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The happy thread

Discussion in 'NonChristian Help Forum' started by djstav, Oct 20, 2018.

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    djstav Active Member

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    Sunshine & rainbows are happy thing's, so are toasted marshmallows & apple pie's with whipped cream.

    We all have our happy things, but one thing makes me happier than ever. It's a beautiful girl who I've loved from day dot, she's my Eve & I'll never find a girl like her.

    For many year's I used to believe in the spirit of God, the comforter that it should have been. But something was a miss, the comforter was never on time. It just came & left whenever it liked, even when I called on it it was rarely there.

    I gave up on such communication with Gods spirit because it was a hit and miss affair. But the spirit didn't go away, it pestered me now & then. Sometimes it came as love, sometimes it was afraid, sometimes it was angry, and sometimes it was concerned.

    I thought over all these feelings & experiences for many years until I concluded that this was not Gods spirit, but my beloved Eve.

    Fade to black.
     
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    Hi dj, nice to meet you. Okay, first of all, you have it wrong, Apple pie must have vanilla ice cream, not whipped cream. :confused:

    You describe something of interest to me. How you say you gave up on such communication with Gods Spirit. I have some understanding of this and what has occurred, it you would like. ☺
     
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    It was never God's spirit in the first place, it was a emotional connection with a another person. This is why the experience I was receiving was human in nature. I was under the misapprehension that Gods spirit was toying with me.

    I wake up in the morning nowadays & I feel her pounce on me like a cat.
     
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    Remember now this the happy thread.
     
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    Was it just emotion? Was there anything different than JUST emotion? It seems it had to be something more if you thought it was God's Spirit...
     
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    I thought it was Gods spirit when I felt a burning love in my heart, but it was neither here nor there. I even experienced feelings like love coming from Mormon's 10 minutes after they prayed for me. It took me along time to cotton on, but I know what it is now.
     
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    There's alot about the brain we don't know. They discovered that introducing electrical stimuli to certain area's of the brain triggers off, smells, tastes emotional & sensory information. Maybe all these spiritual experiences that people claim are from the spirit are really from other people sending electrical signals to peoples brains.
     
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    I will tell you what I have learned and you can do with it what you will. I think your experience sounds very similar to mine. So...take it or leave it. I'll be back in a minute.
     
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    When I first met God, I had this experience where I physically felt Him. It was like these waves washing over me and in me and it caused the hair on my arms to stand up. Others describe different things, more like a sense of great peace and well-being. But for me, I would be filled with great joy and would also have a physical reaction.

    This went on for some time. It wasn't continual but He would sneak up on me and it was almost like He was hugging me. I wouldn't even be thinking about Him. I'd be doing something like taking out the trash or driving my car and bang! He would just wash over me.

    One day, I guess I realized He hadn't been doing that for a while. So I began to fear I'd offended Him in some way. I began doing everything I could think to do to make Him return to my senses. But He didn't. It was a distressful time for me. No one could help me. A lot of people tried. Some said, you can't go on your feelings. You have to go on faith (trust). But I didn't understand what they were saying because from the day I'd met God, it came with this feeling, this physical sensation. I knew this was God.

    Then He eventually came back to my senses. But He would come and then disappear so quickly and I wanted Him back. It got to the point where I was always wandering around hoping for Him to return, even though it was very dissatisfying because it was so fleeting. It's like I wanted, but also saw I wanted something more. More...permanent.

    Some people told me that this feeling was not God but was instead satan, but thankfully, they didn't convince me of that because I had lived over 42 years and in that 42 years, I had experienced every feeling and emotion common to men. I had experienced anger, happiness, cold, hot, pain, muscle aches, spasms, etc. But they were saying this new experience that I'd never had in all those years that filled me with such joy that it always brought tears to my eyes as being a feeling sent from satan, and I just knew it wasn't true.

    I was told to just reject the feeling by some but I could not. I knew this was God. I didn't know any other thing, but I knew it was Him.

    After some time, living in this distress, except when He would be present to my senses again for a brief moment and I would have joy again, to be replaced by distress again moments later when He disappeared again - He placed a book in my hand that finally helped me some. The author explained that I was being weaned. He likened it to a human child being weaned rather than being answered with milk and warm caresses every time they cried.

    He further described my physical sensations/feelings as a still very sensual and base way of experiencing God rather than a mature way of walking not by sight/feeling, but by trust. This was why God kept disappearing to my human senses - He wanted to lead me by a purer way, not mixed up in carnality and pleasures to my flesh.

    The author described my experience as "the dark night of the senses." He explained that God was doing good by me and that all experience it to some degree, this weaning.

    It brought me relief. I still craved it, but I was able to go along without so much distress.

    There is a second part to the book that describes another stage, but for now, that's all I wanted to share.

    I could be wrong and your experience can in no way relate to mine, but I had some anger in places, that God was being mean to me that I had to admit to. It sounds like you are angry as I was, throwing a wailing fit because the breast has been withheld from you when you cried for it.

    So...if any of it rings for you, take it. If all of it sounds like insanity, discard it. It certainly won't offend me if you can't relate at all.
     
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    It was very interesting & relatable too.
     
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    I had hoped for more of a reply haha, but it's okay, you don't know me and it's a public forum. ☺

    There is a story in the bible that might interest you. I believe the man's name was Samuel. It's the part of his young life after his mother dropped him off to be with the men of God. He served and was taught by a priest named...eli, I think.

    His story seems to relate to yours. Samuel was hearing from God but didn't know it. He came to the conclusion that it was eli calling him. He went to find out why eli was calling him and eli said he hadn't called him and told him to go back to sleep. It happened twice more. By the third time, eli realized it was God and gave Samuel instructions.

    When I read it, I thought, eli had maybe been hearing/sensing God longer than he knew. I am imagining this to be how it went but I think maybe every time Samuel sensed God, it was when he was in the temple attending to eli or learning from eli, so he just thought it was from being around a man of God that gave him that sense. So at nighttime when he sensed this, he just assumed it was eli calling him, that it was a connection to eli of some sort, rather than God. Thankfully for Samuel, eli discerned what was going on and instructed him. We often don't have that blessing of a discerning spiritual director and can waste time in misunderstanding that might not have been wasted.

    Anyway, the story reminds me of you, because you have also concluded that it is a person you know rather than God and I don't suspect that's the case. But I'll leave you to think on it. :)
     
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    To experience prayerfully, enlightened by the Spirit of God through Scripture, the panorama of the revelation of God is truly wondrous.
     
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    I don't just feel & sense thing's from her, but also from other people.

    Could be a gifting from God rather than God acting like a human spirit.
     
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    Just be happy that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Even if those are gold coins.:cool:

    Oh, and because of the green background, perhaps some of the luck of the Irish will rub off on you.
     
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    Maybe...I've never heard of a gift of other ppl somehow communicating with you when they aren't there, but I sure don't know everything.

    At any rate, I had read some of your posts and you seemed to be moving farther away from God rather than closer toward Him so I just thought I would give some things for you to think about.

    It was very nice meeting you!
     
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    Nah, I've decided to follow Satan.

    All praise to diablo!
     
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