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Born Again

I found this on my computer. It’s something I wrote a long time ago. Its about when I became born again.

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

I grew up in Christian home from day one.  I knew that I needed Christ as my personal Savior; I knew I was a sinner, and all that.  I believed or thought I was saved.

Around when I was 9 or 10 I began to hear voices. Very odd voices; I tried to make them out sometimes, but I know it bothered me a lot. Sometimes I would put my hands on my ears to just try to make it stop. It was like a bunch of voices in a weird language, I never could make it out. As time went on I would just remain silent and REALLY try to listen.

I also had a lot of nightmares. I would see things in the window a lot. I know a lot of children have nightmares and see things, but I really believed they were there. And it was different, I would REALLY see something.

I used to have this one dream where I was in my house (the one I lived at when I was 10), and there was a girl there. She looked just like me, except she had tinted red eyes, and a dark look to her, like a shadow. She would chase me all over the house. She never caught me, but I was always running in total fear during each dream.

One day when my mom and I were doing school (I was home schooled), I was acting up as usual.  My mom told me later, that she was praying “Oh Lord, help me. Why do I have to go through this EVERY year with her? Give me strength.”  She then heard the Lord say to her, “Ask Sarah if she is saved.” My mom was taken off guard, but obeyed. She asked me if I was saved. I said I am not sure, I said that I thought I was. She asked me if I wanted to be saved, born again, and I said yes. She then said well then let’s makes sure.

So we sat on the bathroom floor in the house (no idea why in there), and we prayed. It was very odd, because at 10 years old I cried after I prayed. I didn’t realize all that had happened, but I knew then I was saved, born again.

A few days went by and I realized I couldn’t hear those annoying voices anymore. It was amazing really. I was so HAPPY! Then I had that one dream about that girl again. She began to chase me as she always had done. I remember standing the kitchen in the dream,  she was chasing me around the middle table, and I stopped running. She stared at me like “what are you doing?” I thought about Jesus as my Savior, and the power in His name, and how He is with me now, and the Holy Spirit is in me. So I looked at her, and said “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, leave me alone” In a split second she was gone. And I NEVER had that dream again! It was so nice!

I started to not see things scary around the house anymore, or have night mares all the time. It was amazing. I am truly born again, and this time I am sure of it.

 

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    • says

      I am so thankful my mom prayed and listened to the Lord too. :) I would have been a nut! Those voices really were driving me crazy. It was interesting, because at 10 is when things started to get way more intense spiritually, with dreams, visions, and voices. It’s sweet to remember how the Lord KNEW what I needed, and He thought of me. My mom had NO idea about anything that was going on spiritually that time until the last few years when I told her. She was amazed. :) Thanks for stopping by! :D

  1. says

    Wow, Sarah! That is so cool and I literally have goosebumps on my arms after reading it. Well, actually my heart hurts for the young Sarah a little bit in that you had these voices and scary dreams/visions in the first place. I don’t recall every experiencing anything like that myself. The worst spiritual dream I ever had was when I was pregnant for the first time and satan himself {I knew it was him} was closing in on my while I was asleep, about to take my life. I woke up in a cold sweat, crying. He was monstrous, evil, frightening looking, and enormous in size. I was so freaked out and upset about it. It was very early on in my Christian walk and so I didn’t know how to speak God’s powerful words to make him go away. The only thing I could think to do was speak the Lord’s Prayer aloud. Over and over again. In doing that, I felt a peace pour over my soul that I’ve never felt before and I was able to go back to sleep. I’ve never had a dream or a haunting feeling that since. I wouldn’t say that’s when I became born again, but it was definitely a big moment in my Christian life.

    Always such a pleasure to visit your site. :)

    ~Rosann

    • says

      That sounds intense! It’s weird, because I’ve never had dreams like that again, I HAVE had well, what’d I’d call spiritual encounters? haha Nothing I could see. I used to study false doctrine. Not to learn from then but to be aware, and to be able to speak to those in cults. With better understanding. Normally all was fine, I’ve read the “Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin”. Anyways, I was really looking into a guy by the name of Todd Bentley(I think I got his name right). Some friends were getting into him. Health and Wealth gospel guy. I watched some youtube videos of his. It was late one night and I felt something in the room and it made me jump out of my skin. I stopped looking into that guy, so much craziness. Then we had this guy next door. Oh Rosann, the stories I could tell you… The Lord has been watching out for us, and I am amazed. :)
      Even in fear, we have a glorious all power Maker who is there for us. Isn’t that just wonderful! :) Praise the Lord for His beautiful love, and just who He is. :)

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