If you have ever done a deep study of the Bible, you will discover that people fell all the time. Over and again. Most of them fell forwards. They fell at the feet of the Lord. They fell in love. In adoration. In awe. In astonishment. In fear. In conviction of their sins. In reverence. In respect. In praise. In desperation. In worship. In crying out to the Lord. In desire. In need. In hope. In trust. In faith. In amazement at His majesty. In submission. In honor. In surrender. The actual definition of the Greek word translated into “worship” includes “to lie prostrate”. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary online defines prostrate as “lying with the front of your body turned toward the ground.”
Some people call falling over backwards “slain in the spirit.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary online defines “slay” as to kill (someone or something) especially in a battle or war.”
Which way are you falling?
29“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31“Therefore be on the alert,… Acts 20:29-31 NASB
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:13-17 NASB
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8 NASB