Visions and seeing into the spirit realm are part of your spiritual gift package in the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2:17
). Many people have visions, but don’t know they are having them. Let’s say, for example, you are driving down the road and see a homeless person on the street. For a moment you feel sorry for the person, but decide to not to help them for a lot of reasons.
In your mind’s eye, you suddenly see yourself picking up a sandwich at the nearby sandwich shop and bringing it to them. The scene plays so quickly in your imagination that you barely notice it and then your rational side persuades you to dismiss it.
What happened to you, however, is you just had an internal vision from the Lord. You were being directed by the Holy Spirit to help feed this man. You failed to recognize it because it happened so quickly, and you dismissed it as just being “your imagination”.
The crowd of bystanders heard the sound and said that it had thundered; others said, An angel has spoken to Him!
On the Damascus road only Saul heard the voice. “Those that travelled with him only heard the sound … Acts 9:7
And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision [of this heavenly being], for the men who were with me did not see the vision, but a great trembling fell upon them so that they fled to hide themselves.
What do these statements have in common?
One thing is that not everyone hears and understands the Voice of God.