Trembling of hands and feet
Daniel 10:10 -
And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me [shivers / trembling] upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
There is always a question among Christians with regards to someone's hands and feet trembling when the 'anointing' of the Lord comes upon that person or on the congregation during worship. Some think it is to do being gifted and others think it is to do with problems in that person's life.
There were times in the start I too asked the Lord if it was of Him that such happen, this I asked because I had an experience of something not of the Lord that is misunderstood as an 'anointing' by many Christians and that is called as 'joy of the Lord'.
We have seen TV evangelists (some years back it was very in thing) they would touch people and set them to laugh and act senseless. Many preachers / Believers who are disciples of these TV evangelists receive this 'anointing' from them like by laying hands on televisions when asked.
The Lord had allowed me to experience this 'anointing' in Goa many years back when I was yet in a Catholic (Charismatic) ministry. People going flying off their feet for a distance and laughing crazy when hit by this 'anointing'. I was part of the ministry that organized the event and half the crowd was laughing insane and the other half crying insane. People had to say 'peace of the Lord be upon' to stop this and I thought what was this that we needed to command in the name of the Lord to stop it? Everything that of the Lord is good and to prosper, but this thing did no such thing.
Later the next few days the Lord taught me what real joy of the Lord was and that joy came with (spiritual) victory when we overcome. That joy builds us and strengthens us. It was after some months I also learned what this false 'joy of the lord' 'anointing' was and I was really surprised to learn it was prominent in Hinduism and was known as Kundalini spirit. It also had its hold in other religions like in Islam (mainly in the Sufi sect). I was surprised to learn famous TV evangelist and Church leaders due to their lack of discernment were instruments in bringing this spirit into evangelistic church and spreading this. This 'anointing' was exposed when a then preacher Todd Bentley spread it around the world as 'Toronto anointing'. Great icon Christian preachers were also party to spreading this evil deceit.
Coming back to trembling I knew in my heart there was nothing wrong in this but I wanted to be double assured it is Biblical. The Lord did help me to lear this through scriptures.
In today's scripture we read when the Angel of the Lord touched him Daniel's feet and hands started to tremble. The scripture says it was because of fear of the Lord that Daniel's hands and feet started to tremble. A similar situation was in the books of Moses when the Israelites gathered around the mountain which Moses went to, to speak to the Lord, it is written the mountain trembled. Note Moses went many times to the same mountain and spoke to the Lord yet it did not tremble but when the Israelites gathered around it, it trembled. Thus the trembling was not to do with Moses or the glory of God coming on the mountain but was to do with the Israelite being there when the glory came.
Fear of the Lord is acknowledging God for Who He is or in other words acknowledging the Name of the Lord. But as we grow in the Lord this fear starts to change into love since the Nature of God (Who God is) starts to become a part of us. That is the reason in the start of our spiritual life many have experienced trembling but as we grow in the Lord we see less of this. We also read when the minor (smaller) Prophets spoke historians state the people knew the Word of the Lord had come to them for there was some manifestation, but when the matured Prophets spoke at times they did not believe them for the Word did not come with manifestation on the Prophet.
As we grow in the Lord we mature in Spirit and thus physical manifestations take the back seat. With Jesus there was nothing like this. That also does not mean all kinds of trembling and shaking is due to the fear of God when His glory is present. The things of the Lord are peaceful for our God is gentle with His people, so all like of violent shaking or falling with great force is not of the Lord. We do see many famous preachers swinging their coats or blowing at people and making masses to fall, all this is done to glorify themselves and not the Lord. I have seen people who fall within and change become better Christians than those who fall physically by an 'anointing'.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a gentle God towards your people and everything that You do has purpose and these plans as your word says is for the good of your people/ Lord we pray your people grow in discernment and they do not run after manifestation but in spirit and truth after You and your Kingdom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:
13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
Acts 7:32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled [shaking], and durst not behold.
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