Have you been baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT?
Did you know the baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT is different than the water baptism?
Matthew 3:11: (John the Baptist) I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but HE (JESUS CHRIST) that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: HE shall baptize you with the HOLY GHOST, and with fire:
Acts 10:44-48: 44 While Peter yet spake these words, the HOLY GHOST fell on all them (Cornelius and family) which heard the word. 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift (baptism) of the HOLY GHOST. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify GOD. Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water (water baptism—a separate baptism), that these should not be baptized, which have received the HOLY GHOST as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the LORD (in water as well as the HOLY SPIRIT Baptism they received from the HOLY SPIRIT). Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Have you been baptized in the fire of the HOLY SPIRIT (a baptism separate from water baptism)? If not, Here is how:
1. Surrender your “ALL” to CHRIST: your heart, life, and your future plans—your “ALL.”
John 12:24-26: 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve ME, let him follow ME; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve ME, him will MY FATHER honour.
2. Ask to be filled by the HOLY SPIRIT—ask for the HOLY SPIRIT to have “ALL” of you—without knowing what this means—trusting only in GOD. You are trading your will for the Will of GOD for your life.
Acts 8:15-21: 15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the HOLY GHOST: 16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the HOLY GHOST. 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the HOLY GHOST was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give me also this Power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the HOLY GHOST. 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of GOD may be purchased with money. 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of GOD.
Acts 19:1-7: And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples (they were practicing Christians), 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the HOLY GHOST since ye believed (yet as believers they had not yet been baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT)? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any HOLY GHOST (as Christian believers they had not yet heard of the baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT like so many believers today). 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. (They were ONLY water baptized.) 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on HIM which should come after him, that is, on CHRIST JESUS. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the Name of the LORD JESUS. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the HOLY GHOST came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. (They were baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT, a baptism separate from the water baptism.)
3. Did you know that if you are not in GOD’s Will—fully surrendered to CHRIST, and baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT you are outside GOD’s Will, a lukewarm Christian, and you are in fact, in the will of GOD’s enemy—working against GOD?
Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of GOD.
Acts 9:17-18: And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house (note they were indoors); and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the LORD, even JESUS, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the HOLY GHOST. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized (NOTE: Paul was baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT but not water baptized because they were in a house and Ananias just laid his hands on Paul).
4. When you surrender your “ALL” to GOD and pray to be filled by the HOLY SPIRIT—baptized in the LORD’s Fire—you will experience changes:
-greater understanding of the Bible
1 Corinthians 2:14: 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the SPIRIT of GOD: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are SPIRITUALLY discerned.
-a bolder testimony
Acts 4:29-31: 29 And now, LORD, behold their threatenings: and grant unto THY servants, that with all boldness they may speak THY Word, 30 By stretching forth THINE Hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the Name of THY Holy CHILD JESUS. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the HOLY GHOST, and they spake the Word of GOD with boldness.
-manifestations of the HOLY SPIRIT which can include: speaking in tongues; receiving the gift of interpreting tongues; visions; dreams; the gift of prophecy (hearing GOD’s Voice)
Acts 19:6: And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the HOLY GHOST came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
-the ability to conquer sin through the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT (and not by the flesh apart from the baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT)
Galatians 5:16: This I say then, Walk in the SPIRIT, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
-the renewing of the mind—the scales will fall off and your spiritual eyes will open
-you will be in GOD’s Will and right standing with GOD
-you will possess a full oil lamp and no longer have a half full oil lamp or be dangerously lukewarm
Matthew 25:4: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
-your desires will be GOD’s desires because you are in His Will.
So what are you waiting for? Pray to give “ALL” of yourself to the LORD and be baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT today! Want more details? Email firstname.lastname@example.org