Ever since the Holy Spirit fell on us in January of ‘94, we have been “soaking” in the presence of God. The Holy Spirit does not change our human natures in a moment of time, nor does He completely change our spiritual natures in conversion, and yet He witnesses to our hearts that we are born from above. Holy laughter comes from and is an expression of such a spirit of faith as inevitably repels the presence of demons. I was with the good folk of Mt Hawthorn Community Church this Pentecost Sunday, and being Pentecost, thought it would be helpful to ask if there are signs we can look for that indicate that the Spirit is at work. THE GREEK AND LATIN TRADITIONS REGARDING THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. They call it a "ghost" to represent that it's a tangible entity. So you can have all of them right at the top of this section, I will go ahead and list all of them in a bolded, numbered format so you can have all of them at a quick glance. 7. To be in the presence of the Holy Spirit is a highly emotional experience. And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, ﬁYou are the Christ, the Son of God!ﬂ And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ. We manifest physical reactions to The Holy Spirit’s presence, though there is no visible or tangible presence, nor are there any spiritual phenomena such as audible voices, visions, angelic appearances or theophanies. Because of the odd appearances many people ask themselves the question: is this really of the holy Spirit? May 13, 2011 #3. pilgrimgal Jeremiah 29:11 It's good! Christians from every tradition have written extensively about manifestations for centuries. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers us to pray with faith that moves mountains, if only our faith is as big as a mustard seed. Thank you for your sharing. The Holy Spirit will allow us to fulfill our purpose. … But there is no question that God can manifest His boldness through anyone should He choose to do so. It takes the power of God to make us come alive. He beckons us to weep when necessary, but to also wipe our faces and move forward in the faith. It is a good thing! Strange physical manifestations themselves might not be a sign of the Holy Spirit. In Genesis 1:1-2, we see that God began to recreate the whole world through His Spirit. May 13, 2011. Whether through silent word, spoken word, music, song, or simply lifting your hands up, praise has always been a form of flattery. When a person is being filled with the Spirit, he/she often but not always finds himself overcome by divine love. This is really a very large subject which I will treat both in brief and with deference. PART II - The Spiritual Context of the Gift of Tears 3. Without the awakening revelation of the Holy Spirit, our hearts would remain dead. Home » Blog » Signs of the Spirit’s Presence … Signs of the Spirit’s Presence… Posted by Brian Harris on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments. They may be just the body's natural reaction to the mind's loss of control over the body, whatever the cause. After Jonah heard God's voice, we read, "So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD" (Jonah 1:3). Or is this an eveil spirit and is it pure deception by satan? You’re right. This is the Holy Spirit that Jesus tells us is so meek and precious! The Holy Ghost is the same as the Holy Spirit (it's two terms for the same). The Holy Spirit was manifest to the believers at Pentecost (Acts 2:2–4). I prayed as I felt led by the Holy Spirit. You are still conscious of your physical environment, but demon spirits blanks out a persons mind, they function better when the person is passive. The author claims that on average men are already crying once every three weeks - a statistic that I find quite astonishing. The presence of the Lord manifested during our morning service as the church worshiped Him in one accord, crying out for His love and presence. It’s time to get desperate for God again. Soaking in His Presence. Resting in the Spirit is the power of the Holy Spirit filling a person with God’s divine love. In part 1, I explained to you How To Be Led By The Holy Spirit.. Now I will list the 8 different ways that the Holy Spirit will lead us and communicate to us in this life. I saw so many crying and I did too! viii.15, 16, R. V., "For ye received not the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father. S. Member . The Holy Spirit is free to do many spiritual actions in the person’s mind, will, imagination, memory, and emotions when one completely rests and relaxes in His love. It is not the quality of the voice, nor the apparent affection, and earnestness of him that prays, that means anything to God. Yes, this certainly happens to me..but then sometimes I can get goose bumps and cry when God is not touching me like when I see a touching scene in a movie or a … SLE . The Holy Spirit is connecting with your spirit in the outside atmosphere. I have sang in church in Asia. Summary In our prayer lives, praying in the Holy Spirit takes us to a deeper spiritual level than praying in our own language ever could. God's manifest presence appeared with Daniel and his compatriots when they were thrown into the fiery furnace because they would not worship Nebuchadnezzar's image (Daniel 3:24–25). Throughout church history unusual manifestations caused by the Spirit’s presence have been documented in virtually every part of the Body of Christ. Worship the Holy Spirit through an offering of praise. I seemed to feel something incredibly powerful but at the same time incredibly gentle and I felt love rather than fear. 8. Their marriages have been healed, their fears dispelled, depressions and sicknesses have left and lives have been transformed. The Holy Spirit always glorifies Jesus, but demons glorifies the person in whom they dwell, causing the person to draw attention to himself other than Jesus. 0. There are thousands of testimonies that substantiate this as fact. Pray that a movement would start on your worship team – a movement of following hard after God. I do believe the presence of God can be felt or realized through changes in our body, feelings and emotions like you noted. (Luke 4:41) Therefore we conclude that the anointing of God, that is the presence of the Holy Spirit upon Him, was an essential prerequisite to the ministry of Jesus Christ. Same as Romans 8:15, It’s the Holy Spirit in you that’s crying out. She was a first-time visitor and I had never met her before. With all the turmoil and fear over the elections, radical terrorism, rising prices, and unforseen natural disasters, we desperately need God's presence here on earth. Praying in tongues bypasses our intellectual understanding, and brings us to the point where we must rely on inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Tears of joy, sorrow, anticipation…. Matthew 17:20 “Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Dec 21, 2005 #20. lll3 said: Naomi, I agree with the others about weeping with joy in the presence of the Holy Spirit. If so, then the body's circuitry may not only be overloaded, but perhaps also underloaded-- at least, underloaded of control signals from its natural source. As people have soaked in God’s presence, they have experienced profound heart changes. One of the most precious passages in the Bible regarding the work of the Holy Spirit is found in Rom. While on staff at a church in Texas, one Sunday morning I was praying for a woman at the altar. His spirit speaks to our spirit. Pray that God would fill you heart with desire for His presence. We may have the Holy Spirit within us, but if we do not pray with the Spirit, then we are senseless, hypocritical, and cold, and both we and our prayers are abominable to God (Matthew 23:14; Mark 12:40; Luke 18:11, 12; Isaiah 58:2, 3). People may be crying during worship because the Spirit has brought joy into their hearts, or, they may be crying because He has brought confession of sin and repentance. Many great revivals were marked with manifestations like laughing, crying, shaking, shouting, falling etc. Reply. The boldness of the Holy Spirit was now operating through them because they were going to need His boldness in order to start preaching the Gospel and get the ball rolling. Since then I’ve known the presence of the Holy Spirit, unmistakably, through the flow of tears or a sense of His presence. Even King Nebuchadnezzar's eyes were opened and he saw the manifest presence of God. We don’t grieve and weep as those in the world because we have a hope within through the presence of the Holy Spirit. Of course I did all to support the song. It is thoroughly unbiblical to accredit goosebumps to the Holy Spirit in any form. When we get in touch with our spiritual selves so that the spirit rather than the desires of the flesh dominate our thinking and our feelings, there is the recognition that we are standing on holy ground, in the presence of Deity. Once in the native tongue. Sometimes it may come as an impression from the Holy Spirit about demonic presence or the specific name of a demon. I would get on the stage and sing and the Spirit would fall on us all. A recent book on them has taken the country by storm. It is absolutely awesome, and don't ever hold it in. Declarations & Decrees: God Almighty is Shaking All Nations. John Brooks Posted: December 31, 2018, 3:58 pm. Pontificial Council for Promoting Christian Unity. However, boldness is not listed as one of the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 4:6 says And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. SpiritLedEd. The New Testament nowhere teaches that the Holy Spirit works through the medium of notes, sound systems, and tunes to deliver God’s presence or enabling the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives. The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." The Holy Spirit is the carrier of Gods presence and Power. Rather, the Holy Spirit’s control in us will produce heartfelt worship expressed in song for the glory of Christ. Jesus could not have fulfilled His ministry on earth without the Holy spirit, Acts 10:38 tells us that God empowered Him with the Holy Spirit and Power to do great miracles. Crying helps us more quickly to restore our equilibrium after an upset. Just as there is a time to cry—there is a time to stop crying. I had a really weird experience with crying once. Sometimes during a meeting several people may respond with laughter to something that is said (said either in a known or unknown tongue, it makes no difference). Is God doing this? In America tears are now regarded as the new Prozac! Praise can come in many forms but the purposes are all the same; to exhalt the Holy Spirit. A REAL, LIVE, TANGIBLE, COMFORTING FRIEND who delivers, protects, empowers, heals, grants, and guides. 7. 5,873 +779 Protestant Married. Others have prayed for similar (God to show His love and to show his Holy Spirit) since and it has not happened but this time, I just burst in to tears. As I have gotten older I have become more emotional – tears come freely. The Holy Spirit never blanks out our mind, when speaking to us. Only emotions or physical cold produces this phenomena. She writes, speaks, and teaches with a passion to encourage women with Biblical truths.