Sometime we pray for the Holy Spirit to do these things:
- Come as fire
- Fill us
- Come into our hearts and fill us with the fire of the Spirit.
- Other phrases.
Sometimes when we pray for others and ask for the Spirit to come and fill them. When He does, and certain things happen like: someone starts talking in tongues or a person falls over or any manifestation of the Spirit happens, straight away we think, "Is that the devil?"
The devil must sit back and think this is the biggest joke around. He probably laughs his head off..
We ask the Spirit to come in and take control, but as soon as something happens, we think it may be the devil.
Does the Spirit actually take control?
I have experienced people falling over, shouting, laughing, screaming and I have fallen over myself. It happens in many different ways and when it does, people cannot believe that its God.
Why do we find it strange from the Creator of this universe, someone who hold us in His hand.
People say that they feel the wind of the Spirit blowing on them...it actually feels like a strong wind blowing in your face.
People always seem to give Satan more credit for being able to deceive us, than we give God credit for being able to bless us.
Look how un-normal Jesus' miracles looked like. What do you think the disciples thought or experienced when Jesus healed a blind person and His eyes just opened.....or when Lazarus was brought back from the dead (He literally walked out of the grave).
Why are we then, sent into a spiral of disbelief when someone talks funny or falls over or starts laughing uncontrollably when the Holy Spirit comes?
Again I say, When you ask the Holy Spirit to come...He comes!! EVERYTIME!
But then also when we pray, and ask the Holy Spirit to come and heal someone or to heal yourself from something (addictions, family problems, anger etc)....We expect God to do it all right now, immediately. Our time! No....His time!
And this is really just a question, but doesn't the Lord do some healing in His own time and slow so we keep coming back to Him. Instead of just "healing" us so that we can get back to our lives and ignore God until we need Him again, we keep coming back to Him for prayer, and help. What do you think?
What happened to trusting the Lord? If it is His will, and you ask for it...It WILL be done. Take control of the situation you are in. When praying in the Spirit, I believe all you have to do is have God on your side. You need to earnestly believe that God is in control and that any manifestations are from Him.
As for the devil...well sorry for you. You come second best!
Bless all of you who seek the Holy Spirit and who trust that the Lord is everything!