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When the Holy Spirit comes upon a person, the Holy Spirit speaks through all the spiritual senses. God is never far from any person, and He is merciful, hoping that each person may reach out for Him and that there might be communion between Him and that person. This is why He, Himself, was willing to go to the cross to create that unity. If there had been any other way, He would not have chosen such a way. When the Holy Spirit comes upon a person, that person is likely to have wonderful feelings. The feelings are not the Holy Spirit but rather the reaction of that person's human body to the Holy Spirit. Things other than the Holy Ghost can also cause feelings or result in communication, but from a source other than the Holy Spirit. Even such occult practices as Yoga or Transcendental Meditation can speak through the various spiritual senses but by spirits that are opposed to the Holy Spirit. There is a meditation that is available in Christ, of course, but to call this kind of meditation either Yoga or TM is to misuse the English language and confuse the issue.

God communicates to us through spiritual senses of sight, hearing, feeling, taste, and smell. He communicates with every person, because He desires fellowship. "Taste and see that the Lord is good." "Today, when you hear His voice..." "... you do not savor the things that are of God, but those that are of men." If we desire to be obedient to God, then we can always discern His communication from the communication of the evil one. He is very merciful when we do get off course. Once we are born again, our spiritual senses become more alert and attuned to God. We know many things simply because God gives us a feeling, a smell, a taste, a word, or an vision. This is the Rock on which we build. We can use logic from this Rock of revelation from God, of course, just as the ungodly can use logic from their basis. The basis of the ungodly is different, though. Most of the ungodly don't even think about their basis. If the ungodly do think about their basis, their foundational thoughts, they usually think their foundational beliefs are "self-evident reality," but when pushed will fall back to say that their foundation is based on "presuppositions" or "axioms." This means that they just made them up, but they have a defense for building on hot air. All of this is a smoke screen anyway. The truth is that their foundation is actually a precept from the evil one. And this precept from the evil one also comes by feeling, smell, taste, sound, or vision. You can hear it in the way people speak. "That left a bad taste in my mouth." "That really stinks." "I don't feel good about this." "I would say that this is true." "I see what you mean." Every thought, word, or deed originates in the spiritual realm, whether from God or from Satan.  
 
There are angels that have turned against God. There are angels that have not turned against God. God does speak to us through those angels who have not turned against Him (it is written that this is two-thirds of the angels), however, it is God who is speaking, not the angel. God speaks to us through those who have been born again into His Kingdom, though they also are speaking as the oracle of God when they speak by the Holy Spirit. Satan can also sometimes use the born again to speak his words rather than God's words. Otherwise there would be no Christian denominations and the word, Christianity, would actually have meaning. The word, Christian, does not have meaning today because too many of those who call themselves, Christian, are double-minded. God also speaks to us through the creation. Everything that can be known about God is known to every person through the creation. Satan can also speak through the creation. We call our observation of the creation, science. Yet, those who hear from God can see that all of this around us and all the spiritual realm has been created by the Almighty but is now imperfect due to the fall. Those who hear from Satan think that all of the creation happened by chance and most of them think that the spiritual realm doesn't exist. Satan often speaks through those whom he directs, though God will sometimes give revelation to those who don't necessarily follow Him, so that even they also may speak His words at times.  

(some caveats about hearing God's Voice)
 
There is a spiritual battle now in full swing. The battle is for the spirit, soul, and body. Everything got turned upside-down and inside-out at the fall. Satan works mainly through the body to the mind and then the spirit. God works in the proper order, from the human spirit to the mind and then the body. God has been working with any person who is willing, and He has been working in a series of moves among small groups of people. This often has started with a single man, a Luther or a Zwingli, being somewhat in the center, but each move was actually among all who would partake of the revelation that flows from the throne of God at the time. And each move ended when those who had moved at the command of God failed to move any further at the leading of God. God is still moving today through any who will hear Him in obedience and surrender.  
 
Jesus said, "If you really want to obey God, you will know if what I teach comes from God or from me." Jesus also said, "My sheep hear my voice," and, "Whoever seeks Me finds Me." There is a blessed assurance once we are born again. He will never leave us or forsake us. If we lack faith, He has faith. Only when we forcibly throw Him out will He go, and, even then, He will reason with us and look for a way back into our lives. His place is in union with us. We know it and He knows it.  
 
If you wanted to be born again, then you would need to go to God directly, and be willing to turn away from all the other forces, fallen angels, etc. that have been troubling you along with all of their lies. You can test this out. If your heart is sincere and you really call out to Jesus Christ in the spiritual realm and tell Him that, if He makes Himself real to you, you want to give yourself totally to Him, then, He will make Himself real to you. You may want to consider this very seriously.



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