All posts tagged: Slain in the Spirit

How to work the Altar


Here is a humorous yet sad take on how ministering at the altar have evolved into a dark and devilish showmanship. It reminds me of my sad experience in 2004. I flew to Orlando, Florida from san francisco to attend a conference where a famous and one of my favorite preachers was speaking. On the third and final night, as he invited people to the altar, he said he would personally lay hands on everyone. Thirty minutes later he started praying for groups of 20. I found myself in one of those groups with this guy trying to knock me over by placing his foot behind my heels and with his hand on my forehead trying to push me backward. I was determine that night to give no one a courtesy fall. I removed his hand from my head after wrestling with him for at least a minute, and stepped over his foot and never went to any of his meetings again. Oh Yes! I remove my name from his mailing list and stop sending …

Slain in the Spirit – part 1


The phrases “slain in the Spirit,” “falling under the power,” or “resting in the Spirit” are not found in the Bible. They are used, however, to describe the experience of falling to the floor under the power of the Holy Spirit. Although being slain in the Spirit seems to be a distinguishing characteristic of some recent revivals and evangelistic ministries, there are recorded accounts of people falling under the power of God or being slain in the Spirit in 18th and 19th century revivals. Some of the earlier recorded prostration experiences were related to sinners falling under conviction for their sins. More frequently in the modern Pentecostal/Charismatic revival, believers who are slain in the Spirit experience an extended, intense time of inner work of the Spirit tailored to the specific nature or needs of the individual. Some expositors have noted that in all biblical instances of the powerful presence of God causing one to fall prostrate, the position was always face down, while in contemporary instances, the worshipper falls backward. When the number of worshippers …