i am sorry you change the direction of the thread aguest.
Of course, you are, dear Bohm (peace to you!)... because you'd much rather try to dissect my faith and beliefs... than the real issue raised by the thread (the objectivity of truth).
i find it quite peculiar you are so fond of telling us about your spiritual revelations, yet you are so vague in terms of what you actually experience.
I find it quite interesting that (1) when I respond to questions YOU ask you consider it a "fondness for telling of [my] revelations" (vs. your fondness for asking about them)... yet, would say I was purposefully NOT responding if I didn't; and (2) find my responses "vague". Still. I wrote:
So when you are asleep, you are woken up, and you can both see the LORD and hear his voice?
No, not always. I hear him all the time. When I am ASLEEP... he wakes me up... so that I can pay full(er) attention. I do not always see him (indeed, that has been rare, actually), but I HEAR him. I don't usually see him any more... because he showed himself to me so frequently early on that I have NO doubt it is him speaking now. However, the vision of him is... well, not easy for the flesh to handle. To have me undergo that too often would... affect my flesh. Possibly pre-"age" it, quite rapidly. Spirit beings don't look like humans, dear one... unless the appear as "able-bodied" persons... or put on flesh. Since I have learned to transcend the flesh... there's no reason for him to put on flesh or appear in such a way. He appears, when he appears... "as he TRULY is."
Can you converse with him?
Ie. can you ask him questions out loud (like you would to a normal person), and does he then respond?
Yes... and yes.
Or do you think questions, and does he then read your mind and respond?
That, too. Sometimes he responds before I've even finished formulating the question. The thing is, dear one, I don't often ask questions. At least, not questions that I have. I don't have any questions... anymore. I asked a LOT, at first, and for some time. Then I came to realize that ALL that I want to know... WILL be given me, at some time... and so I just wait. The answers come. Sometimes quickly... sometimes not so much. But I learned that asking... ummmm... "stuff"... is not only a waste of time (because if I am not able to "bear" it, "yet", I won't understand it until I am, anyway, so...), but it's also a lack of faith. How so? Because it means, as the Adversary suggested, that God is "withholding" something that I need to have/know.
But He is NOT. His Son, the Holy One of Israel and Holy Spirit WILL lead us into ALL truth. That we don't receive all of it, say, overnight, is not indicative that something is being withheld. It is indicative of God's love and mercy: we can't HANDLE "all truth" all at once. We can't GET it like that. I go back to the example of the tall stack of films: you might think, well, why not just skip to the last one... why not just remove the stack and SEE what's at the bottom? I thought... and asked... that, once, too. And what I learned is this: you cannot fully and accurately understand the alphabet if you only know the letters "a, b, c... l... p... t... and z. There is MORE between these... which help you "see" and understand the ENTIRE alphabet.
Likewise, by removing some of the films, the ultimate image will ALWAYS be distorted. One will NEVER see it as it really is. Unless one is shown ALL of the "images" leading up TO the final image. If, however, one skips certain films... then something is always MISSING.
So... I don't worry about what I don't know, yet. I have FAITH that I WILL know... when my Lord determines that I am READY to know... able to "bear" it. And he hasn't let me down on that, yet. Not once. And so, why wouldn't I trust him to give me the rest, even if it's in HIS due time and not mine? It's like the manna in the wilderness: I have FAITH... and so TRUST... that when he says that I am to eat what I gathered thus far on the 6th day also on the 7th day... because nothing will be provided on the 7th day... that he WILL provide again... on the next 1st day. So, I "chew" on what I have so far... and wait for the next "distribution"... not worrying at all that it won't come. It will.
Do you hear him talk, as in you hear a (physical) voice, or do you feel his words "manifest" themselves in your head?
Sometimes (most times) yes... but not always. Most times it is "inside" me (not in my head... but in my blood and bones), because that is where he resides. But it didn't start that way... and doesn't always occur that way. For example, I cannot hear when I put earplugs in (which I do because my lovely husband snores). Rather, I will hear him say, if he is speaking and I have put them in... to "remove" them so that I CAN hear him.
and i still dont see an answer to that question...
My apologies. I truly did not discern that you were asking for such details. But I have provided them above and would be more than happy to provide more, if you need them. I have to admit, however, that I really don't get why you considered my previous responses vague - I responded to what you asked... in all sincerity. Given how some (perhaps you) state that questions related to science must be responded to specifically... you know "You can't really respond to that without going into this and your question only begged THIS level of response"... I don't get your accusation of "vague," truly.
as for what you wrote -- of course the earth is not flat irrelevant of what we believe, i have never stated otherwise.
It seems to me that you entirely missed the point... which is understandable, as we don't speak the same "language." I understand YOUR language, dear Bohm, because I bothered, starting some time ago... to try and understand it, not just unilaterally dismiss it because I THOUGHT I knew what it was "all about." I knew I did NOT. You might have considered trying to understand MINE... some time ago... rather than unilaterally assuming it was one you knew ("religion")... but do not. Perhaps you're trying to do that, now... and, if so, I truly do appreciate that.
Again, peace to you... truly.
YOUR servant (still) and a slave of Christ,