Originally posted by Mads1987
reply to post by SpiritofEnoch
I am not familiar with the experience you are describing - but since I am an atheist, I will most likely dismiss your claim of having contact with a
supernatural entity as some sort of misconception, until I am presented with quantifiable evidence.
But I can't help but wonder how you know it's the holy spirit?
I am glad that this motivates you to treat others with compassion. Would you by any chance share some of these things that the Spirit tells you? I am
curious. I am curious.
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How one can know the Holy Spirit is speaking, as opposed to just having a random idea, or listening to some other entity, is not complicated. The
Spirit will never contradict the Word of God, for one thing. Nor would He tell us to so something evil. We are told to test the spirits. 1 John 4
talks about this:
1 John 4:1 - "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the
The theme continues, as you can read here:
1 John 4 (KJV)
As for what the Spirit can tell us, that can vary. I have discernment (spiritual gift), and am very familiar with hearing things from God. Always
tested, always careful. There have been cases where I was told something (basically just knowing something was a certain way), and was able to warn a
person of a problem. Or, in many cases, was aware that someone had some issue, and needed support or prayer, or help of some kind. Something you
would not have a way to know otherwise, that was true. One example I can share from my personal life:
I was chatting with some people online, many years back, in an old Compuserve Christian chat room. All friendly conversation, nothing serious brought
up. I began to feel strongly that one person there was very upset, and needed to talk. I sent her a PM, and she was, in fact, extremely upset,
though she had said nothing to alert anyone. She asked how I knew, and all I could do was tell her that God made me know. As it turned out, she
wanted children badly, could not have her own, and was not at all sure that she and her husband would ever be able to adopt. She needed someone to
talk to, to let it all out, to cry with. We talked a long time that night, and she's been a friend since. Yes, she was finally able to adopt, two
wonderful kids from a very messed up home, that she adores. There was no way, on my own, that I could have known she had the need for a friend that
night. That knowledge brought only good. I have no doubt that it was from God, because of His very real presence in my life. The Holy Spirit is God
within all that accept the Son. Confusing, I know. Real, though.
Nice to see curiosity on the topic! Maybe, just maybe, He's trying to talk to you, too. "...seek and ye shall find..." (from Matthew 7:7).