The Bible Says
In Acts 2:1-4 when God poured out His Spirit on the Day of Pentecost that those that were gathered together in the upper room at Jerusalem, "...were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." They did get somewhat emotional about what they had just received for in Acts 2:13 some of those standing by "mocking said, These men are full of new wine." Those onlookers apparently thought that they had too much to drink and were ready to discount what was happening. But the Bible account goes on and says, "But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel..." This was the fulfillment of the prophesy of Joel 2:28-29 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit." What happened on the Day of Pentecost was very much in God's order of things. It was God, indwelling Himself in the hearts of His people. It is no wonder they acted a little funny.
But lets look at one of the strange occurances of the Book of Acts. In Acts 10:3-6 the Bible tells us that a man name Cornelius, a Gentile in the service of Rome as a Centurion of the Italian band, had a vision about 3:00 PM in which an angel told him that God had heard his prayers and recognized his faith and that he was to send for a man named Simon Peter who "...shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do." Cornelius did as he was told. At the time when Cornelius's servants were getting to Peter's lodging place, the Bible says that Peter was on the roof of the house at noon, praying while lunch was being prepared. As he prayed, the Bible says, "he fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven." Peter fell into a trance?
Boy if ever one were to think something weird was taking place it would be here, he fell into a trance? I looked up the word trance in Strong's Greek Dictionary to find out exactly what it meant. I have copied and pasted the definition in its entirety below: