What Is The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit

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In this article, I will show you exactly what this gift of Baptism of the Holy Spirit is and how to properly receive it. Many have tried to receive this gift at an altar call at their local churches, but they have failed to receive it.

They then walk away thinking that maybe there was something wrong with them or they were not worthy enough to receive this gift from the Lord.

I believe the number one reason why some Christians do not properly receive this gift when they try the above approach is because they have not been properly prepared to receive it.

To really receive this gift the first time you try asking and pressing in for it, you have to know exactly what it is you are receiving, and then you have to properly prepare yourself to receive it. Once those two things have been properly done, then it becomes very easy to receive this gift the first time you ask and press in for it.

This is a gift that God wants all of His children to have, just like His gift of eternal salvation through His Son Jesus Christ.

I will first start off by explaining exactly what this gift is, and then I will show you how to properly prepare yourself to receive it. Once those two things have been done, I will then show you exactly how to receive it once you are ready for it.

What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

The first thing that you will need to know is exactly what this gift is. The Bible tells us that we will all receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of our salvation with the Lord. The Bible also tells us that we are “sealed” with the Holy Spirit the minute we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.

So if we have already received the Holy Spirit at the moment of our salvation with the Lord, then what is this “second” baptism of the Holy Spirit that the charismatics are talking about? The Bible tells us that there is only one baptism.

To fully understand what is meant by the baptism of the Holy Spirit – you have to know what the difference is between your body, soul, and spirit. The Bible tells us that we have three distinct parts to our being – body, soul, and spirit. Here is the verse specifically telling us this:

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Your body is your natural, physical, flesh body. Your soul is located on the inside of your body. Your soul is who you really are. It is your total personality – it is your mind, will, emotions, and intellect. Your soul is spirit in form, which means it cannot be seen by any natural means. It is completely invisible to the naked eye.

On the inside of your soul is your spirit. The Bible refers to our human spirit as being our “innermost being.” I believe another word for our human spirit is “heart.” When people refer to having had a broken heart in a romantic relationship that has been dissolved, a broken heart is really a “wounded spirit.”

I also believe Jesus gives us a clue as to where our human spirits may be located at in our beings in the following verse. The New King James Version uses the word “heart”, but the Original King James Version uses the word “belly.”

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart (BELLY) will flow rivers of living water.

But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” (John 7:38)

When we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes and enters into our human spirits. Our spirits are thus baptized with His actual presence at the exact moment of our salvation with the Lord. This is the baptism that the Bible is talking about when it says that there is only one baptism.

However, what the charismatics are referring to is a second experience where the Holy Spirit now comes up and enters into your soul.

Your spirit has already been baptized with the Holy Spirit at the moment of your salvation with the Lord, but now God wants to take it one step further. He now wants to baptize your soul with his Holy Spirit.

Another word that can be used for the “baptism” of the Holy Spirit where He will now enter your soul area is the “release” of the Holy Spirit into your soul. The Holy Spirit will release from your spirit to come up and enter into your soul.

I believe this is what Paul was referring to when he commands us to be “filled with the Spirit.” If our spirits are already filled up with the Holy Spirit at the moment of our salvation with the Lord, then what else needs to be filled up? It is our souls.

When you have received the second gift of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, you are now considered “Spirit-filled.” Both your spirit and your soul are now filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit.

When Jesus tells us in the above verse that out of our “belly” will flow rivers of living water, I believe that He may be telling us that our human spirits are located in our belly areas.

For those of you who have ever felt any kind of heart pain in a broken love relationship – if you will recall, the pain you were feeling was in your belly area. It feels like there is a knife on the inside of your belly area just tearing you up. Again, a broken heart is really a wounded spirit, and when your heart or spirit has been wounded and hurt, you will literally feel physical pain in your belly area.

1. The House Analogy

Another way to try to understand all of the above is what I call the house analogy. When you buy a house, you will get two things – the house, and the front and back yards. The analogy is that your house is your soul, and your front yard is your spirit.

When you receive God’s free gift of salvation through accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes and enters into your front and back yards, which is your human spirit. However, He now wants to go one step further and come into your actual house, which is your soul area.

Why? Because this is where you really live at. You spend most of your time in the house as versus being outside in the front and back yards. Jesus says in the following verse:

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)

I believe Jesus is not only telling us that He is literally going to come into our human spirits at the moment of our salvation with Him, but that He can also enter into our souls through the Holy Spirit. Even though Jesus is in heaven, He now lives on the inside of us “through” the Holy Spirit.

Just as Jesus is living on the inside of us and making contact with us through the Holy Spirit, we likewise can make direct contact with both Him and God the Father through the Holy Spirit. It is “by, in, and through” the Holy Spirit that we have direct access to both God and Jesus who live and dwell in heaven. Here are several good Scripture verses proving the above points:

a) This first verse tells us that the Holy Spirit literally lives on the inside of each of us.

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

b) Now that we know that the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of each of us, and that both God and Jesus live in heaven – watch how we make direct contact with both God and Jesus in heaven, which is through the Holy Spirit:

  1. “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18)
  2. “And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.” (1 John 3:24)

These two verses specifically tell us that we can make direct contact with both God and Jesus who live in heaven “by the Spirit.” The second verse tells us that Jesus literally lives and abides in us “by the Spirit.”

2. The Telephone Cord Analogy

Another analogy to fully understand how we can make direct contact with God and Jesus in heaven through the Holy Spirit is what I call the telephone cord analogy. We can pick up a telephone and call someone 800 miles away.

Even though that person is physically far away from us, we can still hear their voice as if they were only two inches from our ears. It’s as if that person is literally in our actual presence.

It is the same way with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.Even though God and Jesus dwell in heaven and do not live on this earth, we can still make direct contact with the both of Them through the Holy Spirit.

It is by, in, and through the Holy Spirit that we can make direct contact with the both of Them – the same way we can make direct contact and talk to someone else 800 miles away because of the telephone wires that will connect us to the person that we are talking to.

The Holy Spirit is like the telephone wire that enables us to connect to and make contact with both God and Jesus in heaven. We can talk directly to God and Jesus as a result of having the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us, and both God and Jesus can also talk directly to us through the Holy Spirit as well.

Once the Holy Spirit comes up and enters into your soul as a result of having received this gift – you will be able to hear God much better and much clearer because the Holy Spirit has now moved up into where you really live at – your soul. This is why this gift is so important for all Christians to have.

I will end this article with all of the incredible benefits and blessings that you can expect to receive if you decide you want to receive this gift.

These benefits and blessings are extremely powerful and life changing, and they will all completely change and transform the quality of your life.

3. Final Note

If you have not been able to receive this gift at an altar call at your church, here is a very simple 5 step process that you can take that will help you to be able to properly receive this gift from the Lord. However, before I go into each one of these five steps and exactly what they will entail, I would like to state one more thing before leading you into this gift.

In my opinion, this gift is the second greatest gift that you can receive this side of heaven. The first greatest gift is the gift of eternal salvation – where you accept and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

There is no greater gift than this one. With this gift you are truly born again into the kingdom of God and you will go straight to heaven when you die and cross over. This gift now gives you true eternal life with the Lord.

However, I believe that receiving the baptism or release of the Holy Spirit to come into your soul is the second greatest gift that anyone can receive while living down here on this earth. Just stop and think for a minute what is really happening when you do receive this gift.

You receive the Holy Spirit into your human spirit when you get saved. However, this gift will now take you one step further.

This gift will now allow the Holy Spirit to release from your spirit to come up and enter into your soul. Your soul is who you really are. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. He is God and Lord Himself.

Once the Holy Spirit releases to come up into your soul, you are going to be as close to Him, God, and Jesus as you possibly can get while living down here on this earth.

Through the Holy Spirit, you will have direct access, a direct connection to both God and Jesus in heaven.

This gift is just going to bring you that much closer to the Three of Them due to the fact that He will now be residing with you up in your soul area.

You will be truly Spirit-filled when this happens.

For some Christians, this may be a bit too scary. Many Christians are afraid of God and they would prefer to keep Him at a safe distance. This gift is really only for the true seekers.

This gift is only for the those who are willing to completely lay down and fully surrender every area of their lives over to God the Father for whatever His purposes and plans are going to be for their lives.

For those of you who do have this fear of God for whatever reason, I can tell you without any shadow of a doubt, that there is absolutely nothing to fear about either God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit.

Once you really make direct contact with the three of Them, once you really feel Their perfect and unconditional love that They really have for you, any fears that you may have had in the past will completely melt away.

God will perfectly and gently handle you at your present level of spiritual development with Him if you decide that you do want to take this bold step and receive this gift. God will gradually work Himself and all of His ways into you so as not to scare you or overwhelm you.

Remember – since God is totally perfect in His very nature and in all of His ways, this means you can completely and totally trust Him to perfectly handle you in your own personal relationship with Him. He has nothing but your best interests at heart.

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  1. I’ve already been baptized in the Holy Spirit and it was a wonderful experience..like one you can never imagine. He searched my heart then too and gave me the gift of prophecy. But I never prepared for it, I didn’t know I was going to even get baptized this way with the Lord. I thought water baptism was the only way and I did that at 12, but no the Lord did this Himself and said He chose me so I don’t think being mentally prepared is important just spiritually. Anyhow my question I was searching for is with all this being said am I still able to have an unclean spirit? Someone mentioned this and I wanted answers..if anyone can help please and thank you.

  2. I believe that accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and saviour and being baptized in his name is enough to prove i believe in the Lord… its just that he hasn’t pour out his spirit upon me yet… God bless you.

  3. This is my first time browsing into your website. But the good news is all the teaching materials i been in search for are all on your site. All the articles here are what I have been looking for all these years. I am so blessed with these articles. Very clear as crystal.When I first started reading the verticals I feel like taking whole day leaving out other company work that I am doing. However, I will certainly feeding the Word of God from this wonderful website as from today on wards and I believe, I will be spirit full and a powerful person in Spiritual warfare, healing, restoration and deliverance ministry where I live or go. God richly Bless the authors of these articles.

  4. this article is one of the best explanations ive ever seen on this subject. back in 2012 sometime during the year, my life seemed to be at nearly rock bottom. i drank every night almost (not heavy) and a few other things that i probably should not have been doing. (it was directly after this experience that all changed.) i remember i was sitting in the driver seat of the car, not driving just listening to the radio and having a cig. (we didnt smoke in the house.) it was a bit warm that day, sun was out, and i was buzzed on something. all at once i felt someone else take the “wheel” so to speak, and i was put in the passenger seat. my wife said that i was yelling something the whole time, but i dont honestly remember yelling anything, i couldnt really hear anything at all now that i think about it. she had gotten scared or something to that nature and was standing right next to the driver side door. at the time i just remember that i was feeling very hot, and had to get out of the car to cool off, but i didnt have too much control of the wheel, if none at all. it took every ounce of strength i had in me to open the passenger side door, fling it open, and spill out onto the driveway. (which was loose gravel.) as soon as i hit the ground i felt like i was in a very dark place, and i was struggling for some reason. right after that it was like someone just turned on every single light around me to the point it was blinding. i felt so much joy, happiness, love and every blissful emotion you could imagine all in one intense shot. after this i began to get my senses back and remember reaching up to the sky (my back was on the ground) repeating “i love you” over and over again. i still feel a presence with me every once in a while to this day. my life was starting to spin out of control, and all it took to fix me was for him to tell me he loved me. may sound pretty wild, but over the years, ive learned to have more faith in life.

  5. This is my first time browsing into your website and all the articles are what I have been looking for all these years. I am so blessed with these articles. Very very very clear as crystal.When I first started reading the verticals I feel like taking whole day leaving out other company work that I am doing. However, I will certainly feeding the Word of God from this wonderful website as from today on wards and I believe, I will be spirit full and a powerful person in Spiritual warfare, healing, restoration and deliverance ministry where I live or go. God richly Bless the authors of these articles.

  6. Hello Michael, your analogy of the house is excellent! I always knew that the soul and spirit were at war (1 Peter 2:9-11) but thinking of it as letting Jesus into our “houses” and letting him clean up every area of our lives our social life, love life, free time activities, emotions and grievances etc. Thank you for clarifying it even more for me. You are a blessed and annointed man.

  7. My Pastor taught us many things and the most important was the “Baptism of The Holy Spirit” which is a must have for everyone. I am a back slider who walked away from the church because I thought I was going to be a Pro football player and you didn’t see Christian pro football players in the late 80’s-1990’s. It was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made in my life.

    I was fortunate to be a witness in my church every Friday night was “Healing Night” in our church. My pastor had all the Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit which he gladly taught us how to get them through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit but on Friday Nights like I said after a short service he would call on all the people who needed healed from whatever they needed. I have seen the Blind see, the deaf hear, the broken walk, the people with cancer healed immediately. This is real… more real than anyone can imagine. Jesus said we can have all these powers here on earth to help others all you have to do is pray and ask for them but you must know how to do this.

    The first step is you must say the sinners prayer and accept “Jesus as your Lord and Savior”. Second you must be “Baptised with Water” to wash your fleshly sins away and allow the Holy Spirit to start working on you and purifying you. Third you must have the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” now I call this “Baptism by Fire” because you are going to speak with a Fiery Tongue and be ready to be hit with the most wonderful feeling you have ever felt, I was blown off my feet when I first was hit with the Holy Spirit!! Don’t you worry you will not be hurt by any means people will be there to catch you but it doesn’t matter the Lord won’t allow you to be hurt in fact you will probably be instantly healed of anything.

    The week you plan on asking for the Baptism pray to the Lord that whole week letting him know you want and you need The Holy Spirit badly the more you want it the more he wants to give it to you! Read the Nine Gifts Of the Holy Spirit and ask Him for which one you would want and why. This doesn’t stop with the Baptism this is the beginning of a new life for you. Some people get one of the Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit when they get the Baptism but this choice is God’s choice to which one you will receive.

    The day you set to try and get the Baptism of the Holy Spirit it is always good to have people who have the Baptism around you praying for you to receive it and guiding you. You can do this at Church or at home the Lord doesn’t care where. The way we do it is first starting in a prayer letting the Lord know your intentions and ask right out for what you want. We were taught to be relaxed praying on your knees or laying down but be comfortable because it just doesn’t come immediately. We say Glory, Glory, Glory over and over again this is glorifying God and praising him at the same time. You might be praying Glory, Glory, Glory, for minutes, hours, or days it depends on you because you must let the Holy Spirit take you over. Once it starts you tongue will start sounding like it’s slurring words or sounding like jibberish but this is the Holy Ghost starting to come into to you. Let it happen do not be afraid because you will receive a feeling like you never have before trust me. The first time I felt it I thought I was in Heaven.

    Let the Holy Spirit come into you and you will start speaking in tongues …..let it happen …..you will smell the most beautiful fragrances like you have never smelled before, like you are in Eden smelling the exotic flowers that God has created for us. If for some reason you have prayed for hours and haven’t received the Baptism do not think you did something wrong or that you are not worthy just try again another day keep at it because it will come. Most people do not receive it there first time sometimes it can take a week sometimes more but you are showing the Lord something too! You are showing him that you won’t give up on him and he surely won’t give up on you. God Bless you all and pray for me because I am going to start my journey soon!!


    • That sounds absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing your experience. You are truly blessed to have that kind of pastor and church, and to have received the Holy Spirit with such support and guidence.
      What kind of journey are you going on? God Bless you on your journey wherever God leads you.✝️
      Where is the church you went to and what is the name of it? I would love that kind of experience❤️ I truly need a pastor who can heal and deliver. Is he still alive?

  8. To all who are are trying to sort this out, or seeking the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, please, read this carefully. This article is filled with errors and leaves a very wrong impression. It is typical of several, not all, charismatic churches. I am NOT implying that these errors are intentional to deceive people, but sincerely desiring to teach God’s word. Just in error.

    1. There is NOT ONE SCRIPTURE that tells us to seek after the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Not one, in either Testament or any version.
    2. At Pentecost, the Baptism came on schedule, as the Lord had predicted before He ascended. It DID NOT come as a result of the disciples praying for it or any other human effort.
    3. In ALL instances in the New Testament, the Baptism came when the people believed, NOT LATER.
    4. We, too, receive the Baptism when we believe and are baptised in water.
    5. There is ONE BAPTISM in the Holy Spirit, but MANY FILLINGS.
    6. There are many, many, many instances in the Old and New Testaments where people were FILLED with the Holy Spirit. When Peter stood up and preached at Pentecost, he was FILLED with the Holy Spirit. We are filled with the Holy Spirit when we seek after God and seek to walk closer with Him. We may the be filled at special time to perform special tasks, to minister to others, to manifest our gifts, etc.

    I hope this helps those who are seeking after God and desiring to serve Him in any way possible.

    • Thank you for this enlightenment.

      I felt myself becoming quite disturbed while reading it. Your clarification is most appreciated.

      I will continue with my walk with the Lord and praying for His perfecting of my being.

    • Let me disagree with you. If that was the case, why then would Paul ask the disciples whether they have received the Holy Spirit after their being saved; if it was not possible or necessary? And you saying nowhere is it written that we should receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, shall we then take it that the following scripture does not exist in your version of scripture?

      ACTS 19:1-3

      1. While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2. and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” “No,” they answered, “we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3. “Into what, then, were you baptized?” Paul asked. “The baptism of John,” they replied.…

      • It plainly states that they were baptized with the baptism of John. John was preparing the way of Salvation. These Brothers were looking forward to the Baptism that comes through Jesus, and Paul explained it to them, and they received The HS.

      • This was a unique situation that God orchestrated to reconcile two people groups that had always been at odds with each other. Much like with Phillip and the Samaritans, their is a history and a culture that we do not have access to if we read o n l y the verses and do not go deeper into Studying the Scripture as they were meant to be studied.

        In the case of Acts, it is a historical book that traces a unique time that is not repeated. This is a time when God was first forming the church of today. To try to mimic Acts or expect Acts to happen all over again likely happens when a person does not take into account the historical context of the book of Acts. As Christians we are called to intellectual and moral responsibility :] But that is not an accusation or an attack, we are all growing.

        The apostles, and specifically Peter were given the keys of heaven. This was a conversation that took place between them and Jesus. We were not there. Jesus was not talking to in the exact way He was talking to them. For the sake of the initial founding of the church and the reconciliation of various people groups in a setting that is NOT LIKE TODAY, God determined to give the apostles the ability to pass on the Holy Spirit in unique ways so as to verify their unique ministry as given to them by Jesus. As Jesus said, He chose them and they did not choose Him. It was specific and unique to that time. At this point, there is only one reception of the Holy Spirit. The author was right in saying so. Regarding the relationship of the spirit to the soul to the Holy Spirit, I am not sure where Scripture expresses exactly what was said in this article. Some of what he said does have portions that reflect what proverbs teaches regarding the heart and the multifaceted human being but Scripture does not teach a second baptism. There is a continual process of sanctification that makes us more like Christ and less like our old selves. That process, were you to lay it out on a spectrum, would show lower filling at the beginning and greater filling at the end.

        Also, it is good to study the book of Acts in order with the epistles and New Testament writings. Doing this adds a TREMENDOUS depth of understanding to the text. It helps to explain thing like:

        why was Paul able to heal yet he never got healed himself, nor did Sosthenes, nor did Timothy’s stomach issues?

        What is meant by tongues when we consider the time of the event, the greek used, the reference to Isa and Paul’s explanation in 1Co 14?

        Why do miracles not occur as they did in Acts?

        There are individual times of “filling” but not in the sense that there is a version 1.0 and a 2.0. The almost verbatim explanations in Eph and Col help to show that being filled with the spirit is equivalent to letting the word of Christ dwell richly in you. We see this because their is a list of results that are exactly the same.

        I would also warn not to be to experiential. While experience has its place it is not everything. The word is everything. Faith is incredibly important as well because often times what we feel and our circumstances do not seem to line up with the truth of God’s word. While there can be experiences and there will be of some kinds (although I would not purpose in your heart to seek crazy experiences for the sake of having crazy experiences) it is dangerous to use experience as a way to determine your christian identity and sanctification.

        God’s ultimate goal is conformity to Christ. Romans 5-8 does really well in explaining that we are new creations still waiting to be fully redeemed – while having to always deal with our unredeemed parts in this life. That is not to say that we will not make progress but it is good for all of us if we can be sure to identify false expectations and eliminate them so as to prevent any false condemnation/guilt.

        Hope this helps.

        God bless all of you in your walk with the Lord.

        Thank you to the author for their time invested and the stimulating of this conversation.

      • The reason for Paul asking was to clarify that they were followers of Jesus the Christ not John or anyone else with a Messiah complex. There are always those claiming truth and we need to know what saviour or god they are engaging. It was simply a beginning step to testing the spirit of the disciples. It is a wise practice for all of us. Once you identify that the other is not actually a believer with full understanding of the gift and opportunity that Jesus Christ offers, you can instruct or pray with them to accept Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It shows the Holy Spirit leading us to ask good questions to introduce others to Christ.

    • I accepted Jesus as Savior when I was 14 yrs. old while my father read the Bible out loud which was a ‘miracle’ in itself as he never read scripture & we didn’t attend church & didn’t even know anyone who spoke of ‘knowing’ Jesus. Well, I didn’t spiritually grow for a few yrs but the Holy Spirit was with me, eventually putting ppl in my life who knew the Lord. I wed at 19 & started watching Oral Roberts on TV. That’ when I heard about the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” as I had not stated attending church. Hearing Roberts put this desire in me for the power of God. One day I asked God for forgiveness bc I hadn’t really been repenting of sin in my life. Didn’t really recognize it as sin. But when I did this, I felt this ‘power’ or ‘anointment’ come on me. It was wonderful! Like liquid love. I was being immersed in God’s Spirit. Then God led me to the Bible (which I hardly ever read), I opened it & it fell on Acts about “the Baptism of the Spirit.” Maybe I was then filled with the Spirit but it definitely felt like the Holy Spirit came upon me like it was a 2nd Baptism. Then God began to use me & I knew I could speak in tongues but It didn’t happen until someone laid hands on me. I find praying in the prayer lang. to be a most formidable weapon against the enemy. “When I don’t know how to pray, I pray in the Spirit.”

  9. I cannot see anywhere in scripture where a born again person has to sit down for a week writing out their sins! God chooses not to remember them why on earth should we. Jer 31.34. Jesus forgave my sins past, present and future. He took away my sinful nature and replaced it with His righteousness. Yes I am still capable of sinning but if I do it is against my new nature. I am no longer a sinner.
    Is there anywhere in scripture where a born again believer has demons on the inside? The Holy Spirit lives in me and there is no room for demons.
    Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a free gift from God and does not come with all the hoops to jump through that you have added.
    You are a brother in Christ and with the love of Jesus I pray that you will come into a full revelation of his grace.
    I agree with your first three points but you are putting in conditions and requirements that Jesus didn’t put in in your fourth point.
    We are cleansed by the Holy Spirit not by ritual before he will come in.
    Every blessing. Peter

    • Does it mean that if you have nightmares e.g. spiritual attacks, are these not demons? you are not baptized by holy spirit?

      • Hi Colliins
        I have learned that when we encounter an unclean spirit such as a nightmare it may be either because we allowed ourselves to be deceived by one or most prevalent is when we seek God in our lives and spend time drawing closer to him , the enemy will do whatever it can to dissuade one.

        We are constantly in a spiritual war on this earth and it is thus even more important to draw close to God and spend time with Him and His word and continue in prayer
        There are many scriptures referring to spiritual warfare and the snares of the evil one
        One of which is Ephesians 6: 10-18
        This world is a dark place sometimes and we have to remain vigilant in our faith to not walk in fear.
        God Bless

  10. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is wonderful!! I pray that many of my brothers and sisters including myself will overflow and overwhelm with the Holy Spirit releasing all holy emotion in us and we all speak in tongues.

  11. Yes praise GOD. the Baptism of Holy Spirit is for service.
    No Baptism of Holy Spirit well then no power.
    And note they were filled ongoing read book of Acts, more than once , its a daily and ongoing situational request for service and use it or lose it.
    relationship communion with GOD is where the power comes from
    Pray in the Spirit
    Worship in the Spirit

  12. Being sealed and being baptized with the Holy Spirit is two different things. The moment you accepted, repented of your sins and believed in Jesus, you were given a seal or a stamp that sets you apart. It means that you belong to God and not Satan, that “seal” is the Holy Spirit promise of guaranteed redemption. It means when you believe in God you are already save but not yet received the baptism or filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Acts 8: 14-17 says this “Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit”

    Acts 8:14-17 tells us that the people of Samaria had received the word of God and had already been baptized in the name of the Lord of Jesus which means they were already save and sealed with the promise of redemption but have not yet receive or baptize of the Holy Spirit.

    • They couldn’t be baptized in holy Spirit till an apostle were present. This was to avoid the beginning of 2 separate churches. Notice in chapter 12: they received baptism of HS at salvation. This was because an apostle presented the message , was a witness that gentiles could be part of the church. This was to unify the church as one body. Otherwise the Jews would not have accepted the gentiles into the church. There is only one baptism.

      • They had already received the Word and been baptized with water in the name of the Lord Jesus and afterwards they were prayed for to receive the Holy Spirit. Also, Simon wanted to buy this gift, so it had to be something he could see. You cannot see salvation.

  13. I do wonder as to your comment that the second baptism of the Holy Spirit is to do with the soul. As the Gifts of the Holy Spirit is supernatural and the mind cannot understand the supernatural, for example tongues. Then how can the soul (mind, will, emotions, and intellect) operate? Ephesians 6:18 says, “And pray in the Spirit Your soul cannot pray in the spirit. I believe you get the indwelling and infilling. When you get saved you are sealed by the Holy Spirit- indwelling. When you get baptized in the Holy Spirit, tongues is the evidence and that is the – infilling and the infilling is continually topped up (river of living waters).

    • So, is it possible to receive the baptism of the holy spirit and not speak in tongs right away? I believe i have the baptism, how ever I cannot yet pray in tongs. Does this mean that I do not have the baptism of the holy spirit? or is it something that will take time?

      • Hi Kassidy,
        From the Word – You were all baptised with one Spirit, so yes as ALL Christians are baptised with the Holy Spirit. All Christians have the Spirit and all Christians have access to commune with God. All Christians have gifts from God – be those ones that may be deemed “power” gifts or otherwise.
        From the Word – Do all speak in tongues – no.
        If all are baptise with one Spirit but not all speak in tongue then the answer is no, if you believe in Christ and have received the Spirit of God then you are baptised regardless of whether you speak in tongues or receive any other “power” gift.

        • Wrong! I thought so too. Until the Lord came and baptized me with the Holy Spirit and it is very supernatural. He sealed me then for the last days said I was 144,000 gave me the gift of prophecy and the He chose me for a time such as this! I seen who I was in the spirit and wow! I was scared of myself God bless you all. Never assume but pray and ask God for His truth. Take the limits off of Him and let Him be God. Oh and btw I didn’t ask Him to do it..I just seemed Him first in everything. Seek His face, get obsessed about Him. He loves that. And I got the gift of tongues before that in prayer. He told me to lift up my hands, I obeyed and He gave me the gift and a cry of the spirit came up and it wouldn’t stop for about a few hours. I just soaked in it and after that I was elevated fast and that is why I think I got baptized in the HS because I prayed in the spirit for hours all the time. Hope this helps.

    • Tongues is one of the gifts of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Not the initial gift, but the most widely given gift of the baptism in the Holy Spirit .

    • There are no scripture’s that I know that say all will speak in unknown tongues when you get the Holy Spirit. You may get one or more of the gifts of the spirit, tongues being only one. Not all get this gift and it is false to say the they do. There are nine gifts which 1Corinthians 12-1-12 tells about.

      • Hi Patrick
        All who believe shall be saved just as all who do not believe shall be condemned. And speaking in new tongues is one sign that shall follow all those that believe. Jesus said:
        15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues (Mark 16:15-17).

  14. I really thank God for bringing me to this site. On the 14 day of September 2017 I was baptized in the Holy spirit. It was the greatest experience I have had. I was baptized with the evidence of speaking in tongue. The baptism lasted for 5 hours. During this hours I was speaking and communicating with the Lord. After that night the spirit was with me both day and night, and I can feel it very well. I really love the moment. Now I always feel it if I sing worship songs or reading and studying the word of God. The Holy spirit in me has intoxicated me by leading to start preaching the word of God. I denounce the devils with his angels, and every entanglement of the world. I love Jesus Christ so much. I begin to see vision and start hearing his voice.
    I advice everyone that needs the gift to be hungry in spirit for they shall be filled with the spirit of God. I love all of you all.

    • Thanks i saved 4 years ago with the meaning to read the bible. Learned so much and went to learn more at RE-Generation classes. 12 step verse designed to get closer to God. We prayed for a child of our kids leader. They were over praying in hospital at time. The whole class prayed and i for one felt the holy spirit rise up. The child healed by morning now a healthy girl. Spirit rose up when praying for my cousin’s boyfriend. He had a mass on his lung. Grew so fast Doctor said it was cancer. Two weeks later they scanned before surgery. Could not find anything so they did whole body scan nothing. This the holy spirit or Baptism on Holy Spirit. I am still seeking the Baptism. Will go through all the info and purge any unknown sin.

    • Thanks i was saved 4 years ago with the want to read the bible. Learned so much and went to learn more at RE-Generation classes. 12 step verse designed to get closer to God. We prayed for a child of our kids leader. They were over seas praying in hospital at time. The whole class prayed and i for one felt the holy spirit rise up. The child healed by morning now a healthy girl. Spirit rose up again when praying for my cousin’s boyfriend. My cousin that cuts my hair prayed and felt holy Spirit rise up in her too. He had a mass on his lung. Grew so fast Doctor said it was cancer. Two weeks later they scanned before surgery. Could not find anything so they did whole body scan nothing. This the holy spirit or Baptism on Holy Spirit. I am still seeking the Baptism. Will go through all the info and purge any unknown sin.

  15. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is still a present reality. It is quite erroneous to believe that this wonderful experience and gift of God has seized, if on properly analyses Peter’s message on the day of Pentecost, the following were eternal truth that Peter presented to his audience in Acts chapter 2:
    1. The gift of the Holy Spirit was a promise made of old by God that belonged to the LAST DAYS not LAST DAY. From the apostolic time till now we are still living in the LAST DAYS.So the gift is for us as well. 2:16-27
    2. That the gift according to prophet Joel is for ALL FLESH within the last days who will repent and turn to Christ. 2:17
    The repentance and salvation is the condition for receiving it. 2:37-38
    4. That the gift was not only for them(the apostles) but for those audience he was addressing, their children, those afar off and as many as the Lord will call. 2:39.

    Remember that it was their speaking in tongues that drew the crowd to them and it was the same tongues that some in the crowd thought were manifestation of wine, therefore it was the same tongues that Peter addressed here.
    So long as the Lord keep calling (saving) people, tongues will continue.

  16. I am 63 years old now and when I was in my early 20s I was searching the word of God. I was given the gift of the Baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT.Praise the LORD!!!!
    When this experience was manefested on me. It instantly happened when I said ” Yes” to the Pastor when he asked me if I believed.
    A powerful Hot wind started from my feet and moved to my mouth and out came an echoing ( to me) of a language I had no idea what happened or what it meant.
    At this time I had only got to the scripture (Least ye be born of water and the HOLY SPIRIT ye shall not see the kingdom of heaven.
    This is why I had gone to the Edmonton Revival centre and said to myself I am not leaving there until I get what I need to recieve and if there is something I want it.
    I wish I knew then what I know now and I should have been more prepared as I did not realize from not reading more of the word and I needed fellowship and a church to be able to have strong guidance. I never stopped thinking of my JESUS but I did backslide but Here I am again searching praying and worshipping. PRAISE THE LORD!! May you experience what I did .Being prepared and understanding how to not resist and be headstrong as I was is important I believe.GOD BLESS each and everyone of you!!!!!!!!

    • The same thing happened to me. I actually asked the spirit to give me time and he did. 20 years later I’m longing to be that in touch again. The stupidity of youth!

      • Hi Denese,
        I believe that God has given you time so that he can teach you as opposed to leaving you in a church where you would be taught doctrines of demons.
        Gods spirit can guide and corrects us, even before we receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost ( which will be accompanied by speaking in tongues). If you will wait upon God he will lead you into the truth, something that you will be hard pressed to find in any of these organizations of men that call themselves bible believing churches. May God be with you in your journey and open your understanding to all things and may he give you perfect judgment, in the name of the messiah, Yahoshua. Be patient and know that God loves you and will guide you into all truth if you seek him with your whole heart. And, at his timing you will receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit which will be confirmed by speaking in tongues. If you have already received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, just believe in the name of Yahoshua and God will lead you and complete the work he has begun in you, when you first believed.

        • Yes, and the Baptism in the Spirit gives me power to overcome sin that otherwise, I couldn’t overcome and over fear the I couldn’t overcome and He does still heal. I have been healed numerous times and have seen others receive miracle healings. I am 66 years old now and I, as a young girl, saw a lady in my church began to hear after being prayed for who had been deaf, so I know it is real. Also, she began to scream (not crazy) but out of excitement and joy, after being deaf for so many years. There are people, who do things, out of the flesh, that makes it look like we, people who have been filled look like we are crazy or cultish, but the scripture plainly shows the truth to those who are open to His Spirit. It’s from the heart that we can understand, not by the flesh.

  17. wow I really appreciate the writer of this articles,may the lord God give you more strength and more grace to continue with this article. it’s so life changing.

  18. John 14:16-17 says that a lost person cannot receive the Holy Spirit. If the baptism is a gift why you need steps to receive it? At pentecost Acts 2:4, they all received the Holy Spirit and they all spoke in tongues, why then don’t all save people speak in tongues? For salvation do you ask the Holy Spirit or Jesus to save you? Acts 1:8 says you shall receive power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you, so as to become a witness, why if you already have him do you need Him a second time? Paul met/received Jesus on the road to Damascus why then was he directed to go to Damascus and receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit before his ministry could began? This is the way I understand it; First you have to be saved, then in order to prove you are saved you have to receive the Holy Spirit, to prove you have receive the Holy Spirit you have to speak in tongues, otherwise how will you know?

    • 1st Cor. 12:13 Paul is instructing the Corinthian Church and says,For by one spirit we were all baptized into one body,and have all been made to drink into one spirit. Paul is speaking to every Christian in the Church .Explain this to me.

      • Hi Roger
        1st Cor. 12:13 talks about the Holy Spirit baptizing us into the body of Jesus Christ. We were made to drink, that is, to take in the Holy Spirit who then brought our spirit to life. We are now part of the body of Christ – Believers. This happened at salvation time. But we are baptized with the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ. This time, Jesus endues (covers) us with the power from on high – the Holy Spirit:
        And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high (Luke 24:49).

    • John 14:15-17 If you love me, keep my commandments. I will ask the Father to give you another Helper, to be with you always. He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. But you recognize him, because he lives with you and will be in you.

      John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you.

      Romans 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.

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