Visitation Of The Holy Spirit
The Church's first service was held on Sunday, November 19, 1995. It was a time of great and thankful praises and glory to our dear Lord. The Presence of the wonderful Holy Spirit was so real. I was still marveling at the goodness of our great God, and thinking how blessed I am to have come to know our Lord Jesus. I was in a state of extreme thankfulness. Monday went by, and all day I sensed His amazing grace over me. I felt my Father's love in a very special way.
When you know that you have been pulled from the pits of hell, you cannot help but be grateful!
When it was time to go to sleep, I seemed to be most bright-eyed. I tried playing a cassette by Pastor Bob Phillips, but the tape recorder seemed to gurgle. As I was lying on my bed, I noticed the clock's large, red digital numbers glowing in the dark; it read, “1:03 AM”. What happened next was one of the most extraordinary experiences I have ever had.
I was suddenly put into a very deep sleep, in a trance-like state. This is what I saw and experienced. I saw myself sitting on the couch in our living room. The couch was facing the door to the balcony. Coming from the direction of the balcony was the most awesome Person. The Person of God the Holy Spirit! Walking behind the Spirit of the Living God was an angel, not more than four feet tall. God the Holy Spirit came directly towards me. As He slowly walked to me, His head held high, His shoulders thrust out, all Majesty, Authority and Power, the thought was imparted to my spirit, “This is God the Holy Ghost!” Because the Lord Jesus has appeared to me over twenty-one times, one of the first things I remember thinking was that the Holy Spirit looks so much like the Lord Jesus. He looks like His Twin! But, I noticed a difference between Them. In the visions granted to me of our Lord Jesus, His hair is down close to His shoulders. The Holy Spirit's hair was the same length as His, but it was not down. Rather, it was sticking out with power. Thinking of His hair afterwards, it reminded me of someone sticking his finger in a live electrical outlet.
This Mighty Holy Spirit, this very beautiful Third Person of the GodHead, strode toward me and I stood up. The Spirit of God stood about fifteen inches in front of me. I looked into the very penetrating, deep, serious, serene and very holy eyes of God the Holy Ghost, and I felt I was looking into Eternity! At that moment, I found myself looking down on the carpet where I was standing. I trembled in the Presence of this Holy One with an awesome reverence. As this Holy Wonder of the Lord stood before me, I put out both my hands before Him, palms facing upwards, and I spoke these words, “Would You please pray that Jesus would always keep me?” When I said that, God's Holy Spirit placed both His Palms on my palms. I felt the sensation of electricity surging through my entire body.
Next, with His eyes still staring into my very soul, the Spirit of God began to rub my palms with His Palms, one at a time. He slowly rubbed one palm after the other, in a striding type of way. By this time, my eyes were staring at both His Hands. I believe the Lord Holy Spirit rubbed my palms about eight times. As He did so, I was amazed to see Oil gushing out of the middle of His Palms over mine! The Oil which flowed freely from the Holy Spirit's Palms was bearably hot, and as it overflowed my palms, it went to the back of my hands. As I stood there before the Lord, I found myself rubbing my hands with the Oil still overflowing and dripping on the carpet. And I found myself saying these words, “These hands shall be laid on the sick and they shall recover.” With that, God the Holy Spirit and the angel both turned and walked back the way they came.
My eyes opened. The first thing I noticed was the time on the clock. It read, “1:17 AM”. I believe God arranged it so that I would see the time before and after this holy experience. For fourteen unforgettable minutes, I was in the Presence of God the Holy Spirit. I could hardly lift my elbow to nudge my sleeping husband. After many attempts, I stuttered, “I, I, I looked into the eyes of the Holy Ghost and I saw Eternity!” I was so shaken up, I could hardly speak.
A couple of days later, when I tried to play the cassette which had previously gurgled, it played fine. The message was timely. Pastor Bob Phillips spoke about the Holy Spirit, and the last line in his message was that, “he that believes, out of his belly shall flow RIVERS OF LIVING WATER!”
People have asked me how I know that I saw God the Holy Spirit. Some say that the Holy Spirit cannot be seen because He is a Spirit.
My answer is that whether we believe in Heaven or Hell, they still exist. Furthermore, in my first vision of our Lord Jesus as a twelve year old Hindu child, the thought was imparted to my heart, “This is Jesus,” even though I did not know Him.
As Dr. Gwen Shaw (www.eth-s.org) (who has since gone Home to be with the Lord) so rightly stated, “The Lord is quite able to remove the veil of the natural eyes, and allow whomsoever He chooses to look into the things of the supernatural. He is Sovereign! In Heaven, the saints are all in spirit forms. Yet, they are seen and recognized by one another.”
So, dear ones, if you have a difficult time believing my experience with the Holy Spirit, it still happened. I am simply sharing my experience as it was given to me by my wonderful Lord!
I asked the Lord to give me Scripture to back up my experience. He gave me Romans 8:26-27 – “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
The Journey Continues...