As a believer, I believe in Jesus because I can feel him.
For example, if there is a blind man, and he asks me how the wind looks like, I couldn't tell him how the wind looks like, even though I can see perfectly with my own two eyes. To answer the blind man's question, I would take him to where there is a breeze and have him feel the wind on him. Then he would feel it and know that it exists.
It’s kind of like that, even though you can't see the wind, you can still feel it. Jesus is the same, He exists in my heart and I feel him. When you accept Jesus as your personal savior, you begin to feel his presence, until you feel him; it would be hard to believe. You must have faith in the Lord and he will show himself to you.
Ok I see that I got some replies on this. Regarding the blind man. Yes, that's you. You who don’t believe in Jesus. You are the blind. Because you want to see to believe. But Jesus is not a thing, he is everything. So the only way you are going to understand is if you feel him. If you feel him in your heart. If I had to describe that feeling for you, it would have to be like, there is a whole new person in me, and it’s not physiological, because he is not in my head, but instead in my heart.
It’s kind of like when you are in love, when you love someone and they hurt you, no matter how much you tell it in your head to forget about that person, you can’t, because they still are in your heart. Same thing with God, he lives in your heart, so if you are blind by thinking that Jesus is something logical, it won’t makes sense to you because he is not logical, its spiritual. You have to feel it with your heart.
Brain = thinking
Heart = feeling
There is a difference between what you think and what you feel.
When you have Jesus in your heart, you feel at peace. You feel secure in knowing that he is there to guide you and protect you from evil. Its makes you stronger and you feel like you can do anything. You don’t feel afraid, instead you feel confident and you feel this urge to help others.It’s possible that you are wondering what do I gain from sharing the knowledge of Jesus with you. Why do people always want me to know Jesus?
Sharing Jesus with others it’s something that you get in yourself being when you accept Jesus as your savior. You feel good inside and you want others to feel the same way. You feel unselfish and sharing. You want everyone to know that they can feel good and look at life as a blessing instead of a curse. Instead of being pessimistic, you can be optimistic about life. To me, I see life in a different way. When I see the sun shine on all of us, when I heard the birds sing every morning near my window in my room. When I see all the creatures of the earth and how beautiful they are. This is an amazing world and I feel joy when I know that Jesus is with me. And I want everyone to feel that joy. I don’t want brainwash anyone; I just want to share a feeling, not an idea.
UPDATE.... i see that i've received more comments regarding this topic, but many of you keep saying 'brain washing' - not at all, there is something that no one can control, and that is your emotions. until you feel the love of God in your heart. your mind will always try to make sense out of it. if you dont feel, then you wont comprehend the love that God has given you. God will never let us go, its us who let him go. He will always be there for you when you look for him. He is a loving and merciful God. Jesus has promise us he will forgive our sins. all you have to do is repent and accept him to come into your heart. He loves us all, for i am witness of his love and mercy.
Wed May 23, 2012
The brain is the center of all emotion. Not the heart.
Fri Aug 10, 2012
i ask you something. When you have fallen in love with someone special to you and then they break your heart. have you tried to forget about this person? no matter what you do, you can't, why? because your feelings are stronger than your thoughts.
Mon Jan 28, 2013
Your feelings are your thoughts.
Fri Apr 20, 2012
What I keep reading from the non-believers is "brainwash". So many of you are thinking with your mind only and not your mind and spirit. I see the snarky young man below states "Your heart has no feeling, it is an organ" When people say with their heart, it is a figure of speech. It is your spirit that knows, the one thing of yours that goes past this life.
My story is very similar to some of the others. I was having deep depression, and felt like I was on the verge of "losing it". But one thing I did through all my years of pain, was pray constantly, even on my worst day for God to help me. Then one day this past February, I was having one of the worst days of my life and felt like I just could not go on anymore. After all these years, why hadn't God have given me some relief.
I think part of why I didn't feel I was getting closer to God, was that I was paying for my sins of the past. And boy I had some whoppers. Sleeping with married women, constant one night stands, drinking like a fish, etc.
I think why God came to me that night last February was that no matter how hard my life has been the past five years, I did always keep my faith and I prayed. That night I felt like I could not go on anymore, this was it. And I think a large part of it was that even though I had so little hope, it was time for him to come into my life and make it better.
How do I feel now. I have undying faith in our Precious God! Every day now I look to see the sun shining, how beautiful it looks on the leaves of the trees. The gorgeousness of the blue sky. I barely even noticed these things before.
It is in your spirit, and somewhat your mind that realizes without doubt, Our God lives. No doubt. As many of the believers above have said, you feel him, feel him and your entire life changes and you want to do good for so many people and honor God.
I believe that only if you keep an open mind to his possibility, and pray to him, even if only half heartedly, but give him a chance he will come into your life. It took him years to come into my spirit, I am 42. But I know and love Him with everything in my spirit, mind and soul!
Fri Apr 06, 2012
I've seen Him twice! And what I felt in His presence is so amazing! I love Him and you will stand before Him and give account because He is God. He loves you and wants to reveal Himself to you. The new testament was written by the apostles who have seen Him in His earthly ministry and after His ressurection. You see, Jesus came to make a way for you. We all have had the same cancer of sin filling us. We were born in it. Its the sin of unbelief. Unbelief leaves you arrogant and proud and hating God. You hate God. You want nothing to do with Him... Just like all of us... but He loved us first and bacame a Man named Jesus and was crushed by the wrath of God on the Cross to pay the penalty for our sins in FULL.. Only repentant believers who accept the Blood of Christ and have the Holy Spirit in the will be with the Father for eternity. If you reject the precious blood of Christ that paid for your soul, then the very wrath of God that Jesus took for you will be dispensed upon you for all eternity. He really loves you this much! He is crying out for you to come to Him!! You are His creation!!
Tue Mar 27, 2012
well there Patrick, sorry to update you. You say your 10x happier which is all fine and great. you live as if you will not die ALONE internally. you brainwashed yourself to think this world is the stage. when your clock stops eternity kicks in - timelessness. since you do better without him. you can honestly sit there and say the alternative place after death will be better? forever? you need to understand we are visitors and those who prepare to receive what is waiting will be the only ones to experience it. you are stuck in this world's focus window and under the impression its all that is waiting for you. wake up buddy.
Wed Mar 07, 2012
News Flash, your heart is an organ, it has no feelings, it pumps blood around to your brain, and thats it. Your brain does the thinking, and its your brain that does the feeling. So this whole believing in Jesus thing is a brain activity. Just like a Jew believes what they believe. Another human told their brain something, and their brain can say hmmmm, thats ridiculous, or hmmmmm ok a man died and came back to life! thats me, I am a believer!!!!
Wed May 30, 2012
than this means you are without feelings. i "feel" sorry for you.
Thu Feb 16, 2012
I have smoked weed and drunk alcohol nearly every day for the past decade, I'm ashamed to say even though i didnt drink on days I had to work I would wake up and have a cheeky wake n' bake and I was happy, very happy. I ridiculed religion and surrounded myself in atheist friends, my parents are strictly atheist and I was educated to the highest level in the sciences with not an ounce of consideration or thought to any deity.
I did not believe, when a few months ago I started getting a nagging feeling inside me like there was something I had to do and it was insatiable. I figured that I was finally gonna get off my butt and start writing like I had wanted to do for years but when something decided to hit me like a train, I was overwhelmed with love and warmth and I was petrified never did I imagine it was God the very person i had ridiculed my whole life.
The only way I can describe it is its like a feeling, but more than that, like a sense, just overwhelming happiness and peace. I find no fun in drinking or pot anymore just because it numbs this much REALER feeling of peace and happiness that I have constantly in the pit of my stomach.
So i kind of disagree with Brenda that you have to believe it to feel it because even though I didnt believe it it hit me like a brick and I knew instantly that I had discovered the truth.
If i was reading my own comment Id think I was a nutter and I totally totally understand why people think that about religious folk because this time 6 months ago I probably thought worse than any of you guys. But i honestly was not looking for it.
It seems completely irrational to me to have this belief and I think people that get lost in this ridiculous feeling forget what it was like for us before we felt this way, and before we knew!!
I guess what im trying to say is im still trying to get my head round this. Everything looks different to me and feels different to me. And its so difficult keeping this from my parents but I know exactly what they would say to me, so i guess its lucky i only see them once a year.
I promise you guys this feeling is real and HE is real. But you have to feel it to believe, not the only way round
Sun Feb 12, 2012
I find it really sad when people need someone like Jesus to give them morals or a reason to live and love i don't believe jesus is anything sepcial infact i think he was a power freak trying to control the mass which he clearly achieved.. look at it this way i don't believe in him and i feel 10X better without him
Sat Oct 22, 2011
My prayers are with you,but its simple as this, in order for you to feel his presence and know he is real, you have to believe otherwise He would never reveal himself to you. Just as evil is presence so does the good, and good things only come from God, when you seek the Lord, you start living and caring for others, why does the sun exist to give us light and help our food produce, why does food exist, so that we can eat, why does a fruit fit perfectly in your hand. Could you think evolution would bring that for us to survive, if you think about it why, evolution is not someone, its something why would it even care if we survived, Seek him and his word and you will have the answers you need. There is a creator who wants to be real in your life, but we have choice to doubt it or research it ourselves. Praying for you christopher. God becomes real when we seek him, if we don't u will still be questioning yourself. You have answers that you do not even seek, Jesus was spoken about 2000 years bfor he came to exist and so was crucifiction. Did you know that? just like when you go to school and want to learn about something, the same thing with Christ, you have to research. He is waiting.
Thu Oct 20, 2011
How do you know you are NOT brain washed?
-You insist in the existence of something you can´t prove.
-You talk about it as a FACT and not as merely personal HOPE.
-You think reality must be "first love then you will see"
Are you lying to us? you are too self confident about him? ok . ask him to tell you something personal about me. that may be easy for the creator of the universe. answer this one and I will take you seriusly, else you are just lying to people.
Mon Oct 17, 2011
i wonder how other peaople can leave life without Christ Jesus
Sun Sep 18, 2011
I think it is important to remember we do have an unseen enemy that blinds us and wants to keep us that way so if dont believe in jesus maybe its time to ask yourself what is keeping you from believing or WHO is a better way of saying it. Its not brain washing its the truth and how dare any of you TRY and steer a believer to a satan worshiper you will have to answer to God one day and my hope for you is to do some research let Jesus lead and guide u before its too late
Sun Jul 03, 2011
I have repented a long time ago and accepted Jesus into my heart and i can feel him in my heart and soul. To me its kind of like a feeling when you are about to do something and you get that feeling that it may not be right. Well the feeling i have is in a way similar to that but it leads me along the right path as if i was going to do something worng or right..i get a feeling as to guide me to what is 100% right....its all hard to explain. Also its NOT brainwashing
Mon Apr 04, 2011
hello.. .i want to ask something.. .how did you believe in jesus that easier ? .i mean i do believe in christ but i dont know why i felt so hard to make HIM into my heart.. .not that i dont believe but its just that i dont know how and what to do to be like u. .to be someone who have a very strong faith in jesus..sory my english is not so good.. .
Mon Jan 03, 2011
Oooops! my last comment was not aiming specifically at the author. Just find it very disturbing, the manipulators who wrote any holy books. Also just to clarify, I was not implying that all religious people are evil (just saying that religious is a very powerful mind tool that can manipulate others, be it for good or for bad).
Mon Jan 03, 2011
Religion is an extremely powerful mind tool for good people to do evil things. all that Jesus talking is the biggest con in human history. It's unbelievable how gullibale some people can be.
I don't think there is anything wrong in believing in God, as it's very comforting. It helps a lot of people who would otherwise be unable to deal with the hardships in life.
But please, don't make up ridiculous stories to brainwash others.