Ever since I was very young, I sensed the call of GOD upon my life, and I gave my life to JESUS!! As far as I remember, I loved GOD from a very young and tender age. I used to have some dreams, visions, and revelations of The LORD, I saw angels, I saw the glory of GOD, had several dreams of JESUS CHRIST, but then I backslid as I reached my teenage years, going into alcohol, filthy relationships, and the world. It continued for something like five years, but then in the year 2010, The LORD had to intervene to stop my madness. HE arrested me on the road while going to buy something.
So in my backslidden state, I went and spread myself on the floor before GOD, then came to me a huge conviction of the HOLY GHOST. It was so much that I wept for hours. I felt how sinful I was that I had broken the Heart of GOD. 2 Corinthians 7:10: For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. That’s how GOD saved my life from sin, the world, and Spiritual death (Romans 6:23). After so much crying and GODLY sorrow, I felt so much relieved, much lighter. I had just gotten born again or restored back to The LORD by The HOLY SPIRIT. We must be born again of water and The SPIRIT for us to enter the Kingdom of GOD, John 3:5: JESUS answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of The SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD. ) It is through The HOLY SPIRIT that we are “adopted” into the family of GOD as the children of GOD, (Romans 8:14) I then felt the Mighty Presence of GOD come all over me.
This is what I usually feel when I feel GOD’s Presence: extreme heat coming from my chest, intense currents of electricity all over my body, HIS wind blowing or excessive burning inside my spirit sometimes like sparks of fire on my head or tubes of fire in my hands. Then, I will be vibrating and shaking profusely. Ezekiel 3:14: So The SPIRIT lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the Hand of The LORD was strong upon me.
This Presence was so much to bear, it lasted for hours. I received a glorious baptism of The HOLY SPIRIT, with the evidence of speaking in new tongues. In GOD’s Kingdom, repentance is key to receiving the Baptism of The HOLY SPIRIT. Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of The HOLY GHOST. You receive the baptism of The HOLY SPIRIT by faith, the same way you received salvation, JESUS as your LORD and personal savior, The baptism of GOD’s SPIRIT is for empowerment, strengthening, effective service, in simple terms is to make you an effective witness of the gospel of JESUS CHRIST….you need it. It comes with the evidence of speaking with new tongues (Acts 2:1-4, Mark 16:15-17). Here is what people who don’t speak in tongues miss: speaking in tongues; 1. Edifies your spirit; 2. It
quick charges your spirit like a battery; 3. It emboldens you; 4. It will help you see in the realm of The SPIRIT; 5. Activates the gifts of The HOLY SPIRIT; 6. It builds your faith to the highest level; 7. Activates the anointing; 8. It helps you hear GOD’s Voice; and 9. Sensitizes your spirit and many other benefits. See 1 Corinthians 14, (the whole chapter.)