Re: Religious experience or true conversion?
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
/////we heard your question/s…but it seems you don’t want to recognize the hard work time remedy!…Work with the Word of God and His Ways as HE Grows within… Or will you keep with your personal impression of how to grow? of something “religious” (using your word) you may have pictured in another flesh person‘s actions? Imitating actions? (only ONE we imitate if it is TRUE) …how do you know what they had was of God ?or perhaps..your particular “gift” to help others???…Your church friends (“called out ones“)…are U listening..they will all point to THE HOLY SPIRIT for it is THE HOLY SPIRIT’S DOING/GIFT/s …NOT our spirit’s doing/ gift/s.
FACT.. God’s kids.. always wantsss without work stuffffff or a short cut…very big short cut…. top secret tactic. Don’t know YOUR habits.. but investigate faithful habits …with simple time with HIM..HIS WORD! This is the road to successss or Baptized into an enthusiastic spirit about a personal connection with THE HOLY SPIRIT. And then we renew ourselves repeatedly over and over again …continually growing, learning from HIM.
HE Has a Great Nature, fascination you can’t get enough in HIS classroom…bright and full of new taught universe (from THE CREATOR) facts and future heavenly gear we’ll get well-informed how to operate!
Have you overlooked Christ’s disciples (from the greek discipline-disciplined in GOD WORD) they had the gift/work to distribute THE GOSPEL-GOOD NEWS-GOD’S LETTER TO US-THE LIVING WORD…they were.. for the most part ((AND including CHRIST))…publicly executed using their GIFTS. How about GIFTS aren’t they wonderful… caution warning.. be very careful what you ask for…
GET IT??? Or GET IT!!! ////