A reply to Chris Reimers questions

I use this post from Chris to answer questions he has about my recent post. Chris Reimers has a blog called Wings of the Wind I highly recommend it to all who would visit.

Here is a link to his site:http://chrisreimersblog.com/

Chris
Jul 06, 2013 @ 03:12:31

Hi Manny.

This is an example of how visions can be seen in our day. It is also an example of how an interpretation can be made. Do you know who it was that made the interpretation? Was it the person who had the vision or someone else? It sounds like a very spiritual vision indeed with a spiritual meaning. However, for some reason, the person who made the interpretation is important to me. If it was a born again believer, there is credibility for the vision. If it was an unbeliever, the vision was not from God. I’m assuming the vision was seen and interpreted by believers since you have shared the story with us. Our God works in mysterious ways. I have never had a vision like this, but I can’t approve or denounce a vision like this without knowing more of the details. It sounds like it was authentic but I need to know more. Obviously, I am very cautious about these things.

God’s blessings my friend…

Hi Chris,

Thank you for taking time to ask questions about this topic. I also am, and have been very cautious about things in the realm of the Spirit. I need to apologize for not taking the time to set this up properly, hastiness is something I hope our Lord will help me with especially in my attempts to write about our Lord and His ways.

I would like to use you questions as a means of explaining what I see as instructions from the Word of God in regards to visions.

Chris: “This is an example of how visions can be seen in our day. It is also an example of how an interpretation can be made.”

Manny: That is exactly what I mean. God gives the visions, and if we will but ask, He will answer in the vision; it is a two way conversation. Acts 9:10-16. Please note Ananias was not an Apostle, just an average Joe who knew his Lord.

Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am Lord.”

Chris: Do you know who it was that made the interpretation?

Manny: Yes I know the person who made the interpretation—”This person seeing the vision said, “Lord, what does all this mean?” The person who is getting the vision has asked the Lord for the interpretation.

I have to say I love what you have said, “However, for some reason, the person who made the interpretation is important to me.” That my friend is magnificent, it shows not only the presence of the Spirit of Truth, in you, but the active work of His presence. Please rest assured the person receiving the vision is a born from above believer.

The vision has been shared when prompted by The Holy Spirit.

Chris:  I’m assuming the vision was seen and interpreted by believers since you have shared the story with us.

Manny: The vision was seen only by the person to whom it was given. Many received it, and after pondering it accepted it. Their interpretation is only based on whether or not they believe the vision. My point being that the vision is a revelation by God to a believer in regards to God methods of imparting wisdom for the journey while here on earth.

Chris: Our God works in mysterious ways.

Manny: Yes, He does, but I believe He always works and reveals Himself according to what the Scriptures say.

Chris: I have never had a vision like this, but I can’t approve or denounce a vision like this without knowing more of the details.

Manny: A wise man always seeks after the truth beyond merely hearing something.

Chris:  Obviously, I am very cautious about these things.

Manny: It is always better to be cautious, then just accepting anything that comes to us. It has been my intent to first and foremost show that dreams and visions are for today. They are mainly for believers but of course God can and does speak to many unsaved in dreams and visions just as Delight has pointed out in his question as to Me, have you heard about all the Muslim’s who are seeing Jesus in dreams?

Secondly it is my intent to share what the Scriptures say about this topic. My rule is that if it does not line up with Scripture throw it out.

Herein lays the reason for sharing this vision. Our Lord intended for this person to see that God’s plan for this person and all of His beloved to know that He, God, the author and finisher of our salvation (Sozo, salvation: is inclusive of all His plans for us). God will take us through the enemy’s playground by His wisdom and He will bring the maturity that we must all come to survive and conquer in this present danger.

Chris, I cannot thank you enough for your sincere questions and hopefully my answers will be an encouragement to you. Waiting expectantly for a reply and any other questions

Manny—-blessings in Jesus name.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 21:29:32

    “My rule is that if it does not line up with Scripture throw it out.”

    That is exactly my view.

    I appreciate so much the consideration, kindness, and respect you have shown in your answer.

    You have paid me the highest compliment and I feel the same way about you. You stated:

    “…it shows not only the presence of the Spirit of Truth, in you, but the active work of His presence.”

    Thank you for sharing the details of the vision. It makes all of the difference.

    And I agree that God can give dreams and visions to unbelievers.

    I am so cautious because of those like Muhammad and Joseph Smith whose dreams and visions have led so many astray.

    Your post is an example of how dreams and visions can be seen in our day. It is also an example of how an interpretation can be made properly.

    I am so glad that we ran into each other doing the blog thing.

    Coincidence?

    I think not.

    Thank you for the careful time you took to answer my questions.

    God’s blessings my friend…

    (Sorry I didn’t see this right away…I went to Herescope from your blog and am doing a post on a topic that is of interest to me.)

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  2. Delight in Truth
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 22:51:59

    I know people (even in my family) who have had visions and they are definitely a gift and a tool to built up the body of Christ. Careful interpretation is always needed in light of Scriptures, and sometimes the body of believers can come to a consensus on the interpretation.

    There are also visions with uniquely prophetic messages.

    Example: Approx 16 years ago my pastor went to pray for a newborn in our church who was born with a congenital heart defect. During a prayer my pastor received a vision (visions are quite rare for him) where he saw a TV screen displaying the word LIFE. That was it. The baby survived the surgery, the family moved away to the northern part of the state and lost contact with our church…

    16 years later (just a few months ago) a mom with beautiful and healthy 16-year-old daughter showed up to our church and after service asked the pastor if he recognizes them. He said no… The mom then reminded him about the baby, the prayer, the surgery, the vision…

    Everything came back to memory and what a nice testimony the pastor had at the next service to build up the church!

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    • Mannyr
      Jul 07, 2013 @ 00:27:43

      Since we are sharing. A long time ago when my family and i lived in Kingman Arizona i had been invited to home Bible study. After the study, prayer requests were asked for and received. A lady who was from the bay area and sang in Kathryn Kuhlman’s Ministry asked us to pray for her niece who was seriously damaged from drug abuse.So much so her parents had to take care of her full time as she was an adult. Her parents had taken her to the Tuolume River in Central California for some much needed rest in a peaceful setting. After one day they found her clothes and shoes neatly stacked near the river. They feared the worst and alerted the authorities and a massive search was under way. The lady in Kingman received the phone call a day or two after.

      Being a young Christian at the time I asked our Lord. “lord the Bible says we are not to pray for the dead, can I pray for this lady?” the Lord led me to pray by a witness in my personal spirit. When my turn came i prayed and asked our lord to protect her and have her be found safe and that she would be found because she was not dead. The next day in my job as a mechanic for a rental yard i drove down to Bull Head city to pick up equipment. On the way back as i was driving i received a vision of a huge field of tall grass and all of a sudden a head popped up in the grass full of stickers and unkempt hair and then just went back down. I praised the Lord. A while later back at the yard the lady and her husband walked into the rental yard and asked to speak to me. They were excited because her niece had just been found sitting in a field with her hair in a mess but okay. They were on their way back to California and stopped long enough to tell me the good news! Glory to God.

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      • Chris
        Jul 07, 2013 @ 04:34:10

        God gives each of His Holy Spirit is different ways. I have never had a vision like the ones you and Delight have described, Manny.

        That does not mean that I don’t think that God will ever give me a vision. I have shared with you that I have had a recurring dream and that, if it happens again, I will write a book. The dream was very encouraging.

        Your testimony does, indeed, give glory to God.

        I’m looking forward to the next part in this series.

        God’s blessings my friend…

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    • Chris
      Jul 07, 2013 @ 04:25:47

      An awesome testimony, Delight. It is, once again, evidence that God does allow dreams and visions in our day to accomplish miraculous events.

      Thanks for sharing…

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