Can I trust
it is the Holy Spirit working?
These sessions are
covered in prayer to create a safe place. Give the Holy Spirit
permission to work in your heart – don’t try to analyze things. The
Lord has no favorites. He will always give the Holy Spirit to those
who ask (Luke 11:11-13). Other Spirits can’t come near us when the
Holy Spirit is around – expect His divine protection.
How long do
I stay down for?
It takes most people
at least 10 minutes before they stop thinking about the day's events
or future plans and come to a place of rest. So it’s unlikely that
you would get much out of soaking if you did it for less than
fifteen minutes. We have found that the Holy Spirit comes in
waves. As you wait another wave will come to take you deeper into
the presence of the Lord. So, the longer you soak the better.
Once I get
up can I come back for more?
Yes, it is often good
to get up, have a break and pray over things that the Lord has shown
you (either on your own or with another), write things down so you
won’t forget, then return and soak some more.
How will I
know when God has finished?
The more you soak the
easier it will become to recognize when to stop. Often you will
sense a lifting of the anointing and a reviving or energy. Remember,
you will never get beyond the need for more of the Holy Spirit.
have to lie down?
No, you can soak
sitting in a chair if you find it more comfortable. Being still and
at rest is the key. It aligns our bodies with our heart’ attitude of
submissiveness and attentiveness to God. Lying down helps to
minimize the distractions caused buy activity in the room.
How will I know if
soaking is doing me any good?
Many people feel
immediate benefits such as a renewed love for the Lord, a lifting of
weights or fresh energy. Often evidence of long term changes are
discovered later when back in daily life.
What if I fall
valid. Deep, Holy Spirit sleep is very good for us, especially in
difficult and stressful times (Gen 2:21, 15:12, Dan 10:8-10, Luke
Can I ‘soak ‘ at
There is a
special anointing that comes when Believers are together in an
atmosphere of worship; however, it is possible to ‘soak’ at home
provided that you are undisturbed. It is important to play intimate
worship music that draws you closer to the Lord and bring you into
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