The dulling pain on my back and legs confirmed it was time to hit the bed. The well laid out bed with the soft pillows were inviting, I accepted the invitation and laid down quietly on my bed. I looked at my bedside clock, it was 12.30am. I closed my eyes and went sweetly to sleep.
My eyes opened. It was 1.45am, I obviously needed more sleep and so my eyelids were about to close again but they wouldn’t because I wasn’t alone. I heard the loving whisper.
“I want to show you something. My dearest, I want to show you something, you’ve got to see it.” My lips weren’t moving but I replied the One who spoke to me.“This is not out of disobedience but must it be now? I looked at the clock again. “I’m so tired. I have to be up at 5am. What do you want to show me Lord?”
“It is about time you see the One whom you serve, I want to show you the Father. Don’t you want to see how God looks like?”
“Then now is the time. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.”
“I’m going to see God like Moses? I didn’t ask for that? I don’t know if I’m ready for that as well.”
“ Oh sure you are going to see God but with a better view than Moses, you sure want to because you’ve been walking towards where He dwells even though you have Him and He is in you. And of course you are ready! You just don’t know you are. Come with me now.”
I got up from my bed and followed still rubbing my eyes a bit. He led me to my study table. “Open your bible.” He said. I took hold of it from the table and asked “which book, chapter and verse?” and opened it in readiness for what the Spirit of God was about to tell me. However, as I opened it, I saw myself somewhere else.
There was no ground in this realm. I stood on the air. It was a beautiful place to behold. I was alone and just seemed to float forward by a force I couldn’t control. I got to a gate and it opened as I faced it. Then I got to a great massive door and as it opened, I heard, “Get ready to see God; He is right in front of you.” The sound of the voice was so loud, I had to close my eyes, and cover my ears with my hands. By the time I opened my eyes, I was in front of God.
“Hello dear, I am God, your Father.”
“Hmmn…? I was too shocked to talk. I shook my head vehemently.“It’s not possible… how can…?’
“It’s not what? What did you just say?” He looked at me intently.
“I mean... I don’t mean it’s not possible… Everything is possible with you.” I was clearly taken off balance. I turned my back towards Him for some seconds and turned to face Him again. This time I was beginning to absorb my shock so I could think more clearly and speak with some measure of sense. I held my arms to my chest and spoke somewhat curiously.
“How can you be God and I look exactly like you?” How come the first time I come to see you face to face, I see myself?”
God smiled. “Ah my child, don’t children resemble their fathers?”
“But this is more than resemblance; this is a split image, far from a photocopy. My goodness, am I you? Are you me? I need some explanation here…”
“Stop sounding like you’re not happy we look alike child. You know you are glad about it and as for your explanation, it’s already with you.”
I looked sad “Father, you’re not going to tell me how and why we look exactly the same?”
“No, I won’t because you already know. What I will tell you is, always remember what you have seen this day, that you look like me. That memory will help you everyday of your life as long as you know I am not a poor, sad, sick weakling.”
Before I could say any other thing, He said “I am still with you” with the strongest tone I ever heard.
I fell off my chair, my bible still in my hands. The force was evidently still around me. “My dear, sit down.” I obeyed the Holy Spirit and sat up. “On your chair” He said. I got up and sat on my chair. “After all that I’ve taught you, you saw the Father and behaved like you knew nothing.”
“Even if the Father and I were born on the same day, it would not have prepared me enough for what I just saw. How can I look like Him so much? This is more than a surprise…it is a startling revelation. How do I explain this ?…
“You asked me a question didn’t you?”
“Book, chapter and verse?” sound familiar?”
“Oh…! Yes I…”
“First John, four, seventeen.”
“I know that scripture” I said as I turned my bible to the verse and read it.
“Nevertheless…” I began still trying to justify my unbelief.
“That is the truth.” He cut me short. “Accept it.”
“It’s too great to be true.”
“The more reason why you should go for it, accept it.”
I fell to my knees in thanksgiving and uttered words straight from my heart.
“Father I thank you because I’m your child, I have your name, your power and your life in me. I have your nature and your mind. I look exactly like you because your word has said so and I believe your word. Therefore because I am like you, I refuse everything that is not of you in my life and accept all that you have placed in me. I will never forget what you look like and always remember that you are not a poor, sad, sick weakling. You are great, prosperous, happy and strong in everything concerning you and so am I because as you are, so am I in this world. But not only in this world, thank you Father for it doesn’t physically show that I look like you at the moment but when I see you when I leave this earth, I know I will see me for I will see you as you are and that will be me. Thank you Father in Jesus name, Amen.”
I looked at the clock. It was 3am.
“You can go to bed now. You ought to be up by 5am remember?” I sat on my chair, not moving.
“Lord, you know what?”
“Papa God is so beautiful and glorious…so wonderful, and loving…so amazing and powerful…so...strong and mighty…so wise and…”
“Ok, ok, you know what that means?”
I smiled. “I’m like that too.”
“You’re learning, that’s good. Now to bed, you need to rest.”
I got up and walked towards the bed. I didn’t feel like sleeping anymore.
“So when next will something like this happen again?” I asked.
“I can tell you clearly now, that you are not prepared for the next one but when you are, you’ll get there. For now, go close your eyes and sleep.”
“After seeing all I saw” I sat on the bed, “I can’t sleep…I’m still so enraptured in the whole thing. You know how I feel don’t you Lord?”
“Sure I do…but what if you see something greater when you close your eyes?”
“Really?” I said and laid on the bed. “I’ll see you Lord when I close my eyes.”
“I didn’t exactly say so.”
“Sleep my dear.”
I closed my eyes and slept. It was the most peaceful sleep.