God spoke to me, through a 100 year old dictionary.
Don’t believe that God spoke to me? I didn’t either for a while.
I had just came out of lordship salvation and works salvation, both are false teachings. But as a new Christian, I had doubts. I felt relief because I knew I could never stop sinning and just having faith in Jesus seemed so easy. One side told me I had to stop sinning or I wasn’t truly saved, the other side told me salvation was by faith alone in Christ alone. I was confused and the only person that could ease my mind was God Himself. So what did I do? I asked Him.
I knew it was wrong to test God but I could not sleep, I could not get my mind off it and since He is God, He should know I am not doing it just to do it, but instead I truly needed Him. I have a 100 year old Oxford dictionary I had bought years ago as an atheist, just because I enjoyed old books. The thought randomly popped into my mind to pick any page of that dictionary, by the way that thing is thick, there’s thousands of words in it. So I decided to do it and because either God would speak to me or He wouldn’t, I made it as ‘difficult’ as possible. Not only did I close my eyes and pick a random page, I also pointed to a specific word on the page, whilst my eyes were still closed. I thought, if God truly is speaking to me then this is the only thing I will ever believe.
‘God if salvation is by faith alone, show me.’ I chose a random page and then my finger falls upon a random word, I open my eyes in anticipation and doubt, but there it was; “satisfy” defined as; Pay (debt, rarely creditor), fulfil (obligation), comply with (demand), (of Christ) make atonement for sins of men;
Absolute joy hit my heart, this was it, God was actually communicating with me through an old book, me a sinner, someone who didn’t deserve to even read His Holy Word, the creator of all spoke to me. This is all I ever wanted, all I ever needed, all I would ever need. That joy lasted for about 10 seconds before it turned to doubt. What if that was just a coincidence? An accident? I had to know for sure, I asked God to forgive me and I closed the dictionary and did it again. This time the hope of getting anything was a lot less, I had little faith and I open my eyes and there it is; “know” and right next to that word was “knock” and I instantly thought of Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Again, I had pure joy, God spoke to me. It lasted for about 7 seconds. This time time I thought I just added the Biblical meaning to the words know and knock, it wasn’t anything biblical in the definition of those words. Was this it? I didn’t want it to end, I had to know for sure, I did not want any doubt in my mind, so I did it a third time.
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. – Job 33:14
I opened the dictionary, eyes closed, I put my finger randomly on a page and opened my eyes and it came on the word ‘direct’ defined as; Straight, not crooked-(ly) or round about, (the road to heaven;) not only that, but I saw the page 322 in the dictionary. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: – Genesis 3:22 This quote from Genesis was very important to me because I had just learned something about skull and bones which has great significance when it comes to the number 322 and Genesis 3:22.
I knew this was God speaking to me, telling me salvation is by faith alone, eternal life is by faith alone in Christ alone, not of works. Not repenting of sins, not anything other than simple, childlike faith that Jesus did all the work and paid for all my sins, was buried and rose the third day.
Proof that God spoke to me through a dictionary in the video above.