There is an intimate connection between the Holy Spirit and God’s Word. Jesus declared:
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63)
The religious world often identifies strange and outlandish things with being produced from the Holy Spirit. For example:
“Wednesday night, before Dutch Sheets delivered a powerfully anointed message, there was a short video clip shown of John Arnott ministering in a South Africa meeting where people’s teeth were being FILLED WITH GOLD. After the clip, John asked for anyone who wanted this miracle to stand and believe for it while touching the sides of their faces. After the prayer he asked that we check each others’ mouths and about 10 people went forward, some yelling and all excited because they NOW HAD GOLD TEETH AND FILLINGS WHICH THEY DID NOT PREVIOUSLY HAVE! So John let a couple testify and we prayed again …. this time more people received the miracle. A third time of praying came, as did more miracles!! IT WAS AWESOME!!! Then, at just about every meeting there was prayer for this miracle and every time there would be many who would discover THEIR MOUTH FILLED WITH GOLD! Last count that I heard was over 198 people who were leaving ing the conference with some gold in their mouths! … One woman who had been on welfare most of her childhood had 8 new gold teeth! Another woman had 4 gold teeth and/or fillings on Wednesday and by Saturday day she had 11! (I saw her at both stages of this miracle.) One man had two beautiful, perfect, shiny, gold teeth and one of them had a cross engraved on it! … The drummer of the worship team received gold teeth as did one of the pastors on staff there at TACF [Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship] and while officially collecting these testimonies from the saints, the man who was recording them received gold teeth as well! … And on Saturday … the wonderful “gold dust” started showing up on people’s hands and in their tears as they worshipped!” (Hank Hanegraaff, Counterfeit Revival: Looking For God In All The Wrong Places,,131-143 (Kindle Edition, emphasis added, M.T.); Nashville, TN: Word Publishing)
In our day and age of such spiritual ignorance, we must remember that there are deceiving spirits at work in the world (1 Timothy 4:1-4).