reply to post by Simplynoone
Hello Simplynoones....hope all is well with you.
You bring up great questions....and surly God would not hold our questions or doubts against us, for things we do not know.
If ones intent is true, and God would allow such a trick to them, while on their death bed....then this is not the God I have come to know.
How do you know, that some of your 'word of God' that you use to test everything through....is not guided by a evil entity who would love to not
only mislead one lady, but the mass of mankind? How do you test your 'book' as a spiritual wisdom?
What makes God different from 'evil entities'? Is there a difference in nature between the two?
We read that things like lying, cheating, stealing, boastfulness, pride, ect are of 'satan'. But yet, I know and can face my lower self enough, to
admit, I needed to experience all of those things, to know, this was not my spiritual self and these were things I needed to work on. The good and the
bad offers something for us, one way or the other.
I know that mother and I both had talked alot and did alot of focusing on God, the good for mankind, and the teacher Jesus before her experience. The
actions that I was felt to do (fasting, insane amounts of reading and understanding for nights and nights on end, facing my lower natures and
accepting them as my own shortcomings, deep cleansing of my mind and body, I feel was the first thing that showed me, this was of a good nature.
How does one test things through the Holy Spirit? I think this is a journey for each individual to figure out for themselves. All I can say, is that
the way the Holy Spirit seemed to of lead me was through direct teaching to things I would find a deep spiritual understanding in. I really cant even
begin to tell others how many things I had to learn and search to know more about the history of the Holy Spirit being a humble teacher of mankind in
many places at many times. The key here for me is to understand first what does 'Holy' mean.....What does 'spirit' mean. Your most inner self is
the place that you should test with the Holy Spirit. Your deepest core holds the answers.
What I have experienced....is many people interpret the Bible differently....but when a person (the majority) talks about direct learning from the
Holy Spirit....and even Jesus....I dont ever hear how the Holy Spirit or Jesus has taught them about a wrathful God or that warns of reasons to fear
death or God or life itself.
I have never read about a near death experience where Jesus found humor about sin....but I do know, that God knows and Jesus knows, we have to sin to
learn things. We might not realize it till much later, the lessons that the sin held for us, to learn about our lower nature, to discern now from a
spiritual nature....but God knows we have reason, God knows that we learn through our mistakes, God knows that there is much we cant see, Gods not
expecting us to just follow in a way a prior man walked....for this takes away a personal journey to God for a another person. You can find insight to
another experience, through a book, or reading or listening to it....but dont let that be YOUR truth....for God has something to show each one of us.
Just because you pray or read the Bible does mean you have reached the limits of what God has to show you. In fact, I know that it does not stop there
for you....but that is for you to find out for yourself.
If you are so caught up in fearing being mislead....if God had something to show you, how would your eyes be able to see?
Have faith....that God....is not a trickster or allowing us to all be tricked. Sure we have temptations....of this Earth....and temptations.....of
different natures within man....but if your intents are true, then know that God knows this, have trust in the fact that God knows your heart, have
faith in the fact that Jesus will lead you and help you, if he is the one you call on.
If you call on Jesus for guidance....I believe, nothing else can guide you then....if your intent is true of heart and true of things of spirit.
Its hard to tell another how I personally discern what is of spirit or not, for there is know why at all to go into every detail of study and
spiritual time that I have spent on this in my life. It was like being plunged into a binging on learning 'what is of spirit'.
I have learned, that each of us has a lower nature that is attatched to Earth. This is the origins of each persons 'evils'. These are things a
person needs to work on....but many do not. Im going to take this one step farther before I go....from what I have learned, on my path, is that my
ideas of acceptance of Jesus having to die and the idea that God needed all of those blood sacrafices in the OT....the idea that I could believe this
as God....was my lower nature coming threough. These things used to be markers for my soul, showing what I have learned and what I have not. As I
learned that God never required death for anything....I learned about my lower nature within me, my own natures of Earth that I had to face and over
come. This was not fun mind you, its not fun to learn about our shortcomings....but, there was understanding with it all, which is what makes such
facings of self, barable. It wasnt that I was evil....but it was something I had to learn about, it had purpose...my lower Earthly nature had purpose.
As I learned about Gods nature and saw the humbleness of God and the heavens.....I can only describe it as being 'raised up' both in nature, and in
spirit. It changed me within, a light shined brighter in me and all saw it as so. I didnt have to tell anyone what was going on....for they were
asking me....why this light was bursting forth.
This life here is not happenstance for you. Everything that you can ever think of that has happened to you, is not happenstance. You have your own
lower nature to face...and you have others lower natures to deal with. Dont blame those that did not know what they do....send love to them, for it is
the strongest conquer of all. When one can understand such ways, they have begun truly touched what holds heaven together. Love is the center of all
things that have to do with ....God.
If there was a 'satan'....and God allowed this 'satan' to trick my mother.... when my mother had dedicated her life to Jesus and God for the past
30 years....how could God hold it against her for the things she did not know?
But again....this is not the nature of God that I walk with. Its easy for me to say..."I just know".