As A Strong Christian, Am I Supposed To Be Seeing Jesus Shadow Illusions Every Now And Then?
I don't think I've ever heard of people seeing shadow illusions of Jesus as evidence of their spiritual progress. I think that, like the ink blot test used by psychologists, you will see whatever you are thinking about. If you think about dogs a lot, an ink blot or a shadow may look like a poodle to you. If you think about angels a lot certain spots may resemble angel's wings, halos, etc.
"If I have a girlfriend, am I supposed to love her?" The mere question is ridiculous to anyone who is a boyfriend.
You see things or you don't. I personally don't believe in organized religion, but by virtue of its existence and my disgust with it I do very strongly believe that the mind is able to concoct mostly anything, including shadows that vaguely resemble the very specific and unmistakable silhouette of a long-haired man wearing a robe.
Since Jesus is the source of the light, I would suggest that it would be possible, illusion or not. I would also suggest that NO, one is not "Supposed To" be seeing shadows of Jesus. The darkness of shadows one might witness is NOT what one ought to focus on.
While it has been said that one has to know one's enemy in order to defeat it, please don't forget that it is GOD that defends the righteous, and it is He that defeats the enemy, not thee.
Therefore, study God, study your Saviour and you will be able to SEE IN the light; and the shadows will disappear further into the abyss.
I would answer with another question: Where in the bible does it say that we will see Jesus shadow illusions?
The human mind is a very complex thing. The stronger you feel about something your subconsciousness will try to bring to into reality. People with strong faith claim to see images of Jesus in many random places and things.
The stronger you are as a Christian and a believer in God, the more you will be open to receiving "special gifts." The truth about our world is stranger than fiction.
If it makes you stronger in your love for God, than believe that it was meant for you to see, acknowledge and keep moving forward.
****The closer you become to God, the more you will be attacked, ridiculed and mocked. Say a prayer of protection for yourself...Spiritual gifts are real and so are demonic forces which work through others.
M Cassian and Timothy have really good answers. The more you seek God the more he reveals himself to you and the more you will hear his voice. God is ALWAYS willing to show us the truth if we want to know, and we can see that you do.
The bible says "ask and you shall receive" He is the source of everything. God Bless you.
And there was God in another dimension watching & listening to the earth. Listening to the conversations between the human beings about him. Well, at least they were talking about him so that was something.
So not only did the human beings upon the earth have something to do by speaking to one another, God had something to do watching & listening.
For God ushered in Creation, and suddenly there were over 6 billion human beings upon the earth. Time flies while your having fun.
And the Kingdom was a keeping a file on all of them.
I looked at my invisible watch. A few more seconds had ticked off closer to my scheduled departure from planet earth. I didn't know exactly when I was leaving or exactly how, but I knew all the possibilities.
Meanwhile I said to God, Wow, I'd love to have a Bud Light Cooler, a big foam finger, and foam hat for the Superbowl game to watch the modern day Roman Gladiators.
He runs the ball. He throws the ball. Fumble, Interception. Penalty flag. The coach throws the red challenge flag.
I wrote a short story where a cable Tv company sends God a "bill" saying, Nobody gets to watch for free.
On my own part I think a true christian and follower of Christ need not to see illusions of him before he can believe. Because Jesus said blesssfe are those who do not see but believe. The human mind is complex and hence you have to exercise your control over it properly
You said, "...supposed to;" I don't know where that would be supported scripturally. It may be a sign of your truly wanting to see Him, or just be closer to Him, which is a good thing. Jesus, however, is more than a shadow. I would suggest that you read the New Testament with a bent towards truly acknowledging who He really is, what He did for you, and how you can have a very real and intimate relationship with Him; one in which you would be incredibly blessed by. Hope this helps, brother.
There is no biblical basis for this. If you are a strong Christian, you are only supposed to be abiding in the word of god and leading a holy life. Whether you get the gifts of visions, gift of healing is a gift from god. Its not something you earn, but a gift from god to whom he chooses to give.
The plain and simple truth is that your belief in a supreme being or diety is in your mind--it's called--faith. Obviousley, you've never actually met that "belief" in the flesh, therefore, your question is mute. If you see "Jesus shadow illusions every now and then"--so be it, however, your Christian strength is not effected by your visions--only by your personal faith qoutient.
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