Slain In The Spirit

What is “slain in the spirit?

Slain in the Spirit or slaying in the Spirit are terms used by Pentecostal and charismatic Christians to describe a form of prostration where an individual falls to the floor while experiencing religious ecstasy.

This term is widely used in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches there are some churches that don’t even believe in “slain in the spirit. Now I’m not saying that a Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran or any other demonstrations aren’t experiencing this manifestation. The Holy Spirit operates any place or anywhere He wants to.

The problem with us as human beings is that we would rather get caught up in a term instead of being open to the movement of the Holy Spirit’s manifestations. The Holy Spirit has many manifestations and we as Christians need to get on board, be open to Him and what He is wanting to do in our lives.

For those who have difficulty about being slain in the Spirit here are a few scriptures that supports this manifestation. I have selected Old Testament as well as New Testament scriptures.

Ezekiel 1:28, As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that speaking.

John 18:6, As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Revelation 1:17,  And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Matthew 17:6,  And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

Question: Do you want what the Lord has for you?

Lord, help us with our unbelief.

3 thoughts on “Slain In The Spirit

  1. I believe in the experience and have had it. That said I don’t think of it as a manifestation if the Spirit as much as my body’s reaction to the Spirit’s presence. Being “slain out” is not a gift of God. It’s just a thing that sometimes happens. That said I believe the manifestations of the Spirit are the nine gifts mentioned in 1 CORINTHIANS 12 and they are given to strengthen the church.

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