Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation and my rescue

‘…but mercy (full of glad confidence) exults victoriously over judgement’ – James 2:13 (The Amplified Bible)

A little time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation over 13-14th September ’89, when I got confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE! So I fully expected to take my last breath there and then as an invisible trapdoor would open up in the floor and drop me down into Hell.

It was a few years until I heard that “mercy triumphs over judgement” – yes indeed it does and thank you for being so gracious to me my Lord. May it be similarly so for the multitudes who don’t yet know You.

That life-changing encounter used two personally intimate aspects of my life, unknown to any living soul, to grab my attention and thereby validate the experience as being real, not imaginaryEven more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they could not but enhance my interest in End-Times that had begun only a few years earlier when reading The Invisible Hand (as described herein).

The First Advent was when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year.

The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.


I inwardly ‘knew’ that heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus Christ himself, and that His impressive swift descent was a foretaste of His promised return in all His glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the scriptures for Sunday services throughout the year together with a picture symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy very keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for the First Sunday in Advent. It depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, indicative of events before his Second Advent!

The validation referred to above came almost as unusually. On a healing retreat six years later, a minister told me God would show me something after lunch. Indeed He did for a lady whom I’d never met and was seated at my table confided after lunch that the Lord told her to show me something she greatly treasured.

It was a photo taken from an aircraft over a thunderstorm. When developed, the photo bore an image of Jesus Christ as though standing within the clouds. But the facial features were hazy; exactly like Jesus in my dream because I’d not seen His face!!  (I seem to recall hazy clouds at the foot of the image. This one shown is published by Bible Probe.)

My legs gave way upon seeing this photo as I couldn’t remain standing but had to drop down into a nearby chair! My companion said I went so white she thought I was going to faint or fall.

Yet, just how did a stranger know to show me this photo?  I’d not said anything about such a personal dream – she simply said, “It’s the Lord’s doing.”


I was puzzled over the closing element of the dream-event. Upon my reaching towards Jesus’ feet to grasp the hem of His robe, it turned into the branch of a Christmas tree!

So when I tugged, a medium-sized fir tree toppled over and its fairy fell from its top!

Weird?  Not really, because I later realised that place by the window in my dream was where the family’s Christmas tree used to be erected, as shown in this photo. So this window-corner of the room was always associated with Christmas.

As a devout Catholic, my mother had taken me to church from my infancy and told me about Jesus. When I painted pictures I’d put a blue stripe at the top of outdoor scenes to represent heaven, as young children did in those days. However, I’d also draw a Christmas tree on the blue line to show Jesus is up in heaven.  Why-ever so?

Not only had I associated all the wonder of Christmas with His birthday, but I also heard an actor on TV mention His name whilst looking at a small fir-tree. So, my childish mind took the actor at his word and I began to draw Jesus in the sky as a Christmas tree.

Hence, nearly 40 years later in my dream-visitation He ‘shape-shifted’ (Mark 16;12) to match my boyhood image – and for an especially revelatory reason!

At its close, therefore, the dream-event signified the time had come to topple not only childish misconceptions but also all those false teachings I’d imbibed as an adult and to replace them with absolute truth – the one who is the Truth in person.

Truly, the most fantastic Christmas present ever – one that’s a daily encouragement and help in every time of need, no matter how dire. Thank you Lord.

These events started in 1989 and culminated in 1995 with its prime confirmation. Yet more was to come!  Sixteen years later upon revisiting this story for the purposes of this blog, I was surprised by a couple more insights that dropped unbidden into mind. One was tantalising: could the street number of my childhood home (212), revisited in that dream, possibly be significant in pointing toward the coming year? That is, to 2012!

Could that notion be true?  Such musing would be confirmed in a fascinating numerical manner at 2012’s first Christian prophecy conference we were to attend. Upon arriving there I was curious about the distance driven from home. The car’s odometer was ‘212‘ miles!


Once again, timing proves crucial in presenting another objective confirmation!  Again, had I not been writing about the visitation I would have missed the crucial linkage!

Whilst writing instalments of My Journey Into Freedom (Sept-Oct 2013) I inserted a report on something pertinent that happened at that time in the USA, as recounted in its previous post. This came as a ‘new revelatory word’ from to Revd John Kilpatrick and began at 2:22am. This too, is very interesting on two counts. Numerically, because my birthday falls on a 22nd. Orally, because that word is directly relevant to my dream visitation in referring to the angelic host as well as in closing with Luke 21:28, namely:

“But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.”

My mother’s Missal for the First Sunday of Advent is shown below and notice how the scripture on page 69 links into my personal visitation and what pastor John brought.

I’m amused that the number of hits on this blog passed the 212,000 mark within days of the 4th anniversary of its launch on 21st November 2015.

So a huge thank you goes to every subscriber and regular reader, as well as all visitors.

Next, we’ll read how the Bible’s author answered my two vital questions about it and pointed me to what happened to others who’d been in the same ‘boat’ – before He set me free by shattering satan’s shackles!

[Note: originally published 12 December 2011 as ‘3 Validations Point to 2012-13: Part 3 of ‘Death or Destiny?’.]

3 thoughts on “Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation and my rescue

  1. On this post’s Facebook version I received this wonderful testimony from Christine Ross:

    ‘It’s so good to keep on testifying to the kindness of God who WHILE WE WERE still sinners and behaving as His enemies rather than His friends, He died for us.

    ‘My family have similar testimonies in the absolute kindness and goodness of God. In our rebellion as teenagers He stepped down and rescued myself and my 2 sisters and our brother. Our Dad was a pastor and we caused both him and our mother unbelievable heartache and despair. We nearly lost my beautiful sister forever as the battle raged over our lives and souls. She is the only person I personally know who has had an open vision ie she was in it. Father God showed her she was on the road to hell. She saw herself on a train surrounded by decaying bodies. The train was bound for hell. The booming voice of God said stop it ! followed by her name over and over. She had a one way ticket. Then she felt a hand in her shoulder. She didn’t see his face but she knew it was Jesus. He handed her a return ticket. Wow! The goodness of God. God restored her life and she is a joy and a delight to our family and the body of Christ. She is highly prophetic and has led many to Christ, including in Amsterdam where she worked with YWAM for 7 years.

    ‘As for me, I had a deep deep hunger to find God for a year before I came to Christ. I believe testimonies like ours will become commonplace as the Glory of God sweeps through the nations.

    ‘Eternally grateful for God revealing Himself to us when He did and the lengths He went to to transform our family. Many people were praying. I encourage everyone, don’t give up praying or hoping for a turnaround in your family. Nothing is impossible with God. Have the boldness and humility to be honest with Christian friends and get them to pray. A couple supported Mum and Dad in prayer, especially for my sister. The Lord used to wake Aileen up through the night to pray. She would shake her husband awake and say “we have to pray” and they would pray for my sister. Bless them Lord. Please Father give others this type of prayer burden to pray these young ones through. Nothing impossible for You Lord. Protect them from evil and deliver them from the spirit of death. Bring them through Lord. Release faith Father for household salvation. Amen.’

    I asked about sharing it on this blog…

    ‘Please do. feel duty bound to share our testimony. It’s awesome how God moved. Still brings tears to my eyes. I think we need to share it to encourage others to pray and not give up hope. It’s not that we were special. We were a mess and God stepped in. My sister was 17 when this happened.

    ‘It reminds me of Nathan Morris. His Dad was a pastor too. God stepped into his life in a similar manner. Went on to work as an evangelist with John Kilpatrick.’

    To the last point I reply,
    Christine, you probably don’t know that Nina and I met Nathan about 15 yrs ago and then followed what was happening under John K during and after revival at Bay of Holy Spirit. So much of my earlier blogging covered them, as in these tags…


  2. Dear Richard

    I just wonder if the 0 in the year 2012 when the blog started also refers to Jesus the Omega of God??

    Prayers please – am due to go away for a week’s much needed break on Saturday thanks to the generosity of friends but find myself full of cold &having to keep away from everyone…

    Shalom, love & prayer Elaine


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