Jesus Did It!
By: Terry Dean
I am a 50-year-old man (2010). I drive a semi-truck for a living. I have a wife and three children. On January 2, 2005, I had a very powerful spiritual experience (vision) that has changed my life drastically. My purpose for sharing it publicly is that somehow, Jesus Christ will be glorified, and that souls would somehow be saved through it.
It was 3 o'clock in the morning. I was on Interstate -5 driving south in a semi-truck. I was 10 miles south of Lathrop, California. I heard a great wind -- then He appeared looking like a 2ft x 5ft tornado in the cab of the semi-truck. When the spinning wind stopped, it took the form of a man.
He said with a loud voice, "I am the Lord your GOD and besides Me there is no other."
At this point, I looked at him right in the face. His face was full of a fierce anger. His body looked like flowing energy that was tan in color. After seeing His face the first time, I did not look at his face again for the next two days because I felt I was not worthy to look upon His face.
The magnitude of His presence cannot be put into words. The power of His voice was overwhelming and can not be defined nor adequately put into words.
I felt totally exposed and vulnerable at His presence. At this time, He was very angry and very fierce and I thought I was going to die. My whole body started shaking and trembling, and I could not stop shaking for the next 24 hours.
Then He said, "I am giving you your deliverance. I am setting the captive free. You have your healing and your salvation so now stand."
Then I started to cry. I could not stop, or control my crying. My nose started to run and before long my beard was full of tears and mucus. I did not have a rag or napkins to dry my face so I kept wiping my eyes of tears so I could see the highway. My wind breaker jacket and shirt were wet to. The wind breaker was no good for drying my face; it only smeared it.
Then He said, "I am going into my temple and tear out the furniture and tear down the walls and build a new temple and bring in heavenly furniture, and we will go in and sup together."
Then He leaned forward and put His hands together and became a stream of energy, or electricity, which flowed right into my chest. I could feel Him enter my chest. I could feel Him moving around and doing something in there.
Then I started to feel better and almost lighter as if heavy sin was being removed. This went on for about 30 minutes or so.
Next He came back out the way He went in. A stream of flowing energy came out of my chest and formed a man-shape and stood in front of me. I kept my head down a little so I would not look at His face. Then He stepped to my right and stood there for 10 - 15 minutes. I was petrified as I sat there driving the semi-truck.
For that 10 - 15 minutes nothing was said. I could not stop crying or shaking. At about 3:45 He began to shout at me and He was in great rage. He was so fierce as He went from one side of me to the other side of me. He seemed to be all over me, and in me and at me. He made it clear He was angry about the way I had been living because I was living in obedience to Him only part of the time and not all of the time.
I was very scared, and I asked, 'Lord God, are you going to give me a heart attack?', and He answered, "I will take your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh, and with your new heart I will give you a new song."
Now it took Him about one second to say and do this. He reached His hand into my chest and pulled my heart out and put His hand back in and gave me a new heart. When He pulled His hand out, He said, "And a new song," as four stars flew from His finger tips.
THE MUSIC WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NOT OF THIS WORLD
Now as soon as the stars hit me, a song started. The music was beautiful and not of this world. It sounded like singing angels, as the song filled the cab of the truck. This was the first song of four songs in a row I heard. I have played the drums for 20 years and believe you me the timing and notes were not of this world. These were very, very lovely songs.
Immediately after this, a great peace came over me, and I felt blessed and pure. Then He calmed down and His fierce fury and anger left Him and He was no longer angry, but before ' in His anger ' I was and am sure that no man or armies or weapons or powers of any kind could go against Him and live or stand. Even the earth would like to hide in the sun from this One. I believe the whole Earth would be safer and have a better chance of living by throwing itself into the sun rather then go against Him.
Then He stood in front of me and put His hands together and again became that flowing stream of energy that flowed into my chest.
After that, the next thing I knew, we are standing together at the front doors of a large temple. The doors opened and we walked in. At this point He was in the form of a man made with flesh and bone. He had on a great robe -- it was white. The temple was made of gold, but the floor was made of bright silver. At the back of the temple was a great throne made of gold. The back of the throne was very high and beautiful.
We were standing just inside the temple doors and to our right was a large table set with food. The table was 3ft x 40ft long. We walked over to the table and sat down and started to eat. We said nothing at supper. Then He stood up and walked over to His throne and sat down.
I got up just enough to go to the floor with my face on the floor and I crawled to the corner of the temple by the table. I kept my face to the floor as low as I could get. With my hands over my face, I cried and wept in the corner.
After a little time passed I felt I had to go to His throne, so I said, 'Lord God,' and He responded, "Yes."
I asked, 'May I come to your throne?'
He answered, "Come", so I crawled to Him with my face to the floor. I was crying and trembling. I started kissing His feet and washing them with my tears.
Now the love and compassion coming from Him was overwhelming. I was in heaven, so to speak.
Then I felt unworthy even to kiss His feet, so I said, "Lord" ' and He said "Yes."
I asked, 'May I leave your throne?' He answered, "Yes."
So I kept my face to the floor and crawled back to the corner where I was before, and with my hands over my face I stayed there bowed down, crying and weeping.
After what seemed to be about 10 minutes, my heart started to yearn for Him. Overwhelmed with my yearning, I said "Lord." He answered "Yes."
I asked, 'Can I come back to your throne?' He responded, "Come."
I crawled back to Him with my face to the floor. I reached His feet and with much crying and weeping I started to kiss His feet again.
I knew He could read my mind and I knew I thought I was not worthy to look upon His face.
After what seemed to be about five minutes I spoke, "Lord.' He replied, "Yes."
I asked, "May I leave your thrown?' He replied, "Yes."
So I crawled back to the corner like before, and stayed there crying with my hands over my face bowed down.
After a little while I yearned for Him again. Everything in me and of me was saying: Go back to Him; I must go back ' so I asked "Lord." He answered, "Yes."
I asked, "May I come back to Your thrown?' He answered, "Yes."
So I started crawling back to Him like before ' face down and crying.
Now this was the third time I went to His thrown. I was kissing His feet and washing them with my tears.
Then I said, "Lord." He answered, "Yes."
I asked, "May I leave Your thrown?" He answered, "Yes."
So with my face to the floor I crawled only two feet and He said, "Stand up and walk back like a son."
So I stood up happy and tall and walked back to the table where we had eaten before. I sat there about 10 minutes with my hands over my face.
Then He stood up and walked over to me. I stood up and we walked together to the other side of the large table where there was a small table. On the small table was a diagram of what I would do.
Then He said, "I am giving you a new name. Your new name is The Messenger and The Witness. You are in my hand and I am in your heart, and I have blessed you before the foundation of the world. You were in Me during My resurrection. I am sending you to stand in front of many people."
I said, "Lord God, I can't do that.'
"I HAVE TAKEN YOUR SOILED RAGS AND GIVEN YOU A ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS"
He replied, "I have taken your soiled rags and given you a robe of righteousness. I will give you the power and the boldness, and I will go before you. I will open the door and you will enter in and the rivers will be full and the shade shall be plenty."
I asked, "Why me, Lord?"
He said, "You are a tree I have been pruning and trimming for my purpose and glory. Now tell the people I gave them this message. I have sent you and if they know Me they will receive you because you are of Me and we are the same, and if they receive you not it is because they know not Me who sent you, and if they know not Me who sent you they will be damned. I am your God and besides Me there is no other. I have life in My hand. I the Lord have spoken it.'
After this visitation happened, I wrote it down immediately and it has not changed. The events are still the same as from the beginning. It is important for all to know that I did not see God. I saw a vision of what God wanted me to see, just like Moses saw the burning bush. Moses did not see God; he only saw what God wanted him to see in his vision. If Moses or myself or anyone else actually saw God we would be dead just from the glory.
Now I want to take you back to the remainder of the vision:
The Lord said, "I am He. When you come to My throne you bring with you fear in one hand and trembling in the other hand. Do not bring with you idle talk or children's games, for there is a fierce war in heaven and earth. After you enter into the kingdom then we will rejoice and be glad, but for now bring with you fear and trembling."
Then He pointed down at the diagram on the small table and said, "Here you are ' standing in front of many people, and you will do very good for a time and reaching many. You will stand and your ministry will stand, and right here you will leave and go straight through the gates of the kingdom and enter into the Kingdom. Your robe is already there waiting for you, and your crown is there also.'
Now the next thing I remembered, we are back in the cab of the semi-truck. He is standing to my right and I was driving just like before we went into His temple. The truck was not stopped or pulled over at any time. It was now 4:30 am. I was amazed and crying and thinking of all He had told me.
Then He said, "I am going into My temple." Then He turned into that stream of energy again and flowed into my chest again.
We did not talk for the next hour, but the music was still coming out of me. The music was loud. It was not of this world. It was so beautiful and sounded like singing angels -- maybe 10 or 15 of them.
Around 6:00 am I was wondering if He was still in me so I said, "Lord God', and He said, "I am here."
I drove until about 7 o'clock and arrived at my delivery and pick-up point in Coalinga, California at I-5 highway and 198 highway. I arrived three minutes early and traded trucks with the driver from the south from Fontana, California.
I started my return trip at 7:15 am. Now as I was driving, I would remember parts of what happened, so I would pull over and write them down. I pulled over many times on the way back.
About one hour before I arrived back at the Willows terminal I was thinking of Wayne. Wayne was a close relative of mine. I was just talking out loud to myself, saying, "Wayne will never believe what is happening to me". Then the Lord said, "Tell Wayne it doesn't matter if he believes or not; it won't change the work I am doing in You." I said, "Ok Lord, I will tell him.'
Now when the Lord spoke from inside me, He sounded like many lions roaring at the same time, yet at other times He sounded as soft as a lamb.
I arrived back at the truck terminal in Willows at 12:30 pm. I got in my car and started driving home. When I got to Oroville, California I stopped at Wayne's home to tell him what had happened and told him what the Lord said to me. I was right ' he had trouble believing any of this -- even though he was a man of God.
Little did I know that Wayne would be killed in a freak accident one month later, but God was with him, and he is with the Lord even as you read this.
I left Wayne's and started home. I was thinking: Does the Lord know what I am? Thinking and feeling, does He really know my hurts and pains? So I would ask Him.
I asked, "Lord?" He said nothing. I said, "Lord." He said nothing. By not answering I believed He was saying: Yes I know your thoughts, and how could you ask me -- God -- that?
So this was the only time He did not answer me. It meant a lot to me because this was a very stupid question.
WHEN I ARRIVED HOME I SAT DOWN, SHAKING AND CRYING
When I arrived home I sat down, shaking and crying. I could not stop. It was all so intense. I just sat there shaking and crying.
My wife soon came home and I started to tell her all that had happened to me. She started to cry, exclaiming, 'Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord!'
We wept together and cried together for the rest of the evening and did not stop. I slowed down a little, but before long I would go into a weeping and shaking mode. Every time I would break down she would do the same.
My daughter came home and saw me shaking and said, 'Take a shower. That will warm you up.' I said, "I'm not shaking because I'm cold. I'm shaking because of the presence of God.'
I did sleep some before going back to work, but not much.
I woke up and got ready for work. I left for work at 12:45 am on day number two.
Now normally I would pray at this time when I first start driving, asking the Lord to watch over me and my driving, and to protect my family while I was away, but I was still shook up from what happened, and did not feel like praying or talking to the Lord right then, so I said "Lord." He said, "I am here."
I said, "I'm still shook up from yesterday. Is it okay if we talk later?'
He said, "Yes", so I kept on driving and wondering what would happen later.
Now when the Lord would talk His voice came right out of me, because He was inside of me. It was not a little small voice inside me like I sometimes hear now. When He talked for those two days His voice was as fierce as a lion, or sounded like many waterfalls. Sometimes His voice was as meek as a lamb; very calm, but always clear, just the way it sounds when someone is in the room talking. His voice filled the car or cab of the truck. I heard it with regular ears.
I got to work at 1:45 am; picked up the semi-truck and drove south on I-5 like normal.
At about 4 am there was a strong rushing wind that came out of me in the form of a tornado. It just sat to my right, spinning for a minute. It was about 3ft by 4ft high. It stopped. He was in the form of a man, but was red in color. Bright red and looked like flowing electricity. I looked and in His right hand was a big red ball. It was about the size of a basketball, and it looked like bright red flowing electricity or energy.
"RECEIVE YE FIRE"
He said with a loud voice, "Receive ye fire," and He slammed the red ball on my chest. It exploded on me and went all over me and in me. I was jerking back and forth. The energy was so strong it took my breath. I had to catch my breath -- then I looked over and He now had a big blue ball in His right hand. It looked like energy or electricity. This blue ball was bigger than the red ball and He was bigger to.
Then He said with a loud voice "Receive ye the Holy Ghost." Then He slammed it on my chest and it exploded on me and went over me and in me again. Again I was jerking back and forth.
I had to catch my breath again, and He said in a loud voice, "Many men have cried and many men would have died to see what you have seen."
Then He put His hands together and turned into a stream of energy that flowed into my chest again. So I sat there driving and thinking.
At about 5:00 am He came out of me again the same way -- loud wind and a spinning tornado. When He stopped He was in the form as before, tan in color.
Then He said in a loud voice, "Put on the whole armor of God and keep your eyes on Jesus and your heart on the Holy Ghost. I am giving you gifts of the Spirit."
I asked, 'What gifts, LORD?' He answered, "Discerning of spirits and the ability to cast out evil spirits."
Then I asked, 'What other gift's Lord?'
He said, "Let it be according to your faith."
Then He went back inside me, so I sat there driving the truck and thinking.
I arrived at Coalinga, California at about 7:30 am. I traded trucks and started back north at 7:45.am. At 8:45.am, I said 'Lord.' He said "Yes."
I said, 'I am sorry they crucified You.'
He responded, '"It is all right. It had to be done."
I arrived back at the Willows terminal at 1:00 pm and got in my car and headed for home.
When I got home, I was wondering what the Lord might reveal the next day ' the third day. I sat there resting and praying. I was thinking about all that had happened over the last two days. I went to bed early at about 7:30 pm.
I woke up early at 5:00 am. It was the third day and I was excited about what the Lord might reveal that I should do, and It did not take Him long to do it. I said "Lord". He said nothing. I said "Lord.' He still said nothing.
'Oh no, my LORD ' You are gone."
THEN I REALIZED I MUST GO FORTH IN FAITH AS A MAN
Then He revealed to me what I should do. I had thought, and was thinking, that He was going to be in me in power and talk to me as I went on my mission, and talk to me as I did my ministry. In other words, to hold my hand every step of the way, and to guide me, but then I realized that I must go forth in faith as a man, and walk in the Spirit, as a son of God. Not go forth as a boy having my hand held.
Now I knew He is inside me. I knew He will lead me. But I wanted to hear His voice like I did before, and see Him come out of me as a rushing wind. I wanted to ask Him questions and hear His answers -- to just stand in His presence and feel the love and compassion coming from Him.
When I realized He was not going to be in me and with me in that kind of power, I broke down real bad, and started crying very intensely. I sat there crying and pleading to Him, "Lord - Lord, please come back; I need to hear Your voice again. I need You Here, Lord, like you were. Please just one time -- let me hear Your voice again.
Well ' I was not able to call Him back to me. That does not surprise me because I did not call Him to me the first time. He came to me when He was ready. I was not even praying.
I am nothing special. Just a man who believes that God will do what He wants, when He wants, and with whom He wants, and I know He will complete His work in me.
BEFORE I HAD THIS VISION, I WAS A TIMID AND SHY MAN
Before I had this vision, I was a timid and shy man. I believed in God but would seldom talk about spiritual things with others -- only if the subject came up and I was totally comfortable with whom I was around at the time. But after my vision happened, I became a whole different man altogether. I would boldly witness without fear to most all I came in contact with because I felt God had placed me there with them for a reason. There are no coincidences with God. There is a reason for everything that happens so I would witness and witness, and continue to do so to this very day.
After this vision happened I went long haul with my truck driving career. I drove all over the USA witnessing day and night. Sometimes just a simple, 'Do you believe in God?', would turn into an hour or two of talking and witnessing to people about Godly truth. This went on for 5 years and 6 months. I would take my home time normally after being out on the road for 4 to 6 weeks, but sometimes I would be out for 12 weeks or longer. When I would get home to my family it felt so good to be home.
I would be witnessing to someone and if somebody walked up to me and the person I was talking to, I would say, 'We are talking about the Lord so you can join in if you want to but we are not going to change the topic from the Lord,' and that person would either start talking with us about God or say okay and walk off. So I was very different from the way I was before this visitation. He gave me power and a boldness I never knew before to speak to anyone God placed in my presence.
As time has passed, I've prayed a great deal as to whether God wanted me sharing my experience with Him publicly on the Internet. God has told me to now share it, so in obedience, I have, and I believe the greatest reason God wanted me to share it is to exhort other Christians to seek God more diligently ' persistently - for more power from the Holy Spirit to be more spiritually equipped and to be more effective witnesses. Furthermore, I believe God wants me sharing that we are not to put the Holy Spirit 'in a box.' God can fill us (empower us) with more and more of His Spirit any way He chooses. God cannot (nor attempted to) be formulated.
I REALIZE GOD IS NOT GOING TO GIVE MOST CHRISTIANS A VISION LIKE HE GAVE ME
I realize God is not going to give most Christians a vision like He gave me to empower them to be more fearless and prolific witnesses, but that is not the point. Who of us are authorities on how God can impart more power to us to be more fearless witnesses, and to be more spiritually equipped?
Have any of us received ALL the power from the Holy Spirit that He is capable of imparting to us? I think not. To believe one has ALL the power available from the Holy Spirit to witness is self delusion.
Yet I'm hearing God say that to be endued with power from on high to be more of a fearless witness was normal Christianity when the church first started out, as recorded in the book of Acts. Today, it seems to be very abnormal, which would be exactly where Satan would want the church to be: Fearful, timid witnesses.
I leave readers with this exhortation. Diligently seek God for an ever-increasingly impartation from the Holy Spirit to be more spiritually equipped and to be more fearless witness on behalf of Jesus Christ. You have everything to gain ' and nothing to lose.
However ' I'll also share a word of caution with you. If you don't CARE to be more spiritually equipped and/or to be a more fearless witness, odds are very good you aren't going to get more power from the Holy Spirit to become a more fearless witness. It starts with your desire, and also depends upon your motive/s.
With the time you have left here on planet Earth ' does it matter at all to you how much of a 'dent' you leave for Jesus Christ? Or ' is it time that you change your way of thinking and decide that you are going to make a HUGE dent in this world for Jesus Christ starting NOW until your time is done?
Those who desire to make a HUGE dent in the world for the cause of Jesus Christ are the ones the Holy Spirit loves to empower the most. And come reward time ' they'll be given more eternal rewards than those who just wanted to skate into heaven and leave witnessing to everyone else.
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