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Lifting their hands

Psalm 28:2 “Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to you, when I lift my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.”

1 Timothy 2:8 “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”

Clapping

Isaiah 55:12 “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Psalm 47:1 “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!”

Dancing

Psalm 30:11 “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.”

Psalm 149:3 “Let them praise His name with the dance.”

Speaking in tongues

Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to

speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Acts 19:6 “And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.”

The gift of tongues may be used to magnify God (Acts 10:46), to prophesy (Acts 19:6), communicate with God (1 Corinthians 14:2), and to edify (to build, construct a dwelling, house or temple) ourselves (1 Corinthians 14:4).

Tongues may be interpreted by another (Acts 12:10). The references to speaking in tongues in Acts 2 relates to tongues being spoken by a group of people gathered together. 1 Corinthians 14:13 addresses an individual speaking in tongues with interpretation by another.

Crying out

Deuteronomy 26:7 “Then we cried out to the Lord God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression.”

Luke 18:7 “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?”

Kneeling

Psalm 95:6 “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”

Mark 1:40 “Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Trembling

Psalm 2:11 “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”

Acts 9:6 “So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Weeping

Ecclesiastes 3:4 “A time to weep, and a time to laugh.”

Luke 6:21 “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.”

Lying prostrate on the floor

1 Chronicles 21:16 “Then David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, having in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. So David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.”

Luke 5:12 “And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man, who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Waving banners  

Psalm 20:5 “We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God, we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.”

Song of Solomon 6:4 “Oh my love, You are as beautiful as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners!”

Blowing horns and trumpets

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 “Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord saying: “For He is good, for His mercy endures forever” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud so that the priests could not continue because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.”

Psalm 98:6 “With trumpets and the sound of a horn, shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.”

Being anointed with oil  

Psalms 92:10 “But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.”Mark 6:13 “And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.”

Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The act of anointing with oil may impart divine power, healing, sanctification, or approval.

Asking for God’s fire

Deuteronomy 4:24 “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.”

Matthew 3:11 “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Fire is God’s servant, and it brings holiness, purging and purification.

The Altar Call

The altar is open for prayer at the end of each service. Some fall when they are prayed for, others do not. Receiving from the Holy Spirit does not depend on whether or not we fall, but rather the attitude of our hearts. For those who do fall, cloths are used to preserve modesty.

Why are they doing that?