There is Satan, and there is the Holy Ghost.
Simple. “he that has the spirit of contention, is not of my fold” says Jesus. Anger, hate, unacceptance, bullying and anything cruel or evil, or that drives you away from Jesus is of Satan.
While, peace, love, patients, kindness, knowledge of Jesus, the gospel of Jesus is all of the Holy Ghost.
In Matthew 25 we find the parable of the goats and the sheep. Jesus tells us what we do for others is the same as doing it to Him. “whatsoever you do to the least of these they brothers thou does unto me”
How does it feel when the Holy Ghost tells you something? It comes in many ways. But it always follows the simple two step test I just shared. Anything that is enticing you to do good, and become closer to our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus is from the Holy Ghost. Sometimes we may pray and a scripture we read years ago comes to mind. If you notice it isn’t a “random” scripture. Rather it is specific to the prayer you just asked. Other times a person may say something to you, which answers your prayers.
My personal favorite times with the Holy Ghost are really hard to articulate using just words. Here goes my attempt:
I will pray “until”. I pray out loud alone. I pray “until” I feel a quiet, peaceful, feeling of warmth in my heart. I can see a white room, empty of sight, sound and feeling. A blank canvas as it were. Almost a place of emptiness. Then comes a clear voice. Not loud, but not quite.
Just crystle clear. No background thoughts or white noise. When I hear the voice I also feel the voice as much as I hear it. If you and I spoke, we would talk, and you can tell me something very spiritual and I will feel a peaceful loving feeling. Such as “Your sins are forgiven you”. for most this causes a feeling of love and even a tear to fall. Words with feelings. Then I have noticed that somethings I hear just once, and other things, usually things requiring action on my part I will hear 3 times. I am unsure of the significance of the number 3. But I have dreamed dreams where I have been told the same thing three times. As well as when awake I have had the same experience.
Dreams from the Holy Ghost I have called Clear Dreams. They seem different from other dreams. First off I can remember them and all the detail. They aren’t vague, they are very clear. They tend to have to do with something I am asking about, or studying.
I recall that Jesus said he has not saved everyone. Jesus says he has saved all those His father gave him. So for us to know or even hope that Jesus is the son of God is given to us that we are to be His. Then we add that no one can say Jesus is the son of God unless the Holy Ghost has testified of the truthfulness of it. I take this to be personal revelation. #hearHim is a good hashtag to share miracles we all experience.
Asking is another key. I found that I have to “ask” for what I want. I can’t expect our Father in heaven to just drop ideas on me. I need to ask specifically to understand something. Asking is a big key. Asking to know that you should do this rather than something else, Jesus responds.
Find peace today by drawing near to Jesus. He has promised “my peace I leave you, not the peace of the world, in the world you will have tribulation, but my peace I leave you”. If you consider a foundation of a simple home. The foundations of old were large rocks. Today cement reinforced with iron. When you put Jesus first He becomes your foundations and “undercurrent of peace” no matter the storm that is beating you up, or the winds blowing your foundation Jesus has promised you peace.