Acts 11:5

Acts 11:5 (ASV 1901)

5I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even unto me:

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

Mr. Goforth was uncharacteristically filled with anxiety and worry about God's seeming inability to move during a meeting. He continued to worry until he was rebuked by the Lord and as soon as he accepted this rebuke, the Spirit began to move, leading men to confess their sins.
After Bibi gave his life to Christ, he was invited by his dying father for final parting words. However, instead of dying, the father was healed and discharged after Bibi prayed for him.
Rabi Maharaj's conversion to Christianity from Hinduism came with a lot of trouble for him. He was shamed, disgraced and became the butt of jokes and ridicule in class. Overcome with sorrow one night, Rabi cried to the Lord in his frustration. That very night, Jesus appeared to him in an experience that imbued him with courage and unending assurance.
When a student walked into Dr. Jack's office to submit a late assignment, the Lord took Jack on a trance wherein it was revealed to him that the student was suffering from an addiction to pornography. Back from his trance, Jack mentioned this to the student who confessed and agreed to be prayed for. For ten years after that prayer, Jack still received messages from this student thankfully informing him that "the weight that had lifted hadn’t returned".
Through prayerful inquiry, Messrs. Müller and Craik were able to adjudge that it was not God's will for them to accept an invitation for mission work in Baghdad, even with their travel costs already covered. This decision to obey God was not regretted by both of them.
Rosalind Goforth was led by God in prayer to try a bread poultice remedy on the burnt foot of a little boy. Even though it felt absurd, Rosalind obeyed and to her astonishment, the remedy worked!
A total stranger was used by the Lord to deliver a timely message to Rosalind Goforth who was about to travel to China in the wake of a cruel murder of missionaries. The message was a note which read: "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper. (Isa. 54:17)"
Confused as to whether to travel to England and become an artist or travel to China as a missionary, Rosalind went to God in prayer. And as she prayed, she was led to a scripture than solved her confusion.
Bilquis listened to the voice of the Lord to undergo baptism by water even though she knew she would loose so much.
God specifically revealed the details of a prostitute to His servants during a prayer session. After praying for her over a period, she came to the knowledge of Christ surrendering her life to Him.
Charles Finney cried out to God when he was faced with strong opposition to his Revival work at Auburn. And in a vision from the Lord, he found strength and the assurance of victory, to ride the storm that was before him.
Charles Finney visited Antwerp with the intention of preaching, however, on getting there he realized the people were opposed to religious services. After giving himself to prayer, the Lord encouraged him with words from Acts 18:9-11 "Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace; for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee. For I have much people in this city." The next Saturday he preached to a packed audience, directly confronting them about their sinful ways and many of them wept!
God sustained Jackie Womack and her five children for a week by multiplying her meager supplies. When the cupboards were finally bare, God spoke to a friend of Jackie’s, through whom He supplied for the pantry.
Francis Radoc Sambire was a young believer who wanted to be baptized with the Spirit. In a vivid vision one day, she saw the Lord about to exchange her "black heart" for a new one. That same night, she experienced the baptism she so desired.
When an opportunity to join the Navy as a chaplain was presented, Philip was interested, but together with his wife prayed thus; "Lord, if this isn’t your will, you have a week to stop it." That same weekend during a prayer, Philip audibly heard the Lord speak to change their direction.
While in prison, the Lord gave Brother Yun "a vivid dream" wherein he had a Bible. The next very next morning, the unprecedented happened; he was given a Bible by the prison authorities!
In a vision, the Lord reveals to Brother Yun what he later understood to be a forewarning of the plot by his captors to torture and then lure him, just so he will cave in.
Brother Yun had been praying desperately and fasting, for a Bible of his own. One night he received a vision from God and when he awoke, in a very surreal manner, his vision became reality - God answered his prayers.
Corrie ten Boom has a vision, like a waking dream, of her family and friends being taken away somewhere. She was afraid, but her sister Betsie comforted her saying that if God has given her a premonition, it shows He has that too in His hands.
Nik Ripkin and two other believers went to pay an impromptu visit to a Christian leader in Southeast Asia, but to their surprise; their host was expecting all three of them - the Holy Spirit had spoken to him about their visit.
An old saint with his four sons trusts in the Lord's instruction to suspend their journey until the next day against their usual routine. The route they were supposed to take was attacked in the night.