We are not humans here to find a spiritual experience, we are spirit beings here to fulfill our human experience.
"And God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." -Genesis 2:7 KJV
It is written: "Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the (Holy) Spirit of God [ever] can say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can [really] say, Jesus is [my] Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit. -1 Corinthians 12:3 Amplified Bible
"Beloved, Do not put faith in every spirit, but proved (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit, which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God -- has God for its source. And every spirit, which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would annul, destroy, sever, dis-unite Him] is not of God -- does not proceed from Him. This [non-confession] is the [spirit] of Antichrist, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world. Little children, you are of God - you belong to Him - and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of Antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. They proceed from the world and are of the world, therefore it is out of the world [its whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them. We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God - progressively to perceive, recognize and understand God [by observation and experience] and to get an ever clearer knowledge of Him - listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize), the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love [springs] from God, and he who loves [his fellow men] is begotten (born) of God and it is (progressively) to know and understand God - to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him. He who does not love has not become acquainted with God - does not and never did know Him; for God is love. -1 John 4:1-8 Amplified Bible
Tom's float entry "Spirit of the Living God" in the Brandon, Vermont 2007 parade won most unique entry.
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." -Psalms 118:8
The Christian’s primary allegiance is always to Jesus Christ. Christians proclaim Him Lord, recognize Him as their legitimate King, and live as citizens of His kingdom first and foremost. The demands of human government are always secondary to the demands of Christ and His Kingdom—as the lives of countless martyrs and the persecuted church past and present attest. www.breakpoint.org
Roman culture was not neutral with respect to the announcement of God’s reign in Christ. The Gospel of the kingdom is not just about a gift. It is about a change of allegiance. The declaration “Jesus is Lord” was understandably viewed as subversive and a threat to everything the Romans held dear. That’s why Christians had to die. That’s why tyrants such as Stalin and Mao tried to stamp out the Church. The Threat of Jesus, by Rev. Robert Lynn Persecution
"Pundits (experts or authorities) and politicians promise abundance and world peace if only we will listen to their wisdom or vote for them. Their promises, however, always fall short." -The Journey: How to Live by Faith in an Uncertain World, page 29, Billy Graham, world renowned Evangelist Politics