24 August 2016
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:This is a separate baptism from John the Baptist’s water baptism–it is the Baptism of Fire from Heaven. It is when the HOLY SPIRIT is sent by CHRIST to the person by giving their permission to give their life over completely to the LORD.
The HOLY SPIRIT is a GENTLEMAN and will not force HIS Way into someone’s life. HE draws–pleads–and reasons, but never forces.
So the person has freewill to choose and sadly the majority never make this choice for GOD.
When the person asks to be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, he must decide to lay down his ENTIRE life and to be ready, to be under the Leadership of GOD: FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT.
If the person still chooses to be in charge–even partially–the person doesn’t even have GOD partially because GOD will not accept a partial commitment and the person is considered lukewarm and lost until he decides to give everything to CHRIST.
After the HOLY SPIRIT fills the person fully–they are then under the full leadership of GOD and they are not their own and they belong to GOD for HIM to do with their lives as HE sees fit.
The HOLY SPIRIT will manifest to the person who is baptized by submission to the HOLY SPIRIT: it could be speaking in other languages/tongues; it could be visions/dreams; it could be the gift of prophecy; it could be words of wisdom/knowledge; it could be healing–but usually GOD shows up in some amazing way.
Even the Bible suddenly comes alive in the hands of someone who is operating in the fullness of the HOLY SPIRIT baptized in fire as the Bible says.
Luke 3:16 (KJV): 16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but ONE mightier than I cometh, the latchet of WHOSE shoes I am not worthy to unloose: HE shall baptize you with the HOLY GHOST and with fire: