Susan Waigwa (13 Apr 2011)

Hi all Doves

In one of the post, someone had asked questions on the Holy Spirit and just want to clear something.

The Godhead is, God the Father, God the Son, our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ and then God the Holy Spirit.  If we cannot refer to God the Father as ‘it’, neither can we refer to Jesus as ‘it’, nor can we refer to the Holy Spirit as ‘it’;  Each one has His personality.  The gift of speaking in tongues comes as a result of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  I remember crying out to the Lord and praying that he fills me with the Holy Spirit to indwell in me.  The Lord led me to this truth, the minute we receive Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Saviour and truly repent and turn away from our wickedness, Jesus fills us with the Holy Spirit, who now comes to indwell us and leads us and guides us from then on, if we do not quench Him.  When we learn to spend time in prayer and worship in praising the Lord, as in my case, it reaches a point where our normal languages cannot express what we feel, and you find yourself speaking in a language you do not know or understand.  Do not strive to know what you are saying, but let the Holy Spirit intercede thru you in this new language.  A fellow believer some years ago was unable to say anything in her ordinary language for a period of three days and when she went to the shops she would be speaking in tongues saying what she wanted and the shop-keepers would be stunned because they would not understand until she had to point out what she wanted, for 3 full days not able to speak anything anyone could understand.  Speaking in tongues is a gift from the person of the Holy Spirit.  I learned this in 2008.  I was lost in praise and worship at my desk at work and I felt/heard the Holy Spirit come in person, and stood right next to me, His presence was awesome, so consuming, I cannot explain.  I knew it was not Jesus, it was not an angel but the Holy Spirit.  Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit as He said “..when I go, I will send you the comforter, the Holy Spirit and He will teach you, not of His own, but He will take from what is mine..” or in line with these words.

Susan Waigwa (South Africa)