OH MY GOD!!! HOW AMAZING IS YOUR SPIRIT!?!?! I have NEVER been so in tune with the Holy Spirit like I am after Holy Spirit Week. We actually had this teaching last week but because I was sick I didn't post about it.
Stefan, who actually pioneered the base here in Worcester, came to teach us about the Holy Spirit. I wasn't sure what to expect. Was it going to be like the teachings I received when I was an intern at the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC)? Was I in store for something completely different?
Turns out the latter was what I was in for. The first morning we talked about all the different gifts of the spirit and where they were each displayed in scripture (Old and New Testament). Stefan and Ingala, his sister, then gave some words to a few people which started a giant prayer circle around all the girls. The guys prayed for healing for all of us from parents that either weren't there, or that abused us as well as any other people in our lives that hurt us. It was very powerful and God did a lot in my heart that morning. I spent a lot of time crying on the floor letting Him heal me and start making my heart whole again.
That evening Stefan taught on manifestations of the Holy Spirit. I only remember the first half of the teaching. Not because I fell asleep. I actually got totally drunk on the Holy Spirit, thanks to a touch and blessing prayer from Stefan, and spent a very long time laughing hysterically on the floor!!! If you have never experienced the fullness of God on you manifest by the Holy Spirit I pray that the Holy Spirits falls on you in an awesome and powerful way. There is nothing better than soaking in his awesomeness!!!
The rest of the week was along the same lines, lots of in depth learning about a few of the gifts in the morning and soaking in the evening!
My second favourite evening of the week was Wednesday cause it was give it away night. We had to pray and ask God what He wanted us to give up and who to give it to. It was amazing to witness people joyfully giving of themselves for others and to see how it blessed other people. And of course we ended with a solid soak in the Holy Spirit. I again spent a great deal of time on the floor laughing. That wasn't all though, I also had many words of prophecy for a bunch of my classmates which I gave obediently and watched God work through the words He had given me. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!! I am soooooo thankful that God has call me to be "...a prophet to the nations" (Jer 1:5). I am a tool for God's grace to be shown through joy and healing!! Woop woop!!!!!!
I want to keep writing but I know this is getting long. Also, I've been soaking and drunk in the spirit now since around 3:30 (it's now like 8:30) and writing about the H.S. is just making it better so I will call it quits for tonight. I pray God's blessing upon all of you and ask you to meditate on the fact that the fullness of God is in YOU!!!
P.S. you know my saying "my voice gives out before my heart does"? TRUE STORY... I'm still trying to get my full voice back! And I'm beginning to think my heart will never give out, PRAISE GOD!!!