. I
don't know how I would have gotten through my horrible experience if he hadn't.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Asleep
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Joy, love, elation,
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? No response
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Jesus and angels
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I realized that Jesus is truly our Savior
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I can forgive easier, love deeper
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I'm not afraid to be alone
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Some were concerned about the evil that I encountered later when I rescued my baby.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Joy
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Jesus was the best, sadness to not be able to go with him was the worst, and of course, the evil in the actual awake experience was horrendous.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Good and evil do exist
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No