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Schizophrenia or spiritual experience?

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Yeah so I had some experiences a while back that I do not really know how to interpret. I am torn between believing I actually have a mental illness (psychosis or schizophrenia), or believing these events actually were like a sign from God. Does anyone on here have experience with these sorts of things? Cheers.
 
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Yeah so I had some experiences a while back that I do not really know how to interpret. I am torn between believing I actually have a mental illness (psychosis or schizophrenia), or believing these events actually were like a sign from God. Does anyone on here have experience with these sorts of things? Cheers.
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Please provide more details? Thanks!
Yeah so I had locutions at very rare occasions, like thrice in my life. And also had an interior vision this summer that was quite unique and felt special in a way. I do not know what it meant or if it was actually from God, but it seemed to signifiy a future promise too, but I might be wrong on this assumption. Also things have happened that I do not understand why God let them happen at all, and when I ask him for answers I am met with silence. I want to understand the deeper spiritual meaning behind certain events in my life but in the end I come up with nothing.
 
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Yeah so I had locutions at very rare occasions, like thrice in my life. And also had an interior vision this summer that was quite unique and felt special in a way. I do not know what it meant or if it was actually from God, but it seemed to signifiy a future promise too, but I might be wrong on this assumption. Also things have happened that I do not understand why God let them happen at all, and when I ask him for answers I am met with silence. I want to understand the deeper spiritual meaning behind certain events in my life but in the end I come up with nothing.
Anything coming from His Holy Spirit will be to help you with your walk. Our Father is not the author of confusion nor does He impress on us things of no consequence or effect. That is why " nothing" is the result. Seeking deeper spiritual meanings is not what Jesus Christ of Nazareth commanded us to do. Once one receives His Holy Spirit the " seeker" has reached union with Him as He now dwells in the believer. He is there to guide us into all holiness through conviction and repentance. We are now vessels of God spreading His Gospel and bringing those who are lost into His Kingdom. Love is the catalyst of Christianity because God is Love and there is no fear in Perfect Love.
Blessings.
 
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Anything coming from His Holy Spirit will be to help you with your walk. Our Father is not the author of confusion nor does He impress on us things of no consequence or effect. That is why " nothing" is the result. Seeking deeper spiritual meanings is not what Jesus Christ of Nazareth commanded us to do. Once one receives His Holy Spirit the " seeker" has reached union with Him as He now dwells in the believer. He is there to guide us into all holiness through conviction and repentance. We are now vessels of God spreading His Gospel and bringing those who are lost into His Kingdom. Love is the catalyst of Christianity because God is Love and there is no fear in Perfect Love.
Blessings.
Yeah then I do not understand what the heck is going on, because I've been a Christian for my whole life but I have never experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit in a tangible way, even though I have prayed for it and fasted and so on. Then what is going on here??!?!
 
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Yeah then I do not understand what the heck is going on, because I've been a Christian for my whole life but I have never experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit in a tangible way, even though I have prayed for it and fasted and so on. Then what is going on here??!?!
You believe so you have His Holy Spirit. We do however, " quench" His work in us now and then. Typically quenching is caused by fear, doubt, confusion and of course sin. Working on these first, He will help ! Blessings.
 
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Recently I was painting a truck and unintentionally got high on paint fumes and saw 4 days worth of evil visions. You have to judge for yourself the visions you see and why you’re having them. It’s not always a mental health issue. Sometimes I just do unintended stupid things. You have to judge you.
 
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I'm no healthcare professional but I used to have a sister who suffered from schizophrenia. She had trouble distinguishing reality from imaginary and things only got worse for her and today she is no longer with us. I can only advise you to go to your regular doctor and explain your experience and if he says your fine then I guess you don't have to worry. My father once told me that when he was still dating my mother, a man had collapsed along the side of the road and started to talk in a strange way while moving his limbs. People stopped and started praying, thinking he was speaking in tongues while in reality he just had an epileptic seizure.
 
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I suffer from Schizophrenia and I have had both psychotic episodes and I have personally experienced what I would call divine revelations from God. Its easy for me to distinguish between the two because when I'm in a Psychiatric episode and when God is trying to tell me something it usually feels far more real than something my brain can make up like with psychosis. That being said, I would talk to a psychiatrist and have him evaluate you. No really. If you do have schizophrenia or a mood disorder (or both like i do) without being medicated it could cost you your very life. I know as Christians we don't like taking meds but with Psychiatric disorders they really are required and a necessary evil if you don't want to end up in a hospital for the rest of your life. Or worse. Please, see a psychiatrist.
 
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I suffer from Schizophrenia and I have had both psychotic episodes and I have personally experienced what I would call divine revelations from God. Its easy for me to distinguish between the two because when I'm in a Psychiatric episode and when God is trying to tell me something it usually feels far more real than something my brain can make up like with psychosis. That being said, I would talk to a psychiatrist and have him evaluate you. No really. If you do have schizophrenia or a mood disorder (or both like i do) without being medicated it could cost you your very life. I know as Christians we don't like taking meds but with Psychiatric disorders they really are required and a necessary evil if you don't want to end up in a hospital for the rest of your life. Or worse. Please, see a psychiatrist.
Please send me a private message. I’d like to ask you a couple questions out of the public eye. Thank you.
 
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Please send me a private message. I’d like to ask you a couple questions out of the public eye. Thank you.

Yes! I can do that! Give me a moment I just woke up.
 
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