I've had so many encounters with Christ it's hard to pick and choose which ones to tell you about... I've mostly had dreams, one time I heard His voice in the Spirit, and another time, I'm not sure if I was dreaming or had a vision.
One dream I had I saw God in His throne, but He was in shadow, as if He'd dimmed His glory so I could look at Him. I didn't see any detail on Him, other than a figure on a boxy-looking throne that was made out of a clear-pink-ish type gemstone - jasper, perhaps?
Anyway, in the dream, I had this feeling of extreme reverence and AWE. I knew I was dreaming. I knew I stood before the Living God. And I KNEW I had to LISTEN. A voice then said to me: "If you know Jesus is Lord here on earth, how much more in Heaven?" Then my alarm went off at that very moment, waking me up. That dream was INTENSE.
When I heard His voice in the Spirit, I was crying because I was trying to get the word out about Christ, but not hearing any feedback from friends, either real life or on the Internet. I told Him I wanted to shine for Him and I wasn't sure if I was doing it right, if people were listening, I was crying over their lost souls...
And a sudden breeze caressed my cheek, and I heard as clear as day: "You shine for Me, Becka."
But I didn't hear it with my ears, and it wasn't a thought in my head -- it was in the Spirit, it's so hard to explain how I heard that voice. But it shocked me because He's never called me "Becka" (my full name is Rebecca, I'd always thought He'd call me that, but Becka seems more intimate), and there was such love and tenderness in His words. It made me break down and cry immediately after I heard them.
The last vision/dream was when I was in the hospital earlier this year. I was taking a lot of pain meds and it was nighttime. I had a "dream" of the Rapture, and then the Second Coming, but all above me in my hospital bed. Right above my left leg was Christ (about the proportions of a large Ken doll *lol*) blowing a long, golden trumpet. I heard the trumpet, even, and it made me jump. Then He disappeared, and over my right leg, I saw Christ again, this time in red robes, riding a horse, with the Heavenly Host riding right behind Him. It was so bright, but it didn't light up the room -- only the figures were bright, like light bulbs that didn't give off any light -- it was weird. But I heard His scream and the shouts of those riding with Him, and again, it made me jump, this time more violently.
I hurt myself, actually, because I was in the hospital for cellulitis in my leg and it was so VERY painful. Each time I jumped, I winced and cried out.
The "vision" was very real, but like I say, I was on a lot of pain meds, so perhaps I was only dreaming. However, it was a vivid dream.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~~Psalm 73:25-26 (ESV)