Holy Spirit falls on those hearing the Word

Scripture references

Acts 10:44–48 (ASV)

44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them that heard the word. 45And they of the circumcision that believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts 11:15 (ASV)

15And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.


Faisal Malick describes an encounter he had with the Holy Spirit and the fruit of that unforgettable presence, love for God, love for people, and love for the Word.
A Muslim who had frequently attended a meeting in which Faisal spoke about Jesus repeatedly experienced the presence of God in the person of the Holy Spirit. One day, finally, he surrendered his life to Jesus.
The Spirit of the Lord moved powerfully as Reinhard Bonnke and a group of friends honoured an invitation to preach in Tostedt. And decades later, one who was at that meeting, met Bonnke to reminisce about that unforgettable meeting!
Only by yielding fully to Jesus and allowing the Holy Spirit have His way, did David Wilkerson get the breakthrough he so dearly desired when he preached God's command to love, to a hate charged room; full of members from rival gangs.
As the Holy Spirit fell among the Banza Man-teke people, a great and truly spiritual awakening was experienced. Even as the years went by, the results remained with a transformation that was evident in the day to day life of the people.