Receiving the Spirit. How do you know?

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No advise on "HOW" to test one's self? Thank's for such huge inspiration!
Have you sought the Lord with your whole heart, Robo36? ... hold nothing back ... be open before Him and He will be found

Jeremiah 29:

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD ...



Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.



 
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lenna

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The Spirit responds to love
The greatest commandment is to love God
If you love God then the Spirit can be felt responding to that love
This is the witness of worship singers. They are our true role model and the true pastors
worship singers are the true role models and true pastors?

nope

they are not role models and certainly not pastors
 

awelight

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I thank you all again for your contributions, I have determined that there are few if any personal witnesses capable of articulating their personal experiences receiving the Spirit and how it felt to them and how I might expect to feel and know the Spirit should I believe I have been touched and or filed therewith. I'll simply pray to my savior Christ for his revealing what I should expect and that he'll give me knowledge and the wisdom to know the Spirit. I've prayed that prayer without positive understanding, that's why I came here for fellowship by the experienced & personal knowledge.
The best way to understand being Born of the Spirit, is in this way:

It is a deep abiding change within the person, who has received this "New Birth". The old things just don't have the appeal they used to have and the Bible moves front and center of this ones life. Before the new birth, you may not have cared about church or the Bible. You believed heavily in man's philosophy and teachings. You may indeed have found the idea of Scriptural Truth as being foolishness and reading the Bible as boring.

After being "Born Again" and having the Spirit dwell in you, things began to change radically. You know have a thirst and hunger for the the things of God.

Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

You find yourself being pulled to the Holy Scriptures to find answers to questions, you once found in the works of men. The Holy Spirit speaks not of Himself but leads every believer to Christ.

As you continue to study the Scriptures, you no longer find them boring or uninteresting but quickly become aware of the fact, that the Bible is indeed, the Greatest Book ever written. Other changes continue to take place as you learn what God would have you to do, in order to please Him. The Charismatic movement would have you to believe that you are now going to be speaking in tongues (other languages) and have several other bizarre results from the spirit but few or any of things can be contributed to the Holy Spirit today. The primary difference in being in the Spirit or not, is that the believer can track to the day, when everything in their life of former beliefs, got turned upside down.

Maybe this will help you.