Pastor Juan Carlos' Testimony after attending Elim Training Retreat April 17 -19
It is difficult to put in words what I have experience here in the 3 days of the training retreat. I was thinking of how can I resume all in a simple way, and one thing came to my mind.
On the second day of the retreat, during the time of prayer, I prayed to know Jesus more, I was praying saying; I have read Bible a lot, I study books and every day I try to learn more from the Word of God, but I feel far from you. Then, this voice came to me; "To know me is to know how much I have loved you". I felt my heart was melting like snow when the sun shines. I cried like a child and I felt the words coming to my heart so deep.
A lot of Bible verses came to my mind; everything made sense for me at that moment.
The I felt Him approaching me, I had this vision of Jesus coming to embrace me and I just felt so comfortable, so complete, because he knows me, it was the first time to see Him like that but I felt Him so close, I felt naked.
The vision continued and I saw these hands, these clean, soft and careful hands taking my heart from my body, and then measuring and weighing it. He told me this is how much I know you; I know how big, how heavy your heart is.
My mind was crazy with Bible verses about God knowing us, how he knows even how many hairs we have and I felt so confident that He know me and loves me so much.
This was the best part for me, but not the only one, my spirit was opened again, I feel a door opened and now I can close my eyes and feel him, see him, listen to His voice.
I am so thankful to Elim, I am a person who finds it difficult to speak, but I have found Jesus as never before in this time.