Why do they do that?
Have you ever been in a church service where the Spirit of God was
moving and seen people laughing, raising their hands or dancing?
Have you ever seen preachers minister to people through the laying on of hands or a word of knowledge?
Have you ever heard people worshipping and praising God in other tongues or seen them fall under the power?
If you have ever witnessed these moves of the spirit and found yourself asking "Why?", here are some biblical answers to your question --------
"Why Do They ..............
... lift their hands?"
Ps. 63:4, "Thus will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name."
Ps. 134:2, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and praise the Lord."
1 Tim. 2:8, "I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting."
Ps. 141:2; Lam. 3:41: Heb. 12:12
... speak in other tongues?"
Mark 16:17, "And these signs shall follow them that believe ...
they shall speak with new tongues"
Acts 2:4, And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance."
Acts 10:46, "For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God..."
Acts 19:2; Rom. 8:26; 1 Cor. 12:10; 1 Cor. 14:4, 13-15, 18, 39
...lay hands on people?"
Mark 16:18, "...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
Luke 4:40, "...all the that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them."
Acts 6:6; Acts 8:17; Acts 9:17; Acts 13:3; Acts 28:8; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:6; Heb. 6:2
...give words of knowledge?"
Acts 9:11,12, " And the lord said unto him, Arise and go into the
street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one
called Saul, of Tarsus: for , behold, he prayeth, and hath seen in a vision a
man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive
1 Cor. 12:8, "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.
John 4:7-18; Acts 5:1-4; Acts 10:19,20; 1 Cor. 2:11,12,16
...laugh in the Holy Ghost?"
Jer. 31:13, "...for I will turn their mourning into
Ps. 126:2 "then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them."
Neh. 8:10, for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
Ps. 16:11; Isa. 61:3; john 15:11; Job 8:21
...dance in the Holy Ghost?"
2 Sam. 6:14, "And David danced before the Lord with all his
Ps. 30:11, "Thou hast return for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness."
Ps. 150:4; Ps. 149:3
...fall under the power?"
John 18:4-6, Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come
upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus
of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him,
stood with them. As soon then as he said unto them, I am he, they went backward,
and fell to the ground."
Matt. 28:2,4, "And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven; and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it...And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and become as dead men."
Rev. 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"
2 Chr. 5:13,14; Eze. 1:28; Eze. 2:1; Dan. 10:9; Matt. 17:1-6; Acts 9:4; Acts 26:14