Archive for August 25, 2010

In the past I have often wondered myself?  Is there any visible signs? Do you feel a thingly sensation? Will a dove appear over our heads? How would I really know for sure?

Well speaking from my own personal experience you’ll definitely know.  Many will have different experiences and yet some are similiar or the same.  This is not as crptic as it sounds, basically it means we will not only receive and experience the Holy Spirit in different degress but we may be given different spiritual gifts at different times.  It will also depend entirely on our individual state of grace.

Here are some tell tale signs of the Holy Spirit from my own personal experience :-

  • You will tend to smile more then you ever did, if not visibly on your face then inwardly.
  • You will feel inner peace and joy like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
  • Dirty Jokes, pictures, etc. will be offensive to you when ordinarily it never bothered you before.
  • You will be guided to read certain Scripture at certain times to help you with whatever is going on in your life.
  • You will have a better understanding of Scripture then ever before.
  • You will have a fire to share with others your wonderful new experiences then you would normally have. ( Even if you were an introvert)
  • You will be shown the ‘way’ when you least expect it.
  • Some times you will be guided on how to pray.

The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit are in abundance therefore the above are just footnotes….

DVD – Abraham (The Bible Collection) (1994)

Posted: August 25, 2010 by CatholicJules in DVD Review

Product Details

Actors: Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey, Maximilian Schell, Vittorio Gassman, Carolina Rosi
Directors: Joseph Sargent
Writers: Robert McKee
Producers: Gerald Rafshoon, Laura Fattori, Lorenzo Minoli
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Turner Home Ent
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
Run Time: 187 minutes

Review : Rarely do we find a movie which so accurately depicts the era of the time, the culture, the traditions etc.  It is a real treat to finally be able to see Scripture come alive with picture and sound! Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey and Carolina Rosi were stunning in their roles as Abraham, Sarah and Hagar.  Watch this made for television movie and you’ll have a deeper appreciation and even greater respect for Abraham’s pure faith in God and not just for the fact that he almost sacrificed his beloved son Issac.  You will truly understand terms like ‘God of Abraham’, the destruction of Sodom and the tie in with the New Testament on the sharing of ‘Bread and Wine”  I absolutely loved this movie!

P.S. Young kids will probably be bored and fall asleep though……NOT SO with the Adults who are still trying to relate to the history of that era.