Slain In The Spirit

Q. Is being slain in the Spirit scriptural and if so where can I find it? Keep up the great work you are doing.

A. I actually experienced this phenomenon on one occasion, but I can find no place in the Bible where it’s either taught or described as such. Advocates of this practice point to Ezekiel (Ezek. 1:28), Daniel (Daniel 8:17-18, 10:7-9) Peter, James and John (Matt. 17:6) and John again (Rev. 1:17) who all fell on their faces as though dead in the presence of the Lord as examples of being slain in the Spirit.

These were all spontaneous happenings with no prior suggestion, and no touching, pushing, or waving of hands such as one might see today. Also they were very rare experiences, all of which happened in the physical presence of God or one of His angels. Today in some places you can see more of this on a given Sunday morning than happened in the entire Bible.

I’ve come to the conclusion that as it is with other things of a spiritual nature, there are many counterfeit occurrences.

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