What Is The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit

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. Ashwin Sambasivan - January 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I have been saved and a church goer, lover of the word but yet battled with overcoming sin and understanding the baptism of the Holy Spirit.It was attempted with people in the church(ANglican, but can’t say I knew I received it).After this teaching I am encouraged and many questions I had were answered without me asking.

    I am going to go through with this, as my faith has been built up and trust the Lord.I see the baptism of the Holy Spirit coming upon me and all that oppression of the devil being burned out.The more I tried to get close to the Lord, the more oppsition I got.But this knowledge has given me a sense of order and structure to preparing to receive the baptism.I know God loves me and will bless me.I also pray for the contibutors to this website, that, God’s blessing and guiding hand continues to be with you all.

    I will be back with a testimony in 7 days!Ash

  2. larenda - January 27, 2012 at 8:09 am

    this is a great article of instruction, earnestly seek the lord and desire the baptism of the holy spirit and you will get it. i wanted everyone to know there is a great book by joyce meyer knowing god intimately, which is what i was reading and lead me to knowing how to have a closer relationship with god. You can be as close to him as you want to be. Thanks again for the great article.

  3. jean-pierre walker - January 27, 2012 at 2:40 am

    i am lost for words after reading this article i literally feel like i am wearing the armor of god and the breast plate of righteousness,i can believe this article actually helped me get filled i am still in tears and i feel high on the holy spirit you sir or a life saver and truly god.for days i have been complaining about why i haven’t received the holy spirit from i have been baptized in in June or July and i am free i can walk proud now i can see even clearly thank and god bless you.

  4. Susannah Francis - January 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you so much for writing this article. I have had loving Christian friends speak to me about being baptized in the Holy Spirit and tongues are always attached. Down deep I felt that this just could not be, but was unsure of the exact Scriptures that would give me the answers that God was leading me to find. Praise Him for finding this article at these crossroads of the search. Reading through benefits listed I see clearly in the Spirit, that He blessed me with a number of these since my full surrender to Him when I came back to His Throne eleven years ago. At 13 I was baptized, but my parents didn’t attend church regularly or teach a personal relationship with Him, so I fell away from Him quickly. In college, I started using drugs, getting involved in the occult and death started to swallow me. Eleven years ago, the Lord rescued me again, and this time I took it seriously. I renounced my occult practices and threw everything the Lord instructed into the trash. Through the Gospel of Matthew and Sermon on the Mount, I learned what Jesus asked from each of us that followed Him…and one by one, He led me through the refining process of my very dirty life. Healing comes daily and I know there is a great deal of work left for the Holy Spirit to do in my life. The Lord shows me that He has to prepare me for each step and gift He wishes to bestow upon me, especially because of my past scars. I believe that is one reason that not all the “benefit” have manifested into my life as of yet, so I now look forward to the additional benefits of the Holy Spirit as I allow it to work more freely in my life. Thank you again!

  5. Mel - January 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost over 35 years ago as a young man. It changed my life from being drug dazed and hell bound to being God raised and heaven bound. I repented of my sins and sincerely asked God to baptize me with His Spirit. I spoke in tongues and knew that I had been made over all new. I have been renewed in this experience many times because it indeed became a river of life flowing in me. I attend a Pentecostal Church where we are encouraged to grow in this experience and walk in the direction that the Spirit gives.
    My recommendation to all readers: get it, get it, get it !

  6. dave - January 12, 2012 at 4:40 am

    unfortunatlley too many believers get hung up on the baptism of the holy spirit,
    the process you put forward is every born from above persons command from God the Father, “be ye Holy as i am Holy”. There is no option to decide at what level we feel comfortable with, or only wish to stay at. Santification and Holiness are non negotiable with God.
    Praise God for his timing in our lives. he has used his article to question my own speed at which i give my whole spirit, soul and body over to him. May God use you today to bless someone else.

  7. Shirley nundoo - January 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Your article is the best I’ve read on the baptism of the holy spirit. It is definitely god inspired.I have literally read 100s of articles on the holy spirit know all about him needed to kook him .needed the baptism needed the intimacy the presence the voice the oneness.
    No I don’t seem to succeed I did all you said.do you think I have a spiritual oppression ? I go through bouts of anxiety fear forboding especially at night. I suffer insomnia leaving me too tired ti pray the next day. I do pray praise waitron the lord for an hour a day . No success.for five years.
    What could be wrong?
    Help please help!!

  8. Evalee Kieffer - January 5, 2012 at 7:32 am

    It is every bit of what is written & expressed here. 🙂 It is beautiful, wonderful, humbling, awe-inspiring, words can’t really express.

    Use me as your vessel Lord, your will for my life for you, if it is not of you I do not want it. Amen.

  9. George - January 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Hi Sam,

    You should probably talk to your pastor about your experience. See my post above…After reading the main article I realized I must have experienced it at the time I surrendered to Jesus or very shortly afterwards. All I know for certain is that I love the Lord with a love that is hard to explain. I wouldn’t worry about it being a demon at all. Jesus said that He is the light of the world. If you are truly saved the Holy Spirit does dwell in you. Even though He dwells in us He doesn’t control us. We still have a will of our own. I would remain in prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to that you want him to guide your life everyday. He will if you are submitted to Him. I think the key is submission to His prompting.

    George Prinkey

  10. sam - January 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I was baptized in the Holy Spirit at a revival i went to a couple days ago. But after reading this, im wondering if i recieved him correctly. i sometimes feel a stirring in my “belly” but i also feel a light “jerk” in my body. If you or anyone could enlighten me on this so that i know if i am baptized in the Holy Spirit correctly that would be a great help.

  11. George - January 3, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Toni,

    I have had the same desire. I’d be happy to “talk” with you about this. I struggled for a long, long time with this same thing. The first thing I realized was that I had never totally given my heart over to Jesus. This past April was the beginning of a whole new life for me. I don’t have time right now but I’d be happy to tell you what happened to me and how Jesus has totally changed my life. If you get a notification of your post hear let me know. Most importantly, do not be discouraged when you hear some preachers saying you do not have the Spirit unless you speak in tongues. Believe me when I say I let that discourage me for quite awhile. The Holy Spirit will give gifts to those who God says to. He also gives the gift that God wills for your growth. Tongues is a gift I believe but it is NOT given to everyone. Hope to hear from you soon.

  12. Toni - January 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I am so hungry to be spiritually filled. This article is a valuable tool for those who are seeking. I feel like a huge roadblock has been placed in my path trying to get on board with God’s will–do i need to be baptized again? I was first baptized at age 18; I was a believer in Jesus but I wasn’t really ready for it; I did it because my dad wanted me to. Now, 10 relatively stagnant years later I come across this site; do you think an earnest yearning is enough or should I be baptized once more? I feel like I’m not good enough for God’s grace even though I know it is there free for the taking and I can’t hear His voice. Every time I try and quiet my mind I fall asleep and consequently have a poor prayer life. Any thoughts or suggestions? I’m open to many. Thank you!!

  13. George - December 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I have been praying almost daily for the baptism of the Holy Spirit since I first learned of it. I gave my heart to Jesus in April of 2011. I knew of Him for so long. But, only in my head I guess. One day I just fell on the floor and prayed for forgiveness. I know that I received it. I can’t tell here how much he has changed my life. Not just my life, but, how much he has changed me. I had been praying for the baptism of the Holy Spirit night and day. I know my motives were right. I don’t know how I knew they were right…I just knew. But, I was under the impression that unless we received the gift of tongues that we didn’t receive this baptism. But, after reading this article and talking with others and sharing the experiences I have had I believe that I have had it for awhile and just didn’t know it. I still seek a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit. I believe I do feel His presence sometimes. Now I can understand why Jesus said that it was to the disciples benefit that He leave so the Helper could come.

  14. Steve - December 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Great article. I thank God that He’s moving upon all who call upon His name of Jesus, who’s Lord of all – unto blessing them with His great gifts of the Holy Ghost/Spirit. However, we must put aside the traditions of men to recieve the fullness of Christ (Matt 4:4). Have you my friend placed the name of the only Lord of all, that is Jesus Christ upon your heart and life in every single area? As per Col 3:17, we all must do every word/deed in His name (Jesus’). That means any baptism whether of tongues or water must be according to the word of God in his name. For if we do not do all things in His name which saves us alone (Acts 4:10-12: John 14:6: Matthew 28:18; 1 Cor 1:1-24, Gal 3:26-28; Romans 6:1-5; Eph 4:5, 1 Pet 3:21; Mark 16:15-17; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:38-22:16; ect.) then we are lost. Jesus said that many will call Him Lord doing miracles, healings and casting out of devils in His name; but these fail to apply it in their baptism where it counted the most. Read Matt 7:21-23 for yourself. Every single word/deed we do MUSt without exception be completed in Jesus’ name in order to please God. Are you willing to do contrary to the Gospel of Paul? He was baptized both by the Holy ghost and in Jesus’ name. I challenge you to find one single baptism in the Scriptures into the father (Jesus came in his name -John 5:43, thus the Father’s name is Jesus), the son (the son was named Jesus and not son in Matt 1:21) and of the Holy Ghost/Spirit (it was sent in the name of Jesus, as He alone holds all power?authority in all places, both in heaven and in the earth). Every single baptism was completed in Jesus’ name within the word. If you do have the Holy Ghost and sin or grieve Him, it is sin. The Holy Ghost will teach you all things, and speak of things to come. You must obay god rather than man by obeying Acts 2:38. Peter the supposed Bishop of Rome (He died and wrote from Babylon, read that from his letters) commanded every Jew and Gentile to place the name of Jesus upon their life and baptism. Again, if you do not here my voice or word which comes from the Lord, then you fail to hear Him as per the Scriptures. Search them out to see that this is true. It’s all about Christ, He died for your sins. His name alone is above any other. Marriage mandates the Groom’s name (Jesus’) upon His bride (His Church). Name man can serve two masters (the trinity and Jesus). There’s one Lord (Eph 4:4-6, Zach 14:9, Acts 10:36-48) called Jesus. My prayer is that you sumbit yourselves to his perfect will. Do you had enough faith to recieve the truth, or is man-made tradition more inportant to you? As for me and my family, we will serve Only the Lord Jesus and not the idols of Babylon (the trinity came by it, history proves this so). May God anoint and bless you richly that you may have the eyes and ears to see and hear His word, which alone saves and judges us. God bless us all richly by the only commanded name of Jesus (Yeshuah), amen!

  15. Vivian - December 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I use to hear the Holy Spirit, it started off with simple signs like a paster on the radio and TV. Eventually I began to hear His voice, very mellow, calm, and low. He answered all questions I had. He opened my spiritual eyes to warn me of an impending spiritual attack but I didn’t ask Him about why I was seeing evil spirits. There was a man who had several on him and a woman who had one on her shoulder. It knew I could see it and just staired at me. Because I was such an infant in my spiritual life, I didn’t know why I could hear this wonderful voice, or why I received a name during my intercessory prayers, or why I saw the evil spirits. I was spiritually attacked a little while later without understanding that it was taking place and I heard the evil spirits tell me a truth but one that separated me from God. Because that’s what they do, they give a little truth mixed with lies to make it seem okay. Now I am back on track to Jesus Christ and am seeking His voice again. Thank you for your teachings and God Bless you!

  16. Caroline - December 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Finaly! Thank you Lord. I have been browzing for months. This article has all the answers to my questions concerning the baptism of the holy Spirit. Thank you so much for your guidance. May God bless you.

  17. Nancy - December 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    This was awesome and enlightening. I feel like God stirred me each time I was supposed to go through the steps starting with repentance and baptism and has now led me to receive the Holy Spirit so getting the knowledge about it has been awesome. Thank you so much.

  18. mayen - December 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Today is our baptism of the Holy Spirit.this article help me a lot to prepare myself. I hope and prayed that God enlighten my mind and my heart to fully understand what it really means to be a good servant to Him… More power to this site and may you continue to inspire us!!!

  19. CC - December 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you so very much for all of your teaching, but especially on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I love the Lord so much and have been struggling with many issues. I feel God has been trying to tell me I need this baptism. Also through comments of others my prayers have been answered in regard to issues with my son and substance abuse. God Bless you for your obedience to God to take the gospel to all the nations and to them for their honesty and input. I pray all will be guided and healed as they strive for a closer walk with Him. Praise and Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

  20. Anthony - November 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I am facing surgery December 19th. On November 12th I had horrible nightmares that woke me up to my need for sanctification. I had been overusing my pain medication and drinking in excess. I am a partner in a very important business transaction that has had many delays over the last year. That has contributed to the stress and negative actions I engaged in. I successfully got the med issue under control and prayed for direction. I got it from wonderful friends who suggested I get Baptized. I was Baptized November 19th. I was blessed with an immediate strength to resist alcohol and have stopped abusing. These writings have been a road map for me and so many things are true (I have experienced positive manifestations exactly as described). This transformation is making me ready for the next stage, the best stage of my life. God willing, I will become someone in a position to be able to do great things as a result of our business efforts. I was not ready for, or worthy of, that responsibility before. With Faith in God I pray I will be ready and worthy.
    Thank you so much for your guidance.

  21. Gia - November 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I was drowned by the hold spirit today. I feel so blessed that God would touch me but as I young Christian I was confused of what it really meant. This article was AWESOME. Thankyou for setting my steps do much further. God bless you

  22. John Braaten - November 20, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. My story is very similar to John Ray’s. After 40 years wandering in the desert of a drug addiction, I accepted the fact that Jesus Christ is my only hope for salvation. Last year I was Baptized in water, but I don’t always feel like I’m in a state of Grace. In fact now that I’ve successfully quit smoking pot (thank you Jesus!) my dreams and sometimes my waking life have been even more haunted than when I was using. After reading this article I realize I’ve been trying to sneak some sinfulness (primarily lust) past the Holy Spirit.
    I’m also working a 12 Step program, but I don’t have a sponsor. I’m reluctant to talk to my pastor about this uneasiness because it might make him feel like he failed with me. In fact I stopped attending church several months ago, too ashamed to drag my demons into that blessed place. Also I’m confused about what’s happening in the world today. My church is in a wealthy town and is financially better off than most. I don’t earn a lot of money and feel like I should be tithing to food banks and people who are needier.
    TYJmL&S

    • Hany - May 20, 2017 at 4:52 am

      John, he loves you. The Lord asks the sinners to come to Him, not the ones who think they are perfect, to give them rest! I hope you got the chance to experience that, as I did, since the time you posted this. May the Lord be with you!

    • Charles - August 4, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      No no no! John, church is supposed to be a hospital for the broken, not a clubby spa for those who already “know Jesus.” Do not be ashamed for or by ANYTHING! When you walk into that church Jesus is at the alter calling YOUR name. YOU. Jesus Christ will transform your life, clean you up, dust you off, and call you HIS. ALL sins forgiven. In His eyes you will be bright and shiny like a new penny. He has peace and comfort for you to rest in. Don’t worry about the “saints” waving their tithes in the air like the Pharisees, God doesn’t want your money, He wants YOU as his most beloved son. Peace, my Brother.

  23. A.c. Daniel - November 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    This is the greatest thing i have browsed out all my life. It has brought me to the glorious and exceptional realm after i have been saved for sometime now. I can do what i strugle with before. Thank God for the writer remain blessed and see you in heaven. In Jesus name . Amen

  24. Pastor Chinelo - November 18, 2011 at 5:46 am

    This article is really God-sent and very timely. It has realy answered all the questions i had concerning the baptism of the holy Spirit. Though am a pastor and spirit filled, tonque speaking, we learn every day and ive been searching the scriptures on this issue. The examples with the telephone and house was really interesting. Now im more equipped to teach others on this subject. This is really lfe transforming. May God bless the writer of this article and i will be checking this site for more revelations from God.

  25. John Ray - November 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I am 52 years old and a recovered drug addict. At age 34 I entered myself into rehab and after completeing the 4th and 5th steps in A.A. which is writing down all of your past sins and confessing them I had what they called a spiritual experience which after reading this awesome article I believe I recieved the baptism of the holy spirit. I ended up relapsing and have never felt the same again. I plan on spending the next 4 to 7 days doing exactly what your article suggest. My question to you is it possible to be baptised of the holy spirit twice? Great article. God bless you! John

    • admin - November 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

      John,

      If you really received it the first time aroud, then you have it. But if you are not sure, it could happen a 2nd time. This might be the Holy Spirit’s way of confirming that you really did get it the first time around. And so glad this article has helped you to recieve it.

      Mike

      • Mathias Imani - November 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

        and it could happen through demonic influence because you are seeking “goose bumps” instead of a relationship with Jesus.

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