The Holy Spirit Fire

The Holy Spirit Fire
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, ( Luke 4:18)

Friday, February 9, 2007

The Overflow of the Holy Spirit

What a glorious thing it is to be in an intimate relationship with the creator of heaven and earth. I have personally been going through a rough period at home with my relationship with my wife. You see i have been baptized in the Holy Spirit and have through a process of waiting to hear from the Lord left the church that we were both attending, a fundamentalist baptist church.

This has not been easy but I know that I heard from God in this matter and she is thinking that I am not being rasonable about this new thing that is going on in my spiritual walk with the Savior. I have told her that the Lord has spoken and that I must follow God rather than man. She is not a believer in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and does not believe in the initial sign of tongues. I have tried to show her by continuing to love her and tell her as much that I am the same husband just made better by the love of God in me and a desire to pursue holiness in my walk.

This brings me to the point of this post. Since I've been baptized in the Spirit I desire to be used of Him and to glorify His name. This past week I had been praying fervently for the Lord to use me as he pleased. I was up rather late well past midnight and when I was done i went to bed and had a dream about a woman with blond hair that was a Christian. In my dream I asked her to come in from the cold and get warm. she asked me who I was and I told her that I am sent to help her.
She agreed and then I woke up. I thought that this was strange but went back to sleep without giving it another thought.

The next evening I was feeling especially oppressed by the enemy and was really crying out to the Lord for wisdom in handling my family situationas well as seeking the Lord's will for my life. I remember being filled with the spirit and speaking in tongues. I was so filled and overjoyed that I fumble at trying to find the proper words to explain. In my prayers I asked the Lord to allow his Spirit to overflow from me and bless others. Once again I was up past midnight pouring my self out to Him. i went to bed and then had another dream with this same blond haired lady. This time it was a little easier to make out some features on her. I determined that she was young looking but not really a youing woman. I asked her why she was outside and told her she needed to get inside where it was safe and warm. She told me that she could not come in because she needed to gather her vessels. I questioned her as to what vessels she spoke of. She told me that these were precious vessels and that she needed to gather them up before she could go in but she needed help. I told her I would help her get them and we walked along side of a building and found a vessel. We walked around the back of the building and found another one. We made it to the other side of the building and saw a trash bin with a vessel just outside of it. Each of these vessels were made of ceramic, very beautiful. She told me that we are still missing a vessel and looked all around. She said we need to find that vessel because it is very precious to her. I looked inside the trash bin and there was a vessel made of clay, with many cracks and dings in it. i stared at this vessel and regarded it as beautiful in a raw sense of the word. She was overjoyed when w=she saw this vessel and thanked me for helping her find it. I told her to come inside now and then I woke up from my dream. once again I was somewhat confused about the implications of this dream as I had dreamed about the same blonde haired woman on consecutive nights.

The very next morning I woke up and sensed the Lord asking me to fast and pray for Him. I obeyed His voice and proceeded to get ready for work. I was very quiet before the Lord and had felt a certain expectancy for something that I could not quite explain. A couple of hours into the day I felt the Lord impress upon me that I was to lay hands on a couple of people. Their names were not revealed to me and so I just purposed in my heart to obey Him completely. As I was traveling on the road the Lord gave me the names I was waiting for.
One of the names was of the mother of someone that had been praying for me to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. I went to her house and found that she was a little busy. I was a little confused because I thought I had clearly heard from the Lord on this. I told her that perhaps I could come by some other time. She had her husband tell me that I should not leave because the Lord told her that i need to pray for her. Well that just confirmed to me that I had indeed heard from the Lord. I laid hands on her and the glory of the Lord filled that place. Tongues flowed forth and she started to shake and quiver. The Lord led me to touch her back and pray for her lungs and some back pain. What an awsome experience. As I was praying for her someone walked in that I did not see because my eyes were closed. I continued to pray and after about 15 minutes or so stopped and opened my eyes. To my amazement it was a blond haired lady just like in my dreams.

We went into the living room as the lady I was praying for needed to take care of something. We shared some small talk and then just got right to it. I asked her if she would not mind me sharing a couple of dreams I had. She agreed and I relayed to her the events of the past couple of nights. After I was done, she looked at me and told me that she had four children (four vessels?) and that her oldest son from an illicit relationship from her youth before she knew the Lord had struggled with his life for years. She told me that in his youth he had gone to church and made a profession of faith but that got away from the Lord and started using drugs, drinking and commiting crime. He spent some time in jail and had a son from an illicit relationship as well. Funny how these patterns seem to repeat themselves in ones children, but I digress. She told me that he has started to get his act together and has found a steady job but was still not following after the Lord. He was fractured in spirit and angry at God. I knew that the dream was for this woman. I asked her if we could pray for her son. we did and she was really blessed by this.

After this time I got back in my car and headed back to the office. It was on the way back that the Lord gave me another name and put the word Holiness in my mind. The name was one of my co-workers. When I got back to the office it was the end of the day and I spoke to him about what the Lord told me. He said to me that he indeed was struggling with the matter of holiness and really needed prayer and a touch from God. When went into a prayer closet that is set up in our facility and poured out prayers on his behalf as I layed hands on him. The Spirit of the Lord moved in a powerful way and once again the Spiritual language came forth from my lips. What a blessing. This young man was overcome with emotion as the Lord shot straight to his heart and
he worshipped the Lord greatly. When we finished he thanked the Lord for having me pray for him and he left greatly encouraged.

Later that day after attending a church service I was suddenly overcome with a great exhaustion such as I had never felt experienced before. I had asked for an overflow and the Lord granted it. Blessed be the name of the Lord, his Son Jesus and his blessed Holy Spirit.

Walk in Wisdom Toward Them That are without Redeming the Time.
(Col. 4:5)

3 comments:

Demi (JONES) Boujeaux said...

Wow! What a wonderful story. When I was reading your post I was thinking about the current belief I have about the church falling away from God. I think that God's people are just sitting in these "make believe" churches and not fulfilling their tasks. The church leaders are not telling the people to get ready and be prepared that we are entering the tribulation period. They are all getting fattened for the slaughter...the time will be upon them and they will be either herded off to be persecuted and slaughtered or left behind. I am so blessed to hear that I am not the only one who has been separated from these churches who do not cry out to God's spirit. They are so hollywoodish and entertaining and they think they are safe....and they are not...impending doom or deliverance is upon us. I see he is removing you too..and it does seem scary at first...especially if you truly believe in fellowship and community of believers staying connected. But, these churches are the ones God has said would fall away in the last days and you must simply listen to God and believe his word. It is a very hard time on the believer, because I can think of nothing more pleasant then to be with my brothers and sisters in the house of the Lord. I grieve about this....but I too must obey God rather than man. God bless you my brother.......

Cesar Feliciano said...

Thank you very much for your great words of encouragement. May the Lord bless you on your journey as well. He will move you as he will if you allow the Spirit to direct and move you to His greater purposes. Bless you sister.

Pastor P said...

Dear Sir

I am left saying, indeed this is the season teh bible is talking about, that creation is awaiting the manifestation of God's sons and daughters. It is a pity taht this cannot happen if the church is going to be insensitive to His leading. May you continually be obedient unto Him and allow Him to use you as He wills. I am trully encouraged to seek His leading in all i do and to hear His voice.

Paballo Deborah Malise