Awakening of The Holy Spirit
There are some offensive expressions when referring to the Pentecostal movements. Ignorance is dangerous, but even more dangerous is to talk about the things, we do not know. And it’s even more dangerous to talk against the Holy Ghost.
What most of those who criticize this ignore, is that the person dancing or praying in the Spirit, is 100% conscious of everything. There is not such trance, or real slain.
The Spirit takes over your tongue or your body, but you still have full control over your body and your tongue. And sometimes, the person is not under the control of The Holy Spirit but under their own flesh.
What these people actually experience is a deep joy. This is worshiping at another level, where people cry of joy, feel God. See their praise answered and God treating them as individuals.
I had seen something that sounded very awkward to me. There are people who call the congregation and tell them, let’s speak in tongues now. What’s the purpose of speaking in tongues? To me, this sound fake. You speak in tongues when you pray or when the Spirit address you to do so. Even when you pray, it’s not a calculated choice. The Spirit is the one intervening mysteriously. You pray for things you don’t know and often for things you know. You understand what is going on, and the feelings of joy and sorrow are passed to you. Your soul is renewed, your love for the souls increases. After, you are more capable to face the day and the troubles coming with it.
Unfortunately, the practice has been exploited by some to gather ignorant multitudes seeking for a real experience with God. But the good thing about it is that even when the ministers are wrong, The Spirit is truthful and the clean soul is not contaminated.
Part of the job of The Spirit is to keep us awake. The Spirit reveals mysteries and warn us of things that could harm us beforehand.
People do not manipulate The Holy Ghost. There is no magic hands on one preacher, unless God has given it. And if God gives the gift, the kingdom of God is manifested.
There are other types of spirits, but the Spirit of God is recognized by its fruit ( As a single fruit):
“22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
The Spirit of The Lord’s purpose is to rebuild our lives and make us capable for all good work to enhance the kingdom of God. It brings freedom, discipline and wisdom. When I say freedom, I mean, freedom of the soul. It allowed us to say no to sin and no the lairs who profane the word of God.
When you see something you do not understand, pray to God to open your eyes. Do not judge by the appearance.
“28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:”
Praise The Lord!