“What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God Has Freely given us.” 1 Corinthians 2:12
Reality is Redemption, not my experience of Redemption;
Redemption has no meaning for me until it speaks the language of my conscious life.
When I am born again, the Spirit of God takes me right out of myself and my experiences,and identifies me with Jesus Christ.
If I am left with my experiences, my experiences have not been produced by Redemption.
The proof that they are produced by Redemption is that I am led out of myself all the time,I no longer pay any attention to my experiences as the ground of Reality, but only to the Reality which produced the experiences.
My experiences are not worth anything unless they keep me at the Source, Jesus Christ.
If you try to dam up the Holy Spirit in you to produce subjective experiences, you will find that He will burst all bounds and take you back again to the historic Christ.
“Never nourish an experience which has not God as its Source and faith in God as its result.”
If you do, your experience is anti-Christian, no matter what visions you may have had.
Faith that is sure of itself is not faith; faith that is sure of God is the only faith there is.