Tuesday, September 12, 2006

LOVE DEM HOLY ROLLERS!!



I was saved at a pentacostal church so I love pentacostals! Like with any church group though, there can be some strange stuff that happens. On the Imago Dei website, there is a story of a girl who went to church with her friend. It was a pentacostal church. There was an altar call and the friend wanted our girl to go down to the front with her. The friend was prayed for. The Pentacostal Prayers then turned their focus on our girl and started to pray for her to speak in tongues. She wanted to leave. They wouldn't stop until there was a manifestation. In desperation, she finally started to repeat, "Meck-a-leck-a-high, meck-a-leck-a hiney-ho". The happy Pentacostal Prayers were satisfied. Our girl however, returned to her seat sure she was going straight to hell for passing off the Secret Saying from Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse as having spoken in tongues!

I laughed so hard when I read her story. It reminded me of another story I heard years ago. One of my pastors told me about a woman who was angry with him. During the service, she started to share a "word of knowledge" which is when pentacostals state out loud, for the entire congregation, something that they are sure is directly from the heart of God to the whole group or an individual. This angry woman said, "Yeah and amen (typical "word of knowledge" starting phraseology)....Yeah and amen, I have seen Michelob written upon your walls..." Um, the pastor was sure she meant to say Ichabod. Pretty funny! I wonder what she will say when God plays that back for her in heaven.

Anyway, you just have to love dem holy rollers!!!!!!

7 comments:

Deb said...

lol! I was born and raised in a "holy roller" church. This post is too funny! We now attend a Nazarene church and just yesterday in Sunday School, a friend asked me if I know what I'm praying when I pray in tongues. Our class is studying the gift of tongues --and it's been interesting as the Nazarene church - while they believe in the gift - do not practice it in a corporate setting. Bottom line --we all love the Lord --whether we're speaking in tongues or in "PeeWee Herman!" Thanks for the laugh!

Sara said...

ha!! i am a displaced holy roller myself!

Becky said...

i just love this story

tina fabulous said...

LOL.. displaced.

ever wonder why it is that when the Lord gives us a "word", its always in king james speak? like God thinks we wont believe its him if his speech doesnt match up with our particular translation of the Bible.
apparently a lot of people's Christianity is based on prounouns.

KayMac said...

Yea and amen to THAT, Tina! lol

KayMac said...

sara...i knew i felt connected to you for some reason..lol

tina fabulous said...

sara and i both rolled the opposite direction.
i was under the couch for a while.