True Christians Are Holy Ghost Baptized
the Holy Spirit can’t dwell in you unless you speak in tongues…I just feel like crying cause it seems like I’m trying to follow God in vain. Who knows the truth any more?
The minister wrote back quoting Acts 1:7-8 (NIV) …
THE FIRST THING THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS GOING TO DO WAS GIVE POWER TO WITNESS, NOT SPEAK IN TONGUES. IT IS OK TO SPEAK IN TONGUES THOUGH, BUT IT ISN’T NECESSARY.
The following message is what the Lord has given me concerning Holy Ghost baptism and it being evidenced by speaking in tongues, which is foundational before the power is exhibited. Before reading this message, please pray that the Lord will give you spiritual discernment to recognize His truths in this message.
Our baptism is the one-true baptism “of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). The one-true baptism is two-phased baptism as evidenced throughout Acts: (1) repentance/water, and (2) Holy Ghost fire and power, with both being based on our belief in Christ. The two phases of the one baptism “may” take place all at once, evidenced by speaking in tongues; or, they may take place at separate times, but with the second baptism always evidenced by speaking in tongues. The Holy Ghost baptism depends upon the heart of the person, which God looks upon before conferring. Both phases of the one baptism are written in the Acts of the Apostles.
When we heard the Word of God, received it, and believed, we repented and were baptized in the name of Jesus. (Baptized in the name of Jesus means we were baptized according to what Jesus preached, but the actual water baptism was “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” as Matthew 28:19 instructs.) When we received water baptism, we were “sealed” with the Holy Ghost like God set His seal to Jesus when He was here on earth in the flesh (John 6:27). This seal is God’s stamp of ownership on our lives – security, or a deposit, or a pledge.
Sealed in Greek is sphragizo
To stamp for security or preservation
Earnest in Greek is arrhabon
Part of the purchase given in advance as security for a pledge (meaning there is more to come)
In sum, being Born Again means being sealed with God’s private mark securing us from Satan outright snatching us from His hand before the rest of our purchase price is paid in full. The paid-in-full purchase price (to be chosen for eternal ruling and reigning with Jesus) is of course based on our walk with The Lord in true faith and obedience. (Once saved, always saved does not apply because it is unscriptural.)
Moving Toward Phase II Baptism – Fire/Power
the Spirit of truth . . . dwelleth with you, [Phase I – water baptism/ repentance – OUTER] and shall be in you [Phase II – Holy Ghost baptism/spirit, fire, power – INNER] (John 13:17).
The seal of God on us is His Spirit dwelling with us as Christ dwelt with the Apostles, which is sealing, and having been sealed with the Holy Ghost is not enough. We have got to want and be willing to be totally surrendered to God to be baptized in His precious Holy Ghost. This is how a Believer goes from glory to glory, and by no other means can this take place in our lives except through Holy Ghost baptism which is apart from water baptism. Without this, there is much difficulty in keeping sin out of our lives. Church, God has made the way for us all to “enter in and sup” with Him, and it is by going beyond the sealing when you first got Born Again. Again because the sealing is not the same as Baptism in the Holy Ghost. The latter is about power · power to enter into the spirit and worship God in spirit and in truth · power to witness about Jesus Christ · power to resist the enemy so that sin doesn’t reign in our mortal beings · power to do spiritual warfare to come through this life victoriously · power to do greater works than Jesus did (for the sake of The Church of Jesus Christ).
Keep in mind, there are two distinct phases of the one baptism in Christ. Jesus says in John 3:5 that “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” I repeat, water baptism is repentance, and spirit baptism is Holy Ghost fire and power. When we are truly Born Again (John 3:3), which is the Phase One baptism, there is a change in us that radiates on the outside of us, enabling all to see that something different has occurred in our lives. When we are truly Born Again, there is a new attitude towards The Lord Jesus Christ, toward His Word which becomes Spirit and life in us (John 6:63), making us, IF we will surrender, Believers who walk in of His Word. As one truly Born Again, we have a new attitude toward other Believers, toward prayer, toward life in general, toward death, and toward sin (hating it with a passion). When we are truly Born Again, dead to the old order in our lives – we start anew by not doing the things we used to do (nightclubs, alcohol, smoking, homosexuality, sex outside of marriage, winking our eye at sin around us, cheating, stealing, lying, and so on).
The Holy Spirit of promise is the Spirit of truth that first removed the scales of darkness from our eyes and unstopped our ears so that we could then see and hear The Lord and come to accept the Gospel of salvation – Jesus the Messiah. We heard about Jesus, believed what we heard, and gave our lives to Him, but this was just the beginning work of the Holy Spirit of promise that Jesus spoke of before His death – but not all. Now that we have been transformed from darkness (sin/the world) to light (Christ, righteousness/faith, holiness), the work of the Holy Spirit continues. The Holy Spirit of promise guides us into the truths of the Word of God that we are to accept and believe in full (not partial), and act upon by walking in His Word. In being Born Again, the Word of God begins to open up to us, which is the Holy Spirit of promise kindling a hunger and thirst in us to want to go higher – to want to really please The Lord by way of our faith and obedience unto Him. This is part of the process of going beyond the “sealing” because we feel the necessity for or have the need for, something more in our walk with God. This is when being able to worship Him in spirit and in truth comes in; it fills that “something more” in our walk with God – it supplies that hunger down inside.
The Spirit of Promise or Truth is with you
the sealing – external – flesh
Shall be in you – truth is in you
the filing – internal – spirit
We have got to be totally surrendered for the “filling” to take place, and on top of that, we must ask for it. We cannot get Born Again and not accept all of God’s Word for today and think we have the fullness of the one baptism. “God ain’t stupid”!
We Have To Ask For It
After having been “called” (Born Again), we must successfully travel the distance through this world in holiness and righteousness in order to be chosen to possess the kingdom with Jesus. The Word of God down in us and prayer coupled with His Holy Spirit is our tour guide. If there was no difference between being “sealed” and being “filled” with the Holy Ghost, what was the need for Jesus to make the statement He did in Luke 11:10-13.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him (Luke 11:10-13)
Ask Him? Yes, the Holy Ghost baptism has to be asked for. It has to be asked for because it signifies the following:
(1) our seriousness in going on with The Lord beyond water;
(2) our seriousness in going on with The Lord in a state of absolute and total surrender to His will in our lives; and
(3) our seriousness in going on with The Lord in securing and using all the necessary weapons He has provided us to fight against Satan as we journey toward possessing the kingdom with Jesus.
To just be sealed with the Holy Ghost upon being Born Again and stopping there is why it is extremely easy for professing Christians to live no different than the World, or the unsaved. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one not to believe all of God’s Word and that it is for today as it was for yesterday. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to spend hours before a television set or movie theater screen watching garbage that encourages them to want to, and in many cases, do commit sin. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to get caught up in the world with idols, or their gods being money, food, success, cars, jobs, etc. – all placed before God. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to accept false teachings in The Church and one’s spiritual life. Stopping at the sealing makes it easy for one to discriminate against people because of their race, color or creed, and think nothing of it, which is part of the reason for “BlackChurch,” “WhiteChurch,” and all other kinds of ethnic churches (barring those due to a language barrier). Stopping at the sealing brings one to commit sin that is never, ever tolerated by God under no circumstances. Stopping at the sealing inhibits one from bringing the flesh under subjection to the spirit, resulting in not walking as a True Believer, but as a phony, professing Christianity just because he/she says that Jesus is the Son of God. It was Stopping at the sealing that made it easy for so-called Christians to initiate and execute the Inquisitions, Crusades, slavery, segregation of races, and the Holocaust of World War II, to name a few atrocities committed in the name of Christianity. Holy Ghost sealing is not enough. There is more, and you must seek it out if you expect to live victoriously in righteousness and holiness as The Lord God requires. There is more to being baptized in Jesus Christ – more to being Born Again.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he 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 . . . . (Matthew 3:11).
Fire is symbolic of God’s presence – God’s Holy Spirit and His power that He bestows upon the Believer. This is Holy Ghost baptism. John was speaking of Jesus Christ’s coming with a new baptism or an additional baptism. This baptism was far reaching beyond water baptism or repenting of our sinful ways. Sad to say, but that is where a lot of churchgoing people are yet stationed today. They are (1) lacking the power of God in their lives that enables them to minister unto God in spirit and truth (John 4:23); and (2) unable to resist the Devil, do spiritual warfare, and be vessels through whom God works miracles, signs and wonders during the last days harvest.
The Mark 16:16 description of a Believer is one who has been baptized in water (repentance) and fire (Holy Ghost baptism/power). This Believer believes all God says that He is, and will do all that He says He will do, yesterday, today and forever. This Believer is totally submissive to God – wants nothing to do with his/her own will, but God’s will is reigning in his/her life. This Believer is not just giving God lip service, but has earnestly given God his/her heart resulting in total obedience to Him. This Believer is known by his/her fruit. This is a “Spirit-filled Believer” who speaks in tongues, and not just a “Spirit-sealed Believer.” This Believer is Holy Ghost baptized – he/she went beyond just being Born Again.
Being that God knows them that would love Him from the beginning, God will only give His Holy Ghost to them that He knows will obey, and will be totally surrendered. If we have asked for, but do not have the Holy Ghost baptism that a True Believer must have, then surely it is our hearts that must be checked out for sin, and being self-willed is sin. Sin is the only reason God would withhold the Holy Ghost baptism from any one of us. We must ask ourselves if we have another god in our lives instead of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah; question our obedience unto The Lord. Matthew 26:41 tells us that the spirit is willing to obey The Lord but the flesh is weak, and flesh gives in to the world, the flesh, and the Devil. The flesh easily gives in because the Holy Ghost baptism is missing.
God does not change His mind “upstream” as man does. Be reminded of Malachi 3:6 which reads, “For I am the Lord, I change not.” God does not say something today and change His mind about it tomorrow. The reason He does not operate like that is because He sees tomorrow whereas we only see “now,” and He is immutable. When God says something, He means it. The Lord God made promises and He gave gifts to men that He will not rescind. The time has come when we must stop receiving those preachers, teachers, and whomever else sent with the word from hell telling us that we get Holy Ghost baptism (not evidenced with tongues) at the same time we get water baptism, and that Mark 16:16-18 is not for today. Renounce that in Jesus’ mighty name! God’s plan of salvation is not a one-step program without power (water and fire baptism all in one shot but yet with no power). If our hearts are just right at the time of repentance, which is possible, there can be a “two-in-one-shot baptism,” but that person will be speaking in their heavenly prayer language (tongues), and have fire and power in Jesus’ mighty name. A must! Glory to God!
We have got to believe God for everything and not just some of the things He has written to The Church. God gave this Holy Ghost baptism for us on the earth to have the love of Him in us as we experience joy and peace, and to experience the Kingdom of Heaven in our lives as well as the hereafter. Notice every time Jesus healed someone or delivered someone from demonic powers, He told them that the Kingdom of Heaven had come nigh them. That meant those people believed Jesus for healings and deliverances and believed the power of God operating in Jesus, the Son of God. That was an example to us of what God’s Holy Spirit is about. These and greater works Christ speaks of cannot be done without Holy Ghost fire baptism – power! Church, we have not been moving in the realm of spirituality as the Mark 16:16 Believer. For whatever ungodly reason, all these years we have been neglecting to do what was ordained by God for us to do. REPENT! Surrender! Believe all! We must ask for Holy Ghost fire baptism for our relationship with the Lord to be in the Spirit, and for His work to go forth in power. God gives it to them that obey Him (Acts 5:32).
Acts And Receiving Holy Ghost Baptism
The lie about “Speaking in tongues is of the Devil” goes back a long way. And yes, if we live for the Devil, then our tongues will be of the Devil. That lie could be expected from those that were getting away from Christ’s true teachings, and the early Church was doing just that when tongues began to cease in the Church. The early Church was becoming apostate because the Roman Church (Catholic) had begun to control the other church bodies in Asia Minor, when in fact no one has control over The Church of Jesus Christ except Jesus Christ Himself. It is believed that by the second century, speaking in tongues, or glossolalia, was a sign of stupidity when one went into this kind of ecstasy. The Church had begun to think like this because of its defection from the true teachings of Christ, which meant it was moving in the “flesh” and not in the “spirit” and therefore had no desire for spiritual things. Imagine that, the flesh calling God’s Holy Ghost baptism stupid or ignorant? It is that same way today. It is preached and taught by so-called Christians that “Speaking in tongues is of the Devil,” but it is “NOT SPEAKING” in tongues that is of the Devil.
Interjection: Brothers and Sisters in The Lord, let Him speak to your heart about Him meaning for today what He meant yesterday. Believe Him, and pay no attention to some dead preacher, teacher, seminary, or denomination trying to take you to hell with them because they don’t believe all of the Word of God for these last days. Do not receive their lies – go to the Word of God for yourself. Dearly beloved, God is trying to open your eyes to His spiritual requirements for you to possess the kingdom with Christ Jesus in the Millennium. God is doing this because He is so wonderfully loving and patient, and wanting what’s best for you. I beg of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, believe The Lord’s Word written to you! Believe the Scriptures! It is all there, and it’s all there for a reason, and it hasn’t changed.
You! Listen Up! Acts Is Speaking To You
he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire… (Luke 3:16).
This fire is God’s electrical charge in the spirit of the Believer – baptism in the Holy Ghost – Holy Ghost power. This is God’s presence and the instrument of His power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses [the Word of God coupled with miracles, signs, and wonders] unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
This power is miraculous work through Jesus Christ for the Body of Christ/the Church to be witnesses of God’s existence and love. You, the Church, cannot be a true witness, especially during the end time harvest, without that “fire” that Christ baptizes with. Without it you are kidding yourself and you have been for a long time. “Playing church” is what you’ve been doing. (Being without Holy Ghost baptism is why the Body of Christ is in such deep apostasy and has been for hundreds of years, but super worse now.)
You must never forget that God cannot lie. What God said, He will do. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good” (Numbers 23:19). Power to be a witness unto Jesus Christ comes by the Holy Ghost baptism and is clearly evidenced by speaking in tongues. If the Word of God is not true, then do not believe this, but if you believe the Word of God to be true, then repent of not having believed you need Holy Ghost baptism that is evidenced by speaking in tongues. Ask The Lord to help your unbelief so that you can have the necessary spiritual tools to (1) worship Him in spirit and in truth; (2) walk in true righteousness and holiness; (3) witness to the unsaved harvest; and (4) peacefully go through the fire during the days of The Great Tribulation. God’s Word is not a lie.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:3-4).
These Believers had already received the Word of God and were baptized unto repentance (water baptism – the “sealing of” – dwelling with you), but had not yet received the “filling of” (shall be in you) or the baptism in the Holy Ghost – fire and power within you.
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear (Acts 2:33).
That was Pentecost – God’s promise (to His people) of the Holy Spirit in action. This is the Gospel accompanied by the power of God. This is without a doubt, WHAT IS NOT GOING ON IN THE CHURCH TODAY, but should be. Pentecost should be until Christ returns. To truly be a witness through whom God works, you must have the power of God operating in your life, and that goes for both preacher and Sheep – the whole Body of Christ. This is life in the Holy Ghost. This is how one walks in the Spirit.
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 (Acts 4:31).
Church, when you have this fire baptism, you are as bold as lightening. In the spirit, you are frank and confident in your witness – the Word of God spoken by you, piercing the innermost of a person. You preachers, especially, stop fooling yourselves by saying, “I’ve already got it. When I preach, people scream and shout.” Well, you don’t have it! Screaming, shouting, grunting, and moaning and groaning while preaching, is not the Gospel coming in power – separating the bone from the marrow, and with miracles, signs, and wonders demonstrated. It is simply screaming, shouting, grunting, and moaning and groaning. You don’t have it either, you in the pews screaming “Praise The Lord,” “Oh, Glory to God,” and jumping around as though the Spirit of God is really upon you, or maybe even shedding a bucket of tears. You don’t have it! You are a fake, and God knows that you are. That is why The Lord is in much grief over you. Yes, He is grieving over your brand of Christianity – polluted Christianity that is in no way acceptable to Him. Seek the real thing, Jesus’ Baptism in the Holy Ghost – boldness in the Spirit. It is vital! It is uninterrupted existence of Pentecost.
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he [Holy Ghost] was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus [water baptism/repentance].) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:14-17).
These people of Samaria had not been baptized with the Holy Ghost. They first heard the Gospel, believed and received it, repented and were baptized in the name of Jesus, which was the sealing with the Holy Ghost – Phase One baptism unto repentance. When the people of Samaria first believed, they were sealed with the Holy Ghost, but it was not until Peter and John went to Samaria and prayed over them that they received the Holy Ghost baptism as Verse 16 says (the Holy Ghost was not fallen upon any of them). The word “fallen” in the Greek is epipipto meaning seize. God’s Holy Spirit takes control of your life because you now have totally surrendered your will and His Holy Spirit is now in you, possessing you. Aside from wanting and asking for Holy Ghost fire baptism, it is imperative that you first be a broken and willing vessel with an obedient spirit as Acts 5:32 speaks of…
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost whom God hah given to them that obey him (Acts 5:32).
God knows your heart, and your heart says all there is to be said about you. God knows when you have made Him first in your life and will obey Him. It is at that point that The Father and The Son gladly make their abode in you – Holy Ghost fire baptism, the second phase of baptism. Without it you are nothing in Christ and can do nothing. That’s right, you are nothing in Christ without it!
Church, dearly beloved in Christ, do not continue to sit under preaching and teaching that tells you “Acts is not for today.” Those very same preachers and teachers that do not preach and teach what the Word of God says are AGAINST God, and are responsible for the scattering of the sheep – putting the Saints to flight, flight from walking the way of life as God has ordained. Where there is no fire and power in the church body and the preaching, know that God’s Holy Spirit is not there. It is a sepulcher of dead men’s bones and not the house of God. “Ichabod” is written over the doorpost. Saints, get out while you still have the chance. Pray The Lord will lead you to a Spirit-filled church body, unpolluted, and where His Holy Spirit truly dwells – His anointing is, which is for the equipping and perfecting of the Saints. (You are the Saints of God – you that are alive and follow The Lord.) Come out of that death trap of a dead church body you are sitting in, for the Spirit of God is life, not death.
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 of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days (Acts 10:45-48).
You, dear Saint, Holy Ghost baptism is for you as it was for Peter and the early Saints. Without a doubt baptism is in two phases. It looks as though those Saints above got Holy Ghost baptism before the water baptism, and did so because God looked upon their repentant hearts and saw obedience in them. Baptism/circumcision in the heart must first of all take place. The hearts of those Saints were in deep repentance “before” and “without” water washing because the water itself is not what makes you Born Again, but true repentance before The Lord. (The water washing symbolizes sin washed away so that there is no condemnation of past sins that have already been forgiven. This is of no effect if there is no spirit regeneration.) This was evidence that the people had heard the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, repented and because their hearts were contrite, obedient, and had love for The Lord, they were baptized with fire as well. This also proves to you that you can repent and be baptized in your spirit without being washed in water first, and that is not to say one doesn’t need the water washing. God can do what He wants to do and He is showing you that here in Acts. There is no 1-2-3 way to getting it. Just BELIEVE, and believe that there are two phases of the one baptism in Christ and that you need them both. You need both to survive spiritually and physically in this world, and to be found faithful in the end.
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, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 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. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied (Acts 19:1-6).
These people had heard the Word, BELIEVED on Him who should come after John the Baptist, repented and were indeed baptized unto repentance (according to that which John preached). Later they were baptized in the name of Jesus (according to the Gospel Jesus preached), and because they were Believers of all of the Word of God, and with obedient spirits, which God saw, they were then baptized in the Holy Ghost as Paul laid hands upon them. Their Holy Ghost baptism was evidenced by tongues (prayer language) and the gift of prophecy. They were Mark 16 Believers. Church, if you have no “tongues,” you have no Holy Ghost, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Seek it!
Beloved, Paul repented of his sinful ways and got his sight back, and was filled with the Holy Ghost by the laying on of Ananias‘ hands. It was this Holy Ghost fire baptism that equipped Paul to do the great work of The Lord’s to the Gentiles. This same Holy Ghost fire baptism is a must for you as a Believer, to enable you to worship God in spirit and in truth, be faithful/righteous, be obedient, and live and work in the Kingdom.
Holy Ghost fire baptism is a must if Luke 10:19 is to be exercised in your life.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19).
This is spiritual warfare that you have needed all this time, and will need even more during the horrific days to come. It is the Holy Ghost fire baptism that empowers you to engage in spiritual warfare. Remember, demons are spiritual enemies and as Believers, you have to deal with them in the spirit, daily. Yes, daily in your lives, for it is not just those faces you see that are being nasty and unkind to you, but it is the demonic spirits behind those faces. God’s solution for victory over demonic power is spiritual warfare, which can only be done in the spirit by way of having Holy Ghost fire baptism.
Jesus knew that His followers needed both authority and power to deal with the enemy, therefore His promises were not limited to the Apostles, but are also meant for The Church/Body of Christ – you, today. The authority you have comes through salvation and the power you have comes through the baptism in the Holy Ghost. They are inseparable – one baptism in Christ. There is just no other way, and do not let anybody tell you there is another way; for that person is a liar and has the enemy working through him or her to detour your walk toward possessing the kingdom.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him (Luke 11:13).
If there was no need for Holy Ghost/Spirit baptism in addition to being Born Again, this Scripture would not be in the Bible. If you automatically get this gift when you first become Born Again and it is not evidenced by speaking in tongues (according to Acts it is evidenced by speaking in tongues), why would you have to ask again? Remember, God keeps His promises and He also sees what is in your heart. Knowing that, with all sincerity, ask The Lord for this good gift enabling you to go forth as a True Believer and a powerful witnessing tool. Above that though, ask The Lord for this good gift so that you can worship Him in spirit and in truth, walk in righteousness and holiness, and be able to live a victorious life by resisting the Devil. Praise The Lord!
Holy Ghost Baptism
After reading the above message, “True Christians Are Holy Ghost Baptized,” (http://scarlet-to-snow.com/info27.htm) pray the following prayer for Holy Ghost baptism:
Father God, I thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, and rescuing me from darkness. Lord, I surrender my absolute and total will unto You, now and forever, and want only Your will in my life from this moment forward.
(Take a moment here to reflect on and repent of those things and people in your life that you place first in your heart, but now willing to let go of and make God first in your heart.)
I trust Your will, Lord, because You are my Savior. You said in Luke 11:13 that if I ask You for Your Holy Spirit, You will give Him to me. Lord, please baptize me in Your precious Holy Ghost evidenced by my speaking in tongues so that I can worship You in spirit and in truth as is written in John 4:23-24.
Thank You Father in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!
Raise your hands toward Heaven and begin to praise The Lord and thank Him for His Holy Spirit!
Keep praising and thanking Him for His love for you and His blessings upon you!
Praise Him for His goodness!
Praise Him for His lovingkindness!
Keep praising Him!
THE DEVIL AND HOS FOLLOWERS HATE SPEAKING IN TOUNGUES SO THEY FALSELY OPPOSE IT.. THIS IS NO SURPRISE. YES WHAT DO THE LIARS AND DECEIVERS DO? THEY LIE AND DECEIVE! HOW? BY TELLING HALF TRUTHS WHICH ARE FULL OF LIES AND DON’T TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH AND FAIL WHEN COMPARED AGAINST SCRIPTURE. A HALF TRUTH IS STILL A LIE.. SEE ALSO
So many Christians are so busy worrying about how to change the others, but are they themselves firstly now even walking in the right path?
There is a huge pitfall in Christianity: thinking the Bible is the Word of God, and thinking all the commands in the Bible referencing the Word of God, refer to the Bible; when the references really mean going to God directly and listening to the Word of God speaking to you. If you don’t listen to the Voice of God, you will never grow; you will never know from what to repent; you will never receive his changing, purifying grace; you will not find God; and you will not have any reward in the Kingdom of God or Christ.
But how many people now do listen and do what God tells them.. very few in reality because many of them do not even know God still firstly
All true real Christians do now get baptized with the Holy Spirit with visible evidence next of speaking in toungues .and that is undeniable.. unless they still are just pretentious Christians, imposters..
On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell upon the assembled believers and “all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues” (Acts 2:4). Later, as Peter was preaching at the house of Cornelius, “the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message” and they were “speaking in tongues and praising God” (Acts 10:44, 46). Again, as the apostle Paul was ministering to the Ephesian disciples, “the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied” (Acts 19:6). It is evident also that Paul himself was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:17) and spoke in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:18). These Scriptures clearly show that speaking in tongues is the initial physical evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit.The norm was, is that all once baptized in the Holy Spirit do speak in tongues.. The Bible itself must be the conformation source of establishing the present-day validity of speaking in tongues. jesus confirmed it Mark 16:15-17 He [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues. “Why do many persons speak in tongues?” is that Jesus endorsed the practice. Jesus had said that speaking in tongues is one of the signs that “will accompany those who believe.” Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-4, KJV And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence…. [2:1] And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Those persons who have received this baptism with the Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, have generally in modern times been called “Pentecostals”.
We can see that the Bible uses the terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost” and “filled with the Holy Ghost” as synonyms for the same biblical experience. And the discernible evidence of that baptism with the Holy Spirit was their speaking in tongues.
Acts 1:5 (KJV) — “John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Jesus made a clear distinction between water baptism and baptism with the Holy Spirit. They thus are not one and the same.
Acts 10:44-47 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, “Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”
Now how did Peter and his companions know that they had received “the gift of the Holy Spirit”? The answer is in verse 46: “FOR they heard them speaking in tongues.” Again, as in Acts 2, the evidence of their having received the gift of the Holy Spirit was their speaking in tongues.
In Act 1 and 2 we saw the first group in Jerusalem being “baptized with…filled with the Holy Spirit.” Peter certified that these Gentiles in Acts 10 had received the identical experience — “They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So Acts 2, the first New Testament day of Pentecost, was not a one-time occurrence. To the contrary, Peter asserts that these Gentiles had received the identical gift of the Holy Spirit.
Peter recounts this again in Acts 11:15-17 — “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?” The Gentiles in Acts 10 received the “same gift,” the same baptism with the Holy Spirit, that the 120 had received in Jerusalem in Acts. And in both instances they manifested the identical evidence — they immediately spoke in tongues.
Peter also now made a clear distinction between water baptism and their having received the Holy Spirit. Acts 19:1-6 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. So there is a consistent bible pattern — believers who are baptized with/filled with the Holy Spirit will immediately speak in tongues.
Luke 6 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Matthew 7 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
It is a sad, unacceptable reality that most professing Christians still actually have not made Jesus Christ the Lord of their life and so undeniably unless they repent now on earth before it is too late they will all go to Hell..
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat
1 John 2: 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
And “You are wrong because you know neither the Scriptures or the power of God” (Malt 22: 29).
People who are born again only received half the gospel. They must be Baptized with the Spirit and operate in the gifts of the Spirit and go out and make a difference in the world relying on the gifts.
The False professing Christians who have rejected the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are easily deceived because they cannot tell the difference between the authentic gifts of the Holy Spirit and Satan’s counterfeits (2 Thess. 2: 9).
THEY RATHER STILL FALSELY DO BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT AND IT’S STILL A DEMONIC SPIRIT!! UNDERSTAND WHY MANY DO RIGHTFULLY CALL THEM DEMONIZED PERSONS. THE FULL BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT MAKES A GREAT DIFFERENCE AS A RESULT YOU ARE NO LONGER IMPOTENT, ANEMIC OR USELESS
There is only “one anointing” and that “anointing” is Holy Spirit (1 Jn. 2: 27). To seek other so-called anointings is to open the door to evil spirits (demons) who will possess and harass and cause sickness and death. Jesus warned, “False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the elect” (Mk. 13: 22). And, it is happening today. “How can so many Christians be deceived?” Most churches & pastors have rebelled against the necessity to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts “Signs, Wonders & Miracles” 2: 4), the authentic “signs” of a real believer (Mk. 16: 17- 20) and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12: 6-8; 1 Cor. 12: 8- 10)and, therefore, church members have absolutely no way to tell the difference between the authentic “gifts from heaven” and the devil’s counterfeits (Thess. 2: 9). There is only one “order of worship” in the New Testament (1 Cor. 14: 26- 40). If followed, our worship is “done decently and in order”. If it is not followed, our worship services are “indecent and out of order”. Many people try to suggest that they would rather have the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5: 22-23). There is no such choice. No gifts means no fruit. Paul comrnands, “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom. 12: 2) which is done by using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit so people can have their needs met (Rom. 12: 6- 8). Because most Christians have rejected the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are easily deceived because they cannot tell the difference between the authentic gifts of the Holy Spirit and Satan’s counterfeits (2 Thess. 2: 9).
1 CORINTHIANS 14:26 How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.
“I have been involved in ministry for many years. And, I have observed that if a pastor or Christian cannot tell the difference between the work of the Holy Spirit and the works of the devil, then that person has been completely deceived. Paul wrote, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared” Jesus warned, He will “blot his name out of the book of life” (Rev. 3: 5). ” GORDON WILLIAMS
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.