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Recieving Of The Holy Ghost


I had been attending an Apostolic Pentecostal Church; I loved it. I was 17 years old and I was so curious about God, how He worked, how He loved me. I found peace at the thought of Him. But, I looked around, and saw people speaking in tongues. Of course, my curiosity struck in. I wanted to receive this Holy Ghost.

The preachers talked about the peace of God; how the love that comes with the Holy Ghost comes inside and all around you. I wanted this. I was baptized in Jesus' Name on April 27th 2010. Well... I became very hungry for the Holy Ghost. I wanted Him.

On May 18th 2010, not long after my baptism, I was told the verse of Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." I was determined on a Tuesday night to come to church and receive this gift. I was told to expect to speak in tongues, well, the experience was more than that.

Before church, every service, we have a prayer room for men. I came to church hungry for the gift, expecting it to hit me at any second. Well, as I was in the prayer room it was the guy that was preaching that night (a fellow youth member, I'll talk about him in a minute) and myself. I was asking God for this gift. I suddenly felt my lips moving uncontrollably. I was so excited I began to cry, but I held the moving from my lips off. I continued to pray, ecstatic at this.

During the message, as Robert was preaching, I was ready for the altar call. When he was finished I became discouraged. I thought to myself, "What if no one prays with me and I can't get this gift?" Of course, the Devil didn't like this.

But while the altar call was going on, I stood to my feet, silently praying. I felt my lips begin to move on their on once again. A lady was sitting on my row. She gestured to me with her hands to step out of the aisle and a look that said, "We'll pray with you."

I suddenly took up on the offer, stepped out of the aisle and walked to the altar, raised my hands and praised God. I felt two sets of hands land on my back, but I didn't care. This was between God and me.

My lips, once again, became so excited that I couldn't control it. I wanted this. I was willing to stay at the altar all night.

"That's it! That's it, Steven! Let the Holy Ghost have you!" these were the words from the ones praying for me that allowed my heart to suddenly soften to the Holy Ghost.

My tongue let loose. I felt the tongue go so loose and my voice raised louder. It felt like an electric shock was coiling through my body. My whole right side was moving without my permission. But I loved it. I felt a smile whip across my face.

I stayed there for a little while longer, soaking in this love that was coming over me. I could feel God's love in a way that I never felt anyone love me! It was quite amazing.

When I was done praying through with the Holy Ghost, I stepped away from the altar, shaking. I walked to the back of the church, told my best friend "I just spoke in tongues." He gave me a hug and cried because he was so excited. Still, I was shaking, and a smile was still over my face.

Then I stood by myself, and then Robert (the preacher) came up to me and smiled. I asked, "When you speak in tongues, does your voice go horse?" He shrugged, "I guess if you speak in tongues a lot. You'll receive the gift someday."

"Oh, he got it." Said the guy who was praying for me.

"What!?" Robert said with a look that I hadn't seen on anyone's face since then. "You did?"

I nodded. He gave me a hug that no one else had. He said, "I prayed and fasted for that!"

That night after church, I went home with tears coming down my face every now and then. When I got home, I stepped outside to call my mom at her third shift job. No one answered. When I turned off the call, I started praying on the front porch. And that's where it hit me once again. I spoke in tongues again, dancing across the yard with inexpressable joy. I couldn't contain it! Then I quickly opened my eyes and saw my neighbors looking at me with eyes and thinking "Is this kid going crazy."

But I didn't care! I continued, and worshipped God. I didn't care what people thought. I went inside and this continued all night long.

Wow. Ever since then, that night, May 18th 2010 was the greatest experience of my life. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can compare to the night that I received the Holy Ghost. I sometimes cry because of the joy that comes to me because of that night. Jolts sometimes come out of nowhere when I pray. I feel the leading of God's Hand.

I know this story probably sounded crazy, and a little bit far fetched. But you can tell me it's not true, or that I found something that I wanted and expected to come so it happened, or God is not real. Some of you may believe in God, but not speaking in tongues; you'd rather say that it was something that only happened in 'biblical' days.

Well, I'm 18 years old, and I'm standing for God. This is something that is True, Real, and Forever. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His love and mercies and miracles will never cease. If receiving the Holy Ghost is available for me, it's very much available for you. Pray about it.

God bless.

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James (10 stories) (151 posts)
9 years ago (2011-06-11)

The information comes from Yeshua and you may not agree with it, but you need to look within your home life at what was and what may, if you choose, be again.

Send me an e-mail and get it all your chest

Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
9 years ago (2011-06-11)
I know that you say we do not need an interpreter once we have truly found Jesus in our hearts... However for those of us who believe in you 100%, you are indeed a temporary "interpreter" until we are truly awakened. Just another way to look at this...
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
9 years ago (2011-06-10)

Sorry to be so "mysterious"but with your visions of the man and woman, you need to look a little closer to home for the answers, of what used to be and can be again.

"My peace I leave you"

Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
9 years ago (2011-06-08)
I pondered this post ALL day yesterday trying to understand how to achieve this speaking in tongues. I thought that this MUST be why I cannot hear god yet... I see but don't hear... Obviously I have to be doing something wrong. No, plain and simply time is not right for me and as you have said I must be patient. He will come to me when he knows I am good and ready. I am still in the process of discovery. I just cannot wait to be able to interpret the MANY visions that I have been experiencing. I can't make heads or tails of them, so far! I have seen a lady in white walking on the left of a man. They walk and then turn left and dissapear. Then I see a lady knealing before a man as he touches her head lovingly... And I also see many paintings with psychadelic colors. I was also deep underwater in my visions, as though at the bottom of the ocean floor! Can't wait to find out what these visions mean!
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
9 years ago (2011-06-08)
"...Because without an interpreter God spoken word falls on deaf ears, for that many people don't know what being said; not even the person receiving the Holy Ghost, except they prayed for interpretation..."

Hmm an interesting comment, if only it were true. We are all capable of hearing and receiving the Divine. So many of us are just plain fast asleep to hear the words and yes that included me when I sat in the pews on Sunday mornings feeling all happy because I thought I discovered Jesus and God, boy was I wrong!

Sorry to hijack a wonderful discussion but I just need to get something off my chest that has been building while reading the posts.

The Bible and biblical studies are a wonderful bedrock or framework if you like, for how to conduct our lives. However the words are exactly that a framework to build on, a framework to discovery, to enlightenment, the bedrock from which we can stand-fast and learn about the Father and His Son without fear of being knocked off our perches. To truly feel the WORDS and see them in a new light of divinity with God, seek and discover God first. You will discover that Pauls' interpretation of events while accurate in context are not always correct in detail. There are details about Jesus' life that are not covered in ANY written text. Yet if you have truly found Jesus in your heart and soul you will learn of these by just asking.

I have never spoken "in tongues," whatever that means and have not had nor needed an interpreter these past couple of years of awakened life. Yet I enjoy a continuous communion with the Father and his Son everyday. I cannot quote you any, and I mean any biblical verse number, not a concern to me. For those who can quote chapter and verse, my hat is off to you for your devotion to your personal inner beliefs.

I carry my beliefs about God and Yeshua in my heart not in a book. I can talk to God whenever I wish, the church says "no way", but there is much more to this universe than meets the Churchs' eye.

Those crying out for interpretations of anothers word are falling farther into the dark night of sleep with each passing day. For until you stand on your own and declare WHO YOU ARE to yourself and the world, then the message from the Father will always be in "tongues," when you can hear the word and interpret it in whatever manner you do, then you have been touched by the Holy Spirit and need not worry again.

We all look for someone else to speak for us and give us a "sign" and yet we are already capable of speaking to and with the Father In Heaven, our Souls know it already, just the human mind is not ready to hear it.

For those who do receive the word and interpret for others you are indeed a wonderful group, maintain your connection to the Father, he will never go away, but we humans lose our way occassionally, continue to speak the words and hopefully more and more people will awaken and fully understand what you are saying.

"...Faith without action, is empty, actions without Faith are empty..."

Stvnkid92 (1 stories) (5 posts)
9 years ago (2011-06-07)
Dude, there are pretty much two ways of speaking in tongues, and Paul says this.

In the book of Acts, when someone received the Holy Ghost, they spoke in tongues, so the way we know if we have the Holy Ghost is only by speaking in tongues. Yes, I have spoken in tongues in church to where there was an interpreter. When you speak in tongues in your pray, that is the Spirit praying through you. Now, the Spirit has a lot to pray about. So, why would He only want to speak in interpretation?

May God bless you to understand the Truth.

Lord Bless.
lisa (18 posts)
9 years ago (2011-03-21)

May you ever grow closer to Jesus- The Holy Spirit is very Real- and I believe your testimony and that He is with you.

Love in Christ,
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
9 years ago (2011-01-21)

A wonderful post my Young Friend in God, we all walk our own pathway to the Father, even members of the same congregation walk different paths.

You have received the joy of the Holy Spirit, embrace that feeling and never let it go. While my path and journey to God may be different from yours our journey is the same.

Look ahead to the wonders that will be in front of you for your time here on earth is much longer than I have remaining and your adventures will be much more.

May the blessings of the Heavenly Father and his majestic Son Jesus contiue to shine on you now and forever more...

Stvnkid92 (1 stories) (5 posts)
9 years ago (2011-01-20)
I disagree. There are two ways to speak in tongues. 1.) edify the church 2.) edify yourself. Why would God do something so great for me and it be wrong in such a manner that isn't biblical?

I have spoke aloud in tongues, and it was interpreted. But there are times when the Spirit of God will give the utterance (and the church knows) when God is wanting to speak. The voice of the one speaking in tongues will either elevate in tone or in volume, thus allowing the church to hear the tongues and having an interpreter follow up.

God came inside of me with the evidence of tongues (not meaning to be interpreted). It was for my own edification.

One is to renew himself in the Spirit (with the evidence of tongues). "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5

Please take up the offer of going to this website and read the Apostle's doctrine.


May God bless you to understand my beliefs and my spiritual exerience with God and not to put down what was of God in your own sense of belief as in it not being biblical. Remember, two ways of tongues. 1.) for the church 2.) for yourself.

God bless.
aace515 (2 posts)
9 years ago (2011-01-18)
1 corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
aace515 (2 posts)
9 years ago (2011-01-18)
14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? For ye shall speak into the air.

14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

14:26 How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

14:27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

14:30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

You were told to expect to speak in tongue, but my question is did anyone interpret or translate what you spoke to you or to the people of the church?

We're told that speaking in tongue is a gift that it comes with receiving the Holy Ghost, that it is, but why speak it, if no one going translate God Word that is being spoken to His people. If there is no interpreters then we must keep our silence and keep our prayers to God.

Because without an interpreter God spoken word falls on deaf ears, for that many people don't know what being said; not even the person receiving the Holy Ghost, except they prayed for interpretation.

I have been to some churches I seen people speak in tongue but never seen no one interpret what as being said by these people, yet.

What you spoke, was very important information to tell God's people. And if no one interpreted what the Holy Ghost was speaking then people missed out of vital information. So next time pray that you get understanding of what the Spirit is saying that if there are no interpreters in church you can be the one to tell the people what the Spirit is saying.

May God bless you with interpretation of tongues. That His will may be fulfill on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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