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Offline SwanM

Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:13:27 PM »

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Hi all,

My name is Mike and i'm based in London. Later this year I will be starting a Master's degree course in Photography, and am beginning to research a project on the topic of religious experience. I'm incredibly interested in the ways in which humans have communicated with God or experienced God on a sensory level, and so my idea revolves around taking the experience relayed to me and creating a series that visualises them (trying to capture the personal nature of the experiences).

As part of my research, I would love to be able to speak with anyone who has had a religious experience, either with the effect of bringing you to religion, or coinciding with an existing faith. I'm very interested in experiences that involve visions of any kind, visits from or communication with angels/saints/Jesus/Mary, dreams, physical feelings or sensations that overcome you, or anything else that could be deemed as somewhat out of the ordinary that suggests mystical intervention.

I would love to hear from you if you have ever had any experience that you think fits those descriptions, just send me a message on here. I would be wholeheartedly grateful to anyone willing to lend me their time.

Thank you for reading!

Mike



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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 12:40:41 AM »

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I'm very interested in experiences that involve visions of any kind, visits from or communication with angels/saints/Jesus/Mary, dreams, physical feelings or sensations that overcome you


Hi @SwanM

Oh how great - good for you "my eldest daughter is doing a masters degree at Falmouth University...

It art and fabrication - but I think it's now drawing and politics [although she will tell me off for not knowing her
latest  project]

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So yes "Visions"  ahh you know there was a time when [One day a would have a vision- while working - I work at the lower
end of the scale - as a cleaning contractor - but that is good as it keeps me in my place...

[There was a time when I loved my work "as this business was all built on a word of knowledge -but anyway that's another story ...

Anyway I would have a vision that was more than real life, more than snapping a picture, more  than liking a view.

I will give you a few simple examples whch began my "personal prophetic ministry" although I canot remember the speaker -
that gave me  the seed or the timme when I was told I had the "word of knowledge" but I now they all happened at detling
bible weeks.

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So one day I was working and I had a vison of a knight in armour and he was standing in a battle field and all this battle
was happening around him   ! but he stood sure and true in all his armour...

[At this time I was an adim on a chat site and I logged in later that day and although it was full of chatters I focused
in on one chatter [among 70] I sent him a personal message and said "I have a vision  for you" ...


He replied "was it about a soldier ? yeah I had that many years ago and he then began describing the vision to me..

He described in detail "what I had seen earlier that day"  wow..

He recommitted his life that evening.. unfortunately a whiie later I learnt that he had taken his life and was found hanging
from the loft ... with a noose around his kneck... TBO I was okay with that - as he had met His maker and the battle was now over..

tragic but this is how God speaks to people and how poeple respond .....


Not a quick snap - but years of battling...

ohhh I am getting excited now - so I will share a few more things...




Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 12:59:12 AM »






The problen with the "word of knowledge" and/or "Visions" is that you only see a view" you are being limited ...

You now try to apply that word to life and you find yourself frustrated.....

So often I have received words "Only to give them to the wrong person or apply them in the wrong way"

Other times - it has worked so well that it is almost amazing...

One day I saw a person chatting in a chatroom and I had a vision of hm walking through a fire and doorway...

I  messaged  him to tell him about thsi vision... and he replied " wow the ony reason I am here is because I had a dream
about "walking theough a ring of fire" I am from a country where we cannot worship Jesus in public "


I began to have great difficuty "applying" the now Word - to own life and it was like the "camera" began working
against me...


I can give you another twenty examples of God and "personal evangelism" in fact hundreds...


Amazing activity in the spiritaul - that led to total opposition and battle .. leading to my demise - you will
find the same thing in the gospel accounts.




Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 01:20:51 AM »




This is serious stuff - as you are dealing with God speaking into peoples lives -it is life changing stuff...


I have had visions that are more real than real life and meetings with people  where they have had to change...

God is very real and alive ...


One day I had a vision of and eagle and it was so real "it was like [more than real life] I could even see it's feathers
rustlng in the wind... I knew who this was for [in a 70 - 80 people chatroom] how would God be able to pick out this person ?

Okay lets refocus  our lense and find who  this picture is for....

I just happeened to come across a lady -at this time...  [I was not to judge her or to offer advice - I smply had to b
e there "for her" and so I went through "what she was going through" and shared that part of her life with her [as that
 was my purpose at that time...

It brought me to tears and I sobbed like I have never sobbed before [although since then I hve been brought to deeper
levels] which I will not share at this present timme...


You know she did rise back up and she came back after a time "with her husband to thank me"



That was the most intense relationship with a picture/snapshot -I had ever experenced .... you know that involvement

needed so many kitchen towels to mop up the tears ...



Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 01:31:42 AM »
Anyway I will let you absorb and let me now when I can share more of what God has done ....

One last vision over recent days ......

I've been seeing horses charging - many horses as if to battle ...

I have seen this vision before  but from other angles and views...

I see hooves and I hear vibrations in the ground - as  if God is causing an earthquarke..

It is as if "God is waring and causing disturbance"among the natons...

I see a great many horses and their hooves and they are waging and waiting for war....

This is my latest vision...  [to find out what it means] hopefully it wlil then be applied when the right time comes or person comes...

It may well apply to me only and so I have to find the ability to apply it ... when the time comes...

But it's great is'nt it ? although I do not use a camera or mobile phone - God  can see things ..... I never thought possible.....but it
depends how much He wants to share...

He will only lead you so far and after that ..... we await revelatiion .. its like you take a picture ad you never really see the full picture
or get the perfect picture.. and even when you do - there is always another picture - you never really find perfection...you
 are always learning and the more you learn the more there is to learn...









Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 01:47:02 AM »


I will try to help you by sharing a few more snapshots taken by God through time...

But I will do this over a few more days as you respond ....


Offline Rose Anna

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 12:08:31 PM »

Hello Mike.

I had a revelation of Christ in 1986, through a journey in seeking the truth with all my heart.
Leading to a prayer to connect to Him.

Prior to the experience, I thought God was so far away and unreachable and that I could never ever be good enough.

Only the revelation, brought me near to God and as I am. Not needing to be good enough.

That is described as a relationship because it is a connection and interaction.

God became so near which took me by surprise.
Over the years the relationship deepens and I can describe it as a growing awareness of how God is there within your thoughts, interactions in life and the good power that maintains creation, in a variety of ways.
Just recently I was looking at the photographs that people take of creation, capturing the beauty and wonder of it all. That beauty is recognised but do people give credit to God our Creator to it.

Its like they take Him for granted but sometimes He comes out in their expression, in ways they may or may not be aware.

Like " the sunset looks Majestic."
He is there and faith is the growing awareness of Him and working through creation and reaching out to us.
Recently I was thinking of prophetic art, and in looking at photographs I was impressed by a big flock of starlings flying over the sea.

The photographers described that as murmuring. They make pictures and formed an albatros shape, over the sea.

Thats the wonders of God and His design. I do not want to assume nor get into anything mystical without God at all but wondered if God could speak prophetically through them.

A friend of mine went to a jewish dance and a woman painted the shapes of the dance that the people formed. She saw a dove shape frequently and painted that. Just getting interested.




Offline SwanM

Re: Research into Religious Experience and Revelation
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 06:24:29 PM »
Hi Tes, Rose,
Thank you both for your replies, i'm really interested by what you both have described. I will message you directly if that's OK? As I'd like to speak about your experiences in more detail, i'm certain they'll be greatly helpful to my research.

Thank you

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