The first understanding you must have is that God Is real and have faith that He is there for you if you are serious about seeking the truth. He Will answer you and open doors for you if your heart really desires to know.
Hebrews 11:6 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.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
The second understanding is that you must pray every day and always be thankful for what you have.
1Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
1Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The third Understanding is staying in "The Word" (the Bible). Get morning verses, do devotionals, listen to pastors on radio and TV, seek...do searches for parts of Bible you don't understand. The more you do this the better chance you will have of being answered. If you stop doing this, you have basically have hung up the phone/ severed the connection for Him to answer you. Our Father in Heaven literally speaks through his Word.
If you ask a question, He will place the answer right in front of you. I usually ask and then forget about it and let Him surprise me. He does it every time!
Much of how I'm answered has to do with Time itself and the perfect Timing of events. I will show how many events that I was guided through by the Holy Spirit brought me to see answers with God's Word simply by glancing at the Time (Obviously its the Holy Spirit with in you that puts those deeper questions in you at a certain time). I know there are many out there (like myself) that have experiences with the Holy Spirit and the Timing of things....such as talking about specific verses with someone, then shortly after the pastor on the radio talks about the exact same verses....or you having a spiritual question and getting your answer with in a day or two and you didn't even ask anyone. The world would say coincidence...but those who the Holy Spirit works with know better, especially with the frequency of such.
When I was first answer by our Father in Heaven, I was completely shocked. It started with me asking a question about what I was seeing in the images I was led to. In the image of Jesus there was something on his forehead. It bothered me for the longest time because I wanted to show others the face of Jesus without this blocking the view of his forehead. So one night I asked if this was some sort of Seal. Not expecting to be answered I continue my night in a christian chat site. They were in Revelation 5... well when they finished something guided me to read further...and when I got to Revelation 7:3 the Holy Spirit let me know overwhelmingly that I just received my answer. I immediately thank the Lord for answering me. Thinking I had the full answer I went to bed. the next morning while sitting in the parking lot of where I work I opened my daily verse on my phone and recieved John 6:27....I was completely blown away. My question was about the Seal and both verses (out of 31,000 + verses) were on the seal. So I continued to pray and be answered....every time was beyond amazing to me. Me being a very analytical person tried to disect and figure out how He could be doing this. I started thinking about quantum mechanics and all the events that had to take place for the TIMING of the answers. I would pray before going to bed and my morning verse would answer me (more times than I can count now...its far beyond coincidence). All the events had to take place for that verse to be there before I asked the question in a prayer. Knowing that Our Father in Heaven created everything and knowing that He is the only one who controls time....I was eventually shown how to get quick answers.
It started with me playing games such as free cell or sudoku on my phone in the evening while relaxing watching tv. Many times I would get hung up or stuck and couldn't go any further in the game so I figured why not....I asked in a prayer to see if He would help....thinking almost foolish for asking because I didnt think He would waste His time helping me with something seemingly insignificant, when there are many prayers out there more imortant than this. Well, to my surprise every time I asked, He helped. 99 percent of the time with in a few minutes I was able to get through and solve. I then was thankful and started to look up verses that correlated with the time I finished.....So if I finished in 6:33....I would google on my phone....6 33 kjv....(king James Version). To me this was a great way to stay in the word and learn and remember verses.... and many times it led me to read around the verses. What I soon found out is that when I needed a quick answer I would ask a sincere question before playing a game and what ever time I finished, I would google the time followed by KJV and the answer was usually in the verse at the top of the list that came up... and in some cases within the the first few. The Holy Spirit will let you know your answer even if you dont want to hear it. Hear is an example ....the problem I deal with the most is lust...I hate being alone. I have a friend (woman) who I hang out with once in a while.... knowing what the bible says... I try not to think about anything intimate with her because the word is very important to me. I've taught her alot about the bible but haven't limited our friendship to just understanding the word. So one night after going for a ride on the bike, we ended up at my on the couch watching tv. I knew I was in danger so I asked God for a quick answer and played a game on the phone while she was watching tv. My time was 5:28 so what came up at the top of list was Matthew 5:28... But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. I had my answer, wether I liked it or not, it was an answer. This ultimately lead me to try another way...to merely glanced at the time when I needed an answer (I have done this multiple times and been answered). Example - There was one time where I needed will power not to put myself in a tempting situation I ask the Lord to help me and glance at the time and it was 4:13...so I googled 4 13 kjv and the only verse that came up was Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I glanced at the clock another time in a similar situation and saw 10:13... when I googled 1 Corinthians 10:13 came up... 1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. This one happened on 10/25/16 while sitting at computer... I asked "What do I need to do to get closer to You Father? glance at time and it was 5:48....googled 5 48 kjv....Matthew 5:48 kjv was at top of list. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I understand that is pretty much impossible for me, but its something to strive for. Here is another example of one that I was answered with...A Christian friend and I have very different views on Donald Trump and after expressing our views about him to one another, I went and asked the Lord in a prayer about my friend and why he could not see the things I clearly saw about trump. I decided to play a game on phone and the time I finished with was 4:12 so I googled 4 12 kjv. The verses I got were James 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? and Exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. Those verses spoke loud and clear to me. Here is another one. One night a woman friend asked if I wanted any company....I knew from previous encounters that it meant snuggling on the couch with her watching tv. Knowing the both of us well, I knew that this would put me in a dangerous situation so I asked the Lord for help....glanced at the clock for an answer ...it was 6:13 These were the verses I got when I typed 6 13 kjv... Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. and this one Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. and this one Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. I had days where I would see glance at the clock and it would be 1:22...James 1:22 would come up. I've seen 7:13 more than a few times reminds me of Matthew 7:13.
If you try this, be sincere with your question....and try not to ask for worldly things. Please understand that Time associated with verse numbers is only one of the ways he will answer you, there are others. If you ask a question and go back to a worldly routine, don't expect to be answered. You need to stay in the Word to be answered...example: daily verses, reading the Bible, listening to pastors on T.V. or the radio... etc. One thing I do know is that our Father in heaven likes to surprise you, so don't anticipate when you will be answered...ask and forget about it. You will know with the help of the Holy Spirit when you have received your answer.
I hope everyone that reads this understands that God controls Time ...He is the beginning and the end (Revelation - 1:8 ; 1:11 ; 1:17, 21:6 and 22:13). How strange that His Word is now set up in Verses with Numbers resembling Time...or is His Time resembling Verse Numbers? . I do know I was led to understand this by the Holy Spirit... and I highly doubt this is just for me ...because many things from this testimony are effecting others...if not changing them to believe , then increasing their faith. The Father (our Creator), His Son Jesus (our Savior), and the Holy Spirit are very real.....And with the help of the Holy Spirit you will know when you are being answered. Amen!
Jesus is Lord and Savior!
Thank you and God Bless!
Here are some examples I've had with the Holy Spirit and timing of things. I've documented over 130 of them and many I haven't. (These are random...many events in between.)
Dec 27 2014 - My friend And I had a phone conversation....after it was done I read 1Peter:4 because it was where I was in the bible.....it was our conversation
Jan 15 2015 - told my friend of mine that it says in Hebrews 11:6 that God will reward those who diligently seek Him. (I get one verse in the morning from one source and one in the afternoon from another.) After I told him I checked afternoon verse it was Hebrews 11:6.
Jan 23 2015, a great day....yesterday I was telling my dad how I am confused on what to do...i lost my girlfriend obeying the Lord and I see faces of people in the clouds and many other things. I don't know who they are, I'm not sure if I should be doing something more. I know the Lord has been answering me when I pray...but I'm just down because I don't know what he wants me to do. To my surprise I was answered with both verses the next day. John 15:16 in the morning and psalms 32:8 in the afternoon. (He will teach me). Also the pastor on the radio was saying what I always say....that God is behind all these coincidences that seem so strange to us....i look at the radio and it was 12:33 (page 11 about 33).
4/26/15 - I got angry working on a project in the garage because thing's weren't going right ... I kept miss placing things. ... How strange I opened up afternoon verse. ..it was ecclesiastes 7:9
June 8 2015 - strange thing happened this morning. ...I unplugged phone from charging, closed all apps then turned off screen,put the phone in my pocket. I was heading to the basement for clothes and right when I got in front the photo image of Our Father and Jesus on my wall ....my phone audio starts reading proverbs 21:21.
7/23/2015 - I told a friend about Mark 11:22 where Jesus says "Have faith in God" yesterday and how strange that same night I woke up and my clock said 11:22.
Aug 9 - Yesterday and other days recently I've been telling God that I'm trying to be patient and its more important to know Him and his love but it is really hard being alone...he reminds me that there are many worse off than me...today I got 2 thessalonians 3:5
I got baptized yesterday sept. 22nd around 3:30 pm....it was an unexpected time and day.....the pastor who didn't know much about my testimony made the call. How strange I finished psalm 32 the night before...I read psalm 33 the day of baptism and didn't even catch it on that day.....I see the #33 all the time.
10/4 Yesterday I went to mom's for dinner. She asked about things in bible. I told her about various verses. On the way home recapping what I said ....the second I thought of verse prov 9 10 I look to right and it was on sign (9 10). timing was perfect. Another verse i a talked about with her Charles Stanley talk about this morning rev 3 18. ...amazing!
(skipped ahead ...too many events to list)
4/10/16 - all week I was debating about going to the bar to see a band that was having a benefit for a coworker....only because I didn't want to be around alcohol...doesn't bother me, its just the environment. It's funny the first time I ever remember seeing a verse about staying sober was the morning verse the day of benefit...1 peter 4:7
to be cont.
3/20/16 I heard a pastor on the radio talk about James, so before bed I decided to read the book of James. The second chapter mentioned Rahab the harlot...so I went to the book of Joshua to refresh my memory on Rahab. It bothered me that she Lied to protect God's people (the 2 scouts). Before bed, I had a strong question about her doing good by lying. This morning pastor Doug on amazing facts talked the full half hr on Rahab and why it was ok for her to lie....(can you believe the timing of this?) The Holy Spirit helped me again. Truly amazing!!! (photos of search on phone and of Doug's sermon the next day are below....look at dates!)