I was going for one of my usual walks and found myself thinking about some of the things that Jesus had said about the Kingdom of Heaven. I was thinking about how nice a place it will be and I also liked the way Jesus was always talking it up like it was a great holiday destination and used the fact that you would get to sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as a selling point. While I was walking and thinking about this and other nice things about the Lord’s words, I found that I had a slight tingling over my body and I felt like I could have walked for ever. One interesting thing about this feeling is that it has only started happening since my baptism and I now seem to be able to get the feeling on call just by thinking nice thoughts about the Lord’s and Jesus’s words in the Bible. The feeling is enhanced when I am walking (I presume this is because of the increased blood flow to the brain). One side effect of this is that I seem to have lost the ability to feel depressed because when something happens that could cause me to be down, I can usually find or remember a similar situation in the Bible, or the situation has been spoken of by Jesus, and just reading the words about it makes me realise that the Bible already has it covered.
Now I have been heavily into science since I was small and if someone who was a Bible follower told me about this then I would have been very sceptical, but having experienced it myself, I have to conclude that something extra does happen to a person when they believe the words in the Bible with their whole heart and get baptised. The other thing that I feel is important is that you have to really want to know about the Lord and his words before you will get a response from reading them in the Bible. Hebrews 11:6 gives a bit of information relating to this “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him“. I also feel that you have to be prepared to sacrifice this life for the next one, and to also have that feeling in your mind, before you can get a feel for the Lord’s words in the Bible, Jesus says in John 12:25 that “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” and I have a feeling that, until a person decides to follow these words seriously, they will always have some doubts about the words in the Bible and will not be able to get to the next level.
A lot of people might tell you that the Bible is not true because it is a translation of some old texts, but what they forget is that we were made by the Lord and in Acts 17:27 & 28 it says “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring“, and from this I get the feeling that if we want to read his words badly enough then he will guide us to a good version and help us to understand it no matter what language we speak.
Hopefully there are some people reading this article who are prepared to give this a go, because it would be nice to communicate with anyone else who has had a similar experience so that we can compare notes.