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Eleven Visions of God

David Watson, Called & Committed: World-Changing Discipleship, (Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL; 1982), pp. 112-113

1. Jacob dreamed of "a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven....And, behold, the Lord stood above it" (Gen. 28:12, 13).

2. Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel...saw the God of Israel (Ex. 24:9, 10).

3. Moses saw the back of God (Ex. 33:23).

4. Micaiah "saw the Lord sitting upon his throne" (2 Chron. 18:18).

5. Isaiah "saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple" (Isa. 6:1).

6. Ezekiel saw "the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and...the likeness as the appearance of a man above it" (Ezek. 1:26).

7. Ezekiel again had a similar vision (Ezek. 10:1).

8. Daniel "beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit" (Dan. 7:9).

9. Stephen "looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God" (Acts 7:55).

10. Paul wrote that he "knew a man" (likely himself), who was "caught up to the third heaven" (2 Cor. 12:2).

11. John "was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne" (Rev. 4:2).