To Jesus be all the glory, all the honour , all the praise.
I have always had the desire to be filled with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, some where deep inside, I just did not think it would happen to me.
I would continue to pray and fast about it, however, begging the Lord to grant me this wish according to his words.
His words were: and still [is] the same: John 16: 7 - 16.
7 ¶ Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.
16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
It was on a very cold Sunday morning, January 28, 2001, when I went to church with a particular friend.
The preacher was preaching a very powerful sermon.
These were the Topics. "The Woman with the issue of blood, and the scripture that says, "Press on towards the mark of the highest calling which is in Christ Jesus."
This preacher was preaching under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. At one point, he went on the ground crawling on his stomach while preaching, demonstrating the woman with the issue of blood trying to touch the hem of the Lord garment for her to be made whole. There was another time when he knelt down on his knees at the alter, crying out saying: " I Exalt you Lord, I Exalt you Lord", I tell you the anointing was all over this preacher.
As for me, I felt the anointing of the Lord, washing over me. I was all over in tears. I see myself fighting like that woman with the tissue of blood, trying to PRESS ON FOR THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST.
There was an alter call. I heard I was the first one to reach the alter, because I knew what I need to press on for; and that is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
As I was about to pray to the Lord however, I felt someone hitting me in my back. I looked around, there was a girl getting in the spirit. This totally break all anointing and feeling to pray; she was really hitting me in my back. Ofcourse it is the Devil's plan to distract me, to prevent me from getting the Holy Ghost.
However, I was not alone, because the Lord sent this young Lady, who came beside me and held me and she wanted me to pray. And so it went like this:
"Come on, pray", She said. I started to pray then the feeling went, I stopped. " I can't I said". She repeated, "Come on pray". I began to focus on the Lord, then he vanished I stopped and said to her; " Nothing is there!" She then turned to me and asked: "what is it you want to press on for?" The Baptism of the Holy Ghost", I responded. "You don't want this thing," she responded.
I believe that was all she needed to say, because I started to focus on Jesus when he came to visit me with an Angel.
I then heard myself saying; "Jesus!, Hallelujah! Jesus! and so on...then I heard myself saying some strange words. The young lady held me and her words were very encouraging. She was saying, "Come on, that's it, come on, that's it."
I then found myself stiffening up saying words a bit more fluently. I then felt the hands of the Pastor on my head, and I know he was listening; I then felt the mike at my mouth, and he said to the congregation, someone has just received the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
I then felt my body moved away from them. I found myself dancing in the spirit, and collided with someone that was getting in the spirit. I remember turning out of her and found myself walking as if I was on air. I felt a great power in my being. My back was bent, and I was walking with my fingers pointing as if I was rebucking the Devil.
In my head, all thought process went. My head was totally filled with the spirit. I was listening to myself speaking in tongues, as though I had absolutely no control over my mouth and what was being said.
I believe this confirms the scripture that says; flesh and blood cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven; you must be born of the water, the spirit and the blood.
After listening to myself for awhile, I felt myself crumpled to the ground, and my feet was kicking sideways. I was not yelling or screaming, just my feet kicking sideways. It was like a ROBOT put in motion, and fell over, but still kicking because of the power was still on.
I THEN FELT THE HAND OF THE PREACHER ON MY HEAD AT SOME POINT, AND HE SAID TO ME' " YOU ARE CHOOSEN BY GOD!"
I was so weak, my only response was a nodding of the head.
But I tell you, a million Dollar could not have given me those words of satisfaction and completes that day, but those words did.
I then felt great pain at my belly bottom, and I curled up in a fetal position because of this cramp and pain. Infact, the pain came from the same place that I gave birth to my son. The young Lady told me that it is called a RE-BIRTH. I GUESS THAT EXPLAINS THE PAIN from my uterus...
THE NEXT DAY I WOKE UP, I FELT A GREAT PEACE THAT CAME OVER ME, I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND IT. I turned to my husband and said to him. " Byron, I am feeling a great peace as if nothing in the world can get me upset."
At that time, I did not remember the scripture that describes the peace of God. It says; it that passeth all
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY, ALL THE HONOUR, ALL THE PRAISE, HE IS FAITHFUL AND TRUE TO HIS WORDS.
HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER! AMEN!!