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I have a hard time when people are slain in the Holy Spirit. They jump over benches and a man in the back of the church interprits a message from a man up front? Whats going on. I was raised Penticostal but I have a hard time with this. Yet I feel the spirit in me when I pray.

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I only accept orderly practice of spiritual gifts: that includes no female pastors, no wild spiritual dancing, no random babbling of tongues and no religious showmanship to appear spiritual.

More and more I am looking at the Apostles teachings and wondering what's going on?

Modern churches seem to have a buffet line mentality, picking and choosing which part of New Testament practice they'll adhere to.

1000 strangers listening to a sermon for an hour as they check their watch-WHY?
---Pharisee on 1/7/08


Jana, in this we agree
---John_T on 8/2/06

5 words..this is NOT of God
---jana on 7/13/06

If you want supernatural experiences instead of a true experience of God, the devil will deliver! There are no examples of being slain in the spirit in the scripture. If the bible doesn't back it up, leave it alone.
---Rebecca on 6/13/06

Mark: This has been one wild ride. :-) You should have a hard time with the dangerous practice of slaying in the spirit. It's against what the Bible teaches.

Many on this blog are deceived & puffed up with pride . They need to repent immediately of their sins before it's too late. (Pv. 16:18-19) Don't listen to their vain babblings . (Ps. 1; 2 Tim. 2:15-16, 4:3-4) Pray for their deliverance.

Find yourself a healthy, well-balanced, Bible teaching & practicing church.
---Leon on 6/7/06

Mima,with due respect,a thought. 1Timothy5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man,neither be partaker of other men's sins:keep thy self pure. Would you, by touching the man you felt was false, be considered partaking of his sin,since you did what he had been doing? Also you layed hands on suddenly,and you ask God for the wrong thing,should have ask God to show you spirit in operation, next ask if you were to rebuke spirit. You placed yourself in what man was doing,maybe you should have handled it differently.
---Darlene_1 on 6/7/06

It is no wonder that some sarcastically call the Holy Spirit the Holy Spook. Some of the things that happen in a church setting are simply wierd to say the least; makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
---ArkMark on 6/6/06

Helen, you have seen people flying too? At Benny Hinns gatherings? I would like to ask how many believe people fly? There has got to be more of you out there. Please speak up.
---karen on 6/6/06

Mima - Just read your post. I believe the spirit in the man would have been demonic and that is why he "flew". Reminiscent of the Book of Acts where the Jewish exorcists tried casting devils out in their own power (they were not born-again and hence did not have authority of the Lord Jesus) - the devil turned right on them and they went out of there wounded and without their clothes. I have seen men "flying" when Benny Hinn touched them. I have no doubt that it is not of God.
---Helen_5378 on 6/6/06

Mima, what do you attest to all this you are saying? What do you think is happening to you that doesn't happen to many others? Is your faith something different? I have never seen anyone blowen ten feet away into the seats. I have seen a lot of phony stuff in my time, and have read a lot but not even in one instance have I heard what you have done. Touch someone and suddenly they go flying. It is something incredible.
---karen on 6/6/06

To karen; interesting things? 20 years ago, singing in Baptist Church (I did not like the song) I leaned over to my wife and said, I wish we were singing leaning on the everlasting arms. The song leader immediately stepped forward and said, folks forget this song and turned to page so and so and we will sing leaning on the everlasting arms. My wife said, goodness that's scary!
---mima on 6/6/06

Whoever has ears to hear, i.e., Galatians 6:1-10 .
---Leon on 6/6/06

I believe there was healing there mima and then pain as he landed on the chairs. You got to see two for one. The power of healing and the power to give pain. Very interesting things happening to you mima. Could it be you are beginning to believe all the garbage and madness going on in some churches today?
---karen on 6/5/06

Leon I have already given scripture reference to that, many of you do not believe scripture no matter how much I give you, you just believe your little pharasitical veiws. none of the people that went backwards to the ground John18:6 were christians. But they acted a lot like some of you do toward the Holy Spirit. I hope God views some of you as ignorant and not as blaspheming. gainsayers mouths can be shut by the Holy Spirit.
---Exzuc6636 on 6/5/06

Lupe, At the end of my post you will find these two statements. That is the story. You be the judge. ------- I did not say anything about chairs, but actually he did fly into the chairs and the instruments. What do I mean by fly? As if you put your hands in his armpits and pitched him backwards. By the way he happened to be the bandleader of the church. I was not a member of the church. Leon I have no scripture just observation of what happened.
---mima on 6/5/06

mima, maybe he was praying to God and you came along and touched him and caused him to fly to the chairs but it was not God's power but your own, as Price says in his teachings? It could have been an evil spirit working, and you caused him to quit the church. Is there a scripture reference in your work?
---lee_1 on 6/5/06

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Darlene_1: I've seen many folk fall backwards, some even collapes into a heap on the floor; but, I've never seen anyone fall on their face. That's gotta really hurt! No wonder the practice is called being " slain in the spirit ".

Mima: That doesn't sound like biblically normative activity...your spirit against his spirit compelling him to quit the church? Scripture please!!!
---Leon on 6/5/06

Mima, come on now, flew to the chairs? I have heard fallen down backwards and sideways and knockout for moments but never have i heard someone fly all the way to the sits. Was it God that did that? Christ never did such things.
---Lupe2618 on 6/5/06

In a church,a man was praying for people. I felt he was false. I Asked God to show me if the spirit in me was stronger than the spirit in him! When he got to me he began to cry, and I gently placed my hand on his chest and he flew backwards over 10 feet into musical instruments.He was unhurt but quit the church. He laid there for a long time. That is the story. You be the judge.
---mima on 6/5/06

Leon,I've seen people fall on faces,sideways , back, it isn't the position one falls, but the faith,trust in God, obedience in person that matters. Also many things about NT Christianity is different than OT practices. The OT Holy Ghost,with people, only in Prophets,Priests,and Kings,now He is in the people, who are all Priests of God if they surrender to God. With the infilling they become, Temple of the HG. It's a new walk, new talk,and new way. Try the Spirits. Pushing preachers are faithless.
---Darlene_1 on 6/5/06

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Darlene_1: I agree with the scripture you cited. Yes, they " fell on their face (fell forward) " without being prompted by a third party priest. The difference between what scripture says & what "slain in the spirit" adherents say should be obvious. Persons who are allegedly slain in the spirit fall backwards after a minister touches (oftentimes pushes) their foreheads. When persons fall out under the power, do they fall forward or backwards? Thanks...
---Leon on 6/5/06

Leon, Genesis17:3 And Abram fell on his face and God talked with Him. Genesis17:15&17 God Said unto Abraham- . Abraham fell upon his face-. Levitius9:23&24 Moses and Aaron went into Tabernacle & the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire from the Lord consumed burnt offering&fat. When people saw, they shouted and fell on their faces. Ezekiel4:4 I looked,and behold the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord,and I fell on my face. What I said, it's the power of God on people.
---Darlene_1 on 6/5/06

Most, if not all, of creation can "feel" the Creator's presence.
---Eloy on 6/4/06

these people are having a real experience. just like the hindus have "shakti pat"--electricity passing thru, this is the same thing that benny hinn does. not a biological experience but an opening to the spirit world. they are being overcome by A spirit, not THE Spirit.
---r.w. on 6/4/06

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John T is correct many people go by subjective feelings. Like on the sybject of evolution, feelings, emotion confirms what they believe as opposed to objective reality, so they bail in any discussion when REALITY confronts feelings. "Slain in the spirit' is an objective manifestation of bio-chemical reactions within the body. Endorphines released throughout the body.
---MikeM on 6/4/06

John_T: Yes! Our "feelings" , apart from the Word of God (Scripture), are very unreliable. The devil makes a fool out of people who rely soley on their feelings. No doubt, God gave us His inspired Word (the Bible) so we wouldn't have to depend on our warm fuzzy... feelings (faulty, sinful opinions) about this, that & there-other.
---Leon on 6/4/06

MikeM: Exactly! The so-called "slain in the spirit" experience is nothing short of socio-psychological manipulation, i.e., hypnotic suggestion that puts willing participants into a narcotized trance (mesmerized, spellbound, bewitched ).
---Leon on 6/4/06

Exzucuh: 1.) Please give scripture reference(s) regarding your statement about God slaying non-Christians... 2.) Are you saying it's possible to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost before being born again?
---Leon on 6/3/06

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leon, the loss of a persons own strength in the presence eminating from God's Holy Spirit, sometimes it comes in waves over you, other times a tingling sensation where the hairs of your flesh stand on end, other times a lifting up off of the earth, and still other times it can be a gradual loss of natural strength as God's supernaturalness takes over. When Jesus visited me and saved me, the place was completely filled with blinding light, and I could not tell if it was 5 minutes or 5 hours or longer.
---Eloy on 6/3/06

leon, yes, the frame of dust is overcome by God's pure unadulterated Dunamis.
---Eloy on 6/3/06

Next time, ask Holy Spirit to tell you who is getting the glory here. He WILL tell you. If it is from Him, Christ will get the glory, otherwise, ...

If you are bold, go to the person doing the stuff, "Spirit manifesting (name it), has Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God come in the flesh?"

Then you will surely know the answer.

DO NOT GO BY FEELINGS. Mormons do that, and feelings do not come always from God. Sometimes, they come from too much pepperoni pizza.
---John_T on 6/3/06

God not only slays non christians but he saves them and heals them and baptizes them in the Holy Ghost so they will be christians
---Exzucuh on 6/3/06

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In the church I was raised in they had 'slain in the spirit.' As I later learned this was the release of endorphines into the bloodstream. It is a bio-chemical reaction to outside stimuli. It can clearly be measured. I would be happy to post the medical/science papers on this subject.
---MikeM on 6/3/06

Darlene_1: I understand you to say "falling out under the power" is the same as being "slain in the Spirit". If so, where in scripture do you believe this practice is evident & sanctioned to be biblically normative for the Church today?
---Leon on 6/3/06

"... base upon what the word says ." Thank you Christina.
---Leon on 6/3/06

It's a shame "slain in the Spirit" is used now, instead of "falling out under the power" which was used when I was a child. It far better explains the experience. There's no human if they surrender to God, who can stand up under the power God bestows upon those who yield to His touch. As the Holy Ghost anoints, the flesh,spirit,and soul is engulfed in the power of God. Who can stand under God's mighty hand? Not a mortal body,but they must trust God, obey to receive all He has for them.
---Darlene_1 on 6/3/06

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Eloy: "...when God's Holiness overwhelms you." Is that the same as being slain in the spirit ? Yes or no please .
---Leon on 6/3/06

Leon, yes, I do know, and it is based upon what the word says. One scripture I quoted is : In His presence there is fullness of joy. When you have experienced that, you do KNOW without a doubt...what is the "unseen" As I said, experiencing His presence always glorifies the Lord Jesus.
---christina on 6/3/06

leon, I reiterate, with emphasis:...It's when God's Holiness overwhelms you. Please read II Chronicles 5:13,14; Daniel 10:8,9. Recall how God's shekinah glory came upon Paul on the road to Damascus. Those with him heard the voice, but they did not hear the Hebrew speech. Please read Acts 9:3-9; 22:6-11; 26:12-18.
---Eloy on 6/3/06

Exzuc6636: Are you saying God slays in the spirit non-Christians (John 18:6) & Christians alike just to demonstrate His power over us all???
---Leon on 6/3/06

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John 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. The enemies of Jesus were slain in the Spirit, this is a sign that no one can over power him he willingly gave his life and is still a witness to those who are slain that he has power over your life if you will surrender but every knee will bow none the less.
---Exzuc6636 on 6/2/06

The best way to explain it is..when the spirit of the Lord comes upon you, you are wrapped up in his love, his presence, glory. And at that moment there isn't a demon in hell that can touch you, for you are wrapped up in the arms of Jesus. If you have never experience it, then you can't understand how or what it feels like, and you can't tell others they don't know what their talking about, when in fact it is you that don't know.
---Rebecca_D on 6/2/06

Because Leon, I am filled with the Holy Ghost and I know the power of God, and what it can do. A person can tell if one is doing things in self or if the Spirit really got ahold on them, I ask God this way, Lord if that be of you, fine pour it on them, but if it isn't, set them down. The bible tells to test the spirit to see if it be of God or not. God's people know his presence.
---Rebecca_D on 6/2/06

Christina: I think I hear you saying you just know based on what the Bible says? Otherwise, you don't just know, do you?
---Leon on 6/2/06

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Eloy: I don't get your comparison of being in God's glorious presence to being slain in the spirit . Are you saying they are the same?
---Leon on 6/2/06

Eloy: 1.) 2 Chr. 5:13, 14 says the priests could not stand ..doesn't say they fell backwards (were slain in the spirit). Likely, they fell on their knees...on their faces before the Lord. 2.) Dan. 10:8, 9. He was on his face, not his back, towards the ground. 3.) Acts 9:4; 22:7; 26:14. Scripture doesn't say if Saul & companions fell backwards, forwards, etc. They probably fell in various positions. The Bible doesn't say they were praising, worshipping or praying to God before they fell.
---Leon on 6/2/06

Leon, you ask Rebecca how she knows that what she feels is the Holy Ghost. I can't speak for her, but I will say that the Spirit will always glorify God, lead you into righteousness and truth, points to Jesus. Also the word says that in His presence there is fullness of joy. Sometimes you just know.
---christina on 6/2/06

This is called the shekinah glory, the divine presence of God. And yes it is very common during praise, worship, and prayer. It's when God's Holiness overwhelms you. Please read II Chronicles 5:13,14; Daniel 10:8,9. Recall how God's shekinah glory came upon Paul on the road to Damascus. Those with him heard the voice, but they did not hear the Hebrew speech. Please read Acts 9:3-9; 22:6-11; 26:12-18. Glossalalia and interpretations are also of God and biblical.
---Eloy on 6/2/06

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Rebecca_D: How do you know what you feel is the presence of the Holy Ghost? Also, how can you tell who is of God & who is not?
---Leon on 6/2/06

Invited by an evangelist to work a prayer line, I saw many people slain in the spirit. Some in fact hardly were touched, and at least two fell back before I could touch them. What is this? I believe it is when the indwelling Spirit of the person being touched wells up within that person, and the person then becomes to physically weak to stand.
---mima on 6/1/06

I have fallen out in the spirit many times. I would have my mind upon the Lord, eyes closed just praising him. All of a sudden, I feel warm my heart beats fast. I feel the presence of the Holy Ghost, and I let God take over and I fall backwards. God does things in decentcy and in order. if a person has a gift of interputaion, then God is going to use that person, if that person will allow it. You can tell who is of God and who is not.
---Rebecca_D on 6/1/06

How is it God sent his son (Jesus) to save the world, to make it possible for anyone who believes on him to have their dead spirit regenerated (quickened, made alive)by God the Holy Spirit; yet, there are people who claim the Spirit of God slays their spirit? Oh, really?!

The slain in the spirit concept isn't scriptural; but, is a diabolical deception.
---Leon on 5/31/06

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I have been "slain in the Spirit". The first time I was just a new Christian and standing at the altar call by myself; the pastor was some distance away and suddenly I felt something moving toward me and I fell backwards. The only problem I have with it is that it is not in Scripture, and yet such a big deal is made of it in pentecostal circles.
---Helen_5378 on 5/31/06

#2 If you are the quiet type, thats fine, but there are those who are not, just accept them in Christ. If they are operating in the flesh, God will judge, we shouldn't.

As to the message in the front and an interpretation from the back, God is all over, He can give a message to someone in the front and an interpretation at the same time to someone in the back. Don't put God in a box, He is bigger than that.
---Debbie on 5/31/06

#1 The Holy Spirit is a Gentleman. He won't force you to do anything that is not in your nature to do naturally. You know that there are people who would act really goofy at a basketball game, yell, jump around, all kind of stuff; and there are those at that same game that just sit there and hardly say anything. If you are a jumper in the natural,you will probably be a jumper in the Spirit.
---Debbie on 5/31/06

"Slain in the spirit" comes from a verse about the "slain of the Lord being many" when He returns.

In other words, it's the ENEMIES of the Lord who get "slain in the Spirit," according to the Bible.

As far as the formual "slain in the Spirit," you won't find it anywhere in the Bible--which is rather odd, considering how often I hear SOLA SCRIPTURA shouted--when it's against Catholics, that is.
---Jack on 5/31/06

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