If I may offer some background before sharing my foundation of the world experiences:
As a child, I thought of church as a place other families go because they believe in God, the Bible and want to know the truth about Jesus... so when I was drawn to seek God's truth for myself as an adult, I was open to going wherever I was drawn to gather with other believers, for as long as I was inspired... for reasons HE knew of... long before I did. (I listened/observed with other seekers/believers at just about every denomination ... and later became a part of Messianic, 5-Fold and Charismatic Congregations and was eventually called out to receive fresh renewal through further inner transformation, regeneration, empowerment and restoration alone with the Spirit of the Lord, (Who revealed HimSelf to me and empowered me when I was alone initially.Who urged me to surrender to His revealed will and trust in HIS goodness and His revelation, Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith and all will work out for the good, He having promised such). I walked away with something of value from each gathering I visited while seeking His truth ... As I was matured by His Spirit... it was revealed to me I had a lot of preconceived notions, and traditional religious thinking I needed to release, with the understanding it must to be taken through the fresh fires of the sword of the spirit to be resurrected purified, because it tainted His truth and affected ALL my spiritual relationships/understanding.... recognized such mind sets are rooted in what it is to be unredeemed and must be pulled down, for they seek to exhalt themselves above the mind of God through the power of the ego, who wants to live). *pausing to take a deep breath before moving on*
In the early 80's one charismatic gathering I was led to, offered those of us who would like to do so... the opportunity to be Baptized ... We were told this would be a symbolic act of our dying with Christ, being buried with him... to ultimately be raised with Him. Having already received the power of the Holy Spirit when I repented of my sins... this seemed to be the next step I was being led to take. Was told this is something we can do as a public profession of our faith that we acknowledge our sins were washed away when we repented and chose to take up our cross daily in spirit and in truth in an effort to continually follow Jesus. It was suggested, Jesus being our example... that we pray just before being immersed. Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, 'Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased'.
Having repented with my whole heart, in 1978, while alone with Father God before receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit ... evidenced to me partly through the gift of prayer ... and through having no confidence in my flesh, it was made alive within me that I need to always ask the Spirit of the Lord to intercede through me with a surrendered heart and our union in mind... when ever I seek Father's will ... that I might know it and receive His anointing which breaks the yoke ... to do such would empower me to not walk in presumption deceiving myself or another ... I still marvel at what comes out of my mouth as I seek Him and yield to His Spirit within.
This way of being had been worked into me by now... so when my turn to be baptized into Christ arrived... I was already of this frame of mind and was praying in the tongues seeking His words ... I fully believed the Holy Spirit was praying His anointed prayer through me, having received the gift of faith. Even so, I marveled, when I heard myself saying something to this effect: 'Father... please take me back to the foundation of the world where I died with/in Christ and was raised anew with/through Him according to your plan so I can receive and walk in that which you offer in it's fullness. Thank You Jesus for.....' Before the Pastor could immerse me, it seemed to me I was slain in the spirit... and before I came up again... I did experience myself being baptized into Christ at the foundation of the world ... in a moment, the twinkling of an eye, I understood God's sovereign power and more of His foreordained plan more fully.... this experience brought to remembrance and established some of what He planted in my heart when I first received the Holy Spirit, and first became aware I had become a new creation in Christ through His abiding Presence... and the revelation my entire old nature must be released (as dead) for me to become conformed to the image and likeness of Christ.
This revelation became my reality deep within and began to perfect my thinking... I found myself acting upon it by faith ... When I received discernment something was of my old nature...(who I was that Christ died for), or a temptation was coming from wicked spiritual forces outside myself (tempting the sin nature to rise from the dead) ... through my union with the Holy Spirit within, I would be shown the sin nature... the pleasure of sin, already nailed to the cross.... the work finished for us... at the foundation of the world, and the power within me in my now to stand against it... through having become a new creation in Christ. I understood I could draw upon the life blood of the Holy Spirit to empower me to release that which was attempting to over take me ... During such moments I was reminded of the resurrection side of myself, who is hid in Christ, (the firstborn from the dead), to the glory of our father. I was given the understanding, spiritually through my present choices I am as a bride preparing herself for her bridegroom and the bridal chamber.
Each time I received further revelation of who I am in the mind of God through living under grace in and through Christ, who I WAS... when I died with/in Christ ... I better understood, I already received the victory at the foundation of the world, (I was predestined to overcome) and am being giving the opportunity to walk it out experientially... as my spiritual reality in my now... enabling me to become who I am created to be as a joint heir with Jesus. I understood this is being fulfilled in my now... according to the unfolding of His eternal plan.... not just for me, but for all of His creation, and has been taking place exponentially since the foundations of the world... as humanity come to recognize their true inheritance... as eternal spiritual beings... (spiritual evolution as a species come to mind ... am not sure how to explain something one has to experience spiritually, to receive as truth).
Through the gifts of revelation knowledge, wisdom and power... on an ever increasing basis, I am led to stand in that victory of newness of life, as an over comer through Christ .... initially I found myself standing with Him, in agreement for my own victory... as I was matured I would find myself standing in faith, through my union with Christ... in the victory which is already ours as His body/bride, (extending the victory through having walked in it in ever increasing degrees). This is something He is bringing into Being. In such moments, sometimes I also experience myself standing in the gap... in the role of His bride.. whose heart has become one with her bridegroom, and through our union in the bridal chamber... (mystically speaking?) we are birthing spiritual children through the union of our hearts.
These experiences were seared into my spirit as truth and were first confirmed when I meditated on scriptures such as: Romans 6:3-11 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon (recognize) ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. and 1 Peter 1:18-20 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Other scriptures used to confirm that which was established at the foundation of the world for us in the mind of our creator will be posted with the other experiences I received ... soon I hope.
Thanks for your invite to share... your questions are welcome... for those who need clarity. Am very aware... such spiritual experiences are hard to explain... and at times must be experienced as ones reality before it can be spiritually discerned as His truth fully.