You wrote:"I believe that the devil is the egoic or adamic mind.
Our ego arises when we live in the dualistic world of good and evil, of past and future, you and me. When you live in the Eternal Now, this doesn't exist."
You have listed - Two fascinating points:First:
I've wrestled with that concept of 'the devil' as our adamic mind, for the last 8 years - when I had heard of it the first time.
But, it was just this last November, when the 'Father' opened my eyes for me to understand this concept in my heart.
It was just a little bit at a time,….but WOW, when I finally was able to grasp it, it utterly changed the whole of Scriptures.
Everything since has looked different.
It was like scales had been removed from my eyes and it seemed like every time I read the Scriptures thereafter, it was with a different vision and changed prospective.
If I may….I would liken it to when I first received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1962 when I was 16.
The next day when I walked outside the house, I was amazed at the color of the trees and the grass. It seemed like I was living in a different dimension. It seemed like the grass was alive in a different way, and as it was moving by the wind, it was like it was singing glories unto God.
As I looked at nature, I remember standing in awe,… and could related to the Psalms that speak of the 'trees of the field' clapping their hands.
Don't be too concerned about your husband not seeing this yet,… a person just cannot until the Father reveals it.
But, when He does, it'll be the most precious thing there is for that moment.Secondly:
Living in the 'Eternal Now' as you call it.
I like that….. here's how I try to live it.http://www.xenos.org/classes/principles/cpu2w8.htm
A Summary of the above study:(A.) Set you mind on the things of the Spirit.(Rom. 8:5-7) For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
(1 Cor. 2:12-13) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God…
(Col. 3:1-3) If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (2) Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.(Rom. 8:38,39) For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, (39) nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(B.) Keep in step with the Spirit - (Walking in the Spirit).(Gal. 5:18) speaks of being "led by the Spirit" is part of "walking by the Spirit" (vs 16).
(Rom. 8:14) speaks of "being led by the Spirit" as part of walking according to the Spirit.
(Gal. 5:25) "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with [NASB - "walk by"] the Spirit."
To "keep in step with the Spirit" means to be alert and responsive to the Spirit's personal guidance in your life… in the NOW.
If you keep in step with the Spirit, God will guide you into attitudes and behaviors that serve other people--like restoring fallen Christians and bearing one another's burdens. Leading to witness, help, encourage, comfort. Sometimes, this is a growing passion for a certain area of service; sometimes heightened sensitivity to opportunities to serve.
If one lacks the Spirit's guidance, prayerfully consider...
1. Ask for the Spirit's guidance.
2. Want to submit to the Spirit's guidance.(C.) Sow to the Spirit
This is a basic principle of cause and effect in spiritual growth - you will reap what you sow.
The "fruit of the Spirit" as described Gal 5:22,23.
If you want to reap a good spiritual harvest in your life, you must sow consistently to the Spirit. "Sowing to the Spirit" is participating regularly in the "means of growth."
How to "sow to the Spirit" (Acts 2:42*) And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
(Gal. 6:10) So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
"Prayer" - This refers to individual, private communication with God, corporate prayer.
"Sowing to the Spirit" means building a lifestyle that centers around these means of growth. This is also the context in which you will get more personal guidance from the Spirit.(1 Tim. 4:7,8) On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; (8) for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.(D.) Being Filled with the Spirit
To be filled with the Holy Spirit means to be exemplify by the Holy Spirit.
Christians receive the baptism by the Spirit only once (1 Cor 12:13*), it is possible for us to receive repeated "in-fillings."
The "filling of the Spirit" is connected with our desire. An individual Christian can choose to be or not to be repeatedly filled. It is helpful to consider the filling of the Holy Spirit as the result of a Christian's openness to the Spirit's influence.(Eph. 5:18) And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,…
The term "filled with the Spirit" (Eph. 5:18) is synonymous with the terms "walking by/according to the Spirit" (see Rom. 8:4-ll; Gal. 5:l6,l8,25).
All of these terms emphasize our volition in availing ourselves to the Holy Spirit.
"Grieving the Holy Spirit" (Eph. 4:30) and "quenching the Spirit" (1 Thes. 5:19)
apparently refer to two different ways in which Christians resist the filling of the Holy Spirit in their lives. In a sense, then, they refer to the opposite of being filled with the Spirit.
Although "grieving the Spirit" is not clearly defined, the context (Eph. 4:25-32) makes it clear that it involves willfully disregarding the Holy Spirit's moral guidance.
(Eph. 4:29-31) Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
"Quenching the Spirit" is also not clearly defined, but the context (1 Thess. 5:20-22) indicates that it involves disregarding the Holy Spirit's efforts to direct and edify the church through various gifted members. (1 Thess. 5:19-21) Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good and abstain from every form of evil.