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Can God interact with us

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by Littlek, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Littlek

    Littlek I'm His

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    Can God interact with us outside of the Bible? I believe he can. Sometimes I see things, or witness some kind of interaction in my life. It might be subtle, and most of the I feel differently in my spirit when I see it...like I know it's from him.

    I don't go looking for things, but when I read, study and become closer thats when something will happen. If he wants to get a point across to us, do you think he can make something cross our paths, knowing that you will see it?
     
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    That is pretty much a given among Charismatics & Pentecostals, but John warns us to
    "...test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
    By this you know the Spirit of God:
    Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and
    every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.​
    And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world." 1 John 4:1-3 NKJV
     
  3. Richard Mulcahy

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    Yes. I have experienced such interactions. An example of late I'll share with you.

    About a couple of month's back I saw an advertisement for a charity here in England namely, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Well I decided not to donate on the basis I prefer to donate to human charities. Well, that night I had a vivid, real-life like dream whereby I physically felt a whole lotta hungry kittens kneading my head to let me know they were hungry. So that I believe was God's way of telling me to give to the charity.

    Shortly after I woke I signed up for a monthly subscription. The Lord basically told me through my dream that I had made the wrong decision in not giving to animals.

    A while after this dream I had another dream where hungry puppies were gnawing and biting my thighs. I could physically feel this in my dream. So I interpreted this as God telling me I need to give more to the charity. Which I did. When I woke up I added another monthly subscription.

    Please, don't take this as me boasting in anyway. God is giving to the charity through me. All glory and honour and praise is His. I would not be in the position to help out had God not given me everything I have in the first place. I am mentioning this because I feel it is a great testimony and an example of God interacting with us.

    God bless... :amen:
     
  4. Littlek

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    These things happening are not interactions with other people speaking to me.
     
  5. Sabertooth

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    You still need to test the "voice" that you are responding to. And, generally speaking, the Holy Spirit won't prompt you into clearly understood sin.
     
  6. Carl Emerson

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    He can, and does, but never outside the principles of scripture.

    There are plenty of examples of this in scripture itself.
     
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  7. Littlek

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    One occasion was scripture that I saw while running errands. It reflected what I was doing in my studies.

    Another time, that didn't directly affect me...but I think divine intervention was involved. My son rented a home a few years ago. Within a month there was mold literally growing on their shoes. Humidity was around 65% in the home. He became sick and went to thr doctor. The doctor then sent him to a specialist. Well...his nurse, he ended up knowing...and she has just moved out of the same house he was currently in. She was also renting another home from the same landlord and having problems also. My son gave her advice on what to do, and what he did to end his rental contract and move out.
    What are the chances of you meeting a person that just moved out of your home right before you?

    It's little things like this that I see in my life that makes me think about how much God communicates (or intervenes) and my son and I both knew at that moment it was divine intervention.
     
  8. com7fy8

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    Yes, while God is working all things, there are times we can see poetry of how certain things and people rhyme :):)

    There is God's timing
    of His rhyming,
    with its chiming
    that God is in control,
    even with love poetry
    of people and things.

    But our own character
    can be our dictator
    of how well we see things
    and what we can do about them.

    So - - it's what you make it,
    how you take it . . .
    just don't fake it!
     
  9. Maria Billingsley

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    We as Christians have the Promise of the Holy Spirit. He is the Comforter who interacts with us day in and day out. Be blessed.
     
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  10. Carl Emerson

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    I was pondering on this topic this morning and this event came to mind.

    I lived on my own in Christchurch and ran a small business.

    One morning I got ready for work as usual and started to feel uneasy.

    This developed into a deep burden - such that I couldn't concentrate on anything else.

    I decided to ring my late mother Margaret in Clinton, South Otago who was an intercessor to see if she was OK.

    I explained the deep unease I was experiencing so we prayed together on the phone.

    At exactly that time, unknown to us, my uncle who was looking after my grandfather in an old wooden house smelled smoke, so investigating, opened the door into grandfathers bedroom, and immediately realised his electric blanket was catching fire - grabbed the flaming bedclothes and rushed it out of the house with flaming kapok from the mattress dripping down the hallway. Timing was split second - saving grandad and the house.

    God is good and sees all...
     
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  11. FutureAndAHope

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    For me God interacts, as I seek it. ie.e I might have a need for direction, and He often gives it. I also believe that he encourages me to reach out more, I often feel a desire to witness to others, however, I have to admit, I am a bit of a Chicken, and don't do it as often as He asks. I believe God wants to interact not just with us, but also through us to others.
     
  12. 1watchman

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    Yes, INDEED, Carl --God cares for His own! In regard to what LittleK was saying, we who know our Creator-God know He does work in the lives of mankind. When He knows in His great 'foreknowledge' that one will one day receive His "...so great salvation" in His "beloved Son", He often works things and urges us to move and act in a way for profit spiritually, I have found. I often think of that verse in John 1:48 & 50. Our God loves all His children, but all His children will not come to Him ---sad to say. I urge all serious seekers to first read John 3; John 14; Romans 8; etc; and receive God's "...so great salvation" in Jesus Christ while we are alive.
     
  13. Unqualified

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    There is no conversational Jesus, I always say. But when I give short messages I find I am being taught what I am speaking.
     
  14. CMDRExorcist

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    All the time, everyday. But we have to be willing to accept and listen.
     
  15. aiki

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    God can do anything logically possible to do and that is accord with His holy, truthful, just and loving nature. What does He say, though, in His word we should expect as a common experience of Him? Do you want such an experience if it isn't sensational, flashy, overtly supernatural? A lot of Christians don't. They want God to act like a circus monkey, doing neat miraculous tricks for their "spiritual" excitement.

    Believers can become astonishingly superstitious in their desire for God to "do something." If they see three blue cars in a row, God did it; if they hear the same phrase three or four times in a day, God did it; if they were thinking of a peanut butter sandwich and a commercial for peanut butter appears on t.v., God did it. You will find nowhere in Scripture, however, God resorting to these sorts of superstitious means to communicate Himself to His children. If God wants to reveal Himself to you directly, He won't use coincidence to do so. When He revealed Himself to others in the past, He used burning bushes, a cloud leading His people during the day and a column of fire doing so at night, angels, prophets, visions, fire and brimstone from heaven, the ground opening up and swallowing the wicked, and so on.

    God says in His word that every day, by His Spirit, He will:

    - convict you of sin (John 16:8)
    - teach you deeper spiritual truth (John 16:14; John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13)
    - strengthen you in times of temptation and trial (Ephesians 3:16; Romans 8:13; Philippians 2:13)
    - form in you godly characteristics (Galatian 5:22-23; 2 Corinthians 3:18)
    - discipline you (Hebrews 12:5-11)

    Anyone can fake speaking in tongues, or even fake a "miracle" (ala Todd White and the leg-lengthening fraud), or drop to the ground and convulse, having been whipped up into an emotional/psychological frenzy. But a truly changed life, a life of genuine self-sacrifice, humility and peace, a holy, gentle, wise life is something else altogether, impossible to counterfeit except, perhaps, in the most superficial of ways. But it is this life, not the hysterical, sensual one so many believers are craving, that God offers to us and in which He reveals Himself.

    What has happened to Christians that they're wanting such pitifully small and weak "manifestations" of God? I suspect that it has a lot to do with wanting to make God accessible in the way the rest of the material universe is to us: through our physical senses. But God is a Spirit - that is to say, immaterial, without substance (except in the Incarnation) - and His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, interacts with us on a spiritual level, in a spiritual way, that is quite apart, mostly, from our physical senses. The more we try to see God through coincidence, or perceive Him in vague feelings and impressions, or "hear" Him as a voice in our heads, the less spiritual our effort is and the less of God we're actually experiencing. All of these means cater, not to our spiritual selves, but to our physical, fleshly, sensual selves and to the degree they do, they prevent a real, spiritual experience of God.

    Galatians 5:17
    17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.


    Galatians 6:7-8
    7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
    8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.


    Romans 8:5-8
    5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
    6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
    7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,
    8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
     
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