Sunday, April 02, 2006

Receiving communion filled with the Holy Spirit

Today I took communion for the first time since being filled with the Holy Spirit. What a wonderful experience, I have to share what happened to me!!!!!! My church will be having communion every Sunday up until Easter.

Today the sermon was "We Want to See Jesus" from John 12:20-33 It was a powerful sermon. John 12:24-26 NIV reads I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

As I sat in the service listening to the message and thinking on Christ and what He did for me at the cross I began to cry and pray "yes I want to see you, Jesus!" It's so wonderful and powerful what He did for us at the cross!! I couldn't stop the tears from rolling down my face, to think of what he did at the cross! I could only weep. He is so sweet, so wonderful. My soul couldn't bear it and I just wept thinking of my beautiful Savior dying for me!

When the pastor called us to come to the alter and receive the sacrament, I wept all the down the isle thinking of my sweet, sweet Savor. He was cleansing me with His blood!! The closer to the alter I got the more I wept in love for my sweet Jesus. I started feeling a heat and a tingling come over my body and I could have fallen right there on my face and worshipped Him. I felt like I was at the foot of the cross and I was receiving His body and blood. And it felt so wonderful, so pure. I never wanted to leave.

When they handed me the sacrament I could hardly take it, I kept saying "Thank you Jesus for dying for me!! THANK YOU JESUS for the cross!" When I took the communion something happened to me!! I felt one with Christ. I felt how pure He is, it felt like He had just poured His blood over my entire body!

I wept all the way back to my seat. Later the assistant pastor who gave the message came up to me sweetly concerned if I was ok. I explained that I was weeping because of what Christ did for me at the cross, it's so powerful. How can we not weep at what Christ did?

I am in awe of Him! He is all I want!! The church sang the beautiful hymn Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow. I had my eyes closed and as we all lifted our voices in praise I felt our song reach all the way to heaven! I felt the angels sing with us! I jerked my eyes open to look around and see if anyone else realized this! Heaven was singing His praises with us! I don't know if anyone else realized this but I wanted to shout it out to the congregation "The Lord is here and He hears our praises and heaven is praising with us!!"

I can't wait to receive communion again. Nothing has been the same since the Holy Spirit fell on me. God has shown me a whole new meaning of life. When taking communion before, I never felt what I described above. Before I said my dutiful prayers, asked for forgiveness took the communion, thanked Him for the cross, but it never had such deep meaning before.

He is now my PERSONAL SAVIOR! I am getting to know Jesus and HE IS SO GOOD! He's so sweet! The old song comes to mind right now, Oh how I love Jesus, Oh how I love Jesus, Oh how I love Jesus, because He first loved me.

1 comment:

ruchie said...

Thank you for posting your beautiful story. I just wanted you to know that you aren't the only one who thinks like you do(that the angels and saints and all of heaven)are singing with us. They are!!! All of the loved ones we have lost..even furbabies.
I too cry at church and also feel the warmth and tingleness. It's the Holy Spirit and oh how I love the Holy Spirit. Nice to meet you. God bless you and your family.