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I Met The Holy Spirit

 

I was on a religious retreat about two weeks ago and I think I experienced the Holy Spirit. For about six months up to that night I had been praying to Jesus and imploring him to help me experience his love for me in my heart. I knew, in my head, how much he loved me. This is something that I have prodigiously been told both as a child and as an adult. But in my heart it was not known. So I prayed and prayed that he would show me this love.

I went to bed that night, thanking God for the gift of faith bestowed upon me and I was thanking him more fervently than ever before and then suddenly I felt a charge go through my body. My eyes were closed but I could feel my eyelids flickering. When I did open my eyes I could not stop them crying. The bed was shaking slightly and I remember feeling a warmth encompass my whole body. The whole thing only lasted about 5 seconds. I knew in that moment I was not alone. I felt the Holy Spirit and Jesus were very close and although this is a very beautiful thing, it scared me.

Since then, I have felt that Jesus has been very close to my heart. I have felt re-energised in my faith, and I have no doubts that I want to devote my life to God. I am so happy in my faith that I am actually terrified that Jesus will leave me in some way or that I will become distanced from him. And the thought of that scares me deeply.

I was wondering what people make of this experience? I truly believe it was the Holy Spirit and when I think about it I feel so full of happiness and so lucky. I'm interested in other peoples experiences too and what people think experiences like this one that I had mean?

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jedinite2012 (2 stories) (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-27)
Let me just say that my experience was so over powering and identical to yours in many ways. Not only do I believe it to be the Holy Spirit but I Know you will be comforted further in the future. The Lord our God has given you a piece of the puzzle we are all a part of. You will see the good Lord when you are ready, for now He will let you feel a portion of His Spirit. God bless you and remember this, everything in sets of three! Ask why!, that is what will help comfort you when ever you need it to. Look around and you will see what it is God is showing you, please do this and you will know what great comfort God has given me. Love from: A.M.
ErinL55 (guest)
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6 years ago (2012-04-17)
I'm very happy you got to experience his presence. I had asked for love to come in my life and that is where I found Him because God is love. Thank you for sharing and God bless you.

Oh, and I know how you feel about not wanting to be separated, nor do I and I worry all the time. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

""For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'"
Onawingandaprayer (30 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-05)
Hello lauralovespaul66

Love the story, but...

Do not fear Yeshua will EVER leave you, you have awoken every fibre of your existence to Him and he will never leave you.

You, we, Him we are all one thing LOVE, nothing more and nothing less than the Divine glory of the Source of All Life, Source of All Love and you have shown us all your love for the Divine and his Son.

The Holy Spirirt is not new to you, for it has been within you all your life, guiding you, protecting you and communicating with you. It is only now that you have come to see the true glory of the Father within you. Move forward in that Love and realization my friend and fear not that you are being "left behind" by Yeshua Ben Joseph, for he's been there all the time, it is only now you have finally recognized Him

Keep the Blue-side Up

David
turtlephobic (1 stories) (1 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-04-05)
That actually sounds like Astral Projection. Sorry to dissapoint you but that's what I believe.
quixoticqt (1 stories) (16 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-03-23)
Jesus will never leave you or forsake you. Once you believed in him that belief is so strong it will stay with you until you for the rest of you entire life.
The Holy Spirit is also a part of your conscience now. You have a problem when you need help the Holy Spirit will be there. Like one time I needed to put oil in my car and I had no idea how to open it, the Holy Spirit said "NOW PULL IT." I pulled it and it worked. The Holy Spirit is extremely blunt.
❤ Qt
scarlett2 (1 stories) (33 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-03-18)
Dear LauralovesPaul66,

Wow, I am honored to read of your Holy encounter with the Holy Spirit... I firmly, truly believe it was the Holy Spirit Baptism. I had my first encounter back in April of 2010... And it is very, very similar. I have my testimony on this site if you are interested in reading about it. If you are like me, I have been searching nonstop for others that have experienced this Holy Spirit conversion... For close to 2 years now! My life has done a complete 360 thanks to our beloved Lord! Something amazing and glorious is going on throughout the world!

After close to 2 years of researching... As well as a glorious complete personal total Spiritual conversion, and many, many subsequent divine encounters... I feel strongly that God has unleashed his Holy Spirit in a "new way never seen before on Earth!"

I personally feel that during this time, this new wave of Holy Spirit encounters is happening to His children that are "ready" and "open" to receive His spirit... And we need to pray for the others to follow. As our Beloved Lord said, "the first will be last, and the last first!"

I personally feel that the ones that are ready "now" are experiencing this wave of very similar Blessed encounters of pure transformation through God's love for His children... Many are strikingly similar to your encounter... A Holy Spirit Converson, or Baptism, Infilling, etc...

As I look back, I realize that He had been trying for soooooo many years to transform me with His Spirit... But I had been so full of myself and my own selfishness, I was blind and had a deep fear of the unknown... So I didn't let Him inside... I was scared of the unknown. But once I put my total 100% faith in Him, and just let it happen... He came to me! And wow... I had no idea what I was missing!

I have found that many explain their encounter as an electrical real presence surging through their body, mostly at night while they are quiet and in bed, some waking from a sound sleep at night suddenly, to His presence ~ some during intense meditation or reflection. For me, just before He sent His Holy Spirit surging through my body, my soul, my spirit... I had been intensely thinking of Jesus' suffering on the cross... With deep, pure pain inside my soul for How He suffered for us... Other people describe feeling God, or the Holy Spirit, Angels, the Blessed Mother, etc. Flowing through them like a life force, or electrical current, or God's Holy Breath ~ that is transforming them from the inside out... Some also describe seeing a light during their visitation, or hearing God's voice, or divine music, or a touch from God, etc. Etc...

One thing that everyone who has this divine experience seems to have in common is a gradual change for the better and a closer relationship with God.

I can testify firsthand, that I firmly believe that your experience, is just the beginning of God drawing you to a deeper union with Him. Just trust in Him and let all the fear go.

My favorite book that helped me understand all that was happening to me is from St. Teresa of Avila, her book explaining the mansions. I can't recommend reading this book enough! It is amazing! She is amazing and had many divine encounters!

I pray for many, many Blessings for you and your loved ones. I am so happy for you! Please keep posting of your experience... I truly am interested in hearing how your relationship with God progresses after your initial encounter!

Sending thoughts love, peace and strength your way...

Scarlett ❤ ❤

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