The Fourth Time I Saw JESUS
From Pastor Tom Lorek
It was a Thursday afternoon around 5:15, October 9, 2008. I was praying before church, after coming home from a day of work. (At that time I still had a 40 hour per week job).
I was on my knees praying, maybe for 15 minutes, when suddenly I found myself in a different dimension, looking face to face with The Lord of Creation, The Lord Jesus!
I at first was very stunned, but at the same time I felt sustained by the awesome realization that I was experiencing the greatest thing I can ever imagine....being face to face with The One Who I've been serving for the last 28 years, Him being The First and The Last, The Beginning and The End, The Alpha and Omega, Jesus Himself, Son of Almighty God Jehovah!
He was looking at me with a wonderful smile. He didn't say anything with words, but at the same time I was perceiving many things in my mind from Him and about Him, that I will try to give just a portion of in this testimony.
As I was looking into His amazing eyes, I realized most of all that I was looking into PERFECT LOVE! I can truly say that to look at Jesus is like looking at PERFECT LOVE! I also had the realization that I was looking into PERFECT PERFECTION! A perfection so eternal and sure, but Love that made His perfection so inviting and warm!
Suddenly while I was looking at His eyes, I was stunned to see His eyes turn green! First I saw His eyes turn green, then they became the eyes of a Lion, but not just any Lion, they turned into the eyes of The Lion of tribe of Judah! Yes, then His entire face transformed before my eyes into The Lion of Judah! I proclaimed "The Lion of Judah!" as I looked at Him!
I'm telling you.....I saw the face of Jesus turn into an amazing face of a Great Lion! So wonderful looking and awesome, but it was only for a few moments. Then His face turned again into His own face again!
He was looking at me with His amazing smile again. As He looked at me, I didn't understand then why He revealed Himself to me as The Lion of Judah, and I didn't understand it till the first week of January 2009 when He gave me a message to preach on "The Revelation of Jesus Christ in The Judgments Coming upon The Earth". That message talks about the Lion of Judah Who was worthy to open the book that was in the right hand of The One Who sat upon the throne.
Revelation 5 says; 5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
Revelation 6 verse 1 says, "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder..."
If you read the rest of the Book of Revelation, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" as Revelation 1:1 says, you will see as those seals are loosed by The Lion of Judah that there is plague after plague and judgment after judgment released upon the Earth. (feel free to request the double CD set of that entire message).
At the time of the vision of Jesus, I had no idea why He was revealing Himself to me in this way, but I understand now that His full revelation to the earth will not be complete until He brings justice and judgments against the ones who refuse the "love of the Truth".
- 2 Thessalonians 2:10
Now, as I was looking at Jesus, after He turned back to His own face again, I noticed many things. I will try to list them in brief points.
* I noticed while looking into the face of Jesus that I can see the resemblance of His Father! Now that wouldn't be so unusual to see the resemblance of a father in the face of a son, but I never saw The Father of our Lord Jesus! At least, I never saw Him visually. But I saw above the eyes of Jesus, like in His forehead, the resemblance or nature of The Heavenly Father! It was like Jesus said, "he that hath seen me hath seen the Father"- John 14:7. I had the great sense of The Presence of The Father in Jesus His Son!
* I was left with the impression of His eternal perfection! I kept saying in my spirit, "perfection" and "love" over and over for weeks after I saw Him! I saw in Jesus the very reason why I existed! I saw in Jesus why I was born. I saw what He could make us into; into His image! From glory to glory! His perfection was part of His eternal love. As I can describe His rather medium-long hair, His beard and so forth, I really want to say from my spirit that when you see Him, you are looking into the purest, most perfect love! That is the greatest way I can describe Him! (I taught for months concerning this revelation after I saw Him, feel free to request CD's from the services).
Last, I will end this testimony by saying that I could tell He knew me totally! He could see through me completely, but yet He sustained me with His overwhelming love! He did reveal some other things to me like through His mind to mine, but these were concerning me so I wont elaborate on those things. I will say that my life was energized from that moment to fulfill His will, but not without walking by faith, and not by sight, day to day. Jesus is revealing Himself more and more and I realize that we will be coming to know Him better and better through all eternity!