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Monday, 26 July 2010

Gold dust?

Ok so I am putting myself at the risk of everyone thinking I am nuts here, but this blog is about my journey and if I miss out bits of that journey then it is not real. So I am going to tell you about something that happened to me last week.

Last Sunday I went to an evening service at a new church with a friend. It was great, lovely service, something really touched my friend, but nothing amazing, no lightening or anything (Beautiful stained glass in the early evening sunlight though!). The friend came back for dinner afterwards and we spent some time taking about God, faith etc, and praying. After this I noticed something sparkly on my hands. All over both palms. I did think of the gold dust phenomenon but being a skeptical person I thought I had smudged some of my eye make up onto my hands. Then we noticed that both my husband and my friend had sparkles too. So we then went round he kitchen looking for things that we could all have touched. It had to be something substantial as there were a lot of sparkly bits! Couldn't find anything but I think we were all still rather doubtful.

This Friday just gone we had another friend to dinner (for those that have read my testimony it was out builder friend who brought us back to faith). We hadn't seen him in a while and again we talked about God stuff and prayed a bit too. That's when I noticed I had sparkly hands again! and again the
guys both did too. So this was more than a coincidence but I was still sceptical. I mean its a phenomenon that has been much debated, it is not biblical and can't be proved. It also seems more than a bit extreme and to be honest, unbelieveable. However it has happened twice now and believe me I have been round my house with a fine tooth comb, rubbing my hands on anything vaguely sparkly to see if it rubs off on my hands.

So then I got a text this morning from my friend who was here on Friday, to say that him and his wife were praying last night and they got sparkles during praying too. So that makes it seem a bit more real to me. If it has happened to them in their home, it would have to be a huge coincidence for them to have something sparkly that can rub off onto ones skin, as well as here (which we didn't find evidence of anyway). And being that there were a few days in between him leaving here and going home, it is unlikely that he transferred anything back with him (unless it was in the banoffee pie he took with him...)

So I am confused. I would love to believe that this is from God, in fact I almost believe it, its just that sceptical part of me that says, 'but really?'

Actually it doesn't make a difference to my faith, as my husband has just said 'Gods amazing either way, whether it is from him or not'. And both times we weren't praying for anything particularly specific or special, if we had I might have felt it was more of a sign.

Thing is, I have always viewed talk of this kind of occurrence with scepticism but at the same time thought wouldn't it be great if it happened to me, and yet now it has I am still sceptical!! That probably says more about me and my faith than God though.

Has anyone else seen this before? I'd really like to know if I am quietly going insane or whether I should believe it!!


Anonymous said...

I have seen it before a few years back in the church I was attending. It did not happen to me but to people around me. I have to admit I am a little skeptical but do believe it could be God. We are told to test the spirit to see if it is from God.

1 John 4:1-3
4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

1 Thess 5:19-22
19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.

So we ckeck out what is going on based upon if Jesus is glorified and acknowledged as the source and if there is fruit (does some kind of fruit of the Spirit spring up).

It very well could be God and we do not want to put out the Spirit's fire. I have seen powerful moves of the Spirit where the wind of God actually blows across a room. Unfortunately I have seen crazy things happen in the name of God too.

Like your husband said, God is awesome either way. I often pray for discernment in situations like this. Normally your gut feelings may be the Holy Spirit letting you know what is going on.

I know many people do not even believe in the Holy Spirit moving in the Biblical ways let alone with gold dust. I fully believe in all the gifts of the Spirit and love it when He moves. We do need to be careful. If you want to check out my archives, I have a post titled "Be a screen door" which is about being discerning. I hope this helps a little.

Lesley said...

Hi Red

I am a deep sceptic too, but I have heard testimonies like this several times, and seen videos when a worship band have suddenly found gold dust on their palms, and their looks of utter amazement and confusion!


St said...

I too have not experienced it but have heard stories. If it is a godly thing it is clearly not supposed to cause confusion. I think your husband's comment is astute. Give thanks that you live in a world where this happens without reading too much more into it. If God wants to communicate something to you he will. Thanks for the post.

SS Firedancer aka Soroya said...

Hi Red I can say that I have experienced the gold dust or what we in the so called 'prophetic realm' like to call the "glory dust" and yes it is quite real somewhat of a testimony of when heaven meets earth like Mike Bickle likes to call it.
I experienced it about 15 years ago for the first time when it was not happening or at least we never heard of it.When it did happen I tried to rub it off and when I did it simply re-manifested itself.
The way that I felt that the Lord explained it to me was that in this age where the darkness is covering the earth the glory of the Lord is being shining forth in the midst of the darkness.Isaiah 60:2
I have had visitations from angels and demons as well as being ushered into the presence of the Triune God. I have heard the audible voice of God and have smelled His fragrance fill the room. Some of the experiences I have could not show you in the Bible. Never the less I know that my shepherds voice and the that voice of a stranger I will not follow.
Yes there are many things that we can read about in the word but the Bible itself says that if all the things that Jesus did while He was on the earth was to be written it would take volumes for them to be recorded.
So as GODthinker said try the spirits to know if they are from God.
I believe that you are hungry for the Lord and because of that you are being ushered into His presence. Our God promised us that as we draw near to Him He will draw near to us.
Get ready because I think you will start experiencing more to the realm of glory.
Shine on beloved one Shine on