I woke up yesterday like every other day this week, little did I know that by the end of the day I would be in my room laughing like a fool at nothing in particular because I was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Yesterday was an old classmate and friend’s birthday and I called her. Immediately she picked the phone and said Hello, she started laughing. At first I was wondering, why the laughter? What’s funny? But as I listened I realized Her laughter was so pure so genuine, it could only come from a place of Joy in the Holy Spirit. As the call progressed, I found myself laughing and I couldn’t stop. I practically laughed throughout the entire call. We laughed together for a while, had a conversation and the laughter continued till we ended the call.
15 minutes after the call, I was still laughing. Out of my belly. Pure unadulterated laughter like I had touched a live wire of Joy. I laughed and laughed till I could laugh no more. Till my belly hurt. I knew this wasn’t my usual laughter because it sounded different, pure, deep and very joyful.
Nothing was outrightly funny, but I couldn’t stop laughing. It came over me via a phone call, didn’t touch anybody, didn’t even see any one. All I did was hear and it came rushing like a wind. I looked like a crazy person; a young woman, sitting in a room by herself, rolling on the bed for no good reason and laughing. Basically I looked like I was drunk. It depicts this scripture so well;
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18 AMPC
I remembered watching some Kenneth Hagin videos where he would be teaching or walking round and people will suddenly burst into laughter. I used to be like why are these people laughing so much. But I get it now. I totally get it now. So this is what people have been enjoying when they talk about “laughing in the Holy Ghost”.
When it was over, I felt so much peace. So much. I had totally forgotten what I’d been worrying about the entire day. I was at peace. The kind of peace that Jesus gives.
I realized that despite the current happenings in the world, it’s very possible to experience joy in the Holy Ghost. It doesn’t mean that I’m not aware of how bad the situation is, it doesn’t mean that I don’t care about it, heck I’m a doctor and I understand firsthand what this means. But despite it all, I can have peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, because that’s really what the Kingdom of God is about.
For God’s Kingdom is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of the righteousness, peace, and joy which the Holy Spirit gives.
Romans 14:17 GNT