Here are several good Scripture verses proving the above points: What God wants from you are four specific things: There is no reason to deny that this is a genuine way that God works with His people.
Be filled with the Spirit continually.
The Book of Acts reveals that repentance, baptism in water and the baptism in the Holy Spiritalthough all part of our salvation package, do not necessarily happen in the same order all the time.
We find that in the Word of God.
Two prophetic passages are especially significant—Ezekiel So how do you clean your soul up in order to properly receive His presence up into your soul?
If you are not sincere with Him as to why you are really wanting this gift, or you are seeking after this gift for all of the wrong reasons, God will then see right through your impure motives and withhold this gift from you until you can come to Him for the right reasons and the right motive.
It would seem that this is the case. 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.
The human spirit, once dead in sin, is regenerated or made new by the power and working of the Holy Spirit. Some early church writers said it did. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tonguesmiraculously praising God in foreign Baptism and the holy spirit.
Perhaps it takes more. He guides us into all truth John As with the Samaria account, this narrative comes between the two incidents that clearly say all spoke in tongues when they were baptized in the Spirit.
The word does not occur in Scripture. It is not an experience that occurs only at the time of being baptized in the Spirit; it ought to be a continual, repeated experience. I recall reading that after he had received this gift, he could not believe the difference in his preaching and the results he started to get.
Luke portrays the activity of the Holy Spirit in a manner clearly reminiscent of the prophecy of Joel. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church.
But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high". Your soul is spirit in form, which means it cannot be seen by any natural means.
They were born again of the Spirit through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead 1Peter 1: However, the dimension of power that God wants for His children can only be reached through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
We will now consider several reasons why it is good for Christians to spend a lot of their time praying in tongues. This, of course, would be an incorrect way of looking at Christians, and this is why. And here is where I need to give each of you a major warning.
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.
Nowhere does the Scripture indicate that one may be baptized in the Spirit without speaking in tongues. Obviously tongues to God 1 Corinthians However, we are not passive in the reception and operation of these gifts.
There are many kinds of demostrations of the power of the Spirit. The inner baptism of the Spirit alone could save because it conferred faith. Whether or not you speak in tongues, these two things will be your experience if you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit — a new desire to magnify God in worship and a powerful disposition to obey God in everyday life.
To add to the testimony of the Scriptures, there are, scattered throughout church history, and especially in this 20th century, there are many thousands and now tens of millions of people who have testified to having received this power from God some time after their initial conversion to Christ.
Decide to live for God wholeheartedly. Decide If You Really Want It Once you have examined your motives and you know that you can approach God with the right reasons and right motives for wanting this gift — then the next step is to decide if you really want this gift.
He gives special supernatural gifts 1 Corinthians The imposition of hands is mentioned in three instances Samaria, Damascus, Ephesus but it is not a requirement, as evidenced by the outpourings in Jerusalem and Caesarea. Another expression, "come upon" is related to a statement by Jesus in Luke Baptism in the Holy Spirit can be defined as: at the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit places a believer into permanent union with Christ and with other believers in the Body of Christ.
1 Corinthians and Romans are the central passages in the Bible where we find this doctrine. 1 Corinthians states, "For we were all baptized. You Will Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit Resource by John Piper. Close. John Piper @JohnPiper. John Piper is founder and teacher of mi-centre.com and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
–27). But that is not what Peter or Luke focuses on. Peter says that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a fulfillment of Joel 2; and what. 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. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit1 is a term used to describe a movement of the Spirit upon and/or within a believer usually, sometime after the person is saved.
There is controversy surrounding this phenomenon as to whether it is legitimate or not. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a crisis experience just as our initial conversion experience was.
We cannot be gradually baptized in the Holy Ghost, just as we cannot be gradually baptized in water.Download