What Does It Mean When You Feel The Holy Spirit For The First Time ?


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Ken Qualls Profile
Ken Qualls answered
This is very possible. Jeremiah 17:9 warns us that :The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it."
There are as many responses to the Holy Spirit as there are people. I believe that many times the response is related to the persons personality and emotional make up. Yet, I have seen people respond totally different than their emotions and personalities would predict.  For instance I have seen very stoical people laugh, cry, or shout in when moved by the Holy Spirit. And I have seen otherwise emotional, excitable people sit quietly calm and cool.
It is important to remember that emotions are not very reliable. I know people who have done some regrettable things based on an emotional "spiritual" equipping such as:
  • Quit a job with no foreseeable means of income
  • Throw a brand new TV away
  • Drop their car insurance
  • Divorce a spouse
  • Rape a daughter
The Holy Spirit isn't just some joy ride or thrill like riding a roller coaster or something like that.
He isn't a drug or intoxicant. He is God almighty, one of the three persons of the God-head also known as the trinity.
The work of the Holy Spirit in the believer
  • He sets his seal on the perfect work of Christ
  • Produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self control in the believer(Galatians 5:22-23).
  • Make believers competent ministers (2 Corinthians 3:6)
  • He gives believers various gifts for the purpose of equipping each other to minister the Gospel to the world (1 Corinthians 12).
He leads us, encourages us, comforts us and helps us understand the Scripture.
Before a person becomes a Christian the Holy Spirit draws him or her to Jesus. It is up to the individual how they will respond to that drawing.
As for Christians any equipping we have with the Holy Spirit will make us a stronger, more dedicated and faithful follower of Christ. If that isn't happening then no matter how wonderful and how good it may feel that equipping isn't the Holy Spirit.

For a more in depth study of the Holy Spirit read Just Thinking out loud available from any book store.

nikki cruz Profile
nikki cruz answered
Try not to get too confused or too literal in the phrase "feeling the Holy Spirit."
The spirit is felt in the emotions, not usually in the body. Plus, it will have a specific purpose - like in answer to an issue or problem or as confirmation of something good or right. God is a God of reason. You will feel the influence of the Holy Spirit when you are in need and call upon God.
Penny Kay Profile
Penny Kay answered
This does sound like a touch from the Holy Spirit. You may have received the Holy Spirit. If you believed what you were reading, than you may have already received this precious Source. Now you know in your spirit, that Jesus is Real, and that God has chosen you. Continue to read and live according to Gods plan, and Holy Spirit will help by giving you discernment and strength to overcome evil. God Bless You,...*p
phil Profile
phil answered
Acts 2 is the result that Jesus wants, not only feeling it but using it, romans 10 : 10 confessing means to say the same thing, when speaking in tongues we are speaking Spirit encouraging ourselves to be led by God.

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