reply to post by SyntheticPerception
Those are fair questions.
I get the word (text) from the Bible, I use the original Greek and Hebrew concordances so as to avoid translations descrepancies, but I don't read
the occult books that were withheld from the Bible in past centuries, so to that degree I can understand your claim.
But it goes far deeper then the book. When you are called out of this world by God and into The Body/Temple/Church of God, after baptism and the
laying on of hands a small portion of God's spirit (Holy Spirit) enters into your mind (similar to the feeling you got in your experience; for I
beleive those beings are mimicing God's true relationship with his children). To that extent God's Church experiences a similar "indwelling" as
your experience alluded to.
God's Spirit is the "Word" (gk = logos: definition = relevatory thoughts), and so I receive the word both in reading scripture and by the unique
relationship God creates with his true followers thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Bible is the "word" made written, Jesus Christ is the
"word" made flesh, and we God's servants are the "word" lived.
But there are several distict differences between the two experiences.
In order for God to dwell in His begotton children there can be no sin in you, for God doesn't dwell in sin. The definition of sin is the breaking
of God's laws. When I chose to become a member of the Church of God on Earth, I chose to no longer govern myself in this age; I repented of my
version of good and evil, and submitted to the authority of God over my life (believed His definition of good and evil) and I agreed to obey God's
laws. When I break a law of God (sin) I am immediately cut off from the flow of God's Spirit dwelling in my mind, until I am brought to repentance
by acknowledging I was wrong and God is right.
In many ways what you are describing and what I have experienced in God's true Church are remarkably similar, which is why I do not doubt one iota of
your claims. But when I break a law of God, the spirit leaves me and I am prone to exercise my selfish human nature at a higher frequency (sin more).
It is 100% tied to my ability to love others God's way (not my way), when I am at one with His thinking he dwells in my mind indefinately. It is in
perfect harmony with scripture and functions for the purpose of greater obedience to God's Eternal Law over time. This is how the Holy Spirit of God
transforms a carnal selfish natural mind into one fit to reign with Jesus Christ and the Elohim (Kingdom/Temple/Body/Church) of God over a lifetime of
When others describe their similar experience and still maintain the desire to govern self according to the definitions of good and evil created by
self apart from God, it reveils the source of the encounter to be evil rather then good.
"For the natural mind is hostile to God, is deceptive beyond measure and despritely wicked".
The experience felt is real, a spiritual entity is attempting to or successfully indwelling in the mind of a man, but the fruits of the two
experiences are world's apart; as one brings you into submission to the Laws of God that Jesus Christ kept in life (Sabbath, annual Holy Days,
Passover, 10 commandments, dietary laws etc.) created perfectly to result in everlasting peace/happiness amoung free moral agents. And the other
brings you into the seat of authority over self, drawing you away from the perfect laws of God and into subjection to the slavery of selfish
These beings, like the one in your encounter, do not have the power to indwell for long periods of time (although they get more power from you the
more you allow them to dwell in you, the more "familiar" the spirit get to your mind), God's Holy Spirit is eternal, never wavers, never leaves
(unless due to my weakful sinning) and always grows as you yield rule over your life to the Spirit of God dwelling in you. Again this cannot be fully
understood until God calls you and reveals this understanding in you. But your reply was warm and I am greatful you have desired my correspondance to
continue in this thread.
In short the Word of God I obey is revealed in scriptured, observed in Jeus Christ and practiced through me for the betterment of others to the glory
of God forever.