Tonight I want to talk about this amazing experience I had with the Holy Spirit tonight. If you guys don’t know I come from a Latino Pentecostal church. You know that type of church a lot of people call the “Hallelujah’s” or the ‘Religious one”. I do love some of the names people come up with to describe us. I been raised in that type of church since early childhood; I remember my Grandma just taking me to one near our house back then. Now my current church or the church I used to go to are not the same as the one where I grew up in. That one was a little bit more “mellow”.
“Like a rushing wind
Jesus breathe within
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me”
– Hillsong United
This song kind of summons up what I feel like in his presence.
Now I don’t know how many of you have been raised in one or are attending one in this moment. It doesn’t specifically have to be a latino Pentecostal church; it can be a black pentecostal church or white. But you know that when the fire of the Holy Spirit comes down to that place; many of you will be leaving completely different. I been raised in a Pentecostal church since childhood and there was a time when I let go of the reins so that the Holy Spirit could work on me; however as I got older I became self-conscious about what people might think about me. I know right; that was bad of me and bad for me because, even though I stop letting the Holy Spirit take complete control of my life in a single moment and I felt as if I was missing something; people would continue to stare and whisper all the time. It became a bad habit for me, I never gave him complete freedom and now that I’m older it has become more difficult for me to sometimes go into the presence; while worship or the Word is being preached.
However tonight was something completely different; since the start of the service there was this presence in the atmosphere that I just wanted to dance and jump around the whole place. And when the music started to play it felt like a fire was starting to flicker around the place. By the second song the air in the church felt HOT it felt like a furnace and I’m not exaggerating. In a moment that I closed my eyes and just decided to let the Holy Spirit have freedom to move in my life; I really don’t know what happened but one moment I was twirling and jumping just as the song was asking and I felt this presence sucker punch me in my whole body. I remember going in circle and feeling sluggish but at the same time I felt like I was burning from the inside out. Words were coming out of my mouth and I don’t even know what they meant and in one moment I hit the floor( BOOM). And I felt this immense need to cry and tears were leaking out my eyes. It’s an experience that I cherish a lot because even though they happen; they don’t always happen that often because I’m too self-conscious of what people will think. And what happened tonight reminded me of that verses in the Bible where John the Baptist was baptizing people in the Jordan Lake;
““I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am – I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
And when the disciples where congregated for the day of the Pentecost;
“Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.”
Now don’t go thinking that I’m a religious freak because even though I believe in tongues and the Holy Spirit. I know that even if where to speak all languages of the world but I don’t have love for the homeless, needy, suicidal, prostitute, unbeliever, atheist, alcoholic, drug addict it doesn’t matter, Because for God we are all the same in his eyes. For me this type of stuff it’s special and an intimate thing but I want it to share about it with you guys. Why? You might ask yourselves because I want you guys to know that there is a living God that loves you and I for who we are. And also because when something like this happens I feel as if I’m in the presence of the Lord; I feel more closer to him. Don’t be thinking that I’m without flaws because In have so many; however his love and mercy forgives any transgression or sin I have committed before his presence.
(That’s me when I see one of my youth jumping, running or dancing in the Spirit.)
P.S. Have you guys seen the videos of this christian guys named Taylor Ransom; he makes videos about different type of church praises and church signs. He cracks me up; they are just that funny I like specifically the Pentecostal because it’s so true. We even have a Shofar😂😂😂.
Don’t forget to show the love of Jesus and kindness to everyone. Let’s continue to pray for this world there has been too much violence recently; don’t leave those country’s that are in need of GOD out of your prayers. And also remember to share, like and comment on the blog ; let’s share his Word. Love You Guys & God Bless All of You.