Jesus told His followers to wait until the Holy Spirit had come. If they just ‘reckoned it’ there would be confusion. Can we experience the Holy Spirit?
Is the promise of the Holy Spirit is for you. How do we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit? It does not take place automatically at conversion.
Potential issues with the Holy Spirit. Don’t get impressed by ‘phenomena’. Fear of showing unbelief. Spiritual gifts ‘on tap’? Do not ‘claim’ gifts.
How do I know I am saved? It is not good for a Christian to doubt their salvation. A Christian who is assured of their salvation will be confident.
The old term for a godly life is sanctification. The filling of the Holy Spirit helps living a godly life, but it’s not ‘sanctification’ itself. Think Corinth
Jesus was raised from the dead then He breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’. How does that differ from the filling of the Holy Spirit?
Meetings would result in such things as people falling over, laughing uncontrollably, crying, shrieking, shaking, crawling or lying on the floor, animal noises, etc. If anyone was not showing any signs of being ‘touched’ they were encouraged to ‘surrender, don’t resist’. I was ‘up for it’ but I was really feeling confused as to why the Lord would want to make anyone bark like a dog, etc, and the meetings did not seem to have any direction…
Seen any bizarre Christian behaviour but scared to question it for criticising the Holy Spirit? But we are told to question and test things for our spiritual safety.
Bible based or Spirit led? Holy laughter stops preaching. In the 18th Century Revival preaching from the Bible was central with Spirit filled Preachers.
God is moving so look what the core focus is. Jesus said: ‘Stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgement.’ Is it right or wrong?
The Toronto Blessing beginnings or the Laughing Revival, where or how did it start? It’s not a unique phenomenon. Pre 1987 Claudio Friedzon…
The Belgian Congo revival seems like a genuine move of God which bore good fruit. Suddenly we heard a hurricane storm, the building shook…