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    Has anyone had a Christian lay hands on them

    and immediately became baptized by the Holy Spirit?

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    Originally Posted by Face His Truth View Post
    and immediately became baptized by the Holy Spirit?
    In another thread you said : 12-16-11, 08:20 PM what's wrong with you people? -
    Seems Satan surely has "you" all hoodwinked? What a bunch of uncaring judgmental hypocrites, IMO.
    Indeed, this may actually be an atheist forum from what I've seen so far?

    So I am assuming your question about the Holy Spirit is not directed to the atheists and hoodwinked Christians on this forum!

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    if you are like me and had to google the definition of the term "hoodwinked" i found a good example of how to use it. here it is:
    Tom Sawyer famously hoodwinked the other boys into thinking there was nothing more enjoyable than whitewashing a fence.>
    thats some copy pasta from websters dictionary website. hope you enjoyed it as much as i did. :)

    i did have hands laid on me. and i started speaking in another language instantly. can do it anytime i want too. and i have also laid hands on people since and they prayed in tounges and some was even healed, right there, johnny on the spot. just like it says in The Book. i enjoy that more than googling definitions too.
    Last edited by eddieb; 12-18-11 at 10:17 PM. Reason: idk why it didint post some of my copy pasta

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    The LORD led me to start a street ministry. There have been a number of times when I've prayed with people, who believe Jesus died for their sins and arose three days later, and the LORD poured out His Spirit upon them in prayer as I was holding their hands. There are tears, brokenness, and repentance. There is also joy. Sometimes they look at me and tell me they want to do what I'm doing, or that they want to follow me. I can only point them to Jesus. He has the words of life, not me.

    I am quite sure the LORD knows how to follow up with such people. He's large and in charge. Many people falsely presume we've got to micro-manage someone's walk with the Lord. That's the Holy Spirit's job. I really wish churches would spend more time teaching people they need to seek the Lord on their knees and in His word daily, instead of convincing them they need to come to church once a week. We'd have a more power-filled Body of believers than we currently have. Jesus wants to do stuff through us. It's His power and authority that will manifest, nothing of us. Thank you, Jesus!

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    Originally Posted by ByGraceAlone View Post
    Many people falsely presume we've got to micro-manage someone's walk with the Lord. That's the Holy Spirit's job.
    "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Mt 28:19-20).

    The discipling process involves one-on-one relationships; seasoned believers walking alongside new believers as mentors and guides. While its not about micro-managing lives, it is about having people ready and eager to work with new believers, answering their questions and encouraging them.

    SLE
    I want to be a coin in God's pocket that He can spend any way He wishes.

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    Originally Posted by SpiritLedEd View Post
    "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Mt 28:19-20).

    The discipling process involves one-on-one relationships; seasoned believers walking alongside new believers as mentors and guides. While its not about micro-managing lives, it is about having people ready and eager to work with new believers, answering their questions and encouraging them.

    SLE

    I agree with you, but my concerns stem from things I have seen in many churches. I would like to suggest to you that much of the modern church does not trust that the Lord is in control. Jesus is the head, yet we want to do all the thinking, as if we could make sure the Lord's will be done. This quenches the Spirit of God, and disempowers a ministry.

    People who are shepherding are role-models, not micro-managers (emphasis mine):

    1 Peter 5:1-5
    1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

    I would never suggest newborns in Christ to isolate themselves. No one is to forsake fellowship with brethren. I do insist, however, that newborns in Christ need to pray the Lord lead them where they need to be in order to get godly support. You don't know where they need to go anymore than I do. The Lord, however, knows exactly where they need to go.
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    Oh Yeah!!

    Originally Posted by Face His Truth View Post
    and immediately became baptized by the Holy Spirit?
    the infilling of the Holy Spirit is the most exciting thing you will ever Know..to be Filled And baptised with Gods comforter will bring many new gifts and blessings to your walk ...( a new way to walk the day) so to speak..i was filled the same way in 1989 and i can asure you Gods word says ..YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT.! and in JER33:3 His word promises us if we ask He will show us great and mighty things that we KNOW NOT. aSK GOD tO SHOW YOU and He will pour out a new spirit on you for the days ahead ..:angel: Gods word and Spirit Know no time limit..imdeiate is his best work

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    Has anyone had a Christian lay hands on them and immediately became baptized by the Holy Spirit?
    Yes when I was nine I experienced new birth from Christ and then started speaking in tongues, all in my parent's living room.

    I have since witnessed the baptism in others many times.
    Religion is an ugly tyrant.

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    Originally Posted by ByGraceAlone View Post
    You don't know where they need to go anymore than I do. The Lord, however, knows exactly where they need to go.
    Do you have a church home and, if so, are there small groups meeting regularly as part of that church wherein new believers can be discipled in loving and effective ways?

    SLE
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    Originally Posted by SpiritLedEd View Post
    Do you have a church home and, if so, are there small groups meeting regularly as part of that church wherein new believers can be discipled in loving and effective ways?

    SLE
    I've participated in a number of churches over the last few years. What I've seen is dysfuncional, innefective, and without vision. Flat out, I don't trust man to do what the Lord's Holy Spirit can do. Why? For obvious reasons.

    I'm more familiar with the Bible than with modern church culture, Ed. But what I've seen of the modern church is sad. I see more of Jeremiah 23 and Matthew 23 than I see of the Book of Acts. I won't trust what man can try to do what I know God will do.

    Are there churches doing a good job? I'm sure there are some out there. However, the vast majority of churches are failing to evangelize, feed the flock, take care of the poor, and disciple whatsoever. So please understand why I would direct any newborn in Christ to chase after the Lord and His guidance than to chase after some local church which may or may not be following the Lord. The Lord will lead a follower to the right place and the right people.

    The modern church model is nothing like the Book of Acts. We've got a model that funnels 90% of offerings into a building that stands dormant 90% of the time. The stewardship of these resources is no joke. What's going on is inexcusable, and as we are entering these last days God will chastise this system and deal with it.

    Judgment begins in the house of God, and I think God is giving us a repeated warning for the church to repent before He begins to cleanse this mislead system: See the reports of the latest quakes occurring once again in Christchurch New Zealand.
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