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Holy spirit and tingling sensations.

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Spiritlight, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Spiritlight

    Spiritlight Ended

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    Has anyone ever experienced after conversion, prayer time or spirit baptism a sensation of tingling in fingers or hands? Have you ever felt burning in palms or conscious of something like electric currents in your body?
     
  2. Ark100

    Ark100 The Lord is my Refuge

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    After conversion of what?
    Yes the Holy Spirit can move in many different ways. All you listed above can be some of the effect of the power of the Holy Spirit. Even many more unexplainable great feelings.
     
  3. Spiritlight

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    I meant initial conversion and acceptance of salvation.
     
  4. Ark100

    Ark100 The Lord is my Refuge

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    Definitely, that is the baptism of the Holy Spirit by the Lord. When it happens and Holy Spirit comes upon His children, there has to be some feelings in the body. Holy Spirit is a person. He is HOLY.
    The presence of the LORD causes very very amazing feeling too. Just indescribable:)

    I always crave it. Our Father knows, HE just likes to make sure we dont get too addicted so that we can always trust that when we don't feel it, He is still there, and is always there:)
     
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  5. Hard2followChrist

    Hard2followChrist Newbie

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    All the time, the spirit lives in you. Its a feeling, pray more for it.

    There are days the spirit is so strong in me, I feel like I am walking on cushings.

    I am not talking from a abstract/methaphore basis, I feel this literaly; VERY STRONG.


    True Evanglists actually lives on this, that this the only thing that keep them motivated. And sometimes even sane, when they are in horrible situations.

    It gives us strength, it gives us peace, it gives us wisdome, it gives us lessons etc..


    My advice is, hunger for this feeling. Pray you feel it more and stronger.
    This is a grace of god, Jesus died for it. Jesus want us to walk with the spirit!
     
  6. turkle

    turkle Blessed

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    I have experienced this quickening of the Spirit many, many times throughout my walk with Jesus. It is wonderful, fulfilling and satisfying.

    However, I do not agree that you should hunger for this feeling. Your hunger should be for God and His Righteousness. I do agree that it is easy to become addicted to the experience of God, rather than God Himself. This is very dangerous, because the feelings come an go. If you are dependent upon the feelings for your faith, you are building your walk on shifting sand.

    Enjoy those moments thoroughly! But know that it is not the feeling that you are to strive for, it is the face of God.
     
  7. Forge3

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    A deep calm descends upon me like gentle rain on a young flower. Ecstatic moments of inspiration and creativity come from time to time.
     
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  8. Aijalon

    Aijalon Sayin' it like it is

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    You should be wary of such manefestations, simply because they are strange or fascinating does not mean it was a genuine touch of the Holy Spirit.

    The gifts of the Holy Spirit always empart power from God to do something, whether that is prophecy, or slaying enemies, or healing, or preaching in new languages, the effects of the spirit are not simply for a cool sensation.

    Certainly peace and love and joy are the fruits of the spirit, but these are not tangible, they are the effects on someones overall life, they are not simply tingling feelings of pleasure or excitement.

    If you go home from these "experiences" and you feel no different asside from the fact that you had this memory of the experience, you have not experienced the Spirit's power. If you did, you would feel lasting change.

    I have gone to meetings and had similar experiences as the one you described and come away with bewilderment afterward. Bewilderment is not from the Lord.

    I have also seen friends affected by much stronger experiences, and become unconscious and have cold hands and feet. The fruit of this experience turned out to be that they fell away from the Lord soon after. I concluded it was not the HS, but in fact a false sign.

    Beware of false prophets performing fake signs and wonders. THe Bible warns of these things and we are to be watchful for it. Do your own research and look into these things and you will find out that there is a countefeit for almost everything. Especially beware of people who are twitching and convulsing in the spirit, if they do nothing to proclaim the truth of Jesus when this happens, it is certainly fake. It is also possible to have both fake signs and false prophecy together as well.
     
  9. Ark100

    Ark100 The Lord is my Refuge

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    OP, you will know when the feeling of the holy Spiri comes, It cant be counterfeited.

    Also to the pure, all things are pure.

    The Lord can allow whoever He wishes to experience His powerful presence. And when the Holy Spirit is working in someone's body or life at that point, the feelings does come.

    Don';t let fear come into your heart and life by what someone else says when you should simply trust God. Look to Him and simply trust Him.
     
  10. Spiritlight

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    Isn't this feeling part of god and the gift we as Christians are able to enjoy. We give up sinful activities and delight in things like this instead.
     
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    The Word of God says, the Just shall live by faith

    by FAITH

    As for this Preacher I dont go by bodily signs and im not looking for any

    satan will try to deceive anyway he can

    my faith is in the Lord and in His Word

    whether my toes tingle or my feet itch or my hands are warm hot or cold ,whatever

    satan is cunning

    he is subtle

    he doesnt come riding in on a black horse saying hey im here to deceive you

    we are in a warfare a spiritual battle and there are many spirits in the world today

    and they are hard at work trying to deceive man

    just stay in the Word of God and in prayer and do all u can for the Lord while you can

    because time is short
    and life is short

    instead of worrying about what our body feels lets worry about our neighbor who needs our help or a brother or sister who needs encouraging or a lost soul who needs to hear the good news of God's saving grace

    let the Father's business be our business

    God bless
     
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  12. Aijalon

    Aijalon Sayin' it like it is

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    The point of what Paul said there in Titus 1 is that the We must be careful not to follow cultish ways like that of the cult of the circumcision that accuse everyone of sin. Paul spoke strongly of resisting such things. The pure means those that are pure in conscience, those of true faith. "all things" pertains to activities of the law which do not justify us. The unbelieving are defiled by all those things, but the believing are not, since they are justified by faith.

    not a spirit of fear but that of a sound mind.

    Fear says... "oh no, did I miss what the spirit is doing because I did not fall over or speak in tongues or tingle all over!?".

    Sound Mind says.... "your will be done, Lord"

    Don't give yourself over to "contemplative prayer" or "empty yourself" in order to try to get an "experience" with God. We are instructed to pray with our minds. Emptying your thoughts is the first step to going into a trance state and opening yourself up to suggestions, deception, hypnotism, etc.....

    The Spirit's manefestations are for the building up of the church. That is the measuring rod of a real manefestation of the spirit.

    Are people being healed in your church services in a visible way? (not just temporary relief from pain or anxiety)
     
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    Please beware that some spirits masquerade as the Holy Spirit.
    I used to be involved with Reiki, which is an occult new age laying on of hands form of healing and did give me this tingling sensations after I went in for a session, and had symbols placed on my body.
    I have renounced it now knowing it is of God, sometimes I still sometimes get the sensations in my hands but I trust that God has removed that power from me, and just go by his Word in all things now.
     
  14. Physical and emotional feelings/reactions to God's immediate presence are sometimes nice, but we can't build our relationship with God on them. Although those kinds of manifestations can, and occasionally do accompany His dealings with us, God is most pleased by our true faith and trust in His love, Word, and promises.

    We are not saved by our emotions, even though emotions often and probably even usually, follow someone's receiving Christ as their Savior. We are saved by God's grace, through the vehicle of faith (Eph. 2:8-9). Our emotions are not always true indicators of reality or based on truth, but faith and trust in God's character and spiritual provisions for believers as stated in His Word, will give us His peace, in spite of actual or (perceived) circumstances (Isa. 26:3; Heb. 11:6).
     
  15. Spiritlight

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    Actually guys I was trying to find people who experience this not establish right or wrong or legitimacy of it. Its something I experience when in prayer with God occasionally.
     
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    Yes,

    The Lord, and the pure unadulterated love of God, and his most Holy Spirit, is tangible and can be felt:

    "Then a spirit by my face passed, stood up the hair of my flesh; standing in front of me, yet I could not discern its appearance, a form in front of my eyes; then a calm voice I heard: Is man equal to God? or is pure a man then his Maker?" Job 4:15-17.
     
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    I have, it is like getting the chills or the willies and for me, it travels from my head down.

    One time I got the feeling, as I was feeling the sensation, someone said out loud, "The holy spirit is in the room"

    This person had no idea what I was feeling, and simultaneously felt the same thing.
     
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    I get more external sensations than internal. Hard to explain, but I might feel it when I walk into a room. If worship is intense as I walk in, I feel like I will be bowled over. I don't often get the feeling during worship, or when someone lays hands on me. I don't fall down, but might feel power going through me when I pray for someone. I can feel a power trail when I sense someone is about to give a prophecy -- as though I am connected to them across the room by energy. I can also feel negative forces, fairly reliably. But I don't feel much internally. Really odd.
     
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    When singing to God at church certain songs give a major goose bumps (in a good way).
     
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    I experience those things daily, but from a nerve disease..
     
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