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Receiving The Holy Ghost?

From your personal experience, how did you receive Holy Ghost?

 

My story is long but I will just cut the background and answer the question. After I decided I wanted to be serious with the things of the Lord because being just born again only was no longer fulfilling, I knew deep down in my heart that I needed the guidance of the holy spirit. I started researching on Google, yes Google one would think I will go to my pastor or any elder in my church but unfortunately I can't go to church because of my marriage(that's the story for another day). Google led me to youtube where I found lot of videos but then I saw thing young lady, well spoken with a good smile. I listened and then went to many of her videos, I didn't sleep that night and the next day and the next day listening and watching her videos. I then decided to watch tongues of fire(receive the gift of the holy ghost) I participated but nothing happened, I played it over and over but same result. Disappointed I went to bed, the next day after taking my son to day care I went home to pray that's the only time I get to be alone before going to work. I started praying but something strange to me happened , I cried and cried never cried in prayer before, I tell you I was screaming my lungs out. It continued to happen like that every morning but It was coming out in a pattern when even when we pray in a woman's prayer meeting that I go to on thursdays. Now I started getting embarrassed about the situation in an extent that I will avoid praying sincerely when I'm with people because the crying will come. I continued to pray for utterance and getting worried why was it not coming then one day at the prayer meeting a sister told me I have a gift of tongues why I'm not using it, I told her I don't know how. She told me her pastor said the children are better than us because they can say babababa. When I would watch D'blessing's teachings, she will go on in tongues and my desire for the gift grew and became so big worse when I started watching her brother, I was like what is a hindrance Lord plus I thought when utterance come there won't be crying anymore cause people I know speak in tongues without crying. One time my coleague told me when I pray my cry is like I'm saying words sometimes she is sure I utter some strange words, I didn't believe it. One day now in february 2017 I was listening to the 57 min in spirit I decided I was going to say the same things she is saying, it didn't even take 10 minutes of my miming she would say one thing and I would utter something different it went on like that until the end of the video but I didn't believe it. The next day when I was in prayer when I felt that my sobs were even altering my mouth like I would say words wrongly then I took a leap of faith and said one word that came to my mind. Whoa!!! Words flowed like I've been speaking for ages, I couldn't believe it. I took my phone and recorded while I was praying I spoke in tongues!!! God is faithful indeed. It's 3 months now and I still cry when I pray sometimes I will say only 2 words and crrrryyyy. I also pray in spirit while I cry but it gets no better sometimes I even speak different sounds and the voice changes. I'm enjoying every minute of it. Glory be to Jesus.

Quote from Busi on May 25, 2017, 7:47 pm

My story is long but I will just cut the background and answer the question. After I decided I wanted to be serious with the things of the Lord because being just born again only was no longer fulfilling, I knew deep down in my heart that I needed the guidance of the holy spirit. I started researching on Google, yes Google one would think I will go to my pastor or any elder in my church but unfortunately I can't go to church because of my marriage(that's the story for another day). Google led me to youtube where I found lot of videos but then I saw thing young lady, well spoken with a good smile. I listened and then went to many of her videos, I didn't sleep that night and the next day and the next day listening and watching her videos. I then decided to watch tongues of fire(receive the gift of the holy ghost) I participated but nothing happened, I played it over and over but same result. Disappointed I went to bed, the next day after taking my son to day care I went home to pray that's the only time I get to be alone before going to work. I started praying but something strange to me happened , I cried and cried never cried in prayer before, I tell you I was screaming my lungs out. It continued to happen like that every morning but It was coming out in a pattern when even when we pray in a woman's prayer meeting that I go to on thursdays. Now I started getting embarrassed about the situation in an extent that I will avoid praying sincerely when I'm with people because the crying will come. I continued to pray for utterance and getting worried why was it not coming then one day at the prayer meeting a sister told me I have a gift of tongues why I'm not using it, I told her I don't know how. She told me her pastor said the children are better than us because they can say babababa. When I would watch D'blessing's teachings, she will go on in tongues and my desire for the gift grew and became so big worse when I started watching her brother, I was like what is a hindrance Lord plus I thought when utterance come there won't be crying anymore cause people I know speak in tongues without crying. One time my coleague told me when I pray my cry is like I'm saying words sometimes she is sure I utter some strange words, I didn't believe it. One day now in february 2017 I was listening to the 57 min in spirit I decided I was going to say the same things she is saying, it didn't even take 10 minutes of my miming she would say one thing and I would utter something different it went on like that until the end of the video but I didn't believe it. The next day when I was in prayer when I felt that my sobs were even altering my mouth like I would say words wrongly then I took a leap of faith and said one word that came to my mind. Whoa!!! Words flowed like I've been speaking for ages, I couldn't believe it. I took my phone and recorded while I was praying I spoke in tongues!!! God is faithful indeed. It's 3 months now and I still cry when I pray sometimes I will say only 2 words and crrrryyyy. I also pray in spirit while I cry but it gets no better sometimes I even speak different sounds and the voice changes. I'm enjoying every minute of it. Glory be to Jesus.

 

Thank you for sharing your testimony with us sis Busi. May your life be a living testimony to many in the name of Jesus!! Continue strong in the Lord.

I was 12 years old when I received the Holy Ghost. I was at another church that was putting on a play. God's presence was so thick you could feel it. I wanted to tarry for the Holy Ghost so an alter worker was working with me. I started praying hoping that God would change my language to his heavenly language but it didn't happen for a while. She took me to a private room to keep praying. After saying "thank you Jesus" and "hallelujah" for what seemed like forever I got discouraged. So the lady told me that I shouldn't focus on the words so much but to speak to Jesus in my mind. she told me to just speak the five vowel sounds. Not kidding yall, I was up in there saying A E I O U. lol while i was saying that i heard God tell me "Believe in me" so in my mind I said "Lord I Believe", all of a sudden after I would say the last vowel sound I would say "Eth" ( at that time I didn't know that "eth" meant a continuation in the bible). Soon my whole language changed. I was speaking in tongues like fire! after that I felt so light I thought I was going to fall over lol but it felt sooooo good. I thank God for blessing me with this gift!