God, You & Deja Vu

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams" (Acts 2:17).

Have you ever had a déjà vu experience and were convinced you had been in that place, doing the same thing with the same people around, in the same environment, though you are certain you have never been in that place before? Why do we have these déjà vu experiences where we are convinced we have lived through the same thing before but consciously understand we have never been in the place prior to this experience? What does déjà vu mean and where did the term originate? This is simple to define yet challenging to explain. It is a French term meaning "deja," already + vu, "seen" or already seen. The dictionary indicates it is "the illusion of having already experienced something actually being experienced for the first time." This is not to be confused with the overly utilized colloquial statements used today to explain the monotony of an event that occurs redundantly. Scientists, psychologists, counselors, and the like, have made numerous attempts to explain this phenomenon, though the tendency is to relate the extraordinary with the ordinary to make sense of it based upon empirical data. In the case of déjà vu, mankind will never be able to utilize statistical analysis because it defies this kind of scrutiny. God reveals certain things to us in His perfect timing, and this is oftentimes not our timing. God desires to bring us closer to His will for us, not by forcing us into choices, but by allowing free will and providing a second chance to do what is right in His eyes. This book was written as a direct result of God speaking to me in a dream regarding déjà vu and provides an in-depth discovery of déjà vu experiences as it relates to second chances God offers to us during the course of our lifetime.

--Cynthia M. Goodwin