Is Falling Out In the Spirit Legitimate?

Released September 14, 2021 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


Many who come from a denominational version of Christianity were caught off guard the first time they witnessed someone falling out in a Charismatic worship gathering. Because of their lack of exposure to such things, they found themselves confused when they observed someone falling to the ground and remaining there, presumably under the weight of the presence of the Lord. Even among those who have been reared in Charismatic/Pentecostal representations of Christianity there are some who have wondered, “Is falling out in the Spirit legitimate?” In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff goes straight to the written Word of God in order to answer this question. Is there scriptural witness to this phenomenon? What is the answer to those who presume that it is the work of the flesh - or worse - the demonic realm? What exactly is it that might come from God that would bring a person to the ground? Listen to better understand what is happening when someone falls out in the Holy Spirit. Additional resources are available at